Sgt. Robert Josiah Boone, (CSA)

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Sgt. Robert Josiah Boone, (CSA)

Birthplace: Pike County, MS, United States
Death: August 17, 1924 (79)
Wanilla, Monticello, Lawrence County, MS, United States
Place of Burial: Brookhaven, Lincoln County, MS, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adderton Skinner Boone and Sarah Ann Boone
Brother of John Thomas Boone

Occupation: Co. I, 38th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Managed by: Mark Gregory Locke
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About Sgt. Robert Josiah Boone, (CSA)

Sgt; Co. I, 38th MS Inf(Mtd) Enlisted: Mar 20, 1862 Discharged: May 22, 1865 Present at the Siege of Vicksburg, and captured when it fell.

Obituary: "Rev. R.J. Boone Laid to Rest"

The body of Rev. R.J. Boone, faithful minister of the Gospel and worthy citizen, was laid away at Rosehill Cemetery Monday morning. The mortal dust was accompanied to Brookhaven from the home in Wanilla by a large company of friends and by the bereaved wife and son, Mr. Oscar Boone.

The funeral rites were observed at the Baptist Church. Many from Brookhaven, where he lived for many years, honored the long and useful life by their presence.

The article below appeared in The Daily Leader, Brookhaven, MS, June 3, 2012: "Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 3:00 pm | Updated: 11:57 pm, Sat Jun 2, 2012.

Marker dedicated to pioneering pastor By CALEB BEDILLION, DAILY LEADER Staff Writer The Daily Leader

"Soldier, storekeeper and newspaper editor. Josiah Boone proved a versatile man during his lifetime, but one vocation proved constant.

Local residents gathered at Rosehill Cemetery Saturday morning to erect a new headstone commemorating Boone and his service as a minister in the area. Notably, Boone founded Pearlhaven Baptist Church and served as its first pastor for two years.

"He was an incredible character, a man of faith and a man of purpose," said the Rev. Anthony Yarborough, current pastor of Pearlhaven Baptist Church.

Boone was born in Pike County and enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was present at the siege of Vicksburg and was captured when the city fell. After the war, he enlisted into a different kind of service.

"He surrendered to be a soldier of the cross," Yarborough said, describing Boone's ministry.

Beyond his time at Pearlhaven, Boone pastored at churches throughout Lincoln, Lawrence and Pike counties. He was also deeply involved in the Fair River Baptist Association and with an association in Bogue Chitto.

Wilson Farhham, of Lawrence County, has been researching Boone since at least 2006. The site of Boone's burial was lost, but the U.S. government will pay for a new marker for veterans if the proper documentation is provided.

Farnham was unable to locate the exact site of Boone's remains, but could prove they were somewhere in Rosehill, which was sufficient to receive the marker.

Farnham has done the research for 25 veterans' markers in the area, but Boone stood out.

Through his research, Farnham discovered the many ways Boone supported himself during his ministry. At one time, he ran a bookstore in Brookhaven where he sold schoolbooks and stationery. He's known for giving away Bibles to any that could not afford one.

He also ran a newspaper out of Silver Creek for a while, the Silver Creek Star.

At his final residence in Wanilla in Lawrence County, Boone operated a store and a post office.

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Sgt. Robert Josiah Boone, (CSA)'s Timeline

September 18, 1844
Pike County, MS, United States
August 17, 1924
Age 79
Wanilla, Monticello, Lawrence County, MS, United States
Rose Hill, Brookhaven, Lincoln County, MS, United States