James Andrew Boatright

1812–1888 (Age 76)
Grainger, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Andrew

When James Andrew Boatright was born in 1812, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Benjamin Boatright, was 28 and his mother, Jemima Bean Bowen, was 20. He married Elizabeth Taylor on 14 June 1834, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1888, in Madison, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 76.

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James Andrew Boatright
Nancy Ann Bowen
Marriage: about 1843
Thomas J. Boatright
James Boatright
Louisa Eliza Boatright
Mary Boatright
Ida Boatright
Nancy Lucinda Boatright
Calvin Boatright
Rebecca Drucilla Boatright
Martha H Arabelle Boatright
Hugh Nelson Boatwright
Corena Boatwright
John Andrew Boatwright
Flora L Boatwright
Ellen C Boatright

Spouse and Children

about 1843
Arkansas, United States


    Thomas J. Boatright


    Louisa Eliza Boatright


    Mary Boatright


    Ida Boatright


    Nancy Lucinda Boatright


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 20

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Boatwright .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Boatwrght, "United States Census, 1840"
  • James Boatwright, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Boatright, "United States Census, 1870"

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