Boone and the Revolution

American History

End of French and Indian War


Pontiac's Rebellion

03/01/1763 - 1766

Royal Proclamation of 1763


Sugar Act

April 5, 1764

Stamp Act

March 1765

Townshend Acts

June 29, 1767

Treason Act 1543

January 1769

Boston Massacre

March 5, 1770

Colonists burn HMS Gaspee

June 9 1772

Tea Act

May 10 1773

Boston Tea Party

December 16, 1773

Intolerable Acts

January 1774

Planned colony of Vandalia annexed by VA

Approx. 1774

Battles of Lexington and Concord - US win

April 19, 1775

Revolutionary War

04/19/1775 - 1783

Second Continental Congress

May 10 1775

The Second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia & The Battle of Ticonderoga is fought (

Battle of Bunker Hill - Brit win

June 17, 1775

Thomas Paine publishes "Common Sense"


British Evacuate Boston


Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

Battle of Brooklyn - Brit win

August 27, 1776

American invasion of Quebec fails

October 1776

Washington Crosses Delaware - US win

December 26th 1776

Continental Congress sends regiments to frontier

April 1777

American Flag Adopted

June 14, 1777

Battle of Brandywine - Brit Win

September 11 1777

Washington is defeated leading to capture of Philadelphia

British Capture Philadelphia

September 26 1777

Battle of Saratoga - US Win

October 7, 1777

GW's Winter at Valley Forge

December 19 1777 - June 19th 1778

French Join the American Revolution

February 6 1778

British General Howe replaced by Henry Clinton

March 7, 1778

Battle of Barren Hill - US win

May 20 1778

Battle of Monmouth - US win

June 28, 1778

British Capture Savannah

December 29 1778

Fairfield and Norwalk CT burned by British

July 1779

British Capture Charlestown

May 12 1780

Benedict Arnold is exposed

September 25 1780

Battle of Cowpens - US win

January 17 1781

Turning point for Americans in Southern front

Battle of Yorktown - US win

October 19, 1781

British Troops leave New York

November 25 1783

Daniel Boone

Boone and family move to Yadkin Valley


Boone explores Florida


Boone first explores Kentucky

Approx. 10/01/1767

Boone's Kentucky Hunting Expedition

05/11/1769 - 1771

James Boone during failed KY settlement attempt


Boone sets out with family and 50 immigrants to settle in Kentucky, but turns back after James Boone is killed.

R. Henderson founds land speculation company

17 August 1774

Boone sets out to blaze Wilderness Road


Boonesborough Founded


Transylvania Compact signed

May 1775

Boone brings family to Kentucky

September 8 1775

Jemima is captured by Natives

July 14 1776

Boone and 30 men head to Lower Blue Licks


Boone captured at Lower Blue Licks

February 7, 1778

Boone is brought to Chillicothe

February 18 1778

Blackfish and Boone head to Ft. Detroit

April 10 1778

Andrew Johnson escapes

April 25 1778

Boone escapes Shawnee

June 16 1778

Siege of Boonesborough begins

September 9 1778

Boone and Jemima return to NC

November 9 1778

Boone moves to Boone's Station in KY


Boone elected to Virginia General Assembly

April 1781

Battle of Blue Licks - Indians win

August 19 1782

Boone leads settlers in a defeat against Shawnee. One of last battles of Revolutionary war.

Native America

Cherokee relinquish West Virginia


Treaty of Hard Labor

Treaty of Fort Stanwix

November 5 1768

Iroquois relinquish Kentucky territories and part of West Virginia to British.

Treaty of Lochaber


Cherokee finalize boundary between North Carolina and Virginia and their territories.

Lord Dunmore's War

May 1774 - October 1774

Fought between Virginia Settlers and Shawnee over land rights in Kentucky.

Cornstalk/Shawnee agree to cease hunting south of Ohio


Treaty of Camp Charlotte - the Shawnee relinquish their rights to hunt south of the Ohio (Kentucky) and to stop harassing hunters there. Not all Shawnee are represented at treaty's signing - Blackfish refuses to give up KY.

Treaty of Watagua

March 14 1775

Cherokee sign Treaty w/ Henderson for "Transylvania"

Cherokee and Shawnee ally against settlers


At In May 1776, at the behest of Henry Hamilton the Shawnee chief Cornstalk led a delegation from the northern tribes (Shawnee, Lenape, Iroquois, Ottawa, others) to the southern tribes. He traveled to Chota to meet with the southern tribes (Cherokee, Muscogee, Chickasaw, Choctaw) about fighting with the British against their common enemy. Cornstalk called for united action against those they called the "Long Knives", the squatters who settled and remained in Kain-tuck-ee.

Cherokee begin attacks on southern frontier

July 1 1776

Seige of McDowell's Station

July 3rd 1776

Cherokee beseige small North Carolina frontier fort

Raid on Settlers leads to capture of Jemima Boone

14 July 1776

Battle of Lindley's Fort

July 15 1776

Cherokee and Loyalists attack Settlers in South Carolina

Battle of Island Flats

July 20 1776

Conflict between Dragging Canoe and Settlers

Treaty of Dewitt's Corner

May 20 1777

Cherokee agree to cease raids on GA and SC

Blackfish leads preliminary raid on Kentucky settlements

June 1777

Treaty of Fort Henry

July 20 1777

Cherokee agree to cease raids on VA and NC

Cornstalk is killed

Approx. 10 November 1777

Blackfish and Shawnee arrive at Boonesborough

September 7 1778

Blackfish retreats from Boonesborough

September 18 1778

Chillicothe destroyed and Blackfish killed

May 29 1779