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Ancestors of Donald Wayne Whitaker


      50. George Michael Ergle, born October 21, 1791; died Aft. 1850. He was the son of 100. John Jacob Ergle and 101. Rebecca Shaffer. He married 51. Nancy Stagner April 23, 1820.

      51. Nancy Stagner, born c 1800; died Bef. 1850. She was the daughter of 102. Daniel Stagner.

Notes for George Michael Ergle:
George Michael was baptized in infancy, with Peter and Elizabeth Shumpard as sponsors.

More About George Michael Ergle:
Burial: Stagner Family Cemetery, Under the Waters of Lake Murray

More About Nancy Stagner:
Burial: Stagner Family Cemetery, Under the Waters of Lake Murray

Marriage Notes for George Ergle and Nancy Stagner:
      They lived on the Daniel Stagner place and are buried in the Stagner Cemetery, now under the waters of Lake Murray.---JAC
     
Children of George Ergle and Nancy Stagner are:
  i.   Keziah Eargle, born January 18, 1821; died c January 13, 1843; married Michael Lindler March 19, 1840; born c 1798; died December 2, 1857.
  Notes for Keziah Eargle:
Due to the close proximity of her death with that of her child's, it is likely that her death was a result of complications during and after childbirth. Her funeral was on Jan 13, 1843, two days after the funeral of her infant, and two weeks following the birth of twins (one of whom survived). Her funeral and that of her child is recorded in the journals of Rev. Godfrey Dreher.

  More About Michael Lindler:
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #489

  ii.   Mary Elizabeth Eargle, born May 16, 1823; died October 17, 1879; married William F. Lindler II January 22, 1843; born July 30, 1821; died May 18, 1885.
  More About Mary Elizabeth Eargle:
Burial: St. Peters (Piney Woods) Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

  More About William F. Lindler II:
Burial: St. Peters (Piney Woods) Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #488

  iii.   Sallie Eargle, born May 23, 1825; died September 17, 1889; married Jacob Lindler December 24, 1846; born August 25, 1822; died September 29, 1863.
  Notes for Sallie Eargle:
      Sallie is buried with her infant twin sons about a half mile from Lindler Cemetery #1, on what was once known as "Cousin Ed's Place". (Cousin Ed, being her son Jacob Edward Lindler.) --DWW

  More About Sallie Eargle:
Burial: Lindler Cemetery #3, Chapin, SC

  Notes for Jacob Lindler:
      Sponsors in Baptism were Jacob Eargle and his wife Magdalena.
      Jacob died in Atlanta, Georgia from wounds suffered in the Battle of Chickamauga.

  More About Jacob Lindler:
Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #485

  25 iv.   Mary Ann Magdalene Eargle, born January 20, 1828; died May 25, 1890; married William Hartwell Lindler.
  v.   Rosanna Mahale Eargle, born March 16, 1831; died Unknown; married John Lindler; born September 20, 1823; died December 18, 1893.
  vi.   John Isaiah Eargle, born February 4, 1835; died December 4, 1878; married Kizziah Caroline Wessinger January 12, 1854; born May 31, 1830 in Lexington Co., SC; died October 21, 1878.
  More About John Isaiah Eargle:
Burial: Lindler-Eargle Cemetery, Pineglade Ct, Chapin, SC

  More About Kizziah Caroline Wessinger:
Burial: Lindler-Eargle Cemetery, Pineglade Ct, Chapin, SC

  vii.   Julia Ann Eargle, born July 11, 1837; married ? Kaminer; born Unknown.


      52. Jacob Lindler II, born c 1755 in SC; died 1818 in SC. He was the son of 104. Jacob Lindler I and 105. Walberger Unknown. He married 53. Catherine Eargle.

      53. Catherine Eargle, born 1775; died 1836 in SC. She was the daughter of 106. Michael Ergil and 107. Magdalena Rister.

Notes for Jacob Lindler II:
      Jacob II had two wives and eleven children. His wives were sisters. We know the older children were of the first wife, Sarah, and the younger children were of the second wife, Catherine. However, it has not been determined where the dividing line is among them. Until more detailed information becomes available, the first 5 have been attached to the first wife, and the last 6 have been attached to the second wife.
     
Children of Jacob Lindler and Catherine Eargle are:
  i.   George Lindler, Jr., born Bet. 1800 - 1810 in SC; died August 23, 1841 in Richland District, SC; married Ann Sybil Graddick; born May 27, 1808 in Richland District, SC; died July 18, 1889 in Lovejoy, Georgia.
  Notes for Ann Sybil Graddick:
      After 1850, when she remarried J. A. Thompson, Ann moved to Georgia.
      Information on that family was obtained from World Family Tree Volume III. The information on the ancestors of her first husband, George Lindler Jr, contains errors. The accuracy of the descendents is unknown. --DWW

  More About Ann Sybil Graddick:
Burial: July 1889, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Clayton Co, Georgia

  26 ii.   David B. Lindler, born December 6, 1804; died November 29, 1883 in Chapin, SC; married Mary Magdalene Aull.
  iii.   Mary Lindler, born c 1810; died Unknown.
  Notes for Mary Lindler:
Mary is one of four maiden daughters of Jacob Lindler II and his second wife, Catherine Eargle. She and her three sisters are mentioned in several legal documents, otherwise there is no other information available on them.


  iv.   Barbara Lindler, born c 1812; died Unknown.
  Notes for Barbara Lindler:
Barbara is one of four maiden daughters of Jacob Lindler II and his second wife, Catherine Eargle. She and her three sisters are mentioned in several legal documents, otherwise there is no other information available on them.


  v.   Eve Margaret Lindler, born 1814; died May 1854.
  Notes for Eve Margaret Lindler:
Eve Margaret is one of four maiden daughters of Jacob Lindler II and his second wife, Catherine Eargle. She and her three sisters are mentioned in several legal documents, otherwise there is no other information available on them. Eve was buried on May 20, 1854.


