Notes From the Bible of James Allen Boutwell

by Bert Boutwell

Ponca City, Oklahoma

James Allen Boutwell, son of Thomas A. Boutwell and Rebecca Crain came into Pike County, Mississippi before 1820 form Barnwell County, South Carolina. A Baptist Minister James spoke of his early childhood and made mention of his South Carolina birth in several prepared sermons. The information contained herein was transcribed from his Bible by a great grandson, Julius Dewitt Shivers. The actual Bible was last known to be in the possession of another great grandson, Preston P. Wilson. Those pages of the Bible on which this information appears are recorded in the State Archives in Jackson, Mississippi.

The following is as it appears in the Shivers transcript:


Thomas Boutwell to Rebecca Crain (no date given)
James Allen Boutwell to Ellender Tullos, July 8, 1834
John J. Martin to Louisa Jane Boutwell, May 6, 1866
William Pinkney Boutwell to Mazurian Jane Boutwell, December 6, 1866


Born to Thomas and Rebecca Crain Boutwell

William R. Boutwell
James Allen Boutwell
Doctor D. Boutwell

July 14, 1808
January 14, 1811
March 25, 1821

Born to James Allen and Ellender Tullos Boutwell

Joseph Newton Boutwell
Jeptha Jasper Boutwell
Louisa Jane Boutwell
William Pinkney Boutwell

February 14, 1841
February 14, 1841
March 6, 1843
June 6, 1846

Other Records Given In This Bible

Thomas Boutwell born (no date given)
Rebecca Crain Boutwell born December 18, 1783
Ellender Tullos Boutwell (Daughter of Temple C. Tullos and Lydia Mobley) born May 25, 1818
Mary Angeline Boutwell (daughter of Doctor D. Boutwell and Sarah A. Walters) born July 22, 1848
Mazurian Jane Boutwell (daughter of Doctor D. Boutwell and Sarah A. Walters) born December 17, 1849
Thomas Allen Martin (son of John J. Martin and Louisa Jane Boutwell) born May 6, 1868
Hiram Elisha Thornhill ( son of William Thornhill and Mary Ann Boutwell, grandson of Thomas A. Boutwell and Rebecca Crain) born April 28, 1834


Joseph Newton Boutwell died February 29, 1841, age 17 days
Jeptha Jasper Boutwell died March 8, 1841, age 26 days
Rebecca Crain Boutwell died June 10, 1869, age 86 years

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