Audry Evelyn 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, 25]

Female 1907 - 1978


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  • Born  10 Feb 1907  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  15 Dec 1978  Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Antioch Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Audry Evelyn BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Essie Lena Coleman and Matthew Lewis Boatright, was born on 10 February 1907 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, aged 3 years, in her parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census and aged as 12 years in the 1920 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter (Mrs. B. M. Rich) in her father's 1953 obituary and as Mrs. Berry Rich in her mother's 1959 obituary. In addition, she was listed as a surviving sister in Andrew Coleman Boatright's 1951 obituary (Mrs. Berry Rich), Kenneth Ivey Boatright's 1953 (Mrs. Berry Rich) obituary, and in Cecil W. Boatright's 1974 obituary (Mrs. Audry Rich). Her Social Security card was issued in Illinois by 1953 and she was residing there when her brother Kenneth died. She was a resident of Millhaven, Screven County, Georgia, in 1951 and 1953, and of Swainsboro in 1959.

      She married Fletcher Portwood in Emanuel County on 12 June 1927. The marriage did not last long.

      She had two children whose father (or fathers) is unidentified.

      They were:

      i. Marjorie Evelyn BOATRIGHT
      ii. Alton Eugene BOATRIGHT

      Audry married Orien Lee Rich about 1928. He was born on 16 February 1899 in Emanuel County, a son of Catherine E. Parrish and David Lee Rich. He had been married previously.

      Lee registered for the World War I draft on 12 September 1918 in Emanuel County. His Registration card provided the following information: Name: R. N. Lee Rich; Residence: Modoc, Emanuel County, Age: 19; Date of Birth: 16 February 1899; Race: White; Citizen; Occupation: Farming; Employer: myself; Place of Occupation: Modoc, Emanuel County, Georgia; Nearest Relative, Fannie [?] Rich, wife, Modoc, Emanuel County; Signed: with an ?X? and ?R. N. Lee Rich? written beside the X [possibly by Bessie Ehrlich, the registrar]; Height: Tall; Build: Slender; Color of Eyes: Blue; Color of Hair: Dark Brown; No disabilities; Date of Registration: 12 September 1918.

      In the 1930 Emanuel County census, Audry was living with her parents. The census recorded Audry and her children as follows: 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. Lee Sr. was not present in the census.

      They were living on a farm near Twin City when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The rental on the house was $4 a month. The information provided by the census included: Lee Rich, head, married, age 42, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, was at work the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, farmer, worked on own account, worked 52 weeks in 1939, earned no wages in 1939, had other sources of income in 1939; Audrey Rich, wife, married, age 36, completed one year of high school, born in Georgia, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939; Katherine Rich, daughter, age 8, attended school, completed one year of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935; and, Lewis Rich, son, age 8, attended school, completed one year of school, born in Georgia, lived on a farm in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935. Marjorie and Alton were living with Audry?s parents and had the surname Boatright.

      She and Lee Rich had four children:

      i. Catherine Lois RICH
      ii. Louis D. RICH
      iii. Orien Lee RICH Jr. b. 9 October
      1929, d. 25 September 1941,
      buried Antioch Cemetery
      iv. Carolyn Lynell RICH

      They were divorced before 1952. Lee married again on 1 August 1952.

      Audry married Berry M. Rich, a son of Emma Parrish and Matthew Rich. They, too, were divorced.

      She married unidentified Ward prior to 1968. Nothing is known of this marriage and she reverted to using the surname Rich.

      Berry died in Emanuel County on 4 November 1969 and was buried in Hall Cemetery.

      Lee died on 15 November 1969 and was buried at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery.

      Audry died on 15 December 1978 in Swainsboro, and was buried in Antioch Cemetery, Emanuel County.
    Person ID  I698  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 

    Father  Mathew Lewis BOATRIGHT,   b. 11 Apr 1882, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1953, Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Essie Lena COLEMAN,   b. 14 Apr 1888, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1959, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Sep 1905  Wilcox County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F133  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Fletcher PORTWOOD 
    Married  12 Jun 1927  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F618  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Orien Lee RICH, Jr.,   b. 16 Feb 1899, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1969, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1928 
    Children 
     1. Orien Lee RICH, Jr.,   b. 9 Oct 1929, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1941, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catherine Lois RICH
     3. Louis D. RICH
     4. Carolyn Lynell RICH
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F619  Group Sheet

    Family 3  UNIDENTIFIED 
    Children 
     1. Marjorie Evelyn BOATRIGHT
     2. Alton Eugene BOATRIGHT
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F620  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Berry M. RICH,   b. Abt 1907,   d. 4 Nov 1969, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F621  Group Sheet

    Family 5  Unidentified WARD 
    Last Modified  2 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F622  Group Sheet


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