Boone, Daniel, 1734-1820

Alternative names
Birth 1734-10-22
Death 1820-09-26

Biographical notes:

Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was a pioneer land settler, Indian fighter and he served in military and political positions in Kentucky. At the time this letter was written, he was on the verge of losing his many tracts of land because the titles were improperly entered.

From the description of Letter : to Charles Yanc[e]y, Luecy [i.e. Louisa] County, 1785 May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122602570

Indian fighter and scout.

From the description of Daniel Boone papers, 1781-1799. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451010

Explorer and pioneer.

From the description of Daniel Boone : miscellaneous papers, 1774-1928. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 46727250

American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the U.S. Jacob I. Cohen was a land speculator and slaveowner who hired Boone, the "noted Kentucky pioneer and Indian fighter," to survey his land.

From the description of Daniel Boone papers, 1781 and 1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 731432595

Kentucky and Missouri pioneer.

Moving in 1783 to Limestone (Maysville), Mason County, Kentucky, Boone operated a tavern, bought and sold general merchandise, and traded horses in addition to speculating in land and locating and surveying plats for others. Surveying without proper training or tools, Boone's results were frequently faulty, leading to lawsuits against him. Also, Boone's testimony was often required in other suits regarding lands he had surveyed. Legal entanglements persisted until the Boone family departed for Missouri in Sept., 1799.

From the description of Mason County state of Kentucky : the deposition of Daniel Boon [sic], 1799 Mar. 19. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 36374596


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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Surveyors--Mason County--History--18th century--Sources
  • Petitions
  • Actions and defenses
  • Surveying
  • Surveys
  • Land settlement
  • Slaveholders
  • Louisiana Purchase
  • Land use surveys
  • Land titles
  • Pioneers--Correspondence
  • Real property--History--18th century--Sources
  • Maps
  • Land titles--Registration and transfer
  • Land tenure
  • Manuscripts, American


  • Indian fighters
  • Scouts


  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Louisa County (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Kentucky--Mason County (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Louisa County (Va.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Fayette County (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Mason County (Ky.) (as recorded)