James Boyack Sr.

25 August 1805–1 February 1888 (Age 82)
Mains of Melgund, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Boyack Sr. was born on 25 August 1805, in Mains of Melgund, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Boyack, was 48 and his mother, Catherine Moody, was 42. He married Elizabeth Mealmaker on 14 November 1827, in Mains and Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 1 February 1888, in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Spanish Fork City Cemetery, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Boyack Sr.
1805–1888
Elizabeth Mealmaker
1805–1886
Marriage: 14 November 1827
James Boyack Jr
1828–1893
Ann Boyack
1830–1914
Margaret Boyack
1831–1910
Alexander Boyack
1833–1916
Hannah Boyack
1835–1915
Elizabeth Boyack
1838–1916
Mary Mealmaker Boyack
1840–1915
William Mealmaker Boyack
1840–1879
Joseph Gibson Boyack
1842–1924
Peter Fenton Boyack Sr
1844–1924
Robert Mathew Boyack
1847–1885
David Doig Boyack
1847–1931
Jesse Boyack
1848–1851
Thomas Boyack
1850–1850

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1827Mains and Strathmartine, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (14)

    +9 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1808
    Age 3
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1811 · The Tron Riot
    Age 6
    The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 22
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Angus): habitational name from a lost place in Angus. It has been recorded in Scotland since the 16th century.Americanized form of Polish Bojak: unexplained.

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

    Story Highlight

    James Boyack Sr,

    Biography of James Boyack Sr. Written by Ida Boyack Whiting (granddaughter) James Boyack, Sr., was born August 25, 1805 at Mains Parish, Forfarshire (now Angus), Scotland. He was the son of Willi …

    Sources (55)

    • James Boyack, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James Boyack for Elizabath Boyack McKell (30 January 1916), "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • James Boyack, "United States Census, 1880"

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