This is the family connected with the Boston
Farm Cemetery, near Whitesboro, Grayson
There are two other families of Boston's
( 1 , 2
)in Whitesboro nearby but I do not know the connection at this time. Please
contact me if you have further information. Any further information
, photographs etc appreciated. There is also another family I am trying
to tie in, the George
F. Boston Family.
1860 Census, Richmond, Itawamba Co.,
Ms. - Series: M653 Roll: 583 Page: 92 hh no. 396/396.
Frederick Boston age 45 m w Farmer
Real estate:$4000/ personal estate $770. b. NC.
Sarah wife, 46 b. NC
William 22 b. NC
Isabella 17 b. NC
Jane 15 b. Ms
Margaret 13 b. Ms
Son J. M. Boston is nearby in his own household. (see
his obit below on this page)
The earliest Boston Family in Grayson County appears on the 1870
Grayson Co. Whitesboro PO Census roll- Series: M593 Roll: 1588
Page: 109: hh no. 136/139
Frederick Boston age 56 Farmer Real estate 1200 personal estate
300 (this was the Boston Farm)
He was born in NC as were his parents.
wife - Sarah .... b. NC age 57
ch. Isabelle age 22 ( age is incorrect she would be 27 ) b. Ms.
* see info on her -down on this page.
They are found on the 1880 Census, 6th
prec.- Series: T9 Roll: 1307 Page: 317
Frederick Boston age 66 m w NC,NC,NC
Sarah O. Wife 67, NC,NC,NC
Boston, S. Freda B. female age 1 yr b. Tx,Ms,NC very hard
to read. She was visiting from next door for the day.
Next door to them is a son:
1880 Census -hh35/35 -James M. Boston age 41 He and probably
his wife are buried in the Boston
Mary wife 41 (She was Mary Gipson )
James Robert 15 son -More on him below.
Sarah A. 12? dau.
Mettie B. 11 dau.
Anna E. 9 dau
Benjamin A. 6 son * see his notes below on page.
Mary J. 3 dau.
( and Freda who was visiting with her grandparents the day of the
* James Robert Boston was b. in Tupelo, Miss. Jun 1864. His
wife was Sarah G. Tarpley b. Aug 1869 McKinney,Texas.
Their children were; Urban J. - Dec 1889 Tx.
Una - Jul 1891 Tx.
William Moody - 12 Nov 1892 -5 Feb 1956. He died shoveling
snow and is buried in Wellington Cemetery, Wellington, Tx.
Carl Sturgeon 16 Aug 1894 - 6 May 1948, he is bur. in Pampa, Gray,
Carl's twin was Pearl Talmage (a son) b. 16 Aug 1894- 30 Dec 1956.
He fought in WWII and was a grocer in Whitesboro. he died in Shamrock,
Wheeler, Texas. He was buried in Shamrock.
*Benjamin A. Boston son of James M. Boston - 25 Aug 1873
19 Oct 1957 buried in the Dixie Cemetery, Grayson Co., Tx.
Wife Leah Ann Chisum 30 Nov 1873 22 Apr
1960 buried in the Dixie Cemetery.
Infant Son -Maurice Chisum Boston - 1905 1906- buried
in the Dixie Cemetery.
Murrel (dau. ) b. 1903
Mary Joe b. 1905
James b. 1908
Cathleen b. 1910
Margurite b. 1912
Leslie (son) b. 1914
While researching I found Isabelle Boston (1870 she was at
home with her parents above) she married William H. Bullard and she died
20 Dec 1877 and is buried in the Boston Cemetery on the Boston Farm.
Then William H. Bullard married Amanda Ophelia Alexander Boston
abt 1877 in Cooke Co, Tx. and they lived near or on the Boston Farm.
on the 1880 census I find this household: This census is hard
hard to read.
1880 6 pct T9 Roll 1307 page 316.
W. H. Bullard 29 m w -b. Mo.
Amanda wife age 28- Ms (I don't know who the Boston is that she
Bullard, Ferby?? B. , this dau. age 2 b. Tx
Bullard, Cora E. 6 months b. Tx
Boston, Janie K. 10 b. Tx,Ms, Ms. Step daughter
Boston, John C. 8 b. Tx, Ms, Ms. Stepson
Boston, Fredy W. 5 Tx, Ms, Ms. Stepson.
Obituary of James M. Boston
J. M. Boston obit; "Sudden
Death at Whitesboro.
J. M .Boston, a
farmer living about one mile north of this place, died very suddenly this
morning at about 3 o'clock. His wife was awakened by hearing him struggling
for breath. Before the members of the family reached his side he was dead.
Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause of death. He was about
60 years old.