When Jemima Boone was born on 4 October 1762, in Yadkin, Rowan, North Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Boone, was 27 and her mother, Rebecca Bryan, was 23. She married Flanders Isham Callaway in August 1777, in Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 30 August 1834, in Marthasville, Warren, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Old Bryan Farm Cemetery, Marthasville, Warren, Missouri, United States.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Bohon in La Manche, France, of obscure etymology.
English (of Norman origin): from Middle English bon(e), boun, Old French bon ‘good’. Compare Bone 1.
Dutch: variant of Boon .
The capture and rescue of Jemima Boone and the Callaway girls is a famous incident in the colonial history of Kentucky. They were captured by a Cherokee-Shawnee raiding party and rescued by Daniel Boo …