Edward Boykin Jr.1

Male, #47149, (circa 1676 - before 24 Dec 1745)
Father*Edward Boykin1 (s 1650 - 27 May 1728)
Mother*Ann Gwaltney1 (s 1652 - c 1727)
Birth*circa 1676 He was born circa 1676 at Isle of Wight Co., Virginia.1 
Marriage*say 1697 He married Judith Hill say 1697.1 
Deed*19 Jul 1724 He was granted a deed on 19 Jul 1724 at Sea Cock Swamp, Isle of Wight Co., Virginia,

370 acres of land on the north side of Sea Cock Swamp in Isle of Wight Co. (now Brunswick Co.), VA.2 
Deedbetween 1725 and 1730 He was granted a deed between 1725 and 1730 at Blackwater Swamp, Prince George Co., Virginia,

35 acres.3 
Deed1739 He was granted a deed in 1739 at Bertie Co., North Carolina,

100 acres.1 
Deed1739 He was granted a deed in 1739 at North Carolina

200 acres.1 
Deed20 Nov 1739 He was granted a deed on 20 Nov 1739 at Virginia

100 acres.4 
Deed1743 He was granted a deed in 1743 at Edgecombe Co., North Carolina,

200 acres.5 
Will*8 Jun 1743 He made a will at Northampton Co., North Carolina, on 8 Jun 1743.

Will of Edward Boykin, Jr.
Northampton County, North Carolina
(Grimes, Abstracts of N. C., Wills p. 43)
     In the name of God, Amen, I Edward Boykin, of Northampton County, North Carolina being sick and weak in body, but perfect mind and memory, God be praised but calling to mind this mortal state and that it is appointed for all men to die. Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:
     First and principally I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God my Creator, who gave it to me and my body to the ground to be buried decently in Christian burial at the discretion of my Executrix and Executor hereafter named in sure and certain hopes of a joyful resurrection through Jesus Christ my Blessed Saviour and Redeamer and as for what wordly estate it hath kindly to bestow upon me.
     I give and bequeath as following Imprimies I will that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Thomas Boykin all my lands lying between Richard Walls line and the Meadow Branch: also a parcel of my lands over the Creek in Brunswick County beginning at the head of the Great Swamp, then turning down the same to my cartpath and then bounded by the said path quite to the river. Also all my lands and Plantation at Potocarie to him and his heirs.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Solomon Boykin all my lands lying above the Meadow Branch running up the Creek to Thomas Nicholns (Hicholans) line, with all the remaining part of my lands on the Creek in Brunswick County not bequeathed already. Also fifty acres of land upon the Creek within old Richard Walls line to him and his heirs.
     Item: I give and bequeath upon my loving son Hardy Boykin all my lands and Plantation lying upon the Cypress Swamp if he thinks proper to live upon it. And if not to let some one of his Brothers have the refusal of it when he is disposed to sell it.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Hardy Boykin a negro named Jack but in case he should die without issue lawfully begotten then to my son Solomon Boykin.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Boykin two Negroes Dill and George after the death of my wife or her widowhood, but if my son Thomas dies without issue lawfully begotten, my will is that the said Negroes shall go to my sons Hardy and Solomon Boykin.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Heron one Negro girl named Lucy.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Martha Boykin one negroe girl named Joan, after the death of her Mother, or her widowhood or at the age of twenty-one years, but if my said daughter dieth without lawful issue then the said negroe to be equally divided amongst my three sons (viz) Hardy, Solomon and Thomas Boykin.
     Item: My Will is that the first child my negroe wench Dinah beareth may be given to my grandson Drury Boykin.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Boykin, my negroe Boy Abraham after the death of his Mother or widowhood.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson Henry Boykin, one negroe wench named Dinah, after the death of my wife or widowhood, and my Will is that my son Edward Boykin, shall have the benefit of the said negro wench's labour during his natural life.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my loving son Benjamin Boykin all the money he is indebted to me, also one cow and calf.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rachel Heron one cow and calf.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my daughter Martha, one cow and calf.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my grandson of my firstborn, Edward Boykin, one cow and calf.
     Item: I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Judith Boykin, all the residue of my estate, whom also I constitute and appoint with my son Solomon Boykin, whole and sole executor and executrix, of this my last Will and Testament, revoking and annulling any other Will by me made, Ratifying this only to be my Last Will and Testement. Witness whereof, I have set my hand and afixed my seal, this 8th day of June 1743.

