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  • Monument Name

    Israel Boone Memorial, Mocksville

  • Type

    Plaque

  • Subjects

    Local History

  • City

    Mocksville

  • County

    Davie

  • Description

    The Israel Boone marker is a 12 inch by 24 inch bronze plaque attached to a low marble block 16 inches by 20 inches. It rests behind an area paved with pieces of slate and to the left of a memorial plaque that details the history of the Boone family in Davie County. To the right of the history marker is the grave site of Squire and Sarah Boone, the parents of Israel and Daniel Boone.

    Images: Far-off view of memorials | The Boone Family in Davie County | Grave site of Squire and Sarah Boone

  • Inscription

    ISRAEL BOONE / BORN MAY, MAY 20 (N.S.), BUCKS COUNTY, PA / DIED JUNE 26, 1756, DAVIE COUNTY, NC / A FEW FEET TO THE RIGHT, ISRAEL BOONE RESTS FOR ETERNITY. ISRAEL WAS THE 2ND / OF 11 CHILDREN BORN TO SQUIRE AND SARAH MORGAN BOONE AND THEIR ONLY CHILD / TO BE BURIED IN NORTH CAROLINA

    ISRAEL MARRIED IN 1747 WHILE IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE NAME OF HIS WIFE AND / THE LOCATION OF HER BURIAL HAVE NEVER BEEN PROVEN. TO THEM WERE BORN 4 / CHILDREN, JESSIE, JONATHAN, ELIZABETH AND SARAH (SALLIE).

    IN GRATEFUL MEMORY / BY DESCENDANTS OF ISRAEL, HIS WIFE AND THE BOONE SOCIETY / MAY 2009

  • Dedication Date

    May 2009

  • Decade

    2000s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    35.909000 , -80.577010 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Supporting Sources

      "Daniel Boone's Parents," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed October 27, 2015) Link

      "Israel Boone Memorial Dedication," from "Digital Davie" digital collection, Davie County Public Library, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "Israel Boone," Find a Grave, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "The Boone Family in Davie County," The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed October 27, 2015) Link

      “Joppa Cemetery,” VisitNC.com, http://www.visitnc.com, (accessed August 26, 2015) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite, bronze

  • Sponsors

    The Boone Society and descendants of Israel Boone and his wife.

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Denny Custer, President of the Boone Society, presided over the dedication of the Israel Boone memorial marker at Joppa Cemetery.

  • Subject Notes

    Joppa Cemetery is one of the oldest and most historic graveyards in Davie County. In addition to the Israel Boone gravesite the burial grounds contain the graves of his parents Squire and Sarah Boone. Israel is the brother of Daniel Boone who lived near Bear Creek during his teens and early twenties.

  • Location

    The Cemetery is located off Highway 601 in Mocksville. The Boone gravesites are located in the back section of the cemetery beyond a low stone wall accessed through an iron gate.

  • Landscape

    The site is surrounded by shady mature trees and graveyards.

  • Death Space

    Yes

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