Bourbon County, KY
Family Records & Histories
William Adair Descendants

Contributed by Mary Bishop;; 4/18/2007

Generation 1

William Adair 
Married : unknown

Children of William Adair

1 --------- Adair

2. Jane Adair
James Faries

3. William Adair

4. Richard Adair, b. 1765, d. November 30, 1866
Married: before 1785
Jane Faries b. before 1768, d. after 1786
Daughter of William Faries
Married 2nd James Faries
More about Richard Adair:
Richard Adair served in the Revolutionary War 1778, in the Lower District of New Castle Hundred. He was listed as absent for a period of time for the months of August, September, October and one review in November he was absent 4 days .He served under Captain Isaac Grantham

A return of delinquents in captain Isaac Granthams Company for April 29, May 27th, June 6th, and June 17th 1780, Richard Adair was listed with 1 day absent.

A return of Delinquents of Captain Isaac Granthams Company for the months of September 25th, October 9,th, 19th,  November 27th . December 11th, 1779, March 25th 1780 lists Richard Adair absent 2 days.

October 31, 1778 a Return of delinquents of the Company of Militia who either neglected or refused to attend Muster according to law are as follows

William Faries 2 days,                         Isaac Faries  3 days
William Adair 2 days                          Jonah Faies  1 day 
Alexander Adare 3 days                      John Faries Jr, 3 days
John Faries 2 days
Richard Adair 2 days

It has been said that these absents allowed by the Army for the soldiers to return home to keep their home works done and to prepare their families for the winter time for their families.

I do certify to the Lieutenant of New castle that the above is a just & true State of the delinquents as the Stand and
that the fines incurred for want of Arms are all remitted and   a longer time given to furnish themselves. November
30 1778

Generation 2

Children of Richard Adair & Janes Faries

William P. Adair, b. August 4, 1784, Delaware, died January 1, 1852, Ky
Married 1st Martha Jones
Married 2nd Martha Childress
Married 3rd Anna Griffith, January 22, 1810, Bourbon Co.,  Ky

James Farris Adair, b. January 22,1786, New Castle Co., d. March 8, 1880, Adams  Co., Illinois
Married June 4, 1811, Bourbon Co., Ky.,
Martha Turner, b. August 22, 1794, Bourbon Co., Ky. died December 20, 1879, Adams Co., Illinois

Richard Merrill Adair, b. May 16, 1788, New Castle Co., Delaware, died September 1, 1871, Nicholas Co., Ky.
Married: May 13, 1912, Bourbon Co., Ky.
             Mary “Polly” Tarr, b. 10 October 1796, Snow Hill, Maryland, d.1875, Nicholas
             Co ., Buried Carlisle Cemetery
             Richard is the son of Richard Adair & Jane Farris
             Mary is the daughter of Charles Tarr & Marion Bishop Richardson

Jane Adair. B. January 12, 1793, New Castle, Delaware, d. March 8, 1863, Adams
Co., Illinois,
Married: March 31, 1813, Bourbon Co., Ky.,
Joseph Isham, b. 1788, New Castle, Delaware, d. May 4, 1859, Adams Co., Illinois.

Generation 3

Children of Richard Merrill Adair & Mary “Polly” Tarr

1.   Willis Merris Adair, b. 1812, Nicholas Co., Ky, d, 6 April 1866, Adams Co., Ill. Buried Adams Co., Ill.
      Married 1st Ruth Martha Moore
      Married 2nd March 6, 1845
      Ruth Workman
      Married 3rd June 13, 1847,
      Elizabeth Sprout, b. 1810
      Married 4th: 1854
       Margaret J, Hester b. February 4, 1829, d. January 1917   

2.   Louise Adair, b. 1817
      Married: September 30, 1834, Nicholas Co., Ky
      Robert M. Mathers

3.   James Lewis Adair, b. 1820, Nicholas Co., Ky., d. Adams Co., Ill.
     Married: 25 August 1841, Adams Co., Ill.
     Linna Moore, b. 1820, Ky., d.
4.   Dr. John Jackson Adair, b.10 November 1822, Nicholas Co., Ky., d. 13                                                            
      December 1880, Bourbon Co., Ky. Buried Paris Cemetery
      Married 7 December 1850, Bourbon Co., Ky
      Sarah “Sally” Ewalt, b.21 November 1832, Bourbon Co. d. 2 March 1900, Bourbon Co., Ky.
      Buried: Bourbon Co.
      Sally was the daughter of Samuel Ewalt & Cynthia Pugh
      More about Dr. John Jackson Adair and Sarah Sally Ewalt:
      Dr. John Adair graduated from Baltimore Dental School in 1848 & Louisville Medical School in 1854.

The Bourbon news, Paris Ky. microfilm 1900- January- June
Tuesday March 6, 1900, Funeral Announcement of Deceased Citizen
Obituary of Mrs. Sallie Ewalt Adair

Mrs. Sallie Ewalt Adair, aged sixty-seven years, relic of Dr. John J. Adair died at eleven o’clock Friday morning at her home on Mt. Airy Avenue. Mrs. Adair had been ill for many months, but bore her intense suffering bravely and was faithful unto death in her religion and in her devotion to her loved ones. She was a noble Christian woman whose death is regretted by many sympathizing friends. The deceased is survived by seven children- A. P. Adair, Dr. John Ray Adair, Charles Adair, and Mrs. Wyatt (Anna Belle) Thompson, of Bourbon Co., Ky., Mrs. Robert Stolworthy of Cincinnati, Ohio, W. W. (William Wallace) Adair of Tribune, Kansas, H. B. (Harry  Bedford) Adair of Kansas City, Mo. She was preceded in death by two children, Cynthia Adair Metcalfe and Raliegh Herbert Adair. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at half past two o’clock, by Rev. Dr. Rutherford, at the Second Presbyterian Church, and the remains were placed in the vault in the Paris Cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Messers. Joseph H. Ewalt, Will P. Ardery, Robert F. Adair, Jr., Buckner Bedford, R. M. Collier, and Wm. P. Wornall.

