George Boyes

Male27 November 1794–1 August 1874

Brief Life History of George

When George Boyes was born on 27 November 1794, in Muscoates, Yorkshire, England, his father, George Boyes, was 40 and his mother, Ann Wilson, was 42. He married Ann Geldard on 23 September 1823, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. In 1870, at the age of 76, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 1 August 1874, in Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Holladay Memorial Park, Holladay, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Boyes
Elizabeth Taylor
Marriage: 18 July 1847
James Boyes
Agnes Boyes
Edward Boyes
Mary Elizabeth Boyes
Elizabeth Boyes
Sarah Leonora Boyes
Rachel Boyes
Ann Taylor Boyes
George Boyes Jr.
Joseph Boyes

Sources (70)

  • George Bow, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Geo in entry for Agnes Boyes, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • George Boyce, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 July 1847Platte Township, Taylor, Iowa, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 7

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 25

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Yorkshire) and Irish: variant of Boy , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    English and Scottish: variant of Boyce .

    In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of French Bois .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight


    LIFE STORY OF ELIZABETH BOYES ANDRUS (Written by Lavina Leone Andrus Taylor, a daughter) (From The Andrus Recorder, Vol. XIII, June 1977, pp. 13-15) Elizabeth B …

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