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Generation 8


8-274. CASHIRE WILLIAM BOATRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 14 Aug 1814 in St. Bartholemew Parrish, Colleton District, South Carolina, and died 03 May 1877 in Appling County, Georgia. He married (1) HANNAH HONOR Abt. 1841 in South Carolina. She was born 1824 in St. Bartholemew Parrish, Colleton District, South Carolina, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in Appling County, Georgia. He married (2) MARY C. EASON in Appling County, Georgia. She was born Abt. 1846 in Appling County, Georgia.


Notes for CASHIRE WILLIAM BOATRIGHT:

Cashire William Boatright Gravestone

Fraternal Org. Holmesville Lodge #195.

1840 Census:
Name: Cashire Boatwright
Township: St Bartholomews Parish
County: Colleton
State: South Carolina
Roll: 510
Page: 258
1 male: 10 - 15, 1 male: 20 - 30,
2 male slaves: 0 - 10, 1 male slave: 10 - 24,
1 female slave: 0 - 10, 1 female slave: 24 - 36, 
1 female slave: over 55,
16 total, 7 agriculture

1850 Census:
Name: Cheshire Boatwright
Date: October 7, 1850
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1820
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Bartholomews Parish, 
Colleton, South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Value of Real Estate: $1,000
Page: 214
Roll: M432_851

1860 Census:
Name: Cashire Boatright
Date: July 8, 1860
Age in 1860: 42
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Southern District, Appling County, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $1,500
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M653_111
Page: 48
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Cashire Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Cashire Boatright
Date: July 27, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Age in 1870: 55
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Subdivision 1, Appling, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $1,000
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M593_134
Page: 43
Image: 87
Year: 1870
Burial: Memorial Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Appling County, Georgia


Notes for HANNAH HONOR:

Nickname Hanner

1850 Census:
Name: Hannah Boatwright
Date: October 7, 1850
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): St Bartholomews Parish, Colleton, South Carolina
Page: 214
Roll: M432_851

1860 Census:
Name: Hanner Boatright
Date: July 8, 1860
Age in 1860: 36
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Southern District, Appling County, Georgia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M653_111
Page: 48
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Cashire Boatright
Burial: Memorial Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Appling County, Georgia


Notes for MARY C. EASON:

1870 Census:
Name: Mary C Boatright
Date: July 27, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Subdivision 1, Appling, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M593_134
Page: 43
Image: 87
Year: 1870


Children of CASHIRE BOATRIGHT and HANNAH HONOR are:

9-610.    i. HARRIET P. BOATRIGHT, b. 05 Feb 1843, St. Bartholemew Parrish, 
                                    Colleton District, South Carolina; 
                                    d. 14 Aug 1910, New Lacy, Appling County, 
                                    Georgia.
9-611.   ii. CASHIRE WILLIAM BOATRIGHT, b. 02 Sep 1846, St. Bartholemew Parrish,
                                         Colleton District, South Carolina; 
                                         d. 09 Jun 1888, Bacon County, Georgia.
9-612.  iii. ANN MARY BOATRIGHT, b. 14 May 1848, St. Bartholemew Parrish, 
                                 Colleton District, South Carolina; 
                                 d. Aft. 1910 in Pierce County, Georgia.
9-613.   iv. SHEBA BOATRIGHT, b. Feb 1850, St. Bartholemew Parrish, Colleton
                              District, South Carolina; d. Bef. 1860, St. 
                              Bartholemew Parrish, Colleton District, South 
                              Carolina.
9-614.    v. CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL BOATRIGHT, b. Nov 1854, St. Bartholemew Parrish,
                                             Colleton District, South Carolina. 
9-615.   vi. FRANCIS DAVID MARION BOATRIGHT, b. 01 Oct 1860, Dublin, Appling 
                                              County, Georgia; d. 24 Aug 1929.

8-275. RICHARD JOHN BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1815 in St. Bartholemew Parrish, Colleton District, South Carolina, and died 1885 in Appling County, Georgia. He married MARY HARRISON Abt. 1835 in South Carolina. She was born Abt. 1812 in North Carolina, and died 1880 in Appling County, Georgia.


Notes for RICHARD JOHN BOATWRIGHT:

1840 Census:
Name: R J Boatwright
Township: St Bartholomews Parish
County: Colleton
State: South Carolina
Roll: 510
Page: 259
Household:
1 male: 0 - 5, 1 male: 20 - 30,
2 females: 0 - 5, 1 female: 20 - 30,
1 male slave: 0 - 10, 1 male slave: 10 - 24,
1 female slave: 0 - 10,
8 total, 2 agriculture, 1 over 20 that can't read or write

1850 Census:
Name: Richard J Boatright
Date: September 28, 1850
Age: 34
Estimated birth year: abt 1816
Birth place: South Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Georgia Militia District 583, 
Appling County, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Value of Real Estate: $300
Page: 25
Roll: M432_61

1860 Census:
Name: Richard J Boatright
Date: July 8, 1860
Age in 1860: 45
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Southern District, Appling County, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $1,000
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M653_111
Page: 48
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Richard J Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Richard Boatright
Date: July 27, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
Age in 1870: 60
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Subdivision 1, Appling, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $100
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M593_134
Page: 43
Image: 87
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Richard BOATRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: <1815>
Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: District 1250, Pierce, Georgia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: SC
Mother's birthplace: SC
Census Place: District 1250, Pierce, Georgia; 
Roll: T9_161; Family History Film: 1254161; Page: 606A; 
Enumeration District: 82; Image: 0214.

Notes for MARY HARRISON:
1850 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: September 28, 1850
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1813
Birth place: North Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Georgia Militia District 583, 
Appling County, Georgia
Page: 25
Roll: M432_61

1860 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: July 8, 1860
Age in 1860: 47
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Southern District, Appling County, Georgia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M653_111
Page: 48
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Richard J Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: July 27, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Age in 1870: 62
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Subdivision 1, Appling, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Holmesville
Roll: M593_134
Page: 43
Image: 87
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Mary BOATRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: <1813>
Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Keeps House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: District 1250, Pierce, Georgia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Richard BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: SC
Mother's birthplace: SC
Census Place: District 1250, Pierce, Georgia; 
Roll: T9_161; Family History Film: 1254161; Page: 606A; 
Enumeration District: 82; Image: 0214.


Children of RICHARD BOATWRIGHT and MARY HARRISON are:

9-616.    i. MARY ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1836, South Carolina.

9-617.   ii. UMPHREY JANE BOATWRIGHT, b. 14 Jul 1837, South Carolina; 
                                       d. 26 Nov 1924, Bradford County, South 
                                       Carolina.
9-618.  iii. RICHARD JOHN "BULLY" BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Feb 1840, South Carolina;
                                              d. 19 Dec 1917, Bacon County,
                                              Georgia.
9-619.   iv. SERENA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1842, South Carolina; d. 1888, Georgia.

9-620.    v. ELIZABETH S. "BETTY" BOATWRIGHT, b. Jan 1845, South Carolina; 
                                               d. 1932, Bacon County, Georgia.
9-621.   vi. JOSEPH S. "JOSIAH" BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1847, South Carolina; 
                                             d. 16 Mar 1930, Pierce County, 
                                             Georgia.
9-622.  vii. CHESLEY JOHN DAVID BOATWRIGHT, b. Apr 1850, Appling County, Georgia; 
                                             d. 14 Oct 1914, Pierce County, 
                                             Georgia.
9-623. viii. CORNELIAS BOATWRIGHT, b. 1852, Appling County, Georgia.

9-624.   ix. MARTHA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1855, Appling County, Georgia; d. Bef. 1860,
                                 Appling County, Georgia.

8-276. MARTHA A. BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 Jan 1819 in Wilkes County, Georgia, and died Abt. 1883 in Live Oak, Suwanee County, Florida. She married THOMAS TIDWELL HURST Abt. 1850 in Suwannee County, Florida, son of WILLIAM HURST and SARAH WILDER. He was born 10 May 1831 in Monticello, Jefferson County, Florida, and died 11 Nov 1902 in Suwannee County, Florida.


Notes for MARTHA A. BOATWRIGHT:

Burial: Macedonia Cemetery, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida


Notes for THOMAS TIDWELL HURST:

Burial: Macedonia Cemetery, Live Oak, Suwannee County, Florida


Children of MARTHA BOATWRIGHT and THOMAS HURST are:

        i. SARAH ANN HURST, b. 1851, Columbia County, Florida.

       ii. JOHN WILLIAM HURST, b. 14 Aug 1852, Columbia County, Florida.

      iii. RACHEL LUCINDA HURST, b. 11 Jan 1856, Columbia County, Florida.

       iv. JEREMIAH H. HURST, b. 1857, Columbia County, Florida.

        v. CHRISTIANA MELINDA HURST, b. 24 Jan 1858, Columbia County, Florida.

       vi. ELIZABETH TYLER HURST, b. 1860, Columbia County, Florida.

      vii. THOMAS ZACHERIAH HURST, b. 18 May 1865, Columbia County, Florida.

8-277. MARY CURL BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1822 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She married ROBERT H. BRANNAN Abt. 1842 in Madison County, Florida, son of THOMAS BRANNEN and NANCY DONALDSON. He was born Abt. 1819 in Georgia, and died 28 Nov 1864 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York.


Notes for ROBERT H. BRANNAN:

We believe that Robert H. Brannen is the son of Thomas Brannen and Nancy Donaldson. We have not found any direct evidence that would confirm that relationship. However, we have found a preponderance of evidence that strongly supports this relationship and no evidence that disproves it.

Evidence that shows Robert H. Brannen to be the son of Thomas Brannen is as follows:

1. Robert H. Brannan is likely named after his maternal grandfather, Robert Donaldson. It was a very common practice to name the first male child after his maternal grandfather.

2. Robert H. Brannan appears with Thomas Brannan in Hills and Turners Company of Volunteers in the Florida Indian Wars 1836-1840.

3. Robert H. Brannan appears with William Brannan in Hills and Turners Company of Volunteers in the Florida Indian Wars. Sarah A. Brannen, the widow of William D. Brannen, applied for and received a pension in 1902 for William D. Brannen's Indian War service claiming he served in Capt. Hills, Capt. Turners and Capt. Langford's Co. of the Florida Volunteers. William D. Brannan, is the proven son of Thomas Brannan and Nancy Donaldson. His middle name is Donaldson. This clearly shows that William and Thomas Brannan of the Florida Indian Wars are son and father. Since Robert H. Brannan is a year or two older (Robert was born circa 1819 and William 1821 or 1822) than William it stands to reason that Robert being an older son would also have served in the Volunteer militia along with his father and younger brother.

