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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thriller Thursday - John Franklin Boone and Mollie Eliza Whitley Aldridge

John Franklin Boone was born 9/19/1867 in Stanly County, NC to Peter William Boone (DOB 5/20/1834 in Alamance County, NC; DOD 7/27/1911 in Stanly County, NC) and Mary Jane Smith (DOB 5/3/1838 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 1/10/1915 in Stanly County, NC).


1870 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  M593_1160 ; Page : 36B ; Image :  82 ; Family History Library Film : 552659 , Taken 6/28/1870 , Lines 22-30, "William Boon"
William Boon, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $50 Real Estate Value, $125 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Mary Boon, 34 yrs old (DOB 1836), F, W, Keeping House, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Alexander Boon, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, Born in NC
Sarah J. Boon, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), F, W, Born in NC
Pink Boon, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), M, W, Born in NC
Elizabeth Boon, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, Born in NC
Catherine Boon, 4 yrs old (DOB 1866), F, W, Born in NC
Franklin Boon, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), M, W, Born in NC
Rebecca Boon, 1 yrs old (DOB 1869), F, W, Born in NC


1880 U.S. Census of Big Lick,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  982 ; Family History Film :  1254982 ; Page :  318A ; Enumeration District :  206 ; Image :  0310 , Taken 6/12/1880 , Lines 19-30, "P. William Boone"
P. William Boone, W(hite), M(ale), 48 yrs old (DOB 1832), Head, Married, Farmer, "Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden or otherwise Disabled", Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary Boone, W, F, 47 yrs old (DOB 1833), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
A. Evan Boone (sic), W, M, 21 yrs old (DOB 1859), Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah Boone, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Daughter, Single, Farm Laborer, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Pinkney Boone, W, M, 17 yrs old (DOB 1863), Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elizabeth Boone, W, F, 15 yrs old (DOB 1865), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Chatherine Boone (sic), W, F, 14 yrs old (DOB 1866), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John Boone, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Rebecca Boone, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Daughter, Single, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Melinda Boone, W, F, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Daughter, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Willie Boone, W, M, 6 yrs old (DOB 1874), Son, At Home, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
H. George Boone, w, M, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Son, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

John Franklin Boone married Mollie Eliza Whitley Aldridge on 5/30/1895 in Stanly County, NC.

Mollie was born 2/6/1877 in Stanly County, NC to Ephraim W. Whitley and Frances Julina Aldridge. She was the illegitimate child of Julina and Ephraim Whitley. Ephraim Whitley married Margaret Carnelius Hearn in 1873, 4 years before Mollie was born to Julina. Mollie's death certificate has her father as "Haught Davis".

Mollie's parentage is a little twisted but I will try to report it correctly.


First let's look at the Whitley family.

George Whitley, III (aka George Whitney, III) (DOB 12/28/1787 in Montgomery County, NC; DOD 6/23/1858 in Cherokee County, GA) married Rebecca ? (DOB 4/5/1791 in ? ; DOD 6/15/1873 in Stanly County, NC). 

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The Two Rebeccas
Every where I went I kept coming up with George Whitley's wife, Rebecca, being Rebecca Louise Cagle. But I also kept finding Rebecca Louise Cagle being married to Caleb Aldridge. It couldn't be both ways. The two Rebeccas were born about the same time and lived in Stanly County, NC but Rebecca Whitley married George Whitley in 1809 and had 14 children between 1810-1835. He left her about 1842. I found Rebecca Whitley with 3 of her children in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC in the 1850 U.S. Census. And Rebecca Aldridge is shown with Caleb Aldridge in Ross, Stanly County, NC in the 1850 U.S. Census and they had 3 children 1818, 1823, 1832 which is the same time the other Rebecca was married to George Whitley. Rebecca Whitley had a child by George Whitley in the years 1818, 1823, and 1832 so she couldn't have had children by Caleb Aldridge on the same years she had children with George Whitley. So there had to be two Rebeccas who happened to be born at the same time. Which Rebecca was Rebecca Louise Cagle (daughter of George Cagle and Rebecca Unknown)?

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George Whitley and Rebecca Unknown had Benjamin Lindsay Whitley (DOB About 1817 in Stanly County, NC: DOD ? in ? ). Benjamin Lindsay Whitley married Margaret Eudy (DOB About 1817 in ? ; DOD ? in ? )  in 1841 in Stanly County, NC. They had Ephraim Whitley was born about 1857. Ephraim Whitley was married to Margaret Carnelius Hearn on 10/23/1873 in Stanly County, NC. Margaret Carnelius Hearn Whitley was born about 1853 in Stanly County, NC. So here is the family tree for Ephraim W. Whitley:

George Whitley, III and Rebecca Unknown
.....Benjamin Lindsay Whitley and Peggy Eudy
..........Ephraim W. Whitley and Margaret Carnelius Hearn

George Whitley, III and Rebecca Unknown had 14 children:

Leonard WHITLEY (1810-1811)
Mary WHITLEY (1812-About 1870)
Rebecca WHITLEY (1813-1853)
Green DeBerry WHITLEY (1815-1881)
George WHITLEY IV (1816-1816)
Benjamin Lindsay WHITLEY (1817-About 1880)
Addison Franklin WHITLEY (1819-1866)
Temple Irenius WHITLEY (1821-1865)
Louisa WHITLEY (1823-About 1892)
Susannah WHITLEY (1825-About 1865) (see her story below)
Elizabeth Caroline WHITLEY (1827-1893)
Millie Ann WHITLEY (1829-1907)
Columbus WHITLEY (1832-1890)
Benona Anceline WHITLEY (1835-About 1873)

Now George Whitley, III  left Rebecca and his 11 living children about 1842 to run away with another woman, Mary Harvell Owens. With Mary Ann Harvel Owens Whitley he had 6 more children: 
Joab Alexander Whitley (12/18/1840-7/3/1925)
George W. Whitley (About 1845-About 1890)
Joseph Franklin Whitley (1/16/1846-About 1933)
Frances Whitley (aka Bud Whitley) (About 1848- )
Mary Ann Whitley (About 1851- )
James L. Whitley (10/2/1855-10/22/1938)

George left Rebecca and his 11 living children in North Carolina, and went to Cherokee County, GA with Mary Harvell Owens. This date was established by divorce records in Stanley County, NC. U.S. census records in Cherokee County, GA. If you look at the birth dates of his first child with Mary Harvell Owens, it seems he had two families going on at the same time before moving to Georgia.

