By Cleveland Fields, Jr.
The strength of a man begins with his beliefs, and the marksmanship of his wisdom in knowing what to do, skill in knowing how to do it, and the virtue in doing it well. He has a heart that loves, rejoices and bleeds. His role calls for firmness, sternness and readiness for life's battles, for he has to go out into the world of challenges and strength to strive for those he loves. Thus was the life and legacy of Elisha Boone, who was born in 1813, the son of Alabama slaves who eventually migrated to Brazoria and Matagorda counties in Texas.
Laura Boone Webb (1834- )
Victoria Rugeley, Henry Wrenn and Andrew Webb
Martha Boone Edison (1840- )
Ranson Edison, Louisiana Powell, Theophilus Edison and Jack Edison
Catherine Boone Richardson Stanford ( -1920)
Thea Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Adam Richardson, Elijah Richardson, Phillip Stanford, Ellry Stanford, Alice Stanford, Matthew Stanford, Vassie Stanford and Edward Stanford
John Boone (1844- )
Ed Boone and Eliza Mack
George Boone (1845- )
William Boone, Buna Overton, Jane Glassford, Annie Armstead, Louisa Brooks, George Boone, Jr., and Classie Glassford.
Elijah Boone (1848- )
John Boone, Wesley Boone, Clister Boone, Charlie Boone, Phillip Boone, Elry Boone and Martha Boone.
William Boone (1850- )
Victor Boone, Sally Lewis, Daniel Boone, Henry Boone, Leonard Boone and Tennessee Boone
Shedrick Boone (1855- )
Hampton Boone, Catherine Dykes, Larkin Boone, Christopher Boone, Alice Baldridge, Matthew Boone and Louella Boone.
Mollie Boone Hawkins (1858- )
Hammie Hawkins, Carey Hawkins, Shedrick Hawkins and Willis Hawkins
Henry Boone (1858- )
Hamilton Boone (1860- )
Fred Boone, Carrie Branch, Elisha Boone and Dewey Boone
Elisha Boone later married Rosetta Flannel in Brazoria County, Texas, on October 5, 1867. She was the mother of one daughter, three-year-old Charlotte Flannel. Elisha and Rosetta had four children. An account of their families is as follows:
Charlotte Flannel Gatson (1864-1941)
Enoch Gatson, Rosea Marshall, Camie Craig, Moses Gatson and Shirley Green.
Peggy Boone Parks (1868-1922)
Isaiah Parks, Clarence Parks, Tennessee Alexander, Alonia Cathey, Anna Bradley, Rutha Brown, Amanda Ford, James Parks, Elisha Parks and Calbertha Parks.
Olivia Boone Baldridge (1870- )
Thomas Baldridge, Sherman Baldridge, Gertrude Deadrick, Melinda Ford, Eddie Jones, LeeEtta McAfee, David Baldridge, Lillie Sanders, Sallie McNeil and Lou Ethel Mack
James Boone (1876- )
Adelia Boone Morgan (1876- )
Cuney Morgan, Ollie Fisher, Annie Morgan, Randolph Morgan and Olivia Williams
Elisha Boone built a home for his family, which stood in "stately majesty in that day." To provide for his family, hundreds of acres of land were bought, divided and farmed for the nurture and dwellings of the Boone children. According to the 1880 census of Texas, Elisha Boone housed over 38 family members at once. Over the course of time, some land was sold and some taken. However, the Boone family's association with "home and family" always struck melody in their hearts.
Editor's note: The information provided is the careful research and years of study by Cleveland Fields, Jr., whose great-great-grandfather was Elijah Boone, and Joyce Gardenhire Wiggins, whose great-grandmother was Catherine Boone Richardson Stanford, both whom were children of Elijah Boone. Additional information was obtained from various Boone Family descendants.
Additional note: According to the Handbook of Texas Online,
Linnville was on the Matagorda county line in southwest Brazoria
County. In 1896 it had a school with one teacher and 26 black
pupils. The school remained on the map in 1937, but by 1988 only a
nearby church and Boone Cemetery appeared on state highway maps.
Linnville, Brazoria County, Texas
Willie Alexander, 811 Pioneer Inf., March 1, 1896 - June 25, 1931, Sleep on dear child...
Alice Baldridge, 1893 - 1958
Thomas Baldridge and Wife, July 26, 1905 - Oct 18, 1968
Sherman Alfred Baldridge, Pvt US Army, World War I, 1895 - 1977
William A. Baldridge, May 28, 1882 - Sept 18, 1975, Thy Will Be Done
Alcy Boone, Age 74, Born Aug 18, 1858 - Died Oct 20, 1952, Our Loved One
Elbert Boone, Pvt US Army, Korea
Elisha Boone, April 10, 1912 - Feb 10, 1979
Elry Boone, Feb 9, 1875 - Mar 31, 1963
Hezekiah Boone, Texas, Pvt 5 Co 165 Depot Brig, World War I, Dec 16, 1893 - Aug 3, 1962
John Boone, In Loving Memory, July 11, 1911 - Nov 7, 1972
Philip Boone, In Loving Memory, June 19, 1882 - Nov 3, 1958
Wesley Boone, 1877 - 1943 & Mamie Boone 1889 - ?
Hilary Brown, 1911 - 1969 & Olivia Boone 1912 - ___
Estelle Johnson, In Memory, Dec 22, 1900 - Aug 25, 1967
Isaac Rugeley, Born 1858 - Died Sept 15, 1904
Mrs. Victoria Rugeley, Born May 29, 1868 - Died May 2, ____
Wallace Rugeley, Jan 22, 1936 - April 11, 1957
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Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
Apr. 11, 2007
Apr. 11, 2007