My GGF: William Henry 'Bill' Boles/Bolls b. abt. 1837 GA d. abt. 1937 OK m. Malinda Unknown (Finley or Linley possible) b. abt. 1850 MO d. abt. 1900-1920 AR.
Family legend: Boles family came from the carolinas & Malinda was native Indian.
Stumbling blocks: I have been looking in carolinas for years, now it seems part of TN was originally part of the carolinas. Pays to know something of geography & history.
Believe my GGF was also Indian heritage like most all other lines from NC & GA, will never prove anyway.
NEW THREAD: have heard story that another William Boles in GA had 4 sons (John, William, Eber(or Ed), & Henry). The brothers went their own way when their mother died and father remarried. Their father William born SC, age 50 was in IL 1880 and Eber age 15 born AL was in Van Buren Co., AE 1880. Their mother was born in GA.
1880 Union, Izard Co., AR:
John N. BOLES Self M Male W 23 AL Farmer SC AL
Nancy R. BOLES Wife M Female W 17 AR Keeping House VA TN
Robert A. BOLES Son S Male W 8M AR At Home AL AR
1880 Big Springs, Izard Co., AR:
William H. BOLLS Self M Male W 30 GA Farmer GA GA
Malinda C. BOLLS Wife M Female W 32 MO Keeping House MO MO
William J. BOLLS Son S Male W 6 AR GA MO
John T. BOLLS Son S Male W 2 AR GA MO
Index to the Tract Books for Izard & Stone Counties in AR
Henry Boles 1854 Sec 8 Twp 16N 7 W
William Boles 1856 1857 sec 29 15N 7 W
John M Boles 1856 1857 8 16 N 7W
(these guys seem young to own land if they are any of the 4 brothers)
My GGF had 4 sons, 3 died in AR & one in TX. Bunch of Boles in TX before he got there. Last of my TX line ended up in OK (Richarson line, all Boles gone).
Any leads on Eber or Wm. in 1880 IL most welcome.
Still looking for Wm. Boles on IL firstname.lastname@example.org