John Boone, Sr. (1727 - 1803)

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Birthplace: Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania
Death: Died in Hunting Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina
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About John Boone, Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A012112

John Boone is thought to have been born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in 1727, the only child of Ann Farmer Boone, first wife of Benjamin Boone. Since approximately nine years elapsed between John Boone's birth and his father's second marriage, it is likely that John lived in the home of his uncle Squire while his father was a widower. John Boone is thought to have married before settling in North Carolina, but neither the date nor the place is known. Although there are a number of documents to prove that his wife's first name was Rebecca, no record has been found to indicate anything further about her name or family connections. On December 21, 1753, John and Rebecca Boone received a grant of 630 acres from the Earl of Granville. This land was on Hunting Creek in the vicinity of what is now Center Church, in Davie County, North Carolina. The cabin which John Boone built was within a few miles of his uncle Squire Boone. Since there is no mention of any owners of adjoining land in their deed, it is assumed that John and Rebecca Boone were among the very earliest settlers on Hunting Creek. On their deed is the notation, "Delivered to Squire Boone."

John Boone was buried on his plantation on Hunting Creek due west of Mocksville, county seat of the present Davie County. The exact date of his death is not known, but on August 3, 1803, letters of administration were issued to Benjamin Boone and John Boone (Jr.) for the estate of John Boone, deceased. He probably died in July, 1803, possibly earlier. It was November 12, of that year, when his son-in-law Mark Whitaker, in Fayette County, Kentucky, executed power of attorney to Benjamin Boone to look after his interests in the settlement of the estate of John Boone, deceased. Rebecca Boone, widow of John Boone, made a will on August 26, 1815. As her will was probated August 23, 1822 (Rowan County Will Book H, p. 169), she probably died in July or August, 1822. It is assumed that she was buried by John Boone's side.

On November 6, 1806, John Boone's other heirs gave to John Boone, Jr. a deed to the homestead (Rowan County Deed Book 21, p. 489). From this deed and other reliable sources, including Rebecca Boone's will, the names of their nine children have been determined as follows: Benjamin, Catherine (Katie), Mary, Rebecca, Sarah, Nancy, Elizabeth, Hannah, and John, Jr. -------------------- http://books.google.com/books?id=10YG5I2-qFUC&pg=PA474&lpg=PA474&dq=%22dr+bennett+walker+childs%22&source=web&ots=6muw4CnSKu&sig=eOlEoARJoth0RO1ULCaSCgwyj7s&hl=en#PPA38,M1

Not 100% sure this is Benjamins father but accounts suggest it is.

http://books.google.com/books?id=10YG5I2-qFUC&pg=PA474&lpg=PA474&dq=%22dr+bennett+walker+childs%22&source=web&ots=6muw4CnSKu&sig=eOlEoARJoth0RO1ULCaSCgwyj7s&hl=en#PPA471,M1

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John Boone, Sr.'s Timeline

1727
December 6, 1727
Exeter Township, Berks, Pennsylvania
1752
1752
Age 24
NC
1754
1754
Age 26
Berks, PA, USA
1754
Age 26
Rowan County, North Carolina
1757
1757
Age 29
Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina
1764
1764
Age 36
Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina
1769
1769
Age 41
<Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina>
1775
1775
Age 47
<, Berks County, PA>
1777
1777
Age 49
<Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina>
1779
May 25, 1779
Age 51
Huntington, Rowan, North Carolina