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Boykin Family of Sumter and Kershaw Districts/Counties of South Carolina

Update June 2011: Due to my heavy involvement with the YDNA Project, I no longer am "actively" researching; I have every intention of picking up my research in the near future (once the YDNA project is fully up and running) and will continue to place records and information here when found..

The site is currently being updated, however, most of the new information has come from the emails of other researchers. That information will in most cases NOT have been verified by my personally viewing the records used. If you take this information for your own files, please remember that it has not been verified and proven unless otherwise specified. Since I am not actively researching at the moment, there may have been newly discovered information on any of the surnames included on this site...i.e. new information may now be available on FreeBMD for birth and death information that contradicts what is found on this web site. When you see this, please drop me an email and I'll update the information.

The original intent of this web site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. Corrections are always welcome - rude emails are not...(those of you who have sent them know who you are....).

Pre-2011 - From my limited research regarding the Boykin family of Sumter and Kershaw Districts of South Carolina, it would appear that Drury Boykin (b. 1743 in either Virginia or North Carolina {where his father is reported to have died} d. 1823 Sumter District, SC) and his second cousin Burwell Boykin (b. 1752 in Va. d. 1817 in Kershaw District, SC) arrived in the area about the same time.

Stephen Henry Boykin, eldest known child of Burwell Boykin was born in Kershaw District in 1773 and Drury Boykin Jr., son of Drury Boykin was reportedly born in 1771, also apparently in Sumter or Kershaw District, placing the cousins arrival in the area at around 1770.

Burwell Boykin was the witness to an 1791 land deed and is found in the 1800 Kershaw District Census. The 1800 census gives evidence of more children than have been named as children of Burwell and Mary Whitaker Boykin - these children are likely the children of ELIZABETH Boykin.

Happy Researching and "Hold Fast"!

This web page has been updated in May/June of 2011. The original intent of this site is the same as it has always been; to provide a FREE tool for researchers to help each other by the sharing of information - please support this intent by helping to keep it as accurate as possible. The information on this page represents the combined efforts of several researchers. I have verified the information by Wills, Equity, Deeds, Census and Cemetery Records where possible. Where no source is given, the information is unproven/unverified. Additions and corrections are welcome (rude emails are not). When writing, please include the Page Title and Web Address. Proper credit is always awarded to the provider of information. Happy Researching! Keep the circle of sharing intact, include the following if you take information for your own records: !Source: Lori McLeod Wilke; "Walking with ghosts", Research 2000 - 2011

Information on this page has provided by Daniel McKensie, Ralph McCathern and my own research into the Boykin connection with my McLeods. Unless specified, information should be considered a clue and not a fact..


Generation One Edward BOYKIN

Edward Boykin b. abt. 1650 Huntingdon, England d. May 27, 1728 in the Isle of Wight, Va married to Anne Gwaltney b. abt. 1652 in the Isle of Wight, Va d. Aft. 1726 in the Isle of Wight, Va

1. John Boykin

2. Mary Boykin

3. Thomas Boykin

4. William Boykin - see next generation

5. Edward Jr. Boykin


Generation Two William Boykin Sr.

William Boykin Sr. b. abt 1676 d. unknown Isle of Wight, Va married to Unknown Burwell b. unknown d. unknown Isle of Wight, Va


Generation Three William Boykin Jr.

William Boykin Jr. b. abt 1710 Isle of Wight, Va d. June 19, 1731 Isle of Wight, Va married to Elizabeth Bryant b. unknown d. unknown

Granted land on Town Creek, Swift Creek and Wateree River in Kershaw Co, SC.


Generation Four - Children of William Boykin and Elizabeth Bryant

i) Samuel Boykin b. unknown d. Dec 1781 buried at Boykin-Cantey Cemetery Near Stockton- take US #521 S. to Road 261 to Guy Rd.- 1/2 way down towards river (west)- one marker labeled "Boykin-Cantey" Surveyed 1975 " Boykin, Samuel s/o William Boykin d Dec 1781" SC State Archives, Columbia, SC Kershaw Cty Cemetery Survey Vol I p 77 Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: April 29, 2004 at 10:41:15 In Reply to: Samuel Boykin (1795-1835) m. Fitzgerald Glover Ross by Charlotte Boykin of 700

married to Elizabeth Brown buried at Boykin-Cantey Cemetery Near Stockton "Boykin, Elizabeth Brown w/o Samuel" SC State Archives, Columbia, SC Kershaw Cty Cemetery Survey Vol I p 77 Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: April 29, 2004 at 10:41:15 In Reply to: Samuel Boykin (1795-1835) m. Fitzgerald Glover Ross by Charlotte Boykin of 700

