Boatright, Mody 1969-11-23

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Dr. Boatright discusses the history and business interests of the Coggin family, early settlers of Brown County, to whom he is related through his mother. He also discusses his own family and personal history.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mody Boatright

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Date: November 23, 1969

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Coggin family history, Describes only meeting with Uncle Mody Coggin for whom he was named, Coming of the Coggins to Texas, Tabor branch of the family discussed, Gives location of Coggin home in Brownwood, Simon Coggin and family mentioned, Coggin mining interests, Boatright family history, Tells of grandparents and descendents, Explains reasons for coming to Texas in 1850s, Story of henry Ford loaning money during drought of 1885-86, Anecdote about Uncle Mody and woman's request for a loan, Coggin Academy discussed, Places lived as a child recalled, Cites Henry Ford's connection with Jesse James

Tape 1, Side 2: Development of the Coggin mercantile business, Coggin business association with Parks family, Personal history, Father's ranching activities, Discusses education received, Describes marriage to and death of first wife, Relates second wife's family background, Present research work explained, Explores Coggin connection with Daniel Baker College, Restoration of Coggin Academy building

Range Dates: 1850s-1969

Bulk Dates: 1850-1886

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