Biography of John Boice
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Boice, John, was born in the town of Caroline, October 24, 1847. His father, Eli, was born in Ulster county, and came here when quite young with his father, Abram. The latter died when Eli was twenty five years of age, and the latter made his home with his brother John for a time. Later, on his marriage, he took up a piece of land, which he cleared and built a log cabin upon, and later bought still another place, near where he had been living. He next went to the place known as the Charles Mulks farm, when our subject was five years of age. Eli died in 1885, cared for by his son John until the last. John then rented the farm of his father to outside parties, and moved to another place, where he lived three years, in the mean time building a fine residence for himself, which he now occupies. This is situated near Slaterville Springs, and consists of ninety acres of the finest land, with twenty five acres of timber. He married in 1870 Sarah, daughter of John Everlin, of Tioga county. Mr. Boice makes dairying his special occupation, owning about fifteen head of cattle. He is a Mason of Caroline Lodge No. 681, and is a Democrat, having held town office.

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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