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Generation 8


7-273. LEANDER A. BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1833 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died Mar 1866 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He married NANCY MINERVA DRURY Abt. 1860 in North Carolina. She was born 30 Aug 1829 in North Carolina, and died 19 Feb 1907.


Notes for LEANDER A. BOATRIGHT:

1850 Census, Mecklenburg , Steele Creek District. Estate Settlement, NC Arcives, 1866, names wife Nancy Minerva Drury.

Uses Lee, L.A. Leander as names.

Gravestone present in 1965 at Flint Hill Baptist Church in York SC, now missing. Inscription read, "In memory of Lee Boatright, Confederate Soldier, 1861-1865"

1850 Census:
Name: Leander Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637
Burial: Flinthill Baptist Church Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carollina


Notes for NANCY MINERVA DRURY:

Pension Application June 29,1901 as widow of Leander A. Boatright, Civil War veteran granted. Source: NC Archives.

I just happened on a memorial funeral card for Nancy Minerva Boatright. It was found by Joe Griffin in Pineville NC who is descended from Margaret Ann Boatright Howard who married Jonathan M. Howard. He found 2 such cards in his grandmother's effects, one for Margaret Howard and one for Nancy Minerva Boatright. I have looked for over 10 years for her dates. Margaret is buried in the Pineville Cemetery which is non church related and there may be a way to see if Minerva is buried there as well. - Billie Ranson

1870 Census:
Name: Minerva Boatwright
Date: September 7, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Age in 1870: 38
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Occupation: Keeping House
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 284
Image: 570
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: M. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 18, 1880
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: <1830>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Providence, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC
Census Place: Providence, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; 
Roll: T9_972; Family History Film: 1254972; Page: 510C; 
Enumeration District: 116; Image: 0437.

1900 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatright
Date: June 20, 1900
Home in 1900: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Age: 70
Estimated birth year: 1830
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother
Census Place: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; 
Roll: T623 1206; Page: 8A; 
Enumeration District: 53.
living with son Samuel and family


Children of LEANDER BOATRIGHT and NANCY DRURY are:

8-778.    i. WILLIAM REID BOATRIGHT, b. 14 Jan 1861, Mecklenburg County, North 
                                      Carolina; d. 16 Oct 1933, Charlotte, 
                                      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
8-779.   ii. SAMUEL RICHARD BOATRIGHT, b. 01 Sep 1866, Mecklenburg County, 
                                        North Carolina; d. 24 Feb 1936,
                                        Union County, North Carolina.

7-274. RICHARD BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1835 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


Notes for RICHARD BOATRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Richard Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637

7-275. MARY JANE BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 02 Sep 1836 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died 19 Nov 1921 in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


Notes for MARY JANE BOATRIGHT:

Mary Jane Boatright Gravestone

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1921 Censuses Mecklenburg County, NC.

See link for copy of death certificate.

1850 Census:
Name: Jane Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637

1860 Census:
Name: Mary Jane Boatright
Date: June 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 23
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Western Division, Mecklenburg, NC
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M653_906
Page: 46
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Washington Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Mary Boatwright
Date: September 7, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Age in 1870: 31
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 284
Image: 570
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Mary Jane BOATRIGHT
Date: June 15, 1880
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: <1837>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Housekeeping
Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter
Home in 1880: Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's name: Washington BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC
Census Place: Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; 
Roll: T9_972; Family History Film: 1254972; Page: 545B; 
Enumeration District: 118; Image: 0507.

1900 Census:
Name: Mary J Boatright
Date: June 8, 1900
Home in 1900: Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: 1837
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Sister
Census Place: Pineville, Mecklenburg, North Carolina; 
Roll: T623 1206; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 67.
living with sister Nancy and family
Burial: Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


7-275A. NANCY H. BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Jun 1838 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died 06 Jun 1930 in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. She married D. C. SHARPE 14 Aug 1873 in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was born Abt. 1828 in North Carolina.


