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201 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. Mary Leta BOATRIGHT
 
202 Mary Lou BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Willie Corine Coleman and Frank Rhen Boatright, was born 13 February 1913 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 7 years, in her parents? household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1930 census.

Mary Lou joined Hawhammock Baptist Church on 28 July 1924. A note beside her name on the membership roll stated that she was deceased. She died 7 October 1932, and was buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery. 
Mary Lou BOATRIGHT
 
203 Matthew Lewis BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the oldest child of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 11 April 1882 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 18 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his mother's 1936 obituary and in his father's 1950 obituary. In addition, he was listed as a surviving brother in Ethel M. Boatright Mondy's 1947 obituary, and in Frances Boatright Barfield's 1953 obituary.

He married Essie Lena Coleman on 10 September 1905 in Wilcox County, Georgia. She was born on 14 April 1888 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Nancy and Andrew J. Coleman.

The family was enumerated in the 1910 Emanuel County, Georgia census as follows: Math L. Boatright, age 28, married once, married four years, farmer, could read and write; Essie, wife, age 22, mother of two children both of whom were living, could read and write; Audrey, daughter, age 3; and Andrew C., son, age 12 months, all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

He registered for the World War I draft in Swainsboro, Emanuel County on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Math Lewis Boatright; post office address: Rt. 1, Swainsboro; age 35; born 11 April 1882; natural born citizen; occupation: farming; nearest relative: Mrs. Essie Boatright, wife; signed Math Boatright; physical description: medium height, brown eyes, black hair.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family included: Math Boatright, age 37, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer; Essie, wife, age 32, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Audry, daughter, age 12, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Coleman, son, age 10, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Keneth, age 8, attends school, born in Georgia; Cecil, son, age 6, attends school, born in Georgia; Osbourne, son, age 4, born in Georgia; Edward, son, age 1 year & 4 months.

By 1930 Math's growing family was recorded in the Emanuel County census as follows: Math Boatright, head, owned home, lived on a farm, age 47, age 23 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Essie L., wife, housekeeper, age 42, age 17 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Coleman, son, age 21, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Kineth, son, age 18, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, worked as member of the farm; Cecil, son, age 17, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Osborn, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Edward, son, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Nanie Dora, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; R. J., son, age 7, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary Lena, daughter, age 4 years and 8 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Audry Rich, daughter, age 23, married, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mardgrie Rich, granddaughter, age 4 years and 2 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Alton Rich, grandson, age 1 year and 4 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Lee Rich Jr., grandson, age 5 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family lived on a farm, in a rented house, in the Nunez area when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The rent was $3 a month. Information provided by the census included:
Math L. Boatright, head, age 57, 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 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; Essie Boatright, answered census questions, wife, age 51, married, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; R. James Boatright, son, age 17, single, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, laborer on farm, unpaid family worker, had no source of income in 1939; Mary Lena Boatright, daughter, age 14, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, farmer was not a veteran; Marjorie Evelyn Boatright, granddaughter, age 14, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Alton Eugene Boatright, grandson, age 12, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Rich Junior Boatright [probably Orien Lee Rich Junior], grandson, age 9, completed no grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935.

Math and Essie had nine children:

i. Audry Evelyn BOATRIGHT
ii. Andrew Coleman BOATRIGHT
iii. Kenneth Ivey BOATRIGHT Sr.
iv. Cecil W. BOATRIGHT
v. James Osborn BOATRIGHT
vi. Bruce Edward BOATRIGHT
vii. Roy Jim BOATRIGHT
viii. Nan Dora BOATRIGHT
ix. Mary Lena BOATRIGHT

Although Math was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church, church minutes record "a slip from Grace" at the May 1908 conference meeting. At that time he was reported for intemperance or intoxication. If there was any truth to the report, no record survives of any disciplinary measures taken by the church. However, he apparently left the church. He and Essie were accepted back into membership on 16 November 1952.

Matthew died on 22 December 1953 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County and was buried 24 December in Hawhammock Church Cemetery.

Essie died on 1 February 1959 in Emanuel County and was buried beside her husband. 
Mathew Lewis BOATRIGHT
 
204 Matthew Lewis BOATRIGHT, the oldest child of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 11 April 1882 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 18 years, in his parents? household in the 1900 Emanuel County census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his mother?s 1936 obituary and in his father?s 1950 obituary. In addition, he was listed as a surviving brother in Ethel M. Boatright Mondy?s 1947 obituary, and in Frances Boatright Barfield?s 1953 obituary.

He married Essie Lena Coleman on 10 September 1905 in Emanuel County. Their marriage date is inscribed on their headstone. Essie was born on 14 April 1888 in Emanuel County, daughter of Nancy and Andrew J. Coleman.

The family was enumerated in the 1910 Emanuel County, Georgia census as follows: Math L. Boatright, age 28, married once, married four years, farmer, could read and write; Essie, wife, age 22, mother of two children both of whom were living, could read and write; Audrey, daughter, age 3; and Andrew C., son, age 12 months, all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

Math registered for the World War I draft in Swainsboro, Emanuel County on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Math Lewis Boatright; post office address: Rt. 1, Swainsboro; age 35; born 11 April 1882; natural born citizen; occupation: farming; nearest relative: Mrs. Essie Boatright, wife; signed Math Boatright; physical description: medium height, brown eyes, black hair.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family included: Math Boatright, age 37, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer; Essie, wife, age 32, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Audry, daughter, age 12, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Coleman, son, age 10, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Keneth, age 8, attends school, born in Georgia; Cecil, son, age 6, attends school, born in Georgia; Osbourne, son, age 4, born in Georgia; Edward, son, age 1 year & 4 months.

By 1930 Math?s growing family was recorded in the Emanuel County census as follows: Math Boatright, head, owned home, lived on a farm, age 47, age 23 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Essie L., wife, housekeeper, age 42, age 17 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Coleman, son, age 21, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Kineth, son, age 18, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, worked as member of the farm; Cecil, son, age 17, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Osborn, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Edward, son, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Nanie Dora, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; R. J., son, age 7, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary Lena Boatright, daughter, age 4 years and 8 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Audry Rich, daughter, age 23, married, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mardgrie Rich, granddaughter, age 4 years and 2 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Alton Rich, grandson, age 1 year and 4 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Lee Rich Jr., grandson, age 5 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family lived on a farm, in a rented house, in the Nunez area when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The rent was $3 a month. Information provided by the census included: Math L. Boatright, head, age 57, 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 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; Essie Boatright, answered census questions, wife, age 51, married, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; R. James Boatright, son, age 17, single, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, laborer on farm, unpaid family worker, had no source of income in 1939; Mary Lena Boatright, daughter, age 14, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, farmer was not a veteran; Marjorie Evelyn Boatright, granddaughter, age 14, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no source of income in 1939; Alton Eugene Boatright, grandson, age 12, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Rich Junior Boatright [probably Orien Lee Rich Junior], grandson, age 9, completed no grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935,

They had eight children:

i. Audry Evelyn BOATRIGHT
ii. Andrew Coleman BOATRIGHT
iii. Kenneth Ivey BOATRIGHT Sr.
iv. Cecil W. BOATRIGHT
v. James Osborn BOATRIGHT
vi. Bruce Edward BOATRIGHT
vii. Roy Jim BOATRIGHT
viii. Nan Dora BOATRIGHT
ix. Mary Lena BOATRIGHT

Although Math was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church, church minutes record ?a slip from Grace? at the May 1908 conference meeting. At that time he was reported for intemperance or intoxication. If there was any truth to the report, no record survives of any disciplinary measures taken by the church. However, he apparently left the church. He and Essie were accepted back into membership on 16 November 1952.

Matthew died on 22 December 1953 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County and was buried on 24 December in Hawhammock Church Cemetery.

Essie died on 1 February 1959 in Emanuel County and was buried beside her husband at Hawhammock. 
Mathew Lewis BOATRIGHT
 
205 H. G. Wright Cemetery is the newer section of Norcross Cemetery. Mathis Isiah BOATRIGHT
 
206 Mathis Isiah BOATRIGHT, a son of Katie Stephens and Melton Earl Boatright, was born on 25 September 1919 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 months, in his parents' household in the 1920 Toombs County, Georgia, census and as age 10 in the 1930 Montgomery County, Georgia census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1969 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Noah Lee Boatright's 1959 obituary, in Leila Boatright Thomas' 1998 obituary, and in Solomon Shad Boatright's 2002 obituary. He was a resident of Norcross in 1959, but had moved to Crossville, Tennessee by 1998. He was still residing in Crossville in 2002.

He married Alice Bridges on 1 August 1937 in Montgomery County, Georgia. She was born on 4 March 1917, a daughter of Ursula Blanton and George L. Bridges. His brother Noah married Ursula's sister Alice.

They lived on a farm outside of Twin City with his brother Noah and his wife and were recorded in the 1940 Emanuel County census as follows: Noah Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 22, 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 48 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned wages of $208 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Emily Boatright, wife, age 19, married, completed five 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, mother born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home; Isah Boatright, age 20, 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 48 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned wages of $208 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Alice Boatright, sister-in-law, age 23, married, completed one year 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; Merlen E. Boatright, niece, age 1, born in Georgia.

They five daughters:

i. Dorothy BOATRIGHT born 4 September
1938; died 3 November 1938 in
Emanuel Co, GA; buried at
Waters Cemetery, Emanuel Co.
ii. Gail Arigulee BOATRIGHT born 11
March 1940; died 13 March 1940
in Emanuel Co., GA; buried at
Waters Cemetery, Emanuel Co.
iii. Merle BOATRIGHT
iv. Carolyn V. BOATRIGHT born 20 June
1945; died 25 February 1958 in
DeKalb Co., GA
v. Helen BOATRIGHT

Alice died on 31 March 1984 in Montgomery County, Georgia. She was buried in Norcross Cemetery, also known as Wright Cemetery, Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Mathis married second Margaret Cole.

Mathis died on 18 October 2009 in Crossville, Cumberland County, Tennessee, and was buried at H.G. Wright Cemetery (the newer section of Norcross Cemetery) in Norcross. 
Mathis Isiah BOATRIGHT
 
207 Matie Estell BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Maggie G. Key and Britton Benjamin Boatright, was born 2 February 1910 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 3 months, in her parents? household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, as aged 9 years in the 1920 census, and as Maidie, age 20 years, in the 1930 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 Annie Mae Boatright Lamb Rogers? 1980 obituary, and in Lacy Lanell Boatright Cook?s 1985 obituary.

She married Charles Atys Waters in Bulloch County on 19 December 1941. Atys was born 20 January 1916, a son of B. L. Waters.

They had one son:

i. Charles Britton WATERS

Matie was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church, having joined when a child. On 25 November 1923 charges were brought against her, her father, and her sister for departure from faith and she was expelled. A notation beside her name on the membership roll indicated that she joined the Methodist Church. However, she was included on the 8 May 1938 Hawhammock membership roll.

Atys died 26 February 1972 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Cemetery.

Matie died 15 August 1986, also in Emanuel County, and was buried at Hawhammock Church Cemetery beside her husband. 
Matie Estell BOATRIGHT
 
208 Matthew Brinson BOATRIGHT, the third child and first son of Demaris Rich and Reubin Boatright, was born on 3 March 1857 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was included in his parents' household in the 1860 Emanuel County census as age 2, and in the 1870 Emanuel County census as age 13.

Matthew first married Sallie Tucker. Although no marriage record has been located, there is a record that Matthew Boatright filed for divorce from Sallie at the October 1876 Term of the Emanuel County Superior Court. The divorce was granted on 17 April 1878. The minutes of the divorce proceedings in Superior Court do not contain references to any children. However, in the 1900 Laurens County census, Thomas Boatwright is living next to Matthew. Thomas was born about April 1874; two years prior to Mathew's divorce. So, the question for future research is to determine if this Thomas is a son of Matthew's.

Matthew married second Mozelle McKenzie, daughter of Sammy McKenzie, about 1879. She was born on 15 May 1860 in Georgia.

They were first listed in the 1880 Emanuel County census soon after their marriage, as follows: Mathew Boatright, age 25, farmer, employed two months in year, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mozell, age 20, wife, cannot read or write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family moved to Laurens County sometime between 1880 and 1900. They were recorded there in the 1900 Laurens County census as follows: Mathew Boatwright, born March 1857, age 43, married 22 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, occupation farming [?], could read and write, owns farm, mortgage free; Mozel, wife, born May 1860, age 40, mother of nine children of whom seven are living, born in Georgia, could read and write; Ella, daughter, born August 1879, age 20, single, born in Georgia, could read and write; Lacy, daughter, born March 1883, age 17, born in Georgia, could read and write; Britton, son, born July 1885, age 14, born in Georgia, could read and write; Frank, son, born August 1886, age 13, could read and write, born in Georgia; Willie, son, born December 1892, age 7, born in Georgia; Lucile, daughter, born August 1894, age 5, born in Georgia; and Watson, son, born February 1897, age 3, born in Georgia.

By the time of the 1910 census, the family had returned to Emanuel County where they were enumerated as follows: Mathew B. Boatright, age 53, married 32 years, farmer, general farm, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Mozelle, wife, age 47, mother of ten children, 8 children living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, cannot read nor write; Willie R., son, age 17, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; Lucile, daughter, age 14, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; Moses W., son, age 12, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; Kate L., daughter, age 11, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; Eddie Green, hired man, married 4 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer on farm, could read and write; Lacey E. Green, daughter, age 23, mother of two children, both living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Sadie Green granddaughter, age 3, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Claudy Green, grandson, age 1, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, they were listed as: Math Boatright, owned home, age 63, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; and Mozelle, wife, age 58, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia. Enumerated close to them were Willie, M. Watson, and Frank ? each as head of their respective households.

They had the following children:

i. Frances Ella BOATRIGHT
ii Lacy Emma BOATRIGHT
iii. Britton Benjamin BOATRIGHT
v. Frank Rhen BOATRIGHT
iv. Willie Royal BOATRIGHT
vii. Lucile BOATRIGHT
vi. Moses Watson BOATRIGHT
viii. Kate Laura BOATRIGHT

Matthew was included on the 1907 and 10 October 1916 membership rolls of Hawhammock Baptist Church. A notation beside his name on both rolls indicated that he was expelled, and then received back into the church. M. B. Boatwright was included in an 1 October 1926 and a 8 May 1938 list of members of Hawhammock Baptist Church. He became an active member. In addition to making motions and serving on various committees, he was a deacon, served as moderator for the church in absence of a pastor, was appointed a messenger and delegate to many association meetings and conferences, and performed a number of mundane and physical duties in repairing the church.

Mozelle also was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and a notation beside her name on the 1916 membership roll indicated that she died on 11 April 1921. She was buried in Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery.

Soon after Mozelle's death, Matthew married third Christine Wilkes Findley on 3 July 1921. She was born on 15 February 1854 and died on 25 July 1924. She was buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery. Her tombstone inscription gives her name as Christian C., second wife of M. B. Boatright.

Matthew married fourth Martha Edna Sykes Daughtrey on 29 May 1925 in Candler County.

By 1930, the Emanuel County census recorded Matthew, living next door to his son Frank, as follows: Math B. Boatright, head, owned home, $1500 value of property, lived on farm, age 73, age 21 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

He was living on a farm outside of Swainsboro when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. His house, that he owned, was valued at $2000. Other information provided by the census included: Math Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 83, married, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, unable to work, had income from sources other than wages in 1939; and, Maggie, wife, age 43, married, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939.

