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Descendants of Gebhard Bott

Prepared and last modified by Jeff Lewis Bott on February 7, 2015




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Introduction
Greetings,

My name is Jeff Lewis Bott. I have been researching my family lineage as a hobby since about 1985. My mother, Mattie Coulter Bott and my brother Jerry F. Bott, both now deceased, and many other relatives too numerous to list have inspired me to research and share the information with the many BOTT descendants. The BOTT database contains only a small subset of my total database that contains over 36,000 blood relatives.

Currently I have the following websites operational:

Jeff Lewis Bott Relatives

Descendants of Silas Baker (b. abt. 1804 NC - d. 1861 TX)

Descendants of Gebhard Bott (b. abt. 1620 Worsdorf, Germany - d. Germany)

Descendants of Alexander Coulter, Sr. (b. abt. 1740 - d. TN)

Harwell Descendants in America

Descendants of William P. Johnson (b. 1830 SC - d. 1888 GA)

Descendants of Abner Kirk (b. 1831 SC - d. 1912 TX)

Descendants of Jesse Lane (b. 1733 NC - d. 1806 MO)

Descendants of John McDougal (b. 1785 NC - d. 1822 AL)

Descendants of James McMurry (b. 1774 NC - d. 1858 AL)

Descendants of Samuel McReynolds (b. 1749 PA - d. 1807 TN)

Sand Flat Cemetery Burial Listing

Sand Flat Cemetery, Smith Co., TX - Genealogy Project


WHAT'S NEW

My grandfather, Gustav Bott once mentioned "having a cousin in Indianapolis". However, I never knew any names to trace and this seemed to be a "brick wall" situation.

Now for some GREAT news! A BOTT descendant from the person my grandfather had mentioned contacted me by email from, yes, Indianapolis! His name is John W. Kesterson. His great grandmother is Johannette Katharina Bott, a first cousin to my grandfather, Gustav Bott. Johannette immigrated from Niederauroff, Germany on June 16, 1892. She married Gottfried Graf in Indianapolis and they had four children.

John Kesterson is my 3C1R (third cousin, one generation removed) and he is providing information on his branch of the BOTT family tree along with photographs and obituaries for some family members. He is making great progress.

I am very excited to make the "Indianapolis Bott connection"! All genealogy researchers know that tracing your roots in non-English speaking countries like Germany can be a daunting task. Needless to say, I am very happy that John Kesterson sent me an email stating: "I believe I am a long lost relative"!

On another new subject: I have recently added photocopies of Death Certificates for many people listed on this website. Most of the death dates that I have found range from about 1910 through 1976. This will be an ongoing process and new photocopies will be added as I find them. To view the death certificate, navigate to the person's home card that you have an interest; then, click on the little photo icon.

Some valuable genealogy information is contained on a death certificate such as: full name, age, birth date, place of birth, death date, place of death, father's full name, mother's first name and maiden name, occupation, cause of death, funeral home, cemetery, etc.

Of course, the information is only as complete and accurate as the person knows that makes the statements. I have found both errors and omissions on death certificates. However, this will be true for most genealogy data. You must weigh the accuracy of the death certificate against other data that you have for the deceased person.

Privacy Policy
My objective in genealogy research is to identify all ancestors and descendants in a particular family tree and to collect, organize and computerize the data on them. The basic data includes the individual's name, the date and location of birth, marriage, and death. I try to find and copy the original source records when possible. Other records and documents include such items as obituaries, newspaper articles, photographs and family stories. This data is used to generate an HTML format for website publication. Once a family website is published on the Internet, other genealogist and family members are able to locate the information using web search engines and contribute to the family research.

As a genealogist, therefore, I have collected information and data from many sources over the past 25 years. I understand and respect the privacy issues that people have for this information and have a reasonable and responsible privacy policy in place for this Genealogy website.

In years past, we did not need to worry about our personal data, but that was a simpler and safer society when I was a young boy growing up in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Today, we must be extremely cautious to prevent misuse of our personal information. Identity theft and credit fraud are rampant.

There is concern that information shared with relatives and the general public on genealogy websites makes it easier for unscrupulous individuals to commit criminal theft and fraudulent acts. However, the personal information that the identity thieves and credit fraud perpetrators want are full names, social security numbers, dates and places of birth, current occupation, employment data, bank and credit card account numbers along with the PIN numbers.

A few facts, such as your full name and your mother’s maiden name, are not enough information to access bank accounts. Never use maiden names or social security number as answers for security questions, Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) or passwords.

