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Descendants of Gregory Boon

Generation No.7

1. REV BENJAMINE7 BOONE (JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born 1749 in Rowan County,North Carolina, and died 1836 in Lincoln County,Tennessee. He married (1) REBECCA DAVIS. She was born in Mississippi. He married (2) MARY WILSON February 25, 1783 in Rowan County,NC, daughter of JOHN WILSON. She was born 1765, and died 1823 in Tennessee.

Notes for REV BENJAMINE BOONE:

A Baptist Preacher and also fought in the American Revolutionary War In 1922, Hazel Atterbury Spraker wrote The Boone Family published by Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont. In the section of the book "Families of Undermined Connections", her first family is that of Benjamin Boone.

Spraker wrote the following:

"BENJAMIN BOONE (Elder) was born in North Carolina about 1760; died in Tennessee about 1837-40; married 1st, Mary Wilson; 2nd Rebecca Davis. It is thought that Benjamin was a son of John or Jonathan Boone and wife Elizabeth Dagley. Tradition points strongly towards this being Jonathan, the brother of Daniel Boone. Benjamin Boone had a sister Sarah (Sally) Boone, who married John Frost, grandson of General John Frost of the Revolution. Sarah's grandson, Elder John Ebenezer Frost, recorded that she (Sarah) was a niece of Daniel Boone."

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Most Boone researchers over the years have relied on this statement in their research of this line. Of late, a new source have been put forth which better clarifies the lineage of Benjamin Boone. In 1964, Wright W. Frost published "The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee". In his book he not only has good information for Frost descendants, but provides a great deal of background for their allied Boone family. Not wanting to infringe on Mr. Frost's hard work, we will not present much of his work here. We would like to state that he has done an excellent job of proving Benjamin Boone is the son of John Boone and inturn provides great details to show that John Boone is the son of Benjamin Boone and his first wife Ann Farmer.

We do want to quote one passage from his book:

"Anyone interested in additional information on any of the Reverend Benjamin Boone's children is referred to The Boone Family, by Mrs. Hazel Spraker, Pages 471-475, with the caution that one of the introductory paragraphs is in conflict with considerable documentation. Mrs. Spraker accepted an erroneous report from the writer's great-grandfather, Elder John Ebenezer Frost, that John Frost married Sarah (Sally) Boone. As pointed out in the Captain John Frost section of Chapter I, a number of indisputable records confirm the marriage of John Frost to Rebecca Boone, daughter of John and Rebecca Boone. John Frost was a captain in the War of 1812 and not a general in the Revolution."

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Special "Thanks" goes to cousin Johnabeth Frost for informing us about this wonderful book.

oldest child of John and Rebecca Boone, became a Baptist preacher. He married Mary Wilson, daughter of John Wilson. After the final settlement of John Boone's estate in 1809, the Reverend Benjamin Boone with all his family, except Sarah, who had already married John Donaldson moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky. By 1812 the family had moved to Bedford or Lincoln County, Tennessee. On December 10, of that year, two of Benjamin and Mary Wilson Boone's sons, James and William, enlisted in Bedford County for service in the War of 1812. The Reverend Benjamin Boone and his family settled in Lincoln County, near Booneville, which was named for them. He preached at the Forks Mulberry Baptist Church, now the Mulberry Baptist Church, which is said to have been the first Baptist church in Lincoln County. Mary Wilson Boone died November 6, 1823, according to a newspaper account of the day. Later the Reverend Benjamin Boone married Rebecca Davis, of Mississippi. The time of his death and the place of his burial are not known; but it is thought that he died in Lincoln County, Tennessee, in 1836.

Children of BENJAMINE BOONE and MARY WILSON are:

i. SARAH8 BOONE, b. December 13, 1783, North Carolina; d. January 04, 1867, Bedford County,Tn; m. JOHN DONALDSON; b. Iredel Co,NC.

