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  • John Julius Gibbs (1753 - 1834)
    John Julius Gibbs was a Revolutionary War solider. His first wife Aggy Davis bore him two children and died circa 1782. Thereafter - about December 2, 1785 he married Catherine Gale (possibly first mar...
  • Moses Boone (1769 - 1852)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A113366 --------------------Judge Moses Boone, second child of Squire and Jane (Van Cleve) Boone was born in Rowan Co., NC. In 1775 or ...
  • John Wilcoxon (deceased)
  • Sarah Cassandra Wilcoxon (1774 - 1847)
  • Squire Boone III (1760 - 1817)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for South Carolina with the rank of SERGEANT. DAR Ancestor #: A012130

This project will build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the settlers of Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky.

Historical Summary

Boonesborough was founded by legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone when he worked for Richard Henderson of the Transylvania Company. Boone led a group of settlers through the mountains from Fort Watauga (at present day Elizabethton, Tennessee), carving out the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap, and established Fort Boonesborough. Boone lived there from 1775 to 1779. Boonesborough was the first chartered town in Kentucky, and one of the first English speaking communities settled west of the Appalachian Mountains. Boone successfully led his fellow settlers during the siege of Boonesborough in 1778. However, the attacks from the natives became too much for the band of settlers and the fort was eventually abandoned.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boonesborough,_Kentucky

List of Documented Settlers

The following list was prepared by Don Chesnut in 1994 and widely distributed through the internet.

