Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers

Summary

Creator: Boyce, Truxton W., 1919-2007
Date(s): 1792-1999
Bulk Dates: 1850s-1980s
Call Number: MSS 0583
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers contains twenty-six three-ring notebooks and nine folders of genealogical research notes, family photographs, correspondence, and other ephemera related to nineteenth- and twentieth-century generations of Boyce's family lines from Delaware and Virginia. Boyce's research includes the Boyce, Justis, Morrow, Shreve, Wright, Brownley, Lawrence, Sebree, Adams, and Tuley families, as well as the family lines of his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce (including the Jolls, McColgan, Colge, Wise, Lutz, and Lorenz families). In addition to the genealogical focus of the collection, nine autobiographical scrapbooks document the family life of Truxton W. Boyce and his wife, Doris Jolls Boyce, who began their married life in 1942 in Newark, Delaware.
Physical Description: 7.6 linear feet (10 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Doris Jolls Boyce and Bunny Boyce Meyer, 2008
A Note about Preservation and Handling: Processed and encoded by Lora J. Davis with preservation assistance provided by Jillian Kuzma, May-December 2008. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Processing Information: The original notebooks and scrapbooks compiled by Truxton Boyce are preserved in this collection. Selected rehousing for fragile documents and photographs was provided in processing. A few oversize items were removed for protection. Though the notebooks and scrapbooks still present housing challenges, the format represents Boyce's research and original context for the collected information. Researchers are advised to handle the notebooks with care. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

Truxton W. Boyce

Truxton W. Boyce (1919–2007), native Delawarean and University of Delaware alumnus, was an avid family genealogist and avocational historian. Boyce was born on April 23, 1919, to Elizabeth ("Bess") Armstrong Morrow Boyce and William Truxton Boyce. At the time of his birth the Boyce family resided in Stanton, Delaware, in what is now known as the Hale-Byrnes House. The Boyces were the last owner-residents of the historic home where, in 1777, General George Washington held a war council following the Revolutionary War Battle of Cooch's Bridge. The Hale-Byrnes house is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to visitors.

Following graduation from Alexis I. du Pont High School in 1937, Boyce enrolled at the University of Delaware. There, he met his future wife of sixty-four years, Doris Lee Jolls Boyce. While at Delaware, Boyce played on both the tennis and soccer teams and was president of his junior class. Boyce received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delaware in 1941. Doris Jolls Boyce, who reigned as Delaware's 1941 May Queen and was active with the student theater group the E-52 Players, graduated in 1942.

After completing his degree at the University of Delaware, Truxton Boyce entered the United States Army Air Force in 1941. Boyce rose through the ranks, finally obtaining the rank of Major in 1945 while stationed with the Fourth Air Force in San Francisco, California. During his five years of service Boyce was stationed in a variety of locales, including Fort Du Pont, Fort Miles, Camp Davis, and in the Pacific Theater abroad (most notably in occupied Japan). He left the service in 1946.

Following his military career, Boyce began employment with Sears Roebuck & Co. in Wilmington, Delaware. He became assistant manager of several additional Sears stores located in Dover, Delaware; Asbury Park, New Jersey; and Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. After moving to Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1953, Boyce became involved with the Stewart In-fra-red Commissary Company, a budding food franchise that used pre-microwave technology to quickly cook sandwiches for customers. Boyce remained with Stewarts, first in Allentown, then in St. Louis (1965–1971) and Boston (1971–1982), until he and Doris ultimately retired home to Wilmington in 1982.

Truxton and Doris Boyce had two daughters. Barbara ("Bunny") Jolls Boyce (married name Meyer) was born on April 4, 1944 and Virginia ("Ginger") Truxton Boyce followed on May 15, 1947.

In 1961 Boyce began conducting research into the ancestral history of his mother, Elizabeth ("Bess") Armstrong Morrow, who descended from the Morrow family, which settled in Wilmington in the 1830s, and the Justis family, which first came to Delaware from Sweden in the 1630s. Following this initial research into his mother's family, Boyce maintained his interest in genealogy and remained an active family genealogist and record-keeper throughout his life. His efforts have produced a multi-volume family history that details several lines of both his and his wife's ancestors. Along with his interest in genealogy, he also was interested in antiques, the history of America, Delaware, and Native American cultures.