Matthew died on 30 March 1943 at his residence in Swainsboro, Emanuel County and was buried on 31 March 1943 in Hawhammock Cemetery, Swainsboro. 
Matthew Brinson BOATRIGHT
 
209 Maud BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Coleman and Madison McDonald Boatright, was born 1 September 1888 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 11 years, in her parents? household in the 1900 Bulloch County, Georgia census and aged 21 years in the 1910 Toombs County, Georgia census. She also was named as a surviving sister in James Dennis Boatright's 1953 obituary and in Fred Boatright's 1956 obituary. She resided in Meggetts, South Carolina in 1953 and 1956.

She is recorded having married Stephen Math Donaldson in Bulloch County, Georgia on 3 February 1905. This date conflicts with her being recorded as living with her parents in the 1920 Toombs County census and as being single.

Math was born on 17 December 1877 in Pembroke, Bryan County, Georgia, a son of Janie Durrence and James Donaldson.

They had the following children:

i. Stephen Alton DONALDSON
ii. Wilma Eloise DONALDSON
iii. DeAlva DONALDSON

The family has not been located in the 1910 census, but they were in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia by 1918 when Stephen registered for the World War I draft. His draft registration card provided the following information: Stephen Math Donaldson; address: 1310 West Broad Street, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia; age 39; born 17 December 1878; natural born citizen; occupation: purchaser for Township Corp.; nearest relative, Maud Donaldson at same address; signed Stephen Math Donaldson; physical description: short, medium build, blue eyes, red hair; registered 12 September 1918.

The family was recorded in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia for the 1920 census, as follows: Stephen M. Donaldson, head, rented home, age 41, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, manager of a turpentine company, wage earner; Maud, wife, age 31, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Alton, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Wilma, daughter, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The 1930 census recorded the family in St. Pauls, Charleston County, South Carolina as follows: Stephen M. Donaldson, head, rented home, did not live on a farm, age 51, age 26 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, county police, wage earner, was working at time of census; Maud, wife, housekeeper, age 41, age 16 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; S. Alton, son, age 24, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, truck driver, Std. Oil Co., wage earner, was working at time of the census; and, Wilma, daughter, age 22, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

Stephen died in Meggett, Charleston County on 14 June 1940. He was buried in St. Paul?s Cemetery.10

Maud died on 30 March 1965 on Yonge?s Island, Charleston County, South Carolina and was buried at St. Paul?s Protestant Episcopal Church Cemetery, Meggett, SC. 
Maud BOATRIGHT
 
210 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Maxine BOATRIGHT
 
211 Melton BOATRIGHT, the second of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born on 31 January 1906 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 4 years, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, and as aged 13 years in the 1920 census. He also was named as a son in his father's 1950 obituary. In addition, he was listed as a surviving brother in the obituaries of Mordecai Boatright, 1971; Hyram Grady Boatright, 1977; and Irene Boatright Scarboro, 1981.

He married Bernice Denmark, daughter of Sula Fler and David Allen Denmark, on 19 October 1929 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She was born on 8 March 1912 in Bulloch County, Georgia.

He had moved to Savannah by 1930 and he and Bernice, his wife, were listed in the 1930 Savannah City Directory as residing at 129 Gordon. The directory stated that he worked at Dredge Gilmer. In 1932, Melton and Bernice were living at 113 Liberty and he still worked for Dredge Gilmer. By 1934, the city directory listed them at 308 Waldburg. He still was living in Savannah in 1950, but moved to Pembroke by 1971, and then to Nevils, Bulloch County where he was a farmer.

Melton and Bernice were recorded in the 1930 Chatham County census as residing at 521 Tattnall Street in Savannah. The census also recorded the following: Melton Boatwright, head, rented home at $15 rental, age 23, married first at age 22, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, oiler, gov. dredge, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Bernice, wife, housekeeper, age 17, age 16 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Carrie Denmark, sister-in-law; Zedna Denmark, sister-in-law; and Eileen Clark.

They had the following children:

i. Thomas Melton BOATRIGHT
ii. Judy Lee BOATRIGHT
iii. Sally BOATRIGHT
iv. William David BOATRIGHT

The family occasionally was mentioned in newspaper social columns in southeastern Georgia. An example is this 1936 social note: "Mr. and Mrs. Melton Boatright and Thomas, of Savannah, attended a birthday party for Mrs. E. F. Knight and Mrs. G. B. Lee at Brooklet."

Melton died on 16 December 1989 in Bulloch County, Georgia, and was buried in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Bernice died on 9 November 2000 in Statesboro. 
Melton BOATRIGHT
 
212 Melton Earl BOATRIGHT (Isaac3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Virginia Moore and Isaac Boatright, was born on 6 February 1892 in Summertown, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 13 years, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, and was listed as a surviving son in his father's 1940 obituary.

He married Katie Stephens in Emanuel County on 16 June 1912. She was born on 24 March 1890 in Bacon County, Georgia, a daughter of Susan McKinzie and Matthew Stevens.

Melton registered on 2 June 1917 for the World War I draft in the 1492nd GMD, Emanuel County. His draft registration card provided the following information: Milton Boatright; age 21; post office address: Swainsboro, Georgia; born 6 February 1896; natural born citizen; born in Graymont, Emanuel County; occupation: farming, employed by I. S. Boatright, Swainsboro; dependents: wife and two children; married; signed name with ?X?; physical description: tall, slender, brown eyes, black hair, not bald.

In the 1920 Toombs County, Georgia census, the family was enumerated as follows: Melton Boatright, rented house, age 28 [?], cannot read and write, daily laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Katie, wife, age 29, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lelia, daughter, age 6, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Viola, daughter, age 3 years and 7 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Noah, son, age 2 years and 2 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Matthew I., son, age 3 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Living next door with his brother Jesse were his parents.

By 1930 the census recorded Melton and his family in Montgomery County. With him were his parents. The census recorded the following information on the family: Melton Boatright, head, rented home, age 35, age 17 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer of cotton and grain, self-employed, was working at time of the census; Katie, wife, housekeeper, age 38, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lela, daughter, age 17, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Viola, daughter, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Noah, son, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Isaiah, son, age 10, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Solomon, son, age 7, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; 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.

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.

They had six children:

i. Lelia BOATRIGHT
ii. Viola BOATRIGHT
iii. Noah Lee BOATRIGHT
iv. Mathias Isaiah BOATRIGHT
v. Infant son BOATRIGHT, b. 6 April
1922; died 10 April 1922, Bacon
County; buried Boatright
Cemetery, Coffee, Georgia.
vi. Solomon Shad Boatright

Melton resided in Blun, Emanuel County, in 1940, but moved to Tifton, Georgia, by 1959.

Katie died on 28 October 1966 in Candler County, Georgia, and was buried near Melton's parents at North Thompson Baptist Church Cemetery, Vidalia, Georgia. Melton's tombstone also is there, but there is no death date inscribed on it. He died in Richmond County, Georgia, on 24 March 1969. 
Melton Earl BOATRIGHT
 
213 Mildred Mozelle BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Willie Corine Coleman and Frank Rhen Boatright, was born on 14 February 1923 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 7, in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her father's 1952 obituary and in her mother's 1985 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Fred Cholan Boatright's 1982 obituary, in Frank Liburn Boatright's 1987 obituary, in Cecil Garland Boatright's 1988 obituary, and Tera Vanneel Boatright Johnson's 1994 obituary.

She was a resident of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, by 1952.

She was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and a notation beside her name on the membership roll indicated that she was dismissed by letter in January 1953 to a Lutheran church in Savannah.

She married George Warren Hodge on 26 July 1944 in Ridgeland, Jasper County, South Carolina. He was born on 20 December 1920, a son of Agnes Hiott and Thomas Hodge.

She and Warren had three children:

i. George Warren HODGE Jr.
ii. Barbara Ann HODGE
iii. Brenda Sue HODGE

Warren died on 16 July 1968, at the very young age of 47 years, in Savannah, Chatham County.

Mozelle died on 7 July 2000 in Savannah and was buried at Maye River Baptist Church Cemetery, Pritchardville, Beaufort County, South Carolina. 
Mildred Mozelle BOATRIGHT
 
214 Minnie Lee BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Viola Ella Stalvey and Daniel W. Boatright, was born on 28 June 1902 in Lowndes County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 8 years, in her parents? household in the 1910 Putnam County, Florida census.

She married George Washington Wilkes about 1916. He was born on 1 December 1898 in Texas, a son of Louisiana "Lizzie" M. Godwin and Noah Wilkes.

They were recorded in the 1920 Cook County, Georgia census living a few houses from her mother. The census recorded the family as follows: George Wilkes, head, rented home, age 21, could read, could not write, born in Texas, parents born in Georgia, managed farm, worked on own account; Minnie, wife, age 17, could read and write, born in Florida, parents born in Georgia; Grace Lee, daughter, age 1, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Pierce, brother, age 19, could read and write, born in Texas, parents born in Georgia, no occupation.

Minnie and George had the following children:

i. Grace Lee WILKES
ii. Carrie WILKES
iii. George W. WILKES
iv. Earl WILKES

George died in Hahira, Cook County on 22 June 1927 and was buried in Fellowship Church Cemetery.

By the time of the 1930 census, Minnie was living with her mother and stepfather in Cook County. She and her family were recorded as follows: J. Isham King, head, owned home, lived on a farm, age 66, age 21 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Viola King, wife, keeps house, age 51, married first at age 35, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; George Coombs, stepson, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Minnie Sapp, stepdaughter, age 27, married first at age 15, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Oretha Sapp, niece, age 1-3/12, born in Florida, parents born in Georgia; Gracy Wilkes, niece, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Texas, mother born in Georgia; Carrie Wilkes, attended school, age 8, born in Georgia, father born in Texas, mother born in Georgia; George W. Wilkes, nephew, attended school, age 7, born in Georgia, father born in Texas, mother born in Georgia; and, Earl Wilkes, nephew, age 5, born in Florida, father born in Texas, mother born in Georgia.

Minnie married second William L. Sapp on 21 February 1928.

They had two children:

i. Maggie Oretha SAPP
ii. William SAPP

They were divorced 1933.

She married third Arthur J. Cox.

They had one son:

i. Unidentified male COX

Minnie died 7 January 1968 in Fulton County, Georgia. 
Minnie Lee BOATRIGHT
 
215 Mittie Missouri BOATRIGHT (John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the fourth child of Nancy Deal and John Boatright, was born on 5 January 1886 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, Missouria, aged 10 years, in the 1900 Emanuel County census in her parents' household. She also was mentioned as a surviving sister in the obituaries of: Nancy America Boatright, 1939; Ruben Boatright, 1947; Will Boatright, 1950; Benjamin Boatright, 1951; and Kate Boatright Griffith, 1952.

She married William Benjamin Hill, son of Lucinda Brown and Herschel Hill, on 8 October 1905 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was born on 19 August 1878 in Emanuel County and had been married previously to Elizabeth Williamson.

The family was recorded in the 1910 Emanuel County census as follows: Billie H. Hill, age 31, married twice, married four years, farmer, could read and write; Mittie M., wife, age 24, married once, mother of three children all of whom were living, could read and write; Ruby, daughter, age 3; Marvin E., son, age 2; John P., son, age 7 months; Ruth, daughter, age 10; and Willie L., son, age 7. The two children listed last, Ruth and Willie L., probably are William's by his first marriage.

William registered for the World War I military draft on 12 September 1918 in Toombs County. His draft registration card included the following information: William Benjamine Hill; age 40; born 19 August 1878; natural born citizen; occupation: farming; employed by W. A. Dickerson, Lyons, Toombs County; nearest relative: Mittie M. Hill, Lyons; signed William Benjamin Hill; physical description: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, light hair.

In the 1920 Toombs County census, the family was recorded as follows: William B. Hill, rent, age 41, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, farmer; Mittie, wife, age 34, could read and write, born in Georgia; Willie, daughter, age 17, could read and write, born in Georgia; Ruby, daughter, age 13, could read and write, born in Georgia; Marvin, son, age 11, could read and write, attended school, born in Georgia; John, son, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia; Berma, daughter, age 7, attended school, born in Georgia; Ben, son, age 5, born in Georgia; Joe, son, age 4 years and 2 months, born in Georgia; Foy, son, age 2 years and 8 months, born in Georgia; Troy, son, age 1 year and 1 month, born in Georgia.

The family was recorded in the 1930 Toombs County census as follows: William B. Hill, head, rented home, lived on a farm, age 50, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Middy M., wife, housekeeper, age 44, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; John P., son, age 20, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Benjamin L., son, age 16, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farm laborer, general farm, worked as a member of the family, was working at time of the census; Joe B., son, 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farm laborer, general farm, worked as a member of the family, was working at time of the census; Troy M., son, age 12, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Juliette, daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Nannie L., daughter, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Claud Jones, son, age 4 years and 11 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They rented a house which was located on a farm in the Spring Head area when the 1940 Toombs County census was taken. The census provided the following information: W. M. Hll, answered census questions, head, age 62, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Toombs County on 1 April 1935, was not at work the week of 24 March, unable to work, had no income in 1939; Mittie Hill, wife, age 54, married, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Toombs County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, worked 50 weeks in 1939, had no income in 1939; Troy M. Hill, son, age 21, single, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Toombs County on 1 April 1935, was at work in public work the week of 24 March, N.Y.A. Public School, worked two weeks in March, government worker, worked 52 weeks in 1939, had no income in 1939; and, Claude Hill, son, age 14, attended school, completed eight grades of school, student, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, did not have a Social Security number,

They had twelve children:

i. Ruby HILL
ii. Marvin Eustus HILL
iii. John Pet HILL
iv. Burma HILL, b. 6 January 1912 in
Summit, Emanuel County, GA; d.
18 February 1929 in Reidsville,
GA; buried in Inman Creek Church
Cemetery, Lyons, GA
v. Benjamin Lewis HILL, b. 17 March
1914, d. 13 February 1946;
buried in Inman Creek Church
Cemetery, Lyons, GA.
vi. Joe Brown HILL
vii. Foy Youmans HILL, b. 28 February
1917 in Lyons, GA; d. 12
December 1928 in Lyons, GA;
buried in Inman Creek Church
Cem, Lyons.
viii. Troy Mason HILL
ix. Juliette Dessie HILL
x. Nannie Lou HILL
xi. Claude Jones HILL
xii. Beatrice HILL, born 1 February 1927
in Lyons, GA; died 18 September
1927 in Lyons; buried at Inman
Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery

Mittie was a member of Canoochee Baptist Church and was received "by experience" on 3 November 1912. She also was received on 4 September 1915 and then dismissed by letter on 4 May 1918. She became a member of Inman Creek Baptist Church in Lyons.

William died on 10 February 1942 in Toombs County and was buried at Inman Creek Church Cemetery in Lyons.

After William's death, probably between 1947 and 1950, Mittie married unidentified Meeker. He possibly preceded her in death, or they were divorced, as he was not named as a survivor in her obituary.

Mittie died on 20 August 1956 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia. She was buried beside William at Inman Creek Church Cemetery. 
Mittie Missouri BOATRIGHT
 
216 Mordecai B. BOATRIGHT, the oldest of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born on 3 May 1904 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 named as a son in his mother's 1936 obituary, and in his father's 1950 obituary.

Prior to his mother's death, he was ill with the flu and she went to care for him. He was a resident of Garfield, Emanuel County in 1936 and had moved to Savannah by 1950.

He married Emma Lee Lamb, daughter of Nancy A. Lawson and Henry R. Lamb, on 20 September 1925 in Emanuel County. She was born on 30 September 1907 in Emanuel County.