4. Robert H. Brannan appears with Thomas Brannan and William Brannan in the 1847 tax digest of Madison County Florida. He is absent in the 1842 Voters records for Florida statehood, as are the names of William and Thomas Brannen. This suggests a relationship between Robert and Thomas.

5. Robert H. married Mary Boatright about 1842 based on the birthdate of their children. They very likely married in Madison Co. Florida as that is where she and her parents were living at the time. We also know that Thomas Brannen moved into Madison Co. Florida from Lowndes Co. Georgia about 1842 or 1843, this is about the time Robert married Mary Boatright so we have Robert and Thomas near each other thus again suggesting a relationship.

6. There is an unidentified older male born between 1815 and 1820 in the family of Thomas Brannen in the 1820, 1830 and 1840 Census records. Robert, born circa 1819, fits the age description of each of those three census records.

7. Robert names his children Frank, Martha, Owen, Rebecca and Ann which are Brannen and Donaldson family names. Unfortunately, we do not find a Thomas in Robert's family.

8. In 1971, John P. Tompkins (1907-1983) told us that he thought that George Brannan was the name of his grandmothers, Anna Mercy Brannan Parker, father. It turned out that Robert H. Brannan is the father of Anna Brannan Parker (1858-1926) of Suwannee County, Florida and not George Brannen. However, John Tompkins thinking that George Brannan was his great grandfather suggests to us that a George Brannan was a very close relative of his grandmother, Anna. In addition, John Tompkins would often threaten his children (during the 1930 and 1940's) if they misbehaved by getting "George Brannan's big gun". The George Brannen of the big gun could only be George Brannen (1876-1928) of Taylor Co. Florida who is the grandson of Thomas Brannen. George Brannen of Taylor Co. was indicted for a shooting murder in 1899 in Taylor County. He was tried in Madison County in October,1901. A verdict could not be reached after two trials and the case was finally discharged by the court without a trial decision. George Brannen was thus well known in the area at the turn of the century as someone who may have used a gun to kill. It is our contention that Robert H. Brannan is the son of Thomas Brannen which makes Anna Brannan Parker a first cousin of George Brannan (1876-1928). It is reasonable to think that Anna Brannan Parker would know her first cousin that lived all their lives within 15 miles of each other. Why else would this "Big Gun" reputation of George Brannan be passed down through the Anna Brannan Parker family. We are not sure if John P. Tompkins ever met George Brannan but he would certainly have heard stories about him from his grandmother while he was growing up. We don't think he would have heard those stories if George was not related to his grandmother.

The earliest record we have is of a Robert H. Brannan enlisting as a private in Turner's Company, 12 Reg't, 1st Brigade of the Florida Mounted Volunteers in the Florida Indian Wars. Robert H. enrolled Sept. 1, 1838 at Tallahassee and mustered out on 17 November 1838 at Camp Taylor. Robert Brannan enlisted in Capt. Hills Company, 2nd Regiment, Florida Mounted Volunteers as a private on June 16, 1837 at San Pedro for 6 months and was on the muster out rolls for this Company at Ft. Gilliland, Florida on 18 December 1837. [National Archives, Microfilm M-629, Index to Service Records Indian Wars 1815-1858] His father, Thomas and his brother William also enlisted at the same time and place in these same companies.

Robert and his family appear in Columbia County, Florida in the 1850 Census and again in Suwannee County, Florida in the 1860 Census. Likely this is the same place as Suwannee County was formed out of Columbia in 1856. There is also a Martha Leach age 32, born Georgia living with the Brannan family in 1850. This is very likely a sister of Robert. Robert H. Brannan is also listed as voter no. 11 in the Poll Book of the Mineral Springs Precinct, No. 4 in Columbia Co., Florida on 2 November 1852.

Robert, at age 54. enlisted as a private in Company E, (later transferred to Co. H) of the 9th Florida Infantry, Confederate States Army on 4 September 1863 at Lake City, Florida. Nine months later he was killed during the battle of Cold Harbor near Cold Harbor, Virginia on 3 June 1864. [Widow's Pension Application, #18725, of Mary Curl Brannan, widow of W. F. Brannan, Florida State Archive - Tallahassee, Florida]

A record of an R. H. Brannan of Co. H. of the 6th Florida Infantry who died 28 November 1864 as a prisoner of war at Elmira, NY Military Prison. He is buried in the Elmira Prison Cemetery. Since the 6th Florida Infantry was later merged into the 9th Florida Infantry, as reported by Mary C. Brannan in her widow's application of W. F. Brannan, we suspect that this R. H. Brannan is in fact our Robert H. Brannan. Our rationale for this is that he was captured at the battle of Cold Harbor rather than killed and the confederate records are in error. He believe he was captured and transferred to the Federal Military Prison in Elmira, N.Y. where he died and is buried. That is the basis for his date of death and place of burial. Mary appears with her family in the 1850 Census of Columbia County, Florida and in the 1860 Census of Suwannee County, Florida. The 1860 Census in Suwannee County, Florida is the last record we have found for her. Presumably she died in Suwannee County where most of her children remained til their death.

Death: 28 NOV 1864 in POW, N.Y. Military Prison.

Burial: Elmira Prison Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

Military Service: 1 SEP 1838 Florida Indian Wars
Military Service: Enlisted at Tallahassee, Florida.
Military Service: Florida Mounted Volunteers
Military Service: Turner's Co., 12 Regt 1st Brigade
Military Service: 4 SEP 1863 Co. E and F, 8th Florida Inf. CSA

Occupation: 1860 Farmer, 150 acres Suwannee Co., Florida

Burial: Elmira Prison Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York


Children of MARY BOATWRIGHT and ROBERT BRANNAN are:

        i. MARY BRANNAN, b. 1843, Florida.

       ii. WILLIAM FRANCIS BRANNAN, b. 21 Aug 1845, Florida.

      iii. RACHEL A. E. BRANNAN, b. 1848, Florida.

       iv. MARTHA ANN ABIGAIL BRANNAN, b. 09 Dec 1849, Florida.

        v. OWEN BRANNAN, b. 1854, Florida.

       vi. HARRIET BRANNAN, b. 1856, Florida.

      vii. ANNA MERCY BRANNAN, b. 19 May 1858, Florida.

     viii. REBECCA BRANNAN, b. 1859, Florida.

       ix. CLIFFORD BRANNAN, b. 1861, Florida.

8-278. BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1824 in Madison County, Florida, and died 12 Aug 1863 in Ft. Delaware, Pea Patch Island, Deleware. He married NANCY TOWNSEND Abt. 1851 in Florida, daughter of DAVID TOWNSEND and NANCY BURNETT. She was born 1832 in Florida, and died Abt. 1884 in Columbia County, Florida.


Notes for BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT:

Enlisted in CSA on 08 May 1862, Private in Company A, 8th Florida Infantry, died at Fort Delaware, as a POW. Benjamin's brother, JOHN WILSON BOATRIGHT, also served in the 8th Florida Infantry, Company A and was captured at Gettysburg. John was also taken to Fort Delaware and remained there for the rest of the war, released on May 10, 1865.

Fort Delaware: Fort Delaware:

In April, 1862, Fort Delaware, a masonry fortification located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, received its first prisoners of war- a total of 358 Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Kernstown, Virginia. By January, 1866 when the fort was discontinued as a prison, the number of men confined had reached 22,773. This total includes southern soldiers, officers and political prisoners. Of these prisoners, 2346 died at Fort Delaware, known as the "Andersonville of the North" The dead were transported across the river to New Jersey, near Fort Mott, which is located near Harrisonville, Salem County, New Jersey. The dead were buried in trenches, and individual identification was lost. Today a monument stands at the site of the burials with a bronze plaque listing the names of the interred.

While the facility was ill equipped to house the numbers of prisoners who came to inhabit the island, Fort Delaware was not as cruel or deadly as other Civil War era prisons. The statistics show that a smaller percentage of men died there than in most other prisons. Even though disease, dirty drinking water, and poor nutrition were rampant at Fort Delaware, they did not engulf the population as drastically as they did in other prisons. Poorly constructed wooden barracks were built outside the walls of the fort to house the prisoners, but they provided inadequate protection from the icy winds which blew off of the river in the winter.

Fort Delaware:

The accomodations differed very little from their guards, who were housed in similar quarters. Overcrowding and the swampy nature of the island led to infestations of lice, rats, malaria-infected mosquitos, and other vermin. Dysentery, small pox, and other diseases were common and even epidemic on occasion. A 600-bed hospital and a separate pestilence residence were constructed to better deal with the various maladies that afflicted the island residents. A staff of well-trained surgeons tended to the sick with equal concern for Union, Confederate, and civilian life.

Many prisoners arrived with nothing more than tattered rags on their backs. Some were marched from the battlefield without shoes. Some Union guards, usually those with the least experience, meted out cruel punishments. Others (usually combat veterans) were fair and considerate. Contact with families was limited to single page letters due to the overwheling volume of mail that had to be screened by clerks.

Following the battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg in the summer of 1863, the prison population swelled by more than 12,500 new arrivals. Including the guards, garrison troops, construction laborers, and other residents, the population on Pea Patch Island approached that of Wilmington, Delaware's largest city. All were huddled together on 75 swampy acres. In three and a half years, more than 30,000 unfortunates passed through the gates of the island fortress.

The commandant of Fort Delaware, Brig.Gen. Albin F. Schoepf, a Hungarian refugee, was nicknamed "General Terror". The inmates were described as "looking like the vanguard of the Resurrection ....Scores seemed to be ill, many were suffering from scurvy, while all bore marks of severe treatment in their faces and wasted forms".

Often, the only way for an inmate to obtain fresh food was from local civilian sympathizers or from Northern "suttlers" who set up shop within prison walls. Those with money would buy the much needed food, while the less fortunate inmates could only barter pieces of their uniforms or prison-made crafts for a few vegetables or pieces of fruit.

