Is your surname Boone?

Research the Boone family

John Boone's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


John Boone

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, England
Death: October 11, 1785 (84)
Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania
Place of Burial: Friends Burial Ground, Exeter MH, Exeter TWP, Berks Co., PA
Immediate Family:

Son of George Boone, III and Mary Milton Boone
Husband of never married
Brother of George Boone, IV; Sarah Stover; Mary Boone, Died Young; Squire Maugridge Boone, I; Mary Polly Boone and 7 others
Half brother of Squire Boone, Sr.

Occupation: School Teacher, Teacher, Schoolteacher, School Teacher (he preserved the family births and deaths and passed down to nephew, James), school teacher, Never married, School teacher, schoolteacher (single)
Managed by: Loris Joy Matheny
Last Updated:

About John Boone

John Boone was a school teacher and the first to keep track of the family line. He was born on 3 January 1700/1 at Bradninch, Devon, England. He was the son of George Boone III and Mary Maugridge. John Boone died on 10 October 1785 at age 84.

John Boone did not marry. John is a key figure of any story of the early Boones because of the family records which he preserved and passesd on to his nephew, James Boone, who compiled them into the Old Boone Genealogy from which most of the early records of the Boone family are obtained.

He was sometimes referred to as "John Boone, Sr., to distinguish him from John Boone, son of James Boone, author of the Genealogy that serves as a basis for all Boone genealogical studies.

Document owned by the Boone Society:

"1701 John ye son of George Boone baptized January ye 30th" He was a school teacher and it was he who preserved the family births and deaths and passed it on to his nephew James (son of James & Mary) who wrote the Old James Boone Genealogy, and quoted here:

“JOHN BOONE, Senior (Note: called “Senior” by James Boone, because James also had a son named John, called John, Junior.) John Boone Senior, (the third Son of George & Mary Boone) was born in the Town of Bradninch, in Devonshire in Old-England on the Seventh Day of the Week, about 10 or 11 o’clock in the Forenoon, on the 3 January 1701-2, Old-Stile, or A. D. 1702 January 14, New Stile. And he departed this Life on the 10th Day of October 1785, on the Second Day of the Week, Sixteen Minutes after Midnight, in the 84th Year of his Age (being the oldest of our Name & Family, that we have heard of ); and was decently interred in Friends Burial Ground at Exeter the next Day. He (with his Parents, etc.) left Great-Britain in the 16th Year of his Age, and lived exactly 68 years here (in North-America) from the Day he landed at Philadelphia. He lived only 5 Weeks and 4 Days after the Decease of his Brother James. N.B. All of our Relations of the Name of Boone, who were living after 1785 October 10, are American born, as far as we know.” (Hazel Spraker in her book, “Our Boone Family,” indicated John Boone never married.)

Links to additional material

view all 18

John Boone's Timeline

January 14, 1701
Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, England
January 30, 1701
January 30, 1701
Bradninch, Devonshire, England
October 11, 1785
Age 84
Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania
October 11, 1785
Age 84
Friends Burial Ground, Exeter MH, Exeter TWP, Berks Co., PA
March 8, 1932
Age 84
April 28, 1933
Age 84
October 8, 1957
Age 84
Bradninch Cemetery, Bradninch, Exeter, Devonshire, ENGLAND