1850 U.S. Census of Division 15, Cherokee County, Georgia ; Roll :  M432_65 ; Page : 477B ; Image :  157 , Lines 39-42 next page Lines , "George Whitley"
George Whitley, Head, 64 yrs old (DOB 1786), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, Born in NC
Mary Whitley, 40 yrs old (DOB 1810), F, W, Born in NC
Barbary Whitley, 16 yrs old (DOB 1834), F, W, Born in NC
Thomas Whitley, 14 yrs old (DOB 1836), M, W, Born in NC
John Whitley, 12 yrs old (DOB 1838), M, W, Born in NC
Fanny Whitley, 11 yrs old (DOB 1839), F, W, Born in NC
George Whitley, 6 yrs old (DOB 1844), M, W, Born in NC
Joseph Whitley, 4 yrs old (DOB 1846), M, W, Born in NC
Bud Whitley, 6/12 mos old (DOB 1849), M, W, Born in NC

Divorce Records (I typed this with misspellings and all.)
REBECCA VS, GEORGE WHITHEY III
STANLEY CO., NC
SPRING TERM 1847
It appearing to the court in this case that the defendant has eluded the process and fled the state, so that ordinary process cannot be served upon him. It is ordered that publication be made in the Fayetteville Observer for six weeks, that unless the said George Whitney shall make his appearance before the judge of the equity court, in and for the County of Stanley in the court beholden ay the Courthouse in Albemarle on the first Monday in September next, and plead answer, oe deliver to the plaintiff bill, the same will be taken pro confesso against him and set for hearing exparte. And it further declared in this case that the court approve of the proceedings of the sheriff in taking the bond of the plaintiff for the property mentioned in the bond. And it is ordered that he deliver to her the rest of personal property seized by him, upon her excuting a similar bond. And it is ordered that all said personal property remain in the case, custody of the plaintiff until the further ordered that the sheriff rent out the Crisco or Bull Hill tract of 200 acres for the use and benefit of the plaintiff until the further order of this court.  W. H. Battle. J.S.C

REBECCA WHITNEY VS GEORGE WHITNEY. In Equity Order and decree at Spring term 1849
It appearing to the court that publication has been according to the order heretofore made in this cause, and the defendant  not appeared and pleaded, answered nor demurrer to the bill, the same is taken pro confesso  and set for hearing. Exparte. Whereupon the following issues were submitted by the court to wit:
1. Has the defendant become a habitual drunkard and spendthrift, wasting his substance to the impoverishment of his family?
2. Has he separated himself from the plaintiff, and deserted her and left the country with another woman?
3. Was the plaintiff an inhabitant of this state for more than three years before filing this bill?
4. Has she conducted herself improperly toward the defendant as a chaste, obedient and faithful wife?
To the following query to wit:
John F. Herrin, Conrad Udy, Starling McDaniel, George Dry, Wilson Carter,  Breedy Morris, Daniel Bilee, Claborne yerly, Joseph Hatley, Daniel Fisher, William Parker Sr. Michael  Fesperman, who find the issue in favor of the plaintff.
Decree:
And just cause coming to be heard upon the bill, exhibits former order verdict of the jury and proof. It is declared by this court that the plaintiff and defendant intermarried about thirty years ago and have resided ever since therein, up to the time of the plaintiff bill. That the plaintiff has always conducted herself as a chaste, faithful, affectionate, obedient wife. And that the defendant up to about six years ago conducted himself with propriety as a husband and head of the family, but that about that time he became dispensed in his habits, and took up with one Mary Owens, by whom he has had several children, and became an habitual drunkard and spendthrift, wasting his substance to the impoverishment of his family.



1850 U.S. Census of  Albemarle, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll : M432_645 ; Page :  62B ; Image :  130 , Lines 39-42 next page Lines 1, "Rebecca Whittey" sic, Rebecca Whitley
Rebecca Whittey, Head, 56 yrs old (DOB 1794), F(emale), W(hite), Farmer, $125 Real Estate Value, Born in NC
Susanna Whittey, 25 yrs old (DOB 1825), F, W, Born in NC*
Columbus Whittey, 18 yrs old (DOB 1832), M, W, Laborer, Born in NC
Benona Whittey, 15 yrs old (DOB 1835), F, W, Born in NC
Wm Burris, 5 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in NC**


**Who is William Burris? Well, here is a scandal. Let's look at Susannah and her lover.

*It seems Susannah Whitley never married her children's father, Joshua Christian Burris Jr.

Susannah Whitley's Story:

Maybe she learned some bad lessons from her father. William Burris is Susannah and Christian's first child. They had a total of 4 children out of wedlock. 

1) William Rufus Burris (1845-1910)
2) Frances Caroline Burris (1852-1911)
3) Sarah Elizabeth Burris (1858-1944)
4) Alexander Whitley Burris (1861-1892).

J. Cristian Burris Jr. (aka Joshua Cristian Burris, Joshua Cristian Burroughs, Joshua Christian Burroughs, J.C. Burris) was born 9/28/1819 in Stanly County, NC to Joshua Christian Burris Sr. and Sarah Springer. He married Rachel Catherine Lowder on 9/1/1867 and they had 10 children.

1) John Calvin Burris/Burroughs (1860-1925) 
2) Eliza Jane Burris/Burroughs (1861-1953) 
3) Margaret Matilda Burris/Burroughs (1865-1866) 
4) Sarah Catherine Burris/Burroughs (1867-1942) 
5) Judith Irene Burris/Burroughs (1870-1957) 
6) Dixie Mahatma Fair Burris/Burroughs (1872-1955) 
7) Ralph Patrick Burris/Burroughs (1874-1968) 
8) Joshua Lafayette Burris/Burroughs (1878-1878) 
9) Araminta Cornelia "Minnie" Burris/Burroughs (1880-1968) 
10) Mary Rosella "Rosa" Burris/Burroughs (1883-1967)

If you look at the births of their first 3 children, they were born out of wedlock too, with the fourth one born 9/20/1867. He married Rachel just in time for the fourth one to be legitimate. He evidently had children outside his marriage too and not only with Susannah Whitley.

He also had 9 children with Frances Mary Huneycutt (aka Frankie Huneycutt) too. They went by their mother's maiden name (I added the hyphenation.)

1) Calvin Arenus Huneycutt-Burris (1854-1941) 
2) Asbury Wilson Huneycutt-Burris (1858-1916) 
3) Saphronia Clementine Huneycutt-Burris (1861-1938) 
4) Ellen L. Huneycutt-Burris (1863-1918) 
5) Mary Jane Huneycutt-Burris (1866- ) 
6) John David Huneycutt-Burris (1869-1954) 
7) James A. Huneycutt-Burris (1870- ) 
8) Eli H. Huneycutt-Burris (1872-1935) 
9) George Franklin Huneycutt-Burris (1874-1954)

The man was certainly prolific so there may be more. But this gives him 23 children! Poor Susannah Whitley was just one in the crowd. I wonder if the illegitimate children suffered? And did their parents care about the problems it caused their children? I noted that none of their death certificates, that I could find, lists a father or mother. It usually had "Don't Know".

It seems Joshua Christian Burris, Jr. joined the Confederate States of America during the War of Northern Aggression on 8/8/1862 but deserted on 12/23/1862. He died 6/9/1901 in Stanly County, NC.