  More About Eve Margaret Lindler:
Burial: May 20, 1854

  vi.   Elizabeth Lindler, born c 1816; died Unknown.
  Notes for Elizabeth Lindler:
Elizabeth is one of four maiden daughters of Jacob Lindler II and his second wife, Catherine Eargle. She and her three sisters are mentioned in several legal documents, otherwise there is no other information available on them. --Lindler Family History, 1990

      The 1850 Lexington County Census states that she is the daughter of John T. Meetze, Jr. & Barbara Ann Smith and daughter-in-law of Jacob Lindler, the widow of an "unknown" Lindler. This is a case of a mistake in identy with Elizabeth C. Meetze who married Anderson Wiley Lindler. --DWW



      54. George Aull, born c 1770. He was the son of 108. Johann Phillipp Aal and 109. Anna Margaretha Emigin. He married 55. Mary Margaret Minnick.

      55. Mary Margaret Minnick, born c 1774; died Aft. 1820. She was the daughter of 110. George Bartholomew Minnick and 111. Mary Magdalena Summer.
     
Children of George Aull and Mary Minnick are:
  27 i.   Mary Magdalene Aull, born August 9, 1806; died August 4, 1899; married (1) John Lindler; married (2) David B. Lindler.
  ii.   Mary Aull, born c 1812; died March 6, 1882; married Andrew Kunkle; born c 1811.
  More About Mary Aull:
Burial: Conkle Family Cemetery, Henry County, GA

  More About Andrew Kunkle:
Burial: Conkle Family Cemetery, Henry County, GA
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #467



      56. Abraham Boland, born May 20, 1784 in Little Mountain, Ninety-Six District, SC; died January 12, 1837 in Little Mountain, Newberry Co., SC. He was the son of 112. Johann Heinrich Bohland and 113. "Widow" Counts. He married 57. Eve Christina Sease.

      57. Eve Christina Sease, born July 13, 1787; died November 11, 1851 in Little Mountain, SC. She was the daughter of 114. John Mark Sease and 115. Nancy Shirer.

Notes for Abraham Boland:
From "History of the John Boland Family" (by Rev. Lawson Pettus Boland)

(Rev. Boland's writings were done before 1955, the book was published in 1963 with updates by Walter Smith Boland)


Abraham Boland was the oldest of John Boland's sons, he was not only the oldest, but the only son of John's first marriage. He was born and reared on the farm of his father near Little Mountain, South Carolina. he is buried in the old family cemetery with his father, only a few hundred yards from the place of his birth. His tombstone bears this inscription: "In Memory of Abraham Boland who was born the 20th day of May 1784 and died 12th January 1837. Aged 52 years and 7 months 28 days." Like his father, he was a farmer.
Early in life, we do not know the year nor month nor day, he was united in marriage to Eve Christiana Sease, from a very prominent family of the community and state. Today we find Seases in Newberry, Lexington, Spartanburg, Orangeburg, Bamburg, Barnwell, and perhaps other counties in South Carolina, and where you find Seases you find people who have lives not to be ashamed of. I for one am proud of the fact that my grandmother was a member of that family. She is buried beside her husband in the old Boland cemetery. Her tombstone bears this inscription: " In Memory of Eve C. Boland, wife of Abraham Boland. Born July 13, 1787 and died November 11, 1851. Aged 64 years, 8 months and 28 days."
Both Abraham and Eve Boland were devout and consecrated members of nearby St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, better known as "The Old Piney Woods Church". It was in this church they had all of their children baptized in early infancy, and then they trained them by precept and example in the nurture and admonition of the Lord and to the love and practice of all that is good. It was here they instructed and had them catechized and confirmed in the faith of their fathers, and it was in this faith that most of their children lived and died---many of them all their lives in this, "The Old Piney Woods Church". Incidentally, it was where my father and mother, I, and all of my brothers and sisters were baptized in infancy, and where all but four were catechized and confirmed.
At Abraham's death, he had $4,810.24 in cash, which was a sizable amount in that day. This money was divided between his widow and ten children. After her death 1851, two years later in 1853, the records show that the home and land was deeded to the youngest son, Ozro; under what terms we do not know. Abraham's two sons, Levi and Fred, were administrators of his estate. There is a record of the cash settlement, dated November 3, 1838. After Ozro's death the land was left to his two sons, Dan and John.

More About Abraham Boland:
Burial: January 14, 1837, Boland Family Cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC

More About Eve Christina Sease:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #548
     
Children of Abraham Boland and Eve Sease are:
  i.   William Boland, born July 14, 1809 in Lexington Co., SC; died September 3, 1895 in Big Creek, MS; married (1) Anna Catherine Bowers December 18, 1834; born March 29, 1813 in Newberry Co., SC; died December 4, 1868 in Big Creek, MS; married (2) Eliza J. G. Walton Aft. 1868 in Big Creek, MS; born September 10, 1812; died October 27, 1893 in Big Creek, MS.
  Notes for William Boland:
      Migrated to Mississippi in 1838.
      Rev. L. P. Boland lists his birth date as January 7, 1809. --DWW

I never knew Uncle William personally; although I was about twenty-one years old when he died. The reason was that we lived in different states. It is true I once lived in Mississippi, but this was after Uncle William's death. However, I often heard my father and many others who did know him speak of him in the highest terms saying that Uncle William was a pious, chaste, and refined man, most highly esteemed by all who knew him. In every place he lived, he was a leader both in civic and religious activities. While he lived in South Carolina and after his migration to Mississippi, his chief profession was farming; however, he did teach school in South Carolina. He was a slave owner, and records show of his paying as high as $600 for a slave.
He was twice married. His first marriage was to Anna Catherine Bower of South Carolina. In 1838 they migrated west, first settling in Ittawamba County, MS. Today there is still a community known as "Carolina Community," named for him and others who came from South Carolina, There was also a Bolands Post Office, named for William Boland. It is not in existence today, and I do not know the day it was established or when discontinued. The Memoirs of Mississippi and old maps show that it did exist. The old settlers there remember being told by their forefathers of this post office. A present day store called Carolina Store is standing on the site of the old Bolands Post Office. This is, also, a voting precinct.
In 1850 the records show that he bought land at Big Creek, MS and moved there the same year. It was there some years later that his first wife died. Later, he married Mrs. E. J. G. Walton, who departed this life October 27, 1893, about two years before his death.
When I lived in Mississippi, about six years after his death, it was my privilege to visit his old home and, also, the old Chapel Hill Cemetery at Big Creek, where he and his wives are buried. I was impressed with the epitaph on his tomb: "An old man full of the Holy Ghost."
In his will, Cedelle Edward Boland, his youngest brother, was named the sole benefactor of his estate, which consisted of his home and several hundred acres of land. The home still stands and is in a good state of repairs at Big Creek. --LPB

