Kentucky Family Group Sheet for the Fielding William BOLEY Family


Husband: Fielding William BOLEY
Birthdate: 1811 - , , Kentucky
Death date:
Burial:
Father: Vincent Boley (Abt 1780-Bef 1840)
Mother: Ann Ball?? (   ; -Abt 1847)

Marriage date: 7 Dec 1830
Marriage place: Adair City, Adair, Kentucky

Wife: Elizabeth McDOWELL
Birthdate: Abt 1817 - , , Kentucky
Death date:
Burial: - Hurricane Cem., Carroll, Missouri
Father: John MCDOWELL (Abt 1768-Abt 1831)
Mother: Phoebe Franklin (    -Abt 1856)
Other Spouse: John Bowen (    -    ) - 6 Dec 1870 - Little Compton, Carroll, Missouri

CHILDREN

Child No. 1 M Samuel Franklin Boley
Birthdate: 17 Sep 1834 - , , Kentucky
Death date: 15 Oct 1888 - Bedford, Livingston, Missouri
Burial: 1888 - Avalon, Tina, Livingston, Missouri
Spouse's name: [1] Mary Elizabeth Beasley (1831-Abt 1870) [2] Charlotte Martha Langley (1845-1927)
Marriage date: [1] 14 Oct 1855 - , Carroll, Missouri [2] 5 Apr 1871 - Little Compton, Carroll, Missouri

Child No. 2 M James Vincent Boley
Birthdate: 1837 - , , Kentucky
Death date:
Burial:
Spouse's name: Elizabeth Francis Robertson (1843-    )
Marriage date: 6 Jun 1860 - , Carroll, Missouri

Child No. 3 M William Alexander Boley
Birthdate: 16 Nov 1839 - Hale, Carroll, Missouri
Death date: 2 Feb 1932 - Sumner, Chariton, Missouri
Burial: 1932 - Hale, Livingston, Missouri
Spouse's name: Martha Ellen Boulware (1847-1896)
Marriage date: 4 Feb 1864 - , Carroll, Missouri

Child No. 4 F Phoebe Ann Boley
Birthdate: 1842 - , Carroll, Missouri
Death date:
Burial:
Spouse's name: Samuel Porter Johnson (    -    )
Marriage date: 1860

Child No. 5 M Benjamin L. Boley
Birthdate: 1849 - , Carroll, Missouri
Death date: Bef 1860
Burial:
Spouse's name:
Marriage date:
 
