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Note:   Squire, Jr. was a blacksmith. In 1770, he helped his brother Daniel to explore Kentucky and in September 1773, he joined with Daniel and other families to settle in Kentucky. He later assisted Daniel in construction of Boonesborough and brought his family and the Bryans to settle there in 1775. In 1778, Squire was slightly wounded during a bad Indian Siege at Fort Boonesborough, but his blacksmith shop helped with the defense. He built two artillery canons from black gum trees, but on the second shot, one canon broke. In 1779, the Transylvania land company failed when land warrants were not recognized by the Virginia (future Kentucky) Land Commission and in 1784 new owners took over. In 1780, Squire Boone settled near present-day Shelbyville, Kentucky. On 23 June 1780, Captain Squire Boones Company of pioneer soldiers was stationed at "Painted Stone" near now Shelbyville. Indian attacks became so bad that everyone abandoned this settlement in 1781 and headed for Linns Fort. Unfortunately, several were killed on the way to safety. Squire, son of Squire, who was at the 1782 Battle of Blue Licks, rode his horse to safety and warned other settlers of their defeat, despite a broken leg.


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