Published Wednesday January 8, 1896 in the Newberry Observer:
Obituary.
      William Boland, son of Abraham and Christiana Boland, was born in Lexington County, S.C., January 7, 1809. He was married to Miss Anna Catherine Bowers, December 18, 1834, and settled in Newberry County, S.C. He was raised up in the Lutheran church, but he and his wife, in 1837, professed religion and joined the Methodist church. In 1838 they came West and landed in Ittawamba County, Mississippi. They left there in November, 1850, and settled in Calhoun County, Miss., where his wife died December 4, 1868. He was afterward married to Mrs. E. J. G. Walton, with whom he lived happily up to her death, October 22, 1893. Brother Boland died September 3, 1895, an old man, full of faith and the Holy Ghost. I believe he was one of the best men I ever knew. He was a steward in our church at the time of his death, and had been for many years. "Uncle Billy Boland," as we called him, loved the Methodist church as but few people love it. He gave 125 acres of land here at Bid Creek, Calhoun County, where he lived and died, for a home for his preacher. And who looked after the preacher as he did? How we miss him. An honest, upright, holy man has gone. I preached his funeral sermon to a large and weeping congregation, from Psalm xxxvii: 37: "Mark the perfect man," etc. I believe he came as nearly up to this text as any man I ever knew. He never had any children, but he leaves a brother and a number of other relatives here in this county, besides many elsewhere. We mourn our loss, but our loss is his gain. He was a member of the Methodist Church for a little over fifty-eight years. A noble record. He was a member of Chapel Hill Church at the time of his death, and had been for a long time. He was sick eight days; was taken during our meeting at his church, which he was attending day and night. - A. J. Foster.

  More About William Boland:
Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery, Big Creek, MS

  More About Anna Catherine Bowers:
Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery, Big Creek, MS

  ii.   Fredrick Boland, born c 1810 in Lexington Co., SC; died c 1866 in Big Creek, MS; married Anna Dorithy Bickley; born c 1808 in Lexington Co., SC; died Aft. 1880 in Mississippi.
  Notes for Fredrick Boland:
It has been speculated that Frederick and Joseph could possibly have been twins. However, Rev. Boland states in his book that he was born in the early part of 1811. According to the 1850 Census he could have been born as late as 1814. --DWW

1850 US Census for Lexington Co., SC, page 376 (Household #545all born in SC):
Frederick Boland       36
Anna P. Boland       42
Joseph W. Boland       19
Sarah L. Boland      16
Uriah A. Boland      14
Louisa T. Boland      12
William G. Boland      11
Christina C. Boland      7
James C. Boland      5
George T. Boland      2

      Migrated to Mississippi after 1850.

  More About Fredrick Boland:
Cause of Death: Falling tree limb
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #545

  Notes for Anna Dorithy Bickley:
      "Anne" is listed in the 1880 Census for Calhoun City, Mississippi as head of household. Living with her are her son, James C., daughters, Catherine and Henrietta, and her granddaughter, Nettie (5 years old). --Vicky Lester LaPuzza.

  28 iii.   Joseph Boland, born March 29, 1811 in Lexington Co., SC; died October 27, 1897 in Lexington Co., SC; married (1) Magdalene Frick c 1834; married (2) Elizabeth Harriet Shealy January 6, 1850.
  iv.   John Adam Boland, born March 26, 1813 in Lexington Co., SC; died May 24, 1884 in Lexington Co., SC; married Anna Hipp February 23, 1837; born December 15, 1816; died December 13, 1895.
  Notes for John Adam Boland:
Buried at his home approximately 2 miles from birthplace, where Whippoorwill Road meets US 76 and Old Dutch Road, Little Mountain, SC. Also buried at this site is his wife, Anna Hipp and his sons Jonas Benson and Warn Preston. (visited by DW Whitaker, 3-21-1998)

      "John Adam Boland was the third son of Abraham and Eve Christiana Boland. Like all of his brothers and one sister, he was born near Little Mountain, South Carolina on the old Boland homestead................. He was also a farmer. In fact farming was about all people could do in those days, with the very limited educational facilities they had. He was also a blacksmith, to some degree. His farm was located about two miles west of Little Mountain on what is at present U. S. Highway number 76. It is here at his home he and other members of his family are buried.............. Uncle Adam was a fine character, greatly beloved and highly esteemed by all. He was a "matter of fact" man in appearance, and yet under that appearance lay a deep sense of humor. He was "Uncle Adam", not only to his real nieces and nephews, but to all others who knew him, especially young people. He was well known because of his long white - not gray, but white - beard he wore. It was the longest beard I think I ever saw. It was like Aaron's beard that extended to the skirts of his garment. I wonder what many young people of this beardless age would think if they were to see a man with such a beard as Uncle Adam had! He too, was baptized in infancy, then catechized and confirmed in "The Old Piney Woods Church", and remained a most consistent member until death. He Loved to go to church, and could come as near giving all sermons verbatim as anyone I ever heard. he loved to visit, and often visited us, and was a welcomed visitor. He made us children, as well as the older folks, very happy by his visits." --LPB

      John Adam Boland served for three months in the Seminole Indian War (1835-1842) in Florida. He was a private serving in Captain Mathis Ď Company, Goodwynís regiment South Carolina Mtd. Militia (Cavalry). He enlisted February 17, 1836 at Three Sisters Ferry, Ga. and was discharged May 06, 1836 at Jacksonville, Fla. --- AVUK/National Archives, Washington, D.C.