NOTE: This Samuel may actually be the son of William Sr. and the Unknown Burwell -

DOUGLAS STARKE to SAMUEL BOYKIN 767 A Swift Creek, E side Wateree River containing 550A ori. granted to WILLIAM KELLY, 100A ori. granted to JOHN ABBOTT, 117 A. ori. granted to DAVID NEILSON Wit: BURREL BOYKIN, WILLIS WHITAKER Recorded 22 Apr 1791

Indenture of lease 7 Jan 1780 between GEORGE PAYNE, planter and SAMUEL BOYKIN, planter, 100 A granted to JOHN PAYNE dated 1 Jun 1767, JOHN PAYNE sold 100A to GEORGE PAYNE 18/19 Dec 1767; 100A originally granted to GEORGE PAYNE - one peppercorn (rent)

ii) Simon Boykin - This may be Samuel Boykin shown above -

iii) Burwell Boykin b. abt 1752 South Hampton County, Virginia - d. August 17, 1817 Camden, Kershaw County, SC first married to Elizabeth Whitaker who died on the 2nd of October 1787 second married to Mary Whitaker b. unknown Pennslvania? d. 7 Oct 1833 - all three buried Boykin-Lenoir Cemetery 5 m South of Camden off US 521- abt 100 yds east on Road 94 (Tombfield Rd) Surveyed 1924 "Boykin, Mary aged 61 consort of Burwell Boykin d 7 Oct 1833" / "Boykin, Burwell aged 66 the father of 11 sons and 7 daughters d 17 Aug 1817" /" Boykin, Elizabeth aged 24 w/o B. Boykin d 2 Oct 1787 SC State Archives, Columbia, SC Kershaw Cty Cemetery Survey Vol I p 77 Posted by: Jerri Strombeck (ID *****8880) Date: April 29, 2004 at 10:41:15 In Reply to: Samuel Boykin (1795-1835) m. Fitzgerald Glover Ross by Charlotte Boykin of 700

"Departed this life, yesterday morning (8/17/1817) at his seat of Residence (Mt. pleasant) near this place, Burwell Boykin, Esq., one of the oldest (66 yrs.) and most respectable inhabitants of this District." His tombstone states: The Father of 11 sons and 7 Daughters. He was upright and just man in all his dealings with the world. An honest man is the noblest Work of God. ( Camden Gazette 8/18/1871/South Carolina Historical magazine, Vol. 25)

Carter Hill (added 1992 - Kershaw County - #92001231)
10 mi. S of Camden, E of SC 521, Camden (300 acres, 7 buildings, 1 structure)Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Boykin, Burwell H.
Architectural Style: Late Victorian, Other
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings, Animal Facility, Processing,
Secondary Structure, Single Dwelling
Current Function: Agriculture/Subsistence, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Agricultural Outbuildings, Animal Facility, Secondary
Structure, Single Dwelling
SOUTH CAROLINA - Kershaw County - Historic Districts
http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/SC/Kershaw/districts.html ??????

1800 Kershaw Census
399 38 Boykin Burwell
4 males to 10 (Samuel/John/Thomas/ ?)
0 males 10-16
2 males 16-26 (?/?)
1 male 26-45 (Stephen Henry)
1 male 45+ (Burwell)
1 female to 10 (Katherine)
1 female 10-16 (?)
2 females 16-26 (?/?)
3 females 26-45(?/?/?)
1 female 45+ (Mary)
6 others (Employees at the Tannery?)
98 slaves
- owned a Tannery which employed 5 people located at Swift Creek
- had a shoe shop and made 300 shoes annually

Kershaw County Deeds - DOUGLAS STARKE to SAMUEL BOYKIN 767 A Swift Creek, E side Wateree River containing 550A ori. granted to WILLIAM KELLY, 100A ori. granted to JOHN ABBOTT, 117 A. ori. granted to DAVID NEILSON Wit: BURREL BOYKIN, WILLIS WHITAKER Recorded 22 Apr 1791

For further reading: See Boykin


Generation Five - Child of Burwell Boykin

1. Stephen Henry Boykin b. October 1773 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. Bef. 1860 Sumter County, South Carolina married to Dorcus Rodgers b. 1802 d. November 15, 1872-Stephen shown aged 26-45 in 1800 Kershaw District Census

Children of Burwell Boykin and Elizabeth Whitaker(?)

