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Generation 8


8-36. SAMUEL JOSEPH BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 30 Oct 1822 in Buckingham County, Virginia, and died 01 May 1886 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He married MARY ELIZABETH HUDGINS 24 Dec 1851 in Buckingham County, Virginia, daughter of ALFRED HUDGINS and MARY WILLIAMS. She was born 29 Sep 1830 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, and died 27 Jul 1885 in Buckingham County, Virginia.


Notes for SAMUEL JOSEPH BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Sam and his brother, John Edwin, were millwrights.

I found the below information at www.civilwardata.com which came from the books, The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. Although the age of our Samuel doesn't match the one below, I believe it is the same person. Our Samuel, born October 30, 1822, would have been age 41 on September 15, 1864. Possibilities for the age difference could be the age was originally recorded wrong or transcribed wrong from the original records.

Samuel J. Boatwright, residence not listed, a 32 year old Millwright, enlisted in the Confederate Army on October 9, 1864 at New Canton, VA as a Private. He mustered into "C" (Travis Rifles) Company 44th VA Infantry. He is on the Confederate Roll of Honor. He was listed as:
* On rolls September 15, 1864 (place not stated)
* Intra Regimental Company Transfer: October 31, 1864 from Co. C to Co. I
* Date and method of discharge not given
* Died by 1910

Samuel is buried in the Boatwright/Hudgins Cemetery on Hwy 15 in Buckingham County, Virginia. "Sam" shares a headstone with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hudgins Boatwright and son, Thomas Frederick "Fred" Boatwright. The headstone is inscribed: "In Memory of... Father... AT REST", "Mother... ASLEEP IN JESUS". "Brother...FAREWELL"
Footstones are inscribed: "S.J.B.", "M. E. B." and "FRED".

1850 Census:
Name: Samuel J Boatright
Date: October 25, 1850
Age: 27
Estimated birth year: abt 1823
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Page: 381
Roll: M432_937

1860 Census:
Name: Samuel J Boatwright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 37
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: District 2, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Millwright
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $200
Post Office: New Canton
Roll: M653_1337
Page: 914
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Samuel J Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Samuel J Boatwright
Date: August 6, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Age in 1870: 47
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Millwright
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Buckingham Court House
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 343
Image: 686
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Sam BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: <1820>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Lucy BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1357; Family History Film: 1255357; Page: 477D; 
Enumeration District: 36; Image: .
Burial: Boatwright/Hudgins Cemetery, Buckingham County, Virginia


Notes for MARY ELIZABETH HUDGINS:

1860 Census:
Name: Mary E Boatwright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 29
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: District 2, Buckingham, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: New Canton
Roll: M653_1337
Page: 914
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Samuel J Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Mary E Boatwright
Date: August 6, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Age in 1870: 40
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Buckingham Court House
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 343
Image: 686
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Lucy BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: <1830>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Sam BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1357; Family History Film: 1255357; Page: 477D; 
Enumeration District: 36; Image: .
Burial: Boatwright/Hudgins Cemetery, Buckingham County, Virginia


Children of SAMUEL BOATWRIGHT and MARY HUDGINS are:

9-48.    i. LUCY JANE BOATWRIGHT, b. 25 Feb 1853, New Canton, Buckingham 
                                   County, Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1932, 
                                   Buckingham County, Virginia.
9-49.   ii. DELBERT L. BOATWRIGHT, b. 23 Jul 1855, New Canton, Buckingham 
                                    County, Virginia.
9-50.  iii. ALBERT BOATWRIGHT, b. 05 Nov 1856, New Canton, Buckingham
                                County, Virginia; d. 17 Oct 1893 in Buckingham 
                                County, Virginia.
9-51.   iv. WORTLEY A. BOATWRIGHT, b. 25 Sep 1857, New Canton, Buckingham 
                                    County, Virginia; d. 03 Feb 1893, Buckingham 
                                    County, Virginia.
9-52.    v. MARY ALICE BOATWRIGHT, b. 14 Feb 1859, New Canton, Buckingham 
                                    County, Virginia.
9-53.   vi. THOMAS FREDERICK BOATWRIGHT, b. 12 Dec 1860, New Canton, 
                                          Buckingham County, Virginia; 
                                          d. 07 Aug 1885, Buckingham County, 
                                          Virginia.
9-54.  vii. GEORGIE L. BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 May 1864, Buckingham County,
                                    Virginia.
9-55. viii. SAMUEL JOSEPH BOATWRIGHT, b. 06 Aug 1866, Buckingham County, 
                                       Virginia; d. Bef. 1930, Scottsville,
                                       Albemarle County, Virginia.
9-56.   ix. JULIANA M. BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1869, Buckingham County, Virginia; 
                                    d. Bef. 1880, Buckingham County, Virginia.
9-57.    x. ZULENIS BOATWRIGHT, b. Oct 1871, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-58.   xi. JUNIOUS FLEMING BOATWRIGHT, b. 03 Oct 1873, Buckingham County, 
                                         Virginia.

8-37. JOHN EDWIN BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 17 Sep 1824 in Buckingham County, Virginia, and died 25 Jun 1911 in Potts Camp, Marshall County, Mississippi. He married (1) FRANCES ANN TATUM 24 Mar 1847 in Cumberland County, Virginia, daughter of ANDERSON TATUM and MARY. She was born Abt. 1826 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died Abt. 1862 in Marshall County, Mississippi. He married (2) ELIZA ANN PHILLIPS 09 Oct 1866 in Marshall County, Mississippi. She was born Oct 1844 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1910.


Notes for JOHN EDWIN BOATWRIGHT:

John Edwin Boatwright

Picture provided by Allie Jewell Boatwright Greene

Note with picture reads: John Edwin Boatwright married Mary Frances Tatum in Buckingham, Va. when he was about 20 in about 1848. Moved with household and slaves to Chulahoma and then Waites, Mississippi. He was a millwright by trade.


The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

According to family story, John Boatwright was a miller along with his older brother Sam. John built mills in Mississippi. He kept mill for food during the Civil War.

Found at Marshall Co., MS website: Boatwright Cemetery, Potts Camp(town), MS
John Edwin Boatright, born in Buckingham Co., VA, September 17, 1824, died at his home near Waites, Miss.(Waites is now extinct, AKA Waterford), on June 25, 1911. He was married to first wife: Frances A. Tatum and second wife: Eliza Ann Smith of Marshall Co., Miss. John & Eliza married on October 9, 1866. Charlie Boatwright born February 14, 1879 and died September 10, 1943. E. M. Boatwright(another son of John Edwin Boatwright) born April 17, 1870 and died December 26, 1941. The Easley children buried at Boatwright Cemetery are the children of Velora Boatwright Easley, daughter of John Edwin Boatwright. Other Boatwright relatives are buried here also. The above info was submitted to the website by: Pat Payne, youngest daughter of Lyda Boatwright, daughter of Charlie Boatwright and granddaughter of John E. Boatwright. Her e-mail is jp39pp40pn@aol.com


Reclusions of Respect

Adoped by Temperance Hill Baptist Church, August 25th, 1911, In Memory of John E. Boatwright

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to take out of this world our beloved brother, Deacon John E. Boatwright, we therefore review his useful, upright and faithful life.

Brother Boatwright was born in Buckingham, Va., September the 17th, 1824, and died at his home near Waits, Miss., June the 25th, 1911.

He was married to Miss Frances A. Tatum, of Cumberland County, Va., in 1847. There were born unto them seven children, but only one survives him, Hon. J. W. Boatwright, of Waits, Miss. After the death of his wife he was again married to Mrs. Eliza Ann Smith, of Marshall County, Miss. Six children were born to them, all surviving: Mrs. J. S. Hastings, of Holly Springs; Mrs. Horace Easly, of Memphis, Tenn.; E. M., M. P., and Charley of Waits; and H. F., of Hattiesburg, Miss.

He moved from Virginia to Mississippi, and settled near Waterford, Marshall County, in 1847, and in 1854 he bought and settled the home near Waits, where he spent the rest of his long and useful life in the home that he loved so well.

Brother Boatwright professed faith in Christ at the tender age of twelve, and was baptized into the fellowship of Mount Zion Church in Buckingham County, VA. He was a member of the church seventy-five years; loyal to his church, liberal in his religious views, and ardent in the support of the cause.

In the year 1855 he organized Temperance Hill Baptist Church. He built the house of worship almost wholly with his own means and his hands. He lived a faithful life & was a consistent member of the church the rest of his natural life, and his last thoughts on earth were about the church and its work.

In 1856, he was ordained a deacon by this church and served faithfully in this official capacity for fifty-five years. He was never known to falter in the discharge of duty, but was always ready, willing, and liberal to help the cause of suffering humanity or the cause of Christ. At times when others faltered and gave up he would shoulder the whole responsibility of the church to the extent that he would pay the whole pastor's salary himself.

During the dark days of the Civil War his benevolent spirit shone forth in all its fullness in the liberal help he gave to the helpless women and children left behind. No country ever had a more loyal and patriotic citizen, no community a more liberal and sympathetic neighbor.

Therefore, be it resolved,

1st. That we bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all things well and for the best, that we, as a church mourn our loss but cherish his blessed memory and stive to emulate his life.

2nd. That we extend to the bereaved family our sympathy and prayful condolence in this their time of sorrow.

3rd. That this resolution be spread on the record book of this church, and that a copy be furnished the family, the county papers, and the Baptist Record.

J.P. Horton - Pastor, J.M. Shadrack, T.C. Culwell, Douglass Morgan, Jesse Watson - Committee

Source: Ruby Pearl Apperson


In 1848, John Edwin & M. Tatum(Frances' mother ?) sold 96 acres on Randolph Creek (25E) to William P. Boatwright. John also sold another 34 acres on Randolph Creek (25E) to William P. Boatwright. This William is not John Edwin's father. Source: Buckingham Co. Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds, 1841-70, Volume 3.

About 1848, John & Frances with household and slaves moved to Chulahoma, MS, then Waites, Marshall Co., MS. The 1850 Marshall Co., MS Federal Census, page 210, Southern Division, MSS5a150049, lists John E. Boatwright age 26M, Millwright as profession, born in VA., F.A. Boatwright(Frances Ann Tatum) age 24F, VA, and R.G. Boatwright age 5 months, male, MS(Robert G. was known as "Jeter").

The 1860 Marshall Co., MS Federal Census lists John E. Boatwright age 34(correct age is 36), Millwright, Property Value of $2,000 and Personal Estate of $3,200, Frances A. age 32F, Robert E.(G.) age 10M, May A. age 8F, John W. age 5M, William A. age 1M and a George Baggett living with them.

The Reporter Newspaper, January 13, 1871, Marshall Co., MS:
For Sale 95 acres of Land, situated _ miles west of Boatwright’s Mill, Marshall county, Miss., 50 acres cleared. Will be sold on Monday, 9th January, 1871, on the public square, Holly Springs. Terms made known on day of sale. G. H. Sullivan

John & Frances were married in Cumberland Co., VA according to the copy of the Marriage Bond dated March 24, 1847. The actual marriage ceremony may have taken place on April 1, 1847 according to the Virginia Conference and Richmond Christian Advocate, issue April 15, 1847. The Surety was Charles T. Toney. Shortly after John & Francis married they moved to Marshall Co., MS. They had 7 children, one of which was J.W. Boatwright. After Francis died, John married Eliza Ann Smith.

