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Boat(w)right Family Genealogy in America

Generation 8


8-319. RICHARD J. BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Nov 1822 in Kentucky, and died 10 Aug 1902 in Nodaway County, Missouri. He married MARY ANN BLACKBURN 19 Apr 1844 in Madison County, Kentucky. She was born 22 Mar 1822 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 22 Sep 1892 in Whitecloud, Nodaway County, Missouri.


Notes for RICHARD J. BOATWRIGHT:

Richard J. Boatwright Gravestone:

Madison County, Kentucky marriage records record the marriage date as "April 19, 1844?". - Source: David C. Rains.

1850 Census:
Name: Richard Boatwright
Date: November 21, 1850
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 64, Nodaway, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Value of Real Estate: $800
Page: 394
Roll: M432_408

1860 Census:
Name: Richard Boatright
Date: August 15, 1860
Age in 1860: 37
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Nodaway, Nodaway County, Missouri
Occuption: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,600
Post Office: Reindeer
Roll: M653_637
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Richard Boatright

Civil War Service Records
Name: Richard Boatwright 
Company: B  
Unit: 24 Missouri Infantry.  
Rank - Induction: Private  
Rank - Discharge: Private  
Allegiance: Union  

1870 Census:
Name: Rich J Boatright
Date: August 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823 
Age in 1870: 47 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Home in 1870: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri 
Race: White 
Occupation: Farming
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Lynchburgh 
Census Place: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri; 
Roll  M593_795; Page: 682; Image: 706.

1880 Census:
Name: Richard BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 21, 1880
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: <1822>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mary BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: White Cloud, 
Nodaway, Missouri; Roll: T9_706;
Family History Film: 1254706; Page: 32A; 
Enumeration District: 250; Image: 0295.

1900 Census:
Name: Richard J Boatright
Date: June 5, 1900
Home in 1900: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri
Age: 77
Estimated birth year: 1823
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: White Cloud, 
Nodaway, Missouri; Roll: T623 878; Page: 2A; 
Enumeration District: 127.
Burial: White Cloud Cemetery, Arkoe, Nodaway County, Missouri


Notes for MARY ANN BLACKBURN:

1850 Census:
Name: Mary A Boatwright
Date: November 21, 1850
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 64, Nodaway, Missouri
Page: 394
Roll: M432_408

1860 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: August 15, 1860
Age in 1860: 38
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Nodaway, Nodaway County, Missouri
Occupation: Housewife
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Reindeer
Roll: M653_637
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Richard Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Mary A Boatright
Date: August 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823 
Age in 1870: 48 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Home in 1870: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Post Office: Lynchburgh 
Census Place: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri; 
Roll  M593_795; Page: 682; Image: 706.

1880 Census:
Name: Mary BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 21, 1880
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: <1822>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: White Cloud, Nodaway, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Richard BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Image Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: White Cloud, 
Nodaway, Missouri; Roll: T9_706;
Family History Film: 1254706; Page: 32A; 
Enumeration District: 250; Image: 0295.
Burial: White Cloud Cemetery, Arkoe, Nodaway County, Missouri


Children of RICHARD BOATWRIGHT and MARY BLACKBURN are:

9-690.    i. JOHN A. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1845, Nodaway County, Missouri;
                                  d. 01 Sep 1864, De Valls Bluff, Prairie 
                                  County, Arkansas.
9-691.   ii. WILLIAM T. BOATWRIGHT, b. 15 Oct 1847, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                     d. 05 Jan 1932, Maryville, Nodaway County, 
                                     Missouri.
9-692.  iii. MARY PAGE BOATWRIGHT, b. 04 Mar 1850, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                    d. 30 Aug 1936, Maryville, Nodaway County, 
                                    Missouri.
9-693.   iv. ELIZA J. BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1852, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                   d. 13 Jan 1929, Van Buren, Crawford County, 
                                   Arkansas. 
9-694.    v. MARTHA BELL BOATWRIGHT, b. 09 Jan 1855, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                      d. 10 Aug 1879, Nodaway County, Missouri.
9-695.   vi. LUCY ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1857, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                   d. 11 July 1892. 
9-696.  vii. JESSE K. BOATRIGHT, b. 01 Jul 1859, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                   d. 03 Nov 1938, Colorado.
9-697. viii. RICHARD HENRY BOATWRIGHT, b. 02 Dec 1861, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                        d. 25 Oct 1947, Maryville, Nodaway County, 
                                        Missouri
9-698.   ix. NANCY BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1864, Nodaway County, Missouri.

9-699.    x. JAMES GREEN BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1867, Nodaway County, Missouri; 
                                      d. 02 Oct 1895, Knowlton, Custer County, 
                                      Montana. 

8-320. ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 24 Mar 1824 in Kentucky, and died 17 Oct 1824 in Kentucky.


8-321. SALLY ANN BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 16 Dec 1825 in Kentucky, and died 28 Sep 1905 in Clark County, Illinois. She married NATHANIEL HARRISON BIRD 22 Jul 1851 in Madison County, Kentucky. He was born 03 Feb 1820 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 13 May 1892 in Clark County, Illinois.


Notes for SALLY ANN BOATRIGHT:

All information concerning the descendants of Nathaniel and Sally was received from Cindy McCachern. - Source: David C. Rains

1850 Census:
Name: Sally A Boatright
Date: August 31, 1850
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison, Kentucky
Page: 225
Roll: M432_211
Burial: Richwoods Cemetery, Clark County, Illinois


Notes for NATHANIEL HARRISON BIRD:

Burial: Richwoods Cemetery, Clark County, Illinois


Children of SALLY BOATRIGHT and NATHANIEL BIRD are:

        i. NANCY JANE BIRD, b. 31 May 1852, Madison County, Kentucky.

       ii. AMELIA PAGE BIRD, b. 08 Jan 1854, Madison County, Kentucky.

      iii. ALEXANDER ALLEN BIRD, b. 14 Jul 1855, Marion County, Illinois.

       iv. JOHN SAMUEL BIRD, b. 09 Feb 1857, Marion County, Illinois.

        v. MARTHA ELIZABETH BIRD, b. 04 Feb 1859, Clay County, Illinois.

       vi. NATHANIEL HARRISON BIRD, b. 23 Feb 1861, Clay County, Illinois.

      vii. CYNTHIA ANN BIRD, b. 08 Aug 1863, Clay County, Illinois.

     viii. ELLZINA JANE BIRD, b. 25 Sep 1865, Clay County, Illinois.

       ix. SARAH CATHERINE BIRD, b. 26 Jun 1868, Clay County, Illinois.

8-322. BENJAMIN G. BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 Nov 1827 in Kentucky, and died 27 Feb 1891 in Jasper County, Missouri. He married ELLEN MILLER 10 May 1853 in Weston, Platte County, Missouri. She was born Abt. 1835 in Meade County, Kentucky, and died Bef. 1900 in Jasper County, Missouri.


Notes for BENJAMIN G. BOATRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Benj Boatwright
Date: November 21, 1850
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 64, Nodaway, Missouri
Page: 394
Roll: M432_408

1880 Census:
Name: B. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: <1828>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Marshall, Platte, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: ... BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Marshall, Platte, Missouri; 
Roll: T9_710; Family History Film: 1254710; Page: 2C; 
Enumeration District: 83; Image: 0016.

Notes for ELLEN MILLER:
1880 Census:
Name: ... BOATRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: <1831>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Kpng Hse
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Marshall, Platte, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: B. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Marshall, Platte, Missouri; 
Roll: T9_710; Family History Film: 1254710; Page: 2C; 
Enumeration District: 83; Image: 0016.


Children of BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT and ELLEN MILLER are:

9-700.    i. JAMES H. BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Feb 1854, Weston, Platte County, 
                                  Missouri; d. 17 Apr 1855, Weston, Platte 
                                  County, Missouri.
9-701.   ii. SAMUEL G. BOATRIGHT, b. 1856, Weston, Platte County, Missouri; 
                                   d. 25 Apr 1893, Jasper County, Missouri. 
9-702.  iii. MARTHA ELLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 1858, Platte County, Missouri.

9-703.   iv. ROBERT E. BOATRIGHT, b. Abt. 1859, Platte County, Missouri.

9-704.    v. WILLIAM B. BOATRIGHT, b. 1862, Platte County, Missouri.

9-705.   vi. BENJAMIN BERTON BOATWRIGHT, b. 25 Jan 1866, Dekalb, Buchanan 
                                          County, Missouri; d. 12 Apr 1957, 
                                          Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.
9-706.  vii. NANNIE BIRD BOATWRIGHT, b. 1866, Dekalb, Buchanan County, Missouri; 
                                      d. 1942, Kansas City, Jackson County, 
                                      Missouri.
9-707. viii. MARY MOLLIE CORDER BOATWRIGHT, b. 29 Nov 1869, Dekalb, Buchanan 
                                             County, Missouri; d. 30 Sep 1947,
                                             Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.
9-708.   ix. THOMAS DAVID BOATWRIGHT, b. 1871, Dekalb, Buchanan County, Missouri; 
                                       d. Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.
9-709.    x. ANNIE PEARL BOATWRIGHT, b. 1874, Dekalb, Buchanan County, Missouri.

8-323. NANCY J. BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 Nov 1829 in Kentucky, and died 11 Mar 1914 in Missouri. She married WILLIAM BENJAMIN COOK.


8-324. MARTHA A. BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Nov 1831 in Kentucky.


Notes for MARTHA A. BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Martha Boatright
Date: August 31, 1850
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison, Kentucky
Page: 225
Roll: M432_211

8-325. JAMES ELAM BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 12 Aug 1834 in Ohio, and died in Bell County, Kentucky. He married ORLENA LEVINA PITTMAN 01 Aug 1855 in Harlan County, Kentucky, daughter of JOSEPH PITTMAN and CYNTHIA WILSON. She was born Dec 1833 in Harlan County, Kentucky, and died in Bell County, Kentucky.


Notes for JAMES ELAM BOATWRIGHT:

1850 census includes a 15 year old female named Ellene... we believe this is actually James Elam Boatright, misclassified by the census taker. Source: George Boatright and Denny Boatright

1850 Census:
Name: Ellene Boatright 
Date: August 31, 1850
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birth place: Madison 
Gender: Female 
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison, Kentucky 
Page: 225
Roll: M432_211 
living with grandmother and uncle

1860 Census:
Name: James Boatright
Date: June 25, 1860
Age in 1860: 25
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Harlan, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Harlan Courthouse
Roll: M653_371
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: James Boatright
Date: July 29, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: District 1, Josh Bell, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Pineville
Roll: M593_477
Page: 215
Image: 431
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: James BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 3, 1880
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: <1835>
Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Pineville, Bell, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Orlena BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Pineville, Bell, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 409A; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0019.

1900 Census:
Name: James Boatright
Date: June 6, 1900
Home in 1900: Cabbage, Bell, Kentucky
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: 1835
Birthplace: Ohio
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Cabbage, Bell, Kentucky; 
Roll: T623 508; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 14.

Notes for ORLENA LEVINA PITTMAN:
1860 Census:
Name: Levina Boatright
Date: June 25, 1860
Age in 1860: 26
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Harlan, Kentucky
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Harlan Courthouse
Roll: M653_371
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Orlena L Boatright
Date: July 29, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1833
Age in 1870: 37
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: District 1, Josh Bell, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Pineville
Roll: M593_477
Page: 215
Image: 431
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Orlena BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 3, 1880
Age: 46
Estimated birth year: <1834>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Pineville, Bell, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: James BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: TN
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Pineville, Bell, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_403; Family History Film: 1254403; Page: 409A; 
Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0019.

1900 Census:
Name: Vina Boatright
Date: June 6, 1900
Home in 1900: Cabbage, Bell, Kentucky
Age: 66
Estimated birth year: 1834
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Cabbage, Bell, Kentucky; 
Roll: T623 508; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 14.


