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Rev James Guthrie Boydston
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1832
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1912
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA

Rev. James Guthrie Boydston, a son of Jessie Guthrie Boydston and the former Miss Ursula Miles, was born in Neshoba County, near Philadelphia, Mississippi. He was educated in Cumberland University in Lebanon Tennessee, studying both literature and theology. James also received a Doctor of Divinity degree there.

During the Civil War, he served in Co. H, 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment with the Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee. At the close of the war, James married Miss Martha Vernetta Fincher, daughter of Rev. Francis Fincher. There were seven known children born to this union:
James Fincher (1863-1957)
Eva (1865-1966)
Susan Ursula "Susie" (1866-1937)
Vernetta (1868-1969)
Winona (1871-1901)
Irving Guthrie (1874-1909)
Marvin V. (1877-)

Rev. Boydston was a pioneer preacher in the Presbyterian Church and was also a school teacher. After Martha died in 1881, Rev. Boydston married Mrs. Harriet Young Tate, a widow with one son.

In the early 1900's, they moved to Fort Meyers, Florida; where Rev. Boydston was pastor of the Presbyterian Church.

Rev. James Guthrie Boydston departed this life on October 29th 1912 in the 80th year of his age.

 
 
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 Spouses:
  Martha Vernetta Fincher Boydston (1835 - 1881)
  Harriet Newell Young Boydston (1833 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Eva Boydstun Johnston (1865 - 1966)*
  Irving Guthrie Boydston (1873 - 1909)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
At Rest. He trusted in God
 
Note: C.S.A., Pvt, Co H Tennessee Inf
 
Burial:
Fort Myers Cemetery
Fort Myers
Lee County
Florida, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 8
 
Maintained by: GMG
Originally Created by: Helen Farrell
Record added: May 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37516843
Rev James Guthrie Boydston
Added by: Helen Farrell
 
Rev James Guthrie Boydston
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With Honor and Respect today on the 150th anniversary of the end of the War of Northern Aggression, thank you for your service and sacrifice.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015

- Anne Littleton Goeman-Jones
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
Pvt, CO H, 10th TN InfThank you for your service to the South.
- Birdgirl
 Added: Aug. 1, 2013
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