American Civil War Soldiers
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems, PO Box 35, Duxbury, Kingston, MA, Copyright 1997-2000
Name: J Burris
Residence: Stanly County, North Carolina
Enlistment Date: 8 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Wake County, North Carolina
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 8 August 1862 at the age of 34. (sic, it should be 43)
Enlisted in on 8 Aug 1862.
Deserted from on 23 Dec 1862.
Sources: 16


1860 U.S. Census of Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  M653_914 ; Page :  68 ; Image : 136 ; Family History Library Film :  803914 , Lines 17-20 , "J.C. Burris" and "Susanna Whitley" (two households)
J.C. Burris, Head, 40 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, Real Estate Value $1,946, Personal Estate Value $348, Born in NC
Susanna Whitley, Head, 30 yrs old (DOB 1830), F, W, $0 Real Estate Value, $0 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
William Whitley, Son, 15 yrs old (DOB 1845), M, W, Born in NC
Frances Whitley, Daughter, 7 yrs old (DOB 1853), F, W, Born in NC


1870 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  M593_1160 ; Page : 31B ; Image :  70 ; Family History Library Film : 552659 , Lines 24-31, "J.C. Burroughs" sic, Joshua Christian Burris
J.C. Burroughs, Head, 50 yrs old (DOB 1820), M(ale), W(hite), Farmer, $3,000 Real Estate Value, $600 Personal Estate Value, Born in NC
Rachel Burroughs, 28 yrs old (DOB 1842), F, W, Keeping house, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
John C. Burroughs, 9 yrs old (DOB 1861), M, W, Born in NC
Eliza J. Burroughs, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), F, W, Born in NC
Sarah C. Burroughs, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), F, W, Born in NC
Judith Burroughs, 4/12 mos old (DOB 1870), F, W, Born in NC, Born in March
Catherine Eudy, 70 yrs old (DOB 1800), F, W, At Home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Green H. Robbins, 17 yrs old (DOB 1853), M, W, At Home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write


1870 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  M593_1160 ; Page : 36A ; Image :  81 ; Family History Library Film : 552659 , Lines 15-29 , "Frances Huneycutt"
Frances Huneycutt, Head, 32 yrs old (DOB 1838), F(emale), W(hite), Keeping House, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Calvin Huneycutt, 15 yrs old (DOB 1855), M, W, At Home, Born in NC, Cannot read or write
Sophonia Huneycutt, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), F, W, Born in NC
Ellen L Huneycutt, 7 yrs old (DOB 1863), F, W, Born in NC
Mary J. Huneycutt, 5 yrs old (DOB 1865), F, W, Born in NCJohn Huneycutt, 1 yrs old (DOB 1869), M, W, Born in NC
Clara Huneycutt, 21 yrs old (DOB 1849), F, W, Keeping House, Born in NC
James C. Huneycutt, 2 yrs old (DOB 1868), M, W, Born in NCMaria Huneycutt, 30 yrs old (DOB 1840), F, W, Keeping House, Born in NC
James H. Huneycutt, 12  yrs old (DOB 1858), M, W, At Home, Born in NC
Eliza Huneycutt, 8 yrs old (DOB 1862), F, W, Born in NCCaroline Huneycutt, 6 yrs old (DOB 1864), F, W, Born in NC
Asbury Huneycutt, 10 yrs old (DOB 1860), M, W, Born in NCWilliam Huneycutt, 3 yrs old (DOB 1867), M, W, Born in NC
Eva Huneycutt, 1/12 mos old (DOB 1870), F, W, Born in NC

1880 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll:  982 ; Family History Film:  1254982 ; Page:  313D ; Enumeration District:  206 ; Image:  0301 , Lines 20-23, "J.C. Burroughs" sic, Joshua Christian Burris
J.C. Burroughs, Head, W(hite), M(ale), 60 yrs old (DOB 1820), Proprietor, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Rachal C. Burroughs (sic), W, F, 36 yrs old (DOB 1844), Wife, Married, Keeping house, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
John C. Burroughs, W, M, 19 yrs old (DOB 1861), Son, Single, Farm Laborer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sarah A.C. Burroughs, W, F, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Judith E. Burroughs, W, F, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Dixie M.F. Burroughs, W, F, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ralph P.B. Burroughs, W, M, 4 yrs old (DOB 1876), Son, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Nancy Basnocet (sic, looks like Nancy Bosworth to me), W, F, 65 yrs old (DOB 1815), Boarder, Widowed, Blind, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Hattie Edidy (sic, it looks like Kattie Eudy which would match Catherine Eudy, see 1870 census), W, F, 80 yrs old (DOB 1800), Boarder, Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Grover Morgan, W, M, 40 yrs old (DOB 1840), Boarder, Single, Insane, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1880 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  982 ; Family History Film :  1254982 ; Page :  307D & 308A ; Enumeration District :  206 ; Image :  0289 , Lines 43-50 next page , "Calvin Huneycutt" and "Mary Huneycutt"
Calvin Huneycutt, W(hite), M(ale), 25 yrs old (DOB 1855), Head, Married, Farmer, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Betsy A. Huneycutt, W, F, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Wife, Married, Keeping House, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Thomas Huneycutt, W, M, 2 yrs old (DOB 1878), Son, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Rufus Huneycutt, W, M, 7/12 mos old (DOB 1879), Son, Born in NC, both parents born in NC
Mary Huneycutt, W, F, 42 yrs old (DOB 1838), Head, Widowed, Keeping house, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Asbury Huneycutt, W, M, 20 yrs old (DOB 1860), Son, Single, Farm labor, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ellen Huneycutt, W, F, 15 yrs old (DOB 1865), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary J. Huneycutt, W, F, 14 yrs old (DOB 1866), Daughter, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
John D. Huneycutt, W, M, 12 yrs old (DOB 1868), Son, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Eli Huneycutt, W, M, 10 yrs old (DOB 1870), Son, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
George Huneycutt, W, M, 8 yrs old (DOB 1872), Son, Single, At Home, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

1900 U.S. Census of Big Lick, Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1218 ; Page : 2A ; Enumeration District :  0123 ; FHL microfilm :  1241218 , Lines 11-12 , "Christian Borroughs" sic, Joshua Christian Burris
Christian Borroughs, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Sept, 1819, 80 yrs old, Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write, Owns farm free of mortgage
Mary Borroughs, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1884, 16 yrs old, Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, At school, Can read and write

1900 U.S. Census of Davidson, Iredell County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1201 ; Enumeration District :  0093 ; FHL microfilm :  1241201 , Lines 14-19 , "Eli Honeycutt"
Eli Honeycutt, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born May, 1872, 28 yrs old, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Cannot read or write, Rents farm
Ella Honeycutt, Wife, W, F, Born May, 1877, 23 yrs old, Married 4 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Zepher G. Honeycutt, Daughter, W, F, Born Oct, 1896, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Infant (unnamed) Son Honeycutt, Son, W, M, Born Jan, 1900, 6/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Frankie Honeycutt, Mother, W, F, Born Apr, 1845, 55 yrs old, Widowed, 0 children with 0 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Boarder, Cannot read or write
William Hager, Father-in-law, W, M, Born May, 1850, 50 yrs old, Widowed, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farmer, Can read and write


1910 U.S. Census of Macadam Road, Davidson, Iredell County, North Carolina ; Roll :  T624_1118 ; Page : 5A ; Enumeration District :  0076 ; FHL microfilm :  1375131 , Lines 13-21 , "Eli F. Honeycutt"
Eli F. Honeycutt, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 39 yrs old (DOB 1871), 1st marriage, Married 14 yrs (DOM 1896), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer on general farm, Can read or write, Rents Farm
Ella Honeycutt, Wife, F, W, 35 yrs old (DOB 1875), 1st marriage, Married 14 yrs, 6 children with 6 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cannot read or write
Zelfer G. Honeycutt, Daughter, F, W, 13 yrs old (DOB 1897), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer on general farm
Clyde Honeycutt, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1900), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Laborer on general farm
Debbie Honeycutt, Daughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1902), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lidie Honeycutt, Daughter, F, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mack Honeycutt, Son, M, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arthur Honeycutt, Son, M, W, 6/12 mos old (DOB 1909), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Frankie Honeycutt, Mother, F, W, 72 yrs old (DOB 1837), Widowed, 7 children with 7 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

Joshua Cristian Burroughs died 6/9/1901 in Stanly County, NCand is buried atPleasant Grove Baptist Church, 17236 Frog Pond Rd, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC. Rachel Catherine Lowder Burroughs died 8/11/1894 in Stanly County, NC. She is buried at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Susannah Whitley died sometime after the 1870 U.S. Census and is buried ? .  Frankie Honeycutt died on 5/29/1915 in Kannapolis, Cabarrus County, NC and is buried at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Hwy, Mooresville, Iredell County, NC.