They were first recorded in the 1930 Emanuel County census as follows: Mordecai Boatright, head, rents, lived on farm, age 25, married, age at first marriage 21, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, employer; Emma L., wife, homemaker, age 22, age at first marriage 18, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Eleanor L., daughter, age 3 years and 6 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Martha M., daughter, age 7 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They lived on a farm in a rented house, $3 monthly rental, near Garfield when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The family was recorded as follows: Mordecai B. Boatright, head, age 35, 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, worked 48 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; Emma Lee Boatright, wife, age 35, married, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Elnearor Boatright, daughter, age 13, attended school, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; Margaret Boatright, daughter, age 10, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; Grace Boatright, daughter, age 8, attended school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia; Bobby Boatright, son, age 7, attended school, completed one grade of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; and, Billie Boatright, son, age 4, born in Georgia.

They had five children:

i. Robert Lewis BOATRIGHT
ii. Eleanor Lee BOATRIGHT
iii. Martha Margaret BOATRIGHT
iv. Grace Belle BOATRIGHT
v. William Henry BOATRIGHT

Sometime after the 1940 census, they moved to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia.

Mordecai and Emma were listed in the 1947-1948 Savannah city directory as residing at 2611 E. Jones. He worked as a painter and Emma worked as a seamstress at Alexander Bros. The 1970 Savannah city directory listed them as residing at 201 W. 60th Street. Mordecai was still working as a painter.

Emma was hospitalized for a few days in June 1966 and was visited by her brother, J. E. Lamb.

Mordecai died on 13 January 1971 in Savannah and was buried in Hillcrest Abbey Cemetery, Savannah.

Emma died on 26 March 1986 in Chatham County, and was buried in Hillcrest Abbey with her husband. 
Mordecai B. BOATRIGHT
 
217 Moses Watson BOATRIGHT (Matthew Brinson3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Mozelle McKenzie and Matthew Brinson Boatright, was born on 12 February 1898 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 years, in his parents? household in the 1900 Laurens County census, and as aged 12 years in the 1910 Emanuel County census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his father?s 1943 obituary, and as a brother in the obituaries of: Lucile Boatright Moore, 1939, Britton Benjamin Boatright, 1951, and Frank Rhen Boatright, 1952.

A local newspaper noted that he was on the honor roll for 1911 at Hale?s Chapel School with his brother Willie and sisters, Lucile and Kate.

He married Annie Bryant in Emanuel County on 26 November 1916. They were married by J. T. Lane, M.G. Annie was born on 3 January 1901 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Chance and George Stevens Bryant.

Moses registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in the 1333rd GMD, Emanuel County. The draft registration card provided the following information: Moses Watson Boatright; post office address: Rt. 1, Blun, Emanuel County, Georgia; age 20; born 13 February 1898; natural born citizen; occupation: farmer, share cropper, Blun; nearest relative: Annie Boatright, wife, Blun; signed M. W. Boatright; physical description: tall, medium build, gray eyes, and black hair.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: M. W. Boatright, owned home, age 23, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Annie, wife, age 20, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; and Arliss, son, age 2 years and 3 months, born in Georgia.

The 1930 Richmond County census recorded the family residing in Augusta, as follows: Mose W. Boatwright, head, owned home valued at $5000, owned a radio, lived on a farm, age 32, married first at age 18, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, city carrier for post office, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Annie W., wife, housekeeper, age 29, married first at age 15, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Arlis D., son, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Eloise E., daughter, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Emiry, son, age 8, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Randall V., son, age 6, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Lee O., son, age 4, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

Moses owned his home at 312 Reynolds Street in Augusta when the 1940 Richmond County census was taken. It was valued at $3000. The census included the following information: Watson Boatwright, answered census questions, head, age 42, widower, completed one grade of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, mail clerk at post office, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $2100 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Arlis Boatwright, son, age 21, single, completed four grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, electrician for electric company, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $750 in 1939; Leo Boatwright, son, age 14, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no other source of income in 1939; Emory Boatwright, son, age 18, attended school, completed two grades of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no source of income in 1939; and, Randall Boatwright, son, age 16, attended school, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student, had no source of income in 1939.

The 1940 census recorded Annie living in a rented apartment at 425 Ellis Street. She was listed as: Annie Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 39, divorced, completed eight grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, seeking work the week of 24 March, unemployed for 3 weeks up to 30 March, worked at shirt factory mill, wage earner, worked 42 weeks in 1939, earned $336 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939.

M. W. was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and participated in church activities, including serving as church clerk and as a delegate to Union meetings. His name was included on the October 1926 and May 1938 lists of members of Hawhammock Baptist Church. A notation beside his name on the 1938 list stated that he was dismissed by letter on 16 November 1952. Also, in the church memorial for Lucille Boatright Moore, his sister, it was mentioned that the family was living in Augusta, Georgia in 1939.

Moses became an active member in various postal union associations. In February 1945, he was elected president of Augusta Local 290, National Federation of Postoffice Clerks18 and, the following year, he was elected as the assistant to the secretary of Local 290 of the Georgia Federation of Postoffice Clerks. In his position as president of the local union, Watson announced that the annual ?gala? dinner meeting and dance was to take place. In June of 1946, he attended the annual convention of the Georgia Association of Postoffice Clerks at Macon. In that same year, he also was elected as a delegate from the Georgia Association to attend the convention of National Association of Postoffice Clerks in Milwaukee.

Moses and Annie had five children:

i. Arlis Dorsey BOATRIGHT
ii. Eloise Evelyn BOATRIGHT
iii. Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT
iv. Leo BOATRIGHT
v. Emory Grayson BOATRIGHT

The date of the divorce between Annie and Moses is not yet determined, but they were listed in the same household in Polk?s 1930 and 1932 Augusta City Directories. Then, in 1933, a notice in an Augusta newspaper recorded that Superior Court ordered Moses to pay alimony:

Alimony Granted
Annie Bryant Boatwright was granted $12.50 alimony
from M. W. Boatwright twice monthly by order of Judge
A. L. Franklin in superior court here yesterday.
The husband was given custody of five minor
children, Arlis, Eloise, Emory, Randall and Leo
Boatwright, and permitted to take charge of his house
for himself and children. He was also ordered to pay
$40 attorney?s fee.

Following the alimony order, they were not recorded in the same household in the 1934 and 1935 Augusta directories. However, the 1936-1937 Augusta City Directory listed Moses, Annie, and 4 children residing at 447 Watkins St.; their son Arlis was listed separately at the same address. The 1937 and 1938 directories did not list Annie with Moses; the 1939 and 1940 directories included only Moses and three minor children residing at 312 Reynolds; and, once again, the 1941 city directory listed Moses and Annie residing together at the Reynolds Street address. After 1941, the city directories did not include Annie in the same household. During all of this time, Moses still was a clerk in the Post Office.

After their divorce, both remarried. Annie married second Irwin Neely and was a resident of Canton, Texas, when her and Moses? son Emory died in 1972.

Moses married second Minnie Bell Burnett. She was born on 20 September 1908 in Emanuel County and was married previously to Jasper Hubert Roberts. Minnie first appeared in the 1953 Augusta city directory with Moses.

Minnie was chosen as a clerk from the First Ward for the November 1959 election.

Moses died on 5 on October 1973 in Augusta, Georgia, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. His will bequeathed that Minnie should have a life estate in his home, an annuity, his automobile and his furniture.

Minnie died in Augusta on 3 December 1981 and also was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Annie died on 13 June 1984 in Augusta and also was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Moses Watson BOATRIGHT
 
218 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Myron B. BOATRIGHT
 
219 Nan Dora BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Essie Lena Coleman and Matthew Lewis Boatright, was born in Emanuel County on 28 July 1920. She was named as a daughter, aged 9, in her parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her father's 1953 obituary and in her mother's 1959 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Kennith 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, in Roy Jim Boatright's 1997 obituary, in James Osborn Boatright's 1998 obituary, and in Mary Lena Boatright's 2008 obituary.

She was baptized at Hawhammock Baptist Church on 5 April 1953 under the name of Mrs. Nana Dora Boatright. Her residence was Swainsboro.

She married first Jordan Leon "Jake" Curl in Emanuel County on 10 October 1936. He was born 31 August 1912 in Emanuel County, a son of Mary V. and R. Algerine Curl.

They lived in a rented house, $3 a month rental, in Swainsboro when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They were recorded as follows: Jake Curl, answered census questions, head, age 27, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, was living on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 55 hours the week of 24 March, laborer in stock yard, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned $200 in wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Nannie Dora Curl, wife, age 19, married, born in Georgia, was living on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Mary Curl, daughter, age 3, born in Georgia; and, Algie Lewis Curl, age 1, born in Georgia.

They had the following children who were adopted by Nan Dora's brother, Bruce, and Jake's sister, Carolyn. The children's legal surname was changed from Curl to Boatright.

i. Mary Leta BOATRIGHT
ii. Algie Lewis BOATRIGHT
iii. John Edward BOATRIGHT

Nan Dora and Jake were divorced.

She married second Luther Neil Kemp on 3 April 1954 in Swainsboro. Luther was born on 23 June 1919 in Emanuel County, a son of Sally and Robert Kemp. He died on 26 August 1982 in Emanuel County and was buried at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Jake died on 28 August 1965 in Emanuel County and also was buried at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Nan Dora died on 15 March 2009 in Emanuel County and was buried at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Nan Dora BOATRIGHT
 
220 Nancy America BOATRIGHT (John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the seventh child of Adaline Melvina Pierce and John Boatright, was born on 30 August 1870 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, Nancy A., aged 9 years, in her father's household in the 1880 Emanuel County census, and as America, aged 29 years, in the 1900 census.

She never married and, at the time of the 1910 Emanuel County census, she lived with her brother-in-law and his family. In 1920, she was living with Ell B. Hendley and family. In 1930, she lived with her niece, Pearl Hendley.

She died 2 on November 1939 in Garfield, Emanuel County, and was buried on 4 November 1939 in Hebron Church Cemetery, Garfield. 
Nancy America BOATRIGHT
 
221 Nancy S. BOATRIGHT, the second child of Eady Bryant and Daniel D. Boatright, was born about 1856 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was included in her parents? household, at age 4 years, in the 1860 Emanuel County census, and as aged 14 years in the 1870 census. No further information. Nancy S. BOATRIGHT
 
222 Nannie Elitha BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Georgia Ann Patrick and James Rudolph Boatright, was born in 1884 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 16 years, in her parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter (Mrs. Johnnie Thompson) in her father's 1935 obituary and was named as a surviving sister (Mrs. Johnnie M. Thompson) in Robert James Boatright's 1968 obituary.

She married John Moore Thompson in Emanuel County on 5 December 1903. Johnnie was born in 1879 in Emanuel County, Georgia.

They were enumerated in the 1910 Emanuel County census as follows: John M. Thompson, age 30, married once, married 6 years, foreman apt. store, could read and write; Nanni E., age 26, mother of two children, both living, could read and write; Sadie O., age 5 years; Louise M., age 6 months; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

Johnnie registered for the World War I draft in Emanuel County on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Johnie Moore Thompson; home address: Graymont, Emanuel County age 38; born 10 October 1879; natural born citizen; occupation: bookkeeping, Citizen Trading Co. in Graymont; nearest relative: Nannie Elitha Thompson, wife of Graymont; signed Johnnie Moore Thompson; physical description: medium height, medium build, blue eyes, auburn hair, and no physical disabilities.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family included: Jonnie Thompson, owns home, age 40, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, traveling salesman; Nannie, wife, age 35, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Oris, daughter, age 15, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; and Louise, daughter, age 10, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia. They were living in Graymont at that time.

At the time of the 1930 Emanuel County census, the family was recorded as follows: John M. Thompson, head, owned home, home valued $2500, owned radio, age 50, age 23 at time of first marriage, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, bookkeeper, saw mill, wage earner, was working at time the census was taken; Nannie T., wife, homemaker, age 45, age 19 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, William M., son, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

The family was living at 234 Pine Street in Swainsboro when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They rented their house at a monthly rate of $20. The family was recorded as follows: John M. Thompson, head, age 61, married,completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 50 hours the week of 24 March, bookkeeper, building supply company, wage earner, earned $1100 in wages in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Nannie E. Thompson, answered census questions, age 54, married, completed two hears of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Billy Thompson, son, age 18, completed three years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 60 hours the week of 24 March, truck driver, construction building company, had no income other than wages; Oris Thompson, daughter, age 36, single, completed two years of college, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 30 hours the week of 24 March, teacher, public school, worked 36 weeks in 1939, earned $700 in salary in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Louise Thompson, daughter, age 31, single, completed two years of college, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 30 hours the week of 24 March, teacher, public school, worked 36 weeks in 1939, earned $700 in salary in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; and, Edward Boatright Jr., nephew, age 11, attended school, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia on 1 April 1935.

She and Johnnie lived in Graymont in 1935, but Nannie later moved to Augusta. She was listed as Mrs. Johnnie M. Thompson in the 1955 Polk's Augusta Directory and still was living there in 1968. It is possible that they were divorced before 1955.

Their children were:

i. Sadie Oris THOMPSON
ii. Johnnie Louise THOMPSON
iii. William Marsh THOMPSON

A social item in a 1956 local newspaper stated "Mrs. Johnny M. Thompson, Miss Louise Thompson and Mrs. John D. Durden left Tuesday for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Doak Skeen in Denton, N. C." The Skeens were daughter Sadie Oris and her husband.

Johnnie died on 21 November 1961 in Emanuel County and was buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Emanuel County. His obituary listed his wife as Mattie.

Nannie died on 9 December 1969 in Augusta and was buried beside Johnnie. 
Nannie Elitha BOATRIGHT
 
223 Noah Lee BOATRIGHT, a son of Katie Stephens and Melton Earl Boatright, was born on 8 September 1917 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 2 years and 2 months, in his parents' household in the 1920 Toombs County, Georgia census, and as age 12 in the 1930 Montgomery County, Georgia census. He also was named as a deceased brother in Mathias Isiah Boatright's 2009 obituary.

He married Emily Bell Bridges. She was born on 28 August 1920 in Georgia, a daughter of Ursula Blanton and George Lanier Bridges. His brother, Mathias Isiah, married Ursula's sister, Alice Marcellus Bridges.

The newlyweds lived on a farm in a rented house, $3 monthly rental, outside of Twin City in 1940. Living with them was Noah's brother Isiah and his wife. The 1940 Emanuel County census recorded them as follows: Noah Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 22, 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 48 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned wages of $208 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Emily Boatright, wife, age 19, married, completed five 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, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home; Isah Boatright, age 20, 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 48 hours the week of 24 March, farm laborer, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned wages of $208 in 1939, had no other source of income in 1939; Alice Boatright, sister-in-law, age 23, married, completed one year 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; Merlen E. Boatright, niece, age 1, born in Georgia.

They had three children:

i. Ouida Fay BOATRIGHT
ii. Ellen Marie BOATRIGHT
iii. Richard BOATRIGHT

Noah died in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 16 July 1959 as the result of an accident while working on the Savannah River bridge. He was buried in Norcross City Cemetery, Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia. 
Noah Lee BOATRIGHT
 
224 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Nora Lee BOATRIGHT
 
225 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Peggy Oris BOATRIGHT
 
226 Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT Sr., a son of Annie Bryant and Moses Watson Boatright, was born 19 January 1924 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 6 years, in his parents? household in the 1930 Richmond County, Georgia, census and as a son in his father's will. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1973 obituary and in his mother's 1984 obituary. In addition, he was listed as a surviving brother in the obituaries of Emory Grayson Boatright and Leo Boatright, and he served as a pallbearer at the funeral of Frank Rhen Boatright in 1952.

