Drucilla BOATRIGHT

Drucilla BOATRIGHT[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24]

Female 1845 - 1914

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  • Born  20 Jul 1845  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  23 May 1914  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Drucilla BOATRIGHT, the tenth child of Lacy Bishop and Reubin Boatright, was born 20 July 1845 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was included in the 1850 Emanuel County census as age 4, and in the 1860 census as age 14 in her father?s household.

      She married Andrew Jackson Rich, son of Daniel E. and Eunisa Rich, on 20 October 1865. He was born 25 January 1845.

      A. J. was a Private in Co. C, 54th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, and served with his brothers-in-law, John and William Boatright. He entered the service on 18 February 1864, but spent some time in the Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospitals at Macon with the mumps and typhoid fever. He was released from the hospital at the close of the war, on 27 May 1865. In much later years, he applied for and received a pension from the state of Georgia for his military service.

      In the 1870 Emanuel County census, the family was enumerated as follows: Andrew J. Rich, age 24, born in Georgia, farmer; Drewsiller, age 24, born in Georgia; Esther W. N. N. J., age 4, born in Georgia; Laura E., age 2, born in Georgia; and Mary F., age 3 months, born in Georgia.

      In the 1880 census, the family was listed as follows: Andrew J. Rich, age 35, farmer, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, cannot read and write; Drucilla, age 34, wife, keeping house, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, cannot write; Easter M. L., age 13, daughter, attended school within year, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Laura E., age 12, daughter, attended school within year, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Mary F., age 8, daughter, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Alice M., age 8, daughter, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Jerry J., age 6, son, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; Lucy L., age 4, daughter, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia; and Ralph J., age 8 months, born October, son.

      By the time of the 1900 census, the family included: A. J. Rich, born January 1845, age 55, married 34 years, born in Georgia, father born in VA, mother born in Georgia, farmer, owns farm, can read but cannot write; D. R., wife, born July 1846, age 54, mother of eight children, seven are living, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, cannot read nor write; C. L., son, born April 1882, age 18, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farm laborer, could read and write; and Lacy, granddaughter, born April 1884, age 16, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, house keeper, could read and write.

      One puzzling entry in the 1900 census is the presence of Lacy Rich, listed as a granddaughter, age 16, born in April 1884. Only three of Drucilla?s children were old enough in 1884 to have become a parent: Easter, Laura, and Mary. At this date, I have found no other reference to Lacy and, for the time being, she and her parents remain a mystery. In addition, one child had died by 1900 and the inference is that it was Ralph since he does not appear in his mother?s 1914 obituary.

      In 1910 the family was recorded in the census as follows: Andrew J. Rich, age 66, married 43 years, farmer, could read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Miss., mother born in Miss.; Drusilla, wife age 63, mother of 8 children, 7 living, born in Georgia, father born in South Carolina, mother born Georgia, cannot read nor write; and Claudie A., granddaughter, age 12, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia. Claudia probably was the daughter of their son Jerry J. and his first wife.

      According to the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Drucilla was the mother of eight children, seven of whom were living at that date. The memorial from Hawhammock stated that she was the mother of nine children, seven of whom survived. It is unlikely, given her age in 1900, that she had any children after 1900. Seven children are mentioned in her obituary: Easter, Mary, Alice, Jerry, Lucy, Charles, and Nora. The children, therefore, are identified as follows.

      i. Easter M. L. RICH
      ii. Laura Lula RICH
      iii. Mary ?Mollie? Frances RICH
      iv. Alice Missouri RICH
      v. Jerry Jeffero RICH Sr.
      vi. Lucy Lenora ?Nora? RICH
      vii. Ralph J. RICH
      viii. Charles Luther RICH

      Both Drucilla and A. J. were members of Hawhammock Baptist Church. A. J.?s membership was of sufficient standing in the church to be named a delegate to association meetings and to be elected to the office of church doorkeeper. However, their association appeared not to be totally satisfactory because on 23 August 1913 A. J. requested a letter of dismission for himself, Drucilla, and their granddaughter Claudie. His request was tabled and at the 26 September meeting, he withdrew the request. He continued his association until after Drucilla?s death when he was expelled. Church minutes are lacking in details about reasons for the expulsion, but it takes little imagination to recognize the disruption to various individual Boatright and allied families created by the process. On 13 October 1915 Matthew Brinson Boatright preferred charges against his brother-in-law and the motion to expel Jack carried. The expulsion was set aside by Matthew ?for praying for Sister green at this church during union meeting.? At the 28 November 1915 meeting, it was decided to reopen discussion of Jack. There was nothing in the following minutes to expand on what was discussed, nor of any resolution taken. A notation beside his name on the 1905 membership roll simply indicated that he had been expelled. However, on 23 July 1927 he was restored to full fellowship.

      Drucilla died 23 May 1914 in Emanuel County, and was buried in Hawhammock Cemetery, Swainsboro, Emanuel County.

      After Drucilla?s death, A. J. married Nancy M. Hayes in Emanuel County on 24 February 1916. They were listed in the 1920 Emanuel County census as: Jack Rich, head, age 75, cannot read nor write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, farmer, general farm; and, Nancy, wife, age 66, could read and write, born in Georgia. They probably remained in the Swainsboro area because a social item in a 1931 newspaper noted that ?Mr. Jack Rich spent Sunday in Valdosta.

      The 1930 Emanuel County census recorded them as follows: A. J. Rich, head, rents, $1000 rental, lived on farm, age 86, age 20 when first married, cannot read and write, born in Georgia, father born in Tennessee, mother born in North Carolina, veteran of the Civil War; and, Nancy, wife, age 76, age 17 when first married, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

      A. J. died in Emanuel County on 20 May 1933.21 Although Andrew?s tombstone at Hawhammock Cemetery has no death date, his obituary indicated that he was buried there.

      Nancy applied for and received his Civil War pension after his death. She died in Emanuel County on 11 February 1936.
    Person ID  I19  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2010 

    Father  Reuben BOATRIGHT, Sr.,   b. 14 Feb 1794, Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1878, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lacy BISHOP,   b. Abt 1802, Montgomery County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1849, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1817 
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet

    Family  Andrew Jackson RICH,   b. 25 Jan 1845, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1933, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1865  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Easter M. L. RICH,   b. 22 Aug 1866, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1939, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Laura Lula RICH,   b. 16 Jun 1868, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1954, Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Mary Frances RICH,   b. 27 Feb 1870, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1952, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Alice Missouri RICH,   b. 17 Oct 1872, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1941, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Jerry Jethro RICH, Sr.,   b. 25 Jan 1875, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1931, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Lucy Lenora RICH,   b. 22 Jul 1877, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1953, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ralph J. RICH,   b. Oct 1879, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >8. Charles Luther RICH,   b. 9 Apr 1882, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1966, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2010 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet


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