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101 Essie Mae BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Clara Bunn and Daniel Douglas Boatright, was born on 7 March 1909 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 1 year, in her parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, and as aged 10 years in the 1920 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter (Mrs. W. W. Harrington of Lakeland, Florida) in her mother's 1931 obituary and as a surviving step-daughter (Mrs. Claude E. Sutton of Twin City, Georgia) in Annie Sutton Boatright's 1967 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Byron Fletcher Boatright's 1960 obituary, Lorita Boatright McRae's 1963 obituary, and Woodrow Wilson Boatright's 1969 obituary.

She married first William Waltmon Herrington, son of Mabel Claire Waltmon and William W. Harrington, on 15 June 1926 in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born on 29 August 1907 in Bonita, Louisiana, and had been married previously; Essie was his third wife.

They had one daughter:

i. Kathryn Waltmon HERRINGTON

Essie married second Claude E. Sutton on 30 October 1934 in Emanuel County. Claude, a son of Itha Jane Brinson and Algerine Sutton, was born on 11 September 1896 in Emanuel County.

They were recorded living on a farm outside of Twin City when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They lived in a rented house on which they paid $8 month rent. The census provided the following details: Claude Sutton, head, age 41, married, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Essie Mae Sutton, wife, age 31, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Clara C. Sutton, daughter, age 3, born in Georgia; Katherine Harrington, step-daughter, age 12, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in Moorehouse, Louisiana on 1 April 1935; Jesse Sutton, brother, age 50, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $240 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; and, Royce Boatright, brother-in-law, age 35, single, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 35 weeks in 1939, earned $195 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939.

They had three daughters:

i. Infant daughter SUTTON, born & died 1935,
buried Antioch Cemetery
ii. Carol Jane SUTTON, born 21 August 1938;
died 7 July 1938; buried Antioch Cemetery
iii. Clara Claudette SUTTON

Essie died on 26 February 1970 in the Candler County hospital and was buried in Antioch Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

Claude died on 13 January 1973 in Charleston, South Carolina, and was buried beside Essie at Antioch Cemetery. 
Essie Mae BOATRIGHT
 
102 Essie Mae BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Daisy Findley and Benjamin H. Boatright, was born on 17 May 1923 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 7 years, in her parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her father's 1951 obituary, her mother's 1937 obituary, and her step-mother's 1973 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in the obituaries of: Benjamin Harrison Boatright, 1969; John Cecil Boatright, 1982; and Mabel Boatright Holland, 1989.

She was a resident of Soperton, Georgia in 1951, but had moved to Savannah by 1969, then to Faulkville by 1982, and then to Bloomingdale, Chatham County by 1989, where she died.

She married Rufus Lester Williford in Emanuel County on 24 June 1941. He was born in Jenkins County on 8 September 1921, a son of Annie Mae Lumley and Rufus O. Williford.

They adopted one son:

i. Stephen L. WILLIFORD

Essie Mae died on 6 August 1990 in Savannah, and was buried in Findley Cemetery, Emanuel County.

After Essie Mae's death, R. L. married Helen Smiley.

R. L. died on 24 February 2005 in Chatham County and was buried beside Essie Mae in the Findley Cemetery. 
Essie Mae BOATRIGHT
 
103 Ethel Mae BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a daughter of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 3 March 1889 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 11 years, in her parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and as aged 21 years in the 1910 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1936 obituary.

She married John Calvin Mondy on 23 February 1913 in Emanuel County. He was born on 30 June 1879 in Georgia.

John registered for the World War I draft in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, on registered 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: John Calvin Mondy; post office address: Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia; age 38; born 30 June 1880; natural born citizen; occupation: shoemaker, self-employed, Swainsboro; nearest relative: Ethel Mondy, Swainsboro; signed John Calvin Mondy; physical description: medium height, medium build, gray eyes, black hair; physical disabilities: has lost leg.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family, located in Swainsboro, included: John Monday, age 38, rented house, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in South Carolina, carpenter [?]; Ethel, wife, age 30, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Herries, son, age 6, cannot read and write, born in Georgia; Otha, son age 5, born in Georgia; and Jerushia, daughter, age 3, born in Georgia.

By 1930, the Emanuel County census recorded them as follows: John Monday, head, age 51, age 35 when first married, could read and write, born in South Carolina, parents born in South Carolina, shoemaker, shoe shop, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Ethel, wife, housekeeper, age 40, age 24 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Heris, son, 16, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia; Oga?, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia; Jerushie, daughter, 13, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia; Chandler, son, age 10, attended school, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia; Ethel Faye, daughter, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia; and, Lucretia, daughter, 1 year and 3 months, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born in Georgia.

They had seven children:

i. Herries Aaron MONDY
ii. Otha Lamar MONDY
iii. Jerushie Orlando MONDY
iv. Janie I. MONDY, born 17 April 1918,
died 21 July 1918, buried
Hawhammock Cemetery
v. Claude Chandler MONDY
vi. Ethel Fay MONDY
vii. Dora Lucretia MONDY

John died on 20 April 1935 in Emanuel County and was buried at Hawhammock Cemetery near Swainsboro.

Ethel and family lived on a farm outside of Twin City in 1940 when they were recorded in the Emanuel County census. They rented a house at a monthly rate of $5. Other information provided by the census included: Ethel Mondy, answered census questions, head, age 51, widow, completed fives grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Chandler Mondy, son, age 18, single, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was seeking work the week of 24 March, new worker, had no income in 1939; Faye Mondy, daughter, age 16, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was seeking work the week of 24 March, new worker, had no income in 1939; Lucretia Mondy, daughter, age 11, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; Herries Mondy, son, age 26, married, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was seeking work the week of 24 March, WPA, had no source of income in 1939; Maude Mondy, daughter in-law, age 25, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; George Mondy, grandson, age 9, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Alice Mondy, granddaughter, age 8, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935.

Ethel moved to Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida about 1944, presumably to be with her children. She was recorded in the 1945 Florida state census as follows: Ethel Mondy, 1843 E. 25th, inside city limits, age 55, born in Georgia, grade school education, wife; Lucretia Mondy, age 16, born in Georgia, grade school education, attended school; Ethel Fay Hamilton, age 21, born in Georgia, grade school education, wife; Geneva Hamilton, age 5, born in Georgia; John W. Hamilton, age 1, born in Georgia; and, Claude C. Mondy, age 24, born in Georgia, grade school education, army.

Ethel was listed in the 1936 Jacksonville city directory as the widow of John C. Mondy. She was a householder at 1742 E. 24th Street. She resided with her daughter, Ethel F. Hamilton, who was listed as the widow of Wm. C. Hamilton

She attended the 84th birthday party given for her father in February 1947. It probably was one of the last family gatherings that she attended.

Ethel died on 14 October 1947 in Jacksonville, and was buried at Hawhammock Cemetery beside her husband. 
Ethel Mae BOATRIGHT
 
104 Eugene BOATRIGHT, a son of Lizzy Mae Turner and Henry Brinson Boatright, possibly was born after the death of his brother William in 1936 and before the death of his brother Clinton in 1942. He was listed as a surviving son in his mother?s 1955 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Lewis Clinton Boatright?s 1942 obituary, Harold H. Boatright?s 1972 obituary, Bernice Boatright Mondy?s 1981 obituary, Jack Edward Boatright?s 1990 obituary, Juanita Boatright Adler?s 1992 obituary, John Stephen Boatright?s 2007 obituary, Eloise Boatright Doolittle?s 2008 obituary, and in Jonas H. Boatright?s 2008 obituary.

Gene was living in Aiken County, South Carolina, or in nearby Augusta, Georgia, from his mother?s death in 1955 until at least 2008. No further information. 
Eugene BOATRIGHT
 
105 Eula Iris BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Maggie G. Key and Britton Benjamin Boatright, was born on 11 September 1907 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 2 years, in her parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census and as aged 11 years in the 1920 census. She was listed as a daughter in her father's 1951 obituary, and as a step-daughter in her step-mother's 1979 obituary. She also was named as a surviving sister in Annie Mae Boatright Lamb Rogers'1980 obituary, in Lacy Lanell Boatright Cook's 1985 obituary, in Matie Boatright Water's 1986 obituary, and in Josie Boatright Autry's 1998 obituary. She was a resident of Swainsboro, Emanuel County.

Eula joined Hawhammock Baptist Church on 21 July 1917. On 25 November 1923 charges were brought against her, her father, and her sister Mattie for departure from faith.

She first married Lester H. Screws in Emanuel County on 20 April 1927. He was born 22 June 1900 in Jefferson County, Georgia, son of Alice Martin and Henry Screws.

They were first recorded in the 1930 Emanuel County census as follows: Lester H. Screws, head, rented home, lived on farm, age 24, age 21 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, working when census was taken; Eula, wife, homemaker, age 22, age 19 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Marion H., son, age 11 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Ina M., adopted daughter, age 12, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They were living on a farm, in a rented house, outside of Swainsboro when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The house was rented at $4 a month. Information on the family included the following: Lester Screws, answered census questions, head, age 34, married, completed nine grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 50 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, worked on own account, worked 34 weeks in 1939, earned $160 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Eula Screws, wife, age 32, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; Marion Screws, son, age 11, attended school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Sandra Screws, daughter, age 2, born in Georgia.

They had the following children:

i. Marion H. SCREWS
ii. Billy H. SCREWS
iii. Sandra SCREWS

Lester died 30 August 1969 in Bulloch County and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Emanuel County, although his obituary stated that he was buried at Pinecrest Cemetery. OB

Eula married second Otho Slater Morris on 20 July 1979 in Swainsboro. He was born 7 May 1912 in Emanuel County.

Otha died in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia on 29 September 1991 and was buried in Westview Cemetery in Soperton, Treutlen County, Georgia.

Eula died 13 June 2005 in Johnson County and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood, Emanuel County. 
Eula Iris BOATRIGHT
 
106 Evelyn BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Daisy Findley and Benjamin Boatright, was born on 21 August 1935 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 4, in her father?s household in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1937 obituary, her father's 1951 obituary, and her step-mother's 1973 obituary. She also was named as a surviving sister in the obituaries of: Benjamin Harrison Boatright, 1969; John Cecil Boatright, 1982; Mabel Boatright Holland, 1989; Essie Mae Boatright Williford, 1990; Lena Boatright Parham Collins, 1997, and Joyce Boatright Johnson, 2007.

After the death of her father, Evelyn chose her step-mother, Addie Lou Boatright, as her guardian. Her close relationship with Addie Lou continued, as evidenced by social visits with each other.

Her residence was Garfield, Georgia in 1951, Twin City in 1969, Canoochee in 1970, Midville in 1982, but apparently had settled in Swainsboro by 1989 and was still there in 2007.

She married John Darven Hendley on 17 May 1952 in Laurens, South Carolina. He was born on 10 November 1929 in Garfield, Emanuel County, a son of Frances Owens and Horace Greely Hendley. He was very active in Woodmen of the World and held a variety of offices in the organization on the local, state, and national levels. He also took an interest in local politics as is evidenced by his seeking the position of Commissioner of roads.

They had one son:

i. Darven Francis HENDLEY

John died on 22 December 2008 at his home in Swainsboro and was buried in the Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Garfield.

After suffering an accident, Evelyn died in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 21 April 2012 and was buried at Hebron Church Cemetery next to John. 
Evelyn BOATRIGHT
 
107 Fannie Jo BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Lillian Ruth Blackburn and Jadie Davis Boatright Sr., was born on 14 December 1923 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 5, in her mother's household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 16 in her parents' household in the 1940 Bulloch County, Georgia census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1943 obituary and in her father's 1965 obituary. In addition, she was named as a daughter in her father's will. She also was named as a surviving sister in Loraine Wilson Boatright's 1959 obituary, Thomas Charles Boatright's 1973 obituary, and Jadie Davis Boatright Jr.'s 2002 obituary.

She married Harold Preston Hall in Emanuel County on 23 August 1941. He was born on 1 February 1913 in Emanuel County, a son of Annie Elizabeth Woods and William Madison Hall. They resided in Twin City with their daughters, Brenda and Nancy.

They had four children:

i. infant son, born and died 5 April
1947; buried at Old Canoochee
Cemetery
ii. infant son, born and died 23 June
1948; buried at Old Canoochee
Cemetery
iii. Brenda Anne HALL
iv. Nancy HALL

Harold died on 6 July 1990 in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was buried in Old Canoochee Cemetery, Emanuel County.

Fannie died on Thursday, 15 September 2005 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia. She was buried in Old Canoochee Cemetery next to Harold and their two infant sons. 
Fannie Jo BOATRIGHT
 
108 Frances Ella Boatright (Matthew Brinson3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the oldest child of Mozelle McKenzie and Matthew Brinson Boatright, was born on 31 August 1880 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 20 years, in her parents' household in the 1900 Laurens County, Georgia census.

She married John Virgil Brinson on 14 February 1903 in Tattnall County, Georgia. He was born on 3 May 1866 in Georgia, possibly in Burke County, a son of Susan and William Brinson.

The family was recorded in the 1910 Emanuel County census as follows: Virse Brinson, age 44, married 7 years, laborer on farm, could read and write; Ella, wife, age 30, mother of five children all of whom were living, could read and write; Sudie, daughter, age 6; Ollie, daughter, age 5; Bessie, daughter, age 3; Frank, son, age 2; and Math, son, age 4 months; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents. They were living next to Ella?s parents.

They were enumerated in the 1920 Emanuel County census as follows: J. V. Brinson, owned home, age 53, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Francis, wife, age 39, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Sudie, daughter, age 16, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Ollie, daughter, age 14, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Dessie, daughter, age 12, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Frank, son, age 11, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Math Jr., son, age 9, attends school, born in Georgia; Gladys, daughter, age 6, attends school, born in Georgia; and Clinton, son, age 11 months, born in Georgia.

By 1930, John and Frances were residing on Main Street in Savannah, Chatham County. Although some of the children had left home, Sudie and her family were then living with the Brinsons. The census recorded the family as follows: John V. Brinson, head, rented home at rental of $15, age 65, married first at age 37, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer at lumber mill, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Frances E., wife, housekeeper, age 49, married first at age 23?, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Frank, son, age 22, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, lumber grader at lumber mill, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Clanton, son, 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; James W. Roberts, son-in-law, age 28, married first at age 19, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, bookkeeper at lumber mill, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Sudie M., daughter, age 25, married first at age 16, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary E., granddaughter, age 7, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Ethel, granddaughter, age 3 years and 6 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They had eight children:

i. Sudie M. BRINSON
ii. Ollie BRINSON
iii. Dessie BRINSON
iv. Frank Lester BRINSON
v. Mathew W. BRINSON, b. 11 Jan 1910;
d. 24 July 1924 in Washington
County, GA; buried Hawhammock
Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA
vi. Gladys BRINSON
vii. Delmar Clinton BRINSON

Ella was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and was included on the 1907 membership roll as Ella Brinson. John and Ella were included on the October 1926 membership roll, as were some of their children.

