Biography of James Boice
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Boice, James, was born in Caroline, May 24, 1843, a son of Emery, who was born in Ulster county, March 3, 1806, and came with his parents to this county at the age of ten years. Here he followed farming all his life, beginning with his father, Abram Boice, who gave the name to Boiceville, where he owned a farm of 150 acres. Emery started in life on the Erie Canal, which he followed two years, then began work on the farm. His wife was Penelope Krum, of Ulster county, by whom he had two children: William K. and James. The latter has followed his father's occupation of farming, and was at home with his parents until the age of twenty three, when he married Margaret F. Thomas, daughter of Benjamin Thomas, of Dryden, now Caroline, December 6, 1865, and about April 1, 1867, they settled on their present place of 135 acres. Mr. Boice is at present special agent of the dairy department of the State Agricultural Department, having ieceived his appointment from Governor Flower in 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Boice have had two children: Arthur J. and Nellie E. Our subject is a Mason of Caroline Lodge No. 681. He is a Democrat, and has served as assessor and Supervisor.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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