Peggy Sprinkles sent this to me.
Issac was a Scout for the Union Army in the Civil War. He took recruits to Kentucky. One dark night as he came home, walking along a path beside the river, he heard a growl, looked up and there was a panther on a limb above his head. He walked along quietly, and hid in the first crevice of a huge rock, until his heart stopped jumping, which by this time the panther had gone.The government tried to pay him for his services but he would not accept as he said he was doing this for his country.
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According to the Tennessee Valley Authority, Isaac Bolinger was originally buried in Brewer Cemetery in Knox County. He was relocated to Bakers Forge Memorial Cemetery in 1935 as part of TVA's Norris Dam grave relocation project. TVA lists his cause of death as 'Cnvl'
Many thanks to Find A Grave contributor Peggy Sprinkles (#47350478) for all of Isaac's family information:
Isaac married Elizabeth WRIGHT on 22 Jan 1842 in Claiborne Co. TN.. Elizabeth was born in 1828 in NC. She died on 28 May 1908
Isaac and Elizabeth had the following children:
2 F i. Olive 'Ollie' BOLINGER was born about 1843 in TN. Olive married Joe PETREE .
3 M ii. Jonathon S. BOLINGER was born about 1845 in Tn. He died about 1929. Jonathon married Dicie PARROTT .
+ 4 M iii. Jackson William BOLINGER was born about 1847.
+ 5 F iv. Elizabeth 'Betsy' BOLINGER was born in 1849.
+ 6 M v. Eli Daniel BOLINGER was born on 17 Nov 1852. He died on 24 Feb 1932.
7 F vi. Hester BOLINGER was born about 1854. Hester married Alvis CRAIG .
+ 8 M vii. Armstead BOLINGER was born on 6 Sep 1856. He died in 1940.
+ 9 M viii. Isaac William BOLINGER .
+ 10 F ix. Sarah Lincoln 'Sally' BOLINGER was born about 1863.
+ 11 M x. Andrew 'Andy' BOLINGER was born on 19 Aug 1865. He died on 14 Jan 1937.
Elizabeth Wright Bolinger
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