Frances Ella died on 13 September 1931 in Emanuel County and John Virgil died on 9 September 1932, also in Emanuel County. They are buried beside each other in Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County. 
Frances Ella BOATRIGHT
 
109 Frances Rebecca BOATRIGHT, the fifth child of Demaris Rich and Reubin Boatright, was born Monday, 12 August 1861 in Emanuel County, Georgia, about three weeks after the Confederacy?s victory at Bull Run. She was born at a time when Georgia was celebrating the ?first and last battle? of the war. She was included in her parents? household in the 1870 Emanuel County census as age 6.

She married Ellie Faircloth on 16 March 1879 in Emanuel County.

The family was first recorded in the 1880 Emanuel County census as follows: Ellie Faircloth, age, 23; Rebecca, age 18, wife; Mary, age 2 months, born April; and Matilda, age 55, mother; all were born in Georgia.

By 1900, the Emanuel County census included: Ellie Faircloth, born August 1861, 38 years old, married 21 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Rebeca P., wife, born August 1862, 37 years old, married 21 years, mother of two children, both living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, rents, could read and write; Maggie Lee, daughter, born April 1893, 7 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family moved to Tattnall County where they were recorded in the 1910 census as: Ellie Faircloth, age 54, married twice, married 33 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, tenant farmer, could read and write; and Becky, wife, age 46, married once, married 33 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, mother of two children, both of whom were living, could read and write.

They still were in Tattnall County in the 1920 census, as follows: E. L. Faircloth, married, rents, age 65, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer at saw mill; Rebecca, wife, age 59, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Freeman Padgett, boarder, age 17, single, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, laborer at saw mill; and Maggie Padgett, niece, age 14, could read and write, born in Georgia.

They had the following children:

i. Mary FAIRCLOTH
ii. Maggie Lee FAIRCLOTH

Rebecca died in 1936. No burial place has been located at this date and a death certificate was not on file at the Emanuel County Court of Ordinary, nor can one be located in the statewide death index. It is possible that she died in Tattnall County.  
Frances Rebecca BOATRIGHT
 
110 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Frank Liburn BOATRIGHT
 
111 Interred in East Chapel, end at eye level, crypt 5. Frank Liburn BOATRIGHT
 
112 Frank Rhen BOATRIGHT (Matthew Brinson3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Mozelle McKenzie and Matthew Brinson Boatright, was born on 7 August 1888 in Blun, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 13 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Laurens County census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his father's 1943 obituary. In addition, he was listed as a brother in Lucille Boatright Moore's obituary and memorial, as well as in Britton Benjamin Boatright's 1951 obituary.

He married Willie Corine Coleman on 23 August 1908 in Emanuel County. She was born on 7 February 1894 in Emanuel County, daughter of Mary Lucinda Demaris Lanier and Alfred Inman Coleman.

Frank was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and was included on the 1907 membership roll. After their marriage, Frank and Willie were included on the 1916 roll. Frank was expelled from membership on 21 September 1921 for non-attendance. He later was reunited with the church and served as a delegate to Association meetings.

The 1910 Emanuel County enumerated the family as follows: Frank Boatright, age 22, married 2 years, farmer, could read and write; Willie, wife, age 18; no children, could read and write; both were born in Georgia, as were their parents. They were living in the household of Alfred and Mary L. Coleman, Willie's parents.

Frank registered for the World War I draft in the 53rd GMD, Emanuel County, on 5 June 1917. His draft registration card provided the following information: Frank Rhen Boatright; age 30; post office address: Blun, Georgia; born 7 August 1887; natural born citizen; born in Blun; occupation: farming; dependents: wife and four children; married; claimed exemption on basis of being physically unfit; signed Frank Rhen Boatright; physical description: medium height, stout build, brown eyes, black hair, not bald; no physical disabilities.

At the time of the 1920 Emanuel County census, Frank and Willie had established their own household and the family included: F. R. Boatright, owned home, age 32, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Willie, wife, age 26, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Leodelle, son, age 9, attends school, born in Georgia; Mary, daughter, age 7, attends school, born in Georgia; Fred, age 6, attends school, born in Georgia; Cecil, age 4 years and 2 [?] months, born in Georgia; and Barney, age 1, born in Georgia.

By the time of the 1930 Emanuel County census, Frank and family were living with his father. The census recorded his family as follows: Frank Boatright, head, owned home, lived on farm, age 41, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, worked at time of census; Willie, wife, homemaker, age 36, age 14 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary L., daughter, age 17, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Fred, son, age 15, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Cecil, age 13, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Bernice, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Beneil, daughter, age 5, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lilburn, son, age 3 years and 4 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Carolyn, daughter, age 7 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

When the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken, they owned a home, on a farm, in the Summertown area. The home was valued at $300. Information on family members included: R. Frank Boatright, head, age 52, married, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; C. Willie Boatright, wife, age 46, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, housekeeper, unpaid family worker, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; A. Barney Boatright, son, age 21, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, farmer, unpaid family worker, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $70 in wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; M. Mozelle Boatright, daughter, age 17, attended school, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student; B. Tera Boatright, daughter, age 15, attended school, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student; L. Frank Boatright, son, age 13, attended school, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; and, L. Caraylen Boatright, daughter, age 10, attended school, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935.

They had twelve children:

i. Blonnie Lucile BOATRIGHT, b. 19
October 1909 in GA; died 21
October 1909; buried in
Hawhammock Cemetery, Emanuel
County, GA
ii. Roy Leodelle BOATRIGHT
iii. Mary Lou BOATRIGHT
iv. Fred Cholan BOATRIGHT
v. Cecil Garland BOATRIGHT
vi. Barney Alston BOATRIGHT
vii. Bernice BOATRIGHT
viii. Mildred Mozelle BOATRIGHT
ix. Carolyn Lynette BOATRIGHT
x. Tera Vaneel "Neelie" BOATRIGHT
xi. Frank Liburn BOATRIGHT
xii. Paul Grayson BOATRIGHT, b. 28 Sept
1931, d. 28 Nov 1932, buried
Hawhammock Cemetery

Frank died on 23 April 1952 in a Swainsboro hospital, and was buried in Hawhammock Cemetery, Emanuel County, Georgia. Although he had lived in Swainsboro most of his life, Frank was a resident of Portal, Bulloch County, at the time of his death.

Willie was listed in the 1970 Savannah city directory as the widow of Frank R.; she resided at 510 E. 38th Street.

Willie died on 25 July 1985 in Savannah and was buried beside her husband at Hawhammock. 
Frank Rhen BOATRIGHT
 
113 Fred BOATRIGHT, a son of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Madison McDonald Boatright, was born on 11 August 1893 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 6 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Bulloch County, Georgia census and as aged 16 years in the 1910 Toombs County, Georgia census. He also was named as a surviving brother in James Dennis Boatright's 1953 obituary.

He married Rosa Ella Moore, who was born on 6 June 1893 in Emanuel County.

They were recorded in the 1920 Toombs County, Georgia census in his mother's household as follows: Lizzie Boatright, head, rents, age 65, widow, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation; Dennis, son, age 41, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation; Fred Boatright, head, age 26, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, carpenter; and Ella, wife, age 26, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

By 1930, they had moved to Claxton and were recorded there in the 1930 Evans County census as follows: Fred Boatright, head, rented home at $12 rental, age 36, married at 25, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation, veteran of World War; Ella, wife, housekeeper, age 36, married at age 25, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Marjorie, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ruby, daughter, age 7, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mack, son, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Jack, son, 3, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary, daughter, age 1 year and 1 month, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary, mother, age 76, widow, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Dennis, brother, age 52, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They were still in Claxton when the 1940 census was taken. All members of the family, except Billy, who was not born at the time, were living in the same rented house as they occupied on 1 April 1935. The rental was $6. The census recorded information on each person as follows: Fred Boatwright [sic], head, age 46 at last birthday, completed 7th grade, born in Georgia, was working during the week of 24 March 1940, had worked 30 hours during that week, was a truck driver for a saw mill, was a wage earner, had worked 52 weeks in 1939, had a salary of $720, and had no other income. Ella was listed as wife, age 46, completed 7th grade, born in Georgia, was engaged in housework, and was not employed. Margarie [sic] was recoded as: absent, daughter, age 20, single, had attended school since 1 March 1940, completed 2 years of college, born in Georgia, was not employed, was not seeking work, and was a student. Ruby?s information included: daughter, age 18, single, attended school, completed 2 years of high school, born in Georgia, was not employed, was not seeking work, and was a student. Mack was listed as: son, age 15, had attended school since 1 March 1940, completed 1 year of high school, born in Georgia, was not employed, was not seeking work, and was a student. Jack was recorded as: son, age 12, attended school since 1 March 1940, completed 5 years of school, and born in Georgia. Mary's information was recorded as: daughter, age 11, attended school since 1 March 1940, completed 5 years of school, and born in Georgia. Valera [sic] was listed as: daughter, age 8, attended school since 1 March 1940, completed 1 year of school, and born in Georgia. She, also was listed with supplementary information that included: father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, English was native language, and was not a child of a veteran. Billie [sic] was listed as: son, age 3, did not attend school, and born in Georgia.

They had the following children:

i. Marjorie BOATRIGHT
ii. Ruby Pauline BOATRIGHT
iii. Madison McDonald "Mack" BOATRIGHT
iv. Jack BOATRIGHT
v. Mary BOATRIGHT
vi. Velera BOATRIGHT
vii. James Fredrick "Billy" BOATRIGHT

Fred was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church, having joined about 1925. He apparently returned to Emanuel County after living in Toombs County because church minutes state that in September 1932 he was chosen as a delegate to an association meeting and in July 1933 he was appointed to a church committee.

Fred died on 14 July 1956 in Laurens County, Georgia and was buried in Brewerton Cemetery, Claxton, Evans County. According to his tombstone inscription, "GEORGIA, 5-AMMO-TN," Fred served as a Private in World War I.

Ella died in Claxton on 12 January 1978 and also was buried in Brewerton Cemetery. 
Fred BOATRIGHT
 
114 Fred Cholan BOATRIGHT, a son of Willie Corine Coleman and Frank Rhen Boatright, was born 19 August 1914 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 6 years, in his parents? household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as age 15 in the 1930 census. He also was named a surviving son in his father?s 1952 obituary and in his mother?s 1985 obituary. In addition, in 1943 he served as a pallbearer at the funeral of his grandfather, Matthew Brinson Boatright.

Fred graduated from Swainsboro High School in Emanuel County and moved to Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, soon after graduation. The 1936-1937 Augusta city directory recorded him as a resident of 1046 Broad Street and employed as a cutter with Southeastern Fur Company. He apparently remained in the fur business most of his life. He became a partner in Southeastern Furriers and operated the fur department for J. B. Whites Department Store for 20 years.

He married Martha Fay Hogan in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 6 March 1938. They were married by E. C. Sheridan, pastor of the Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta. The wedding was preceded by a number of showers for the bride. After the wedding and honeymoon, they resided at 937 Fifteenth Street in Augusta. The 1939 directory listed them at Jefferson Davis Avenue. In the 1940 and 1941 Augusta City Directories, they were still living at the Fifteenth Street address and Fred was a furrier with Southeastern Fur Company; Fay was a bookkeeper with Sou Finance Corporation.

Fay was born in Augusta on 9 June 1913, a daughter of Mattie Powell and William Henry Hogan.

Fred was a member of the Baptist faith. In his early years in Augusta, he was a member of Curtis Baptist Church ? the same church in which he was married. His involvement was such that, in one known instance, he held a prayer meeting in his home in preparation for a youth revival at Curtis Baptist Church in 1948. Then, in 1949, he served as a prayer meeting leader. He later served as a deacon for the First Baptist Church in Augusta.

Service as a juror on a grand jury and Superior Court juries was a role Fred played in performing his civic duties. On the social level, he was a Mason and served his lodge as secretary.

According to Polk?s 1955 Augusta Directory, Fred C. and Fay H. Boatwright lived at 3011 Lake Forest Drive. They were recorded in the 1980 Augusta City Directory as residing at that same address. At that time he was a salesman with J. B. White & Company.

They had one daughter:

i. Anzia Vivian BOATRIGHT

Fred died 25 June 1982 in Augusta and was buried in Westover Memorial Park Cemetery. In his will, he bequeathed all of his property to Fay and stated that ?I have complete confidence in my wife and know that she will provide for [Anzia].?

Fay died on 19 April 2007 in Evans, Georgia, and also was buried in Westover Memorial Park. 
Fred Cholan BOATRIGHT
 
115 Georgia Odessa BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Maggie G. Key and Britton Benjamin Boatright, was born, in Emanuel County, Georgia, on 4 January 1924. She was named as a daughter, age 8 years, in her parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 16 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a daughter in her father's 1951 obituary, and as a step-daughter in her step-mother's 1979 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in the 1980 obituary of Annie Mae Boatright Lamb Rogers, in the 1985 obituary of Lacy Lanell Boatright Cook, in the 1986 obituary of Matie Boatright Waters, and in the 1998 obituary of Josie Boatright Autry.

She married Benjamin Frank Hicks on 17 May 1941. He was born on 23 July 1916 in Emanuel County, Georgia, a son of Hassie Screws and Walter Hicks.

They resided in Graniteville, Aiken County, South Carolina.

They had three children:

i. Linda HICKS
ii. Gwen HICKS
iii. Wayne J. HICKS

Frank died in Aiken on 9 March 1996 and was buried in Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, Aiken County.

Georgia married second Bill Gunter.

She died on 27 October 2012 in Graniteville and was buried in Graniteville Cemetery beside Frank. 
Georgia Odessa BOATRIGHT
 
116 Gussie BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Viola Ella Stalvey and Daniel W. Boatright, was born on 24 April 1904 in Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 6 years, in her parents' household in the 1910 Putnam County, Florida census and as age 15 in the 1920 Cook County, Georgia census with her mother and stepfather, J. J. King.

She married first Elie Gordon Register on 12 July 1920. He was born on 23 April 1898 in Georgia, a son of Mary and Lucius Register.