 
Husband's Sources:
   * CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: MO COUNTY: CARROLL DIVISION: District No. 15 REEL NO: 432-395 PAGE NO: 53B
1 722 722 Boley Filding W. 39 M Farmer 100 Ky (Would have been born in 1811) REMARKS: (3) Perhaps "Fielding"?; Handwr. page no. 106
2 722 722 Boley Elizabeth 24 F Ky
3 722 722 Boley Samuel F. 15 M Farmer Ky (Born 1834/5)
4 722 722 Boley James V. 13 M Ky
5 722 722 Boley William A. 11 M Mo X
6 722 722 Boley Pheobe A. 8 M Mo X
7 722 722 Boley Benjamin L. 1 M Mo
   * Item from 1830 Kentucky census page 365: Fielding Boley Mercer City
   * 1. Fielding BOLEY 1811 (Ky?) + Elizabeth McDOWELL b. abt 1809 Married 07 Dec 1830 Adair Co, KY (Adair county marriage records 1:124)
o 2. Samuel BOLEY 1834
o 2. William BOLEY 1839
o 2. James V BOLEY 1837 KY + Eliz. Francis ROBERTSON 1843 KY M. 06 June 1860 Carroll Co, MO
+ 3. James Wm BOLEY 23 Nov 1873 Texas Co, Mo + Rebecca BROWN 19 Sept 1880 Iowa M. Bef 1899
+ 4. Hazel BOLEY 1899 MO
+ 4. Thomas J BOLEY 1902 MO
+ 4. James V BOLEY 1903 MO
+ 4. Minnie BOLEY 1905 MO
+ 4. Lucy BOLEY 1907 MO
+ 4. Leonard BOLEY 1910 (fraternal twin) Summner, MO
+ 4. Lonnie E BOLEY 1910 (fraternal twin) + Hazel MORRIS 1920 Ethel, MO M 15 Nov 1945 Kansas City, MO
+ 5. Gary BOLEY 1948 Linn Co,MO
+ 5. Linda Kay BOLEY 22 June 1950 my mother + Billy Eugene DAVIS 1945 Linn Co,MO M 1968 Mo
+ 6. Cherie DAVIS 03 Nov 1968 Marceline, Linn Co, MO + Daniel E WILLIAMS III 1968 WA M. 28 May 1988
+ 4. Irene BOLEY 1912 MO
+ 4. Williard BOLEY 1915 MO
+ 4. Maye BOLEY 1916 MO
o 2. Phobe BOLEY 1842
o 2. Benjamin BOLEY 1849
   * The following Boley's are listed in "Missouri Genealogical Gleanings", by Sherida K. Eddleman:
Carrol Co., MO, Big Creek Baptist Church, Near Big Creek, 1844-1872, Membership Roster:
James Boley, Received Date: May, 1852. Appointed assistant clerk August, 1853 and Clerk, Nov. 1853.
Elizabeth Boley, Received Date: Oct. 1858
Elizabeth Boley, Received Date: Mar. 10, 1851
Samuel F. Boley, Received Date: Mar. 10, 1851
Robert W. Boley, Received Date: July, 1852
Luelien (sic) W. Boley, Received Date: July, 1852
Ephraim Boley, Received Date: July, 1852
   * Norma Clark says that Fielding and Elizabeth came to Mo. in the late 1830s and that there was an older female with them (shown in the 1840 Census). Since Vincent can't be found in the 1840 Census for Mo. or Ky. it is presumed that he must have died and it is his wife, Samuels mother, who went with them.
   * Jo Boley Wahlgren says:
Fielding left Carroll Co. in the late 1850's to go to the gold rush in Colorado...and never returned. His wife Elizabeth married a John Bowen Dec. 6, 1870 in Little Compton, Carroll Co. MO. She is in the 1860 census living with William and his family in Brunswick, Chariton Co., MO. (Grandfather Frank (Fielding) Bouley would have been three in 1870), this would account for the stories dad told, ie: " I believe dads mother was a Bowen of Virginia" (he would have been referring to grandpa's grandmother).
   * However a note from Sue Silver, President El Dorado County Pioneer Cemeteries Commission silver1951@jps.net says:
A Fielding W. Boley died Dec. 2, 1850 in El Dorado County, California, during the height of the Gold Rush. He may have died at a town called Ringgold, which is south of Placerville. A doctor was paid services for attending him there to Dec. 2, 1850.
There is no marked grave for Mr. Boley in any cemetery in El Dorado County. The Ringgold Cemetery, or what's left of it, is barely recognizeable and has but two marked graves at it's southernmost end and two marked graves at its northernmost end.
We can't say for sure that this is your Fielding William Boley, but thought we might pass this information on to you.
I don't think the Colorado gold rush (was it Pike's Peak?) started until the late 1850s or early 1860s. I know the "Washoe excitement" in Nevada started about 1859, because so many of our male residents went there to mine and the wives and children stayed here and were enumerated on the 1860 census without the husband/father.
If Fielding went anywhere in 1850 for a gold rush, it has to be to California. It truly created the greatest migration of humanity in all of history at that time, and our rivers and creeks are the evidence of that occupation - tailings everywhere still.
I think we're probably safe to presume this is the same person. If I find out anything more, I'll certainly keep you in mind.
Sincerely Sue Silver
   * Also from Jo Boley Wahlgren
RE: Fielding W. Boley....marriage certificate (the spelling is theirs)....my aunt got a copy of this last year when she visited Kentucky.
"Know all men by these presents that we Fielding W. Boley & John McDowell are held & firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $1.00 the payment of which well & truly to be make we bind ourselves our heirs & jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed & dated this 1st day of December 1830."
