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Charles S. Boynton
Lodomillo Twp.

Charles S. Boynton was born in Rodman, Jefferson County, N.Y., Jan. 16, 1821. His father, William M. Boynton, was born in Rockingham, Vt., and was married in New York to Lovica Hancock, a native of that State. Charles S. worked on his father's farm until he was twenty-one years old, when he purchased it. He was united in marriage on April 7, 1843, with Sallie Edmonds, who died in 1844. He was again married, June 7, 1845. to Clarissa Edmonds, a sister of his first wife and a daughter of John and Phoebe (Cox) Edmonds. Their union has been blessed with six children, five living--Charles H., who married Ellen Cole; David F., married Helen Palmer; George H., married Lucy Welch; Victor A. and Dora. In the spring of 1857 Mr. Boynton came to Clayton County, and settled on his present farm in Lodomillo Township. His farm consists of 120 acres, 100 under cultivation. It contains many valuable improvements, and he is known as one of the practical farmers of Clayton County. In politics he is a Democrat.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 886
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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