They were recorded as follows in the 1930 Clinch County, Georgia census: Eli G. Register, head, rented home, $7 rental, age 31, married first at age 21, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, turpentine, wage earner, was worling at time of the census, was a veteran of World War I; Mrs. Gussie, wife, housekeeper, age 26, married first at age 16, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Marie, daughter, age 8, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Olivia, daughter, age 6, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Claire, daughter, age 4, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, E. G., son, age 2, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

When the 1940 Clinch County census was recorded, they were living on a farm in the DuPont community in a rented house on which $100 [sic] monthly rental was paid. The census provided the following information: Eli Register, answered census questions, head, age 42, married, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, living in the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Gussie Register, wife, age 35, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Marie, daughter, age 18, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, worked 50 hours the week of 24 March, waitress at a cafe, wage earner, worked no weeks in 1939, had no income in 1939; Olivia Register, daughter, age 16, attended school, completed three years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, student; E. G. Register, son, age 13, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, student; Clarice Register, daughter, age 11, attended school, completed one year of high school [sic], born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, student; and, Margaret Register, daughter, age 9, attended school, completed four years of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935.

They had five children:

i. Marie REGISTER
ii. Olivia REGISTER
iii. Clarice O. REGISTER
iv. Elie Gordon REGISTER Jr.
v. Margaret REGISTER

Eli died 2 February 1946 in Clinch County and was buried in North Cemetery, DuPont.4

Gussie married second John William McLamb. He was born 12 October 1907 in DuPont, Clinch County, Georgia, a son of Sarah A. Gill and Charles M. McLamb. He died on 20 April 1969 in DuPont, and was buried in North Cemetery, DuPont.

Gussie died on 14 October 1979 in Ware County, Georgia, and also was buried in North Cemetery. 
Gussie BOATRIGHT
 
117 Guy Reginald BOATRIGHT, the eleventh of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born 25 March 1922 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 9 years, in his parents? household in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a son in his father?s 1950 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in the obituaries of: Mordecai Boatright, 1971; Hyram Grady Boatright, 1977; Irene Boatright Scarboro, 1981; Melton Boatright, 1989; Dorothy Boatright Perkins, 1991; William Osco Boatright, 1992; and Richard Boatright, 1992.

Guy enlisted in the Army on 29 December 1939. His Army enlistment papers provided the following information: Guy R. Boatright; Birth Year, 1858 [sic]; Nativity State: Georgia; Enlistment Place: Chatham County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 29 December 1939; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Puerto Rican Department; Component: Regular Army; Education: 2 years of college; Marital Status: Widower, without dependents.

Guy was ordained to the ministry by South Rossvile Baptist Church in Rossville, Georgia, in 1952. Because of his ministry, he moved more than the average family member did. He resided in Reading, PA in 1950, in Gracewood, Georgia in 1968; in Troutsville, VA, in 1977; in Pineora, Georgia, in 1989; and in Guyton, Georgia, in 1992. He also served in between these years in Indiana, Tennessee, and other places.

He married Mary Elizabeth Aldhizer, daughter of Susie Felicia Beard and Enoch Alexander Aldhizer, on 2 February 1961 in Reading, Berkes County, Pennsylvania. She was born 23 April 1926 in Augusta County, Virginia.

They had one daughter:

i. Tina Marie BOATRIGHT

He was residing in Guyton, Georgia in 2001.

Guy died in Savannah on 20 February 2006 and was buried at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery. 
Guy Reginald BOATRIGHT
 
118 His birthdate is given as 1921, 1858 (obviously a typing error), and 1922 in published Social Security records, army enlistment records, and veterans? cemetery records. I chose the 1922 date based on the age, 83, given in his obituary. Guy Reginald BOATRIGHT
 
119 Harold Dorsey BOATRIGHT Sr., the second of six children of Eva Mae Smith and Robert Lewis Boatright, was born on 19 October 1916 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 years, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census, and as age 13 in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was listed as a son in his parents' obituaries and will. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Mildred Boatright's 1942 obituary and in John P. Boatright's 1996 obituary. He served as a pallbearer for his uncle Ruben Boatright and his aunt America Cowart Boatright in 1947.

He married Jewel Gay, daughter of Dora Johnson and Larris C. Gay, on 28 November 1937 in Emanuel County. She was born on 24 February 1917 in Jenkins County, Georgia. Upon their marriage, Harold and Jewel moved to Jenkins County, Georgia, and lived with Jewel?s parents on their farm and helped with the farming. They were recorded there in the 1940 Jenkins County census as follows: Harold Boatright, son-in-law, married, age 24, completed eleven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Jenkins County on 1 April 1935, farm laborer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, had no income in 1939; Jewel Boatright, wife, age 22, completed eleven grades of school, married, born in Georgia, lived in rural Jenkins County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework; and, Judy Boatright, daughter, age 1, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, father was not a veteran, had no Social Security number.

Their home also was the stopping place in that part of the county for the library?s Bookmobile. They remained there until their deaths. He and Jewel were longtime members of Garfield Baptist Church.

Harold was a part-time farmer and worked in several occupations. He served from 1976 to 1980 on the Jenkins County Board of Commissioners and was elected vice chairman of the board for 1980. He failed in his bid for reelection.

They had two children:

i. Judy Gay BOATRIGHT
ii. Harold Dorsey BOATRIGHT Jr.

Jewel died on 9 February 1999 in Jenkins County, and was buried in Lewis Cemetery, Jenkins County.

Harold (aka ?Duck? to family members) died at his home in Jenkins County on 12 December 2004 and was buried at Lewis Church Cemetery beside Jewel. 
Harold Dorsey BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
120 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Helen Lerlene BOATRIGHT
 
121 Henry Brinson BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 28 February 1885 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 15 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census.

He married first Effie Vereen in Jenkins County, Georgia, on 4 March 1906. They were enumerated in the 1910 Emanuel County census, as follows: Henry Boatright, age 24, married once, married 4 years, farmer, could read and write; Effie, wife, age 18, mother of one child, could read and write; and Harold H., son, age 16 months; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

They had one son:

i. Harold Hazel BOATRIGHT

Whether Effie died or she and Henry were divorced is not yet determined. However, Henry married second Lizzie Mae Turner in Bulloch County, Georgia on 14 May 1916. She was born on 18 November 1888 in Lincoln County, Georgia, a daughter of Sophia Rebecca "Fronie" Thompson and John Elliot Turner.

Henry registered for the World War I draft in Statesboro, Bulloch County, on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Henry Brinson Boatright; post office address: Portal, Bulloch County, Georgia; age 33; born 28 February 1885; natural born citizen; occupation: railroad section foreman, Midland Railroad, Portal; nearest relative: Lizzie Boatright, Portal; signed Henry Brinson Boatright; physical description: medium height, stout build, blue eyes, red hair; no physical disabilities.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: Henry B. Boatright, rented home, age 34, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Lizzy M., wife, age 30, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Harrel, son, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Bernice, daughter, age 3 years and 9 months, born in Georgia; and Ellouise, daughter, age 11 months, born in Georgia.

The 1930 Emanuel County census recorded the family as follows: Henry Boatright, head, rented home, lived on a farm, age 45, age 24 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Lizzie M., wife, housekeeper, age 42, age 28 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Harold, son, age 21, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Bernice, daughter, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Elvira, daughter, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Juanita, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Clinton, son, age 8, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Jonas, son, age 7, attended school, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Stephen, son, age 6, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Jack, son, age 4 years and 2 months, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; and Sarah, daughter, age 1 year 11 months, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia.

Henry died on 14 February 1935 in Garfield, Emanuel County, and was buried on 15 February 1935 in Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

After Henry's death, the family lived on a farm outside of Twin City. The house was rented at a monthly rental of $5. The 1940 Emanuel County census recorded them as follows: Lizzie Boatright, head, age 53, widow, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, housekeeper, private home, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $60 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Juanita Boatright, answered census questions, age 19, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, seeking work the week of 24 March, new worker, had no source of income in 1939; Clinton Boatright, son, age 18, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $180 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Johnnas Boatright, son, age 17, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was seeking work the week of 24 March, worked 3 hours the week of 24 March, new worker, had no income in 1939; Stephen Boatright, son, age 15, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, student, had no income in 1939; Jack Boatright, son, age 14, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, student, had no income in 1939; Sarah Boatright, daughter, age 11, attended school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; Eugene Boatright, son, age 7, attended school, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Carl Boatright, son,age 2, born in Georgia. Living next door was Eunice Boatright, Henry and Lizzie's daughter.

They had ten children:

i. Hattie Bernice BOATRIGHT
ii. Eloise Elvira BOATRIGHT
iii. Sarah BOATRIGHT
iv. Juanita Salley BOATRIGHT
v. William E. BOATRIGHT, b. 19 October
1930, d. 7 January 1936, buried
at Hawhammock Church Cemetery
vi. Lewis Clinton BOATRIGHT
vii. Jonas H. BOATRIGHT
viii. John Stephen BOATRIGHT
ix. Jack Edward BOATRIGHT
x. Eugene BOATRIGHT

Lizzie died on 11 October 1955 in Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, and was buried beside her husband at Hawhammock. 
Henry Brinson BOATRIGHT
 
122 Hilda BOATRIGHT, the third of six children of Eva Mae Smith and Robert Lewis Boatright, was born on 29 August 1918 in Jeff Davis County, Georgia, but she spent most of her childhood in Emanuel County. She was named as a daughter in her parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census, and as age 11 in the 1930 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her parents' obituaries and will. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Mildred Boatright's 1942 obituary, John P. Boatright's 1996 obituary, and Harold Dorsey Boatright's 2004 obituary.

She first married Eschol Vernon Wiggins Sr., son of Hattie Maude Brown and John R. "Jack" Wiggins, on 21 January 1935 in Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia. They were living in a rented house house at 203 College Street in Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia, when the 1940 Jenkins County census was taken. They paid $9 a month for rent. The census recorded them as follows: Eschol V. Wiggins, head, age 28, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in Portsmouth, Virginia on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, proprietor of retail meats, employer, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no salary in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Hilda B. Wiggins, answered census questions, wife, age 21, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in Portsmouth, Virginia on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; and, Vernon Wiggins, son, age 3, born in Georgia.

The family moved to Portsmouth, Virginia in December 1940. Hilda worked for J. C. Penney Co. in Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia from about 1948 to 1976. She was an active member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church while living in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia. Upon retiring and returning to Garfield, Georgia, she became an active member of Garfield Baptist Church. She was a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution through Joseph Griffith, her great-great grandfather on her mother's side of the family. She also was a member of the Garfield Community Club and served as its President in 1988.

Eschol was born on 9 January 1912 in Butts, Jenkins County, Georgia. His occupation was supervisor machinist at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, until his retirement. He also was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and Highland Baptist Church in Portsmouth, and of Garfield Baptist Church. He served as a deacon at Highland Baptist and Garfield Baptist churches

Eschol first enlisted in the U. S. Navy as an Apprentice Seaman on 4 March 1930 at NRS, Atlanta, Georgia. He received an honorable discharge as Fireman first class, Service No. 268-01-98, from Receiving Station NOB Norfolk, Virginia on 13 March 1934. His naval service was as follows: U.S. Naval Training Station, Norfolk; U. S. Naval Hospital, Norfolk; U. S. S. Antares; S/M Base New London, Connecticut; U. S. S. Widgeon; U. S. Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii; and R/S N.O.B., Norfolk. His monthly rate of pay when discharged was $60.22

He reenlisted as Fireman First Class on May 8, 1934 at NRS, Macon, Georgia and served at RECSTA NOB, Norfolk; NNH, Portsmouth, Virginia; USS Claxton; USS Taylor; RS at New York; and USS Cummings. He received a second honorable discharge, dated 18 May 1938, as a Machinist's Mate Second Class. His monthly rate of pay at discharge was $79.20. His service papers include the following physical description: height 5'5-1/2"; weight 138 lbs.; brown eyes; dark brown hair; ruddy complexion; 2 scars above left knee; scar 1/2" down right knee; PS. 1/2" down right forearm. On page 158 of the journal/scrapbook he kept during his enlistment, he made the following note: "At U. S. Submarine Base, New London, Conn. on the 10th day of June 1931 about 2 o'clock, I made my first dive on a submarine which were the R11."

He owned a butcher shop in Millen, Georgia, from about 1938 until the family moved to Portsmouth, Virginia in 1940.

They had three children:

i. Eschol Vernon WIGGINS Jr.
ii. Mary Louise WIGGINS
iii. Donna Faye WIGGINS

After Hilda and Eschol retired and returned to Georgia, they both stayed very active. Eschol worked in his garden, which was planted with enough vegetables to supply many families. He took great pleasure in delivering his harvest to friends and relatives. He also took his daily three mile walks along the highway to Twin City, rain or shine. In the fall, he cut wood for his fireplace until just a couple of years before his death. He enjoyed making wooden craft items, some of which he gave to his children and grandchildren. He was a tinker and enjoyed making things, including a trailer from an old car and a trash/wood burning water heater that was less than effective. His daughters still remember the table and benches "Santa" made for them for Christmas in 1945. He was a loving father and husband. He would extend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.

With retirement, Hilda was able to travel more than ever. There wasn't a car, boat, train, or airplane that she was unwilling to board. All anyone had to say was "let's go" and her bags were packed. She also loved to cook and can her garden vegetables and fruits. She also enjoyed her sewing, crocheting, and other handicraft work. Family members still laugh in wonder about the summer she made about 50 blouses and dresses for her granddaughters. She was very accomplished at sewing and even made her daughter Mary's wedding dress. Her children and grandchildren still treasure her quilts, doilies, stuffed animals, and other handcrafts. Before her death, she started a project of making a cookbook of her recipes as a Christmas gift. Although she was unable to finish the book, her daughters took up the task and now those memories of her excellent cooking can be shared.

After 60 years of married life, Eschol died on 12 November 1995 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County after a long bout with congestive heart failure. He was buried on 14 November 1995 in Hebron Cemetery, Garfield.

After Eschol's death, Hilda continued to live "in the suburbs" of Garfield. Her traveling and other activities continued until arthritis and a few bone-breaking falls took their toll. However, she didn't slow down willingly.

Hilda married Howard Cook, on 14 February 1997 in Garfield, Emanuel County. He was born on 7 October 1913 in Jordan's Station, Manning County, South Carolina and was a long time resident of Millen, Jenkins County, Georgia.

Hilda died on 19 January 2005 in Aiken, South Carolina, with her two daughters at her bedside. She was buried beside Eschol at Hebron Cemetery and with other family members.

