Daniel Boone - Research Article from Explorers and Discoverers

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Early Life

Boone was born near Reading, Pennsylvania, the son of Squire and Sarah Morgan Boone. When he was 15, his family moved to the Yadkin Valley in western North Carolina. As a young man, he fought briefly in the French and Indian War, serving as a wagon driver in General Edward Braddock’s expedition against Fort Duquesne in Pittsburgh. When Braddock’s army was defeated on July 9, 1755, Boone escaped on one of the wagon horses.

Returning to North Carolina, Boone married Rebecca Bryan. They built a log cabin and began farming, but a raid by Native Americans drove them from their home. Boone was able to find work as a wagoner for a tobacco plantation in Virginia. He later joined a group of volunteers fighting the Cherokee tribe in Tennessee. The defeat of the Cherokees allowed the Boone family to return to their farm in North...

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