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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday–George R. Boatwright

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George R. Boatwright
b. 19 January 1819
d. 9 April 1894
bu. Hurst Family Cemetery, Chesterfield County, SC

George R. Boatwright Tombstone
Photo by Julious Burr

George R. Boatwright was born 19 January 1819[1], a son of Lewis Boatwright and Elizabeth Rebecca Davis.

He married Lauretta Hurst about 1852 in Chesterfield, SC. She was born about 1831, a daughter of Isaac Hurst and Henrietta “Ritta” Rivers. George and Lauretta had 6 children; 2 sons and 4 daughters.

During the Civil War, George enlisted and served in Company K, 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers).[2] Lauretta Boatwright died on 8 August 1863.[3] I think George R. Boatwright knew his wife’s health was failing and requested that he be discharge from the Army.

His Civil war Military Records shows that George was discharged on June 6, 1863 by General P. T. Beauregard.[4] This would indicate that George was at home when Lauretta passed away. Her death left George with 6 children ranging in age from 10 to just barely one year old for the youngest daughter – Sarah Catherine Boatwright.

No record has been found that would indicate that George re-married after the death of his wife, Lauretta Hurst Boatwright. He left a WILL and his estate[5] was probated in Chesterfield County SC in 1894.







[1] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for George R. Boatwright; (19 January 1819–9 April 1894); Memorial # 43479004; Record of the Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 3 June 2012.
[2] National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 3 June 2012), entry for George Boatwright, Private; 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers); Confederates.
[3] Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for Lauretta Hurst Boatwright; (about 1831–8 August 1863); Memorial # 43479036; Record of the Hurst Family Cemetery; Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA; Accessed on 3 June 2012.
[4] National Park Service, "Soldiers" database, Civil War Soldiers & Sailor System (http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm : accessed 3 June 2012), entry for George Boatwright, Private; 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers); Confederates.
[5] Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Probate Files & Loose papers, George R. BOATWRIGHT; digital images, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: viewed 18 February 2013); Folder #781, Images 742-760.








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