BOYKIN FAMILY PAPERS

Manuscript MS-015

1781-1983


 

SOURCE: James E. Boykin, 1983

SIZE: 2 linear foot

SHELVING UNITS:2 Manuscript boxes

6 Photograph folders

2 Special format photo boxes

1 Artifacts box

2 Artifacts folders

2 Unboxed artifacts

PROCESSING: FPB, 1983; RAA, 1986

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

John Thomas Boykin, Sr.(1794-1869), the son of Francis Boykin (1776-1821), moved to Troup County from Jasper County, Georgia in 1834. J.T. Boykin and his wife, Cynthia Hawkins, established a plantation near the Antioch Community that eventually totaled nearly four thousand acres. The Boykin house, built about 1840, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boykin became one of the most prominent men in the county, representing Troup in the legislature in 1855-1856. Their only child, John Thomas Boykin, Jr. was born 3 May 1835 and died 25 June 1901. He married Elizabeth Fuller and they had seven children. The younger Boykin served as captain of the "Ben Hill Infantry," Company F, 21st Georgia Infantry Regiment, C.S.A. His sons achieved prominence as doctors and lawyers. His daughter, Alice, married M.F. McLendon and they became owners of Bellevue which the McLendon family had purchased from Benjamin H. Hill in 1867. Another daughter, Jessie, managed the Boykin plantation

after her father's death until she moved to LaGrange in 1921.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection contains Boykin genealogical data and supporting material which includes many original documents relating to the military careers, education, land transactions, and business interests of the Boykin family in Jasper and Troup Counties.

"Cypher books, dating from 1787, provide examples of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century school work. Deeds, wills, and other estate records, in addition to documenting the Boykin genealogy, give an indication of the lifestyle of the planter class of the mid-nineteenth century. These records provide insight into trends in agriculture, politics, education, and even fashion. Lists of both staple and luxury items are included. The financial records maintained by John T. Boykin, Sr. provide the names of many businesses operating in Jasper and Troup Counties in the 1830s and 1840s. An index of businesses and personal names is included.

CONTAINER LIST

Box 1

Folder1 History of the Boykin Family by Edward M. Boykin, 1876

2 Boykin Genealogical data by Clark Johnson, 1982

3 Boykin Genealogical data - supporting materials

4 McLendon Bible records

5 Marriage license, Francis Power-Elizabeth Hubbard, date illegible

6 John Thomas Boykin, Jr. Civil War commission and pardon

7-9 Correspondence 1808-1929

10 Land Grant 1827

11 Title Abstract to Boykin property in 14th District of Troup County, 1907

12-15 Deeds, 1831-1919

16 Will of Francis Boykin, 1822

17 Estate records, 1811-1914

18 Blacksmith shop ledger, 1821-1822

19-25 Financial records, 1820-1919

Box 2

Folder 1 Modern Atlas Adapted for Morse's New School Geography by Richardson and Lord, Boston,no date

2 Atlas to Morse's Geography by Richardson and Lord, Boston, no date

3 William P. Boykin's cypher book, 4 October 1819

4 John Boykin's cypher book, no date

5 Francis Boykin's cypher book, 22 October 1787

6-8 Memorabilia

Calling cards, post cards, clippings with no genealogical data

9 Clippings- Confederate Cemetery, LaGrange

10 National Archives data on post offices at Perhaps and Houston, Georgia

11 Portion of Minute Book or Proceedings of the Georgia General Assembly, Milledgeville,1808, pages 5-130 inclusive and pages 163,165-167

12 Treaty of Indian Springs, 1825 (photocopy)

13 Confederate money

14 Human hair

ITEMS SEPARATED

Masonic apron and sash, ART 83.11 and 83.12

2 swords, (unboxed), ART 83.13 and 83.14

PHOTOGRAPH INVENTORY

1 John Thomas Boykin in Masonic regalia, c.1850s, ambrotype

2 Elizabeth Fuller Boykin, c. 1850s, ambrotype

3 Boykin family portrait, Mrs. J.T. Jr. and adult children, c. 1900

4 Captain J.T. Boykin, in Confederate Uniform, c.1860s, copy

5 Alice McLendon, c.1905

6 unknown, Alice McLendon, unknown, c.1905

7 Lieutenant J.T. Boykin, Cleveland, Ohio, 23 March 1918

8 Dr. J.T. Boykin, c.1920

9 Miss Jessie Boykin, c.1958

10-11 Frank Moffett, n.d.

