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Dave Boatman (#47294924)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 23 days
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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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Karen Foster Montgomery
# 97130154
Find A Grave Memorial# 34716794

Hello, thought you might be interested in the added information for the above memorial.


Added by Karen Foster Montgomery on Apr 11, 2015 5:57 PM
Hi Dave. Hope this finds you doing well. Send me an update to my e-mail address posted on my bio page. Hugs!
Added by Lemstar97 on Jan 31, 2015 11:13 PM
Emily Hemphill
Memorial has been transferred to you. Have a Great day!
Added by Over5par on Nov 17, 2014 7:34 AM
RE: Pleasant Boatman
I'm not related in any way, and know nothing about the family. Just doing some basic looking at recent Overton Cty, TN families, and you have the extent of my knowledge. :)
Added by imagal49 on Oct 07, 2014 8:36 AM
Donna Parker
Stearns Family, Thanks!
Thank You Dave for creating my family's Memorials, I would never have been apart of Find A Grave if it had not been for you! You created all of them with so much LOVE! I soooo appreciate you giving the management of them over to me. I will add special touches here and there were I can! Thanks Again! Take care!
Added by Donna Parker on Sep 26, 2014 10:52 AM
Howard Weigman
L. D. Boatman
Dave I lost contact with you by e-mail in 2011. Hope you are doing ok. Just wanted to let you know my dad passed away 11-03-2013. L. D. married my mom and dad 03-07-1957, baptized me in 1959 at 7th Street United Methodist Church. I sat down with my dad and showed him the pictures and the e-mails you shared. He was very happy to see those, and I want to thank you so very much. I went through a lot of family history with him, preparing him for who he would eventually see when he went to Heaven. Concerned about you sir. Please reply when you can. God bless!!
Added by Howard Weigman on Sep 16, 2014 5:55 PM
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
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