Friday, June 9, 2023

  Morgan Godfrey Boone

1827-24 Oct 1862

Morgan Godfrey Boone was born in 1827 in Richland, South Carolina. He married Margaret Isabelle Bickley on January 29, 1850. They had six children during their marriage. He died as a young father on October 24, 1862, in Lynchburg, Virginia, at the age of 33, and was buried there.

Basically, that's all I know about Godfrey Boone. He is my husband's great great grandfather. I have searched many records, but have found none that give his parents.

Here is his story as I know it.

1860 Census "the vicinity of Lexington C. H."
13 June 1860

Record details
NameGodfrey Bone
Birth Year1827
Birth PlaceRichland County
Home in 1860Lexington, Lexington, South Carolina
Post OfficeLexington
Dwelling Number224
Family Number224
Real Estate Value624
Personal Estate Value400
Inferred SpouseMargaret E Bone
Inferred ChildJacob M Bone; Julian R Bone; Sarah A Bone; Margaret Bone
Household members
Godfrey Bone33
Margaret E Bone28
Jacob M Bone7
Julian R Bone4
Sarah A Bone2
Margaret Bone8/12

On 29 January 1850 he married Margaret Isabel Bickley, daughter of Jacob N Bickley and Jemimah "Mamie" Smith. They had 6 children:

Jacob Morgan Calvin Boone - 1852-1940

 Julia Ann Rachel Boone - 1855-1942

Sarah Ann Jemima Boone - 1858

Margaret Boone - 1859

Felia Boone - 1860

Susannah E Boone - 1862-1947 

Godfrey Boone enlisted in the Confederate Army 12 March 1862. 

U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865


Name:Godfrey Boone
Enlistment Date:12 Mar 1862
Military Unit:Thirteenth Infantry A-B

He died of disease 24 October 1862 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is buried in Old City Cemetery, in Lynchburg.

Photo by Darrell Landrum

Godfrey Boone

Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
24 Oct 1862 (aged 34–35)
Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
LynchburgLynchburg CityVirginiaUSA Add to Map

 Find A Grave 

Buried 24 Oct. 1862
6 ft x 18
Crumpton Factory
G Boone Co H 13th S.C. Reg was
Buried No 7 in 3rd Line of Lot 181

(Transcribed from copy of handwritten record of Godfrey Boone's burial, sent from The Old City Cemetery, 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501.

Bio by: Wendy Grigsby 


If anyone has any information about Godfrey Boone's parents and is willing to share, please let me know in the comments. 

Friday, April 14, 2023

Rocky Mount Baptist Church

Polkton NC

Curlee Memorials

James Thomas Curlee

James Thomas "Tom" Curlee 03 May 1869-15 Sep 1902 was the third child of Davidson S Curlee and Adeline W. Meggs. 

NameJames Curlee
BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Dwelling Number143
Home in 1870Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina
Post OfficeWadesboro
OccupationAt Home
Inferred FatherDavid Curlee
Inferred MotherAdline Curlee
Household Members (Name)Age
David Curlee24
Adline Curlee25
William H Curlee3
Henry F Curlee2
James Curlee

James Thomas Curlee was 1 year of age in 1870.

James Thomas Curlee is 11 years old and is working as a farm hand on his father's farm. He has 8 siblings in 1880.

James Thomas Curlee and Margaret Lugenia Hill, daughter of James Pleasant Hill and Sarah Emmaline Parker, married 23 April 1893 at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Polkton NC. James Thomas was 23 years of age and Margaret Lugenia was 18 years of age. (The marriage license states Margaret's father was Clement - I think that is an error - all the records I have seen state her father was James Pleasant Hill)
They had 4 children during their brief marriage:

Henry Seborn Curlee, 20 Apr 1894-10 Apr 1968, married Fay Blanche Williams.
Aaron Columbus Curlee, 23 Mar 1897-30 Jan 1978, married Rosa Belle Austin.
Harvey Pleasant Curlee, 8 Aug 1898-06 Jan 1978, married Kate Swanner.
May Belle Curlee, 07 Aug 1901-10 Sep 1981, married Arthur Benjamin Allen.