Howard died on 21 October 2006 in Millen, Jenkins County. 
Hilda BOATRIGHT
 
123 Hyram Grady BOATRIGHT, the third of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born on 20 July 1907 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 2 years, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, and as aged 12 years in the 1920 census. He also was named as a son in his father's 1950 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Mordecai Boatright's 1971 obituary.

He married Carrie Lou Cross, daughter of Minnie Lee Smith and John Edward Cross, about 1929 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She was born on 13 March 1911 in Hartford, Geneva County, Alabama.

He lived in Savannah by 1930 at which time he was listed with Carrie, his wife, in the Savannah City Directory. The directory noted that he worked for Dredge Gilmer and lived at 521 Tattnall. In 1932, the city directory listed him and Carrie at 713 Barnard and noted that he worked as an oiler at Dredge Gilmer. By 1934, he and Carrie Lou had moved to Waldburg Street. In 1947-1948, he and Carrie were living on Burkhalter Road and he was working at Union Bag. He was still in Savannah in 1951, but moved to nearby Bloomingdale soon after. The 1970 Savannah city directory listed Hiram G. as residing at Rural Route 1, Box 282 and he was employed as a general foreman at Union Camp.

They were recorded in the 1940 Chatham County census residing at 308 Waldburg Street, which they rented for $18 a month. Other information provided by the census included:
Hiram Boatright, head, age 32, married, completed eight grades of school, born in Georgia, lived at the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, laborer at pulp mill, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $1225 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Carrie Lou Boatright, answered census questions, age 29, married, completed six grades of school, born in Alabama, lived at the same place on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Freida Boatright, daughter, age 9, attended school, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived at the same place on 1 April 1935; Dexter Boatright, son, age 8, attended school, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived at the same place on 1 April 1935; Delores Boatright, daughter, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, lived at the same place on 1 April 1935; and, Betty Lou Boatright, daughter, age 2, born in Georgia.

Hyram was active in local politics and organizations, as well in the Baptist Church.

They had six children:

i. Freida BOATRIGHT
ii. Hyram Dexter BOATRIGHT
iii. Deloris Marie BOATRIGHT
iv. Betty Lou BOATRIGHT
v. Patricia Ann BOATRIGHT
vi. Jeanette BOATRIGHT

Carrie died on 25 September 1975 in Chatham County and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Savannah.

Hyram died on 20 April 1977 in Savannah, Georgia, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery near his wife. 
Hyram Grady BOATRIGHT
 
124 Irene BOATRIGHT, the eighth of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born 7 September 1916 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 4 years, in her parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as aged 13 years in the 1930 census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her father's 1950 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in the obituaries of Mordecai Boatright, 1971, and Hyram Grady Boatright, 1977.

She was living in Stillmore, Emanuel County in 1950, but she had moved to Brunswick, Glynn County by 1977.

She married Ivey Wright "Tom" Scarboro, son of Elnora Meeks and Luther Scarboro, on 27 October 1934 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was born on 7 February 1911 in Emanuel County.

They were recorded in the 1940 Candler County, Georgia census living in a rented house, $3 monthly rental, on a farm outside of Metter. The census provided the following information: Tom Scarboro, answered the census questions, head, age 29, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Candler County on 1 April 1935, was working the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, laborer on a farm, worked on own account, worked 50 weeks in 1939; Irene Scarboro, answered the census questions, wife, age 23, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County, Georgia on 1 April 1935, was not at work the week of 24 March, engaged in housework; Nora Elise Scarboro, daughter, age 4, born in Georgia; Billy Scarboro, son, age 2, born in Georgia; Iris Genett Scarboro, daughter, age 6 months, born in Georgia; Richard Boatright, brother-in-law, age 14, attended school, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March.

They had seven children:

i. Nora Elise SCARBORO
ii. William "Billy" Clinton SCARBORO
iii. Janette SCARBORO
iv. Carolyn Ann SCARBORO
v. Mary Ellen SCARBORO
vi. Kenneth Irvin SCARBORO
vii. Ronald David SCARBORO

Irene died 17 January 1981 in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia, and was buried in Palmetto Cemetery.

Ivey died 2 April 1999 in Brunswick and was buried in Palmetto Cemetery beside Irene. 
Irene BOATRIGHT
 
125 Isaac BOATRIGHT, the fourth child of Demaris Rich and Reubin Boatright, was born on 5 May 1859 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was included in his parents' household in the 1860 Emanuel County census as age 1 and in the 1870 Emanuel County census as age 10.

He married first Elizabeth or Lizzie Hall in Swainsboro on 31 December 1876. They were divorced in 1879, with the jury declaring at the April Term of the Emanuel Superior Court, "... sufficient proofs have been refered to our consideration to authorise a total Divorce that is to say a divorce Avin Culo Mattrimonii upon Legal Principles between the parties in this case...." No children are known from this marriage. An Elizabeth Boatwrite, age 20, appears as a servant, in the household of Bird L. Sumner in the 1880 Emanuel County census. Her marital status was given as divorced and there were no small children in the household. She might be Elizabeth Hall, Isaac's first wife, but more research needs to be completed.

Isaac married second Virginia Moore, daughter of John Moore, on 17 January 1880 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was born on 19 August 1859 in Georgia.

In 1880, the Emanuel County census recorded the family as follows: Isaac Boatright, age 20, married in census year, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, cannot write; Jennie, age 18, wife, cannot read and write born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

By 1910 the census the family included: Isaac S. Boatright, age 52, married twice, married 25 years, farmer, cannot read and write; Virginia, wife, age 49, married twice, mother of five children of whom three were living, cannot read and write; Jessie, son, age 17 laborer on home farm, could read and write, attended school, and Melton, son, age 13, could read and write, attended school; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

In the 1920 Toombs County census, they were enumerated in the household of son Jesse as follows: Jessie, head, rented house, age 27, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, daily laborer, wage earner, I. S., father, age 67, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, salesman of medicine, wage earner; and, Jennie, mother, age 66, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Living next door was son Melton.

By 1930 Isaac and Virginia were living in the household of son Melton in Montgomery County. The 1930 census there recorded them as follows: Isaac, father, age 80, age 24 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, invalid; and, Ginnie, mother, age 75, age 19 when first married, could not read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, invalid.

They had the following children:

i. Harris BOATRIGHT, born & died
January 1881, buried McKinzie
Cemetery, Blundale, GA
ii. Demaris BOATRIGHT
iv. Melton Earl BOATRIGHT
iii. Jesse E. BOATRIGHT
v. Joshua W. BOATRIGHT 1900-1901,
buried at Hawhammock Cemetery

Virginia died on 23 July 1934 and was buried in North Thompson Baptist Church Cemetery, Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia.

Isaac, with son Melton, was living on a farm near Summertown when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They rented their house for $5 a month. They were recorded as follows: Isaac Boatwright, head, age 83, widower, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived in Mount Vernon, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, unable to work; Melton Boatwright, answered census questions, son, age 49, married, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in Mount Vernon, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 50 hours the week of 24 March, wage hand, farming, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $100 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Katie Boatwright, daughter-in-law, age 49, married, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in Mount Vernon, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; and, Solomon, grandson, age 18, single, completed five grades of school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in Mount Vernon, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 30 hours the week of 24 March, wage hand, farming, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $90 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939.

Isaac died on 10 June 1940 in Summertown, Emanuel County, and was buried on 11 June 1940 beside Virginia. His residence at the time of his death was in Blun, Emanuel County. 
Isaac BOATRIGHT
 
126 Jack BOATRIGHT, a son of Rose Ella Moore and Fred Boatright, was born about 1927 in Georgia. He was named as a son, age 3, in his parents' household in the 1930 Evans County, Georgia, census and as age 12 in the 1940 Evans County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1956 obituary and in his mother's 1978 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in James F. Boatright's 2001 obituaries, in Ruby Boatright Lewis' 2006 obituary, and as a surviving family member in Marjorie Boatright Edenfield's 2006 obituary.

He was a resident of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia.

No further information. 
Jack BOATRIGHT
 
127 Jack Edward BOATRIGHT, a son of Lizzie Mae Turner and Henry Brinson Boatright, was born in Washington County, Georgia, on 5 October 1925. He was named as a son, age 4 years and 2 months, in his parents? household in the 1930 Emanuel County, Georgia, census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother?s 1955 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in William E. ?Billie? Boatright?s 1936 obituary, Clinton Boatright?s 1942 obituary, in Harold H. Boatright?s 1972 obituary, and Bernice Boatright Mondy?s 1981 obituary. He was a resident of North Augusta, South Carolina, in 1972, of Lincolnton, Georgia, in 1981, and lived in the Aiken, South Carolina, area most of his life.

He married Geneva Widener on 28 February 1954 in Aiken.

He married second Barbara Jean Stephens on 10 May 1968 in North Augusta, Aiken County, South Carolina.

He had at least one son, mother unidentified:

i. James Henry BOATRIGHT

He died at the age of 65 years in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 11 December 1990 and was buried at Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, Georgia. 
Jack Edward BOATRIGHT
 
128 Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT (Charles3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Josie Drew and Charles Boatright, was born on 5 April 1893 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, Burly J., aged 7 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and as J. D., aged 16 years, in the 1910 census. He also was was listed as a surviving son in his mother's 1938 obituary and in his father's 1940 obituary.

He married Lillian Ruth Blackburn at her parents' home in Dellwood on 7 April 1915. Rev. H. Hudson Graves officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony in front of a few relatives and friends. They began married life in Summertown, where Jadie had a business.

Lillian was born on 27 November 1897 in Emanuel County, the daughter of Fannie Davis and Dr. Thomas B. Blackburn. The local newspaper included a social note of her visit with parents.

Jadie and Lillian were members of Hawhammock Baptist Church where both were active in church work. He was granted a letter of dismission on 27 March 1915 but was reunited on 26 June 1915. Jadie served in various church offices, including church clerk and deacon, as well as being a delegate to Union meetings.

Jadie registered for the Word War I draft on 5 June 1917 in 53rd GMD, Swainsboro. His draft registration card provided the following information: Jadie Davis Boatright; age 24; post office address: Dellwood, Georgia; born 5 April 1893; natural born citizen; born in Emanuel County; occupation: railroad, Central of Georgia, Dellwood; dependents: wife and child; married; signed Jadie Davis Boatright; physical description: tall, medium build, grey eyes, black hair, not bald; no physical disabilities.

He was a resident of Dellwood in 1917, but he had moved to Portal, Bulloch County by 1938. He later returned to Swainsboro where he was employed as a contractor.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family was recorded as follows: J. D. Boatright, rents home, age 27, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, carpenter on house; Lillian, wife, age 21, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Loraine, daughter, age 3 years and 1 month, born in Georgia; and Thomas, son, age 1 year and 2 months, born in Georgia.

Jadie was not present when the 1930 census was recorded. His whereabouts has not yet been determined, but the family was recorded in Bulloch County as follows: Ruth Boatright, head, housekeeper, rents home, lived on a farm, age 32, age 18 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation; Lorin W., son, age 13, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Thomas C., son, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Fannie J., daughter, age 5, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Jadie D. Jr., age 4 years and 2 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family lived in a rented house in Portal, at $12 a month rent, when the 1940 Bulloch County census was taken. The census recorded them as: Jadie D. Boatwright, head, age 46, married, completed three grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, carpenter in building construction, wage earner, worked 50 weeks in 1939, earned $3100 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Lillian Boatwright, answered census questions, wife, age 42, married, completed two grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Fannie J. Boatwright, daughter, age 16, attended school, completed one grade of high school, born in Georgia, lived in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, on 1 April 1935, student, had no source of income in 1939, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in the childhood home, had no Social Security number, student at public school; and, Jadie D. Boatwright Jr., son, age 14, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, on 1 April 1935.

They had four children:

i. Loran Wilson BOATRIGHT
ii. Thomas Charles BOATRIGHT
iii. Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT Jr.
iv. Fannie Jo BOATRIGHT

Lillian died on 2 July 1943 and was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Jadie married second Bertie Lee Sullivan Scott in Emanuel County on 3 June 1944. She was born in 1900.

Bertie was baptized on 4 December 1949 in Swainsboro First Baptist Church. She was dismissed by letter in October 1952 and joined Hawhammock Baptist Church on 16 November 1952. She and Jadie placed six chandeliers in the church and dedicated them to the memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Boatright and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sullivan.

Bertie died in Emanuel County on 31 October 1959.

Jadie married third Essie Youmans Horton in Emanuel County on 2 April 1960. They were married by Frank Brinson, Minister of Hawhammock Baptist Church. Essie, a daughter of Laura E. Durden and Lawson Youmans, was born on 26 April 1906 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She had been married previously.

Essie socialized with Jadie's children, as well as with the children of his second wife. One such occasion, the 1961 New Year's dinner, was noted in the local newspaper:

Mr. and Mrs. Boatright and Mr. Scott have New Year's
dinner for their family
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Boatright and Jim Scott had as
their guests for New Year's dinner their children and
grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Boatright, Mary
Ruth and Mae of Hinesville; Mrs. Susie Boatright,
Jimmy and Johnnie of Swainsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Hall, Brenda and Nancy of Twin City; Mr. and Mrs.
Boots Scott, Rickey, Louann and Stanley of Macon; Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph (Pang) Scott, Sherry and Allen of
McRae, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Scott of Baxley.
A delicious meal was enjoyed by all present and
thanks were given that all illness in the family
could be gone so that the New Year could be started
right.

For Jadie's 70th birthday, Essie prepared another dinner for family, relatives, and friends:

Mr. Boatright honored here Sunday on 70th birthday
An enjoyable day was had at the 4-H Club House on
Sunday, April 7, when Mrs. J. D. Boatright
entertained with a birthday dinner in honor of her
husband, Mr. J. D. Boatright, on his seventieth
birthday.
A host of friends and relatives enjoyed the
delicious barbecue dinner and the fellowship which
followed.
The beautiful birthday cake was decorated in red
and green.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Boatright, Mr. Bobby Boatright, Mr. and Mrs. James
J. Frohock, Tallahassee, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Boatright, Mrs. John Peebles, Pahakee, Fla.; Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Scott, Baxley; Mr. and Mrs. Payne Scott and
children, McRae; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Scott, and
children, Macon; Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Meeks, Macon;
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Boatright and children,
Hinesville; Mr. and Mrs. John Melton, Atlanta; Miss
Brenda Hall, Savannah; Miss Patricia Kemp, Sylvania;
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Boatright, Garfield; Mr. Jule
Willis, Canoochee; Mr. and Mrs. Osborn Boatright,
Twin City; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hall, Twin City; and
Mr. and Mrs. Gilford Reagan and Billy, Norristown.
Guests from Swainsboro included the Rev. and Mrs.
Frank Brinson, Mr. Elmo Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Barfield, Bernard, Annette, Lynn and Jimmie Scott,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scott, and Harriet, Mr. and Mrs.
Kerney Lamb, and son, Mrs. Gertie Scott, Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Bolineau, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Murphy, Miss
Judy Brady, Mrs. A. R. Kemp, Mrs. Lilly Havird, Mr.
and Mrs. Pete Boatright and Angelia, Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Hicks, and Harry, Mrs. Susie Boatwright, Coleman,
Johnnie and Jimmie Boatright, Walter and Mary
Boatright, Mr. Jim Scott.