Water was another problem, as one prisoner wrote: "The standing rainwater breeds a dense swarm of animalculae and when the interior sediment is stirred up...the whole contents become a turgid, jellified mass of waggle tails, worms, dead leaves, dead fishes, and other putrescent abominations...the smell of it is enough to revolt the stomach...to say nothing of making one's throat a channel for such stuff."

Even an 1863 outbreak of smallpox and calls for improvements from the U.S. surgeon general failed to move Col. William Hoffman, commissary general of Union prisons. Confederate prisoners continued to languish in Fort Delaware until two months after the war had ended.

According to Captain John S. Swann (a prisoner at Fort Delaware), "We formed in line and marched to the mess hall, in which were several long rows of plank tables with pieces of bread and meat arranged along the sides at intervales (sic) of some two feet. When we were in place each prisoner took one ration. The bread was made of rye and wheat flour, well cooked, but the piece very small, about half enough for a well man. The meat a small chunk of beef. Occasionally all sinew or mostly bone. It was cut up very carelessly and very small, not half a ration. Some days the bread was substituted with crackers, and these were hard days on us. We were permitted to take these rations to our bunks. I ate mine but remained very hungry. When dinner came the same thing was repeated, except there was occasionally a tin cup of what was called corn soup very tasteless and insipid, with little or no grease."

He also wrote: "Not long after my arrival I heard a cry "Rat call! Rat call!" I went out to see what this meant. A number of prisoners were moving and some running up near the partition, over which a sargeant (sic) was standing and presently he began throwing rats down. The prisoners scrambled for the rats like school boys for apples, none but some of the most needy prisoners, and the needy were the large majority, would scramble for these rats. Of course but few were lucky enough to get a rat. The rats were cleaned, put in salt water a while and fried. Their flesh was tender and not unpleasant to the taste."

House Report No. 45- 3rd Session, 40th Congress (1868-69) states that 2,502 of these men died on the island. Of this number, the bodies of 2,436 soldiers and 36 civilians were buried in trenches at Finn's Point National cemetery on the New Jersey shore overlooking Fort Delaware. Identification was soon lost. Later a granite obelisk was erected in their honor. Around the monument's base bronze plaques bear the names of the interred. Three soldiers' bodies were turned over to friends and relatives for private burial; 27 are unaccounted for.

Finnís Point National Cemetery is located about six miles northwest of Salem, N.J., at the north end of what was Fort Mott Military Reservation. Today, the picturesque cemetery is entirely surrounded by the Killchohook National Wildlife Refuge and is adjacent to Fort Mott State Park. Originally, the United States purchased the land for the construction of the Finnís Point Battery to protect the Port of Philadelphia. By 1863, however, the grounds increasingly served as a burial site for Confederate prisoners of war who died while imprisoned at Fort Delaware.

Fort Delaware was on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, one mile east of Delaware City. The island was named after a colonial-era tale that a boat loaded with peas ran aground on a river shoal, and the peas sprouted in the sandy loam. In 1847, Congress appropriated $1 million to construct the largest modern coastal defense fort in the nation here, surpassing Fort Sumter in size, to protect the ports of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia.

Even prior to its designation as a national cemetery, the remains of POWs were transported to Finnís Point across the river for burial. When weather or ice made trips to the mainland hazardous, it was necessary to bury the bodies on Pea Patch Island. Finns Point National Cemetery was enhanced and improved in response to the urging of Governor James L. Kemper of Virginia. Governor Kemper had been a brigade commander under Major General George E. Pickett in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and was wounded in action at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Many of Kemperís Virginians were sent to Fort Delaware and those who died there were buried at Finns Point. United States Adjutant General E. D. Townsend wrote to Governor Kemper in 1875: "Most of the bodies of the Confederate prisoners of war who died at Fort Delaware are interred in the soldierís burial ground at Finns Point on the New Jersey shore, opposite to the fort, which is enclosed by an Osage-orange hedge, and while not in as good [an] order as might be desired, is reported as presenting a more respectable appearance than many country church-yards. -- the Quartermaster General will be directed to have the remains of the soldiers - Union and Confederate - buried on Pea Patch Island -- transferred to Finns Point National Cemetery, ---." Finnís Point was official declared a national cemetery Oct. 3, 1875.

The Quartermaster Department exhumed 135 Union remains and 187 Confederate remains found on Pea Patch Island in November 1875 and reinterred them in the Finns Point burial ground. Twenty-two empty coffins were uncovered on Pea Patch Island during this exhumation, and it appeared that these remains had been removed by family and friends sometime after the war. These are presumed to have been Confederate remains although the surviving Quartermaster records and reports are not clear on this point. The Finns Point burial ground may have been used before the Civil War to bury soldiers involved in the construction of Fort Delaware. There were ten marked Federal graves present in the burial ground when it was first surveyed in the summer of 1875. Prior to June 1863 when Finns Point was first used to bury Confederate soldiers and civilian detainees, these dead were buried on Pea Patch Island. Thereafter the Pea Patch Island Confederate plot was used only when inclement weather prevented taking them across the Delaware River to New Jersey. The Union dead were buried on Pea Patch Island in individually marked graves throughout the war and not removed until November 1875. Markers were lost on Pea Patch Island by 1875 and individual graves, Union or Confederate, could not be identified. While the 135 Union remains were reinterred in numbered grave sites, those markers were also lost over the years. Today there are no marked individual Civil War burials.

Having both Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War buried within the confines of the same national cemetery, albeit in separate sections, makes Finns Point somewhat unique. Arlington National Cemetery does have a Confederate Circle and Philadelphia National Cemetery encloses a separate Confederate section. More typical are the separate national cemeteries for Confederates at Camp Chase, Elmira, Point Lookout, and Johnsonís Island. Burial sites used during the war exclusively for the Confederate soldiers, sailors, and civilians who died in Federal prisons and military hospitals in the North were designated as national cemeteries after the war.

Congress passed legislation in 1906 authorizing the marking of the Confederate graves in these cemeteries as part of the national reconciliation effort that took place following the Spanish-American War. Monuments to the Confederate dead buried in the North were erected by the Federal government where other organizations, such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy, had not already done so. The Office of the Commissioner for Marking Graves of Confederate Dead compiled and published a "Register of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in Federal Prisons and Military Hospitals in the North" (U. S. War Department, 1912). This "1912 Register" contains the names of 2,436 Confederate military prisoners who were interred in the mass burial trenches and pits at Finns Point, and these names appear on the 12 bronze memorial tablets placed around the base of the Confederate monument. There are no individually marked graves, Union or Confederate, of war time dead in Finns Point National Cemetery.

Finns Point Confederate Monument:

The Confederate Monument, an 85 foot tall granite obelisk, erected in 1910 by the federal government in memory of the 2,436 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Fort Delaware. Their names are inscribed on the monument.

1850 Census:
Name: Benjamine Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

1860 Census:
Name: Benj Boatright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 29
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Township 5, Lafayette County, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $100
Post Office: New Boston
Roll: M653_107
Page: 967
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Benj Boatright
Burial: Finn's Point CSA Cemetery, Pennsville, Salem County, New Jersey


Notes for NANCY TOWNSEND:

1860 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 27
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Township 5, Lafayette County, Florida
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: New Boston
Roll: M653_107
Page: 967
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Benj Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Nancy Boatwright
Date: August 16, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Subdivision 9, Suwannee, Florida
Occupation: Keeping House
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Houston
Roll: M593_133
Page: 685
Image: 503
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Nancy BOATRIGHT
Date: June 1, 1880
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: <1825>
Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Mother
Home in 1880: Precinct 10, Columbia, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Precinct 10, Columbia, Florida; 
Roll: T9_126; Family History Film: 1254126; Page: 420C; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 0428.


Children of BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT and NANCY TOWNSEND are:

9-625.    i. GEORGE W. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1853, Lafayette County, Florida; 
                                     d. 1932, Hillsborough County, Florida.
9-626.   ii. MARY ANGELINE BOATRIGHT, b. 1855, Lafayette County, Florida; 
                                       d. 1881, Columbia County, Florida.
9-627.  iii. JOHN WILLIAM BOATRIGHT, b. 17 Apr 1858, Lafayette County, Florida; 
                                      d. 19 Jun 1935, Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie 
                                      County, Florida.
9-628.   iv. DAVID IRVING BOATRIGHT, b. May 1860, Lafayette County, Florida; 
                                      1918, Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida.

8-279. FELIX EMMANUEL BOATRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 10 Jan 1825 in Madison County, Florida, and died 30 Jul 1900 in Suwannee County, Florida. He married MARTHA ELIZABETH STANFORD 08 Aug 1875 in Suwannee County, Florida, daughter of ELI STANFORD and MARY TAYLOR. She was born 22 Nov 1851 in Clinch County, Georgia, and died 22 Jun 1922 in Suwannee County, Florida.


Notes for FELIX EMMANUEL BOATRIGHT:

Felix Emmanuel Boatright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: Emanuel Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birth place: Georgia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

1880 Census:
Name: Felix E. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 12, 1880
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: <1830>
Birthplace: Florida
Occupation: Laborer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Elizabeth BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: SC
Mother's birthplace: FL
Census Place: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T9_132; Family History Film: 1254132; Page: 314D; 
Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0395.

1900 Census:
Name: Emmanuel Boatwright
Date: June 12, 1900
Home in 1900: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: 1823
Birthplace: Florida
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: brother
Census Place: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T623 177; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 112.
living with brother John
Burial: Philadelphia Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida


Notes for MARTHA ELIZABETH STANFORD:

Headstone: BOATWRIGHT, Martha E., b. Nov 22 1851 d. Jun 22 1922, w/o Emanuel, (at the foot of Martha is one unmarked stone)

1880 Census:
Name: Elizabeth BOATRIGHT
Date: June 12, 1880
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: <1850>
Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Felix E. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's birthplace: GA
Census Place: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T9_132; Family History Film: 1254132; Page: 314D; 
Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0395.

1910 Census:
Name: Bettie Boatwright
Date: April 25, 1910
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1910: O'Brien, Suwannee, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Census Place: O'Brien, Suwannee, Florida;
Roll: T624_168; Page: 5B; 
Enumeration District: 156; Image: 373.

