Boone Family History and Genealogy – Ancestors and Descendants

Daniel boone’s descendants

boone family – ancestors and descendants

Much has been written about this famous family, especially its most famous member, Daniel Boone. Daniel is my first cousin, from six generations. our common ancestor is george boone iii.

The first 5 generations of the George Boone family presented by the Boone Society, Inc. the document is in pdf format and will open in a new window. updated August 2012

Information sources for this narrative include:

  • our boone families the relatives of daniel boone. by sarah ridge rockenfield 1987. Whipperwill Publications, Evansville, In.
  • the squire, daniel and john boone families in davie county, north carolina. compiled by james w. wall, flossie martin, howell boone. 1982.
  • the icy and like-minded families of bedford county, tennessee. of wright wilson frost. 1962.
  • first generation:

    George Boone was born in England.


    the boone society, devon register office and other british contract genealogists have been unable to find a birth, marriage or death record for this george boone of england.

    also from the boone society: no source has ever been found for ann fallace’s name or her supposed connection to george boone 1st or any george boone. the boone society will refrain from using the fallacious name until it can be proven, and we suggest you do the same.

    second generation:

    george boone ii, son of george, was born in or near the city of exeter in devonshire;. His wife’s maiden name was Sarah Uppey. he was a blacksmith.

    note: from the first 5 generations of the george boone family presented by the boone society, inc.

    The Boone Society has been unable to locate the marriage or birth records of George Boone II and his wife, Sarah, and cannot confirm their maiden name, Uppey. Because “uppey” is used in the ancient genealogy of james boone, the boone society accepts it, and “oppey/opie are names also under consideration. however, the boone society has burial records for both george ii and his widow (spelled “wido” in old records) sarah, which are recorded in the parish of stoke canon, exeter, england. (The church in Stoke Canon is St. Magdelene.) The original records are now held at the Devon Register Office in Exeter, England.

    some of the children of george boone and sarah uppey are:

    • henry boone was baptized in 1673 in stoke canon, england. he stayed in england.
    • John Boone was baptized in 1673 in Stoke Canon, England. he stayed in england.
    • george boone iii
    • third generation:

      george boone iii, the son of george ii and sarah uppey boone, was born in stoak (a town near the city of exeter) in d.c. 1666, being a weaver; His wife’s maiden name was Mary Maugridge, who was born at Bradninch (eight miles from the city of Exeter) in the year 1669, the daughter of John Maugridge & mary his wife whose maiden name was milton.

      their children are:

      • george boone iv (b. 1690, england – d. 1753) m. deborah howell (b. 1691 – d. 1759)
      • Sarah Boone (b. 1691, England – d. ca. 1744) m. jacob steamer (stevedore, stevedore)
      • Squire Boone (b. 1696, England – d. 1765, NC) m. Sarah Morgan (b. 1700 – d. 1777, nc)
      • mary boone (b. 1699, england – d. 1774) m. John Webb (died 1774) married Philadelphia (now Berks) Co.
      • John Boone (b. 1701, England – d. 1785, PA) was a schoolteacher, the first to keep track of the family line, he did not marry.
      • Joseph Boone (b. 1704, England – d. 1776, Pennsylvania) m. Catherine Brown (b. 1708 – d. 1778)
      • Benjamin Boone (b. 1706, England – d. 1762) m. 1) Ann Farmer and M. 2) susanna likens/lykins/lycan (b. 1708 – d. ca. 1784)
      • James Boone Sr (b. 1709, England – d. 1785, Pennsylvania) m. 1) Mary Foulke (b. 1714, pa – d. 1756) m. 2) Anne Griffith (b. 1713)
      • Samuel Boone (b. ca. 1711, England – d. 1745, PA) m. elizabeth cassell (dau. of arnold and susanna cassel of philadelphia
      • Cover map of the Squire, Daniel and John Boone families in Davie County, North Carolina. compiled by james w. wall, flossie martin and howell boone. Davie Printing Company, 1982. Used by permission.

        fourth generation:

        John Boone, fifth son of George III and Mary, is a key figure in any early Boone history because of the family records he preserved and passed on to his nephew James Boone, who compiled them into the ancient Boone genealogy from which most early records of the boone family are obtained. Squire Boone, the third son of George III and Mary Boone, was the father of Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman.

