Mary Elizabeth Colebank was born September 18, 1852 in Dunkard
Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania to Sarah Hartley and
Thornton Elsworth Colebank.
She married James Boord, a miller born in Fallen Timbers, Fayette
County, Pennsylvania on October 22, 1839, at Fallen Timbers on
March 13, 1874. James was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted
in Company D of the West Virginia Cavalry on August 26, 1862. At the
age of 22, Jim's description was: farmer, height 5' 5", dark complexion,
dark hair, grey eyes. Jim enrolled at Morgantown, WV, on September 3,
1862 in the Union Army with Company "D", 3rd Regiment, West
Virginia Cavalry. He was a Private and Bugler for General H.
Sheridan. Jim was imprisoned twice by the Confederates and was
exchanged for other prisoners at the infamous Libby Prison,
Richmond, Virginia. He was present at General Robert E. Lee's
surrender to Commander-in-Chief, Ulysses S. Grant (1865) at
Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia.
After his military service, Jim was a miller and operated a flour and
feed mill powered by water. He was discharged from duty on January
16, 1965. James died on September 27, 1924 and Mary died in 1928
at the age of 76.
The children of James and Mary Colebank Boord were:
Ora Octavius - born November 29, 1873, died May 31, 1938 in Fayette
George Raymond "Ray"- born January 20, 1875, died February 6, 1926
Sarah "Elise"- born December 9, 1879, died 1862
Arlie L. - born June 22, 1883, died at the age of 15.
Emma L. - born June 3, 1886, died before 1898.
Unnamed infant - born and died May 25, 1894.
|PETER COALBANK, father of
SAMUEL COLEBANK, father of
THORNTON ELSWORTH COLEBANK, father of
James Boord Civil War photo
|James and Mary Boord
headstone (click to enlarge)
L to R: Ray Boord, Mary Elizabeth Colebank Boord, Elise Boord Sterl-
ing and son Bruce Sterling, Alberta Bayles Boord and James Boord,
husband of Mary Elizabeth. (Photos courtesy of Donna Summers)
Mary Colebank Boord
James Boord Burial Record
James Boord Death Certificate