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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Family Time Line

Mitchell O. Sparks
1785–1836
Holly Boatman
1803–1836
Marriage: 1824
Elizabeth Sparks
1826–1885
Susan Sparks
1828–
Sarah Ann Sparks
1832–1882
Mary
Barham Walter Sparks
1830–1900
Mary Sparks
1830–1901
John Franklin Sparks
1834–1862

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1824
South Carolina, United States
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

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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