Herbert Lewis Singletary

M, b. 14 February 1892, d. 21 March 1960
(Left to Right) John Wesley Goff, Amelia Toombs (girl), Herbert Singletary, Alto Engram
Alto Lee Engram Homecoming from World War I
     Herbert Lewis Singletary was born on 14 February 1892 in Thomas County, Georgia.1 He married Mamie Engram, daughter of John Robert Engram and Missouri Frances Hildreth, after 1915. Private in US Army during WWI. Herbert Lewis Singletary died on 21 March 1960 in Coffee County, Alabama, at age 68.1 He was buried at Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S1111] Herbert L Singletary Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

Quincy Ann Whittle

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     Information from Dorothy Lemstrom on PRODIGY from "The Hildreth Family Book". No children of this marraige. Quincy Ann Whittle was also known as Edge. She married Travis Zaccheus Hildreth, son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling, in 1857. As of 1857,her married name was Hildreth.

William C. Hildreth

M, b. 1824
     William C. Hildreth was born in 1824 in South Carolina. He was the son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. William C. Hildreth married Milly Unknown. He appeared in the Alabama State Census in Coffee County, Alabama in 1850 and the U.S. Federal Census (District 26, Coffee County, Alabama) in 1850. He served as a a Private in the 57th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company G in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. William C. Hildreth lived on 22 June 1880 in Covington, Alabama. He lived in 1900 in Loango, Covington County, Alabama.

Child of William C. Hildreth and Milly Unknown

Harriet Calloway Hildreth

F, b. 17 June 1825, d. 20 February 1883
     From Dorothy Lemstrom on PRODIGY from "The Hildreth Family" book. Harriet Calloway Hildreth was born on 17 January 1825 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. She was born on 17 June 1825 in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. As of 1840,her married name was Grimes. Harriet Calloway Hildreth married Henry Benjamin Grimes on 10 March 1840. Harriet Calloway Hildreth died on 20 February 1883 in Brandon, Hill County, Texas, at age 57.

Children of Harriet Calloway Hildreth and Henry Benjamin Grimes

Susan Hildreth

F, b. 1827, d. after February 1891
     Susan Hildreth was born in 1827. She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. Susan Hildreth died after February 1891 in Greenville, Bulluck County, Alabama.

Sarah Hildreth

F, b. 1833, d. after February 1891
     Her married name was Bailey. Sarah Hildreth married M. J. Bailey. Sarah Hildreth was born in 1833 in Dale County, Alabama. She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. Sarah Hildreth died after February 1891.

James Marion Hildreth1

M, b. June 1836, d. 15 May 1908
     From Dorothy Lemstrom on PRODIGY from "The Hildreth Family" book. James Marion Hildreth was born in June 1836 in Dale County, Alabama, 1850 US Census has him born around 1840.1 He was the son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. James Marion Hildreth married Mary Lou Folsom in 1856. James Marion Hildreth died on 15 May 1908 in Paul, Conecuh County, Alabama, at age 71.

Children of James Marion Hildreth and Mary Lou Folsom

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.

Mary E. Hildreth1

F, b. 1838
     Mary E. Hildreth was born in 1838 in Dale County, Alabama. She is has a twin sister although that is called into question based on the 1850 US Census for this family.1 She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.1

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.

Martha M. Hildreth

F, b. 1838
     Martha M. Hildreth was born in 1838 in Dale County, Alabama. She is has a twin sister although that is called into question based on the 1850 US Census for this family.1 She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.1 Martha M. Hildreth died in Greenville, Butler County, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.

Frances Hildreth

F, b. 6 May 1840, d. 1 July 1913
     From Dorothy Lemstrom on PRODIGY from "The Hildreth Family" book. Frances Hildreth married Elbert Wright Curenton. Her married name was Curenton. Frances Hildreth was born on 6 May 1840 in Dale County, Alabama. She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.1 Frances Hildreth died on 1 July 1913 at age 73 (Her tombstone states her death as 9/1/1913.) She was buried at Piney Grove Cemetery, Samson, Coffee County, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.

John B. Hildreth

M, b. 1844, d. 14 October 1863
     John B. Hildreth was also known as John M. Hildreth.1 He was born in 1844 in Dale County, Alabama.1 He was the son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.1 John B. enlisted as a private in Company A, 54th Alabama Infantry.