Children of JAMES BOATWRIGHT and ORLENA PITTMAN are:

9-710.    i. STARLING C. H. BOATWRIGHT, b. Jun 1856, Harlan County, Kentucky; 
                                         d. 07 May 1937, Bell County, Kentucky. 
9-711.   ii. JAMES B. BOATRIGHT, b. May 1858, Harlan County, Kentucky; 
                                  d. Abt. 1902, Bell County, Kentucky.
9-712.  iii. JOSEPH P. BOATRIGHT, b. Apr 1860, Harlan County, Kentucky.

9-713.   iv. NANCY BOATRIGHT, b. 1863, Harlan County, Kentucky.

9-714.    v. ROBERT C. BOATRIGHT, b. 01 Feb 1866, Bell County, Kentucky; 
                                   d. 26 Mar 1951, Bell County, Kentucky
9-715.   vi. RICHARD J. BOATRIGHT, b. 1869, Bell County, Kentucky; 
                                    d. 16 May 1911, Bell County, Kentucky.
9-716.  vii. CHINA BOATRIGHT, b. 1872, Bell County, Kentucky. 

9-717. viii. CYNTHIA BOATRIGHT, b. Apr 1877, Bell County, Kentucky. 

9-718.   ix. BENJAMIN A. BOATRIGHT, b. Jul 1879, Bell County, Kentucky;
                                     d. 1950, Pineville, Bell County, Kentucky.

8-327. JASPER BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1836 in Madison County, Kentucky.


Child of JASPER BOATRIGHT is:

9-719.    i. S.V. BOATRIGHT, b. Abt. 1860.

8-328. FRANCES BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1840 in Kentucky.


Notes for FRANCES BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Hernetra Boatright
Date: August 19, 1850
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birth place: Madison
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Page: 224
Roll: M432_211

1860 Census:
Name: Frances Boatright
Date: August 16, 1860
Age in 1860: 20
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Marshall, Platte County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Weston
Roll: M653_640
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

8-329. SAMUEL BOATRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1842 in Kentucky.


Notes for SAMUEL BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Samuel Boatright
Date: August 19, 1850
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Birth place: Madison
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Page: 224
Roll: M432_211

1860 Census:
Name: Samuel Boatright
Date: August 16, 1860
Age in 1860: 18
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Marshall, Platte County, Missouri
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Weston
Roll: M653_640
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

8-330. WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1844 in Kentucky. He married ISABELLA. She was born 1848 in Kentucky.


Notes for WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: William Boatright
Date: August 19, 1850
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Birth place: Madison
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Page: 224
Roll: M432_211

1860 Census:
Name: William Boatright
Date: August 16, 1860
Age in 1860: 16
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Marshall, Platte County, Missouri
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Weston
Roll: M653_640
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Wm Boatwright
Date: July 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Age in 1870: 26
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,000
Post Office: Wathena
Roll: M593_432
Page: 165
Image: 332
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: William BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 4, 1880
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: <1844>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farming
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Elwood, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Isabella BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Elwood, Doniphan, Kansas; 
Roll: T9_379; Family History Film: 1254379; Page: 608C; 
Enumeration District: 82; Image: 0780.

Notes for ISABELLA:

Name: Isabella Boatwright
Date: July 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Age in 1870: 22
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Wathena
Roll: M593_432
Page: 165
Image: 332
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Isabella BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 4, 1880
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: <1848>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Elwood, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: William BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Elwood, Doniphan, Kansas; 
Roll: T9_379; Family History Film: 1254379; Page: 608C; 
Enumeration District: 82; Image: 0780.

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 
Name: Isabelle Boatwright 
Census Date: 1 Mar 1895 
Residence County: Doniphan 
Residence State: Kansas 
Locality: Washington 
Birth Location: West Kansas 
Family Number: 2 
Gender: Female 
Estimated birth year: abt 1846 
Race: White 
Line: 4 
Roll: v115_41 

1900 Census: 
Name: Isabell Boatwright
Date: June 11, 1900
Home in 1900: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Age: 53 
Birth Date: Apr 1847 
Birthplace: Kentucky 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Father's Birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky 
Mother: number of living children: 6 
Mother: How many children: 10 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Census Place: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas; 
Roll: T623_478; Page: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 44.


Children of WILLIAM BOATWRIGHT and ISABELLA are:

9-720.    i. SARAH V. BOATRIGHT, b. 1868, Doniphan County, Kansas.

9-721.   ii. SAMUEL THOMAS BOATWRIGHT, b. Dec 1869, Doniphan County, Kansas; 
                                        d. 1956, Kansas.
9-722.  iii. MARY E. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1872, Doniphan County, Kansas.

9-723.   iv. LUCINDA B. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1874, Doniphan County, Kansas.

9-723A.   v. CHARLES W. BOATWRIGHT, b. Nov 1880, Doniphan County, Kansas; 
                                     d. 05 Apr 1949, Spokane County, Washington.
9-723B.  vi. EMMA E. BOATWRIGHT, b. Feb 1885, Doniphan County, Kansas.

8-331. LUCINDA BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1846 in Kentucky.


Notes for LUCINDA BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Lucinda Boatright
Date: August 19, 1850
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birth place: Madison
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Page: 224
Roll: M432_211

1860 Census:
Name: Lucinda Boatright
Date: August 16, 1860
Age in 1860: 14
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Marshall, Platte County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Weston
Roll: M653_640
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Lucinda Boatwright
Date: July 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Age in 1870: 23
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Wathena
Roll: M593_432
Page: 165
Image: 332
Year: 1870

8-332. ISABELLE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Apr 1847 in Kentucky.


Notes for ISABELLE BOATWRIGHT:

1870 Census:
Name: Isabella Boatwright
Date: July 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Age in 1870: 22
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Wathena
Roll: M593_432
Page: 165
Image: 332
Year: 1870

1900 Census:
Name: Isabell Boatwright
Date: June 11, 1900
Home in 1900: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: 1847
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Land Lady
Census Place: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas; 
Roll: T623 478; Image: 5A; 
Enumeration District: 44.


Children of ISABELLE BOATWRIGHT are:

        i. CHARLES BOATWRIGHT, b. Nov 1880, Kansas.

       ii. EMMA E. BOATWRIGHT, b. Feb 1885, Kansas.

8-333. JOSEPHINE BOATWRIGHT (JAMES BLACKBURN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Abt. 1854 in Kentucky.


Notes for JOSEPHINE BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Josiphine Boatright
Date: August 16, 1860
Age in 1860: 6
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Marshall, Platte County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Weston
Roll: M653_640
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: James Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Josephine Boatwright
Date: July 3, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Age in 1870: 15
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Washington, Doniphan, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Wathena
Roll: M593_432
Page: 165
Image: 332
Year: 1870

8-334. SUSAN FRANCES BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 Aug 1826 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 12 Nov 1921 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri. She married GEORGE FOX SCAFF 18 Feb 1858 in Missouri. He was born 15 Sep 1826 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and died 10 Nov 1912 in Gentry County, Missouri.


Notes for SUSAN FRANCES BOATRIGHT:

Franklin Bowden Boatright and family

Photo: left to right; Susan Frances Boatright Scaff, Jacob Gates Boatright, Mary Ann Elizabeth Boatright McMillen

Susan Frances was the first female school teacher in Gentry County, Missouri. She taught in a subscription school in a log house. The seats had no backs and were made of split logs called slabs. There were no desks.

Source- "History of the Boatright Family" by Margaret Frances "Fannie" McMillen Winegardner. This document was a series of recollections written by Fannie in 1961, when she was 81 years old. She was a granddaughter of William Von and Sallie Wadkins Gates Boatright and a niece of Susan Frances Boatright. - David C. Rains.

From notes by R. G. Boatright:

Susan Frances was the first woman school teacher in Gentry County, Missouri. She taught a "subscription" school in an old log house with seats made of split logs, no backs, no desks. Her three older daughters, Lucy, Sallie, and Mary Elizabeth were also school teachers.

Notes by James P. Todd, provided by Denny Boatright, indicate Susan died 25 Jan 1921.

1850 Census:
Name: S Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201
Burial: Boatright Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri


Notes for GEORGE FOX SCAFF:

Burial: Boatright Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri


Children of SUSAN BOATWRIGHT and GEORGE SCAFF are:

          i. LUCY ANN SCAFF, b. 06 Oct 1859, Gentry County, Missouri; d. 27 Jul 
                              1947, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho.
         ii. SARAH JANE SCAFF, b. 25 Feb 1861, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                                d. 02 Feb 1956, Santa Cruz County, California.
9-724.  iii. MARY ELIZABETH SCAFF, b. 11 Apr 1862, Platte County, Missouri; 
                                    d. 18 May 1965, Trinidad, Las Animas
                                    County, Colorado.
         iv. SUSAN FRANCES PARALEE SCAFF, b. 29 Sep 1866, Gentry County, 
                                           Missouri.

8-335. ELIZABETH JANE BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 19 Feb 1828 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 25 Dec 1926 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri. She married JOHN SLOAN 02 Apr 1856 in Gentry County, Missouri. He was born 14 May 1831 in Wythe County, Virginia, and died 31 Jan 1908 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri.


Notes for ELIZABETH JANE BOATRIGHT:

Elizabeth Jane Boatright and John Sloan

Dates of birth and death of the Sloan children provided by Dennis Guy Boatright - Source: David C. Rains.

1850 Census:
Name: E Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 21
Estimated birth year: abt 1829
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201
Burial: Gribble Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri


Children of ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT and JOHN SLOAN are:

        i. JAMES SLOAN. 

       ii. SALLY ANN SLOAN. b. 19 Jul 1859.

      iii. JOSEPHINE SLOAN. b. 1861.

       iv. CLARISSA SLOAN. b. 1863.

        v. ADELINE SLOAN. b. Oct 1867.

8-336. REBECCA G. BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 05 Jan 1830 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 05 Jan 1830, Madison County, Kentucky.


Notes for REBECCA G. BOATRIGHT:

Sources:
Author: Adams, Helen (Boatwright)
Title: Boatwright Family Bible Record
Note: Copied by J. Todd, 1982 from Bible in possession of Mrs. Adams, Paint Lick, KY - 40461.
Copy provided by Denny Boatright, Springfield, MO.


8-337. JESSE STINSON BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Dec 1830 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 09 Nov 1905 in Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. He married MARY EVELINE "MOLLIE" MILLER 22 Oct 1852 in Platte County, Missouri, daughter of ISSAC MILLER and ELIZABETH MARTIN. She was born 01 Mar 1837 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 23 Jan 1910 in Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.


Notes for JESSE STINSON BOATRIGHT:

Jesse Stinson Boatright

Jesse Stinson and Mary Evaline had sixteen children, all of whom lived to be married except John Lee who died in his teens. Jesse Stinson and his family left Platte County, Missouri about 1857, and went to Arkansas. About 1862, he moved to Texas, however, he returned to Van Buren, Arkansas about 1866. Later he moved to Wagoner, then Indian Territory, Oklahoma. Jesse taught school in his younger years, was also a merchant and an insurance salesman. In the 1890's he was secretary of the Watt's Association. It was here that he spent considerable time and money, as well as others of the family, in trying to prove the family had some Cherokee Indian blood which came through the Blackburn family of Virginia. However, being unable to establish proof, he was unable to be enrolled on the rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes which was then being revised. It was at Wagoner, Oklahoma that Jesse died November 9, 1905, and where he is buried. His wife, Mary Evaline, also died at Wagoner but the date of her death is unknown. (Source: Family History: Southern Genealogies #1, 1600s-1800s, Historical Southern Families, Vol XI, Boat(w)right of Virginia, Page 214)

Source: Obituaries, death Notices and News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press 1873 by Fran Iverson Warren (pg. 2 - Jan 7, 1873)

Jesse S. Boatright was installed as Steward of Van Buren Lodge, No. 6, of F. & A.M. on Friday afternoon the 27th december at the Presbyterian Church.


Jesse Stinson Boatright moved from Missouri to Texas about 1860. In 1865 or early 1866, soon after the end of the War for Southern Independence, he moved to Van Buren, Arkansas, where he first went into the hotel business and later opened a general merchandise store on Log Town Hill, which is now part of Van Buren.

