1734 - 1820 (85 years)
||Daniel Boone |
||22 Oct 1734
||Oley Twp, Berks County, Pennsylvania
||Frontiersman, Scout, Hunmter, Surveyor, Explorer |
||26 Sep 1820
||St. Charles County, Missouri
||Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky
||26 May 2006 |
||Squire Boone, Sr., b. 25 Nov 1696, Bradninch, Devon, England , d. 2 Jan 1765, Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina (Age 68 years) |
||Sarah Morgan, b. 1700, Gwynedd?, Berks, Pennsylvania |
||23 Sep 1720
||Gwynedd, Berks, Pennsylvania
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Rebecca "Becky" Bryan |
||14 Aug 1756
||Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina
| ||1. James Boone, b. 3 May 1757, d. 10 Oct 1773, He was killed by a group of Shawnee Indians near Wallen's Creek in the Powell Valley while crossing (Age 16 years)|
| ||2. Israel Boone, b. 25 Jan 1759, d. 19 Aug 1782, The Battle Of Blue Licks in Kentucky, while fighting alongside his father (Age 23 years)|
| ||3. Susannah Boone, b. 2 Nov 1760, Yadkin River, North carolina , d. Mar 1775, Fort Blackmore on the Clinch River in Virginia (Age 14 years)|
| ||4. Jemima Boone, b. 4 Oct 1762, North Carolina , d. 30 Aug 1834 (Age 71 years)|
| ||5. Levina Boone, b. 23 Mar 1766, Rowan County, North Carolina , d. 6 Apr 1802 (Age 36 years)|
| ||6. Rebecca Boone, b. 26 May 1768, North Carolina , d. 14 Jul 1805 (Age 37 years)|
| ||7. Daniel Morgan Boone, b. 23 Sep 1769, Virginia , d. 13 Jul 1839 (Age 69 years)|
| ||8. Jesse "Judge" Bryan Boone, b. 23 May 1773, North Carolina , d. 1820, St. Luis, Missouri (Age 46 years)|
| ||9. William Boone, b. Abt 20 Jun 1775, Clinch Mountain, Virginia , d. Abt 10 Jun 1775, Died a few weeks after birth |
| ||10. Nathan Boone, b. 2 Mar 1781, Boone's Station in Fayette County, Kentucky , d. 16 Oct 1856 (Age 75 years)|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
Daniel Boone married Rebecca Bryan, daughter of Joseph Sr. and Alee Bryan, on 14 August 1756 in Rowan County, North Carolina. Joseph Bryan Sr. was born in 1720, a son of Morgan and Martha (Strode) Bryan. Morgan Bryan was born in Denmark in 1671 and died in Mocksville, Rowan County, North Carolina on 3 April 1763. He is buried in the old Joppa Cemetery where Daniel Boone's parents, Squire and Sarah, are buried. Martha (Strode) Bryan was born about 1678 in Holland and died 29 August 1762 in North Carolina.
It is unfortunate that we don't have much in the way of first-hand information about Rebecca. Women were rarely written about in those days and therefore there are scant mentions of her in old records, letters, etc. Apparently she had dark eyes that made an immediate impression on those who met her, as that is one thing that seems always to be mentioned in reference to her. The Nathan Boone home at Femme Osage, Missouri, has in the bedroom where Daniel passed away, a copy of a drawing that, if authentic, may be, the only "portrait" that was ever done of Rebecca. It is supposed to have been done from a painting by Peale. [This drawing was photographed by me with permission from the Daniel Boone Home and is shown above, photograph 2002] Daniel's portrait was not painted until after Rebecca had died so it is likely that no formal portrait was ever done of her.
William Bryan, an uncle of Rebecca (Bryan) Boone married Daniel Boone's sister, Mary about 1755 in Rowan County where the Boones and Bryans were neighbors. It is believed that it was at their wedding that Daniel and Rebecca first met. Olive Boone, wife of Nathan Boone, the youngest child of Daniel and Rebecca, stated that she had heard them say that the first time they ever saw each other was at a wedding.
They were married in a triple wedding ceremony with two other couples. Daniel's father, Squire Boone, performed the marriage ceremony, as the Justice of the Peace. According to Nathan, the young couple lived for awhile in a house on the property of Squire Boone, before moving to a place of their own.
The two families of Boone and Bryan were very close. Several of the Bryans moved to Kentucky with Daniel Boone's party. Four of Rebecca's uncles, William, Morgan, James, and Joseph Bryan, established Bryan's Station near Lexington, Kentucky. James Bryan moved to Missouri with the Boones. His wife died in North Carolina after the birth of their sixth child and Rebecca and Daniel took his children and raised them in their home. James Bryan never remarried and died in 1807. He was buried in the Femme Osage Valley of Missouri, a short distance from Nathan Boone's big stone house.
One of James's children, raised by Daniel and Rebecca, was David Bryan, born 29 October 1757 in Rowan County, North Carolina. David built a cabin near Teuque Creek at Marthasville, Missouri in present Warren County and is credited with starting the first American settlement within the present limits of Warren County. This Bryan settlement was located very near old Charette on the Missouri River, a Spanish fur trading village. Later David built a double log house on his property which remained standing until about 1870. At that time it was torn down and a new large two-story brick house was built on the property, which is still there today on the still-working farm. Some of the old apple trees on the farm are no doubt products of those planted by David Bryan with seed he brought from Kentucky.
It was on this farm of David Bryan that Daniel and Rebecca Boone were buried. David reserved one-half acre of his farmland on a small knoll overlooking Teuque Creek as a family cemetery. When Rebecca died in 1813, it was probably because of her request, having been very sick for nearly two weeks, that she was buried in the little Bryan family cemetery. She was a first cousin to David but she had raised him and had been a mother to him. Seven years later, in 1820, Daniel Boone was buried beside her at his request. David died about 1835 and his wife, Melinda (Morgan) Bryan died about 1839. They were buried near Daniel and Rebecca in the little cemetery. This cemetery is said to have been the first Protestant Cemetery west of the Mississippi.