Samuel Boone Sr.

Samuel Boone Sr.

Chalfont, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1808 (aged 79–80)
Athens, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Athens, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 8319146 · View Source
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Samuel Boone was born near Chalfont, New Britain Twp, Bucks Co., PA, to Squire Boone & Sarah Morgan.

Samuel married Sarah Day in PA in 1757.

Hannah Boone b: AFT 1748 in North Carolina

Elizabeth Boone b: ABT 1752 in Madison Co., Kentucky

Samuel Boone b: 21 MAR 1758 in Yadkin, Rowan Co., North Carolina

Squire Boone b: 13 OCT 1760 in South Carolina

Sarah Boone b: 24 NOV 1763 in North Carolina

Levi Boone b: 1766 in Rowan Co., North Carolina

Mary "Polly" Boone b: 7 MAR 1766 in North Carolina

Rebecca Boone b: 30 APR 1767 in Rowan Co., North Carolina

Thomas Boone b: 1768 in Rowan Co., North Carolina

He died near Athens, Fayette Co., KY, at the age of 80; his body was interred 1816 at this historical site (Boone's Station Farm).

He died near Athens, KY.


"A History of Boone's Creek Baptist Church:" by Tim Capps, Unpublished Work. All rights reserved. 1998:

Samuel and Sarah Day Boone and their children were among the charter members of Boone's Creek Baptist Church.


There may be some confusion between Samuel Boone, son of Squire and Sarah Morgan, and Samuel's son, also named Samuel Boone. In the Revolutionary War Pension Records is a record for Samuel Boone (Pension #S.1168, filed in Kentucky by Samuel Boone). In his first Pension Application Samuel tells that when his father was drafted in Camden, South Carolina, into the Revolutionary War, Samuel's son went as a substitute for his father. His father was again drafted and son Samuel served for his father again. Samuel states in his Pension application that he was born on 21 March 1758 on the Yadkin River in North Carolina. He also says that when his father was drafted the family was living on the Congaree River near Camden, South Carolina. Samuel mentions his four sisters: Elizabeth White, Rebecca Jones, Sarah Montgomery and Mary Bradley. In 1832, when the pension was filed, Sarah lived in Ohio and Mary lived in Missouri. Elizabeth and Rebecca gave affidavits, so they may have been living in Kentucky where Samuel was living. His neighbors who knew him were: William Morton, Captain John Morton, Dennis Bradley, William Berkley, John Hampton, Jesse Fishback and Hubbard Taylor. They could all testify to his Revolutionary War service. William Morton was a clergyman living in Winchester; William Bradley was living also in Clark County. They both subscribed for Samuel Boone. Samuel M. Taylor, Clerk of Clark County Circuit Court certified the testimonies of the two men and the testimony of Samuel Boone on 2 October 1832. On 17 March 1834 Samuel Boone went to Fayette County, Kentucky Court to have his pension increased. He was then a resident of Fayette County. When he filed the first time he was unaware that he should have received credit for his service against the Indians in the Western country, so he did not put the following details into his first application: When he was discharged in South Carolina, he heard that "his uncle Daniel Boone was raising a company in North Carolina to march to Kentucky.” He went to Rowan County where Colonel Boone was raising his company and entered it as a volunteer." On 15 September 1779 they marched on Boonesborough, arriving in October 1779. The next day after his arrival "he was ordered to Bryants, near Lexington" to protect the families there. His unit was commanded by William Hays. They immediately constructed a station called Bryant's Station, which they completed in the Spring of 1780. In that spring one of the men in the company was killed by Indians, who stole nearly all the horses. Samuel helped erect all the buildings there and remained in the garrison until October 1780, when orders were received by Col. Boone to reinforce Boone' s Station. He remained at Boone's Station until Spring 1781, when he was sent with others under the command of Captain Hays to aid in building canoes for General Clark's army and to convey corn to him at the falls of the Ohio. After he did this he returned to the fort at Boone's Station where he remained defending the fort until April 1782. He was then ordered to Strode's Station by Col. Boone and was under the command of Capt. John Contant at Strode's Station. At the request of Contant he and Andrew Rule volunteered as spies and served for thirty days. He then returned to Boone's Station where he remained until the middle of June. He then served as a spy for thirty days under the command of Capt. James Stevenson. He ranged the country from the Licking River to Big Bone Lick and after the thirty days he returned to the station. On the 2nd of August he was detached under the command of Major John Holder in pursuit of a party of Indians, who had taken two boys named Jones Hoy, son of Major Hoy, and John Calloway, son of Colonel Richard Calloway. They overtook the Indians at the upper Blue Licks and in the battle that happened there they were defeated and returned to Boonesborough. There he remained and in a few days the wounded from the battle of the Lower Blue Licks were brought in and he aided in caring for them. He remained in the garrison until the close of the Revolutionary War in April 1783. He swore that he served in Kentucky for over three years. His statements about his Kentucky service were swore to by Oswald Townsend and Rebecca Jones in open Court in Fayette County, Kentucky, and accepted for an increase in his pension on 7 March 1834. The pension amount was doubled from $44 to $88 and Signed by Harry I. Bodley, Clerk of Circuit Court, Fayette County, Kentucky. I cannot find a death date for this Samuel Boone but one source said about 1840. This entire account may also explain the confusion with the two Rebeccas.

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