Jesse Stinson Boatright and Mary Eveline Miller About 1880-1882 he moved to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he lived for several years before returning to Van Buren about 1891. About 1895 he bought a farm two miles east of Wagoner, Oklahoma, and remained there until his death in 1905. The old home place is now under Fort Gibson Lake.

Jesse was a teacher, farmer, and businessman. He taught in several schools in and near Van Buren, including the old Broadway School which was located at the intersection of Broadway and East Main Street. Many of the Boatright children and grandchildren attended the old Broadway before it was demolished and replaced with the building now (1997) used as city hall.

Jesse Stinson Boatright Gravestone

He was especially proficient in penmanship and at times taught this art to adults in night classes. In the latter part of his life he was connected to the Watts Association, which was organized for the purpose of enrolling all persons of Cherokee blood who could be located. His wife, Mollie, was 1/32 Cherokee.

James Allen Boatright, who is living in Gassville, Arkansas, in 1997, has stated that he believes Jesse enlisted in the Confederate Army with his brother, Francis Alexander, but deserted shortly thereafter and "went to Texas", where he stayed until the end of the war. Some documentation indicates that this may be true, but it has not been confirmed as yet.

(Transcribed from original by Dennis G. Boatright)

(Transcription of a garbled letter by Jesse T. Roberts to Chester Howe, Attorney for Cherokee claims commission, from original material on file with National Archives, Fort Worth, TX. - D. G. Boatright)

Mr. Chester Howe, Atty. Eastern Cherokee Claims, Washington, D.C.

I am mailing to you an abstract of claims acted on and decided by the 4th Board of Comm. and accepted as Cherokees by Blood on the Rolls of 1835 as Eastern Cherokees…was furnished to me by ex-chief John Ross from his Father's Roll of 1835.

I also send you 8 true copies of affidavits of recognized Cherokee Indians in our case, the James Blackburn, Rhoda Blackburn (nee Baugh) and Polly Carter, their daughter who is on Roll of 1835. You will find on the Roll, Richard and Martha Blackburn who we suppose were James and Rhoda Blackburn’s grandson and daughter, the true copies of affidavits under seal of office was filed with the Dawes Comm. Sept. 10th 1896 with the case, as it was rejected, the case was appealed to the U.S. Court of the Western District of I.T., Muskogee, Judge Spri9nger, J. S. Boatright, being authorized agent of the Cherokee Indian Citizenship association & Atty…he laid the case before the Masters, they passed on the case a briefed it, the Judge would not sign it, saying we were non-residents, ignoring the decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S. that said the were Cherokee Indians let them reside where they may, so in the bounds of the U.S. and had indefeasable?? Rights to land & money of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory.

As Boatright had appointed me as his legal authorized agent, he wrote me he would appeal our case to the court of claims, he had about 1200 other claims he said he was not able to appeal all. Would make a test case of ours and asked my consent. I told him go ahead, it was some two year, he wrote me the Court had given a decision in our favor and had ordered the case filed with the Secretary of the Interior, he then wrote me as he was getting old and afflicted, he thought it best to turn over his claims to some other atty. and he spoke of M. M. Edmiston then of Viniti, IT, and did so, and recommended me to him as his authorized agent and he died not long after, as he had said the Court was behind two years or more, he did not expect to live to see it to an end. When the decision of Supreme (court) was given in favor of the Eastern and Western Cherokee 1905, and approved by Congress and appropriation made 1906, Edmiston wrote me sent me Power of Atty. for him and you with contract, doing away with all former contracts as I had got about 125 claims for Boatright – the letters commenced coming to me to take their claims at the 50% as they had agreed to give Boatright. I wrote Edmiston of their proposal to take their claims, he wrote me the 50% was too much…the government would kick he thought. Best for me and all to go ahead And get all the claims for him and you and you and him would allow me 10 percent of yours and his 25 percent which I agreed to. Is that right with you, that is for all that is allowed on any app. I got in 190 apps.

It does seem to me as this Blackburn, Baugh and Polly Carter Case has been passed on by the Masters, and Court of Claims, and as it was ordered filed with the Secretary of Interior. It probably was the Case carried to the Supreme Court of the U.S., that there should be any controversy about it.

(Note: the previous sentence was readable, but wording was confused, dgb.)

I have a Brief of our Case giving each family claimant, giving their relationship to James Blackburn, Rhoda Blackburn, nee, Baugh & Polly Carter which might be of benefit to you.

I have seen some few letters from Comm. Guion Miller asking questions two of his, one to Milbus Fuller of Liberty, Clay County, Missouri saying you (sic) claim to your Grandfather Richard C. Fuller of N.C. was enrolled in 1835. ( I do not find his name on Roll) I know his name on Roll of 1835. I send you, you can see for yourself.

in claim Nancy Lockard, nee Elliott, to her by Father, Arch Elliott of Tennessee, he says to her he fails to find his name on Roll of 1835 his name is there, I am sorry I have not got their no. on cars so I could give you the no. so that you could call his attention to it – I will get their no.’s so I can refer them to you.

My Mother, Eliza Roberts, nee Blackburn, her address was Moseby, Clay County Missouri, now Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, never got her card with no. of claim.

Wm. L Roberts, Jr. of Moseby, Clay County, Mo. and his wife, Eliza Roberts, nee Dagby, Moseby, Clay Co., Mo. never got their cards (showing claim no.)…now of Harlem, Clay Co., Mo.

Charles H. Roberts of Elmira, Ray Co., Mo., never got his card. These cards never came to the offices. .. you can send their card no. & I will send to them…send all to me.

If any time I can give you any information, I will do so with pleasure. Address me at Elmira, Ray Co., Missouri.

Application No. 7297
Jesse T. Roberts

PS: Write me & let me know if you get all right. I send in two covers. M. M. Edmiston of Miami, Oklahoma requested me to send these papers.


REPORT ON BOATRIGHT CASES

Case No. 7053:

There are a large number of applicants who claim the right to share in the distribution of this fund through one James Blackburn, who originally resided in the state of Virginia, and through his two daughters, Elizabeth Boatright and Rhoda Patterson. It is claimed that James Blackburn was one-half or more Cherokee Indian by blood. It is alleged that James Blackburn came from Virginia to Kentucky about the year eighteen hundred and that he brought his family with him. After living in Kentucky a few years, he died. He was not enrolled in 1835 and probably was not alive as late as that, and of course was not enrolled in 1851, nor do any of his descendants appear to have been enrolled either in 1835 or 1851. Neither he nor is children were living within the Cherokee domain in 1835 or 1851. In fact, it does not appear that he ever lived within the Cherokee domain. On the contrary, his children and their children always lived with the white people and never had anything whatever to do with the Eastern Cherokee tribe of which they were probably never members. These persons seem to have no shadow of a claim as none of their ancestors were ever enrolled, or were parties to the treaties of 1835-6 or 1846. It does not appear that any ancestor ever lived within the Cherokee domain, and these applicants show no connection whatsoever with the Eastern Cherokee. Some members of this family applied for enrollment by the Dawes Commission and were rejected. For the reasons above, the applications of these parties are rejected.

Source: David C. Rains


Notes by R. G. Boatright:

Catherine Elizabeth Ruble (#41), daughter of Jesse, gave me the record of Jesse's children in 1928. She stated in her letter that she was the 14th child of a family of 16 children. She stated that her father moved to Arkansas from Platte County, Missouri in 1857. About 1862 he moved to Texas and then to Van Buren, Arkansas about 1866. He then moved to Wagoner, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), where he died in November 9, 1905.

Jesse taught school in his younger years before becoming a merchant and insurance salesman. In the 1890's he was secretary of the Watt's Association. It was during this period that he spent considerable time and money (his as well as that of other members of the family) trying to prove his Cherokee Indian blood which came through the Blackburn family of Virginia.

Jesse S. Boatright filed a claim to Cherokee Heritage with the Dawes Commission in 1896. It was apparently based on belief that James Blackburn's daughter, Elizabeth, had a half-sister, Polly Carter, enrolled on Rolls of Five Civilized tribes. The claim was rejected. I (RGB) well remember, when I was a small boy, my father, John W. Boatwright (#27), discussing this matter with the family many times. At one time he made a trip to Wagoner, which was then in Indian Territory to investigate the matter with his cousin, Jesse (#16), as well as others who were interested in the matter.

Middle name is "Stinson" (not Stevens) per Bob Oliver, descendant of William Van.

It should be noted that all sixteen of the children were by same parents and all lived to be married except John Lee who died in his teens.

From Malinda Fairall, Lansing, TN..."My gg-grandfather, Jesse Stinson, married my gggrandmother twice. He felt like the first marriage just wasn't right, so one day, he came into the kitchen where Evaline was washing dishes...Jesse had brought a preacher home and they got married again".

Jesse's birthdate shown as 11 Dec 1829 in 'Boatwright Family Bible' records.


Sources:
Author: Adams, Helen (Boatwright)
Title: Boatwright Family Bible Record
Note: Copied by J. Todd, 1982 from Bible in possession of Mrs. Adams, Paint Lick, KY - 40461.
Copy provided by Denny Boatright, Springfield, MO.

Author: Boatright, Robert Guy
Title: "THE BOAT(W)RIGHT FAMILY OF VIRGINIA"
Publication: Cushing, OK, 1964/1971
Note: R.G. Boatright began numbering of individuals with Benjamin (Benoni) as #1 although in a 1971 condensation, he used #1 for James, father of Benjamin. He assigned no ref to other James children.
Page: Ref #16

Author: Caple, Deborah Bussey
Title: Burials at Elmwood Cemetery - Wagoner, OK
Note: List forwarded by David Rains, Jan 29, 01.

Author: Ricker, Norman H.
Title: "Index & Outline: The Boat(w)right and Allied Families"
Publication: LDS Library, Salt lake City, Utah, 1989
Note: Material Compiled by Lt. Col. Wm. E. Boatright, Cabool, Missouri
Page: p. 196

Author: Boatright, Robert Guy
Title: "THE BOAT(W)RIGHT FAMILY OF VIRGINIA"
Publication: Cushing, OK, 1964/1971
Note: R.G. Boatright began numbering of individuals with Benjamin (Benoni) as #1 although in a 1971 condensation, he used #1 for James, father of Benjamin. He assigned no ref to other James children.
Page: Ref. #16

Author: Ancestry.com
Title: "Missouri Marriages, 1851 - 1900"

Author: Ancestry.com
Title: "Missouri Marriages"


Obituary: J. S. Boatright (Friday's Daily):

The funeral of J. S. Boatright was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the family residence. Rev. J. N. Edwards, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the service. The Masonic lodge took charge and conducted the burial services after the beautiful rites of that splendid and ancient order, of which the deceased was an honored member. The services were very largely attended, as Mr. Boatright was one of those men who attain a high place in the esteem of their community. His 76 years were well spent and he leaves an honored name and a life record without a flaw. Mr. Boatright was a icon of the pioneer stock whose sturdy manhood subdued a continent wilderness; whose inflexible moral fibre laid deep and broad the foundations of a great empire, and whose indefatigable energy built a society which has never had an equal in this world. The deceased leaves a family to perpetuate his name, and it is hoped to transmit his virtues, for his was a life well worth the living. His grave has a CSA Veterans marker (1861-1865).

1850 Census:
Name: J Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 19
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: J S Boatright
Date: August 25, 1860
Age in 1860: 30
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Pigeon Roost, Prairie County, Arkansas
Occupation: Merchant
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $600
Post Office: Hickory Plains
Roll: M653_48
Page: 968
Year: 1860
Head of Household: J S Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: J S Boatright
Date: July 24, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Age in 1870: 40
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Cedar Creek, Crawford, Arkansas
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,000
Post Office: Van Buren
Roll: M593_51
Page: 176
Image: 125
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Jesse BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: <1830>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Evaline BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T9_42; Family History Film: 1254042; Page: 602B; 
Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0146.
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma


Notes for MARY EVELINE "MOLLIE" MILLER:

Mary Eveline Miller Boatright

Notes by Malinda Fairall...

