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11-1. EDGAR VINCENT BOATWRIGHT (EDGAR VAUGHAN11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 27 Sep 1917 in Danville, Virginia, and died 24 Dec 1986 in Danville, Virginia.
Notes for EDGAR VINCENT BOATWRIGHT:
1920 Census: Name: Edgar Boatwright Date: January 8, 1920 Age: 2 years Estimated birth year: abt 1918 Birthplace: Virginia Race: White Home in 1920: Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky Sex: Male Marital status: Married Relation to Head of House: Son Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Father's Birth Place: Virginia Census Place: Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky; Roll: T625_598; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 624. 1930 Census: Name: Edgar Boatwright Date: April 5, 1930 Age: 12 Estimated birth year: abt 1918 Relation to head-of-house: Son Father's Name: Edgar V Boatwright Mother's Name: Dillard Boatwright Home in 1930: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina Census Place: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina; Roll: 1713; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 269.0. Social Security Death Index Name: Edgar Boatwright Last Residence: 24541 Danville, Danville City, Virginia Born: 27 Sep 1917 Died: Dec 1986 State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951 )
11-2. MARTHA BOATWRIGHT (EDGAR VAUGHAN11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1926 in Person County, North Carolina.
Notes for MARTHA BOATWRIGHT:
1930 Census: Name: Martha Boatwright Date: April 5, 1930 Age: 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1926 Relation to head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: Edgar V Boatwright Mother's Name: Dillard Boatwright Home in 1930: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina Census Place: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina; Roll: 1713; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 269.0.
11-3. ROBERT McDEARMAN BOATWRIGHT (JOHN GUERRANT11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 29 Sep 1920 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died 04 Nov 1962 in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Notes for ROBERT McDEARMAN BOATWRIGHT:
See link for copy of death certificate.
Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 Name: Robert McDearmon Boatwright Birth Date: 29 Sep 1920 Birth Place: Campbell, Virginia, USA 1930 Census: Name: Robert M Boatwright Date: April 10, 1930 Age: 9 Estimated birth year: abt 1921 Relation to head-of-house: Son Father's Name: John G Boatwright Mother's Name: Mary A Boatwright Home in 1930: Danville, Virginia Census Place: Danville, Virginia; Roll: 2467; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 363.0. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Robert M Boatwright Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1939 Birth Date: abt 1921 Birth Location: Virginia Birth Location Other: Lynchburg Age: 18 Gender: Male Port of Departure: Southampton, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Aquitania North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 Name: Robert McDearman Boatwright Gender: Male Race: White Age: 42 Birth Date: 29 Sep 1920 Birth Place: Lynckburg, Virginia, United States Death Date: 4 Nov 1962 Death Location: Winston-Salem, Forsyth Father's Name: John G Boatwright Mother's Name: Mary Archer Gloss Residence: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaBurial: Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, Virginia
11-4. NANCY CARTER BOATWRIGHT (JOHN GUERRANT11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 Jan 1925 in Campbell County, Virginia. She married CHARLES WILLIS AFFLICK 05 Feb 1949 in Danville, Virginia, son of CHARLES WILLIS AFFLICK and FRANCES REAGAN. He was born about 08 Jan 1926 in Tennessee.
Notes for NANCY CARTER BOATWRIGHT:
Photo: Senator Carter Glass reaches 80th birthday. Washington, D.C., Jan. 4. Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, today celebrated his 80th birthday and thereby attained the goal he set for himself on his last anniversary. At that time the veteran Senator told friends his only wish was to reach 80 which would be a record age for the Glass Klan. He is being congratulated by his son, Carter Glass, Jr., while in the center is Nancy Carter Boatwright, granddaughter, who also celebrated her 13th birthday today, 1/4/37. Source: Library of Congress.
