Samuel Boykin1

Male, #47132, (1750 - 28 Dec 1791)
Father*William Boykin II1 (b 1710 - c 1784)
Mother*Elizabeth Bryant1 (s 1712 - )
Birth*1750 He was born in 1750 at Southampton Co., Virginia.1 
Relocationcirca 1755 He, as a family member, accompanied William Boykin II in relocating circa 1755 at Craven Co., South Carolina; from Southampton Co., VA2 
Marriage*say 1771 He married Elizabeth Inman say 1771.1 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Samuel Boykin, born 1748 in North Carolina, died Dec 1791 in South Carolina, married Elizabeth Brown, Captain, South Carolina
Death of Fathercirca 1784 His father William Boykin II died circa 1784 at Camden, Camden District, South Carolina
Will*25 Dec 1791 He made a will at Kershaw Co., South Carolina, on 25 Dec 1791, naming as executor(s) Major Francis Boykin, Burwell Boykin and John T. Boykin, naming as heir(s) Elizabeth Inman.

Will of Samuel Boykin, State of South Carolina
     I Samuel Boykin knowing the uncertainty of human life, think it Necefeary to direct the disposal of my Worldy effects while in a sound State of Mind direct it as follows---- That the Whole of my Estate be Kept together except Such part of my Estate as my Executors may think Proper to Sell for the payment of My debts. ---- I lend unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth Boykin in lien of her dower the tract of Land Whereon I now live Containing Two Hundred Acres Originally Granted to George Payne and fifty Acres of Land in the River Swamp to be appointed but by my Execution, for her use during her Natural life and the following Seven Negroe slaves Vizt. Primus. Phoebe Nan, a boy Primus, Sylvia Comfort and Jimmy which she is to have the Use of during her Natural life and at her death to be equally divided among my three Children in the Same Manner as the rest of my Estate is, and all the rest of my Lands I give devise and bequeath unto my three daughters Sarah Boykin, Elizabeth Boykin & Mary Boykin the division to be Made by my Brother Francis Boykin and the Executors of this my last will & Testament dividing as equally in three division of equal value as will Seem Fight to them and then give my Oldest daughter Sarah Boykin the first Choice, my Second daughter Elizabeth Boykin the Second choice and the remaining on third to my youngest daughter May Boykin the whole of which Lands, I give devise and bequeath Unto my above Named three daughters and their Heirs and the Whole of my Personal Estate after paying my Just debts to be equally divided between my above Mentioned three daughters Share and Share alike and lastly I appoint my two, Brothers Burwell Boykin John Boykin and Zachiriah Cantey Executors to this my last Will & Testament Signed Sealed and Acknowledged this Twenty fifth day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety One.
In the presence of
Test. Steward Patteson                         Samuel Boykin (SEAL)
Stephen Terry
Juriah Terry

it is my further will and desire that my Brother John Boykin have the previledge of Planting the Land that I have Allowed him to plant for the Ensuring year as Long as he may think proper not Exceending the time that my youngest Child Shall become of age Signed before my Will this 25th Decemr. 1791.

                                        Saml. Boykin
Steward Patteson
Stephen Terry

Recorded in Will Book C Page 47
Recorded Feb. 29, 1792
Francis Boykin C.C.
Apt 10 Pkg 277.4 
Death*28 Dec 1791 He died at South Carolina on 28 Dec 1791
He died from injuries sustained during a confrontation with "ruffians" (N.C. Wagoners) who had encamped on his land.1 
Biography* Samuel was a delegate to the Provincial Congress in 1775. He commanded a company of Catawba Indians during the Revolutionary War, and was a regulator.1 


Elizabeth Inman (say 1753 - )
Marriage*say 1771 He married Elizabeth Inman say 1771.1 
ChartsWLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. David Robert Wooten et al., We All Became Forefathers: Genealogies of the Wooten, Boykin, Whitaker and Broadhurst Families, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 W889.
    p. 52.
  2. David Robert Wooten et al., We All Became Forefathers: Genealogies of the Wooten, Boykin, Whitaker and Broadhurst Families, 1993, Repository: LDS Family History Library - Salt Lake City, Call No. 929.273 W889.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  4. E-mail written 22 Aug 2007 to Warren Culpepper from Catherine Reuther (A Terry family researcher), Atlanta, GA, e-mail address.
    Typed transcription of the transcription of the will sent to Catherine Reuther by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, SC, in 2007 Kershaw County Wills.