James Boyce and Harriet Smith

Source: Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet TX


James Boyce, b. 2 Oct 1800 in Tenn, who married 1 Mar 1835 in Marion Co. MO, Mrs. Harriet Smith. She was born in 1803 in Virginia. James Boyce died 4 Oct 1876 and was buried at Strickling Cemetery, Burnet County. Their children were

Malinda G., b. 3 Dec 1835 in Wisconsin, m. Dr. Marcus A. Feild in 1853, d. 3 Aug 1879, Burnet Co;

[see Marcus Anderson Feild entry in Burnet County History, Vol II, page 92, for more info on this family]

James Orville, b. 38 Dec 1838 in Wisconsin, m. Margaret Lucy Nichols 12 May 1869 in Austin, d. 6 June 1906 in Burnet County

Henry W., b. 12 Dec 1839 in Texas, d. 22 Nov 1906 in Burnet County

Albert G., b. 1842 in Texas, m. Annie E. Harris, d. 5 June 1871 in Burnet County

Marcula, b. 1843, m. S.M. Prentis, in 1873 in Burnet County

Narrative accompanying family group sheet: "James Boyce and his wife Harriet came to Texas in about 1839 together with their children Malinda and James Orville, settled near Gilliland Creek in Bastrop County, now known as Travis County. Harriet had a daughter, Mary E. Smith from a previous marriage. James' brother Nichols Boyce and family traveled to Texas at the same time. Date of move to Burnet County unknown. Harriet's time of death is 1865 and place of burial is Manor Cemetery, Manor, Texas. James married Mrs. Sarah Lashbrooks on 13 June 1867. It has been reported by Family members that Harriet and James' son, Albert G. Boyce was known as Col Al Boyce and the manager of the famous XIT Ranch in the Panhandle of Texas. Col Al Boyce was shot and killed in the Lobby of Ft. Worth Metropolitan Hotel by John Beal Sneed, 13 Jan 1912.

Info submited to library by Ellen Bayce Cameron.

 

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