2. ii. JOHN WILSON BOONE, b. October 01, 1786, North Carolina; d. 1828, Missouri.

3. iii. JAMES MONROE BOONE, b. December 12, 1788, North Carolina; d. 1856, Washington county,Ar.

4. iv. WILLIAM BOONE, b. December 12, 1790, North Carolina; d. June 09, 1854, Flatt Creek, Tn.

5. v. REUBEN HOLMAN BOONE, b. September 09, 1792, North Carolina; d. Rienzi,Ms.

vi. MARY BOONE, b. January 01, 1797; d. Bef. 1850; m. LEMUEL BROADWAY.

6. vii. SAMUEL BOONE, b. October 06, 1801, Somerville,Tn; d. March 22, 1860, Sampson County,NC.

7. viii. RHODA MARGARET BOONE, b. November 17, 1803, Tennessee; d. April 23, 1846.

ix. NOAH WEBSTER BOONE, b. August 30, 1807, Rowan County,North Carolina; d. July 07, 1860, Rolla, Missouri; m. MINERVA JANE TRAMMEL.

x. REBECCA BOONE.

Notes for REBECCA BOONE: died in infancy

xi. DANIEL BOONE.

Generation No. 8

2. JOHN WILSON8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born October 01, 1786 in North Carolina, and died 1828 in Missouri. He married CENAR MOORE in St Charles,Missouri, daughter of MAJOR ZACHARIAH MOORE. She was born Abt. 1790, and died in Missouri.

Children of JOHN BOONE and CENAR MOORE are:

i. SALLY DONALDSON9 BOONE, m. RICHARD E BRUMFIELD.

ii. BENJAMIN ZACHARIAH BOONE, m. SARAH.

iii. CAROLINE BOONE, m. CHARLES F STAMP.

iv. EMILY BOONE, m. THOMAS PRESTON SCOTT.

v. THOMAS MOORE BOONE, m. FRANCES LOUISE MONTAGUE.

vi. ALICE JANE BOONE, m. MD E PARKER TONY.

vii. JAMES BOONE, b. 1823, Missouri; d. 1873; m. CAROLINE HOPKINS; b. 1824, Missouri; d. 1901.

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3. JAMES MONROE8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born December 12, 1788 in North Carolina, and died 1856 in Washington county,Ar. He married SOPHIA SMITH September 01, 1825 in Murfreesboro,Tn. She was born February 04, 1808, and died May 22, 1835 in Elkins,Ar.

Notes for JAMES MONROE BOONE:

James and his younger brother, William, joined the Army in 1812 and fought the British under General Andrew Jackson. After the war, James studied medicine and became a physician in Tennessee.

Dr. James Monroe Boone moved from Tennessee to Washington Co., ARK in 1830. He was one of the first physicians in the county. He owned a huge area of the White River valley which he farmed with the help of his slaves. He built a fine two-story brick home where the family lived comfortably.

In 1835, his wife Sophia died at age 27, and his 3 year old daughter Cornelia died of Scarlet Fever later that summer.

In 1836, James was elected to the Constitutional Convention which framed the first Constitution of Arkansas. He was also a Representative in the First Legislature of the state which sat in Little Rock on Sept. 12, 1836. After that, he declined futher public office and turned his attention to his motherless children, his medical practice, and his farm.

In 1854, he freed all his slaves and paid them to work, and furnished houses for their families. He sold some of his land and was moderately self- sufficient with the help of his former slaves.

James was home alone in May of 1856, except for his housekeeper "Aunt Thursey" and her husband, "Uncle Edmund", when he heard a commotion at the west door and went to investigate. He was surprised to see two of his former slaves, Anthony and Aaron, with Randall, who belonged to his neighbor and brother-in-law, David Wilson Williams. The men told him they had come for his money, and he refused them. They beat him to the porch floor with wooden clubs and left him for dead. He was able to tell his housekeeper and her husband the names of his attackers before he died on June 11.

