Name: Israel Boone
Birth: 25 JAN 1759 in Davis Co., North Carolina
Death: 19 AUG 1782 in Battle of Blue Licks, Kentucky
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Israel Boone Second Child of Daniel & Rebecca (Bryan) Boone
Israel was Daniel's and Rebecca's second child, born 25 January 1759. He moved with them to Fort Boonesborough and lived there from their arrival till his death. Israel was killed at The Battle Of Blue Licks in Kentucky, while fighting alongsid e his father, on 19 August 1782.
This was the battle that Daniel had felt was ill-fated from the beginning but was unable to convince the other leaders of that. They were ambushed and many men were killed. (You will find more on this site about the Battle of Blue Licks at a la ter date.)
Abraham Scholl, a Boone cousin and soldier, was present and witnessed Israel's killing. He reported that Israel could have gotten away but refused to leave his father. He had lost his horse in the heat of the fighting. Daniel found him and gav e him his own horse, ordering him to run for his life. Israel refused to leave and stayed to defend his father. During this time he was shot and killed.
Daniel is said to have picked up his son's body and carried it to a cave where he hid it till he could return. Then having no choice, mounted his horse and joined the others who were retreating from the ambush.
Days later when Daniel and others from the fort felt it was safe, they returned to the site of the battle to bury the dead. They have left gruesome accounts of what the burial party found on that hot August day in Kentucky. The best they could d o was to bury the men where they found them. Many of them were unrecognizable. Daniel found Israel in the cave and took him back to Boone's Station where he was buried. Many men were buried in a mass grave on the battlefield which is now The Blu e Licks Battlefield State Park.
Father: Daniel Boone b: 22 OCT 1734 in Exeter Township, Berks Co., Pennsylvania
Mother: Rebecca Bryan b: 9 JAN 1738 in Winchester, Frederick Co., Virginia
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Author: Margy Ball Miles
Title: Daniel Boone; The Extraordinary Life Of A Common Man, Title ©2002, 2003,