John T. Boykin1

Male, #47137, (1756 - 1798)
Father*William Boykin II1 (b 1710 - c 1784)
Mother*Elizabeth Bryant1 (s 1712 - )
Birth*1756 He was born in 1756 at Craven Co., South Carolina.1 
American Revolution*between 1776 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1776 and 1783
(See biography.)2 
Death of Fathercirca 1784 His father William Boykin II died circa 1784 at Camden, Camden District, South Carolina
Will25 Dec 1791 Francis, Burwell and John named as executor(s) in the will of Samuel Boykin at Kershaw Co., South Carolina, on 25 Dec 1791.3 
Death*1798 He died at Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, in 1798.1 
Biography* John Boykin, youngest child of William II, at his father's death was adopted by his eldest brother, Samuel, who donated to him, on his coming of age, a plantation in the Boykin neighborhood. He, like all his bretheren, embarked in the Revolutionary cause, and was commissioned a Captain in Col. Wade Hampton's cavalry regiment. He was among those patriots whom the British distinguished by incarceration in the Camden prison. He rode as a regulator under his brother Samuel. His home, on Swift Creek, was burnt in 1794 with a crop of indigo in the garret. He then sold the place and located across the Kershaw County line in Fairfield, at or near Longtown. He died in Columbia, 1798, while attending the Legislature, of which he was a member from Fairfield, leaving a considerable estate of land and negroes. He possessed the family strong physique, and a prepossessing address. He was twice married, first to a Miss Starke, sister of Reuben Starke. She died a year after marriage without issue. His second wife was Frances Brown, sister of his brother Samuel's wife. Of this second marriage there were three children, John, William and a daughter Frances. William died in 1812, a student at S.C. college, and Frances died at an early age.
     John T. Boykins's son, John, born 1790, married Charlotte A. Mortimer (granddaughter of John Adamson) He was a man of great personal charm and popularity. He took an interest in public affairs and was in the exciting political contest of 1832 as a candidate on the Nullification ticket for the Legislature. A part of his life was spent in New Jersey, but he returned to South Carolina. His summer home was at COol Spring, where his neighbors were John Chesnut and Benjamin T. Elmore. He died in 1840. His children were a son and daughter, Dr. Edward M. Boykin, who married Mary C. Lang, and whose descendants all reside at or near Camden, and Mrs. Kate L. Heyward, who married Savage Heyward, both deceased.2 
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. 54.
  2. Thomas J. Kirkland and Robert M. Kennedy, Historic Camden, Part One: Colonial and Revolutionary, Camden, SC: Kershaw County Historical Society, 1968.
    pages 350-351.
  3. 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.