  More About John Adam Boland:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery #2, Whippoorwhill Rd, Newberry Co., SC
Occupation: Farmer and Blacksmith

  Notes for Anna Hipp:
      Boland, Annie Mrs. 79 years old, died at her home in Taborville, Newberry County 12/13/1895 of pneumonia. Burial was in the family burial ground. Her son was A. P. Boland who has been training horses in Pa., for the past year. --Newberry Observer 12/25/1895.
      This is the first time I have noticed the area around Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church being referred to as "Taborville". The John Adam Boland home stead is located within a half mile of Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church. --DWW

  More About Anna Hipp:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery #2, Whippoorwhill Rd, Newberry Co., SC

  v.   Levi Boland, born September 10, 1815 in Lexington Co., SC; died July 28, 1866 in Lexington Co., SC; married Mary Ann Wheeler November 21, 1844; born May 9, 1824; died April 18, 1888 in Lexington Co., SC.
  Notes for Levi Boland:
      Levi Boland was born at the old Boland home ..... and departed this life near the place of his birth at the age of 50 years 9 months and 18 days. He was not only like all his brothers and sister, baptized, catechized, and confirmed in "The Old Piney Woods Church," but he also was one of the family who remained a constant and consecrated member until death, and is the only one of all the Bolands, in so far as I know, who, with his wife, is buried there. Like three of my other Uncles, he lived and died before I was born, and hence I know nothing personally about him. However, I often heard my father and others speak of him in the highest terms and revere his sacred memory. He was the only one of my uncles my father named one of his children for.
      Uncle Levi was married to Mary Wheeler, a woman of strong Christian character, and who was very attractive in ways. I knew he well, for she lived until April 18, 1888, nearly twenty-two years after Uncle Leviís death. We always called her Aunt Mary Summer. We did this because, after Uncle Leviís death she married a Mr. Summer (William Anderson Summer) who also departed this life before I was born. After Mr. Summerís death she lived alone near "The Old Piney Woods Church." When asked if she were not afraid to live alone she replied, "No, every morning I rehearse and meditate on the ninety first Psalm and commit myself into the care of God, and in doing so I have nothing to fear." She was especially noted for her nice housekeeping and the good things she had to eat. Well do I remember how my older sisters used to love to go and spend days at a time with Aunt Mary Summer.
      Uncle Levi was a farmer, and yet like Uncle William, also taught school. I rather think he taught school more extensively than Uncle William; that he made it a specialty, and was considered one of the best of his day. Also like Uncle William, he had no children. Aunt Mary bore no children of either husband. Uncle Levi, once more like Uncle William, was a pious and consecrated Christian, a man of influence, and in short, high above the average. --LPB

  More About Levi Boland:
Burial: St. Peters (Piney Woods) Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC
Census: 1850, Lexington Co., SC #525
Occupation: Teacher & Farmer

  Notes for Mary Ann Wheeler:
      TSB gives her birth date as September 9, 1821. It also says that she was married to William Anderson Summer (who died before 1850) first and then to Levi Boland. This information contradicts that of Rev. Lawson P. Boland who knew her personally and says that she married "Mr. Summer" after his Uncle Levi died. Therefore, Mr. Summer could not have died before 1850 since his Uncle Levi didn't die until 1866. After which Mary married "Mr. Summer" who died before Rev. Boland was born which was in 1875. --DWW

  More About Mary Ann Wheeler:
Burial: St. Peter's (Piney Woods) Lutheran Church, Chapin, SC

  vi.   Catherine Boland, born December 4, 1817 in Lexington Co., SC; died February 20, 1889 in Lexington Co., SC; married John George Shealy November 1, 1838; born August 30, 1815; died January 16, 1892.
  Notes for Catherine Boland:
      Catherine, or "Katie", the only daughter of Abraham and Eve Christina, lived and died near the place of her birth. She remained a most consistant member of the "Old Piney Woods Church" where she had been baptized, catechized, and confirmed. The home of her married life was located about two miles West of Little Mountain, adjoining the home place of her brother Adam, near present U. S. Highway 76. She also lived within a mile of us and only a short distance from Uncle Joe.
      In early life she was given in marriage to George Shealy.
      I knew Aunt Katie and Uncle George well, and all their children except Wesley who died young and Jane who married and moved out of the community perhaps before I was born. Aunt Katie was my father's only sister. If at any time you would ask him how many there were in his family he would always say, "we were nine brothers, and every brother had a sister". Aunt Katie was a sister to each of the nine brothers, and what a worthy sister she was! They all loved her. I think she was easily the "pet" of the family. And as I knew her she was one of the most lovely characters I ever knew, and the same could be said of Uncle George, her husband. They were matched in character, loved, and most highly esteemed by all who knew them. And what a wonderful family they left as a heritage for posterity! Nine children and fifty-six grandchildren, and I know not how many other heirs. With few exceptions I knew personally all of the children and grandchildren. And they have been of "the salt of the earth". --LPB

  More About Catherine Boland:
Burial: Shealy Cemetery #1, Little Mountain, SC

  Notes for John George Shealy:
      His tombstone reads "George Sheely". He and Katie are buried in a small family cemetery on Old Dutch Road just off US Hwy 76, West of Little Mountain. (Some records show this cemetery as Shealy/Sheely cemetery # 4) --DWW

  More About John George Shealy:
Burial: Shealy Cemetery #1, Little Mountain, SC

  vii.   John Mark Boland, born January 26, 1820 in Lexington Co., SC; died June 30, 1896 in Prosperity, SC; married (1) Mary Matilda Riddle c 1840; born May 20, 1806; died May 19, 1877 in Prosperity, SC; met (2) Phoebe Gauntt c 1852; born April 2, 1816 in Newberry Co., SC; died September 12, 1882 in Prosperity, SC; married (3) Frannie Meetz Aft. 1877; born Unknown; died c 1892 in Columbia, SC.
  Notes for John Mark Boland:
      Uncle Mark was twice married. His first marriage was to a widow of some wealth who lived on what is now National Highway 76 between Little Mountain and Prosperity, S. C. Personally I never knew this wife, since she died before I was born or shortly afterward. Nor do I remember her surname, both maiden and as widow. Her given name was Tilda. From the year of their marriage until Aunt Tildaís death they lived on her farm.
      After Aunt Tildaís death Uncle Mark went to Columbia to make his home. While there he met and married another widow, Mrs. Fannie Meetze. After their marriage they continued to live in Columbia until Aunt Fannieís death, which I think was in 1892. I well remember the time they lived in Columbia. Father would sometimes go to Columbia and take some of us children with him. We would always spend at least one night and one day with Uncle Mark and Aunt Fannie. Uncle Mark would take us to the State House, which at that time had no dome. He would show us the Governorís mansion, penitentiary, and other places of interest. Columbia at that time was much smaller than now. I doubt if its population was ten thousand people, but we thought it was a great place, and about the only place in the world.
      After Aunt Fannieís death Uncle Mark went back to Prosperity to live with his children. He had two daughters, Rhoda and Eliza. Rhoda lived on the old farm between Little Mountain and Prosperity. She had married a Mr. Watts, and they were the parents of five sons; Willie, John, Randell, Ray, and Pearl. I knew them all except Pearl. They were about my age. Possibly all of them are still living. Eliza, the second daughter lived in Prosperity. Her husband was Ben Schumpert. The Schumperts had one daughter, Phebec, who married Claud Singley. Possibly Claud and wife are still living. It was at the Schumpert home that that Uncle Mark died.
      After his return to Prosperity, Uncle Mark often spent weekends with us and attended services at Mt. Tabor. We were always glad for him to come. He loved to go to church. He and Rev. J. A. Sligh, D. D., pastor of Mt. Tabor were special friends. --LPB

