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Daniel Boone

Death: Sep 26, 1820

Birthplace: Daniel Boone Homestead

Nationality: United States

Daniel Boone

Date of Death : Sep 26, 1820
Birth Place : Daniel Boone Homestead

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, a woodsman, and a frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. As a young adult Boone supplemented his farm income by hunting and trapping game, and selling their pelts in the fur market. It was through this occupational interest that Boone first learned the easy routes to the area. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 Americans migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone. Boone was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War, which in Kentucky was fought primarily between the American settlers and the British-aided Indians.

Parents


  • Sarah Jarman Morgan
  • Squire Boone

Spouse


  • Rebecca Boone

Children


  • Nathan Boone
  • Israel Boone
  • Daniel Morgan Boone
  • James Boone
  • Susannah Boone
  • Jesse Bryan Boone
  • Levina Boone
  • Jemima Boone
  • Rebecca Boone
  • William Boone
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