“The True Kentuckian” Paris, Ky”; Date December 15, 1880, Page 3; Microfilm Roll was dated 1880-1882

Adair-In Harrison Co., near Shawhan Station, December 13th. Dr. J. J. Adair, aged about 58 years. Dr. Adair was for some years a popular dentist in Paris, but for some years had resided on his farm on the Bourbon and Harrison line. His wife, a daughter of the late Samuel Ewalt, and several children survive him, Dr. Adair had suffered some time with paralysis.

5.    Dr. Richard Merris Adair, b. 26 August 1824, Nicholas Co., Ky d. 13                    
       June 1885, Bourbon Co., Ky, Buried Paris Cemetery
       Married: 23 December 1851, Nicholas Co., Ky.
       Mary Bruce Hathaway, b. 26 March1832, d. 11 February 1918, Bourbon Co., Ky.

6.    Margaret A. Adair, b. 1828, Nicholas Co., Ky.,
       Married: 23 December 1847, Nicholas Co., Ky.
       William Brunker, b. 1827 England, d.

7.    William R. Adair,  b.  Nicholas Co., Ky. 
       Married 22 December1842 Illinois
       Martha Ann Adair, b. 9 March 1827, Boone Co., In., d. 13 May 1902

8.    Sarah W. Adair,  b.  Nicholas Co., Ky.  
       Married: 24 October 1842, Nicholas Co., Ky.,
       Edmond Rankin, b.

9.    Olivia S. Adair,  b.  Nicholas Co., Ky
       Married 16 February 1832, Nicholas Co., Ky.
       Arthur H. Trimble, b. 1810. d. 16 February 1881, Illinois

10.  Mary A. Adair, b. 1837, Nicholas Co., Ky.,
       Dr. Neil Pitt, b.                  d. Kansas

11.  Susan Coleman Adair, b. 1835, Nicholas Co., Ky,
       George Washington Foster

12.  Robert Farris Adair, b. 4 September 1833, Nicholas Co., Ky., d. 13 June 1885,   
       Bourbon Co., Ky., Buried Paris Cemetery.
       Married 23 December 1851, Nicholas Co., Ky.,
       Sarah Isabelle Dodson, b. 13 November 1831, Mason Co., d. 8 November
       1920, Bourbon Co., Ky. , Buried Paris Cemetery

13.  Dr. George Washington Adair, b. 16 August 1838, Nicholas Co., Ky., d 1875
       Marrried:29 October 1861
       Mary Henshaw Henry

Generation 4

Children of Dr. John Jackson Adair and Sarah Sally Ewalt

1.  Allen Percy Adair, b. 24 February 1853, Louisville, Ky., d. 18 April 1934, Bourbon Co., Ky., Buried Paris Cemetery
     Married 25 November 1884, Hamilton Co., Ohio
     Katherine “Kitty” McKinney Stolworthy, b. 5 March 1866, d. 13 March 1925,
     Bourbon Co., Ky.

2.  Harry Bedford Adair, b. 9 March 1855, Ky., d. May 1839, Kansas City Mo. Buried
     Kansas City, Mo.
     Married: 13 April 1881 (Bible records)
     Mary Willis, b. April 1868

3.  William Wallace Adair, b. 5 March 1875, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. October 1939, Grant   
      Co., In, Buried at Cemetery
      Married: 7 December 1884.
      Lucy Elizabeth Butler

More about William Wallace Adair:

Marion Leader Tribune
Page 10 Tuesday October 10, 1939
W. W. Adair Rites Planned
Funeral services for Veteran Malleable IronWorker to be held at 2:30 p.m. today.
Funeral services for William Wallace Adair, 82, resident of Marion, 39 years, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at his residence, 1122 West Fifth Street. Rev. A. L. Emmert, pastor of the First United Brethren Church will officiate. Burial will be in Cemetery,

  Pallbearers will be John Bowman, R. J. Foster, Owen Redmon, Roy Sheron,  Levi Sheron, and Bert Hettsmanperger. The body was taken from 504 West Third Street to the residence Monday.

  Mr. Adair, veteran employee of the Marion Malleable Iron Works, died Sunday at his home.

  Surviving are the widow: two daughters, Mrs Lena Creason, Lafayette, and Mrs. Willard (Sally Amanda) Ball of Marion; two sons W. W. Adair of Portland, Oregon, and John Ewalt Adair of Marion, one sister Mrs. Mary Stolworthy of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

W. W. Adair Rites Planned
Funeral Services for Veteran Malleable Iron Worker to be Held at 2:30 p.m. Today
  Funeral services for William Wallace Adair, 82, resident of Marion, 39 years, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at his residence, 1122 West Fifth Street. Rev. A. L. Emmert, pastor of the First United Brethren Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Cemetery.

  Pallbearers will be John Bowman, R. J. Foster, Owen Redman, Roy Sheron, Levi Sheron, and Bert Hettsmanperger. The body was taken from 504 West Third Street to the residence Monday.

  Mr. Adair veteran employe of Marion Malleable Iron Works died Sunday at his home.

  Surviving are the Widow, (Lucy B. Adair;) two daughters, Mrs. Lena Creason, Lafayette, and Mrs. Willard Ball, Marion; two sons, W.W. Adair, Portland Oregon, and John Ewalt Adair, Marion; a sister Mrs. Mary Stolworthy, of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild

Marion Leader Tribune  Tuesday October 10, 1939

4.  Raliegh Herbert Adair, b. 3 July 1859, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. 30 December 1881,       
     Buried Paris Cemetery.
     Never married

5.   Charles Turner Adair, b. 19 February 1861, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. 7 January 1938,
      Fayette Co., Ky., Buried Hillcrest Cemetery Lexington 
      Married: 14 January 1897, Cincinnati, Ohio
      Eunice McClure Hendy , b. 29 May 1873, d. August 8, 1956, Fayette Co., Ky.,
      Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fayette Co., Ky.