THE 100-YEAR RULE USED ON THIS WEBSITE

The practice used on this website is: All individuals under the age of 100, with no known death date by me, are treated as confidential persons and therefore, dates and places for these individuals will not intentionally be displayed on my genealogy websites. However, if they are listed in a published United States Federal Census their name may still appear on this website.

PRIVACY TECHNIQUES USED BY GENEALOGIST

Public domain information includes names, dates, and places. Privacy law does not apply to public domain information. Please note that one does not have privacy rights for name, birth, marriage, and death information, contrary to popular thought and reason. If you have a serious problem with your name being on a public forum such as this, please read the OPT OUT PROVISION below.

Genealogists that post data on their websites have various opinions regarding privacy issues. Some common techniques to implement privacy on genealogy websites are as follows:

1. Total restriction of any type of data whatsoever for living individuals.

2. Restriction of data on living individuals except to designate them as Living or Confidential.

3. Restriction of data for living individuals to their names, sex and photographs.

4. Restriction of data for all individuals under the age of 100, with no known death date by me, are treated as confidential persons and therefore, dates and places for these individuals will not intentionally be displayed on my genealogy websites. However, if they are listed in a published United States Federal Census their name may still appear on this website. Note: This is my 100-YEAR RULE.

5. Restriction of any data on living individuals born after the latest United States Census has been made public record.

6. No restrictions of any type on living or deceased individuals.

PERSONAL DATA SECURITY

Data of living individuals gathered by me from all sources, including but not limited to, personal information, email, street addresses, phone numbers, etc. is not provided to others. However, most of this information is public domain and is easily accessible to others using Internet search engines, paid genealogy subscription services and genealogy libraries.

The following statement is a stark reality; if someone wants to gather private information on you badly enough, there are numerous pay sites on the Internet that will disclose all of your personal information for a price! This information could easily have your full name, names of your family members, occupation, employer, social security number, pending and past lawsuits, bankruptcies, marriages, divorces, home address and it’s value, etc. etc. The point made here is that criminals are much more likely to obtain information they need to commit fraud on you from this type of source as opposed to a genealogy website that contains only your full name and relationship in a family tree!

Therefore, if you would like to contribute to this family tree, any family information that you send to me implies permission to use that information online without limitation except that it is for genealogical purposes. All information sent to me will be used on this family website using restrictions from the 100-YEAR RULE.

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Since we live in a free and open society in the United States of America, I have the right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press from the First Amendment to the United States Constitution that allows me to publish public information concerning individuals from my family tree with no obligation to remove anything!

That said, if there are extenuating circumstances why an individual or a group of individuals should be removed, I would be happy to examine the reasons to do so.

If you would like for me to consider removing your name from this website, please contact me with your reasons at sandflatcemetery@gmail.com. If I decide to do so, it may take up to 30 days for the deletion process to occur.

ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

I have used my best effort to minimize factual errors for the information contained herein. However, I have found from experience that in genealogy research, absolute perfection cannot be achieved!

Please use this website as a useful guide and not something that is absolute in fact. Be very aware that even the information chiseled in stone on a cemetery marker may not be correct. For example, did the person tell the stone carver the correct dates? Did the stone carver misread the information given to him?

Also, some of the information on this website was provided by others without documented sources and there is the possibility of errors in their data.

Therefore, please use your own sources to verify and check the data that is of interest to you. If errors of any kind are found, please contact me and I will gladly correct them.


BOTT Family from Germany
THE BOTT FAMILIES near IDSTEIN, GERMANY
Ancestors of Gustav Bott of Tyler, Texas
Prepared by Jerry F. Bott
745 Malcolm Ave.
Los Angeles, CA. 90024
May 17, 1988

THE DISCOVERY OF DISTANT RELATIVES

On one of my visits to my grandfather, Gustav Bott, in the 1960's, I pressed him for information on any relatives still in Germany. He told me about Frau Frohlich, possibly the daughter of a niece, who lived in Wiesbaden. He also mentioned an Emil Bott in Niederauroff but did not know whether he was still alive. I did not know how to write Emil Bott but got the address of Frau Frohlich and wrote her. It turned out that she was sick and confined to an iron lung machine, but her husband sent me a copy of the marriage certificate for Johann Bott and his wife.

