Benjamin Boydston

Benjamin Boydston (Boydstun) (1776-1851) was born 13 Sep. 1776 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, British Colonial America. He was the son of James Boydston and Mary Prewett. He married Mary Gardner on 5 Jun. 1795 in Barren Co., Kentucky. He was ordained an Elder by Wilford Woodruff and preached with him in Kentucky in 1836. He died 1 Apr. 1851 in Cedar Twp., Knox Co., Illinois.

Footnotes

Benjamin Boydstun (LTML-MYP), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 25 Apr. 2022). Benjamin Boydston, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/benjamin-boydston, accessed 24 Feb. 2022). “Benjamin G Boydstun” (1776-1851), memorial no. 27541566; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 22 Apr. 2022). "The Boydstun Family," database with images, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 25 Apr. 2022); James Boydstun and Mary Prewett, 1761; citing “Weaver, Gustine Courson, The Boydstun family, Cincinnati, Ohio: Powell & White, 1927.” "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900," database, Ancestry.com (https://ancestry.com, accessed 22 Apr. 2022); Benjamin G. Boydston and Mary Gardner, 1795; citing Yates Publishing.

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  • Page 103

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    September 11, 1836 ~ Sunday Sept. ^11th^ Sunday rode to Br Camps Preached at his house & communed with the Saints Spent the night at Clapps ^4. m[iles]^ September 12, 1836 ~ Monday Walked to Br Lanes & spent the day in writing. 4 September 13, 1836 ~ Tuesday 13 Spent the day at Br Lanes in writing September 14, 1836 ~ Wednesday 14th Spent the day at Br Lanes in writings ...
    Dates:
    September 11, 1836 September 12, 1836 September 13, 1836 September 14, 1836 September 15, 1836 September 16, 1836 September 17, 1836 September 18, 1836 September 19, 1836
  • Page 104

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    their Oxen, their Horses their Tents their armour and moove towards Zion as the children of Israel accordi- ng to the command of God as follows Arose in the morning at Br Camps & breakfasted at his house after which we repaired to the bank of a stream whare Prayers were offer'd up unto God when President Marsh led a young man into the waters of baptism & he was confirmed upon the bank of the stream under the hands of Presidents Marsh Patten &
  • Page 105

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    {On the return of Sister M. Fawker she decided to return back thinking it after all too great to leave her friends. I immediately set before her the danger of returning to Babylon and encouraged her and she became consoled and continued her journey.} I rode with them this first days travel as far as the south fork of Mayfield whare we all camped for the night After pitching our tents & taking supper I assembled this small camp of Israel together at Br ...
    Dates:
    September 20, 1836 September 21, 1836
  • Page 179

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    November 20, 1837 ~ Monday NOV. 20.th I wrote a letter to Elder Don C. Smith at Kirtland I forwarded him 13 subscribers for the Elders Journal of the Church of Latter Day Saints. I gave an account of 17 members of the Church on fox Islands I also forwarded $10 dollars of subscription money for the Elders Journal from the following persons. Justus Ames $1, Stephen Luce Esq $1,
    Dates:
    November 20, 1837 November 21, 1837 November 22, 1837 November 23, 1837 November 24, 1837 November 25, 1837 November 26, 1837 November 27, 1837 November 28, 1837 November 29, 1837
  • Page 82

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    May 23, 1836 ~ Monday May 23rd Travled to Br Crawley's from thence to Br Tittles with Elder Boydstun 10 miles May 24, 1836 ~ Tuesday 24 Spent the day visiting the Saints [of] the Cyprus branch of the Church the procedings of the day were as follows Travled to Mr Joseph Ash & found the family shaken in their faith three of which were members of the Church they were shaken by the conduct of Br John Jackson ...
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    May 23, 1836 May 24, 1836 May 25, 1836 May 26, 1836 May 27, 1836
  • Page 88

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 6, 1836 ~ Monday June 6th Elders Patten & Parrish arived at Br Taylors in the morning & I rode in company with them to James Hendricks Elder Parish tarried & Elder Patten rode with me to Br Lanes whare we spent the night {Distance} 20 m[iles] June 7, 1836 ~ Tuesday 7th Elder Parrish came to Br Lanes & we all rode to Br Clapps to ...
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    June 6, 1836 June 7, 1836 June 8, 1836 June 9, 1836 June 10, 1836 June 11, 1836 June 12, 1836 June 13, 1836 June 14, 1836 June 15, 1836
  • Page 91

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    July 9, 1836 ~ Saturday July 9th Arose refreshed in some degree & rode to Boydsville from thence to Taropen whare I found Br Boydstun with the church & I perused the 7th No of the M & Ad {Distance of the day} 25 miles July 10, 1836 ~ Sunday 10 Sunday held a meeting with the Taropen branch & communed with the Saints at Br Clapp's then rode to Br
    Dates:
    July 9, 1836 July 10, 1836 July 11, 1836 July 12, 1836 July 13, 1836 July 14, 1836 July 15, 1836 July 16, 1836 July 17, 1836 July 18, 1836 July 19, 1836
  • Page 96

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    August 29, 1836 ~ Monday Aug 29 Walked to Br Smiths & was in company with Elders Smoot & Cathcart at night we were unexpectedly called upon to go to Joseph Chumbley to have an interview with President Thomas B Marsh who came in company with councellor Groves by order of the High Council of Zion to visit the Church in the South to loan ^Borrow^ monies to purchase lands in Zion We had a spiritual interview ...
    Dates:
    August 29, 1836 August 30, 1836 August 31, 1836 September 1, 1836 September 2, 1836
  • Page 99

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    Further resolved by the conference that the church Purchase Books to Keep a general record of the church. Also that Brother Johnston F. Lane be chosen & appointed clerk & ordained to the office of an Elder to Keep the general church record of the Tennessee conference accordingly Johnston F Lane was ordained to the Office of an Elder Also Benjamin Clapp & Randolph Alexander ware each ordained to the office of an Elder the above were ordai ned under the hands of President D. W.
    Dates:
    September 4, 1836
  • Page 75

    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    And it was carried by a clear voice after which Presdt Woodruff Proceded to ordain Abram O Smoot Elder & Benjamin Boydstun Elder & Daniel Thomas & Benjamin Clapp Priest's & James Allen Teacher & Henry Thomas & John Camp Deacon. After Which Seven branches of the Church was represented Presdt Woodruff represented, one Branch on Egle Creek Benton Tenn 15 in good standing one at Chalk Level 21 in good standing ...
    Dates:
    February 27, 1836