William Boone's Grave
In the winter of 1780, Daniel & Rebecca Boone and their young son, William, (b. June 20, 1775) camped at the Ebb & Flow Spring near Green River, 4 miles east of here. The Boones were hunting and trapping as they did every winter for 50 years at various locations in Kentucky, West Virginia and Missouri. Green River was a frequent destination for "Colonel Boone," as he was known in Kentucky. On this expedition, William fell ill and died. He was buried beneath a black oak tree near a cave. According to the land owner, the black oak fell in 1990.
William Boone, (June 20, 1775-Winter, 1780), was the ninth of ten children born to the marriage of Daniel Boone (October 22, 1734-September 26, 1820) and Rebecca Bryan Boone (January 9, 1738-March 18, 1813). Of the ten children, (1) James, (2) Israel, (3) Susannah, (5) Levina, (6) Rebecca, & (9) William predeceased their parent. (4) Jemima, (October 4, 1762 - 1829), (7) Daniel Morgan (December 23, 1769 - July 13, 1839), (8) Jesse Bryan (May 23, 1773 - 1821) & (10) Nathan (March 3, 1781 - October 16, 1856) survived their parents.
Erected 2008 by Munfordville Tourism Commission.
Location. 37° 16.304′ N, 85° 53.427′ W. Marker is in
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hart County, 1819 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hart County (within shouting distance of this marker); Glen Lily (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Clay Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (within shouting distance of this marker); Hart County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); A Remarkable Kentucky Family (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark and Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Munfordville in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Munfordville.
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