Dedication of the Callaway grave marker.
Daniel Boone was buried in the Bryan family cemetery at Marthasville, Missouri (Charette, Louisiana Territory) in 1820, where his wife, Rebecca (Bryan) Boone, had been buried seven years earlier.
DIED: On Tuesday 26th at Charette village, in the 90th year of his age, the celebrated Col. Daniel Boon, discoverer and first settler of the state of Kentucky. He was buried at the Charette village, and thus the remains of the man whose name is identified with that of Kentucky, now repose on the banks of Missouri.
. . . The American, 30 Oct 1820 (N.Y. Newspaper reprint from St Louis news, Sept. 1820. 90th year should read 86th year.)
The Friends of Daniel Boone's Burial Site in Missouri is a non-profit 501C.3 organization, located in Marthasville, Missouri. The group is devoted to historical preservation, focused primarily on the Bryan (Boone) Cemetery. We have been appointed by the county as caretakers of the historic cemetery.
Please enjoy reading the history and information we have put here to share with you and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. This is the place that Daniel Boone chose for the final resting place of his wife and himself. His beloved daughter, Jemima, and her husband, Flanders Callaway, are buried here also.
There is a great need to upgrade the burial site and make it a more fitting memorial to one of our nation's most beloved heroes. The Friends of Daniel Boone's Burial Site in Missouri was founded for that reason.
Your help, no matter how small, is much appreciated.