There is more to the Whitley story. Remember Susannah Whitley and J.C. Burris had a son named Alexander Whitley? He was born 9/15/1861 in Stanly County, NC. He had 3 older siblings: William Rufus Whitley, Frances Carolina Whitley, Sarah Elizabeth Whitley. William Rufus Whitley was born in 1845 and was 16 yrs older than Alexander. His sisters were 9 and 3 yrs older than Alexander. He had a lot of half siblings. Alex Whitley grew up and married Mary Elizabeth Cagle (aka Polly Cagle) on 4/17/1881 in Stanly County, NC. They had one daughter named Nelta Ann Whitley (aka Nealie Ann Whitley) born 12/14/1884 in Stanly County, NC. Mary Elizabeth Whitley (Polly Whitley) died About 1888 in Cabarrus County, NC.

During the 1880’s, Alec Whitley had a notorious reputation here for drinking, fighting and stealing. Between 1883 and 1887 he was indicted in a trial in Concord, charged with larceny. He was not convicted, but his brother in-law, Bud Cagle, a state witness disappeared. His disappearance is still a mystery, but many at that time thought Alex murdered Bud Cagle.

His troubles only got worse. After his problems in Cabarrus County, NC  (and probably after his wife's death) in 1888 he left North Carolina and moved to Arkansas with his half sister, Judith Irene Burris (aka Judy Burris, Irene Burroughs, Judy Burroughs, Judith Irene Burroughs). They settled near Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Alex and a schoolteacher named Daniel Burton Tucker may have moved out there together. D.Burton Tucker was also from Stanly County, NC. D.B. Tucker was born about 1856 in Stanly County, NC to James Craig Tucker and Mary Elizabeth StallingsBurt Tucker had had a chance at a good education and was attending Mt. Pleasant college but was expelled for gambling. He married Sophie Morton on 9/6/1875.  It looks like he and Sophie had 6 children between 1877 and 1891. He became a schoolteacher and was well liked but continued hanging around with the wrong crowd and lost his job due to his bad company.
 Bert Tucker and Aleck Whitley may have been cousins, as well. Something happened on 1/23/1892 at Alex Whitley's home and D.B. Tucker was killed, his body dismembered and the pieces dropped in a creek. Alex hightailed it out of Arkansas and back home where he was arrested and being held in jail. Dan Speight, one of his captors, later related the tale of Whitley's capture. Alex wore boots with a heart-shape on the souls and the tracks left by them lead not only to where the goods had been stolen, but also led his captors to the cabin where he was hiding. Feelings were running high and a large group of men wanted to break Alex out of jail and lynch him. Maybe feelings were so high because of Alex's past in the community, maybe people remembered the missing Bud Cagle, and the murder of Tucker was so heinous. The lynching was suppose to occur on Tuesday night, June 7, but some were from Cabarrus County, NC and their wives talked them down so the group melted. But on Wednesday, June 8, 1892, the mob gathered and approached the jail. The Sheriff wouldn't relinquish the keys so the crowd broke into the jail, into Whitley's cell and removed his shackles. Having secured the prisoner they took him out of town, across the creek and threw a rope over a red oak tree branch. Alex Whitley never confessed to murdering and dismembering D.B. Tucker. He evidently admitted the murder happened at his house but under another hand. It was said another friend of Alex's, Sandy Wilson, was the one who dismembered the body. Quietly the men in the mob finished the job and hung Alex Whitley. His body was left hanging in the wind overnight. This was the first and last lynching in Stanly County, NC. It was not racially motivated as Alex Whitley was white. Did Alex Whitley kill D.B. Tucker or did Sandy Wilson or someone else? Did Whitley mutilate the body afterwards and attempt to hide it by throwing it in a creek? Alexander Whitley was buried at Smith Grove Baptist Church, Highway 138 at Old School Road, Oakboro, Stanly County, NC. On his tombstone, his date of death is wrong but it was done deliberately as it was thought that some didn't want him to rest in peace.


The Standard, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC, Thursday, 6/16/1892, Vol. V, No. 23, Front Page, 1st column, "Stanly Has A Lynching"
Stanly Has A Lynching
Alex Whitley, or Burris, Swung To A Tree
Masked Men Break Into Albemarle's Jail And Take Alex Whitley Out And Swing Him To A Tree---The Sheriff Overpowered---He Makes No Confessions
Albemarle, NC, June 9
At 1:30 o'clock this morning a band of masked and disfigured men (about 75 in number), appeared at the jail here and demanded prisoner Alexander Whitley. Sheriff Snuggs had a small guard on the lookout for the mob, fears of lynching being entertained by some.
The men came with their bloody shirts on, and fully determined to have Whitley or shed blood in attempts to get him.
The mob demanded the keys of Sheriff Snuggs. He stood his ground bravely and held onto the keys, the mob broke through all the doors, reached Whitley, cut the shackles off, secured the prisoner and hastened off to the west side of Albemarle across the creek which borders the town, and then swung him to the limb of a tree.
Whitley plead innocent and made no confession to any other crimes, but he said that Tucker was killed in his (Whitley's) house in Arkadelphia, Ark., but by another party.
Everything was passed off quietly and Whitley's lifeless body hangs in the breeze this morning. -J.D.R.
Whitley stood charged with the murder of D.B. Tucker sometime in February last, the deed being committed in Arkansas. This is the first murder, by lynching, ever committed in Stanly. It is a genuine sensation.
That mob has done wrong if law be right. They stand today guilty of a crime that is more heinous than the one which Whitley was charged. But in this day when justice miscarrys (sic) and our courts fail to do their duty, there is no surprise at some people taking the law in their own hands.
Both Whitley and Tucker were Stanly born men. Tucker attended school at the college of Mt. Pleasant and while known as a bright and intellectual man, he was considered a man of bad character and when it was known that he was gambling, was expelled from college. He was one time considered the best public school teacher in Stanly, but his association was such as to bring him into evil repute. This Whitley has never been conspicuous for good deeds.
The Standard learns from a reliable sources that it was the purpose of a band to mob Whitley on Tuesday night but their plans miscarried.
Quite a number from Cabarrus had promised to go, but their wives persuaded them not to go and the matter was frustrated for that night. The Standard believes that one of the mobbers is now in Concord, if the insinuating remarks made by a passenger on the noon train, Thursday, mean anything.

The Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, PA, June 17, 1892
Alexander Whitley who murdered D.B. Tucker several years ago in Arkansas, returned to his old home in Albemarle, Ark. (sic, should be Albemarle, NC), last week. He was arrested and put in jail. Friday morning a mob of 100 persons took Whitley from the jail and lynched him.

