Jacob Gardner Boydstun

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Jacob Gardner Boydstun

  • Birth 24 Jan 1812 Kentucky, USA
  • Death 25 May 1899 Pleasant Valley, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 9478449

*Note: Jacob Gardner Boydstun and family with the members of the Goodnight, Holland, Ground, and Lowe Families and perhaps others moved in 1833 to Abingdon, Knox Co., IL, and then to TX in 1848.

Jacob Gardner Boydstun was the son of Benjamin Boydstun and Mary Ann Boydston; his brother William and his wife Nancy are also buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

He married on 27 Aug 1833, (1) Drusilla Ground (buried at Pleasant Valley), daughter of Robert Ground and Rhoda Long; they moved on their wedding day to Abingdon, Knox Co., IL, where they had 7 children: Henry who was kicked by a horse and killed when he was 13 (buried at Pleasant Valley); Mary Margaret who married William Henry Wolcott; Rhoda E.; Robert Ground who enlisted as a Pvt. in Co. A, 19th Reg, TX Cav., (CSA)(buried at Pleasant Valley); Julia Ann; Nancy Jane; and Susan Caroline Boydstun. He married (2) Sarah Louisa "Lou" Wilson (buried at Pleasant Valley) who had previously been married to Andrew Jackson Vaught; they had 2 children: James Boydstun b. 1864, and Sarah Louisa Boydstun (1866-1951) who married Allen T. Baggett.

Jacob and Drusilla moved to TX in 1848 and settled at Mountain Creek, building a cabin made of cedar and later additions which stood until 1920 when it was destroyed by fire. They had 2 more children in TX: Sarah M. (1850-before 1852) (buried at Pleasant Valley), and Martha Virginia b. in 1852.

Jacob gave 3 acres to build a church and cemetery which became known as Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Four members of the family had already been buried there: Sarah M., wife Drusilla, Henry, and Robert Robert. In 1870, Rhoda was also buried there.

[Source: Martha R. Bates]




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  • Created by: Alice P.
  • Added: 19 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9478449
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Gardner Boydstun (24 Jan 1812–25 May 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9478449, citing Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Cedar Hill, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Alice P. (contributor 46631932) .