Note: Nancy was actually turning 12 years old rather than 13 in 1937. Source: George Boatright
Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 Name: Nancy Carter Boatwright Birth Date: 4 Jan 1925 Birth Place: Campbell, Virginia 1930 Census: Name: Nancy C Boatwright Date: April 10, 1930 Age: 5 Estimated birth year: abt 1925 Relation to head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: John G Boatwright Mother's Name: Mary A Boatwright Home in 1930: Danville, Virginia Census Place: Danville, Virginia; Roll: 2467; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 363.0. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012 Name: Nancy Carter Boatwright Estimated birth year: abt 1925 School: Randolph Macon Woman's College School Location: Lynchburg, Virginia Year: 1945 Yearbook Title: Helianthus Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014 Name: Nancy Carter Boatwright Gender: Female Race: White Age: 24 Birth Date: abt 1925 Marriage Date: 5 Feb 1949 Marriage Place: Danville, Virginia Registration Place: Pittsylvania, Virginia Father: John Guerrant Boatwright Mother: Mary Archer Glass Spouse: Charles Willis Afflick Spouse Gender: Male Spouse Race: White Spouse Age: 23 Spouse Father: Charles Willis Afflick Spouse Mother: Frances Reagan
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Name: Charles W Afflick Jr Birth Year: 1926 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Tennessee State of Residence: Arkansas County or City: Mississippi Enlistment Date: 17 Mar 1944 Enlistment State: North Carolina Enlistment City: Fort Bragg Branch: Air Corps Branch Code: Air Corps Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Reserves - exclusive of Regular Army Reserve and Officers of the Officers Reserve Corps on active duty under the Thomason Act (Officers and Enlisted Men -- O.R.C. and E.R.C., and Nurses-Reserve Status) Source: Enlisted Reserve or Medical Administrative Corps (MAC) Officer Education: 4 years of high school Marital Status: Single, without dependents
11-5. ELIZABETH VAUGHAN BOATWRIGHT (JOHN GUERRANT11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 07 Nov 1928 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died 24 Sep 2008 in Danville, Virginia. She married GLENN BRADY UPDIKE. He was born 25 Dec 1926 in Danville, Virginia, and died 08 May 1996 in Danville, Virginia.
Notes for ELIZABETH VAUGHAN BOATWRIGHT:
Elizabeth Boatwright Updike Obituary:
UPDIKE, Elizabeth Boatwright, of Danville, Virginia, died at her home on Wednesday, September 24, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late John Guerrant Boatwright and Mary Archer Glass Boatwright, and the widow of Glenn Brady Updike Jr. M.D. of Danville. She was predeceased by one brother, Robert McDearman Boatwright.
She graduated from Stratford Hall in Danville and Mount Vernon Junior College in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by one sister, Carter Boatwright Afflick and her husband, Charles Willis Afflick, of Blytheville, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Leigh Updike Braun and her husband, John, of Alexandria, Virginia; two sons, Glenn Brady Updike III and his wife, Hazel, of Lynchburg, Virginia, and John Boatwright Updike and his wife, Sandra, of Charlottesville, Virginia; four grandchildren, Bronwyn, Julia, Brady and Haydn Updike; two nieces, Carter Afflick Whisenhunt and Sally Afflick; and one nephew, Charles Willis Afflick Jr.
She was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, where she was chairwoman of the committee that founded the memorial garden in memory of her mother. She was also co-chairwoman of the committee to establish the roof garden at the Danville Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Gabriella Garden Club in Danville, the Garden Club of Virginia, and the Danville Golf Club. Mrs. Updike was a member of The Heartstrings singing group, and participated for two years as a singer and dancer in the annual "Follies" sponsored by the Wednesday Club of Danville. She was an avid supporter of the cultural and performing arts in the community. She volunteered at the Free Clinic of Danville, and was a committee member of the University of Virginia's Friends of the Children's Medical Center. Briefly, she served as Chairman of the Board of Carter Glass & Sons Publishers in Lynchburg, Virginia, succeeding her mother in 1979.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 27, at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Epiphany, 731 Main Street, in Danville. Inurnment will take place at the Church of Epiphany Columbarium for the immediate family prior to the memorial service. The family will be receiving friends at the residence. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Updike requested that donations be made to the Free Clinic of Danville, 133 S. Ridge Street, Danville, Virginia 24541. Townes Funeral Home, 215 West Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911 Name: Elizabeth Vaughan Boatwright Birth Date: 7 Nov 1928 Birth Place: Henrico, Virginia, USA 1930 Census: Name: Elizabeth Boatwright Date: April 10, 1930 Age: 1 Estimated birth year: abt 1929 Relation to head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: John G Boatwright Mother's Name: Mary A Boatwright Home in 1930: Danville, Danville (Independent City), Virginia Census Place: Danville, Danville (Independent City), Virginia; Roll: 2467; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 363.0. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 Name: Elizabeth Boatwright Arrival Date: 7 May 1950 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1929 Age: 21 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Southampton Ship Name: Queen Mary Port of Arrival: New York, New York Nativity: Virginia Line: 18 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_7827 Birth Location: Virginia Page Number: 8
Children of ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT and GLENN UPDIKE are:
i. GLENN BRADY UPDIKE. ii. JOHN BOATWRIGHT UPDIKE.