Jadie was an active member of the Swainsboro Masonic Lodge, No. 244, F. & A. M. and in 1960 he was elected worshipful master. Essie was a member of the Moring Chapter No. 231, Order of Eastern Star, and J. D. was Worthy Patron in 1956.

Essie died on 2 July 1963 in Emanuel County and was buried in Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Norristown.

Jadie married fourth Louise Roberts Lindsey in Emanuel County on 25 September 1964.

Family connections also are noted in that he served as a honorary pallbearer for his cousin Stephen Ernest Boatright in 1958.

A news item in the local newspaper appears to indicate Jadie's interest in family history. The article mentioned some old deeds and papers concerned with Wilson Drew, Jadie's maternal great-great grandfather.

Jadie published his will on 13 October 1964. In it he made provisions for his children and his wives' families. The will named his wife, Louise L. Boatright; deceased son, Loren W. Boatright; children of Loren W. Boatright, Jimmy Boatright and Johnny Boatright; son, Thomas C. Boatright; Billy Freeman, nephew of Mrs. Essie H. Boatright, who was to have Gilbert and Dorothy Regan appointed guardians for him; daughter, Mrs. Fannie Joe Hall; son, J. D. Boatright Jr.; children of "my former wife", Mrs. Bertie S. Boatright, Sidney A. Scott, R. C. Scott, Ray Scott, and Ralph A. Scott.

Jadie died on 5 September 1965 in Swainsboro and also was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery.

It is possible that Louise was born 14 June 1920, and died on 11 March 1979 in Emanuel County. She possibly lived in Wrightsville, Johnson County, after Jadie's death. 
Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
129 Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT Jr., a son of Lillian Ruth Blackburn and Jadie Davis Boatright Sr., was born in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, on 13 December 1925. He was named as a son, age 4 years and 2 months, in his mother's household in the 1930 Emanuel County, Georgia, census and as age 14 in his parents' household in the 1940 Bulloch County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1943 obituary and in his father's 1965 obituary and in his fathers will. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Loraine Wilson Boatright's 1959 obituary and in Thomas Charles Boatright's 1973 obituary.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a resident of Swainsboro, Emanuel County, at the time of enlistment. His Army enlistment records provide the following information: Jadie D. Boatright; Birth Year: 1925; Nativity State: Georgia; Residence: Emanuel County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 12 July 1944; Enlistment Place: Fort McPherson Atlanta, Georgia; Grade: Private; Education: 3 years of high school; Marital Status: Single, without dependents.5 His physical description was noted on his discharge papers as follows: blue eyes, brown hair, 5?6? height, and 180 pounds. He was a student when he entered service. He qualified for a combat infantry badge and sharpshooter rifleman. His military occupation was carpenter. He served in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Medal. He was wounded in action on 15 February 1945 in the European Theatre of operations. He was a Staff Sergeant. He was discharged at Fort McPherson on 1 May 1946.

He married JoAnn Johnson in Emanuel County on 16 May 1952. She was born on 1 July 1929 in Jenkins County, Georgia, a daughter of Annie Muns and Hines Johnson.

They had four children:

i. Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT III
ii. Donald L. BOATRIGHT
iii. Alan BOATRIGHT
iv. Jeanette BOATRIGHT

In 1959 he was a resident of Port Wentworth, Chatham County, Georgia, but had become a resident of Hardeville, Jasper County, South Carolina, by 1965 and was still there in 1973. Jadie and Jo Ann were listed in the 1970 Savannah city directory as residing at Box 103, Hardeville. He worked in the lab at Continental Can.

Prior to her death, JoAnn was declared a "gravely incapacitated adult" by the Emanuel County Probate Court and was made a ward of her children.

JoAnn died on 3 October 2000 in Metter, Candler County, Georgia. She was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery in Emanuel County.

Jadie was living in Hardeville, South Carolina, in March 2002 when his son Jadie died.

Jadie died in Madison, Davidson County, Tennessee, on 13 July 2002 and was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery. 
Jadie Davis BOATRIGHT, Jr.
 
130 James Dennis BOATRIGHT Jr., a son of Rose Lee and James Dennis Boatright Sr., was born in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia on 1 September 1931. He was named as a son, age 8, in his parents' household in the 1940 Bulloch County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1953 obituary. He was a resident of Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia at that time.

He married Nora Mae Jenkins about 1953. She was born in Fulton County, Georgia on 17 October 1929.

They had four children:

i. John Dennis BOATRIGHT
ii. J. Derrell BOATRIGHT
iii. Jan Denise BOATRIGHT
iv. Jacqueline Donnell BOATRIGHT

James served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict.

James and Nora were listed in the 1970 Savannah city directory as residing at 610 Windsor Road. James worked at Windsor Pharmacy and Nora was a receptionist at Southland Oil.

Nora died on 19 February 2001 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

James died in Bryan County, Georgia on 5 April 2005. 
James Dennis BOATRIGHT, Jr.
 
131 James Dennis BOATRIGHT Sr., a son of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Madison McDonald Boatright, was born on 4 February 1878 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 2 years, in his parents' household in the 1880 Emanuel County, Georgia census, as aged 22 years in the 1900 Bulloch County, Georgia census, as aged 32 in the 1910 Toombs County census, and as age 41 in the 1920 Toombs County, Georgia census. He was still living with his mother when the 1930 census was taken. The 1930 Evans County census recorded him and his mother in the household of his brother Fred. The information provided included: Dennis, brother, age 52, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation.

He married Rose Lee and they had one son:

i. James Dennis BOATRIGHT Jr.

The family was recorded in the 1940 Bulloch County, Georgia census living on a farm in the Nevils area. They rented their house for a rental of $3. The census provided the following information: Dennis Boatright, head, age 62, married, completed three years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Evans County, Georgia on 1 April 1935, was not working the week of 24 March, unable to work, did not work in 1939, did not receive any wages in 1939, had source of income other than wages; Rosalie Boatright, provided information to the census taker, wife, age 34, married, completed three years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Evans County, Georgia on 1 April 1935, was seeking work the week of 24 March, was unemployed for 35 weeks prior to the week of 24 March, saleslady at retail departmental store, worked 12 weeks in 1939, $28 wages in 1939, no other source of income; and, James Dennis Boatright Jr., son, age 8, attended school, completed three years of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Evans County, Georgia on 1 April 1935.

He died on 8 July 1953 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia and was buried in East Side Cemetery. 
James Dennis BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
132 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. James Earl BOATRIGHT
 
133 James Fredrick "Billy" BOATRIGHT, a son of Rose Ella Moore and Fred Boatright, was born on 1 May 1936 in Evans County, Georgia. He was named as a son, age 3, in his parents? household in the 1940 Evans County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1956 obituary. At that date, he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. In addition, he was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1978 obituary. At that time, he was a resident of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia. He also was named as a deceased family member in Marjorie Boatright Edenfield's 2006 obituary.

He married Melba Jean Boyd about 1958. She was born on 20 April 1938, a daughter of Kathren Baker and Robert Edward Lee Boyd.

They had four children:

i. Stephen Douglas BOATRIGHT
ii. Julie Lynne BOATRIGHT
iii. Sarah BOATRIGHT
iv. David A. BOATRIGHT

He died 6 March 2001 in Savannah, Chatham County, and was buried at Brewton Cemetery, near Claxton. 
James Fredrick BOATRIGHT
 
134 James Osborn BOATRIGHT, a son of Essie Lena Coleman and Matthew Lewis Boatright, was born on 28 December 1916 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 4 years, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as age 14 in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1953 obituary and in his mother's 1959 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Kenneth Ivey Boatright's 1953 obituary, in Cecil W. Boatright's 1974 obituary, in Audrey E. Boatright Rich's 1978 obituary, in Bruce Edward Boatright's 1979 obituary, and in Roy Jim Boatright's 1997 obituary. In Alton Eugene Boatright's 1998 obituary, it was stated that Alton was preceded in death by his brother Osborn.

He first married Bessie Curl in Emanuel County on 24 December 1936. The marriage was performed by S. J. Flanders, Ordinary. Bessie was born 7 January 1918 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Algerine and Mary V. Curl.

They were recorded in the 1940 Emanuel County census living on a farm outside of Twin City. The house in which they lived was rented at a $4 monthly rental. The census included additional information as follows: Osborne Boatright, head, age 25, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 20 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 50 weeks in 1939, made no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; and, Bessie Boatright, answered census questions, age 20, married, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939.

They resided in Twin City, where he was a farmer.

He was a pallbearer at the funeral of his grandfather Stephen Thomas Boatright in 1950, his aunt Frances Boatright Barfield in 1953, and for his aunt Gladys Bishop Boatright in 1981.

A local newspaper included the following 1977 social item: ?Mrs. Elma Boatright, and daughter, Joyce of Augusta spent the weekend with Chris Flanders. They visited Mrs. Mary Flanders in Kite and Mrs. Elizabeth Green and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boatright in Swainsboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Osborn Boatright in Twin City.?

Osborn and Bessie were baptized at Hawhammock Baptist Church on 24 March 1951. Both were active members of the church and served on various committees and were chosen as messengers to Association meetings. Osborn also served as church treasurer and deacon.

Bessie died on 4 July 1982 in Emanuel County, and was buried at Hawhammock Church Cemetery. No children are known from this marriage.

Osborn married second Maggie Loucinda Odom Fagler in Emanuel County on 8 March 1983. She had been married previously and had children.

Osborn died on 7 May 1998 in Bulloch Memorial Hospital, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, and was buried 10 May 1998 in Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery, Emanuel County beside Bessie, his first wife.

Maggie died on 24 March 2002 and was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery. 
James Osborn BOATRIGHT
 
135 James Robert BOATRIGHT, a son of Kate Jordan and William Lee Boatright, was born on 19 September 1929 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia. When the 1930 Emanuel County census was recorded, James was living with his parents in his grandfather William Lee Boatright's household. He was named as a grandson, aged 6 months. He also was named as a son, age 9, in his parents? household in the 1940 Emanuel County census. In addition, he was named as a surviving son in his father's 1972 obituary and in his mother's 1995 obituary.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 June 1946 at Augusta, Georgia. His military occupation was clerk typist in Battery C, 1st FA Battalion. He was awarded Army Occupation Medal Japan and World War II Victory Medal. His discharge papers noted the following physical description: brown eyes, brown hair, 5?8? height, and 160 pounds. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant on 15 November 1947 at Stoneman, California.

James attended the Georgia State Teachers College and was honored for his excellence in scholarship while a student. He graduated in 1957.

After graduation, James married Barbara Ellen Williamson on 15 June 1957 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia. She was born about 1936, a daughter of Ruby Smith and Bernard Irving Williamson of Oak Park, Emanuel County.

They had two children:

i. Britt BOATRIGHT
ii. Lori BOATRIGHT


James and Barbara were divorced. Barbara married Robert A. Licata.

James was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, in 1961, of Decatur, Georgia, in 1972 and of Atlanta, Georgia in 1995.

He died in Atlanta on 17 February 2005 at his residence after a fall. He was buried in Old Canoochee Cemetery in Emanuel County. 
James Robert BOATRIGHT
 
136 James Rudolph BOATRIGHT (William3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the only son of Telithia Bryant and William Boatright, was born on 5 March 1856 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was recorded with his parents in the 1860 Emanuel County census as aged 4 years. After his father died, James, his mother, and his sister went to live with his grandparents, Needham Bryant, where he was recorded in the Bryant household in the 1870 census; he then was 10 years old. In the 1880 census, at age 24 years, he was living with his mother in the household of Ebenezer J. Durden, his step-father. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1931 obituary, and a surviving brother in Lacy Capitola Boatright Durden's 1932 obituary.

He married Georgia Ann Patrick about 1881. She was born on 11 October 1855 in Georgia (possibly Emanuel County), a daughter of Nancy Ann Marsh and Jesse Patrick.

Georgia Ann joined the Canoochee Baptist Church on 3 September 1887 and was a member at least until 1 September 1896 - the date of the membership list.

By 1900, the census records the family as follows: J. R. Boatwright, born March 1856, age 44, married 19 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, could read and write, owns farm; G. H., wife, born October 1857, age 42, mother of 5 children, 4 children living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Nannie, daughter, born December 1883, age 16, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Robt., son, born September 1886, age 13, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Eddie, son, born September 1890, age 9, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; and Willie, son, born August 1893, age 6, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write.

In the 1910 census, the family was enumerated as follows: Jim Boatright, age 53, married once, married 29 years, farmer, could read and write; Georgia, wife, age 52, mother of six children of whom four were living, could read and write; Eddie, son, age 19, could read and write, attended school; and Willie, son, age 16, could read and write, attended school.

Their children were:

i. Nannie Elitha BOATRIGHT
ii. Robert James BOATRIGHT
iii. Edward Lindsay BOATRIGHT
iv. William Lee BOATRIGHT
v. Infant daughter, buried at Old
Canoochee Cemetery
vi. Verda BOATRIGHT, born 22 Dec 1881,
d. 28 April 1894, buried at Old
Canoochee Church Cemetery

Georgia died 5 October 1914 in Graymont, Emanuel County, and was buried in Old Canoochee Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

James was enumerated in the 1920 Emanuel County census as follows: Jim Boatright, owns farm, age 63, widower, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Willie, son, age 23, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer.

In the 1930 Emanuel County census, Jim was still living with son Willie and Willie?s family. The census recorded the following information for Jim: Jim Boatright, head, owned home valued at $1000, lived on a farm, age 74, widowed, married first at age 24, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, no occupation, was not a veteran.

