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Descendants of Thomas Henry Bolden & Lou Ella Smith

(see Endnotes at end of document)

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS HENRY3 BOLDEN (MILTON "MADISON" EASTMAN2 BOULDIN, JAMES W. OR B.1 BOWLING)1,2,3 was born 15 Dec 1879 in Franklin or Coffee Co., TN4,5, and died 08 Nov 1933 in Estill Springs (Spring Creek Community), Franklin Co., TN6,7,8,9. He married LOU ELLA SMITH10,11,12 14 Jul 1898 in Altamont, Grundy Co., TN13, daughter of JOHN W. SMITH and MARTHA H. PATTERSON.

Notes for THOMAS HENRY BOLDEN:
[1933 newspaper clipping]

Tom H. Boling Dies In Estill Springs

Tom H. Boling, 55, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, at his home in Estill Springs. He was a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

The funeral was held at 2 o'clock Thursday, and burial was in the Decherd cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Henry, Tillman and Edward, and four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Armstrong, Annie May, Irene and Vera Boling.

[see notes below]

--Name should read THOMAS H. BOLDEN
--Transcription from copy of 1933 newspaper clipping (from an unknown Tennessee newspaper) of the obituary of my great-grandfather, Thomas Henry Bolden, which is in my possession.
--I have a copy of his death certificate to confirm this is the same person.

Notes for LOU ELLA SMITH:
Obituary of Lou Ella (Smith) Bolden - 1959

[1959 newspaper clipping - see transcriber notes below]

Mrs. Bolden Dies at Age of 76 Years

Mrs. Lou Ella Bolden, of 204 _est Weaver Street, widow of Thomas H. Bolden, died Friday morning at Queen City Infirmary after a long illness. She was 76 years old.

Mrs. Bolden was a native of Grundy County and had made her home here many years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marie Cobb, of Tullahoma, and Mrs. Louise Cobb, of Detroit, a son, Tilman Bolden, of Tullahoma; a sister, Mrs. Mary Yarworth, of Warrior, Ala.; eight grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home. Emmett J. Allen officiated. Burial was in Mount Garner Cemetery, Decherd.

[Transcriber notes: This is a transcription of a photograph of Lou Ella's obituary. Photograph of obituary was taken by Lou Ella's grandson, Thomas Edward Bolden Sr. (my father).

It is unknown which Tennessee newspaper the obituary appeared in.]

Children of THOMAS BOLDEN and LOU SMITH are:
i. WILLIAM HENRY4 BOLDEN, b. 26 Jan 1904, Dechard, Grundy Co., TN14,15,16,17,18; d. 18 Nov 1951, Tullahoma, Coffee Co., TN19,20; m. (1) JESSIE VELMA DURHAM, 09 Apr 1922, Franklin Co., TN21,22,23; m. (2) HENSEL "HANIEL" ARMSTRONG, 08 Mar 1937, Franklin Co, TN24; m. (3) THIRSIE DICKERSON, 02 Mar 1942, Huntsville, AL.

ii. NANIE MAE BOLDEN, b. 04 Jul 1907, Coalmont, Grundy Co, TN25,26,27; d. 11 Nov 1942, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN28,29,30; m. ANDERTON "DICK" COOK, 15 May 1923, Franklin Co., TN31.

iii. ANDREW TILLMAN BOLDEN, b. 09 May 1909, Coalmont, Grundy Co, TN32,33,34; d. 12 Jun 1972, Tullahoma, Coffee Co, TN35,36.

Notes for ANDREW TILLMAN BOLDEN:
"Tillman" never married.

iv. WINNIE LEONA BOULDIN, b. 26 Sep 1911, Coalmont, Grundy Co., TN37; d. 04 Jan 1912, Alto, Grundy Co, TN.

v. LILLIAN IRENE BOLDEN, b. 18 Sep 1913, Pittsburg, GA38,39,40; d. 21 Dec 1958, 21 Dec 195841; m. D. WOODRING.

vi. LUCILLE BOLDEN, b. 04 Sep 1915, Prairie Plains or Hillsboro, TN42; d. 07 Feb 1981, Detroit, Mich43; m. (1) A.T. ARMSTRONG; m. (2) ( ) GOEBBELS.

vii. RUBY VERA BOLDEN, b. 07 Apr 1919, Coalmont, Grundy Co, TN44,45,46; d. 02 Jun 194147,48; m. ( ) RICHARDSON.

