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Jemima Callaway (Boone)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yadkin River, Rowan, North Carolina, USA
Death: Died in Marthasville, Warren, Missouri, USA
Place of Burial: David Bryan Cemetery, Warren County, MO, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Morgan Boone, Sr. and Rebecca "Becky" Ann Bryan Boone
Wife of Flanders Isham Callaway
Mother of Sarah Boone Barnes; John Boone Callaway; James Richard Callaway; Frances Lamme; Susannah Howell and 5 others
Sister of James Boone; Israel Boone; Susanna Hays; Lavina Scholl; Rebecca Goe and 5 others

Occupation: father was actually Edward Ned Boone (Daniel's brother) - Jemima had 8 children with Flanders Callaway
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About Jemima Callaway (Boone)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_and_rescue_of_Jemima_Boone

Jemima was the daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan Boone. She was the wife of Flanders Callaway. Jemima and two Callaway girls were kidnapped by the Shawnee. The story of their kidnapping and rescue by Daniel Boone and some of the other men from the settlement, inspired the Story " The Last of The Mohicans".

http://pharmacy.isu.edu/~cady/genealogy/PS08/PS08_024.HTM

Jemimah Boone

Birth 4 Oct 1762, ,,NC

Death 1829, ,Montgomery Co.

Father Daniel Boone (1734-1820)

Mother Rebecca Bryan (1739-1813)

Spouses

1 Flanders Callaway

Birth 9 Dec 1758

Death 19 Aug 1824

Marriage abt 1782

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capture_and_rescue_of_Jemima_Boone

The capture and rescue of Jemima Boone and the Callaway girls is a famous incident in the early history of Kentucky and a celebrated event of Daniel Boone's life. James Fenimore Cooper created a fictionalized version of the episode in his classic book The Last of the Mohicans (1826). The rescue is the subject of an 1855-1856 painting entitled The Abduction of Boone's Daughter by the Indians by Charles Ferdinand Wimar. The painting depicts five Indians and Jemima on a raft, each wondering when Daniel Boone will come for her.[1]

[edit] History

After the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, violence increased between American Indians and settlers in Kentucky. American Indians, particularly Shawnees north of the Ohio River, raided the Kentucky settlements, hoping to drive away the immigrants, whom they regarded as trespassers. Isolated settlers and hunters became the frequent target of attacks, convincing many to abandon Kentucky. By late spring of 1776, fewer than 200 Americans remained in Kentucky, primarily at the fortified settlements of Boonesborough, Harrodsburg, and Logan's Station.

On Sunday, July 14, 1776, Indians captured three teenage girls from Boonesborough as they were floating in a canoe on the Kentucky River. They were Jemima, daughter of Daniel Boone, and Elizabeth and Frances, daughters of Colonel Richard Callaway. The Cherokee Hanging Maw led the Indians, a war party of two Cherokee and three Shawnee men. The settlement was thrown into a turmoil and a rescue party was organized by Boone. Meanwhile the captors hurried the girls north toward the Shawnee towns across the Ohio River. The girls attempted to mark their trail until threatened by the Indians.

The third morning, as the Indians were building a fire for breakfast, the rescuers came up. "That's Father's gun!" cried Jemima, as one Indian was shot.[citation needed] He toppled into the fire and was seriously burned but not immediately killed. Two of the Native Americans later died from being wounded during the brief gunfight. The Indians retreated, leaving the girls to be escorted home.

Jemima soon married one of the rescuing party, Flanders Callaway. Elizabeth Callaway married Samuel Henderson and Frances, John Holder. The episode served to put the settlers in the Kentucky wilderness on guard and prevented their straying beyond the fort.

Although the rescuers feared that the girls would be raped or otherwise abused, Jemima Boone said, "The Indians were kind to us, as much so as they well could have been, or their circumstances permitted." (Faragher, p. 140)

The incident is notable for providing inspiration for the chase scene in James Fenimore Cooper's Last of the Mohicans, where Lieutenant-Colonel George Munro, the book's protagonist Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo), his adopted Mohican older brother Chingachgook, Chingachgook's son Uncas, and David Gamut follow and overtake the Huron party of Magua who had taken the sisters Cora and Alice Munro prisoner.

Daughter of Rebecca Boone (Bryan). Her father was either Rebecca's husband, Daniel Boone, or his brother Edward "Ned" Boone.

Daniel Boone served in the North Carolina militia during a "Cherokee Uprising", and his hunting expeditions deep into Cherokee territory beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains separated him from his wife for about two years. According to one story, Boone was gone for so long that Rebecca assumed he was dead, and began a relationship with his brother Edward ("Ned"), giving birth to daughter Jemima in 1762. (Edward was married to Rebecca's sister Martha Bryan). Upon Daniel's return, the story goes, Rebecca reproved him saying, "You'd had better have stayed home and got it yourself." Boone was understanding and did not blame Rebecca. Whatever the truth of the tale, Boone raised Jemima as his own and favorite child. Boone's early biographers knew this story, but did not publish it.

On July 14, 1776, Boone's daughter Jemima and two other teenage girls were captured outside Boonesborough by an Indian war party, who carried the girls north towards the Shawnee towns in the Ohio country. Boone and a group of men from Boonesborough followed in pursuit, finally catching up with them two days later. Boone and his men ambushed the Indians while they were stopped for a meal, rescuing the girls and driving off their captors. The incident became the most celebrated event of Boone's life. James Fenimore Cooper created a fictionalized version of the episode in his classic book The Last of the Mohicans (1826).

Daniel and Rebecca Boone were initially bured near Jemima Callaway (Boone's) home on Tuque Creek, about two miles from present day Marthasville, Missouri.The graves were unmarked until the mid-1830s. In 1845, the Boones' remains were disinterred and reburied in a new cemetery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

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Jemima was the daughter of Daniel Boone and Rebecca Bryan Boone. She was the wife of Flanders Callaway. Jemima and two Callaway girls were kidnapped by the Shawnee. The story of their kidnapping and rescue by Daniel Boone and some of the other men from the settlement, inspired the Story " The Last of The Mohicans".

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Jemima Callaway's Timeline

1762
October 4, 1762
Yadkin River, Rowan, North Carolina, USA
1779
1779
Age 16
Boonesboro, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
1781
July 24, 1781
Age 18
Boonesboro, Fayette Co, KY
1783
September 13, 1783
Age 20
Lafayette Co., KY.
1785
February 10, 1785
Age 22
Fayette, KY, USA
1791
January 1, 1791
Age 28
1794
March 17, 1794
Age 31
Fayette, KY, USA
1797
February 15, 1797
Age 34
1799
1799
Age 36
1799
Age 36
Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States