Biography of Josiah W. Boyce
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Boyce, Josiah W., was born in Schodack, N. Y., October 14, 1824. He is a son of Ananias Boyce. Mr. Boyce was reared on a farm and educated in common schools, Albany Normal School and the Nassau Academy. He followed teaching for about twenty years and was superintendent and commissioner for two terms, and was also first commissioner for the Second district of Rensselaer. He then bought the farm he now owns of 109 acres and followed farming for several years, now making a specialty of dairying. He was justice of the peace for four years. He is a member of Schodack Union Lodge No. 87, F. & A. M. March 1, 1851, he was married to Martha E. Shaver of Sand Lake, by whom four children have been born: Alice C., wife of James W. Vosburgh of East Schodack; Ella M., who married Myron W. Devereaux, died in 1891; Carrie L., wife of Henry Legal of Schodack; Mary L., deceased.

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


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