John R Boykin

February 1832–after 1900 (Age 67)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John R

John R Boykin was born in February 1832, in Virginia, United States as the son of Wm Boykin and Martha Boykin. He married Martha A Spivey in 1865. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Berlin, Southampton, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died after 1900, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 69.

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John R Boykin
Martha A Spivey
Marriage: 1865
William H Boykin

Spouse and Children


    Martha A Spivey




    William H Boykin


Parents and Siblings

    Wm Boykin


    Martha Boykin




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 12

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 29

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Boye .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John R Boykin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John R Boykin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John R Baykin, "United States Census, 1880"

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