Doddridge County Roots

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Thomas Jefferson BOYCE

Male 1841 - 1924  (83 years)


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  • Name Thomas Jefferson BOYCE 
    Born 29 Mar 1841  Morgantown, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • Birth date given in death record as Mar 29 1839, but date on headstone is Mar 29 1841. The 1900 Census also indicates his birth date as Mar 1841.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850, 1860  Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 22 Aug 1862 to 13 Jun 1865  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Pvt, Co D, 3rd W.Va. Cavalry, Civil War 
    • Custer's Command, 65 engagements. He was captured and held in a Confederate prisoner of war camp from 7 June to 22 August 1863.
    Census 1870, 1880  Newark District, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1890  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900, 1910  New Milton District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer  [2, 3
    Died 7 Apr 1924  Creston, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Person ID I18284  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father Edmund BOYCE,   b. CA 1819 
    Mother Sarah FELTY,   b. CA 1822 
    Family ID F38441  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nancy E. LOUGH,   b. 14 Feb 1846,   d. 29 Dec 1913  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 14 Oct 1865  Monongalia Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Jun 9 1900:
      Thomas J. Boyce, 59, b. Mar 1841, farmer, married 34 yrs; wife Nancy E, 54, b. Feb 1846, married 34 yrs, mother of 11 children (4 still living); son Thomas J, 22, b. Oct 1877, farm laborer, single; dau Mary E, 16, b. Sep 1883; grandson William F., 11, b. Sep 1888; granddau Flora I, 9, b. Aug 1890; granddau Luie E, 7, b. Feb 1893; son-in-law Oakey Paynter, 21, b. Apr 1878, farm laborer, married 6 months; dau Cora (Cara ?) E. Paynter, 20, b. Sep 1879.

      1910 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (New Milton District), enumerated on Apr 20 1910:
      Thomas Boyce, 69, occupation "own income," married 45 yrs; wife Nancy E, 65, married 45 yrs, mother of 7 children (3 still living); grandson William F. Boyce, 21, single, teamster & driller of water wells; granddau Mary E. Pointer, 7. [8, 11, 12]
    Children 
     1. Margaret E. BOYCE,   b. CA 1869
    +2. Rhoda Alice BOYCE,   b. 5 Jun 1870, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1898, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. William BOYCE,   b. CA 1873
    +4. Thomas Jefferson BOYCE,   b. 29 Oct 1877, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1969, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +5. Cora Ellen BOYCE,   b. Feb 1880, Wirt Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1903, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
     6. Mary E. BOYCE,   b. Sep 1883, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F6661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Mar 1841 - Morgantown, Monongalia Co, (W)VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Apr 1924 - Creston, Wirt Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Childers Cemetery, New Milton, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S2077] 1900 Census, Doddridge County, WV (New Milton District).

    3. [S1853] Death Certificate, WV State Dept of Health, Div of Vital Statistics, (http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_dcsearch.aspx).

    4. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    5. [S2619] U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line], (Ancestry.com).

    6. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    7. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)), p. 22.

    8. [S2550] Doddridge County Cemeteries, Vol. I, Donald Edward Ramage (1934-2016), (4117 Almaville Rd, Smyna TN 37167 (1988, rev. 1999)).

    9. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    10. [S2263] Monongalia County Marriage Records, Morgantown, WV.

    11. [S1567] Marriage record of son.

    12. [S1604] Death record of son.