Carol Holmes found the following information:
In a message dated 2/11/2007 12:25:44 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
John BOLAND Jr.
Change Date: 09 MAR 2004
Reference Number: 5403
Birth: 1791 in Newberry or Lexington County, SC
Death: AFT 1872 in AL or GA
John is in every census from 1810 to 1866. He lived in South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. He married Rachel Catherine and they had six boys and five girls. There may have been one or two more children born between 1810 and 1820.
Censuses: 1810 Lexington County, SC, page 67; 1820 Lexington County, SC, page 50; 1830 Gwinnett County, GA, page 310; 1840 Muscogee County, GA, page 300; 1850 Tallapoosa County, AL, township 18, page 66; 1855 Tallapoosa County, AL, page 59; 1860 Columbus, Muscogee County, GA, page 362; 1866 Tallapoosa County, AL, page 144.
In the 1810 census John Jr. is shown with his wife and no children. So they probably married in 1810.
The 1820 John Jr. and his wife had 3 children: two boys and one girl between 0-10 years old. I think the girl was born about 1812, Jesse about 1817, and James Andrew in 1820.
In 1830 John and his wife had 6 children: two boys 10-15 (possibly Jesse and James A.), one boy and one girl 5-10, and one boy and one girl 0-5.
In 1840 John and his wife had 8 children: one boy 20-30, one boy and one girl 15-20, one boy 10-15, one boy and two girls 5-10, and one boy 0-5 years old. All five boys are in different age brackets.
The 1850 Tallapoosa County, AL census, page 66 has this entry:
Boland, John 58 M SC Farmer;
Boland, Katharine 58 F SC;
Boland, Francis 20 M GA;
Boland, Margarett 17 F GA;
Boland, William 14 M GA.
In the 1855 census for John Boland, there is one male over 21, one under 21 (maybe William), and one female over 21.
In 1860 there are
Boland, John 67;
Boland, Rachel C. 67; and
Adams, Margaret 28. Also Margaret's two children are listed.
In 1866 for John Boland, there is one male over 20, and one female over 20.
The index for 1850 lists him as "John Roland", but when you look at the actual record it says "Boland". A "B" and and "R" can look similar. The census taker separated a capital "B" from the rest of the name - as in "Benjamin". The capital "R" was connected to the next letters - as in "Rebecca". In the case of this census entry, the capital letter is separated from the other letters. After closer study, you can see the differences in the "B" and the "R". The census taker wrote a "B" for Boland.
John moved to Gwinnett County, Georgia in 1827. He moved to Muscogee County, GA in 1837. He moved to Alabama in 1850. He patented 80 acres of land on 1 May 1850 in Tallapoosa County, AL about ten miles north of Tallassee (in present-day Elmore County)--E1/2 NE Sec 33, Township 19 N, Range 21 E. He moved back to Muscogee County, GA before 1860. It appears he moved back to Tallapoosa County, AL between 1860 and 1866, since he appears in the 1866 Alabama census. He moved back to Georgia before his death in 1872. I don't know why he moved back and forth so often. The distance between his property in Tallapoosa County, AL and Columbus, GA is about 65 miles, so it was not a long distance to travel.
John Jr. died in 1855, according to Lawson P. Boland in "History of the John Boland Family", page 74. But it is now believed that he lived until after 1872. This is what Ernest P. Boland wrote to me on 29 Mar 2000: "John Boland was born ca. 1793 and he was believed to be still living in 1872, because E. Hugh Boland of Dallas, Texas has in his possession a letter written from Columbus, Ga. by his great grandmother Mary A. Cole, the wife of Jesse Boland, who was the son of John Boland Jr. This letter was written to her son John Milton Boland who had moved to Bell County, Texas. She made reference to someone he felt may have been John Boland, Jr. He would have been 78 years old at that time."
In the 1860 census John and Rachael C. were born in 1792/1793. In the 1850 census John and Katharine were born in 1791/1792. John Jr. was born about 1791, as listed in the "History of the John Boland Family". So all of the birth dates are essentially the same.
How is Katharine in the 1850 census the same as Rachel C. in the 1860 census? The census taker in 1850 could easily have put a K or a C, being pronounced the same, for Catharine. One of their sons is Francis, and his nickname could be Frank. Margaret is 17 in the 1850 census; she is 28 in the 1860 census. Margaret is important because she is in both censuses, so she helps tie both censuses together. William was born in 1835/1836. Catharine didn't have any children after William who lived to adulthood since they are not listed in the 1850 census.