11-6. HERBERT LEE BOATWRIGHT (HERBERT LEE11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born in Virginia.
Notes for HERBERT LEE BOATWRIGHT:
The Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) today announced that H. Lee Boatwright III has stepped down after serving as the organization's chairman for more than 20 years. Boatwright, who remains on the board of directors, was succeeded by Leonard R. Sachs, MEDCO's former vice chairman. Martin G. Knott Jr. was named the new vice chairman.
"Lee strongly believes that focusing resources in areas where private industry may not invest is the key to building a strong community. Under his guidance, MEDCO has grown tremendously, investing more than $2 billion in projects that have increased employment, fostered technology and supported education and tourism in Maryland," said Robert C. Brennan, MEDCO's executive director. "We would like to thank Lee for the tremendous contributions he has made to economic development in the State of Maryland as chairman of MEDCO, and look forward to his continued support as a member of our board of directors."
Projects undertaken during Boatwright's tenure include development of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md.; the Barton Farm Business Park in Allegany County; student housing at 11 state universities and community colleges across the state; ARC of Prince George's County; and U.S. Pharmacopeia and Easter Seals in Montgomery County.
"With Lee's leadership, MEDCO has made tremendous strides in improving economic opportunities in the state for businesses and individuals alike," Sachs said. "Stepping into the chairman's role, my goal is to ensure that MEDCO continues this momentum and stays keenly focused on our ability to assist and support economic development activities across the state."
Sachs, MEDCO's new chairman, has served as the organization's vice chairman for more than 13 years. He is currently active as chairman of MOI, Inc. a regional distributor of office furniture systems in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Richmond, Va. and, Norfolk, Va. He is also involved in a number of real estate development companies, and has been a member or leader on many other boards in the Baltimore and Maryland communities. He attended the University of Maryland College Park and the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program.
Knott, who has served on MEDCO's board for more than a year, is the president of Knott Mechanical Inc. a commercial HVAC company that was started by his father in 1972. There his primary responsibilities are new business development and contract management. Knott earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurial studies from Xavier University.
The Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) was established in 1984 by the Maryland State Legislature to serve as a business growth engine for the State. MEDCO functions under the provision of Article 83A, Sections 5-201 through 5-216 of the Annotated Code of Maryland 1984, as amended in 2002, as a body politic and corporate. MEDCO receives no public financial support, and funds its operations entirely through transaction fees. MEDCO utilizes its status as a public instrumentality of the State to borrow money and issue bonds for the purpose of financing development projects throughout Maryland. MEDCO works with large corporations, small and mid-sized businesses, museums and non-profit organizations, higher education institutions, and State agencies to create unique and beneficial financial and ownership structures. All projects undertaken by MEDCO are designed to meet the fiscal goals of MEDCO's clients and provide significant economic benefits to the State of Maryland and its citizens.
11-7. JOHN GARLAND POLLARD BOATWRIGHT (HERBERT LEE11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born in Virginia. He married SUSAN M.. She was born 13 Mar 1938, and died 01 Jan 2003 in Johns Island, Charleston, South Carolina.
