Biography of Elias B. Boyce
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Boyce, Elias B., was born in Schodack, Rensselaer county, N. Y., November 5, 1837. He was the twelfth son of Ananias and Sarah Boyce. Ananias Boyce was a native of Dutchess county and Sarah, his wife, was born in Nassau, Rensselaer county, N. Y. Ananias Boyce came to Schodack with his parents from Dutchess county when he was young, farming being their life work: Ananias Boyce died in 1865, and Sarah, his wife, died in 1872, he in his eighty third year and she in her eightieth year. Elias B. was brought up on the farm in Schodack until he attained the age of thirteen years, when he removed with his parents to the town of Wilton, Saratoga county, N. Y., where his father purchased a farm. He remained working with his brothers upon this farm until he was eighteen years of age, when he returned to Rensselaer county and commenced the study of medicine with his brother, Dr. Arlington Boyce, who resided at that time at West Sand Lake: Elias B. graduated at the Albany Medical College December 28, 1858. He practiced his profession in West Sand Lake for nine years when he removed to Valatie, Columbia county, N. Y., on account of poor health: In 1872 he located at Averill Park and enjoyed a large and lucrative practice: February 5. 1860, he married Harriet C:, daughter of William R. and Sarah Nichols, William R. being a native of Connecticut and Sarah, his wife, born in Kinderhook, Columbia county. N. Y: To Elias B. and Harriet C. Boyce was born one son, William E. Boyce, who died at the age of nineteen years: Elias B. Boyce, M. D., has served as health officer of his town for a term of nine years and was elected supervisor for the town of Sand Lake on March 3, 1896, to serve for the term of two years. He is a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M., and also a member of Interlochen Lodge No. 641, I. O. O. F., and also a member of the Medical Society of Rensselaer County and a fellow of the Medical Association of the State of New York.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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