Daniel Boone was a frontiersman who helped introduce the United States to a little place we like to call Kentucky. Get to know the real Daniel Boone, who was born on November 2, 1734. Just like many young people, Daniel Boone blew his entire first paycheck. In 1809, Daniel Boone dictated his autobiography to his grandson John Boone Calloway. \"My father, Daniel Boone, always despised the raccoon fur caps and did not wear one himself, as he always had a hat,\" his son Nathan said.