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Delaware County, Iowa


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T. J. Boyland

Farmer & Civil War Veteran

Milo Twp.



    T. J. Boyland is a retired farmer residing on section 19, Milo township, where he owns a small, well improved farm embracing forty acres. His birth occurred in Scotland on the 5th of December, 1845, his parents being Thomas and Jane (Calder) Boyland, who emigrated to America in 1847. The father died in Canada shortly after his arrival, and the mother brought her family to Iowa in 1858, locating on a farm in Milo township, Delaware county. She was married a second time, becoming the wife of William Crites, and passed away here at the age of eighty three years. Her children were six in number. William resides on section 19, Milo township, as does T. J., of this review.
    The last named acquired his education in the common schools and was a youth of thirteen when he came to this county with his mother. At the time of the Civil war he left the parental roof and joined the Union army as a member of Company F, Forty sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving with that command for five months. He was then mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, and returned home. Starting out as a farmer on his own account, he began operating the tract of forty acres in Milo township which is still in his possession and continued its cultivation through out the remainder of his active business career.
     In 1867 Mr. Boyland was united in marriage to Miss Julia A. Wheelock, a native of Pennsylvania and a daughter of Ziba Wheelock. To them have been born two children: Floyd E.; and Maud A., at home. Mr. Boyland is a republican in politics and has held the office of school director. He still maintains pleasant relations with his old army comrades through his membership in Post No. 190, G. A. R. The period of his residence in this county covers fifty six years.



~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 87-88.  Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.

~transcribed and contributed by Constance Diamond for Delaware County IAGenWeb


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