More about Charles Turner Adair:

Tumble Kills C. T, Adair
Retired farmer Suffers Fracture of Skull in fall Down12 Steps.
  The wrong door was opened Friday night by Charles T. Adair, and the 76-year old retired farmer plunged down a flight of 12 steps to his death.

  Two doors, placed side by side, open out of the dinning room at the Adair home on the Georgetown Pike- one leads to the kitchen and the other to the basement Stairway. Groping his way through the dark dining room apparently on his way to the Kitchen, Mr. Adair opened the cellar door and stepped across the threshold.

  Mrs. Martha Matherly, Adair’s housekeeper heard sounds of the fall, and she and her husband found Adair lying on the basement floor. Mr. And Mrs. Matherly were unable to carry the injured man upstairs, and Matherly ran to a neighbor’s for help. When he returned, Adair was dead. After an inquest, Coroner J. Harvey Kerr said he died of a fractured skull.

   A native of Bourbon County, Mr. Adair was the son of the late Dr. John & Sally Ewalt Adair. He had been a resident of Fayette County for the last 20 years, and was a member of the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church.

  He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. P. E. (Margaret) Wolfinbarger,of Georgia, Miss Mary Adair Adams of Olive Hill, Mrs. Frank (Anna Belle) Furtaw, of Grosse Point, Michigan, and Mrs. W. T. (Alice Francis) Perkins of Scott County; five sons, William Bryan Adair, Lexington, John Jacob Adair of Detroit, Michigan, Jesse Adair, member of the United States Navy Aviation Corps, San Diego, Calif., Richard Adair, Los Angeles Calif, and Charles T. Adair Jr., Michigan, two brothers Harry B. Adair, Kansas City, Mo., and William W. Adair of Marion ,Indiana, a sister Mrs. Robert, (Mary Eliza) Stolworthy of Georgia and 11 grandchildren.

  The body was removed to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. (Burial was in the Hill Crest Cemetery, Lexington).

6.  Anna Belle Adair, b. 22 January 1863, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. 4 February1927,       
     Buried Paris Cemetery
     Married: 12 November 1884, Harrison Co., Ky.
     Wyatt A. Thompson, b. 27 October 1862, d. 4 October 1931, Buried in Paris Cem.        
     Wyatt was a Collection Agent.

7.  Mary Eliza Adair, b. 15 November 1886, Bourbon Co., d. 2 February 1956, Fayette Co., Ky.
     Married 18 October 1887, Harrison Co., Ky.
     Robert M. Stolworthy

8.  Dr. John Ray Adair, b. 27 October 1867, Bourbon Co., Ky., d. 25 December 1931, Canadian, Texas, Buried in Paris 
     Cemetery, He was buried in Texas and exhumed and brought to Paris.
     Married: 19 August 1903,
     Sallie Woodford

9.  Cynthia Ewalt Adair, b. 1 February 1874, Bourbon Co., Ky. d. 15 April 1896, Bourbon Co., Ky., Buried Paris Cemetery.
    Married: 22 October 1895, Bourbon Co., Ky.
    William Richard Metcalfe

Generation 5

Children of William Wallace Adair and Lucy Elizabeth Butler:

1.  Leena M. Adair; Born: Nov 1888 Kansas

2.  Wallace W. Adair; Born: Feb 1891 Kansas
     Spouse: Margaret A. Hall
     Married: 24 Nov 1913 Grant Co., IN

3.  John Ewalt Adair; Born 10-13-1892, Kansas; Died 8-27-1985 V. A. Hospital
     Occupation: Fireman of Marion, Indiana. 
     Spouse: Crea Katrina Holdren; Born: 5/7/1897; Died: 6/12/1897; Parents: Archibald   
     Holdren and Lenora Griffith; Burial: Grant Memorial Park
     Married: 15 Apr 1922 Grant Co., IN

4.  Sally Amanda Ball; Born: 4-4-1895; Died:  9-21-1981 Grant Co., IN
      Parents Per Death: Father William Wallace Adair, mother Elizabeth Butler
      Buried 100f Cemetery
      Informant at death: John Ewalt Adair( Brother)
      Spouse: Willard Ball

Note' "Black  & white photo on post card, Shows 1915-1916 Indiana Fire Truck Model O with 50 Horse Power Rulenter motor. Marion, Indiana Fire Department"
Driver Trilby Phillips
Passenger John Ewalt Adair
Rear Glen Cole


1860 Harrison Co., KY, District 2, HH# 403
John Adair 31 Physician, KY
Sarah Adair 28 KY
Persey Adair 7 KY
Wm Adair 5 KY
Henry Adair 3 KY
James Adair 6.12 KY

1880 Bourbon Co.,KY, North Middletown, District 21, HH# 94
Robert F. Adair 46 Head Farmer Kentucky Maryland Kentucky
Belle Adair 40 Wife Keeping House Kentucky Maryland Kentucky
Ella Adair 22 Daughter KY
Nettie Adair 19 Daughter KY
Bertie Adair 17 Daughter KY
Sallie Adair 15 Daughter KY
Florence Adair 12 Daughter KY
Robert Adair 10 Son KY
James Adair 8 Son KY
William W. Adair 23 Nephew KY
Thomas Collens 28 Boarder Ireland

1900 Greeley Co., Kansas, Tribune, District 54, HH# 1616
Wm W Adair 43 Head Mar 1857 married 12 yrs KY KY KY
Lucy E Adair 39 Wife Jan 1861 5 children/4 living KY KY KY
Leena M Adair 11 daughter Nov 1888 Kansas
Wallace Adair 9 Son Feb 1891 Kansas
John W Adair 6 Son Oct 1893 Kansas
Sallie Adair 5 Daughter Apr 1895 Kansas

1910 Grant Co., IN, Marion Ward 2, District 52, HH# 1122/322/338
William Adair 53 Head married 1 time, married 22 yrs, KY KY KY
Lucy B Adair 49 Wife, married 1 time, married 22 yrs, 5 children/4 living, KY KY KY
Wallace W Adair 19, Son, Single, Kansas
John E Adair 17, Son, Single, Kansas
Sallie A Adair 15, Daughter, Single, Kansas

1920 Grant Co.,IN, Marion Ward 2, District 92, HH# 1122/384/399
William W Adair 62 Head Electrician Factory KY
Lucy B Adair 59 Wife KS
Amanda Adair 24 Daughter KS
John Eugene Adair 2 9/12 Grandson IN

1930 Grant Co., IN, Marion, District 5HH# 1122/266/290
William W Adair, 73, Head, md at 30, KY KY KY
Lucy B Adair, 69, wife, md at 26, KY KY KY


Contributed by Jim Faulconer (

The Boulden family was among the earliest settlers in this country.  The name has various spellings:  Bolden, Boldin, Boulding, and perhaps even Bolton.

Various researchers have attempted to trace the family to modern times, and each has made a contribution. 

The most complete record of the early generations, to my knowledge, is in the Delaware DAR Volume 5, found in the Historical Society of Delaware in Wilmington.  I have borrowed freely from that, and from others.  My major contribution is the connection with the Bouldens of Bourbon and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky.  Since these are my ancestors, my interest is in tracing the Boulden lineage in this direction.

The first of this family in this country was Thomas Boulden, or Bouldin, who was born about 1570 in England.  Possibly his parents were Thomas and Elinor Aston Boulding who were married in Warwickshire, England, on November 27, 1578.  Alex Brown, in his "First Republic in America," said, "Of those sent under the Company Charter in 1609-1615 among others was Thomas Bouldin."  (p. 613)  "Thomas Bouldinge" came to Elizabeth City, Virginia, in the ship, "The Swan," in 1610.  (Boyer's Ships Passenger Lists)

As was the custom, immigrants could receive head rights or patents for land for settling here, and bring others as well.  The following patents are abstracted in Nell Nugent's Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. I, p. 6:

          Thomas Bouldin, of Eliz. Citty, Yeoman & Ancient Planter, 200 acs. about 1 1/2 mi. up Southampton Riv., 20 Jan. 1624, p. 43.  E. upon sd. Riv., W. upon the maine land, & S. upon land of Mary, his wife.  100 acs. for his per. right & 100 acres. in the right of Richard Birchett, an old planter, which hee hath given, granted &c. unto sd. Thomas as by indenture betwixt them dated 19 Jan. 1619.

           Mary Bouldin, an Ancient Planter, wife of Thomas Bouldin, 100 acs. about 1 1/2  mi. up Southampton Riv. in the Corp. of Eliz. Citty, 12 Jan. 1624, p. 42.  Nwd. upon land of Thomas Bouldin, her husband, S. upon the Deep Cr., E. upon sd. Riv. & W. upon the maine land.  For her first per. devdt.

Hotten's List of Emigrants to America notes that Richard Bolton, aged 28, came to Virginia on the Mary and James in 1710.  He was living in Elizabeth City in 1623 and claimed and planted 50 acres.  In 1621 Rev. Francis Bolton came to Elizabeth City as pastor, and was later a pastor at Jamestown.  He then returned to England.  Some speculate that all three were brothers.

The following references are from The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, 1600-1700 by Hotten:

            Page 255.  Musters of the Inhabitants in Virginia 1624-5 Elizabeth Cittie...Thomas Bouldings, his Muster.  Thomas Bouldings age 40 in the "Swan" 1610.

            Page 274.  Corporation of Elizabeth Cittie 1626.  Mary Bouldin 100 acres planted by Pattent.  Thomas Bouldin 200 acres planted.

Little else is known about this early settler and his wife.  Family tradition says that Thomas married the sister of Pochantas, the daughter of  chief Powhatan, but this cannot be proved.  The "Mary" mentioned above, certainly does not sound Indian. However, several Indian names can be found in the family tree, including "Powhatan Boulden."  This definitely suggests some intermarriage with a descendant of Powhatan, the Indian Chief, or at least a member of the Powhatan tribe.

Thus far we do not know the children of Thomas and Mary Boulden.  It is assumed that one was William Bouldin.

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William Boulden, son of Thomas and Mary, lived for a time in Gloucester County, Virginia, and later in Maryland.  The Richmond Times Dispatch of June 22, 1913, printed this item of interest:

            ...In 1668 William Bouldin took up 880 acres in Abingdon Parish, a small creek dividing him from the land of Col. Augustine Warner.  In 1652 William Boulden had 174 acres in Glouster between Propotank Creek and Dragon Swamp.  These Bouldens, in our opinion, are the ancestors of Thomas Boulden who built the second frame house in Charlotte County and took up land there before 1732 and was the ancestor of Powhatan Boulden...

From Gloucester County, William and his family moved to Baltimore County, Maryland, that part which was later to become Cecil County.  The "Maryland Historical Magazine" of June 1932 has an article by Louis Dow Sisco entitled, "Baltimore Co., Land Records of 1671."  It includes this item:

            P. 38-41 of the present record Liber IS No. IK are the following items placed on   the record apparently in 1691 in the former Liber IC No. A which afterwards was transcribed to the book now existing...

