J. Q. A. Boatwright was born in 1834 and was enrolled in the 2d Florida Infantry, Company D, in Tallahassee on 8 July 1861.  He was wounded on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 2 July 1864, and was captured then.  He was paroled on 25 September 1863 and was exchanged at City Point, Virginia.  He lost his left leg at the Battle of the Wilderness and was retired to the Invalid Corps on 8 November 1864.  He was discharged from Howard's Grove Hospital at Richmond on 3 December 1864.  He returned to Tallahassee and died there sometime after the war.  He was described as "A good citizen and soldier."  Source: Hartman and Coles, Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, vol. I, p. 171.

  J. Q. A. Boatwright's wife, Amanda Geddie, was the creator of this web site Richard White's 1st cousin, 4 times removed... our closest common ancestors being James McMillan who was born in 1750 in Kintire, Scotland, and his wife Mary Brown who was born in Scotland in 1760.  They married in Cumberland County, North Carolina, in 1780.  Amanda Geddie married J. Q. A. Boatwright in Leon County, Florida, about 1857; died on 17 January 1902; and is buried in Geddie Cemetery  off of Shell Point Road in southern Leon County.

John Boatwright and Amanda Geddie's family can be seen as household number 47 on the 1860 census for Leon County, Florida.  (click here)

This page was created on 23 April 2000 and was last revised on 2 February 2007.