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George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 3 Jan 2011 4:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boon, Apple or Apel, Appel, Smith, Chrisman, Crissman etc
My family's brick wall is George Boon, born Oct 13, 1813 married Elizabeth Mary Apple, born about April 1815. These are the parents of:
Joseph Parr Boon
Mary Ann Boon
George Boon
Williamson Boon
Jacob H. Boon
Charles Boon
Harrison Boon
Emma Virginia Boon
Jennie E. Boon

George Boon was a blacksmith, found living in South Mulberry, in 1840 Phila census. Appears to have married daughter of Jacob Boon and Mary Ann Crissman or Cressman.
Death record of George Boon shows Thomas ? - for father -
no mother listed.

Have reached a brick wall, trying to find parents of George Boon. Have searched online records on children of George and Elizabeth Boon - who married Smith siblings (parents
George Smith and Deborah Jones) - but cannot find marriage
records of these, nor can I find marriage record of George Boon/Elizabeth Apple.

Have searched census records, and still have not found any clues. Have gone to Mt. Moriah cemetery and hacked through the weeds/bushes and found tombstones - but these have no clues.

Appears the Smith siblings were of Quaker descent.

Have found City directory info on Jacob Apple, George Smith, tax assessment records - but still no clues as to where to search further.


Need help on where to focus efforts on possible information.


Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 3 Jan 2011 11:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sounds like you need to do on-site research, perhaps into BOON tax or probate records.

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 4 Jan 2011 12:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boon, Boone, Appel, Apple, Chrisman, Cressman, Smith
Thanks for your kindness in responding to my brick wall problem.
I've looked at what was available on ancestry - but what tax assessment info is on there is very limited. Do you mean there might be other places for me to write to get more information from tax records? I've been to Philadelphia to when I went to Mt Moriah and chopped through the weeds - and the help in their cemetery office is
not willing to give any info about what might be in their records - so all I have to go on is the Phila death certificates.

Do you know where I write in Philadelphia to see if there was a probate for George or Elizabeth?

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather was Joseph parr boon ,my family has been researching our family tree for some time now,my cousin had had hired someone to research and you are welcome to information we have.please email me

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 23 Apr 2013 9:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,omg I see you are at the brick wall,came across picture of Joseph parr boon picture of him at 18 years old email me so I can send it to you

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 25 Apr 2013 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boon
What way is the best way to reach you - I don't have your email address and would love to connect with you. I have also have more information. Joseph Parr Boon had a son, Joseph Parr Boon Jr. From what I can tell, he was taken care of by family, until about his 60's and then by an institution - which eventually became Inglis House.

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 6 Feb 2015 4:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
My great-grandfather was Charles Boon - Brother to Joseph Parr Boon. I have hit a brick wall when researching George Boon (Our Great - Great Grandfather) and who is dad was? Have you gotten anymore information? Thank you.

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 7 Feb 2015 2:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boon, Boone, Appel, Apel
Hello - There are some clues which I would like to search down, but being so far from Phillly, it's hard to do.
My guess is George's parents might have been dead by the time he married Elizabeth.
I started to search the city directories for other Boon/Boone individuals listed before 1837.
I've been trying to get time to search land records in the area where the family lived before they moved to West Philadelphia.
It seems to me, a blacksmith would have had to have learned the trade from someone.. I did find a newspaper item, George was a partner to a name of Hutchinson - but they separated around the time of the marriage. I haven't been able to search that lead down yet.

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 23 Mar 2015 10:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boon
George Boon (1813-1908) of Philadelphia, my great-great grandfather, has definitely provided to be a brick wall in my family tree. Harrison Boon (born 1852) was my great-grandfather. My grandfather had the Boon Family Bible after Aunt Virginia died and I have that as well as copies of George's death certificate and his will. They've offered no clues. At the present, I have little time for intensive research. However, I'm willing to share the info I've accumulated over the years. Never had the time to thoroughly check Morris? Boon on a census with George, Boons (Swedes) in the area, and a Boon family in Salem, NJ for possible links to our family. Glad to learn that you are still trying to solve this riddle. The more of us working on this, the better...really miss Jackie's insights! Please contact me in Webster Groves, MO as all my online contact information has been lost.

Re: George Boon/Elizabeth Apple Philadelphia brick wall

Posted: 24 Mar 2015 12:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Is this your great-great-grandfather? If so, this has his father as Thomas Boon. You can see a scan of the original record with a free FamilySearch.org account.

Name: George Boon
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 29 Oct 1908
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Race: white
Age: 95
Birth Year (Estimated): 1813
Birth Date: 15 Oct 1813
Birthplace: Phila.
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: Thomas Boon
Father's Birthplace: Phila.
Mother's Birthplace: Phila.
Occupation: Retired
Address: 3116 Ludlow
Cemetery: Mount Moriah
Burial Date: 31 Oct 1908

GS Film number: 1402972 , Digital Folder Number: 004009041 , Image Number: 00352 , Reference ID: cn 25324
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