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Generation 7

7-80. DANIEL DAVID BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1790 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died abt. 1838 in Hendricks County, Indiana. He married SOPHIA WICKERSHAM 27 Mar 1815 in Campbell County, Virginia, daughter of JOSIAH WICKERSHAM and SUSANNAH OGAN. She was born Abt. 1797 in Frederick County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1835 in Indiana.


From Shirley Mae (Hicks) Boatwright (Topeka):
1. Campbell Co. Va. Land records Book. 30, pg 158 indicated Daniel died in Hancock Co. IN.
2. Re. Marriage Bonds of Campbell Co. Va., Vol. VI p. 799.
3. Death determined from land records.
4. I found Daniel's information in the Hendricks County, Indiana Probate Order Book #2, Page 203. "Be it remembered that on this 25th day of September A.D. 1838 administration of the estate of Daniel Boatright late of the county of Hendricks and State of Indiana deceased is granted....unto Samuel C. Tyler."

His will was probated 23 Sep 1838. I couldn't find the will itself, but at least we now know he probably died in 1838.

Daniel died in the fall of 1838, Daniel and Sophia's youngest son (Daniel Boone Boatwright) was born that following spring.

From the genealogical studies of Charles Harlan Murrow. (1867-1956)
Filed by his wife, Edna Reitzel Murrow in 1974 at the Iowa Historical Library, Historical Building, Des Moines, Iowa.

The original family Bible owned by Daniel BOATWRIGHT and his wife Sophia (WICKERSHAM), her surname unknown, records the first seven of his nine children:

The record shows James R; Valentine; Sarah Ann; Nancy Allen; Ambrose R; and Mary Frances. The names of Daniel and Benjamin the two younger children are not recorded. The information pertaining to the two younger children came to us when calling on John Milton BOATWRIGHT, at his residence #269 East 16th Street, Des Moines, Iowa, on November 1, 1954.

The same information concerning the two younger children was furnished us when we called on his brother, Cary Frederick BOATWRIGHT, who resides at 517 East Spring St, Colfax, Iowa.

Daniel owned the following piece of land in Hendricks Co., IN, which was recorded on page 8 of the Government Tract Book, 18 Apr 1834. E1/2 SW1/4 Sec 18 Twp 17N Rng 1W 80 Acres Union Twp.

Each of his children received 1/9 of this land. Sales of his/her part were found for James in 1840, Nancy in 1845, Daniel in 1857 and Benjamin in 1862. James land record mentions his father being deceased.

Title: "Valentine Boatwright Info"
Author: Boatwright, Shirley M. (Hicks)
Publication: Topeka, KS
Note: Shirley M. (Hicks) Boatwright
2824 Blue Stem Dr.
Topeka, KS 66614-1618
913-478-0084 (from Gerald Boatwright, Mar 2002)
Note: Forwarded by Sharon Boatwright, Denver, CO
Call Number:
Media: Other
Note: "Boatwright, Shirley Mae (Hicks)."; 5233 SW 25th Street, Topeka, KS

1820 Census: Name: Daniel Boatwright Township: Not Stated County: Nelson State: Virginia Year: 1820 Roll: M33_130 Page: 192 Image Number: 367 1 male, 26 - 44, 1 female, 0 - 10, 1 female, 16 - 26, 1 male slave, 14 - 26, 2 female slaves, 0 - 14, 6 total


John H. PLUNKETT, listed on Sophia WICKERSHAM's marriage license as an uncle was shot and killed in 1815, the year of Sophia's marriage.


8-234.    i. JAMES W. BOATWRIGHT, b. 18 Jan 1816, Campbell County, Virginia;
                                   d. 1880, Polk County, Iowa.
8-235.   ii. VALENTINE BOATWRIGHT, b. 31 Jan 1818, Campbell County, Virginia;
                                    d. 11 Sep 1857, Hastie, Polk County, Iowa.
8-236.  iii. SARAH ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. 07 Apr 1821, Campbell County, Virginia;
                                    d. 03 Oct 1871, Polk County, Iowa.
8-237.   iv. NANCY ALLEN BOATWRIGHT, b. 03 Apr 1823, Campbell County, Virginia;
                                      d. 25 Mar 1877, Polk County, Iowa.
8-238.    v. AMBROSE R. BOATWRIGHT, b. 19 Apr 1826, Campbell County, Virginia.

