another Boston Family Researchers Page
My maternal grandmother was Lola Fay Boston Foster, daughter of John
Calvin Boston, son of William Calvin Boston, son of Frederick H. Boston.
William Calvin Boston and all of his brothers served with the Confederacy.
Two brothers died, William suffered horrific wounds at Jonesboro after
Atlanta fell, and should not have survived. I am not sure what actually
caused his death in Whitesboro, but his sister Isabella Boston Bullard
also died around the same time in 1877 so I
suspect it was illness. Isabella's widower William Bullard married
his sister-in-law Amanda, the widow of William Calvin Boston, in 1878.
I suppose they was illness and it was a convenient marriage for the survivors
- but it is intriguing and I can imagine other more dramatic possibilities.
My great-grandfather John
Calvin Boston was raised in this household and moved with them to Ardmore
in Indian Territory, now Carter County, Oklahoma. The family was poor to
the point of destitute. John Calvin Boston's wife Cora Grady died of pellagra.
All of these are buried in Provence Cemetery east of Ardmore:
William D. Bullard 1849-1904
Amanda Ophelia Alexander Boston Bullard 1850-1938
stepson Frederick Wallace Boston 1875-1914
stepdaughter Jane Katherine Boston 1870
stepson John Calvin Boston 1871-1949 plus his wife, two babies,
daughters and one son - a fifth daughter is at Rose Hill in Ardmore
Frederick's four sons all served with the 3rd Battalion, Mississippi
Infantry, Company B taken mostly from Richmond, Itawamba County (now Lee),
Mississippi. Records are here, along with some other Bostons
that might be in your lists: