Gene Notes

Some random and some not-so-random thoughts on family history.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Ballinger & Botts

On May 24, 1876, Paulina "Lina" Balllinger married Andrew Jackson "Jack" Botts. Lina was the daughter of William Roten Ballinger & Agness Bibb. She was the sister of William Robinson Ballinger who married Ann Maitland, my great-grandmother's sister. Lina & Jack's marriage record is below.

 The name Botts rings a bell with me because my great-great grandmother mentions Mr. Botts, to whom her son John "Henry" Percival was apprenticed as a tinner in a letter. Time to dig out that 1880 census.

 Henry Percival (with the red arrow on the left) is my great grandfather. Says he was born in Kentucky. Don't think so. Family was living in Waverly, Missouri at the time of his birth and that is what his death certificate says. It looks like the Botts family ran a boarding house. That was very common in post civil war in Missouri. Henry's mother ran one in Carthage, Missouri for a while, and quite possibly also in Richmond, Missouri. While her sons were farmed out to other families, Henry's mother raised her second husband's children.

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