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Dave Boatman (#47294924)
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Bio Photo Born in 1928, the son of a Methodist minister. Lived in Texas all of my life except for a year each in Illinois, Missouri and Arizona.... a six year plus Veteran in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korean Conflict. Was salesman for such companies as Eastman Kodak, Remington Rand, and Pitney- Bowes.
Avid genealogist since Feb. 1965 with paternal surnames:Boatman; Hull; Faulkner; Grizzle;Laney; Crouch; Ellis.

Maternal surnames: Clark; Daniell; Martin; Patillo; Allen; Maguire; White; David.

Children's surnames: Thompson; Bolin; Nichols; Jackson; Austin; Fambrough; Franks; Tabor; Gilreath; name a few.

I am father of six (three biological), grandfather of eleven, great-grandfather of thirteen.

I was Historian for the Fambrough Family Society for almost 20 years and a book was published on my findings in 1990 and distributed to members. I was a main contributor to a published book, "The Boatman Family," 1971, by Opal London Cox.
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Hi Dave! I transferred William Boatman's memorial to you. I attempted to link him to his Father but I believe the memorial number you provided was incorrect. I was able to link him to his Mother and add his middle name though. I'm glad you were able to locate him finally.
Added by Tiffany on Sep 09, 2014 3:04 PM
Amanda Kellar
Hi,parents links added. If they are family, I don't mind transfers,
Added by LADONNA GREER COLLETT on Aug 03, 2014 7:30 PM
Kae English Griffith
Pvt Leonard W. Boatman
Just doing some research... according to the memorial site for Pvt. Leonard W. Boatman, he is buried:

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Dinwiddle County
Virginia, USA

According to Legacy (genealogy program), there is no county by the name of "Dinwiddle" in the state of Virginia, nor has there ever been one. I am informed that Petersburg is located in Fauquier County. Just thought I'd let you know so you can correct that, or let me know where the name Dinwiddle came from.

Kae A. English Griffith, 2nd cousin 5th removed
Added by Kae English Griffith on Jun 03, 2014 3:23 PM
Orrin Knight # 31864167
Dave, I wonder if you know anything about this man's parents. I think his father was William Russell Simon Knight (# 24355887), who died near Tryon OK in 1896, and his mother was Valley Vickers Knight, who died there about 1890. Could you verify any of this?

Many thanks,

Added by wayne on Apr 21, 2014 3:15 PM
Cheryl Hanson
Madison Pearson
Link to Father has been added.

Thank you,
Added by Cheryl Hanson on Apr 19, 2014 8:18 PM
Mary Enzor Smith
Henry Jackson Lake
Links have been made. Thanks for this information.
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Mar 12, 2014 9:39 PM
Mary Enzor Smith
John R. Lake
John Lake has been linked to his parents. Thanks for this information.
Added by Mary Enzor Smith on Mar 10, 2014 2:03 PM
Janet Jobe Gindlesperger
Very nice!
Good job on the photos of James and Lavonia Pitts!
Added by Janet Jobe Gindlesperger on Feb 20, 2014 5:21 PM
Dianne McFerran
RE: James Madison Pearson
Sorry but no relationship as far as I know, but thanks for asking! Dianne
Added by Dianne McFerran on Feb 19, 2014 5:39 PM
Linda Davis
RE: Bartholomew Stoval
Jesse White is not my ancestor.

Buried in the same county as Jesse White is one of my Revolutionary War patriots Rev. Lewis Cookson Davis.

I have seen the book written of the Stovall line so I have all the children.

At present, I am trying to document Ann Stovall's husband Owen Griffin as being a newly proven Revolutionary War patriot with the National Society of Daughters of Revolutionary War. I submitted my application March 2013 and just got my rejection letter last week but I have two years to add to the proof....and I will do that. I did submit that he took the oath with John Stovall and his sons in NC but the new ruling is that I must submit two proofs that he was living in the county.

It is one thing to have a list of the children but it is another to have a legal document proving connections and events.

I will have to say that I did suggest that my Rev. Davis' grave be marked with a NSDAR plague. That was to the Selma DAR Chapter...I don't know if there is one in Prattville or not.
Added by Linda Davis on Jan 30, 2014 1:08 PM
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