        Squire Boone’s importance to this genealogy, however, stems from his influence on his nephew John Boone as he settled in North Carolina. On April 11, 1750, Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone sold their land in Berks County and left with their family, including their sixteen-year-old son Daniel, who was destined to become America’s most celebrated frontiersman. America. Boons stopped for a year or more at Linville Creek, six miles north of Harrisonburg, Virginia. It was not until the late fall of 1751, or sometime in 1752, that Squire Boone and his party reached the Yadkin Valley in North Carolina. For his first home, Squire chose a hill overlooking the Yadkin River in the area that soon became part of Rowan County but is now in Davidson County. At the first county court held in Salisbury in June 1753, Squire Boone was listed as one of the fourteen judges. his residence was given as boone ford. Later that year, on December 29, Squire acquired land on the western side of the Yadkin River in what is now Davie County, but was Rowan County at the time. The grant was for 640 acres on Earl of Granville’s Bear Creek.

        As noted above, the primary significance of Squire Boone’s migration to North Carolina, as far as these narratives are concerned, lies in the fact that he was accompanied or joined shortly thereafter by his nephew John Boone Jr. From Benjamin and Ann Farmer Boone. Additional information on Squire Boone is available at this off-site link.

        Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone’s children are:

        • Sarah (1724-1815), married in Pennsylvania to John Wilson, was not a Quaker. They lived on a land grant near present-day Cooleemee, Davie County, NC. The family moved to Kentucky probably in 1779.
        • israel (1726-1756) was buried near present-day mocksville, nc. he and his wife had four children, the two daughters dying young. Both sons went to Kentucky probably in 1779.
        • Samuel (1728-1816?), lived on the present-day side of the Yadkin River in southern Rowan County. they all went to kentucky, probably in 1779.
        • Jonathan (1730-1808?), married Mary Carter. This family also went to Kentucky around 1779.
        • Elizabeth (1732-1825), married William Grant about 1750. The family moved to Kentucky.
        • Daniel (1734-1820), married Rebecca Bryan. The family settled in Kentucky in October 1779. Additional links for Daniel Boone’s family are provided at the end of this account.
        • mary (1736-1819), married william bryan and moved to kentucky.
        • George (1739-1820), married Ann Linville and moved to Kentucky.
        • edward (1740-1780), married martha bryan and moved to wilkes county. more information available at click on articles then life & death of edward boone brother of daniel.
        • squire, jr. (1744-1815), married Jane Van Cleave and moved her family to Kentucky. more information available at click on articles then squire boone brother of daniel.
        • hannah (1746-1828), married john stewart. lots of additional information about hanah is available at click on articles then hannah boone & Richard Pennington Memorial Bookmark. Richard was her second husband.
        • Benjamin Boone, seventh son of George III and Mary Maugridge Boone, was born in Devonshire, England, on July 16, 1706. He died in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the year 1762. Benjamin was eleven years when his father took the family to settle with the Quakers in America. Benjamin’s marriage to Ann Farmer occurred between August 3, 1726, and September 28 of the same year. on the previous date, her intention to marry was recorded; on the latter, it was reported that the marriage had taken place. Ann was born in 1701. It is not known how long she lived after her marriage; But their only child, John Boone, is believed to have been born in 1727. Benjamin Boone is also believed to have left the Quaker fold when he married his second wife, Susannah, surname unknown, and that the marriage took place in early 1737. , because on February 27 of that year, Benjamin was in disgrace with the society of friends.

          Benjamin Boone’s five children by his second wife were baptized on August 6, 1753 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, Morlottan, Berks County, Pennsylvania. By this time, John Boone, the son of Benjamin and his first wife, Ann Farmer Boone, was already married and in North Carolina to his uncle Squire Boone. on january 5, 1762, benjamin boone made his will, which was proved in berks county court on october 27, 1762. most of his estate passed to his widow susannah boone and the children of him by this second marriage; but the will contained a provision which is of great genealogical importance to some of his descendants: “I also give to my eldest son, John Boone, the sum of five shillings.” Without the inclusion of this nominal legacy, the documentation of the relationship between John Boone and his father would have been quite difficult.