Edward Boyikin (Seal)
Witness Chas. Campbell
Richard Wall jurat called Testis.

Proven in open court by the oath of Richard Wall, one of the subscribing evidences therto. At the same time Solomon Boykin was qualified executor thereof. Tes. J. Edwards, Clerk Cour. (The original will is in possession of Miss Sally Boykin of Turkey, NC. Photostated and given to the US Dau. of War of 1812 at their National Headquarters, Washington, DC by Ann Jacobs Boykin Murphy.)1
 
Death*before 24 Dec 1745 He died at Northampton Co., North Carolina, before 24 Dec 1745.1 
Probate*24 Dec 1745 Probate action was taken on Edward's estate on 24 Dec 1745 at Northampton Co., North Carolina,

Paid Sept. 1-13-9- Rec. from L8-10
North Carolina S. Ct. By his Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esqr., His Majesty's Captain General and Governor in Chief in and over the said Province and Ordinary of the same....
     It being certified unto me that Edward Boykin of Northampton County late of this province is dead and hath made and put his last Will and Testament in writing (A copy wherof is hereunto annexed); and hath therein appointed his wife Judith Boykin and his son Solomon Boykin executrix and Executor thereof;
     These are therefore to empower the said executrix and Execuror to enter into and upon all and singular the goods and chattles, wights and credits of the said deceased and the same with their possessions to same wherever in said Province to be found and a inventory thereof according to law to return into the Secretary's office within ninety days from date hereof; and all the just debts of the said deceased, to pay so far as the said estate will extend, or amount to, and for the same to be accountable when therunto lawfully called.
     Given under my hand and seal of the Colony this 24th day of December Anno DM 1745. J.F. Rice pro sec...
Gabriel Johnston Gov.1 
Biography* Edward Boykin, Jr. owned land and was a planter in several counties in VA and NC.
     Edward Boykin served with his cousin Francis Boykin as juryman for Bertie Co, NC and Edgecomb Co, NC (N. C. Col. Rec. Vol 4 p. 524)
     In Bishop Early's diary he states "Thursday 25-to Boykin's a camp meeting, 15 miles" (p. 247, Vol. 36 Va. Hist. Mag.) "Mr. John Boykin, of Northampton, NC May 4 to Concord" "I stayed at Mr. Boykin's four miles from Lebanon".
     Left by Grandfather William Gwaltney to "Grandson Edward Boykin one cow" Will Surry, March 28, 1728-see W. B. Vol.8 p. 257 HSF Vol 2, 0p.116, Boddie.
Had issue:
     1. Edward Boykin, III
     2. Thomas Boykin (land in Brunswick Co., Va.)
     3. Solomon Boykin
     4. Hardy Boykin (N.C. Rec. War-Records-Hardy Boykin-N.C. Cont'l Line also in Census of 1790 Nash Co., NC
     5. Rachel Boykin, married Mr. Heron
     6. Martha Boykin
     7. Benjamin Boykin (April 13, 1743 Benj. Boykin was witness for Robert      Hilliard's will; Grimes N.C. Will 0. 166 Edgecomb Co.) He sold land to Ralph Vickers in 1741. Married Betsy Butts, both of Nottoway Parish Oct. 21, 1780-sec-Samuel Kello-Britain Boykin-Olive Taylor-(P.8-mar bonds Southampton Co. Ca. Chapman 1750-1800) also Det. from Wake Co.-Reg. p.63 1782 Britain Boykin.1 
Biography Edward Boykin, Jr., son of Edward Boykin I, of Isle of Wight, married Judith, last name unknown, but is said to be a daughter of Richard Wall (Tradition). Richard Walls daughter Judith married William De Loach (See HSF II-99). His daughter Sarah Wall married Francis Boykin, which is probably the reason for this confusion in names.
     Edward Boykin made his will in Northampton Co., N.C., June 8, 1743. He bequeathed to son Thomas lands lying between Richard Wall and Meadow Branch; son Solomon lands above Meadow Branch, son Hardy, land on Cypress Swamp; son Edward and daughter Rachel Heron. Exrs, wife Judith and son Solomon. Grandson Henry Boykin wits. Charles Campbell, Richard Wall. (Grimes 43)
     Solomon Boykin, son of Judith and Edward Boykin, Jr., married his wife Ester before leaving Virginia for Georgia, where he petitioned for a grant of 200 acres in March 1765. He stated at that time that "he had been about eight months in the Province of Georgia from Virginia. Had no land granted him in Georgia and was desirous to obtain land for cultivation, having a wife and eight children, prays for 200 acres of land on South side of Briar Creek". In 1766, he petitioned for 300 acres and the Governor granted him 500 acres in St. George's Parish (Col. Rec. of Ga.. Vol. 10, pp. 187, 485). He had previously been granted 120 acres in Brunswick Co., Va., May 9, 1753, on the south side of Fountain Creek by Gov. Dinwiddie. He made his will in St. George Parish Aug. 25, 1770, probated May 31, 1771, and named the following children:
     1. Solomon, given 300 acres after death of Mother.
     2. Hardy, given 150 acres.
     3. Jesse, given 200 acres on Briar Creek, 150 on Beaver Dam.
     4. Francis, given 5 L. to buy land.
     5. Byus, given 5 L. to buy land, m. Sarah Peebles.
     6. Wlliam, given 5 L. to buy land.
     7. Olive
     8. Dorcas.
     9. John, unborn child mentioned in father's will, moved to Texas, married a Miss Mason.

