BOONE, DANIEL - Greenwood County, Kansas | DANIEL BOONE - Kansas Gravestone Photos

Daniel BOONE

Means (aka Rocky Ford) Cemetery
Greenwood County,

January 5, 1877 - April 28, 1885
Aged 8 years 3 months 23 days

After the problems of the Civil War in Jackson and Bates Counties, Missouri, the Boones, Taylors, etc. migrated to Indian Territory in Texas and Oklahoma to get a new start. When crops failed they joined other relatives that had migrated from Missouri to Kansas. Some started out in Linn County, and migrated on over to Greenwood and Woodson Counties, where other relatives had already settled. Little Daniel's folks David Ewing Boone, Sr and Sarah Lurena Taylor Boone were one of those couples. That is why little Daniel was born in Texas, but spent most of his life in Linn County, before migrating with his parents to Greenwood County, and being buried in the Means Cemetery. The Means Cemetery was the common burial location for all of the settler families who wound up in the Pleasant Grove area (now just farm land). I haven't heard the reason why Daniel died at age 8, but wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't one of the epidemics that hit the area and wiped out so many people. My great grandmother Lula Taylor, whom I knew well, talked of being the traveling doctor's "right hand" caring for all of those people, but she didn't keep track of names, because whole families would be wiped out and she traveled two counties to care for them. My great grandpa, Will Taylor (whom I also knew well) would travel in his buckboard when he and his friend got off work, and go to the homes where Lula said there had been deaths, and work into the night getting them buried.

Photo Provided By Donna (Endorf) Londeen
Research provided by Lila Cole

Contributed on 10/5/13

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Record #: 9860

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Submitted: 10/5/13 • Approved: 8/20/18 • Last Updated: 8/23/18 • R9860-G0-S3

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