The negroes confessed, were brought to trial in July, and Randall was found guilty of first degree murder and hanged. Anthony and Aaron were accomplices, so they were discharged. Dr. Boone's sons, Ben and Lafayette, hung the two killers on a tree between the Boone farm and Fayetteville.

(Courtesy of Tonja Cunningham)

Sources for this information have come from various state archives (census records, vital records, etc.) and the many people who have researched their own family history who are linked to the Boone family. Without their help this would not have been possible.

Children of JAMES BOONE and SOPHIA SMITH are:

i. DANIEL THALES BEYA9 BOONE, b. September 24, 1826, Tennessee; d. August 28, 1910, Austin,Texas; m. ANNA ELIZA HAYDEN TRAMMEL, September 14, 1848, Washington Co., AR.

Notes for DANIEL THALES BEYA BOONE:

Daniel T. and "Analiza" moved to Seymour, Baylor Co., Texas after the Civil War with their children. He served in the Confederate Army, in Olivers Co., Maxey's Regiment. He died at the Texas Confederate Home for Men at the age of 84 years.

Sources for this information have come from various state archives (census records, vital records, etc.) and the many people who have researched their own family history who are linked to the Boone family. Without their help this would not have been possible.

ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOONE, b. December 29, 1828, Lincoln County,Tennessee; d. March 01, 1862, Arkansas; m. SUSAN ANN ROBERSON, November 25, 1852, Washington Co., AR.

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOONE:

Benjamin was a graduate of the Louisville Law School and passed his bar exams in 1851 in New York City at the age of 23. He was considered one of the leading attorneys in Arkansas, and represented Washington County in the State Legislature for three sessions. He was a leading member of the I.O.O.F., a staunch Democrat, and a Baptist. He joined the Yell Rangers under General Ben McCulloch before the war; they engaged in spying for the Confederate cause. He enlisted in Colonel Brooks' 20th regiment of Arkansas Militia, rose to 1st Lieutenant, then Captain, before being appointed as its Judge Advocate.

In the battle of Prairie Grove on Dec. 7, 1862, he was hit in the thigh by a cannonball which shattered the bone. He lived for three months, suffering excruciating pain. He died on March 1, 1863, less than 50 miles from his home and family.

iii. EULAR BERNOULLI BOONE, b. August 31, 1831, Elkins,Ar; d. 1860, Neosha,Mo; m. MARY B JONES, Abt. 1855.

iv. CORNELIA VENTURIA BOONE, b. Abt. 1832, Elkins,Ar; d. August 18, 1835, Elkins,Ar.

v. LAFAYETTE BOONE, b. 1834, Elkins,Ar; d. August 09, 1900, Fayetteville,Washington County,Ar; m. NANCY ADELINE SKELTON, November 17, 1864, Fayetteville,Washington County,Ar.

Notes for LAFAYETTE BOONE:

"Lafe" graduated from the Louisville Law School and became a well known and respected lawyer. He also fought in the Battle of Prairie Grove and was seriously wounded, becoming crippled for life. He was buried at the Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, ARK.

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4. WILLIAM8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born December 12, 1790 in North Carolina, and died June 09, 1854 in Flatt Creek, Tn. He married (1) SALLIE HOWARD, daughter of WILLIAM HOWARD and MARY STEPHENS. She was born December 29, 1803 in North Carolina, and died January 13, 1843 in Flatt Creek,TN. He married (2) MARGARET MOORE.