"The condition of the above obligation is such that if there shall be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solimized between the said Boley & Elizabeth McDowell daughter of said John McDowell who gave his consent. Thus this obligation to be void else to remain in full force."
signed by Fielding W. Boley and John McDowell
"Mr. William Cawell sir please to let my son Fielding have lisons and in so doing you will much oblige yours this 1st day of December 1830."
signed by Vincent Boley
   * Ehphraim McDowell of Bedminster Township, NJ and some of His descendants by Richared W. Cook
   * Adair Co. Marriagr Records 1:124
   * The 1840 Missouri Census Index shows a Fielding Boley and a James R. Boley-- both in Carroll County on the same page of the census. If Fielding Boley is the father of Samuel Boley (as it appears), then the move from Kentucky. to Missouri can be narrowed to between 1834 and 1840.
Taken from the BOLEY family page:
   * 3. Fielding William2 BOLEY (Vincent1) (#345) was born in Kentucky, 1811.
   * He married Elizabeth MCDOWELL in Adair City, Adair Co, KY, 07 DEC 1830. (Elizabeth MCDOWELL is #284.) Elizabeth was born in Kentucky about 1817. Elizabeth(44) was the daughter of John MCDOWELL Sr and Phoebe FRANKLIN. At 17 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Samuel Franklin BOLEY in Kentucky, 17 SEP 1834. At 20 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of James Vincent BOLEY in Kentucky, 1837. At 22 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of William Alexander BOLEY Sr in Hale, Carroll County, MO, 16 NOV 1839. At 25 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Phoebe Ann BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1842. At 32 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Benjamin L. BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1849.
   * At 23 years of age Fielding became the father of Samuel Franklin BOLEY in Kentucky, 17 SEP 1834. At 26 years of age Fielding became the father of James Vincent BOLEY in Kentucky, 1837. At 28 years of age Fielding became the father of William Alexander BOLEY Sr in Hale, Carroll County, MO, 16 NOV 1839. At 31 years of age Fielding became the father of Phoebe Ann BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1842. At 38 years of age Fielding became the father of Benjamin L. BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1849.
   * Government Land Office deed: Patentee name: Boley, Samuel F. Document # 33788 Accession # MO3160_.051 Signed 15 April 1857
   * Elizabeth McDowell was the daughter of John and Phoebe (Phobe)(Franklin) McDowell. Phoebe's father was Edward Franklin. John's parents were Ephraim McDowell and Elizabeth (Agnes?) Burns. This information came from an ancestor chart compiled by Charles McDowell, 2210 N. Kilpatrick, Chicago, IL., dated May 19, 1988. Also on this chart is George McDowell, apparently the son of John (and brother of Elizabeth Boley) and under George is Julius Ephraim McDowell, and his son Amos McDowell, died 1950, Pasadena, TX (which I assume is the father of the compiler).
   * Also from Jo Boley Wahlgren: Re: Fielding W. Boley...Marriage Certificate (the spelling is theirs)....my aunt got a copy of this last year when she visited Kentucky. "Know all men by these present that we Fielding W. Boley and John McDowell are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the penal sum of $1.00 the payment of which well and true to be make we bind ourselves our heirs and jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed and dated this 1st day of December 1830." "The condition of the above obligation is such that if there shall be no legal cause to obstruct a marriage shortly intended to be solimized between the said Boley and Elizabeth McDowell daughter of said John McDowell who gave his consent. Thus this obligation to be void else to remain in full force." signed by Fielding W. Boley and John McDowell "Mr. William Cawell sir please to let my son Fielding Boley have lisons and in so doing you will much oblige.
Yours this 1st day of December 1830." signed by Vincent Boley
   * SNDX Spouse 1 SNDX Spouse 2 Date B400 Baily Feilding W M234 McDowell, Elizabeth 01-Dec-1830 B400 Boley Feilding M234 McDowell, Elizabeth 07-Dec-1830
   * Historical events during the life of Fielding William BOLEY:
Venezuela gains independence from Spain on July 5, 1811;
Birth of Emily Dickinson, poet on December 10, 1830;
1st issue of New York Herald published on May 6, 1835;
Birth of William Quantrill on July 31, 1837;
Birth of General George A. Custer on December 5, 1839;
US-Canada border defined by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty on August 9, 1842;
Birth of Emma Lazarus, whose poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty on July 22, 1849.
   * Fielding William BOLEY and Elizabeth MCDOWELL had the following family:
i. Samuel Franklin3 BOLEY was born 17 SEP 1834.
ii. James Vincent BOLEY was born 1837.
iii. William Alexander BOLEY Sr was born 16 NOV 1839.
iv. Phoebe Ann BOLEY was born in Carroll Co., Mo, 1842. She married Samuel Porter JOHNSON in Mo, 1860.
v. Benjamin L. BOLEY was born in Carroll Co., Mo, 1849. Benjamin died bef. 1860

