Grayson County TXGenWeb
John Calvin Boston Family

By Elaine Nall Bay
    Notes on the John Calvin Boston Family of Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Texas. I feel they are kin to the Frederick Boston family who is also in the area. I suspect Frederick b. 1814 is a brother to John Calvin Boston's father John b. 1816. 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.

    John Boston b. 1816 NC - wed 1839 Sarah Louanna Repult, went to Lee Co., Miss. and are buried in the Unity Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Lee Co., Miss.
    Their son John Calvin Boston b. 20 Feb 1851 Itawamba Co., Miss. - died 24 Sep 1927 in Whitesboro, Grayson, Texas. 
    He wed Rebecca Ann Leeper 29 Nov 1876 Lee Co., Miss. She ws b. in Miss 10 Oct 1856 and died in Hale Center, Hale Co., Texas 30 Dec 1928. She was the dau. of W. & Susan Jamison Leeper.

    John Calvin and Rebecca Ann Leeper Boston' Children.

  • Ethel Susan Boston  b. 28 Dec 1877 Miss - 24 May 1954  buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Tx.
    • obituary, Mrs. Ethel Colwell, Whitesboro, Tx. Funeral Services were held Wednesday in the Richards-Beck Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Colwell, 76, who died Monday in Texarkana, Burial was in the Whitesboro Cemetery.
      Mrs. Colwell was a native of Mississippi. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Boston and wife of the late J. M. Colwell. 
      She is survived by one son , Carl Colwell of Texarkana; four brothers, Frank Boston and Sam Boston of Whitexboro; Je Boston of Dallas and Will Boston of Canyon; two sisters, Mrs. Wiley Henderson of Dallas and Mrs. Leslie Porter of San Francisco, Calif. ; eight grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. 
  • William George Boston  16 Dec 1879 Miss - 9 Jun 1962 died in Canyon, Randall Co., Tx. He wed Grace Kelso Gordon who was b. in Tenn. 31 Jul 1883-died 21 Feb 1958, dau of Monroe & Mary Hale Gordon.William & Grace are both buried in the Dixie Cemetery. Ch: John b. 1904, Velma b. 1905 bur. in Dixie Cemetery, Murrane? b. 1907, Howard b. 1909, Juanell b. 1913, Frances (a daughter) b. 1915, David b. 1918 and William G. b. 1919. 
  • Sarah Zaydee Boston   23 Jan 1882 Tupelo, Miss. - 30 Aug 1936 She married John J. Barfield in 1912 and she is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. 
    • Her obituary reads : Dallas Man's Sister Buried at Whitesboro. Sherman, Texas Sep 1, Mrs. Sarah Zaydee Barfield , 53, died Monday at her residence in Whitesboro following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Barfield was born in Mississippi.
      Survivors are three children; Miss Rebecca Barfield, Mrs. Ethel Lou Barfield and Stephen Barfield all of Whitesboro, six brothers, Will, Sam, Frank, and Percy Boston of Whitesboro, Ralph Boston of Kansas City and Joe Boston of Dallas, and three sisters, Mrs. Jim Culwell of Whitesboro, Mrs Wiley Henderson of Durant and Mrs. Lucile Porter of Plainview.
  • Laura Louella Boston  b. 6 Feb 1884 Miss. - 25 Jan 1958  Napa, Cal.
  • John Franklin Boston b. 5 Feb 1887 Miss - 17 May 1962, he married Evelyn V. ? who was b. in Tx 17 Jan 1889- died 12 Apr 1984, both are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro.  I know of two of thier children from the 1920 census, Clifford b. 1910 and Hazel b. 1915.
  • Samuel Preston Boston b. 17 Mar 1889 Miss.- 14 Oct 1983 buried in the Oakwood Cemetery with his wife Mattie in Whitesboro, Tx. He married Mattie P. Reagan who was born in Ark. 22 Mar 1892 - 9 Mar 1941. Their children were Loyd Raymond Boston( b. 30 Apr 1915- died 29 Jul 1974. He worked for a tractor co. in Whitesboro and died of cancer of the spine. He is buried in Oakwood also.) ; Lillian E. Boston b. 1918 ; Ralph L. (b. 26 Mar 1923 died -3 Mar 1981 , he was in the Army in WWII and buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Ralph married Freda? 23 Mar 1944, she was b. 17 Sep 1924 and no death date on stone). Sam Preston Boston married second 7 Feb 1946 to Oda Mae Devault b. 9 Aug 1895 - 16 Feb 1983, dau. of William Frank Davault and Mary Ann Mathews. She was wed to a William Simpson Pyles first.
  • Joseph Clide Boston  b. 17 Apr 1890 Miss - 25 Jan 1969, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Dallas, Tx. 
    • His obituary- Funeral services for Joe C. Boston Jr. , 78,  of 4127 Courtshire, retured vice-president of the Texas Wholesale Grocery Co., will be held at 4 pm Monday in the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Chapel, 7405 W. Northwest Highway. Entombment will be in the Hillcrest Garden Mausoleum.
      Boston, a Whitesboro, Grayson County, native, died here Saturday. 
      A Dallas resident since 1913, he was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Hella Temple Shrine and was a 32 degree Mason. Boston retired from the Texas Wholesale Grocery Co., in 1961 when it was a subsidiary of the old Wyatt Food Store chain.
      Survivors; two daughters, Mrs. Charles D. Kirkham Jr. of Dallas and Mrs. William C. Revercomb Jr. of Charleston, W. Va.; A sister, Mrs. Wylie Henderson of Lake Dallas, and six grandchildren.
  • Ralph Leeper Boston 14 Oct 1895 - 10 Jan 1936. He is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Tx. He wed Freda ? 23 Mar 1944 and I have one of their children's info; James Ronald Boston 15 May 1945 - 17 Mar 2005 Gordonville.
  • Ruth Rebecca Boston   17 Nov 1892 Miss - 8 Jan 1878 buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro, Tx. 
  • Jack Percy Boston  b. 25 Sep 1900 Miss - 12 Dec 1953 in Dallas, buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Whitesboro, Tx. 
    • His obituary reads: Jack P. Boston Dies at Age 53. Jack Percy Boston , 53, a deputy county clerk for the last twenty-seven years, died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. A Dallas resident for thirty-five years, he lived at 9936 Dresden Drive.
      Boston was born in Whitesboro. He was a member here (Dallas) of the City Temple Presbyterian Church.
      Surviving are his wife; three daughters; Mrs. Pat Kennedy of El Paso, Mrs. Howard Moffatt and Miss Jean Boston, both of Lafayette, Calif; four brothers, J. C. Boston Jr. of Dallas, Frank Boston and Sam Boston of Whitesboro, and W. G. Boston of Canyon; three sisters; Mrs. J. M. Culwell of Denton, Mrs. W.L. Porter of Merced Calif. and Mrs. J. W. Henderson of Dallas; three granddaughters and a grandson.
      Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sparkman Brand Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross, Dr. Floyd Poe officiating. Burial will be in the Whitesboro Cemetery.


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