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Rev Ebenezer Boyden
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Birth: May 25, 1803
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1891
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

Ebenezer Boyden was the son of Daniel Boyden and Tabitha Goodenough of Guilford, Windham county, Vermont. He graduated from Yale University in 1825 and immediately entered the Virginia Theological Seminary (Episcopal). His graduation and ordination took place in May 1828. His first appointment was to Christ Episcopal Church in Staunton, Augusta county, Virginia. He was asked to care for a new mission church close to Staunton for a few years. When he left, the new community was named BOYDEN in his honor. His wife, Mary Sheffey, was the daughter of Congressional Representative and highly reguarded lawyer, Daniel Sheffey, Esq. He accepted the rectorship of Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont, Virginia in 1839. He purchased a lovely home close by which he named "Hopedale". He was the rector for over 40 years. There is a lovely stained glass window dedicated to his many years of service in the chansel of the church. In the churchyard cemetery there is a spire memorial to the Boyden family over their graves.
Family links: 
  Mary Sheffey Boyden (1813 - 1880)
  Mary Sheffey Boyden (1836 - 1917)*
  Lillia Maria Boyden (1838 - 1890)*
  Frances Meriwether Boyden (1840 - 1927)*
  Daniel Hanson Boyden (1843 - 1871)*
  Celestine Weightman Boyden (1845 - 1920)*
  John Lewis Boyden (1848 - 1923)*
  Henrietta Goodenough Boyden (1850 - 1913)*
  Peter Meriwether Boyden (1852 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Created by: Kimberly McDaniel
Record added: Jul 20, 2009
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Rev Ebenezer Boyden
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Rev Ebenezer Boyden
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Rev Ebenezer Boyden
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 Added: May. 26, 2015

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