Joseph Brown Boyden

6 August 1807–30 April 1868 (Age 60)
Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Joseph Brown

When Joseph Brown Boyden was born on 6 August 1807, in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Elisha Boyden, was 46 and his mother, Dorcas Brown, was 29. He married Octavia Thoropp Clapp on 1 March 1841. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Auburn, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1865 and Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1868. He died on 30 April 1868, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Brown Boyden
Octavia Thoropp Clapp
Marriage: 1 March 1841
Charles Otis Boyden
Arthur Frank Boyden
George Goodwin Boyden
Arthur Franklin Boyden

Spouse and Children

1 March 1841


    Charles Otis Boyden


    George Goodwin Boyden



    Arthur Franklin Boyden


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 1

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 18

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Bodin, a variant of Baudin ( see Baldwin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph V Boyden, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph B Boyden, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Joseph B Boyden, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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