William's Year of Birth
Actually the 1735 birthdate for MY William has not been proven. We do know that his son, Willis was born 1770-1774. I know Boddie had 1735 as well as Rupert Farnham Thompson but they have been proven wrong in several other things - especially the dates for Rebecca English and as you know - William's children is a MESS in both of these records. So is is POSSIBLE that my William was born closer to 1740-1748 time frame and may have even been too young to fight in the war.
The dates, below, for those related to William, have been proven by a variety of sources.
- Jesse R. Boon Jan 1743 - William's brother
- Celia (Boon) Bradshaw abt 1748 - William's sister
- Mary (Boon) Nelms abt 1750 - William's sister
- Sion Boon born 1760 - William's brother
- Rebecca (Boon) English abt 1754 - William's 2nd wife
- Willis Boon (1770/74) - William's oldest son by 1st wife
Like his father and grandfather, William was a planter, probably of tobacco.
1st Marraige - Unknown WifeWe do know that William was married twice. Some list his first wife as Betsey Alford. At this moment, I do not know the source of this information or whether it is true or not. In the Rupert Farnham Thompson Book, Betsey Alford is listed as wife of Benjamin Boon--which is definite NOT TRUE.. Now it is possible that she was the 1st wife of William Boon. AT this time, I have not proved this one way or the other.
There was however a Benjamin Boon that married Betsey Alford in Greene Co, GA--but this Benjamin is NOT the son of this William Boon of Franklin Co., NC.
2nd Marraige - Rebecca English
Sometime around 1775-1778, William Boon married Rebecca English. William and Rebecca had 3 sons and 8 daughters born between 1780 and 1797.
MisconceptionsIn Rupert Farnham's Thompson's book on p 37--he does mention the fact that it would appear that some date is wrong in view of the length of time that Rebecca had children. THIS HAS PROVEN TRUE WITH MORE RESEARCH!
*REBECCA'S AGE: Some records indicate that Rebecca was born in 1783 and that she married in 1758 - which is IMPOSSIBLE. There is no way that Rebecca could have been born early enough to have married at this date. She had to be MUCH YOUNGER than her husband, William Boon as it has been found that she was still living in l823 and had children as late as 1797.
The 1800 census does say that she was over 45 at this time - which gives us a date of BEFORE 1855. However, remember that her youngest child, Tabitha was born August 1797. Even if she had been 50 at this time, which I still doubt, this would make her born about 1747. Also notice in William's will, that he seems to be very concerned about her remarrying! Also note that four of his daughters are quite young. A more realistic date of birth would be 1747-1755.
Also, with Willis, William's oldest son, being born in l770/74 which has been proven to be true--it PUTS HIM WITH THE 1st Marriage and NOT A CHILD OF REBECCA ENGLISH BOON--but of his 1st wife.
ALSO, new information has been discovered on Benjamin Boon which puts him with the 2nd marriage - -which seems to agree more with the information in William's will.
- 1756 Northampton Co., NC
Collection of Upper SC Genealogy & Family records
by Wooley Vol. II , pp. 124-125
" pg. 326 THOMAS LILES of Northampton Co. to THOMAS LILES, JR. of Northampton Co 10 July 1756 20 pounds proclamation money 390 acres on the south side of Kerby creek, joining CAROLUS ANDERSO, ABRAHAM STEVENSON, BENJAMIN COBB, a brand, JOSHUA JOHNSON, ATRHUR WILLIAMS and the creek
Wit: NICHOLAS MAGET, JAMES WASHINGTON, WILLIAM BOON
Reg. Northampton Co. Nov. Ct. 1756 J. Edwards C. Ct."
"pg. 327 THOMAS LILES Northampton Co. to of JACOB BOON of Northampton Co. 10 June 1756 - 10 pounds sterling money - 200 acres on the south side of Kerby creek, joining Miry branch, JOSHUA JOHNSON, BENJAMIN COBB, Mandue’s branch and the creek
Wit. JAMES WASHINGTON, WILLIAM BOON, NICHOLAS BOON
Reg. Northampton Co. Nov. Ct. 1756 J. Edwards C. Ct."
- 1775/76 Bute Co., NC
Before Captain Matthew Thomas
William Boon, Philip Boon Nathan Inguilsh (Nathan English - William's father-in-law)
- 1776 Bute Co., NC
Warren Co., NC Records, Vol II Supplement
by M. H. Kerr 975.652 K Suppl to V. 2
Abstracts of Deed Book 3
p. 236 DB-6, page 374. 2 March 1776.
----Andrew Gant to WILLIAM BOON, both of Bute Co., Pro. N.C. 35 Pds. Va. money for 250 A. in Bute Co. on BS the Millstone, adj Fair (Fiar, Fer), part of a grant to Joshua Yarbrough 5 December 1761.
