Holly Boatman

1803–15 July 1836 (Age 33)
Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Holly

When Holly Boatman was born in 1803, in Union, South Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Boatman, was 38 and her mother, Sarah Duke, was 33. She married Mitchell O. Sparks in 1824, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Union, Union, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 15 July 1836, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 33.

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Mitchell O. Sparks
Holly Boatman
Marriage: 1824
Elizabeth Sparks
Susan Sparks
Sarah Ann Sparks
Barham Walter Sparks
Mary Sparks
John Franklin Sparks

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 0

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 16

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English bot(e) ‘boat’ + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (1)

  • Holly Sparks, "United States Census, 1850"

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