8-239.   vi. MARY FRANCES BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 Oct 1829, Crawfordsville, Montgomery 
                                       County, Indiana; d. 02 Feb 1872, Polk 
                                       County, Iowa.
8-240.  vii. WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT, b. 18 Apr 1831, Crawfordsville, Montgomery 
                                  County, Indiana; d. Bef. 1856, Polk County, 
8-242. viii. DANIEL BOONE BOATWRIGHT, b. 17 Feb 1832, Crawfordsville, Montgomery 
                                       County, Indiana; d. 23 Mar 1911, 
                                       Lancaster, Atchison County, Kansas.
8-241.   ix. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1835, Crawfordsville, 
                                            Montgomery County, Indiana; d. Aft. 
                                            1900, Kansas.

7-81. JANE M. "JENNY" BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1792 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died 10 Sep 1873 in Otter River, Campbell County, Virginia. She married JAMES WEST 10 Feb 1812 in Campbell County, Virginia. He was born 1789 in Campbell County, Virginia.


Jane was living in Campbell County, Virginia in 1850. She inherited a part of her father's land in Bedford County, Virginia.

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Jane West
Birth Date: abt 1792 
Birth Place: Campbell 
Death Date: 10 Sep 1873 
Death Place: Otter River, Campbell, Virginia 
Death Age: 81 
Race: White 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Gender: Female 
Father Name: Jas. Boatright 
Mother Name: Nancy Boatright 
Spouse Name: James West 
FHL Film Number: 2056976 

7-82. MARY "POLLY" M. BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1796 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1850 in Campbell County, Virginia. She married THOMAS WOOD. He died Bef. 1850 in Campbell County, Virginia.


All information concerning the children of Samuel and Anne was received from Sherry Combs.


        i. JAMES TINSLEY WOOD, b. Abt. 1816.

7-83. ANNE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1797 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died Bef. 23 Mar 1850 in Boone County, Indiana. She married SAMUEL C. TYLER 17 Jan 1817 in Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia. He was born 1790, and died 1860 in Boone County, Indiana.


Excerpt from "Descendants of Daniel Tyler" by Mike Hancock, January 2004...

"Samuel C. Tyler married Anne Boatwright on June 17, 1817, in a Quaker Ceremony, near Lynchburg, Virginia. They lived in this Quaker community with her father, James H. Boatwright. His father, Daniel, had a plantation with slaves, that he left to his children. James and family, being of Quaker beliefs would no longer own slaves.

In the early thirties, Samuel, Anne,and children, along with some of her family, migrated ot Boone County, Indiana for more land. He was independent and chose not to settle with the rest of his siblings and parents. Anne died before 1850; records show Samuel had married once or twice more; but 1870 census finds him living with daughter Polly and her husband, James Jackson, and children. Have yet to find when he died and was buried.

Anne Burial: Warren/Powers Cemetery, Adelphi, Polk County, Iowa


This is probably Samuel C. Tyler who was the administrator of Daniel's estate and guardian of Daniel's children because he was married to Daniel's sister, Ann. [Probate Order Book #2, Pg. 203]


        i. JAMES D. TYLER, b. 1818, Boone County, Indiana.

       ii. WILLIS C. TYLER, b. 1820, Boone County, Indiana.

      iii. MARY TYLER, b. 1823, Boone County, Indiana.

       iv. CHARLOTTE TYLER, b. 1824, Boone County, Indiana.

        v. JOHN T. TYLER, b. 1827, Boone County, Indiana.

       vi. ELIZA JANE TYLER, b. 1831, Boone County, Indiana.

      vii. VALENTINE TYLER, b. 1834, Boone County, Indiana.

     viii. MARTHA TYLER, b. 1840, Boone County, Indiana.

7-84. FRANCES TINSLEY "FRANKIE" BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 Jan 1799 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died 25 Jan 1865 in Big Spring, Breckinridge County, Kentucky. She married SINGLETON LYLE KASEY 28 Oct 1822 in Bedford County, Virginia, son of ALEXANDER KASEY and SUSANNAH SHAON. He was born 01 Oct 1796 in Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, and died 28 Mar 1875 in Kaseyville, Macon County, Missouri.


