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Peter Thornton Boatman
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1828
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1901

Peter Thornton Boatman died at his home in Clifton City Saturday, March 2d and was buried the following day at Pleasant Green. Deceased was born in Kentucky 73 years ago, was left an orphan when very young, and brought to Cooper when seven years old. He was raised by the Cockrell family and grew up to be a sturdy,and self-reliant young man. He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Rebecca Brownfield, and to this union was born eight sons and daughters, all of whom are living. They are W.F., of Oakland, Io,; J.G., of Anthon, Io.; C.O. Boatman and Nancy Jones of Spencer, Io.; Thomas and Samuel Boatman and Mrs. Mollie Ball, of Clifton City; and Mrs. Ailcy O'Bannon, of Pleasant Green. His second wife was Mrs. Frankie Ellis, who survives him.
All of these children were present at the burial. J.G. Boatman missed the train at Sedalia and drove from there to Pleasant Green, reaching the cemetery just as the body of his father was being lowered into the grave.
Squire Boatman had resided nearly all his long life in the neighborhood where he died and had been a justice of the peace continuously for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Methodist church and most excellent man. No better type of the old time pioneer gentleman could be found in Missouri.

Booneville Weekly Advertiser March 8, 1901 page 1 column 1

(Primary documentation exists proving Peter was married three times. Also, his headstone records his date of death as 1 March 1901) 
Family links: 
  Frances Cockrell Boatman (1800 - 1837)
  Nancy Ann Smithers Boatman (1829 - 1855)
  Rebecca Brownfield Boatman (1831 - 1877)
  Susan Frances Howard Boatman (1828 - 1908)*
  Sarah Frances Boatman Adams (1850 - 1893)*
  George Robert Boatman (1852 - 1874)*
  Susan Jane Boatman (1855 - 1873)*
  Nancy Catherine Boatman Jones (1857 - 1917)*
  William Franklin Boatman (1858 - 1940)*
  John Grover Boatman (1860 - 1926)*
  Thomas Thornton Boatman (1862 - 1948)*
  Samuel Henry Boatman (1863 - 1951)*
  Mary Louella Boatman Ball (1866 - 1948)*
  Salesia Ailcy Boatman O'Bannon (1869 - 1960)*
  Charles Oscar Boatman (1872 - 1955)*
  Nancy Jane Boatman Warden (1825 - ____)*
  Peter Thornton Boatman (1828 - 1901)
  Sarah Ann Boatman Walker (1829 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Green Methodist Church & Old Cemetery
Cooper County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Dave Boatman
Originally Created by: Mark Frazier
Record added: Sep 15, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29829114
Peter Thornton Boatman
Added by: Dave Boatman
Peter Thornton Boatman
Added by: Mark Frazier
Peter Thornton Boatman
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 Added: Feb. 17, 2015

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