|Death: ||Nov. 5, 1784|
Benjamin Boone (Son of George and Mary Boone) was born the 16th of July 1706 and he died on the 14th of October, 1762, in the 57th Year of his Age. Susanna Boone (his Widow) died on the 5th of November, 1784, in the 76th Year of her Age.
Benjamin married twice, first to Ann Farmer 31 October 1726 at Abington, Pennsylvania (marriage is recorded in the Abington Meeting of Quakers); and married 2nd in about 1736 to Susanna Likens/Lycon.
In Benjamin's will he mentions, "Susanna, my dearly beloved wife". The will is signed 5 January 1762, proved 27 October 1762, recorded Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Boone Society has determined Susanna's last name was Likens/Lycon.
As proof of Susanna's last name, we refer to a May 12-13, 1733 land transaction when Andrew Lycon and his wife Anne sold 200 acres at Manatawny, Pennsylvania, to Benjamin Boone of Oley Township, Pennsylvania (Berks County Deeds Book 1, pp. 68-69). We also cite Dr Peter Stebbins Craig, F.A.S.G., who has written the definitive work on "The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware" which was published in 1993 by Studies in Swedish American Genealogy of Winter Park, Florida.
On page 36 of this heavily documented volume, Craig proves the surname of Susanna LIKENS (also spelled LYKINS/LYCAN, etc.), the 2 nd wife of Benjamin Boone, uncle of the frontiersman Daniel Boone. Susanna LIKEN Boone's parents, Andrew LIKEN (Anders LYCON) "and his wife Anne sold 200 acres at Manatawny (now Amity Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, acquired in 1721 from Mans Jonasson (Ander's brother-in-law), to Benjamin Boone of Oley Township….Berks County".
Page 41, Hazel Spraker's book The Boone Family: "When and where Benjamin married the second wife Susanna (surname unknown) has not been learned. It is probable that he married the second time out of the Quaker fold, possibly about 1736. At this time he was in disfavor at Gwynedd Meeting." The minutes give this item: "February 27, 1736, Benjamin Boone has not been spoken to since last Meeting".
This information is taken from:
The First 5 Generations of the George Boone Family
Presented by The Boone Society, Inc.
Updated August 21, 2008
Anders Nilsson Lycon (1670 - 1733)
Benjamin Boone (1706 - 1762)
Mary Anna Boone Huling (1739 - 1822)*
Benjamin Boone (1741 - 1824)*
Samuel Boone (1746 - 1811)*
Dinah Boone Tallman (1749 - 1824)*
Peter Lykins (1704 - 1794)*
Susannah Lycon Boone (1708 - 1784)
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Oct 17, 2010
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