Notes for RUBY VERA BOLDEN:
Ruby Vera (Bolden) Richardson is buried next to her mother and father, Thomas Henry Bolden and Lou Ella (Smith) Bolden in Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, TN.

viii. CHAS. ROBT. BOLDEN, b. 31 Jan 1921, Kentucky River, KY49; d. 31 Jan 1921, Kentucky River, KY.

ix. EDITH MARIE BOLDEN, b. 19 Dec 1922, Cedar Hill Community, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN50; m. ALBERT T. COBB, 03 Jul 194651.

x. TONY RICHARD "R.L." BOLDEN, b. 17 Oct 1925, Nashville, Davidson Co, TN52,53; d. 27 Aug 1958, Terre Haute, IN54,55.



Endnotes

1. Dept of Public Health, Death Certificate of William Henry Bolden, (Cordell Hull Building, Nashville, TN), Line 15 - Father's Name: Thomas Henry BoldenLine 17 - Informant: Mrs. T.H. Bolden, 828 S. Jefferson St., Tullahoma, Tenn.
2. TN Dept of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate of Thomas Henry Bolden, Line 2. Full Name: Thomas Henry BoldenLine 17. Informant: Mrs. T.H. Bolden R-4 Tullahoma, Tenn.
3. Obituary of Tom H. Boling.
4. TN Dept of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate of Thomas Henry Bolden, Line 6: Date of Birth: Dec 15, 1879Line 7: Age 54 years, 10 months, 23 daysLine 12: Birthplace: Tennessee.
5. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Date of birth on tombstone: 15 Nov 1880.Tombstone should read 15 Dec, 1879 to correspond with date of birth on Death Certificate.
6. TN Dept of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate of Thomas Henry Bolden, Line 1. Place of Death - County: Franklin Civil Dis. 17.
7. Obituary of Tom H. Boling, 1933, copy of newspaper clipping in the genealogy records of Thomas Edward Bolden, in my possession since 1998.
8. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Date of death on tombstone: 8 Nov 1933.
9. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Thos. Henry Bolden Death: 8 Nov 1933 - Age 54 yrs/10 mo 23 days.
10. TN Dept of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Death Certificate of Thomas Henry Bolden, Line 5a: Husband of Lucy M. BoldenLine 17 Informant: Mrs. T.H. Bolden Address: R-4 Tullahoma, Tenn.
11. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Lou Ella Smith - Grampa Tom called her "Lucy May."
12. Dept of Public Health, Death Certificate of William Henry Bolden, (Cordell Hull Building, Nashville, TN), Line 16: Mother's Maiden Name: Louella SmithLine 17: Informant: Mrs. T.H. Bolden, 828 S. Jefferson, Tullahoma, Tenn.
13. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Thomas Henry Bolden Lou Ella Smith Married 14 July 1898.
14. Certified copy from State of Tennessee Dept of Public Health, Cordell Hull building, Nashville, TN 37219. Div of Vital Statistics, Delayed Birth Certificate of William Henry Bolden, (Filed July 11, 1941 File Number 65329).
15. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Date of birth on tombstone: 26 Jan 1904.
16. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Birth Place: Coalmont, Grundy County, TN.
17. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm Henry Bolden b. Jan 26, 1904 m. Jessie Velma Durham b. 5 Oct 1904.
18. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1143, Mt. Garner Cemetery tombstone reads: William H. Bolden Jan 26, 1904 - Nov 18, 1951.
19. Dept of Public Health, Death Certificate of William Henry Bolden, (Cordell Hull Building, Nashville, TN), pg. 308, #1143, Mt. Garner Cemetery tombstone reads: William H. Bolden Jan 26, 1904 - Nov 18, 1951.
20. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: William H. Bolden Jan 26, 1904 Nov 18, 1951.
21. State of TN, Franklin Co., Marriage Certificate of Henry Bouldin and Jesse Durham, Book 1922, Page 369, This Certifies, that Henry Bouldin and Jesse Durham were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony by Frank Majors M.G. on the 9th day of April, in the year of our Lord, 1922. As appears of record in my office in Marriage Record Book 1922, Page 369 this 12 day of June 1968. Roy B. Solomon, County Court Clerk.
22. Transcription of abstract: Bible Record of Jessie Velma (Durham) Bolden Womack, Wm. Henry Bolden b. Jan 26, 1904 m. Jessie Velma Durham b. 5 Oct, 1904. Married Sun 9, April 22, by Frank Majors M.G. in Winchester, Tenn. Witnesses Mrs. Frank Majors and Mr. & Mrs. Woody Holmes.
23. Franklin County, TN Marriage Records 1922-1923 (transcription of abstract), p. 363, Henry Bouldin to Jessie Durham 9 Apr 1922.