Notes for WILLIAM BOONE:

William fought in the War of 1812. William and his older brother, James Monroe Boone enlisted on December 10, 1812 and fought under Andrew Jackson. After the war, the two brothers moved to Washington County, Arkansas in 1830. After a few years, William 'Billy' moved back to Tennessee where he died in 1854. (see notes for James Monroe Boone and William Boone (b. 1853).1,2,3,4,5

Children of WILLIAM BOONE and SALLIE HOWARD are:

i. HOWARD9 BOONE, b. December 22, 1824, Flat Creek,Bedford County,Tn; d. August 03, 1883, Azle,Tarrent County,Tx; m. SARAH ELIZABETH FLOYD, November 14, 1844, Flat Creek,Bedford County,Tn.

ii. POLLY BOONE, b. June 03, 1826, Tennessee; d. January 23, 1894, Fayetteville,Washington County,Ar; m. THOMAS WRIGHT FROST, April 23, 1843.

iii. RHODA BOONE, b. May 19, 1828, Tennessee; d. January 09, 1887, Bedford County,Tn; m. WILLIAM J SHOFNER.

Notes for RHODA BOONE:

For information on children see "The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee" by Wright W. Frost, 1964.

iv. BENJAMIN BOONE, b. March 02, 1830, Tennessee; m. SARAH JANE PARKER.

Notes for BENJAMIN BOONE:

For information on children see "The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee" by Wright W. Frost, 1964.

v. FANER BOONE, b. December 24, 1831, Tennessee; m. (1) LYON; m. (2) DR. WILLIAM D FROST.

Notes for FANER BOONE:

For information on children see "The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee" by Wright W. Frost, 1964.

vi. SARAH DONALDSON BOONE, b. September 22, 1833, Tennessee; m. SAMUEL PINKNEY PITTMAN.

vii. JAMES BOONE, b. July 31, 1835, Tennessee; d. November 13, 1835, Tennessee.

viii. REBECCA BOONE, b. November 16, 1836, Tennessee; d. September 25, 1885, Tennessee; m. REV. FRANK ELIJAH LACEY.

Notes for REBECCA BOONE:

For information on children see "The Frosts and Related Families of Bedford County, Tennessee" by Wright W. Frost, 1964.

ix. CENER BOONE, b. March 14, 1839, Flatt Creek,Bedford County,TN; d. December 01, 1860, Hempstead,Ar; m. JOSEPH HOLCOMB.

Notes for CENER BOONE: Had one son

x. VIVIANIA BOONE, b. October 01, 1841, Tennessee; d. October 24, 1841, Tennessee.

xi. MAJOR DANIEL BOONE, b. December 28, 1842, Tn; d. Arkansas; m. MILLY DODSON.

Notes for MAJOR DANIEL BOONE: Major Daniel Boone and wife Milly had a large family, but names are unknown.

This 'Daniel' Boone began Cane Hill College in Arkansas. William Boone, grandson of William Boone and Sallie Howard attended 'his Uncle's college', for six years. The college was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterians in 1834 so it is assumed that Major Daniel Boon was a Presbyterian!1

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5. REUBEN HOLMAN8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born September 09, 1792 in North Carolina, and died in Rienzi,Ms. He married FINETTA REESE in Fayetteville,Tennessee.

Notes for REUBEN HOLMAN BOONE: Moved to Rienzi, MS after 1831.

Children of REUBEN BOONE and FINETTA REESE are:

i. MARY LEFTWICH9 BOONE, b. December 19, 1817, Lincoln County,Tennessee; m. CHARLES WESLEY WILLIAMS.

ii. WILLIAM HOLMAN HARRISON BOONE, b. November 23, 1819, Lincoln County,Tennessee; m. ELIZABETH WADE.

iii. FRANCIS MARION BOONE, b. January 09, 1822, Lincoln County,Tennessee; m. URSURLA SOPHRONIA PATTON.

iv. JOHN DONALDSON BOONE, b. January 09, 1825, Lincoln County,Tennessee.

v. JORDAN R BOONE, b. May 05, 1827, Lincoln County,Tennessee; d. May 16, 1847.

vi. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOONE, b. May 19, 1829, Lincoln County,Tennessee; m. MARY E MITCHELL.

vii. BOSLEY BARRY BOONE, b. April 06, 1831, Lincoln County,Tennessee; m. (1) LOU M PETTY; m. (2) CATHERINE PETTY.