Father: Johannes Heinrich BOHLAND b: 02 JUN 1755 in Haina, Hesse-Cassel, Germany
Mother: Anna Catherine FELTMAN b: ABT 1763
Marriage 1 Rachael Catherine b: 1792 in SC
Married: ABT 1810 in Lexington County, SC
girl BOLAND b: ABT 1812 in Lexington County, SC
Jesse BOLAND b: ABT 1817 in Lexington County, SC
James Andrew BOLAND b: 25 NOV 1820 in Lexington County, SC
girl BOLAND b: ABT 1822 in Lexington County, SC
Hamilton BOLAND b: ABT 1824 in Lexington County, SC
girl BOLAND b: ABT 1826 in Lexington County, SC
John C. BOLAND b: 12 MAR 1828 in Gwinnett County, GA
Francis M. BOLAND b: 1830 in Gwinnett County, GA
Margaret BOLAND b: 1832 in Gwinnett County, GA
girl BOLAND b: ABT 1834 in Gwinnett County, GA
William BOLAND b: 1836 in Gwinnett County, GA
Mary Amanda COLE
Birth: ABT. 1824 in ?
Note: More About JESSIE BOLAND and MARYAMANDA COLE: Her date of birth and death are unknown, but she was living in Columbus, Georgia in 1872. Family tradition says that she was half Cherokee Indian. The story goes something like this. John Boland, Jr. served as a Captain in the Seminole Indian War in Florida. ( The dates of this war was from 1835 to 1842) His commander officer was alledged to be married to a full Cherokee Indian woman. Their daughter Mary Amanda Cole met and fell in love with John Boland, Jr.'s son Jessie and they were married on February 08, 1842 in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia.
He joined the CSA on May 5, 1861 and served until the end of the war in the 5th Georgia Infantry, 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters. He was a corporal and his unit was attached to the Army of Tennessee. He was paroled by the Federal Army on April 25, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina. [History of the John Boland Family by Reverand Lawson Pettus Boland]
It is thought that he died soon after the Civil War.
JESSIE BOLAND (ca. 1822.) AND FAMILY
JESSIE BOLAND, second c/o John Boland, Jr./Rachael C.; b. ca. 1822, near Little
Mountain, S. C. It is thought he died soon after the end of the Civil War. He married Mary Amanda Cole, February 08, 1842 in Columbus, Ga. Recorded in "Columbus, Georgia, 1827-1865," by John H. Martin, page 131. Date of Mary's birth and death are unknown, but she was still living in Columbus, Ga. in 1872. Family tradition says that she was half Cherokee Indian.
Jessie Boland and his wife, Mary Amanda Cole had seven children: 1. James, 2. Eliza, 3. Amanda E., 4. Newton Ezekiah, 5. John Milton, 6. Carrie, and 7. Laura.
Jessie was a farmer in Muscogee Co., Ga. and moved to Tallassee, Ala. by 1852. It is known that his son John Milton was born in Alabama. Jessie is said to have moved his family back to Columbus, Ga. when the Civil War broke out in 1861. While he was away from home during the war his three sons attended the farm. Jessie served as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War. It is not known what Regiment he served in.
Jacob Boland, who married Mary Esther Tinsley, was a brother of John Boland, Jr. Jacob had a son named Andrew Jackson Boland, who was known as "A. J." He was Jessie Boland's first cousin and also served in the Confederate Army, joining in Columbus, Ga. His outfit will be covered in his biography. Some have mistaken this A. J. Boland, son of Jacob Boland, to be Jessie Boland, son of John Boland, Jr.
The seven children of Jessie Boland and Mary Amanda Cole:
JAMES BOLAND, first c/o Jessie Boland/Mary Amanda Cole; b. 1845, d. 1883. No other information on him is available.
ELIZA BOLAND, b. 1847, d. 1914. Eliza, along with her brother Newton Ezekiah and her sister Carrie, left Georgia and went to Camanche Co., TX. in about 1886. Their brother, John Milton Boland, had preceded them to Texas and settled in said county in 1883.
AMANDA E. (Mandy) BOLAND, third c/o Jessie Boland/Mary Amanda Cole; b. ca. 1848 in Ala., mar. her second cousin Elijah (Lij) Boland, b. ca. 1848 in Texas. He was the son of William J. Boland and Margaret Ellen Hicks. Amanda and Elijah lived in Texas. They had four known children:
1 William Jessie Boland, b. 1873; 2 Mary E. Boland, b. 1875; 3 James A. Boland, b. 1880; and 4 Andrew J. Boland, born and died in 1883; all born in Texas. For more information on this family see their biography under 2 William J. Boland, who was the son of David Boland and Cedelle Jones.
I could not find a connection to Jesse James unless it is through that Mary Amanda Cole
Also related to Riddle's probably Lous family.