Boland, John Mark, aged 76 years, 5 months, 14 days, died 6/30/1896. Burial was at the cemetery of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. He leaves 2 daughters, Mrs. John R. Watts and Mrs. B. B. Schumpert. --Newberry Observer 7/8/1896

      Notes by David L. Hamiter gives an indication that John Mark also fathered a child by Phoebe Gauntt (born April 2, 1816 in Newberry County and died September 12 1882 in Prosperity, SC, buried at the Singley Family Cemetery in Prosperity) but was not married to her. He indicates that she was the daughter of Jacob Gauntt and his wife Rachel, and that she married Andrew Nates. The child that he says was fathered by John Mark Boland was named Sarah Ann Eliza Nates and born on July 20, 1853. He also indicates that John Mark only had two children by his first wife (Mary Matilda): Thomas T. Boland and Rhoda C. Banks Boland. Whereas the Rev. Lawson Pettus Boland in his book says his two children by her was Rhoda Banks Boland and Eliza Boland, both whom grew to maturity and had their own families.
      David L. Hamiter also speculates that Mary Matilda's last name was either Banks or Riddle. Thought to be the daughter of an unknown Banks and a woman by the name of Rhoda. Or (he says) the daughter of William Riddle and his wife, Janette. He says that Mary Matilda Banks/Riddle (?) was first married to a Michael Witt. This is highly likely as she was 14 years older than John Mark (her dates from Mr. Hamiter) and is buried in a Witt family cemetery.
      As a marriage of a Michael Witt to a Mary Matilda Riddle was found elsewhere in my files and in the book "The Descendants of Michael Witt, Sr.", I have assumed validity of this assumption and have listed her as Mary Matilda Riddle, daughter of William and Janette.
      Mr. Hamiter also says that John Mark's second wife, Fannie, was first married to an unknown Meetze, and that her last name is also unknown. --DWW

      The Descendants of Michael Witt, Sr. only lists Rhoda Banks Boland as the child of John Mark Boland and Mary Matilda. It does not mention Thomas T. Boland, probably because of his infant death. It also sates that Mary Matilda was the daughter of William P. and Janet Riddle.
      In comparing the notes of Mr.Hamiter, Rev. Boland's book, and the book on the descendants of Michael Witt, Sr., there seems to be some confusion about John Markís daughter, Eliza. Rev. Boland would have been about 20 - 25 years younger than Eliza and he states that he was about the same age as her children. I suppose it is highly possible that Eliza (he never states that "Boland" was her maiden name, only that she was his Uncle Markís daughter) and Sarah Ann Eliza Nates could be the same person and have listed them as such. Since there is no birth date given for Eliza (Boland) and both Mary Matilda Riddle and Phoebe Gauntt had died before Rev. Boland was seven years old. It is possible that he did not know that his Uncle Markís daughters had different mothers, or that one was born out of wedlock. Or he may have known but chose not to explain. (I have the highest respect for Rev. Boland, but I believe that as a minister he chose to minimize or omit information that would discredit the family in any way. While on the other hand went into great detail about items that are praiseworthy from his religious perspective. I believe his lack of explaining his mother's parentage is another example of this). --DWW

  More About John Mark Boland:
Burial: St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Pomaria, SC

  Notes for Mary Matilda Riddle:
      She is living with her daughter, Rhoda and her husband James R. Watts, in the 1870 Census. Her status was "at home" in that household. Therefore she had to have been separated from John Mark Boland at this time. --DWW

  More About Mary Matilda Riddle:
Burial: Witt-Watts Family Cemetery, Prosperity, SC

  viii.   Ephriam Walter Boland, born January 2, 1824 in Lexington Co., SC; died November 2, 1902 in Big Creek, MS; married Susannah Bowers December 19, 1844; born August 17, 1822 in Newberry Co., SC; died December 19, 1907 in Big Creek, MS.
  Notes for Ephriam Walter Boland:
      Uncle Walter was a leading farmer, ginner and miller. He was a mason, a member of Chapel Hill Lodge No. 227, and he and Mrs. Boland were members of the Methodist Church, to which they contributed liberally. He served as a soldier in the Confederate Army, first in the 29th Mississippi Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, and after the surrender of Vicksburg, he joined the army at Mobile. He was in the artillery department and was at home on a furlough at the time of the surrender.
      As a young man, he was united in marriage to Susan Bowers of near Little Mountain, Susan and Anna Catherine, Uncle William's wife of first marriage, were half sisters.
      Uncle Walter was perhaps more closely associated with my father than any of his other brothers and sisters, unless it was Uncle Ozro. This is natural, because they were the youngest of the family.
      I understand the year of Uncle Walter's migration to Mississippi was 1854. He made his move in covered wagons. And what an experience that must have been! The trip was made over plains and mountains and sparsely settled county, and likely through inclement weather. With it all, he had his wife and four small children to look after. It took six weeks to make the trip.
      Uncle Walter never forgot South Carolina, and I know of at least three visits back that he made. Hence I was personally acquainted with him. Then too, I later lived in Mississippi and visited him on two occasions. In December of 1901 I was alone, and in July, 1902 I had my wife, Orra, and infant daughter, Blandina, with me. What pleasant visits those were! Uncle Walter, Aunt Susan, and all of the children except Anna Catherine were living at the time. We also met some of Uncle Fred's descendants, and they all gave us a royal reception. Shortly after our visit, it was November 2, 1902, he migrated his last time; this time from earth to heaven to forever be with his Lord and his family. And long since all his children have gone there to be with him.
      As of today, September, 1963, Uncle Ephraim Walter's and Aunt Susan's descendants number ten children, forty-eight grandchildren, one hundred and two great grandchildren, one hundred and fifty-one great great grandchildren, and forty-two great great great grandchildren! This makes a total of three hundred and fifty-three descendants. There are others, but their names are not available.
      Uncle Walter's home is owned by Mrs. Marion Spears who was Alice Bounds. Marion's mother was Georgia Ann Boland, daughter of Wesley and granddaughter of Uncle Fred. Uncle Walter's home has never been owned by anoyne not related to the Boland Family. --LPB

  More About Ephriam Walter Boland:
Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery, Big Creek, MS.

  More About Susannah Bowers:
Burial: Chapel Hill Cemetery, Big Creek, MS

  ix.   John Middleton Boland, born January 29, 1826 in Lexington Co., SC; died April 19, 1895 in Little Mountain, SC; married Annie Barbara Frick March 1, 1846; born June 5, 1830 in Newberry Co., SC; died January 9, 1897 in Little Mountain, SC.
  Notes for John Middleton Boland:
      Buried at the Middleton Boland home place, Little Mountain, SC. The cemetery is located between US 76 and Mt. Tabor Road (the old highway 76) about one half mile from Little Mountain. The Cemetery contains Six marked tombstones: Middleton Boland, Barbara (wife of Middleton), Annie Barbara Frick (mother-in-law), Lula Beatress Boland (grand daughter), Louise Alice Boland (daughter), and Ellen Boland (daughter).
      The first name of John was obtain from family information on the Frick family by Mrs. Bennye Amick Frick. The fact that his first name was John is not normally known as he went by Middleton. --DWW

Boland, Mid, 68 years old, died at his home near Little Mountain on 4/19/1895.
            --Newberry Observer 4/24/1895

  More About John Middleton Boland:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery # 2, Little Mountain, SC

  Notes for Annie Barbara Frick:
      She was of a renown Swiss family. Back in Colonial times, three Frick brothers immigrated from Switzerland to America. One of them, whose name I do not know, settled in Pennsylvania. Another, whose name I do not know, settled in North Carolina, I think in Rowan County. The third brother settled near Little Mountain, SC in what was at that time a part of Lexington County.
      It was he who was the forbear of my mother. I think he was her great grandfather. If not, her great grandfather, he was her great great grandfather. In the three states where these three brothers settled, we find many of their descendants today. In Pennsylvania some of them have become very famous and wealthy. One of them produced and manufactured the Frick Steam Engine, which was a very noted steam engine of the nineteenth century. Perhaps the same man, or if not the same man, a kinsman of his, became very intimately associated in business with Andrew Carnegie. I think he was perhaps Carnegie's chief partner in business. --LPB
     
      The story of the three Frick brothers has been passed down over the years with different variations of which none have been proven. Another version is that one brother settled in Pennsylvania, one in South Carolina (originally in the Charleston area before moving to the Deutsch Fork) and the third on an island in the Carribean. My friend (and 7th cousin, once removed), Siegbert Frick, of Lichtenstein, Germany is a descendant of the Frick family who did NOT immigrate to America. His research extends to the American immigrants as well as five generations of their ancestors. There is no doubt that the Frick families in America descended from more that a single immigrant, but there is no evidence to back up the "three Frick brothers" story. Rev. L. Pettus Boland's mother is the 2d great granddaughter of the immigrant Johann Thomas Frick. --DWW

  More About Annie Barbara Frick:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery # 2, Little Mountain, SC

