Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sherri Sontag (#46846344)
 member for 9 years, 3 months, 29 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I have been researching my Dye,Digh, Boswell, Swindell, Swindle and Rice lines from SC/NC to TN/MO for over 10 years (2000)and Chouris, Keltner, Truex, Haggin lines from Greece, ILL and NY.
I am happy to help anyone researching these families.
Please Visit our family website
There is information available
If you are related I am happy to share the password.

I work Full time I do not have time to make changes constantly I try to do them when I have time. If you send me your number I would be happy to transfer your kin to you, unless they are a direct relative on mine.

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,446 Memorials Added
 • 1,452 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 136 Photos
 • 183 Photo Requests
 • 1 Volunteer Photo Taken
 • 557 Virtual Flowers
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for Sherri Sontag (266)[Leave Message]
Mary Jane Jack
RE: Zollie's Parents
Sorry to say that my family information is packed away for an upcoming move but I will share a little information that I can readily recall. Of course, dates are not a part of immediate recall.

As I said, Zollie McKinely Boswell was my grandfather. His father, William or "Bill", taught school in Tn for many years before moving to MO and AR where he also taught. I have copies of his teaching certificates and the metal suitcases that he carried as he traveled from one teaching assignment to another.

Zollie and his 3 siblings were born in TN. His mother, Mary (Cotney or Coutney_, died when the youngest child was very young. I am not sure if she died in TN but believe so. We have reason to believe that she was Choctaw. I do have a very large picture of her. And, am not sure where she or Bill are buried. I believe Bill remarried and lived in MO (bootheel area or SE MO)but have no real information about him other than the teaching. My Mom, his granddaughter actually had him as a teacher. He was a very stern man according to the family. I have a school group picture of him which includes Bill as the teacher and his students - including my grandfather, Zollie, as a little boy.

Zollie had brothers Rufus who married Blanch ?. They had one son, Aaron, who died as a young boy. They lived in Campbell, MO at the time of their deaths in the 1970's and are buried there; Ab was another brother who married ? (her name escapes me now) and they had one daughter Jewel Bomar of Piggott, AR. Jewel and her husband Tom had 2 children. They are buried in Piggott, AR. A son, John L., just passed. I believe Ab died while serving in the military. Their daughter, JoAnn Silas, lives in Piggott, AR, Zollie's third brother was Seth Owen who married Bellah ?. He was retired Navy. They lived in Poplar Bluff, MO for a time but retired to Clearwater, FL and are buried there. Seth had one daughter, Lora Lea who resides in the Washington, DC area. Zollie married Ethel Mae Montgomery. They farmed but also operated country stores in Qulin, MO and Poplar Bluff, MO for many years. They had 2 children. My mother, Izora was the oldest. She married Garland Johnson, my father, and they had 4 children, William Delaine (Judy Ross Wilson), Bobbie Glenn (Barbara Jean Catt - divorced), Nelda Lee (Ted McComb), and myself - Mary Jane (Richard Jack). Both or my parents and 3 siblings are deceased. They farmed in MO and AR before retiring to Piggott, AR from the family farm in Pollard, AR. They are buried in New Hope Cemetary, Pollard, AR.Her sibling, Garland Boswell married Lois Fowler. They resided in Qulin, MO and he worked for the MO highway department until his death in the early 1960's. She never remarried but worked as a nurse and resided in Poplar Bluff until her death. They are both buried in the Qulin, MO cemetery. They had one son, William Garland, who married Betty Rice of Poplar Bluff, MO. The now reside in Doniphan, MO. He served in the Air Force and is now retired farm implement dealer.

Short of my story is that I know very little about the Boswell family. Zollie did speak of working in the tobacco fields (not sure if in KY, TN or VR)as a young boy and seldom mentioned his mother. He was, however, very proud of the picture that was given to me by my Mom. He always had it hanging where he could see it. All the siblings left home at early ages but not even sure if "home" was in AR or MO. My late sister believed that William married someone from the Kennett, MO area and may be buried there. Is this your connection to the Boswell family?

Thanks so much. Am hopeful that you have more information to share or to put me on a search.

Added by Mary Jane Jack on Sep 23, 2015 8:01 PM
Mary Jane Jack
TN, MO, AR Boswell
I have information regarding Zollie Boswell son of William (Bill) Boswell. I am the youngest living grandchild of Zollie and Ethel (Montgomery) Boswell. I have very little information but am certainly interested in finding out much more about the Boswell family.

Jane Jack
Added by Mary Jane Jack on Sep 23, 2015 12:46 PM
Billie Blackstock
Sherri in checking I had actually three including the one you sent so I deleted all three but I did check with Iva Lee and she told me her father is the only one with the single L in his name Well I have run across that thing before with Pearson and Pierson. Billie
Added by Billie Blackstock on Aug 26, 2015 3:47 PM
Billie Blackstock
Sorry for the duplicate of Mallicoat my step brothers wife's father is one of the children Roy Lee Malicoat and I knew how she spelled the name so the spelling is the problem the same family has different spellings.
Added by Billie Blackstock on Aug 26, 2015 8:25 AM
J L Matthews
Thank you for the transfer. I will try to find more about him. I do know his name is James from the marriage record to my g-grandmother.
Added by MN on Aug 25, 2015 5:05 PM
J L Matthews
Thank you for the transfer. I will try to find more about him. I do know his name is James from the marriage record to my g-grandmother.
Added by MN on Aug 25, 2015 5:05 PM
Sonja Yount
RE: Woodland Friends Cemetery
You are very welcome, I just wish we knew the identities of the ones unmarked... It makes me sad to see these in particular.
Added by Sonja Yount on Aug 18, 2015 7:17 AM
Sonja Yount
RE: Much thanks for all the pics!
My husband and I photographed the entire cemetery and there were several unmarked graves, as well as many with no permanent stones
Added by Sonja Yount on Aug 17, 2015 7:11 AM
Kathy Ziha
Anna Sontag
I live very close to the Gumbo Cemetery. I will try to get there soon to see if I can find/photo Anna Sontag's grave. I have only been a member for 10 months; sorry you have had to wait so long...
Added by Kathy Ziha on Aug 15, 2015 6:41 PM
Dye in Monroe County
I'm also researching the Dye's of Monroe County Tennessee. I'm wondering how to access your family website. Thanks
Added by Mandy on Jul 28, 2015 5:42 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service