Truxton Boyce passed away on April 25, 2007, two days after he celebrated his 88th birthday.

Sources

"Truxton Wright Boyce." The News Journal. April 28, 2007. (Obituary) http://miva.delawareonline.com/miva/cgi-bin/miva?obits.mv+68360 (accessed December 2008)

"Ancient tree once shaded Gen. Washington." The News Journal. February 20, 2007. http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070220/NEWS/702200362/1006 (accessed December 2008)

"Double Dels return." UD Messenger 14, no. 3 (2006). http://www.udel.edu/PR/Messenger/05/03/doubles.html (accessed December 2008)

Additional biographical information derived from the collection.

Genealogical Charts

The following genealogical charts were compiled by Lora J. Davis during the processing of this collection. These charts correlate to those created by Truxton W. Boyce over the course of a half-century researching his family history and housed within the thirteen genealogical notebooks in this collection (Notebooks 1–13). These transcribed charts are provided to assist with navigation of the collection and do not represent authoritative information for genealogists.

A statement is included following the heading for every chart indicating the notebook(s) from which the chart was transcribed. Extensive family and historical notes are included in the Detailed Contents List of this finding aid.

Genealogy Chart 1, Boyce Family (Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, and Delaware)

See notebooks 3 and 4 for the original genealogical charts from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Daniel Boyce (b. circa 1718–d. circa September 12, 1804), m. circa 1740 Lucy (b. circa 1724)
    • William Boyce (b. July 29, 1749–d. January 5, 1812), m. October 29, 1772 Martha Adams (b. December 9, 1754–d. February 14, 1800) see Genealogy Chart 2, Adams Family
      • William Boyce II (b. May 5, 1795–d. May 24, 1872), m. October 19, 1815 Catherine ("Kitty") Lawrence Shreve (b. circa 1799–d. 1842), m. circa 1847 Eliza (b. 1810) see Genealogy Chart 3, Shreve (or Sheriff) Family
        • John William Boyce III (b. circa 1815– circa 1838), m. December 5, 1836 Elizabeth M. Paull
        • Caroline Boyce
        • Levin Lawrence Boyce
        • Martha E. Boyce (b. circa 1823–d. circa 1854), m. October 30, 1848 Henry C. Dunlap (b. 1828)
        • Ann Wilson Boyce (b. 1825), m. July 15 1840 W. Rochester Beatty
        • daughter
        • Upton ("Larry") Lawrence Boyce (b. October 30, 1830–d. December 24, 1907), m. February 4, 1858 Belinda Frances Wright (b. April 22, 1831–d. October 31, 1902) see Genealogy Chart 9, Wright Family
          • Uriel Wright Boyce (d. February 22, 1918), m. October 7, 1894 Helen Jessup Bailey
            • Sarah Goen Tuley Wright Boyce (b. January 4, 1896), m. Irving B. Whiteman
