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Daniel Boone

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Net worth 2018: $4 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Daniel Boone Homestead
Country: United States
BirthDay: 22 October 1734
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: September 26, 1820
BIOGRAPHY

Daniel Boone was bornon 22 October 1734 in Daniel Boone Homestead, American, is Pioneer. Daniel Boone was an 18th century American explorer best known for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky. His explorations and exploits as a frontiersman catapulted him to the status of a folk hero—one of the first ones to emerge from the United States. He was born into a family of Quakers who had been persecuted in England for their dissenting beliefs and had thus moved to Pennsylvania. As one of the several children in his family, Daniel started hunting at the age of 12 to be able to gather enough food for his large family. Even though the children in his family were provided good education, his interests lay more in hunting and exploring than in reading and writing. He became a skilled hunter and this kindled in him a love for adventure. Hunting also made him familiar with travelling and exploring newer routes in the wilderness. Even though the Quakers were primarily pacifists, he had served during the Revolutionary war as a militia officer. He participated in several expeditions including the military expedition that was part of the French and Indian War in which he served as a wagoner for Brigadier General Edward Braddock during his army's defeat at Turtle Creek. Eventually he led his own long hunting expedition during the course of which he explored the place which is now Kentucky

TIMELINE
1820

Daniel Boone lived a long, happy and adventurous life and died of natural causes at his home in Femme Osage Creek, Missouri, on 26 September 1820 at the age of 85

1775

In 1775, he led the first group of colonists to Kentucky, acting as an agent for Richard Henderson's Transylvania Company

1769

Thus in May 1769 Boone led another expedition, this time accompanied by Findley and a few other men

1756

On 14 August 1756 he married Rebecca Bryan, a neighbor whom he had started courting in 1753

1755

He joined General Edward Braddock, commander in chief of British forces in North America, as a wagoner in 1755

1734

Daniel Boone was born on 2 November 1734 in a log cabin in Exeter Township, near Reading, Pennsylvania

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