In 1968 my friend, Rolf Gross, went to Germany to see his parents and stopped by Niederauroff and Idstein during his trip. He talked to the minister of the little church in the village and even took a look at the church records that had a number of Bott's listed. The owner of an old mill named "Bott Muhle" was away in Texas taking flight training, but Rolf was told that he was adopted and not part of the Bott Family. On the basis of this success it was arranged that Rolf's father, Dr. Ulrich Gross would go back to the church and go through the records more systematically. Dr. Gross had done a lot of genealogical research and was experienced in reading the old German script. One set of church records led him to another so that he went to several churches around Niederauroff. He also located a woman with a manuscript about the Bott family that had been written by her husband many years earlier. Dr. Gross's research efforts are the source of our present knowledge of the antecedents of Gustav Bott.

In 1975 I went to Germany for a scientific conference and went to Niederauroff on the way. I arrived in Idstein on Saturday night and drove the 1 or 2 kilometers to Niederauroff the next morning. No one was at the church that was a little surprising for a Sunday morning, but I did find the cemetery and walked around it. It was very interesting, but I did not find any relatives. Several years went by and my brother, Jeff, went to Europe with his wife and some friends. I had sent him a description of how to get there, but was surprised to get a long distance telephone call from him one Saturday night. He had found a woman named Hilde Bott Robscheit who might be a distant relative. He was going back to see her the next day and wanted to confirm the relationship from my records. I did find her; she was the daughter of the same Emil Bott mentioned by my grandfather many years earlier. Jeff had a nice visit with her with the help of a translator. Hilde has a daughter, Eva, who does speak English, and he met her the next day. Hilde even lives in the same house built by my Great-grandfather Johann Georg Bott in 1849. This was the first visit of the American Bott's with the German Bott's.

The next visit came about a year later when Leanne, Jeff's daughter, went to Europe to ski in the Alps at Christmas of 1985. She went to Niederauroff and stayed with the Robscheits and met Eva. Again in 1987 my daughter, Sarah, spent the summer in Europe and went to see them for one day. That day turned out to be Hilde's birthday so that her two sisters were also there. They also live in Niederauroff. Hilde says that my grandfather, Gustav, corresponded with them (primarily with her father, Emil Bott) until the latter part of the 1960's. Gustav died in 1970 at the age of 92. He wrote them in German although he must have been a little rusty after all those years.

I am sure that my grandfather is happy that we found a few of his and our relatives in Niederauroff. There are probably more relatives living in some of the other small villages around Niederauroff or, more likely, in nearby cities such as Wiesbaden. Although Frau Frohlich is most likely dead, she did have children.

THE GERMAN ORIGINS OF THE BOTT FAMILY

The earliest Bott listed in the church records is Gebhard Bott who came to Niederems from Worsdorf around 1642. Bott is not a typical German name and may have originated elsewhere. Gustav Bott claimed that the Bott's had not always lived in Germany but had come there sometime earlier. In Canterberry Cathedral in England a chapel in the basement is dedicated to the Huguenot refugees from France, and a list of the first one hundred or so refugees contains the name, Bott. Many Bott families in the United States claim decadency from an English ancestor. Perhaps, our ancestor chose to seek safety among the Protestants to the east of France instead of toward the west. During the first part of the seventeenth century the 30 Years War disrupted life all through that part of Europe, and many people migrated seeking safety from the fighting and destruction. In any case our Gerhard Bott arrived .in Niederems in 1642 and settled into the community. This area was spared during the 30 Years War, and many buildings in the nearby small town of Idstein date from the beginning of the 17th Century. I am sure that my grandfather is happy that we found a few of his and our relatives in Niederauroff. There are probably more relatives living in some of the other small villages around Niederauroff or, more likely, in nearby cities such as Wiesbaden. Although Frau Frohlich is most likely dead, she did have children.

The Bott families Jived in Niederems and, later, in Niederauroff until the late 19th century. Some of the related families (Robscheit) still Jive there. According to the church records, they farmed and worked as blacksmiths in the several small villages near Niederauroff. In the 1880's Carl August Bott and Carl Wilhelm Bott, two sons of Johann Georg Bott, immigrated to the United States. Their mother had died and their father had remarried. Their half-brother, Gustav, followed them in 1891 and went to Texas intending to join Carl Wilhelm. I am sure that my grandfather is happy that we found a few of his and our relatives in Niederauroff. There are probably more relatives living in some of the other small villages around Niederauroff or, more likely, in nearby cities such as Wiesbaden. Although Frau Frohlich is most likely dead, she did have children.