Stanly County News and Press, 02/23/1971 recalling the events leading to the lynching. Quoting: “Born to an unwed mother, and sired by a fugitive from a Confederate provost marshal, the genesis of Alex Whitley occurred beneath an evil star."

History of the Widenhouse, Furr, Dry, Stallings, Teeter & Tucker Families. By Rev. William Thomas Albright - page135

"The Lynching of Alec Whitley" by  David Delmar Almond, Jr.

"Under Sentence of Death, Lynching In The South", Edited by William Fitzhugh Brundage, 1997, ISBN 0-8078-2326-0, University of North Carolina Press, Pg 226-228, Pg 227 was missing, "Alec Whitley"
"Alec Whitley
"The story of the 1892 lynching differs substantially from the lynching in Concord in 1898, and the ballads about the lynchings differ as well. Alec Whitley, unlike Joe Kizer and Tom Johnson, was white and a member of an established family. He had, however, a reputation and a record of violent crime when a mob lynched him in Albemarle, Stanly County, in 1892. The ballads about Alec Whitley express not racial conflict but a communal sense of outrage and satisfaction that a dangerous element had been removed from society.

"Whitley was the illegitimate son of Christian Burris, a Confederate veteran, and Susanna Whitley, a member of a prominent local family. Alec grew from a troubled boy to a troublesome man, drinking, fighting, and stealing. He was tried for larceny in 1883 and 1885. Whitley's brother-in-law..."

Written to commemorate the 1892 lynching of Alec Whitley, the first ballad was composed before he was actually killed and consequently deals most specifically with a crime, the murder of Burt Tucker, that would eventually lead to Whitley's lynching. The victim's case involves a white man lynched by a white mob. Written by a Baptist Minister, Rev. Edmond P. Harrington, it has been suggested that Harrington sold copies of the ballad to be sung at Whitley's spectacle lynching. This practice was somewhat widespread as the composer could earn a tidy sum by exploiting the festive atmosphere common to many lynchings of that era. The seventh stanza, excerpted below, shows Alec's half-sister warning him of his impending fate. The ballad "Alec Whitley" was most probably written to preserve the history of the same lynching. It is a fairly straightforward account and an interesting portrait of the town's emotional climate expressing satisfaction with the execution.

Alec Whitley They hung Alec Whitley to a red oak limb,

They hung Alec Whitley to a red oak limb,
They hung Alec Whitley to a red oak limb, Just to show the world what they'd do for him. Stanza 4 

Lines Written on the Assassination of D. B. Tucker 
Judy says, "Oh, Alec, you'll die in public sure, 
For murdering Cousin Burton, and mangling his body so. 
You'll be arrested for this, and in the jail you'll go 
And on the fatal hangman's tree, you'll pay the debt you owe." Stanza 7


This is the end of the interesting story about the Whitleys (and Burris'). Let us look at the 2nd Rebecca who married Caleb Aldridge, Jr.

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Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems, PO Box 35, Duxbury, Kingston, MA, Copyright 1997-2000
J. Burris, lived in Stanly County, NC, DOE 8/8/1862 in Wake County, NC, Deserted 12/23/1862.



The Rebecca Unknown who married Caleb Aldridge, Jr. was born about 1792 in North Carolina.  Caleb Aldridge, Jr. was born about 1794 in Anson County, NC. Rebecca and Caleb Aldridge had 3 known children:

1) Henry Garner Aldridge (DOB About 1818 in Montgomery County, NC; DOD 11/15/1862 in Winchester, Frederick County, VA) married Priscilla Murray (aka Prussia Murray, Precia Murray, Prucia Murray) (DOB About 1820 in NC; DOD After 1870 in Tyson, Stanly County, NC) They had 11 children, two 2 girls were twins. The twins were Frances Julina Aldridge (DOB 2/1856 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 1/25/1935 in Stanly County, NC) married Horton Hampton Davis; Julia Aldridge (DOB 2/1856 in Stanly County, NC; DOD Between 1860-1862 in Stanly County, NC).

2) Josiah Aldridge (DOB 4/12/1823 in Anson County, NC; DOD 3/22/1899 in Anson County, NC) married Martha A. McIntyre (DOB 6/18/1837 in Montgomery County, NC; DOD 12/25/1909 in Anson County, NC). They had Ida Abigail Aldridge (DOB 4/4/1866 in NC; DOD 2/17/1940 in Stanly County, NC) married to Pinckney Lindsay Boone. See my post on Pinckney Lindsay Boone and Ida Abigail Aldridge

3) Margaret Jane Ross Aldridge (DOB 4/20/1832 in NC; DOD 10/27/1887 in Aquadale, Stanly County, NC). Margaret Jane Ross Aldridge was an adopted daughter, who was left with them when she was 3 years old and it was found out later she was born a Ross.

Henry Garner Aldridge married Prussia Murray, a mulatto, and they had 11 children.

**Note: According to one reader, Julina's mother Priscilla was not a mulatto.
"I've done a great deal of research on the Murrays and they originated in Orange County, NC and prior to that Granville, then Brunswick County, Va around the Fort Christanna area. They were of Scottish and Native American (saponi) origins. Priscilla's daughter Matilda Aldridge was the daughter of a Love whose family is listed as mulattos in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, meaning they were not slaves. They were in the Wolf Pit area of Richmond county in the 1850 and there were alot of mulattos in that area. I thought that strange and asked some Richmond county historians what was up with that. They said the 'mulattos' were recorded as 'Croatans' or what we now would call the Lumbee. They were working in the area at the time. The census takers had 3 choices on how to qualify people, as White, Black or Mulatto (mixed)."
I appreciate any help and corrections. -SHH**


After Henry Garner Aldridge died in 1862, the older children were adults on their own but her younger children were farmed out to others. Some years after Henry Aldridge died, Prussia Aldridge had Matilda Aldridge (obviously NOT Henry's but called by his name). In the 1870 U.S. Census, Priscilla Aldridge and Matilda Aldridge (3 yrs old) are living together. Frances Julina Aldridge was living with Benjamin Lindsay Whitley and family, son of George Whitley, III and Rebecca.


Matilda "Tildie" Aldridge married Robert Kennedy or Canady, a son of Jordan Kennedy.

Frances Julina Aldridge's married lover was Ephraim W. Whitley. Ephraim Whitley was born 8/22/1842 in Stanly County, NC. He married Margaret Carnelius Hearn on 10/23/1873 in Stanly County, NC and they had 8 children together. But he and Julina Aldridge had a daughter out of wedlock:

1) Mollie Elizabeth Aldridge-Whitley (I hyphenated the name but she went by her mother's name, Aldridge) (DOB 2/6/1877 in Stanly County, NC).

Margaret Carnelius Hearn Whitley was born about 1853 in Stanly County, NC and died 10/7/1919 in Concord, Cabarrus County, NC. She is buried in Union Grove Cemetery, Union Cemetery Road, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC. Ephraim W. Whitley died 7/15/1925 in Cabarrus County, NC. He is buried in West Concord Cemetery, 331 Union Cemetery Road SW, Concord, Cabarrus County, NC.

Frances Julina Aldridge married Horton Hampton Davis (aka Hawk Davis) on 9/10/1889 in Stanly County, NC. Horton Hampton Davis was born 10/6/1846 in Anson County, NC.