Notes for NANCY H. BOATRIGHT:

Nancy H Boatright Sharpe Gravestone

Marriage License Mecklenburg NC. D C Sharpe age 46 to Nancy H. Boatright 35. witness J.T. Boatright, June M. Williams

Gravestone Pineville Cemetery, Pineville NC

1850 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637

1860 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatright
Date: June 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 22
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Western Division, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M653_906
Page: 46
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Washington Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatwright
Date: September 7, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Age in 1870: 30
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 284
Image: 570
Year: 1870

North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 
Name: Mrs. H R Sharp
Gender: Female 
Race: White 
Age: 102 
Birth Date: 1828 
Birth Place: North Carolina, United States 
Death Date: 6 Jun 1930 
Death Location: Pineville, Mecklenburg 
Spouse's Name: Mr. H R Sharp 
Father's Name: Wash Boatright 
Burial: Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Children of NANCY BOATRIGHT and D. C. SHARPE are:

        i. ALLEN SHARPE, b. 1874, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

       ii. LESTER SHARPE, b. 1876, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

7-275B. THOMAS JEFFERSON BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 15 Jul 1841 in Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died 08 Mar 1918 in Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina. He married (1) NANCY JANE "NANNIE" WILLIAMS 12 Sep 1867 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, daughter of WILLIAM WILLIAMS and MARY MUSE. She was born 1846 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died 02 Mar 1874 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He married (2) MARTHA ISABEL "MATTIE" STEVENSON 04 Mar 1875. She was born Abt. 1848 in Union County, North Carolina, and died 20 Aug 1901.


Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON BOATRIGHT:

Thomas Jefferson Boatright Gravestone - Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Thomas Jefferson Boatright Gravestone - Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Natalie Allen, Kernersville, North carolina, and LDS Church Records, Virginia Brown, Colfax, North Carolina.

See link for copy of death certificate.

See Thomas Jefferson Boatright Family Photo.


Bottle is artifact from Mooresville's past
By O.C. Stonestreet

Last week, I wrote about a soft drink with something of a cult following, Blenheim Ginger Ale, a proud product of the Palmetto State . Some months ago, I wrote about a whiskey jug that came from the Key Distillery of Statesville. This week’s story concerns another beverage container, a soft drink bottle manufactured for a Mooresville business soon after the turn of the last century.

The clear glass, 7 ounce, 8½ inch-tall bottle is owned by John Johnson, 48, of Ridge Avenue , Mooresville, who purchased it four years ago.

“There was an estate sale at an old store on Highway 64, east of Statesville ,” he said. “The bottle was in with a group of straight-sided Coca-Cola and Pepsi bottles. I paid, I think, $200 for the four or five bottles.”

Johnson said he has been a bottle collector for about 15 years and confesses, “I wish I had started earlier.”

Like many collectors, he has other collecting interests as well, including automobilia, advertising items and car license plates. He has one North Carolina tag for each year, starting with 1913. Besides soft drink bottles, he also collects local milk bottles.

As to the Mooresville soft drink bottle, I asked him what it might be worth, and he replied that one very much like it, but tinted green, recently sold on eBay for $200, so he felt confident his was worth at least that much, but since it was made in Mooresville, his hometown, he says he wouldn’t think about selling it.

The embossed letters on the bottle read: “REGISTERED MOORES-VILLE BOTTLING WORKS MOORESVILLE, N C THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE SOLD.”

On the bottom of the bottle is the number 36.

I asked Johnson what the “not-to-be-sold” business was about.

“I have no idea,” he confided. “It’s the only soda bottle in my collection of about 200 bottles that has that on it.”

A little research in the library reveals more about the Mooresville Bottling Works, an early Mooresville industry.

The Mooresville Bottling Works began operation in fall 1906. The Oct. 12, 1906, Mooresville Enterprise, the predecessor of the Mooresville Tribune, carried the following notice under “The Bottling Works.”

“The Mooresville Bottling Works, Mr. T. J. Boatright, proprietor, began business last week and prospects are bright for a good business. Mr. Boatright came here from Hickory where he has been in the business of bottling soft drinks and he has had several years experience along this line. He is putting up a splendid line of goods including soda waters, for which he has quite a reputation, ginger ales, sarsaparillas, fruit juices, etc. He is enjoying a good trade from our merchants and those in our nearby towns.”