Frances Tinsley Boatsright Kasey Gravestone

Burial: Grandview (Kasey) Cemetery, Breckinridge County, Kentucky


Singleton Lyle Kasey Gravestone

Burial: Grandview (Kasey) Cemetery, Breckinridge County, Kentucky


        i. ALEXANDER BOATWRIGHT KASEY, b. 12 Sep 1824, Bedford County, 
                                        Virginia; d. 31 May 1904.
       ii. ELIZA WILLIAM KASEY, b. 1829, Bedford County, Virginia.

      iii. JAMES TAYLOR KASEY, b. 29 Apr 1833, Bedford County, Virginia.

       iv. SINGLETON LYLE KASEY, b. 1838, Bedford County, Virginia.

7-85. ESTHER BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1799 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died Aft. 11 Nov 1850 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska. She married JOHN WEBBER FINCH 11 Aug 1828 in Campbell County, Virginia, son of JOHN FINCH and MARY WEBBER. He was born 1796 in Virginia, and died Abt. 1850 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska.

John & Esther Boatwright Finch went first to Ohio from Virginia and then to Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa.


        i. MORTON FINCH, b. Abt. 1829, Campbell County, Virginia.

       ii. NANCY EVELINE FINCH, b. 02 Nov 1832, Campbell County, Virginia; 
                                 d. 18 Apr 1906, Nora, Nuckolls County, 
      iii. LOCKEY FINCH, b. Abt. 1835, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio. 

       iv. JOHN HEZIKIAH FINCH, b. Abt. 1838, Hillsboro, Highland County, 
        v. MARY FRANCES FINCH, b. Abt. 1839, Hillsboro, Highland County, 
       vi. JAMES MARTIN LUTHER FINCH, b. 25 Jun 1841, Hillsboro, Highland 
                                       County, Ohio.
      vii. HARRISON MILTON FINCH, b. 03 Sep 1844, Hillsboro, Highland County, 
     viii. ESTHER FINCH, b. 1846, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio.

7-86. CHARLOTTE "LOCKEY" BOATWRIGHT (JAMES MARTIN7, DANIEL6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Feb 1802 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died 11 Apr 1883 in Jackson, Highland County, Ohio. She married JAMES GEORGE FRAZER 31 Aug 1821 in Campbell County, Virginia, son of WILLIAM FRAZIER and SUSANNA GRIMES. He was born 17 Sep 1799 in Campbell County, Virginia, and died 09 Jan 1878 in Highland County, Ohio.


James George Frazer and Descendents by Margaret Gruse Frazer and Elva Frazier Shelton, 1971

James George Frazer, Baptist minister, was born in Campbell County, Virginia on 17 September, 1799. He was one of 21 children. His parents were William T. Frazer and Susanna Grimes. James George Frazer served in the State Militia from Campbell County, Virginia in 1824 - 1825.

James George Frazer married Locky Charlotte Boatwright on 31 August 1821 in Campbell County, Virginia. Locky was the youngest daughter of James and Sally (Thomas) Boatwright. The following three children were born in Campbell County, Virginia:
I. Hierson Adam Frazer - born 10 June 1823
II. Easter Ann Frazer - born 10 July 1825
III. Locky Ann Frazer - born 1 March 1827

In the fall of 1832, James G. Frazer and his family joined a wagon train going to Ohio. Locky and the girls rode in the wagon. Hierson walked and drove the family sheep. For many years there was a natural colored wool blanket, hand made and edge stitched in red in the Frazer family. It was made from the wool of these sheep.

The family arrived at Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio in October. The day after their arrival they were surprised by a deep snow. Hierson froze his feet and might of lost them but for the kindness of a neighbor who acted as a doctor. This family was not prepared for the severe winter in Ohio, but fortunately they found a house and stayed until spring. This house was haunted, and the family has many stories to tell about the experience. In the spring they returned to Virginia.

In 1834 they again joined a wagon train, this time heading for Texas. They got as far as Indiana. An epidemic of what they called "Swamp Fever", hit their wagon train and one half of them died. "Swamp Fever" is a form of meningitis, caused by the bite of a mosquito. Hierson Frazer got the fever. His mother, Locky, knew a lot about herbs, so she waded the swamps, gathered the herbs, and made medicine for her son. He was one of the few to recover.

