George Christian Boston Sr

23 August 1793–17 January 1885 (Age 91)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Christian

When George Christian Boston Sr was born on 23 August 1793, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Christian Boston, was 23 and his mother, Ruth Jenkins, was 18. He married Judah Cope on 4 January 1820, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Smith, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 17 January 1885, in Pleasant Shade, Smith, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Pleasant Shade, Smith, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Christian Boston Sr
Matilda Parkhurst
Marriage: about 1846
David Crockett Boston
Rebecca Boston
Martha Patsy Boston
Matilda Boston
Jane Boston
Nancy Boston
Canzady Boston
Christian Boston III
Jacob Jake Boston

Spouse and Children

about 1846
Smith, Tennessee, United States


    David Crockett Boston


    Rebecca Boston


    Martha Patsy Boston


    Matilda Boston



+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Christian Boston


    Ruth Jenkins





    Ruth Boston


    Catherine "Kate" Boston


    Andrew J. "A.J." Boston


    Andrew J Boston


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 6

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 26

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

1 English: habitational name from the place in Lincolnshire, the name of which means ‘Bōtwulf's stone’. This has been considered to refer to St. Botulf, and to be the site of the monastery that he built in the 7th century, but it is more likely that the Bōtwulf of the place name was an ordinary landowner, and that the association with the saint was a later development because of the name.2 Probably an altered spelling of German Basten and perhaps Bastian .

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

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Story Highlight

Terror: The Blood Stains Wouldn’t Scrub Off...Not Ever

During the Civil War roving bands guerilla outlaws were terrorizing the Peyton Creek area of Smith County, Tennessee. My great great grandfather, George Boston, had a large log house & farm in the are …

Sources (3)

  • George Boston, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Boston, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George Boston, "United States Census, 1870"

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