Abednego Boaz, Sr.
Frances Matthews

 Page updated 10 Aug 2013

Abednego and Frances are not yet known to be related to me; however, they (or their son, Abednego Boaz, Jr.) were next-door neighbors for some ten years to my gggg-grandparents, Isham and Mary Canterbury Gwin, in what is now the Wear Valley (then called Crowson's Cove), Sevier Co., TN, in the first and second decades of the 1800's.
--John M. Gwin        


1.  Crowson's Cove, Sevier Co., Tenn: early settlers: Boaz, etc
I included the above link to you in my stuff below:
My database on worldconnect/rootsweb:

Desendents of Abendego Boaz b. 1760:

Direct Descendants of Abednego Boaz, Sr b. 1760 to my mother-in-law Eron Boaz b. 1909 who is 96:

 2.  Various data from federal censuses (using Ancestry.com) and gravestones/cemetery records (using Findagrave.com).


An Outline of the Known Family So Far


22.00--Abednego Boaz, Sr., b. 6 Feb 1760, Albemarle Co., VA; d. 26 Sep 1825, Blount Co., TN; bd. Blount Co., TN; Alias: Boas; Mil. svc: Rev. War svc. in Continental Line and VA Line. 1778: Private,1st VA Rgt, 5th Div, 1st VA Bgde, William Cunningham's Co.; Note: enlisted, age18, in the Continental Line at Valley Forge during the winter of 1778; became very sick in April 1778 after receiving an (smallpox?) 'enoculation'; was not listed among those 'fit for duty' in summer 1778; residence: name appears on a 1835 list of VA Rev. War soldiers eligible for bounty lands; m. Frances Matthews (b. ca. 1761; m. ca. 1782 in Pittsylvania, VA; d. 10 Mar 1810; bd. Blount Co., TN; Alias: Fannie); at least 1 ch.

23.00--Abednego Boaz, Jr. b. 27 Mar 1791

Boaz, b.

24.00--Cody Boaz; m. Julia Stamps

Margaret J.
Boaz, b. ca. 1846 (24 in 1870);

Boaz, b. 18 Feb 1800, Giles Co., TN; d. 5 May 1885, Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA; bd. Sugar Valley Bap. Ch. Cem., Gordon Co., GA.; alias: F. M. Boaze or Meshac, Mashac, or Marshal Boaz; Note: His father served in the Rev. War in the Continental Line (Valley Forge-1778) and VA; census 1860: Pers. Prop. = $21000; Real Estate = $15000; Namesake: Census 1870: Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA; is Margaret J. Boaz, 24, teacher, living in the household of Meshack and Nancy Steele Boaz the daughter of Cody and Julia Stamps Boaz the son of Meshack's older brother Zedkijah Boaz b. 1795? Residence: 1850 - , Gordon Co., Ga; 1860 - Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., Ga; 1880: Sugar Valley, GordonCo., GA; occ. 1850: farmer with 18 slaves.; m. Nancy Elizabeth Steele (b. 23 Feb 1806, Rutherford Co., NC; m. ca. 1830, Giles Co., TN; d. 14 Dec 1888, Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA; bd. Sugar Valley Bap. Ch. Cem., Gordon Co., GA; Note: Her grandfather, Joshua Taylor, served in the Rev. War in NC)

24.00--Francis Marion Boaz b: November 16, 1834 in Gordon Co., Georgia; d: July 09, 1893 in Deleon, Commanche Co., Texas Burial: Deleon City Cem., Commanche Co., Texas (Section 1) Alias: Boaze Military service: Boaz, Francis M., Co F, 4th Georgia Infantry, CSA, Private.  Wounded 5-2-63 at Chancellorsville, VA. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Individual Note: A Prisoner Of War (POW) at Spotsylvania Court House, May 10, 1864.  Census: Born in Georgia per 1860 Census; m. Martha/Mary Elizabeth  Malone b: November 13, 1846 in , Greene or Murray Co., Georgia m: February 21, 1867 in Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., Georgia d: November 17, 1904 in Bethany, Grayson Co., Texas Burial: Bethany Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson Co, Texas

25.01--Cody/Coade Boaz, b. 28 Jan 1877 in Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA (possibly named for his dad's first cousin, above); d. 6 Oct 1956 in Bethany, Grayson Co., TX; Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Sherman , Grayson Co., TX; [Alias: Coad or Coade or Coda]; m1. 30 Dec 1900 in Sugar Valley, Gordon Co., GA, to Sarah N. "Sallie"  Metcalf/Medcalf (b. 17/18 Sep 1879 in Everett Springs, GA; d. 18 Apr 1938 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX; bd. West Hill Cem., Sherman, Grayson Co., TX--Find A Grave Memorial# 79572033; [Alias: Sallie Medcalf b. 17 Sep 1879, is her twin]; m2. Eron Boaz (b. 31 Jul 1909 in Bethany, Grayson Co., TX)


Boaz, Pope

E-Mail: Dee Townsend
Date: Sat, Oct 19 1996

Believe Blount Co. Looking for information on Mignon Boaz, believe in Tenn. and on muster roll of war of 1812 in Tenn. Also, looking for marriage of Mignon Boaz and Sarah Pope in 1812. Also looking for Abednego Boaz believe died in Blount Co. in 1825, any info welcome and thanks

James Boaz Thu Oct 10 14:45:55 1996
Looking for information on BOAZ or BOZE. Primarily re: Abednego BOAZ and his son Mignon in Blount and Sevier Co. around 1790-1825.

Abednego Boaz

Born      6 Feb 1754 Buckingham Co, VA
Died      23 Feb 1827 Blont, TN