The 54th Alabama Infantry Regiment (formerly the 50th Alabama Infantry Regiment) was organized from six Alabama companies ("B", "C", "D", "E", "F", and "I") of the 1st Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee Regiment of Col. Alpheus Baker, and four Alabama companies ("A", "E", "H", and "K") of the 40th Tennessee Regiment of Col. L. M. Walker. These companies had all been captured at Island No. 10, after nearly a year's arduous service above Memphis. Organized at Jackson, MS, in October, 1862, under Paragraph XXIX, Special Order 59, dated at Jackson, MS, 29 September 1862, the 54th operated in the vicinity of Vicksburg during the winter. It fought at Ft. Pemberton with light loss and at Baker's Creek with similar results. Having escaped Vicksburg by moving with General William W. Loring from Baker's Creek, the 54th was soon after at the siege of Jackson (July 63). It was then transferred to the army of General Braxton Bragg. The regiment wintered (1863-64) at Dalton, GA, and was engaged in the campaign from there to Atlanta. The regiment lost severely at Resaca (14-15 May 64) and at Atlanta (22 July 64). The loss was very heavy at Atlanta (28 July 64), with more than half the regiment being killed or wounded. The regimental flag was perforated by 40 bullets. The 54th moved with General John Bell Hood into middle Tennessee and shared in the privations and disasters of that campaign. Transferred to North Carolina, it fought at Bentonville, its last battle. It was consolidated with the 37th and 42nd Infantry to form the 37th Regiment (Consolidated) on or about 9 April 1865. Only a remnant remained to surrender with the forces of General Joseph E. Johnston.2

He died on 14 October 1863 He was single when he died. Died in the Civil War.3 On October 14, 1863, [Gen] A.P. Hill’s corps stumbled upon two corps of the retreating Union army at Bristoe Station and attacked without proper reconnaissance. Union soldiers of the II Corps, posted behind the Orange & Alexandria Railroad embankment, mauled two brigades of Henry Heth’s division and captured a battery of artillery. Hill reinforced his line but could make little headway against the determined defenders. After this victory, the Federals continued their withdrawal to Centreville unmolested. Lee’s Bristoe offensive sputtered to a premature halt. After minor skirmishing near Manassas and Centreville, the Confederates retired slowly to Rappahannock River destroying the Orange & Alexandria Railroad as they went. At Bristoe Station, Hill lost standing in the eyes of Lee, who angrily ordered him to bury his dead and say no more about it.3 He was buried at Old Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama.3

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.
  2. [S449] Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System: John Barry Hildreth, online http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/
  3. [S112] James Wilson Newman, The Hildreth Family.

Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth

M, b. 20 April 1846, d. 12 November 1907
     Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth was born on 20 April 1846 in Dale / Coffee County, Alabama, Some indicated his birth date was April 30th.1,2,3 He was the son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.3 Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth married Julia Spikes Hamner, daughter of Wesley Hamner and Mary Maria (Polly) James, on 24 December 1868. Founded South Side Methodist Church in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama. In 1889, Rev. Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth opened and operated a gristmill and sawmill on Harrand Creek, near the intersection on East Lee and Boll Weevil Circle [ in Enterprise, Alabama].4 Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth purchased land on 1 December 1891; Bought 120.54 acres of Coffee County, Section 21, T4-N, R22-E. He married Annie Ruth Carmichael, daughter of (?) Carmichael and (?) Unknown, on 4 July 1893.1 Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth died on 12 November 1907 in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, at age 61. He was buried at City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama; R.H.J. Hildreth is buried beside his second wife, Annie Carmichael, in the Hildreth plot in Enterprise City Cemetery, Coffe County, Alabama, and near his parents, Benjamin Hildreth's monument and Jemima Hildreth's grave.

Children of Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth and Annie Ruth Carmichael

Children of Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth and Julia Spikes Hamner

Citations

  1. [S126] 1900 United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama; Enumeration District: 54, Date: June 5, 1900.
  2. [S112] James Wilson Newman, The Hildreth Family.
  3. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.
  4. [S127] City of Enterprise (Alabama) Chamber of Commerce Web Site, online http://www.cityofenterprise.net
  5. [S3697] Email from Art Bryan dated June 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Muncie Decora Hildreth Family.

