Jonathan Boone 1 2
- Born: 30 Aug 1766, Yadkin Valley, Yadkin County, North Carolina, USA
- Marriage (1): Catherine Rice on 11 Apr 1793 in Kentucky
- Died: 9 Mar 1831 at age 64
- Buried: Fullenwider Family Cemetery New Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA
138. JONATHAN BOONE Squire'; Squire*; George'), born 30 Aug.,
1766; died 9 March, 1837.
Married 11 April, 1793, Mrs. Catherine (Rice) Fullen wider (b. 9
Dec, 1768; d. 19 Jan., 1842, aged 73 years, 1 month, 10 days), (a)
Jonathan, the eldest son of Squire, Jr., and Jane (Van Cleve) Boone,
was born "on Saturday, about 10 o'clock in the morning," in the Forks
of the Yadkin River, N. C. In 1775 or '76, when Squire Boone's family
moved to Fort Boonesborough from N. C, Jonathan, then a boy of about
nine, was brought along. As a small boy, he was present at the Siege of
Boonesborough, and in the spring of 1779, went with the family in their
move to the Falls of the Ohio (Louisville). In that same year he was
taken by his father to Kaskaskia (Illinois), where he was left to learn the
French language. Here he remained four years.
About four years after his return from Kaskaskia, which would be
in 1787, he was sent to Berks County, Pa., to stay with relatives and
attend school. Here his father's cousin, James Boone, gave him instruc-
tions. When he returned home to Kentucky, the next year, he brought
with him the "Boone Genealogy" written by James Boone and dated 21
March, 1788. (6)
After this there is no further record of him until his marriage in
1793, to Mrs. Catherine (Rice) Fullenwider, who was a daughter of
Jacob I. and Anne Rice. Her first husband, Henry Fullenwider, died
of malaria, leaving her with several children. The marriage of Jonathan
and Mrs. Fullenwider took place while his father was away on his trip
to St. Simon's, Fla., and his visit into Pa. For a while they lived at
Rice's Fort, Shelby County; then moved to Brandenburg, Ky., (c) from
which place they eventually moved to Crawford County, Ind. (possibly
to Alton or near there), where he died in 1837.
Jonathan Boone was a man who loved a life of adventure and was
clever in many ways, besides being a fine hunter, "One of his descend-
ants has a book which he wrote, quite a wonderful piece of workmanship,
binding and all most remarkable, made entirely by him, written in a fine
style of penmanship, and exhibiting much scientific knowledge, and for
that day and age (more than a hundred years ago) is marvelous. The
^ixtl) (generation 139
binding is bear-skin; the leaves are very thick and fastened to the cover
with leather strings; the book measures 16 x 10 x 1 inch, and on the first
page are the words, "Jonathan Boone, his book, A. D. 1787." The sub-
ject is surveying; there are no family records in the book. It has been
handed down to the oldest grandchild of the Boone name and is now
(1910) owned by Charles Boone of Texas (Brandon), and will pass to
his baby, little Daniel Boone." (d)
+495 Frances Anne (Fanny) Boone, b. 16 Jan., 1794; d. 4 July, 1820; m. her
cousin Col. Hiram C. Boone Samuel^; Samuel*; George^), b. 3 July,
1789. Their descendants are given under his name. No. 221.
496 Isaiah Boone, born 25 Sept., 1795; died early.
497 Sophia Boone, died in early womanhood; married Lewis Carrol. She
was said to have been very beautiful.
[Draper Mss. 19 C 120-154.
(a) JDraper Mss. 19C57.
[Draper Mss. 22 S 241-68.
(b) Draper Mss. 5 B 19.
(c) "Genealogical Record made by Squire Boone, Jr., in 1792" and published by
P. R. Fullenwider in Louisville Courier Journal.
(d) "Bromwell Genealogy," by Henrietta E. Bromwell, Pub. 1910; pages 196-198. 3
Jonathan married Catherine Rice, daughter of Jacob Rice and Ann, on 11 Apr 1793 in Kentucky. (Catherine Rice was born on 9 Dec 1768 in Donegal, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 19 Jan 1842 in Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Fullenwider Family Cemetery New Alton, Crawford County, Indiana, USA.)