Grayson County TXGenWeb
Frederick Boston Family

By Elaine Nall Bay
This is the family connected with the Boston Farm Cemetery, near Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas.
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 Farm Cemetery

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 census)

* 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, Texas. 
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 married first)
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
View his Tombstone

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.

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