  • John Allen
  • Richard Allen
  • Thomas Allen, Surveyor
  • Aletha Anderson
  • James Anderson
  • Jemima Anderson
  • John Anderson
  • Mary Anderson, married (Capt.) John Kennedy, (2) Samuel Campbell
  • Nicholas Anderson
  • John Anthony
  • Joseph Anthony
  • Uriel Ark
  • Daniel Ashby, killed
  • Thomas Bailey
  • Isaac Baker
  • Bland Ballard
  • Abraham Banta
  • Henry Banta, Sr.
  • Henry Banta, Jr.
  • John Banta
  • James Barborn
  • Samuel Barker
  • William Barker
  • Alex Barnett
  • Ambrose Barnett
  • James Barnett
  • John Barnett
  • Joseph Barnett
  • Robert Barnett
  • James Barnhill, born Aug. 18, 1780, died Jan. 1, 1825, married Hannah Boone
  • David Barton
  • Joab Barton, killed
  • Joshua Barton, killed
  • Samuel Barton
  • Thomas Barton
  • William Barton
  • Catherine Baughman
  • Jacob Baughman, killed
  • John Baughman, killed
  • (Col.) Edward Baxter
  • Charles Beale
  • G. Michael Bedinger
  • Flowner Bell
  • Samuel Bell
  • John Bellentine
  • Charles Bellew
  • John Bennett
  • Joseph Benning
  • William Bentley
  • Jesse Benton
  • James Berry
  • Humphrey Best
  • Moses Best
  • Stephen Best
  • Mary Gass Black
  • William Black
  • Joseph Blackford
  • Anthony Bledsoe
  • Joseph Bledsoe
  • Moses Bledsoe
  • Robert Boggs
  • John Peter Bondurant
  • Ann Boone
  • Betsy Boone
  • (Col.) Daniel Boone
  • Daniel Morgan Boone
  • Edward or Allen Boone
  • Enoch Morgan Boone, son of Squire Boone, born at Fort
  • George Boone
  • Hannah Boone, daughter of Josiah Boone, born at Fort Nov. 1, 1786
  • Isiah Boone, son of Squire Boone
  • Josiah Boone, son of Squire Boone
  • Lavinia Boone
  • Moses Boone, son of Squire Boone
  • Nathan Boone
  • Rebecca Boone
  • Sarah Boone, daughter of Samuel Boone and Sarah Day, married Thomas Brock
  • Sarah Boone, daughter of Squire Boone, married John Wilcox or Wilcoxon
  • Squire Boone
  • (Mrs.) Squire Boone
  • Squire Boone, son of Samuel Boone
  • Squire H. Boone
  • Susan Boone
  • Ulissy Boone, killed
  • Albert Borus
  • John Bowles
  • John Boyle
  • Edward Bradley
  • James Bridges
  • Samuel Brooks, killed
  • Thomas Brooks
  • William Brooks, killed
  • David Bryant
  • George Bryant
  • Henry Bryant
  • James Bryant
  • Jonathan Bryant
  • Joseph Bryant
  • Rebecca Bryant
  • Thomas Bryant
  • William Bryant
  • (Capt.) William Buchanan, killed
  • Edward Bulger
  • John Bulger
  • John Bullock
  • Leonard Henley Bullock
  • Nathaniel Bullock
  • David Bundan, killed
  • John Bunoran
  • James Bunten
  • (Capt.) William Bush
  • (Maj.) William Bushby, killed
  • John Butler
  • Robert Caldwell
  • William Calk
  • (Mrs.) William Calk
  • Caleb Calloway
  • (Col.) Richard Calloway, killed
  • Edgar Calloway, killed
  • Elizabeth Calloway, married Samuel Henderson
  • Flanders Calloway, married Jemima Boone
  • Frances Calloway, married (Capt.) John Holder
  • George Calloway
  • Hezekiah Calloway
  • John Calloway
  • Keziah Calloway, married (Judge) James French
  • Lydia Calloway, married (Capt.) Christopher Irvine, July 1781
  • (Mrs.) Richard Calloway
  • John Cameron
  • Samuel Campbell
  • Adam Caperton
  • Braxton Carter
  • John Cartwright
  • Robert Cartwright
  • Abraham Chaplain
  • Elizabeth Mullins Chenault
  • William Chenault
  • (Gen.) George Rogers Clark
  • (Gen.) Greene Clay
  • (Judge) John Coburn
  • Samuel Coburn
  • (Capt.) William Cocke
  • Ambrose Coffee
  • Jessee Coffee
  • Jesse Coker, killed
  • John Colefort
  • Betts Collier
  • Alex Collins
  • Eligah Collins
  • Josiah Collins
  • Thomas Collins
  • William Collins
  • George Colmes
  • Cutberth Combs
  • Joseph Combs
  • John Constant
  • John Conway
  • David Cook
  • Enos Coombs
  • William Coombs
  • Jacob Coons
  • Ben Cooper
  • William Cooper
  • Peter Cossart, killed
  • Frederick Couchman
  • James Coulter
  • (Maj.) Wm. Cradlebaugh
  • John Craig
  • Lewis Craig
  • David Crews
  • Eligah Crews
  • John Crooke, Surveyor
  • John Cross, killed
  • Charles Curd
  • Benjamin Cutberth, married Elizabeth Wilcoxon
  • John Daniel
  • Joseph Davis