            • Belinda Frances Wright Boyce (b. July 3, 1898–d. circa 1900)
            • Kathleen Ward Bailey Boyce (b. July 4, 1900)
            • Helen Jessup Boyce (b. February 1, 1902–d. October 10, 1971)
          • Sarah ("Sallie") Goen Tuley Wright Boyce (b. May 30, 1866–d. July 31, 1890)
          • Katherine Lawrence Shreve Boyce (b. November 7, 1868–d. May 23, 1893), m. October 15, 1891 Robert Lee Jones (b. June 19, 1867–d. December 31, 1898)
          • Upton ("Larry") Lawrence Boyce, Jr. (b. November 4, 1873–d. June 10, 1924), m. July 8, 1908 Mary Edith Duncan (b. May 4, 1883–d. September 23, 1959)
            • Elizabeth Catlin Boyce (b. August 7, 1909), m. November 7, 1940 Earl Walker (b. January 13, 1916)
            • Upton Lawrence Boyce, III (b. February 22, 1911), m. August 14, 1961 Myrtle Wright (b. June 20, 1925)
            • Ann Wright Boyce (b. September 23, 1917), m. August 31, 1940 Joseph Jerome Harris (b. August 23, 1913)
            • Franklin Duncan Boyce (b. October 11, 1920), m. October 1944 June Hill (b. June 14, 1922)
            • Mary Edith Boyce (b. December 30, 1923), m. September 6, 1947 Francis Wilbur Strahorn (b. May 1924)
          • William ("Trux") Truxton Boyce (b. October 25, 1876–d. July 28, 1955), m. April 28, 1909 Elizabeth ("Bess") Armstrong Morrow (b. May 3, 1880–d. October 17, 1959) see Genealogy Chart 16, Morrow Family
            • Belinda Wright Boyce (b. August 21, 1910), m. June 24, 1929 David deClifford Poffenberger
            • William ("Bill") Eves Morrow Boyce (b. March 7, 1913), m. April 28, 1937 Lillian Alexander Proud (b. November 16, 1916–d. October 24, 1980)
            • Elizabeth ("Betty") Armstrong Boyce (b. October 17, 1914), m. July 29, 1939 Sidney Whittington Handy (b. March 22, 1914–d. November 25, 1980)
            • Virginia ("Dixie") Truxton Boyce (b. July 23, 1916–d. June 26, 1936)
            • Truxton ("Trux") Wright Boyce (b. April 23, 1919–d. April 25, 2007), m. June 25, 1942 Doris Lee Jolls (b. May 24, 1920) see Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family
              • Barbara ("Bunny") Jolls Boyce (b. April 4, 1944), m. April 10, 1971 John Meyer
              • Virginia ("Ginger") Truxton Boyce (b. May 15, 1947)
            • Robert ("Bob") Armstrong Boyce (b. October 28, 1920), m. October 1, 1942 Charlotte Louise Wade
        • Thomas Tallifero Shreve Boyce (b. circa 1832–d. January 16, 1905)
        • William Levin Boyce (b. circa 1849)
    • Daniel Boyce (b. 1752–d. September 7, 1804), m. March 29, 1783 Peggy Mangum
      • Eliza Boyce, m. March 19, 1800 George S. Smith
      • Peyton Boyce
      • Joseph Boyce
      • William Boyce
      • Daniel Boyce (d. 1818)
      • John Boyce
      • Sarah Boyce (b. March 4, 1792–d. December 6, 1858), m. October 12, 1812 Alexander Augustus Campbell (b. December 30, 1789–d. May 27, 1846)