12 H.(Boykin), n.d., post card photo

13 Evelyn and Eleanor (?), n.d. post card

14 Susie Fuller, n.d., P. Prophitt, LaGrange, photographer

15 Cynthia Hawkins Boykin, n.d., P. Prophitt, LaGrange, photographer

16 unidentified, Jabe's Gallery, Auburn, AL, n.d.

17 Sarah F. "Sallie" Boykin Cary, 1877, J.M. Tomlinson, LaGrange, photographer

18 unidentified, Smith & Motes Photographers, Atlanta, n.d.

19 G.G. Chisolm, n.d.

20 J.A. Wright, Oxford, GA, n.d.

21 Mary L. Pace, n.d.

22 H. Taylor, n.d.

23 Elizabeth Fuller Boykin (?), Rasbury and Prophitt, LaGrange, photographers

24 John T. Boykin, Jr. (?), P. Prophitt, LaGrange, photographer

25 unidentified woman, P. Priphitt, LaGrange, photographer

26-27 unidentified man, n.d.

28 unidentified woman, n.d.

29 unidentified infant, tintype, n.d.

30 S. Boykin, c. 1868, tintype in card

31 E.A. Reid, n.d., tintype in card

32 T. Fuller, n.d., tintype in card

33 William Fuller, n.d., tintype in card

34-35 S. Boykin, n.d., tintype

36 A.G. Pace, n.d., tintype in card

37 S. Wilkinson, n.d., tintype in card

38-50 unidentified, tintypes

51 Jefferson Davis visit, 1886, copy

52 Confederate veterans at dedication of monument, 1902, copy

53 United Daughters of the Confederacy at dedication of monument, 1902, copy

54 Troup County Courthouse, before 1904, copy

55 Troup County Courthouse, 1904-1936, copy

56 Troup County Courthouse fire, 1936, copy

57 Dobbs Hall, LaGrange College, n.d., copy

58 First Methodist Church, LaGrange, 1854, 2 copies

59 Slack Sanitorium, n.d., copy

60 Church Street, LaGrange, c.1900, copy

61 East side Court Square (Dr. Ridley in first automobile in LaGrange ?), n.d., copy

62 East side Court Square including Opera House and Hudson Hardware, n.d., copy ;`

63 Broad Street, Methodist Church, n.d. copy

64 Broad Street lookinf from square toward college, n.d. copy

65 Broad Street, view from College Hill, n.d., copy

66 Bellevue gates, n.d., copy

67 Glass' Bridge, n.d., copy

68 Neely Road Bridge, n.d., copy

69 Troup Factory, n.d., copies

TRACINGS

U.S. History - Civil War, 1861-1865

Business Records - Troup County, c.l830-1840

Jasper County, Georgia - residents, c.l820-1830

Antioch Community

Brown Family

Fuller Family

Long Family

McClendon Family

Moncrief Family

Strickland Family

Sloan Family

Whitaker Family

BOYKIN FAMILY PAPERS INDEX

NAME FOLDER

Adams, Levi M. 13

Akles, Samuel 17

Alexander, Arabella 2

Allen, Henry 17

Allen, Martin 17

Allen, Robert S. 17

Allen, Ujanirtus 2,8

Alsobrook, Leon 25

Amoss & Graybill 23,24

Anderson, J.H. 23

Bagley, J.T. 15

Bailey, William 14

Baker, _ 18

Baker, Henry 13