My gg-grandmother, Mary Evaline Miller, was one of four children of Isaac Newton Miller and Elizabeth Jane Martin. Isaac Newton died as a young man on the Santa Fe Trail. He was a wagoner. Elizabeth left her four girls in the care of her parents after Isaac died. One year after he died, she married a Mr. Jones. She had 5 or 6 children by this man. Mr. Jones died after a few years and then she died a year later. This left the kids to be raised by other family members. Isaac's girls were all married by the time they were 14 or 15 years old. One of the girls was married 3 times by the age of 21. She died soon after turning 21.

Mary Evaline applied for the Cherokee Rolls in 1906. In her statement, she mentioned that her father, Isaac, was part Cherokee. One source says that the Cherokee bloodline came through his father, Andrew Miller. Another source says that it came through Isaac's Mother, Nancy. In one source, it is said that Nancy was very beautiful and the daughter of a chief. Mary Evaline stated that Andrew, Peggy, Sarah and another sister, were enrolled. I have not been able to prove this, yet.

A picture provided by Malinda Fairall who states that Evaline was 1/4 Cherokee Indian. Application for DAWES Commission listing is on file in Archives in Fort Worth.

Eveline Boatright Gravestone Sources:

Author: Fairall, Malinda
Title: Some descendants of Jesse Stinson Boatright
Publication: Lancing, TN
Note:
2g granddaughter of Jesse Stinson Boatright
P.O. Box 78
Lancing, TN 37770

Author: Caple, Deborah Bussey
Title: Burials at Elmwood Cemetery - Wagoner, OK
Note:
List forwarded by David Rains, Jan 29, 01.

Author: Ricker, Norman H.
Title: "Index & Outline: The Boat(w)right and Allied Families"
Publication: LDS Library, Salt lake City, Utah, 1989
Note:
Material Compiled by Lt. Col. Wm. E. Boatright, Cabool, Missouri
Page: p. 196

Author: Boatright, Robert Guy
Title: "THE BOAT(W)RIGHT FAMILY OF VIRGINIA"
Publication: Cushing, OK, 1964/1971
Note:
R.G. Boatright began numbering of individuals with Benjamin (Benoni) as #1 although in a 1971 condensation, he used #1 for James, father of Benjamin. He assigned no ref to other James children.
Repository:
Page: Ref. #16

Author: Ancestry.com
Title: "Missouri Marriages, 1851 - 1900"


Obituary: "Wagoner Weekly" - Wagoner, Oklahoma newspaper:

Mrs. Eveline Boatright, Grandma Boatright," as she was affectionately known, passed peacefully away about 11 o'clock lastnight at her home, the home of her son, James Boatright, on East Cherokee street. Mrs. Boatright was born March, 1837, and had consequently passed the allotted three score and ten years -- a ripeage. Her life was full of usefulness and honor. She leaves a number ofchildren, all grown. She was the widow of the late J. S. Boatright,who passed on ahead of her several years ago. The funeral was solemnized at 3 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. J. H. Gunn of Alva officiating. There were in attendance many relations and a host of friends.

1860 Census:
Name: Eveline Boatright
Date: August 25, 1860
Age in 1860: 23
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1860: Pigeon Roost, Prairie County, Arkansas
Occupation: Laborer
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Hickory Plains
Roll: M653_48
Page: 968
Year: 1860
Head of Household: J S Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Evaline Boatright
Date: July 24, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Age in 1870: 34
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1870: Cedar Creek, Crawford, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Van Buren
Roll: M593_51
Page: 176
Image: 125
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Evaline BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: <1837>
Birthplace: Missouri
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Jesse BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T9_42; Family History Film: 1254042; Page: 602B; 
Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0146.
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma


Children of JESSE BOATRIGHT and MARY MILLER are:

9-725.    i. MARTHA ANN "MATTIE" BOATRIGHT, b. 04 Oct 1853, Gentry County, 
                                             Missouri; d. 04 Jul 1895, Poolville, 
                                             Parker County, Texas.
9-726.   ii. SUSAN ALICE JANE BOATRIGHT, b. 08 Mar 1855, Missouri; d. 13 Mar 
                                          1922, Teakean Ridge, Clearwater
                                          County, Idaho.
9-727.  iii. MARY ELLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 25 Aug 1856, Missouri; d. 05 Feb 1903,
                                    Portland, Washington County, Oregon.
9-728.   iv. WILLIAM NEWTON BOATRIGHT, b. 07 Nov 1857, Joplin, Jasper County,
                                        Missouri; d. 22 Oct 1904, Crawford
                                        County, Arkansas.
9-729.    v. THEODOCIA BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Nov 1859, Prairie County, Arkansas;
                                   d. 17 Feb 1941, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-730.   vi. ADA ANN BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Mar 1861, Prairie County, Arkansas;
                                 d. 31 Oct 1948, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-731.  vii. E. ISABELLE BOATRIGHT, b. 01 Feb 1864, Texas; d. 10 Jan 1952,
                                     Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-732. viii. JOHN LEE BOATRIGHT, b. 26 May 1865, Texas; d. 14 Oct 1880, Van
                                  Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-733.   ix. GEORGE WASHINGTON BOATRIGHT, b. 22 Feb 1867, Van Buren, Crawford
                                           County, Arkansas; d. 19 Sep 1952, 
                                           Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
9-734.    x. JULIA MARTIN BOATRIGHT, b. 30 Aug 1869, Van Buren, Crawford
                                      County, Arkansas; d. 05 Jun 1903,
                                      Oklahoma, Indian Territory.
9-735.   xi. EVELINE BOATRIGHT, b. 05 Feb 1871, Van Buren, Crawford County, 
                                 Arkansas; d. 21 Apr 1944, Wagoner, Wagoner 
                                 County, Oklahoma.
9-736.  xii. JESSE LOWERY BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Jul 1874, Van Buren, Crawford County, 
                                      Arkansas; d. 21 Apr 1944, Wagoner,
                                      Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
9-737. xiii. JAMES M. BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Apr 1876, Van Buren, Crawford County, 
                                  Arkansas; d. 08 Aug 1913, New Mexico.
9-738.  xiv. CATHERINE ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT, b. 27 Apr 1878, Van Buren, Crawford
                                             County, Arkansas; d. 19 Mar 1943,
                                             Muskogee, Muskogee County, 
                                             Oklahoma.
9-739.   xv. EUDORA PEARL BOATRIGHT, b. 25 May 1880, Van Buren, Crawford County,
                                      Arkansas; d. 12 Oct 1964.
9-740.  xvi. MYRTLE MAGDALENA BOATRIGHT, b. 06 Jan 1883, Van Buren, Crawford County,
                                          Arkansas; d. 08 Nov 1914, Spokane, Spokane 
                                          County, Washington.

8-338. BENJAMINE ALLEN BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 11 Mar 1833 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died 18 Jan 1853 in Gentry County, Missouri. He married MARY C. BLAYLOCK 1851 in Kentucky. She was born 14 Aug 1834 in Missouri, and died 04 Apr 1907.


Notes for BENJAMINE ALLEN BOATRIGHT:

Killed when logs fell on him. - Source: David C. Rains

Per Boddie, Vol. XI, p. 215, after Benjamin Allen died, Mary married Samuel Sloan brother-in -law of Elizabeth Jane Boatright. Samuel died 1887.

1850 Census:
Name: B Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 17
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201
Burial: Stanberry, Missouri


Notes for MARY C. BLAYLOCK:

Burial: Brinton Cemetery, Agency, Buchanan County, Missouri


Child of BENJAMINE BOATRIGHT and MARY BLAYLOCK is:

9-741.    i. ARMINTA PARALEE BOATRIGHT, b. 18 Oct 1852, Darlington, Gentry 
                                         County, Missouri.

8-339. JACOB GATES BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 05 Sep 1835 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died 26 Aug 1923 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri. He married (1) CLARISSA CAROLINE COOK 03 Oct 1854 in Bodford, Taylor County, Iowa, daughter of NAZERETH COOK and CELIA DINKINS. She was born 08 Jan 1837 in Henry County, Tennessee, and died 03 Jan 1907 in Pickering, Nodaway County, Missouri. He married (2) MARY JANE MUSTAIN 11 Jan 1908 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, daughter of WILLIAM MUSTAIN and ANN GEORGE. She was born 29 Jan 1857 in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, and died 25 Feb 1927 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.


Notes for JACOB GATES BOATRIGHT:

Jacob Gates Boatright and Family

See link for copy of death certificate.

Picture: The man standing behind the chair with white mustache is Jacob Gates Boatright. On each side are two of his daughters, sitting in front of him are two of his sisters. To the left of the one sister in the black dress with the white collar is Sallie (Sloan) Christian

Ordained Baptist minister

Served in the Union Army, 1863-1865, 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry. Source: David C. Rains.


Jacob Gates Boatright in Civil War Uniform 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry was organized at St. Louis, Mo., November 3, 1863, to March 23, 1864. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Cavalry Corps. Military Division Mississippi, to May, 1865. Dept. Missouri, Eastern Division, Powder River Expedition, and District of the Plains to April, 1866.

SERVICE.-Duty at St. Louis, Mo., till June 1, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till August 1. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Holls Springs August 1. Elkshute August 4. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Abbeville August 13. Hurricane Creek August 13-14 and 19. College Hill, Oxford, August 23. At White's Station till September 30. March to Clifton and Lawrenceburg in pursuit of Forest September 30-October 8. At Clifton till October 27. Nashville Campaign November- December. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 27-November 6. Expedition to Moscow November 9-13. Shoal Creek November 11. Eastport, Miss., November 10-11. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20. Lawrenceburg November 22. Campbellville and Lynnville November 24. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Crossing of Duck River November 28. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Richland Creek December 24. King's Gap, near Pulaski, December 25. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., and Eastport, Miss. Scouting in Northern Mississippi and Alabama till May, 1865. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., May 12-17, thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and to Omaha, Neb. Powder River Expedition against Indians in Nebraska July 1-September 20. Actions with Indians on Powder River September 1-4 and 5. March from Fort Conner to Fort Laramie September 25-October 4. Engaged in frontier duty till April, 1866. Mustered out April 9, 1866.

Jacob Gates Boatright Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 35 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 226 Enlisted men by disease. Total 263.


Data courtesy of Lorene Wallace, Bartlesville, OK. She is granddaughter of Mary Paralee Boatright

( See #46)...additional family info. Boddie, Vol XI, p. 217.

War Record:
Enlisted October 6, 1863 at Albany, Missouri
Mustered in..Feb 21, 1864
Union Army, 12th Reg't Cav. Vols
Pvt. Co. G...Capt. Karrington
Discharged July 1, 1865.

The following children were deceased before 1915: Thomas; Sarah; Martha; Francis and James.

Jacob Gates and Clarissa Caroline Cook Boatright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: J Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, 
Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: Jacob Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 24
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, 
Gentry County, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Jacob Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Jacob Boatright
Date: July 8, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Age in 1870: 34
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Polk, De Kalb, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Stewartsville
Roll: M593_774
Page: 498
Image: 157
Year: 1870

Jacob Gates and Clarissa Caroline Cook Boatright 1880 Census: Name: Jacob BOATRIGHT Date: June 2, 1880 Age: 44 Estimated birth year: <1836> Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Laborer Relationship to head-of-household: Self Home in 1880: Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Spouse's name: Caroline BOATRIGHT Father's birthplace: VA Mother's birthplace: VA Census Place: Hopkins, Nodaway, Missouri; Roll: T9_707; Family History Film: 1254707; Page: 283B; Enumeration District: 267; Image: 0150. 1900 Census: Name: Jacob Boatright Date: June 8, 1900 Home in 1900: Ash, Barry, Missouri Age: 64 Estimated birth year: 1836 Birthplace: Kentucky Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: Farmer Census Place: Ash, Barry, Missouri; Roll: T623 838; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 1. 1910 Census: Name: Jacob N Boatright Date: April 21, 1910 Age in 1910: 74 Estimated birth year: abt 1836 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1910: Joplin Ward 6, Jasper, Missouri Occupation: Retired Race: White Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Father's Birth Place: Virginia Census Place: Joplin Ward 6, Jasper, Missouri; Roll: T624_790; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 49; Image: 1108.

