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Mocksville in Davie County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Boone Family in Davie County

 
 
The Boone Family in Davie County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
1. The Boone Family in Davie County Marker
Inscription. On 04 October 1750, Squire Boone received a Land Warrant and Survey for a 640-acre tract "lying...upon Grant's Creek, alias Lickon (Licking) Creek" in present Davie County. He received a grant for this 640 acres on the present Elisha and Dutchman creeks 30 April 1753 and a second grant on Bear Creek 29 December 1753. (A roadside marker locates this Bear Creek site on Highway 64 west.)

Eleven children of Squire and Sarah (Morgan) Boone all came and lived in present Davie County. They were Sarah (Boone) Wilcockson, Israel, Samuel, Jonathan, Elizabeth (Boone) Grant, Daniel, Mary (Boone) Bryan, George, Edward, Squire (Jr.), and Hannah (Boone) Stewart Pennington.

Squire Boone's nephew, John Boone (1727-1803), and wife Rebecca (Bryan?) Boone (c1735-1820) received a 630-acre grant on Hunting Creek 21 December 1753. Their nine children were born there. Most of this family migrated to Tennessee, though some of their descendants lived at this Hunting Creek site until the 1850's and some distant relatives still live in Davie County.

In addition to Squire and Sarah Boone, John and Rebecca Boone and John Wilcockson are buried here in Joppa Cemetery in unmarked graves. Israel Boone and his wife are probably buried here also.

Squire and Sarah Boone deeded the Elisha and Dutchman Creeks grant to son Squire Jr. on 12 October 1759.

The Boone Family in Davie County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
2. The Boone Family in Davie County Marker
Map on the marker appears to be based on the Lagle Land Grant Map (see link on this page).
On the same day they also deeded the Bear Creek tract to Daniel and Rebecca.

Daniel Boone (1734-1820), son of Squire and Sarah Boone, married Rebecca Bryan (1739-1813) in Davie County on 14 August 1756. For some eight years, from about 1756 until about 1764, they lived on what was probably Bryan property in the forks of Sugar (tree) Creek in eastern Davie County.

Only tradition locates this homesite. Their first two sons, James and Israel, were born there. Though Daniel farmed some, he was primarily engaged in hunting and trapping. He is said to have killed as many as thirty deer a day, selling the hides in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Daniel and Rebecca moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina, about 1764. In 1773 an attempted settlement of Kentucky failed because of a Shawnee Indian attack and the murder of Daniel's 16-year-old son James and five other youths. Daniel and Rebecca with most of their relatives and many friends migrated permanently to Kentucky in 1779.

Daniel Boone, the archetypal frontiersman, acquired in Davie County the experience, endurance, resourcefulness, and expertness with the rifle which enabled him to become the great explorer and pioneer settler of the trans-Appalachian American West.

Erected by the Committee for the 250th Anniversary of Daniel Boone's Birthday, Inc., Howell Boone, Chairman
 
Erected by

The Boone Family in Davie County Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
3. The Boone Family in Davie County Marker
Located beside the graves of Daniel Boone's parents, Squire and Sarah Boone.
Committee for the 250th Anniversary of Daniel Boone's Birthday.
 
Location. 35° 54.54′ N, 80° 34.62′ W. Marker is in Mocksville, North Carolina, in Davie County. Marker can be reached from Yadkinsville Road. Click for map. Located in Joppa Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Mocksville NC 27028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone's Parents (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); H. Andrew Lagle (approx. 1.3 miles away); Davie County in the Civil War (approx. 1.3 miles away); Davie County War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Boone Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hinton R. Helper (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boone Tract (approx. 1.5 miles away); Colonel Thomas W. Ferebee (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mocksville.
 
Also see . . .  Digital NC - Lagle Land Grant Map. The Lagle land grant map, researched and compiled by Hugh Andrew Lagle, documents the first owners of property in what is present-day Davie County. This appears to be the map on the marker. (Submitted on March 4, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. My Ancestors
John and Sarah (Boone) Wilcockson are my g-g-g-g-g-g-great grandparents.
Graves of Squire and Sarah Boone Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
4. Graves of Squire and Sarah Boone
    — Submitted March 4, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Israel Boone grave Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
5. Israel Boone grave
located beside this marker
Entrance to Joppa Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 3, 2012
6. Entrance to Joppa Cemetery
 

 
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