James died on 3 April 1935 in Graymont, Emanuel County, and was buried beside his wife at Old Canoochee Cemetery. 
James Rudolph BOATRIGHT
 
137 His World War I draft registration card gives his birth date as 5 March 1898. James Rufus BOATRIGHT
 
138 James Rufus BOATRIGHT (David L.3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Lillian Rogers and David L. Boatright, was born on 5 March 1897 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, as aged 13 years in the 1910 census, and as aged 21 years in the 1920 Candler County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1950 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Benjamin Floyd Boatright's 1959 obituary and Lillian Christine Boatright Brown's 1964 obituary. He was a resident of Clearwater, South Carolina in 1950 and of Langley, South Carolina in 1959.

James registered for the World War I draft in Candler County on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: James R Boatwright; post office address: Metter, Candler County, Georgia; age 20; born 5 March 1898; natural born citizen; occupation: farmer, employed by D. L. Boatwright of Metter; nearest relative: D. L. Boatwright of Metter; signed J. R. Boatright; physical description: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark red hair; no physical disabilities.

He married Nannie Mae Rhinehart in Candler County, Georgia on 20 March 1921.

They moved to Aiken County, South Carolina, about 1929. They were recorded as residing in Clearwater in the 1930 Aiken County census. The census provided the following information: James Boatwright, head, rented home at $3 rental, did not live on a farm, age 30, married first at age 21, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, was not working at time of the census, textile operation, cotton mill, wage earner, was not a veteran; and Nannie M., wife, housekeeper, age 29, married first at age 19, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They rented a house in Clearwater, Aiken County for $3 a month when the 1940 Aiken County census was recorded. The information provided by the census included: Jas. R. Boatwright, answered census questions, head, age 43, married, completed 4th grade, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, employed during week of 24 March, worked 32 hours during week of 24 March, spinning room, cotton mill, wage earner, worked 40 weeks in 1939, earned $620 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income; and, Nannie Boatwright, wife, age 40, married, completed 7th grade, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April, employed during week of 24 March, worked 42 hours during week of 24 March, dye plant, bleachery, wage earner, worked 40 weeks in 1939, earned $560 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939.

He and Nannie apparently lived in Aiken County the remainder of their lives. They had no children.

James died on 8 October 1965 at his home in Langley, Aiken County. He was buried in Sunset Memory Gardens in Graniteville, Aiken County.

Nannie was the executrix of James' will and the sole heir.

Nannie died on 27 May 1972 in Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina, and was buried beside James in Sunset Memory Gardens. 
James Rufus BOATRIGHT
 
139 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Jasper Hubert BOATRIGHT
 
140 Jessie BOATRIGHT (Jesse E.4, Isaac3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Jesse E. Boatright and possibly Nellie Wilson, was born in Georgia between 1910 and 1920. He was named as a surviving son in his father?s 1984 obituary. At that time, he was a resident of Madison, Tennessee. No further information. Jessie BOATRIGHT, Jr.
 
141 Jessie E. BOATRIGHT (Isaac3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Virginia Moore and Isaac Boatright, was born on 5 May 1894 in Modoc, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 17, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1940 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Melton Earl Boatright's 1969 obituary and in Demaris Boatright Daniels' 1974 obituary

It is possible that he married Nellie Wilson on 6 August 1910 in Emanuel County.

Jesse had one son. The mother is unidentified at this date, but Nellie Wilson is thought to be the mother.

i. Jessie BOATRIGHT

Jessie registered for the World War I draft in the 1453rd GMD, Emanuel County on 5 June 1917. The draft registration card provided the following information: Jesse Boatright; age 23; post office address: Swainsboro, Georgia; born 5 May 1894; natural born citizen; born in Modoc, Georgia; occupation: farming, employed by I. S. Boatright, Swainsboro; single; signed Jesse Boatright; physical description: tall, slender build, dark brown eyes, black hair, not bald.

He was enumerated in the 1920 Toombs County census as follows: Jessie Boatright, head, rented house, age 27, single, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, daily laborer, wage earner; I. S., father, age 68, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia salesman of medicine, wage earner; and Jennie, mother, age 66, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Next door was Melton Boatright, Jesse's younger brother.

He married second Annie O'Neal. She had a son, Jim Boatright, by a previous marriage. She was born about 1895 in Toombs County, Georgia.

By 1930 Jessie had returned to Emanuel County where he and his family were recorded in the census as follows: Jesse E. Boatright, head, rents, lived on farm, age 40, age 30 at first marriage, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self employed; Annie L., wife, homemaker, age 35, age 25 at first marriage, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Jim, son, age 15, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm.

In 1940, they rented a house on a farm near Normantown when the 1940 Toombs County census was taken. They paid $2 a month for rent. They were recorded as: J. E. Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 52, married, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 15 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, had no income from wages in 1939, had other sources of income, father born in Georgia, mother born n Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, was not a veteran; and, Annie Boatright, wife, age 38, married, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework.

Jessie had moved to Oak Park, Emanuel County by 1974.

Annie died on 16 December 1974 in Emanuel County and was buried in the Waters Cemetery in Emanuel County.

Jessie Boatright died in Wheeler County at age 86 years on 1 February 1984 and was buried in the Waters Cemetery in Emanuel County. 
Jessie E. BOATRIGHT
 
142 Jewel BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Clara Bunn and Daniel Douglas Boatright, was born on 27 January 1911 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 8 years, in her parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census. She was named as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1931 obituary and in her father's 1974 obituary. She also was named as a surviving sister in Byron Fletcher Boatright's 1960 obituary, in Lorita Boatright McRae's 1963 obituary, in Woodrow Wilson Boatright Sr.'s 1969 obituary, in Essie Mae Boatright Sutton's 1970 obituary, and in Raymond M. Boatright Sr.'s 1970 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving step-daughter in Annie Sutton's 1967 obituary.

According to her parents', siblings' and step-mother's obituaries, Jewel's marriages and residences were as follows: in 1931, Mrs. G. L. Purdom, Lakeland, Florida; 1955, Mrs. Jewell Monsel of Orlando, Florida; 1960, Mrs. Jewell Munsell, Savannah; 1963, Jewell Munsell of Savannah; 1967, Jewell Boatright of Savannah; 1969, Miss Jewel Boatright of Twin City; March 1970, Miss Jewell Boatwright of Twin City; June 1970, Jewel Edenfield, Graymont; 1974, Jewel Boatright of Twin City

Jewel first married Gaines L. Purdom on 17 March 1931 in Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. He was born on 2 January 1904 in Georgia.

They were recorded in the 1935 Florida population census as follows: G. L. Purdom, 1011 Dorothy, inside city limits, white, age 40, husband, born in Georgia, high school education, rented home, druggist; and, Jewel, age 35, white, wife, born in Georgia, high school education, housewife.

The 1938 Lakeland city directory listed them as Gaines L. Purdom and Jewel. They resided at 114-1/2 Lemon Street, Apt. 5, and operated the Polk Smoke Shop. In 1940, the directory listed them as residents of 330 S. Tennessee Avenue and they still operated the Polk Smoke Shop.

Jewel could not be located in the 1940 census, but Gaines was recorded in the 1940 Polk County census at 426 South Florida Street, Lakeland. His information was given as: Gains L. Purdon, lodger, age 36, married, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 88 hours the week of 24 March, proprietor of smoke shop, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939.

They were divorced in Polk County, Florida in 1941.

She married second Roscoe Munsell by 1956. No marriage or divorce record of this marriage has been located in Florida statewide indexes. No search has been made of Georgia indexes.

Jewel was listed in the 1956 Jacksonville, Florida city directory as Jewel Munsell (widow of Roscoe). She resided at 804 E. Colonial Street and was a waitress at Pierces.

The 1960 Savannah, Georgia city directory listed her as Jewel Munsell, waitress at Leopold Brothers, and a resident of 310 E. Bolton Street.

Jewel resumed using her maiden name by 1967.

It is possible that between March 1970 and June 1970, Jewel married unidentified Edenfield and then divorced him by 1974.

She died on 2 March 1982 in Emanuel County and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Emanuel County, near her parents and her brother Royce.

Gaines Purdom died in Dougherty County, Georgia on 23 December 1984 and was buried in Sparks Cemetery. 
Jewel BOATRIGHT
 
143 Jo Louise BOATRIGHT (Charles3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a daughter of Josie Drew and Charles Boatright, was born on 29 July 1904 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter in the 1910 Emanuel County census as Joe L., age 6, and in the 1920 census as Louise, age 14. She, also, was listed as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1938 obituary and in her father's 1940 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Jadie Davis Boatright's 1965 obituary.

She became a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church by letter on 25 April 1926. Shortly thereafter, on 27 July, she was elected church organist and served on various committees and as a messenger to Association meetings. Church minutes record that in September 1932 Sister Louise Boatright Kemp requested a letter of dismission, which was granted. Although no meeting minutes indicate that she returned, she requested another letter of dismission in June 1933.

She married Alfred Roy Kemp after the death of his first wife, Allie Mae Urquhart, on 29 August 1928. Alfred was born on 16 September 1889 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, son of Saphronia Lucretia Coleman and John Jehu Kemp.

"Alford" Roy Kemp registered for the World War I draft in the 53rd GMD, Emanuel County on 5 June 1917. His draft registration card provided the following information: Alford Roy Kemp; age 27; post office address: Swainsboro, Georgia; born 16 September 1889; natural born citizen; born in Swainsboro; occupation: barber, self-employed; single; signed A. R. Kemp; physical description: tall, slender build, blue eyes, black hair, not bald; no physical disabilities. He was inducted at Swainsboro on 26 April 1918, was made a Private 1st Class on 7 November 1918, and was assigned to General Hospital 6 in McPherson, Georgia. He was honorably discharged on 3 April 1919.

They were recorded in the 1930 Emanuel County census as follows: A. Robt. Kemp, head, rented home at $10 rental, age 40, age 30 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, barber, barber shop, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Louise B., wife, housekeeper, age 25, age 16 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary K., [no relationship stated], age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Alfred C., [no relationship stated], age 7, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. These were children by Alfred's first wife.
They had three children:

i. Roy Joe KEMP
ii. Rene' Drew KEMP
iii. Patricia Ann KEMP

They lived in Springfield in 1938, but Louise returned to Swainsboro by 1940 where they were recorded in the 1940 Emanuel County census. They rented a house on Coleman Street for $9 a month. Other details provided by the census include: A. R. Kemp, head, age 50, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 72 hours the week of 72 March, barber at barber shop, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $800 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Joe Louise Kemp, wife, age 35, married, completed ten grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place of 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Roy Joe Kemp, son, age 9, attended school, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia; and, Rene Kemp, son, age 4, born in Georgia.

A. R. died on 30 June 1944 in Emanuel County and was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery, Emanuel County, beside his first wife.

Alfred's son by his first marriage, Alfred Coleman Kemp, died four years later. His obituary named Louise as a step-mother.

Louise died on 18 March 1977 in Swainsboro, and also was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery. She was an Eastern Star. 
Jo Louise BOATRIGHT
 
144 John BOATRIGHT, the seventh child of Lacy Bishop and Reubin Boatright, was born on Saturday, 3 November 1838, in Emanuel County, Georgia. From the time of his birth, John lived in a world of rising tensions on the national political front, stressful relationships with Georgia?s remaining Indians, national economic uncertainty and instability, and a deep depression in the state of Georgia. He was born in an era of insatiable desire for more land to grow cotton and to gain access to the gold found on Indian lands. He was born in a time when it was acknowledged that ?all men are created equal,? but Indians were forcefully removed from the state while African-American slaves worked on lands adjoining the ?Trail of Tears.? It was a time of greed, ruinous speculation, threats of disunion, incompatible moral and political philosophies, and an untethered emotional excess that eventually engulfed his universe.

As a child, John was somewhat insulated from the adult stimulated turmoil by being reared in a very rural ? ?backwoods? ? farm environment. In the 1850 census year, Emanuel County was one of the least populated counties in Georgia. It had a population of only 4,577 and of that total 962 were slaves. In addition to the small population, only five of the inhabitants was born out of the country: two in Germany, one in England, and two in Ireland. Of those born in other states, 119 were born in North Carolina, 101 in South Carolina, one in Alabama, one in Rhode Island, three in Virginia, two in Maryland, and one in Connecticut. The result was a homogenous population; it was primarily ?Georgia born; Georgia bred.?

That ?sameness? also was apparent in the occupations of Emanuel?s breadwinners. Virtually all of them were farmers. Other than farmers, there were three merchants, two blacksmiths, one shoemaker, one physician, 16 mechanics and eleven school teachers ? only 33 men whose primary occupation was not farming. Several of these 33 men were relatives of a farming head of household and lived on a farm.

The birthplaces of slaves is not known, of course, but all of them were owned by 168 individuals of whom some 22 percent owners were born in other states. Many of the slaveowners lived along the Ogeechee River and Canoochee Creek and often they were related, as well as usually having larger land holdings. The only Boatright family owning slaves was John?s older sister, Mary Ann, who was married to John T. Burt. Nonetheless, whether the Boatrights owned slaves or not, they were influenced by the culture and politics of the slaveowners.

Most of this native-born population lived on 511 farms where almost ever family owned a horse, a milk cow, a few hogs, some chickens, and probably a few sheep. They grew corn, sweet potatoes, cotton, peas and beans, and other garden crops. There were few large cash crops or products but wool, cotton, hogs, beef cattle, and timber were the major income producing sources. Rice was grown in the swampy areas for personal and local use.

There were only eleven public schools and eleven teachers who taught a total of 202 pupils. Most of the teachers probably received only an elementary level education themselves, so reading and writing and basic math made up the course work. Public schools were in session for a few months in the year when children were not needed in the fields and they were attended by students whose parents were willing to declare themselves poor. No private schools were organized in Emanuel County, but tutors probably were hired by the wealthy and by several families who shared the expense. There were no public libraries of any kind. So, education in this time period was basic. While over 16 percent of the adults were illiterate, it is surprising that the illiteracy rate was not higher.

Churches numbered only 17: 14 Baptist (of different kinds) and four Methodist with accommodations for 2,025 people. Churches were small and mostly depended on knowledgeable members or circuit preachers for services. Monthly or bi-weekly services were held and tended to be all-day affairs by most churches. Many of the churches staggered their services so as not to conflict with services held by other churches. This allowed families to attend other churches in addition to their own, if they were so inclined. Nonetheless, only about half of the population attended church and even fewer were members but all were affected in some degree by the area?s Protestant churches.