Jacob Gates and Clarissa Caroline Cook Boatright and family 1920 Census: Name: Jacob Boatright Date: January 9, 1920 Age: 84 years Estimated birth year: abt 1836 [abt 1866] Birthplace: Kentucky Race: White Home in 1920: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri Sex: Male Marital status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Father's Birth Place: Virginia Census Place: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri; Roll: T625_922; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 58; Image: 211.





Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Pickering, Nodaway County, Missouri


Notes for CLARISSA CAROLINE COOK:

Clarissa Caroline Cook Boatright

1860 Census:
Name: Caroline Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 23
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Township 62, 
Gentry County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Jacob Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Caroline Boatright
Date: July 8, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Age in 1870: 33
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Polk, De Kalb, MO.
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Stewartsville
Roll: M593_774
Page: 498
Image: 157
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Caroline BOATRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: <1837>
Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: 
Wife
Home in 1880: Hopkins, Nodaway, 
Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Jacob BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: SC
Census Place: Hopkins, Nodaway, 
Missouri; 
Roll: T9_707; Family History Film: 1254707; 
Page: 283B; 
Enumeration District: 267; Image: 0150.

1900 Census:
Name: Caroline Boatright
Date: June 8, 1900
Home in 1900: Ash, Barry, Missouri
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: 1837
Birthplace: Tennessee
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Ash, Barry, Missouri; 
Roll: T623 838; Page: 7A;
Enumeration District: 1.
Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Pickering, Nodaway County, Missouri


Notes for MARY J. MUSTAIN:

Mary was a widow of James H. Duff

1910 Census:
Name: Mary J Boatright
Date: April 21, 1910
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Joplin Ward 6, Jasper, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Joplin Ward 6, Jasper, Missouri;
Roll: T624_790; Page: 11A; 
Enumeration District: 49; Image: 1108.

1920 Census:
Name: Mary J Boatright
Date: January 9, 1920
Age: 62 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1920: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri
Sex: Female
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Tennessee
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Joplin, Jasper, Missouri;
Roll: T625_922; Page: 11A; 
Enumeration District: 58; Image: 211.
Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Pickering, Nodaway County, Missouri


Children of JACOB BOATRIGHT and CLARISSA COOK are:

9-742.    i. THOMAS ALLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 12 Aug 1855, Missouri; d. 14 Oct 1855, 
                                      Missouri.
9-743.   ii. MARY PARALEE BOATRIGHT, b. 26 Sep 1856, Missouri; d. 11 Oct 1929, 
                                      St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri.
9-744.  iii. LOUISA JANE BOATRIGHT, b. 16 Mar 1858, Missouri; d. 03 Jan 1958. 

9-745.   iv. SARAH FRANCES BOATRIGHT, b. 13 Jan 1861, Missouri; d. 09 Apr 1861, 
                                       Missouri.
9-746.    v. LAURA ELLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 14 Jan 1862, Missouri; d. 31 Aug 1953, 
                                     Albany, Gentry County, Missouri.
9-747.   vi. ALICE VON BOATRIGHT, b. 16 Feb 1864, Missouri; d. 09 Aug 1956.

9-748.  vii. MARTHA BELLE BOATRIGHT, b. 22 May 1866, Missouri; d. Oct 1881,
                                      Nodaway County, Missouri.
9-749. viii. JAMES ALBERT BOATRIGHT, b. 05 Aug 1867, Missouri; d. 10 Jul 1910, 
                                      Beaver City, Beaver County, Oklahoma.
9-750.   ix. EMMA ARENE BOATRIGHT, b. 07 Feb 1869, Missouri; d. 03 Mar 1960. 

9-751.    x. WILLIAM NELSON BOATRIGHT, b. 09 Feb 1871, Missouri; d. 29 Mar 1930,
                                        Kansas.
9-752.   xi. FLORA ANNE BOATRIGHT, b. 03 Jun 1875, Missouri; d. Nov 1955.

9-753.  xii. MINNIE CATHARYN BOATRIGHT, b. 02 Jul 1877, Hopkins, Nodaway County,
                                         Missouri; d. 15 Jul 1969, Portland, 
                                         Multnomah County, Oregon.
9-754. xiii. FRANCIS MARION BOATRIGHT, b. 31 Jul 1878, Hopkins, Nodaway 
                                        County, Missouri; d. 17 Nov 1878.
9-755.  xiv. ADINA ETHEL "ADA" BOATRIGHT, b. 11 Aug 1881, Hopkins, Nodaway 
                                           County, Missouri; d. 03 Jan 1953, 
                                           Parnell, Nodaway County, Missouri.

8-340. FRANCIS ALEXANDER BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 17 Jan 1838 in Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 27 Dec 1918 in Weleetka, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. He married (1) ESTHER AMANDA KITTRELL 22 Aug 1861 in Arkansas. She was born 19 Dec 1841, and died 11 Mar 1869 in Crawford County, Arkansas. He married (2) ELIZABETH ANN FRANCES DANIELS 22 Aug 1869 in Van Buren, Arkansas, daughter of EPHRIAM DANIELS and MARY PIERCE. She was born 30 Nov 1845 in Georgia, and died 24 Jan 1932 in Wagoner, Wagoner County, Oklahoma.


Notes for FRANCIS ALEXANDER BOATRIGHT:

Francis Alexander Boatright and Elizabeth Ann Frances Daniels In October, 1997, in a letter to her grandson, David Cary Rains, Verna Boatright Milstead writes, "My grandfather, Francis Alexander Boatright, was 13 years old when his parents.....left Kentucky in 1851, taking with them all of their children (12), who were all born in Kentucky, and moved to Missouri where they settled in Gentry County. A few years later, Francis Alexander and two of his brothers, Jesse Stinson and Joseph Marion, came to Arkansas and settled in Crawford County.

The Boatrights were pioneer families of Crawford County. Francis Alexander owned and farmed land in the Oak Grove vicinity. His specialty was growing and harvesting sweet potatoes- I wish I could remember the name of the potato. They were extremely large and a rich, red potato. He was referred to as the 'Sweet Potato King' of Crawford County. The farmers brought their produce into Van Buren on Saturday, parking their wagons at the head of Main Street next to the old Frisco depot. In the Van Buren Press-Argus centennial issue (Van Buren's only newspaper), there is a picture of the Saturday farmer's gathering and I am sure Grandpa's wagon was right there.

In about 1916, he sold the farm and moved to Wagoner, Oklahoma. to be near his youngest son. His health had been failing- he had a stroke and died on December 27, 1918.

When we first moved back to Fort Smith (in the early 1970's) your Grandad (James G. "Buck" Milstead) and I drove out to try and find the old farm, but, with so much pavement and new roads, it was a little difficult but, find it we did. We found the man who had bought the place. The old ranch house was gone, but the old red barn was still standing."

Elizabeth Ann Frances Daniels Francis Alexander served in the Army of the Confederacy. As near as can be determined from available records, he enlisted as a Private on June 27, 1862, and served for the duration of the war. He served the entire time in Companies "C" and "A" in what was variously known as McRae's Regiment, Glenn's Regiment, and Davie's Regiment.

This regiment was organized as the 28th Arkansas Infantry Regiment in July of 1862 under the command of Col. Dandridge McRae, and reorganized into the 36th Arkansas Infantry Regiment approximately in January of 1863. The regiment fought in the battles of Prairie Grove in December of 1862; Helena, Arkansas, in July of 1863; Little Rock, Arkansas, in September of 1863; The Red River Campaign in 1864; and Jenkin's Ferry in 1864. The regiment surrendered on May 26, 1865, and was disbanded.

The family was yet another example of the divisiveness and long lingering bitterness that resulted from the War for Southern Independence. Three of Francis Alexander's brothers served in the war. Joseph Marion enlisted in the 10th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A., and was killed in service. William Taylor and Jacob Gates enlisted in the Union Army in Missouri. Both survived the war.

Sources: National Archives, Arkansas State Archives, Verna Boatright Milstead, David C. Rains

Cause of death: Stroke

Buried Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas

Francis Alexander and Elizabeth Ann Frances Daniels Boatright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: Francis Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: Francis Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 22
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: William Boatright

1880 Census:
Name: Frank BOATWRITE
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: <1838>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Elizabeth BOATWRITE
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T9_42; Family History Film: 1254042; Page: 601D; 
Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0144.

1900 Census:
Name: Frances Boatright
Date: June 6, 1900
Home in 1900: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: 1838
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T623 56; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 62.

1910 Census:
Name: F A Boatright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 72
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Occupation: Farming
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas;
Roll: T624_48; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 15; Image: 402.
living with daughter Edna and family
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas


Notes for ESTHER AMANDA KITTRELL:

Burial: Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas


Notes for ELIZABETH ANN FRANCES DANIELS:

1880 Census:
Name: Elizabeth BOATWRITE
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: <1844>
Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: House Keeping
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Frank BOATWRITE
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's birthplace: GA
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T9_42; Family History Film: 1254042; Page: 601D; 
Enumeration District: 50; Image: 0144.

1900 Census:
Name: Elizabeth F Boatright
Date: June 6, 1900
Home in 1900: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: 1846
Birthplace: Georgia
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas; 
Roll: T623 56; Page: 16B; 
Enumeration District: 62.

1910 Census:
Name: Elizabeth Boatright
Date: May 11, 1910
Age in 1910: 64
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1910: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Mother's Birth Place: United States Of America
Father's Birth Place: United States Of America
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas;
Roll: T624_48; Page: 13A; 
Enumeration District: 15; Image: 402.
living with daughter Edna and family

1920 Census:
Name: Bettie Boatright
Date: January 14, 1920
Age: 74 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Georgia
Race: White
Home in 1920: Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma
Sex: Female
Marital status: Widow
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma;
Roll: T625_1460; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 40; Image: 71.
living with son Joseph and family

1930 Census:
Name: Betty El Boatright
Date: April 26, 1930
Age: 84
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Relation to head-of-house: Mother
Home in 1930: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas
Census Place: Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas;
Roll: 71; Page: 21A; 
Enumeration District: 31; Image: 385.0.
living with son Franklin
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas


Children of FRANCIS BOATRIGHT and ESTHER KITTRELL are:

9-756.    i. ELIZA JANE BOATRIGHT, b. 06 Jul 1862, Crawford County, Arkansas;
                                    d. 03 Jun 1864, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-757.   ii. THOMAS B. BOATRIGHT, b. 1863, Crawford County, Arkansas.

9-758.  iii. CHARLES HENRY BOATRIGHT, b. 23 May 1864, Crawford County, Arkansas;
                                     d. 24 Jun 1865, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-759.   iv. JOHN JAMES BOATRIGHT, b. 06 Sep 1866, Crawford County, Arkansas;
                                    d. 10 May 1950, Van Buren, County, Arkansas.
9-760.    v. SALLY ADALINE BOATRIGHT, b. 11 Nov 1868, Crawford County, Arkansas;
                                       d. 01 Oct 1872, Crawford County, Arkansas.


Children of FRANCIS BOATRIGHT and ELIZABETH DANIELS are:

9-761.   vi. WILLIAM VAUGHN BOATRIGHT, b. 02 Dec 1870, Crawford County, Arkansas;
                                        d. 18 Jan 1872, Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-762.  vii. FRANKLIN BOWDEN BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Dec 1873, Crawford County, 
                                         Arkansas; d. 25 Oct 1935, Van Buren, 
                                         Crawford County, Arkansas.
9-763. viii. ALBERT BUNYAN BOATRIGHT, b. 30 Jan 1877, Crawford County, 
                                       Arkansas; d. 28 Mar 1906, Crawford County, 
                                       Arkansas.
9-764.   ix. JOSEPH BENJAMIN BOATRIGHT, b. 06 Nov 1879, Crawford County, 
                                         Arkansas; d. 14 Jul 1937, Wagoner, 
                                         Wagoner County, Oklahoma.
9-765.    x. EDNA ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT, b. 17 Oct 1883, Crawford County, 
                                        Arkansas; d. 01 Sep 1964, California.
9-766.   xi. JAMES BLACKBURN BOATRIGHT, b. 22 Nov 1885, Crawford County, 
                                         Arkansas; d. 12 Jan 1933, Little Rock, 
                                         Pulaski County, Arkansas.