  • Samuel Davis
  • William Deal
  • Abram Dean
  • Susan Dean
  • Joseph Deban or Deson
  • Thomas Dial
  • John Donipman
  • James Doster
  • James Douglas
  • Joseph Drake, killed
  • Margaret Drake
  • William Dryden
  • John Dumpard, killed
  • John Dunn, killed
  • Benjamin Dunnaway
  • John Durbin, killed
  • Daniel Duree
  • Henry Duree
  • Peter Duree, Sr.
  • (Mrs.) Peter Duree, Sr.
  • Peter Duree, Jr.
  • (Mrs.) Peter Duree, Jr.
  • Samuel Duree
  • Robert Elkin
  • (Mrs.) Robert Elkin
  • James Ellis
  • Mary Ellis
  • Joseph Ellison
  • Talton Embry
  • Richard Epperson
  • Robert Esplee
  • Ben Estill
  • Boudee Estill
  • (Capt.) James Estill, killed
  • Sally Estill, born at Fort Oct. 19, 1782
  • Samuel Estill
  • Wallace Estill
  • Baker Ewing
  • William Fall, Surveyor
  • John Farrar
  • Edmund Fear or Fair
  • (Col.) Ezekiel H. Fields
  • David Finley
  • James Finley
  • John Finnell, married Catherine Surrey
  • John Finnick
  • (Col.) John Floyd
  • John Fluty
  • Thomas Foot, killed
  • Joseph Fowler
  • John Fox
  • James French
  • (Capt.) David Gass
  • (Mrs.) David Gass, wife of (Capt.) Gass
  • James Gass, son of (Capt.) David Gass
  • Jennie Gass, daughter of (Capt.) David Gass, killed by Indians
  • John Gass, son of (Capt.) David Gass, settled at Bourbon County, Kentucky
  • Mary Gass, daughter of (Capt.) David Gass; married William Black at Fort in 1778
  • Sarah Gass, daughter of (Capt.) David Gass; married John Black
  • Sarah Gass
  • James Gates
  • (Capt.) Charles Gatliff
  • James Gatliff
  • Letitia Gatliff, married Charles Mcguire
  • Neal Gatliff
  • Martin Gentry, married Mary Timberlake, Jan. 23, 1766
  • Richard Gentry, married Jane Harris
  • Catherine George, married William Hooten, Dec. 12, 1796
  • John George, son of Nicholas George
  • Nicholas George, son of Nicholas George, Sr.
  • (Mrs.) Nicholas George
  • Whitson George, son of Nicholas George
  • Julius Gibbs
  • Samuel Gilbert, married Rhoda ___ ; (2) Susannah Elam or Eatam
  • Richard Girey
  • Samuel Girey, killed
  • Thomas Goff
  • Ancil Goodman, killed
  • Daniel Goodman, killed
  • Elizabeth Grant, daughter of William Grant; married John Moseby
  • Hannah Grant
  • Israel Grant
  • John Grant, son of William Grant
  • Moses Grant, son of William Grant
  • Rebecca Boone Grant, wife of William Grant
  • Rebecca Boone Grant, daughter of William Grant
  • Squire Grant
  • William Grant, also listed are 3 slaves, Jim, Danberry and Jennie
  • Richard Green
  • (Capt.) Higgason Grubbs
  • (Mrs.) Higgason Grubbs
  • Peter Guerrant
  • Peter Hackett
  • Edward Hall
  • Thomas Hall
  • William Hall
  • Andrew Hamilton
  • James Hamilton
  • John Hamilton
  • Andrew Hana
  • George Hancock
  • Stephen Hancock
  • William Hancock, killed
  • Edward Hand
  • Thomas Hargrove
  • John Harmon
  • John Harper
  • Peter Harper
  • William Harris
  • Ben Harrison
  • John Harrison
  • Edward Harrod
  • Chenoa Hart, married (Col.) John Smith
  • China Hart
  • Cumberland Hart
  • David Hart
  • (Mrs.) David Hart
  • John Hart
  • Kiziah Hart, married Lawrence Thompson
  • Mary Hart
  • Nathaniel Hart, killed by Indians
  • (Mrs.) Nathaniel Hart
  • Nathaniel Hart, Jr.
  • Simpson Hart
  • Susanna Hart, married Isaac Shelby
  • Thomas Hart
  • Thomas Hart
  • John Harvester
  • John Hawiston
  • Elizabeth Hayes, born Jun. 12, 1776, daughter of Susanna Boone and William Hays
  • James Hayes
  • Jemima Hayes, born 31 Aug 1778, daughter of Susanna Boone and William Hayes
  • William Hayes, died 1790
  • (Col.) Richard Henderson
  • John Henderson
  • Nathaniel Henderson
  • Nicholas Henderson
  • Pleasant Henderson
  • Samuel Henderson, married Elizabeth Calloway
  • Frances Holley Hendricks
  • George Hendricks, killed
  • William Hicks
  • (Col.) Richard Hines, killed
  • (Dr.) Hines
  • Joseph Hines
  • Isaac Hite
  • Jesse Hodges, Surveyor
  • James Hogan
  • Richard Hogan
  • William Hoge
  • James Hogg
  • (Capt.) John Holder
  • Frances Holley
  • (Mrs.) Frances Holley
  • (Mrs.) John Holley
  • William Hooton, married Catherine George, Dec. 12, 1796