Holly Springs was a planned community
By Lois Swanee, Museum CuratorL
The South Reporter, 16 Apr 1998

In 1837 Holly Springs was a boom town. Records show that we were incorporated then, we had ten schools, forty lawyers, thirty-six doctors where two years before there had been wilderness. Marshall County had begun in 1836.

Holly Springs was a planned community. Two of the Randolphs, William and Jack and other entrepreneurs, Samuel McCorkle, one of the Alexanders, were all first settlers. The Randolphs came originally from Virginia. They bought the land where Holly Springs is from the Chickasaws. On one survey map William Randolph's cabin was marked on highway #7 just south of town where that little stream runs by Mrs. High's property. The entrepreneurs laid out the plans for Holly Springs and gave the land for the square, the cemetery, and the public schools. Then they would build houses and set up plantations for second and third sons of Virginians and Carolinians because of the progenitor factor which was an inherited habit of giving everything to the oldest son. The second son usually went into the ministry and the third son went into the military. So Holly Springs was founded for these sons. Other towns were planned communities too. We weren't the only one. The first mayor was named Atlas Dargan.

The Randolphs had seen the Indians growing cotton and knew that he could grow great cotton.

Because of this, in the years preceding the Civil War, Marshall County produced more cotton than other place in the world per capita. Cotton was King. Our society was an agrarian society and cotton made us special.

The 1850s were the opulent period for Holly Springs and most of the grand houses were built at this time. Hamilton Place, Linden Terrace, Fleur deLys, and other big houses now gone were built earlier. There were many houses not so large and the town was developing into a showplace of a town. It was boom again in Holly Springs. Holly Springs was considered the unofficial capitol of north Mississippi. We had an eminent bar of lawyers. Holly Springs was the epitome of culture and refinement. Cultured folks from near and far sent their sons and daughters here to be educated. College Avenue was so named because there were at least six schools facing it. Then there were military schools on each end of town. Later on, Rust College was built in 1866 during Reconstruction as the second school for freedmen. In 1904, Bishop Cottrell, an ex-slave built Mississippi Industrial college.

In 1861 the War between the States erupted and because of our heritage, we sent to war ten Confederates generals: Samuel Benton, James Chalmers, Daniel Govan, W. S. Featherston, Elkanah Greer, John Frazier, A. J. Vaughn, Christopher Mott, Claudius Sears, Edward Carey Walthall, and then there was Ben Williams who was a general in the Mexican War. There was also a number of adjutant generals: A. B. Bradford, Howard Falconer, Kinloch Falconer, West, Ford, Williamson, and others. James Autry was receiving his general's commission when he was killed in the Battle of Atlanta. His father was Micajah Autry who was killed in the battle of the Alamo in 1835.

General U. S. Grant chose Holly Springs as his headquarters and his family to live because it was on the railroad in the way to Vicksburg down thru the middle of the state. In all, 64,000 northern troops were stationed in Marshall County. Because of this, the town suffered as many as 62 raids. All the men were gone to war and one able bodied man who was old stayed here as chief of police to guard the women and children. The women were all loyal Confederates except one who married a Yankee officer and many of them were spies for the Confederates would have had a raid. On one such occasion, General Earl Van Dorn came to town at 3 o'clock in the morning on December 20, 1862, and destroyed millions of dollars worth of Federal supplies after supplying his ragged forces with clothing, food, guns, and ammunition. Then, after one day's work they blew up the rest with dynamite. The only thing destroyed for us during the Civil War was whatever had "Yankee" in it by General Van Dorn. The rest of Holly Springs was saved because General Van Dorn put guards around General Grant's living quarters (Walter Place) to guard his wife and children during the raid. Grant destroyed everything in his path until he got to the town of Port Gibson which was Van Dorn's hometown. To return the war favor, Grant said, "Don't burn this town. It is too beautiful to burn".

The troops from here joined as soon as war broke out. Most of them were young and wanting to defend their southland. It was thought that all the war would take place in northern Virginia and be over in 90 days. They were in every terrible battle from First Manassas to the very end at Appomatic and very few came home, it was a sad time.

Reconstruction was worse than the 62 raids on the town. Holly Springs, Vicksburg and Jackson were the only three towns in the U.S.A. to be federally occupied in that century and we were occupied by the northern army for ten years. It was hard on blacks and whites, everybody suffered. Carpet-baggers ruled the day. General Douglas McArthur's father was the last commandant and Douglas was almost born here. Reconstruction finally came to an end and General McArthur moved to Little Rock and Douglas was born at the base there.

When all of these catastrophes were over and we began to get back on our feet, a terrible scourge of yellow fever hit the town in 1878, hundreds died and even more were ill but lived through it. Because of all the strive and troublesome times, after yellow fever many food people moved away saying it was too hard to make a living here.


Baptism: Mount Zion Baptist Church, Buckingham County, VA

Hobbies: Hunting & Fishing

Migrated: 1848, Chulahoma, Mississippi

Occupation: Millwright

1850 Census:
Name: Jno C Boatwright
Date: August 30, 1850
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1824
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Southern Division, Marshall, Mississippi
Occupation: Millwright
Page: 210
Roll: M432_377

1860 Census:
Name: John E Boatwright
Date: July 22, 1860
Age in 1860: 34
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Township 5 Range 2, Marshall, Mississippi
Occupation: Millwright
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,000
Post Office: Mc Faddens Store
Roll: M653_587
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: John E Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: E J Boatwright
Date: July 2, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1824
Age in 1870: 46
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Township 5 Range 2, Marshall, Mississippi
Occupation: Millwright
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,300
Post Office: Waterford
Roll: M593_740
Page: 413
Image: 179
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: J. E. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: <1825>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: E. A. BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll: T9_657; Family History Film: 1254657; Page: 381B; 
Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0102.

1900 Census:
Name: John E Boatwright
Date: June 22, 1900
Home in 1900: Beat 1, Marshall, Mississippi 
Age: 75 
Birth Date: Sep 1824 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to Head of House: Father 
Father's Birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia 
Marriage Year: 1865 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 35 
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Residence : Beat 1 (Excl. Holly Springs City), Marshall, Mississippi 
Census Place: Beat 1, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll T623_820; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 59.

1910 Census:
Name: John E Boatwright
Date: April 16, 1910
Age in 1910: 85
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1910: 1-Bt, Marshall, Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 751
Part: 2
Page: 21B
Burial: Jun 1911, Boatwright Cemetery, Marshall County, Mississippi


Notes for FRANCES ANN TATUM:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Frances A. (Tatum) Boatwright, wife of John E. Boatwright, bought all the right and title of Mary Tatum in 2 tracts of land (34 acres to William P. Boatwright, 30 acres to James Woodfin) which she purchased of William B. and M.B. Anderson trustees. Source: Buckingham Co. Land Tax Summaries & Implied Deeds, 1841-70, Volume 3. Frances A. Tatum Boatwright is is buried in the Boatwright Cemetery at Potts Camp, Marshall Co., MS near Holly Springs, MS.

Boatwright Family History by Allie Jewell Boatwright, 1992: "She was born in 1825 Cumberland County or Buckingham County, Virginia. She was from a prosperous family. After her death, about 1862, her three sons inherited 60 slaves from her parent's estate in Virginia. The slaves were freed by the Yankees as they were being sent to the Boatwright Plantation in Marshall County, Mississippi."

1850 Census:
Name: F E Boatwright
Date: August 30, 1850
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Southern Division, Marshall, Mississippi
Page: 210
Roll: M432_377

1860 Census:
Name: Francis H Boatwright
Date: July 22, 1860
Age in 1860: 31
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Township 5 Range 2, Marshall, Mississippi
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Mc Faddens Store
Roll: M653_587
Page: 0
Year: 1860
Head of Household: John E Boatwright

Notes for ELIZA ANN PHILLIPS:

Eliza was John's housekeeper prior to marrying him after the death of Frances Tatum.

1870 Census:
Name: Eliza A Boatwright
Date: July 2, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
Age in 1870: 34
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Township 5 Range 2, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Waterford
Roll: M593_740
Page: 413
Image: 179
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: E. A. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: <1835>
Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: J. E. BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll: T9_657; Family History Film: 1254657; Page: 381B; 
Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0102.

1900 Census:
Name: Elizah Boatwright
Date: June 22, 1900
Home in 1900: Beat 1, Marshall, Mississippi 
Age: 55 
Birth Date: Oct 1844 
Birthplace: South Carolina 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Mother 
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina 
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina 
Mother: number of living children: 6 
Mother: How many children: 6 
Marriage Year: 1865 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 35 
Residence : Beat 1 (Excl. Holly Springs City), Marshall, Mississippi 
Census Place: Beat 1, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll T623_820; Page: 12B; 
Enumeration District: 59.

1910 Census:
Name: Eliza A Boatwright
Date: April 16, 1910
Age in 1910: 75
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1910: 1-Bt, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Female
Series: T624
Roll: 751
Part: 2
Page: 21B


Children of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and FRANCES TATUM are:

9-59.    i. ROBERT G. "JETER" BOATWRIGHT, b. 1850, Marshall County, Mississippi.

9-60.   ii. MAY ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1852, Marshall County, Mississippi; 
                                 d. Aft. 1860, Marshall County, Mississippi.
9-61.  iii. JOHN WILLIS BOATWRIGHT, b. 10 Mar 1855, Marshall County, Mississippi; 
                                     d. 1931, Holly Springs, Marshall County, 
                                     Mississippi.
9-62.   iv. WILLIAM ALEXANDER BOATWRIGHT, b. Sep 1859, Marshall County, 
                                           Mississippi.


Children of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and ELIZA PHILLIPS are:

9-63.    v. LETITIA BOATWRIGHT, b. Mar 1866, Marshall County, Mississippi; 
                                 d. 20 Jun 1933, Memphis, Shelby County, 
                                 Tennessee.
9-64.   vi. MARLBOROUGH PEAGUES BOATWRIGHT, b. Apr 1868, Marshall County, 
                                             Mississippi; d. 04 Oct 1925,
                                             Mississippi.
9-65.  vii. EDWARD MILLER BOATWRIGHT, b. 17 Apr 1870, Marshall County, 
                                       Mississippi; d. 26 Dec 1941, Potts 
                                       Camp, Marshall County, Mississippi.
9-66. viii. HENRY FINLEY BOATWRIGHT, b. 18 Aug 1872, Marshall County, 
                                      Mississippi; d. 09 Mar 1953, Tippah
                                      County, Mississippi.
9-67.   ix. VELORA BOATWRIGHT, b. Feb 1876, Marshall County, Mississippi.

9-68.    x. CHARLES LEONARD BOATWRIGHT, b. 14 Feb 1879, Marshall County, 
                                         Mississippi; d. 10 Sep 1943,
                                         Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

8-38. THOMAS L. BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1825 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died Dec 1882 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He married SARAH W. DAVIS in Cumberland County, Virginia, daughter of CHARLES DAVIS and POLLY. She was born 1831 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died Mar 1880 in Buckingham County, Virginia.


Notes for THOMAS L. BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Thomas' middle initial is transcribed as "L" by Jean Stinson's, 1870 Buckingham Co. Census and as "S" in Janice Hull's book, Index to US Census for Buckingham Co., VA, Volume 2, 1860-1870.

