In July, 1997, The Edward Boone Memorial Committee, comprised of Dell (Boone) Ariola, Rochelle Cochran and Russell Ready, was formed for the purpose to restore, preserve and recognize the burial site of Edward Boone. When we first located the old marker (above) that had been placed at this site in the early 1920’s by the Children of the American Revolution, under the direction of the Daughters of the American Revolution, it had fallen over and was so covered with mud, the text was not visible. We had to scrape the mud off it with a stick to see the name on the gravestone. Shortly thereafter, the landowner who had recently bought the property reset the old gravestone and cleaned it, as can be seen by the picture above.
The new owners of the property, located one mile east of County Road 537 in Bourbon County, Kentucky gladly gave us permission and also helped to restore the property and site where Edward and his brother Daniel had stopped to rest their horses on their way back from Blue Licks to their home at Boone’s Station on October 6, 1780. While Edward was sitting on a rock beside the creek, the Indians attacked and killed him. Daniel and the other men buried Edward near the site and beside the creek, under a buckeye tree.
Edward Boone directional marker at the corner of Hiway 537 and See Road in Bourbon County, KY
Hannah Boone & Richard Pennington Memorial Marker
A large memorial marker was placed and dedicated in honor of Hannah Boone, youngest sister of Daniel Boone, at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Park, Tompkinsville, Kentucky on April 26, 2003.
This was in connection with the first Monroe County Heritage Festival. The Boone Society, Inc. contributed toward the project and Ivan Lancaster, who is a member of the Board of Directors, brought greetings from the Society.
Over 100 people attended the Boone Family skit portrayed by descendants in the Meetinghouse and at the roadside dedication. A “First Family” certificate was presented to Nell Truitt, on behalf of the Boone family, due to their early arrival in the area.
Hannah was buried near this place, and her gravestone is located inside the park, where it is a most photographed site. She was born 24 August 17 46 in Pennsylvania, and migrated with her parents, Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone to Rowan County, North Carolina. She first married John Stewart in 1765, and had four daughters, Sarah, Mary, Rachel and Elizabeth Stewart. After he was killed by Indians in Kentucky, she married 1777 Richard Pennington and four more children were born -Joshua, Daniel B., John Stewart and Abigail Pennington.
Richard served his country during the Revolutionary War at Capt. Enoch Osborn’s Fort in Virginia. The Pennington· s settled to the area of Mill Creek in lower Kentucky in 1798. Hannah died there on April 9, 1828. They worshipped at Old Mulkey Meetinghouse.
Directions From Nashville: North of Nashville on 1-65 cross over into Kentucky and take the second exit which should be the Franklin exit. At the exit turn right on Hwy 100. The road has some pretty rough turns but after 60 miles you will come into Tompkinsville. Then follow the signs a couple miles south of town .
DANIEL BOONE AND FRONTIER FAMILIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
This article by: Ken Kamper/Boone Society Board of Directors
Compass, Volume 3 – Number 2, December, 2000:
“After more than a century of less than due recognition, and after some serious damage to the cemetery caused by lack of upkeep and periodical vandalism, the Native Sons of Kansas City, recognizing the importance of Daniel Morgan Boone , took over the role of protecting the cemetery. Some years have passed since the Native Sons of Kansas City first took on the cemetery as their project, and the “project” is finally rounding into a perfect conclusion. The present in-progress effort of the organization is to develop an 8-acre park around and including the cemetery. The park, which will include a walking trail, benches, and historic markers, will be named, ‘Daniel Morgan Boone Memorial Park’. Presently there are two flat on-the-ground grave markers, one for Daniel Morgan Boone, and one for his wife Sarah Griffin Lewis Boone, as well as a larger granite marker that was erected some years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The park will become an important permanent recognition for a man considered by some as the first, or one of the first, of the American frontiersmen to explore American families to settle in what is now Kansas City and settle in what is now Missouri, and as a man who played a major role in Missouri’s early frontier and statehood history. For Kansas City, the park represents a key link in the city’s outstanding heritage, connecting back to any important son of one of America’s most popular legendary figures, as well as to one of the first
On June 17, 2005, the Board of Parks & Recreation and the Native Sons dedicated the park at East 63rd Street and Euclid Avenue in Kansas City.
Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville, NC
Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie Co. NC
Joppa Cemetery is one of the oldest and most historic graveya•·ds in Davie County. The burial grounds contain the graves of Squire and Sarah Boone, parents of Daniel Boone. Daniel Boone lived near Bear Creek during his teens and early twenties.
A North Carolina historical marker notes the spot of the cemetery is located ½ mile west of Mocksville, Davie County, North Carolina on US 601 North. (the Yadkinville Road)
The Boone marker and gate sign at the church in Bradninch, England