Saphronia Jane Hildreth

F, b. 1849, d. 22 May 1928
     Saphronia Jane Hildreth was also known as Sophia. She was born on 3 August 1848 in Haw Ridge, Dale County, Alabama. She was born in 1849 in Dale County, Alabama.1 She was the daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.1 As of 18 November 1868,her married name was Lang. Saphronia Jane Hildreth married John Wesley Lang on 18 November 1868 at Butler County, Alabama. Saphronia Jane Hildreth died on 22 May 1928 in Pensacola, Florida.

Citations

  1. [S1447] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Coffee, Alabama; Page 276A; Dwelling Number: na; Family Number: 164, Date: 1850.

Milly Unknown

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     Milly Unknown married William C. Hildreth, son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.

Child of Milly Unknown and William C. Hildreth

Henry Benjamin Grimes

M, b. 10 June 1820, d. 25 March 1859
     Henry Benjamin Grimes was born on 10 June 1820 in Goldsboro, Lenior County, North Carolina. He married Harriet Calloway Hildreth, daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling, on 10 March 1840. Henry Benjamin Grimes died on 25 March 1859 in Haw Ridge, Coffee County, Alabama, at age 38.

Children of Henry Benjamin Grimes and Harriet Calloway Hildreth

M. J. Bailey

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     M. J. Bailey married Sarah Hildreth, daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling.

Mary Lou Folsom

F
     Mary Lou Folsom married James Marion Hildreth, son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling, in 1856.

Children of Mary Lou Folsom and James Marion Hildreth

Elbert Wright Curenton

M
     Elbert Wright Curenton married Frances Hildreth, daughter of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling. Elbert Wright Curenton was buried at Level Plaines Baptist Cemetery, Dale County, Alabama. Elbert Wright Curenton was also known as Elbert Wright Curenton. From Dorothy Lemstrom on PRODIGY from "The Hildreth Family" book.

Julia Spikes Hamner

F, b. 17 October 1845, d. 5 August 1892
     Julia Spikes Hamner was born on 17 October 1845 in Sumter County, Georgia.1,2 She was the daughter of Wesley Hamner and Mary Maria (Polly) James. Julia Spikes Hamner married Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth, son of Reverend Benjamin J. Hildreth and Jemima Anna Dowling, on 24 December 1868. As of 24 December 1868,her married name was Hildreth.1 Julia Spikes Hamner died on 5 August 1892 at age 46.2 She was buried at City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.2

Children of Julia Spikes Hamner and Robert Henry Jackson Hildreth

Citations

  1. [S112] James Wilson Newman, The Hildreth Family.
  2. [S1470] Julia Spikes Hamner Hildreth Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S3697] Email from Art Bryan dated June 2016 to Hunter Wayne Bagwell; Subject Line: Email about Muncie Decora Hildreth Family.

Burtonhead Boutwell

M, b. circa 1737, d. 1776
     Burtonhead Boutwell was born circa 1737 in Virginia. He was the son of Samuel Boutwell and Anna Margareita Spruill. Burtonhead Boutwell married Elizabeth Commander, daughter of Samuel Commander and Elizabeth Unknown, circa 1751 at New River, Onslow County, North Carolina. Burtonhead Boutwell died in 1776 in Parish of Prince Frederick Craven County, South Carolina. He left a will which read:
BURTENHEAD BOUTWELL Will
February 26, 1761
South Carolina fs

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, I Burtenhead BOUTWELL, of the Parish of Prince Frederick Craven County in the Province of South Carolina, Planter, being (Blessed by God) of Sound and disposing Mind and Memory, Considering the uncertainty of this Transitory life, and the Certainty of death, Do make and Ordain these presents to be and Contain my last Will and Testament, that is to say, PRINCIPALLY, being truly sorry for all my Sins, and humbly imploring the pardon and forgiveness of them, I commend my Immortal Spirit, into the hands of God, my Creator, who gave it, in and thro, the Merits and Mediation of Jesus Christ, my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer, on whom I rely, for the Pardon and Remission of all my Sins and Offences, and for Eternal Life and Salvation, and my Body, at death, I Commit to the Earth to be interred in a decent and Christian manner, at the discretion of my Executors herein after Named, and as to all my Worldly-Estate, Lands and Tenements, Goods and Chattels, wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me I will and desire that the same, and every part and parcel thereof, shall go and be disposed of, in such way and manner as is hereinafter respectively mentioned and directed, and no Other wise Viz,

