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Sale 86

Lot 271

Boone, Daniel and Rebecca. Autograph document signed ("Daniel Boone"), 1 page, 4½ x 8 in., no place, but probably in present day Maysville, Kentucky, an Ohio River Port, July 30, 1785. Invoice to Colonel Rochester for surveying his lands and those of Colonel Harts plus "markers" and "provisions."

With document signed ("Reback Boon"), 1 page, 5 x 8¼ in., no place, "this 2nd Day of April, 1796." Countersigned by Thomas Gray and James Horsby. A notice of consent for the marriage of her daughter: "This is to Certify that I, Rebekah Boon Have Give my free Concent that my Daughter Polley Lock may enter into Wedlock with Morton Coonce this given from under my hand and Seale this 2nd Day of April, 1796. Reback Boon." Addressed on the verso "To the Clarke of Jefferson County."An extremely unusual document.

Daniel (1734-1820) and Rebecca Boone (1739-1813) had ten children including Enoch, the first white child born in Kentucky. There are a myriad of stories about this great pioneer frontiersman and his fights with both Indians, fellow settlers, and the government. On July 4, 1776, Boone's daughter Jemima was captured with two of her friends, by Shawnees outside of Boonesborough. Boone and several settlers from the town pursued the Indians, finally catching up with them, rescuing the girls from their captors. This was probably the most celebrated story of Boone's life, and it appeared as a fictionalized episode in James Fenimore Cooper's Book, The Last of the Mohicans.
Estimated Value $8,500 - 10,000.

Realized $7,800

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