Randall served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II. He enlisted on 10 April 1940 with his brother Emory. In October 1941, while serving with the marine detachment on The U. S. S. Alcor, berthed in Norfolk, Virginia, he met the Duke of York, the youngest son of King George VI. From the formality of meeting with royalty, he went to war and was engaged in battle at Guadalcanal in 1943. While serving in the tropics, he contracted malaria.

The 1941 Augusta City Directory listed him as a member of the US Marine Corps; he was residing with his father at 312 Reynolds Street.

He married Frankie D. Stephens. She was born in Augusta on 5 March 1927, a daughter of Grace and James W. Stephens. They were recorded in the 1949 city directory as residing at 258 Reynolds Street. Randall was listed as being with the city police.

He was employed with the Augusta city police and the Richmond County Sheriff?s Department for a number of years. The Augusta Chronicle mentions him frequently as an arresting officer. One article emphasized the hazards of being a motorcycle officer with the report of a broken toe in a collision with a taxi. In 1962, Randall entered the political arena in his unfilled quest to become Sheriff of Richmond County.

Randall also was a wrestler of note in Augusta and many of his matches at the local arena were highlighted in the sports pages of the local newspaper. The articles also described him as a strapping 212-pounder and the unofficial champion of the Augusta area.

After leaving law enforcement he became an electrical inspector for Richmond County. His employment in that position seemingly was plagued with political and or personal opposition, or so it seems from reading the local newspaper.

He and Frankie had the following children:

i. Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT Jr.
ii. Linda Suzan BOATRIGHT
iii. Leslie Eugene BOATRIGHT
iv. Richard Wayne BOATRIGHT

In 1980 Randall and Frankie were recorded in the Augusta city directory as residing at 3354 Louisville Road. He owned and operated Randy?s Welding.

He died 16 February 1986 in Augusta and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. His wife Frankie inherited his estate.

Frankie died 5 October 1997 in Augusta and also was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Randall Vernon BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
227 Raymond M. BOATRIGHT Sr., a son of Clara Bunn and Daniel Douglas Boatright, was born on 11 July 1903 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 6 years, in his parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census, and as aged 16 years in the 1920 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1931 obituary and as a surviving step-son in Annie Sutton Boatright's 1967 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Byron Fletcher Boatright Sr.'s 1960 obituary, Lorita Boatright McRae's 1963 obituary, Woodrow Wilson Boatright Sr.'s 1969 obituary, and Essie Mae Boatright Sutton's 1970 obituary.

He married Rebecca Collins in 1927 in Polk County, Florida. She was born on 12 August 1911 in Florida.

He definitely was a resident of Tampa, Florida by 1929 and possibly earlier. The 1929 Polk's Tampa City Directory includes a listing for Ray Boatright, with wife Rebecca, living at 1907 23rd Street. The 1930 directory lists Raymond M. Boatright, with wife Rebecca H., at 2003 25th Street. It also stated that he was a driver for the Yellow Bge. & Transfer Company.

In the 1935 Florida Population census, Raymond and family were recorded in Hillsborough County as follows: Ray Boatright, 1005 24th Avenue, inside city limits, age 32, white, father, born in Georgia, grammar school education, rents home, taxi; Rebecca Boatright, age 23, white, mother, born in Georgia, grammar school education, his wife; and, Raymond, age 6, white, son, born in Georgia, grammar school education, school.

The 1936 Tampa city directory listed Raymond M. Boatright with Reba as residents of 3811 10th Avenue. Ray was a truckman for M. J. Carleton & Co. Anna L. Boatright lived at the same address and she was a waiter at The Big Orange.

The 1945 Florida Population census recorded the family as follows: Raymond Boatright, 3413 11th Street, inside city limits, age 41, born in Georgia, grammar school education, cab driver: Rebecca Boatright, age 33, born in Georgia, grammar school education, cigarmaker; Raymond Boatright Jr., age 16, born in Georgia, student; and, Imogene Boatright, age 9, born in Florida, student.

They had two children:

i. Raymond M. BOATRIGHT Jr.
ii. Imogene BOATRIGHT

Ray and Rebecca divorced in January 1958 in Hillsborough County and remarried each other in September 1964 in Hernando County, Florida.

Ray died on 16 June 1970 in Tampa and was buried at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.

Rebecca died in Glenwood, Wheeler County, Georgia, on 16 November 2001 and also was buried in Myrtle Hill. 
Raymond M. BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
228 Reuben BOATRIGHT Jr., son of Lacy Bishop and Reuben Boatright, was born on Tuesday, 28 December 1830 in Emanuel County, Georgia.

He first married Julia Ann Sconyers, daughter of S. E. Sconyers, on Sunday, 6 January 1850 in Emanuel County, Georgia. They were married by Elisha Coleman, MG. She was born Tuesday, 17 August 1830 in Georgia.

In the 1850 Emanuel County census, they were enumerated as follows: Reubin Boatright, age 19, farmer, born in Georgia, and July, age 18, born in Georgia. They were living in the household of Joshua Brady.

By 1860, they had moved to Ways Station, Bryan County where they were recorded in the census as follows: Reuben Boatright, age 28, farmer, $299 real estate, $20 personal property; Julia, age 27; Celia, age 8; Madison, age 6; and Polly, age 2; all born in Georgia. They were living near Joshua Brady and next to Ziba and Celia Patrick, Reubin?s older sister.

Reuben enlisted in Co. B of Cobb's Legion on 25 March 1862 at Burke County by Capt. M. D. Jones for the duration of the war. The muster-in roll stated that his horse was valued at $140. He appeared on a register of payments to discharged soldiers, which reflected his discharge on 18 July 1862. No reason for his discharge was given.

Joshua Brady, with whom Reuben had lived in 1850, also served in the 57th Georgia Cavalry. He, too, returned to Emanuel County where he died.

Reuben was included on the 1867 returns of qualified voters under the reconstruction act as R. Boatright. The return showed that he had taken the oath of allegiance and registered to vote on 8 July 1867 in the 57th 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.?

By 1870, the family was enumerated in the Emanuel County census as follows: Reuben Boatright, age 39, b. Georgia, farmer, $300 personal estate; Julia, age 40, b. Georgia; Celia E., age 18, b. Georgia; Madison, age 14; Mary C., age 11; Lacy F., age 8; John M., age 5; Daniel W., age 3; and Nancy Wallace, age 12.7 Nancy Wallace was the daughter of his sister Martha Boatright Wallace.

He and Julia had the following children:

i. Celia E. BOATRIGHT
ii. Madison McDonald BOATRIGHT
iii. Mary "Polly" C. BOATRIGHT
iv. Lacy F. BOATRIGHT
v. John M. BOATRIGHT
vi. Daniel W. BOATRIGHT

Reuben and Julia were members of Hawhammock Primitive Baptist Church, as were many other members of the Boatright and allied families. As an indicator of his involvement with the church, Reubin was sent to a general meeting of the local conference in 1912. His second wife, Sallie also was included on the 1907 membership roll.

In 1880, the census listed the family as follows: Rubin Boatright, age 49, widower, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Celia E., age 27, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lacy, age 19, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; John, age 15, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Daniel, age 13, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Rubin Cowart, age 4/12, grandson, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Although the 1880 census stated that Reubin was a widower, Julia?s death was recorded as occurring on 11 August 1888. In addition, the 1900 census stated that Reubin and Sarah, his second wife, had been married 16 years. With these two censuses, it is probable that either the censuses, or the tombstone inscription and the published source are incorrect. Since Mattie, his daughter by his second wife, was born in 1884, the census records probably are more accurate. However, there are at least two additional possibilities: first, Reubin and Julia, his first wife, might have divorced; or, Mattie might have been the daughter of Reuben McDonald and adopted by Reubin Boatright.

Reuben married as his second wife Sarah "Sallie" Martin, daughter of Priscilla Murphee and Reubin Martin, sometime around 1884. She was born December 1847 in Georgia. Her tombstone, with her maiden name, indicated that she was married three times; husbands were Josiah D. Drew, Reuben McDonald, and Reuben Boatright. Her daughter by Josiah Drew, Josie Drew, married Reubin?s brother, Charles Boatright.

In the 1900 census, the following information was provided: Reubin Boatright, head, born December 1839, age 60, married 16 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, spectacles peddler, could read and write; Sarah, wife, born December 1846, age 53, mother of four children, all living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Mattie, daughter, born December 1884, age 15, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, attended school 5 months in year, could read and write.

In the 1910 census Reuben and Sarah were living with daughter Mattie and her husband, Walter McMahon. The family was recorded as follows: Walter McMahon, age 32, married twice, married 3 years, painter; Mattie, wife, age 24, mother of one child; Walter C. McMahon, son, age 2, Rubin Boatright, father-in-law, age 79, married twice, married 26 years; Sarah, mother-in-law, age 60, married three times, mother of four children, all living; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

Reuben and Sallie had one child:

i. Martha ?Mattie? BOATRIGHT

Reuben died on Friday, 15 September 1911. Minutes from Hawhammock Baptist Church records of Saturday, 25 November 1911 read: "Memorial of Bro Reubin Boatright read and adopted and ordered published in Forest-Blade and recorded in Church Minutes." His obituary in the Swainsboro Forest-Blade substantiated the 1911 death date and stated that he was buried at Hawhammock Church.

Sallie died on Thursday, 7 January 1915 and was buried in Hines Baptist Church Cemetery, near Summertown. 
Reuben BOATRIGHT, Jr.
 
229 Reuben BOATRIGHT Sr. (Daniel1) the son of Margaret Braswell and Daniel Boatright, was born on 14 February 1794 in Burke County, Georgia. Reubin gave sworn affidavits for his age in two contemporary documents, and one of those mentioned his birthplace. In the first document, Reubin gave sworn testimony concerning the loyalty of Sarah Wiggins to the Union cause in her claims for damages by Union troops during the Civil War. In his affidavit, given 25 February 1878, Reubin stated that he was 84 years old and had resided in Emanuel County for 76 years. In Reubin's pension application for service in the War of 1812, made on 20 April 1878, he also gave his age as 84 and stated that he was born at Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia. He also stated that he had resided in Burke, Bulloch, and Emanuel Counties and his residence in 1878 was at Swainsboro, Emanuel County where he had lived most of his life.

In addition to birth information, the above two documents gave some personal information. Reubin's occupation was farming and, in the February testimony, he stated that he had "never followed any kind of business but planting." At the age of 18, his physical size was well above the norm for his day. The 1812 service records describe him as being 6'2" in height, weighing 206 pounds, and having dark hair and a florid complexion.

As a young man, Reubin served as a Private in Bowling's Detachment, a militia unit, during the War of 1812. According to documents in his pension application file at the National Archives, Reubin stated that he was drafted at Statesboro, Georgia in March 1812 or 1813, served in Capt. Clarke's Company of Georgia Militia, Bowling's Detachment, and was honorably discharged at Fort Jackson, near Savannah in May 1812 or 1813 after serving a term of six weeks. In evaluating the pension application, a government clerk stated that Samuel Stone was a substitute for Reubin from 26 March 1814 to 25 September 1814 and that there was "No evidence that Boatright performed any portion of the service."

Reubin's service records from the National Archives substantiate his claims that he served in Captain David Clarke's Company at Fort Jackson - even though for a short period of time. According to the company muster roll, Reuben was mustered in on 26 March 1814. Then Samuel Stone substituted for him from 1 May until 26 September 1814. Aside from Daniel's error in year of service, the service records are consistent with the information provided in his pension application. However, his pension, claim No. 32.283, was denied by the Third Auditor's Office on 21 April 1879 on the basis that Samuel Stone served as Reubin's substitute the entire time. Reubin died before he had an opportunity to appeal the rejection of his pension claim. There is no indication that his wife appealed the decision although there is a record that an unnamed son employed R. J. Williams, attorney in Swainsboro, to request "... if there is any chance to get the Pension due heirs for such [i.e. War of 1812] services." The answer from the Auditor's Office was no.

In 1817, Reubin married Lacy Bishop, daughter of Jane and William Bishop Jr. She was born about 1802 in the area of Montgomery County that was to become the 54th GMD of Emanuel County. She was a granddaughter of William Bishop [Sr.], a Revolutionary War Soldier.

In the 1820 Emanuel County census, Reubin Boatwright is listed as head of household. There is one male in the 26 to 45 year age category, obviously Reubin, and one female between the years of 17-25, which probably was Lacy. There also were two females under the age of 10, one of whom probably was Mary Ann, their oldest daughter. The identity of the second female is unknown. However, since Celia, the second daughter, was not born until 1821, it is possible that Reubin and Lacy had another daughter who died young.

At the time of the 1830 Emanuel County census, the family was living next to William Bishop [III], Lacy?s brother, and close to the family of Demaris Rich, who was to be Reubin's second wife. The census enumerated Reubin Boatwright in the 57th GMD and as head of household. He was in the 30-40 year age category, with one male under the age of five (probably Daniel D.), one female of the age of 5 and under 10 (probably Celia), one female aged 10 and under 15 (probably Mary Ann), and two females aged 20 and under 30, one of whom probably was Lacy. The second female in the 20-30 category, as in the case of the 1820 census, remains a mystery.

Reubin received a land grant containing 1000 acres on Long Creek in Emanuel County. The warrant was dated 4 May 1835, surveyed 8 January 1836, and recorded 22 January 1836. Long Creek is situated in the northeastern part of the 57th GMD with its headwaters near Summertown and the creek flows north into the Ogeechee River on the present-day Emanuel-Burke County line. This grant was followed immediately by a headright grant containing 708 acres. It is described as being adjacent to the lands of Reubin Boatright. The warrant was dated 2 November 1835, surveyed 9 January 1836, and recorded.

Reuben also received land in the 1838 Cherokee Land Lottery. His residence was in the 57th District of Emanuel County and the grant was located in Cherokee, 9th District, 2nd Section, No. 103. He also received land in the 28th District, 3rd Section, No. 316. This latter land grant noted that he was a soldier and the grant was awarded "previous to the first day of January, 1838."

Reuben purchased another 1000 acres from Neil McLeod on 24 September 1840. This acreage was located on the waters of the Canoochee and was "...designated as the tract where the said Charles Coleman now lives and was adjoining the lands of Kirkland." The land was located on Flat Creek, which flows into Canoochee Creek, and was situated south of Reubin?s lands on Long Creek. The transaction was not recorded until 10 June 1871 when Reubin sold a portion of the same tract. By the end of 1840, Reubin owned a total of 2,708 acres.

At the time of the 1840 census, the Reuben Baughtright household consisted of one male under five years (probably John), two males of 5 and under 10 years (probably William and Reubin, Jr.), one male 40-50 years (probably Reubin), one female under 5 years (probably Martha), one female 15-20 years (probably Celia), one female 20-30 years (probably Mary Ann), one female 30-40 years (probably Lacy), and one female 70-80. Our puzzlement and frustration with the lack of names in the census continues because Daniel D., who would have been 13, is missing and there is an unidentified female over the age of 70 years. In the latter instance, the female might be Margaret Boatright, Reubin's mother. The census also reveals that the family still was living in the 57th GMD, close to William Bishop (III). It also indicates that three of the nine members of the household were involved in agriculture and there were no slaves. With over 2700 acres to care for, it is likely that Reubin, Lacy, and Mary Ann were kept very busy with farming while the older woman cared for the children. The lack of slaves during that period of time also would be consistent with the Baptist religion of that time.

In 1841, Reubin was taxed $1.57-3/4 for 1200 acres of land, which was located adjacent to the lands of Kirkland on the waters of the "Canoochy" in the 53rd District, Emanuel County, and $39-1/2 for 490 acres in the 11th District, Irwin County. The tax records also indicate that he owned no slaves. He was not taxed as having land in the 57th District although he was living there when the 1840 census was recorded. So, we are faced with still more puzzles. Why was he taxed for land in the 53rd District, but not in the 57th District? Why didn't he pay taxes on 2708 acres in Emanuel when the land records indicate that he owned that much? What happened to his parents' land?