----Wit: Robert Carr(?), Jesse Boon, Benjamin Putman
----Proved by Jesse Boon, Bute Feb. Ct. 1778
----Thomas Machen, C.C.
----Reg: 12 Sept. 1779, by James Johnson, Reg.
- 1779 Franklin Co. NC was formed from Bute Co. NC
- 1788 Franklin Co., NC
----Deed Book 6- Courthouse Page 181, Franklin Co., Nc
"William Boon of Franklin Co. wrote a bill of sale to James Boon of Franklin Co., December 23, 1788 for 27 lbs. Virginia money for one Negro boy named Daniel.
Witnesses: William Webb & Richard Webb
- 1789 Franklin Co., NC
----Deed book 6 page # 243
William BOON of Franklin Co sold to Elias Bowden of Franklin Co., on June 6, 1789, for 120 lbs. Specie a tract of 254 acres lying on both sides of the Millstone adjoining FAIR, it being part of a survey granted to Joshua Yarbrough bearing a date of December 1, 1761.
----Witnesseth: Joseph Jones & Benjamin
- 1790 Franklin Co., NC Census
Bureau of the Census Heads of Families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790 North Carolina - Halifax District - Franklin County . . .
Name of head of family: Boon, William
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 2 Free white males under 16 years: 4
Free white females, including heads of families: 6
All other free persons: 4
- 1790 Franklin Co., NC, Halifax District Tax List
----Boon, William 1wp 2bp 295ac
- 1795 Isle of Wight Co., Virginia
Will of father, Ratcliff Boon, Jr.
March 25, Wills & Administrations of Isle of Wight Co, VA 1647-1800
-- by Blanche Adams Chapman, pp 380, 314, 315
Appears in Will Book II, pp. 174-175
"Item - I will and Desire is that my Plantation and Still should be sold and equally divided between my three Children, Viz.: William Boone, Jesse Boon and Sion Boon, to them and their heirs forever"
"Item, I Will and desire is that all the Remainder of my Estate that is not Given away should be sold and equally Divided Between My Wife, Patience Boon, William Boon, Jesse Boon, Sion Boone, Selah Brandshaw and Mary Helme's but it is my Will that Mary Helme's part should be equally divided between all her children that is living. And to Elizabeth Webb, No more of my Estate. "
- 1796 Washington Co, GA
--- Records by Frances Wynd, p. 7
----William Boon received a Washington Co., GA land Grant
- 1797 November 18 Northampton Co., NC
Will OF Rebecca (English) Boon's father, Nathan English
November 18,Will of Nathan English was written
"In the name of god amen, I Nathan English of the Co., of Northampton In the state of North Carolina Do Make And ordain this my Last Will and testament In Following manner and Form that is to Lay.
First I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Patience Ten Shilling Virginia money I Give and bequeath Unto my Daughter Rebekah Boon Ten Shillings Virginia Money
I Give an Bequeath unto my Wife Sarah English All my Goods and Chattles That I Posess In Doors and out Door to Her own Propper youse For Ever I Do Make and Ordain My Wife Sarah English My Executorise and John Johnson my Executor to this my Las Will and Testament Given under my hand and Seal This 18th Day November 1797
Nathan (his X mark) English
Signed Sealed In the Presenece Of Us
John Johnson Jr.
Catherine English her x
- 1798 Franklin Co, NC Tax List
----Boon, Wm. 472ac 2wp 2bp
- 1798 Franklin Co., NC
Bradley, WILL BOOK B, FRANKLIN CO., NC, 1795-1804
"Sale of estate of Jacob Webb, decd - September 22, 1798
Buyers were R. Jones, Jesse Denton, Richard Webb, John Linsey, WILLIAM BOON, Elias Bowden, Robert Jones, WILLIS BOON, Joshua Coggin
----Admr was WILLIS BOON. - p. 44"
- 1799 June 28, Northampton Co., NC
----Will of Nathan English was recorded by E. Hayney, CC
- 1799 Franklin Co., Nc
Will of William Boon -Will book A-1799 (p. 137)
In the name of God amen. I WILLIAM BOON of Franklin Co.,, State of North Carolina being in a declining state of health but of sound mind, …………….this my last will and testament in the following manners
FIRST.. I resign my soul to God who gave it my body to be decently buried.
I lend to my wife REBECCA BOON during her natural life or widowhood the use of my land & Planataion where I now live also four negros (to wit) JENNY, CLOE, ANDREW, & ISHAM, three cows and calves, two feather cots and furniture, two sows and pigs, one tan mare and saddle, kitchen furniture. This to remain intact during her life or widowhood "for the support of my four youngest daughter Cely, Patsy, Nancy, Tabitha.
My will and desire is that after the death or remarriage of my wife Rebecca Boon the executors shall sell such as shall ensure the needs of the daughters. At wife's death or remarriage, the land and plantation and 4 Negroes above to be divided equally among 3 sons Benjamin BOON, Sion BOON, Kinchen BOON.