1920 Census:
Name: Elizabeth Boatright
Date: January 7, 1920
Age: 68 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Georgia
Race: White
Home in 1920: O'Brien, Suwannee, Florida
Home owned: Own
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Marital status: Widow
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Census Place: O'Brien, Suwannee, Florida;
Roll: T625_231; Page: 3B; 
Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1065.
Burial: Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida


Children of FELIX BOATRIGHT and MARTHA STANFORD are:

9-629.    i. ELIJAH F. BOATRIGHT, b. 1875, Suwannee County, Florida; 
                                   d. Bef. 1930, Suwannee County, 
                                   Florida.
9-630.   ii. MARY ELLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 06 Oct 1877, Suwannee County, Florida;
                                    d. 25 Oct 1947.
9-631.  iii. MINNIE BOATRIGHT, b. 04 Jul 1880, Suwannee County, Florida;
                                d. 07 Feb 1967.
9-632.   iv. HORACE D. BOATRIGHT, b. 13 Mar 1883, O'Brien, Suwannee County, 
                                   Florida; d. 27 May 1971, O'Brien, Suwannee 
                                   County, Florida.
9-633.    v. EMMA BOATRIGHT, b. Feb 1885, Suwannee County, Florida.

9-634.   vi. SUSAN ARRIE BOATRIGHT, b. Abt. 1888, Suwannee County, Florida;
                                     d. Abt. 1930, Suwannee County, Florida.
9-635.  vii. MEDDIE LEE BOATRIGHT, b. 23 Oct 1891, Suwannee County, Florida; 
                                    d. 22 Feb 1956.

8-280. CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 24 Nov 1825 in Madison County, Florida, and died 1878 in Clinch County, Georgia. He married MARY. She was born Abt 1820 in South Carolina. He married (2) LOVINIA HILLARD 1858 in Ware County, Georgia, daughter of BENJAMIN HILLARD and MARY BEVERLY. She was born 1842 in Ware County, Georgia, and died 1908 in Clinch County, Georgia.


Notes for CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL BOATWRIGHT:

Chesley John Daniel Boatwright Marker

Chesley Boatwright was a soldier in the CSA.

Chesley John Daniel lived in Ware County, Georgia until 1863 when he moved to Clinch County, Georgia and settled on lot 508 7th Dist. He lived there until his death in 1878. Buried in the family cemetery on west side of his farm bordering Devil's Bay. Shiloh Congregational Methodist Church was built opposite the cemetery and it was no longer called Boatright Cemetery; it is now Shiloh Church Cemetery. Lavina died in 1908 and was buried next to Chesley John Daniel. Son William Henry later bought family land and lived there until his death. Source: Pioneers of Wiregrass Vol VII pg 41-42.

1850 Census:
Name: Chesley J D Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

1870 Census:
Name: C J D Boatright
Date: June 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Age in 1870: 41
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: District 1219, Clinch, Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $500
Post Office: Homerville
Roll: M593_144
Page: 151
Image: 304
Year: 1870
Burial: Shiloh Church Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia


Notes for MARY:

1850 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1820
Birth place: South Carolina
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

Notes for LOVINIA HILLARD:

Lovinia Hillard Boatwright Marker

Lovinia's parents moved to Hillsborough (now Manatee) County, Florida when she was age five and was left with relatives [Daniel Wilkinson and family of Wayne (now Brantley) County]. She grew up there and married Chelsey J.D. in Ware County, Georgia in 1858.

1870 Census:
Name: Lavina Boatright
Date: June 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Age in 1870: 38
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: District 1219, Clinch, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Homerville
Roll: M593_144
Page: 151
Image: 304
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Vina BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 17, 1880
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: <1835>
Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Moorres Mill, Clinch, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's birthplace: GA
Census Place: Moorres Mill, Clinch, Georgia; 
Roll: T9_140; Family History Film: 1254140; Page: 574A; 
Enumeration District: 39; Image:

1900 Census:
Name: Luvina Boatright
Date: June 11, 1900
Home in 1900: Sausey, Clinch, Georgia
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: 1845
Birthplace: Georgia
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother
Occupation: View Image
Census Place: Sausey, Clinch, Georgia; 
Roll: T623 188; Page: 13B; 
Enumeration District: 17.
living with son, William
Burial: Shiloh Church Cemetery, Homerville, Clinch County, Georgia


Children of CHESLEY BOATWRIGHT and MARY are:

9-636.    i. LEWIS BOATWRIGHT, b. 1840, Florida.

9-637.   ii. RHODA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1842, Florida.

9-638.  iii. AUGELINE BOATWRIGHT, b. 1844, Florida.

9-639.   iv. WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT, b. 1846, Florida.


Children of CHESLEY BOATWRIGHT and LOVINIA HILLARD are:

9-640.    v. MARY ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT, b. 1859, Ware County, Georgia; 
                                         d. Abt. 1928.
9-641.   vi. ELIZA BOATWRIGHT, b. 24 Nov 1861, Ware County, Georgia;
                                d. 10 Jul 1945, Jacksonville, Duval County, 
                                Florida. 
9-642.  vii. CATHERINE "KATIE" BOATWRIGHT, b. 1865, Ware County, Georgia; 
                                            d. Abt. 1933.
9-643. viii. JAMES D. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1867, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                   d. Bef. 1880, Clinch County, Georgia.
9-644.   ix. LOVINIA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1869, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                  d. Abt. 1907.
9-645.    x. ADAM BENJAMIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 04 Feb 1871, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                        d. 14 Sep 1941.
9-646.   xi. CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL BOATWRIGHT, b. 1872, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                              d. 1937.
9-647.  xii. DUNCAN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1873, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                 d. 1873, Clinch County, Georgia.
9-648. xiii. LAURA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1874, Clinch County, Georgia.

9-649.  xiv. WILLIAM HENRY BOATRIGHT, b. 24 Feb 1875, Clinch County, Georgia;
                                       d. 01 Apr 1925, Homerville, Clinch 
                                       County, Georgia.
9-650.   xv. NESSIE BOATWRIGHT, b. 1877, Clinch County, Georgia.

8-281. ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1826 in Madison County, Florida, and died Bef. 1889 in Suwannee County, Florida. She married RICHARD MACON HURST Abt. 1851 in Florida, son of WILLIAM HURST and SARAH WILDER. He was born 1825 in Thomasville, Thomas County, Georgia, and died 14 Jan 1890.


Notes for ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT:

Burial: Macedonia Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida


Notes for RICHARD MACON HURST:

Burial: Macedonia Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida


Children of ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT and RICHARD HURST are:

        i. HENRY HURST, b. 10 Mar 1854, Florida.

       ii. FRANCIS HURST, b. 1856, Florida.

      iii. MARTIN B. HURST, b. 22 Feb 1861, Florida.

       iv. CAROLINE LUCRETIA HURST, b. 1862, Florida.

        v. ELLIE ETTA HURST, b. 1867, Florida.

       vi. MARY ANNA HURST, b. 03 Sep 1877, Florida.

8-282. RACHEL ELLEN BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1828 in Madison County, Florida.


Notes for RACHEL ELLEN BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Racheal Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

8-283. HARRIETTE BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born May 1831 in Madison County, Florida, and died 12 Oct 1915. She married (1) JAMES SMITH. She married (2) THOMAS P. QUIETTE 11 Apr 1874 in Suwannee County, Florida. He was born 1835 in Georgia, and died 1890.


Notes for HARRIETTE BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Harriott Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58
Burial: Friendship Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida


Notes for THOMAS P. QUIETTE:

Burial: Sealey Cemetery, Taylor County, Florida


Children of HARRIETTE BOATWRIGHT and JAMES SMITH are:

        i. MARGARET N. SMITH, b. 1855.

       ii. JAMES SMITH, b. 1859.


Children of HARRIETTE BOATWRIGHT and THOMAS QUIETTE are:

      iii. JASPER QUIETTE, b. 1874.

       iv. ROBERT QUIETTE, b. 1876.

        v. THOMAS QUIETTE, b. 21 Feb 1885.

       vi. ROBBIE QUIETTE, b. 04 Oct 1888.

8-284. JOHN WILSON BOATRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 08 Apr 1833 in Madison County, Florida, and died 31 Aug 1908 in Suwannee County, Florida. He married (1) ELIZA MILLS 1859 in Suwannee County, Florida, daughter of ANDREW MILLS and SOULS PATIENCE. She was born 21 Jan 1836 in Tomahawk, Sampson County, North Carolina, and died 11 Oct 1900 in Taylor County, Florida. He married (2) MAHALIA M. BAILEY 06 Dec 1891 in Taylor County, Florida. She was born 12 Jul 1848 in Madison County, Florida, and died 02 Aug 1917 in Suwannee County, Florida.


Notes for JOHN WILSON BOATRIGHT:

John Wilson Boatright Gravestone

John W. Boatright is listed as having served from 13 Jul 1861 to 9 April 1865 in Company L of the 2nd Fla. Infantry of the CSA. [Soldiers of Florida]

6', 1", hazel eyes, black hair, ruddy skin.

Enlisted September 1, 1861 at McIntosh, Marion County, Florida as Private in Company E, 4th Florida Infantry.

Transferred May 8, 1862 as Private in Company A, 8th Florida Infantry. Exchanged for I. Wynn.

Captured December 11, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Exchanged approximated date of December 12, 1862.

Captured July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Imprisoned at Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.

John's brother, BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT, was also imprisoned at Fort Delaware prison and died there in 1863.

Released on oath May 10, 1865 at Fort Delaware Prison, Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware.

1850 Census:
Name: John W Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

1880 Census:
Name: John W. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 10, 1880
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: <1836>
Birthplace: Florida
Occupation: Farming
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Eliza BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: GA
Census Place: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T9_132; Family History Film: 1254132; Page: 316D; 
Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0401.

1900 Census:
Name: John Boatwright
Date: June 12, 1900
Home in 1900: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: 1837
Birthplace: Florida
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T623 177; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 112.
Burial: Suwannee County, Florida


Notes for ELIZA MILLS:

Eliza Mills Boatright Gravestone

1880 Census:
Name: Eliza BOATRIGHT
Date: June 10, 1880
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: <1835>
Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: John W. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC
Census Place: Precinct 1, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T9_132; Family History Film: 1254132; 
Page: 316D; 
Enumeration District: 146; Image: 0401.















