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Edward Boyce Halsell (1823 - 1876)

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Edward Boyce Halsell
Born in Todd County, Kentuckymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Todd County, Kentuckymap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Montgomery County, Tennesseemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ballard County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Jun 2013
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(8. Apr. 1823)
Todd Co, KY (or Montgomery Co, TN)


(18. Oct. 1876)
South Ballard Co, KY (now part of Carlile Co)

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ID: 0C7325E41AFE4172948CA4630D1F32764E6B


Missionary Baptist Preacher


Palestine Cemetery, Carlile County, Kentucky


Primitive Baptist Minister


Primitive Baptist Minister - donated some acres of his own land for building the South Ballard Baptist Church (pre.1886). The land is in Carlile Co, KY today, but there's no church remaining. Some graves there might have legible stones; none can be ID
7/7/2001 - Andrea in KY wrote:
I did find a Halsell --- showed no 1st name -- as being buried in Palestine Cemetery...and when I saw the birth date of 04-08-1823 - 12-18-1876 I knew this must be Edward Boyce. I did not see another listing for any other Halsell in that cemetery.
8/2001 -
BOYCE Morris (a TEAGUE cousin) -- wrote this today when I asked him the origin of his given name:
" My BOYCE name is a family name and my William BOYCE family went from Pennsylvania to Bertie County, North Carolina, where his grandson went to Tenn. from there. If your name had been HASSELL, we would have had a match. A lot of HASSELL's are buried in the Flatwoods, Perry Co. Tenn. graveyard and my aunt was named Inez HASSELL Edwards...her mom is the BOYCE name." ; (now part of Carlile Co)
SULLIVAN/HALSELL - Joseph Franklin Sullivan (March 31, 1834, Graves Co.-Dec 26,
1927, Graves Co.), 6th child of Uriah and Martha Campbell Sullivan, m. Miriam
Elizabeth Halsell (March 31,1844), dau of Edward Boyce Halsell and Ruth Ann
Mannion of Graves and Ballard Co., c.1862.
E. B. HaIsell, Miriam's father, was a Missionary Baptist preacher. He donated
part of his 200 acres of farm land to build Palestine Church and cemetery, where
he and some family members are buried. A son, L. B. Halsell, farmed around
Arlington, KY. A descendant of L. B. Halsell is Bill T Halsell of Tulsa, OK.
Certain Halsell, was appointed guardian of E.B.'s younger children and was
reguarded as the epitome of the loving "big brother". Recently, the family has
begun to become reacquainted through Internet . One of Certain's descendants -
James C. Halsell , an astronaut, was selected as Commander of the Space Shuttle
flight of April of 2000.
Halsells are descendants of Thomas Halsell Jr. who came to Graves Co. from the
Hopkinsville, KY. In fact Franklin Sullivan enlisted in the 86 KY, Infantry, CSA
in Hopkinsville (1861), even though he lived in Graves Co..
Franklin Sullivan was captured at Ft. Donelson with General Forrest and shipped
as a POW to Camp Morton (Indianapolis, IN). Later, he and many others were sent
by troop train to Vicksburg, MS, to work on Union military fortifications there.
When President Lincoln agreed to a prisoners' exhange in 1862, Franklin was
among those included. He rejoined his unit immediately, and was sent to
Gainesville, AL, where the unit was re-outfitted, becoming mounted (8th MTD KY)
Infantry and they fought Grant on the western front, in Mississippi and north
After the war, Franklin returned to the family's tradition of farming.
Unfortunately, Miriam died possibly during the yellow fever epidemic that raged
through the Jackson Purchase area in the summer and fall of 1878. Having died in
Paducah in October, she was taken to Hopkinsville for burial, probably in her
family's plot.
234. WELBORN, Sue, research


(September 25, 1842)
Todd County, Kentucky



Thank you to James Markus Küntzer for creating WikiTree profile Halsell-49 through the import of 03 06 2013.ged on Jun 3, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by James Markus and others.

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