The 1870 Agricultural Census for Buckingham Co. shows: BOATWRIGHT, Thomas "S", with 20 acres of improved land, 25 acres of unimproved woodland, $400 cash value of farm, $25 for implements & machinery, District: Marshall, page 7, line 10.

1850 Census:
Name: Thomas C Boatright
Date: October 2, 1850
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birth place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Cumberland, Virginia
Occupation: Overseer
Page: 320
Roll: M432_941

1860 Census:
Name: Thos C Boatright
Date: July 12, 1860
Age in 1860: 35
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Cumberland, Virginia
Occupation: Overseer
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,000
Post Office: Ca Ira
Roll: M653_1341
Page: 967
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Thos C Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Thomas L Boatwright
Date: August 5, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825
Age in 1870: 45
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Buckingham Court House
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 341
Image: 682
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Tom L. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 4, 1880
Age: 54
Estimated birth year: <1826>
Birthplace: Virginia
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1357; Family History Film: 1255357; Page: 480B; 
Enumeration District: 36; Image: .

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Thos C Boatwright 
Birth Date: abt 1827 
Birth Place: Buckingham 
Death Date: Dec 1882 
Death Place: Buckingham County, Virginia 
Death Age: 55 
Occupation: Farmer 
Race: White 
Marital Status: Married 
Gender: Male 
Father Name: Wm. Boatwright 
Mother Name: Caroline Boatwright 
Spouse Name: Sallie Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 2056973 


Notes for SARAH W. DAVIS:

1860 Census:
Name: Sarah W Boatright
Date: July 12, 1860
Age in 1860: 28
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Cumberland, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Ca Ira
Roll: M653_1341
Page: 967
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Thos C Boatright

1870 Census:
Name: Sarah Boatwright
Date: August 5, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Age in 1870: 40
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Buckingham Court House
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 341
Image: 682
Year: 1870

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Sallie Boatwright
Birth Date: abt 1822 
Birth Place: Buckingham 
Death Date: Mar 1880 
Death Place: Buckingham County, Virginia 
Death Age: 58 
Occupation: House Work 
Race: White 
Marital Status: Married 
Gender: Female 
Father Name: Ch. Davis 
Mother Name: Pollie Davis 
Spouse Name: Tho'S C. Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 2056973 


Children of THOMAS BOATWRIGHT and SARAH DAVIS are:

9-69.    i. MARY HOWELL BOATWRIGHT, b. 01 Dec 1852, Cumberland County, Virginia; 
                                     d. 15 Nov 1934, Nelson County, Virginia.
9-70.   ii. ELIZABETH C. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1856, Cumberland County, Virginia.

9-71.  iii. SARAH SUSAN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1858, Cumberland County, Virginia; 
                                     d. Dec 1881, Buckingham County, Virginia.
9-72.   iv. GEORGE BOATWRIGHT, b. 1861, Cumberland County, Virginia.

9-73.    v. FANNIE BOATWRIGHT, b. 1864, Cumberland County, Virginia.

9-74.   vi. IRENE ELLEN BOATWRIGHT, b. Jun 1866, Buckingham County, Virginia; 
                                     d. 21 Mar 1928.

8-39. FREDERICK MONROE BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1828 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1900 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He married MARTHA C. KELLY. She was born Abt. 1831 in Virginia, and died Bet. 1862 - 04 Aug 1870 in Virginia.


Notes for FREDERICK MONROE BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Fredrick Monroe Boatwright was exempt from serving in the Civil War according to family story.

Our "Monroe" is listed in the October 26, 1850 census as age 23 with occupation as "Pedlar", under Caroline, his mother, who is head of household. Also found Frederick M. Boatwright age 27 (b. abt. 1823) born in Buckingham Co., VA enumerated with Thomas N. Johnson's family. It's possible these are the same individual. Our Boatwright's had a close connection to the Johnson Family. In fact, Monroe's brother Abyhugh was married by Thomas N. Johnson who was a Baptist clergyman.

I believe the F. M. Boatwright found in Marshall Ward, Richmond City, Henrico Co., VA, page 43 in the 1900 Census may be our Frederick Monroe Boatwright:
R. E. Byrd, Head, m, Sept 1859, 40, married 9 years, carpenter
Carry, Wife, f, June 1861, 38, VA, VA, VA (Caroline)
F. M. Boatwright, Father (in law?), m, Jan. 1830, VA

1850 Census:
Name: Federick Boatwright
Date: September 24, 1850
Age: 22
Estimated birth year: abt 1828
Birth place: Buckinghamshire
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 2, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Merchant
Page: 416
Roll: M432_937

1860 Census:
Name: F M Boatwright
Date: July 24, 1860
Age in 1860: 32
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Western District, Campbell, Virginia
Occupation: Commercial Merchant
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Castle Craig
Roll: M653_1338
Page: 563
Year: 1860
Head of Household: F M Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: Frederick M Boatwright
Date: August 4, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Age in 1870: 41
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Marshall, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Butcher
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Buckingham Court House
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 336
Image: 672
Year: 1870

1900 Census:
Name: F M Boatwright
Date: June 2, 1900
Home in 1900: Richmond, Marshall Ward, Richmond City, Virginia
Age: 70
Estimated birth year: 1830
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Father
Occupation: View Image
Census Place: Richmond, Marshall Ward, Richmond City, Virginia; 
Roll: T623 1739; Page: 4B; 
Enumeration District: 98.
living with daughter Carrie and family

Notes for MARTHA C. KELLY:
1860 Census:
Name: Martha C Boatwright
Date: July 24, 1860
Age in 1860: 29
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Western District, Campbell, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Castle Craig
Roll: M653_1338
Page: 563
Year: 1860
Head of Household: F M Boatwright

Children of FREDERICK BOATWRIGHT and MARTHA KELLY are:

9-75.    i. SAMUELLA J. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1852, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-76.   ii. CORNELIA A. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1854, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-77.  iii. ELIZA C. BOATWRIGHT, b. 1856, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-78.   iv. CAROLINE E. BOATWRIGHT, b. Jun 1861, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-79.    v. WILLIAM NELSON BOATWRIGHT, b. 1862, Buckingham County, Virginia.

8-40. ABYHUGH BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 29 May 1836 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, and died 23 Nov 1912 in Lamkin, Comanche County, Texas. He married MARY ELIZABETH BAGBY 07 Nov 1860 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, daughter of JESSE BAGBY and ANNE ARMISTEAD. She was born 22 Mar 1838 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, and died 10 Oct 1899 in Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas.


Notes for ABYHUGH BOATWRIGHT:

Mary Elizabeth Bagby Boatwright

Photo of Mary Elizabeth Bagby Boatwright

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Abyhugh was born on a five acre home called "Apple Grove" in New Canton, Buckingham Co., VA, the youngest of six children (actually 12, 4 of whom died in infancy). His father, William, died when Abyhugh was 12 years old." The 1850 Buckingham Co., VA census records show Abyhugh to be the 5th youngest child. Abyhugh's father, William, may have died about 1848 based on Abyhugh's birth date and age at time of William's death and the 1850 Census. The house, now known as the Boatwright-Sadler House, is still standing but the slate from the roof, moulding & inside doors have been stolen according to Peggy Boatwright. There is a family cemetery in back of the house. Some of the gravestones were stolen and used for Halloween. The Bryant family, decendants of Willie A. Letitia Boatwright (Abyhugh's sister), owners of the property, were forced to tear the house down this year (2001).

In the book, Lost Buckingham County, Virginia Marriages found: "Abraham Boatwright & Mary L. Bagby 7 Nov 1860; married by T.N. Johnson (same man on whose farm Abyhugh was living). This is Abyhugh & Mary Elizabeth. Info was probably transcribed incorrectly or County Clerk made the mistake as was common in those times.

Abyhugh was an 'overseer' of negro slaves on two farms, 9 miles from Richmond, VA. The farms were owned by a Dr. Bondurant." Abyhugh married Mary Elizabeth Bagby in 1860. I believe Abyhugh worked on Dr. Bondurant's farms after his marriage to Mary and before the start of the Civil War. According to the 1860 census records, he was living on Thomas N. Johnson's farm, the same man who married Abyhugh & Mary. Mr. Johnson was a Baptist Clergyman and quite wealthy.

Abyhugh entered into the service of the Confederacy at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861 and served all four years of the war. Part of this time, he was Special Courier for General Robert E. Lee. His job was obtaining information concerning the enemy and delivering it directly to General Lee. He rode a specially trained horse, adept at jumping rail fences and running through woods and gullies. Unaware of when he would encounter the enemy, he had to be able to stop immediately when he heard the command, 'Halt! Who goes there! State your business or be shot down!' This was the way the officers kept posted on the enemy and their plans." (I have not yet found a record of Abyhugh's service in the Civil War.)

The 1870 Agricultural Census for Buckingham Co. shows: BOATWRIGHT, "Abihugh" as owner, agent or manager of a farm with 300 acres of improved land, 200 acres of unimproved woodland, $5,000 cash value of the farm, $100 cash value of farm implements & machinery, $400 cash value of livestock. District: Maysville, VA, pg 1, line 22.

Abyhugh Boatwright Gravestone In 1872, When Bentley (my Great Grandfather) was 11 years old, Abyhugh moved his family to northern Mississippi in Holly Springs (Marshall County). Virginia Jane, the youngest child of Abyhugh & Mary was born a year later on April 5, 1873." Abyhugh's older brother, John Edwin, had moved to Holly Springs in the late 1840's. Abyhugh and his family settled on the Tippah River living there for several years. Per Allie Boatwright Greene, Abyhugh visited his brother, John Edwin, in Holly Springs in late 1860's or early 1870's, returning to Virginia with John Willis Boatwright, a son of John Edwin. John Willis had gone with Abyhugh to bring back fruit trees to Mississippi.

After the rest of the family had married and Abyhugh's beloved wife, Mary Elizabeth had died, Abyhugh and his son, John Thomas Boatwright, moved to McGregor, McLennan Co., Texas during the "Texas Rush." There they opened a small grocery business. Abyhugh was a deacon in the Baptist Church." I have now discovered Mary Elizabeth Bagby Boatwright died in Carlton, Hamilton Co., TX and is buried in the Carlton Cemetery. Photos of headstones are in my possession courtesy of Fred Held.

In 1893, Abyhugh was a deacon in the Carlton Baptist Church located in Hamilton Co., TX. The church's minutes show he attended the 1893 annual association meeting. He represented Energy Baptist Church at the 35th Annual Session of Hamilton County Baptist Association held August 16th, 17th, 18th, 1911. Energy Baptist Church was organized in 1902 in Comanche County, TX.

From May 29, 1902 to October 15, 1902, Abyhugh was the Postmaster at Bishop, McLennan Co., Texas. The Post Office was closed on October 15, 1902 and the papers moved to Moody, Texas. I suppose the Post Office may have been in Abyhugh's small grocery store. (Source: Index to Postmasters). Bishop was located 6 miles northwest of Moody. The Post Office at Moody is still in operation.