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6. SAMUEL8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born October 06, 1801 in Somerville,Tn, and died March 22, 1860 in Sampson County,NC. He married (1) PEGGY MARGARET VANN, daughter of ENOCH VANN and REBECCA TATUM. She was born Abt. 1819 in North Carolina. He married (2) CYNTHIA CARRIGER, daughter of NICHOLAS CARRIGER and CATHERINE. She was born April 20, 1802.

Notes for PEGGY MARGARET VANN: of Sampson or Duplin County,NC

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Children of SAMUEL BOONE and MARGARET VANN are:

i. CATHERINE ELIZA9 BOONE, m. WILLIAM MORRIS SUTTON, 1855; b. Abt. 1844, Sampson County,NC; d. April 19, 1913, Duplin County,NC.

Notes for WILLIAM MORRIS SUTTON: He was in the Civil War

ii. JERRY BOONE.

iii. JOHNNIE BOONE.

iv. SYLVESTER BOONE.

v. WILLIAM BOONE.

vi. ALLEN BOONE.

vii. MARY BOONE.

viii. MARTHA BOONE.

ix. LISSIE BOONE.

x. REBECCA BOONE.

xi. SUSIE BOONE.

Children of SAMUEL BOONE and CYNTHIA CARRIGER are:

xii. MARY MAGDALINE9 BOONE, b. July 31, 1824; m. DR. W G COMMONS.

xiii. ABNER STEED BOONE, b. April 04, 1826; m. AVARILLA SHEPARD.

xiv. SARAH ANN BOONE, b. March 24, 1828; m. THOMAS M HUDSON.

Notes for SARAH ANN BOONE: Had a large family, names of children unknown.

xv. NATHAN BOONE, b. April 24, 1830; m. ORPHA JOHNSON.

xvi. SYLVANIA CATHERINE BOONE, b. August 05, 1832; m. DR. D JASPER NOBLITT.

xvii. FANNY ADALAIDE BOONE, b. July 10, 1837; m. DR. BENNETT WALKER CHILDS.

xviii. HUGH LAWSON WHITE BOONE, b. November 15, 1839; m. RUBY DUFF.

xix. ALBERT HENDERSON BOONE, b. May 12, 1841; d. 1864, (Civil War).

Notes for ALBERT HENDERSON BOONE: unmarried.

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7. RHODA MARGARET8 BOONE (BENJAMINE7, JOHN6, BENJAMIN5, GEORGE4, GEORGE3, GEORGE2, GREGORY1 BOON) was born November 17, 1803 in Tennessee, and died April 23, 1846. She married ANTHONY WAYNE REAGER December 10, 1820, son of ANTHONY REAGER and MARGARET SHOOK. He was born June 18, 1797, and died June 08, 1846 in Tennessee.

Children of RHODA BOONE and ANTHONY REAGER are:

i. RHODA MARGARET9 REAGER, b. 1846, Tennessee; d. November 01, 1896, Dixie Mountain,Washington Co,Oregon; m. HENRY HARRISON MULLINS, May 09, 1872, Arkanasas; b. October 17, 1842, Mt Vernon, Mo; d. March 19, 1917, Galt,Sacremento County,Ca.

Notes for HENRY HARRISON MULLINS:

Henry Harrison Mullins was a Civil War Veteran on the side on the South. He was ranked a Captain and fought in the 3rd Arkansas Regiment. He was nicknamed "Doc" as he preformed amputations and surgery. He was wounded in the leg, captured and spent the rest of the war at McNeil's Island.

Moved from Arkansas to Oregon in 1885, where he lived until 1912 when he came to Herald to make his home with his son, Harrison.

SOURCE:

Obituary dated: 19 Mar 1917

Writings of: Anne Clements, Hazel Schlotthouer and Annabel Mullins.

ii. AMANDA REAGER, b. Tennessee; m. DAVID PATTEN WEEMS.

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