Johann Georg Bott was born Dec. 19, 1821 in Niederauroff; his parents were Johann Philip Bott and Maria Katharina Pfuhl Bott. He married Susanne Catharina Maria Christ in 1849. After her death on Jan. 13, 1857 he married Katharina Philippine Gruber on Jan. 3, 1858 in Ehrenbach. Katharina Philippine Gruber was born on Feb 20, 1831 in Ehrenbach, the daughter of Johann Peter Gruber and Maria Catharine Gerhard Gruber. Johann Georg built a house in Niederauroff in 1849 that is still in use in 1988. Hilde Robscheit, who Jives there with her husband, is a direct descendent of Johann Georg. Johann Georg was a blacksmith and also a Burgermeister of Niederauroff: although the duties of the latter must not have been too time consuming since the village was so small. Katharina, his second wife, died on May 27, 1887; he was 66 at this time. His Son Gustav was 13 and -another son was about 9. The local church records do not list another marriage, but much later Gustav would refer to a stepmother. Johann Georg advised his young son, Gustav, to go to America since he thought the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 would not be the last one. He died on Jan. 1, 1892 after Gustav had left. I am sure that my grandfather is happy that we found a few of his and our relatives in Niederauroff. There are probably more relatives living in some of the other small villages around Niederauroff or, more likely, in nearby cities such as Wiesbaden. Although Frau Frohlich is most likely dead, she did have children.

Carl August Bott, born in 1849, went to Dayton, Ohio, where he owned a company connected in some way to the steel business. He married Elise Streckfuss in 1873 in Laudenbach/Baden, but they had no children. I am sure that my grandfather is happy that we found a few of his and our relatives in Niederauroff. There are probably more relatives living in some of the other small villages around Niederauroff or, more likely, in nearby cities such as Wiesbaden. Although Frau Frohlich is most likely dead, she did have children.

Carl Wilhelm Bott was born Jan. 1, 1854 in Niederauroff. He married Josepha Strack in 1885 (where?). Upon arrival in this country he changed his name slightly to William C. Bott. He and his family were living in East Texas about the time that Gustav was planning his trip to this country. However, he developed TB and moved to Arizona be fore Gustav arrived. He had two boys, but only one, George Henry Bott, born in 1893, survived childhood. George Henry Bott had a family of 5 children.

Carl August and Carl Wilhelm came to the United States in the 1880's, but we don't know the exact year. Perhaps, Carl Wilhelm married Josepha in Germany and then came also. It is curious that the brothers did not choose to live in the same place. Other relatives may also have come; Gustav mentioned having a cousin in Indianapolis.

CARL WILHELM BOTT FAMILY

I. Carl Wilhelm Bott was born Jan. 1, 1854 in Niederauroff and married Josepha Strack in 1885. He lived in Wilcox, Arizona for many years. His parents were Johann Georg Bott and Susanne Catharina Maria Christ.

A. George Henry Bott was born in 1893 (possibly in East Texas but probably in Arizona) and married Clara Ethyl Dickinson on Dec. 22, 1914. He taught school on an Indian reservation for many years, was a miner, prospected and had many mining claims. He was still living in Tucson, Arizona in 1985 at the age of 92. In the spring of that year he walked 8 miles for the March of Dimes Walkathon.

1. George Dickinson Bott married Katherine Dwyer on Jan. 12, 1949.

2. Evelyn Ethel Bott married William Vernon Tuck on Sept. 24, 1943. In 1985 she lived in Cedar Edge, Colorado.

3. Carl Harold Bott was born about 1920 and married Lauralea Haby in 1949.He died in 1980 age of 60.

4. Dale Rex Bott was born about 1930 and married Margo J. Merrill on Jan. 1, 1954. He lived in Medford, Oregon in 1985.

5. John Leonard Bott lived in Tucson in 1985 and was born about 1936.

DESCENDENTS OF HENRIETTE ELISABETH BOTT

II. Henriette Elisabeth Bott was born April 4, 1859 in Niederauroff and married on Oct.30, 1881 Phillip Heinrich Bott (born Dec 21, 1864 died Feb 12, 1948); she died Nov. 27, 1944 in Niederauroff. Her parents were Johann Georg Bott and Katharina Philippine Gruber. Phillip Heinrich Bott was Henrietta first cousin and the son of Philipp Carl Bott (1828-1888) and Johannette Philippne Kern.

