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2. Thomas Jones BOSWELL, son of Thomas Leachman BOSWELL and Charlotte JONES , was born on 13 Jan 1860 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN, died on 1 Apr 1951 in Oakland, TN, at age 91, and was buried in Macon Cemetery, Macon, Fayette Co., TN.

Thomas Jones was a brick mason, but he also raised peanuts, corn, cotton and watermelons as well as hogs, cows and chickens. On his home property he had a corn mill, smokehouse, barn and water well. He left most of the farming to the tenants and concentrated on his chimney building. He specialized in building chimneys and had a reputation that any chimney he built was sure to "draw".

He was the Sunday school superintendent of the local Methodist church and always had even prayer with his family. They were down to earth people, quite and gentle, always friendly. He had a fierce temper, but usually lost it only at the horses, and even then never said a bad word.

The story is on the night before the PARKS family moved from Williston, TN to Texas, Thomas rode his horse from Macon to get Laura. He brought her back and that night his father married them. All she brought was what could be carried on horseback. However, it is recorded in the family Bible that they were married by the Rev. S. B. Adams.

In 1937 Thomas bought a two story schoolhouse and converted it into a comfortable colonial type home with white pillars in the front. It was next door to the Methodist church.

Thomas married Laura Ellie PARKS on 9 Dec 1879 in Fayette Co., TN.

Children from this marriage were:

1         i.   Laura Estelle BOSWELL (born on 30 Oct 1882 Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 12 Jan 1972 in Edmond, OK)

         ii.   Thomas Dewitt BOSWELL (born on 1 Feb 1881 - died in 1967 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN)

        iii.   Charlotte Letitia BOSWELL (born on 11 Oct 1884 - died on 21 Feb 1940 in Oakland, TN)

         iv.   John Collins BOSWELL

          v.   Walter Lee BOSWELL (born on 17 Feb 1889 Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 16 Mar 1948 in Memphis, TN)

         vi.   Russell Norman BOSWELL (born on 29 Nov 1891 Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 14 Jun 1961 in Arlington, VA)

        vii.   Mary Otie BOSWELL

       viii.   Lucy Ellen Zibiah BOSWELL (born on 21 Dec 1857 Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 25 Jan 1930 , buried in Davis Chapel Cemetery, Panola Co., MS)

         ix.   Wilbur Parks BOSWELL (born on 7 Aug 1889 Macon, Fayette Co., TN - died on 8 Jan 1954 in East Point, GA)

          x.   Annie Ernestine BOSWELL


3. Laura Ellie PARKS, daughter of Unknown and Unknown , was born on 26 Jan 1862 in Iredell County, NC, died on 28 Jan 1945 in Macon, Fayette Co., TN, at age 83, and was buried in Macon Cemetery, Macon, Fayette Co., TN.

Laura married Thomas Jones BOSWELL on 9 Dec 1879 in Fayette Co., TN.