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Old 08-17-2020, 02:27 PM
 
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My memory is failing me. Was it Daniel Boone? Or was it someone else who sat under a tree in this area dispensing simple justice. Vaguely, it was about a place that was originally the governmental center for Missouri.


Can someone please remind me? Or refer me to a page online? Thank you.
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Old 08-17-2020, 03:04 PM
 
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Yes, it was Daniel Boone. And it was called the Judgement Tree. I can remember seeing the Judgement Tree, but many years ago, it was finally cut down. They'd done everything they could think of to keep it standing, including filling the trunk with concrete or cement. I believe at one point, it had been hit by lightening.
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Old 08-17-2020, 03:23 PM
 
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Yes, it was Daniel Boone. And it was called the Judgement Tree. I can remember seeing the Judgement Tree, but many years ago, it was finally cut down. They'd done everything they could think of to keep it standing, including filling the trunk with concrete or cement. I believe at one point, it had been hit by lightening.

The jusgement tree, yes. Thank you. Cou'ld not remember if it was Daniel. hazel
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Old 08-18-2020, 11:08 AM
 
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The jusgement tree, yes. Thank you. Cou'ld not remember if it was Daniel. hazel

Yes...the tree was in Matson, MO...which is close to Defiance, where the Daniel Boone home is located. Which, interestingly enough...was built by Daniel's youngest son, Nathan.
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Old 08-18-2020, 01:11 PM
 
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Yes...the tree was in Matson, MO...which is close to Defiance, where the Daniel Boone home is located. Which, interestingly enough...was built by Daniel's youngest son, Nathan.

So, Daniel was in the east and his brother was across the state n the west. Trying to take over the state? :-)
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:46 PM
 
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From what I read, Daniel NEVER owned any property in Missouri...and maybe never actually owned land anywhere...if I read it right. Clark, of Lewis & Clark fame, never gave Daniel Boone a land grant.
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Old 08-18-2020, 04:30 PM
 
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So, Daniel was in the east and his brother was across the state n the west. Trying to take over the state? :-)
Are you thinking about Squire Boone? Daniel was living in Missouri starting in 1799 when it was Spanish colonial territory. He left the United States in a huff and to avoid creditors. Squire was in Kentucky and Indiana most of the time. He lived in Missouri for a while -- long enough to build a stone house near Daniel/Nathan Boone's home in 1802 but was back in Indiana around 1804. He died in Indiana in 1815.

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From what I read, Daniel NEVER owned any property in Missouri...and maybe never actually owned land anywhere...if I read it right. Clark, of Lewis & Clark fame, never gave Daniel Boone a land grant.
Apparently Boone had a Spanish land grant of about 850 acres when he first arrived in Missouri in 1799. When I volunteered at the Missouri Archives I recall seeing a hand-drawn survey in Spanish and French. I don't recall what he did with the land.

"The American settlement referred to...was the Kentucky colony recently founded on Femme Osage River, about six miles above its mouth; among these settlers was Daniel Boone, who in 1798 had obtained a grant of land there from the Spanish authorities, whereon he resided until 1804. His death occurred at Feeme Osage, on September 26, 1820." (L&C, ed. Thwaites)
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Old 08-18-2020, 05:19 PM
 
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Are you thinking about Squire Boone? Daniel was living in Missouri starting in 1799 when it was Spanish colonial territory. He left the United States in a huff and to avoid creditors. Squire was in Kentucky and Indiana most of the time. He lived in Missouri for a while -- long enough to build a stone house near Daniel/Nathan Boone's home in 1802 but was back in Indiana around 1804. He died in Indiana in 1815.



Apparently Boone had a Spanish land grant of about 850 acres when he first arrived in Missouri in 1799. When I volunteered at the Missouri Archives I recall seeing a hand-drawn survey in Spanish and French. I don't recall what he did with the land.

"The American settlement referred to...was the Kentucky colony recently founded on Femme Osage River, about six miles above its mouth; among these settlers was Daniel Boone, who in 1798 had obtained a grant of land there from the Spanish authorities, whereon he resided until 1804. His death occurred at Feeme Osage, on September 26, 1820." (L&C, ed. Thwaites)

The story is (or one story is) that Daniel tried to buy land in both KY and MO. He just did not have a talent for business and always got "taken". He'd forget to go to the courthouse and register his grants or what he'd purchased. He trusted that all was well but he always lost out. He claimed he got cheated. Who knows for certain? Was that 850 acres in Montgomery County? I had a friend who lived in Montgomery County on land that she had been told was once Daniel's home. She never knew whether that was true or not.



So many stories and we don't know today. Hard to say.
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