Charles R.S. Boyington

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Charles R.S. Boyington

Birth
Death 1835
Burial Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 12693137 · View Source
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Boyington was a frequent gambler, sometime on June 11, 1834, Boyington walked out to Church Street Graveyard with an acquaintance, Nathaniel Frost, who was said to owe Charles money. The pair were going to the cemetery to pick berries. The next morning Frost's body was found near the graveyard,he had been stabbed and robbed. Boyington, the obvious suspect was arrested. He was convicted and sentenced to hang on February 20, 1835,but Boyington maintained his innocence . Boyington declared an oak tree would spring from his grave to prove his innocence. After the execution they buried him in the Church Street Graveyard, where an oak tree began to grown on his grave.The tree is known as the Boyington Oak, one of Mobile's famous trees.


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  • Created by: Graveaddiction
  • Added: 15 Dec 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12693137
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles R.S. Boyington (unknown–1835), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12693137, citing Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Graveaddiction (contributor 46528400) .