1769 - 1839 (69 years)
||Daniel Morgan Boone |
||23 Sep 1769
||13 Jul 1839
||16 Mar 2003 |
- Daniel Morgan Boone was born 23 September 1769 in Virginia. He was about 4 years old when he moved with his family to Fort Boonesborough in Kentucky.
In 1795 Daniel Boone sent his son, Daniel Morgan Boone, west to the Spanish held lands of the Louisiana Territory to see what he thought about the area. Daniel Sr. had been hearing stories about the area and growing more and more disheartened with Kentucky, he was thinking seriously about moving. As was the Boone family custom, the father sent an adult son ahead to check things out. Thus Daniel Morgan Boone was the first of the Boone family to go to Missouri.
Daniel Morgan, upon arriving in Missouri, liked it very much. He liked the fertile land and the abundant wild game for hunting. He applied for and received Spanish Land Grant Number 20, of 520 acres of land along the Missouri River at present-day Matson, Missouri, in St. Charles County.
Daniel Morgan returned home to tell his father all about Missouri, carrying along a letter from the Spanish Lieutenant-Governor, Zenon Trudeau, with a personal invitation to come to Missouri. Spanish government officials were very interested in attracting the already legendary Daniel Boone to their area. They knew that where Boone went, others followed and they wanted him to lead other English speaking settlers to the Louisiana Territory. This was accomplished after Daniel Morgan returned to Missouri in 1798 and started clearing his land with the intention of making a new home for himself. Daniel Morgan left 3 slaves on the land to finish building the double log house he had started and plant a crop of corn, while he went back to Kentucky for his family. This house became the first Boone home in the Louisiana Territory
In 1799 Daniel & Rebecca Boone, along with their two oldest daughters and their families, and their youngest son, Nathan Boone, packed up and headed west to Missouri. Daniel and Rebecca made their home with Daniel Morgan at the Matson farm for several years.
Daniel Morgan Boone and his father, Daniel Boone, built Boone's Fort near the same location, to provide security for themselves and other settlers in the area. It was said to have been the strongest of all the forts in the St. Charles district. The property is privately owned now but remains a very historical location.
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Daniel Morgan married Sarah Griffin Lewis, daughter of John Baptise & Elizabeth (Harvey) Lewis, on 2 March 1800 at Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, Missouri. [More to come on the Lewises.] The Boones were not of the Catholic faith and neither were the Lewises but the Spanish government had forbidden any sort of Protestant worship in the territory. When Daniel Morgan applied for the necessary permits to marry, he was told that he would have to be married in the Catholic Church in order for the marriage to be recognized as legal. Daniel and Rebecca, as well as Sarah's parents, were present at the ceremony and gave their permissions.
Over the next several years, Daniel Morgan Boone held several government positions. He and his brother, Nathan, surveyed the important Boone's Lick Road, which ran from the St. Charles area through the present Warren County area over to the Salt Licks in Howard County. This road eventually became the busiest route through the area and was said to be crowded daily with covered wagons of families moving westward.
Daniel Morgan hunted, trapped, and surveyed till the War of 1812 broke out. He then enlisted in the Missouri Rangers and held the rank of Captain until he resigned in September, 1814. He served as a Major in the command of General Henry Dodge and later as a Lt. Colonel in the 3rd Regiment, Territorial Militia, in the St. Charles area. He was referred to, in a document dated 17 October 1812 and signed by H. Dodge, Major Commanding, as "Major Daniel Boone, Capt. of Spies."
In 1816 Daniel Morgan moved to what is now Montgomery County, Missouri, near Loutre Lick. About 1820, he moved again into Gasconade County, where he built a mill on the Gasconade River and hunted and trapped.
Sometime later, Daniel Morgan moved yet again. This time into Jackson County, Missouri. He is said to have been the first American born white man to have set his foot into that county. About 1826, he was Indian Agent to the Kaw Tribe in Jefferson County, Kansas and living there. His son, Napoleon, was born there in 1828. However he eventually returned to Jackson County and died there on 13 July 1839. He had sold part of his farm to his nephew, Boone Hays. The cemetery is located on his property and is called the Boone Hays Cemetery, located in present Westport Township near Kansas City, Missouri. For many years the cemetery sat unvisited and overgrown with weeds and briars. An effort is now underway to restore the cemetery and construct a small park in its immediate vicinity.
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The Children of Daniel Morgan and Sarah G. (Lewis) Boone were:
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1. John W. Boone, born 19 December 1806 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Died in 1822 in Gasconade County, at the age of 6 years.
2. Nathan Boone, born 17 February 1808 in St. Charles County, Missouri. He died in 1835 in Jackson County, unmarried.
3. Daniel Boone, born 27 March 1809 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Married 19 January 1832 to Mary Constance Philabert, daughter of Gabriel Philabert who was born in Canada. Daniel died in 1880.
4. Lindsey Boone, born 22 October 1811. Married 14 January 1832 to Sarah Grooms of Jackson County, Missouri. He died in February, 1834.
5. Edward H. Boone, born 30 July 1813. Lived in Jackson County, MIssouri. Died in 1860, unmarried.
6. Elizabeth Levica Boone, born 22 April 1815. Married 8 January 1836 to Jesse White who was born in Kentucky, son of James White of Virginia. Elizabeth died in 1850.
7. Alonzo Havington Boone, born 22 March 1817. Married 17 Dec 1840/41 in Jackson County, Missouri, to Elizabeth Treble Stewart of Kentucky. He died in 1873.
8. James Boone, born March 1819 in St. Charles County, Missouri. Married Lorinda Carbough of Tennessee. James died in 1852 in Jackson County, Missouri.
9. Milton L. Boone, born 11 March 1820. Died 19 August 1820.
10. Cassandra Boone, born 3 November 1821. Married a Cosby from Kentucky. She died 20 May 1845. [They had no children.]
11. Morgan Boone, born 3 August 1824. Married 1st to Disa Stewart on 12 December 1848. He married 2nd to Mary Ann Randolph of Jackson County, Missouri. Morgan died in 1852.
12. Napoleon Boone, born 22 August 1828 in Kansas Territory. He died 20 May 1850 in California. He was unmarried.
Sources: "Boone Family" by Hazel Atterbury Spraker, 1922; "Some Boone Descendants & Kindred of the St. Charles District" by Lillian Hays Oliver, 1964; "Daniel Boone Lineage," Daniel Boone Home, Lindenwood University, St. Louis, Missouri, 2002
- [S29] Dianne Dearring Gedcom, Dianne Dearring, (December 27, 2002).