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Daniel Boone Daniel Boone one of the nations most famous frontiersmen was born and raised in Pennsylvania on November 2 1734 Little is known of Daniels Pennsylvania years though he did return to visit his boyhood home in 1781 and again in 1788 Of course as a young man he began the adventures he is known for opening new regions of Kentucky for settlement He established Boones borough Kentucky in 1775 His father Squire Boone an English Quaker and prominent Pennsylvanian businessman migrated south in 1750 after selling the homestead to William Maugridge a relative of the Boones Daniel Boone was born on November 2 1734 in a log cabin The Boone families were Quakers who had a Blacksmith shop a small farm and a weaving business Daniel did his part to help by working on the farm His father eventually bought a larger piece of land and Daniel went to live there and tend the cows This is where he learned to be a great woodsman The Indians nearby taught him all about being a good woodsman and a hunter Daniel learned so well that these traits helped him fight other Indians At age 12 he started shooting with a gun that his father had given him He loved the freedom of the outdoors and soon became a skilled woodsman even better than the Indians In 1750 settlers were beginning to crowd the Boones and they decided to move along the Yadkin River in North Carolina In 1755 Daniel volunteered to be a supply wagon driver in the army There he learned about the wonderful place known as Kentucky At age 21 one year after he returned from fighting in the army Daniel married Rebecca Bryan who was 17 at the time This was a good match because Rebecca was almost as good as Daniel at using a rifle Whenever people started settling the area where he lived he and Rebecca
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