Have read your posting and found it interesting. I am the grandson of Lee Roy Boswell.
Your third and fourth paragraph was helpful. Like you, there has been a cloud in the Boswell family over the Huffhine/Boswell change. One thing does not help, the courthouse in Winkle IL/Perry county, burned to the ground sometime in the early 1900s.
I could, off line, give you some details to the descendents of Lee Roy and Sophia. They raised their family in the afforementioned town. They are buried in Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville IL.
At a recent family reunion, the question had come up and the discussion as to whom in our families knew what. I know this much; whatever it was was kept pretty secret. All ofLR and S direct descendents have left us, and only two aunts/uncles by marriage remain.
I know I would appreciate knowing from you and anybody else following more of this history.