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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Daniel Boone

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Daniel Boone served with George Washington in 1755 during the French and Indian War.

In 1765, Daniel Boone explored Florida.

Virginia Governor Patrick Henry sent Daniel Boone to survey Kentucky and in 1775, the Pennsylvania Company had him erect a fort on the Kentucky River, which he named Boonesboro.

In 1778, during the Revolution, Daniel Boone went to Blue Licks to get salt for his settlement but was captured by Shawnee Indians and taken to Detroit.

He learned of British plans to incited Indians to attack his settlement, so he escaped and ran nearly 400 miles in 5 days to warn Boonseboro.

Daniel Boone became a Major in the militia and served in Virginia's legislature.

He bought land in Kentucky but lost it due to poorly prepared titles.

Boone left Kentucky in 1799 and bought land from Spain in Missouri, west of the Mississippi River.

Boone then lost this land in 1803 with the Louisiana Purchase.

An act of Congress gave him back his land just six years before his death, which was SEPTEMBER 26, 1820.

On October 17, 1816, Daniel Boone wrote to his sister-in-law Sarah

"The religion I have is to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor, and myself that I can, do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God's mercy for the rest."

What an amazing man!  No wonder children in the 50's were wearing coonskin caps and pretending to be Daniel Boone.  I can't believe the man ran 400 miles in 5 days.  That's amazing!  That's an act of a dedicated man.  I hope moms will be inspired to use the story of Daniel Boone as an example to their young men.  I'm sure if you couple stories like Daniel Boone with current books like Wild at Heart by John Eldredge, you will be able to raise strong men.  Thank you God for a heritage of strong men like Daniel Boone!

God loves you,


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