- He enlisted in the Confederate Army on 24 March 1862 and served as a private. His grave is marked as such. He died 26 June 1922. He married Margaret Angelina Brackett on 8 September 1869.
Of Andy Boone, Sherry Lawter writes: "NC Troops: Co G, 50th Regiment. Andrew C. Boone, Private, Born in Rutherford County and was by occupation a farmer prior to enlisting in Rutherford County at age 19, March 24, 1862. Reported present in June-July and November-December 1862. Hospitalized at Wilmington on Sept 26, 1863, with intermittent fever. Returned to duty on Oct. 5,1863. Reported present in October-Dec. 1863. Furloughed on Feb. 17,1864. Hospitalized at Wilmington on Nov. 25, 1864. Admitted to hospital at Greensboro on March 19, 1865. Survived the war. (This is the same unit, that his father, Thomas served in)
Deeds found in Rutherford County for surname Boone
Bridges, JB & ME / Boone, Andrew C. / Mtg/56/188/1882
Boone, AC & Annie M. / Christian & Missionary Allience / Deed/88/316/1908"
(This might be the property on which their daughter, Evelyn Julia Boone Shankle built a school. The dedication stone of this church is still in the possession of Sam Boone Shankle, who carried it from each of moves...it is currently in California!--Bert)
Here is a few lines written by Catherine Walker Feagan about the Mite Inn, from Polk County North Carolina History, Polk County Historical Association, Taylor Publishing Co., 1983, Dallas, Texas:
In 1886 Andrew Boone and wife, Anne Brackett Boone, and children, Evelyn, Lela, and Benjamin, moved to Mill Spring from Watauga County and opened a country store in Mill Spring at that time was owned and operated by O.L. Nelson and J.B. Dalton...
Andy Boone also owned and operated a hotel called the Mite Inn., located near the store and the basin spring from which Mill spring got its name. There were two other hotels in Mill Spring, but they did not compare in size and grandeur with the Mite Inn. It had 14 rooms and 5 fireplaces...
The following quote is from Mrs. J.B. Eaves family history privately published about 1910: Sketch of Lineal Descendants of Samuel Wilson, Sr.
ANNE, second daughter of Benjamin Brackett and Margaret Wilson, married Andrew Boone. During their early married life, they spent several years in the State of tennessee, but later located in Polk County, North Carolina. They have been very successful in business, Mr. Boone being a merchant, in connection with which he is new proprietor of the "Mite Inn" at Mills Springs.
Anne, a finely intellectual lady, was well educated and much in demand in her younger days as a teacher. She continued teaching, and was constantly in touch with the latest methods until her children were educated. There were three children in the family--Evalyn, Lela and Benjamin.
Evalyn (or Evie) married Dr. Shankle, of Lincoln County, N.C., and to them were born five children, Pauline, Paul, Henry, Claude, and Benjamin T. Evie is now principal of an industrial school of Gowansville, S. C., her mother's mantle for love of teaching having fallen upon her.
Lela, second daughter of Anne and Andrew Boone, married Mr. Lynn Thorne, a most estimable and substantial citizen of Polk County, a farmer and merchant. They have two children, Grace and Frank
Benjamin Boone is still unmarried, an is a successful real estate dealer in St. Petersburg, Fla. "Bennie" is certainly a most worthy young man, and we find no fault with him except that he has not complimented the ladies of the family by forming a matrimonial alliance.
ANNE, the mother of this family, has always been a unique character in her generation, smart, full of life, energy and wit. The cousins were always glad of her presence among them and accorded her "the floor", never missing a jolly time. She has been a most remarkable woman, never encountering a difficulty but that she found a way to conquer it and move on.
The following obituary of Andy Boone comes from the Mitchell News Journal as contributed on the web page: www.rootsweb.com/~ncruther/misc/obits.html <http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncruther/misc/obits.html> There contributed by Nancie O'Sullivan and brought to my attention by Sherrie Lawter.
1922, Landrum, June 27
A.C. BOONE, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the community passed away quietly at the home of his daughter, MRS. T.F. THORNE, on Main St., Monday afternoon, the deceased had been in declining health for sometime. Had he lived until August 25th, he would have been 80 years old.
Born in Rutherfordton county, he later moved to Mill Springs, where he spent most of his life. For he was a prominent merchant and farmer in his community. He took an active interest in school, in the Baptist church and everything that was for the good of his town. He often aided the needy but never spoke of his acts of charity.
He is survived by his wife, MRS. ANNA M. BOONE of Landrum; one son, B.T. BOONE, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 2 daughters, MRS. T.F. THORNE, Landrum and MRS. E.J. SHANKLE, Livingston, Mont. For the past 6-7 years he spent part of his time in Fla. and part in Landrum.
A.C. BOONE was a soldier in the War Between the States, being in Co. I, North Carolina Regiment.
Funeral services were conducted from the residence of T.F. THORNE by Rev. J.A. HUNNICUTT and interment followed at the city cemetery. The pallbearers; W.C. SMITH, M.E. LINDSAY, J.R. MALLORY, R.P. WHITLOCK, B.F OWENS, H. W. ACKERMAN.
Many friends attended the funeral and the grave was literally covered with beautiful floral wreaths, thereby attesting the popularity and esteem in which he was held.