Contributed by T. Randolph Boroughs, Sr., 30 Dec 2003
NOTE: Prudence Caroline Bolt Boroughs (second row) was the sister of Eliza Anne Bolt.
Back row, from left, Ed Harrison & wife Mary (Boroughs), Pearl & husband Bruce Boroughs, Josephine, Lois, Jessie, Earl Jr., & Fred Boroughs.
2nd row: Sloan Boroughs & son Alva, wife Laura & daughter Lucia, Jacob Earl Boroughs, Sr. & Caroline Prudence (Bolt), Elizabeth (Lizzie) Lollis & husband R. Brown Boroughs w/ son Paul Bryan in lap.
Front row center, Mercer & Belle Boroughs. The boy & girl seated next to Mercer are the children of Ed & Mary, Nannie Bell Harrison, & Edward (Edward may have been a step child to Mary)
I have a newspaper report dated August 6, 1908, reporting the third Boroughs/Burris family re-union which included 800 people. It took place at the Fair Grounds, two miles north of Anderson, SC. The first of these great gatherings was held at Old Mountain Creek Baptist Church on August 22, 1906, the second was at Salem Church, Aug. 14, 1907. The Rev. Samuel E. Burriss of Hugo, Okla. addressed the gathering and paid homage to Joshua & Sarah Burriss, the first to settle in the area more than "130 years prior". Subtract 1908 from the current year, and add that number to 130 and that is how long we know our family was in America.
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