On November 21, 1908, an auction was held for the sale of lots in the new town of Spurlin, 7 miles south of Carlton on the Stephenville North & South Texas Railroad, 13 miles north of Hamilton. This was a project of John L. Spurlin and the auction was held in front of the Spurlin Depot. The special trains brought people to the auction from Carlton for 25 cents, 40 cents from Hamilton, 50 cents from Alexander & 90 cents from Stephenville. Abyhugh Boatwright, C.H. King, P.M. Massingill, Minnie Pietzsch, William Joseph "Joe" Stribling, W.W. Parker, W.C. Schrank, Walter Richardson, A.A. Henry, August Weid, Mrs. A.B. Barnett, J.B. Womble, H.R. Brummett & many more bought property from $1.00 to $40.00 for the lots. (Hamilton County genweb site).

Abyhugh represented Energy Baptist Church on August 16-18, 1911 at the 35th Annual Session of the Hamilton County Baptist Association. Energy Baptist Church in Comanche County was organized in 1902. This church may have been admitted to the Hamilton County Baptist Association as Willowdale Baptist Church. Energy Baptist Church was granted a letter of dismissal from the Hamilton Association on 31 August, 1921. Energy is on Rarm Road 1702, sixteen miles southeast of Comanche in Comanche County, Texas.

Carlton Cemetery, located in Hamilton County, TX is located about one-half mile west of Carlton on FM 2823.

Source: Find-A-Grave

Marriage Notes for ABYHUGH BOATWRIGHT and MARY BAGBY: Abyhugh Boatwright & Mary Elizabeth Bagby were married November 7, 1860. The Lost Buckingham County, Virginia Marriages Book, page 109, lists:
"Mary L. Bagby & Abraham Boatwright 7 Nov 1860; married by T.N. Johnson."

I believe this is our Mary Elizabeth & Abyhugh for the following reasons:
1. Abyhugh was living with and working as an overseer for T.N. Johnson (June 13, 1860 Census)
2. Family story states "Abyhugh married Mary Elizabeth Bagby in 1860."
3. Abyhugh's name listed as "Abraham" was either recorded wrong by the county clerk or transcribed wrong from the original record. Abyhugh's could be a nickname for "Abraham Hugh".
4. Mary Elizabeth's name listed as "Mary L." could be for the same reason(s) as in item 3. Her name could also be mistaken for "Mary Lizbeth or Lizabeth" because of the dialect.
5. I have not found any other "Abraham" Boatwright in any records.


See link for copy of death certificate.

Please note the death certificate mistakenly spells his last name without the “w”. - Source Tim McCoy


1850 Census:
Name: Abihu Boatright
Date: October 25, 1850
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1836
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Buckingham, Virginia
Page: 381
Roll: M432_937

U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865
Name: A Boatwright (not sure if this is Abyhugh)
Enlistment Date: 1864 
Military Units: Hood's Battalion, Reserves; Capt. Hutter's Co., Infantry (The Southern Guard); 
Capt. Jordan's Co., Local Defense; Capt. Keyser's Co., Reserves; Capt. Lyneman's Co., Infantry 

Hood’s Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry: Organized with six companies at Petersburg on 
August 6, 1864. (Actually the battalion had been formed by June 1864). No record found after 
October 5, 1864.

Ed S. Hutter fought in the Civil War for the Confederate Side. He was listed as being from 
Virginia. He was a Captain in Hutter's Company, Virginia Infantry (Southern Guard).

1870 Census:
Name: Abihugh Boatright
Date: June 24, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Maysville, Buckingham, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Curdsville
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 354
Image: 709
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: A. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: <1836>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: M. E. BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll: T9_657; Family History Film: 1254657; Page: 381A; 
Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0101.
Burial: Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas


Notes for MARY ELIZABETH BAGBY:

Mary Elizabeth Bagby Boatwright Gravestone

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

According to our family story written in the late 1960's, Mary Elizabeth Bagby married Abyhugh in 1860. She had 4 brothers in the Civil War fighting for the Confederacy. John Bagby, the oldest, was killed instantly. Another was wounded and died. Tom Bagby had his right arm shot off at the shoulder, but recovered and returned home. The youngest brother, Dick, came home without a scratch. Mary was supposedly born in Fluvanna Co., VA.

In 1872, Abyhugh, Mary and the children moved from Buckingham Co., VA to northern MS. Virginia Jane, the 6th and youngest child was born April 5, 1873, one year after the family arrived in Holly Springs.

All Boatwright's names were spelled without the "w" in the 1850 Buckingham Co. census records, an error by the census takers. The October 24, 1850 Buckingham Co., pg 58, ln 442 lists: William P. Boatright (maybe Reuben Sr's. brother) age 62M, Farmer, $1400, Apalona 54F, Martha Scruggs 33F, Jesse Bagby 15M Laborer, Martha F. Bagby 10F, Thomas B. Bagby, 7M, Sarah Edwards 55F(black) midwife. (This is probably our Mary E. Bagby's brothers & sister and/or Mary E, transcribed to Martha F.)

The 1850 Fluvanna Co., VA, pg 23 ln 22, HH 186, FN 187, enumerated August 2, 1850 lists: Jesse Bagby age 50, male, white, Occup-Overseer, place of birth VA. He is the overseer for Margaret W. Shipp and her children. Mary E. Bagby is not living with them. Interestingly, I found where Jesse Bagby & Margaret Shipp got married in 1850 sometime after the August census was enumerated. Jesse, age of 50, was previously married, first wife died and his children are living with William P. & Apollonia Boatwright.

The 1860 Buckingham Co., District 2, New Canton, page 14, line 96, lists Mary E. Bagby, age 22, living with Jesse Bagby age 60, an overseer, on the Robert H. Miller farm. I believe this Jesse is the same overseer found in 1850 in the Margaret W. Shipp household, who he married since the age matches. I wonder if they divorced before the 1860 census? I have not found complete census records for 1860 & prior years for Fluvanna Co.

Thomas Boatwright Bagby who enlisted as a Private in the Confederate Army on April 11, 1863, listing his residence as New Canton, VA, occupation as laborer and age 19. His birth year of 1844 corresponds with his age at time of marriage. This leads me to believe Thomas B. Bagby is our Mary's brother.

1870 Census:
Name: Mary E Boatright
Date: June 24, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1838
Age in 1870: 32
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Maysville, Buckingham, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Curdsville
Roll: M593_1637
Page: 354
Image: 709
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: M. E. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 11, 1880
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: <1838>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: A. BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: ---
Mother's birthplace: ---
Census Place: Chewalla, Marshall, Mississippi; 
Roll: T9_657; Family History Film: 1254657; Page: 381A; 
Enumeration District: 111; Image: 0101.
Burial: Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas


Children of ABYHUGH BOATWRIGHT and MARY BAGBY are:

9-80.    i. BENTLEY MUMFORD BOATWRIGHT, b. 26 Aug 1861, New Canton, Buckingham 
                                         County, Virginia; d. 17 May 1946, 
                                         Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas.
9-81.   ii. JOHN THOMAS BOATWRIGHT, b. 12 Sep 1863, Buckingham County, Virginia; 
                                     d. 25 Dec 1947, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.
9-82.  iii. FRANCES ANN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1865, Buckingham County, Virginia.

9-83.   iv. EDWARD JOHNSON BOATWRIGHT, b. 28 May 1868, Maysville, Buckingham 
                                        County, Virginia; d. 20 Apr 1947, 
                                        Hamilton County, Texas.
9-84.    v. WILLIAM JESSE BOATWRIGHT, b. Oct 1870, Buckingham County, 
                                       Virginia; d. 03 Oct 1919, Carlsbad, 
                                       Eddy County, New Mexico.
9-85.   vi. VIRGINIA JANE BOATWRIGHT, b. 05 Apr 1873, Holly Springs, Marshall 
                                       County, Mississippi; d. 25 May 1965, 
                                       Hamilton County, Texas.

8-41. MARTHA E. BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Mar 1838 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1910 in Appomattox County, Virginia. She married WILLIAM B. INGE 16 Apr 1857 in Appomattox County, Virginia, son of HENRY INGE and DELILA BARBEE. He was born Jul 1837 in Virginia, and died Aft. 1910 in Appomattox County, Virginia.


Notes for MARTHA E. BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Martha Boatwright never married according to family story. I have found at familysearch.com a Martha Boatwright, about age 19, daughter of William Boatwright, married William B. Inge on April 16, 1857 in Appomattox Co., VA. William Inge was born in 1837 VA. Two known children of this marriage are Delila Inge born 1857 and Thomas Inge born 1860, both in Appomattox Co., VA.

The "family story", typed in the Late 1960,s, I believe contains misinformation. Her age of 19 at time of marriage matches the census records for 1850 and 1860.

The 1850 Census lists Martha E. as age 12 living with Caroline Boatwright, her mother. Martha is not living with Caroline nor does she appear anywhere in the 1860 Buckingham Co. census records.

Peggy Goehring, droeh@swbell.net, copied Page 44 from "Appomattox County Marriages 1854-1890, located at the Appomattox Co., VA Library the following:
"Date of Marriage: 16 April 1857, Name of Groom: William B. Inge, His place of residence: Appomattox Co., His age: 20, single. Name of Bride: Martha E. Boatwright, Her place of residence: Buckingham Co., Her age: 19, single. His father: Henry Inge, Her father: William Boatwright. William B. Inge occupation: farmer, Minister: JH Cawthorne."

There were only two William Boatwrights in Buckingham County who were heads of households. Our William and William P. who married Appolonia Bagby and never had children. Based on the above and her age shown on the 1850 census & marriage record, this is our Martha E. Boatwright. In fact, I find no record of any other Martha E. Boatwright in Buckingham Co. during this time.

1850 Census:
Name: Martha E Boatright
Date: October 25, 1850
Age: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1838
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Buckingham, Virginia
Page: 381
Roll: M432_937


Children of MARTHA BOATWRIGHT and WILLIAM INGE are:

        i. DELILA INGE, b. 1857, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

       ii. CAROLINE INGE, b. 1858, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

      iii. THOMAS INGE, b. 1860, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

       iv. WILLIAM H. INGE, b. 1861, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

        v. MARY A. INGE, b. 1863, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

       vi. ICIE INGE, b. 1865, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

      vii. ROSE L. INGE, b. 1867, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

     viii. MANERVA J. INGE, b. 1869, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

       ix. ROLAND F. INGE, b. 26 Dec 1870, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

        x. RICHARD D. INGE, b. Jan 1876, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

       xi. HOWSIE INGE, b. Mar 1882, Appomattox County, Virginia. 

8-42. JUDITH JANE BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1842 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia.


Notes for JUDITH JANE BOATWRIGHT:

Judith J. Boatwright was not married in August 1879 when she purchased her mother's property in Buckingham County, Virginia.

Have not found Judith in the 1870 or or later Census records.

1850 Census:
Name: Judith J Boatright
Date: October 25, 1850
Age: 8
Estimated birth year: abt 1842
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Buckingham, Virginia
Page: 381
Roll: M432_937

1860 Census:
Name: Judith J Boatwright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 17
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: District 2, Buckingham, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: New Canton
Roll: M653_1337
Page: 914
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Caroline Boatwright

8-43. WILLIE A. LETITIA BOATWRIGHT (WILLIAM8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born May 1845 in New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1910 in Buckingham County, Virginia. She married GEORGE FLEMING DAVIS Sep 1869 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was born May 1838 in Buckingham County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1920 in Buckingham County, Virginia.


