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Title Mason County state of Kentucky [manuscript]: the deposition of Daniel Boon [sic], 1799 Mar. 19
Author Boone, Daniel (1734-1820)
Document Type Legal Record
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Deposition given and signed by Daniel Boone, Mar. 19, 1799, regarding adjoining Mason County lands he had surveyed years earlier for James Duffey and Robert Campbell. Document is also signed by three commissioners, Thomas Gorins, James Wilson, and D.P. Payne?, and is ordered to be recorded by Thomas Marshall Jr., clerk at the June, 1799, Mason County Court.
Names Campbell, Robert; Duffey, James
Places Mason County, Kentucky, United States
Keywords property, law and order, law
Theme American Indians and the US Government
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Boone was a Kentucky and Missouri pioneer. Moving in 1783 to Limestone (Maysville), Mason County, Kentucky, Boone operated a tavern, bought and sold general merchandise, and traded horses in addition to speculating in land and locating and surveying plots for others. Surveying without proper training or tools, Boone’s results were frequently faulty, leading to lawsuits against him. Also, Boone’s testimony was often required in other suits regarding lands he had surveyed. Legal entanglements persisted until the Boone family departed for Missouri in Sept., 1799.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 96
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue