Week Three of the
in this County Continued from 1/8/1998
The past two columns have told the Boultinghouse story, as
written by John
Sherman Boullinghouse in 1938.
He has told of the
arrival of two brothers
in America in 1773 and the eventual settling of the family
Grayville in 1813.
This segment deals with genealogy.
The author's mother
was Sarena Driggers, and the father was Green
My paternal grandfather died in 1874 and grandmother in 1901 at
homestead about two miles southwest of Grayville.
My mother's grandfather was Thomas Driggers, a Revolutionary
the war, he married Matilda Wasden.
were born to them.
mother's father was the oldest boy and was named after his
mother's maiden name: Thomas Wasden Driggers.
father died in
His mother and her other children with several
emigrated to Southern Illinois, about the year of 1818, to what
known as Phillipstown, White County.
Thomas Wasden Driggers, my mother's father, was married two
first wife died leaving one son, Alexander Driggers.
then married Hannah
Hodkins, and they had four children, my mother being the
Sarena, Nancy J., Sarah and James. James died in
when my mother was about seven years old.
She had to
keep house for the
other two little girls the best she could.
grandfather never married
In those days land was wealth, and my grandfather
He was born in 1801 and died in 1880.
My mother was born Feb. 13, 1836 and died May 13, 1887, in
She had gone there with Carson Hon and his wife for the health
women, who had asthma.
She requested that in case of
death, her body would
be returned home and buried in the Charles Cemetery at
was preached by Elder Louis Hon, a Primitive Baptist and a
neighbor of the
Funeral services were held June 17, 1887.
Ten children had been born to my mother and my father, Green
Boultinghouse: Margaret, Hannah, Francis M., Thomas Zachariah,
John Sherman, Isaac Green, Ida Annice, William Gillison and
To be Continued 1/22/1998
1/1/98 Posting 1 of 4
1/8/98 Posting 2 of 4
1/15/98 Posting 3 of 4 Top of
1/22/98 Posting 4 of 4
Three weeks of the
Boultinghouse kin in this
Library will be closed until Feb. 4,
The Genealogy Library will be closed until Feb. 4, 1998.
We continue to be comfortably busy with letters and visitors to
Genealogy Library. We're open from 11 to 5 on Wednesdays. Come
Posted with permission from
THE CARMI TIMES
and CHARLENE SHIELDS
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