            Will Augst 1671 William Bouldin of Bohemia River bequeathing all his Maryland  and Virginia property to Mary Thwaite and to her sons William and Thomas Thwaite who were born in Bouldin's house in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Va.  She was to be their guardian and to control their tuition and the bequeathed estate.  Wit:  John Gardiner, Geo. Brocas, Roger Fretwell, William Brocas.

Cecil County came into being in 1674, and from the early days the Bouldens can be found on Scotchman's Creek and later on Back Creek.  These items are in the Inventories and Bonds 1675-1692:

            Bond by Alice Foster, Admr'x of Richard Foster 1675 deceased; John Hyland and John Boulding Surety.

            Administrator's Bond Thomas Browning, Ann his wife, William Boulding (signed  William Bouldin) and John Bavington .  1694.

            Inventory of Robert Boldin's estate 1698.

William Bouldin was a member of the North Sassafras Parish, which was established in 1692.  This item is in the parish register:  "At a vestry meeting at the house of William Bouldin the 9th day of December Anno Dominii 1697, Mr. Richard Sewell, Col. Thompson, Mr. William Ward, Mr. Mathias Vanderheyden, Mr. Henry Riggs, Mr. Edward Laddemore present."  Plans were made to build the new church.

William Bouldin's wife was Sarah Gold, according to a reference in the IGI File.  We lack any supporting documentation.  However, we can be fairly sure that one son was William Bouldin described below.

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William Bouldin was born between 1663 and 1669.  (In various depositions given later on William was not consistent about his age)  He married Thomasin Nash, daughter of Richard Nash and Ann Blunt Nash of Kent County, Maryland.  According to a later deposition, she was born about 1673.  Yet, in a later deposition, William stated that his father in law was Edward Jones.  Perhaps William remarried.  The St. Stephens Parish Register of Earlville, Cecil County, contains many references to the Bouldin family.  From these references we can surmise that these were the children of William and Thomasin:

1.  Richard Boulding was born on December 5, 1693.  He was baptized on October 24, 1697, by Richard Sewell.  He maried Mary Hewes, daughter of Owen and Mary Hewes on January 17, 1716.  He died in 1740.  (St. Stephens records)  One known child  was Mary Bolden, daughter of Richard and Mary, who was born on November 19, 1717.  (St. Stephens records)

2.  Elizabeth Boulding was born on July 3, 1696.  She was bapized on October on October 24, 1697, by Richard Sewell.  The church record later states that Thomas Beedle and Elizabeth Boulding, "spinster," were married by Rev. Sewell on January 13, 1717.

3.  Mary Boulding was born on January 2, 1698.

4.  William Boulding, twin, was born on June 29, 1704.

5.  Elexander Boulding, twin, was born on June 29, 1704.

6.  Thomas Boulding was born on January 15, 1706.  He married Ann Clark on January 29, 1733.  She was the daughter of Richard Clark of New Castle County, Delaware.  (Delaware Calendar of Wills 1622-1800)  Thomas was elected Vestryman of the church on April 19, 1742.  In 1744 Thomas and Ann and family left

Maryland and moved to Charlotte County, Virginia.  Their plantation was called "Golden Hills," and some Bouldins supposedly still live there. Thomas and Ann had these children:  James, Joseph, Ephriam, Wood, Thomas, Richard, William, Mary and Francina.  Col. Thomas Bouldin, was a very prominent man in Virginia.  He was sheriff, Colonel in the Militia, and held several public offices.  His sons, James, Richard, Thomas and Wood, were all in the Revolutionary War.  Further information on this line can be found in Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, by Hardy.

7.  Samuel Boulding was born on January 7, 1709.  He died on February 27, 1714.

8.  James Boulding was born on September 4, 1712.  More below.

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James Boulding, son of William and Thomasin Nash Boulding, was born on September 4, 1712.  He married Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Nathan and Jane Phillips of Cecil County.  Nathan Phillips wrote his will on May 24, 1748; and it was proved on June 1, 1748.  He left part of his estate to James Boulden.

On August 9, 1736, James Boulding and Elizabeth, his wife, and William Boulding, Jr., his brother, rented 130 acres of land, part of a tract called "The Three Bohemia Sisters" from Anna Margreta Vanderheyden, oldest daughter of Augustine Herman.  (Deeds Vol. V, Folio 209)  In 1770 James bought some of that land from William Pearce.  (Deeds Vol. 11, Folio 196)

Sometime after that transaction, James and Elizabeth and family moved a few miles east of Cecil County, to Pencader Hundred in New Castle County, Delaware.  On June 29, 1778, he and his son, Nathan, took the Oath of Allegiance.  In 1781 he bought some land.  (Deeds Vol. D-2, Folio 337)

James wrote his will on January 4, 1783; and it was proved on February 17, 1784.  Here is an abstract:
            James Boulden, Sr. Pen. Hd. M.7.  Wife, Elizabeth Boulden; sons, James, Thomas, Nathan and Elisha Boulden;  John and Hannah Faries; Robert Lowrey;     

Sarah Boulden, widow of son Elijah; children of son Jesse, dec'd; children of dau., Augustina; children of son, Elijah, dec'd; dau., Rachel.  Exec. son, James Boulden.

Elizabeth Boulden wrote her will on January 8, 1784; and it was proved on April 4, 1785.  Here is an abstract:

            Elizabeth Bolden.  Pen. Hd.  M. 91.  Dau., Rachel; sons, Nathan, Elisha, Thomas and James; son-in-law, Richard Bolden; grandson, Nathan; grandchildren, Benjamin and Abigail, children of son, Thomas; children of son, Jesse; children of son, Elijah, dec'd.; children of dau., Augustine, dec'd.  Exec. son, James Bolden.

