Everywhere on the internet, I see Mary Ann as the daughter of Jacob and Sallie Boon. Below is my research and data from 3 of their descending lines (Henry and Mary Ann Davis)
Can anyone tell me where the above information came from originally. I have been in contact with long time Boon/Boone researchers (30 years or longer) and no one seems to know.
Her birthdate was Oct. 25, 1822. [NOTE from elizabeth-I have bd on reliable sources from 1821 and 1822.]
So, she married when she was about 15 or 16. If she was born in 1822.
Which of the Boon households does she best fit in the 1830 Census of Wilkinson Co.?
The young female in Jacob's house was born between 1810-1815--much older than Mary Ann.
Ratliff has one female UNDER 10. This is the age of Mary Ann.
With the Bible Records, this census, and the fact that she moved with Ratliff and Sassy there is credible evidence she was the daughter of Ratliff and Sassy Boon not Jacob and Sallie Boon.
There would be no reason for the person who saw the Bible listing Ratliff & Sassy Boon as Mary Ann's parents to try to change parents.
Also in 1850 Sallie/Sarah Boone, widow of Jacob, was in Louisiana. So while, Jesse went with his Uncle Ratcliff it would make sense that Mary Ann would stay nearer her parents: Satsy/Patsy and Ratcliff. And the name Satsy has been passed down through this line at least twice and once for Leah, which gives further credence to all of this. [Note from Elizabeth-the bible of Bea Flournoy, granddaughter of Mary Ann Boon says her name was Sattia Leah] Looking at the evidence pointing to Ratliff/Ratcliff and Satsy being the parents of Mary Ann, it's this, not what anyone says makes the difference.
1830 Census of Wilkinson County, Georgia:
James Boon had 1 female under 5 and 1 female 10-15 plus female 40-50 He was living next to Hansford Davis (my great uncle)
Ratliff Boon had 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15 plus female 40-50
Jacob Boon had 1 female 15-20 and 1 female 40-50
The above is from Wilkinson County, Georgia Census Records of White Families 1820-1880 by Victor R. Myrick
In 1840 Henry Davis is shown with 1 male 20-30; 1 female under 5, and 1 female 15-20 [ this fits in with the age of Mary Ann Boon]. ONLY JAMES AND RATLIFF had females of the right age to be Henry's wife. Of course we are assuming that the census data is correct. The 1820 Census shows Jacob with no young females. Mary Ann would have been a year or two old.
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