Genealogy Chart 2, Adams Family (Virginia)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Ebenezer Adams (d. June 13, 1735), m. 1718 Tabitha Cocke
    • Thomas Adams (d. 1788), m. Martha

Genealogy Chart 3, Shreve (or Sheriff) Family (Rhode Island, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Kentucky)

See notebook 2 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Thomas Sheriff (d. May 29, 1675), m. circa 1649 Martha
    • Thomas Sheriff (b. September 2, 1649)
    • John Sheriff (d. October 14, 1739), m. August 1686 Jane Havens
    • Caleb Sheriff (b. circa 1652), m. circa 1680 Sarah Cereson
    • Mary Sheriff (d. circa 1706), m. February 12, 1685 Joseph Sheffield
    • Susannah Sheriff (d. circa 1714), m. Thomas
    • Daniel Sheriff (d. circa 1737), m. 1688 Jane (d. circa 1737)
      • Martha Sheriff (b. January 2, 1690), m. Linckin
      • Sutton Sheriff (b. December 3, 1692)
      • John Sheriff (b. December 15, 1694)
      • Daniel Sheriff (b. October 15, 1696)
      • Elizabeth Sheriff (b. May 20, 1698), m. Charles Dyer
      • Thomas Sheriff (b. September 20, 1699)
      • William Sheriff (Shreve) I (b. March 26, 1701–d. circa 1750), m. Freelove Dyer (b. June 21, 1699)
        • William Shreve II, m. November 10, 1755 Catherine Martin (b. circa 1735–d. circa 1827) see Genealogy Chart 4, Martin Family
          • Sarah ("Sally") Shreve, m. Foster
            • David Thomas Foster
          • Elizabeth ("Betsey") Shreve, m. David Garrard
            • Sally
            • David Thomas Garrard
          • Mary Shreve, m. Evans
            • Caty Evans
          • David Shreve
          • William Shreve III (b. August 26, 1761–d. January 26, 1837), m. December 17, 1790 Elizabeth Lawrence (d. circa 1806), m. Ann Bennett Wake (b. September 20, 1775–d. April 13, 1849) see Genealogy Chart 5, Wright Family
            • Levan Lawrence Shreve (b. August 27, 1793–d. April 3, 1864), m. October 1819 Hannah D. Andrews, m. Mary Sheppard
            • Thomas Shreve (b. February 4, 1796–d. November 5, 1869), m. November 9, 1818 Mary Scott, m. January 5, 1826 Eliza Ann Rogers, m. April 28 1859 Belle Sheridan
              • John William Shreve (b. July 18, 1821–d. April 4, 1849)
              • Charles Upton Shreve (b. January 12, 1828–d. April 14, 1916), m. Sallie B. McCandles (d. March 1, 1905)
                • Levan Lawrence Shreve (b. March 12, 1866), m. Elizabeth Mitchell
                  • Charles Upton Shreve (b. March 25, 1898)
              • Thomas William Shreve (b. June 5, 1860)
              • Mary Shreve, m. June 1831 Joseph Pierce, Jr.
            • Catherine ("Kitty") Lawrence Shreve (b. circa 1799–d. 1842), m. October 19, 1815 William Boyce (b. May 5, 1795–d. May 24, 1872) see Genealogy Chart 1, Boyce Family
            • Eliza Ann Shreve (b. January 6, 1801–d. February 23, 1832), m. John Marshall Hewitt
              • Edgar Hewitt
              • William Hewitt
              • Thomas Hewitt
            • William Martin Shreve (b. circa 1803), m. Caroline Boyce
            • Upton Lawrence Shreve (b. circa 1806–d. October 1826)
          • John Thomas
            • Sally Thomas
        • Elizabeth Shreve, m. Halls
        • Mary Shreve, m. Mead
        • James Shreve
        • Benjamin Shreve (d. circa 1790), m. Ann Berry
          • Mary Shreve (b. January 3, 1760–d. February 5, 1840), m. circa 1785 William Mead
          • Elizabeth Shreve, m. circa 1786 (Captain) Moffet
          • William Shreve (b. July 2, 1764–d. March 21, 1838), m. June 15, 1786 Margaret
          • Benjamin Shreve (b. 1769–d. 1854), m. Nancy Thrift, m. Laura Simpson
          • Joshua Shreve (b. circa 1769)
          • Abner Shreve (b. circa 1769)
      • Caleb Sheriff (b. March 3, 1707)
      • Benjamin Sheriff (b. 1709)
    • Elizabeth Sheriff (d. January 5, 1719), m. Edward Carter
    • Sarah Sheriff (d. June 24, 1732), m. John

Genealogy Chart 4, Martin Family (New Jersey)

See notebook 2 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Benjamin Martin (b. 1656), m. October 24, 1680 Margaret Reynolds
    • Jonathan Martin (b. June 12, 1687 or 1688–d. August 1768), m. 1706 Elizabeth Dunham (b. November 26, 1689–d. circa 1713), m. 1713 Martha Runyan (b. July 30, 1693–d. circa 1722), m. 1722 Dinah Pyatt (b. February 2, 1703–d. 1789)
      • Mary Martin (b. September 21, 1707)
      • Mercy Martin (b. September 21, 1707), m. John Sutton
      • Jonathan Martin (b. March 19, 1709)
      • John Martin (b. May 16, 1715), m. Priscilla Dunham
      • Martha Martin (b. April 16, 1716)
      • Mercy Martin (b. April 16, 1718)
      • Ann Martin (b. March 4, 1720)
      • James Martin (b. circa 1824), m. February 25, 1747 Ruth Dunham
      • Peter Martin (b. circa 1727), m. December 1748 Anna Ladner
      • Elizabeth Martin (b. circa 1730), m. December 17, 1749 Daniel Dunham
      • Rachel Martin (b. circa 1733), m. January 19, 1753 John Munday
      • Catherine Martin (b. circa 1735–d. circa 1827), m. November 10, 1755 William Shreve II see Genealogy Chart 3, Shreve (or Sheriff) Family
      • Sara Martin
      • Jacob Martin (b. circa 1743), m. February 22, 1764 Elizabeth Dunham
      • William Martin
    • Peter Martin