24. Franklin County, TN Marriage Records 1936-1940 (transcription of abstract), pg. 88, William H. Bolden to Hensel Armstrong 8 Mar 1937 (Wm 32, Hensel 18).
25. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: Nanie M. Cook July 4, 1907 Nov 11, 1942.
26. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Nannie Mae Birth: 4 July 1907, Coalmont, Grundy Co, TN Married: Dick Cook died: 11 Nov 1942, Winchester, Franklin Co, Tenn.
27. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1144, Mt. Garner Cemetery tombstone reads: Nanie M. Cook July 4, 1907 - Nov 11, 1942.
28. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: Nanie M. Cook July 4, 1907 Nov 121, 1942.
29. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Nanie Mae Died: 11 Nov 1942, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN.
30. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1144, Mt. Garner Cemetery tombstone reads: Nanie M. Cook July 4, 1907 - Nov 11, 1942.
31. Franklin County, TN Marriage Records 1922-1923 (transcription of abstract), p. 214, Anderton Cook to Annie Mae Bouldin 15 May 1923.
32. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr..
33. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Andrew Tillman (called Tillman) Birth: 9 May, 1909 Died: 11 or 12 June, 1972 Tullahoma, Tenn.
34. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, p. 308, #140, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co., TN tombstone reads: A.T. Bolden May 9, 1909 - June 12, 1972.
35. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr..
36. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1140, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co., TN tombstone reads: A.T. Bolden May 9, 1909 - June 12, 1972.
37. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Winnie Leona 26 Sept 1911 d. abt 3 mos. old.
38. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: Lillian Irene Woodring Sept 18, 1913 Dec 21, 1958.
39. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Lillian Irene (Irene) Bolden Born: 18 Sept, 1913 Pittsburg, GA Married: Woodring Died: 21 Dec. 1958.
40. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1141, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Lillian Irene Woodring Sept 18, 1913 - Dec 21, 1958.
41. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1141, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Lillian Irene Woodring Sept 18, 1913 - Dec 21, 1958.
42. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Linnie Lucille (Louise) Birt: 4 Sept 1915, Prairie Plains or Hillsboro, Tenn.Married: 1. A.T. Armstrong 2. Goebbels 3. Cobb Died: 7 Feb 1981, Detroit, Mich.
43. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Linnie Lucille (Louise) Bolden Died: 7 feb 1981, Detroit, Mich.
44. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: Ruby V. Richardson April 7, 1919 June 2, 1941.
45. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Ruby Vera (Vera) Bolden Born: 7 Apr, 1919 Coalmont, Grundy Co, TN Married: Richardson Died: 2 June 1941.
46. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1145, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Ruby V. Richardson April 7, 1919 - June 2, 1941.
47. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Tombstone reads: Ruby V. Richardson April 7 1919 June 2, 1941.
48. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1145, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Ruby V. Richardson April 7, 1919 - June 2, 1941.
49. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Chas. Robt. b 1-31-1921 d-1-31-1921 in Kentucky River, Ky. buried there. Info given to me by mother Jessie Durham Bolden Womach.
50. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Edith Marie (Marie) Bolden Born: 19 Dec 1922 Cedar Hill Community, Winchester, Franklin Co, TN Married: 3 July 1946 Albert T. Cobb.
51. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden..
52. Family Group Sheet of Thomas Henry Bolden prepared by Thomas Edward Bolden., Tony Richard (Tony) Bolden Born: 17 Oct 1925 Nashville, Davidson Co, Tenn died: 27 Aug 1958, Terre Haute, Ind.
53. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, p. 308, #1142, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Tony Richard Bolden Oct 17, 1925 - Aug 27, 1958.
54. Tombstone photo taken Aug 1978 by Thomas Edward Bolden, Sr., Date of death on tombstone: 27 Aug 1958.
55. Cemetery Records of Franklin County, Tennessee, Revised Edition, pg. 308, #1142, Mt. Garner Cemetery, Decherd, Franklin Co, TN tombstone reads (per book): Tony Richard Bolden Oct 17, 1925 - Aug 27, 1958.