John Farnham Boynton

20 September 1811–20 October 1890 (Age 79)
Bradford, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John Farnham

When John Farnham Boynton was born on 20 September 1811, in Bradford, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Eliphalet Boynton, was 31 and his mother, Susannah Nichols, was 30. He married Susannah Lowell on 20 January 1836. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 20 October 1890, at the age of 79, and was buried in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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John Farnham Boynton
Susannah Lowell
Marriage: 20 January 1836
John Lowell Boynton
Tululah Josephine Boynton
Randolph Hamilton Boynton
John Willard Boynton
Susan Helen Boynton

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  • Marriage
    20 January 1836
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 8
    In 1819 a committee was appointed to settle on a name for this place. Syracuse was proposed by John Wilkinson because of the similarities he noticed between the description of ancient Siracusa in Sicily and the characteristics of this area; both had salt-water springs and a town to the north called Salina. The committee chose the name by unanimous vote.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 21
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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’.History: John Boynton emigrated from England to Salem, MA, 1638.

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

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    Sources (27)

    • John J Boyinton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John F Boynton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • John Farnum Boynton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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