- The Washington Times - Monday, November 29, 2004


LEXINGTON, Ky. — There’s a dispute over where Edward “Ned” Boone, Daniel’s brother, was buried in 1820, and the Boone Society hopes to solve the mystery.

The society — made up of Boone descendants, genealogists and historians — wants to know whether the remains are at the original burial site in the eastern end of Kentucky’s Bourbon County, as denoted by a historical marker, or were moved about a mile away by the Rev. Richard Thomas in 1827 to the Rockbridge Baptist Church Graveyard.

Edward Boone was said to have been slain by Indians on Oct. 6, 1780, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. At a minimum, the Boone Society wants to raise money to restore the Rockbridge cemetery, Jeff Johnson told the paper last week. Mr. Johnson, of Atlanta, is the chairman of the Edward Boone Memorial Society, which is part of the Boone Society.

Nancy O’Malley, an archaeologist at the William Webb Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, said she would use ground-penetrating radar to determine the outline of graves in the Rockbridge cemetery.

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