  Marriage Notes for John Boland and Annie Frick:
      Middleton and Barbara Boland were very poor financially, when they began life's battle. They first settled about a mile West from Little Mountain and a half mile South of what is now National Highway Number 76. This settlement, however, soon proved unsatisfactory. They then purchased additional land and settled on a primitive highway which has since become Highway number 76. Here they built and lived as comfortably as their means would permit.
      Then came the tragical Civil War. A war which called for and took four years of my father's best years and strength. It was a period which entirely separated him from his family, but for the few furloughs he was permitted to leave. It was a period in which he could do nothing for the betterment of himself and family. It was a period of want and suffering, a period of tears and sacrifice. How happy they must have felt when the war came to a close, though the cause was a lost cause. How happy their thoughts of a reunited family must have been. Then imagine their unexpected sore disappointment. Before Father could reach home Sherman's men had been there, and left the home in ashes. Instead of the great joy of the blessed reunion, he was met by wife and children in tears, in rags, hungry and no place to sleep. Nothing but the old standing chimney which fire could not destroy. Then there was no Marshall Plan to help and no money to rebuild, and little that neighbors could do, as most of them were in the same plight.
      But in the midst of all these difficulties, Father and Mother did not despair. They, as soon as they could, partly replaced the destroyed home with an oblong log structure, built to the old chimney. And there they lived until they could weatherboard, ceil, and partition the room, and then from time to time they added other rooms until they could more comfortably live. And though the old house was never a structure of beauty nor a place of comfort as compared to modern homes, it was the home Father and Mother and Grandmother lived in and died. It was the home in which five of us younger brothers and sisters were born, and where we, with the older brothers and sisters, lived together and were happy.
      Not only was this old roughly constructed home a place of happiness for the members of the family alone, but the older children who later married, and went away to seek their own fortunes, often came back to be at home, and bring their children with them. Sometimes grandchildren would spend weeks at a time with us. Then it also became a center of great hospitality. Neighbors loved to visit us. Relatives and friends from far and near would often come. Strangers, tramps, peddlers and all who passed that way was sought the old home as a place for midday meals and a place to lodge at nights. Ministers and their families would come for entertainment. My Father and Mother often entertained such ministers, and often with their families, as the Revs. Daniel Elfrid, J. K. Efird, W. A. Julian, J. A. Sligh, Dr. George W. Holland, E. A. Wingard, A. G. Voight, Jacob Hawkins, George B. Cromer and others.
      School teachers often boarded with us and loved to board there. Politicians, in the day of the horse and buggy, liked to make our home their headquarters. Cole L. Blease, who became a Governor of the State, and United States Senator, spent nights and ate meals with us. Also, his brother, Eugene S. Blease, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina spent nights and days with us. Also their brother, Cannon Blease, who was for a long time County Sheriff. Not long before the demise of the old home, Eugene Blease while Chief Justice, with his wife passed that way. He pointed to the old house and said, "Yonder in that old house I spent many pleasant nights and ate many good dinners." Surprised at his remark, his wife replied, "You know you never!"
      And why was all this? What was it all about? Father and Mother never in a special way sought or courted popularity. They didn't do it for show, and yet they did love friends and did try to befriend everyone they could. I never saw my father turn a stranger or a ragged tramp away, but neither did I ever see him seek the presence of such. But both Father and Mother tried hard to live the Golden Rule, and I think did come as near living it as any people I ever saw. Possibly this is why they were popular.
      Then they were honest. They never tried to take advantage of anyone. They hated debts and credit. True they did often go in debt and have to ask credit. In fact, because of the adverse circumstances they had so often to meet, there never were times but what they had debts to pay, and as for credit, when they married they wanted a home, but they had little or nothing to pay for that home. They had to purchase land on time and pay for it in installments. They had to build, which they did. As this first settlement was unsatisfactory, they had to buy additional land and rebuild. And when their home was left in ashes, they had to build again. The four years of war, when it was a struggle to exist, added only difficulty to difficulty. These and other adverse circumstances necessitated debt. And as much as they hated debt, they had to make debts. But they never made debts only when necessary, and always were able, by good management and honesty and hard work, to pay their debts. At the time if their deaths they owned over two hundred and fifty acres of land, all paid for. I well remember the last payment they made, and how happy they were when they made that payment.
      But when it was necessary for them to borrow, if money could be borrowed at all, Father had no trouble to borrow, and borrow under his own signature. He was oft times asked to endorse notes for friends, and often did endorse for others, but I never knew him to have to ask endorsement from others. To show how people trusted him, I am going to tell you of this incident. It occured right after the war, when money was at a premium. When few people had money to loan. Father had to borrow, but no one had money to lend. Father heard that Mr. Thomas M. Lake, Sheriff of the County, had money to lend. But neither he nor Mr. Lake knew each other well, nor had they ever before had dealings with each other. But Father went to Mr. Lake for the money, and Mr. Lake readily loaned the money. When Father offered Mr. Lake a note, Mr. Lake said, "No, you need not give me a note, just go home and tell your wife about it, and that will be all right." I wonder how many people we have today who would lend money on such security?
      Father and Mother were not only honest, but were deeply religious. They were Christians. Not people who tried to gloat and make a show of their religion, but people who quietly and modestly trusted firmly an soley in the saving Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and then tried hard to live Christian lives in gratitude for that saving Grace. It was because of such Christian lives that made them honest and popular. And where I say they were Christians, it is noteworthy to say, they were life long Christians. Their good parents before them were Christians, and had them baptized in infancy and early in life had them catechized and confirmed in the Christian Faith, always setting before them Christian examples. They were born and reared in the famous "Dutch Fork", a territory between the Broad and Saluda Rivers, settled solely by German immigrants, who brought their Bibles, Catechisms, Hymnbook and such other good books as were obtainable from the Other land, and diligently taught their children the truths of these good books.
      Both my Father and Mother were baptized in nearby St. Peter's Church, better known as the Old Piney Woods Church, This church was organized in 1792 and was the early church of all the Bolands, Fricks, and Seases. It was Pastor Godfrey Dreher, one of the chief organizers of the South Carolina Lutheran Synod, and its first President who baptized, catechized, confirmed and married my parents. Pastor Dreher's son-in-law and successor as Pastor of the Old Piney Woods Church who was our family pastor for thirty two years. He baptized twelve of us, catechized and confirmed seven of the older brothers and sisters and buried two sisters. How much both my parents loved and reveared Pastor Dreher and Pastor Efird! And how all of us children loved and reveared Pastor Efird! I remember him as about the greatest preacher I ever heard preach. He preached rapidly and sincerely, and put more Scripture and Christ in his sermons than any preacher I ever heard, and told exactly where every passage he quoted could be found.
      Coming back to my Father and Mother - Their education was very limited. This was because of the poor schools of their day. Instead o our well equipped High Schools and colleges and Universities with well-trained instructors, and modern buildings with fine and well equipped libraries, my parents were reared in an age when there were no high schools, not even common schools. An age without colleges and universities but for the few and well to do. School buildings were one room log buildings and poorly equipped and poorly heated. School terms, instead of eight or nine months, lasted only a few weeks. In that age schools were entirely subscriptive, they had no state aid. Teachers were poor and untrained. And had to obtain support from other vocations. In short, it was the age of the "3 R's" -- "Reading, ritting, and righmatic". Mostly reading without "riting and rithmatic". It was an age when Websters old blue back spelling book was the chief and only text book.
      Yet Father and Mother did have a smattering of reading, and by a hungering and thirsting for knowledge, greatly improved that smattering by constant practice. This was especially true of my Mother. She loved to read and read what few books and papers she could obtain and read remarkably well for her few advantages. She was a great reader of the Bible, and a great student of the Catechism and the Hymn Book. She committed whole chapters of the Bible to memory, besides many shorter passages. She also had a great store of hymns and poems which she had committed to memory. She would often tell about the things she read in the Bible. She constantly urged us to read the Bible and as often read the Bible with us. She and good old Grandmother loved to tell and often did tell us Bible stories. Stories of Adam and Eve, Moses and the Israelites, David and Goliath, Samuel and other Old Testament characters, and of the New Testament, of Jesus and His birth, His baptism, His miracles and Parables, and especially about His ignominious death and glorious resurrection. They would tell us about Paul and the other apostles and the hardships they had to endure to be Christians.
