Flossie Martin

Retired teacher 2/2/1969

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Flossie Martin - Rowan County May Lose Claim To Daniel Boone...
Rowan County May Lose Claim To Daniel Boone MOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The history-conscious residents of-Rowan County have always ·liked to mention -- casually, not baastingly -- that Daniel Boone once lived near Salisbury. But a retired Davies County ·science teacher may have de- prived Rowan of that historical distnction. Rowan countians began call- ing Daniel one of their own it was discovered he kept cer tain records in which a Grant Creek is mentioned. There is Grant's Creek near Salisbury. Miss Flossie Martin, the re- tired teacher, has long been teresited in Davie County his- tory. So interested, in fact, sine spends a great deal of ·"· checking out musty old deeds : ,; and other documents that '.· provide her with an historical ':· lid-bit. · · While checking out some of . the deeds, she discovered that ; an Elisha Creek in Davie Coun- ty once was known as either '. Grant's Creek or Licking Creek. ··' The stream formerly known as Grant's Creek is in the general area of Davie County where Boone mentions' two O't er creeks in his reccirds. Local historians feel the - mity of these cither creeks to former Grant's Creek is proof enough to tie Boone to Davie : stead of Rowan County. His- -, torians take such matters seri- ously. Rowan Coun'tiaws are not knocked completely out of the historical picture, however. They axe quick to inform that even if Boone did live Davie County, why, Davie ty was a part of Rowan until 1836.

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  1. The Danville Register,
  2. 02 Feb 1969, Sun,
  3. Page 16

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