1. Burwell Boykin born about 1783

2. Francis Boykin, born about Abt. 1785 married to Mary D. James is listed as a child of Burwell and Elizabeth - this Francis filed a lawsuit against a Norman McLeod of Kershaw District - this Norman may have been the brother of Alexander and Daniel McLeod, and the son of Angus and Nancy McCutchen McLeod. "Some Boykins" Camden Archives #3679 - reference provided in Email from Sheila B. Rogers Thu 29 Apr 2004.

Children of Burwell Boykin and Mary Whitaker married about Dec. 4 1793 - prenup witnessed by Stephen Henry Boykin

1. Katherine Boykin b. 1794 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. abt. 1817 married William Wyly Lang - "Some Boykins" Camden Archives #3679 - reference provided in Email from Sheila B. Rogers Thu 29 Apr 2004 - may have adopted the children from the first marriage of Stephen Henry Boykin.

2. Samuel Boykin b. July 7, 1795 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. March 13, 1835 Kershaw District, South Carolina married to FitzGerald Glover Ross, daugher of Thomas Ross and Nancy Ann Mortimer of Charleston SC (Samuel shown aged 0 - 10 in 1800 Kershaw District Census?) Charlotte Boykin (ID *****8758) Date: September 03, 2004 at 09:26:05 of 677

i) Samuel Boykin, b. 1823, SC

ii) Thomas Edward Boykin, M.D., b. 1826, SC, d. September 15, 1910 in Dallas Co. AL. He married Sarah Amelia Miller, daughter of Stephen Decatur Miller and his wife Mary Boykin, on December 11, 1850 at Grace Episcopal Church, Camden, SC.

iii) Mary Boykin, b. about 1828, SC, m. 1) Henry William Ford and 2) Joseph Carruthers.

iv) Burwell Boykin, b. November 30, 1830, SC., died before 1840.

v) Fitzgerald Ross Boykin, b. March 20, 1832, SC.

vi) William Boykin, b. January 10, 1834, SC., died before 1840.

3. John Boykin b. 1797 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. 1865 Kershaw District, South Carolina buried Boykin Baptist Church

DIED UNMARRIED; GRADUATED FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE IN 1814; BUILT A BAPTIST CHURCH AT BOYKIN, NEAR CAMDEN, SC; HE DIED ON HIS KNEES IN THE CHURCH AND IS BURIED IN FRONT OF IT UNDER A LARGE OAK TREE Contact: Daniel McKensie

4. Thomas Lang Boykin b. abt. 1798 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. 1827 Conecuh, Alabama married to Eliza Boykin, daughter of Simon Boykin.

5. Lemuel Whitaker Boykin b. abt 1800 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. September 22, 1852 Kershaw District, South Carolina buried Boykin Cemetery, Camden, South Carolina married to Mary English Hopkins

6. Amelia Boykin b. 1802 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. 1860 married April 12, 1820 to Dr. John McCaa

1825, January 10th - Dr. McCaa was paid $10.00 from the Estate of Alexander McLeod by executor Daniel McLeod

7. Mary Whitaker Boykin b. March 03, 1804 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. unknown married to Stephen Decataur Miller b. May 08, 1787 d. Mar 08, 1838 in Mississippi

i) Sarah Amelia Miller b. Abt. 1831 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States of America married to cousin Dr. Thomas Edward Boykin who died in Dallas County, Alabama

ii) Mary Boykin Miller b. Mar 31, 1823 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States of America d. Nov 22, 1886 married to General James Chestnut III - author of "A Diary from Dixie" ? .

iii) Stephen Decataur Miller b. Abt. 1825 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States of America married to Martha Boykin

iv) Catherine Miller b. May 24, 1827 in Sumter District, South Carolina, United States of America married to David Rogerson Williams II b. Oct 03, 1822 d. Nov 24, 1907 (nephew of General James Chestnut)

8. Sarah Boykin b. 1806 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. abt 1839 Kershaw District, South Carolina married to William Claymore Cliffton

9. Elizabeth Tunstall Boykin b. abt. 1808 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. unknown married to T. J. "The Honorable" Withers "Some Boykins" Camden Archives #3679 - reference provided in Email from Sheila B. Rogers Thu 29 Apr 2004.

10. Burwell Boykin Jr. b. abt 1811 Kershaw District, South Carolina d. 1861 Kershaw District, South Carolina married to Sally Wyly Lang



Hastings Jennings Boykin / Boykin Ancestors (William) / Edward / Stephen H. / Stephen M.

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