Notes for WILLIE A. LETITIA BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Willie A L Boatright
Date: October 25, 1850
Age: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1844
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): District 1, Buckingham, Virginia
Page: 381
Roll: M432_937

1860 Census:
Name: Willie L Boatwright
Date: June 20, 1860
Age in 1860: 13
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: District 2, Buckingham, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: New Canton
Roll: M653_1337
Page: 914
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Caroline Boatwright

Notes for GEORGE FLEMING DAVIS:

Enlisted as a Private June 6, 1861, age 23, at New Canton, Buckingham Co., VA in the Confederacy. Claimed residence in New Canton, Buckingham Co., VA and working as a Wheelwright. He served Company C, 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment and is on the Confederate Roll of Honor.

Name: George Fleming Davis
Residence: Buckingham County, Virginia
Occupation: Wheelwright
Enlistment Date: 06 June 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Unit Numbers: 802 802 802
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 June 1861 at the age of 23
Enlisted in Company C, 44th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 06 June 1861.
On rolls on 15 July 1861
Absent, sick on 15 November 1861 at Variety Springs, VA
Discharged Company C, 44th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 22 February
1862
Drafted in Company C, 44th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 08 October
1864.
Paroled on 24 April 1865 at Farmville, VA


Children of WILLIE BOATWRIGHT and GEORGE DAVIS are:

        i. MELVIN DAVIS, b. 1870, Buckingham County, Virginia. 

       ii. ANNIE DAVIS, b. 1872, Buckingham County, Virginia.

      iii. THOMAS DAVIS, b. 1875, Buckingham County, Virginia.

       iv. HENRY DAVIS, b. 1877, Buckingham County, Virginia. 

        v. JULIA DAVIS, b. 1879, Buckingham County, Virginia. 

       vi. WALTER FREDERICK DAVIS, b. 29 Oct 1881, Buckingham County, 
                                    Virginia.
      vii. LILLY EDNA DAVIS, b. Dec 1885, Buckingham County, Virginia. 

     viii. WYATT CURTIS DAVIS, b. Dec 1885, Buckingham County, Virginia.

8-44. ELISHA S. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN W.8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1827 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for ELISHA S. BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

In 1850 Prince Edward Co., Elisha is found living with the Henry Venable family.

1850 Census:
Name: Elisha Boatwright 
Date: September 3, 1850
Age: 23 
Estimated birth year: abt 1827 
Birth Place: Prince Edward Island 
Gender: Male 
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Prince Edward, Virginia 
Census Place:  , Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: M432_970; Page: 36; Image: 73.
Civil War Service Records
Name: Elisha S. Boatwright
Company: I
Unit: 23 Virginia Infantry
Rank - Induction: Private
Rank - Discharge: Private
Allegiance: Confederate

Name: Elisha S Boatwright
Enlistment Date: 21 May 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Unit Numbers: 775 775
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 May 1861
Enlisted in Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 21 May 1861.
Absent, sick on 15 August 1861 (Estimated day)
Reenlisted in Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment Virginia on 01 March 1862
Wounded on 09 August 1862 at Cedar Mountain, VA
Hospitalized on 20 August 1862 at Farmville, VA
Returned on 15 April 1863 (Estimated day)
Detailed on 15 May 1864 (Estimated day, extra duty as teamster)
Absent, sick on 15 December 1864 (Estimated day)
POW on 25 March 1865 at Fort Stedman, VA
Confined on 26 March 1865 at City Point, VA
Confined on 28 March 1865 at Point Lookout, MD
Oath Allegiance on 23 June 1865 at Point Lookout, MD (Released)
Height: 5'3 "
Eye Color: grey
Hair Color: brown
Complexion: fair

"Near the end of the war, the United States Congress passed a law making the poor treatment of prisoners the official policy of the federal government. The official U.S. policy on Confederate POWs is stated in the preamble to HR 97, passed by both Houses of Congress:" "Rebel prisoners in our hands are to be subjected to a treatment finding its parallels only in the conduct of savage tribes and resulting in the death of multitudes by the slow but designed process of starvation and by mortal diseases occasioned by insufficient and unhealthy food and wanton exposure of their persons to the inclemency of the weather."

Note: The above law was in response to the equally poor treatment of Union soldiers by their Confederate captors. See information on Point Lookout Prison Camp.

1880 Census:
Name: Elisha Boatwright 
Date: June 19, 1880
Home in 1880: South Side, Appomattox, Virginia 
Age: 53 
Estimated birth year: abt 1827 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Relation to head-of-household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other) 
Father's birthplace: VA 
Mother's birthplace: VA 
Occupation: Laborer 
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: South Side, Appomattox, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1354; Family History Film: 1255354; Page: 399.3000; 
Enumeration District: 9; .

8-45. JOHN H. BOATWRIGHT (JOHN W.8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 02 Dec 1828 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 09 Jan 1891 in Putnam County, Georgia. He married (1) JULIA A.. She was born 1825 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married (2) MARY L. WEAVER 1872 in Putnam County, Georgia, daughter of FRANCIS WEAVER and PRISCILLA ELEY. She was born 27 Jul 1848 in Greene County, Georgia, and died 26 Jun 1921 in Putnam County, Georgia.


Notes for JOHN H. BOATWRIGHT:

John H. Boatwright Gravestone

1850 Census:
Name: Jno H Boatwright
Date: August 30, 1850
Age: 21
Estimated birth year: abt 1829
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Prince Edward, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Page: 31
Roll: M432_970

1870 Census:
Name: John H Boatright 
Date: July 5, 1870
Birth Year: abt 1830 
Age in 1870: 40 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Home in 1870: Lee, Georgia 
Race: White 
Occupation: Clerk in Store
Gender: Male 
Post Office: Rennick 
Census Place:  , Lee, Georgia; 
Roll: M593_161; Page: 475B; 
Image: 340; Family History Library Film: 545660.

1880 Census:
Name: John H. Boatwright
Date: June 7, 1880
Home in 1880: Glades, Putnam, Georgia
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
BirthPlace: Virginia
Relation to head-of-household: Son-in-law
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Occupation: Retired Merchant
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Census Place: Glades, Putnam, Georgia; Roll: T9_162;
Family History Film: 1254162; Page: 465.1000;
Enumeration District: 109; Image: 0353.
living with mother-in-law
Burial: Harmony Southern Baptist Church Cemetery, Rudden, Putnam County, Georgia


Notes for JULIA A.:

1850 Census:
Name: Julia A Boatwright
Date: August 30, 1850
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1825
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
69
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward, Virginia
Page: 31
Roll: M432_970

Notes for MARY L. WEAVER:

Mary L. Weaver Boatwright Gravestone

1880 Census:
Name: Mollie L. Boatwright
Date: June 7, 1880
Home in 1880: Glades, Putnam, Georgia
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
BirthPlace: Georgia
Relation to head-of-household: Daughter
Father's birthplace: GA
Mother's name: Precilla
Mother's birthplace: GA
Occupation: Keeping House
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Glades, Putnam, Georgia; 
Roll: T9_162;
Family History Film: 1254162; Page: 465.1000;
Enumeration District: 109; Image: 0353.
living with mother and family

1900 Census:
Name: Mary L Boatwright
Date: June 8, 1900
Home in 1900: Glades, Putnam, Georgia
Age: 51
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1849
BirthPlace: Georgia
Relationship to head-of-house: Mother
Race: White
Census Place: Glades, Putnam, Georgia;
Roll: T623 217; Page: 4A; 
Enumeration District: 99.
living with son Frank

1910 Census:
Name: Mary L Boatwright
Date: May 3, 1910
Age in 1910: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
BirthPlace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Home in 1910: Glades, Putnam, Georgia
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Census Place: Glades, Putnam, Georgia;
Roll: T624_208; Page: 9A; 
Enumeration District: 138; Image: 297.
living with son Frank

1920 Census:
Name: Mary Boatwright 
Date: January 22, 1920
Home in 1920: Glades, Putnam, Georgia 
Age: 74 
Estimated birth year: abt 1846 
Birthplace: Georgia 
Relation to Head of House: Mother 
Father's Birth Place: Georgia 
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia 
Marital Status: Widowed 
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Census Place: Glades, Putnam, Georgia; 
Roll 31109_4300125; Page: 12A; 
Enumeration District: 147; Image: 841.
living with son Frank
Burial: Harmony Southern Baptist Church Cemetery, Rudden, Putnam County, Georgia


Child of JOHN BOATWRIGHT and MARY WEAVER is:

9-86.    i. FRANCIS HOWARD BOATWRIGHT, b. 23 Dec 1875, Putnam County, Georgia;  
                                        d. 19 Nov 1948, Putnam County, Georgia. 

8-46. JOHN E. BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1838 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for JOHN E. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: John E Boatwright
Date: September 10, 1860
Age in 1860: 21
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $2,000
Post Office: Prince Edward Court House
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 958
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Charles Baldwin

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Josiah Boatwright 
Birth Date: abt 1842 
Death Date: Aug 1864 
Death Age: 22 
Occupation: Farmer 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Father Name: Edwin Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 33257 

8-47. MARY E. J. BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1840 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for MARY E. J. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Mary E J Boatwright
Date: September 10, 1860
Age in 1860: 19
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prince Edward Court House
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 958
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Edwin Boatwright

8-48. JUDITH P. BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1841 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and died 24 Jul 1879 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for JUDITH P. BOATWRIGHT:

Judith was single at time of her death from consumption. She was 36.

1860 Census:
Name: Judith P Boatwright
Date: September 10, 1860
Age in 1860: 18
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prince Edward Court House
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 958
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Edwin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: J W P Boatright
Date: July 1, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Age in 1870: 26
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 69
Image: 139
Year: 1870

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Judith P Boatwright 
Birth Date: abt 1843 
Birth Place: Prince Edward, Virginia 
Death Date: 24 Jul 1879 
Death Place: Prince Edward, Virginia 
Death Age: 36 
Marital Status: Single 
Gender: Female 
Father Name: Edwin Boatwright 
Mother Name: Elizebeth Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 2048581 

Prince Edward County, VA Deaths:
Name: Judith Boatwright
Race: White
Sex: Female
Date of Death: July 24 1879
Cause of Death: consumption
Age: 81 years
Parents: Edwin and Elizabeth Boatwright
Page #: 74

8-48A. JOSIAH BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1842 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died Aug 1864 in Virginia.


Notes for JOSIAH BOATWRIGHT:

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Josiah Boatwright 
Birth Date: abt 1842 
Death Date: Aug 1864 
Death Age: 22 
Occupation: Farmer 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Father Name: Edwin Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 33257 

8-49. CYNTHIA A. BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born Nov 1844 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for CYNTHIA A. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Cythia Boatwright
Date: September 10, 1860
Age in 1860: 14
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prince Edward Court House
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 958
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Edwin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: C A Boatright
Date: July 1, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846
Age in 1870: 24
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 69
Image: 139
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Synthia BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 16, 1880
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: <1845>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: At Home
Relationship to head-of-household: Sister, 
living with brother Charles
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 281B; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image: .
In 1900, boarding with the Ransom family. Never married.

8-50. CHARLES ROBERT BOATWRIGHT (EDWIN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 1847 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 31 Jan 1919 in Franklin County, Alabama. He married (1) MOLLIE HAMILTON. She was born 1851 in Virginia, and died Abt 1882 in Virginia. He married (2) MARY ELIZABETH "MOLLY" GILBERT 1886 in Alabama, daughter of AMBROSE WHITAKER GILBERT and NANCY ANN BOWLING. She was born 22 Dec 1869 in Alabama, and died 11 Feb 1924 in Russellville, Lawrence County, Alabama.


