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THE CHRONOLOGY OF DANIEL BOONE
Submitted by Carolyn Chism



1713—GEORGE BOONE, SARAH BOONE, SQUIRE BOONE (DANIEL BOONE’S FATHER) LEAVE ENGLAND FOR AMERICA.

1717—THEIR FATHER GEORGE BOONE, THE ELDER, BRINGS THE REST OF HIS FAMILY TO PHILADELPHIA.

1718—THE ELDER BOONE MOVES HIS FAMILY TO OLEY (LATER EXETER) TOWNSHIP, BERKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.

1720—SQUIRE BOONE MARRIES SARAH MORGAN.

1730 SQUIRE BOONE BUYS LAND IN OLEY ADJACENT TO HIS FATHER’S FARM.

1734—DANIEL BOONE BORN NOVEMBER 02, SIXTH CHILD OF SQUIRE AND SARAH.

1744—SQUIRE BUYS GRAZING LAND; DANIEL SPENDS NEXT SIX SUMMERS AS HEADMAN.

1746—DANIEL GIVEN HIS FIRST RIFLE.

1747—DANIEL’S BROTHER ISRAEL “MARRIES OUT” OF QUAKER FAITH; FATHER IS EXPELLED FROM EXETER MEETING.

1750—SQUIRE SELLS HIS LAND; BOONE FAMILY STARTS FOR NORTH CAROLINA.

1751—AFTER A YEAR IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA, THE BOONES CONTINUE ON TO NORTH CAROLINA, SETTLING IN THE VALLEY OF THE YADKIN RIVER.

1755—DANIEL BOONE SERVED AS WAGONER IN BRADDOCK’S EXPEDITION AGAINST FORT DUQUESNE.

1756—DANIEL MARRIES REBECCA BRYAN

1758—CHEROKEE INDIAN WARS BEGIN; BOONE IS A MEMBER OF FORBES EXPEDITION AGAINST FORT DUQUESNE.

1759—BOONE MOVES FAMILY EAST TO CULPEPPER COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

1760—DANIEL CROSSES BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EXPLORES TENNESSEE.

1762—CHEROKEES ARE DEFEATED; BOONE RETURNS TO THE YADKIN VALLEY.

1763—BOONE MEETS RICHARD HENDERSON, WHO DEFENDS HIM IN SUITS FOR DEBTS, LATER ENGAGES HIM AS LAND SCOUT.

1764—MOVES WEST TO BRUSHY MOUNTAINS.

1765—LEADS PARTY TO FLORIDA

1767—REACHES KENTUCKY WITHOUT REALIZING IT

1769—WITH JOHN FINDLEY AND FOUR OTHERS, FINDS CUMBERLAND GAP AND CROSSES INTO KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS COUNTRY; SPENDS NEXT TWO YEARS HUNTING AND EXPLORING.

1772—RETURNS TWICE TO KENTUCKY, WORKS TO INTEREST CHEROKEES INTO SELLING THEIR CLAIM TO HENDERSON’S LAND COMPANY.

1773—LEADS SETTLEMENT PARTY TOWARD KENTUCKY; ATTACKED BY INDIANS AT WALLEN’S RIDGE; FIVE KILLED, INCLUDING BOONE’S SON JAMES. ALL TURN BACK.

1774—VISITS JAMES’ GRAVE. WITH MICHAEL STONER COVERS 800 MILES IN 61 DAYS TO WARN KENTUCKY SURVEYORS OF INDIAN UPRISING. COMMANDS 3 CLINCH FORTS IN LORD DUNMORE’S WAR.

1775—MAKES FINAL EXPLORATORY TRIP TO KENTUCKY. PRESENT AT SYCAMORE SHOALS WHEN HENDERSON BUYS KENTUCKY FROM CHEROKEES. LEADS PARTY OF ROAD CUTTERS BLAZING WILDERNESS ROAD TO BOONESBOROUGH. AMONG DELEGATES ENACTING LAWS FOR TRANSYLVANIA COLONY; ASSUMES LEADERSHIP AS HENDERSON’S INFLUENCE DECLINES. RETURNS EAST TO GET HIS FAMILY. CONTINENTAL CONGRESS DECLINES TO ACCEPT TRANSYLVANIA AS FOURTEENTH COLONY.



FIRST INDIAN ATTACKS


1776—JEMIMA BOONE, BETSEY AND FANNY CALLOWAY KIDNAPPED BY INDIANS; BOONE LEADS RESCUE PARTY.

1777—INDIAN RAIDS MOUNT. BOONE WOUNDED AT BOONESBOROUGH; IT WAS CALLED THE YEAR OF BLOODY SEVENS.

1778—ARRANGES SURRENDER OF SALTMAKERS TO LARGE FORCE OF SHAWNEE UNDER BLACK FISH AND BRITISH OFFICERS. TAKEN TO BRITISH COMMANDER HAMILTON IN DETROIT; PERSUADES HIM NOT TO ATTACK BOONESBOROUGH UNTIL SUMMER;LIVES FOUR MONTHS IN SHAWNEE CAMP (CHILLECOTHE) AS BLACK FISH’S ADOPTED SON; ESCAPES, RETURNING TO BOONESBOROUGH IN FOUR DAYS TO LEAD PREPARATIONS FOR DEFENSE AGAINST SHAWNEE ATTACK. AFTER UNSUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS WITH BLACK FISH, BOONESBOROUGH SETTLERS, UNDER BOONE’S COMMAND, WITHSTAND TEN-DAY SIEGE. BOONE TRIED BY MILITARY COURT FOR TREASON; ACQUITTED AND PROMOTED TO MAJOR; GOES TO NORTH CAROLINA FOR REBECCA; SPENDS A YEAR PERSUADING HER TO RETURN.

