Daniel Boone was an early American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman. He was born on November 2, 1734 – or October 22, 1734 – depending on what calendar you are using. Because the Gregorian calendar was adopted during Boone’s lifetime, November 2 is the “New Style” date, although Boone himself always used the October date. The historical marker at the Daniel Boone Homestead reads “Birthplace of Daniel Boone Oct. 22, 1734.” However, they have their Daniel Boone Birthday program on the weekend nearest November 2.
According to a story he is said to have told his own children, Daniel Boone never went to school a day in his life. Read his biography at FamousHomeschoolers.net.
See Also: The Adventures of Daniel Boone (Formerly A Hunter; Containing a Narrative of the Wars of Kentucky). The publication of Daniel Boone’s “Adventures” in 1784 served to immortalize Boone the frontiersman as an American legend and folk hero. Published on Boone’s 50th birthday, the narrative describes in Boone’s own words his exploits in the Kentucky wilderness from May 1769 to October 1782. Read Boone’s “Adventures” as he actually wrote it, using the grammar and syntax current in America in the 1700s. The only concession made is the substitution of “s” in place of what appears as an “f” in the original.