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James Whit Boyl
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Birth: Jan. 11, 1836
Greensburg
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1923
Martins Ferry
Belmont County
Ohio, USA

In 1860 James was living with his Uncle William Henry Boyle and his family in Michigantown,Clinton County,while he pursued his trade as carpenter.
He had met and fallen in love with Eliza Anne Brown and they married there July 19, 1860.
James's uncle ( brother to his father ) James Whitten Boyle
was a doctor in Oregon, he died in 1864 after a fall from his carriage.
His brothers called James Whitten Boyle "Whit" ,for short,this is where nephew, James Whit Boyl's name came from.

Name: James W Boyle
Residence: Michigantown, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 27 Dec 1864
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Drafted to Company D, Indiana 29th Infantry Regiment on 27 Dec 1864.
Mustered out on 29 May 1865.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana.


James's cousin James H. Boyle,(his uncle William Henry's son )was Commissioned an officer in Company C, Indiana 10th Infantry Regiment, Union., on 18 Sep 1861.

Both men were born within a month of each other in 1836 and spent time together when young men. James I am sure looked up to his cousin being an officer and may have wanted to follow in his footsteps.

James was living with his daughter Margaret E. Boyl Kirchner in Martins Ferry, Ohio when he became ill in early January, he was ill for a month before he passed away,from a malignant tumor ( Colon Cancer ) and old age, he was 87y and 28d old.


Fred Boyle is James's son and Lillian is Fred's wife.

Research by,JMB 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Jonathan Boyle (1807 - 1891)
  Mary English Boyle (1814 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza Anne Brown Boyl (1842 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Fred W Boyl (1862 - 1940)*
  Charles Jacob Boyl (1877 - 1947)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Whit Boyl (1836 - 1923)
  Josiah Lyman Boyle (1839 - 1916)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Park Cemetery
Greensburg
Decatur County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Originally Created by: Mike Porter
Record added: Feb 10, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47948419
James Whit Boyl
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