As for his payment of taxes on the 490 acres in Irwin County, it will be recalled that his mother was a fortunate drawer in the 1820 land lottery and received land there. It is possible that this was his inheritance. If so, does this indicate a time frame for Margaret's death?

Reubin paid taxes of 88.2 cents in 1851 on 408 acres in the 1857th district in Emanuel County. The land was located on the Canoochee adjoining lands of Richland. It was land originally granted to Rich. Reubin was taxed for one poll.

Civic duty is noted in that Reuben Boatright served on the Emanuel County Grand Jury for the October Term, 1840, as cited in the Federal Union of May 25, 1841. He also was on the Grand Jury for the Emanuel County Superior Court for the October term. As a land owner, he probably served in this role a number of times.

Religion was an important aspect of the Boatright home as is indicated by Reubin and Lacy being among the founding members of the Hawhammock Baptist Church. Church records state:

July 23rd 1842 We the undersigned do certify that
the Church at Hawhammock were constituted by us on
the Members producing there Letters to wit Elisha
Coleman Lucretia Coleman Benjamin E Brinson Mary
Brinson Celia Sconyers Reuben Boatright and Lacy
Boatright on Saturday before the fourth Sunday in
July 1842 and ware given the right hand of
fellowship by us as a presbetry July the 23rd 1842
Archibald Odam Curtis Cobb Presbetry

On that same day Reuben was appointed Deacon.

In November 1844, "Brother Boatright and his Wife applied for Letters of dismission which was granted." By obtaining letters of dismission, it is probable that Reubin and Lacy became members of another church, but I have not yet located records of their membership elsewhere for this period of time. Likewise, no records of membership in a church prior to the founding of Hawhammock have been located, but they certainly were members somewhere or they could not have produced their letters for admission.

Reubin and Lacy had the following children:

i. Mary Ann BOATRIGHT
ii. Celia BOATRIGHT
iii. Daniel D. BOATRIGHT
iv. Reubin BOATRIGHT Jr.
v. William BOATRIGHT
vi. Martha BOATRIGHT
vii. John BOATRIGHT
viii. Elizabeth BOATRIGHT, born 25
January 1841; probably died young
ix. Benjamin BOATRIGHT, born 9 July
1843; probably died young
x. Drucilla BOATRIGHT
xi. Lacy BOATRIGHT

Lacy reputedly died about 1849. Given the regularity of the birth of her children about every two to three years, one wonders if complications of pregnancy or childbirth was the cause of her death since she was about 47 years old. Nonetheless, having at least eleven children in thirty years would have taken its toll on her physical constitution.

The 1850 Federal Mortality Schedule included all deaths from 1 July 1849 through 30 June 1850. The Emanuel County schedule does not include Lacy. If she died in 1849, as is indicated by family sources, her death must have occurred in the first half of the year prior to the mortality schedule date of 1 July 1849. No tombstone has been found for her and her burial place is undocumented. Some family members state that she was buried at Hawhammock Church Cemetery, but the present-day cemetery of that name was not established by 1849.

After Lacy's death, the 1850 Emanuel County census enumerated the family as: Reubin Boatright, age 56, farmer, born in Georgia, $700 value of real estate; William, age 16, farmer, born in Georgia; Martha, age 13, born in Georgia; John, age 11, born in Georgia; Druciller, age 4, born in Georgia; and Lacy, age 2, born in Georgia. Since Elizabeth and Benjamin would have been minors (ages 9 and 7) in 1850, but they do not appear in Reubin's household, one suspects they died as infants.

Ten years after purchasing the land on Flat Creek, Reubin sold 1200 acres "...lying on the waters of flat Creek it being two surveys Originally granted to William Mahoffa and James Stephens..." to Alexander Brinson. When he purchased 1000 acres of this property from Neil McLeod in 1840, Reubin paid $0.50 an acre. At this sale of 1200 acres for $700, he sold it for $0.583 an acre. Considering the rate of inflation over the 10-year period and the payment of annual taxes, profit was not his motivation for selling the land unless he had previously sold the timber.

On 9 December 1851, Reuben married Demaris Rich, daughter of Eunisa Johns and Daniel E. Rich. They were married by Elisha Coleman, Minister of the Gospel and also a founder of Hawhammock Baptist Church.

Demaris was born on 20 May 1829 in Emanuel County and certainly had known Reubin for many years since they lived near each other. At the age of 22, she was younger than three of her stepchildren, Mary Ann, Celia, and Daniel D., and only slightly older than Reubin Jr. and William. Despite the age difference between Demaris and Reubin, it was not too long before she did her part in increasing the Boatright gene pool and Annie, their first child, was born 10 July 1853.

They had the following children:

i. Annie BOATRIGHT
ii. Lear BOATRIGHT, born 10 May 1855 in
Emanuel County, GA; died 1861
iii. Matthew Brinson BOATRIGHT
iv. Isaac BOATRIGHT
v. Frances Rebecca BOATRIGHT
vi. Stephen Thomas BOATRIGHT
vii. Charles BOATRIGHT
viii. David L. BOATRIGHT

The family was enumerated in the 1860 Emanuel County census as follows: Rubin Boatright, age 66, farmer; Demaris, age 32; Drucilla, age 14; Lacy, age 12; Francis (female), age 11; Annie, age 6; Lear, age 4; Matthew, age 2; and Isaac, age 1; all born in Georgia. Elizabeth and Benjamin still are not included in the household, which adds to suspicions that they died prior to 1850. As for the Francis [Frances] listed in the 1860 household, she is unidentified. Her age, eleven years, would eliminate her as a child of Reubin and Demaris. Her age also would eliminate her as being Frances Rebecca because she was not born until 1861. Is it possible that she was a daughter of Lacy and Reubin? If so, the question remains as to why she was not included in the 1850 census household. A search of guardianship records might assist with her identification.

According to church records, Reuben returned to Hawhammock Church on 2 September 1854 and was received by letter. Then, on 13 January 1855 the records state: "Received by Experience Demaris Boatright [-] Baptismal Tomorrow [-] Sunday Morning Sister Boatright Immerst by Bro E Coleman." He was appointed to a committee on 9 August 1856 to examine the charges of fornification brought against Bro. Brinson. He then was appointed to a committee on 9 July 1857 to meet with Bro. J. Kirkland to discuss with him a report of swearing. The following year, on 7 August 1858, he was appointed to a committee to visit members for non-attendance.

After a little over four years at Hawhammock, once again, on 10 September 1859, church records state "... application for letters of Dismission for Bro Boatright and Wife ... were granted." Nine months later, on 16 June 1860, the Church of Christ at Canoochee received Reubin and Demaris, his wife, as members by letter. Reuben's association with Canoochee continued and, according to church records, he was a very active member. On 15 September of that year, the Baptist Church of Christ in conference at Canoochee agreed to visit the association by letter and messenger, and Reuben, with Manning Rountree, was chosen to be sent. He also was chosen for the same purpose on 14 September 1861, 6 September 1862 and again on 5 September 1863. At the latter date, he was chosen to prepare the letter he was to take. On 3 September 1864, he was chosen ?to bear the letter in case of failure? of the two chosen delegates.

The Civil War certainly had an impact on the Boatright family because four of Lacy and Reubin's sons served in the Confederate army: Daniel, William, John, and Reubin Jr. Because of his age, Reubin was exempt from the draft and remained at home. He, however, must have had a difficult time managing his large land holdings and dealing with the practical matters of providing for his growing family in the increasingly difficult economy. Inflation was rampant as the Confederacy struggled hopelessly to maintain a semblance of financial stability. Life did not improve as W. T. Sherman's army marched from Atlanta to Savannah in late 1864. Life in Emanuel County must have been even harder as Sherman?s troops passed through the area. Emanuel County - being the site of Fort Lawton near Millen, a prisoner of war camp for Union soldiers - must have endured an even greater amount of revenge from Union troops than was usual. He filed a claim on 18 August 1871 for $452.00 for damages caused by the Union soldiers. His claim was denied even though he swore that he was a Unionist during the war.

Possibly the financial impact can be seen in that writs of fi. fa. were filed against Reuben by W. R. Smith and by Eliza Wornoch in 1869. The writs directed Josiah Holland, Sheriff of Emanuel County, to sell property to settle debts incurred by Reuben with Smith and Wornoch.

However, the hardships of war and the worries about his sons were not Reuben's only concerns. As was true with many families during that period, there appears to have been differences in opinions and loyalties about the war in the Boatright family. In her application for claims against the U. S. Government for property taken during the Civil War, Sarah Wiggins made the following statement: "Reuben Boatright was the best unionist in my vicinity during the war. he will testify for me if his mind is sufficient. the old gentleman is now very old." Reuben, in his testimony, stated: "Myself and a Mr. H. Hansol were the known and most prominent union men of the neighborhood during the war."

Question 62 of Sarah's application (asked of all persons testifying to the loyalty of claimants), was: "Were you, yourself, an adherent of the Union cause during the war? If so, did the claimant know you to be such, and how did he know it?" In response, Reuben testified: "I was and claimant knew it from having often heard me express my union sentiments."

J. R. Pughsley, Judge in Ordinary of Emanuel County and Special Commissioner to receive claims, also noted in Sarah's application that: "The witnesses [including Reuben] I am personally acquainted with and know them to be truthful, upright men and women. I don't know of any union men living in the vicinity of claimant during the war except Reuben Boatright and H. Hansol."

In the 1870 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: Reuben Boatright, age 76, farmer, $600 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in Georgia, cannot write; Demarius, age 40, born in Georgia, cannot read, cannot write; Frances, age 20, born in Georgia; Matthew, age 13, born in Georgia; Isaac, age 10, born in Georgia; Rebecca, age 6, born in Georgia; Stephen, age 5, born in Georgia; Charles, age 3, born in Georgia; and David, age 1, born in Georgia. Again, Frances is included in the household and her age, 20, once again precludes her from being a child of Reuben and Demaris. Since no further record has been located for her, she remains an ?unknown? until future research provides an identity.

The struggle of economic devastation, created by the war and lengthened by the impact of reconstruction policies upon Georgia, affected most of its citizens. After the Civil War, the Boatright family attempted to return to "normal" life as citizens in the Union. As an example, a Reuben Boatright served on the Emanuel County Grand Jury as noted in the May 15, 1874 Herald and Georgian. In their general presentments, the Grand Jury reported:

We are gratified to know notwithstanding the fearful
condition of the country generally in financial
matters, our county is blessed with a good supply of
the necessaries of life, and the people - those who
have been industrious and careful of the blessings
bestowed, in a reasonably prosperous condition.

The family also retained their church ties as Demaris and Reubin were included in the Canoochee Baptist Church list of members "now Living" on 25 July 1876. Reubin's son and daughter-in-law, D. D. and Eady Boatright, also were listed as members.

Reubin died in 1878, according to family tradition, as the result of an accident on his farm. The Boatright Bible gives his death date as 13 December 1878. In addition, the Canoochee Church membership list, dated 15 August 1878, bears an added notation that Reubin Boatright was dead. If his death had occurred prior to 15 August, it is doubtful that he would have been included in the membership list. Also, the word "dead" appears to have been added after the membership list was made on 15 August and thus supports the idea that Reubin died after that date. In addition, The Atlanta Daily Constitution carried the following death notice in its 21 December 1878 columns: "Mr. Reuben Boatright, of Emanuel county is dead. He was one of the oldest citizens, and his death is regarded as a public calamity." We also know that he was deceased prior to the granting of Letters of administration on his estate to D. D. Boatright, Reubin's oldest son in December 1878. With the accumulated evidence, the Boatright Bible probably is correct, particularly since all of his children were old enough at the time of his death to note the death date.

Family tradition states that Reubin was buried with Lacy at Hawhammock. (In fact, a plaque commemorating his War of 1812 service was placed at Hawhammock.) While not dismissing this possibility, is it possible that both were buried at the Canoochee Baptist Church Cemetery? Without tombstones to mark their graves, and the fact that Reubin was a member of Canoochee Baptist Church at the time of his death, plus the fact that both were granted letters of dismission from Hawhammock in 1844, this possibility should be considered. It also is possible that he was buried on his farm. The fact is that his and Lacy's burial places are unknown and we might never know for certain.

Demaris filed a petition in December 1878 for dower in "...three hundred acres of Land moore or less situate lying and being in said County and on the North by lands of Luke W Rodgers on the East by lands of Abram L Kirkland on the south by lands of J B Jones and on the west by lands of C Faircloth." The land, further described as "being the place where Ruben Boatright Sr deceased resided at the time of his death," was sold by Daniel, as administrator, to George Garbet [Garbutt?] and Lacy Faircloth, youngest daughter of Reubin and Lacy. As noted in the August 14, 1879 Sandersville Herald & Georgian: "We learn from the Swainsboro Herald that 300 acres of land belonging to the estate of Reuben Boatright sold on Tuesday last at 50 cents per acre."

Reubin's estate was inventoried on 13 January 1879 and was typical of the belongings of a farmer in that area of Georgia. The one item that might be construed to be more than normal was a clock and its value was placed only at $3.00 ? the same value as four bushels of peas. Most of the inventory from the estate was set off for the support of the family for a year.

Demaris Boatright was listed in the 1880 Emanuel County census as being 57 years old, a widow, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Included with her were sons: Stephen, age 17, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Charles, age 14, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and David, age 12, farm laborer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

After Reubin's death, Demaris married J. B. Franklin in Emanuel County on 21 July 1880.

Demaris died on 27 June 1900 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Old Garbutt Cemetery, Summertown, Emanuel County. 
Reuben BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
230 Reuben Lloyd BOATRIGHT (David L.3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Lillian G. Rogers and David L. Boatright, was born on 19 September 1894 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 5 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and as aged 15 years in the 1910 census. Lloyd was a twin brother to Floyd.

Reuben registered for the World War I draft in the 1685th GMD, Candler County on 5 June 1917. His draft registration card provided the following information: Reuben Lloyd Boatwright; age 22; post office address: Metter, Candler County, Georgia; born 19 September 1894; natural born citizen; born in Swainsboro, Georgia; occupation: farming, employed by D. L. Boatwright in Metter; single; signed Reuben Lloyd Boatright; physical description: medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark brown hair, not bald. He was inducted at Metter, Candler County on 23 July 1918 and entrained for Camp Gordon, Georgia. He served as a Private in the U.S. Army.

According to Lillian Edna Boatright Thomas, he died on 30 September 1918, during World War I, when going overseas. This statement is supported by his Statement of Service Summary Card that included by the following information: Name: Reuben L. Boatright; Army Serial Number: 3,996,527; Race: White; Residence: RFD #! Pulaski, Candler County, Georgia; Place Inducted: Metter, Georgia; Date of Induction: 23 July 1918; Place of Birth: Swainsboro, Georgia; Birth Date: 19 September 1894; Organizations served in, with dates of assignments and transfers: 22nd Co. 157th Dep Brig 23 July 1918 to 28 August 1918; Co H 14th Inf Repl Tn Bn to 5 September 1918; Co. 6 Sept Auto. Repl Draft Cp Camp Gordonto 30 Sept 1918; Grade: Private; Wounds or other injuries received in action: None; Served overseas from: 20 September 1918 to 30 September 1918; Died of: broncho pneumonia; Person Notified of death: David L. Boatright; Degree of relationship: Father; Address: RFD #1, Pulaski, Georgia.

He was buried beside his mother in Lake Church Cemetery near Metter, Candler County. He never married.

