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Jemima Ann Duboise Bolch
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Birth: Jul. 12, 1850
Franklin County
Alabama, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1931
Lynn County
Texas, USA

Letter from Jemima Ann Duboise Bolch to Clarice Bolch Phipps in 1931, describing her life of 81 years. Jemima Ann Bolch died soon after writing the letter. "''Granny Bolch must have been quite a character in her own right as well as being quite a lady. She was described as being a small lady who carried a little fan and wore a bonnet. During the swine flu epidmic of 1919, she cared for sick and dying neighbors. She was called upon to 'prepare' the dead for burial. She wore an 'asphitaty' bag around her neck to protect herself from illness."
Language and spelling are duplicated from her letter. "Well I cant give histra of my 81 years as it seams al most unprofitable life Yet thankful to god for his meny Blesings. I lived through the so called sivle war and I never sean any thing sivle in it We wirked hard made all we eat and wore could not Buy shoes are cloths I was 10 years old when I had to keep house milk wash and do all the wirk for an invelade Mother and the family. 8 of us had the smallpox at once 2 maired sisters died in 10 weeks in our house Mother Blind 2 little motherls nephews more to rase had to start with pounds of cotton and make shirt pants dres and all we wore enemy caime taked horses sadels and all tha wanted taken corn meat cloths and I had to make more with wheal and loom But yong people that think tha hav hard times dont no what wheal and loom is But I was born in franklin co. Ala July 1850 ran over them rocky hills til 58 & father sold out & moved to drew co ark whair we farmed went fising geathered scaley Barked hickry nuts all nice fruts grapes muquedinnis had chils faut musqetas til 66 & we moved to dsoto co miss lived thair 8 years maired MB Bolch in 68 74 we moved to upsher co tex with 2 little girls me driveing a larg mule to a 1 hrses wagon & him walking a part of the time shootng squierls & halks & any thing for fun We was with 3 other famulys 3 times I have bin 3 weks & 3 days on the road 3 times Beside short moves & the mother of 12 childran 6 Boys & 6 girls only 2 Boys 4 girls living husband 4 Boys 2 girls gone home waiting far me have 2 boys 4 girls cant call the no of grand grate gran children Children hear for something & I pray that ma homes me &thyer pairence & cuntry & meat me in home that is waiting me just a little while longer & I pray to meet my meny loved ones over thair my name is Easy spelt love to all ann"

OBITUARY FOR JA BOLCH "Mrs. J.A. Bolch, well known resident of this section and mother of two prominent citizens, passed quietly away Monday night at the home of her son, B.B. Bolch, after an illness of some time. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the Methodist church, with Rev. W.K. Horn of Meadow, Rev. L.S. Jenkins, and Rev. W.R. Burnett in charge of the last rites. Rev. Horn, former pastor and close friend of the deceased and her family, paid eloquent tribute to her memory, expressing the respect and appreciation felt by th entire community for this splendid mother and citizen. Mrs. Bolch was born July 12, 1850, in Franklin county Alabama, being 81 years, 5 months and 10 days of age at the time of her death. She was married to M.B. Bolch on January 21, 1868. To this union were born twelve children, only six of whom survive to mourn their mother. They are D.J. and B.B. Bolch of O'Donnell, Mrs. J.H. Perrigin of Omaha, Texas, Mrs. J.C. Finley of Daingerfield, Texas and Mrs. D.A., Senn of Crosbyton. Mrs. Bolch was converted and became a member of the Baptist church at the age of fourteen, and has been a faithful and loyal member since that time. She was not a woman given to public service, preferring rather the full and busy life of a homemaker and all who knew her testify to her devotion to her family and the welfare of its members. She made her home with her children for a number of years, and was ever a kind and beneficent presence at their fireside. They lost a wise and loving counselor and the community a worthwhile citizen. The Index joins with the many other friends of the bereaved ones in extending sympathy."
Family links: 
  Jacob Jackson Duboise (1817 - 1879)
  Lucinda Bruton Duboise (1818 - 1873)
  Monroe Bishop Bolch (1848 - 1900)*
  Ailey Bolch (1873 - 1883)*
  John James Bolch (1875 - 1920)*
  Anna Louise Bolch Keasler (1883 - 1944)*
  Don J. Bolch (1889 - 1962)*
  Jessie Dee Bolch Hodge (1891 - 1974)*
  Bun B. Bolch (1894 - 1958)*
  James Jackson Duboise (1847 - 1903)*
  Jemima Ann Duboise Bolch (1850 - 1931)
  Henry Alexander DuBoise (1853 - 1910)*
*Calculated relationship
O'Donnell Cemetery
Dawson County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: DMosso
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Nov 26, 2006
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Jemima Ann <i>Duboise</i> Bolch
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Jemima Ann <i>Duboise</i> Bolch
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Jemima Ann <i>Duboise</i> Bolch
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- Sarah Johnson
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- Kathy Jennings Brown
 Added: Feb. 20, 2011
Wish I had known you Granny.
- DMosso
 Added: Jul. 11, 2010

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