The day they were to go on to Texas the wagon master died as a result of being kicked in the head by a mule. No one else could lead the way. The Frazers had Boatwright relatives back in Highland County, Ohio, so they made their way back to Ohio. They didn't like the swampy area around Greenfield, so they moved southward and bought land in Jackson Township, built their log cabin, and settled down to raise their family. Indians still inhabited the area, wild animals roamed the hills, and food was secured with a gun.

Old Highland County history books say the first Baptist church in the area was built in the 1830's on Rock Lick Creek. Meetings, however, had been held at the home of Job Haigh as early as 1804. This little church probably had a great influence on James G. Frazer who later became a minister. A family from Pennsylvania by the name of Storer, gave the land and donated the money to build the church on Rock Lick. A little family cemetery is still on the Storer farm at the site of the church.

James George Frazer purchased a small farm just across the creek from the Storers. He bought it from John and Susan (Johnson) McGrew. The editors of this document have a copy of the original deed, dated 1846. The McGrew's daughter, Margaret Jane, became the 2nd wife of Hierson Frazer and the grandmother of Elva (Frazer) Shelton, one of the editors.

The little Baptist Church on Rock Lick prospered until there was a disagreement on the slavery question. About one half the members left the church and formed a new one called Brush Creek Congregation, later called Mount Zion Baptist. The Newkirk family donated the land for Mount Zion Baptist Church and Cemetery. As a child Elva (Frazer) Shelton can remember visiting this old church and cemetery. The roof was falling in, but the pews were intact. The pulpit was there, and upon it was an open Bible, just as though waiting for some one to use them.

Both of these early Baptist churches are gone, along with one at Fairfax, called Concord Baptist. The early Frazers, Shaws, Hooks and Stewarts are buried at Old Concord Cemetery. More information about these old churches can be found in the book, "Hills of Highland", by Mrs. Ed Ayers, published in 1971.

James G. Frazer received his license to marry people on 12 July, 1837 at Hillsboro. In Ohio only ordained ministers could be licensed. However, we do not know where or when he was ordained, but the churches where he preached are: Russell's Station, Lynchburg, Sinking Springs, Sun Fish Creek, and Mount Zion. He served as a supply pastor at New Market, and it is the only Baptist Church in the area still holding services.

The family has several old Bibles found in the home of one of the daughters of the preacher. The books are small, leather covered, weathered, and contain many names and dates. One of these is the Samuel L. Henderson - Mary Fitzpatrick Bible. It records their marriage and the names and dates of the births of three daughters.

Baptist ministers received no salary in the 1830's, so it was necessary for some one to manage the little farm. Hierson Adam Frazer, the preacher's son, and his mother, Locky, ran the farm while the preacher and his daughters rode the circuit. Horse back was the only transportation.

William T. Frazier (James G. Frazer's father) owned a large plantation in Campbell County, Virginia, and had 30 slaves. William served in the Revolutionary War 1780 for John Lynch. He fought under Gererals Gates and Green in North Carolina and was wounded at the Battle of Camden. William received a pension in 1833. His 2nd tour of duty was from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, (drafted) 1781. He was at Richmond when Cornwallis surrendered, then was discharged. This line is cleared for DAR membership, national Number 551583. William's will was probated in Campbell County, Virginia, in 1838. He is buried on his own farm between Pocket and Pretty Creeks in the Frazier family Cemetery. There are only field stones for markers. There are many graves large and small.

James George Frazier, the preacher, and his wife Locky Charlotte are buried in Highland County, Ohio, on their original farm. James George died 9 January 1878. Locky Charlotte died 11 April 1883. The tombstones tell the story of their lives.

In the early days ministers often had an open bible on their tombstones. On this one is written, {"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God". Charlotte has clasped hands on her tombstone with the first finger of the right hand extended. From an old book it said, "This sign of an early secret society, and had something to do with English royalty". We have not been able to prove this. At the bottom of the tombstone her Beatitude reads, "Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven".

The authors have in their possession proof for everything in this document unless otherwise stated.

Burial: Frazer Farm Cemetery, Highland County, Ohio


        i. HARRISON ADAM FRAZER, b. 10 Jun 1823, Campbell County, Virginia.

       ii. EASTER ANN FRAZER, b. 10 Jul 1825, Campbell County, Virginia.

      iii. LOCKEY ANN FRAZER, b. 01 Mar 1827, Campbell County, Virginia;
                               d. 05 Jan 1886.
       iv. NANCY MILLER FRAZER, b. 15 Mar 1831, Clinton County, Ohio.

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