He was listed as a deceased soldiers in Soldiers of the Great War. 
Reuben Lloyd BOATRIGHT
 
231 Richard BOATRIGHT Sr., the thirteenth of sixteen children of Harriett Mozelle Deal and William Matthew Boatright, was born 17 April 1926 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 4 years and 4 months, 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; and William Osco Boatright, 1992.

He married Dorothy Amerson on 2 July 1949 in Emanuel County, Georgia. Dorothy was born 21 July 1929 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Ruby L. Warren and Leroy Frank Amerson. They were divorced on 16 July 1971 in Savannah, Chatham County, GHeorgia, but remarried on 13 June 1975 in Garden City, Chatham County, by Henry A. Cowart. At the time of the second marriage, Richard was 49 and Dorothy was 45 years old.

He lived in Stillmore, Emanuel County in 1950, but had moved to Garden City, Chatham County by 1970. He and Dorothy were listed in the 1970 Savannah city directory as residing at 103 Camelia Avenue, Garden City. Dorothy worked as a bag machine worker at Union Camp and Richard worked as an office machine operator at Savannah Machine. He made Garden City his home.

Richard was in the U.S Army and served in World War II. As a member of Company A, 164th Infantry Regiment, he was in the South Pacific Theatre and saw service during the occupation of Japan. He served 4 August 1944 to 4 November 1946. Richard?s Separation Qualification Record stated that he had brown hair, brown eyes, was 5?-6-1/2? tall, and weighed 140 pounds. He served in the Southern Philippines and received the Asiatic Pacific Service medal , along with other citations. 15 His army enlistment records provide the following additional information: Birth year, 1926; Nativity State, Georgia; residence, Chatham County, Georgia; enlisted at Fort McPherson, Atlanta; Grade, Private; education, grammar school; civil occupation, automobile serviceman; marital status, single without dependents.

They had the following children:

i. Dinah Fay BOATRIGHT
ii. Margaret BOATRIGHT
iii. Richard BOATRIGHT Jr.

Richard died 11 July 1992 in Chatham County, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

The following memorial was written by Jennifer Helmly:

My grandfather was Richard Boatright, son of
Will and Hattie Boatright. He was married to Dorothy
Amerson Boatright. They had three children: Dinah,
Margaret, and Richard Jr. He passed away in 1992
at the age of 66 from cancer. It was a very sad
time for me. My mother is Margaret. I am his oldest
granddaughter.
I had a special relationship with my grandfather.
He was the man in my life who took up time with me.
He taught me that the most precious gift that you
can give a child is your time. We did all sorts of
fun things growing up. When my brothers and I were
little, he would push on the swing set for what
seemed like hours. We?d say: ?Higher, Papa, higher!?
We would go outside in the afternoons and look for
rollie pollies. Then we?d come in and he would dish
up a big bowl of ice cream for us. That was his
special treat for us. And, to this day, I?m still
crazy about ice cream.
One special gift that my grandfather left me was
the love of gardening. When I was a teenager he
started teaching me about all the different kinds
of plants and how to care for them. I loved it!
He was an avid gardener. Everyday after work he went
into the garden to spend time caring for his plants.
And, it?s funny, I find myself doing the very same
thing. I remember all of those lessons he taught me.
Every spring when it?s time to plant again, I know
that he?s with me. I plan on passing this gift on
to my child.
My grandpa was a quiet man but you knew when he
said something it had to be worth listening to. He
had integrity and always set a good example for me.
Time after time I saw him lend a helping hand without
expecting anything in return. Anyone who knew him can
vouch for that. I knew that I wanted to marry a man
like him. I was lucky enough to meet and marry
someone who has a lot of the same traits. Even
though my grandpa isn?t here on earth, I like to
think he played a part in bringing my husband and I
together.
I still feel his presence. In March 2002, when
my Aunt Dinah and cousin Denise flew in for a visit,
I had been reading Dear Abby about penny?s from
Heaven. People will sometimes find a penny at
special times with a certain meaningful date on it
and think it?s from a loved one who has passed on.
On the day that Aunt Dinah and Denise were leaving,
all of us went out to breakfast and then over to a
small park to take some last minute photos. As we
were leaving, I saw a penny on the ground and bent
down to pick it up. I just happened to look at the
date: it was 1992. The year grandpa passed away! I
gasped. I knew that he was with us. It had special
significance because we were all together. A week
went by and I started thinking that maybe the date
was just a fluke. As I reached into the back seat
of my car for an umbrella, I saw another penny.
Guess what? It had the date 1992. I knew my Papa
was saying, ?I?m with ya gal!? I know that he would
be proud of the woman that I turned out to be. I
owe so much of it to him. Thanks, Papa!
 
Richard BOATRIGHT, Sr.
 
232 Robert James BOATRIGHT, a son of Georgia Ann Patrick and James Rudolph Boatright, was born 5 September 1886 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 13 years, in his parents? household in the 1900 Emanuel County, Georgia census, and also was listed as a surviving son in his father?s 1935 obituary.

In 1910 R. J. was a resident of Kite, Johnson County, Georgia. He was recorded there in the 1910 census as a boarder in the household of James Clark as follows: R. J. Boatright, boarder, age 22, single, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, [illegible] agent for the railroad, wage earner, could read and write.

Robert registered for the military draft on 5 June 1917 in Kite, Johnson County, Georgia. His registration card included the following information: R. J. Boatright; age 30; residence, Kite, born 1887 in Emanuel County; employed as a railroad agent by the Wesley Savannah Railroad, in Kite; father was a dependent; single, signed R. J. Boatright,? medium height, medium build, dark brown eyes, black hair, not bald.

In 1920, Robert still was residing in Kite. He was enumerated in that census as Robert J. Boatwright, boarder in the household of Morgan F. Hatcher, aged 33 years, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, and a depot agent.6 Also living in the same boarding house was ?Willie Boatwright? ? his brother William Lee.

R. J. was still in Kite for the 1930 census. He was recorded as R. J. Boatright, boarder in the household of E. J. Claxton, does not live on a farm, age 38, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, agent for the railroad, wage earner, was employed when the census was taken, and veteran of World War I.

Robert was a resident of Miami, Florida for 25 years prior to his illness and death. He was a Sergeant in the US Army in World War I.

He died 25 June 1968 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia and was buried beside his parents in Old Canoochee Church Cemetery, Emanuel County 
Robert James BOATRIGHT
 
233 Robert Lewis BOATRIGHT (John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the seventh child of Nancy Deal and John Boatright, was born on 26 April 1892 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 8 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and as age 17 years in the 1910 census. He also was named as a surviving brother in the obituaries of: Nancy America Boatright, 1939; Rubin Boatright, 1947; William Boatright, 1950; Benjamin Boatright, 1951; Kate Boatright Griffith, 1952; Mittie Missouri Boatright Hill Meeker, 1956; Celia Boatright Findley, 1971; Thomas Pelie Boatright, 1974; and Daniel Douglas Boatright, 1974.

He was a farmer all of his life and was successful in his chosen occupation despite having lost his right arm in the 1940s. His residence for his entire life was in Emanuel County, with the exception of a couple of years around 1915-1918 when he lived in Jeff Davis County. He was a Baptist and served as a deacon at Garfield Baptist Church for a number of years. He also was a Mason and was initiated into Ridgeway Lodge No. 104, Free and Accepted Masons in Garfield on 5 May 1931. He passed (Fellowcraft degree) on 5 June 1931, became a Master Mason on 17 July 1931, and became an Emeritus Mason on 26 April 1962 - his 70th birthday.

Lewis had a great sense of humor and enjoyed people. He also loved to play checkers and in his later years could be found under "The Tree" in Garfield playing with his friends. He was loved by almost everyone and he, in turn, loved back. He never met a stranger and could "shoot the breeze" with high and low.

He married Eva Mae Smith, a daughter of Maude I. Griffith and James Pinckney Smith, on 10 December 1913 at Eva's home in Saluda County, South Carolina. She was born on 19 December 1894 in Saluda County, South Carolina. She, too, was a member of Garfield Baptist Church, and an active member of the Garfield Home Demonstration Club. For example, on 7 January 1954, a social column in the local newspaper reported on the monthly club meeting and noted that "Mrs. R. L. Boatright gave a helpful demonstration on making fancy aprons...." Monthly meetings were consistently reported to the newspaper and Eva was mentioned numerous times as a hostess, giving a report or demonstration, providing entertainment, or simply being in attendance. She was known throughout the community for her great home cooking and accomplished sewing skills. Her beautiful quilts and other handwork remain treasured heirlooms by her children and grandchildren.

In the 1920 Emanuel County, Georgia census, the family was enumerated as follows: Lewis R. Boatright, rents home, age 27, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer; Eva M., wife, age 25, could read and write, born in South Carolina, father and mother born in South Carolina; J. P., son, age 5, born in Georgia; Harrold D., son, age 3, born in Georgia; and Hilda, daughter, age 1 year & 3 months, born in Georgia.

Lewis registered for the World War I military draft on 15 June 1917 in the 1621st GMD, Jeff Davis County. The draft registration card provided the following information: Robert Lewis Boatright; age 25; post office address: Graham, GA; born 26 April 1892; natural born citizen; born in GA; occupation: farming, employed by G. W. Griffith, Jeff Davis Co.; dependents: wife and two children; married; claimed exemption based on wife and two children; signed R. L. Boatright; physical description: medium height, medium build, gray eyes, black hair, not bald. His employer was George Washington Griffith, who had married his sister Kate. G. W. also was an uncle of Eva?s.

The family was recorded in the 1930 Emanuel County census as follows: Louis Boatright, head, rented home, lived on farm, age 37, age 22 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, employer, was working at the time the census was taken; Eva M., wife, homemaker, age 35, age 19 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia [sic], parents born in Georgia [sic]; John P., son, age 15, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina; Harold D., son, age 13, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina; Hilda, daughter, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina; Lora, daughter, attended school, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina; and, Mildred, daughter, age 4 years and 8 months, attended school, born in Georgia, father born in Georgia, mother born in South Carolina.

In 1940, the family was living on a farm near Garfield where they had built the home they were to live in until their deaths. The home, at that time, was valued at $400. The 1940 Emanuel County census recorded the family as follows: Lewis Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 47, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 48 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, had income from sources other than wages in 1939; Evamae Boatright, age 45, married, completed one year of high school, born in South Carolina, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; John P. Boatright, son, age 25, single, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 48 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, had income from sources other than wages in 1939; Lora Boatright, daughter, age 19, attended school, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student; and, Mildred Boatright, daughter, age 14, attended school, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, student.

They had six children::

i. John Pickney BOATRIGHT
ii. Harold Dorsey BOATRIGHT Sr.
iii. Hilda BOATRIGHT
iv. Lora BOATRIGHT
v. Vera Mae BOATRIGHT, b. 23 Nov 1922
in Emanuel County; d. 5 May 1924
in Emanuel County; buried in
Noonday Church Cemetery
vi. Mildred BOATRIGHT

Lewis and Eva owned and rented various farm lands in the 1429 GMD of Emanuel County, but their home for the longest time was situated mid-way between Garfield and Twin City (formerly Summit and Graymont). The site now is the home of Joy Boatright Mills, a granddaughter.

The death of their youngest daughter, Mildred, was devastating to both parents. Mildred died as a result of burns after her housecoat caught on fire. A letter from their daughter-in-law Jewel Boatright to Hilda Boatright Wiggins detailed the tragic event. After trying to put out the flames, Lewis was scarred by burns to his hands and face. However, Eva suffered from depression the rest of her life.

In addition to losing two children, Lewis also lost his right arm while dynamiting tree trunks on his farm. Despite this handicap, he enjoyed teasing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with the remaining stub of his arm. Of the many stories that could be told about how he turned his tragedy into laughter, one stands out, perhaps because both parties are deceased. Barry, one of Lewis? great-grandsons, had received a doctor's kit as a present when he was about four years old. Lewis, by virtue of being great-grandpa, had been selected by Barry as his "patient." Lewis' "complaint" was his arm. Barry listened to the stub with his stethoscope and performed a number of healing actions. Lewis assured Barry that he felt so much better. Lewis then disappeared for a short time and then returned to the porch where Barry was "examining other patients." As Lewis came through the screen door, he yelled for Barry to come see what a good doctor he was. Lewis now had an arm! He delighted watching Barry?s face as Barry beheld the prosthesis that almost always remained unused and stored away in a dresser drawer. Lewis slyly laughed as Barry became convinced that he was indeed a good doctor.

R. L. and Eva celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1963 with family and friends at the Garfield Community Center. Their 60th anniversary party also was held there in December 1973.

Lewis died on 15 February 1975 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, and was buried on 17 February 1975 in Hebron Church, Garfield, Emanuel County.

Eva died on 14 October 1975 in Swainsboro and was buried on 16 October 1975 in Hebron Church beside her husband. 
Robert Lewis BOATRIGHT
 
234 Robert Wilbur BOATRIGHT (Thomas Pelie4, John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Hedy Roberts and Thomas Pelie Boatright Sr., was born on 12 January 1925 at Summit, Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 5, in his parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 15 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1971 obituary and in his fathers 1974 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in the obituaries of Randall Boatright, John Bernard Boatright, and Bernice Lilian Boatright Gamiza.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His Army enlistment records provide the following information: Birth Year: 1925; Nativity State: Georgia: Residence: Emanuel County, Georgia; Grade: Private; Education: Grammar school; Civil Occupation: Geographer; Marital Status: Single, without dependents.

According to his Honorable Discharge, Robert was inducted into service on 7 October 1944 at Ft. McPherson, Georgia. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army as Private 1st Class, Service Battery, 284th Field Artillery Battalion, at Finney General Hospital, Thomasville, Georgia on 8 November 1945. His decorations and citations included European-African-Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; and World War II Victory Ribbons. His physical appearance was described as having brown eyes, black hair and weighing 140 pounds. The height listed was noted as being ?3?53/4? but, unless the Army?s notations do not follow standard practice, must be an error. He also had five dependents which contradicts his enlistment record. He also received a certificate of disability for discharge.

Robert was a resident of the Atlanta/Lawrenceville area by 1971. He then was a resident of Buford in Gwinnett County.

He was a pallbearer at the funerals of his uncle Ruben Boatright and aunt America Cowart Boatright in 1947, and at his uncle Benjamin Boatright's funeral in 1951.

Robert married Mildred Lucile "Lucy" Bryant on 9 June 1946 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County. She was born on 4 June 1926 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Esma Wells and James Aldrich Bryant.. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service.

They had three sons:

i. Robert Earl BOATRIGHT
ii. Louis Wayne BOATRIGHT, b. 18 May
1956 in Atlanta, GA, d. 25 Sept.
1956, buried Broadlawn Memorial
Gardens, Buford, Hall County, GA
iii. Cecil Warren BOATRIGHT

Lucy died on 18 May 1998 in Buford, Hall County, Georgia and was buried in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, in Buford.

Robert died on 27 May 2000 in Buford and was buried beside Lucy in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens,. 
Robert Wilbur BOATRIGHT
 
235 Roy Jim BOATRIGHT, a son of Essie Lena Coleman and Matthew Lewis Boatright, was born 29 December 1922 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 7, in his parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1940 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 Kennith Ivey Boatright's 1953 obituary, in Cecil W. Boatright's 1974 obituary, in Audry E. Boatright Rich's 1978 obituary, and in Bruce Edward Boatright's 1979 obituary. He served as a pallbearer at his cousin Ledora Barfield Britt's 1943 funeral.

He married Naomi Edwards in Emanuel County on 23 August 1945. She was born 11 February 1927 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Alice Muns and Truman Edwards.

