Berks County, Pennsylvania was formed on March 11, 1752 from parts of Chester County, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia County. Northwestern parts of the county became Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuylkill County in 1811.
George Boone was christened on March 19, 1666, in Exeter, Devon, England. George was a weaver.
He married Mary Maugridge in 1689 before emigrating to America.
George Boone (1690, married Deborah Howell),
Squire Boone (1696, married Sarah Morgan),
Mary Boone (1699, married John Webb),
The Boone family were Quakers
In 1712 George sent his three children, George, Sarah, and Squire to America. Sarah and Squire remained in Pennsylvania, while their brother George returned to England with glowing reports.
George died in 1744. He was buried in Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the Exeter Friends Cemetery
Coverlets (Coverlid) are woven bedcovers, used as the topmost covering on a bed.
George Boone was born on July 13, 1690 in Devon, England. His parents were George Boone and Mary Maugridge.
On August 7, 1713 George Boone married Deborah Howell in Abington, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William and Mary Howell.
George Boone (1714)
Hannah Boone Hughes (1718),
Deborah Boone Bennett (1720)
Dinah Boone Coles (1722)
William Boone (1724),
Josiah Boone (1726),
Jeremiah Boone (1726)
Abigail Boone (1732), and
Hezekiah Boone (1735)
The Society of Friends (Quakers) began in England in the 1650s, when they broke away from the Puritans. Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, as a safe place for Friends to live and practice their faith.
Squire Boone was born on December 6, 1696 in Devonshire, England. His parents were George Boone and Mary Maugridge.
Squire married Sarah Morgan on September 23, 1720. Sarah was born about 1700 in Gwynedd, Berks County, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Edward and Margaret Morgan.
Sarah Boone (1724, married John Wilcox),
Israel Boone (1726)
Samuel Boone (1728, married Sarah Day),
Jonathan Boone (1730, married Mary Carter),
Elizabeth Boone (1732, married William Grant),
Daniel Boone (1734, married Rebecca Bryan),
Mary Boone (1736, married William Bryan),
George Boone (1739, married Ann Linville),
Edward Boone (1740, married Martha Bryan),
Squire Boone (1744, married Jane Van Cleve) and
Hannah Boone (1746, married John Stewart).
Squire Boone owned property in Rowan County, North Carolina near the fork of the Yadkin, not far from present day Mocksville, North Carolina.
North Carolina was one of the thirteen original Colonies. It was first settled by small farmers and grew quickly in the mid 18th century.
From Boone Manscript Collection
Squire Boone, [was] father of Daniel Boone. . .when his oldest
daughter, Sarah, married John Wilcox in 1742, he not being Quaker, Squire was reprimanded
severely by the meeting under the famous Quaker, Thomas Ellis of Merionethshire, Wales, the
leading Elder of the Society in all of Pennsylvania at that time.
According to the minutes of the
Exeter Meeting of that year, Sarah signed papers confessing that she was with child before the
marriage, and was sorry confessing for this and duly repented. However, this required that
Squire sign papers of sorrow for permitting the marriage, and repented himself of letting the
two be together even...