21 November 2009

Surname Saturday - Boatright

My Boatright / Boatwright ancestors lived mostly in Emanuel County, Georgia. This is the family line that I'd like to use to apply to the Daughter of the American Revolution.

The furthest back I have in my tree is Daniel Boatright. He was born in 1762 in SC and died in 1818 Emanuel Co, GA, according to a memorial marker at Hawhammock Cemetery near Swainsboro, GA. He also spent time in Burke County, GA.

This is a bounty plat of his land in Burke County in 1792. (courtesy of Georgia Archive [http://content.sos.state.ga.us/u?/looseplats,4882]).

His wife was Margaret Braswell and their children included Betsy, Mary, Permelia, Charles, Nancy and, my ancestor, Reubin.

Following my ancestral line, from Reubin to his son, Stephen, and to his daughter, Frances, my Boatright ancestors stayed in Emanuel County. A great many of them are buried at the Hawhammock Church Cemetery. According to information at the websites, Boat(w)right Family History in America, Reubin Boatright was a founder of that church.

I'd like to find more information on Daniel and, hopefully, his ancestors. I plan to request information on his service during the American Revolution.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for sharing the map. I love old maps... they seem to come alive for me, I can just see those folks stepping off the dimensions... over the river and through the woods...



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