|Birth: ||May 9, 1834|
|Death: ||Nov. 26, 1909|
A metal plaque and CSA headstone, memorial #8383, honoring him were placed in the forefront of the 64 "Unknown Confederate Soldier" headstones at Oak Hill Cemetery in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega County Historical Association (TCHA) newsletter #251-2, September 1993, reflects the memorial service was directed by TCHA member Lucy Barnett on Saturday, May, 10, with five re-enactors of the 4th Alabama firing a 21-gun salute over his memorial plaque. Joseph and Francis Sweat Upchurch promoted the commemorative exhibition.
Dr. Boswell also has a small gravestone or cenotaph, memorial #6858801, in the Boswell family plot at Oakhill Cemetery.
He and his wife, the former Elizabeth Liddell, moved to Alabama when she inherited the Red Hill Plantation near Eastaboga in 1869.
He was a pioneer inventor in aviation who had patents on Aerial Propeller Wheels in 1874 and a Steering Mechanism in 1903. Witnesses report he was able to achieve limited flight in the 1890's when his aircraft was launched from the roof or hayloft of a local barn.
Information for this biography was taken from "Historic Tales of Talladega" c.1959 (1993 Reprint) by E. Grace Jemison, The Gregath Publishing Co.
Elizabeth Liddell Boswell (1843 - 1934)
This was documented as being an unmarked grave by Joseph and Francis Upchurch in 1984, as reported to them by their guide, Mrs. Laura Boswell Keith. It was said then "...his [Boswell] grave to be marked in near future."
Created by: mike reeves
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
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