Burial: Sand Hill Cemetery, Taylor County, Florida

Mahalia Bailey Boatright Gravestone


Notes for MAHALIA M. BAILEY:

1900 Census:
Name: Mahalia Boatwright
Date: June 12, 1900
Home in 1900: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: Florida
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Luraville, Suwannee, Florida; 
Roll: T623 177; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 112.
Burial: Philadelphia Cemetery, Suwannee County, Florida














Children of JOHN BOATRIGHT and ELIZA MILLS are:

9-651.    i. ALLEN CROSLIE BOATRIGHT, b. 06 May 1860, Suwannee County, Florida; 
                                       d. 26 Aug 1928, Duval County, Florida.
9-652.   ii. ALEXANDER MONROE BOATRIGHT, b. 26 May 1861, Live Oak, Suwannee 
                                          County, Florida; d. 15 Mar 1927, 
                                          Suwannee County, Florida.
9-653.  iii. FRANCES WILSON BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Jan 1863, Suwannee County, 
                                        Florida; d. 01 Aug 1941.
9-654.   iv. ANDREW JACKSON BOATRIGHT, b. 24 Oct 1868, Suwannee County, 
                                        Florida; d. 01 Jun 1941, Jacksonville, 
                                        Duval County, Florida.
9-655.    v. JOHN OLIVER BOATRIGHT, b. 15 Sep 1872, Suwannee County, Florida;
                                     d. 22 May 1938, Suwannee County, Florida.
9-656.   vi. MARY FLORENCE BOATRIGHT, b. 18 Apr 1873, Suwannee County, Florida;
                                       d. 30 Oct 1910.


Child of JOHN BOATRIGHT and MAHALIA BAILEY is:

9-657.  vii. MATILDA ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT, b. Jan 1893, Florida; d. Abt. 1972, 
                                           Perry, Taylor County, Florida.

8-285. MILLIE A. L. BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1838 in Madison County, Florida, and died Abt. 1863. She married 03 Oct 1862 in Suwannee County, Florida.


Notes for MILLIE A. L. BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Pherby Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

8-286. MARTHA FRANCES BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1839 in Madison County, Florida. She married THOMAS P. QUIETTE 12 Aug 1863 in Suwannee County, Florida. He was born 1835 in Georgia, and died 1890.


Notes for MARTHA FRANCES BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Frances Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

Notes for THOMAS P. QUIETTE:

Burial: Sealey Cemetery, Taylor County, Florida


Children of MARTHA BOATWRIGHT and THOMAS QUIETTE are:

        i. LURANIA QUIETTE, b. 1864.

       ii. THOMAS QUIETTE, b. 1869.

8-287. JACOB C. BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1842 in Madison County, Florida, and died 25 Oct 1862 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia.


Notes for JACOB C. BOATWRIGHT:

Jacob C. Boatwright Gravestone

Jacob Boatright was a soldier in the CSA army, Florida 4th Infantry, Company D, and died in the Civil War. The 4th was organized in the spring of 1861. The men came from the counties of Gadsden County - A, Franklin County - B, Madison County - C, Columbia County - D and part of E, LaFayette County - E, New River County - F, Marion and Levi Counties - G, Washington and Liberty Counties - H, Jackson County - I, and Hillsborough County - K.

Battles: Nashville, Murfreesboro, Lebanon Pike, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge. They surrendered in North Carolina 26 Apr 1865.

1850 Census:
Name: Jacob Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia


8-288. WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT (CHESLEY JOHN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1845 in Madison County, Florida.


Notes for WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: William Boatright
Date: November 26, 1850
Age: 5
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birth place: Fa
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Columbia County, Florida
Page: 74
Roll: M432_58

8-289. DAWSON BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1833 in Florida.


Notes for DAWSON BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Dawson Boatright
Date: January 1, 1850
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birth place: Florida
Race: White
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Baker, Georgia
Page: 51
Roll: M432_61

8-290. ELEANOR BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1836 in Georgia.


Notes for Eleanor Boatwright:

1850 Census:
Name: Eleanor Boatright
Date: January 1, 1850
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Birth place: Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Baker, Georgia
Page: 51
Roll: M432_61

1860 Census:
Name: Eleanor Boatright 
Date: June 19, 1860
Age in 1860: 24 
Birth Year: abt 1836 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: Colquitt, Georgia 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M653_118; Page: 554; Image: 6; 
Family History Library Film: 803118.

8-291. SARAH A. J. BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 Sep 1837 in Georgia, and died 12 Mar 1914 in Colquitt County, Georgia.


Notes for SARAH A. J. BOATWRIGHT:

Sarah A. J. Boatwright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: Sarah A J Boatright
Date: January 1, 1850
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Birth place: Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Baker, Georgia
Page: 51
Roll: M432_61

1860 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatright 
Date: June 19, 1860
Age in 1860: 22 
Birth Year: abt 1838 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: Colquitt, Georgia 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M653_118; Page: 554; Image: 6; 
Family History Library Film: 803118.

1900 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatwright 
Date: June 19, 1900
Home in 1900: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 61 
Birth Date: Sep 1838 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Sister
Marital Status: Single 
Residence : Militia Districts 799, 1510, 1538, 
Bridge Creek, Harsfield, Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T623_189; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 24.
living with brother John and family
Burial: Gregory Cemetery, County Line Road, Colquitt County, Georgia


8-292. JOHN FRANKLIN CHRISTOPHER BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 23 Oct 1842 in Georgia, and died Bef. 1910 in Colquitt County, Georgia. He married (1) UNKNOWN. He married (2) MARY JANE HOLLAND 1882 in Colquitt County, Georgia. She was born 11 Sep 1842 in Georgia.


Notes for JOHN FRANKLIN CHRISTOPHER BOATWRIGHT:

John Franklin Christopher Boatwright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: T S Chatman Boatright
Date: January 1, 1850
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Baker, Georgia
Page: 51
Roll: M432_61

1860 Census:
Name: John F Boatright 
Date: June 19, 1860
Age in 1860: 17 
Birth Year: abt 1843 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: Colquitt, Georgia 
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M653_118; Page: 554; Image: 6; 
Family History Library Film: 803118.

1870 Census:
Name: John Boatwright 
Date: July 27, 1870
Birth Year: abt 1844 
Age in 1870: 26 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1870: Colquitt, Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Occupation: Farmer
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M593_144; Page: 425A; Image: 857; 
Family History Library Film: 545643.

1880 Census:
Name: John Boatwright 
Date: June 19, 1880
Home in 1880: Bridge Creek, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 35 
Estimated birth year: abt 1845 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Occupation: Farm Laborer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: Bridge Creek, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T9_141; Family History Film: 1254141; Page: 291.2000; 
Enumeration District: 14; Image: 0587.

1900 Census:
Name: John Boatwright 
Date: June 19, 1900
Home in 1900: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 57 
Birth Date: Oct 1842 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Mary J 
Marriage Year: 1882 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 18 
Occupation: Farmer
Residence : Militia Districts 799, 1510, 1538, 
Bridge Creek, Harsfield, Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T623_189; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 24.
Burial: Gregory Cemetery, County Line Road, Colquitt County, Georgia


Notes for MARY JANE HOLLAND:

1900 Census:
Name: Mary J Boatwright 
Date: June 19, 1900
Home in 1900: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 57 
Birth Date: Sep 1842 
Birthplace: North Carolina
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birthplace: North Car 
Mother's Birthplace: North Car 
Mother: number of living children: 2 
Mother: How many children: 3 
Spouse's name: John 
Marriage Year: 1882 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 18 
Residence : Militia Districts 799, 1510, 1538, 
Bridge Creek, Harsfield, Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T623_189; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 24.

1910 Census
Name: Mary J Boatwright 
Date: April 29, 1910
Age in 1910: 67 
Estimated birth year: abt 1843 
Birthplace: Tennessee 
Relation to Head of House: Mother 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Home in 1910: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T624_179; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 463.
living with son Barney and family
Burial: Gregory Cemetery, County Line Road, Colquitt County, Georgia


Children of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and UNKNOWN are:

9-657A.   i. WILLIAM THOMAS BOATWRIGHT, b. 10 Aug 1872, Colquitt County, Georgia; 
                                         d. 16 Apr 1921, Baldwin County, Georgia.
9-657B.  ii. SARAH O. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1874, Colquitt County, Georgia.

9-657C. iii. JOHN DANIEL BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 Apr 1877, Colquitt County, Georgia; 
                                      d. 16 Jul 1942, Polk County, Florida.


Child of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and MARY HOLLAND is:

9-657D.  iv. BARNEY B. BOATWRIGHT, b. 24 Sep 1882, Colquitt County, Georgia; 
                                    d. 17 Nov 1960, Richmond County, Georgia.

8-292A. SARAH JANE BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1864 in Colquitt County, Georgia.


Notes for SARAH JANE BOATWRIGHT:

1870 Census:
Name: Jane Boatwright 
Date: July 27, 1870
Birth Year: abt 1864 
Age in 1870: 6 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1870: Colquitt, Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M593_144; Page: 425A; Image: 857; 
Family History Library Film: 545643.

1880 Census:
Name: Sarah J Boatwright 
Date: June 24, 1880
Home in 1880: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 16 
Estimated birth year: abt 1864 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Daughter 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Name: Sarah 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T9_158; Family History Film: 1254158; Page: 547.2000; 
Enumeration District: 46; Image: 0329.

8-292B. MYERS BARNEY BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1865 in Colquitt County, Georgia, and died 04 Feb 1919 in Baker County, Georgia. He married HATTIE LOUELLA EDWARDS. She was born 1870 in Baker County, Georgia, and died 26 Aug 1922 in Baker County, Georgia.


Notes for MYERS BARNEY BOATWRIGHT:

Myers Barney Boatwright Gravestone

1870 Census:
Name: Myers Boatwright 
Date: July 27, 1870
Birth Year: abt 1865 
Age in 1870: 5 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1870: Colquitt, Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Moultrie 
Census Place:  , Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll  M593_144; Page: 425A; Image: 857; 
Family History Library Film: 545643.

1900 Census:
Name: Myers Boatwright
Date: June 3, 1900
Home in 1900: Maples, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 34 
Birth Date: May 1866 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia 
Spouse's name: Hattie 
Marriage Year: 1890 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 10 
Occupation: Farmer
Residence : Militia Districts 791, 1548, 
Maples, Peble City, Mitchell, Georgia 
Census Place: Maples, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T623_212; Page: 21A; 
Enumeration District: 58.

