Daniel Boone, My Good-For-Nothin’ Relative

Submitted by Mark Blackwell July 1st, 2010
Certifikitsch WinnerClassique d Camembert

So most of you are probably aware of the fact that Daniel Boone was a man, he was a big man. But what you probably don’t know is that he was also my great, great, great, great, great, great (six “greats”) grandfather.

And while the “bio” on the back of this package from the “Heroes of the American Revolution” doll series might relate much of his tale, explaining that Boone was…

“…one of the original Frontiersmen, helped build the Wilderness Road in 1774, which helped to bring thousands of settlers to the Tennessee and Kentucky areas. Throughout his life he fought the Indians in the Missouri and Ohio Valleys, becoming a member of their tribes and finally forcing them out the area. Through his settlements Boonesborough and Boones Station, he kept the Indians too busy to help the British during the Revolution. His greatest story can be read in ‘Last of the Mohicans’ by James Fenimore…”

…my elderly Uncle Romey, who lives in Tennessee, perhaps summed it all up more succinctly a couple of months ago when he told me that, as far as he ever heard way back in the day via the family grapevine, “Daniel Boone was one of the most good-for-nothin’ human beings to ever set foot on this planet…”

4 Responses to “Daniel Boone, My Good-For-Nothin’ Relative”

  1. Allee Willis

    WOW!!!!! You are not telling me that Daniel Boone was your great x 6 grandfather?!!! OMG,for that alone you’re getting a Camembert. This doll may have earned it on its own though because I’m still gasping from the curtain trim on the leather-look jacket. He has quite a lovely scarf on as well. And i love the squished down nose.

    Too fabulous getting the inside scoop on Daniel Boone!!

    Excellent documentation, both text and photos. Thank you, Mark Blackwell Boone.

  2. Mark Blackwell

    yes indeed! my mom has an antique spinning wheel back in south carolina which, via many generations of family lore, is said to have been made by daniel boone. i’m not sure if i am entirely convinced that he actually made it himself, but it is indeed extremely old, and as a result of all the talk i’ve heard about it my entire life i do believe it at least probably belonged to him…and i figure if he owned it he must’ve made it (or forced some indians to help him make it)…so let’s just say that he did!