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Edward "Ned" Boone

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Hinleston Creek, near Boone's Station, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Boone's Station Farm, Near Athens, Fayette, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Squire Maugridge Boone, Sr. and Sarah Boone
Husband of Martha Bryan Boone and Martha L. Boone
Father of Jane Boone Morgan; Jemima Boone; Jane Boone; Mary Bryan Scholl; George Washington Boone and 4 others
Brother of Sarah Cassandra Wilcoxson; Nathaniel Boone; Israel Morgan Boone; Samuel Boone, Sr.; Jonathan M Boone and 8 others

Occupation: Juror, Road Surveyor, Constable, & Tax Collector. He was killed by indians while on a hunting trip with his brother Daniel.
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About Edward "Ned" Boone

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA - VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor #: A012098

Edward Boone was born in Pennsylvania November 30, 1740 and was killed by Indians in Kentucky October 6, 1780, while he was on a hunting trip with his brother Daniel.

Edward and Daniel married sisters, Martha and Rebecca Bryan, whose father, Joseph Bryan, was one of the founders and defenders of Bryan Station near Lexington, Kentucky.  Edward spent most of his life in what is today Wilkes County, North Carolina where he was a community leader and family man.  He served on juries, was a road surveyor, a tax collector, a constable.  Although the Boones had for many years been Quakers, he was baptized in the Baptist Church and loved to sing.  He was called Ned or Neddie by his family and friends.  He was "A peace man."  (Draper Manuscript 23C17-4)

"E. Boone migrated at the same time with his Brother and the Scholls - he was Clerk & Deacon of the Baptist Church in NC - every boddy Called him Unkle Neddy. He was Never in any encounters that I heard of - he was a peace man; his widow Dyed at her oldest sons George Boone's at the Mouth of Boon's Creek Clark Co., KY. Sarah Hunter was Living Not Long Since." EB Scholl to LCD 1861.

In a letter to Dr. Lymon Draper, Ned’s daughter, Sarah, said that her father did not accompany his famous brother Daniel on his many expeditions. Ned stayed with his family and served their community – that is, until October of 1779 when he made that fateful decision to move his family to Kentucky with Daniel who was leading a large party of family members there for the promise of free land. Only one month before, Edward had taken out a land entry in Wilkes County. Then, only one year later, Edward was killed by Indians in Kentucky.

Daniel and Ned were returning from a trip to the Blue Licks to make salt and to do a little hunting. They stopped along a stream in Bourbon County to rest and let their horses drink. Edward sat down by the stream near an old Buckeye tree and was cracking nuts, while Daniel went off into the woods in pursuit of game. Indians lurking nearby shot and killed Edward but Daniel managed to escape. He ran all the way on foot to Boone Station where they were all living at the time with about fifteen other families near present-day Athens. The next morning Daniel and a party of men in the area went in search of Edward’s killers. They did not find the Indians, but found and buried Edward near that old Buckeye tree. Ned’s daughter Sarah in a letter to Draper said her father had been horribly cut by the Indian’s knives. Today in that very spot stands an old Buckeye tree. The creek was afterward named Boone Creek in honor of Edward’s death there. Edward was survived by his widow, Martha Bryan Boone, and six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Joseph and Sarah. Although still a young woman, Martha never remarried and remained in Kentucky until her death. Her will was written July 23, 1793, and is recorded in Clark County.

           Draper manuscripts indicate that “about 1827, the bones of Edward Boone became exposed to view where they were buried, in the road, by washing of water, near the bank of the creek, and close to the spring, and the Rev. Richard Thomas had them removed and re-interred a mile off in the Rockbridge Baptist Church yard.” 