Their children were:

i. Ronald Jerry BOATRIGHT
ii. Nancy BOATRIGHT
iii. Judy Faye BOATRIGHT
iv. Linda Marie BOATRIGHT
v. Harriet Elaine BOATRIGHT

Naomi became a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church on 7 August 1943. Roy was baptized on 24 March 1951 and became an active member and served as a messenger to Association meetings.

R. J. and Naomi were residing at 506 Center Street in Swainsboro in 1973. At that time he was a logger.

R. J. died on 15 November 1997 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery.   

Naomi died on 29 July 2006 in Swainsboro and also was buried at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Roy Jim BOATRIGHT
 
236 Roy Leodelle BOATRIGHT, a son of Willie Corine Coleman and Frank Rhen Boatright, was born 22 October 1910 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 9 years, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1952 obituary and in his mother's 1985 obituary. In addition, he served as a pallbearer at his grandfather Matthew Brinson Boatright's funeral in 1943. He was living in Norwood, Ohio by 1942.

Roy was recorded in the 1930 Knox County, Tennessee, census, as a resident of Knoxville. The census provided the following information: Roy L. Boatright, boarder, age 19, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, head work laborer, body plant, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran.

He married Nellie Christine Armstrong on 13 August 1930 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee. She was born 20 September 1904 in Tennessee, a daughter of Nora E. Frazier and Henry P. Armstrong. She was married previously to Otis Lane, who died before 1930. They had one son, William O. Lane.

Roy and Christine had two children:

i. Doris Jacqueline BOATRIGHT
ii. Frank Henry BOATRIGHT

They lived in Knoxville until at least the birth of their daughter in 1932 and then moved to Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, before Frank was born.

Roy and Christine were listed in the 1942 Cincinnati city directory as follows: Roy L. Boatright (Christine N.); clothing cutter; householder 2707 Dacey Avenue, Norwood. Roy and Christine also were listed in the 1946 Cincinnati city directory and Roy was employed by Goodall Manufacturing Company. He and Christine then resided at 2529 Melrose Avenue in Norwood.

Roy died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio on 20 May 1961. He was buried in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Christine was listed in the 1961 Cleveland City Directory as widow of Roy L. She was employed as a cashier at Hotel Auditorium and resided at 3061 W. 160th Street. She was living in Orlando, Florida, when her son Frank died in 1999. She, however, was not named as a survivor in her daughter's 1997 obituary.

Christine possibly died on 29 December 2000 in Florida. 
Roy Leodelle BOATRIGHT
 
237 Royal Chandler BOATRIGHT, a son of Lucile Silvey and Willie Royal Boatright, was born on 22 June 1924 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, age 5 years, in his parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 15 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1980 obituary and in his mother's 1987 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Boyce Bailey Boatright's 1943 obituary and as a surviving half-brother in Reuben Carlos Boatright's 1971 obituary. Roy also served as a pallbearer at the 1952 funeral of Frank Rhen Boatright.

Roy first married Mildred A. (surname unidentified). They were divorced on 19 July 1943 in Richmond County, Georgia, shortly after he entered active duty in the Army.

He entered active duty in World War II on 9 April 1943. His home address was then in North Augusta, South Carolina. He served overseas in the European Theater of operations for 22 months and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Pfc on 18 January 1946.

Roy was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church, having joined when a child. He apparently left the church and returned because in August 1936 he requested admission to the church roll by repentance. He was included in a list of members of Hawhammock Baptist Church for 8 May 1938.

He was listed in the 1947-1948 Savannah city directory as residing at 254 Francis Bartow with his father. He worked at Union Bag.

Roy married second Dorothy Helen Palmer in Bryan County, Georgia, on 5 December 1947.

They had three sons:

i. Larry Boyce BOATRIGHT
ii. Robert E. BOATRIGHT
iii. Ronald Wayne BOATRIGHT

He married third Jane Coleman in Emanuel County on 6 April 1962. She was born on 23 December 1921 in Mississippi, and died on 21 December 1985 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County. She was a Corporal in the US Army during World War II.

After Jane's death, Roy married fourth Beverly Marie Marsh in Swainsboro on 18 March 1988.

He died 22 June 1990 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia and was buried at Hawhammock Church Cemetery in Emanuel County.

Roy's will was signed on 14 November 1989 and witnessed by Ann C. Favor and Loraine Strobridge. He stipulated that he was to be buried at Hawhammock Church Cemetery. By the terms of his will, his wife, Beverly Marie M. Boatright, was to receive $10.00 and his sons, Larry B. Boatright, Robert E. Boatright, and Ronald W. Boatright, were to share the balance of his estate after his debts were paid. 
Royal Chandler BOATRIGHT
 
238 Ruben BOATRIGHT(John3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the fourth child of Adaline Melvina Pierce and John Boatright, was born on 26 January 1865 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was included in his parents' household, at age 5 years, in the 1870 Emanuel County census, and at age 15 years in the 1880 census. He also was listed as a surviving brother in the 1939 obituary of Nancy America Boatright.

He married America Cowart, daughter of Matilda and Nathaniel Cowart, on 31 March 1889 in Emanuel County. She was born on 13 July 1863 in Emanuel County.

In the 1910 Emanuel County census, the family was recorded on Parrish Pond Road as follows: Reuben Boatright, head, age 45, married once, farmer, could read and write; America, wife, age 47, could read and write; and John G., son, age 5; all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

In the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: Reubin Boatright, age 55, married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer on home farm, owned home; America, wife, age 56, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; John Gideon, son, age 15, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

In the 1930 Emanuel County census, they were recorded as follows: Ruben Boatright, head, owned home, lived on farm, age 65, age 24 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, own farm, self-employed, was working at time the census was taken; and, America, wife, homemaker, age 66, age 25 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They lived on a farm outside of Twin City when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. They owned their home, which was valued at $1400. The census provided the following details: Ruben Boatright, head, age 75, 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 25 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 47 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; and, America Boatright, wife, age 76, married, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same place on 1 April 1935, unable to work.

They had one son:


i. John Gideon BOATRIGHT

Ruben and America celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a barbecue and the event was mentioned in the local newspaper.

Ruben died on 12 February 1947 in Summit, Emanuel County, and was buried 13 February 1947 in Hebron Church Cemetery, Garfield, Emanuel County. His occupation was farming. His residence at the time of death was Summit, Emanuel County.

America died on 2 December 1947 in Graymont, Emanuel County. She was buried at Hebron Church beside her husband. Her residence at the time of her death was in Garfield. 
Ruben BOATRIGHT
 
239 Ruben Carlos BOATRIGHT, a son of Maggie Truett and Willie Royal Boatright, was born 16 April 1913 in Emanuel County, Georgia. After his parents divorced, he, at age 7,was included in his father's household in the 1920 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a survivor in his half-brother Boyce B. Boatright's obituary. His own obituary named his parents and his siblings.

When the 1930 Emanuel County census was taken, Carlos was living with his grandmother Easter Truett in his uncle Jodie Truett's household. The census provided the following information for him: Carlos Boatright, nephew, age 16, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, general farm, worked as a member of the family, was working at time of the census.

The 1940 Emanuel County census recorded him living with his mother and step-father outside of Summertown. The census provided the following details: Carlos Boatwright, step-son, age 27, single, 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, laborer, farming turpentine, wage earner, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, had no Social Security number.

Ruben served in the U.S. Army during World War II. His enlistment records provided the following information: Name: Ruben C. Boatright; Birth Year: 1913; Race: White, Citizen; Nativity State: Georgia; Residence: Chatham County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 16 September 1940; Enlistment Place: Savannah, Georgia; Branch: Field Artillery; Grade: Private; Component: National Guard; Source: National Guard; Education: Grammar School; Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 68 inches; Weight: 139 pounds.

He most of his life in Swainsboro, Emanuel County and was included on a 1938 membership list of Hawhammock Baptist Church.

He died on 4 December 1971 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County. He never married. 
Ruben Carlos BOATRIGHT
 
240 Ruby Pauline BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Rose Ella Moore and Fred Boatright, was born on 18 September 1922 in Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 7, in her parents? household in the 1930 Evans County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her father?s 1956 obituary and in her mother?s 1978 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in James F. Boatright?s 2001 obituaries and as a deceased family member in Marjorie Boatright Edenfield?s 2006 obituary.

She was a resident of Warner Robins, Georgia in 1956, but was a resident of Claxton, Evans County, Georgia in 1978, 2001 and 2004.

She married James Washington Lewis in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida in 1942.

He was born on 16 February 1920 in Europa, Webster County, Mississippi, a son of Mary and Carl Lewis. He served as a Senior Master Sergeant in the US Air Force in WWII. His Army enlistment records provide the following information: Name: James W. Lewis; Birth Year: 1920; Race: White, citizen; Nativity State: Mississippi; Residence: Webster, Mississippi; Enlistment Date: 26 October 1945; Enlistment Place: MacDill Field, Florida; Branch: Air Corps; Grade: Staff Sergeant; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department; Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men); Source: National Guard in Federal Service, after 3 months of Discharge; Education: Grammar school; Civil Occupation: Truck Driver, Light; Marital Status: Married; Army Serial No. 20802989.

They were recoded in the 1945 Florida state census in Highland County as follows: James W. Lewis, Avon Park, age 25, born in Mississippi, high school education, Army; Ruby P., age 22, born in Georgia, high school education, housewife; and, Joe Anne, age 1, born in Florida, infant.

They had four children:

i. Jo Anne LEWIS
ii. Jill LEWIS
iii. James M. LEWIS
iv. Mark Waine LEWIS

James died on 20 March 1997 and was buried in Brewton Cemetery, Hagan, Evans County.

Ruby died on 4 February 2006 in Evans County and also was buried in Brewton Cemetery. 
Ruby Pauline BOATRIGHT
 
241 Rubye S. BOATRIGHT, the oldest daughter of Mary Estella Kemp and William E. Boatright, was born 13 January 1894 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 8 years, in her parents? household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and was listed as a surviving daughter in her mother?s 1922 obituaries and her father?s 1935 obituary. Many of the family relationships are established in a number of social items in the Swainsboro Forest-Blade.

She married Horace Marion Flanders about 1908. He was born 7 June 1888 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County.

In the 1910 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated in the household of Ruby?s parents, as follows: William E. Boatright, age 41; Ella M., wife; Johnnie R., daughter, age 13; Willie D., age 11; Douglass D., son, age 7; Horace M. Flanders, son-in-law, age 21, married 1 year, newspaper printer; Ruby S., daughter, age 18, mother of one child; Horace M. Flanders, grandson, age 11 months.

Horace registered for the World War I draft in Emanuel County on 5 June 1917. His draft registration card provided the following information: Horace Marion Flanders; age 28; home address: Swainsboro, Georgia; born 7 June 1888; natural born citizen; born in Swainsboro, Georgia; occupation: printer, Swainsboro Printing Co., Swainsboro; dependents: wife and 3 children; married; claimed exemption based on dependents; physical description: short, medium build, brown eyes, dark brown hair; no physical disabilities.

Rubye was registrar in Emanuel County for the World War I draft in 1918 and signed many registration cards.

By 1920, they had moved to Soperton, Treutlen County, Georgia where they were recorded in the census: H. M. Flanders, age 30, could read and write, born in Georgia, printer and editor of the Soperton News; Ruby B., wife, age 26, could read and write, born in Georgia; Horace, age 10, son, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; Vivion, daughter, age 7, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; and Georgnita, daughter, age 5, born in Georgia.

The 1930 Treutlen County census listed the family as follows: Horace M. Flanders, head, rented home at rental of $25. did not live on a farm, age 40, age 19 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, editor, newspaper, self-employed, was working at the time of the census, was not a veteran; Rubye B., wife, housekeeper, age 37, age 15 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Horace M. Jr., son, age 20, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, teacher, public school, worked for wages, was working at time of census; Vivian, daughter, age 17, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; George-Anita, daughter, age 15, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Maurice Peebles and R. Alvin Perry were boarders in the household.

Their children were:

i. Horace Marion FLANDERS Jr.
ii. Vivian FLANDERS
iii. George-Anita FLANDERS

Horace, who was editor of the Soperton (GA) News, committed suicide on 29 July 1933 after enduring long and painful physical conditions. He was buried at Westview Cemetery in Soperton.

After Horace?s death, Ruby lived in Soperton, and continued to manage and edit the Soperton News. She died 17 August 1953 and was buried beside Horace. 
Rubye S. BOATRIGHT
 
242 Sallie Roberta BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a daughter of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 9 July 1891 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 8 years, in her parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, aged 19 years in the 1910 census, and aged 27 years in the 1920 census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1936 obituary and in her father's 1950 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in the obituaries of: Ethel Boatright Mondy, 1947; Frances Boatright Barfield, 1953; Mathew Lewis Boatright, 1953; Ernest Stephen Boatright, 1958, and Caleb Bruce Boatright, 1968.

She married Robert Jordan Fortner in Emanuel County on 10 December 1924. He was born on 30 October 1873 in Georgia, a son of Appie Whitfield and Freeman. L. Fortner. He had been married previously to Martha Dukes and they had children.

Robert registered for the World War I draft in Wrightsville, Johnson County, on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Robert Jorden Fortner; post office address: RFD #1, Kite, Johnson County, Georgia; age 44; born 30 October 1873; natural born citizen; occupation: farmer at Kite; dependents: wife, Marthia Fortner of Kite; card not signed; physical description: medium height, stout build, grey eyes, white hair; no physical disabilities.

Sallie and Robert were recorded in the 1930 Johnson County, Georgia, as follows: R. J. Fortner, head, owned home, lived on a farm, age 53, married first at age 22, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Sallie Fortner, wife, housekeeper, lived on a farm, age 39, age at first marriage 33, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Sallie G., daughter, age 18, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Robert, son, age 3 years and 8 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Robie, daughter, age 3 years and 8 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Herbert, son, age 1 year and 5 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They had six children:

i. Infant male FORTNER
ii. Robbie FORTNER
iii. Robert Bruce FORTNER
iv. Herbert Boatright FORTNER
v. Avis FORTNER
vi. Syble FORTNER

Robert died in Richmond County, Georgia, on 22 July 1936. He was buried in Gumlog Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Kite, Johnson County, Georgia, near his parents and infant son.

Sallie owned her house, which was situated on a farm in the Powell community of Johnson County. It was valued at $1000 when the 1940 Johnson County census was taken. Other information provided by the census included: Sallie Fortner, answered census questions, head, age 48, widow, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 45 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, had no income from wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Robert Fortner, son, age 13, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; Robie Fortner, daughter, age 13, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; Herbert Fortner, son, age 11, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; Avis Fortner, daughter, age 9, attended school, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; and, Sybor Fortner, daughter, age 7, attended school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935.

Sallie became a resident of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, by 1947. She was listed in the 1955 Savannah city directory as the widow of Robert Fortner and she resided at 216A East Broad Street. Her daughter Syble lived with her.

She died in Savannah on 18 March 1977 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens cemetery. 
Sallie Roberta BOATRIGHT
 
243 Sarah BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Lizzy Mae Turner and Henry Brinson Boatright, was born in Emanuel County, Georgia, about 1928. She was named as a daughter, age 1 year and 11 months, in her parents? household in the 1930 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter, Mrs. O. K. Baker, in her mother?s 1955 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in William E. ?Billie? Boatright?s 1936 obituary, in Clinton Boatright?s 1942 obituary, in her half-brother Harold H. Boatright?s 1972 obituary, in Jack Edward Boatright?s 1990 obituary, and in Juanita Salley Boatright Adler?s 1992 obituary.

She married O. K. Baker before 1955 and lived in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia. She was still in Macon in 1992.

