Boynton, The Boyntons are a numerous and prominent family in Jay. They are descended from Ephrairn Boynton,
who located in Jay in 1806. His family consisted of eight children, all of whom are now dead. John, the third son,
married Rachel Feltt, of Andover. Vt. Of their eight children four are now living, viz.: Edward R., Wesson M.,
Mrs. David K. Day, of Jay, and John S. Edward R., the oldest, lives on the homestead of 275 acres, where he was
born: married March 15, 1848, to Jane D., daughter of Gellman White. They have two children: Edmund L. and Rachel.
now Mrs. Barney Bruce of Jay. Wesson M. Boynton, of Keeseville, is the second living son; was born in Jay Oct.
17. 1824; is a farmer and owns a farm of 154 acres in Jay. April 7, 1849 he married Miraha, daughter of Joel Ball,
of Jay. Their children are Adelbert W., a lawyer of Keeseville. Herman C. and Cassius. John Stratton Boynton is
the third living son; was born on the homestead; has been twice married, first to Elizabeth Baldwin, who died in
1856. In 1857 he was again married to Martha A., daughter of Daniel B. Newell. who located in Mr. Boynton's present
home. Their children are Lettie, John, A. Lincoln. Daniel N., Mollie, and Bulah. Mr. Boynton was lieutenant in
Company K, 118th N. Y. Vol. infantry; he entered in 1862, and resigned in March, 1864. The great grandfather of
this family was a colonel in the Revolution, and one of the 71 Boyntons who served in that conflict. He commanded
a regiment at Stony Point.
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885
Essex County, NY
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