8-341. JOSEPH MARION BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 Feb 1841 in Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 1865 in Perryville, Boyle County, Kentucky. He married SARAH DAVIDSON in Andrew County, Missouri, daughter of ANDERSON DAVIDSON and NANCY KING. She was born 1840 in Tennessee, and died Dec 1900 in Andrew County, Missouri.


Notes for JOSEPH MARION BOATRIGHT:

Joseph Marion enlisted in the Confederate Army in DesArc, Arkansas, on September 3, 1861. He served as a Private under the command of Colonel T. D. Merrick, 10th Arkansas Infantry. He was killed in service in 1865 when he was 24 years old.

There is some confusion concerning exactly who Joseph Marion was serving with when killed. The 10th surrendered en mass at Port Hudson, La., on 07/09/63; however, after they were paroled and exchanged, the regiment was reorganized as Witt's Cavalry. It is unclear which unit Joseph Marion was with, possibly Witt's, when he was killed.

Sources: Arkansas State Archives, Arkansas History Commission, Verna Boatright Milstead, David C. Rains

1850 Census:
Name: Joseph Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1840
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: Joseph Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 19
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Occupation: Farmer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Joseph Boatright
Burial: Perryville Cemetery, Boyle County, Kentucky


Notes for SARAH DAVIDSON:

1860 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 20
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Joseph Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatright
Date: July 25, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Age in 1870: 32
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Platte, Andrew, Missouri
Living with parents
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Whitesville
Roll: M593_755
Page: 322
Image: 648
Year: 1870


Child of JOSEPH BOATRIGHT and SARAH DAVIDSON is:

9-767.    i. JOSEPH EDWARD BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Sep 1863, Nodaway Township, Andrew County, 
                                       Missouri; d. 11 Oct 1931, Missouri.

8-342. MARY ANN ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 20 Jan 1844 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died 05 Nov 1920 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri. She married GEORGE BURTON THOMAS McMILLEN 12 Jun 1863 in Gentry County, Missouri. He was born 16 Jun 1837, and died 17 Mar 1921 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri.


Notes for MARY ANN ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT:

Franklin Bowden Boatright and family

Photo: left to right; Susan Frances Boatright Scaff, Jacob Gates Boatright, Mary Ann Elizabeth Boatright McMillen

Margaret Frances "Aunt Fannie" McMillen Winegardner, Mary Ann's youngest child, told Robert Guy Boatright that her mother's name was Mary Ann "Eliza", not Elizabeth. - Source: David C. Rains

1850 Census:
Name: M Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1843
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, KY.
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 16
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: William Boatright
Burial: Gribble Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri


Notes for GEORGE BURTON THOMAS McMILLEN:

Some sources spell his last name "McMillon"

George McMillen was a Union Veteran of the Civil War from 1861 till 1864. He was the first man in Gentry County, Missouri. to volunteer. He volunteered at Island City, July 4, 1861 and was honorably discahrged from the service on July 22, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee. He had served as a Private in Company A First G Regiment of Engineer Missouri volunteers under Captain James Dunne. He fought in the Battles of Gettysburg, Lexington, Shilo, Antitum and others.

When he returned home from the service they moved to a small farm south of Darlington, Missouri, in 1884 they sold this farm and moved to Kansas but one year later they came back and in 1888 they bought a home in Darlington, Missouri, where George eventually died.

Burial: Gribble Cemetery, Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri


Children of MARY BOATRIGHT and GEORGE MCMILLEN are:

        i. BENJAMIN MCMILLEN, b. Missouri.

       ii. PARMELIA ANN MCMILLEN, b. 03 May 1865, Missouri; d. 13 Sep 1938, 
                                   Fishtail, Stillwater County, Montana; 
                                   m. WILLIAM A. SAUNDERS, Feb 1901, 
                                   Stanberry, Missouri.
      iii. WILLIAM JONATHAN MCMILLEN, b. 11 Feb 1867, Missouri; d. 22 Jul 1952, 
                                       Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana; 
                                       m. (1) LILLIE MAE HAWKINSON, 22 Mar 
                                       1891, Gentry County, Missouri; b. 28 
                                       Feb 1888, Stansberry, Missouri; d. 1902, 
                                       Silesia, Montana; m. (2) MARY MAY 
                                       NELSON, 22 Feb 1904, Red Lodge, Montana.
       iv. ALFRADINE BUANNA MCMILLEN, b. 11 Jul 1868, Missouri; d. 17 Jun 1952, 
                                       Osakis, Douglas County, Minnesota;
                                       m. ROBERT LEE MCCLUSKY, 07 Dec 1893, 
                                       Darlington, Missouri; d. 18 Dec 1942, 
                                       Osakis, Minnesota.
        v. LUZENIA JANE MCMILLEN, b. 01 Mar 1870, Missouri; d. 27 Nov 1947,
                                   Missouri; m. JAMES WILLIAM GLOEKER, 24 Dec  
                                   1891, Darlington, Missouri; d. 06 Nov 1950, 
                                   Missouri.
       vi. JAMES M. MCMILLEN, b. 10 Aug 1871, Missouri; d. 20 Aug 1871, 
                               Missouri.
      vii. DILSA MAYRILLA MCMILLEN, b. 01 Mar 1874, Missouri; d. 15 Feb 1915, 
                                     Missouri; m. LUTHER WINEGARDNER, 16 Jun 
                                     1909, Darlington, Missouri; d. 15 Nov  
                                     1944, Missouri.
     viii. LIMON VON RENSELEAR MCMILLEN, b. 28 Jul 1876, Missouri; d. 14 Dec
                                          1877, Missouri.
       ix. SARAH A. MCMILLEN, b. 30 Mar 1878, Missouri; d. 30 Aug 1878, 
                               Missouri.
        x. MARGARET FRANCES MCMILLEN, b. 20 Dec 1880, Missouri.

8-343. WILLIAM TAYLOR BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 05 Jan 1847 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died 22 Dec 1933 in Norwich, Sumner County, Kansas. He married SARAH ELLEN BURGER 03 Jan 1869 in Gentry County, Missouri. She was born 27 Feb 1851 in Pulaski County, Kentucky, and died 28 Jan 1929 in Norwich, Sumner County, Kansas.


Notes for WILLIAM TAYLOR BOATRIGHT:

William Taylor Boatright and Sarah Ellen Burger Gravestone

Date of birth is given by Dennis Guy Boatright as November 5, 1847 - Source: David C. Rains


From Document by R. G. Boatright...

William Taylor Boatright was a Republican farmer and was possessed of a common school education. In 1864, when he was 17 years of age, he enlisted in Company "D", 43rd Infantry of Missouri which operated principally in that state. On October 15, 1864, during Price's Raid, he was captured at Glasgow, Missouri, but was soon paroled and sent to Benton Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri. Later he returned to St. Joseph, Missouri and subsequently assisted in Chasing "Bush-whackers". He was mustered out of the Civil War June 30, 1865. He returned to the farm where remained with his father until his marriage. He was a member of the John Goldy Post No. 90, GAR, of Milan, Kansas. He and his family came from Missouri to Sumner County, KS in 1884 and purchased a farm on which he lived until his death in 1933. He was considered one of the most progressive farmers in his community.

A letter that I received in 1945 from his son, John Taylor, stated that his father moved from Sumner County to Kingman County in 1901.

1850 Census:
Name: W Boatwright
Date: August 12, 1850
Age: 4
Estimated birth year: abt 1846
Birth place: Kentucky
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Graves County, Kentucky
Page: 433
Roll: M432_201

1860 Census:
Name: William T Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 13
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: William Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: William Boatwright
Date: July 28, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Age in 1870: 23
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Cooper, Gentry, Missouri
Occupation: Farmhand
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Albany
Roll: M593_776
Page: 568
Image: 356
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: William BOATRIGHT
Date: June 1, 1880
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: <1848>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Miller, Gentry, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Sarah E. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Miller, Gentry, Missouri; 
Roll: T9_687; Family History Film: 1254687; Page: 562A; 
Enumeration District: 279; Image: 0455.

1900 Census:
Name: William Boatright
Date: June 15, 1900
Home in 1900: Creek, Sumner, Kansas
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: 1847
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Creek, Sumner, Kansas; 
Roll: T623 502; Page: 4B;
Enumeration District: 323.

1910 Census:
Name: W T Boatright
Date: April 27, 1910
Age in 1910: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas;
Roll: T624_443; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 522.

1920 Census:
Name: William Boatright
Date: January 20, 1920
Age: 73 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Home in 1920: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas
Home owned: Own
Occupation: Farmer
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas;
Roll: T625_536; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 96; Image: 15.
Burial: Milan Cemetery, Milan, Sumner County, Kansas


Notes for SARAH ELLEN BURGER:

1870 Census:
Name: Sarah E Boatwright
Date: July 28, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Age in 1870: 19
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Cooper, Gentry, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Albany
Roll: M593_776
Page: 568
Image: 356
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Sarah E. BOATRIGHT
Date: June 1, 1880
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: <1851>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Miller, Gentry, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: William BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Miller, Gentry, Missouri; 
Roll: T9_687; Family History Film: 1254687; Page: 562A; 
Enumeration District: 279; Image: 0455.

1900 Census:
Name: Sarah E Boatright
Date: June 15, 1900
Home in 1900: Creek, Sumner, Kansas
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: 1851
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Creek, Sumner, Kansas; 
Roll: T623 502; Page: 4B;
Enumeration District: 323.

1910 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatright
Date: April 27, 1910
Name: Sarah Boatright
Age in 1910: 59
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Census Place: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas;
Roll: T624_443; Page: 7B; 
Enumeration District: 88; Image: 522.

1920 Census:
Name: Sarah E Boatright
Date: January 20, 1920
Age: 68 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Home in 1920: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas
Sex: Female
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Census Place: Bennett, Kingman, Kansas;
Roll: T625_536; Page: 7A; 
Enumeration District: 96; Image: 15.
Burial: Milan Cemetery, Milan, Sumner County, Kansas


Children of WILLIAM BOATRIGHT and SARAH BURGER are:

9-768.    i. LEVI JACKSON BOATRIGHT, b. 16 Oct 1869, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                      d. 01 Nov 1949, Hollister, Tillman County, 
                                      Oklahoma.
9-769.   ii. LAURA ADALINE BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Mar 1871, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                       d. 14 Nov 1950.
9-770.  iii. ELIZABETH BOATRIGHT, b. 26 Dec 1872, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                   d. 16 Jan 1873, Gentry County, Missouri.
9-771.   iv. JAMES FRANKLIN BOATRIGHT, b. 07 Oct 1874, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                        d. 24 Sep 1953, Jasper County, Missouri.
9-772.    v. ORILLA JOSEPHINE BOATRIGHT, b. 14 Nov 1878, Gentry County, 
                                          Missouri; d. 07 Aug 1895, Gentry County, 
                                          Missouri.
9-773.   vi. JESSE ORVILLE BOATRIGHT, b. 25 Nov 1881, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                       d. 13 Jul 1960, Sumner County, Kansas.
9-774.  vii. CHARLES WILLIAM BOATRIGHT, b. 24 Dec 1884, Sumner County, Kansas;
                                         d. 29 Dec 1947.
9-775. viii. VIOLA MAY BOATRIGHT, b. 12 Nov 1887, Sumner County, Kansas;
                                   d. 08 Jun 1912.
9-776.   ix. JOHN TAYLOR BOATRIGHT, b. 05 Jan 1891, Sumner County, Kansas;
                                     d. 13 Sep 1966, Wichita, Sedgwick County, 
                                     Kansas.

