Newburn S. Boyce

16 December 1856–4 July 1862 (Age 5)
Chowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Newburn S.

When Newburn S. Boyce was born on 16 December 1856, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Henry Boyce, was 38 and his mother, Priscilla Griffin, was 27. He died on 4 July 1862, at the age of 5, and was buried in Chowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Henry Boyce
Priscilla Griffin
Newburn S. Boyce
Anna Ravania Boyce
Martha Griffin Boyce

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World Events (1)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 6

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, northern Irish, and English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from Old French bois ‘wood’.2 English: patronymic from the Middle English nickname boy ‘lad’, ‘servant’, or possibly from an Old English personal name Boia, of uncertain origin. Examples such as Aluuinus Boi (Domesday Book) and Ivo le Boye (Lincolnshire 1232 ) support the view that it was a byname or even an occupational name; examples such as Stephanus filius Boie (Northumbria 1202 ) suggest that it was in use as a personal name in the Middle English period.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Buadhaigh ( see Bogue ).

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

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  • Newburn S. Boyce, "Find A Grave Index"

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