1779—DISALLUSIONED, DANIEL LEAVES BOONESBOROUGH TO BUILD HIS OWN SETTLEMENT, BOONE’S STATION.

1780—ROBBED OF $50,000, MOSTLY MONEY ENTRUSTED TO HIM BY FRIENDS TO BUY LAND WARRANTS.

1781—CAPTURED BY BRITISH RAIDERS IN CHARLOTTESVILLE; PERSUADES THEM HE IS A LOCAL FARMER, AND IS RELEASED.

1782—SIEGE OF BRYAN’S STATION. BOONE IS ONE OF 3 COMMANDERS AS FEWER THAN 200 MEN PURSUE STRONG INDIAN FORCE AND ARE DEFEATED AT THE BATTLE OF BLUE LICKS. BOONE’S SON, ISRAEL IS KILLED. HE WAS THE LAST CASUALTY OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR.

1783—BOONE MOVES TO LIMESTONE (MAYSVILLE); HE BECOMES TAVERN KEEPER AND LAND SURVEYOR.

1786—HE HAS FILE CLAIMS ON MORE THAN 100.000 ACRES, BUT COUNTERCLAIMS AND LOOSE REGULATIONS CHIP AWAY AT HIS HOLDINGS.

1789—MOVES TO KANAWHA COUNTY; NOMINATED MILITARY COMMANDER.

1795—LAND TROUBLES MOUNT; MOVES TO BRUSHY FORK NEAR BLUE LICKS.

1796—APPLIES TO GOVERNOR SHELBY FOR JOB OF WIDENING THE OLD WILDERNESS ROAD; NO REPLY.

1798—1,000 ACRES OF HIS LAND PUT UP FOR SALE BY MASON AND CLARK COUNTIES; NEW COUNTY WAS NAMED BOONE IN HIS HONOR; CONVEYS LAS OF KENTUCKY LAND TO NEPHEW WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO DEED IT PIECEMEAL TO ANY WHO PRESENT CLAIM AGAINST HIM.

1799—LEADS A PARTY OF BOONES, BRYANS AND CALLOWAYS TO MISSOURI TO MAKE A NEW SETTLEMENT; EVENTUALLY GRANTED 11,000 ARPENTS (MORE THAN 9,000 ACRES) BY SPANISH GOVERNOR.

1800 APPOINTED SYNDIC FOR FEMME OSAGE DISTRICT; CONTINUES TO DISPENSE JUSTICE UNDER “JUDGEMENT TREE” EVEN AFTER AMERICANS TAKE OVER.

1804—FOLLOWING THE LOUISIANA PURCHACE, AMERICANS RULE BOONE’S CLAIMS INVALID, HE LOSES MISSOURI LANDS.

1812—HE VOLUNTEERS FOR SECOND WAR AGAINST THE BRITISH ANS WAS TURNED DOWN BECAUSE OF HIS AGE.

1813—REBECCA DIES.

1814—U. S. CONGRESS AWARDS BOONE 1,000 ARPENTS; KENTUCKY CREDITORS BESIEGE HIM, HE SURRENDERS ALL OF IT.

1815—BOONES FLEE INDIAN ATTACK; FLANDERS CALLOWAY’S CANOE OVERTURNS AND BOONE’S HAND WRITTEN BIOGRAPHY IS LOST.

1817—DANIEL MAKES LAST TRIP TO KENTUCKY; PAYS ALL DEBTS.

1819—CHESTER HARDING COMES TO PAINT HIS PORTRAIT.

1820—DIES AT SON NATHAN’S HOME ON SEPTEMBER 26TH.

1845—THE REMAINS OF DANIEL AND REBECCA BOONE REMOVED TO KENTUCKY FOR RE-INTERMENT IN THE FRANKFORT CEMETERY.



SOURCES:

John Findley-First Pathfinder of Kentucky by Lucien Becker; Becker’s “Eskippakithike, the Last Indian Town in Kentucky”, Findley’s first trip into Kentucky.

Sources for Boone: Lyman Draper “Draper Papers” told to Draper by Boone’s son Nathan.

“Trabue’s Diary” Daniel Trabue, who was at Logan’s Station (St. Asaph) during Boonesborough Siege (in Draper Papers). Trabue was also present at Boone’s Courtmartial.

“Draper Papers” by Lyman C. Draper Manuscript Collection. Housed in the State Historical Society of Madison, Wisconsin.


References for further information.

B. Draper’s “Life of Boone”

C. Boone Papers

D. Border Forays

J. George Rogers Clark Papers

K. George Rogers Clark Miscellanies

S. Draper’s Notes

U. Frontier Wars Papers

BB. Simon Kenton Papers

NN. North Carolina Papers

CC. Kentucky Papers

QQ. William Preston Papers

XX. Tennessee Papers

ZZ. Virginia Papers



Daniel Boone’s rifle was named “Ticklicker” because colonists claimed her could “lick a tick off a bear’s nose” with it. It is housed in the Museum at Frankfort, Kentucky.

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