Monday, September 11, 2017

In Memory of Those We Lost on 9/11

In memory of those we lost on 9/11 in the Twin Towers...we will not forget.

Siege of Boonesborough

The Siege of Fort Boonesborough

Daniel Boone National Forest

Fess Parker at the opening of the Daniel Boone National Forest...back in the day!

The Boone Family!!!

The Boone Family

Daniel Boone - A Historical Timeline

Daniel Boone - A Historical Timeline

1734:  The birth of Daniel Boone on Oct 22, the sixth child of Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone.  He was born in a region called Oley, in Philadelphia County (now Berks County), Pennsylvania, approximately six miles east of present Reading, Pennsylvania.   Daniel’s birth was two years after the birth of George Washington and nine years before the birth of Thomas Jefferson, all three became famous and all three knew each other personally.

1739:  Rebecca Bryan, the future wife of Daniel Boone was born Jan 9th.  She was the daughter of Joseph Bryan.   Her mother’s name is not known but has been stated without proof as Hester Simpson.  Her mother died shortly after Rebecca was born.

1748:  The grandparents of Rebecca Bryan, Morgan and Martha (Strode) Bryan, moved with their grown family from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, to the backwoods of Rowan/Davie county in the west-central part of North Carolina, just above the forks of the Yadkin River.  Rebecca’s father remained in Virginia.

1750:  The Boones left Pennsylvania, visiting along the way while traveling through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, on their way south to the forks of the Yadkin River in the western back country of North Carolina.

1755:  Daniel Boone served as a teamster, driving supplies by wagon for the North Carolina militia.  North Carolina Governor Arthur Dobbs' son Edward Brice Dobbs led the unit of militia in support of General Edward Braddock’s unsuccessful attempt to take Fort Duquesne from the French.  The fort was located at present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1756:  Daniel Boone married Rebecca Bryan Aug 14th.

1759:  Israel, the second child of Daniel and Rebecca was born Jan 25th.

1762:  Jemima, the fourth child of Daniel and Rebecca was born Oct 4th.

1769:  Boone blazed the first known trail from North Carolina into eastern Tennessee, on his way to Kentucky with five other men, including his brother-in-law John Stewart, to hunt and explore in Kentucky.  He would remain two years in Kentucky before returning home.

1769:  Daniel and his brother-in-law John Stewart were captured twice by Indians, being set free the first time, and escaping the second time.

1770:  John Stewart disappeared while hunting.  Five years later his body was found in a hollow tree where he had hid after begin shot by Indians.   Daniel’s brother Squire had arrived in Kentucky with a friend Alexander Neely.  Squire had brought ammunition and other supplies, and after hunting for a time with Daniel, returned to home with the furs that had been obtained.  He returned later to Daniel with additional supplies.

1773:  Daniel and friends, including Colonel William Russell, made the first attempt to settle Kentucky. Indians attacked part of the party, killing the Boone's son James and five other men, and as a result the party returned to the settlements.

1774:  Lord Dunmore’s War broke out at the Battle of Point Pleasant.  Daniel was commissioned a Lieutenant and then a Captain, and put in charge of three forts along the Clinch River in southwest Virginia.

1775:  Daniel led the cutting of the Wilderness Trail from Tennessee to site of Fort Boonesborough along the Kentucky River. The Wilderness Trail became the main route used for white settlement in Kentucky.

1775:  Daniel moved his family to Fort Boonesborough.

1776:  Daughter Jemima was captured by Indians with two other girls, Betsy and Fanny Callaway, and was rescued two days later, mainly through Daniel’s knowledge of the wilderness and his understanding of the ways of Indians.

1778:  Daniel Boone was captured by the Shawnee and adopted by Chief Blackfish. Boone escaped after five months with the Shawnee.

1779:  After his escape, and subsequent defense during he siege of Fort Boonesborough, Daniel went to North Carolina to retrieve his family.  Upon their return he established a new fort called Boone’s Station near what is now Athens, Kentucky.

1798:  Daniel had been losing most of his property in Kentucky.  While Kentucky was earlier part of Virginia, the Virginia legislature had accommodated influential land grabbers by enacting laws that resulted in land taxes and revisions to the survey laws.  The result was that Daniel had to sell some of his land for taxes while the rest was taken away through disputed land claims.

1799:  Daniel Boone and his family and some friends moved from Kentucky to Spanish Louisiana, where they all received Spanish Land Grants.  Daniel received a Spanish Land Grant for 1000 arpents, equivalent to 850 acres.

1813:  Rebecca Boone died at daughter Jemima Boone Callaway's home near the village of Charette (near present day Marthasville).   She was buried in the Bryan Cemetery nearby.

1820:  Daniel Boone died at the stone house of his son Nathan, near Defiance. The stone house still stands and is open to the public.

Old Yeller - Best Doggone Dog in the West

Dan'l & Mingo

Daniel & Mingo, our favorite dynamic duo from the 1960s!


Robert F. Logan, Jr. (born May 29, 1941) appeared in numerous films and television programs.  After appearing as Jericho on the Daniel Boone TV show, he starred in a successful series of family adventure movies in the 1970s, the family-oriented films known as the Wilderness Family film series.
From 1961 to 1963, Logan played J.R. Hale, the young valet parking attendant on ABC's 77 Sunset Strip. Logan succeeded the previous attendant, Kookie, played by Edward Byrnes, who in the story line became a full-fledged investigator. We remember him well from 1965-1966, playing the part of Jericho Jones on NBC's Daniel Boone.  Check out some of the other shows he was involved in.

Partial filmography

Israel The Prankster

Looks like another one of Israel's practical jokes is about to happen.  What is Israel about to do to a sleeping & unsuspecting Jericho?