Notes for CHARLES ROBERT BOATWRIGHT:

It is my "best guess" that Charles moved to Alabama after the death of his first wife, Mollie, and married Mary Elizabeth Gilbert. Source - George Boatright

1860 Census:
Name: Charles R Boatwright
Date: September 10, 1860
Age in 1860: 12
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prince Edward Court House
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 958
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Edwin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: C R Boatright
Date: July 1, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Age in 1870: 23
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 69
Image: 139
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Charles BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 16, 1880
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: <1848>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Relationship to head-of-household: Self
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Spouse's name: Mollie BOATWRIGHT
Father's name: Edwin BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 281B; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image: .

1900 Census:
Name: Charlie Boatright 
Date: June 18, 1900
Home in 1900: Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama 
Age: 37 
Birth Date: Apr 1863 
Birthplace: Indiana 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Relationship to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Mollie 
Marriage Year: 1886 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 14 
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Residence : Cherokee Town, Colbert, Alabama 
Census Place: Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama; 
Roll T623_10; Page: 8B; 
Enumeration District: 4.

1910 Census:
Name: Robert C Boatwright 
Date: May 2, 1910
Age in 1910: 60 
Estimated birth year: abt 1850 
Birthplace: North Carolina 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Spouse's name: Mary E 
Home in 1910: Russellville Ward 4, Franklin, Alabama 
Marital Status: Married 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: Russellville Ward 4, Franklin, Alabama; 
Roll T624_14; Page: 15B; 
Enumeration District: 84; Image: 142.
Burial: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama


Notes for MOLLIE HAMILTON:

1880 Census:
Name: Mollie BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 16, 1880
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: <1851>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Keeping House
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Spouse's name: Charles BOATWRIGHT
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 281B; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image: .

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH "MOLLY" GILBERT:
1900 Census:
Name: Mollie Boatright 
Date: June 18, 1900
Home in 1900: Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama 
Age: 30 
Birth Date: Dec 1869 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Relationship to Head of House: Wife 
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama 
Mother: number of living children: 3 
Mother: How many children: 7 
Spouse's name: Charlie 
Marriage Year: 1886 
Marital Status: Married 
Years Married: 14 
Residence : Cherokee Town, Colbert, Alabama 
Census Place: Cherokee, Colbert, Alabama; 
Roll T623_10; Page: 8B; 
Enumeration District: 4.

1910 Census:
Name: Mary E Boatwright 
Date: May 2, 1910
Age in 1910: 42 
Estimated birth year: abt 1868 
Birthplace: Mississippi 
Relation to Head of House: Wife 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Name: Nancy A  
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Spouse's name: Robert C 
Home in 1910: Russellville Ward 4, Franklin, Alabama 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: Russellville Ward 4, Franklin, Alabama; 
Roll T624_14; Page: 15B; 
Enumeration District: 84; Image: 142.

1920 Census:
Name: Elizabeth Boatwright
Date: January 10, 1920
Home in 1920: Russellville, Franklin, Alabama 
Age: 51 years  
Estimated birth year: abt 1869 
Birthplace: Alabama 
Relation to Head of House: Head 
Father's Birth Place: Alabama 
Mother's Name: N A 
Mother's Birth Place: Alabama 
Marital Status: Widow 
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White 
Sex: Female 
Home owned: Rent 
Able to read: Yes 
Able to Write: Yes 
Census Place: Russellville, Franklin, Alabama; 
Roll T625_16; Page: 9B; 
Enumeration District: 24; Image: 975.

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 
Name: Molly Boatright
Birth Date: abt 1870 
Death Date: 10 Feb 1924 
Death Place: Russellville, Lawrence, Alabama 
Death Age: 54 
Marital Status: Married 
Gender: Female 
Father Name: Ambrose Gilbert 
Mother Name: Nancy Ann Bowling 
Spouse Name: Chas Boatright 
FHL Film Number: 1908257 


Child of CHARLES BOATWRIGHT and MOLLIE HAMILTON is:

9-87.     i. AUGUSTUS BOATWRIGHT, b. 19 Nov 1881, Prince Edward County, Virginia. 


Children of CHARLES BOATWRIGHT and MARY GILBERT are:

9-87A.   ii. JESSE EDGAR BOATWRIGHT, b. 13 Nov 1889, Colbert County, Alabama;
                                      d. 04 Feb 1936, Alabama.
9-87B.  iii. FORNIE ERVIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 24 Sep 1893, Colbert County, Alabama;
                                       d. 22 Sep 1985, Russelville, Franklin County, 
                                       Alabama.
9-87C.   iv. PERRY AUSTIN BOATWRIGHT, b. 11 Feb 1896, Colbert County, Alabama;
                                       d. 01 Feb 1972, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana.
9-87D.    v. JOHN WESLEY BOATWRIGHT, b. 04 Mar 1901, Colbert County, Alabama; 
                                      d. 05 Sep 1974, Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabama.
9-87E.   vi. MATTIE LOU BOATWRIGHT, b. 03 Jul 1903, Franklin County, Alabama;
                                     d. 03 Feb 1993, Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama.
9-87F.  vii. WHEELER MAE BOATWRIGHT, b. 30 Sep 1908, Franklin County, Alabama;
                                      d. 11 Apr 1994, Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Alabama.
9-87G. viii. WILLIAM EARL BOATWRIGHT, b. 14 Jun 1911, Franklin County, Alabama; 
                                       d. 01 Jun 1988, Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama.
9-87H.   ix. CLEATUS ULEAN BOATWRIGHT, b. 1915, Franklin County, Alabama.

8-51. JAMES HENRY BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 29 Nov 1833 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


8-52. MARGARET EMMETT BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 20 Oct 1834 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. She married LEWIS A. EVANS 23 Feb 1854 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for MARGARET EMMETT BOATWRIGHT:

The following information was provided by Tim J. McCoy of Austin, Texas, a direct descendant of John Boatwright:

Margaret & Lewis were in Pennsylvania by June 17, 1871, at which time a son, Emmett Fuller Shanifelt Evans, was born in Chester Co., PA.

Notes by Doris Ritzinger who transcribed the Boatwright Family Records:
Among clippings in another small book, are the following: Picture of Mrs. Margaret E. Evans and a group picture of children, from "The North American" newspaper published in Philadelphia, PA, issue of August 12, 1908, entitled "Attendants at Carter Reunion". "Carters of all degrees of relationship to the original stock turned out yesterday with others of Carter blood, if not of the same name, in the Carter Reunion, held at Strawberry Mansion."

Another cliping reads: "Carter Descendants at Reunion in Park. Old Woman, as Guest, Tells Recollections of Pioneer and Patriot." "Descendants of Pleasant Carter, Virginia, pioneer and Revolutionary patriot, yesterday held a reunion at Strawberry Mansion in Fairmount Park. Among the guests were Mrs. Emma Evans, 74 years old, grandaughter of Carter, who distinctly remembered him as a very old man when she was a little girl. Carter lived near the Peaks of Otter, in the Old Dominion.

1850 Census:
Name: Margaret E Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 15
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970


Child of MARGARET BOATWRIGHT and LEWIS EVANS is:

        i. EMMETT FULLER SHANIFELT EVANS, b. 17 Jun 1871, Pennsylvania. 

8-53. MERIT S. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 03 Oct 1836 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 10 Aug 1862 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.


Notes for MERIT S. BOATWRIGHT:

Merit died 10 Aug 1862 in Chesterfield County, Virginia at the residence of Capt. E. H. Flourney.


Farmville.August 15, 1862.

Messrs Editors:--Permit me, through the columns of your excellent paper, to record the death of Merit Boatwright, who died of typhoid fever at the residence of Capt. E. H. Flourney, in the county of Chesterfield, on the morning of the 11th inst., in the 26th year of his age.

In recording the death of this estimable young man we can but sorrow with his bereaved parents in the loss of their eldest son, but we trust our less is his eternal gain. This young man was engaged in a profitable business, but when the call for volunteers was made he hastened to the call of his country. Day after day did he fight the battles of his country before Richmond until the last night at Malvern Hill, on Tuesday evening, he received two wounds--one in the hand, the other through the arm. His former Captain. E. H. Flourney, hearing that he was wounded, forth with went to the hospital in Richmond and had him carried to his house, where he received all the attention that a family could have bestowed on one of their own children. His father stayed with him until his death, rendering all the comfort a fond parent could bestow on a dying son. Thus ended the days of a worthy member of company K, 6th Virginia regiment.

His father, by the request of his dying son, brought his remains to Farmville for interment. When he arrived at Powhatan Station, on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, he asked the agent what he should pay for the corpse of his son to the Junction. The agent said no charge would be made for a dead soldier — it was contrary to law. When he arrived at the Junction he asked the agent there the same question, what was to pay for the corpse of his son from there to Farmville, a distance of 18 miles. The agent answered, as the other agent had done that no charge would be made. When he arrived at Farmville, T. B. Rice, the agent there, demanded five dollars freight from the Junction to Farmville, a distance of 18 miles. The father of the deceased referred him to the other agents on both the Richmond and Danville railroad and the South-Side railroad. Rice said that Capt Wallace told him to collect five dollars freight for the corpse.

Now, Messrs. Editors. I do not know which of the two is to blame — Rice of Wallace. The father of the deceased has had four sons and two sons-in-law in the Confederate service. This alone ought to have been enough for any feeling man to have transported one of his dead sons home to be buried. Capt. Wallace had no bill from the agent from whence the corpse started. Rice knew this, and I think ought to have known as well as the other agents that he had no right to charge what he did; and if he did charge, he should have charged a fair price. I think five dollars for 18 miles is equal to four prices. The money was paid, but I doubt if the South-Side railroad ever sees or gets the money, unless this notice forces them to give it up. The simple fact is, if Rice and Wallace don't know their business, they should both be removed and others put there that do know and will attend to the business of the railroad in a right manner.


1850 Census:
Name: Marret S Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: abt 1837
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles 
Name: Merit S Boatwright 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Enlistment Date: 24 May 1861 
Rank at enlistment: Private 
Enlistment Place: Chesterfield County, VA 
State Served: Virginia 
Survived the War?: No 
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Virginia 6th Infantry Regiment on 24 May 1861.
Mustered out on 10 Aug 1862.
Sources: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 
Name: Merit S. Boatwright 
Side: Confederate 
Regiment State/Origin: Virginia 
Regiment Name: 6 Virginia Infantry 
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Virginia Infantry 
Company: K 
Rank In: Private 
Rank In Expanded: Private 
Rank Out: Private 
Rank Out Expanded: Private 
Film Number: M382 roll 5 

American Civil War Soldiers 
Name: Merit Boatwright 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Enlistment Date: 24 May 1861 
Enlistment Place: Chesterfield County, Virginia 
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: Virginia 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 May 1861.
Enlisted in Company K, 6th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 24 May 1861.
Died from wounds Company K, 6th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 10 Aug 1862.
Sources: 21 

Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 
Name: Merret S Boatwright 
Birth Date: abt 1837 
Death Date: 11 Aug 1862 
Death Place: Army 
Death Age: 25 
Occupation: Soldier 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Father Name: Reubin Boatwright 
Mother Name: Margaret S. Boatwright 
FHL Film Number: 2048581 

8-54. MARY ANN ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 29 Nov 1839 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 23 Jan 1919 in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. She married CHARLES HARRINGTON, 17 Dec 1867 in Virginia. He was born Abt. 1844 in Virginia.


