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The Bouldin home
Charlotte County Virginia

Submitted by Frances J. McGowan

The above picture (19inches x 10 inches), done in pastels, is signed by M Williams (Martha Drucilla Bouldin Williams) of a Bouldin homeplace in Virginia. “Woodland” is written at the center bottom of the picture. She has also written a note on the back of the linen-like canvas stating:

Woodland, Charlotte County Va.
Founded by Wm Watkins Bouldin and his wife
Angelina Morgan about the year 1839.

See: "Mrs. Bouldin" on Section 9 of the 1864 Gilmer map.

See, also: 1850 Census Charlotte County, p. 27b, lines 30-38

See, also: Bouldin Miscellaneous Records


William Watkins BOULDIN b. 19 Aug 1811, d. 25 Jul 1863, b. & d. Charlotte Co., VA
   son of Ephraim BOULDIN (1764-1816) and Jinsey Flippin BEDFORD (1776-1855)
Angelina MORGAN b. 1 May 1816, d. 15 Jul 1899, b. & d. Charlotte Co., VA (photo)
   dau. of Dennis D. MORGAN (1767-1854) and Frances COLLIER (1785-1864)

William Dennis BOULDIN m. Clara ROBERTS
Frances Jane BOULDIN m. James B. LEE
Margaret Elizabeth BOULDIN d. under one year
Sarah Ann BOULDIN m. Walter Scott OSBORNE
John Ephraim BOULDIN m. Dicie TERHUNE
Angelina Dabney BOULDIN m. Nelson H. CROWDER
Martha Drucilla BOULDIN m. Thomas W. WILLIAMS
Robert Stith Bedford BOULDIN d. under one year
Charles Bedford BOULDIN, unmarried, died 1911, last of family to live at Woodland
Alma May BOULDIN, never married

See image of letter written by Sarah Bouldin (d/o W. W. & Angelina Bouldin) to her brother William Dennis Bouldin during the Civil War. The letter is headed "Woodland, Va." Names mentioned in the letter:

Charles Bedford Bouldin (unmarried d.1911)  was the last of the family to live at Woodland. A sister wrote, "He loved it as he did his life."

In Dec.1919 Alma Bouldin wrote: "There is still one acre of land belonging to the estate that has not been sold. It is the Tabernacle church lot, which was deeded so as to revert to the family when it ceased to be used for church." (It is not known here when the Woodland ceased to stand.)

Family Cemetery: A family letter in possession of Frances McGowan shows that in 1900 Martha Bouldin Williams represented the family in making arrangements for the monuments at the Wm. Watkins Bouldin Cemetery in Charlotte County. See photos of the cemetery made by Ms. McGowan. (photo #1 and photo #2) Bruce Hall gives TopoZone coordinates of the cemetery as: 37° 01' 00"N, 78° 35' 05"W