Baker, Joseph 18

Barnett, N.C. 10

Basquen, Peter G.8

Bass, Elizabeth 18

Bass, Mrs. 18

Bethune, John 10

Bibson, W.S. 17

Birdsong, Edward 23

Birdsong, James 19

Birdsong, Joseph 19

Black, Daniel 17

Blakenship, John 10

Booth, Robert 22

Bothwell, D.E. 10

Boukin, Doar 2

Boukin, John T.17

Boykin, Adeline 20

Boykin, Alice 4

Boykin, Allen E. 17

Boykin, Amelia 1,2,9

Boykin, Ann D. 16

Boykin, Anne E.2

Boykin, Bob 17

Boykin, Buford 9

Boykin, Buford F.2

Boykin, Burwell 1,2,9

Boykin, Byus 2,3,9

Boykin, Capt. John T. 8

Boykin, Catherine 2

Boykin, Charles H. 2

Boykin, Cynthia 3,11,15, 17

Boykin, Doar 2

Boykin, Dorothy 2

Boykin, Drdyr 9

Boykin, Edward 1,2,9

Boykin, Edward M.1

Boykin, Edward, Jr. 1,9

Boykin, Eliza 1,2

Boykin, Elizabeth 2,11,15, 16,17

Boykin, Elizabeth E. 2

Boykin, Elmamas Ambros 2

Boykin, Emily C. - 2

Boykin, Francis 2,7,8,9, 16,19,20

Boykin, Francis A. 16

Boykin, Francis M. 1

Boykin, Frank 2

Boykin, George Lewis 2

Boykin, Hardy 9

Boykin, Harriett E. 2

Boykin, Holle 2

Boykin, J.F. 15

Boykin, James 2

Boykin, James C. 9

Boykin, James David 2

Boykin, James Edwards 2

Boykin, Jesse 9

Boykin, Jesse W. 16

Boykin, Jessie 9,16,17, 25

Boykin, Jessie W.2

Boykin, John 1,9

Boykin, John A.9

Boykin, John Mark 2

Boykin, John T. 2,9,11, 12,13,14, 15,16,17, 18,20

Boykin, John T., Jr. 3,6

Boykin, Katherine M. 2

Boykin, LeRoy H. 2

Boykin, Lulah 2

Boykin, Luta2

Boykin, Margaret 1,9

Boykin, Martha 9

Boykin, Mary 1,22

Boykin, Mary A. 16,20

Boykin, Mary P. 17

Boykin, Mattheww 9

Boykin, Nannie 1

Boykin, Narcissa 2

Boykin, R.E. 9

Boykin, Rebecca 16

Boykin, Richard 1

Boykin, Robert 1,9

Boykin, S.J. 9

Boykin, Samuel 1,2,9

Boykin, Samuel F. 9

Boykin, Samuel H. 1

Boykin, Samuel J. 2

Boykin, Sarah F. 2

Boykin, Shirley 9

Boykin, Shirley C. 2

Boykin, Simon 1, 9

Boykin, Smithwick 9

Boykin, Solomon 2,9

Boykin, Stephen H. 1

Boykin, Sterling 2,9,16

Boykin, Sterling A. 2

Boykin, Thomas 1,9

Boykin, Thomas C. 2

Boykin, Tobias 9

Boykin, W.S. 11,15

Boykin, Wash 17

Boykin, William 1,2,9

Boykin, William P. 2,16,17

Boykin, William S. 2

Boykin, William, Jr. 2,9

Boykin, William, Sr. 2

Bradley, _18

Bradley, Aline 2

Britten, J.H. 17

Broadus, Thomas 18

Broom, Rufus 20,23

Brown Bartlett 19

Brown Robert 23

Brown, B. 16

Brown, Bartlett 18

Brown, Elizabeth 2,9

Brown, Frances 2,9

Brown, John 18

Brown, William 18

Buffington, S.C. 24

Buffington, W.C. 24

Burks, W.D. 25

Burks, W.P. 25

Callaway, Winston 15

Cannon, Mr. 18

Cantey, James 1

Cantey, John 1

Cantey, Sally 1

Cantey, Zach. 1

Cany, A.H. 15

Carnes, William W. 10

Carter, Joe 17