  • Elizabeth Horn
  • Jeremiah Horn
  • Matthew Horn
  • Benjamin Howard
  • John Howard
  • Margaret Howard
  • Elizabeth Hoy, married John South
  • Parthenia Hoy, married John Dejarnette
  • William Hoy
  • Joseph Hughes
  • Jake Hunter
  • John Hunter
  • Samuel Hunter
  • Harry Innes
  • Christopher Irvine, Jr.
  • Christopher Irvine, Sr. , killed 1786
  • David C. Irvine
  • (Col.) William Irvine
  • John Jackson
  • Joseph Jackson, killed
  • Jonathan Jennings
  • Charles Jockars
  • Andrew Johnson, killed
  • Betsy Johnson
  • Isaac Johnson
  • Rev. Coe or Cove Johnson
  • Robert Johnson
  • William Johnson
  • Jacob Johnston, killed
  • Thomas Johnston
  • Catlett Jones
  • Matthew Jouett
  • Charles Kavanaugh, son of William Kavanaugh
  • William Kavanaugh
  • Beal Kelly
  • Benjamin Kelly, killed
  • John Kelly
  • Joseph Kelly, killed
  • Andrew Kennedy, born Feb. 3, 1764; died Jan. 31, 1825, son of John Kennedy, Sr.; married Agnes Mccreary
  • David Kennedy, born Sep. 21, 1769; died Sep. 21, 1850, son of John Kennedy; married Jane Cox
  • Elizabeth Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy Sr.
  • Jesse Kennedy
  • John Kennedy, Jr.
  • Joseph Kennedy
  • Mary Kennedy, daughter of John Kennedy, Sr.; married Robert Gordon
  • Thomas Kennedy, son of John Sr.; married Agnes Ross, (2) Edna Withers, (3) Elizabeth Miller
  • James Kenny
  • Simon Kenton,*
  • Jonathan Ketcham, killed
  • John Kincaid
  • Thomas Kincaid
  • William Kintley
  • Robert Kirkham
  • Samuel Kirkham
  • John Knox
  • Sam Lackey
  • (Col.) John Ladd
  • Thomas Lanham
  • Charles Lee
  • John Lee
  • Abraham Lewis
  • George Lincoln, killed
  • Nathan Lipscomb, married Nancy Gentry Dec. 25, 1800
  • William Lipscomb, married Elizabeth Smith Oct. 18, 1759
  • Thomas Little
  • Charles Lockhart
  • (Col.) John Logan
  • Samuel Logan
  • Frances Long
  • Joseph Long
  • Lawrence Long
  • (Col.) John P. Luttrell
  • Thomas Luttrell
  • David Lynch
  • William Lynn
  • George Madden
  • James Mankins, killed
  • John Mannen
  • John Martin
  • William Martin
  • Jesse Maupin
  • William Mays
  • George Mcafee
  • Robert Mcafee
  • William Mcafee
  • Moses Mcclure, killed
  • John Mccollum
  • David Mcgee
  • James Mcmillan, Sr.
  • Margaret White Mcmillan
  • Thomas Mcqueen
  • William Mcwhinney, killed
  • George Meriweather
  • Nicholas Meriweather
  • David Miller
  • Thomas Miller
  • William Miller
  • Michael Miras, killed
  • Alex Montgomery
  • John Montgomery
  • Charles Moore
  • John Moore
  • William Moore
  • John Morgan
  • Ralph Morgan
  • William Morgan
  • Jesse Morris
  • William Morris
  • Richard Morrison
  • John Morton, killed
  • Thomas Mosely
  • John Mounce or Mourner
  • Jacob Myers, miss[ing?]
  • Alexander Neeley, killed
  • Edward Nelson
  • (Mrs.) Edward Nelson
  • John Nelson
  • Moses Nelson
  • John Newby
  • Abraham Newland
  • Thomas Noel
  • Jessee Oldham
  • Tyree Oldham, son of Jesse Oldham
  • William Orear
  • Michael Overstreet
  • Claugh Overton
  • Thomas M. Owens
  • John Carkey Owings
  • Richard Patterson
  • William Patterson
  • (Lt.) James Patton
  • James Peake
  • Jesse Peake
  • John Peake
  • Joshua Penix
  • Peter Pennybacker
  • James Perry
  • Richard Peterson
  • Anne Duffey Peyton
  • Yelverton Peyton
  • Anthony Phelps
  • Edwin Phelps, born 1767, died 1846; son of Thomas Phelps
  • Elizabeth Phelps, daughter Thomas Phelps; married Cornelius Lucas
  • George Phelps, son of Thomas Phelps; married Tabitha Simmons
  • Guy Phelps
  • John Phelps
  • Joshua Phelps
  • Josiah Phelps, son of Thomas Phelps
  • Lucy Phelps, sister of Josiah and George; married (Capt.) Brashears
  • Sarah Phelps, daughter of Thomas Phelps; married Cornelius Lucas
  • Thomas Phelps
  • William Phillips
  • John Pittman
  • John Pleakenstalver
  • John Pleck
  • John Pogue
  • William Pogue
  • (Mrs.) William Pogue
  • Samuel Porter
  • Page Portwood
  • Sam Portwood
  • Levin Powell
  • (Capt.) Nicholas Proctor, married Rachel, widow of (Capt.) James Estill
  • James Proctor
  • John Proctor
