James William Boykin1

Male, #43423, (circa 1792 - 1846)
Father*Major Francis Boykin (1751 - 17 Aug 1821)
Mother*Catherine Whitaker (s 1748 - a 1800)
Birth*circa 1792 James was born at Camden, Kershaw District, South Carolina, circa 1792.2,3 
Tax roll*1813 He registered to pay taxes at Baldwin Co., Georgia, in 1813.4 
War of 1812*between 1813 and 1814 He served in the War of 1812 between 1813 and 1814.5 
Marriage*say 1813 He married Clarissa Ann Owens say 1813. 
Birth of Soncirca 1814 His son Francis E. Boykin was born circa 1814 at Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Georgia.6 
Will8 Sep 1814 Nancy and James named as executor(s) in the will of Elijah Owens on 8 Sep 1814.7 
1820 Census*7 Aug 1820 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Baldwin Co., Georgia
Land Lottery*1821 He had a fortunate draw in the land lottery in 1821 at Baldwin Co., Georgia,
Lot 47, Section 1, Henry Co.8 
Birth of Son2 Aug 1821 His son Dr. James Owen Boykin Sr. was born on 2 Aug 1821.6 
Death of Father17 Aug 1821 His father Major Francis Boykin died on 17 Aug 1821 at Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Georgia.9 
Deed*1829 He granted a deed to Dr. Samuel Boykin in 1829 at Boykin Hall, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Georgia.10 
Marriage*say 1830 He married (?) Rutherford say 1830.11 
Miscellaneous*Nov 1837 Stockholder of Bank of Columbus.12 
1840 Census*1 Jun 1840 James was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census on 1 Jun 1840 at Muscogee Co., Georgia
Burial*1846 His body was interred in 1846 at Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia.10 
Death*1846 He died at Columbus, Muscogee Co., Georgia, in 1846.2 
Will*14 Aug 1846 He made a will at Muscogee Co., Georgia, on 14 Aug 1846, naming as executor(s) James R. Jones and Francis E. Boykin, naming as heir(s) Clara B. Billups, Ann Catherine Jones and Dr. James Owen Boykin Sr.

James Boykin Will signed 14 Aug 1846 and proved Nov 1846. Wife: ?; Sons: Dr. James Boykin, Francis E. Boykin. Daughters: Mrs. Ann C. Jones, Mrs. Clara Billups. Grand-children: Eliza and Emma Woodland. Executiors: SOn-in-law James R. Jones and Son Francis Boykin. Witnesses: John H. Howard, Mansfield Torrance, Marshall J. Wellborn, Thomas B. Slade, Edwin T. Winkler.13 
Biography* James helped establish Mercer University. He sSold his plantation to brother Samuel Boykin in 1829 and moved to Columbus about 1830. He was an early Deacon of the First Baptist Church at Columbus, GA. Lost nearly $100,000 by security debt. A friend caused his financial ruin (Baptist Encl. p. 132-125)
     In 1830, he was named Ambassador of Indian Affairs and was he was one of the first settlers in Russell Co., AL. Six of the first 12 deeds in the courthouse are from individual Creek Indians to James, approved by General Andrew Jackson. One tract was bought from Tukosasyoholo, under a treaty with the Creeks of 24 Mar 1832.
     In about 1834, James built his home at Rose Hill in Russell Co., AL. He had two sons: Francis E. Boykin, born 1814 and James Owen Boykin, born 7 Aug 1821. James Owen was a doctor and served as a surgeon in the CSA. He married Amanda Peirce, a niece of President Franklin Pierce. (For more info see History of Alabama, p 200, and Dict of AL Biog, p 190.) 

Family 1

Clarissa Ann Owens (say 1795 - )
Marriage*say 1813 He married Clarissa Ann Owens say 1813. 
Children

Family 2

(?) Rutherford (say 1800 - )
Marriage*say 1830 He married (?) Rutherford say 1830.11 
ChartsWLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
Last Edited18 Oct 2008

Citations

  1. Anne Jacobs Boykin (Mrs. Robert Neal) Murphy, History and Genealogy of the Boykin Family, Mrs. Robert Neal Murphy and Bernard Carter Boykin, Richmond, VA, 1964.
  2. Boykin Family Papers, Collected by Eleanor Boykin (#9929) and given to Warren Culpepper, 1983.
  3. Katherine Bowman Walters, Oconee River Tales to Tell, Eaton, Putnam Co., GA: Eaton, Putnam Co. (GA) Historical Society, 1995.
    Chapter 5, pp 53-57. Assumption on place of birth based on fact that his father had relocated to south of Milledegville in 1785.
  4. Frances T. Ingmire, Baldwin Co., GA 1813 Tax List, page 2:
    Francis Boykin, Brown's District
    James Boykin, Brown's District
    Samuel Boykin, 1 Poll.
  5. Dictionary of Alabama Biography, page 191.
  6. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Doris Ross Johnston.
  7. Frances T. Ingmire, Baldwin Co., GA Will Book A Abstracts, 1808-1832, St. Louis, 198?, page 8.
  8. Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas Jr., The Fourth or 1821 Land Lottery of Georgia, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1986, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8 R2lb.
    page 23.
  9. Tad Evans, compiler, Milledgeville, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings: Southern Recorder, 1820-1827, Vol. I, Savannah, GA: T. Evans, 1995, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8573/M1 B3e v. 1.
    p. 78.
  10. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Alexander's - Southside VA/NC, GA & AL.
  11. Mrs. Bun Wylie -- State Regent 1930-32, Boykin Family Bible (Given to Emily Boykin Tichenor on 16 Apr 1861 by Sam and Laura Boykin), Transcription contained in "Historical Collections of the Georgia Chapters, DAR, Vol. IV Old Bible Records and Land Lotteries, 1932.
  12. Tad Evans, compiler, Milledgeville, Georgia, Newspaper Clippings: Southern Recorder, 1820-1827, Vol. I, Savannah, GA: T. Evans, 1995, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 975.8573/M1 B3e v. 1.
    Vol XII, page 438.
  13. Christine Aldridge, Early Miscellaneous Wills, Estates and Administrations of Georgia, Partin Publications, Nacogdoches, TX, 1994, page 59.
  14. RootsWeb WorldConnect Project, Ancestry.com: Rootsweb.
    http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/
    Diros Ross Johnston.