          The children of Benjamin Boone and Susannah are:

          • Mary was born on November 11, 1739 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
          • Benjamin was born on August 13, 1741 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. mrd eve lofter october 1, 1771. died september 25, 1824.
          • James was born on March 24, 1743, in Berks County, Pa.
          • Samuel born October 11, 1746, Berks County, Pa. Died August 3, 1811. Mrd Elinor Hughes.
          • dinah was born on may 8, 1749 in berks county, pa.
          • fifth generation:

            John Boone is believed to have been born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1727, the only son of Ann Farmer Boone, the first wife of Benjamin Boone. Since approximately nine years elapsed between John Boone’s birth and his father’s second marriage, it is likely that John lived in his uncle’s squire’s house while his father was a widow. John Boone is believed to have been married before settling in North Carolina, but the date and location are unknown. Although there are a number of documents that prove that his wife’s first name was Rebecca, no record has been found that indicates anything else about her name or family connections. On December 21, 1753, John and Rebecca Boone received a 630-acre grant from the Earl of Granville. this piece of land was on hunting creek, near what is now center church, in davie county, north carolina. the cabin that john boone built was just a few miles from his uncle squire boone. Since no owner of the adjoining land is mentioned in his deed, it is assumed that John and Rebecca Boone were among the first settlers of Hunting Creek. in his writing is the notation, “delivered to squire boone.”

            John Boone was buried on his plantation in Hunting Creek, west of Mocksville, the seat of present-day Davie County. the exact date of his death is unknown, but on august 3, 1803, letters of administration were issued to benjamin boone and john boone (jr.) for the estate of john boone, deceased. he probably died in July 1803, possibly earlier. it was on november 12 of that year, when his son-in-law mark whitaker, in fayette county, kentucky, granted benjamin boone power of attorney to look after his interests in the liquidation of the estate of john boone, deceased. rebecca boone, widow of john boone, made a will on august 26, 1815. as her will was probated on august 23, 1822 (rowan county will book h, p. 169), she probably died in july or august 1822. en he assumed she was buried next to john boone.

            on november 6, 1806, the other heirs of john boone gave john boone, jr. a property deed (rowan county deed book 21, p. 489). From this writing and other reliable sources, including Rebecca Boone’s will, the names of his nine children were determined as follows: Benjamin, Catherine (Katie), Mary, Rebecca, Sarah, Nancy, Elizabeth, Hannah and John, Jr. Below is a brief outline of each.

            • Benjamin Boone, the eldest son of John and Rebecca Boone, became a Baptist preacher. he married mary wilson, daughter of john wilson. After the final liquidation of the John Boone estate in 1809, the Reverend Benjamin Boone with all of his family except Sarah, who had already married John Donaldson, moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky. By 1812 the family had moved to Bedford or Lincoln County, Tennessee. On December 10 of that year, two of Benjamin and Mary Wilson Boone’s sons, James and William, enlisted in Bedford County to serve in the War of 1812. Reverend Benjamin Boone and his family settled in the county. of Lincoln, near Booneville, which bears his name. He preached at Forks Mulberry Baptist Church, now Mulberry Baptist Church, said to be the first Baptist church in Lincoln County. Mary Wilson Boone died on November 6, 1823, according to a newspaper at the time. later the reverend benjamin boone married rebecca davis, from mississippi. the time of her death and the place of her burial are unknown; But it is thought that he died in Lincoln County, Tennessee, in 1836.
              • robert fletcher database
              • minnie hillis reagor database
              • catherine (katie) boone, second daughter of john and rebecca boone, married to mark whitaker, appears to have left for kentucky in 1783 and settled in woodford county….reported to have moved to woodford county Lincoln, Tennessee, circa 1809.
              • Mary Boone, third daughter of John and Rebecca Boone of Hunting Creek, is said to have married John McDaniel, who died in Kentucky around 1811.
              • rebecca boone, fourth daughter of john and rebecca boone, married john frost august 21, 1793, died 1816, and was buried in frost cemetery, davie county, north carolina, near cana .
                • linda medley database
                • tom rueter database
                • sarah boone, fifth daughter of john and rebecca boone, married john wilson, brother of mary wilson, who married the reverend benjamin boone. They settled in Lincoln County, Tennessee.
                • nancy boone, sixth child of john and rebecca boone, married jacob clifford, who reportedly lost his life in the ohio river.
                  • for additional information along these lines, please contact clint jones
                  • elizabeth boone, seventh daughter of john and rebecca boone, married samuel little. They also settled in Lincoln County, Tennessee. It is from this line that I am descended.
                    • Patricia Little Geary
                    • Hannah Boone, eighth child of John and Rebecca Boone, was born on May 25, 1779. She married James Penry.
                    • John Boone, Jr., settled in Lincoln County, Tennessee, after leaving the old Boone estate around 1815, which he purchased from other heirs in 1806. This family of Boones is believed to have settled near present-day boonshill, which was named for them
                    • for additional information on the boone family and daniel boone: links live 1/13/2008

                      • chronology of the life of daniel boone
                      • the boone society – lots of information here including the complete document the first 5 generations of the george boone family presented by the boone society, inc.

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