Mary Boynton

25 March 1773–11 February 1860 (Age 86)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Boynton was born on 25 March 1773, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Edward Boynton, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Walker, was 30. She married Abraham Gage on 27 December 1798, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 11 February 1860, in Springfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Springfield Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States.

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Abraham Gage
Mary Boynton
Marriage: 27 December 1798
Mary or Polly Gage
Abraham Gage Jr.
Nancy "Betsey" Gage
Isaac Gage
Jacob A. Gage
Sarah Gage

Spouse and Children

27 December 1798
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 3

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 27

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in East Yorkshire named Boynton, from the Old English personal name Bōfa + the connective particle -ing-denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’. Alternatively, the name may have arisen from Boyton in Wiltshire (recorded in Domesday Book as Boientone) or from Boyington Court in Kent (recorded in 1207 as Bointon), both of which are named with the Old English personal name Boia + tūn ‘settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Gage in household of Jacob Gage, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Boyanton, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Polly in entry for Polly Gage, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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