Monday, May 26, 2014

Boone And Ammunition

From DANIEL BOONE by John Bakeless (1939):

Mentioned in the Daniel Boone book was a CLENDENIN, which was the name of Fannie (Clendenin) Trousdale's first husband*. The book refers to a Colonel William [or George] Clendenin who complained (on May 26, 1792) that Daniel Boone, in his capacity as "quartermaster" for the Kanawha County (now WVa) militia, failed to deliver powder and he (Clendenin, who was also a representative in the Assembly) had to buy it at his own expense.

*(Mary) Fannie Clendennin's 1st husband was a Lieutenant from North Carolina who moved to Tennessee; don't know if there was any relationship to the West Virginia Clendennins.  I'm her descendant from her 2nd marriage

More about the West Virginia Clendennins:


From this source:

While this disaster was occurring, Boone was again sitting in the legislature at Richmond, where he represented Kanawha County from October 17th to December 20th. It was voted to send ammunition for the militia on the Monongahela and the Kanawha, who were to be called out for the defense of the frontier.
Before leaving Richmond, Boone wrote as follows to the governor:

"Monday 13th Dec 1791
" Sir as sum purson Must Carry out the armantstion [ammunition] to Red Stone [Brownsville, Pa.,] if your Exclency should have thought me a proper purson I would undertake it on conditions I have the apintment to vitel the company at Kanhowway [Kanawha] so that I Could take Down the flowre as I paste that place I am your Excelenceys most obedent omble servant   "Da l Boone." 

Five days later the contract was awarded to him; and we find among his papers receipts, obtained at several places on his way home, for the lead and flints which he was to deliver to the various military centers.
But the following May, Colonel George Clendennin sharply complains to the governor that the ammunition and rations which Boone was to have supplied to Captain Caperton's rangers had not yet been delivered, and that Clendennin was forced to purchase these supplies from others. It does not appear from the records how this matter was settled; but as there seems to have been no official inquiry, the non-delivery was probably the result of a misunderstanding.

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