Boatright Research Notes

Boatright Research Notes by Norman Hurd Ricker, Jr.

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                                B O A T R I G H T    F A M I L Y    O F
                                   S. E.   U N I T E D    S T A T E S
                                             C O M P I L I E D
                                N O R M A N   H U R D   R I C K E R,  J R.
                                             F O R W A R D
    This compilation of data is the formalization of my notes taken while researching for the 
    ancestors of William Boatright.  William was born in about 1774.  He is in the 1810 
    Franklin Co GA Census.  He married Elizabeth Tyner, daughter of Richard Tyner.
    As I researched, I recorded information about all of the Boatrights (various spellings) 
    that I found in VA, NC, SC, GA, TN and other Southern States.  If information was provided 
    on Boatrights anywhere, I added it to the compilation.  All of this data was entered into 
    the computer.  I frequently found information that conflicted with other information I had 
    found.  No attempt was made to reconcile these conflicts unless it pertained to my own 
    genealogy research objective.  If I found the conflicting data, others will find the 
    conflicts too.  They are recorded together to be resolved by those researching that 
    particular line.  It is important to remember that this is a raw data collection; nothing 
    should be accepted as fact except perhaps the Documentation transcriptions.
    My files became voluminous, and a decision was made not to include source data.  The 
    information provides in most cases a date, place, person and event.  Given this 
    information, the researcher should be able to locate primary documentation if it exists.  
    After running out of file cabinet drawer space, all notes taken by hand were destroyed.  
    So what you see is what you get.  I can not provide any additional information.
    The information is recorded under columns as shown on the following page:
    1ST       EST       EVENT     T YEAR OF
    The first name of the (Boatright, Boatwright, Bootwright, Botwite, ect.) individual is 
    listed alphabetically.  The sirname spelling may be given under the event/comment title.
    The Estimated Year of Birth (YOB) is exactly that, an estimate made to indicate to me 
    possible generations.  If that source provided an actual date of birth it will be shown 
    under the Events/Comments title.
    Place of Birth is given if that source provided a place of birth, or if several sources 
    provided corroboration, and inserting the information helped me identify data pertaining 
    to the same individual.  Sometimes it was difficult to identify data with a specific 
    individual; particularly with common given names such as John, James and William.
    The County of event is the County the source identified as the location where the event 
    took place.  Counties changed names, and sources sometimes identified later names for 
    locations; some were found to be incorrect.
    The State column is always the same for that State, and might at first seem superfluous, 
    but you will find when researching the book that a question comes to mind if the 
    information reviewing corresponded with a finding in another State; I found the ever 
    present identification of the State particularly helpful.
    The Year of Event column provides the sources identification of the year the event took 
    place. This might be the year a will was dated or recorded; not necessarily the same year.  
    On occasion, not often, a year was inserted when two deed entries for the same year 
    bracketed a deed the source did not provide a date, but the Bk Pg number of the bracketing 
    deeds clearly fixed the year not provided.  Following the year is a single lower case 
    letter.  This letter permitted me to scan down the column to locate a marriage, land 
    en-try, death, etc..  Identification of these codes follows this Forward.
    The Event/Comment column provided me with data necessary to later research that entry 
    should the individual be identified in my line.  If I did not have a primary document, 
    but had someone's extract of genealogy from a Will, it will be found here but not in 
    the Documents part of the book.  Short Deed data from primary documents were recorded 
    here rather than enlarging the Document section.  
    Should a family researcher come across information concerning my William Boatright or 
    wife Elizabeth, I will appreciate getting that information.
    Norman Hurd Ricker, Jr.
    653 Riviera Bay Drive NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702
    I D E N T I F I C A T I O N   O F   C O D E
    F O L L O W I N G    Y E A R
                  a = Appraisal or administration of estate
                  b = Birth
                  c = Census
                  d = Death
                  l = Entry in Deed Book or other land record; can be mortgage data
                  m = Marriage
                  w = Will exists, existed or possibly exists
                  p = Pension or possible pension
                  r = Residence
                  t = Tax Record
                  i = Inventory of estate
                  + = Sometime after the year
                  - = Sometime before the year
    C O D E   P R E F I X   I N   E V E N T / C O M M E N T
    C O L U M N
                  * = Son or Daughter
                  / = Relationship of individual not identified
                  - = Simply points out the entry
    C O N T E N T S
    Alabama               123-128            Louisiana             164-168
    Arkansas              129-141            Mississippi           169
    Florida               142-146            Missouri              170-177
    Georgia                 1-36             North Carolina        177-182
    Illinois              147-151            Ohio                  182-186
    Indiana               154                South Carolina         37-62
    Iowa                  152-154            Tennessee             186-194
    Kansas                155-157            Texas                 194-197
    Kentucky              157-164            Virginia               63-122
                                                              Doc Pg #
         Anna            Power Atty         VA/GA             3
         Anna            Indenture          VA                5
         Anna            Rev War Pens       VA/GA             22-27
         Benjamin        Estate             VA                33-36
         Daniel          Will               VA                37-38
         Drewry          Power Atty         VA/GA             3
         Drewry          Indenture          VA                5
         EgbertG         Obituary           IO                46-47
         James           Will               VA                31-32
         James           Funeral            SC                28
         James           Devisee            GA                29-30
         John            Deed               SC                15-17
         JohnCD          Grant              SC                48
         John            Pension            VA                39-42
         John            Grant              VA                43
         Lewis           Pension            GA/MS             49-51
         ReubenSr        History            VA                44
         Thomas          Estate             SC                20-21
         Thomas          Deed               SC                18
         Thomas          Deed               SC                19
         William         Deed               VA                1
         William         Deed               VA                2
         William         Deed               GA                6
         William         Will               GA/SC             7
         William         Pension            GA                8-14
         William         Deed               SC                19
         William         Devisee            SC                20
         WilliamV        History            MO                45

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