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Thomas BOYT (?)

      Edward BOYET (?)

            Moses BOYT (?)

                  Ephraim BOYET/BOYT

                        Jesse BOYET

                              William Hill BOYETT

                                    John BOYETT

                                          Joseph Edward BOYETT Sr.

                                                Joseph Edward BOYETT Jr.


William Hill BOYETT came to South Georgia in the mid 1800s with his half sister Treasy Boyett and settled in the Ray City Georgia area. He died 16 Dec 1897 and is buried in the Empire Church cemetery near Ray City, GA. I pulled together the following data that trace the William Hill line back to Thomas BOYT; the source newsletter is cited.  There are several "probablys" in the material so that together they form a working hypothesis.


Edward BOYET was probably the father of Moses BOYT cited in the next section. Edward was born circa 1712 probably in Nansemond Co., VA. Edward's father was probably Thomas BOYT who lived in Nansemond Co., VA and the earliest known Boyt or Boyet or Boyett or Boyte in North America. This conclusion is based on data given in Elliott's book "From Boyt to Boyett, The Descendants of Thomas Boyet".


BOYT/E-BOYET/T/E NEWSLETTER Vol. IX, No.4  Oct/Nov/Dec 1994


Moses BOYT b. cal 1735 of Duplin Co., NC; parents unknown. He m. Anne ______. The fam lived in that area of Duplin Co., that later became Sampson Co., NC. In 1752 he purchased land in Duplin Co. which is today in Sampson Co., NC as recorded in Sampson Co. DB 3 (1758-1774); it was located on Ash Run of Ash Branch. He witnessed a deed on 21 Feb 1755 for land located on the reat Coharey Swamp. On 10 Apr 1771 he bought land on Ash Branch [Book 5, p 462.] He prob d. abt or bef 5 July 1779 as he was not there to prove a deed he had witnessed. His will was probated in Oct 1780 in Duplin Co., NC. Children: William [?B?], Ephraim, Arthur, Jemima, Samuel/Lemuel, Milly, and Poss Absolom. William m. a Jane; Ephraim m. an Elizabeth: Arthur m. Martha BEST; Jemima m. Nathan HAMILTON, Milly m. a HOLLAND, and Samuel m. Phoebe/Fireby. (MRDNC, LRDNC, DCNCR, WDCNC, LRSNC]


BOYT/E-BOYET/T/E NEWSLETTER Vol. VIII, No.4 & Vol. IX, No.1  Oct/Nov/Dec 1992 Jan/Feb/Mar 1993


Ephraim BOYET/BOYT b. bef Jan 1755 of Sampson and Duplin counties, NC; probably a son of Moses and maybe Elizabeth. He d. bef 21 Apr 1806. He bought land from Edward CANNON in Duplin Co. which was recorded on 24 Jan 1776 (Bk 5, p.421) at the same time as a deed for William BOYET. Ephraim served in the NC Militia during the Revolutionary War. He received a pay voucher for one pound specie from the Auditors of Wilmington District dated 11 Mar 1782 (


1372). After Ephraim's death Gibson SLOAN was appointed guardian of his children. Ephraim sold lands in Duplin Co., NC on 12 Jan 1778, but the transaction was recorded in Sampson Co., NC which could possibly indicate that he resided in Sampson County at that time. His land was on Graves Swamp and the back side of Jenkins branch and Chinquinpin branch. Also he had land on Ash branch, the eighth run of Ash creek, Gum swamp, and at the head of Chickapen (Chinquinpin? branch. He was residing in Capt. Ward's District of Duplin Co. when the state census was enumerated in Apr 1786. In his household were one white male b. bef 1765 and two males b. after 1765 and two females. In 1790 there were three males b. bef 1774, three females, and Ephraim. In 1800 they were still in Duplin Co. There six males and two females in the home: Children: Ephraim, Thomas James, and a daughter whose name in unknown. [LRSNC, LRDNC, CRDNC, 78DNC, 79DUP, 8ODUP]


BOYT/E-BOYET/T/E NEWSLETTER Vol. IX, Nos. 2 & 3 Apr/May/June 1993 & July/Aug/Sep 1993


Jesse BOYET b. bet 1794 and 1800 of Duplin Co., NC; son of Ephraim BOYT. The family moved to Onslow Co., NC before 1810. Jesse m. 2 Feb 1820 Hester WILDER in Onslow Co., NC. In Deed Book 10, p.34 for Onslow Co., NC Ephraim BOYET gave to his son, Jesse, 124 acres on Blue Creek, deed dated Feb 1819. Then in 1823 Jesse sold 224 acres on Blue Creek. This deed records his residence as in All Saints Parish, SC, so he had moved there prior to 1823. Further deeds show that he returned to Onslow Co., NC about 1827 when he purchased 100 acres called Brinson Land. Jesse was enumerated in Onslow Co. in the 1830 U.S. Census. Since he was not listed in 1840 in Onslow Co., he had moved, died, or was residing in a household headed by another individual. (80DNC, 81ONC, 83ONC, LRONC, MRONC, BNI:4:7, BNII:4:4-6]


BOYT/E-BOYET/T/E NEWSLETTER Vol. IX, No.4 Oct/Nov/Dec 1994


William Hill BOYETTE b. 27 July 1834 Duplin Co., NC; son of Jesse and Keziah (?SMITH?) BOYET. He m. in Berrien (now Lanier) Co., GA on 25 Dec 1856 Jemima TAYLOR (b. 22 Jan 1842 m. SC; d. 28 June 1926), dau of William J. TAYLOR. William Hill was a shoemaker. He moved to near Ray City, GA in 1853. He served as a private in Co. 1, 50th GA Inf Reg CSA dur CW. He d. 16 Dec 1897 near Ray City, GA. They are buried Empire Church in Cook Co., GA. William Hill d. 16 Dec 1897. Children: Sarah, William Jackson, John, Samantha Jane, Delilah, Isaac, Annie, Mary, Jemima, Jesse, and Arrilla. (FRBJB]


Regards, Jody