I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have heard from you and to get confirmation on what I had suspected.I want to know more about the family - the Freemans, the Duffeys, and the Boulwares.I have information I’d love to share with you as well.I live in Columbia, SC.How can I get in touch with you?Are you a member of Ancestry.com?I’m working with a Duffey descendant, who happens to live in Texas - you mentioned some of the family moving out there,and we’ve been wrestling with this Boulware/Duffey connection for a long time.It’s so nice to finally find an answer.He has found Elizabeth living with two black (or Indian) women on one of the census records as you pointed out, but I don’t know which one yet.Was Elizabeth a full-blooded Cherokee as my grandma told me or was she of mixed blood?I know the Creek also lived in that area.
I have a copy of the obituary for my gr grandma Margaret Freeman Jones that appeared in the Fairfax paper on 20 Feb 1931, 2 days after her death.It lists her living siblings as Mrs. Ada Boon of Dadeville, AL (I’m also descended from the Boon family), Mrs. Anna Lifsey (Litsey/Lightsey) of Pisgah, AL, Mr. A.W. (Albett or Albert W.) Freeman of Childersburg, AL, and Mr. Eldridge Freeman of Dadeville, AL.My uncle who lives in Columbus, GA, told that the Lightseys owned a car dealership in Columbus.He thought they were the same Lightseys as Anna Freeman married into.
We believe that Elizabeth Duffey was the daughter of William Jefferson Duffey (1786 – 1869) and Eleanor LANEY (1785 – 1842).One of the census records shows her and Marion living with Samuel David Duffey, b Apr 1826 in Mecklenburg, NC to William Jefferson and Eleanor Laney Duffey, and his wife Elizabeth B. Smith Duffey, b Aug 1872 in GA.This would have been her brother, which makes sense.An Elizabeth Catherine Duffey was listed as born in 1821 in NC and d 2 Oct 1900.I can find no marriage listing for her or a family tree showing her as having been married.Her grandparents would have beenJohn Nelson Duffey (1752 – 1840) and Margaret Pharr (1754 – 1834).
Census records for Tallapoosa Co, AL: 1850 - Elizabeth is listed as being born about 1826 and lives with brother David Samuel Duffey. 1860 - Elizabeth is listed as being born about 1830 and lives with daughter Margaret J. Freeman 1866 - Fanney Boulware is listed as living alone and being over age 20.Next on the list is an Elizabeth Boulware listed as having 1 male 10-20 and 1 female over 20 in her household.Next on the list is Henry Freeman with 3 males under 10, 1 male over 20, and 1 female over 20. 1870 - An Eliza Duffey born about 1820 lives next door to a John Duffey and family. 1870 - A Polley Duffey lives with Fanney and Frank Bolware.
I can’t find a cemetery listing for her but would think that Eagle Creek is a logical place for her burial.Various Duffey family trees list Elizabeth Katherine Duffey’s birth as 1821 in NC and 2 Oct 1900 as her death.
Let me know if you think I’m on the right track with her parentage.Deborah