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In memory of Jonathan Boone, my Paternal 7th Great-Grandfather on the DANIELS branch.


  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 February 2019), memorial page for Jonathan Boone (6 Oct 1730–1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8117791, citing French Cemetery, Pike County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).

  • Wikipedia article "Daniel Boone Homestead" [Link].

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Jonathan Boone

Brother of the famous pioneer, Daniel Boone

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1730 Oct 6

Exeter, Berks County, Pennsylvania



Rowan County, North Carolina (possibly)




Mount Carmel, Wabash, Illinois

French Cemetery

Milton, Pike County, Illinois


Jonathan Boone was born in Exeter Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 1730. He married first to Mary Nancy Carter in 1750 and second to Elizabeth Dagley in 1798. The following information was provided on Findagrave pertaining to Squire Boone (credit and thanks to Roy A. Piercy):

"He was born in Exeter Township, Berks County, PA. I have a scan of the transcribed Boone birth records from the book "Pennsylvania Births Berks County 1710-1780" by John T Humphrey, page 36.

(4) Jonathan BOONE, See SPRAKER p60-61 for details and ROCKENFIELD p389 b 17 Dec 1730 New Britain Twp, Bucks Co, PA d 1808 Mt Carmel, Wabash Co, IL bur French Cem at Milton, Wabash Co, IL. m1 Mary CARTER b 1732 prob Cecil Co, MD d Rowan Co, NC. death date of Mary not known, however her last child Daniel was b 1775 so it was after that date. Jonathan then m Elizabeth DAGLEY 23 July 1798.
In an excerpt from a letter to Lyman Draper in Aug 1858 by Enoch M. Boone (son of Squire Boone Jr. & a nephew of Daniel Boone):

"Jonathan BOONE – came early to Kentucky – remembers him at Squire Boone’s Station as early as 1783, and tended Squire Boone’s Mill. After a few years settled on Green River and after living there several years then settled at the Big Falls of the Wabash (near Mt. Carmel, Wabash Co) on the Illinois side, not more than 15 miles if that, above the mouth of the Wabash where he built a mill. There he died about 1808 – don’t know where his wife died, or how old he was. Left several daughters … and three sons, John, Joseph and Daniel." - SOURCE: The Boone Society


Some interesting history of the Boone family can be found here in a post by another researcher.


Jonathan Boone & Mary Nancy Carter were the parents of my ancestor,

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