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1805 Eliza Boulware was born to Muscoe & Nancy (Pickett) Boulware.

1836 Eliza Barber, wife of John G Barber, was named as a daughter in the will of Nancy Pickett Boulware. [1]

Eliza married 1.John G. Barber, 2.John McCulley, & 3.John J. Neil.

Dates on stone are illegible. "My Mother" are the only words that remain. According to a Boulware genealogy, John J. Neil, Jr. had the stone set at his mother's grave.

"Eliza had died by July 1859 when this (Fairfield County, South Carolina) court petition was filed by John J. Neil Jr.'s uncle, Benjamin J. Boulware. At the time Benjamin was the trustee for John J. Neil, Jr. "Benjamin J. Boulware, trustee of thirteen-year-old John J. Neil, seeks to sell eighteen slaves in the minor's trust estate. Boulware represents that he has assumed the responsibility of raising his young nephew and of managing the slaves, whom the said John inherited from his late mother, Eliza A. Neil. Noting that his young ward has no lands on which to employ said slaves, the petitioner reports that he has had to hire out the slaves. He reveals that hiring out said slaves has become a burden because many are 'breeding women with young children.' Moreover, he considers it 'inhuman to hire [them] out from year to year until the said [John] shall arrive at the age of twenty one years,' Describing himself as 'a man of feeble health, in the decline of life, 'Boulware believes he is' ill suited to attend to hiring out these negroes from year to year.' He therefore is of the opinion that it is in the said John's best interest 'to sell said slaves for the purpose of a change of investment.' Benjamin Boulware asks the court to permit him to sell the slaves and to place the proceeds from the sale 'in bonds well secured until a guardian should be appointed to take charge of the estate.". [2]

Boulware Walls Cemetery, Fairfield County, South Carolina. [3]


[1] South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Online abstract Ids have been changed. Search at first link and right-click image. Then Open Image in new tab to get the URL., Fairfield County South Carolina will I-11-255; File 42, Pkg. 653, [Search1], [Search2], [Search3].

[2] Petition 21385955, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Microfilm: Order #486, Reel D1272, [URL].

[3] Find A Grave Memorial 43456828, [FindAGrave].