James Wiley Boitnott

Brief Life History of James Wiley

When James Wiley Boitnott was born on 18 March 1839, in Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, George Isaac Boitnott, was 32 and his mother, Polly M Hambrick, was 38. He married Sarah Elizabeth Jamison on 3 November 1864, in Franklin, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Indian Creek Township, Story, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 25 December 1883, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Maxwell, Story, Iowa, United States.

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James Wiley Boitnott
Sarah Elizabeth Jamison
Marriage: 3 November 1864
William Monroe Boitnott
John Franklin Boitnott
Samuel Henry Boitnott
Katie Susan Boitnott
Elpha Ann Boitnott
Etta May Boitnott
Harry Genio Boitnott

Sources (26)

  • James Boifnett in household of Saml Flora, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James W. Boitnott, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • James W. Boitnott, "Find A Grave Index"

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1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Origin undetermined. This surname is found mainly in VA.

History: The Boitnotts trace their origin to Justus Boitnott, who was by 1809 living in Franklin County, VA. He reportedly immigrated from Ireland.

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

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