Julina and Hawk Davis had 10 children, besides Mollie Elizabeth Aldridge:
1) Jesse Filmore Aldridge (DOB 3/9/1879 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 9/18/1946 in Stanly County, NC) married Daisy Lee Simpson.

2) George W. Davis (aka Gus Davis) (DOB 11/6/1881 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 3/20/1934 in Stanly County, NC) married Eliza June Turner.

3) Titus Henry Davis (DOB 3/19/1887 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 12/30/1956 in Stanly County, NC) married Bessie Lowder.

4) Rebecca Jane Davis (DOB 10/6/1888 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 10/10/1987 in Stanly County, NC) married Robert Edward Thompson.

5) Martha Priscilla Davis (aka Mattie Davis) (DOB 2/1/1890 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 4/29/1955 in Stanly County, NC) married Joe Allen Holt.

6) William Hampton Davis (aka Will Davis) (DOB 4/12/1891 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 7/31/1973 in Stanly County, NC) married Penny Wayne Turner.

7) Carrie J. Davis (DOB 3/4/1893 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 3/21/1984 in Stanly County, NC) married William Roberson Jenkins.

8) Thomas Parrish Davis (DOB 9/16/1895 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 9/30/1961 in Stanly County, NC) married Lizzie Nealie Howard.

9) Ritchy Clark Davis (DOB 3/28/1897 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 8/23/1900 in Stanly County, NC)

10) Cora Victoria Davis (DOB 7/23/1898 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 1/16/1962 in Stanly County, NC) married Charles Beatty Mann.

Horton Hampton Davis died 10/30/1906 in Aquadale, Stanly County, NC at the age of 60 yrs old. Frances Julina Aldridge Davis died 1/25/1935 in Stanly County, NC at the age of 78 yrs old.


NC Death Certificate #90, Registration District #8406, Certificate #14, Juliana Davis, DOD 1/25/1935 in North Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Female, White, Widowed, DOB "Unknown" in Stanly County, NC, About 76 yrs old (DOB 1859)
Occupation: Housewife
Father: "Unknown", born in "Unknown"
Mother: "Unknown", born in "Unknown"
Informant: Joe Holt, Albemarle, NC
DOD 1/25/1935 at 8am
Cause of death: Senility, definite cause of death unknown
Buried: 1/26/1935 in Rehobeth (Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rehobeth Church Road, Norwood, Stanly County, NC)


Mollie Elizabeth Eliza Aldridge married Joseph Franklin Boone, Sr. We've come full circle and are back to Joseph Franklin Boone and Mollie Elizabeth Aldridge.

They were married 5/30/1895 in Stanly County, NC. They had 4 children:

1) Virgil William Boone (DOB 9/9/1896 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 7/1/1920 in Long Sanatorium, Statesville, Iredell County, NC) married Mary ? .

2) Mary Ethel Boone (DOB 5/22/1898 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 1/8/1952 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC) married George Bennett Smart, Jr. (aka Crip Smart).

3) Arlene Boone (DOB About 1902 in Stanly County, NC; DOD ? in ? ) married ? .

4) John Frank Boone, Jr. (DOB 10/9/1904 in Stanly County, NC; DOD 11/18/1962 in Stanly County, NC) married Ruby Estelle Barbee.


1900 U.S. Census of Tyson,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1218 ; Page : 2B ; Enumeration District :  0128 ; FHL microfilm :  1241218 , Lines 97-100, "John F. Boon" (sic)
John F. Boon, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Aug, 1870, 29 yrs old, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1895), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Rents farm
Caly Boon (sic, Mollie Boone), Wife, W, F, Born Feby, 1877, 22 yrs old, Married 5 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
William V. Boon, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1896, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary E. Boon, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC



1910 U.S. Census of Back St., Wiscassett Hill, Albemarle, Stanly County,  North Carolina ; Roll : T624_1125 ; Page :  15A ; Enumeration District :  0116 ; Image :  ; FHL microfilm : 1375138 , Lines 7-12, "Mollie Marton" sic
Mollie Marton, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1877), 2nd Marriage, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1906), 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation, Can read and write, Rents home
Virgil Boon, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dolpher (Doffer) at cotton mill, Cannot read or write
Ethel Boon, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1899), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner at cotton mill, Cannot read or write
Arlie Boon, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1902), Born in NC, Both parents bron in NC
Johnie Boon (sic), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lala Morton, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC



1920 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Stanly County,  North Carolina ; Roll : T625_1323 ; Page :  14B ; Enumeration District :  146 ; Image :  373 , Lines 66-72, "Sam Marten" sic
Sam Marten, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 35 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Carpenter house
Molly Marten, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sally Marten (sic), Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Myrtle Marten, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Boon, Daughter, F, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner in cotton mill
Arley Boon (sic), Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1902), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Lay filling in cotton mill
Johnie Boon (sic), Son-in-law (sic), M, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1904), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Lay filling in cotton mill


1930 U.S. Census of Endy,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1721 ; Page : 1A ; Enumeration District :  8 ; Image : 581.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341455 , Lines 10-18, "Mollie Boone"
Mollie Boone, Head, Owns home valued at $1,200, F(emale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1877), Divorced, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
John Boone, Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1909), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Oiler at cotton mill
Myrtle Boone (sic), Daughter, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1911), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner at cotton mill
J. William Boone, Grandson, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Smart, Daughter, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOB 1920), Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
Rodeth Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sue Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Does not attend school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elvine Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 4 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arline Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 1 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, both parents born in NC



John Franklin Boone, Sr. died 7/7/1904 in Stanly County, NC. He is buried at Rehobeth United Methodist Church Cemetery, Rehobeth Church Road, Norwood, Stanly County, NC. Mollie Elizabeth Boone died 6/15/1945 in Stanly County, NC and is buried with her husband.


NC Death Certificate #12585, Registration District #8406, Certificate #29, Mrs. Mollie Eliza Boone, DOD 6/14/1945 in R #4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC (at home, been living there 10 yrs)
Female, White, Widowed, Spouse was John Boone (decsd), DOB 2/6/1877 in Stanly County, NC, 68 yrs 4 mos 8 days old
Occupation: Housewife
Father: Haught Davis (sic), born in Anson County, NC
Mother: Julina ??, born in  (blank)
Informant: Mrs. D.M. Nabe, Albemarle, NC
DOD 6/14/1945
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage due to hypertension and arteriosclerosis
Buried: 6/15/1945 in Rehobeth



Sources for the children:

1900 U.S. Census of Tyson,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1218 ; Page : 2B ; Enumeration District :  0128 ; FHL microfilm :  1241218 , Lines 97-100, "John F. Boon" (sic)
John F. Boon, Head, W(hite), M(ale), Born Aug, 1870, 29 yrs old, Married 5 yrs (DOM 1895), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write, Rents farm
Caly Boon (sic, Mollie Boone), Wife, W, F, Born Feby, 1877, 22 yrs old, Married 5 yrs, 2 children with 2 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Can read and write
William V. Boon, Son, W, M, Born Sept, 1896, 3 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Mary E. Boon, Daughter, W, F, Born May, 1898, 2 yrs old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC


1910 U.S. Census of Back St., Wiscassett Hill, Albemarle, Stanly County,  North Carolina ; Roll : T624_1125 ; Page :  15A ; Enumeration District :  0116 ; Image :  ; FHL microfilm : 1375138 , Lines 7-12, "Mollie Marton" sic
Mollie Marton, Head, F(emale), W(hite), 33 yrs old (DOB 1877), 2nd Marriage, Married 4 yrs (DOM 1906), 5 children with 5 still living, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation, Can read and write, Rents home
Virgil Boon, Son, M, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Dolpher (Doffer) at cotton mill, Cannot read or write
Ethel Boon, Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1899), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner at cotton mill, Cannot read or write
Arlie Boon, Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1902), Born in NC, Both parents bron in NC
Johnie Boon (sic), Son, M, W, 5 yrs old (DOB 1905), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Lala Morton, Daughter, F, W, 3 yrs old (DOB 1907), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766025, Serial # (blank), Registration #200, Virgil William Boone, DOB 9/9/1896
Virgil William Boone, Registration #200
Box 213, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
DOB 9/9/1896 in Stanly County, NC
Employer: Efird Mfg Co., Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Name of nearest relative: Mollie D. Banks, Box 213, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
32-1-42-B
Blue Eyes, Light Hair
Signed by his mark on 6/5/1918 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

1920 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Stanly County,  North Carolina ; Roll : T625_1323 ; Page :  14A ; Enumeration District :  146 ; Image :  372 , Taken 1/27/1920, Lines 29-32, "Virgil Boone"
Virgil Boone, Head, Rents home, M(ale), W(hite), 23 yrs old (DOB 1897), Married, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Section hand at cotton mill
Mary Boone, Wife, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1901), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Jay Boone, Daughter, F, W, 10/12 mos old (DOB 1919), Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ina Boone, Cook F, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Cook for private family

NC Death Certificate #2, Virgil W. Boone, DOD 7/1/1920 in Long Sanatorium, Statesville, Iredell County, NC
Male, White, Married, DOB (blank) in Norwood, Stanly County, NC, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896)
Occupation: "cut"
Father: John Boone, born in Big Lick, NC (Stanly County, NC)
Mother: Mollie Davis, born in Cottonville, NC (Stanly County, NC)
Informant: Mrs. Mollie Boone, Albemarle, NC
DOD 7/1/1920 at (blank)
Cause of death: Gassed in France, stomach trouble
Buried: 7/2/1920 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Registration State: North Carolina; Registration County: Stanly; Roll: 1766026, Serial # (cut off), Order # (cut off), Geo. Bennett Smart, DOB 9/2/1895
Geo. Bennett Smart, 21 yrs old
Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
DOB 9/2/1895 in Locust Level, Locust, Stanly County, NC
Occupation: Machinist
Employer: Parker & Harris, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Single, Caucasian
32-1-42-A
Tall Slender, Light Blue Eyes, Light Brown Hair
Signed by him on 6/5/1917 in Albemarle, Stanly County, NC

1920 U.S. Census of Albemarle, Stanly County,  North Carolina ; Roll : T625_1323 ; Page :  14B ; Enumeration District :  146 ; Image :  373 , Lines 66-72, "Sam Marten" sic
Sam Marten, Head, M(ale), W(hite), 35 yrs old (DOB 1885), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Carpenter house
Molly Marten, Wife, F, W, 42 yrs old (DOB 1878), Married, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sally Marten (sic), Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Myrtle Marten, Daughter, F, W, 9 yrs old (DOB 1911), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Boon, Daughter, F, W, 20 yrs old (DOB 1900), Single, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner in cotton mill
Arley Boon (sic), Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1902), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Lay filling in cotton mill
Johnie Boon (sic), Son-in-law (sic), M, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1904), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Lay filling in cotton mill

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1922
Crip Smart Badly Injured By Albert Odell
Crip Smart, a well known Albemarle man and veteran of the World War, was badly wounded early Monday morning by Albert Odell, who is employed by one of the local cotton mills. It is reported that Odell assaulted Smart without warning, that he used a hack saw which had been sharpened to a keen edge. A bad gash was inflicted across Mr. Smart's neck and throat and one or two cuts were inflicted across the left side, sixty stitches having been necessary to sew up the gashes.
It is said there had been some bad feeling between the parties for some time, although Smart had no reason to suspect such a deadly assault by Mr. Odell, and without warning. Odell has been placed under arrest, and will have a hearing at an early date. Mr. Smart's condition is very serious though not necessarily fatal.

The Stanly News Herald, Albemarle, NC, 11/23/1928, "Frank and 'Crip' Smart Sentenced to State Prison 5-7 Years"
Frank and 'Crip' Smart Sentenced to State Prison 5-7 Years
Judge Stack Passed Sentence Thursday Afternoon, 15 Minutes til 3 O'clock; Jury Rendered Verdict Wednesday Night After Over Two Hours Deliberation
Frank and "Crip" Smart were sentenced to the State Penitentiary for not less than five years and no more than seven years by Judge A.M. Stack in Stanly Superior Court here Thursday afternoon at 15 minutes before 3 o'clock.
The Grand Jury returned true bills for murder against Frank and "Crip" Smart, as a result of the automobile accident here on Friday night, November 2, for which little Frank Newsome, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Newsome, lost his life.
Solicitor Don Phillips announced at the beginning of the case that he would not ask for murder in the first degree, but he was asking for murder in the second degree, or manslaughter, as the evidence in the case should justify.
The jury returned it's verdict Wednesday night a little after 7 o'clock after having deliberated for two hours and five minutes. They took the case about 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
Twenty three witnesses had been summoned by the State and defense together, but only part of these were put on the stand. Fred Newsome, father of the dead child, Frank Newsome, was first to take the stand. He stated that he had parked his car near Ed Glover's store and left his wife and children there while he went inside to do some shopping. After the shopping he stopped on the sidewalk and engaged in conversation with a man. He stated he did not hear any noise until the crash.
Silas Honeycutt, local policeman, said that he arrested Frank and Crip.
Dr. Shaver, local physician, took the stand and said that he rendered medical attention to Crip some thirty minutes after the accident, at which time Frank was also present. He stated they had both been drinking.
J.E. Fresson then took the stand and told about seeing the car in which the two defendants were riding. He said that he judged it was going sixty miles an hour when he saw it. He saw it crash into the Newsome car, he said. Lucian Crowell swore that Frank Smart came into his barber shop early that evening before the wreck, and that he appeared to be intoxicated.
Dr. Tally testified as to the Newsome child's injuries. He gave as his opinion for death resulting that the head had been crushed either by some hard object, or by falling on the pavement.
Fairly Huneycutt also testified as to the speed of the car. He stated that in his opinion when it crossed the railroad tracks it was making sixty miles or thereabout an hour.
The State rested at a few minutes past 2 o'clock. Immediately the Defense commenced to place witnesses on the stand. Arnold Poplin and W.C. Underwood stated that they carried Frank and Crip Smart to a local hospital, and that they did not smell any liquor and that neither appeared to be drunk.
Tom Davis stated that he carried Crip Smart, some time that night to the hospital where the Newsome child was. Upon entering the hospital, somebody asked Crip how badly he was hurt, to which he replied it did not matter about himself, he wanted to know how the injured child was. He also cited that Crip did not appear to be drinking, and that if he was intoxicated, he could not detect it. He also said that Crip told Mr. Newsome if there was anything he could do, that he would be glad to do it.
Crip Smart himself was then put on the stand. He remained there for a good while, the State having put him through a considerable cross examination. Crip's version of the affair was that he had been up to town to get some medicine for some of his sick children. While in the drug store, his brother Frank came in and asked him for his car to go to Concord to see his sister. He agreed to let him have it, and they had been to Crip's place of business to fill the same up with gas and oil and were on their way back to town, where Crip was to get his medicine, when the accident occurred.
Crip stated that he had not drank or touched a drop of liquor all that day. He said that Frank was not drunk, and if he had been drinking, he did not know it. Crip said that there was an Oakland car coming down the street, and Frank pulled over to miss it, and so hit the Newsome car.
It was the middle of the afternoon before the evidence was all in. The counsel for both sides started delivering their speeches. After the speeches, Judge Stack charged the jury...
During the hearing of this case, some of Albemarle's most distinguished citizens were present, they being friends of the defendants. A.C. Heath was there among others, having taken his seat in the bar near Frank and Crip, where he remained during the trial.