Here, then, are the known children of James and Elizabeth Phillips Boulden, though not necessarily in the correct order:

1.  Nathan Boulden was born on February 22, 1737.  (St. Stephen's Church Records)  More later.

2.  Jesse Boulden was on the Cecil County tax list for 1766.  He was granted a license to operate an ordinary (tavern) in 1769 and 1771.  He died there by August 24, 1772.  That is when Robert Thompson, Jr., and Benjamin Bravard were appointed appraisers of his estate.  They returned their report on January 26 1773. 

Next of kin listed were James Boldin, Nathan Boldin and Elijah Bolden.  Administratrix was Mary Boldin.  The Balance of Final Distribution of Estates on March 6, 1774, lists Mary as the widow.  She received one third of the estate and the rest went to his daughter Susannah, Sarah, Elizabeth and Augustina Boulden.  Mary later married a John Smith.  This writer believes that the daughter, Sarah, married her first cousin, Thomas, son of Nathan Boulden.  They are ancestors of this writer.

3.  Augustina Boulden was born on October 21, 1741.  She married her first cousin, Thomas Boulden, Jr., son of Thomas Boulden, Sr.  Thomas Jr. was a Captain in the Revolutionary War.  Augustina had children, and died by the time her parents wrote their wills.

4.  James Boulden, Jr., was born in 1747, according to his obituary.  He married Rebecca Thompson, daughter of Ephriam Thompson of Cecil County on October 27, 1785.  He was listed in the 1790 census.  He died on September 9, 1826, in Pencader Hundred at his home in "Indianfields."  His wife died in April 1828.

5.  Thomas Boulden was born about 1754, according to a later deposition.  He married a Bunker, daughter of Benjamin Bunker.  Thomas and his wife had three children:   Benjamin, Richard and Abigail.

6.  Elisha Boulden was on the Cecil County tax list for 1766.  His will was proved in New Castle County on February 13, 1821.  He named his sons Jesse, Elisha and Samuel; and a deceased daughter, Sarah.

7.  Elijah Boulden was on the Cecil County tax list for 1766.  He married Sarah Ford, and   they had six daughters:  Ann, Martha, Bethia, Alamintha, Elizabeth and Charlotte.  The youngest child was no more than ten years old in 1784, for an item in the will of James Boulden states that the mother was to live on her plantation for six more years until the children were sixteen.  (Orphans Court Records, Liber T, Folio 298)  Elijah died prior to his father's will of January 4, 1783.

8.  Rachel Boulden married a cousin, Richard Boulden.

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Nathan Boulden, son of James and Elizabeth Phillips Boulden, was born on February 22, 1737.  (St. Stephens Church Records)  He married Sarah  ?  , and they lived out their lives in New Castle County, Delaware.  When the Revolutionary War came along, Nathan signed the Oath of Fidelity.

Nathan Boulden wrote his will on September 28, 1802:  (WB P., Vol. 1, p. 141)

            In the name of God amen.  I Nathan Boulden of Pencader Hundred New Castle County and the state of Delaware, being weak in body and mindful of my mortality but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory to make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.  Item, I do order and it is my desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon as   

conveniently may be after my decease by my executor hereafter named.  Item, I do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Boulden the sum of two hundred  

pounds cash.  Item, I do also give and bequeath to my said wife Sarah Boulden one negro woman named Frances to serve her during her said Sarah Boulden's natural life.  Item, I give bequeath and devise to my youngest son Nathan Boulden to him and his heirs forever the plantation or tract of land in which I now live with all the buildings and improvements thereunto belonging or in any way appertaining upon he  the said Nathan Boulden yielding and paying to my son Jesse Boulden the sum of five hundred pounds, payable as follows to wit.  One hundred pounds in one year, one hundred pounds in two years, one hundred pounds in three year, one hundred pounds in four year and the remaining one hundred pound in five years after my decease, each payment to be clear of interest until payable.  Item, I do also give and bequeath unto my said youngest son Nathan Boulden one yoke of oxen, one milch cow, one plow horse and one feather bed, bedstead and bedding; all of the said articles to be of his choice of them which are on the farm.  Item, it is my will and desire, and I do allow that the remainder of my personal estate after the above legacies and expenses are paid be equally divided amongst my children now living, to wit.  My sons, Thomas, James, Levi, Jesse and Nathan Boulden and my daughters Cassandra James and Rachel Moore. 

Item, I leave and it is my will that negro Isaac shall be free in four years and negro Jacob in six years from this date.  Item, lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Levi Boulden sole executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all forms will or wills by me made.  As witness my hand and seal this twenty eight day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two.

                                                                                        Nathan Boulden

            Signed sealed and acknowledged to be the last will and testament of Nathan     

Boulden in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names.

            William Dunlap
            Alexander Vail
            James Boulden

The above will was proved in court  on October 12, 1802.

Sarah Boulden wrote her will on March 2, 1807:  (WB Q, Vol. 1, p. 526)
            In the name of God amen; I Sarah Boulden of the Hundred of Pencader of the State of Delaware, being of sound mind knowing that all must die do make and ordain this instrument as my last will and testament, revoking all former wills and bequests by me made.  First after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses out of my estate I allow my executor to retain in his hand one hundred and fifty dollars the interest of which I wish paid in yearly and every year to my daughter-in-law Margaret Boulden widow of James Boulden during her natural lifetime and at her death I allow the same to be divided...(?) and share alike amonst her present children which may at the time of her death be alive.  Secondly I give and bequeath to my grandson Jesse Ford the sum of fifty two dollars to be left in the hands of his uncle Jesse Bouldin and be by him applied to his use as he may think he requires it. Thirdly I give and bequeath to my grandson Jesse Bouldin, son of Thomas Boulden the sum of thirty dollars to be applied by my executor to his use as soon as possible after my death.  Fourthly, I give and bequeath my daughter-in-law Sarah Boulden, wife of Thomas Boulden, my black silk gound and to my grand daughter Maria Boulden the rest and residue of my wearing apparel together with my calico bed quilt.  Fifthly to my son Nathan Boulden I bequeath my black boy Oliver until he arrives at the age of twenty eight years at which time I allow him to be freed from slavery.  Sixthly and if my son Nathan shoud make a charge against my estate for any expenses whilst sick in his house in such case only do I will and allow my executor to charge him for two years and six months wages for keeping his house at any price to be left optional with any two or three competent judges.  Seventhly my bed and bedding wholly I give and bequeath to my grandson Nathan Moore, son of William Moore.  Eightly the residue of my estate that may remain after the above legacies are paid I give and bequeath to my two daughters Casandra James and Rachel Moore and lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and  
appoint my son Levi Boulden to be the executor of this my last will in witness    
whereof I have set my hand and seal this 2nd day of March in the year of our Lord  
one thousand eight hundred and seven.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarah Bolden