8-344. JAMES BLACKBURN BOATRIGHT (WILLIAM VAN RENSELEAR8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 19 Oct 1850 in Graves County, Kentucky, and died 31 Dec 1931 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. He married (1) HENRIETTA "HETTIE" ADALINE CHRISTIAN Abt. 1875 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri, daughter of LEWIS CHRISTIAN and LAVINA FRAZIER. She was born 18 Dec 1856 in Darlington, Gentry County, Missouri, and died 18 Dec 1886 in Gentry County, Missouri. He married (2) MARY EMMA COGDILL WRIGHT Dec 1892 in Gentry County, Missouri, daughter of THOMAS COGDILL and SARA BONER. She was born 13 Nov 1857 in California, and died 15 Jul 1913 in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.


Notes for JAMES BLACKBURN BOATRIGHT:

James Blackburn Boatright

A quote of a newspaper clipping from Colorado Springs, Colorado, dated 01/01/1932, and provided by Dennis Guy Boatright, reads as follows:

"James Blackburn Boatright, 81 years old, father of William Boatright, former Attorney General of Colorado, died here Thursday. Boatright had lived in Colorado Springs for thirty three years. He was a native of Kentucky, moved to Missouri,and then came to Colorado in 1887. Funeral services will be held Monday in Darlington, Missouri."

Source: David C. Rains

1860 Census:
Name: James Boatright
Date: June 21, 1860
Age in 1860: 9
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 62, Gentry County, Missouri
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Gentryville
Roll: M653_620
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: William Boatright

James Blackburn and Henrietta Adaline Christian Boatright Gravestone 1870 Census: Name: James Boatwright Date: July 6, 1870 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851 Age in 1870: 19 Birthplace: Kentucky Home in 1870: Miller, Gentry, Missouri Occupation: Farmhand Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: $0 Post Office: Albany Roll: M593_776 Page: 656 Image: 532 Year: 1870 1880 Census: Name: James B. BOATRIGHT Date: June 1, 1880 Age: 29 Estimated birth year: <1851> Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer Relationship to head-of-household: Self Home in 1880: Miller, Gentry, Missouri Marital status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Spouse's name: Hettie BOATRIGHT Father's birthplace: KY Mother's birthplace: KY Census Place: Miller, Gentry, Missouri; Roll: T9_687; Family History Film: 1254687; Page: 562A; Enumeration District: 279; Image: 0455. 1900 Census: Name: James Boatright Date: June 1, 1990 Home in 1900: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Age: 47 Estimated birth year: 1853 Birthplace: Kentucky Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Husband Occupation: Job Wagon Census Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado; Roll: T623 124; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 31. 1910 Census: Name: James B Boatright Date: April 10, 1910 Age in 1910: 59 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851 BirthPlace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Spouses's Name: Mary E Home in 1910: Precinct 21, El Paso, Colorado Marital Status: Married Race: White Occupation: Coal Wagon Driver Gender: Male Census Place: Precinct 21, El Paso, Colorado; Roll: T624_118; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 29; Image: 700. 1920 Census: Name: James B Boatright Date: January 2, 1920 Home in 1920: Precinct 59, El Paso, Colorado Age: 69 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851 BirthPlace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Marital status: Widow Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Occupation: Farmer Census Place: Precinct 59, El Paso, Colorado; Roll: T625_163; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 114; Image: 845. 1930 Census: Name: James Boatright Date: April 5, 1930 Home in 1930: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Age: 79 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851 Relation to Head of House: Father Race: White Census Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado; Roll: 241; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 770.0. living with son Otis and family Family Data Collection - Individual Records Record Name: James Blackburn Boatright Spouse: Hettie Adaline Christian Parents: William Von Vonboatwright, Sallie Wadkins Gates Birth Place: Graves County, Kentucky Birth Date: 19 October 1850 Marriage Date: 1875 Death Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado Death Date: 31 December 1931

Burial: Longbranch Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri


Notes for HENRIETTA "HETTIE" ADALINE CHRISTIAN:

1880 Census:
Name: Hettie BOATRIGHT
Date: June 1, 1880
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: <1855>
Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Miller, Gentry, Missouri
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: James B. BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: TN
Mother's birthplace: TN
Census Place: Miller, Gentry, Missouri; 
Roll: T9_687; Family History Film: 1254687; Page: 562A; 
Enumeration District: 279; Image: 0455.
Burial: Longbranch Cemetery, Gentry County, Missouri


Notes for MARY EMMA COGDILL WRIGHT:

Mary Emma was a widow when she married James Blackburn Boatright. - Source: David C. Rains

1900 Census:
Name: Mary Boatright
Date: June 1, 1900
Home in 1900: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: 1855
Birthplace: California
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado; 
Roll: T623 124; Page: 2B; 
Enumeration District: 31.

1910 Census:
Name: Mary E Boatright
Date: April 10, 1910
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
BirthPlace: California
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Spouses's Name: James B
Home in 1910: Precinct 21, El Paso, Colorado
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Precinct 21, El Paso, Colorado;
Roll: T624_118; Page: 1A; 
Enumeration District: 29; Image: 700.
Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, Cooper Township, Gentry County, Missouri


Children of JAMES BOATRIGHT and HENRIETTA CHRISTIAN are:

9-777.    i. WILLIAM LOUIS BOATRIGHT, b. 14 Jun 1876, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                       d. 25 Nov 1938, Golden, Jefferson County, 
                                       Colorado. 
9-778.   ii. SOPHRONIA VIOLA BOATRIGHT, b. 26 Aug 1878, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                                         d. 05 Aug 1879, Gentry County, Missouri.
9-779.  iii. JESSE JANETTA BOATRIGHT, b. 31 Mar 1880, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                                       d. 06 Nov 1880, Gentry County, Missouri.
9-780.   iv. HARVEY EZRA BOATRIGHT, b. 08 Mar 1882, Gentry County, Missouri;
                                     d. 07 Sep 1954, Colorado.
9-781.    v. MAY BOATRIGHT, b. 21 Sep 1885, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                             d. 24 Jan 1968, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.


Children of JAMES BOATRIGHT and MARY WRIGHT are:

9-782.   vi. CORA BOATRIGHT, b. Jan 1890, Gentry County, Missouri. 

9-783.  vii. JAMES NEELY BOATRIGHT, b. 04 Sep 1894, Gentry County, Missouri.
                                     d. Dec 1969, Council Bluffs, Pottawttamie 
                                     County, Iowa.
9-784. viii. EARL CLEO BOATRIGHT, b. 18 Apr 1895, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                                   d. 14 Mar 1973, Colorado Springs, 
                                   El Paso County, Colorado.
9-785.   ix. CLARENCE HAROLD BOATRIGHT, b. 20 Mar 1897, Gentry County, Missouri; 
                                         d. 12 Jul 1952, Colorado Springs, 
                                         El Paso County, Colorado.
9-786.    x. PAUL THOMAS BOATRIGHT, b. 03 Jan 1899, Colorado Springs, El Paso 
                                     County, Colorado; d. 19 Jan 1899, Colorado 
                                     Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
9-787.   xi. OTIS FRANCIS BOATRIGHT, b. 04 Oct 1901, Colorado Springs, El Paso 
                                      County, Colorado; d. 02 Jul 1988, Colorado 
                                      Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.

8-345. ELIZA ANN BOATWRIGHT (ALEXANDER ALLEN8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 25 Dec 1839 in Madison County, Kentucky, and died 17 Apr 1920 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky. She married WILLIAM LETCHER TODD 24 Dec 1861 in Garrard/Madison County, Kentucky. He was born 01 Apr 1836 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky, and died 25 Jan 1917 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky.


Notes for ELIZA ANN BOATWRIGHT:

All information concerning the descendants of William and Eliza Ann was provided by Dennis Guy Boatright. - Source: David C. Rains

1850 Census:
Name: Eliza Boatright
Date: August 31, 1850
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Birth place: Madison
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Madison, Kentucky
Page: 225
Roll: M432_211

1860 Census:
Name: Eliza A Boatwright
Date: July 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 20
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Division 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Molelos
Roll: M653_384
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Alexander Boatwright

1880 Census:
Name: Eliza TODD
Date: June 19, 1880
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: <1839>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Housekeeping
Relationship to head-of-household: wife
Home in 1880: Glade, Madison, Kentucky
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Glade, Madison, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_431; Family History Film: 1254431; Page: 515A; 
Enumeration District: 76; Image: 0344.
Burial: Manse Cemetery, Paint Lick, Garrard County,Kentucky


Children of ELIZA BOATWRIGHT and WILLIAM TODD are:

        i. JOHN ALLEN TODD, b. 09 Sep 1862, Madison County, Kentucky. 

       ii. WILLIAM ALFORD TODD, b. 18 Jul 1864, Madison County, Kentucky. 

      iii. MARGARET ELIZABETH TODD, b. 14 Dec 1868, Madison County, Kentucky. 

       iv. JAMES ANDERSON TODD, b. 15 Dec 1868, Madison County, Kentucky. 

        v. MARY ELIZA TODD, b. 13 Dec 1870, Madison County, Kentucky. 

       vi. EDWARD NEWTON TODD, b. 30 Jul 1873, Madison County, Kentucky. 

      vii. GEORGE BOATRIGHT TODD, b. 26 Dec 1875, Madison County, Kentucky. 

     viii. MARTHA GREEN TODD, b. 08 Dec 1877, Madison County, Kentucky. 

       ix. ZEPHORA FRANCES TODD, b. 24 Jun 1879, Madison County, Kentucky. 

        x. THOMAS JOPLIN TODD, b. 24 Sep 1881, Madison County, Kentucky. 

       xi. SOPHRONIA JANE TODD, b. 10 Mar 1884, Madison County, Kentucky. 

8-346. SALLY ANN BOATRIGHT (BENJAMIN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 13 Oct 1840 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 09 Jul 1869 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky. She married SPENCER BURDETT RAMSEY 1857 in Madison County, Kentucky, son of WILLIAM RAMSEY and MARY BURDETT. He was born 1827 in Kentucky, and died 12 Jul 1917 in Garrard County, Kentucky.


Notes for SALLY ANN BOATRIGHT:

From Document by R. G. Boatright:
In 1928, Lizzie Frank wrote me and said that she had been teaching Sunday School for a class of young women in Danville for almost 28 years. She said one of her first recollections was that of listening to Uncle John playing the violin (re: John Waller Boatwright, father of RGB).

She said that soon after the death of her mother, she and her sister, Mattie, were sent to a boarding school while they were still quite young. They remained there until graduation. She said that because of this separation, she knew very little about her mother's family.

NSDAR listing shows birthdate to be 1841.


Children of SALLY BOATRIGHT and SPENCER RAMSEY are:

        i. LIZZIE RAMSEY, b. 04 Sep 1860, Paint Lick, Garrard County, 
                           Kentucky.
       ii. NANNIE RAMSEY, b. 1863, Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky.

      iii. MATTIE RAMSEY, b. 1868, Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky.

8-347. JOHN WALLER BOATRIGHT (BENJAMIN DANIEL8, BENJAMIN BENONI7, JAMES6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 03 Apr 1843 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 08 Jan 1913 in Morrison, Noble County, Oklahoma. He married LOUISA FRANCES "FANNIE" WYLIE 08 Feb 1866 in Paint Lick, Garrard County, Kentucky, daughter of HARVEY WYLIE and RUTH CHAMP. She was born 10 Aug 1844 in Garrard County, Kentucky, and died 26 Jan 1915 in Morrison, Noble County, Oklahoma.


Notes for JOHN WALLER BOATRIGHT:

John Waller and Louisa Wylie Boatright:

Most of the information concerning the descendants of John Waller Boatright was received from Dennis Guy Boatright. - Source: David C. Rains

John Waller and his wife were reared in the Presbyterian faith and were married in the "Old Paint Lick Presbyterian Church" which is located about 3 miles west of Paint Lick Kentucky.

In his younger years, John Waller taught school for a while...one term at "White Hall" in Garrard County, KY. He also studied surveying and did considerable work in that line throughout his life. After marrying in 1866, he built a house on a part of his father's (Benjamin Daniel Boatwright) old home-place where he lived until about 1877 when he sold it to his cousin, Mattie Wylie. He then purchased his father's place and lived there until 1882.