IMPRIMIS I will, Order and Appoint that all my Just debts and funeral Expenses shall be duly paid and discharged, as soon as Conveniently may be done after my decease, and for the better effecting of the same, as well as for the raising of such Pecuniary Legacy and Legacies, as is or shall be hereinafter given or bequeathed, and in the mean time for defraying the Charges of Cloathing, dieting and Maintaining my beloved Wife Patience Boutwell, and all my unmarried children, under the age of Twenty One Years, and for the Educating of such of my Children, in the manner that my Executors herein after named shall see fit and proper, I do hereby Will, direct, Authorise and impower them my said Executers and the Survivors and Survivor of them, and the Executers and administrators of such Survivor, to keep my Estate together, and to Occupy all or any part or parcel of the same, to and for the uses and purposes herein above mentioned and directed, in Order of Law and as my said Executers or Executor shall Judge to be agreeable to the true intent and meaning of this my said Last Will and Testament, and I give and bequeath unto her my said Wife, in lieu and ??rr of all such dower as she hath or may lawfully Claim, in or out of my Estate, and in full Recompence of and for the same and not Otherwise, to be paid unto her my said Wife Patience, her Executors, Administrators and Assigns, immediately after my said debts and funeral Expenses, Charges and Expenses of my said Wife and unmarried Children, being in their Non-Ages, and the Charges of Cloathing, Taxes, and Other Expenses of my Lands, plantations, Slaves, and Estate, Yearly and every year shall be paid, or raised, and also the Pecuniary Legacies or Legacy herein or hereby given or bequeathed, shall be raised, and ready to be paid, According to the true intent and meaning of this my said Last Will and Testament, my Negroe Slave Girl Maria, and her Issue and Offspring that shall be hereafter Born, One horse (to be by her Chosen out of my Stock, as she, my said Wife Patience, shall see fit) a Side Saddle and furniture Suitable thereto, A Feather Bed with Furniture fit and Suitable to the same, and more over the sum of Five hundred pounds Current Money of South Carolina aforesaid

ITEM, After all my said debts, Funeral Charges, Yearly Expenses of my said Wife Patience, and of my said unmarried Children, in their non ages, and of my said plantions [sic], Slaves and Other Estate, and also my Pecuniary Legacy and Legacies, shall be all paid and defrayed, or Otherwise Secured to be paid or defrayed, then I give and bequeath unto all my Children and Issue, equally to be shared and divided between, and also Allotted, paid and delivered unto them and each of them, by my said Executors herein after Named, or the Survivors or Survivor of them his Executors or administrators, the use and service of all the Surplusage of my Negroes or Slaves and Horses, Cattle, and other Stock, Goods, Chattels, Rights Credits and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever, for and during the respective Term and Terms of the Natural Life and lives of each and every of my said Children and Issue and no Longer, and at the decease of each of them my said Children and Issue, I give and bequeath the respective part or portion of my said Children and Issue, and each of them to be Equally divided allotted, paid and delivered, as aforesaid, between and to the Children Lawfully begotten, of each of my said Children and Issue respectively, to hold to them, and each of them, Severally for ever, but if any of my said Children or Issue shall happen, to depart this Life, without leaving Issue or Child of her her or their Body or Bodies lawfully begotten and Surviving, then, and not Otherwise I give and bequeath the respective part or portion (of my said Personal Estate) of Such of my said Children or Issue, as shall happen to die without Leaving Lawful Issue, as afore-said unto the Survivors and Survivor of them my said Children and Issue, on the Same Terms and Conditions, and in such manner and form, to all Intents constructions and purposes, as is herein before declared and provided of and Concerning Other my said Children and Issue,