NameMargaret Curlee
Birth DateNov 1875
BirthplaceNorth Carolina, USA
Home in 1900Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina
House Number3
Sheet Number18
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation1
Family Number328
Relation to Head of HouseDaughter
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Year1893
Years Married7
Father's NamePleass Hill
Father's BirthplaceNorth Carolina, USA
Mother's NameSarah O Hill
Mother's BirthplaceNorth Carolina, USA
Mother: number of living children3
Mother: How many children3
Can WriteY
Can Speak EnglishY
NeighborsView others on page
Household members
Pleass Hill58
Sarah O Hill51
Margaret Curlee25
Walie D Hill19
Edmund Hill18
Annie Hill16
James Hill12
David Hill11
Colon P Hill9
Henry Curlee6
Aaron Curlee3
Harvey Curlee1

In the 1900 Burnsville Census, Margaret and three of her children are living with her father and mother. There is no mention of her husband Tom Curlee. I cannot find him in the 1900 Burnsville census. Her youngest child May Belle was born in 1901.

The Messenger and Intelligencer
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Thursday Sep 18 1902
Page 3

Photo by Helen Halterman

Find A Grave

Monday, April 10, 2023

Rocky Mount Baptist Church

Polkton NC

Curlee Memorials

James Franklin Curlee

James Franklin Curlee, 25 Jun 1881-28 Mar 1976, was the fifth child of John William Curlee and Nancy Jane Allen. He was born in Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina. His father John William Curlee was a farmer according to the 1880 Burnsville Anson census. 

1880 Burnsville Anson Census

John William Curlee died in 1899. In the 1900 census James Franklin is listed as a farm laborer and is 18 years old.

Name James Curlee
Age 18
Birth Date Jun 1871
Birthplace North Carolina, USA
Home in 1900 Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina
House Number 0
Sheet Number 18
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation 332
Family Number 333
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Son
Marital Status Single
Father's Birthplace North Carolina, USA
Mother's Name Jane Curlee
Mother's Birthplace North Carolina, USA
Occupation Farm Laborer
Attended School 0
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes

Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Jane Curlee 48 Head
Hugh Curlee 20 Son
James Curlee 18 Son
Dalia Curlee 16 Daughter
Alac Carpenter 20 Son in Law (Son-in-law)
Estelle Carpenter 13 Daughter

James Franklin Curlee and Betty Jane Howard were married 9 Jan 1901 in Big Lick Stanly NC. 

NameBettie Horward
Birth Year1882
Marriage Date9 Jan 1901
Marriage PlaceStanly, North Carolina, USA
FatherAbi Horward
MotherEmeline Horward
SpouseJ F Curlee
Spouse GenderMale
Spouse RaceWhite
Spouse Age20
Spouse FatherJ W Curlee
Spouse MotherJane Curlee
Event TypeMarriage

On 12 Feb 1902 the first child Dovie Mae Curlee was born to James Franklin and Betty. She married Vann Leason Coble in 1924 and had 3 children that I know of. She died 25 Jul 1967 from a cerebral hemorrhage. She is buried in Oakboro Cemetery Stanly County NC.

The second child John William Curlee was born 7 Aug 1903 and died 30 May 1929. I don't know if he married. He is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Polkton NC.

Crawford Demander Curlee 4 Feb 1906-29 Nov 1981 was James Franklin's and Betty's third child. He married Jennie Lee Coble. He is buried at Smith Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Oakboro Stanly NC.

In 1910 James Franklin was listed as a farmer. Living in the house were his wife, Betty, and his children Dovie, John and Crawford.