1910 Census:
Name: Myers Boatwright
Date: April 21, 1910
Age in 1910: 49 
Estimated birth year: abt 1861 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Name: Sarah  
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Spouse's name: Hattie 
Home in 1910: Militia District 791, Mitchell, Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Census Place: Militia District 791, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T624_204; Page: 6B; 
Enumeration District: 108; Image: 632.

Georgia Deaths, 1919-98
Name: Miars B. Boatwright 
Death Date: 4 Feb 1919 
County of Death: Baker  
Certificate: 871-A  
Burial: Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Newton, Baker County, Georgia


Notes for HATTIE LOUELLA EDWARDS:

Hattie Louella Edwards Boatwright Gravestone

1900 Census:
Name: Hattie Boatwright
Date: June 3, 1900
Home in 1900: Maples, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 29 
Birth Date: May 1871 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother: number of living children: 3 
Mother: How many children: 4 
Spouse's name: Miles 
Marriage Year: 1890 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 10 
Residence : Militia Districts 791, 1548, 
Maples, Peble City, Mitchell, Georgia 
Census Place: Maples, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T623_212; Page: 21A; 
Enumeration District: 58.

1910 Census:
Name: Hattie Boatwright
Date: April 21, 1910
Age in 1910: 39 
Estimated birth year: abt 1871 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Spouse's name: Marget J 
Home in 1910: Militia District 791, Mitchell, Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: Militia District 791, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T624_204; Page: 6B; 
Enumeration District: 108; Image: 632.

1920 Census:
Name: Hattie Boatwright 
Date: January 1, 1920
Home in 1920: Militia District 1722, Baker, Georgia 
Age: 49 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1871 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Marital Status: Widow 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: No 
Able to Write: No 
Census Place: Militia District 1722, Baker, Georgia; 
Roll T625_233; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 6; Image: 564.
Burial: Travelers Rest Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, Newton, Baker County, Georgia


Children of MYERS BOATWRIGHT and HATTIE EDWARDS are:

9-657D.   i. SAMUEL BOATWRIGHT, b. 1891, Colquitt County, Georgia;
                                 d. Bef. 1900, Colquitt County, Georgia.
9-657E.   i. BENJAMIN LEE BOATWRIGHT, b. 12 Nov 1894, Colquitt County, Georgia;
                                       d. May 1921, Baker County, Georgia.
9-657F.  ii. JOHN FRANKLIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 18 Mar 1897, Colquitt County, Georgia;
                                        d. Apr 1915, Newton, Baker County, Georgia.
9-657G. iii. KATE BOATWRIGHT, b. 21 Apr 1899, Colquitt County, Georgia;
                               d. 03 Sep 1977, Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia.
9-657H.  iv. WILLIAM THOMAS BOATWRIGHT, b. 21 Jun 1903, Colquitt County, Georgia;
                                         d. 19 Apr 1957, Newton, Baker County, Georgia.
9-657I.   v. CARRIE JEWEL BOATWRIGHT, b. 03 Jan 1905, Colquitt County, Georgia; 
                                       d. 03 Jul 1983, Baker County, Georgia.

8-292C. WILLIAM DAWSON "MIKE" BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 08 Feb 1871 in Colquitt County, Georgia, and died 16 Aug 1932 in Carmilla, Mitchell County, Georgia. He married CARLETTIE ALIGOOD. She was born 03 May 1868 in Georgia, and died 23 Nov 1937 in Mitchell County, Georgia.


Notes for WILLIAM DAWSON "MIKE" BOATWRIGHT:

William Dawson Mike Boatwright Gravestone

1880 Census:
Name: William D Boatwright 
Date: June 24, 1880
Home in 1880: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 9 
Estimated birth year: abt 1871 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Son 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Name: Sarah 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T9_158; Family History Film: 1254158; Page: 547.2000; 
Enumeration District: 46; Image: 0329.

1900 Census:
Name: Mike Boatwright 
Date: June 27, 1900
Home in 1900: Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 26 
Birth Date: May 1874 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia 
Spouse's name: Lettie 
Marriage Year: 1891 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 9 
Occupation: Teamster
Residence : Militia Districts 799, 1510, 1538, 
Bridge Creek, Harsfield, Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Census Place: Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T623_189; Page: 24B; 
Enumeration District: 24.

1910 Census:
Name: William D Boatwright 
Date: May 2, 1910
Age in 1910: 39 
Estimated birth year: abt 1871 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Spouse's name: Lettie 
Home in 1910: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T624_179; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 468.

1920 Census:
Name: William D Boatwright
Date: January 16, 1920
Home in 1920: Sale City, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 51 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1869 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Carlettie 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Sex: Male 
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Census Place: Sale City, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T625_269; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 107; Image: 1063.

1930 Census:
Name: William Boatwright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia
Age: 60 
Estimated birth year: abt 1870 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Carlettie 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Census Place: Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll 376; Page: 8A; 
Enumeration District: 7; Image: 363.0.
Burial: Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Colquitt County, Georgia


Notes for CARLETTIE ALIGOOD:

Carlettie Aligood Boatwright Gravestone

1900 Census:
Name: Lettie Boatwright 
Date: June 27, 1900
Home in 1900: Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Age: 27 
Birth Date: Jan 1873 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia 
Mother: number of living children: 3 
Mother: How many children: 3 
Spouse's name: Mike 
Marriage Year: 1891 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 9 
Residence : Militia Districts 799, 1510, 1538, 
Bridge Creek, Harsfield, Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia 
Census Place: Hamilton, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T623_189; Page: 24B; 
Enumeration District: 24.

1910 Census:
Name: Lettie Boatwright 
Date: May 2, 1910
Age in 1910: 36 
Estimated birth year: abt 1874 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Spouse's name: William D 
Home in 1910: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: Hartsfield, Colquitt, Georgia; 
Roll T624_179; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 45; Image: 468.

1920 Census:
Name: Carlettie Boatwright
Date: January 16, 1920
Home in 1920: Sale City, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 50 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1870 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Spouse's name: William B 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Census Place: Sale City, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T625_269; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 107; Image: 1063.

1930 Census:
Name: Carlettie Boatwright 
Date: April 17, 1930
Home in 1930: Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia
Age: 63 
Estimated birth year: abt 1867 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Spouse's name: William 
Race: White 
Census Place: Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll 376; Page: 8A; 
Enumeration District: 7; Image: 363.0.
Burial: Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Colquitt County, Georgia


Children of WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT and CARLETTIE ALIGOOD are:

9-657J.   i. MARTHA BOATWRIGHT, b. 1895, Mitchell County, Georgia;
                                 d. Bef 1910, Mitchell County, Georgia.
9-657K.   i. MATTIE JANE BOATWRIGHT, b. 20 Sep 1896, Mitchell County, Georgia.

9-657L.  ii. JAMES HENRY BOATWRIGHT, b. 16 Jun 1899, Mitchell County, Georgia; 
                                      d. 29 Feb 1920, Mitchell County, Georgia.
9-657M. iii. GRACE ZUMER BOATWRIGHT, b. 05 Sep 1901, Mitchell County, Georgia.

9-657N.  iv. RICHARD RILEY BOATWRIGHT, b. 13 Nov 1904, Mitchell County, Georgia; 
                                        d. 25 Sep 1976, Miller County, Georgia.
9-657P.   v. MINNIE MAE BOATWRIGHT, b. 11 Jun 1909, Mitchell County, Georgia.

8-292D. GORDON BOATWRIGHT (FRANCIS8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1876 in Colquitt County, Georgia.


Notes for GORDON BOATWRIGHT:

1880 Census:
Name: Gordie Boatwright 
Date: June 24, 1880
Home in 1880: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia 
Age: 4 
Estimated birth year: abt 1876 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Son 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's Name: Sarah 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: District 791, Mitchell, Georgia; 
Roll T9_158; Family History Film: 1254158; Page: 547.2000; 
Enumeration District: 46; Image: 0329.

8-293. BENJAMIN JOHN ROBERT BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 23 Jan 1833 in Leon County, Florida, and died Bef.1920 in Leon County, Florida. He married AMANDA GEDDIE 04 Dec 1856 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, daughter of ALEXANDER GEDDIE and ANNA MCMILLAN. She was born Feb 1834 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 17 Jan 1902 in Leon County, Florida.


Notes for BENJAMIN JOHN ROBERT BOATWRIGHT:

There is some confusion around John and his brother James. In several family histories, John is called "John Quincy Boatwright", married to Amanda Geddie. Per census records, John is married to Amanda, but the 1870 and 1910 census refer to John as "Benjamin". John was the oldest son, and it was common to name your oldest son in honor of your father, in this case, John's grandfather, Benjamin Chesley Boatwright. James is referred to in the Census as "Quincy" and in the 1870 Census as "James Q A Boatwright". I believe that James is the "John Quincy Boatwright" referred to in many histories. James' gravestone is marked "John Quincy Boatwright", I believe in error, futhering the confusion. Source: George Boatright

1850 Census:
Name: John M Boatwright
Date: November 1, 1850
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Division 8, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Page: 60
Roll: M432_59

1860 Census:
Name: John Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 27
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $1,000
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 34
Year: 1860
Head of Household: John Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Benjamin J R Boatwright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Age in 1870: 37
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $1,000
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M593_131
Page: 646
Image: 690
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: J. R. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 47
Estimated birth year: <1833>
Birthplace: Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Precinct 17, Leon, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Amanda BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's birthplace: SC
Census Place: Precinct 17, Leon, Florida; 
Roll: T9_129; Family History Film: 1254129; Page: 393C; 
Enumeration District: 91; Image: 0792.

1910 Census:
Name: Benjamon J B Boatright
Date: May 2, 1910
Age in 1910: 77 
Estimated birth year: abt 1833 
Birthplace: Florida 
Home in 1910: Precinct 16, Leon, Florida 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Gender: Male  
Marital Status: Widowed  
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina  
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina  
Census Place: Precinct 16, Leon, Florida; 
Roll: T624_164; Page: 7B; 
Enumeration District: 82; Image: 410.

