Daniel Boone - September 26
- 2016 26 Sep
Daniel Boone served with George Washington in 1755 during the French and Indian War. He explored Florida in 1765 and was sent by Patrick Henry to survey Kentucky. In 1775, the Pennsylvania Company had Daniel Boone lay out lands in Kentucky and erect a fort on the Kentucky River, which he named Boonesboro. In 1778, during the Revolution, Daniel Boone went to Blue Licks to get salt for the settlement but was captured by Shawnee Indians and taken to Detroit. He learned that the British had incited Indians to attack his settlement, so he escaped and ran nearly 400 miles in 5 days to warn Boonseboro. Boone became a Major in the militia and served in Virginia's legislature. He bought land in Kentucky but lost it due to poorly prepared titles. He left in 1799 and bought land from Spain west of the Mississippi River. Boone lost this land in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase, but six years before his death on SEPTEMBER 26, 1820, Congress gave him back the land. On October 17, 1816, Daniel Boone wrote to his sister-in-law Sarah Boone: "The religion I have is to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor, and myself that I can, do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God's mercy for the rest."