Eliza Melvina Boynton

22 March 1821–28 May 1888 (Age 67)
Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Eliza Melvina

When Eliza Melvina Boynton was born on 22 March 1821, in Hopewell, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, her father, John Boynton, was 22 and her mother, Betsey Davis, was 24. She married John Phillips Hart on 17 December 1840, in Tompkins, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tompkins, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 28 May 1888, in Groton, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mclean Cemetery, McLean, Groton, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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John Phillips Hart
Eliza Melvina Boynton
Marriage: 17 December 1840
Helen E Hart
Ada Emeline Hart
Ruth Adelia Hart
George Harrison Hart
Mary Adeline Hart
Amos John Hart
Lena Eliza Hart

Spouse and Children

17 December 1840
Tompkins, New York, United States


    Helen E Hart


    Ruth Adelia Hart


    George Harrison Hart


    Mary Adeline Hart


    Ada Emeline Hart


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World Events (8)


Age 2

"Corfield vs Coryell was a significant federal court case that upheld New Jersey's existing regulation, which prohibited any non-residents from gathering clams and oysters. The case was decided by Justice Bushrod Washington of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Justice Washington primarily referenced the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment, regarding ""privileges and immunities"" to arrive at his decision."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.

Age 23

The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.

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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  • Eliza M Hart in household of John P Hart, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eliza M Hart in household of John P Hart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Hart in household of John P Hart, "United States Census, 1870"

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