The next reference to the firm came from the March 23, 1911, Enterprise, which tells us, “The Mooresville Bottling Works, which was owned and operated for several years by Mr. Boatright, changed hands last week, when the business was purchased by Mr. F. H. Wallace, who will continue to run at the same stand. Mr. Boatright is very much attached to our city, but has decided to locate at some other point. By this change, Mr. Wallace has a fine field for the disposition of his output.”

D. P. Waters, writing in his 1914 booklet, “Iredell County and Mooresville, N.C.,” tells more: “About three years ago Mr. F. H. Wallace purchased this business, which had been then in operation five years. Mr. Wallace at once began to improve the plant and extend the trade, and his efforts have been successful in a marked degree. Besides greatly enlarging the building occupied by the works, he has also greatly increased the output and added many new and popular beverages to meet the demands of a growing trade.

“A handsome auto-truck of 30 horsepower and costing $1,500 is owned by Mr Wallace and two sons who are also interested in the business, thus ensuring quick delivery to numerous customers at Davidson, Cornelius, and other points in this section.

“The quality of these bottled goods are in every way equal to any on the market, and include Mint Cola, orange and grape juleps, and all kinds of high class carbonated drinks. The plant has a daily capacity of 200 cases, or 4,800 bottles.”

The last reference found comes from the “Local Briefs” column of the June 30, 1921, Enterprise .

“The Mooresville Bottling Works is an institution that has been revived within the past few weeks, after being out of commission for two years. Mr. F. H. Wallace, the manager, has started up his works again in the store room near the Mooresville Furniture Factory, where the Boatright bottling works once were.”

How much longer the bottling works operated is unknown. Many businesses that had sugar as a main ingredient went bankrupt during the First World War and the accompanying sugar shortage.

The Mooresville Furniture Factory was located on North Main Street on the right side of the intersection with Mackey Street . Bernice Melchor, who lives across the street, believes the bottling works was probably located on the left (south) side of the North Main/Mackey Street intersection, a site later occupied by Shimpock’s store.

Melchor’s thinking was confirmed by the 1914 Sanborn Insurance Map of Mooresville.

I wonder if anyone has a photo of the Mooresville Bottling Works or has more information on this early business. I would like to know more, and so would John Johnson.

O.C. Stonestreet is a retired Iredell County history teacher and works in the newsroom at the R&L. E-mail him at ostonestreet@statesville.com

1850 Census:
Name: Thomas Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, NC
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637

1860 Census:
Name: Thos J Boatright
Date: June 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 18
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Western Division, Mecklenburg, NC
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M653_906
Page: 46
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Washington Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Thos Boatright
Date: June 28, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Age in 1870: 30
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Charlotte City Ward 1, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Occupation: Grocery
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $200
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 60
Image: 121
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Thos. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 26, 1880
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: <1841>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Sandy Ridge, Union, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mattie I. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC
Census Place: Sandy Ridge, Union, North Carolina; 
Roll: T9_983; Family History Film: 1254983; Page: 440B; 
Enumeration District: 214; Image: 0801.

1900 Census:
Name: Thomas J Boatright 
Date: June 14, 1900
Home in 1900: Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas 
Age: 59  
Estimated birth year: 1841
Birthplace: North Carolina 
Occupation: Bottler 
Race: White  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Census Place: Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas; 
Roll: T623 61; Page: 13B; 
Enumeration District: 60. 