Children of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and SUSAN M. are:
i. ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT. ii. JOHN BOATWRIGHT.
11-8. BEVERLY VAUGHAN BOATWRIGHT (HERBERT LEE11, HERBERT LEE10, JOHN GUERRANT9, JOHN REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born in Virginia.
11-9. JOHN BAKER BOATWRIGHT (JOHN BAKER11, JOHN BAKER10, REUBEN BAKER9, REUBEN8, REUBEN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born in Richmond, Virginia.
Notes for JOHN BAKER BOATWRIGHT:
John Boatwright was born in Richmond and grew up in the West End. He went to Douglas S. Freeman High School and received a BS in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1978 and his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1981. He worked at what is now Morchower, Luxton and Whaley until 1986, when he began a solo practice. He was the state's first Capital Defender, an office that opened in January 2002 and is charged with "trial-level representation of indigent capital defendants." He represents the state's Central Region, which includes 43 cities and counties.
November 28, 2007
Prickly longtime public defender John Boatwright runs into a different kind of enemy -? hepatitis C.
by Lisa Antonelli Bacon
John Boatwright III used to swagger into courtrooms like a lion entering a Roman arena: confident, brash and hungry. Whether it was in the heat of litigation or in the chilly brinkmanship of plea negotiations, his forthright manner often irked opponents. Some things change; others never do. His walk is much slower. And whether he admits it or not, his softer side occasionally forces its way to the surface, only to be snatched back like a kid who shares his ice cream and immediately regrets it. In the old days, he could dish out a courtroom pummeling, and all it took to revive him was a cold beer and a cigarette. Now, there's no beer, no smokes; just Boat, in a tiresome battle that won't end.
There isn't much to say about hepatitis C, other than there is no cure, and it is a miserable, life-altering disease. Cigarettes are verboten when you're on the liver transplant list. And drinking, for Boat, ended in January '06. I'd had 54 years to slurp up all I could. I had my share and some for others, he says. By that August, he could barely get out of bed. "Up to the summer of '06, I felt fine." Now, barely more than a year later, he sits sock-footed in jeans and a flannel shirt in the living room of his home near Chippenham Medical Center, a dark red blotch from an iron transfusion swallowing his right forearm.
Boatwright is on short-term disability from his post as capital defender for Virginia's central region. Since the office first opened its doors in 2002 offering legal representation to those facing capital offenses. Boat has led it. Turnover has been a big issue, as it always is when the hours are long, the pay seems grossly inadequate, and the clients are people like Ricky Javon Gray (now facing the death penalty for murdering the Harvey family on Jan. 1, 2005). He's paler, smaller, but he's lost none of his puckish bravado. His wife, Allison, a paralegal, comes home during her lunch break to check on him. "If you can think of it, I've had it," he says. "It" includes iron transfusions, colonoscopies and laser surgery for internal bleeding, to name a few. When his liver got frighteningly sluggish, doctors added a shunt to bypass the liver. In the process, they found he had a 40 percent blockage in one artery, so he underwent another procedure to place a stent in the blocked artery.
One thing hasn't changed: Boat's insistence that all is fine, and he's still in the lead, although that has become a relative issue. "Two days after they put that shunt in, I hadn't felt that good in 20 years," he says.
Although his hands shake a little and his voice isn't as loud, it's the same strident one that was easily recognizable on the third floor of the John Marshall Courthouse. In the 1980s, Boat made his bones in criminal court working for attorney Michael Morchower, known then as "Magic Mike" for his ability to get acquittals and lighter sentences for many clients who might have deserved much worse.
In 1987, Boatwright struck out on his own and formed Boatwright & Linka with attorney Bill Linka, a partnership that lasted until 2002 when Boatwright was named Virginia?s first capital public defender.
"You find as many who love him as hate him," says Linka, whose firm now practices under the name Richmond Criminal Law. "But regardless of what they think of him, he's always well prepared."
