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Robert F Boles
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1829
Overton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1912
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA

Robert (Bob) Boles fought in the Civil War on the Union Side. He served in the 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Regiment. In the war, he was injured by a musket ball in his knee. He was captured by the Confederates and imprisoned at Bells Island but escaped. According to granddaughter Alice, Bob Boles was about 5' 8" tall, weighed about 400 pounds, and had to turn sideways to enter the front door of his home. The Bob Boles home place is located just off Sandy Mountain on the head waters of East Fork of Obey River in the Big Piney Creek area.
On July 31, 1882 Bob transferred 3,000 acres on Piney Creek in Fentress County for $1.00 and other considerations to Claiborne Beaty. There was other buying and selling of lands in Fentress and Overton Counties which was the usual for the pioneer of that period.
Bolestown, now in Pickett County new State Highway 52 west of Jamestown, is where many of the early Boles settlers are buried.

Taken from Wilma Reagan Pinckley a great niece of Robert F
and Martha Boles. Wilma is the Fentress County Historian.

Daughter Matilda Boles born 1863
Son Robert F Boles Jr. born 1865
Daughter Catherine Boles Wright Mem# 58520115
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Boles (1802 - 1869)
  Matilda Beaty Boles (1810 - 1903)
 
 Spouses:
  Naoma Worley Boles (1829 - 1873)
  Martha Reagan Boles (1855 - 1886)*
  Susannah Reagan Owens (1838 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  John Boles (1852 - 1920)*
  Alexander Boles (1854 - ____)*
  James Buchanan Boles (1856 - 1914)*
  George Boles (1858 - 1861)*
  Hiram Bowles (1860 - 1949)*
  Abraham Lincoln Boles (1867 - 1954)*
  Flemon Boles (1869 - 1935)*
  Ulysses Grant Boles (1875 - 1900)*
  William Boles (1876 - ____)*
  Mary Alice Boles Overstreet (1877 - ____)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Boles Winningham (1881 - 1915)*
  Savage Garfield Boles (1883 - 1968)*
  Blaine Boles (1885 - 1960)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert F Boles (1829 - 1912)
  Mary Ann Boles Allred (1831 - 1869)*
  Elizabeth Boles Allred (1833 - 1900)*
  Catherine Boles Gibbons (1836 - 1921)*
  John Boles (1838 - 1871)*
  Matilda Boles Smith (1840 - 1926)*
  George Washington Boles (1845 - 1941)*
  James C Boles (1849 - 1934)*
  Alexander Boles (1851 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Boles Cemetery
Fentress County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: JoAnn Stephens Graham
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57946322
Robert F Boles
Added by: Patricia Williams
 
Robert F Boles
Added by: JoAnn Boles Shoemaker
 
 
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My maternal great, great, great grandfather.
- Patricia Williams
 Added: Jun. 23, 2016
a Civil War soldier
- Gay Hobt Morton
 Added: Jul. 5, 2015
Remembering your 185th birthday.
- Patti Podboy
 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
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