Randell Jones

1959 N. Peace Haven Rd., # 105
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106
United States

Business Phone: (336) 407-3035
Email: DBooneFootsteps@gmail.com
URL: www,DanielBooneFootsteps.com


Awards:

Invited member, Road Scholar Speakers Bureau, North Carolina Humanities Council, since 2007
national History Award Medal, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (2013)
Kentucky History Award, Kentucky Historical Society (2012 and 2014)
Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, North Carolina Society of Historians (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012)
Paul Green Multimedia Award, North Carolina Society of Historians (2007, 2016)


Specialties:

Randell is an entertaining and informative speaker whose presentations complement the research of family historians by providing historical context for the periods of American history of great interest to many reearchers.

Specialties include:
Pioneer life and conflicts with Cherokee and Shawnees on the North Carolina (including East Tennessee) and Virginia (including Kentucky) frontier during the era of the Revolution;
the life and times of Daniel Boone;
history of the Revolutionary War in the Southern Campaign (South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina) told from the militia side.
Entertaining and enlightening tales of North Carolina history.


Lectures:

Randell’s talks and storytelling provide the context which surrounds the family history people are pursuing.
Randell’s talks include:
“Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain” (several versions)
“They Came Through Here” (Kings Mountain story)
“The Death March of the Prisoners after Kings Mountain”
“In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone”
“Trailing Daniel Boone”
“Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina”
“From Time to Time in North Carolina”


Speaking Conditions:

Because Randell offers his books for sale, he drives to his speaking venues from his home in Winston-Salem. He has spoken in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. Consideration for travel arrangements and lodging is necessary for events that are not day trips.
Randell’s book display of several titles can fill an 8-ft. table. Displays include photographs and maps, etc.
Projector, screen, and laptop with PowerPoint are essential to delivering talks supported by PowerPoint. (Randell brings program on flash drive to plug into the system provided by host. For storytelling presentations, Randell prefers a wireless, lapel mic, if the host wants amplification.


Previous Engagements:

  • Virginia Luncheon, DAR, Continental Congress, National Press Club, Washington, DC, 2013, 400 attendees
  • Florida State Society, DAR, Fall Forum banquet speaker, Orlando, FL, 2015, 500 attendees
  • National Congress, Sons of the American Revolution, “Historian’s Huddle” lecture, Knoxville, TN, 2017
  • A Battle of Kings Mountain Seminar: “Sumter and Williams, South Carolina Militia in Pursuit of Glory,” and “The Death March of Prisoners after the Battle.” Santa Elena History Center, Beaufort, SC, 2017
  • “Daniel Boone Before Kentucky,” Society of Boonesborough, Richmond, KY, after-dinner speaker, 2017
  • “From Time to Time in North Carolina,” History Museum of Burke County, Morganton, NC, 2017

    Full speaking schedule since 2010 listed at www.danielboonefootsteps.com.


  • Bio:

    Randell Jones is an award-winning author and storyteller. He delves into the history of the Revolutionary War in the South and the frontier era of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky using the theme “America’s story surrounds your family tree.”
    His presentations complement those focused on genealogical research by helping provide the context in which these family lives were lived. His talks are entertaining and informative, lively and inspiring.

    He has received two Kentucky History Awards from the Kentucky Historical Society for publications on Daniel Boone and numerous publication awards from the North Carolina Society of Historians. In 2013, he received from the Daughters of the American Revolution their national History Award Medal for his body of work over the prior 10 years. In 2013, he spoke at the DAR’s Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. In 2017, he will speak at the National Congress of the Sons of the American Revolution in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    His books include:
    Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain(2011)
    A Guide to the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail(2011)
    In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone(2005)
    In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett(2006)
    Trailing Daniel Boone(2012)
    Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State (editor)(2007)
    From Time to Time in North Carolina(2017)

    His videos include:
    The American Spirit, 1780 (2015)
    Following Boone Trace (2016)

    Randell’s talks include:
    “Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain” (several versions)
    “They Came Through Here” (Kings Mountain story)
    “The Death March of the Prisoners after Kings Mountain”
    “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone”
    “Trailing Daniel Boone”
    “Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina”
    “From Time to Time in North Carolina”

    In addition to his research and writing related to the Battle of Kings Mountain, Randell has written and published six additional books, including: In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and Trailing Daniel Boone. He has received two Kentucky History Awards from the Kentucky Historical Society for publications on Daniel Boone. And, in 2013, he received from the Daughters of the American Revolution their national History Award Medal for his body of work over the prior 10 years. In 2013, he spoke at the DAR’s Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. In 2017, he will speak at the National Congress of the Sons of the American Revolution in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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