- You mentioned a Gawltney in a recent message and I am searching for the
parents of Harriet Gwaltney/Gwatney (b. 1829)who married (1845) Walter Adams
and lived in Beaufort County. Any information would be appreciated.
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Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 4:07 AM
Subject: [genpcncfir] Mary Jacobs
> Sorry, it is late and I forgot to mention that Jonathan Boykin, Sr. and
> wife, Mary Jacobs, are my third great grandparents.
> It has been years since I worked on the Boykin line and never fleshed it
> a lot with Wilson County families since I did not live here at that time,
> there is supposedly a direct line through the Boykins back to Alfred the
> Great, which I probably have packed back in a file somewhere, but it is in
> storage.I even bought a book on the life of Alfred the Great. : )
> And somewhere, if I ever find all my stuff, one man traced his line
> the Boykins and Wootens all the way back to Adam! Now this one, I did get
> chuckle out of.
> The line, as most of you know, goes back to Edward Boykin and Ann Gwaltney
> before changing over to the Flakes, Marriotts, and Warrens. There is a
> controversy over the age of Ann Gwaltney and whether she is actually the
wife of Edward
> Boykin or not. I believe that she is. Many pose the question that the
> generations between her and Thomas Warren could not have been possible in
> years that took place. (Most of these arguments are based on the wife
> anywhere from 20/25 at the time of marriage.)
> However, a side note, marriages in records (Beaufort County, NC for one)
> that some marriages took place when the bride was only 12 years old.
> Secondly, I know of a family history of a family in Virginia which ties
> section of the Boykins, and the researcher, a Suffolk attorney, did much
> on the records in Surry County and Isle of Wight County. If he is
> that Ann Gwaltney was the wife of Edward Boykin after going through the
> there, then I am also satisfied with the statement until it is "proven"
> otherwise, and that is who he has listed in the book that he published.
> Soooo, this is my day to ramble on. The heat is getting to me I guess, or
> warming up the parts of the brain that cause rambling...... : )
> Faye Hays
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