Boone, Squire

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Boone, Squire Gender: M
born on 25 November 1696 Jul.Cal. (5 Dec 1696 greg.) at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Exeter, England, 50n43, 3w31
Timezone LMT m3w31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°27' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 02°38 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°38'


British-American noted family patriarch, the father of Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the famous American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman.

Squire (his first name, not a title) Boone emigrated from the small town of Bradninch, Devon (near Exeter, England) to Pennsylvania in 1713, to join William Penn's colony of dissenters. Squire Boone's parents, George Boone III and Mary Maugridge, followed their son to Pennsylvania in 1717, and in 1720 built a log cabin at Boonecroft.

In 1720, Squire Boone, who worked primarily as a weaver and a blacksmith, married Sarah Morgan (1700–1777). Sarah's family were Quakers from Wales, and had settled in 1708 in the area which became Towamencin Township of Montgomery County. In 1731, the Boones moved to the Oley Valley, near the modern city of Reading. There they built a log cabin, partially preserved today as the Daniel Boone Homestead. Daniel Boone was born there, the sixth of eleven children.

In Daniel Boone's youth, his family became a source of controversy in the local Quaker community when two of the oldest children married outside the endogamous community, in present-day Lower Gwynedd Township, Pennsylvania. In 1742, Squire Boone and his wife were compelled to publicly apologize after their eldest child, Sarah, married John Willcockson, a "worldling" (non-Quaker). Because the young couple had "kept company", they were considered "married without benefit of clergy". When the Boones' oldest son Israel married a "worldling" in 1747, Squire Boone stood by him. Both men were expelled from the Quakers; Boone's wife continued to attend monthly meetings with their younger children.

In 1750, Squire Boone sold his land and moved the family to North Carolina. Daniel Boone did not attend church again. He identified as a Christian and had all of his children baptized. The Boones eventually settled on the Yadkin River, in what is now Davie County, about two miles (3 km) west of Mocksville.

Squire Boone died on 2 January 1765, aged 68, and was buried in Joppa Cemetery in Mocksville, North Carolina.

Link to Daniel Boone: Youth


  • parent->child relationship with Boone, Daniel (born 22 October 1734 Jul.Cal. (2 Nov 1734 greg.))


  • Relationship : Marriage 13 July 1720 Jul.Cal. (24 July 1720 greg.) (Sarah Morgan)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "BOONE GENEALOGY Written by James Boone, March 1788" transcribed in "Boone Records" by J. D. Bryan, Register of Kentucky State Historical Society, Vol. 28, No. 85 (Oct. 1930), pp. 348-366: "Squire Boone, son of George and Mary Boone was born on the 4th day of the week, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the forenoon on the 25th of November 1696" (p. 348).

This date Old Style was a Wednesday, New Style was a Sunday. Birth place of Bradninch is near Exeter.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (44 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Nine)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Son, Daniel Boone)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Crafts (Weaver)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Other Vocation Misc. (Blacksmith)