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Henry County, Indiana
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JOHN BOON was born 26 Jan 1767 in North Carolina. He died 2 Sept 1831 in Indiana and was buried in the Friend's Burial Ground, at Spiceland, Henry Co., Indiana. He married DORCAS CHESNUTT born 24 Dec 1795 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. She was the daughter of Charles Chesnutt and Julia Driver. Dorcas died 21 Jan 1848 in Spiceland, Henry Co., Indiana, and was buried in the Friend's Burial Ground there.

Issue six children as follows:

(1.) Driver Boon (1796-1881);
(2.) John Boone Jr. (1798-bef.1879) who married Sarah Pierson;
(3.) Charles Boone (1801-1878);
(4.) Elizabeth "Betsy" Ann Boone (1803-1870);
(5.) Stephen Boone (1806-1840);
(6.) Dorcus Boone (1808-1875).

DRIVER BOON was born 5 Sept 1796 in Duplin Co., North Carolina, and died 20 Aug 1881 in Spiceland, Henry Co., Indiana. He married 1st 22 Apr 1819 in Springfield Monthly Meeting, Guilford Co., North Carolina, ANNA KERSEY, born 17 Mar 1802 in Guilford Co., and died 13 Sept 1837 in Spiceland. Driver Boon married next on 31 Jan 1844 D-9. ELIZABETH (COOPER) GAUSE born 6 Apr 1820 in Summerville, Butler Co., Ohio, the daughter of Jonathan Cooper and Esther Alexander, and widow of Richard Gause. Esther Gause Boon died 12 Sept 1886. Driver and Anna (Kersey) Boon and their children traveled by oxen drawn cart with all their possessions from North Carolina to Indiana. A diary kept on that trip is in the library of Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana.

Issue eight children by Anna Kersey as follows:

(1.) Ansel M. Boon (1819-1826);
(2.) Rachel Hyatt Boon (1821-1902);
(3.) Rhoda Chesnutt Boon (1823-1839);
(4.) Rebecca Unthank Boon (1824-1875);
(5.) Sampson Boon (1826-1903);
(6.) Irena Hyatt Boon (1828-1851);
(7.) Dorcas Ann Boon (1832-1856);
(8.) Elizabeth Ann White Boon (1834-1909).

Issue five children by Elizabeth Cooper Gause as follows:

(9.) Anna Jane Boon (1845-1846);
(10.) Christinia C. Boon (1847-1909);
(11.) Richard Gause Boone (1849-1923);
(12.) Jonathan Cooper Boone (1852-1928);
(13.) John William Boon (1855-1856).

JONATHAN COOPER BOONE was born 14 Aug 1852 in Spiceland, Henry Co., Indiana, and died in Indianapolis 5 May 1928. On 1 Aug 1878 he married MARY ANNA DENNIS, daughter of Lyndsey Dennis and Irena Thornburg of Nettle Creek, Wayne Co., Indiana. Mary Anna was born 19 Apr 1859 and died April 1937. From the year 1879 until his death, Jonathan Boone was engaged in title abstracting and farm loan inspections. From 1884 to 1888 he served as Recorder of Henry County, Indiana. From 1888 on he was associated with the Dickinson Trust Co. of Richmond, Indiana, and later with Dickinson and Reed of Indianapolis. In 1927 he joined the Farm Loan Department of the Fletcher Savings and Trust Company of Indianapolis where he spent his last day at work 28 April 1928.

Issue three children as follows:

(1.) Myron Lyndsey Boone (1885-1919);
(2.) Frank Driver Boone (1894-1955);
(3.) Orville E. Boone (1896-1919).

From the History of Henry County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884.
New Castle and Henry Township.
Page 460 and 461.
Submitted by: Jeanie

Jonathan C. Boone was born in Spiceland, Henry Co., Ind., Aug. 14, 1852, a son of Driver and Elizabeth C. Boone. His father was a native of North Carolina, and came to Indiana in 1830, settling in Spiceland, where he resided till his death in 1880, aged eighty-five years. He opened one of the first stores in the place and was appointed the first Postmaster. He was married in North Carolina to Anna Kesey, who died soon after coming to Indiana. He afterward married Elizabeth, widow of Richard Ganze, and to them were born five children - Richard G., now Superintendent of the Franklin, Clinton County, schools; Christina B., widow of Dr. Thomas Ganze; John W. and Anna J., died in childhood; and Jonathan C., who was reared and educated in Spiceland. When sixteen years of age he began clerking for Samuel Parch. He afterward clerked for Halloway & Stanly four years, and for O. H. Nixon, druggist. In 1879 he entered the office of T. B. Reeder, Recorder, and remained with him two months when he was employed by Milton Brown to complete a set of abstract-books. In 1882 he was elected County Recorder, his duties to begin Nov. 4, 1884. Mr. Boone was married in August, 1878, to Mary A. Dennis, of Wayne County, Ind. He is a member of Crescens Lodge, No. 33, Knights of Pythias.