Edward Boone 1
- Born: 30 Nov 1740, Oley Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania
- Marriage (1): Martha Bryan about 1759 in prob Rowan, NC
- Died: 6 Oct 1780, Bourbon County, Kentucky at age 39
Another name for Edward was Neddie Boone.2
"The Jess M. Thompson Pike County History"
Thompson, Jess M.
Pittsfield, IL; Pike County Historical Society; 1967
Chapter 101: "In the party traveled Edward Boone and his family, with 22 pack horses, besides
those the family rode. Abraham Lincoln, grandfather of the President, also went out to Kentucky
with this party. With Edward Boone and his wife on the journey were their six children, Charity,
Jane, Mary, Sarah, George and Joseph Boone."
Chapter 62: "Two other sisters are along, Jane and Sarah Boone. Jane, in Kentucky, marries
Morgan Morgan, and Sarah marries William Hunter. In the party also are Edward Boone's two
sons, George and Joseph."
"The Life and Death of Edward Boone"
Cochran, Rochelle Evans
Oct 6, 1780 Killed by Indians in Bourbon Co, KY, while with brother Daniel, near present-day community of Little Rock. Edward was buried beneath an old Buckeye Tree where he was shot. The address of the grave today is 870 See Road, ½ mile north of the junction of KY Hwy. 537 & See Road. The nearby creek thereafter was named Boone Creek in honor of Edward's death there. He left his widow, Martha Bryan Boone, and six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Joseph, Sarah. (r) (s) (t) (u) 2
Noted events in his life were:
• Baptism, 22 Jan 1774, Mulberry Field Baptist Church, a branch of Dutchman’s Creek (Eaton’s) Baptist Church. (l). 2
• Moved: Moved from NC to KY, Dec 1779, Boone Station, KY. 2
Edward married Martha Bryan, daughter of Joseph Bryan and Alee, about 1759 in prob Rowan, NC. (Martha Bryan was born in 1734 and died in Mouth of Boon's Creek Clark Co., KY.)