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Re: BOSWELL

Posted: 18 Feb 2013 8:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BOSWELL
Earliest Known Boswell Ancestor: William Boswell, born 1774, NC. Married Mary Fuller about 1799; daughter of James Fuller and Mary Fuller. I believe his father was James Boswell, based only on James being the only other Boswell male in the US census living in Person Co NC during the period William lived there. William in 1800 US census, Person Co, North Carolina, one child under age of 5 years. They had about 10 children, though I only have names of some of them. 3 sons and 2 daughters born in NC, names unknown Susannah Boswell, born 8 Jun 1815, NC Elizabeth Boswell, b. NC Kingston G. Boswell, b. about 1822 in NC Burley W. Boswell, b. about 1823 in NC Alexander Boswell, b. about 1825 William and his family moved to Giles Co., TN about 1829; then to Lawrence Co. TN by 1830 where they are found in the US census that year. In Mar 1836, Mary Fuller Boswell filed for divorce from William for "abandonment and failure to provide her with necessities of life) and judge awarded her a divorce and half of William's property (which he apparently had been busily disposing of so that Mary wouldn't be able to have any of it.) In July 1836, William came back to court and asked that the previous judgments be voided as Mary was dead. William married Rachel Clayton, 1839, she was about 16 years old, and they had one daughter, Emily. By 1850, Rachel Boswell is living back with her parents with her daughter. William married Vernettie Greene, 1853, she was about age 18, and they had one daughter, Lidda. William died about 1857, leaving a will with his little dab of earthly possessions to Vernettie. He was about 83 years old when he died
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walter d. boswell 8 Jun 1998 12:00PM GMT 
Nancy 9 Jun 2000 12:00PM GMT 
muzical2u 19 Feb 2013 3:07AM GMT 
muzical2u 19 Feb 2013 3:09AM GMT 
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