On October 30, 1882 he and his wife and their first seven children moved in a covered wagon to Ray County, Missouri and settled near Lawson. The next year, he purchased a farm in Anderson County, Kansas, near Lone Elm where he lived until 1888. He served as the postmaster in this home which was know as the "Old Equity" from 1884 to 1888. He sold this farm in the later part of 1887 and purchased one in Allen County, Kansas a mile south of the present town of Gas City. He was unable to take possession of this farm, for several months. He lived there until October, 1894 when he sold it and purchased another farm in Vernon County, Missouri, situated in Pleasant View School District, in Harrison township. He served a number of years as a member of the local school board and as theTownship Clerk and Assessor.

John Waller Boatright Gravestone:

In 1908, John and Frances sold their farm in Vernon county and purchased a farm about two miles north of Morrison, Oklahoma to be near some of their children. They lived there the remainder of their lives. They were both members of the Methodist Churchat Morrison, Oklahoma.

John Waller was always active and interested in political and community affairs. He was a Democrat and farming was his principal occupation. He was quite proficient in everything he undertook.

My father, John Waller Boat(w)right, retained the use of the "w" in his name during most of his life expecially when signing legal documents. However, in later life, he often dropped the"w". John Waller's father was a life long Republican. When John returned home after casting his first vote and said he had voted the Democrat ticket, his mother wept. She told him he had voted the "Rebel Ticket". He was, however, a Union man. At the closeof the War Between the States, he, like many others, joined the Democrat party during the Reconstruction days. (source: Catherine Boatright 1933)

He received most of his schooling at Kirksville, Kentucky, a small town in Madison County, Ky. He was an ardent student especially in ancient history, Geology, Geometry, Algebra and Arithmetic. Mostly of which he mastered alone. Nothing pleased him better than to get a problem that others had given up. He done most of the surveying in Madison and Garrard Counties for good many years before he left the state. He was a fine violinist either by note or ear. He began to play the violin at the age of six years. He taught several terms of school in Garrard and Madison Counties.

He lived about two miles about Paint Lick on the Old Bassett of Huff farm which he bought from his father. He was not in the Civil War but was a strong friend for the lost cause. He sold his farm in Kentucky to Hugh Parks (a cousin) on October 30, 1882. He left Kentucky and came to Ray County, Missouri where he live until until December 1883. When he moved to Anderson County, Kansas where he had bought a farm . He lived here until March 4, 1888 when he moved to a farm he traded for one mile of the present town of Gas City in Allen County, Kansas . In 1893 he traded for a farm in Vernon County, Missouri, where he moved. The farm being about four miles east of Garland, Kansas. While in Missouri he was assessor and clerk of Harrison Township. In 1908 he traded his farm in Vernon County, Mo. for a farm four miles north of Morrison, Oklahoma where he moved. He was a gentleman and scholar of the old school.

I do not like to be egotistical but he deserves all that is due him. Both he and his wife are buried in cemetery at Morrison, Oklahoma.

John Waller and his wife were married in the "Old Paint Lick Presbyterian Church" which is located about 3 miles west of Paint Lick. After his marriage 1866 he built a house on a part of his fathers old home place where he lived until about 1877, when he sold it to his cousin, Mattie Wylie. He then purchased his fathers place and lived in it until 1882. On Oct. 1882 he and his wife and seven children moved in a covered wagon to Ray Co. MO. near Lawson. Under info about his father Benjamin it says" The Boatwright homestead is situated about two or three miles Northeast of Paint Lick, Ky, on the Paint Lick Berea highway. Current maps identify this highway as 21. I am assuming that the house remaining on route 21 is the one that John Waller bought from his father and is the one I visited nearly 25 years ago.


NOTE: Some of the dates and info in the following seem to indicate different "homesteads"

More data on the original homestead: (source: Jerry Boatright)

Copied from "James Boatwright Allen" by David Rains. According to Denny Boatright, the original Boatwright Homestead was purchased by Benjamin Daniel Boatwright, the youngest son of Benjamine (Benoni) and Elizabeth Blackburn Boatwright, on August 31, 1835. His mother, Elizabeth, lived in the house until she died in 1862. The property consisted of 175.4 acres and the log house and the sale is recorded in Madison County Deed Book W, page 100.

On June 30, 1852, the Homestead and property was deeded to Alexander A. Boatwright, another son, by the other children and heirs. Alexander was a widower at that time and lived with his mother, Elizabeth, and his daughter, Eliza Ann. Alexander was an ordained Baptist minister. The property and homestead were deeded to his daughter, who had married William Letcher Todd, upon Alexander's death in 1885.

After the death of Eliza in 1920, Madison County Deed Book 95, pages 327-329, indicate that the homestead was deeded to one of her sons, Thomas A. Todd. Todd and his family made the property their home until 1928 and also acquired an additional, adjoining 79.66 acre farm known as the "Miracle Place".

In 1928 the farm was sold to Thomas Todd's brother, George Boatwright Todd, as recorded in Madison County Deed Book 106, page 598. Todd apparently lived there until 1950 when the land was sold to Harold E. Richardson for $28,000. George as the last of the Boatwrights or their descendants to own the property.

On December 2, 1973, Richardson sold the farm to J.W. Ramsey for $102,000. During Ramsey's ownership, the old homestead went to ruin and the solid walnut logs were sold off. The only thing remaining is the main rock chimney.

1860 Census:
Name: John W. Boatwright
Date: July 9, 1860
Age in 1860: 17
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Division 1, Madison County, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Molelos
Roll: M653_384
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Benjamin D Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: John W Boatright
Date: July 9, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1843
Age in 1870: 27
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,100
Post Office: Kirksville
Roll: M593_484
Page: 181
Image: 368
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: John BOATRIGHT
Date: June 22, 1880
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: <1843>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Fannie BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_431; Family History Film: 1254431; Page: 543D; 
Enumeration District: 77; Image: 0399.

1900 Census:
Name: John W Boatright
Date: June 8, 1900
Home in 1900: Harrison, Vernon, Missouri
Age: 57
Estimated birth year: 1843
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: Farmer
Census Place: Harrison, Vernon, Missouri; 
Roll: T623 906; Page: 4A; 
Enumeration District: 130.

1910 Census:
Name: John W Boatright
Date: April 27, 1910
Age in 1910: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Autry, Noble, Oklahoma
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Father's Birth Place: Virginia
Census Place: Autry, Noble, Oklahoma;
Roll: T624_1264; Page: 6A; 
Enumeration District: 144; Image: 451.
Burial: Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Noble County, Oklahoma


Notes for LOUISA FRANCES "FANNIE" WYLIE:

Louisa Frances Fannie Wylie Boatright Gravestone:

From "The Name and Family of Wylie", compiled by R.G. Boatright, Cushing, OK, 1964:

Louisa Frances "Fannie" Wylie was educated in common schools at Paint Lick, Kentucky. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church until late in life when she united with the M. E. Church. She always loved to ride horseback using the old-fashioned side-saddle. She died of pneumonia at Morrison, Oklahoma and is buried there beside her husband.

All the children of John and Fannie except the last two were born at Paint Lick, Madison Co., Kentucky. The last two were born in Anderson County, Kansas near Lone Elm.

"I (Robert Guy) I have heard my mother say many times that her father's grand-mother Wylie was of Irish descent and that she died and was buried at sea on the way from Ireland to America. This appears to clarify why there was never any mention of a wife of John Wylie, Louisa's great-grandfather as he moved from Pennsylvania to Virginia, to Kentucky."


IN MEMORIUM (from Morrison, OK newspaper):
Louisa Frances Wylie was born August 10, 1844 , in Garrard county, Kentucky. She was united in marriage Feb. 8, 1866, to John W. Boatright and resided in Kentucky for sixteen years, after which they moved to Mo., and then settled near Morrison six years ago. To this union nine children were born - six sons and three daughters, seven of whom survive her to mourn her loss:

Rodney Boatright, Bronson, Kansas
Morris H., of Morrison
John W., of Garland, Kansas
Emmett W., of Moundville, Mo.
Robert Guy, of Cushing, Oklahoma
Mrs. Sallie Olmsted, of Morrison
Mrs. Lucy Hilton, of Pittsburgh, Kansas.

Also, twenty-two grandchildren and five great grandchildren. In early life she gave God her heart and united with the M. E. Church and lived and died in the faith of Jesus Christ as her Savior. Since the death of her husband two years ago, she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Olmsted.

She had been in failing health for more than a year and became worse, being confined to her bed since January 12. She bore her sufferings patiently, gradually growing weaker until she was called to meet her Savior in the Great Beyond on January 26, 1915, aged 70 years, 5 months and 16 days.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church at Morrison, on Wednesday of last week at 3 o'clock, P.M., Rev. Cooprider officiating. Interment in the Morrison cemetery.

Servant of God, well done!
Thy glorious warfare's past.
The battle's fought, the race is won,
and thou art crowned at last.
Let Faith exalt her joyful voice,
and now in triumph sing:
'O, Grave, where is thy victory?
and where, O, death, thy Sting?'

1870 Census:
Name: Francis Boatright
Date: July 9, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Age in 1870: 25
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1870: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Kirksville
Roll: M593_484
Page: 181
Image: 368
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Fannie BOATRIGHT
Date: June 22, 1880
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: <1844>
Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: John BOATRIGHT
Father's birthplace: KY
Mother's birthplace: KY
Census Place: Kirksville, Madison, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_431; Family History Film: 1254431; Page: 543D; 
Enumeration District: 77; Image: 0399.

1900 Census:
Name: Fannie Boatright
Date: June 8, 1900
Home in 1900: Harrison, Vernon, Missouri
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: 1844
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Census Place: Harrison, Vernon, Missouri; 
Roll: T623 906; Page: 4A; 
Enumeration District: 130.

1910 Census:
Name: Fanny L Boatright
Date: April 27, 1910
Age in 1910: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1910: Autry, Noble, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Census Place: Autry, Noble, Oklahoma;
Roll: T624_1264; Page: 6A; 
Enumeration District: 144; Image: 451.
Burial: Morrison Cemetery, Morrison, Noble County, Oklahoma


Children of JOHN BOATRIGHT and LOUISA WYLIE are:

9-788.    i. RODNEY SMITH BOATWRIGHT, b. 06 Mar 1867, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                       d. 10 Sep 1958, Clements, Chase County, 
                                       Kansas. 
9-789.   ii. MORRIS HARVEY BOATRIGHT, b. 28 Apr 1869, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                       d. 28 Nov 1955, Salem, Marion County, 
                                       Oregon.
9-790.  iii. SALLIE ANN BOATRIGHT, b. 10 Sep 1871, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                    d. 14 Mar 1947, Salem, Marion County, 
                                    Oregon.
9-791.   iv. LUCY ELLEN BOATRIGHT, b. 27 Oct 1873, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                    d. 17 Jul 1967, San Antonio, Bexar County, 
                                    Texas.
9-792.    v. ELIZABETH EDITH BOATRIGHT, b. 16 Nov 1876, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                         d. 12 Apr 1907, Vera, Washington 
                                         County, Oklahoma.
9-793.   vi. JOHN WALLER BOATRIGHT, b. 08 Mar 1879, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                     d. 16 Oct 1950, Garland, Bourbon County, 
                                     Kansas.
9-794.  vii. EMMETT WYLIE BOATRIGHT, b. 23 Dec 1881, Madison County, Kentucky;
                                      d. 04 Apr 1962, Bronaugh, Vernon County, 
                                      Missouri.
9-795. viii. ROBERT GUY BOATRIGHT, b. 04 Apr 1884, Lone Elm, Anderson County, 
                                    Kansas; d. 16 Dec 1979, Cushing, Payne 
                                    County, Oklahoma.
9-796.   ix. WADE HENDRICKS BOATRIGHT, b. 26 Aug 1887, Lone Elm, Anderson County, 
                                        Kansas; d. 22 Aug 1889, Iola, Allen 
                                        County, Kansas.

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