Cary, Henry Ernest 2

Cary, Mrs. E.H.25

Caudle Bros. Livery 25

Caudle, H.B. 25

Caudle, H.W. 25

Caudle, R.F., 25

Chestnut, James 1

Chivers, Thomas. 17

Ciples, Mrs. 1

City Drug Co. 25

Clark & Lawson 24

Clark, Jeremiah 20

Cleaveland, E.L. 15

Cleaveland, W.L. 17,25

Cohen, Lewin 22,24

Coleman & Ridley 23

Compton, P.M. 10

Cooper, J.M.23

Cooper, L.F. Co. 22

Cooper, L.T. 21

Cooper, L.T. Co. 22,23

Cooper, Narcissa 2

Coppadge, Thomas 21,23

Corrett, Benjamin 18

Crawford, Geroge W. 10

Crawley, Gennethon 18

Crawley, James 19

Crawley, Mr. 8

Cunningham, Colonel 7

Cunningham, Joseph 1

Daniel, David 12

Daniel, J.B. 15

Davis, Reziah 10

Davis, Thomas 22

Davison, Thomas 24

Dickson, Mattie 2

Dillard, George W. 7

Douglas & Harrison 21,22

Douglas, John 22

Dozier, Bennett 1

Duggar & Battle 21,23

Duke, Stephen G. 18

Dunn, Uriah 12

Dunson, Walker 2

Dunson, James 17

Dunson, S.H. 17

Edmondson, Henry 17

Edmondson-Christopher and Company 25

Edwards, Asa24

Eilas Beall 21

Elikin, Flue 18

Elison, _ 18

Ellington, John 20

Ellington, John J. 22

Evans, William 17

Fadget, Mrs. 18

Fannin, Ann P. 23

Fannin, Julia E. 15

Fears & Saffold 21,22

Fears, A.P. 23

Fears, C.P. 23

Ferrell, Blount C. 15

Ferrell, Charlie 25

Ferrell, Lula 25

Fitzpatrick, Rene 20

Formby, Aaron 24

Formby, George 24

Foster, George W. 19

Freeman, R.A.S. 17

Fuller, Elizabeth 2

Fuller, Susan 2

Fuller, William 2

Gay, J.F. 25

Gay, J.T. 15

Gay, Towns T. 25

Gibson, James P. 16

Gibson, John C. 16

Gipson, James 18

Glanton, Lewis 17

Glenn & Greaves 22

Glenn, S.M. 23

Glover, Eli 17,19

Glover, John 17

Goldstein Bros. 25

Gordon, Charles P. 20

Gorham, W. 17

Grant, Thersie 2

Gray, John 18

Greene, R.A. 10

Gresham, David 18

Griffin, Aaron 25

Griffin, Nannie 1

Griffin, Robert H. 25

Grisam, William 18

Grisham, Daniel 18

Griswell, Peter 20

Hagerton, Mr. 18

Hand, Frank 17

Haralson, H. 23

Haralson, K.L. 21

Hardaway, Answorth 13

Hardaway, Thomas E. 13

Harreh, Peterson 18

Harrie, B.L. 14

Harris, W.P. 17

Harrison, S.J. 22

Hart, W.R. 12

Hathaway, H.B. 12

Hawkins, Cynthia 2

Hawkins, Nicholas 2

Haynes, T. 10

Heard, William S.20

Heard-Cook Warehouse 19

Hearn, Charles W. 12

Henderson, E.M. 17

Herndon, Thomas A. 2

Hickman, Aaron C. 18

Hickumbotom, William 18

Higginbotham, H.H. 22

Hill, Hampton W. 23

Hines & Womack 22

Hodges, John 13

Holle, F. 11

Holle, Katherine 2

Holley, Amos H. 19

Hooper, B.F. 21

Hooten (Woolen), Joel 13

Horsley, J.S. 15

Houston, H.W. 11

Howard, Francis 1

Howard, G.G. 24

Howell, Daniel 17

Hubbard, Elizabeth 5

Hudson, F.L. 11

Hudson, Susan J. 11

Hughes, W.W. 14

