Monday, October 27, 2014

Boone Ancestors

Still working on my husband's paternal side, his father's mother was a direct descendant of John Boone from England.   The Boone family settled in Calvert County, Maryland adjacent to St Mary's County where the Mattingly ancestors lived.  This is the lineage as I have it, starting with my husband's Great Grandfather.

Robert I. Boone, born August 1, 1837 in Kentucky.  About 1875, he married Elizabeth Johnson, daughter of James Matthew Johnson and Charlotte Ballard.  Robert died February 10, 1900 and is buried in the St Dominics Cemetery in Springfield, Kentucky.  Elizabeth died January 17, 1933 and most likely is buried beside her husband but there is no marker for her there.

Christopher Boone
Christopher Boone, Robert's father, was born about 1792 in Prince George's County, Maryland.   On October 2, 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky he was married to Ann Rhodes.  Ann's father was Ignatius Rhodes.  Christopher died sometime before 1870 and is most likely buried in the St Thomas Cemetery in Bardstown.  The original map of the cemetery with burial records has been lost and only marked graves are known.  There is no marker for Christopher or Ann Boone, but their son William is buried there.

Christopher's father was Walter.

Walter Boone, born before 1760 in Prince George's County.  He married Mildred Edelen October 9, 1783.  She was the daughter of Christopher Edelen and Elizabeth.   About 1800, Walter moved his family to Nelson County, Kentucky.  Mildred died before 1810, and he died in 1847.  His father was Charles.

Charles Boone, born about 1725 in Prince George's County.  He married Mary Boarman about 1745 in Maryland.  Mary was the daughter of Thomas James Boarman and Jane Edelen.  Charles and Mary died in Prince George's County, Mary by 1780 and Charles in 1783.   Charles was the son of John II.

John Boone II, born 1678 in Calvert County, Maryland.  He married Elizabeth Beaven about 1710 in Maryland.  They both lived into their 80's and died in Prince George's County, Maryland.

John Boone was born December 27, 1645 in England and died before July, 1689 in Maryland.  His wife's name was Grace.  I have no last name, but I've found three different possibilities in other researchers online trees - Head, Meade or Bennett - with no sources for any of them.  John and Grace may have married in Maryland.  After John's  death at about age 43, Grace remarried Robert Brooke.  Grace died in 1725.


  1. It's interesting that you have information going so far back.

  2. Missed this comment until now, but my sister-in-law gave me most of this information. I'm not sure of her source.