William Jackson “Jack” Boyette and Charlotte “Lottie” Cook
William Jackson Boyette was born 11 Oct 1862 and lived his life in the Ray City, Berrien County, Georgia vicinity. He was a son of William Hill Boyette and Jemima Taylor, pioneer settlers of the Ray City, GA area.
He married Charlotte Cook on August 27, 1882. She was a daughter of Lucretia Sirmans and John Jasper Cook. J.J. Cook was a farmer of the Watson Grade community just northeast of Rays Mill. He would later be among those who opposed the creation of Lanier County. Her brother, Aaron Cook, fought in the Spanish American War.
One wonders if the newlyweds saw it as an auspicious sign that just a few days later there appeared in the sky the Great Comet of 1882. The comet was soon visible even in the daytime sky.
The Comet in Georgia
From the Berrien County News
October 11, 1882
It exceeds in brilliancy the great comet which made its appearance in the days of Millerism. Who knows but what its luminous tail will swoop down upon the earth, as it seems to be rapidly approaching this terrestrial ball.
- John Boyett (1865-1938) ~ Ray City Farmer
- Ruth Boyette Married Dillard Markham During WWII
- Jesse Bostick and the Battle of Cedar Creek
- The Marriage of Joe Calhoun and Lue Annie Boyett
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