Daniel Boone was buried on a family member's farm at Marthasville, Missouri (Charette, Louisiana Territory) in 1820, where his wife of almost 57 years, Rebecca (Bryan) Boone, had been buried seven years earlier. Daniel personally chose this location for Rebecca and she appears to have been the first person to be buried here. He asked for assurance from his children and many others that he would eventually be buried here with her.
DIED: On Tuesday 26th at Charette village, in the 90th year of his age, the celebrated Col. Daniel Boon, discoverer and first settler of the state of Kentucky. He was buried at the Charette village, and thus the remains of the man whose name is identified with that of Kentucky, now repose on the banks of Missouri.
. . . The American, 30 Oct 1820 (N.Y. Newspaper reprint from St Louis news, Sept. 1820. 90th year should read 86th year.)
The Friends of Daniel Boone's Burial Site in Missouri is a non-profit 501C.3 organization, located in Marthasville, Missouri. The group is devoted to historical preservation, focused primarily on the Bryan (Boone) Cemetery. We have been appointed by the county as caretakers of the historic cemetery.
Please enjoy reading the history and information we have put here to share with you and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Daniel's beloved daughter, Jemima, and her husband, Flanders Callaway, are buried here also.
Daniel would be happy that people visit the cemetery daily and there are visitors from all over the globe. It is only right that we try to make it a more fitting memorial to one of our nation's most beloved heroes. The Friends of Daniel Boone's Burial Site in Missouri was founded for that reason.
Your help, no matter how small, is much appreciated.
The background of the image at the top of this page is from a photo taken of a small horn powder flask which is said to have been made by Daniel Boone. He carved his name and the date of 1818. The oval inset of Daniel Boone is from a painting of him at the age of 85.