Wife's General Notes:
   * She would have gotten married at about age 14. At 17 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Samuel Franklin BOLEY in Kentucky, 17 SEP 1834. At 20 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of James Vincent BOLEY in Kentucky, 1837. At 22 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of William Alexander BOLEY Sr in Hale, Carroll County, MO, 16 NOV 1839. At 25 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Phoebe Ann BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1842. At 32 years of age Elizabeth became the mother of Benjamin L. BOLEY in Carroll Co., Mo, 1849.

Sources:
   * Kentucky--Adair Co. Marriage records (1:124)
   * 1850 CENSUS FOR CARROL, CO. MO.REEL # 432-395 PAGE 53B
Says she was 24 in 1850 but it must have meant 34, otherwise she would have been born in 1826 making her only 9 when Samuel was born (unlikely)
   * 1870 Census for Chariton Co., Mo. gives the age of Elizabeth as 53. She is in the household of Samuel Boley
   * Hillsdale, Montgomery co., Ill. (Deeds U:779)
On Oct 20 1857, Elizabeth Boley, heir-at-law of Phoebe McDowell, dec'd, of Carroll Co. Mo. sold to George McDowell of Montogomery, co. Ill., whatever interest she might have had in land in Montgomery co.
As the name Elizabeth Boley appears on various deeds in Carroll co., Mo, it is believed the Boley's moved to Mo.
   * Ehphraim McDowell of Bedminster Township, NJ and some of His descendants by Richared W. Cook
   * Sent to me by Jo Boley Wahlgren:
Elizabeth McDowell is the daughter of John and Phoebe (Phebe?) (Franklin) McDowell. Phoebe's father was Edward Franklin. John's parents were Ephraim McDowell and Elizabeth (Agnes?) Burns. This information came from an ancestor chart compiled by a Charles McDowell, 2210 N. Kilpatrick, Chicago, IL 60639, dated 5-19-88. (this would probably account for all the Phoebe's, Elizabeth's, and Franklin's we have popping up everywhere in our 'tree') Also on this chart is George McDowell who apparently is the son of John (and brother to Elizabeth Boley) and under George is Julius Ephraim McDowell. And his son is Amos McDowell, died 1950, Padadena Texas (which I would assume is the father of the compiler).
   * Also from Jo Wahlgren:
By the way....I found the cemetery that my g-grandmother Boley was buried in when I visited home last. Her name was Martha Ellen Bowlware Boley and she was buried in the Hurricane Cemetery between Hale and Bosworth.
Anyway....I didn't get to visit with my aunt Norma on that visit but after talking with my mother later, my mom said that the stone right next to hers was Elizabeth Boley BOWEN!!!! She was right there under my nose!!!!
This cemetery isn't hard to get to so the next time I'm there I'll be sure to take a picture of her stone. SHE WAS RIGHT THERE AND I DIDN'T SEE HER!!!
   * From Eric Gordon--I have just a little about the McDowells. I believe that the Father of Elizabeth McDowell was John and his wife was Phoebe Franklin and they were from Tennessee. Elizabeth was born in Tennessee also, I believe. I am going to have to do some more research on them myself because I think that we may be related to them or some of their ilk on my fathers side of the family. they were all from Virginia and Tennessee and then Georgia and Arkansas and finially into southern Missouri.
   * Fielding went to the Goldrush in Colorado in 1858 and never returned.
   * In 1870 Elizabeth re-married a John Bowen in Little Compton, Carroll Co., Mo.
Grandfather Frank (Fielding) Bouley would have been three at the time and this would account for the stories dad told. ie: "I believe dads mother was a Bowen of Virginia" (He would have been referring to grandpas grandmother.
   * Search of{GLEN HILLS MARRIAGE INDEX OF CARROLL CO. COURT HOUSE MARRIAGE REGISTER}:
Mrs Elizabeth m. John Bowen 8 Sep 1870 scr:C97.
   * Ehphraim McDowell of Bedminster Township, NJ and some of His descendants by Richared W. Cook.
   * See Kentuckians in Missouri by Stuart Seely Sprague (Baltimore 1984).
 

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