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Black Dutch from PA-> Middle TN
Posted by: sthbon Date: February 21, 2001 at 07:18:14
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Has anyone else heard of their Boner line being Black Dutch?
I have spoken with some older family members who were told by their grandparents that our Boner family was Black Dutch. I've heard two different original spellings of our name: Bohner and Bonaugh, but don't know if these are correct. Some of our Boner family have been very, very dark (one was dark enough to be called 'coloured' in an Illinois newspaper). Several in the family point to the Paltine area of Germany as the point of origin for our family. I would like to know about the Black Dutch Boner family and the 'dark' side of our line.

Our line came from Henry Boner (Johann Heinrich?), who served in the Revolutionary war. He served in a regiment from York Co.,PA and we find him living in Lancaster Co., PA and Manheim, PA in the late 1700's before his move to TN.

He moved to Middle TN around 1800 Couchville area and his descendants lived mainly in the Davidson Co., Wilson Co., and Rutherford Co. area for some time.


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