A. Emil Bott born June 16, 1889 in Niederauroff and married Katharina Schmidt Feb. 25, 1922 in Niederauroff.

1. Lina Bott, born June 29, 1922 in Niederauroff, married Rudolf Bahr

2. Hilde Lotte Bott born, Aug 12, 1923 in Niederauroff, married Martin Robscheit

a. Eva Robscheit

3. Wilma Ilse Bott born, June 24, 1925 in Niederauroff, married Walter Fiebig

GUSTAV BOTT AND EMMA LUCILLE KIRK

Gustav Bott was born Sept. I, 1874 in Niederauroff, Germany and was the son of Johann Georg Bott and Katharina Philippine Gruber Bott. Johann was 53 years old at the time and Katharina was 43. This was the second marriage for Johann; his first wife had died in 1857 and he had remarried in 1858. Gustav had several half-brothers and half-sisters as well as a brother and sister so it was not a small family.

In the early 1880's his two half-brothers emigrated to America. They may have come together, but did not stay together. Carl August went to Dayton, Ohio, and Carl Wilhelm settled in East Texas. Both states had fairly large German communities. Perhaps they had other relatives or friends who had already gone or perhaps they had just read about America.

About 1891, Gustav decided to join his two half-brothers in the United States. His father, Johann Georg, thought that there would be another war and that the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 would not be the last. Also, Gustav's mother had died in 1887. There is no third marriage listed in the church records for Johann Georg, but Gustav spoke many years later of a stepmother so we don't know exactly what the situation was. Gustav told his grandson that he went to Texas to join Carl Wilhelm Bott instead of Carl August because he had suffered frost bitten ears one cold winter in Germany and wanted a warmer climate than Ohio. Before Gustav arrived, however, Carl Wilhelm developed TB and moved to Arizona. Gustav went to Texas anyway and lived in Palestine, Texas, where there were other German families. Perhaps his half-brother had left word that he was coming.

Gustav lived with a family near Palestine and worked on their farm for 50 cents/day. His son, Fred Bott, took him back to Palestine to see members of this family as long as 50 years after he had left. Palestine had railroad repair shops that bought timber from Gustav, and after some years he decided to go to work for the railroad. It involved some traveling and he went as far south as San Antonio. On one of his trips, he stopped in Tyler, Texas and met Emma Lucille Kirk whose mother and father operated a boarding house not too far from the train depot. He must have liked her Cooking for he stayed and went to work in the Tyler railroad shops.

Gustav and Emma Lucille were married on Dec. 29, 1904 and bought a house at 1210 Holmes Avenue. He was 30 and she was 26. Her parents were Abner Kirk and Rachel Aldridge Kirk. Emma Lucille was born on Aug. 31, 1878 in Jasper County, Mississippi but came to Texas in 1880 with her parents when still a baby. Abner Kirk had been a farmer but was now 73 years old and not very active. Emma had probably done most of the work since she was the only child still at home; her oldest sister was 44 years old by then. After Gustav and Emma moved onto Holmes Avenue, the Kirks came to live with them. However, Rachel Kirk only lived a short time and died in 1906. Abner Kirk lived part of the time with them and part of the time with other sons and daughters until his death in 1913. Fred Bott would recall many years later that his father, Gustav, made him dig up the whole back yard looking for the gold coins that Abner had supposedly buried. They were never found and may have never existed.

Gustav worked in the railroad shops, repairing steam locomotives and refurbishing boxcars until the early 1920's when there was a long railroad strike that eventually failed. Gustav never Went back to work in the shops after the strike but worked for himself doing mechanical repairs for people. He specialized in repairing and selling wood stoves and also had a large garden, chickens, and a cow. The garden was always beautifully kept; it was more like a German garden than a Texas garden. He kept chickens until the middle 50's when he was close to 80 years old. Several large pecan trees produced enough pecans to "pay the property taxes". Their life on Holmes Ave. probably had more similarities to life in Niederauroff than to the life of their children and grandchildren.

In the early 1930's he started working for the Tyler Commercial College on College Street. He was in charge of the physical plant including the boiler and heating system. His sons, Fred and Edward, helped with the painting and the general maintenance. Both eventually attended the college, that had a two year Course in business.