NameJames Curlee
Age in 191038
Birth Date1872
BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Home in 1910Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina, USA
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse's NameBettie Curlee
Father's BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Mother's BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Native TongueEnglish
IndustryGeneral Farm
Employer, Employee or OtherEmployer
Home Owned or RentedOwn
Home Free or MortgagedMortgaged
Farm or HouseFarm
Able to readYes
Able to WriteYes
Years Married10
NeighborsView others on page
Household members
James Curlee38
Bettie Curlee27
Dann Curlee8
John Curlee6
Crawford Curlee4

The fourth child Clifford Columbus Curlee 27 July 1910-3 Oct 1997 married Kermit Smith 21 Aug 1931. He is buried at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Big Lick Stanly NC.

Vera Pins Curlee was born 12 Nov 1912 and died of chronic colitis 15 Jun 1914 in Burnsville Anson NC. She had been sick 5 days.

James M Curlee was the sixth child of James Franklin and Betty. He was born 18 Feb 1915 and married Mary Jeanette Thomas. He died 9 Feb 1983 and is buried in Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte Mecklenburg NC.

Ola L Curlee 04 Dec 1916-22 Nov 2011 seventh child of James Franklin and Betty married Milton Carl Williams. She is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Polkton NC.

The eighth child of James Franklin Curlee and Betty Howard is Odice L Curlee. He was born 04 May 1919. He married Edna Mae Smith. He is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Polkton NC.

17 April 1930

NameJames F Curlee
Birth Year1882
Age in 193048
BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Marital StatusMarried
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Home in 1930Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina, USA
Map of HomeBurnsville,Anson,North Carolina
Street AddressOakboro Road
Dwelling Number159
Family Number160
Home Owned or RentedOwned
Home Value2500
Radio SetNo
Lives on FarmYes
Age at First Marriage20
Attended SchoolNo
Able to Read and WriteYes
Father's BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Mother's BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Able to Speak EnglishYes
IndustryGeneral Farming
Class of WorkerWorking on own account
NeighborsView others on page
Household members
James F Curlee48
Betty J Curlee47
James Curlee15
Ola L Curlee12
Odis Curlee10

NameJames F Curlee
Estimated Birth Year1882
BirthplaceNorth Carolina
Marital StatusMarried
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Home in 1940Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940Burnsville,Anson,North Carolina
Inferred Residence in 1935Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina
Residence in 1935Burnsville
Resident on farm in 1935Yes
Sheet Number1B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation17
House Owned or RentedOwned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented1000
Attended School or CollegeNo
Highest Grade CompletedElementary school, 7th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census40
Class of WorkerWorking on own account
Weeks Worked in 193942
Income Other SourcesNo
NeighborsView others on page
Household members
James F Curlee58
Betty Curlee57
Odice Curlee20

NameJim F Curlee
Birth Date1882
Birth PlaceNorth Carolina
Marital StatusMarried
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Residence Date1950
Home in 1950Burnsville, Anson, North Carolina, USA
Dwelling Number45
Questionnaire Number80
Inferred Previous Residence PlaceBurnsville, Anson, North Carolina
Father Birth PlaceUSA
Mother Birth PlaceUSA
Occupation CategoryWorking
Hours Worked7
Worker ClassOwn Business
Same HouseYes
School CompletedS8
Grade CompletedYes
School Attendance30 or over
Weeks Worked52
Other Incomenone
Supplemental Incomenone
Relative Incomenone
Relative Other Incomenone
Relative Supplemental Income2675
World War II VeteranNo
World War I VeteranNo
Household members
Jim F Curlee68
Betty Curlee67
Odio Curlee30

Betty Jane Howard died from coronary _____ 05 Jan 1957 in Polkton Anson North Carolina. She is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church Polkton Anson North Carolina. 

Photo by Dana Garrow

James Franklin Curlee died of an acute MI  28 Mar 1976 at the age of 94. He is buried at Rocky Mount Baptist Church along with his wife. 

Photo by Dana Garrow