Nov 19, 1740 Date of birth – Oley Township, Philadelphia County, PA.(today’s Berks County) (a)(b)

1750 At age 10, Edward moved with his family to the Yadkin District of NC (Anson County at that time) (c)(d)  

1753 Rowan formed from Anson

Abt. 1759 Married Martha Bryan, (probably Rowan County) (e)(f)

1759 Listed on Rowan County Tax rolls

October 4, 1760 daughter Charity born, Rowan County (f)

Sept 18, 1762 daughter, Jane, was born, Rowan County (f)(g)

Oct. 13, 1764 Rowan Co. Court paid Edward & Daniel for one wolf each & Joseph Bryan (their father-in-law) for one cat. (h)

December 5, 1764 daughter Mary was born, Rowan County (f)

Jan. 2, 1765 his father, Squire Boone died; buried Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville Davie Co., NC (i)

April 28 1767 son George was born, Rowan County (f)

Abt. 1768 son Joseph was born, Rowan County (f)

1770 Surry was formed from Rowan County

1771 listed on Surry Co., Tax Rolls

Mar 6, 1771 daughter Sarah was born, Surry County (j) (p)

Oct 2, 1773 “there is a warrant dated October 2, 1773, for a land survey for a 600-acre tract for him ‘on both sides of Sugar Creek joining Evan Ellis.’(k)

Jan. 22, 1774 Baptized in the Mulberry Field Baptist Church, a branch of Dutchman’s Creek (Eaton’s) Baptist Church. (l)

1777 Death of his mother, Sarah Morgan Boone (Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville)

1777 Wilkes County was formed from Surry

June 1778 Listed on Wilkes County tax rolls

June 3, 1778 Wilkes Co., appointed Assessor, Captain Foster’s District. (m)

June 4, 1778, Wilkes Co., called as Juror for September 1778 court. (m)

June 1779, Wilkes Co., paid 2.00 for assessor in 1778. (m)

June 1779, Wilkes Co., Edward Boone was appointed to view way around Isbell Plantation to see if a convenient way could be found for a “publick” road to be built. (m)

Sept 9, 1779 Wilkes Co., NC Land entry for 200 acres on Beaver Creek (n)

Oct. 1779 Edward took his family and joined brother Daniel and others on their move to Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap. (o)

December 1779 Arrived in Kentucky & settled family at Boone Station. (p)

May 1, 1780 Signed petition #12 for Division of Kentucky Co., VA, into 3 counties: Fayette, Jefferson & Lincoln. (q)

Oct 6, 1780 Killed by Indians in Bourbon Co, KY, while with brother Daniel, near present-day community of Little Rock. Edward was buried beneath an old Buckeye Tree where he was shot. The address of the grave today is 870 See Road, ½ mile north of the junction of KY Hwy. 537 & See Road. The nearby creek thereafter was named Boone Creek in honor of Edward’s death there. He left his widow, Martha Bryan Boone, and six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Joseph, Sarah. (r) (s) (t) (u)

Abt 1930 the Children of the American Revolution, a branch of the Jemima Johnson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in Paris, Kentucky, erected a tombstone at the death/burial site of Edward Boone in Bourbon County, KY. (v) (w)

May 20, 1998 the Bourbon County death/burial site was recognized a Kentucky Landmark by the Kentucky Heritage Council. (x)

April 23, 2001 Honoring the memory of Edward Boone, Kentucky Highway Historical Marker No. 2059 was dedicated by the Boone Society, Kentucky Historical Society, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Marker is located at junction of KY Hwy. 537 & See Road. The text of the marker reads: #2059, Edward Boone (1740-80) Death site of Edward Boone, a brother of renowned Kentucky pioneer Daniel Boone. Edward was killed by Indians here Oct. 1780 at age 40 while hunting with Daniel. Boone Creek named for Edward. Daniel and Edward wed sisters, Rebecca and Martha Bryan, whose family built and settled Bryan Station near Lexington. Presented by The Boone Society, Inc.” (y)


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Edward Boone married Martha Bryan sister to Rebecca Bryan Boone an William Bryan married to Edwards sister Mary. He was killed by Indians on Hinleston Creek, Near Boone's Station Kentucky in November 1780. They had six children.

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Edward Boone was born in Pennsylvania November 30, 1740 and was killed by Indians in Kentucky October 6, 1780, while he was on a hunting trip with his brother Daniel.