      I have often thought if Mother had only had a modern High School education, not saying anything about a College or University education, what a power she would have been! She not only taught and urged us to read the Bible, but taught us the Catechism. I donít think I was over seven years before I knew the Ten Commandments, the Apostlesí Creed and the Lordís Prayer. And what she so diligently did for me, she did for the other children. In fact, there were some brighter than I who knew these parts of the Catechism before they were seven. Today, if mothers were more like her, how much easier it would be for pastors to Catechize. Today it makes me real sad to see young people in the teens go to the Alter to be confirmed and yet take Catechism or Book of Worship to read the same their confirmation vows. Today how lamentable the thought of how so many bright, young people, supposed to be from some of our best Christian homes, who go the colleges and universities, and even graduate, yet do not know the Ten Commandments, the Creed, nor the Lordís Prayer. When I was a seminary student, there was a student in the Senior Class, not long before his graduation and ordination, who did not know the Ten Commandments.
      When I think of the many good traits of my Father and Mother, of how well beloved they were, of how honest and Christian, and then of the many hardships of life they had to fight, and how well they fought those battles, it leads me to thank God from the depth of my heart for my good heritage. When I think of all, I am as the Prophet Isaiah in Chapter 51, verse one states it, proud to "Look unto the rock from whence I was hewn and unto the hole of it from whence I was digged." Today I wish every descendant of my parents could see them as I saw them and then proudly "Look unto the rock from whence they were hewn and unto the hole of it from whence they were digged."
      I was recently greatly impressed by a tribute Speaker Rayborn paid to his good father. He said his father was a primitive Baptist Preacher, but financially poor and that he would often say to him, "Son, I have nothing to leave you but Character". Middleton and Barbara Boland left character, and plenty of it, for all their many descendants, both born and yet to be born. May each of us greatly appreciate that great heritage and then rightly apply it to our hearts and lives.
      And speaking of their descendants, think of what a great array of descendants they have! The first born son, and child, was born August, 1849. That has been one hundred six years ago since this present year of 1955. Since then there have been born thirteen children, sixty-four grandchildren, at least one hundred and thirty-six great grandchildren, at least one hundred and fifty-four great great grandchildren and at least thirty-six great great great grandchildren. A total of four hundred and three. We have the names of that many descendants, and we feel sure there are others we were unable to obtain. Of this number there are over three hundred and thirty still living. From this number there are representatives living in at least thirteen states and some in the District of Columbia. There are also representatives living in Europe and Asia and perhaps Africa.
      In the field of education, we have already stated that the education of Middleton and Barbara Boland was very limited. In the face of this lamentable fact, how heartening to know that at least seventy of their descendants hold and have held diplomas from at least twenty-five colleges and universities which is over seventeen per cent of the descendants. Then there are at least thirty-five others who have attended these colleges and universities but have never graduated. That makes a total of at least one hundred and five of these descendants who received college and university instruction, which is over twenty-five per cent of the descendants. Besides these, who have received college and university instruction, there have been many high school graduates who never attended college or universities. Of these college and universities, the University of South Carolina leads with fourteen graduates and ten who attended but did not graduate. Winthrop College comes second with eleven graduates and four others who attended while Newberry College comes third with ten who graduated and eight others who attended. Had we all the space, it would be interesting to mention all these colleges and universities and who graduated from each. Besides the graduates many have taken post graduate courses and many others have done research work. Many also have taken business courses, and majored in certain professions.
      In professional work, Middleton and Barbara Bolandís descendants have engaged in at least thirty-eight different callings. Leading in these professions are farmers, instructors in schools, colleges and universities, railroad men, nurses, real estate dealers, ministers and church worker, salesmen, merchants, bankers - in fact almost every conceivable calling but physicians. I do not know why, but curiously enough, there is no doctor of medicine in the family. The same is almost true of politicians. Of this family, there has been one who has been a member of the General Assembly of South Carolina, one or two others who have run for office but were defeated. With these few exceptions none other has ever sought the suffrage of the public.
      In war service Middleton Boland himself had no slave to fight for, nor any other cause for Secession before South Carolina seceeded, he opposed secession. When his state did seceed, without a murmur, he gave four years of service to the Confederacy and suffered the loss of his home. Yet, neither he nor his wife ever drew a penny pension. To the contrary, he was taxed to help pension others far less fortunate than he in war service.
      Since World War I, at least twenty of his descendants have served in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Of this number, only one gave his life in the service, having been killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Besides this casualty, all others returned safely home, and insofar as I know none were even wounded.
      Morally, the Middleton and Barbara Boland family has always been peaceful and strictly law abiding and mostly temperate. No criminals, no bootleggers, no thieves, no murders, no tax evaders, and none have been inclined to evade Army service. There have been a few heavy drinkers in the family, but number less than two per cent. And some of these heavy drinkers were only so as young men but soon repented and lived soberly the rest of their lives. If the whole citizenry of our country were free from law offences as this family there would be no need for criminal courts nor criminal imprisonments.
      Religiously, with few exceptions who have transferred to the Presbyterians, Methodist and other denominations, this Boland family, like Middleton and Barbara Boland, and all their ancestors before them, have remained entirely Lutheran. And while some are more devoted than others, I think without exception including the members of the other denominations to which some have transferred, all have been baptized in infancy, and later been instructed and confirmed into full fledged church membership. At least I for one, have never heard of a Boland infidel or even of a non church member.
      It is noteworthy to state that some of these descendants have been outstanding and have taken the lead in the organization and building the continual support of such churches as Holy Trinity, Little Mountain, and St. Johnís, Clinton, SC. It is also noteworthy to state that under the wise leadership of a great grandson, who organized a very weak mission in Anderson, SC less than twenty years ago, has developed the same into a strong and influential congregation.
      It is interesting to note that of this family, there is a son and two great grandsons who are ordained Lutheran minister and two other great grandsons in the Lutheran Theological Seminary with the ministry in view. There are today three grand daughters and two great grand daughters who are wives of Lutheran ministers, and one great grand daughter who is the wife of a Presbyterian minister. And there are several great granddaughters who are outstanding church workers in both the Lutheran and Presbyterian Churches. Such is the record of the family from a religious standpoint. --LPB

  x.   James Ozro Boland, born November 27, 1828 in Lexington Co., SC; died November 11, 1857 in Lexington Co., SC; married Anna Lavinia Koon November 4, 1850; born May 28, 1832; died April 15, 1891.
  Notes for James Ozro Boland:
      1850 Lexington County Census lists his name as James Ozro Boland. --DWW
     
      Uncle Ozro died long before I was born. Hence I never knew him personally. Like his brothers and sisters, he was baptized, catechized, and confirmed in "The Old Piney Woods Church". While I never knew Uncle Ozro, I did know his good wife, she died in 1891. Aunt Vernie, as we called her, was a woman of strong character and was greatly beloved by all who knew her. I think it was because of her character and influence that made John and Dan live like twins and caused them as partners to live together and work together harmoniously. --LPB

  More About James Ozro Boland:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC

  Notes for Anna Lavinia Koon:
Middle name spelled "Lavenia" on her tombstone.

  More About Anna Lavinia Koon:
Burial: Boland Family Cemetery #3, Little Mountain, SC

  xi.   Cedelle Edward Boland, born c 1830; died Unknown in young.


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