Hunter, Laura E. 2

Hurd, William S. 20

Hutchinson, Frank 25

Inman, Elizabeth 2,9

Inman, Shadrack 9

J & W Read 21

Jackson, Rowland 12

James, Spencer17

Jarboe, W.C. 15

Jill, John 17

Johnson Stable Co. 25

Johnson, B.C. 14

Johnson, F.O. 25

Johnson, N. 12

Johnson, Thomas P. 14

Johnstone, Martha 4

Joiner, Eli C. 12

Jones, C.C., Mrs. 25

Jordan & Buchannon 20

Jordan, M.F. 4

Kelley, Thomas 17

LaGrange Grocery Co. 25

Landrum, Luis 18

Langley, T.M. 15

Lanson, M. 20

Latimer, William M. 14

Laws/Louis, A.W. 7

Ledbetter, Henry 18

Lee, Moses 13

Lewis, George A. 2

Lewis, James 13,14,15, 17

Lewis, Thersie L. 2

Locket, Benjamin 18

Long, H.W. 2

Long, Helen 2

Long, Thomas 1

Long, Washington 4

Long, William 1

Lopez, J.E. 24

Lord, W.R. 17

Lovejoy, Hatton 25

Loyd, James 11

Lumpkin, Wilson 10

Macon, Edwin A. 17

Malone, W.B. 13

Marten,_ 18

Martin, William 18

Maxwell, Sarah Maria 2

McCaa, Amelia 1

McCLendon, Alice B. 25

McCoy, Neely 18

McGehee, R.F. 12

McIrge, Lewis 17

McKay, Abner 18

McRay, N. 18

McKleroy, W.H. 22

McKleroy, William H. 20,21

McKneel, Archibald 18

McKneel, James 18

McKnight, William 10

McKnite, James 18

McKoy, Kierce 18

McLendon, Cynthia 4

McLendon, Elithia 4

McLendon, Ella Pearl 4

McLendon, Hattie 4

McLendon, Jesse 4

McLendon, John 4

McLendon, M.F. 2

McLendon, Mary Amelia 4

McLendon, Mattie 4

McLendon, Millard 4

McLendon, Millard F. 4

McLendon, Orville B. 4

McLendon, Sallie 4

McLendon, Sallie L. 4

McLendon, William H. 4

McMillen & McLaughlan 22

McNell,_ 20

McNell, N.M. 19

McWilliams, Daniel 22

Meadors, L.L. 15

Middlebrooks, Isaac 24

Mimms, Jessie 4

Mims, William 4

Mitchell, Thomas 10

Mitchell, W.N. 10

Mizell, Luke T.12

Moffett, A.W. 17

Moncrief, Arnold 12

Moncrief, Austin 12

Moncrief, David 12

Moncrief, Hiram 12

Moncrief, Mary 12

Moncrief, Nancy 12

Moore, Geroge R. 12

Moore, Thomas 1

More, Shelton 17

Moreland, John F. 15

Morgan & Beall 21,22,23

Morgan, E. 21

Motley, George 17

Motley, John 13

Newnan Granite and Marble Company 25

Nichols, L.A. 2

Nisbet, Laura 2

Nolen, Isaac 13

Ogletree, James 3

Ogletree, Mattie 3

O'Neal, John T. 5

Oslin, Mrs. 20

Oslin, Mrs. W. 24

Oswald, Jno.8

Owen, Aug. 12

Owens, John 18

Pace, Thomas 2,9

Paty, Elisha 18

Pearson, Eanoch 18

Pearson, John 18

Pearson, John M. 18

Pearson, Ritch 17

Pearson, William 18

Pearson, William W. 16

Pharr Bros. & Childs 17

Pharr, R.O. 25

Phillips & Johnson 22

Phillips, Annie A. 2

Phillips, William R. 21,22

Phipps, Elbert 22

Porter, James 13

Powell, George 18

Power, Francis 5,18

Proter, John 13

Pullin, Charles D. 21

Rainey, John 19