Although Boatwright has spent the last 25 years representing people who could?ve shared a myriad of diseases, from the common cold to HIV, he has no idea where he contracted hepatitis C. "The only way you can get it is through infected blood products," he says.
It's possible he got it through vaccinations while in basic training for the U.S. Army in 1972. "You lined up front to back, and you rolled up your sleeve. They came along with a [needle] gun and went 'bam' to you, 'bam' to the next guy, and the next guy. Some bled." Because the disease can incubate over years, there is no scientific way to determine where or how he became infected. "I don't care how I got it," Boatwright says. "I feel good. I'm fine."
BOATWRIGHT, John Baker III, 56, of Richmond, died on Monday, February 9, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Araminta and John Boatwright Jr.; and his brother, William Frederick Boatwright. He is survived by his wife, Allison W. Boatwright; a son, John Baker Boatwright IV; his former wife, Debbie Boatwright; an aunt, Nancy Moss; and four cousins, Jack Daniel, Sally Ailsworth, Donna Glenn and Diane Andrews; also a multitude of wonderful friends.
Mr. Boatwright was born in Richmond, graduated from Douglas Freeman High School and VCU, and in 1981, he graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. He practiced law at Morchower, Luxton and Whaley until 1985. He practiced solo from 1986 to 1988. In 1988, he formed the law practice of Boatwright and Linka, with William T. Linka, and practiced there until September 2002. From September 2002 to December 2007 he was named the first Capital Defender for the Central Region of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. From January 2008 through August 2008, he was Special Capital Counsel of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission.
Mr. Boatwright was an adjunct faculty member for VCU from 1988 to 1998 and again in 2002. He was a member of the Richmond Criminal Bar Association, serving as its president in 1988; a member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he was president in 1999 and served on the Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000; a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.
The family will receive friends 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, where services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of Virginia Law School Foundation.
John Boatwright, ex-public defender in Richmond, dies
JOHN D. CLARKE TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Published: February 11, 2009
John B. Boatwright III relished a challenge. When Virginia's Public Defender Commission established four regional offices in 2002, Mr. Boatwright became the first regional capital-murder defense attorney in the state, one of three lawyers in the Richmond regional office.
"Since it was a state position, some other people didn't want to apply because of the money," said his son, John B. Boatwright IV of Richmond. "He wasn't concerned about that. It combined two things he loved most: an intellectual challenge and a chance to help people, especially people who couldn't afford it. He was very happy in that position."
Mr. Boatwright, a Richmond native, was 50 at the time and had been a lawyer in private practice for 21 years. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1981 and began working with the Morchower, Luxton and Whaley law firm in Richmond, his son said. He and William T. Linka formed their own firm in 1988 and practiced law together through 2002. Mr. Boatwright left the public defender's office last year.
"John was a fierce advocate. He was committed to representing everybody and was unwaveringly opposed to the death penalty," Linka said.
Mr. Boatwright's wife, Allison W. Boatwright, said several former clients had remained in contact with him.
"Some called him their hero," she said. "He was always willing to take on any case, no matter how great or how small." She also said her husband would take clients' calls no matter what time it was.
Mr. Boatwright died at his Richmond home Monday at age 56 after an illness.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Woody's Funeral Home Huguenot Chapel, 1010 Huguenot Road. Interment will be private.
Among the clients Mr. Boatwright defended was James Earl Patterson, the first person to plead guilty and be executed as the result of a "cold hit" DNA analysis, in which samples taken from a prison inmate match those from a crime committed years earlier.
After being identified as the suspect in a rape and murder through DNA analysis, Patterson pleaded guilty and waived all appeals.
Of the cold hit, Mr. Boatwright said in a February 2002 interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Patterson "knew that was bound to happen some day, and that's why he started thinking about what he was going to do if it did happen."
Mr. Boatwright also helped defend Louis Shawn Lindenfeld in the shooting death and robbery of Midlothian teenager Allen "Chip" Ellis.
In addition to his son and his wife, survivors include his former wife, Debbie Boatwright.
Child of JOHN BOATWRIGHT is:
i. JOHN BAKER BOATWRIGHT IV.
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