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Headquarters- Captain Yancey vs. Daniel Boone

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Title

Headquarters- Captain Yancey vs. Daniel Boone

Subject

Revolutionary War

Description

Daniel Boone and Capt. Yancey

As a result of his service in the Virginia Militia, during the American Revolution and the earlier French and Indian War, Captain Charles Yancey, who bought Headquarters from Colonel Richard Anderson, was granted 1000 acres of land located in the Western sections of Virginia.

Yancey could not formally actualize his claims until after the signing of the Treaty of Paris which ended hostilities between Great Britain and the newly created United States. So, in 1785, to identify the specific parcel and to assist the establishment of his claim, Yancey entered into a partnership with Daniel Boone, one of the most experienced frontiersmen in North America. Their business arrangement did not go well.

Yancey would allege in a lawsuit that Boone did not record all of Yancey’s property and that he retained more of Yancey’s land than what the fee agreement covered. Boone lost the acrimonious lawsuit and, soured on society, he pushed further into the wilderness.

Creator

Louisa County Historical Society

Source

Old Home Places of Louisa County Revisited

Publisher

Louisa County Historical Society

Date

1776-1800

Contributor

Louisa County Historical Society

Rights

All Rights Reserved.

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