Since she was not mentioned as a survivor in John Stephen Boatright?s 2007 obituary, nor in Jonas H. Boatright?s 2008 obituary, she possibly died between 1992 and 2007. 
Sarah BOATRIGHT
 
244 Soloman Shad "Sollie" BOATRIGHT, a son of Katie Stephens and Melton Earl Boatright, was born on 6 June 1922 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, age 7, in his parents' household in the 1930 Montgomery County, Georgia census. He also was named as a surviving son in his father's 1969 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in Noah Lee Boatright's 1959 obituary and in Leila Boatright Thomas' 1998 obituary, and as a deceased brother in Mathis Isiah Boatright's 2009 obituary. He also was named as a grandson, age 18, in his grandfather Isaac Boatright's household in the 1940 Emanuel County census. Present in the household were his parents. He was a resident of Marvin, Georgia in 1959, but had moved to Dellwood, Emanuel County, Georgia by 1998.

He served in World War II from 25 November 1942 until 30 May 1943 in 2nd Infantry Headquarters Company. His enlistment papers provided the following information: Name: Solomon S. Boatright; Birth Year: 1922; Nativity State: Georgia; Residence: Emanuel County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 11 November 1942; Enlistment Place: Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia; Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers; Grade: Private; Enlistment for the duration of the War; Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men); Source: Civil Life; Education: Grammar school; Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman; Marital Status: Single, with dependents; Height: 67 inches; Weight: 135 pounds.

At the age of 22 years, he married Doris Walden, age 18 years, on 24 June 1944 in Emanuel County, Georgia. Doris was born on 6 June 1928 in Emanuel County, a daughter of Ruby Lewis Henry and Seth Watson Walden.

They had six children:

i. Evelyn Virginia BOATRIGHT
ii. Bobby Earl BOATRIGHT
iii. Linda Darnell BOATRIGHT
iv. Brenda Fay BOATRIGHT
v. Ralph L. BOATRIGHT
vi. James Watson BOATRIGHT

Sollie died on 14 March 2002 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, and was buried in Swainsboro City Cemetery. 
Soloman Shad BOATRIGHT
 
245 Stephen Ernest BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 14 October 1898 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 3 years, in his parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census, and as aged 12 years in the 1910 census. He also was listed as a surviving son in his mother's 1936 obituary and in his father's 1950 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving brother in the obituaries of Ethel Boatright Mondy, 1947, and Frances Boatright Barfield, 1953, and Mathew Lewis Boatright's 1953 obituary.

Ernest registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in Swainsboro, Emanuel County. His draft registration card provided the following information: Ernest S. Boatright; post office address: Rt. 1, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, Georgia; age 19; born 14 October 1898; natural born citizen; occupation: farming, employed by S. T. Boatright, Rt. 1, Swainsboro; nearest relative: Mrs. Dora Boatright, mother, Rt. 1, Swainsboro; signed Ernest S. Boatright; physical description: tall, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair; no physical disabilities.

He married Gladys Estelle Bishop, daughter of Mollie Greenway and George W. Bishop, on 23 June 1920 in Emanuel County. She was born on 3 April 1903 in Emanuel County, Georgia.

The 1930 Emanuel County census recorded the family as follows: Ernest Boatright, head, rented house, lived on a farm, age 31, age 20 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Gladys, wife, housekeeper, age 26, age 17 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ernest R. Jr., son, age 9, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Washington S., son, age 6, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary E., daughter, age 3 years and 6 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

In 1940, the family lived in a rented house, $5 a month in rent, situated on a farm outside of Canoochee. The Emanuel County census of that year recorded them as follows: S. Ernest Boatright, answered census questions, head, age 41, completed two years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 45 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 50 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Gladys Boatright, wife, age 37, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Rudolph Boatright, son, age 18, 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, worked 45 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 30 weeks in 1939; had no income from wages in 1939, had other sources of income; W. Steven Boatright, son, age 16, completed five grades of 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, had no income in 1939; May Gene Boatright, age 12, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; and, James E. Boatright, son, age 7, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935.

They had four children:

i. Ernest Rudolph BOATRIGHT
ii. James Earl "Pete" BOATRIGHT
iii. Washington S. BOATRIGHT
iv. Mae Jean BOATRIGHT

Ernest was an active adherent of the Baptist faith. He was a member and deacon of the Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church. He later transferred his membership to Hawhammock Baptist Church and served as a delegate to Association meetings.

Ernest died on 16 August 1958 in Emanuel County and was buried in Hawhammock Cemetery, Emanuel County.

Gladys was listed in the 1964 Swainsboro City Directory as the widow of S. Ernest Boatright and resided at 206 N. Green Street. In 1973 the city directory listed her as residing at an apartment at 219 N. Green Street and as retired.

Gladys died on 24 February 1981 in Swainsboro, and was buried on 26 February next to her husband at Hawhammock. 
Stephen Ernest BOATRIGHT
 
246 Stephen Thomas BOATRIGHT, the sixth child of Demaris Rich and Reubin Boatright, was born on Sunday, 13 February 1863 in Emanuel County, Georgia. On the day of his birth, the war continued in Virginia with fighting in the areas of Brandy Station, Muddy Run, and Culpeper Court House among other places. In Georgia, Union operations extended near Summerville and La Fayette.

Stephen was included in his parents' household in the 1870 Emanuel County census as age 5, and in his mother's household in the 1880 Emanuel County census as age 17.

He first married Dora Logue, daughter of Brinson Logue, on 4 June 1881 in Emanuel County. She was born on 14 January 1863 in Gibson (now in Glascock County), Georgia.

In the 1900 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: S. T. Boatwright, born February 1863, 37 years old, married 19 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, owns farm, could read and write; Dora, wife, born January 1863, 37 years old, mother of nine children, 8 children living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Matthew, son, born April 1882, 18 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farm laborer, could read and write; Francis, daughter, born November 1883, 16 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, attended school, could read and write; Henry, son, born February 1885, 15 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, attended school, could read and write; Bruce, son, born February 1887, 13 years old, born in Georgia, attended school, could read and write, parents born in Georgia; Ethel M., daughter, born March 1889, 11 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, attended school, can read; Sallie, daughter, born July 1891, 8 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Dillie, daughter, born August 1895, 6 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Ernest S., son, born November 1896, 3 years old, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

In the 1910 Emanuel County census, the family was recorded as follows: Steve T. Boatright, age 47, married once, married 28 years, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, could read and write, owns farm, mortgaged; Dora M., wife, age 47, mother of eleven children of whom ten were living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Bruce, son, age 23, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Ethel M., daughter, age 21, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Sallie R., daughter, age 19, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write; Dillie, daughter, age 16, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; Earnest, son, age 12, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, could read and write, attended school; and Elizabeth, daughter, age 7, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, attended school; Bertie, daughter, age 5, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

At the time of the 1920 Emanuel County census, the family included: Steve Boatright, owned home, free of mortgage, married, age 56, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia, farmer, general farm; Dora, wife, age 56, could read and write, born in Georgia, father and mother born in Georgia; Bruce, son, age 33, single, could read and write, born in Georgia, farmer; Sallie, daughter, age 27, single, could read and write, born in Georgia; Elizabeth, daughter, age 17, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia; and Bertie, daughter, age 15, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia.

The 1930 Emanuel County census recorded Stephen and family as follows: S. T. Boatright, head, owned home, lived on a farm, age 67, married first at age 18, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census; Dora, wife, housekeeper, age 67, age 18 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Bruce, son, age 43, age 41 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census, was a veteran of World War I; Elma, daughter-in-law, age 25, age 23 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Joyce, granddaughter, age 11 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ginette Greene, granddaughter, age 10, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They had the following children:

i. Matthew Lewis BOATRIGHT
ii. Susan Frances BOATRIGHT
iii. Henry Brinson BOATRIGHT
iv. Caleb Bruce BOATRIGHT
v. Ethel Mae BOATRIGHT
vi. Sallie R. BOATRIGHT
vii. Dillie BOATRIGHT
viii. Stephen Ernest BOATRIGHT
ix. Elizabeth BOATRIGHT
x. Bertie Naomi BOATRIGHT
xi. Unnamed, died young

Stephen was a active member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and, for example, served as moderator for church meetings and as a delegate to Association meetings.

Dora died on 31 December 1935 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Baptist Church.

For his second wife, Steve married Mary Ann Gertrude "Trudie" Grimes Bishop, daughter of Jenny and Matthew Grimes, on 28 August 1937. Trudie was born about 1887 in Georgia and was married previously to William Bishop.

They were living on a farm in Emanuel County when the 1940 census was taken. The house that they owned was valued at $400. The census provided the following details: Steve T. Boatright, head, age 79, married, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 45 hours the week of 24 March, farmer, worked on own account, worked 48 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Trudy Boatright, answered census questions, wife, age 53, married, completed five grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Rawlton Bishop, step-son, age 15, attended school, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, had no source of income in 1939; and, Pauline Bishop, step-daughter, age 12, attended school, completed six grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935.

Stephen and Trudie were included on a 1938 membership roll for Hawhammock Baptist Church although a notation beside Trudie's name indicated that she became a member on 7 August 1943 and was received by letter.

Stephen celebrated his 84th birthday in 1947 with a family reunion attended by his children, grandchildren and other relatives.

He died on 22 September 1950 in at the residence of his son Caleb Bruce, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, and was buried on 24 September 1950 in Hawhammock Cemetery, Swainsboro beside Dora. His occupation was farmer. At the time of his death, his residence was in Swainsboro.

Trudie was living in May 1941 when her brother, Albert E. Grimes, died. 
Stephen Thomas BOATRIGHT
 
247 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Sudie Evelyn BOATRIGHT
 
248 Susan Frances BOATRIGHT (Stephen Thomas3, Reubin2, Daniel1), the second child of Dora Logue and Stephen Thomas Boatright, was born on 2 November 1883 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 16 years, in her parents' household in the 1900 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1936 obituary and in her father's 1950 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Ethel Boatright Mondy's 1947 obituary.

She married William Leander Barfield, in Emanuel County, on 25 December 1902. They were married by L. L. Deal, MG. William was born on 5 June 1872 in Georgia, possibly Glascock County, son of Sarah and unidentified Barfield.

They were enumerated in the 1910 Emanuel county census as follows: William L. Barfield, age 38, married 7 years, farm laborer, could read and write; Susan F., wife, age 26, mother of three children, all living, could read and write; Charles, son, age 6; Ledora, daughter, age 3; and Thelma, daughter, age 1, all were born in Georgia, as were their parents.

The 1920 Emanuel County census listed the family as follows: Bill Barfield, age 50, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm; Frances, wife, age 36, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Charles, son, age 16, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ledora, daughter, age 13, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Thelmer, daughter, age 11, attends school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; J. B., son, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Ray, son, age 7, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Reubin, son, age 3 years and 9 months, attends school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Rufus, son, age 3 years and 9 months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lora Mertis, daughter, age 2 months [?],born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

They had nine children:

i. Charles Amos BARFIELD
ii. Sallie Ledora BARFIELD
iii. Thelma Ardeth BARFIELD
iv. William Ray BARFIELD
v. James Brinson BARFIELD
vi. Reuben Earnest BARFIELD
vii. Rufus Paul BARFIELD
viii. Lora Mertis BARFIELD
ix. Matthew Lewis BARFIELD

Frances was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and was chosen as a messenger to Association meetings. She also traveled to visit her children and those events occasionally were recorded in the local newspaper.

William died on 22 July 1924 and was buried in Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery, Emanuel County.

The 1930 census included Frances with the children who remained at home: Frances Barfield, head, housekeeper, rented house, lived on a farm, age 46, widowed, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census; James, son, age 19, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, self-employed, was working at time of the census; Ray, son, age 17, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, unpaid worker as member of the family; Reuben, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, unpaid worker as member of the family; Rufus, son, age 14, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, laborer, general farm, unpaid worker as member of the family; Lora, daughter, age 11, attended school, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Matthew, son, age 9, attended school, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and, Sarah, mother-in-law, age 77, widowed, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

Frances lived on a farm outside of Swainsboro when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The house she rented cost $12 a month, She and her son were recorded in the census as: Frances Barfield, head, age 56, widow, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on ! 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, had no income from wages in 1939; and, Mathew L. Barfield, son, age 19, completed three grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on ! April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, laborer on farm, unpaid family worker, worked 52 weeks in 1939, had no source of income in 1939.

Frances died on 5 March 1953 and was buried near her husband at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Susan Frances BOATRIGHT
 
249 Tera Vaneel "Neely" BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Willie Corine Coleman and Frank Rhen Boatright, was born on 6 February 1925 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 7, in her parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 15 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her father's 1952 obituary, and in her mother's 1985 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Fred Cholan Boatright's 1982 obituary, in Frank Liburn Boatright's 1987 obituary, and in Cecil Garland Boatright's 1988 obituary.

She was included on a 1938 membership list of Hawhammock Baptist Church.

She married Otis Evans Johnson. He was born in Wayne County, Georgia on 23 September 1922, a son of Effie Westberry and Oatha Johnson.

She was a resident of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia by 1952, but had moved to nearby Garden City, Chatham County, by 1985.

Neely and Otis had one daughter:

i. Bonnie Kaye JOHNSON

They divorced in Chatham County on 1 March 1974.

Otis died on 6 June 1983 in Savannah8 and was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Neely died on 18 April 1994 in Savannah and also was buried in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. 
Tera Vaneel BOATRIGHT
 
250 Thomas Charles BOATRIGHT (Jadie Davis4, Charles3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a son of Lillian Ruth Blackburn and Jadie Davis Boatright Sr., was born on 2 January 1919 in Emanuel County, Georgia. He was named as a son, aged 1 year and 2 months, in his parents' household in the 1920 Emanuel County census and, aged 11, in the 1930 Emanuel County census. He also was named as a surviving son in his mother's 1943 obituary and in his father's 1965 obituary. In addition, he was named as a surviving son in his father's will. He also was named as a surviving brother in Loraine Wilson Boatright's 1959 obituary.

He served in the U..S. Army as a Master Sergeant and was engaged in World War II and the Korean War. His Army enlistment records for World War II provide the following information: Thomas C. Boatright; Birth Year: 1919; Nativity State: Georgia; Residence: Emanuel County, Georgia; Enlistment Date: 6 December 1945; Enlistment Place: Dallas, Texas; Branch: Detached Enlisted Mens List; Grade: Private; Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department; Component: Regular Army; Education: 1 year of high school; Marital Status: Divorced, with dependents.

According to the Army enlistment records, Thomas had been married prior to 1945 and possibly had children.

He married Josephine Lovins in Emanuel County on 26 October 1948. She was born on 24 October 1926, a daughter of Mary Elizabeth Peebles and Joseph Benjamin Lovins in Emanuel County. Josephine was the sister of Loraine's wife Mattie Lou.

They had four children:

i. Mary Ruth BOATRIGHT
ii. Mae Louise BOATRIGHT
iii. Charles Davis BOATRIGHT, b. 19
February 1954, d. 21 September
1958 at Ft. Stewart, buried at
Swainsboro City Cemetery,
Emanuel County
iv. Theresa BOATRIGHT

Josephine was baptized in Swainsboro First Baptist Church on 30 December 1950.

The family lived in Hinesville, Liberty County, in 1961, as was noted in a newspaper social item that reported the family celebrating New Year's at a dinner with Thomas' parents.

Thomas died on 1 February 1973 in a Fort Stewart Army hospital, Liberty County, and was buried at Swainsboro City Cemetery, Emanuel County.

Buried beside him is Josephine, who died on 7 June 1973, also at Fort Stewart. 
Thomas Charles BOATRIGHT
 

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