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Rev Marcus Wrightman Boyles
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Birth: Oct. 27, 1842
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1892
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA


Rev. Marcus Wrightman Boyles was born on Oct. 27, 1842 in Lincoln Co., North Carolina. He was the son of Rev. Josiah Adolphus Boyles (1816-1894) and Anna Elizabeth "Annie" Yount (1819-1905).

Both of his parents were also born in Lincoln Co., NC. They died in Burke Co., NC. and are buried in that county in the Salem Methodist Church Cemetery located in Morganton.

With the outbreak of the Civil War Marcus, just 18 years of age, joined the Confederacy as a private on July 12, 1861. He was in the 1st NC Infantry Regiment from Lincolnton.

On April 6, 1865 he was captured by the Union Army. He and a large number of prisoners were marched to Camp Lookout, Maryland. On June 23, 1865 all of the prisoners there were released. Marcus then returned to his home in Lincoln Co. NC, walking the entire way.

Returning home he found that his younger brother Franklin, also a soldier for the Confederacy, had died in 1863 from disease in Goldsboro N.C. at the age of 18 and that his younger sister Sarah Alice (Boyles) Hoyle had died in 1864 of typhoid pneumonia. She was just 16.

On Mar. 14, 1866 Marcus married his neighbor Susan Alice Wood (1846-1895). Marcus was 34, Susan, age 19, was the daughter of John Henry Wood (1810-1891) and Elizabeth Catherine "Katie" Bess (1818-1900). Both of Susan's parents were born in Lincoln Co., NC and lived their entire lives there. Both died in Lincolnton, NC where they are buried in the Zion Methodist Cemetery.

Marcus and Susan had ten known children, four dying less than two years of age. In order of their birth their children were John C. Boyles (1866-1866), Augustus Clingman "A.C." Boyles (1867-1936), Frances A. Boyles (1869-1870), Franklin Columbus "Frank" Boyles (1871-1955), Joseph Henry Boyles (1873-1939), Ola Blanche Boyles (1876-1964), Minnie Bell Boyles (1878-1880), Marvin Marcus Boyles (1880-1954), Jessie Pitman Boyles (1883-1921) and Willie Brown Boyles (1885-1886).

After his marriage to Susan, Marcus farmed for several years. Feeling God's call to preach he attended Rutherford College located in Burke Co., NC in preparation for the ministry. He eventually became a Methodist circuit rider preacher from Lincoln Co., NC. preaching for 18 years.

Marcus died on Jan. 15, 1892 in Lexington, Davidson Co., NC. He was only 49. He was buried in the Lexington Cemetery.

His wife Susan lived with a son in Burke Co., NC until her death on May 30, 1895. She was only 48. Susan was buried in the Lexington City Cemetery next to her husband Marcus. In 1921 their son Jessie was buried next to them.

Family links: 
  Josiah Adolphus Boyles (1816 - 1894)
  Anna Elizabeth Yount Boyles (1819 - 1905)
  Susan Alice Wood Boyles (1846 - 1895)
  Augustus Clingman Boyles (1867 - 1936)*
  Franklin Columbus Boyles (1871 - 1955)*
  Ola Blanche Boyles Carr Sterne (1876 - 1964)*
  Minnie Bell Boyles (1878 - 1880)*
  Marvin Marcus Boyles (1880 - 1954)*
  Jesse Pitman Boyles (1883 - 1921)*
  Marcus Wrightman Boyles (1842 - 1892)
  David Adolphus Boyles (1852 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Lexington City Cemetery
Davidson County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section II
Maintained by: Wayne & Diane King
Originally Created by: Kathy Merris Mills
Record added: Jul 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15063469
Rev Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Added by: Wayne & Diane King
Rev Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
Rev Marcus Wrightman Boyles
Added by: Kathy Merris Mills
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My great-grandfather was an "old-time" Methodist preacher.
- Wayne & Diane King
 Added: May. 31, 2014

- Wayne & Diane King
 Added: May. 30, 2014

- Wayne & Diane King
 Added: May. 30, 2014
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