Elizabeth Gaulden

Elizabeth Gaulden (1771 - 1838)

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Elizabeth "Eliza" Gaulden
Born in Sumter County, South Carolinamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Wife of — married in Wilkenson County, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jan 2014
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Elizabeth was born in 1771. She is the daughter of John Gaulden and Susannah Brumfield.

"...also given as Eliza...She married first William Boatner. She had a son named Sam Boanter. She removed to Mississippi. Her second husband was William Hatfield. The story is told that she rode horseback to Mississippi carrying a switch from a pear tree. When she arrived at her destination she set it in the ground and it grew into a tree. [1]

Research Notes

Birth Date

Her Birth year is questionable as the profile merged into this one gave an earlier date - 1765 which is recorded on the Non-Burial Find-A-Grave memorial (See sources section for link)


Laura Gaulden knew one of the children - Sam. Research needs to be done to identify and add the rest. Information on the children can be found on the Boatner History Sites link listed in the sources section below.

According to the Boatner Family site, records and the will of Elizabeth Gaulden Boatner Hatfield only had 2 children that were living at least. These were William Jared Boatner and Louisa Boatner. They along with their mother made their way to Mississippi and eventually to Louisiana's what's now known as Norwood. There she married William Hatfield. Unsure where this Sam Boatner came from. This would be interesting to know. There is assumed to be other children, but Sam is not one of the names that has been tossed around. Now, John had a possible brother that has been thought to exist named Samuel. Could this be the Sam in question? If he was Ludwigs so he was young when his father passed away. Maybe his brother and wife took him in till he came of age. This Sam hasn't been proven yet. - Misty Musco

Second Marriage

Well this is intersting: Hatfield Boatner.

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  1. The History Of The Gaulden Family, by Laura Gaulden Bailey, 1929, Washington Memorial Library, Washington, DC. [1]Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • The Gaulden, Gauldin, Gaulding, Family History -- A Seven Hundred Year Study, Volume One, p.95 Dr. Charles H. Gaulden, Self Published, April, 1999. Personal copy in the files of M. Gaulden
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 13 November 2017), memorial page for Elizabeth Gaulden Boatner (1765–1838), Find A Grave: Memorial #185137608, ; Maintained by burch_79 (contributor 48671296) Unknown.
  • John (Boatner), by Jon, August 6, 2015, Boatner Family History, The History of the Boatner Family In The United States, Paul Boatner.[2]
  • "United States Census, 1810," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH2Y-NV3 : accessed 14 November 2017), Eliza Boatner, Claremont, Sumter, South Carolina, United States; citing p. 352, NARA microfilm publication M252 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 61; FHL microfilm 181,420.

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