LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- There's a dispute over where Edward "Ned" Boone, Daniel's brother, was buried in 1820 and the Boone Society hopes to solve the mystery.
The society -- made up of Boone descendants, genealogists and historians -- wants to know if the remains are at the original burial site in the eastern end of Kentucky's Bourbon County, as denoted by a historical marker, or moved about a mile away by the Rev. Richard Thomas in 1827 to the Rockbridge Baptist Church Graveyard.
Ned Boone was said to have been slain by Indians on Oct. 6, 1780, the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader reported. At a minimum, the Boone Society wants to raise money to restore the Rockbridge cemetery, Jeff Johnson of Atlanta, chairman of the Edward Boone Memorial Society, a part of the Boone Society, told the Herald-Leader Tuesday.
Johnson also wants the help of Nancy O'Malley, an archaeologist at the William Webb Museum of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky. She said she would use ground-penetrating radar to determine the outline of graves in the cemetery and provide a site map of the entire Rockbridge Graveyard, the newspaper said.
The Boone Society has applied to The History Channel's "Save Our History" project for a grant.