ITEM AFTER ALL my said debts, Funeral Charges, Yearly Expenses of my said Wife Patience, and of my said unmarried Children, in their non-ages, and of my said plantations, Slaves and Other Estate, and also my said Pecuniary Legacy and Legacies, shall be paid, and defrayed, or Otherwise secured to be paid or defrayed, then I give and devise unto my loving Son Samuel Boutwell, his Heirs and Assigns, for ever, all that my plantation Containing Three hundred acres of Land or or [sic] thereabouts, Situate within the Welch Tract, upon little muddy Creek Peedee, River in the said County and Province, all that my plantation Containing about Six hundred acres of Land, situate on Black River in the said County and Province, which last mentioned plantation was heretofore Granted unto me and my late wife Elizabeth (Since dec'd) and our Heirs and Assigns for ever, in Joint Tenancy, and by her decease is now become by right of Survivorship, Solely Vested in me, and my heirs and Assigns in Fee-Simple, absolute, and also all that my plantation containing about Three hundred and Eighty acres of Land situate on Santee River in the said County and Province, and now Settled, together with all and Singular and the ???????????? and appurtenances, thereunto and to each of the said Three plantations, belonging or in any wise Appertaining. PROVIDED Nevertheless, that Case the division, hereinbefore Appointed to be made, of the said Surplusage (or Residue of my said Negroes or Slaves, Horses, Cattle and other Stock, Goods, Chattels Rights Credits and Personal-Estate, shall take place, whilst any of my unmarried Children or Issue shall be under his, her or their age or ages of one and Twenty years, then, and until such Minor Children or Issue shall severally attain his, her or their respective ages of Twenty One Years, or be Married (which shall first happen) and no longer, it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executors hereinafter named, or the Survivors and Survivor of them, his Executers or administrators, to enter into use plant and Occupy (Rent and Charges Free) as much, and such part or parts of any of my said plantations, as my said Executors or Executor shall see fit and Sufficient, to Exercise, Employ, work and Occupy the part or portion of such unmarried Minor-Children, Child or Issue, of the said Surplus of my said Personal-Estate, and to Apply the Produce and profit of the same, to the Maintenance, use and behoof of each such unmarried Minor Child, Children or Issue, respectively, any thing herein before, Contained to the Contrary, in any wise, notwithstanding,

ITEM, I do hereby nominate Constitute and Appoint my loving Friends, James Commander John Walker and Henry Peronneau Executors of this my said last Will and Testament, by me heretofore made or declared either by Word or Writing, and do only allow of, and Confirm this to be my last Will and Testament, IN WITNESS whereof I the said Burtenhead Boutwell, to this my said last Will and Testament, have set my hand and Seal, the Twenty Sixth day of February, in the first year of thousand, seven hundred, Sixty one.

Burtenhead Boutwell (Seal)

Sealed published and declared by Mr. Burtenhead Boutwell, as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who who [sic] in the Testators presence, and at his Request have severally set to our respective Names as Witnesses, to the Same. William Lloyd, Arthur Peronneau, Thomas Stanyarne.

Proved by his Exc.y the Gov.r 22d August 1766. At the Same time Qualified James Commander Executor to the within Will-- In the Court of Ordinary 24th October 1766. Qualified John Walker Executor------
Recorded in Will Book 1760-1767
Recorded on Page 592
No. 1 Of my Lands or plantations (without Impeachment of Waste) and to exercise, work, employ, use and Occupy all or any of my Slaves Stock of horses Cattle or Other Goods and Chattels, and to dispose of the produce and fruits of their and every of their [sic] Labour, Service and profits, and to receive, Collect pay and Apply the same and every part and parcel.

Lewis Bochet was executor of the will of his brother Samuel, a joiner, in 1765. The will shows connection swith the Mouzon, Guerin, and Dubois families.60 The Boutwells were associated with the Commander family. The LDS IGS shows Joseph Boutwell’s father as Burtonhead Boutwell, of Jeffries Creek, Prince Frederick Parish, Craven County, SC. James Commander acted for the estate of Burtonhead Boutwell with respect to accounts of an old Georgetown District merchant.61 Elizabeth Commander, daughter of Samuel Commander of Prince Frederick Parish, was Boutwell’s wife. Samuel Commander was earlier in Dobbs County NC, where he bought land from John Simmons.62 The 1790 federal census lists Joseph Boutwell in Georgetown District, Prince Frederick’s Parish. Burton and John Boutwell63 were listed in Barnwell County. In THE HILDRETH FAMILY book (on Page 17) it says "Her [Jemima Dowling] father [John Dowling] fought in the Revolutionary War, as did her grandfather Robert Dowling [paternal] and Burtonhead Boutwell [maternal]. The men fought at battleBurtonhead Boutwell of Musgrove Mill, Guilfort Courthouse and King's Mountain."1

Children of Burtonhead Boutwell and Elizabeth Commander

Citations

  1. [S112] James Wilson Newman, The Hildreth Family.
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  3. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Elizabeth Commander

F, b. circa 1739
     Elizabeth Commander was born circa 1739 in Craven, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Samuel Commander and Elizabeth Unknown. As of circa 1751,her married name was Boutwell. Elizabeth Commander married Burtonhead Boutwell, son of Samuel Boutwell and Anna Margareita Spruill, circa 1751 at New River, Onslow County, North Carolina.

