Biography of Lorenzo R. Boynton
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Boynton, Lorenzo R., born in Walwoith, May 12, 1815, was a son of George and Annie (Twitchel) Boynton, he a native of Massachusetts, and she of Wayne county. George came to Walworth at eighteen years of age, and there spent the remainder of his life, dying at, the age of sixty. His parents were Mary and Samuel (Robinson) Boynton. Mary Robinson lived with Robert Treat Payne, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and spent her last days with her son, George. The family are of English descent. George Boynton was a pioneer of Walworth and followed farming. He had four sons and six daughters, of whom one son and four daughters still survive. His wife died in 1834, and in 1835 he married, second, Sarah Hibner of Penfield, who died in 1857. He was a Republican, and was justice many years. He died in 1854. L. R. Boynton was a well informed man and before his death was possessed of 230 acres, on which he made many improvements and built a fine brick residence. He was twice married, first to Mary Hopkins, by whom he had one son and one daughter. Frank H., an oculist in New York. and Mary, widow of Oliver H. Palmer. Mrs. Boynton died October 7, 1854, and Mr. Boynton married second, April 5, 1855, Harriet, daughter of Ransom and Eunice Northrup of Webster. Mr. Northrup was a farmer by occupation. He died January 14, 1875, aged sixty eight years, and his widow lives with her children. Mr. and Mrs. Boynton have had four sons: Charles H., graduate of Brockport and Rochester Colleges, three years in New York Seminary, and is rector and pastor of the Episcopal Church of Geneses, N. Y.; George E., graduate of Brockport, two years in Rochester College, and is attending Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Willies, graduate of Brockport and New York Medical College, is practicing in New York; L. R., graduate of Brockport and at the death of his father came home, and has since had charge of the farm. The sons have all been engaged in teaching. Mr. Boynton died August 16, 1890, was killed by a train at Webster. Mrs. Boynton still resides on the farm. Mr. Boynton was a Republican and served twelve years as magistrate.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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