Byus (Tobias) Boykin, son of Solomon, born in 1747, died in Sampson Co., N.C., Sept. 18, 1812, at the age of 65. He served in the Georgia Continental Line in the Revolution. M. Knights' "Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers from Ga." the following services are shown: Soldier of the line (pp. 34, 377). Refugee Soldier (p, 484). Granted 250 acres for service, certificate of service General John Twiggs, prays for 575 acres (p. 613). After serving in the Continental Line he joined as a private in Capt. Abner Bickham's Company of Militia of Burke Co., Ga., commanded by Col. Asa Emanuel, service commenced Aug. 15, 1781, ended Feb. 1, 1782. (Records Adj. Genl. Office, Washington, D.C.)
     Byus returned to Virginia, where he married his cousin Sarah Peebles about 1782. She died June 1, 1848, aged 65 years. In 1807 he was granted land in Sampson Co., N.C. It is said that while on the way to Georgia, they found this spot in the Coharie River Valley very attractive and decided to settle there. In a few years, he built a large eight room house with a wide center hall and began to add to his plantation. His land stretched from the end of the present Clinton cemetery and ran on both sides of the road beyond Boykins Bridge, seven and one half miles.
     He died in 1812, as before stated, and is buried in the cemetery on his plantation where 21 other Boykins are buried, His grave was marked by the D.A.R. chapter of Wilmington, N.C. The inscription is as follows: "Byus Boykin died May 22, 1812, aged 65 years. He entered the Army of the United States at the age of 18? and faithfully served his country through her struggle for Independence and at the close of the war, he devoted the evening of his life to the rearing and educating a large family of children. He lived long to enjoy the liverty he had helped to establish and sunk to rest with the hope of a Glorious Immortality beyond the grave."
Children:
I.     Thomas, b. April 23, 1785, m. Elizabeth Fennell.
II.     John, b. Feb. 12, 1787, m. Rebecca Wright.
III.     Nancy, b. May 12, 1789, m. Gabriel Hobbs.
IV.     Solomon, b. Aug. 13, 1792, m. Penelope Wright.
V.     Virginia, b. Sept. 8, 1795, m. John Underwood.6 

Family

Judith Hill (say 1679 - )
Marriage*say 1697 He married Judith Hill say 1697.1 
ChartsWLC / Edward Boykin: Descendant Chart
Last Edited3 Jan 2003

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. 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.
    Cites "1724-26 Land Grants, Patents Office, Richmond, VA, Book 12, p. 82. Signed by Lt. Gov. Hugh Drysdale."
  3. 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.
    Cites "Land Grants, Patents Office, Richmond, VA, p. 454."
  4. 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.
    Cites "Land Grants, Patents Office, Richmond, VA, p. 529."
  5. 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.
    Cites "Patents NC Col. Rec. Vol. 4,, p. 616-352."
  6. "Boykin of Isle of Wight," Historical Southern Families, Vol. IIIFTM CD191.