Monday, August 8, 2016

Looking at the Sparks, Bryan, Boone connections

In1773 Uncle Jonas Sparks and some Bryans and their brother in law Daniel Boone set out for Kentucky. They did not get there. The nine year old Elizabeth Sparks, daughter of Jonas Sparks, was in the Powell River on a horse and carrying a little brother when the Indians attacked. After the war she married a Bryan who had been raised by Daniel Boone's wife Rebecca and followed Daniel Boone to Missouri, where she lived to be 98, dying in 1863. Imagine her memories from the death of James Boone in 1773 to weeks after the battle of Milliken's Bend when, as she would not have known, her cousin Jesse Sparks was falsely accused of committing atrocities.

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