Jemima Boone

Female4 October 1762–30 August 1834

Brief Life History of Jemima

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.

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Family Time Line

Flanders Isham Callaway
Jemima Boone
Marriage: August 1777
Sarah Callaway
Sarah "Sally" Boone Callaway
John Boone Callaway
Capt. James Richard Callaway
Frances Callaway
Susannah Boone Callaway
Tabitha Callaway
Larkin S. Callaway
Elizabeth Boone Callaway
Minerva Boone Callaway
Daniel Boone Callaway

Sources (10)

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Jemima Boone Callaway, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jemina Callaway in entry for Daniel Boone, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    August 1777Boonesborough, Madison, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1767 · Tryon Palace

    Age 5

    Built on August 26, 1767, the Tryon Palace became the capitol building for North Carolina. The building was named after William Tryon a British officer and colonial official.


    Age 14

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 19

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The capture and rescue of Jemima Boone and the Callaway girls

    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 …

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