Notes for AMANDA GEDDIE:
1860 Census:
Name: Amanda Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 26
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 34
Year: 1860
Head of Household: John Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Amanda Boatwright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Age in 1870: 34
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M593_131
Page: 646
Image: 690
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Amanda BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: <1836>
Birthplace: Florida
Occupation: Keeps House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Precinct 17, Leon, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: R. BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: NC
Mother's birthplace: NC
Census Place: Precinct 17, Leon, Florida; 
Roll: T9_129; Family History Film: 1254129; Page: 393C; 
Enumeration District: 91; Image: 0792.
Burial: Boatwright Cemetery, Woodville, Leon County, Florida


Children of BENJAMIN BOATWRIGHT and AMANDA GEDDIE are:

9-658.    i. ARTHUR MARION BOATWRIGHT, b. 09 Feb 1858, Tallahassee, Leon County, 
                                        Florida; d. 26 Mar 1871, Tallahassee, 
                                        Leon County, Florida.
9-659.   ii. R. F. BOATWRIGHT, b. Mar 1860, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida;
                                d. Bef. 1870, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.
9-660.  iii. JOHN QUINCY BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 Feb 1862, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida; 
                                      d. 12 Dec 1873, Leon County, Florida.
9-661.   iv. EMMA BOATWRIGHT, b. 14 Jul 1865, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida;
                               d. 28 Mar 1872, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.
9-662.    v. MARGARET ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1868, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.

9-663.   vi. IDA BOATWRIGHT, b. 31 May 1874, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida; 
                              d. 25 Nov 1943, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.

8-294. JAMES QUINCY ADAMS BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 07 Nov 1834 in Leon County, Florida, and died Bef. 1880 in Leon County, Florida. He married MARY ALLIGOOD 05 Nov 1857 in Leon County, Florida. She was born 1841 in Florida.


Notes for JAMES QUINCY ADAMS BOATWRIGHT:

James

There is some confusion around James and his brother John. In several family histories, John is called "John Quincy Boatwright", married to Amanda Geddie. Per census records, John is married to Amanda, but the 1870 and 1910 census refer to John as "Benjamin". John was the oldest son, and it was common to name your oldest son in honor of your father, in this case, John's grandfather, Benjamin Chesley Boatwright. James is referred to in the Census as "Quincy" and in the 1870 Census as "James Q A Boatwright". I believe that James is the "John Quincy Boatwright" referred to in many histories. James' gravestone is marked "John Quincy Boatwright", I believe in error, futhering the confusion. Source: George Boatright


J. Q. A. Boatwright was born in 1834 and was enrolled in the 2d Florida Infantry, Company D, in Tallahassee on 8 July 1861. He was wounded on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 2 July 1864, and was captured then. He was paroled on 25 September 1864 and was exchanged at City Point, Virginia. He lost his left leg at the Battle of the Wilderness and was retired to the Invalid Corps on 8 November 1864. He was discharged from Howard's Grove Hospital at Richmond on 3 December 1864. He returned to Tallahassee and died there sometime after the war. He was described as "A good citizen and soldier." Source: Hartman and Coles, Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, vol. I, p. 171.

JQA Boatwright Marker JQA Boatwright Marker

The 2nd Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Jacksonville, Florida, in July, 1861. Its twelve companies contained men from Escambia, Columbia, Leon, Marion, Jackson, Alachua, St. Johns, Putnam, Hamilton, Nassau, and Madison counties. The regiment was soon ordered to Virginia and in April, 1862, had 530 effectives. It was unattached in the fight at Williamsburg and under the command of General Garland at Seven Pines. Later it was assigned to General Pryor's, E.A. Perry's, and Finegan's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 2nd participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg siege south of the James River and around Appomattox. This unit was organized with 1,185 officers and men, reported 23 killed and 114 wounded at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, sustained 49 casualties during the Maryland Campaign, and had 3 killed and 29 wounded at Chancellorsville. At the Battle of Gettysburg it lost forty-two percent of the 242 engaged, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 7 officers and 59 men. The field officers were Colonels Walter R. Moore, Edward A. Perry, Lewis G. Pyles, and George T. Ward, Lieutenant Colonel S. St. George Rogers, and Major G.W. Call.

1850 Census:
Name: Quincy M Boatwright
Date: November 1, 1850
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1834
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Division 8, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Page: 60
Roll: M432_59

1860 Census:
Name: Quincey Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 26
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Between Sopchoppy and St Marks Rivers, Wakulla, Florida
Occupation: Overseer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Newport
Roll: M653_109
Page: 911
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Eliza Alegood



1870 Census:
Name: James Q A Boatwright
Date: June 14, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Age in 1870: 36
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Wakulla, Wakulla, Florida
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $200
Post Office: Crawfordville
Roll: M593_133
Page: 785
Image: 705
Year: 1870
Burial: Old City Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida


Notes for MARY ALLIGOOD:

1860 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 19
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Between Sopchoppy and St Marks Rivers, Wakulla, Florida
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Newport
Roll: M653_109
Page: 911
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Eliza Alegood

1870 Census:
Name: Mary Boatwright
Date: June 14, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Age in 1870: 28
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Wakulla, Wakulla, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Crawfordville
Roll: M593_133
Page: 785
Image: 705
Year: 1870


Children of JAMES BOATWRIGHT and MARY ALLIGOOD are:

9-664.    i. DAWSON BOATWRIGHT, b. 05 May 1858, Wakulla County, Florida; 
                                 d. 08 Dec 1923, Leon County, Florida.
9-665.   ii. PERRY LEE BOATWRIGHT, b. Apr 1866, Wakulla County, Florida; 
                                    d. Oct 1912, Tallahassee, Leon County, 
                                    Florida.

8-295. FRANCIS D. BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 31 Mar 1837 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died Bef. 1865 in the Civil War.


Notes for FRANCIS D. BOATWRIGHT:

Served in CSA, 5th Regiment, Florida Infantry, he did not return from the war and presumed dead.

The 5th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Tallahassee, Florida, during the spring of 1862. Companies that made up the unit were from the counties of Santa Rosa, Baker, Polk, Calhoun, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Madison, and Liberty. Ordered to Virginia with over 1,000 men it served in General Pryor's, E.A. Perry's, and Finegan's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The regiment fought with the army from Second Manassas to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. Only 1 man was wounded at Fredericksburg , but the unit lost 6 killed and 22 wounded at Chancellorsville and thirty-five percent of the 321 at Gettysburg . It surrendered with 6 officers and 47 men. The field officers were Colonels John C. Hately and Thomas B. Lamar, and Major Benjamin F. Davis.

1850 Census:
Name: Francis M Boatwright
Date: November 1, 1850
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Division 8, Leon, Florida
Page: 60
Roll: M432_59

1860 Census:
Name: F D Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 23
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 35
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Mary H Boatwright

8-296. AGNES BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 01 Jul 1839 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 26 Aug 1876 in Leon County, Florida. She married 24 Dec 1857 in Leon County, Florida.


Notes for AGNES BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Agnes Boatwright
Date: November 1, 1850
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Division 8, Leon, Florida
Page: 60
Roll: M432_59

8-297. MARY HOWELL BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 09 Mar 1842 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 05 Oct 1844 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.



8-298. ELIZABETH JANE BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 24 Aug 1844 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 11 Mar 1849 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.



7-299. DAWSON WAGES BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Feb 1847 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 07 Oct 1847 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.



8-300. CHARLES THADDEUS CHRISTOPHER BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 01 Oct 1848 in Leon County, Florida, and died 25 Aug 1914 in Terrell, Kaufman County, Texas. He married ALICE CATHERINE KILLEN 20 Sep 1879 in Bazette, Navarro County, Texas, daughter of ALFRED GORDON KILLEN and JULIA L. ROBERTSON. She was born 17 Jun 1850 in Kentucky, and died 27 Dec 1907 in Navarro County, Texas.


Notes for CHARLES THADDEUS CHRISTOPHER BOATWRIGHT:

Charles Thaddeus Christopher Boatwright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: Thaddeus M Boatwright
Date: November 1, 1850
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Division 8, Leon, Florida
Page: 60
Roll: M432_59

1860 Census:
Name: Thadeus Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 12
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 35
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Mary H Boatwright

1880 Census:
Name: Thaddeus BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 18, 1880
Age: 31
Estimated birth year: <1849>
Birthplace: Florida
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Navarro, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Allice BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: SC
Mother's birthplace: SC
Census Place: , Navarro, Texas; 
Roll: T9_1321; Family History Film: 1255321; Page: 376C; 
Enumeration District: 130; Image: .

1900 Census:
Name: Thadde c Boatright
Date: June 11, 1900
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: 1848
Birthplace: Florida
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas; 
Roll: T623 1662; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 102.

1910 Census:
Name: T C Boatright
Date: April 15, 1910
Age in 1910: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
BirthPlace: Florida
Relation to Head of House: Father
Father's Birth Place: United States of America
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male
Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas;
Roll: T624_1580; Page: 14A; 
Enumeration District: 89; Image: 567.
living with son James and family
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro County, Texas


Notes for ALICE CATHERINE KILLEN:

Alice Catherine Killen Boatwright Gravestone

1880 Census:
Name: Allice BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 18, 1880
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: <1851>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Navarro, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Thaddeus BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: , Navarro, Texas; 
Roll: T9_1321; Family History Film: 1255321; 
Page: 376D; 
Enumeration District: 130; Image: .

1900 Census:
Name: Alice C Boatright
Date: June 11, 1900
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: 1851
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Navarro, Texas; 
Roll: T623 1662; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 102.












Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro County, Texas


Children of CHARLES BOATWRIGHT and ALICE KILLEN are:

9-666.    i. LEONARD ALFRED BOATWRIGHT, b. 19 Jun 1880, Navarro County, Texas; 
                                         d. 27 Jul 1956, Terrell, Kaufman County, 
                                         Texas.
9-667.   ii. JAMES K. BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 May 1884, Navarro County, Texas; 
                                   d. 12 Sep 1917, Texas. 
9-668.  iii. BENJAMIN B. BOATWRIGHT, b. Oct 1886, Navarro County, Texas.

8-301. EDWARD BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 May 1851 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 14 Jun 1873 in Leon County, Florida.


Notes for EDWARD BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Edward Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 9
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 35
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Mary H Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Edward Boatwright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Age in 1870: 19
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M593_131
Page: 646
Image: 690
Year: 1870
living with brother Benjamin and family
Burial: Boatwright Cemetery, Woodville, Leon County, Florida


8-302. GREEN BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 05 Jul 1853 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, and died 15 Mar 1872 in Leon County, Florida.


