Our primary research period is 1700-1820
THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO RESEARCH, ASSEMBLE, RECORD, AND PRESENT
1- The complete and factual story of Daniel Boone, his ancestry, and his family.
2- The history and genealogy of all of the frontier families who lived in Missouri prior to 1820. Almost all of them came from Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.
3- The true (overlooked) American frontier history, as it moved along (with Daniel Boone) through what is now Virginia and North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, West Virginia, and on to and through Missouri.
4- All of the Boone related frontier sites on maps, including all known property locations, houses, mills, historic events, and frontier family cemeteries.
5- Photocopies of Boone and associated families official documents: marriage licenses, deeds, wills, probate records, etc., plus family letters.
6- The location of reference sources for our subjects, including available books and archived records.
7- Information to generate public support for preserving the remaining Boone era sites.
It is hoped that through finding, assembling, and presenting our important history subjects, that we will stimulate public awareness in the previously overlooked early American history, and thereby gain support for carrying out our goals, ...our main goal being to establish a Daniel Boone History Museum and a Frontier Families Genealogy Research Center within the "Boone Settlement" of Missouri. The Boone Settlement in Missouri was the location chosen by Daniel Boone, five of his children, and sixty-eight of his grandchildren as their "home". It is where Daniel Boone lived during the last 20 years of his life. There has never been a museum built for presenting the complete accurate story of Daniel Boone, for recognizing his important role in American history, despite the fact that he has been one of America's most recognized legends for over 200 years.
The above was written a number of years ago, when the goals were only a dream of our Historian Ken Kamper. At the time only he knew that that there was a wealth of untapped information to fill in many important aspects of Daniel Boone’s life, showing that while there were many leaders who performed important roles during the frontier period that led to America’s “Westward Expansion”, Daniel Boone and his family just happened to be at the right places at the time to play enough of the leading role, to where the history of their lives tells the story of the events during America’s westward migration from the Atlantic Coast to west of the Mississippi River. That period in history and those events are what set the stage for the development of America into becoming the Greatest Nation on Earth.
During the past several years Ken’s vast storage of knowledge in the form of books and files and his “Research Papers” has been recognized by a number of individuals, to where the proposed a Daniel Boone History Museum and a Boone/Early American History Research Center, and his many other findings, such as three important but previously forgotten Boone trails, Boone family homes and home sites, and still remaining Boone places such as Daniel Boone’s 1000 Arpent (850 acre) Spanish Land Grant in Missouri. Compared to some years ago, the information is now available through Ken’s research. Other persons are now becoming interested in making the important dream come true, where the general public will be able to see and appreciate the frontier part of our tremendous early American history. If all happens as hoped, this history will stimulate a reborn interest by students of all ages in they history that tells who we are and what our country is, and why.
If all can happen as hoped, this history will stimulate a reborn interest by students of all ages in the history that tells the very interesting aspects of who we are and why. Ken has reached an age where some of these things have to happen. If you have an interest in seeing them happen also, feel free to contact us and let us know your interest. We have some ideas of what it takes, and mainly it takes people who are interested.