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Pentwater, MI 49449

About the Book Daniel Boone and His Neighbors 

As a child, I was told many stories about Daniel Boone, The Bryan’s, The North’s, and Miles family members. Being so young I didn’t understand the importance of these stories. But it was important for my Grandmother, Great Aunts, and Uncles to relate them to me. Over the decades of marriage and raising children, my memories faded. 

In 2015 my sister died. She was a hoarder of sorts, very interested in family history, and kept every scrap of paper. My wife, Barbara and I slowly went through all of her many treasures. In a file box long forgotten, was my Great Grandfather’s documents. Mostly old deeds and tax records. But at the very bottom of the box was a bundle of notes and typewritten pages, titled Daniel Boone and His Neighbors we instantly knew it was an important document. As a child, I was told of our family relationship with Rebecca and Daniel Boone. And that my first name was in honor of my Great Grandfather William S. Bryan. Through these documents, I soon learn just how closely the Boone’s and Bryan’s were involved with each other. 

I began to remember many of the stories I was told. My Great Great Grandfather, Elijah Bryan, lived with the Boones while they treated him for the lingering effects of a snake bite. Elijah, being one of a few young people that knew how to read or write was set to the task of assembling a manuscript for Boone of his life. Documents and first hand dictation from Boone soon produced the “Lost Manuscript of Daniel Boone”.  During a supposed Indian attack, the manuscript was loaded in a canoe and sent down the Missouri River. The canoe tipped and the documents were lost. 

The contents of the manuscript were later dictated to my Great Grandfather by Elijah, his father. And the results of that collaboration are in our book. 

If you are from Missouri, especially St. Louis, St. Charles, and Franklin Counties, many of the names in the book will be familiar. And you may very well be one of their descendants. 

The writings, we feel, will give the reader an impression of what life with Boone and in those times was actually like. We did not alter any of the stories or contents. The entire book is as it was written by William S. Bryan in 1880-1890. 

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