1910 Census:
Name: Thomas J Boatright
Date: April 15, 1910
Age in 1910: 69
Estimated birth year: abt 1841
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1910: Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Father
Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
Census Place: Hickory, Catawba, North Carolina;
Roll: T624_1102; Page: 1A; 
Enumeration District: 23; Image: 241.
living with son Washington and family

North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 
Name: Thomas J Boatright 
Gender: Male 
Race: White 
Age: 77 
Birth Date: 15 Jul 1840 
Birth Place: Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States 
Death Date: 8 Mar 1918 
Death Location: Hickory, Caswell 
Father's Name: G W Boatright 
Burial: Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Notes for NANCY JANE "NANNIE" WILLIAMS:

Nancy Jane Williams Boatright Gravestone - Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery

1870 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatright
Date: June 28, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Charlotte City Ward 1, Mecklenburg, NC
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 60
Image: 121
Year: 1870
Burial: Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina












Notes for MARTHA ISABEL "MATTIE" STEVENSON:

Martha Isabel

1880 Census:
Name: Mattie I. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 26, 1880
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: <1845>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Keeps House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Sandy Ridge, Union, NC
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Thos. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: IRELAND
Census Place: Sandy Ridge, Union, North Carolina; 
Roll: T9_983; Family History Film: 1254983; Page: 440B; 
Enumeration District: 214; Image: 0801.

1900 Census:
Name: Martha Boatright 
Date: June 14, 1900
Home in 1900: Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas 
Age: 52  
Estimated birth year: 1848  
Birthplace: North Carolina  
Race: White  
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife  
Census Place: Malvern, Hot Spring, Arkansas; 
Roll: T623 61; Page: 13B; 
Enumeration District: 60. 
Burial: Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Children of THOMAS BOATRIGHT and NANCY WILLIAMS are:

8-780.    i. WASHINGTON LEANDER BOATWRIGHT, b. 13 Jun 1868, Charlotte, Mecklenburg 
                                             County, North Carolina; d. 13 Jan 
                                             1945, Catawba County, North 
                                             Carolina.
8-781.   ii. CYNTHIA ANN BOATRIGHT, b. 19 Nov 1870, Charlotte, Mecklenburg 
                                     County, North Carolina; d. 20 Apr 1901, 
                                     Hot Springs County, Arkansas.
8-782.  iii. LULA ESTELLE BOATRIGHT, b. 07 Feb 1872, Charlotte, Mecklenburg 
                                      County, North Carolina; d. 14 Sep 1954, 
                                      Reidsville, Rockingham County, North 
                                      Carolina.
8-783.   iv. NANCY JANE BOATRIGHT, b. 20 Feb 1874, Charlotte, Mecklenburg 
                                    County, North Carolina; d. 10 May 1874, 
                                    Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North 
                                    Carolina.


Child of THOMAS BOATRIGHT and MARTHA STEVENSON is:

8-784.    v. THOMAS WILLOUGHBY BOATRIGHT, b. 10 May 1877, Union County, North 
                                           Carolina; d. Dec 1961.

7-275C. MARGARET ANN BOATRIGHT (SAMUEL WASHINGTON8, SAMUEL7, JAMES6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, ROBERT2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 25 Oct 1848 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and died 07 Jun 1915. She married JONATHAN M. HOWARD. He was born 22 Aug 1840 in North Carolina, and died 10 Jul 1911 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.


Notes for MARGARET ANN BOATRIGHT:

Margareta Boatright Howard Marker

See link for copy of death certificate.

1850 Census:
Name: Margaret Boatright
Date: July 5, 1850
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
Steel Creek, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Page: 2
Roll: M432_637

1860 Census:
Name: Margaret A Boatright
Date: June 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 12
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Western Division, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M653_906
Page: 46
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Washington Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Margaret Boatwright
Date: September 7, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Age in 1870: 22
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Sharon, Mecklenburg, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Charlotte
Roll: M593_1148
Page: 284
Image: 570
Year: 1870

North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 
Name: Margret Ann Howard
Gender: Female 
Race: White 
Age: 66 
Birth Date: 25 Oct 1848 
Birth Place: Mecklenburg 
Death Date: 7 Jun 1915 
Death Location: Pineville; Pineville, Mecklenburg 
Father's Name: J M Boatright 
Burial: Pineville Cemetery, Pineville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina


Children of MARGARET BOATRIGHT and JONATHAN HOWARD are:

        i. ALVAN HOWARD, b. 1876, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

       ii. JAMES HOWARD, b. 1879, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

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last modified: August 14, 2012

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