Notes for MARY ANN ELIZABETH BOATWRIGHT:

See link for copy of death certificate.

1850 Census:
Name: Mary A Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1839
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

1860 Census:
Name: Mary A Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 21
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

North Carolina, Death Certificates, 1909-1975 
Name: Mrs. Mary A Harrington
Gender: Female 
Race: White 
Age: 79 
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1839 
Birth Place: Farrnville, Virginia, United States 
Death Date: 23 Jan 1919 
Death Location: Greensboro, Guilford 
Spouse's Name: Deceased Chas L Harrington 
Father's Name: Rubin Boatwright 
Mother's Name: Marga Carter 

8-55. JOHN CODDALL BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 09 Feb 1838 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


8-56. OTHELIA JUDSON BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 01 Mar 1841 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died Aft. 26 Apr 1930 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia. She married (1) GEORGE E. COX. He was born Abt. 1848 in Tennessee. She married (2) JESSIE A. ROBERTSON 24 Nov 1859 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He was born Abt. 1833 in Virginia.


Notes for OTHELIA JUDSON BOATWRIGHT:

Othelia Judson Boatwright is in the 1860 Buckingham County census with husband Jessie A. obertson. In 1870, she is back in her parent's household as O.J.Boatwright, age 29 with one Robinson child. Apparently, Jessie and two of the children may have died during the 1860's. From later census records, she apparently married George H. Cox about 1887. She is found in census records as late as 1910 Prince Edward Co., Farmville. In that census her son Jessie E. Robertson, 42, is in the household with wife and son Judson M. Robertson.

1850 Census:
Name: Otelia Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 9
Estimated birth year: abt 1841
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

1870 Census:
Name: O J Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Age in 1870: 29
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 59
Image: 118
Year: 1870


Children of OTHELIA BOATWRIGHT and JESSIE ROBERTSON are:

        i. SUSAN B. ROBERTSON, b. 28 Jul 1860, Buckingham County, Virginia. 

       ii. JESSIE E. ROBERTSON, b. 29 Jun 1862, Buckingham County, Virginia.

      iii. JOSEPH ROBERTSON, b. 25 Mar 1865, Buckingham County, Virginia.

8-57. JOSEPH P. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 23 Jun 1842 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and died Jul 1879 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for JOSEPH P. BOATWRIGHT:

Ricker Notes has middle initial as "P", while family record has "A" and Civil War records has "R".

Served Virginia Enlisted F Co. 18th Inf Reg. VA
Source: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series
Abbreviation: VARosterC

Cause of Death: Consumption

1850 Census:
Name: Joseph R Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1843
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

1860 Census:
Name: Joseph P Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 17
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

8-58. WYATT C. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Aug 1844 in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He married MATTIE. She was born Abt. 1845 in Virginia.


Notes for WYATT C. BOATWRIGHT:

W C Boatwright
Enlist Date Enlist Place Enlist Rank Enlist Age
14 June 1864 Farmville, VA Priv
Served Virginia Enlisted F Co. 18th Inf Reg. VA
Source: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

1860 Census:
Name: Hyatte C Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 15
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

1880 Census:
Name: Wyatt Boatwright 
Date: June 14, 1880
Home in 1880: South Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania 
Age: 36 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Spouse's Name: Mattie 
Father's birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's birthplace: Virginia 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: South Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania; 
Roll: T9_1126; Family History Film: 1255126; Page: 296.1000; 
Enumeration District: 16; Image: 0200.

Notes for MATTIE:
1880 Census:
Name: Mattie Boatwright 
Date: June 14, 1880
Home in 1880: South Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania 
Age: 35 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Relation to Head of Household: Wife 
Spouse's Name: Wyatt 
Father's birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's birthplace: Virginia 
Occupation: Keeping House 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Female 
Census Place: South Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvania; 
Roll: T9_1126; Family History Film: 1255126; Page: 296.1000; 
Enumeration District: 16; Image: 0200.


Children of WYATT BOATWRIGHT and MATTIE are:

9-88.   i. CLARA BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1870, Pennsylvania.

9-89.  ii. WYATT J. BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1873, Pennsylvania.

9-90. iii. LUELLA BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1873, Pennsylvania.

9-91.  iv. MATTIE BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1874, Pennsylvania.

9-92.   v. BERTHA BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1875, Pennsylvania.

9-93.  vi. EDITH BOATWRIGHT, b. Abt. 1877, Pennsylvania.

8-59. ALBERT SIDNEY BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 04 May 1846 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 28 Oct 1918 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He married SALLIE JEAN CARRUTHERS 1890 in Lynchburg, Virginia, daughter of JOHN CARRUTHERS and SALLY DUIGUID. She was born 13 Feb 1868 in Lynchburg, Virginia, and died 09 Dec 1933 in Florence, Florence County, South Carolina.


Notes for ALBERT SIDNEY BOATWRIGHT:

Albert Sidney Boatwright Gravestone

Military service: 04 Sep 1864, Enlisted in Co. D, 25th VA Infantry

1850 Census:
Name: Albert E Boatwright 
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 5 
Estimated birth year: abt 1845 
Birth place: Prince Edward Island 
Gender: Male 
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, 
Prince Edward County, Virginia 
Page: 21 
Roll: M432_970 

1860 Census:
Name: Allut J Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 13
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

Albert Sidney Boatwright Gravestone 1880 Census: Name: Albert S. Boatwright Date: June 3, 1880 Home in 1880: Lynchburg, Campbell, VA Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1849 Birthplace: Virginia Father's birthplace: Virginia Mother's birthplace: Virginia Occupation: Carpenter Marital Status: Single Occupation: Carpenter Race: White Gender: Male Census Place: Lynchburg, Campbell, VA; Roll 1358; Family History Film: 1255358; Page: 241B; Enumeration District: 50; . 1900 Census: Name: A B Boatwright Date: June 4, 1900 Home in 1900: Lynchburg Ward 3, Lynchburg City, Virginia Age: 50 Estimated birth year: 1850 Birthplace: Virginia Race: White Relationship to head-of-house: Head Occupation: Carpenter Census Place: Lynchburg Ward 3, Lynchburg City, Virginia; Roll: T623 1734; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 86. 1910 Census: Name: Albert Boatwright Date: April 21, 1910 Age in 1910: 63 Estimated birth year: abt 1847 Birthplace: Virginia Home in 1910: 2-Wd Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia Occupation: Carpenter Race: White Gender: Male Series: T624 Roll: 1634 Part: 3 Page: 122B

Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia


Notes for SALLIE JEAN CARRUTHERS:

Sallie Jean Carruthers Boatwright Gravestone

See link for copy of death certificate.

1900 Census:
Name: Sallie J Boatwright
Date: June 4, 1900
Home in 1900: Lynchburg Ward 3, 
Lynchburg City, Virginia
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: 1868
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Occupation: School Teacher
Census Place: Lynchburg Ward 3, 
Lynchburg City, Virginia;
Roll: T623 1734; Page: 6B; 
Enumeration District: 86.

1910 Census:
Name: Jean Boatwright
Date: April 21, 1910
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1910: 2-Wd Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Series: T624
Roll: 1634
Part: 3
Page: 122B

1920 Census:
Name: S Jean Boatwright
Date: January 16, 1920
Age: 58 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Home in 1920: Lynchburg, Lynchburg (Independent City), Virginia
Occupation: School Principal
Able to read & write: Yes
Roll: T625_1896
Page: 24B
ED: 4
Image: 726

South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1955 
Name: Sally J Boatwright 
Death Date: 9 Dec 1933 
Age at Death: 65 
Born: 1868 
Gender: Female 
Color: White 
County of Death: Florence 
Certificate Number: 017753 
Volume Number: 35 
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Virginia


Children of ALBERT BOATWRIGHT and SALLIE CARRUTHERS are:

9-94.    i. SALLIE JEAN BOATWRIGHT, b. Jan 1892, Lynchburg, Virginia. 

9-95.   ii. MARGARET G. BOATWRIGHT, b. Oct 1894, Lynchburg, Virginia.

9-96.  iii. JOHN REUBEN BOATWRIGHT, b. 13 Feb 1896 , Lynchburg, Virginia;
                                     d. 13 Nov 1961, Arlington, Virginia
9-97.   iv. DAVID RUFFNER BOATWRIGHT, b. 19 Jan 1900, Lynchburg, Virginia;
                                       d. 1946.

8-60. SUSAN ELENORA BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 02 Nov 1848 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 02 Mar 1932 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee. She married WILLIAM DANIEL SAUNDERS 18 Apr 1867 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, son of DANIEL MOSELEY SAUNDERS and LAVINIA FUQUA. He was born 10 Mar 1843 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died 30 Mar 1893.


Notes for SUSAN ELENORA BOATWRIGHT:

William Daniel Saunders and Susan Elenora Boatwright

The picture to the left is a composite picture we believe not made of Susan and William at the same time. Source: Caroline Cooper.

See link for copy of death certificate.

The following was provided by William Wayne Weems, great-grandson of Susan and William Saunders. Maggie, Pearl and Carroll were all daughters of William and Susan Boatwright Saunders. The story can be found at the following website: http://www.storyhouse.org/williamw.html
.

Copyright 2003 by William Wayne Weems. Used by permission.

BIG SISTER
© 2003 by William Wayne Weems

The following is a personal recollection by the writer of people and events long past. It is not likely to lighten your mood, but has the virtue of being the sort of truth that can be stranger than fiction.

Susan Boatwright Saunders and six of her Children

(Photo is of Susan Boatwright Saunders and six of her children, left to right: Daniel, Susan, Avis, Pearl, Viva, Carroll and Victor. Source: Caroline Cooper)

In the course of preparing a booklet for the 75th Anniversary of my Mother's social club I listened to a recording of a radio broadcast in which the club "girls" chanted a greeting to her Aunt Pearl, and realized with a start that in December 2003 Pearl will have been dead thirty years. She died from a series of strokes. The first had no obvious outward effect, but it did a marvelous thing to her mind. Pearl found her memories flooding around her like full color video, and she could select from her 92 years of experience any she desired and virtually relive them in almost every detail, enjoying the scents of a long-vanished flower garden or commenting on the color and texture of Spanish-American war uniforms she had volunteered to repair by sewing. But only one memory impelled her to any sort of action, and thereby hangs this tale.

Pearl Saunders (1881--1973) as a career woman with Ossie Parrot 
in the early 1900's and as a doll and blanket entrepreneur in 1950. Pearl Saunders is missed even today by those few who still remember her. She never married, electing instead a business career at a time when such a choice offered women few opportunities and insufficient rewards. Nevertheless she rose to a position of influence and considerable power in the office of a major flour manufacturer and after retirement teamed with her widowed roommate Blanche Hickman to run a successful little enterprise making hand-sewn quilts and dolls. She also managed to squeeze in an astonishing amount of social activities and good works, becoming beloved by many in her family and community. Pearl felt blessed by a good life and felt a great sympathy for those less fortunate.