Transportation was primarily by foot or horse on dirt roads that were not well kept, nor well funded. In rainy weather they could be impassable. There were few road arteries in and out of the county and they followed previously established Indian routes. Most of the local roads were little more than paths and landowners along the roadway were responsible for maintenance. Goods also were transported on the rivers or by the railroad that ran through Millen.

The geographic isolation of Emanuel County, its sparse settlement, and its homogeneous people made John?s family and neighbors the focal points of his life. He had no experience with different cultures outside of his community, and external influences were few and limited to an occasional stranger and scarce reading materials.

John played and worked with his siblings and other children in his neighborhood. Some children of his age who lived near him included Thomas Kersey, Edwin Alderman, Thomas Warren, and Allen Dickson; he probably interacted with them at various times and in different ways.

His older sister Mary Ann Boatright and her husband, John T. Burt, lived close by and other relatives were scattered around the area. Only a few relatives had moved out of the county by this date.

His parents were adherents to the Primitive Baptist faith and they played an important role in their church?s functioning and development. This in turn laid the foundation for John?s membership in the Primitive Baptist Church.

John learned of death and its losses at an early age. His sister Elizabeth and his brother Benjamin died very young and then he lost his mother when he was about eleven years of age. Although the family?s religion taught him that there was joy in his family members going to heaven, one still can imagine that there was much pain in his personal loss.

The first extant record of John?s life began with his inclusion in the 1850 Emanuel County census. He was recorded then, age 11, in his father?s household with his family. No other personal record has been located that illuminates his childhood.

For his first wife, he married Adaline Melvina Pierce, daughter of George Pierce, on 17 April 1859 in Emanuel County. According to a newspaper announcement on Wednesday, 27 April 1859, they were married by Judge B. E. Brinson at the residence of Reuben Boatright.

Adaline was born 10 January 1840 in either Burke or Emanuel County, Georgia. There seems to be no certainty as to her birthplace as of this date. She was the sister of George Pierce, who married John?s sister Annie. So, her brother was also her brother-in-law ? a common relationship in smaller communities of that time.

John and Adaline had the following children:

i. Mary Jane BOATRIGHT
ii. Emily Angerona BOATRIGHT
iii. John R. BOATRIGHT
iv. Ruben BOATRIGHT
v. Ann Eliza BOATRIGHT
vi. Martha Elizabeth BOATRIGHT
vii. Nancy America BOATRIGHT
viii. Julie R. BOATRIGHT, b. 10 April
1871, d. 5 October 1873, buried
in Hawhammock Church Cemetery,
Emanuel County, Georgia
ix. Sallie BOATRIGHT, b. 20 October
1872, d. 5 September 1873,
buried in Hawhammock Church
Cemetery
x. Joseph Harley BOATRIGHT, b. 12
February 1875, d. 16 July 1882,
buried in Hawhammock Church
Cemetery

In the 1860 census, the family was enumerated as: John Boatright, age 21, farmer, born in Georgia, $50 value of personal estate; Addeline, age 17, born in Georgia; and Mary J., age 3 months, born in Georgia. The value of his personal property was listed as $50.8 There was no listing of a value for real estate, so it is possible that he was farming with his father who lived beside him.

John served as a Private in Co. C, 54 Georgia Infantry during the Civil War. He was enlisted in Savannah by Captain Green for a period of three years on 5 May 1862 and was paid a bounty of $50. The bounty payment indicates that he volunteered rather than being drafted. National Archives records show that he was present at the company muster roll in January and February of 1863 and in January and February of 1864. Another muster roll stated that he enlisted 17 April 1864 at Red Bluff, South Carolina by Captain Moody.

The 54th Georgia was stationed in Georgia and South Carolina for most of the war. The regiment was at Fort Beauliue, near Savannah in the latter part of 1862, as is indicated by the deaths of several members of the regiment. In July and August of 1863 the regiment was performing duty at Battery Wagner, South Carolina. In his report of 1 August, Col. Lawrence M. Keitt, commanding Battery Wagner, stated that:

The Fifty-fourth Georgia was stationed to-day in
the sand hills, in reserve, and is in readiness to
leave on the arrival of the Charleston
Battalion.... At a quarter before 1 p.m. the enemy
opened fire with large Parrott gun from a small
wooden gunboat 1 to 1 miles off, and kept it up
slowly till about 4.30 p.m. without injury.10

The following day, when the 54th was to be relieved, Col. Keitt reported:

About 9 p.m. or sooner, the enemy sent up a signal
rocket from the marsh or creek far to our right,
and immediately opened fire on steamer Chesterfield
at Cumming?s Point, just landing the Charleston
Battalion, and shortly two monitors, and perhaps a
gunboat, opened fire in the same direction. The
result was that the steamer?s crew carried her off
precipitately, leaving the captain on shore, and
leaving the Fifty-fourth Georgia, which should have
been taken.

The 54th, however, was able to leave that night. They, apparently, were in rotation with duty on Battery Wagner, Fort Gregg, Fort Johnson, and duty at other places on the mainland and were not present when the Union forces occupied the battery on 7 September.

The regiment was ordered to Dalton, Georgia in April 1864 and, was engaged in a number of battles in and around Atlanta. They served under Joseph Johnston until he was relieved by President Davis on 17 July. During this time they participated in the battle of Resaca on 14 and 15 May 1864, and the battle of Kennesaw Mountain on 27 and 28 June. John Bell Hood, replacing Johnston, moved the troops immediately into the battle of Peachtree Creek on 20 July, followed by the battle of Atlanta on 22 July, and then the disastrous battle of Jonesboro on 31 August and 1 September, and numerous skirmishes before, during, and after these battles. The 54th participated in the major battles, and probably a number of skirmishes. As an example of the engagements around Atlanta, Lieut. Col. Cincinnatus S. Guyton, reported:

... about 5 p.m. on 22d of July the brigade
(Lieutenant-Colonel Rawls, Fifty-fourth Georgia,
commanding), under the direction of Brigadier-
General Lowrey, moved by the left flank to a point
near to and southwest of the Fair Ground road, and
distant from Atlanta two miles and a half, opposite
the works then occupied by the enemy. From this
position we assaulted the enemy's works, carrying
two lines. In the assault on the second line
Lieutenant-Colonel Rawls was wounded and carried
from the field, when the command devolved on
myself. The enemy was at this time occupying a
third line of works distant from the line occupied
by us about thirty paces, both sides firing
rapidly. The brigade was in the utmost state of
confusion as regarded its organization, the
regiments being intermingled with each other and
the right of Maney's brigade. On assuming command,
I immediately ordered an advance, but the men could
be induced to go no farther, which I think was
owing in part, if not altogether, to want of
organization, officers being unable to form their
commands under so close and deadly fire. About 9
p.m. I reported, through Captain Gordon, assistant
inspector-general, of Brigadier-General Mercer's
staff, the condition of affairs to Brigadier-
General Lowery and asked for instructions, and was
ordered to hold the position, which was done until
3 a.m. on 23d, when orders were received from
Brigadier-General Mercer to withdraw and report to
him at his headquarters. This was accomplished in
tolerably good order.
The casualties of the day, ending 3 a.m. 23d,
were 30 killed, 129 wounded, and 20 missing.
July 23, at 5 a.m. the brigade moved in position
on the line to the right of Major-General
Cleburne's division and commenced to intrench. July
24, the brigade was engaged in strengthening its
position and policing the ground.

Hood, after the evacuation of Atlanta, eventually led the Army of Tennessee west, out of Georgia and into Alabama and Mississippi, and then headed towards Tennessee. His withdrawal from the state essentially opened up Georgia for Sherman?s March to the Sea.

John ?Boatwright? appeared on a National Archives receipt roll for clothing at the Newsom Hospital in Cassville (in Bartow County), Georgia, on 17 November 1864. This record appears to contradict John?s pension statement that he had left his command at ?Tuscumby,? Alabama about November 1, 1864 and was sent from there to the hospital at Columbus, Mississippi before being furloughed home. The original records of the Newsom Hospital at the National Archives were consulted, but no clothing reference for John was located. However, writing in the hospital journals was very faded and difficult to read, so it is possible that his name was overlooked. Meanwhile, a ?best guess? at this time is that John was in Tuscumbia, Alabama and did go to a Columbus, Mississippi hospital as he stated in his pension application. Not all hospital records survived. In addition, it was not unusual, particularly at the end of the war, for a hospital?s location to be moved to widely separated geographic areas. A case in point is St. Mary?s Hospital which was located in several southern states at different times during the course of the war. H. H. Cunningham, author of Doctors in Gray, has noted that Southern troops most often were hospitalized in facilities operated to serve each state?s troops. Furthermore, in speaking of the near disintegration of the Confederate hospital system near the end of the war, Cunningham wrote:

When General John B. Hood ... launched his invasion
of Tennessee in November, a number of the hospitals
in Georgia and Alabama were transferred by [Samuel
H.] Stout to northern Mississippi upon request of
Hood?s medical director that hospitals be
established at Iuka, Corinth, and suitable points
on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Transportation
breakdowns, however, and the overall turmoil
naturally associated with an army?s retreat almost
disrupted the hospital service. In less than thirty
days Surgeon William P. Harden, in charge of the
Empire Hospital at Macon, Georgia, was ordered to
move his organization from Macon to Tuscumbia,
Alabama, from Tuscumbia to Corinth, Mississippi,
from Corinth to Meridian and from Meridian to
Opelika, Alabama.1

Although included on his regiment?s prisoners of war roll, dated 26 April 1865, at Durham?s Station, North Carolina, John was not there. Likewise, he was officially paroled at Augusta, Georgia, on 26 May 1865 even though he was not in Augusta. At the surrender of his regiment, he was home on sick furlough. In his pension application, dated 17 August 1910, he stated that at the time his company surrendered, an enrolling officer advised him not to return to his regiment as his health was bad and all the railroads were destroyed.

After the war, the Reconstruction Act passed by Congress required former Confederate soldiers to take an oath of allegiance to the U.S. before being allowed to vote. John was included on the 1867 returns of qualified voters. The return showed that he took the oath of allegiance and registered to vote on 14 October 1867 in the 395th precinct of Emanuel County. On the same day he took the oath ?to support the Constitution and obey the laws of the United States, and will to the best of my ability encourage others to do so.?

After the war, John returned to farming. The first land record located indicates that he bought 125 acres of land from James B. Kennedy on 5 November 1868 and paid $375. The farm was located ?... on the south side of the road running from leading from Henry S. Brown into the road leading from A. N. Durdens plantation to #9 1/2 CRR near Thomas Kirkland plantation ... being ... on the head waters of Long Creek in the 57th district...? The deed was recorded on 15 August 1889.

Despite the horrors of the war and its economic devastation of the South, John?s estate grew along with the size of the family. By 1870, the family was enumerated in the census as follows: John Boatright, age 31, farmer, value of real estate $3,215, value of personal estate $300, born in Georgia; Adeline, age 28, keeps house, born in Georgia, cannot read, cannot write; Hariet Wallace, age 11, born in Georgia, cannot read, cannot write; Mary Boatright, age 10, born in Georgia, cannot read, cannot write; Ann E., age 8, born in Georgia; John O., age 7, born in Georgia; Reuben, age 5 born in Georgia; Ann E., age 3, born in Georgia; Martha E., age 1, born in Georgia. The Harriet Wallace included in the household was the daughter of John?s sister, Martha, who died about 1866.
Dorothy Woodell Woods, in her own words and with poetic license, recreates an adventuresome trip to Savannah by the Boatright extended family: an event that probably was told and retold by the participants and their children for many years afterwards. Although her story is not a literal account, it is worthy of retelling because it provides a glimpse of life far removed from modern memories.

In July 1870 Jerry [Hooks], Lott Barwick, Joe
Anderson, John Boatright, Eli Hendley, John Cowart,
and probably two or three other families formed a
wagon train to Savannah. Knowing that it would be a
great undertaking, they met at the different homes,
and made their plans. They had beeswax, tallow,
goose, guinea, duck, bird, chicken and turkey
feathers, cow hides, honey, cured hams and
shoulders, side meat, smoked sausage and corn meal
to barter. A few of the men had four wheeled
wagons, but mostly the train was made up of two
wheeled carts, and it was a tedious job to balance
the loads. Three of the wagons were covered over
with a covering of homespun on frames...
Two of the men rode horseback to scout the
route. They of course had their trusty knives and
guns handy in the event they saw a rattlesnake or
some other dangerous varmin. Also they provided
rabbit and bird to cook over the camp fire the one
night they spent on the road. The wives had cooked
up rashins, mostly potato custard, tea and syrup
cakes, as they were about the only food that they
would travel with. Some ham and sausages were
packed to fry in the iron skillets over the fires.
They stopped about sundown a bit over half way
to Savannah, building a large camp fire, and a
smaller fire to cook over. They spread their quilts
under the trees to sleep on, but the wives who went
along slept in the covered wagons. Four of the men
took turns guarding the train during the night. Of
course they did not forget the ?Jug?, and the men,
but never the wives, imbided from it during the
trip. After feeding the mules and horses that were
tethered near by with the fodder, hay and corn that
they had brought along in a separate wagon, they
sat down to a bountiful supper. Invoking God?s
blessings on their trip, they ate heartily. Lending
a helping hand, all soon cleaned up the camping
ground, and soon were sleeping soundly.
Before daylight the wives were cooking again,
and the aroma of coffee and side meat floating on
the morning breeze gave the men, in fact all of
them, a wonderful appetite. They cleaned up
thoroughly, since they meant to stop at the same
place on their way back home from Savannah.
As they neared the city, the entire crowd was
almost overcome by anxiety, wondering about all the
many things they expected to see, although they
hardly knew what to expect. Few of them had ever
been out of Emanuel County, let alone all the way
down to Chatham. Of course the women were very
quiet as the men displayed their wares for sale.
The factors on River Street were very attentive and
courteous as they bartered and traded and bought.
The wives picked out the bolts of cloth, a few
pretty dishes and bowls, a few pieces of jewelry,
shoes and stockings. They enjoyed themselves, and
the Savannah River was an especial delight to them
and they stood on the docks and saw some large
ships in the distance. They would never forget this
trip as long as they lived.
Some of the buyers invited all of the men and
their families to eat dinner at a boarding house in
town, on Broughton Street. The women were so timid
and shy, their husbands ordered the food for them.
Jerry had imbided freely from the bottle the buyers
had handy, as had all the men folk. When asked how
he preferred his beef cooked, Jerry reared back,
and said in a loud voice, ?Oh, just cripple the
son-of-bitch and drive him in.? Of course the
laughter could be heard for blocks, but Missouri
[Jerry?s wife], in relating the incident in later
years, said she was so mortified she could hardly
stand it.

