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Boone family collection

 Collection — Folder: S2134
Identifier: S2134

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of two letters sent to the Indiana State Library from Dr. R. N. Mayfield regarding his Boone family genealogy. The first letter was received on January 31, 1931 and was a sent with “Boone Family” and “The New Boone History,” leaflets written and printed by Dr. Mayfield. The second letter is dated February 4, 1931 and was sent with a Photostat copy of the June 28, 1785 payroll report by Captain Sam Kirkham for the men of the Lincoln Militia for their 32 day service on an expedition against the Indians in Ohio under General George Rogers Clark in the fall of 1782. The letter notes that the copy of the payroll document was made from “Richmond, Va. Records,” most likely referring to the Virginia State Library.


  • 1785, 1931

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The American Boone descendants of George Boone I began when his son George Boone II (1866-1744) and his wife, Mary Mogridge (or Maugridge) Boone, arrived with their family from England in 1717. They had nine children that grew to adulthood, including sons George IV (1690-1753) and Squire (1696-1765). George IV was the father of Josiah Noah Boone (1726-1814) and Squire was the father of Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the legendary frontiersman and folk hero. Josiah had ten children, including sons Josiah Noah (1758-1825) and Jeremiah (1760-1832). A “Josiah Boon” and a “Jeremiah Boon” are listed as having served in the Lincoln County Militia during the Revolutionary War as part of a 32 day expedition against the Indians under General George Rogers Clark in the fall of 1782. Jeremiah was the father of several children and his daughter Charlotte (1794-1883) married Reuben Mayfield (1792-1861) in 1814. Their son Alexander Campbell was the father of Reuben Newton Mayfield (1859-1939) the author of several Boone family histories and the donor of this collection.


Information found within collection.

“The First 5 Generations of the George Boone Family Presented by The Boone Society, Inc.” The Boone Society, Inc. Accessed December 4, 2018.,%202012.pdf.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dr. R. N. Mayfield on 1931/01/31 and 1931/02/09.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2496: Daniel Boone illustrations

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/12/05 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/12/05 by Laura Eliason.
Boone family collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.