James Boone (1757 - 1773) MP

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Nicknames: "location d. possible Wallens Ridge", "Kentucky"
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Birthplace: Bear's Creek, Yadkin, North Carolina
Death: Died in Wallen's Ridge, near Wallen's Creek, Powell Valley, Virginia
Cause of death: Killed by Shawnee Indians near Cumberland Gap, Kentucky, while crossing the Clinch Mountains in Virginia during his families first attempt to reach Kentucky
Occupation: captured and tortured by a band of Delawares, Shawnees, and Cherokees crossing Clinch Mt. in VA during first attempt to reach Kentucky; http://members.cox.net/treese3/d129.htm#P303
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About James Boone

James Boone was Daniel and Rebecca Boone's first child. He was killed by indians at Cumberland Gap in 1773 while accompanying his father who was leading a group of settlers into Kentucky.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=48869746

Born at "Bear's Creek" {LDS records}

Killed and tortured by an Indian War Party at "Wallen's Ridge" {Wallen's Creek in the Powell Valley} Also killed were 5 others {2 killed instantly; 1 tortured and killed with James; 2 others were missing-one found miles away killed by Indian war party and 1 remains found about 20 years later}

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varussel/indian/2.html

Also buried in same grave as James Boone was

Henry Russell son of General William Russell and Tabitha Adams

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1773 Attempts to settle Kentucky; son James killed at Cumberland

Gap by an Indian attack October 9; settlers turn back -------------------- James was killed by Indians crossing the Clinch Mts. in Va. during his families first attempt to reach Ky.

Born at "Bear's Creek" {LDS records}

Killed and tortured by an Indian War Party at "Wallen's Ridge" {Wallen's Creek in the Powell Valley} Also killed were 5 others {2 killed instantly; 1 tortured and killed with James; 2 others were missing-one found miles away killed by Indian war party and 1 remains found about 20 years later}

Also buried in same grave as James Boone was

Henry Russell son of General William Russell and Tabitha Adams

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James Boone's Timeline

1757
May 3, 1757
Bear's Creek, Yadkin, North Carolina
1773
October 10, 1773
Age 16
Wallen's Ridge, near Wallen's Creek, Powell Valley, Virginia
October 10, 1773
Age 16
Wallen's Ridge, near Wallen's Creek, Powell Valley, Virginia