DANIEL BOONE??

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If indeed our descendancy is as we believe, our Stover ancestor married the sister of Daniel Boone’s Father.  William Morrow married as his first wife Sarah Jay.  When she died he married second, Rachael Chambers.  Chambers was her married name as she was a widow.  It is believed she was married to William Chambers perhaps in North Carolina, though the first name of her husband is not proven.  She had 5 children with William Chambers.  After he died, she married William Morrow perhaps in Tennessee.

Nor is her maiden name proven to be Stover as some believe.  It is thought her Father was Jeremiah Stover, descendant of Jacob Stover, the immigrant ancestor who came to this land in  1710.  It is possible Jeremiah had 2 wives & perhaps Rachel was born to his second wife.  It is reported that both wives were native American so perhaps that's where our native American heritage comes from.  Jeremiah is also not proven as being the son of Jacob Stover, son of the immigrant Jacob Stover, but he is very likely a part of this family.

All these families tended to be in the same areas around the same time.  There is intermarriage among the families.  Circumstances would point to our being likely descendants in their families, but there is no hard proof evidence.  There may never be solid proof.  Family researchers have been researching these families for years regarding the Stover & Chambers families.

Now, for what we know to be fact. 

1. Rachael Chambers was married to William Morrow as his second wife & they settled in Missouri before it became a state.  She had 4 children by William Morrow, among them our Isaac Morrow.

2. The immigrant, Jacob Stover, married Sarah Boone the sister of Daniel Boone’s Father.

3. William Morrow had 12 children by his first wife, Sarah Jay, & 4 by his second wife, Rachel Chambers. A probate record in Macon Co., Mo. filed by William J. Morrow regarding the estate of Sarah & Lydia Morrow (sisters of  Isaac) lists children of William & Sarah Jay Morrow & children of William & Rachel Chambers Morrow, as well as Rachel Chambers’ children by her previous marriage.

4. There are a number of Morrow/Chambers marriages.  William Morrow’s step-daughter (by Rachel & her first husband), married Moses Chambers.  Isaac Morrow’s daughter Martha Jane, married David A.J. Chambers.  

So maybe we are or maybe we aren’t related, but isn’t it fun to think about it?

GEORGE BOONE, III 1666-1744 & MARY MAUGRIDGE –1730
SARAH BOONE & JACOB STAUFFER/STOVER 1688-1740
(SQUIRE BOONE, BROTHER OF SARAH & FATHER OF DANIEL BOONE)
JACOB STOVER, JR. 1716-1764 & RUTH
JEREMIAH STOVER 1745-1808 & MARY
RACHAEL STOVER 1768-1834 & WILLIAM MORROW 1768-1834
ISAAC MORROW 1822-1898 & SELAH JANE SUMMERS 1830-1869
WILLIAM JEFFERSON MORROW 1855-1934 & KATHERINE MATILDA HILL 1866-1834
MYRTLE IRENE MORROW 1886-1978 & JOHN W. WILLIAMS 1875-1928



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