            Signed sealed and promised to be her last will and testament in the presence of
            Jacob Glenn, Sam'l H. Black

Here, then, are the known children of Nathan and Sarah Boulden, though not necessarily in the correct order:

1.  Thomas Boulden.  More later.

2. James Boulden married Margaret  ? .  He had died by the time the mother wrote her will in 1807.

3.  Levi Boulden was born in 1767.  He married Jane Black on July 14, 1791.  He became the Inspector of Customs in Delaware City.  They are buried in the Pencader Presybterian Church Cemetery, Glascow, Delaware.

4.  Rachel Boulden was born on October 17, 1772.  She married William Moore on May 31, 1796.

5.  Jesse Boulden was born in 1774.  He married Hannah Griffith on March 20 1800.  She was born on February 24,  1782, the daughter of Griffith and Elizabeth Griffith  They had 12 children:  Eliza, Sarah S., Thomas, John, Charles, George W., Levi, Mary, Harriot, Matilda, James and Jesse.  Jesse died in 1855.
(Boulden family Bible Record)

6.  Nathan Boulden, Jr. was the "youngest son."  He first married Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of John and Eleanor Thomas.  He married Mary Ford on June 8, 1802.

7.  Cassandra Boulden married John James.

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Thomas Boulden, son of Nathan and Sarah Boulden, moved to Kentucky in the early 1800s.  Later, W.H.

Perrin included a biographical sketch on the Bouldens in his History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, page 503, published in the 1880s:

            Thomas Boulden came to this country with John Smith, settled at Jamestown, and married a sister to Pocahontas, (see Emma Willard's History of U.S.)   ...Thomas Boulden (his descendant) visited Kentucky early in the present century, returned to the State of Delaware, removed his family to Kentucky, and settled in Bourbon County, south of Paris; he subsequently died, as did his wife, in Millersburg.  His wife, Sally Boulden, was his cousin and native of Pennsylvania; their children were John, Jesse, Ephraim, James George, Nathan, Sally, Polly and Cassandra.

This reference is interesting in that Perrin, who published his history in 1882, interviewed some of the Boulden's and got this family tradition from them.  Yet they were aware of Thomas Boulden, the ancestor, and his alleged connection to Pocohantas.  Reference is made to Emma Willard's history of the U.S., and this writer has read the book, but cannot find any such reference to the Bouldens there.  Perrin indicated that Sarah Boulden was from Pennsylvania, but more likely here father was Jesse Boulden of Maryland, brother to Nathan Boulden of Delaware.  For a time there was a boundary dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland, which may have led to the confusion.  As indicated by Perrin, Thomas and Sarah Boulden were first cousins.

Our first reference to Thomas and Sarah is found in the 1800 census of New Castle County, Delaware.  Two Thomas Bouldens are listed, but the more likely one has this data:   (p. 237)

            4  Males   0 - 10                      2  Females   0 - 10
            1       "    10 - 16                     1       "       26 - 45
            1       "    26 - 45

Listed on the same census page were Jesse Bouldin, Sr., and Nathan Bouldin, Thomas' brother and father.

If the census information above and below is accurate, Thomas was born before 1765, and Sarah was born sometime after that.  We assume they were married about 1785.

Thomas Boulden paid $1840 to Jesse Enlow for 240 acres in Nicholas County, Kentucky, on March 23, 1807.  (DB A, p. 245)  The farm was located on the road from lower Blue Lick to Millersburg.  What happened to this land is not clear.  No further deed transaction is noted.

By 1810 Thomas Boulden and his family were apparently living in Bourbon County, for they are listed in the 1810 census as follows:  (p. 71)

            1  Males   0 - 10                      1  Females  0 - 10
            1     "      10 - 16                     1       "      10 - 16
            3     "      16 - 26                     1       "      26 - 45
            1     "      45  +

The Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin County, Illinois of 1893 mentioned that Thomas Boulden was "a mechanic and well-to-do for those times, and died in Millersburg, Bourbon County, Ky.  The children of Grandfather Boulden were Jesse, John, Ephraim, Nathan, Sarah and Cassandra."  (p. 498)  As we shall see, some children were not named in this report:

Little else is known about Thomas and Sarah at this time.  Sarah was living in 1829 when she witnessed a daughter's wedding.  Here are their children, as listed by Perrin:

1.  Jesse Boulden was born about 1788.  He married Margaret McKee in Bourbon County on February 27, 1815; and Thomas Bouldin was bondsman.  According to Perrin, Jesse served in the War of 1812, and had two children.  The History of Nicholas County, Kentucky called Jesse Boulden "The first Hatter" of Carlisle.  (p. 156)  On September 21, 1818, Jesse Boulden and Peggy, his wife, sold lot 62 in Carlisle, "where he lives" to Joseph Mitchell.  (DB E, p. 245)  Jesse is shown in the 1820 census of Nicholas County.  It indicates one female 10-16, one male and one female 26-45, and one male 45 or over.  The latter male may have been the father of Margaret.  Jesse died in 1825, and his estate was inventoried in May of that year.  (WB G, p. 277)  It was recorded on May 20.  (Order Book H, p. 208)  Order Book K, p. 271, notes that Sarah Jane Boulden, orphan of Jesse Boulden, aged above 14, chose Jesse's sister for her guardian.  Order Book L, p. 68, ordered that Thomas Sadler be appointed guardian for Jesse Thomas Boulden.  Sarah Jane Boulden married Thomas Sadler on November 4, 1833, in Bourbon County.  Jesse Sadler was bondsman.