I give and bequeath to my four sons Willis Boon, Benjamin Boon, Sion Boon, Kinchen Boon the four negroes which I Lend to my wife Rebecca Boon (after her death or remarriage to be equally divided between them by note or other ways to them and their heirs.
Executors to dispose of present crop in such a was as to care for wife and 4 youngest daughters. Estate no disposed of in above provisions to be divided equally among my 8 daughter: Mary JONES, Sarah BOON, Patience BOON, Rebecca BOON, Cely BOON, Nancy BOON, Patsy BOON, Tabitha BOON, to them and their heirs & for ever.
"Deducting out of Mary Jones' part fifteen pounds Virginia money." His part of his father's estate left him in Virginia he wishes divided among the 8 named daughters.
Friends - George TUNSTALL, Jordan HILL
son - Willis BOON.
Signed. Witnessed: James BARROW, J. WHITE.
Proved December Court, 1799.
---- Certification of witnesses appended indicates Jno. WHITE, James BARROW.
----Rebeca Boon 1-2-0-0-0; 3-2-0-0-1; 4
*1 free white male under 10 , 2 free white males 10-15), 3 free white females under 10, 2 free white females 10-15, 1 free white female over 45, 4 slaves
----Step son, Willis Boon, is living next door.
----Boon, Rebeckah 295ac 5bp
----Boon, Rebeckah 295ac 4bp
----Boon, Rebeckah 295ac 4bp
----Boon, Rebecca 295ac 4bp
----Boon, Rebecka 295ac 4bp
Rebecca Boon 00100 011200
----son Kinchin Boon, my DIRECT ANCESTOR, is living next door
----Rebeccah Boon named as having an account on estate of Benjamin Brickell
KINCHEN BOON gave a deed of-trust with the security being his interest in land and negroes bequeathed by his father, WILLIAM BOON, deceased, subject to the lifetime right of his mother, REBECCAH BOON
Jacob Jones (S.C.) was administrator of his mother's estate, sale of the property was April 4, l8l5:
David M. Lewis, Jacob Jones (S.C.), Josiah Eley, Keziah Byrd, Rebecca BOON, Buckner Abernathy, John Abernathy, Joseph Eley, Kinchen Boon, Thomas Lanier, Green Ross, Josiah Bridgers, Jacob Jones Jr, Elisha Lankford, Halbert Harris, William Lancaster, Sr.; Organ Thomas, Joshua Perry, Council Jones, (Note: this would be Jr); James Hammons, Joshua Fowler, Joshua Johnson, Taylor 'Webb, John Bartholomew, Joshua Jones, James Davis, Zachariah Styles, Jacob Jones, Gilford Lewis, Ben Thomas, Samuel Tunstall, Sion Boon, James D. Jones, Hicks Wynn, Jordan Denson, Wilson Milner, Davis H. Lewis, Jeremiah Solomon, Cato Tabo, William SHarrod, Fren Hill, Robert Bell, W.P. Williams, Thomas Lanier
Last Account March Court 1817
----Deed of Trust
Rebecca Boon is mentioned as mother'in'law of Elisha UZZELL and grandmother of Nathan & Johnson GOSWICK, minors. Others mentioned include: Nathaniel Hunt,
----Signed by Rebecca Boon & Samuel Thomas
----Witnesses were: J. Weatherford & Hulson Muslray, Jun.
As I hear from William's descendants and receive photos, each child are given their OWN SITE. Click on their names for further information and to view photos. Have any corrections or photos - please send to me Ann (Jobe) Brown
She is the FIRST daughter, mentioned in the will and was already married to a Mr. Jones in 1799. Could she be from William's first marriage? Since I'm also a Jones descendant, I'm especially interested in her husband's name and what happened to her. If you can help, please write me, Ann (Jobe) Brown
Now that we know a bit about our early Boon ancestry, let's learn about the families that Kinchin Sr and Jr married into by continuing the adventure with my 3rd great grandparents and their descendants.
As stated earlier, these two Boon wives, Margaret 'Peggy' and Mary Elizabeth, will play a very vital part in the lives of their children and the values that they learned. They were both real pioneers and grandmothers that we can be proud to call our ancestors.
First must thank Patsy (Boon) Brnaton, who literally spent years researching the census and having patience with me to sort through them. Without her, I would have given up years ago when I discovered the 'real mess of misconceptions' that had been written and posted about our William Boon of Franklin Co., North Carolina.
Over the years, I've corresponded with many of Wiliam's descendants and together we have compiled a much more accurate resource for this family. Hopefully the earlier mistakes, will gradually be corrected and more records will be discovered to complete the picture.
If you have any photographs, or tombstone pictures or scans of any documents for any descendants of this family - please do send them to me.
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