Children of Elizabeth Commander and Burtonhead Boutwell

Mary (Polly) Boutwell1

F, b. 1751
     Mary (Polly) Boutwell was born in 1751 in Virginia In the book A Dowling Family of the South, she is said to have been of Welsh descent.1,2 She was the daughter of Burtonhead Boutwell and Elizabeth Commander.2,3 As of 1779,her married name was Dowling.1 Mary (Polly) Boutwell married James Dennis Dowling Sr., son of Robert Dowling and Sarah Guinn, in 1779 at Orangeburg, Barnwell District, South Carolina.1,2,3

Children of Mary (Polly) Boutwell and James Dennis Dowling Sr.

Citations

  1. [S177] SAR: James Dowling, Sr for George Butler.
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  3. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

James Dennis Dowling Sr.

M, b. 1758, d. 1797
     James Dennis Dowling Sr. was born in 1758 in Augusta County, Virginia.1,2 He was the son of Robert Dowling and Sarah Guinn.2,3 James Dennis Dowling Sr. served in the American Revolutionary war enlisting as a private in South Carolina and serving in Anderson's Company of 2nd Maryland Regiment commanded by Lt. Col. Thomas Woolford.1 He married Mary (Polly) Boutwell, daughter of Burtonhead Boutwell and Elizabeth Commander, in 1779 at Orangeburg, Barnwell District, South Carolina.1,2,3 James Dennis Dowling Sr. died in 1797 in Darlington, Cherokee District, South Carolina.1

Children of James Dennis Dowling Sr. and Mary (Polly) Boutwell

Citations

  1. [S177] SAR: James Dowling, Sr for George Butler.
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  3. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Lacy Dowling

F, b. 23 November 1804, d. 25 October 1884
Lacy (Dowling) and Elisha Matthews
     Lacy Dowling was born on 23 November 1804 in Darlington District, South Carolina.1,2 She was the daughter of Dempsey Dowling and Martha Stokes.2,3 As of 24 December 1824,her married name was Lacy Matthews.2 Lacy Dowling married Elisha Matthews, son of Moses Matthews Jr and Mary Ann Truitt, on 24 December 1824.2,3 Elisha and Lacy (Dowling) Matthews left Jeffries Creek, South Carolina in a large caravan and headed to Alabama.2 Lacy Dowling died on 25 October 1884 in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama, at age 79.1,2 She was buried at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.1

Children of Lacy Dowling and Elisha Matthews

Citations

  1. [S74] Original survey by E.H.Hayes, "Tombstone Records from Claybank Cemetery."
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  3. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."

Wesley Dowling1,2

M, b. 1806, d. 1878
     Wesley Dowling was born in 1806 in Jeffries Creek, Darlington District, South Carolina.2 He was the son of Dempsey Dowling and Martha Stokes.3,2,1 Wesley bought his first land in Dale County, Alabama.2 Wesley was elected as justice of the peace in Dale County, Alabama. He also served as a militiaman in the local 46th Regiment of Alabama.2 He married Amanda E. O'Neal circa 1837.1 Wesley Dowling was blacksmith and his shop was on Daleville Road, south of Claybank at Dale County, Alabama.2 Wesley was given a Confederate death payment of $53.63 for each of his sons (Martin R. and Jasper Dowling).2 He died in 1878 in Dale County, Alabama.2 He was buried at Claybank Cemetery, Ozark, Dale County, Alabama.3,2

Children of Wesley Dowling and Amanda E. O'Neal

Citations

  1. [S448] W.L. Andrews, "Early History of Southeast Alabama."
  2. [S116] R.A. Dowling, Dowling Family of the South.
  3. [S132] Welsey Dowling Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.