2.  Ephraim Boulden was born in 1790, according to his death record.  He was in the War of 1812.  His pension application (W.O. 16006) contains this information:  He was a Private in Capt. Edward Whaley's Company in Kentucky.  He enlisted on September 10, 1814, and was discharged on March 9, 1815.  His residence in 1850 was Millersburg, Bourbon County, Kentucky.  The soldier's first wife was Nancy Talbott.  He married Mary Baker, the present widow, on May 18, 1837, in Mason County, Kentucky.

On May 6, 1820, Ephraim sold lot 24 in Carlisle to Jonathan Talbott.  (DB E, p. 245)

Perrin's history notes that Ephraim Bouldn first married Nancy Talbott, daughter of Reason Talbott of Bourbon County, and they had a son, Jesse Henry Boulden.  He was born on August 2, 1825.  After the death of Nancy, Ephraim married Mary Baker, daughter of Major John Baker of Mason County, and they had four children:  Rezin B., born May 7, 1838;  John W., born August 21, 1841; Nannie Jane; and Holman T. Boulden.

The 1850 Bourbon County Census, p. 235, list Ephraim Boulden 55, hatter, born in Delaware; Mary 36, born in Kentucky; Rason 12; Nannie 8; and Holman 4.  On page 262 was Jesse H. Boulden 25, Varilla 20, Henry 3, and Nannie 1.

According to Kentucky's death records, Ephraim Boulden died on April 15, 1853, in Millersburg, age 63.  The record notes that he was born in Delaware, the son of Thomas and Cassandra Boulden.  No doubt an error was made, for the mother was Sarah.

3.  "John Boulden was a native of Bourbon County, Ky., having been born near Millersburg in 1794," notes a sketch in the Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin County, Illinois.  (p. 498)   John was in the War of 1812, and according to Perrin, he settled in Indiana.  John Boulden was listed in the 1830

census of Wash- ington County, Indiana.  The above biographical sketch says that John was a tanner by trade, moved to Indiana as a young man, and married Mary Benard, a Virginian born in 1788.  They moved to Pope County, Illinios in 1817, and reared two sons and five daughters.

4.  James Boulden died a bachelor, probably before the 1810 census.

5.  George Boulden married Julia Ann Lee on May 22, 1832, in Bourbon County.  Her father George Lee, signed.  George wrote his will on December 19, 1841; and in it he mentioned his wife Julia, his son George Thomas Bouldin, and his father and mother- in-law George and Polly Lee.  Also he mentioned his property in Millersburg and in Montgomery County.  Julia Bouldin and George Lee were appointed executors, and witnesses were William Peyton and Matthew Taylor.  “The Western Citizen” newspaper of Paris noted on December 24, 1841, that George Bouldin had died of pleurisy after nine days.  The will was proved in the April Court of 1842.  According to family records, and the will above, George and Julia had one son who lived to the age of 22.  He was the George T. Boulden 17, who appeared in the 1850 census, page 259.  The Death Record notes that George T. Boulden, 23, clerk in Millersburg, died on November 31, 1855. 

6.  Nathan Boulden was born in 1803 and died on May 1, 1861, according to his gravestone in the Old Millersburg Cemetery, in Nicholas County, near the Bourbon County line.  He married Elizabeth "Betsey" H. Young, by whom he had two children, William T. and Mattie A.  They are listed in the 1850 census as Nathan Boulden 47, Elizabeth 32, William 14, and Martha 10.  Elizabeth's tombstone reads "H. Boulden, B. June 6, 1817, D. Mar. 18, 1859.  Devoted Wife and Mother." 

7.  Sarah or "Sallie" Boulden married John "Jake" West of Cincinnati on March 31, 1831, in Bourbon County.  Her mother, Sarah, gave consent.  Sallie died of cholera in 1832, at the residence of James Nicholas, below Cynthiana, as she was returning on horseback from Cincinnati.  (Perrin)

8.  Polly Boulden died young.

9.  Cassandra Boulden was born about 1808.  She married Patrick Hagan, a native of Ireland, in Nicholas County on November 15, 1829.  Ephraim Boulden was bondsman, and Sarah, the mother, gave permission.  Presumably, Thomas, the father was dead by this time.  Patrick, "whose brother, Dr. Hagan, an editor of a paper, at Natchez, was killed in a duel, resulting from some article published in his paper.  Hagan removed to St. Charles, Mo., and was drowned from a steamboat while on a trip with horses to Kentucky.  His widow returned to Kentucky and afterward married John K. (Kennedy) Ashurst, of Bourbon."  (Perrin)  She was listed in the 1850 census, next to her brother Ephraim, as Cassandra Hagan 43.  In the 1880 census she is listed as 72 years of age, housewife to John Ashurst.  Also noted, her parents were both born in Maryland.  Cassandra died on September 25, 1884.  This writer is a descendant of Patrick and Cassandra Hagan.

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This is to acknowledge the work of the late L.V. Hagan, Jr., who made the first concerted effort to compile the Boulden records.  We have used those records as a guide, and added to them.  Compiled by James G. Faulconer, 5200 Oakbrooke Drive, Kettering, OH 45440.  January 14, 2000.  (JFaulconer@AOL.Com)

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