In mid-1973 Pearl was under the influence of her first stroke, dipping into her memories with the frequency and enthusiasm that an addict displays toward his crack pipe. I was away at school, irritated that no one had taken my suggestion that Pearl's recollections be tape recorded. They seemed so different from those senile repetitions of the same tales too common in older folk. But the niece who whom she lived (Blanche having since passed away) had burned out listening to Pearl's incessant chatter about things and people from the distant past.

Maggie Saunders (1868--1887), her funeral rememberance 
 and a lock of her hair, somewhat faded from the original dark reddish-brown color. Pearl's increasingly insistent request that she visit Big Sister's grave was also mostly ignored. Pearl's supercharged memory showed her clearly Big Sister's struggle to aid their overwhelmed mother by acting as a surrogate parent to her siblings, and revived the bitterness they all felt when her many sacrifices for them were rewarded only by a savage illness and death just as she was at last set to begin her own life. Pearl couldn't do much now to honor her Big Sister's memory, but she would like to decorate her Big Sister's grave with flowers before she herself succumbed to the next stroke her Doctor hinted she could expect. Pearl asked my Mother to help in the search, for the exact location of Big Sister's grave had since been forgotten. My Grandmother (another Sister, but too young to remember clearly the things that animated Pearl) who was by then living with my Mother, showed clearly that she thought Pearl had gone crazy. Nonetheless those three drove to southern Kentucky almost every fair weather weekend in the summer of 1973, going from graveyard to graveyard in search of Big Sister's remains. Pearl kept up her chatter on the road, telling (among other things) how before the funeral her sister's open coffin was set up for "viewing" by perching it on wooden straight chairs, how many of them had to be lifted up to that height in order to kiss Big Sister good-bye, and how each of them were given a lock of Big Sister's hair for a keepsake.

Toward the end of summer they at last found the grave, and a small group of people watched the next weekend as an elaborate wreath was placed over Big Sister's (Maggie Saunders') headstone. As one of the observers...a cemetery trustee..put it, "It isn't often that someone comes to visit who actually knew a person that died in 1887."

Pearl Saunders and her sister Carroll Saunders Cathey  
at the graveside of their 'Big Sister', Maggie L. Saunders, on August 19, 1973. As they drove back to Nashville Pearl was unusually silent. Then she observed that the tombstone had weathered better than she feared it might. She went on to explain they were a poor family but their grief-stricken father had spent freely on his daughter's funeral, even to the extent of having printed obituary notices as remembrances to give out at the services. But when it was time to set the headstone he had only enough money left to pay for the stone's carving, not the stone itself. So he went to one of his wife's prized possessions, a dresser with a marble top, and emptied the contents of the drawers on their bed. He then wrestled the heavy piece of furniture outside and demolished it with an ax. Grimly he took the marble counter top away to be carved into a tombstone. My Mother and Grandmother were quite aware just how few the material possessions of a poor rural family of that era were, and they were sobered by the magnitude of the sacrifice implied. Pearl continued in silence for the remainder of the return trip, her attention doubtless consumed by the compelling vision of a man with tear-streaked cheeks splintering a beautiful piece of furniture with his ax.

Obituary notice printed in the February 1887 "Hopkinsville New Era"

MAGGIE L. SAUNDERS Died of pneumonia, January 17, 1887 Maggie L., oldest child of William D. And Susie Saunders, aged 18 years. The illness which issued in her death was of brief duration and it was a manifest surprise to all when the tide of life began to ebb away so rapidly. Seldom have I known of death under sadder circumstances. The idol of her home, beloved by all who knew her, just entered upon the threshold of real life, full of bright hopes for the future, this young lady had grown and was just entering into the full bloom of early womanhood. May we all press forward to meet her in that better land where parting never comes.

An Uncle

1850 Census:
Name: Elenora Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 2
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Female
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

1860 Census:
Name: Susan E Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 12
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright
More About WILLIAM SANDERS and SUSAN BOATWRIGHT:
Marriage: 18 Apr 1867, Virginia

1880 Census:
Name: Susan Saunders 
Date: June 10, 1880
Home in 1880: MT Vernon, Christian, Kentucky 
Age: 36 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Spouse's Name: Susie E. 
Father's birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's birthplace: Virginia 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: MT Vernon, Christian, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_409; Family History Film: 1254409; Page: 215.3000; 
Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0430.

1900 Census:
Name: Susan Saunders
Date: June 29, 1900
Home in 1900: Civil District 16, Montgomery, Tennessee 
Age: 53 
Birth Date: Nov 1846 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Race: White 
Ethnicity: American  
Gender: Female  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Father's Birthplace: Virginia  
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia  
Mother: number of living children: 8  
Mother: How many children: 10  
Marital Status: Widowed  
Occupation: Boarding House
Residence : Civil District 16, Montgomery, Tennessee 
Census Place: Civil District 16, Montgomery, Tennessee; 
Roll: T623_1590 Page: 18A; 
Enumeration District: 40.

Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958 
Name: Susan Elnora Saunders
Gender: Female 
Birth Date: abt 1849 
Birth Place: Virginia 
Age: 83 
Death Date: 2 Mar 1932 
Death Place: Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee 
Father's Name: Rueben Boatwright 
Father's Birth Place: Virginia 
Mother's Name: Susan Carter 
Mother's Birth Place: Virginia 
Certificate Number: 4249 

Notes for WILLIAM DANIEL SAUNDERS:
1880 Census:
Name: Wm. Saunders 
Date: June 10, 1880
Home in 1880: MT Vernon, Christian, Kentucky 
Age: 36 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844 
Birthplace: Virginia 
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) 
Spouse's Name: Susie E. 
Father's birthplace: Virginia 
Mother's birthplace: Virginia 
Occupation: Cropper 
Marital Status: Married 
Race: White 
Gender: Male 
Census Place: MT Vernon, Christian, Kentucky; 
Roll: T9_409; Family History Film: 1254409; Page: 215.3000; 
Enumeration District: 12; Image: 0430.
Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee


Children of SUSAN BOATWRIGHT and WILLIAM SAUNDERS are:

        i. MARGARET L. SAUNDERS, b. 15 Feb 1868, Prince Edward County, Virginia.

       ii. ROBERT C. SAUNDERS, b. 06 Mar 1870, Prince Edward County, Virginia.

      iii. BLANCHE L. SAUNDERS, b. 08 Jul 1871, Christian County, Kentucky.

       iv. AVIS ESTELLE SAUNDERS, b. 20 Sep 1874, Christian County, Kentucky.

        v. DANIEL JOSEPH SAUNDERS, b. 11 Mar 1876, Christian County, Kentucky.

       vi. EDGAR LEWIS SAUNDERS, b. 10 Mar 1879, Christian County, Kentucky.

      vii. ERA PEARL SAUNDERS, b. 09 Feb 1881, Christian County, Kentucky.

     viii. VIVA RUTH SAUNDERS, b. 06 Oct 1883, Christian County, Kentucky.

       ix. VICTOR HUGO SAUNDERS, b. 31 Aug 1885, Christian County, Kentucky.

        x. CARROLL ELFLEDA SAUNDERS, b. 09 Apr 1888, Christian County, Kentucky.

8-61. ALGERNON B. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born May 1850 in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1900 in Virginia. He married ALLIE S.. She was born Feb 1868 in Virginia.


Notes for ALGERNON B. BOATWRIGHT:

1850 Census:
Name: Algernon Boatwright
Date: August 22, 1850
Age: 6 months
Estimated birth year: Feb 1850
Birth place: Prince Edward Island
Gender: Male
Home in 1850
(City,County,State): Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Page: 21
Roll: M432_970

1860 Census:
Name: Algernon Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 9
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright


Children of ALGERNON BOATWRIGHT and ALLIE S. are:

9-98.    i. GUSTAVE M. BOATWRIGHT, b. Dec 1882, Virginia.

9-99.   ii. ARTHUR SINCLAIR BOATWRIGHT, b. 31 Jan 1887, Charlotte County, Virginia; 
                                         d. 18 Mar 1856, Virginia.
9-100. iii. STANLEY ALISTON BOATWRIGHT, b. 02 Sep 1891, Charlotte County, Virginia; 
                                         d. 05 Oct 1982, Orange County, Florida.

8-62. PRISCILLA H. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Jun 1851 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and died 02 Aug 1872.


Notes for PRISCILLA H. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Presiella H Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 8
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: N H Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851
Age in 1870: 19
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 59
Image: 118
Year: 1870

8-63. NEBRESKA P. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 13 Apr 1853 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for NEBRESKA P. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Nebresha p Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 7
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: N P Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Age in 1870: 17
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 59
Image: 118
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Nebraska BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: <1854>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Manager In Tobo Factory
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's name: Mary BOATWRIGHT
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 259C; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image: .

8-64. CLARA ALFREDA BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 27 Jul 1856 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for CLARA ALFREDA BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Clara E Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 5
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: C E Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Age in 1870: 14
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 59
Image: 118
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Elfleta BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: <1857>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: At Home
Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Female
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's name: Mary BOATWRIGHT
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 259C; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image: .

8-65. CHARLES P. BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 06 Feb 1858 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for CHARLES P. BOATWRIGHT:

1860 Census:
Name: Charles P Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 2
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

1870 Census:
Name: C P Boatwright
Date: June 26, 1870
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Age in 1870: 12
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Prospect
Roll: M593_1673
Page: 59
Image: 118
Year: 1870

1880 Census:
Name: Charles P. BOATWRIGHT
Date: June 2, 1880
Age: 21
Estimated birth year: <1859>
Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Manager In Tobo Factory
Relationship to head-of-household: Son
Home in 1880: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Marital status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Father's birthplace: VA
Mother's name: Mary BOATWRIGHT
Mother's birthplace: VA
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: T9_1384; Family History Film: 1255384; Page: 259C; 
Enumeration District: 189; Image:

1910 Census:
Name: Charles P Boatright
Date: April 28, 1910
Age in 1910: 52
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1910: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Occupation: Carpenter
Race: White
Gender: Male
Series: T624
Roll: 1642
Part: 3
Page: 87B
living with Read family as a boarder

1920 Census:
Name: Charles P Boatwright
Date: February 5, 1920
Age: 62 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Virginia
Race: White
Home in 1920: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Able to read & write: Yes
Roll: T625_1906
Page: 20B
ED: 96
Image: 734

1930 Census:
Name: Charles P Boatwright
Date: April 12, 1930
Age: 72
Estimated birth year: abt 1858
Birthplace: Virginia
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Race: White
Home in 1930: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia
Census Place: Farmville, Prince Edward, Virginia; 
Roll: 2456; Page: 13B; 
Enumeration District: 4; Image: 63.0.

8-66. EDGER POWELL BOATWRIGHT (REUBEN8, JOHN7, JOHN6, BENONI5, JOHN4, JOHN3, JOHN2, Not Yet Determined1) was born 18 May 1860 in Prince Edward County, Virginia and died Bef. 1870 in Prince Edward County, Virginia.


Notes for EDGER POWELL BOATWRIGHT:

Prince Edward County Courthouse records: Edgar Powell Boatwright born May 18, 1860, father Reuben & mother Margaret Susan.

1860 Census:
Name: Edger P Boatwright
Date: August 2, 1860
Age in 1860: 2.12
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Not Stated, Prince Edward County, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: $0
Post Office: Farmville
Roll: M653_1371
Page: 915
Year: 1860
Head of Household: Reubin Boatwright

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last modified: August 27, 2012

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