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John Boyle
Birth: Oct. 28, 1774
Botetourt County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1835
Danville
Boyle County
Kentucky, USA

U.S. Congressman, Judge. A native of Virginia, he moved with his family to Kentucky when he was a child. He studied law under the direction of United States Congressman Thomas Davis, was admitted to the bar, and practiced as an attorney in Lancaster, Kentucky. He became a member of the Kentucky legislature in 1800. Elected as a Democratic Republican to represent Kentucky's 2nd District in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1803 to 1809. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1808 and declined an appointment by President James Madison as the Governor of Illinois Territory in 1809. He became a Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals later in 1809. He became Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals the following year until he resigned in 1826 after the Kentucky court system was restructured. He was then appointed by President John Q. Adams as United States Judge for the District of Kentucky and presided over the court from 1826 until his death in 1835. He also briefly taught law as a professor at Transylvania Law School in Lexington. Boyle County, Kentucky was named for him when it was formed in 1842. His son, Jeremiah T. Boyle, was a Civil War Union Brigadier General and a Kentucky politician.  (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Boyle (1750 - 1824)
  Jane Black Boyle (1751 - 1801)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Tilford Boyle (1781 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  Jeremiah Tilford Boyle (1818 - 1871)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sarah Boyle Adams (1773 - 1858)*
  John Boyle (1774 - 1835)
 
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Burial:
Bellevue Cemetery
Danville
Boyle County
Kentucky, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 23, 2007
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