Notes for GREEN BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Green Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 6
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 35
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Mary H Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Green Boatwright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Age in 1870: 17
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M593_131
Page: 645
Image: 689
Year: 1870
living with sister Agnes and family

8-303. ELIZA BOATWRIGHT (DAWSON8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 27 Jul 1856 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida. She married 1874 in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.


Notes for ELIZA BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Eleza Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1860
Age in 1860: 3
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Leon, Florida
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M653_108
Page: 35
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Mary H Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Eliza Boatwright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Age in 1870: 14
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Southern Portion, Leon, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Tallahassee
Roll: M593_131
Page: 645
Image: 689
Year: 1870
living with sister Agnes and family

8-304. AMELIA BOATWRIGHT (BENIAH8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1837 in Georgia.


Notes for AMELIA BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Amelia Boatwright
Date: November 29, 1850
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birth place: Georgia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Gadsden, Florida
Page: 209
Roll: M432_58

8-305. BENJAMIN BOATWRIGHT (BENIAH8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1846 in Franklin County, Florida, and died 30 Oct 1896 in Suwannee County, Florida. He married SABRIE EDMONDS 19 May 1870 in Lafayette County, Florida, daughter of WILLIAM EDMONDS and ELIZABETH. She was born 1847 in Florida, and died 1900 in Lafayette County, Florida.


Notes for BENJAMIN BOATWRIGHT:

Benjamin Boatwright Gravestone

When Benjamin turned 18 he and his friend Charles Emerson went to Cedar Key to volunteer for service in the U. S. Army. They were taken by boat to Key West, Florida, where he was enlisted in Company E, Second Florida Calvary, on April 25, 1864. Prior to joining the army, Benjamin had lived in Liberty county, 1859; Leon county, 1860; and Liberty county,1861-63 per his Army records. Among other battles, Company E fought at St. Marks Light House (Natural Bridge, as we now know it); therefore, he was fighting with the North against other Boatwright relatives fighting for the CSA. He was discharged November 29, 1865 as a private at Tallahassee, Florida.

Source: Linda Douberly - descendent of Benjamin and Sabrie Boatwright

On March 6, 1865, a significant battle took place on the banks of the St. Marks River south of Tallahassee, Florida. Remembered today as the Battle of Natural Bridge, the fight preserved Tallahassee's status as the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not conquered by Union forces during the Civil War. One of the last significant Confederate victories of the war, it also protected a significant area of North Florida and South Georgia from the severe economic losses suffered by many other regions of the South.

1850 Census:
Name: Benjamin Boatwright
Date: November 29, 1850
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birth place: Florida
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 7, Gadsden, FL
Page: 209
Roll: M432_58

American Civil War Soldiers 
Name: Benjamin Boatwright 
Occupation: Farmer 
Enlistment Date: 25 Apr 1864 
Enlistment Place: Key West, Florida 
Side Served: Union 
State Served: Florida 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 25 April 1864.
Enlisted in Company E, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Florida on 25 Apr 1864.
Mustered Out Company E, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Florida on 29 Nov 1865 at Tallahassee, FL.
Sources: 87 
Height: 5'9 " 
Eye Color: grey 
Hair Color: brown 
Complexion: fair 

1870 Census:
Name: Benj Boatwright
Date: July 23, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Florida
Home in 1870: Not Stated, Lafayette, Florida
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: New Troy
Roll: M593_131
Page: 495
Image: 387
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Benjamin Boatwright
Date: June 18, 1880
Home in 1880: Lafayette, Florida 
Age: 36 
Estimated birth year: abt 1844 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Spouse's name: Sabriah 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place:  , Lafayette, Florida; 
Roll 129; Family History Film: 1254129; Page: 179D; 
Enumeration District: 80; .

Florida State Census, 1885 
Name: Benj Boatright 
RESIDENCE: Lafayette, Florida 
Birth Place: Florida  
Age: 49  
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Relationship to Head of Household: Self  
Father's Birth Place: Georgia  
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia  
Page: 28  
Roll: M845_6  
Burial: Old Ward Cemetery, Dixie County, Florida


Notes for SABRIE EDMONDS:

Mary Elizabeth Boatwright Gravestone

Benjamin Boatwright and Sabrie Edmonds were married in Lafayette county, Florida, May 19, 1870. Widow's pension for Sabrie Boatwright was dropped December 31, 1900, due to her death. It seems the census takers had a problem with her name. I found her listed as Sophia and Deborah as well as Sabrie and Sabry.

My grandfather Walter Eugene Boatwright was raised by the midwife Mrs. Bass who delivered him and knew almost nothing about his ancestors. It was he who poured and labeled the concrete slabs over their graves in the Old Ward cemetery. Unfortunately, he got the name wrong for his grandmother (a common problem, it seems) and labeled her grave as Mary Elizabeth. Under that slab is actually Sabrie Edmonds Boatwright.

Source: Linda Douberly - descendent of Benjamin and Sabrie Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name:    Sophia Boatwright 
Date:  July 23, 1870
Estimated Birth Year:    abt 1847 
Age in 1870:    23  
Birthplace:    Florida  
Home in 1870:    Not Stated, Lafayette, Florida 
Race:    White  
Gender:    Female  
Value of real estate:    $0
Post Office:    New Troy  
Roll:    M593_131  
Page:    495  
Image:    387  
Year:    1870  

1880 Census:
Name: Sabriah Boatwright
Date: June 18, 1880
Home in 1880: Lafayette, Florida 
Age: 35 
Estimated birth year: abt 1845 
Birthplace: Florida 
Relation to Head of Household: Wife 
Spouse's name: Benjamin 
Father's birthplace: Florida 
Mother's birthplace: Florida 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place:  , Lafayette, Florida; 
Roll 129; Family History Film: 1254129; Page: 179D; 
Enumeration District: 80; .

Florida State Census, 1885
Name: Sarah Boatright 
RESIDENCE: Lafayette, Florida 
Birth Place: Florida  
Age: 49  
Race: White  
Gender: Female  
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife  
Father's Birth Place: Florida  
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia  
Page: 28  
Roll: M845_6  

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 
Name: Benjamin Boatwright 
State Filed: Florida 
Widow: Sabria Boatwright 

1900 Census:
Name: Sabrie Boatright
Date: June, 1900
Home in 1900: Joppa Lodge, Lafayette, Florida 
Age: 55 
Birth Date: 1845 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Race: White 
Ethnicity: American  
Gender: Female  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Father's Birthplace: Georgia  
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia  
Mother: number of living children: 3  
Mother: How many children: 6  
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Widowed  
Residence : Precincts 2-3, Hart Hammock, Joppa Lodge, Lafayette, Florida 
Census Place: Joppa Lodge, Lafayette, Florida; 
Roll: T623_172 Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 74.
Burial: Old Ward Cemetery, Dixie County, Florida


Children of BENJAMIN BOATWRIGHT and SABRIE EDMONDS are:

9-669.    i. MARY ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT, b. 1871, Lafayette County, Florida;
                                         d. 1950, Florida.
9-669A.  ii. FRANK BOATWRIGHT, b. 1873, Lafayette County, Florida.
                                d. Bef. 1900, Lafayette County, Florida.
9-670.  iii. JAMES T. BOATWRIGHT, b. Feb 1876, Lafayette County, Florida.

9-671.   iv. JOHN B. BOATWRIGHT, b. 19 Mar 1878, Lafayette County, Florida;
                                  d. 20 Feb 1946, Dixie County, Florida.
9-672.    v. DIANNA BOATWRIGHT, b. 10 Jul 1880, Lafayette County, Florida;
                                 d. 07 Jan 1900, Lafayette County, Florida.
9-673.   vi. HENRY BOATWRIGHT, b. 1883, Lafayette County, Florida.
                                d. Bef. 1900, Lafayette County, Florida.
9-674.  vii. MAUD BOATWRIGHT, b. 1884, Lafayette County, Florida.
                               d. Bef. 1900, Lafayette County, Florida.

8-305A. GEORGE W. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN W.8, BENJAMIN CHESLEY7, BENJAMIN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1833 in Georgia. He married JOSEPHINE L. McJUNKINS, daughter of SAMUEL McJUNKINS and LUCINDA. She was born 1841 in Georgia.


Notes for GEORGE W. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: George W Boatright 
Date: July 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 27 
Birth Year: abt 1833 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: District 28, Early, Georgia 
Gender: Male 
Occupation: Mail Rider
Post Office: Octavia 
Census Place: District 28, Early, Georgia; 
Roll M653_120; Page: 642; Image: 103; 
Family History Library Film: 803120.

Notes for JOSEPHINE L. McJUNKINS:
1860 Census:
Name: Josephine L Boatright 
Date: July 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 19 
Birth Year: abt 1841 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1860: District 28, Early, Georgia 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Octavia 
Census Place: District 28, Early, Georgia; 
Roll M653_120; Page: 642; Image: 103; 
Family History Library Film: 803120.

1870 Census:
Name: Josephine Boatright 
Date: July 5, 1870
Birth Year: abt 1841 
Age in 1870: 29 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Home in 1870: Militia District 626, Calhoun, Georgia 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Post Office: Morgan 
Census Place: Militia District 626, Calhoun, Georgia; 
Roll M593_138; Page: 578B; Image: 673; 
Family History Library Film: 545637.

1880 Census:
Name: Josephine Boatright 
Date: June 15, 1880
Home in 1880: District 947, Randolph, Georgia 
Age: 38 
Estimated birth year: abt 1842 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Father's birthplace: Georgia 
Mother's birthplace: Georgia 
Neighbors: View others on page  
Occupation: Keeping House 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: District 947, Randolph, Georgia; 
Roll T9_163; Family History Film: 1254163; Page: 193.2000; 
Enumeration District: 61; Image: 0168.


Children of GEORGE BOATWRIGHT and JOSEPHINE McJUNKINS are:

9-674A.    i. DAVID FRANKLIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1857, Early County, Georgia; 
                                          d. Bef. 1900, Navarro County, Texas. 
9-674B.   ii. LOUISA K. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1859, Early County, Georgia.

9-674C.  iii. SAMUEL CHATMAN BOATWRIGHT, b. 29 Mar 1861, Early County, Georgia; 
                                          d. 12 Aug 1899, Clay County, Georgia.

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last modified: January 2, 2013

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