After the 1870 census was taken, John and Adaline had three more children: Julie R., born 10 April 1871; Sallie, born 20 October 1872; and Joseph Harley, born 12 February 1875. Adaline buried the first two of these children one month apart, in 1873.

After giving birth to ten children and seeing two die as infants, Adaline died at the young age of 37 on 16 April 1877. Joseph Harley, the youngest child, lived only until he was seven years old. Adaline and her three youngest children were buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery where she had been a church member.

Although Adaline?s death was a sorrowful occasion, John had eight other children to be cared for, including the toddler Joseph Harley. The reality was that the children required a woman?s touch and helping hands. About five months after Adaline?s death, on 10 September 1877, John married his second wife, Nancy Deal, daughter of Harriet Proctor and William A. Deal. Nancy was born 11 January 1853 in Emanuel County, Georgia and had a child out of wedlock when she was about 17 years old. Family stories indicate that she refused to marry the child?s father. Whether John and Nancy?s marriage was one ?made in heaven? is unknown, but it certainly was one of immense practicality for both.

John and Nancy had the following children:

i. Daniel Douglas BOATRIGHT
ii. Benjamin H. BOATRIGHT
iii. William Matthew BOATRIGHT
iv. Mittie Missouri BOATRIGHT
v. Kate BOATRIGHT
vi. Josie BOATRIGHT
vii. Robert Lewis BOATRIGHT
viii. Cora BOATRIGHT
ix. Celia BOATRIGHT
x. Thomas Pelie BOATRIGHT

By the time of the 1880 census, the family was listed as follows: John Boatright, head, age 41, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Nancy A., age 26, wife, cannot read and write born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; John R., age 17, son, works on farm, attended school within year, cannot write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Reubin, age 15, son, works on farm, attended school within year, cannot write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ann E., age 13, daughter, attended school within year, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Martha E., age 11, daughter, attended school within year, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Nancy A., age 9, daughter, attended school within year, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Joseph H., age 6, son, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Daniel, age 1, son, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Susan Deal, age 7, step-daughter, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

In addition to the lands he had bought previously, John also bought 199 acres from Michael Hooks for $200. Michael?s wife, Mary Ann Boatright Burt Hooks, was John?s older sister and the siblings had lived close to each other. After Hooks? death, the deed was dated 21 May 1883 and recorded by Jeremiah Hooks, Michael?s son and administrator, on 15 October 1894. The land was located in the 1333 GMD and was ?bounded by lands of Branch Sons Co. [,] Jeremiah Hooks & others.?

John sold 119 acres to J. E. Cowart for $500.00. The land was located in the 1333d GMD ?... bounded, on the North, R. H. Kimball, East by J. Hooks, South, by J. Hooks, west by G. H. Brown.? The deed was recorded 11 October 1897. On 11 October 1897, James Deal sold 199 acres to Nancy Boatright, his sister, for $500.29 The property was located in the 1333 GMD ?... joining lands G. H. Brown, R. H. Kimball, & Jerry Hooks.? Then, on 15 January 1904, Nancy sold 119 acres to her husband for $500. The property was located in the 1333 GMD and was ?... bounded on the North by lands of Estate of R. H. Kimball, on the East by lands of Jerry Hooks on the South by lands of Mrs. Ada Chance and on the West by lands of the said Mrs. Ada Chance." The deed was recorded 21 December 1911. It seems that this land was traded back and forth among the Boatright family and friends.

By 1900 John Boatright was listed as head of household in the census as: born November 1838, aged 61, married 22 years, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia; Nancy, wife, born January 1850, age 50, mother of 11 children, 11 living, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia; America, daughter, born August 1870, age 29, single; Benjamin, son, born August 1880, age 19; William, son, born October 1882, age 17; Missouria, daughter, born January 1886, age 14; Kate, daughter, born April 1888, age 11; Josie, daughter, female, born December 1889, age 10; Louis, son, born March 1892, age 8; Cora, daughter, born March 1894, age 6; Cela, daughter, born October 1895, age 4; and Thomas, son, born March 1897, age 3.

John and Nancy were members of Hawhammock Baptist Church. On 22 September 1906 John was named as a delegate to meet with the Association. The following year, on 21 September 1907, he was named as a messenger to the Association. He also served on various committees.

In the 1910 Emanuel County census, the family was recorded as follows: John Boatwright, age 71, married twice, married 30 years, farmer, could read and write; Nancy, wife, age 54, married once, mother of 11 children of whom 10 were living, cannot read nor write; Josie, daughter, age 19; Lewis, son, age 17, farm laborer, could read and write, attended school; Cora, daughter, age 15, attended school; Celie, daughter, age 14, attended school; and Tom, son, age 12, attended school.

When John applied for a Georgia state pension for Confederate veterans on 17 August 1910, he listed his property as consisting of 119 acres of land valued at $400; two old mules worth $50 each; household goods, $50; ten head of cows, $5 each; 25 head of hogs, $1 each; and a buggy, wagon and farming implements, valued at $50. E. R. Lamb was witness to John Boatright's service; D. D. Boatright and W. J. Cowart gave affidavits of his property; and John R. Flanders, Ordinary, certified that he had paid taxes on property valued at $670 for 1908, $720 for 1909, and $697 for 1910. On 23 June 1911 he signed an affidavit that he was home on sick furlough when the war ended. Rubin Boatright, his brother, signed his mark to an affidavit to the same effect. The pension office, on 3 October 1912, stated that John failed to prove the reason why he was not with his company. It seems that his pension application was not accepted.

Within months after this rejection of his pension, John died on 27 January 1913 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was buried in Hawhammock Church, Emanuel County, where he had become a member in 1875.

Nancy died 12 February 1919 in Emanuel County, Georgia, and was buried beside her husband. The church published memorials to them on the occasions of their deaths.

Daniel D. Boatright, John and Nancy?s oldest son, was granted letters of administration on John?s estate after his mother died. 
John BOATRIGHT
 
145 John Bernard BOATRIGHT (Thomas Pelie4, John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Hedy Roberts and Thomas Pelie Boatright Sr., was born on 23 March 1920 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 10, in his parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1971 obituary and in his father's 1974 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Randall Boatright's 1951 obituary.

He was a pallbearer at the funerals of his uncle Ruben Boatright and his aunt America Cowart Boatright in 1947.

John enlisted in the U.S. Army about 1939 and was stationed in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia. He was listed there in the 1940 Richmond County census as: John P. [sic] Boatright, age 21, single, completed eight grades of school, born in Summit, Georgia, lived in Summit, Georgia on 1 April 1935, soldier, earned government wages.

He first married Betty Jean Lee in Emanuel County, Georgia, on 14 April 1947. She was born about 1933 in Georgia (possibly Emanuel County), a daughter of Elizabeth and Walter T. Lee.

They had three sons:

i. John David BOATRIGHT
ii. James Edwin BOATRIGHT
iii. Richard Darnell BOATRIGHT


He and Betty Jean were divorced.

He married second Doris McCarthy on 29 April 1956 at Waycross, Ware County, Georgia. She was born on 20 October 1928 in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia. She had one son by a previous marriage.

They had one son:

i. Mark Allen BOATRIGHT

It has not been determined when they moved to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, but John and Doris were listed in the 1970 Savannah city directory. They were residents of 2106 Hawthorne Street. John worked as a mechanic at Truck & Trailer Sales and Doris was a helper at Georgia-Pacific.

Bernard died on 18 February 1980 in Savannah and was buried in Hillcrest Abbey West, Pooler.

Doris lived in Brunswick, Glynn County, Georgia in 1998 when her sister, Edna McCarthy Ekis, died.

Doris died on 24 October 2003 and was buried in Hillcrest Abbey West beside John. 
John Bernard BOATRIGHT
 
146 John Cecil BOATRIGHT, a son of Lena Saggus and Benjamin Boatright, was born on 25 September 1914 in Oak Park, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 5 years, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as aged 16 years in the 1930 census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his father's 1951 obituary, identified as a son in his step-mother's 1937 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Benjamin Harrison Boatright's 1959 obituary.

He served in the US Army during World War II as a Pfc in Co. A 39th Infantry 9th Division. He entered active service on 17 February 1943 at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He qualified for a combat infantryman badge and expert rifleman. He served as a light mortar crewman in western Europe, Rhineland, and Normandy. He was awarded a Purple Heart, an Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, and an American Theatre Medal. His discharge papers note his physical description as follows: brown eyes, black hair, 5?8? height, and 115 pounds. He was wounded in action on 7 October 1944 and was sent home 9 January 1945 where he was discharged on a certificate of disability at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado on 30 November 1945.7 Additional information is provided in his World War II Army enlistment records, as follows: John C. Boatright; Birth Year: 1914; Nativity State: Georgia; State: Georgia; County: Emanuel; Enlistment Date:10 February 1943; Enlistment Place: Fort McPherson, Atlanta; Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA; Grade: Private; Enlistment for the duration of the War; Education: 3 years of college; Civil Occupation: Airplane Engine Mechanic; Married; Height 68 inches; Weight 115 pounds.

He was a resident of Macon, Bibb County, Georgia in 1951, but had moved to Twin City, Emanuel County by 1969. He apparently remained there until his death. He worked for the Highway Department.

John married Sara Ruth Brown. She was born on 14 November 1918, a daughter of Sallie Johnson and Charles Brown. They had no children.

They lived on a farm outside of Garfield when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken.They owned their own home which was valued at $1000. The census recorded them as follows: John C. Boatright, head, age 25, married, completed two years of college, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 48 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Sarah Boatright, wife, age 22, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, had no source of income in 1939; and, Irving Wilson, nephew, age 3, born in Georgia. Irving was a son of John?s sister Lena and Jesse Wilson.

Sara died on 20 December 1968 in Richmond County, Georgia, and was buried in Hebron Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

John did not marry again after the death of Sara. Howerver, his social life did include a special friend.

John died on 31 January 1982 in Candler County Hospital, Metter, and was buried on 2 February 1982 in Antioch Cemetery, Twin City, Emanuel County. 
John Cecil BOATRIGHT
 
147 Birth Parents were Nan Dora Boatright and Jordan Leon ?Jake? Curl. Adopted by Bruce Edward and Carolyn Curl Boatright. Surname legally changed from Curl to Boatright. John Edward BOATRIGHT
 
148 John Gideon BOATRIGHT, a son of America Cowart and Rubin Boatright, was born on 8 July 1905 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 5 years, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census and, as aged 15 years, in the 1920 census. He also was listed as a surviving son in the 1947 obituaries of his father and mother.

John was enumerated in the 1930 Chatham County census as follows: John Boatwright, single, age 24, roomer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, can read and write, chauffeur, taxi cab company, wage earner, was working at time of the census, and was not a veteran. He was residing at 2311 Montgomery Street.

He married Nora Williams in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia on 21 July 1930. She was born 1 December 1904, daughter of P. L. and Elizabeth Williams of Garfield, Emanuel County.

They rented a house on Habersham Street in Savannah for $13 a month. The 1940 Chatham County census recorded them there as follows: John G. Boatwright , head, age 34, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 84 hours the week of 24 March, driver for cab company, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $780 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Nora W. Boatwright, answered census questions, wife, age 35, married, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 54 hours the week of 24 March, saleslady for retail shoe company, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $780 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; and, Lester E. Boatwright, son, age 8, attended school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935.

They had one son:

i. Lester Earl BOATRIGHT

John and Nora were listed in the 1947-1948 Savannah city directory as residing at 640 E. 35th Street. He worked as a driver for Air Line Limousine.8 In 1954, the city directory listed their residence as 311 E. 58th Street. John G. Boatright (Nora W.) still was a driver for Airlines Limousines and Mrs. Nora W. Boatright was a saleswoman for Globe Shoe Co. of Savannah.9 In the 1970 Savannah city directory, John and Nora were listed as residing at 311 E. 58th Street and John was employed as a guard at American Cyanamid.

John died on 19 September 1971 in Savannah, Chatham County, as the result of an auto accident and was buried in Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery, Savannah.

Nora died on 13 February 1982, also in Chatham County. She was buried in Hillcrest Abbey beside John. 
John Gideon BOATRIGHT
 
149 John James BOATRIGHT, the twelfth of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born 14 April 1924 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 6 years, in his parents? household in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a son in his father?s 1950 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in the obituaries of: Mordecai Boatright, 1971; Hyram Grady Boatright, 1977; Irene Boatright Scarboro, 1981; Melton Boatright, 1989; Dorothy Boatright Perkins, 1991; William Osco Boatright, 1992; Richard Boatright, 1992, and Guy Reginald Boatright, 2006.

He resided in Winter Haven, Florida in 1950, but had moved to Hinesville, Liberty County, Georgia by 1977. He was still living in Hinesville in 1992. He was residing in Swainsboro, Emanuel County in 2006.

John served in the Army during World War II. His enlistment papers provided the following information: Name: John J. Boatright; Birth Year: 1924; Race: White, citizen (White); Nativity State: Georgia; Residence: Toombs County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 28 June 1945; Enlistment Place: Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia; Branch: No branch assignment; Grade: Private; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War; Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life; Education: Grammar school Civil Occupation: Geographer Marital Status: Married.

He first married Eudell Meeks, daughter of Marylou Reed and Clayton Meeks, on 10 October 1942 in Emanuel County, Georgia, although the license was issued in Candler County, Georgia. She was born on 27 August 1924 in Emanuel County, Georgia.

They had the following children:

i. Connie BOATRIGHT
ii. Edward Grant BOATRIGHT

John and Eudell were divorced in 1961 in Long County, Georgia.

He married second Margaret Parker, daughter of Lellia Mae Howard and William Freddy Parker, on 12 December 1962 in Long County. She was born 14 February 1938 in Long County.

They had the following children:

i. John Howard BOATRIGHT
ii. James Patrick BOATRIGHT

John died 3 April 2007 in Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia, and was buried in Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Hinesville.

Eudell died 13 December 2007 in Savannah, Chatham County, on 13 December 2007. 
John James BOATRIGHT
 
150 John M. BOATRIGHT (Reubin3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the fifth child of Julia Ann Sconyers and Reubin Boatright Jr., was born on 5 March 1865 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was included in his parents' household in the 1870 Emanuel County census at age 5 years, and was named as a son, aged 15 years, in the 1880 Emanuel County census.

John died on 11 August 1887 and was buried in Hawhammock Cemetery, Emanuel County. 
John M. BOATRIGHT
 

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