Photos and description courtesy of Alice Boler
While there is not much left of Pottsville, at one time it had a number of businesses, churches, and schools. With a population of about 300, it is located near Indian Gap on the Cowhouse Creek, which winds through the countryside.
John M. Boler
Apr 22, 1827 - Feb 17, 1904
A wonderful tribute to John M. Boler's life was written by descendant Audrey Garms: John Boler was born April 22, 1827 in Clarke Co, AL and when a child of three years, went with his family to MS. On attaining his majority he entered upon his business career, accepting a situation as overseer, where he had the management of 100 hands. Subsequently he began farming which he followed until 1865. In August 1863 he enlisted in the Confederate service but did not go to the front, although he aided in attacks made on Sherman's army as it was on its raid. He began merchandising in Neshoba Co, MS. He left MS for Texas Dec. 1, 1882 and located in Oceola, Hill Co. In October 1883, he was joined by his son, Walter J. Boler. Mr. Boler had purchased 240 Acres of land on the Cowhouse creek, near Indian Gap, in August 1883, and moved to that place in December. Mr. Boler arrived in Pottsville, March 25, 1885 and established a store under the firm name of J. Boler and Company, business being carried on by this house until February 4, 1888, when his son purchased the interest of I.G. Alvey, and the firm of J. Boler and Son was established. John Boler was a senior member of the firm of J. Boler & Son, general merchants of Pottsville.
1860 Neshoba Co, MS Census, p. 64, T8, R11, Union, #407-414
Newton Co, MS April 26, 1872. New Ireland Church organized with the following charter members: John Boler, Martha Boler, Wiley Abney, Elender Abney, James A. Abney, George H. Abney, Sarah A. Abney, Nancy E. Abney, James T. Rucker, Susanah E. Rucker, J. M. Pool, S. G. Harris, N. Staton, Elizabeth Staton, W.G. Taylor, Jane Taylor
M. A. Boler
Wife of J M Boler
May 26, 1829
July 26, 1890
Martha Adeline Boyd was the daughter of William Boyd & Marie Henderson.
J. M. & F. V.
May 24, 1879
Died Apr 3, 1892
Augusta Emma Boler, who predeceased her parents John M. Boler & his wife Francis Victoria Germany, is buried at the foot of her grandmother's grave. Her parents are located in nearby Indian Gap Cemetery.
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