  • Joseph Proctor
  • Nicholas Proctor, Jr.
  • Rachel Proctor
  • Reuben Proctor
  • Benjamin Quinn
  • James Quinn
  • Thomas Quinn
  • James Quisenberry
  • John Rank, a boy; his father was probably also there
  • Nicholas Ray
  • Alexander Reed
  • John Rice
  • Joseph Rice
  • Samuel Rice
  • (Gen.) Christopher Riffe
  • Fred Ripperdam
  • (Mrs.) Fred Ripperdam
  • Benjamin Roberts
  • David Robinson
  • George Robinson
  • Samuel Robinson, killed
  • William Robinson
  • (Col.) Robert Rodes
  • Pemberton Rollins
  • Ambrose Ross
  • Hugh Ross
  • James Russell
  • Samuel Sanders, killed
  • John Sappington
  • William Scholl, cousin of Daniel Boone
  • James Scott
  • Anderson Searcy
  • Asa Searcy
  • Bartlett Searcy, killed
  • Charles Searcy
  • Reuben Searcy
  • Richard Searcy, Jr.
  • Richard Searcy, Sr.
  • Sam Searcy
  • William Searcy
  • Hugh Sefer
  • David Shelby
  • Isaac Shelby
  • David Shelton
  • Hugh Shields
  • Charles Shirley
  • Katie Shirley
  • Michael Shirley
  • Thomas Shores
  • (Col.) Thomas Slaughter
  • Encoh [Enoch?] Smith
  • George Smith
  • John Smith
  • (Maj.) Wm. Bailey Smith
  • John Snoddy
  • Samuel Snoddy
  • John South, Jr.
  • John South, Sr.
  • (Mrs.) John South
  • Samuel South
  • Thomas South
  • Richard Spurr
  • William Stagge killed
  • Batney Stagner killed
  • John Stapleton
  • Jacob Starnes
  • Joseph Starnes
  • John Stephenson
  • Dudley Stone
  • Michael Stoner, Surveyor and Hunter
  • Jacob Storms
  • Samuel Strode
  • Berue Swearingen
  • Besoni Swearingen
  • Thomas Swearingen
  • Hale Talbott
  • John Tanner
  • John Tate
  • Robert Tate
  • Samuel Tate
  • Edmond Taylor
  • John Taylor, Baptist Preacher
  • Nancy Taylor, wife of Peter Taylor
  • Peter W. Taylor
  • Richard Taylor
  • John Terrell
  • Robert Terrell
  • James Thomas
  • Moses Thomas
  • James Thompson
  • Lawrence Thompson, married Keziah Hart
  • (Col.) John Todd
  • William Tomlinson
  • Gerrett Townsend
  • Joshua Townsend
  • Oswald Townsend, Surveyor
  • Thomas Tribble
  • David Turner
  • John Turner
  • Solomon Turpin
  • William Turpin
  • (Capt.) Thomas Twiddy
  • William Twiddy, killed
  • William Umphrey, killed
  • Benoni Vallandigham
  • Lewis Vallandigham
  • Joel Vassar
  • Richard Wade
  • David V. Walker
  • Felix Walker
  • Joel Walker
  • Robert Walton
  • Isaac Wane
  • Thomas Warren
  • James Warton
  • (Capt.) Charles G. Watkins
  • James Watkins
  • John Webber
  • Walter Welch
  • Richard Wells
  • James Westerville
  • Ambrose White, killed
  • Galen White
  • Uilla? White
  • Robert Whitledge
  • (Capt.) John Whittaker
  • Billy Wilcox
  • Sally Boone Wilcox
  • Daniel Wilcoxon
  • Elizabeth Wilcoxon, daughter of John Wilcoxon; married Benjamin Cutbirth
  • John Wilcoxon, married Sarah Boone
  • Rachel Wilcoxon, daughter of John Wilcoxon; married William Bryant
  • Aletha Anderson Wilkerson
  • John Wilkerson
  • (Mrs.) John Wilkerson
  • Moses Wilkerson
  • Wyate Wilkerson
  • Edward Williams
  • Jarrett Williams
  • John Williams
  • William Williams
  • Moses Wilson
  • John Withers
  • Richard Witledge
  • Adam Woods
  • (Capt.) Archibald Woods
  • John Woods
  • Samuel Woods
  • Samuel Woodson
  • (Capt.) E. Worthington
  • John Wright
  • James Yates
  • Jesse Yocum

Lineage Society

A lineage society exists for the descendants of Boonesborough settlers.

  Society of Boonesborough 
  P.O. Box 226 
  Richmond, KY  40476-0226 

Membership shall be extended to any person who is a citizen of the United States of America and who is a direct lineal descendant of one of the brave pioneers who lived at the settlement known as Boonesborough, sometime between the years of 1775 and 1810. The pioneer ancestor did not have to be a resident of the fort proper, but a member of the group which composed the settlement surrounding the fort and which became known as the town of Boonesborough. The descendant must be eligible through lineal birth, and adopted children are not eligible.

Source: Hereditary Society Listings, S-Z

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