Edward and Daniel married sisters, Martha and Rebecca Bryan, whose father, Joseph Bryan, was one of the founders and defenders of Bryan Station near Lexington, Kentucky.  Edward spent most of his life in what is today Wilkes County, North Carolina where he was a community leader and family man.  He served on juries, was a road surveyor, a tax collector, a constable.  Although the Boones had for many years been Quakers, he was baptized in the Baptist Church and loved to sing.  He was called Ned or Neddie by his family and friends.  He was "A peace man."  (Draper Manuscript 23C17-4)

"E. Boone migrated at the same time with his Brother and the Scholls - he was Clerk & Deacon of the Baptist Church in NC - every boddy Called him Unkle Neddy. He was Never in any encounters that I heard of - he was a peace man; his widow Dyed at her oldest sons George Boone's at the Mouth of Boon's Creek Clark Co., KY. Sarah Hunter was Living Not Long Since." EB Scholl to LCD 1861.

In a letter to Dr. Lymon Draper, Ned’s daughter, Sarah, said that her father did not accompany his famous brother Daniel on his many expeditions. Ned stayed with his family and served their community – that is, until October of 1779 when he made that fateful decision to move his family to Kentucky with Daniel who was leading a large party of family members there for the promise of free land. Only one month before, Edward had taken out a land entry in Wilkes County. Then, only one year later, Edward was killed by Indians in Kentucky.

Daniel and Ned were returning from a trip to the Blue Licks to make salt and to do a little hunting. They stopped along a stream in Bourbon County to rest and let their horses drink. Edward sat down by the stream near an old Buckeye tree and was cracking nuts, while Daniel went off into the woods in pursuit of game. Indians lurking nearby shot and killed Edward but Daniel managed to escape. He ran all the way on foot to Boone Station where they were all living at the time with about fifteen other families near present-day Athens. The next morning Daniel and a party of men in the area went in search of Edward’s killers. They did not find the Indians, but found and buried Edward near that old Buckeye tree. Ned’s daughter Sarah in a letter to Draper said her father had been horribly cut by the Indian’s knives. Today in that very spot stands an old Buckeye tree. The creek was afterward named Boone Creek in honor of Edward’s death there. Edward was survived by his widow, Martha Bryan Boone, and six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Joseph and Sarah. Although still a young woman, Martha never remarried and remained in Kentucky until her death. Her will was written July 23, 1793, and is recorded in Clark County.

           Draper manuscripts indicate that “about 1827, the bones of Edward Boone became exposed to view where they were buried, in the road, by washing of water, near the bank of the creek, and close to the spring, and the Rev. Richard Thomas had them removed and re-interred a mile off in the Rockbridge Baptist Church yard.” 
In the summer of 1997 Dell Boone Ariola, husband Ken, and grandson Bryan almost literally stumbled upon Edward’s gravestone that was erected in Bourbon County by the Paris, Kentucky, CAR/DAR in the 1920’s.  The stone was on its side, almost completely covered by mud.  Dell contacted Rochelle E. Cochran and Russell Lain Ready whom she knew to be direct descendants of Edward Boone, and they formed the Edward Boone Memorial Committee of the Boone Society. 

The Edward Boone Memorial Committee met property owners, Ron and Phyllis Isaac (870 See Road), and discussed the committee ideas about restoring, protecting, and marking this historic grave. The Isaacs were not only supportive but also were very excited about the project and provided land for visitor parking; cut grass and underbrush. Bourbon County Judge Donnie Foley provided grading for parking. To protect the grave, Master Stonemason Stanley Matherly donated his time and specialized talent to build a stone precision-laid rock wall of the type that was built in the mid 1800’s (using no cement and local native flat rocks). Isaac installed an iron gate to protect the original marker. There was a lot of local interest in the project and many neighbors donated time and equipment to prepare the site. This historic site is visited by school students in the area and descendants and tourists from all across the country.

            In May 1998 the Edward Boone Death Site was designated a Kentucky Landmark by the Kentucky Heritage Council.  Then in 2001 a Kentucky Historical Highway Marker was installed and dedicated at the corner of KY Highway 537 & See Road, about a mile east of Little Rock.  The Boone Society, Inc., paid for the historical marker completely through donations to the project.  No state funds or tax dollars were used, although the Kentucky State Historical Society and the State Highway Cabinet approved and installed the marker (#2059).