Randall, I.B. 20

Read & McKleroy 23

Read, W.A. 23

Reid, E.A. 17

Render, Lewis 9

Reynolds, William 17

Richards, James W. 12

Richards, Thomas S. 10,12

Ridley, A. 17

Ridley, F.M., Jr. 25

Roberts, W.M. 23

Roberts, William M. 21,22,

Robey, Robert 5

Rogers, Drury 18

Russel, John 18

Rutherford, Williams 2

Salter, L.J. 17

Sample, Martha I. 16

Sample, William M. 13,24

Saterwhite, William 17

Scogin, L.H. 23

Segrist, R.T. 25

Sharbett, Warren 17

Sherard, James Co. 22

Sims & Turner 23,24

Singleton, Richard 7

Sledge, J.W. 15

Sloan, Edward Y. 11

Sloan, James P. 11

Sloan, Jesse L. 11

Sloan, John T. 11

Sloan, Lewis R. 11

Sloan, Mollie A. 11

Sloan, Robert C. 11

Sloan, Sarah 17

Sloan, Sarah T. 11

Sloan, William H. 11

Smith, Charles 22

Smith, Ezekial 12

Smith, J.W. 21

Smith, Otis 22

Smith, Ralph 18

Smithy, James 19

Spencer, James 17

Standfield, James W. 24

Stanley & Corbin 21

Stanley, Abraham 18

Stanley, Ellen 21,23

Steward, Mrs. 18

Stewart, John 12

Stockton, Philip 1

Stokes, William B. 17

Strickland, J.R. 15

Strickland, J.W. 11

Strickland, W.W. 2

Strickland, Willis 17

Swanson, B.G. 17

Tatom, James 18

Tatom, S. 20

Tatum, Frank 3

Taylor, James12

Taylor, Jonathan 12

Tharp, R.D.A. 24

Thompson, David 18

Thompson, James 12

Thompson, James S. 19

Thompson, Seaborn G. 12

Thomson, William 9

Tichnor, I.T. 2

Tomlinson, J.F. 21

Towns, J.T.C. 19

Towns, Mr. 8

Towns, Terry 18

Trammal, John 12

Traylor, G.T. 15,25

Traylor, Jordan 13

Traylor, Tilmon 13

Traylor, Washington 13

Turman, William R. 2

Turner, Elinor 13

Turner, Samuel T. 14

Uhink, John 21

Urquhart, Mrs.Kennedy 1

Wadel, Robert 13

Wall, Judith 9

Walton, S. 23

Ward, Rebecca 24

Ware & Pullin 21,23

Ware, B.M. 20

Ware, J.J. 17

Warmack, J.P. 22

Watson, William 19

Welborn, Stacy 2

Whatley, W.B. 17

Wheeler, E.A. 15,25

Wheeler, John 12

Wheliss, John T. 13

Whitaker, Eliza 2

Whitaker, Elizabeth 9

Whitaker, James M. 13

Whitaker, Katherine 9

Whitaker, Mary 9

Whitaker, Walter 17

Whitfield, J. 8

Whitfield, M. 8

Whitner, Mrs. T.C. 9

Wilder, B.F. 17

Wilder, J.K. 15

Wilder, James 14

Wilder, John 14

Wilder, Mitchell 14

Wilkerson, Jesse 17

Wilkerson, John 18

Wilkes, Benjamin M. 13

Wilkins, John 24

Wilkinson, Ida May 2

Williams & Brown 21

Williams, William 16

Wilson, John 10

Wilson, L.B. 23

Wilson, O.K. 15

Wisdom, Eleanor 12

Wisdom, Francis 18

Wisdom, H.W. 15

Witherspoon, Elizabeth 1

Witherspoon, Gavin 1

Witherspoon, John D. 1

Wood, John 10

Woodall, Martha E. 11

Woodyard, H.G. 15

Wooten (Hooter), Joel 13

Worthy, Leonard 18

Wyly, Samuel 1

Young, J.G. 17

Zachary, J.E. 25