Thursday, November 2, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: November 2, 1734 – Daniel Boone


Image - Biography Reference Bank (H.W. Wilson)

From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -
US frontiersman. He was born in Pennsylvania to Quaker parents and moved with them to western North Carolina. He had little formal education but learned to hunt and trap. After working as a blacksmith in North Carolina he travelled to Kentucky in 1767-68 through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains (1769-71), becoming one of the first to explore the area. In 1775 he marked out the Wilderness Road and founded Boonesborough on the Kentucky River. Twice captured by Native Americans, he repeatedly (1775-78) repelled their attacks and became famed for his heroism. He was a successful surveyor, trapper and landowner, and ushered new settlers into Kentucky, but he lost his large landholdings to debt and legal mismanagement and moved further west into Missouri. He played a crucial role in extending US settlement beyond the Allegheny Mountains and many legends have grown up around his life. He features in Byron's Don Juan. From - Chambers Biographical Dictionary (Bio Ref Bank), 1997.

Selected Sources at UK Libraries:

Books -

Lofaro, Michael A. Daniel Boone : An American Life. Lexington: U of Kentucky, 2012. Print.
F454 .L64 2012, Special Collections Research Center - Room 019

Reid, Darren R. Daniel Boone and Others on the Kentucky Frontier : Autobiographies and Narratives, 1769-1795. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2009. Print.
F454 .D36 2009, Special Collections Research Center and
F454 .D36 2009,
Young Library - 4th Floor

Jillson, Willard Rouse. Daniel Boone in Kentucky a Story. Frankfort, Ky.: State Journal, 1939. Print. SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PA-24147) ; SOL MN09929.05 KUK.
F454 .B75962 1939, Special Collections Research Center

Draper, Lyman Copeland, and Ted Franklin. Belue. The Life of Daniel Boone. 1st ed. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 1998. Print.
F454.B66 D73 1998, Special Collections Research Center

Boone, Nathan, Olive Van Bibber Draper, Lyman Copeland Hammon, and Hammon, Neal O. My Father, Daniel Boone : The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone. Paperback ed. Lexington, Ky.: U of Kentucky, 2012. Print.
F454.B66 B66 2012, Spec Coll Library - Room 019

Electronic Source -

Hartley, Cecil B. The Life and times of Colonel Daniel Boone. New York: Perkins, 1902. Print. Beyond the Shelf, Serving Historic Kentuckiana through Virtual Access (IMLS LG-03-02-0012-02) ; B92-80-27254544.
Internet Access :

Films -

Graves, Doyle, Graves, Peter, Doyle, Peter, A & E Home Video, and Greystone Communications. The Adventures of Daniel Boone. New York: & E Home Video : Marketed by New Video Group, 2002. Biography.
AV-D5626, Young Media Library

Howard, David., George O'Brien, Heather Angel, and John. Carradine. Daniel Boone. Narberth, PA: Alpha Video [distributor], 2002.
AV-D5625, Young Media Library

Clark, Thomas Dionysius, John Mack Faragher, Gale. Worth, and Kentucky Educational Television. A Walk with Boone. Lexington, Ky.: Kentucky Education Television, 1997.
AV-V3791, Young Media Library

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