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2 Sept. 15, 2010 Your Hometown Newspaper Bath County News-Outlook OPINION/LIFESIYLE Heaven Is A Lot Like Kentucky BACK WITH DANIEL BOONE Late September 1780, near present-day Lexing- ton, KY The cool September eve- rdng reminded him that winter was close at hand, and Daniel Boone knew he wasn't going to put his family through another winter like they had en- dured last year. It was good that autumn was coming, as he felt he was in the autumn of his life. He would be enjoy- ing his 46th birthday on Oct. 22, 1780, less than a month away. Few men along the Ken- tucky frontier ever reached such advanced years. Boone's life had calmed considerably from the seemingly never-ending, tumultuous events that had plagued him with one disaster after another since he'd first attempted to settle this 'Dark and Bloody Ground.' He was finally enjoy- hag time with his seven children, though he al- ways lamented the death of his oldest son James, who died on Oct. 10, 1773 on Walden Ridge, in the Cumberland Gap. James and others had been killed at the hand of Shawnee warriors. His youngest son (at that time) William Boone had died in July 1775 af- ter being only one month old. It was the same year his oldest daughter Susan- nah had married William Hays. He thought he would A Heaven Is A ILe Uke Kenmekf ey Chides Namx lose his daughter Jemima, the summer following, in 1776, when she and two of Colonel Calloway's daugh- ters had been kidnapped out of their boat on the Kentucky River by Shaw-. ne and Cherokee war- riors. Repatriating the three terrified girls had been quite an adventure. The next year marked the "year of the bloody sevens", 1777 and he was almost killed during an at- tack on Fort Boonesboro, when a Shawnee musket ball crushed his ankle bone. His new friend Si- mon Butler (Kenton) saved his life that April day, car- rying him into the fort as the attack began. Less than a year later marked a dark time in his life during his captiv- ity, again by his nemesis Shawnee. Also captured were 28 men under his command at the Lower Blue Licks in January of 1778. The men, who were mak- ing salt for the Kentucky settlements, were divided among the Shawnee and other tribes, with some being sold to the British at Detroit and others, like Boone, being adopted. He escaped in June and returned to his home only to find his wife and children gone back to her father's home in the Caro- linas. Only his daughter Jemi- ma, her love Flanders Cal- !0way, and the old family cat were there to greet him. There was little time to wallow in sadness however as he knew the fort would soon be under attack. The attack came within weeks and developed into a pro- longed (and subsequently quite famous) siege. The Kentuckians under Boone were victorious, but that did not stop a court martial proceeding against Boone from being held in Harrodsburg. Boone faced several seri- ous charges regarding his surrender of the salt mak- ers. Boone was acquitted and promoted to Lt. Colonel of the militia, but several of the inhabitants blamed him for the continued ab- sence of their family mem- bers who had been cap- tured with the salt makers at Blue Licks. Boone went to the Caro- linas and returned to Ken- tucky in Dec. 1779, bring- ing several of his extended family members with him, as well as new families, including the Lincolns (fu- ture president Abraham's family) and the Scholls. Among his own family members that made the trek from the Carolinas, through the Cumberland Gap and to Fort Boones- boro, coming back with Daniel Boone was his brother Edward. Edward, or Neddy as Daniel called him, had married his wife's sister, Martha Bryan. Neddy and Martha had six children: Charity, Jane, Mary, George, Jo- seph and Sarah. The group began con- structing Boone's Station upon arrival in Kentucky, facing the harshest winter in memory with minimal Giving A Helping Hand By Mark Harper News Reporter Mark@thecadislemercury.com No matter what kind of life someone lives, they always can use a helping hand, and giving someone some help can make you feel like a better person. People always experience times of need, ranging from physical help, to emotion and mental help as weU.I have always found that the best help will come from parents, significant other, siblings and friends. They always seem to know what helps you out in life. They know what makes you hap- py and sad. And a friend or family member who says or does things to make you feel more negative about yourself, well you should not' listen to those people at all.I believe you should always live your life to the fullest, and do things that make you happy If you are doing something that you are unsure about or you're worried about the outcome, then you should probably rethink what you're getting ready to do.Helping people can prove to be a great thing. Not only does it make you a better person, it also establishes trust and respect to the person you've helped.Sometimes even seeing someone else help- ing out another person can make you feel good about it and even make you want to help out more.Being able to see the smile on people's faces after you help lets you know that everything was worth it.There are some people out there that don't want help. Some don't want help because they are self- reliant, but others axe self- ish people who think only they can do good and that no other person can com- pare with them and aren't willing to help many people. Some of these people I call "egomaniacal." And some of the people who think this way are the people that lat- er on in life, when they re- ally do need help, nobody is going to want to help them because of their past. And they would have to prove themselves and show a lot of respect and goodness to others to get the help they need when they finally do need it, because like I said in the beginning. Ev- erybody eventually needs help.I believe that I am a helping person. If someone needs help and shows me respect, and the help they need is not too much and is not illegal then I usually have no worries about help- ing.So next time that you are walking about and you see somebody drop some- thing or need help picking something up, don't hesi- tate to help them out. But if you try to help and they refuse, then just walk away they obviously don't appre- ciate anyone's help. Insurance Company protection from the ele- ments in their half-face camps. They ,began the process just before Christmas not wanting to stay in Fort Bonesboro where Daniel Boone continued to re- ceive threatening remarks and stares from those who thought him loyal to the British crown. With spring came the construction of cabins and a fort, clearing land and planting crops at Boone's Station. And now winter was coming again. Daniel Boone was pre- paring to make his sojourn northward for a 'fall buf- falo hunt" that he knew would help provide provi- sions for his family, and those of his extended fam- ily who now called Boone's Station their home. He would be taking Ned- dy with him. Neither of them knew it at the time, but they would soon be involved in another battle with the Shawnee, one which claim the life of Neddy Boone. To be continued. 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