1930 U.S. Census of N.C. State Prison Farm, Caledonia, Halifax,  Halifax County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1697 ; Page : 5A ; Enumeration District :  15 ; Image : 57.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341431 , Lines 36, "George B. Smart"
George B. Smart, Prisoner, M(ale), W(hite), 41 yrs old (sic, DOB 1889 ?), Married at age 31 yrs old (DOM 1920), Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Farm labor

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1930 U.S. Census of Endy,  Stanly County, North Carolina ; Roll :  1721 ; Page : 1A ; Enumeration District :  8 ; Image : 581.0 ; FHL microfilm :  2341455 , Lines 10-18, "Mollie Boone"
Mollie Boone, Head, Owns home valued at $1,200, F(emale), W(hite), 53 yrs old (DOB 1877), Divorced, Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
John Boone, Son, M, W, 21 yrs old (DOB 1909), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Oiler at cotton mill
Myrtle Boone (sic), Daughter, F, W, 19 yrs old (DOB 1911), Single, Can read and write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, Spinner at cotton mill
J. William Boone, Grandson, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1920), Single, Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Ethel Smart, Daughter, F, W, 30 yrs old (DOB 1900), Married at age 20 yrs old (DOB 1920), Cannot read or write, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC, No occupation
Rodeth Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1922), Attends school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Sue Smart, Granddaughter, F, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1924), Does not attend school, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Elvine Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 4 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, Both parents born in NC
Arline Smart (sic), Granddaughter, F, W, 1 yrs 5/12 mos old, Born in NC, both parents born in NC

1940 U.S. Census of Endy, Stanly County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2975; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 84-8, Lines 45-52, "George B. Smart"
George B. Smart, Head, Owns home valued at $80, M(ale), W(hite), 42 yrs old (DOB 1898), Married, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935 , Mechanic garage, Income $1,250
Mary E. Smart, Wife, F, W, 40 yrs old, Married, Attended school 0 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935 , Spinner at cotton mill, Income $465
Rodeth M. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 18 yrs old (DOB 1922), Single, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935 , Housework for private family
Virginia S. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 16 yrs old (DOB 1924), Single, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935, No occupation
Frances E. Smart, Daughter, F, W, 14 yrs old (DOB 1926), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 7th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
Arline Smart (sic), Daughter, F, W, 11 yrs old (DOB 1929), Single, Attends school, Attended school thru 5th grade, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
George Smart Jr., Son, M, W, 8 yrs old (DOB 1932), Attends school, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935
Bobby D. Smart, Son, M, W, 6 yrs old (DOB 1934), Does not attend school, Born in NC, Lived in Rural Stanly County, NC in 1935

NC Death Certificate #1703, Registration District #84-80, Registrar's Certificate #10, Mary Ethel Smart, DOD 1/8/1952 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Usual Residence: Rt 4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Female, White, Married, DOB 5/22/1898 in NC, 53 yrs old
Occupation: Housewife
Father: John Boone, Mother: Mollie Davis, Informant: G.B. Smart, Rt 4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
DOD 1/8/1952 at 7:00am
Cause of death: Acute myocardial infarction (duration 1 week) due to coronary occlusion due to hypertensive heart disease (duration 2 yrs)
Burial: 1/9/1952 in Piney Grove Methodist Church, Stanly County, NC

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: Mary E Smart
Age: 53
Date of Birth: 1899
Date of Death: 8 Jan 1952
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

NC Death Certificate #854, Registration District #2690, George Bennett Smart, DOD 1/15/1965 in Veteran's Administration hospital, Cross Creek, Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC
Usual Residence: Route 4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Male, White, Widowed, DOB 9/2/1895 in Locust Level, NC, 69 yrs old
Occupation: Automobile mechanic
Veteran of WWI
Father: Thomas Smart, Mother: Kattie Honeycutt (sic), Informant: VA Hospital Records
DOD 1/15/1965 at 11:25pm
Cause of death: Uremia due to Glomerulonephritis
Burial:  1/17/1965 in Pine Grove Methodist, Stanly County, NC

1940 U.S. Census of Durham County Home, Roxboro Road, Durham, Durham County, North Carolina; Roll: T627_2904; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 32-57 , Line 24, "Frank Boone"
Frank Boone, Patient, M(ale), W(hite), 36 yrs old (DOB 1904), Single, Attended high school 2 yrs, Born in NC, Lived in the same place in 1935, Institution

NC Death Certificate #35030, Registration District #84-80, Registrar's Certificate #259, John Frank Boone, DOD 11/18/1962 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Usual Residence: Rt #4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Male, White, Married to Ruby Estelle Barbee, DOB 10/9/1904 in NC, 58 yrs old
Occupation: Merchant, service station
Father: John Boone, Mother: Mollie Davis, Informant: Ruby Estelle Barbee, Rt #4, Albemarle, NC
DOD 11/18/1962 at 5:40pm
Cause of death: Myocardial infarction (duration 3 hours)
Buried: 11/20/1962 in Pine Grove, Stanly County, NC

North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996
Name: John F Boone
Race: White
Age: 58
Date of Birth: 1904
Date of Death: 18 Nov 1962
Death County: Stanly
Death State: North Carolina
Source Vendor: NC State Archives. North Carolina Deaths, 1908-67

Social Security Death Index
Name: John Boone
SSN: 242-03-7456
Born: 9 Oct 1904
Died: Nov 1962
State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951)

NC Death Certificate #7093, Registration District #84-80, Local #46, Ruby Barbee Boone, DOD 2/20/1971 in Stanly County Hospital, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Usual Residence: Rt #4, Albemarle, Stanly County, NC
Female, White, Widowed, DOB 10/26/1924 in NC, 46 yrs old
Occupation: Disabled
Father: Paul E. Barbee, Sr., Mother: Lina Thomas, Informant: Mr. Paul R. Broadway, Rt #5, Albemarle, NC
DOD 2/20/1971 at 2:20pm
Cause of death: Chronic pyelonephritis (duration 10 yrs)
Buried: 2/22/1971 at Pine Grove Methodist, Stanly County, NC

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ruby Boone
SSN: 242-26-8626
Last Residence: 28001 Albemarle, Stanly, North Carolina, United States of America
Born: 26 Oct 1924
Died: Feb 1971

State (Year) SSN issued: North Carolina (Before 1951) 

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