Source: http://www.boonesociety.com/articles/Ned%20Boone.htm

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http://www.boonesociety.org/articles/Edward%20Boone%20A%20Family%20Man.htm

http://www.boonesociety.com/articles/Ned%20Boone.htm

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The circumstances surrounding Edward’s death, in which Indians kill him while hunting with Daniel in October of 1780, are still being investigated by some of Edward’s descendants today.

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He and his brother Daniel were returning from Blue lick to make salt and hunt.they stopped by a buckeye tree along a stream in Bourbon county to let the horses drink and rest.Ned was cracking nutz.Some Shawnee snuck up on them and shot Ned. The horses took off. daniel ran 40 miles back to Boone Station.They never found the Indians that killed Ned.They recovered his body. his daughter Sarah said he was stabbed in seven places and his fingers were horrible cut.He was scalped and his coat and pantaloons had been removed. his wife martha never remarried.He had lived in Ky barely a year.

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EDWARD 'NED'15 BOONE (SQUIRE14, GEORGE13, GEORGE12, GEORGE11, GEORGE BOONE10 JR., GEORGE9 BOONE, GREGORY8 BOHUN, GEFFREY BOHUN7 JR., GEFFREY BOHUM6 SR., JOHN5 BOHUM, JOHN4 DE BOHUN, JAMES3, JOHN2, FRANCO1 BOHUN) was born Nov 19, 1740 in Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died Oct 05, 1780 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He married MARTHA BRYAN 1758 in Rowan County, North Carolina. She was born 1747 in Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and died 1793 in Clark County, Kentucky.


Notes for EDWARD 'NED' BOONE:

Death of Edward Boone


Letter to an unknown doctor

from Nathan Boone


Fort Leavenworth, Missouri

March 17, 1842


Dear Doctor:


Agreeable to my promise I send you the knife of my father, Col. Daniel Boone, which you are at perfect liberty to dispose of as you may think proper.


In the fall of 1780, my father, Daniel Boone, and his brother Edward, left their post for the purpose of hunting buffalo. After procuring as much meat as they could pack upon their horses, they set out on their return home and came to a large deer lick near the bank of a creek at which to rest themselves. They were scarcely seated on the bank when a deer walked into the lick. Edward Boone shot it down and dragged it into the shade, where my father sat cracking walnuts. Just at that moment a party of Indians fired upon them from a neighboring canebrake. Edward fell dead; my father, Daniel Boone, sprang to his horse and attempted to throw off the load from his horse which he did not affect, for the Indians rushed out so suddenly that he was compelled to take to immediate flight on foot. In the bustle he lost his knife. Finding himself closely followed by the savages, he entered a canebrake, which concealed him from their sight; they then pursued him with their dogs, and it was not until he killed two of these that the Indians abandoned the chase. The knife remained lost until the summer of 1822, at which time some persons drawing a seine in the creek brought it up from the bottom, immediately at the lick alluded to. This creek and lick are in Clark County, Kentucky. From the time of the encounter I have described to you, in which my Uncle Edward lost his life, they have been known by the name of Boone's Lick and Boone's Creek.


Very respectfully yours,

N. Boone, Capt., 1st Dragoons


Oct 6, 1780 Killed by Indians in Bourbon Co, KY, while with brother Daniel, near present-day community of Little Rock. Edward was buried beneath an old Buckeye Tree where he was shot. The address of the grave today is 870 See Road, ½ mile north of the junction of KY Hwy. 537 & See Road. The nearby creek thereafter was named Boone Creek in honor of Edward’s death there. He left his widow, Martha Bryan Boone, and six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Joseph, Sarah.

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Edward "Ned" Boone's Timeline

1740
November 30, 1740
Pennsylvania, United States
1757
1757
Age 16
NC
1762
September 18, 1762
Age 21
Yadkin, Rowan, NC, United States
1762
Age 21
1764
December 5, 1764
Age 24
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
1767
April 28, 1767
Age 26
NC, USA
April 28, 1767
Age 26
Rowan, Bladen, North Carolina, USA
1768
1768
Age 27
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
1771
March 6, 1771
Age 30
Rowan, North Carolina, USA
1774
August 7, 1774
Age 33