He maintained contacts with his family in Germany until the last several years of his life writing letters to Frau Frohlich, a "niece" in Wiesbaden and to Emil Bott in Niederauroff. He used to tell us about the many fruit trees that he had planted for his father before he had left home. He was proud that the fruit trees had been so valuable to his relatives during the several periods of hard times; during WWI, the 1920's, the depression, and then again after WWII. In fact two of the apple trees were still standing in 1985 when his grandson, Jeff Bott, visited Niederauroff. He was proud of his heritage and more than once reminded me that Germany had a social security system even before he left. By a coincidence, he was the first person in Tyler, Texas to qualify for social security benefits after the passage of the Social Security Act.

Both Gustav and Emma were religious and helped form the Queen St. Baptist Church. They did not smoke or drink of course, and they did not permit it in their house. Gustav liked to talk and had opinions about everything. It was always hard to get into the conversation or to change the topic under discussion. He was critical of people and rather stern in his judgments. He had a great memory even in his old age for the smallest detail concerning the house and village of his youth. He and Emma both valued education and encouraged it for their children and grandchildren.

Emma was a quiet, hard-working woman. She had long blond hair and was a beautiful woman in her younger years. In contrast to the stern nature of Gustav, she was a loving and nurturing person that always had a nice smile and a funny little laugh. She lived to be 81 and died on May 22, 1960. Gustav lived to be 94 and died on Jan. 11, 1969. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler in the same plot with their two babies and her parents.

The children of Gustav and Emma Bott are as follows:

1. Baby Boy (b. Jan 4, 1905, d. 1906)

2. Winnie Bell (b. Apr 14, 1907, d. Feb 16, 2001) m. William Alonzo Moore (b. Feb 17, 1894, d. Dec 18, 1983)

3. Kathryne Lucille (b. Jul 15, 1909, d. Oct 23, 1994) m. Arlious Buell Williams (b. Feb 2, 1898, d. Apr 19, 1962)

4. Fred Lewis (b. Sep 28, 1910, d. Dec 10, 1976) m. Mattie Dock Coulter (b. Jul 22, 1914, d. Jun 12, 2008)

5. Edward Emil (b. Jul 11, 1912, d. Dec 27, 1991)

6. Johnnie Richard (b. Nov 20, 1913, d. Jul 9, 1994) m. Helen Alice Adams (b. Mar 16, 1921, d. Dec 31, 1989)
Note: Johnnie Richard was known as Richard.

7. Mamie Gussie (b. Dec 5, 1915, d. May 11, 1916)

8. Lucy Virginia (b. Oct 27, 1919, d. Dec 14, 1974) m. Julian Curtis Hodge (b. Aug 19, 1915, d. Jan 15, 1968)
Note: Lucy Virginia was known as Virginia.

If you are a descendant of Gebhard Bott and would like to exchange information, please send an email to me at sandflatcemetery@gmail.com.


Mission Statment
In order to remember and honor our BOTT ancestry, this website is designed to identify both the deceased and living descendants of Gebhard Bott and his wife, Anna Margaretha.

Articles, stories and obituaries of each individual shall be provided along with photographs whenever possible.

I am using a comprehensive computerized genealogical program that can output in HTML language for an Internet website. The program can display a wealth of information such as:

1. Every person's full name, maiden name for females, date of birth, date of marriage, date of death and date of burial
2. Name and location of the cemetery where person is buried
3. Photograph of the individual
4. Photograph of the grave marker
5. Public records that contain federal census records, birth, death, marriage and other dates
6. Obituaries for the individual
7. Stories, articles and biographical information for the individual
8. A list of each person's parents, siblings and descendants

The best way today to communicate with large numbers of people and to share information is through an Internet website. With a website, the BOTT descendants and all who have an interest, will have access to more accurate records information can be shared more easily.

Helpful Hint: Be sure to click on the actual photo or the photo icons.

JUST CLICK ON EVERYTHING AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!

I hope that you find this website useful and informative! However, it is still under construction and I am open to any and all suggestions for improvements.

DISCLAIMER

 

All efforts have been made to minimize errors in the information contained herein. However, inaccuracies surely exit and your help is solicited to correct them. Since the author used a combination of both documented, undocumented and/or unverified sources, some facts presented here MAY NOT be correct. Never accept as factual any information you find in a library, the Internet or from other genealogist unless it is supported by verifiable accepted methods of documentation.

 

Any and all information is intended for an individuals’ personal use and MAY NOT be used for commercial gain in any form or fashion.  If you have any questions, comments, additions or corrections, please email Jeff L. Bott sandflatcemetery@gmail.com.

Sincerely,


Jeff L. Bott

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