Genealogy Chart 5, Lawrence Family (Maryland)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Benjamin Lawrence, m. 1675 Elizabeth Talbott (b. 1658) see Genealogy Chart 6, Talbott Family
    • Benjamin Lawrence, Jr. (b. May 13, 1677–d. circa 1726), m. Rachael Marriarte
      • Elizabeth Lawrence (b. December 8, 1702)
      • Benjamin Lawrence (b. January 27, 1704–d. January 4, 1755), m. Ruth Dorsey (b. October 15, 1710–d. 1782)
      • Sophia Lawrence (b. June 2, 1707)
      • Levin Lawrence (b. March 6, 1711 or 1712–d. November 9, 1756), m. Susannah Dorsey (b. December 15, 1717–d. circa 1769) see Genealogy Chart 7, Dorsey Family
        • Benjamin Lawrence (b. May 17, 1741–d. 1814), m. 1762 Urith Randell Owings (b. 1738–d. 1807)
        • John Lawrence (d. May 6, 1782), m. circa 1764 Martha West (d. October 2, 1797) see Genealogy Chart 8, West Family
          • John Stephen Lawrence, m. January 1, 1805 Sarah Maria Shruner
          • Upton Lawrence (d. February 15, 1825), m. February 1, 1803 Elizabeth Hager (d. August 20, 1867)
            • Elizabeth Lawrence
            • Martha West Lawrence
            • Matilda Lawrence, m. June 16, 1835 Robert James Brent
              • Elizabeth Hager Brent
          • Anne West Lawrence, m. May 5, 1784 George Mansell
          • Susannah Lawrence, m. December 23, 1788 Evan Dorsey
            • Basil Dorsey
          • Rachel Lawrence, m. January 30, 1795 Andrew Thompson
          • Elizabeth ("Betsey") Lawrence (d. circa 1806), m. December 17, 1790 William Shreve see Genealogy Chart 3, Shreve (or Sheriff) Family
          • Peggey ("Margaretta") Lawrence, m. November 3, 1804 Allen Talbott
        • Levin Lawrence (b. 1750–d. 1805), m. Sarah Dorsey (b. 1763–d. 1820)
        • Rachel Lawrence (b. May 3, 1739), m. December 13, 1759 Phileman Dorsey (d. 1771), m. Nathan Harris
        • Ruth Lawrence (b. December 22, 1745), m. November 27, 1760 Thomas Owings (d. 1830)
        • Elizabeth ("Betsey") Lawrence (d. 1785)
        • Margaret ("Peggey") Lawrence
        • Richard Lawrence (b. 1759), m. March 22, 1780 Ann Warfield, m. Catherine Murdock Nelson
      • Margaret Lawrence (b. June or January 11, 1716 or 1717)
      • Dorsey Lawrence (b. December 12, 1717–d. 1756)
    • Elizabeth Lawrence (b. February 25, 1679)
    • Lucy Lawrence, m. February 10, 1701 or 1702 John Beet
      • John Beet (b. 1703)
      • Mary Beet, m. 1726 Greenberry Dorsey
      • Margaret Beet (b. June 10, 1719–1770), m. December 1, 1743 Basil Lucas

Genealogy Chart 6, Talbott Family (Maryland)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Richard Talbott (d. 1666), m. 1656 Elizabeth Ewen

Genealogy Chart 7, Dorsey Family (Virginia and Maryland)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Edward Darcy-Dorsey (d. 1659), m. Ann
    • Edward Dorsey (d. 1705), m. circa 1670 Sarah Wyatt (d. 1692), m. circa 1693 Margaret Lacon (d. 1707)
      • Edward Dorsey, Jr. (b. circa 1677)
      • Sarah Dorsey (b. circa 1677), m. John Norwood, m. John Petticoat
      • Hannah Dorsey (b. circa 1679), m. Joseph Howard
      • Samuel Dorsey (b. circa 1682), m. Jane
      • Joshua Dorsey (b. 1686), m. Ann Ridgely
      • John Dorsey (b. June 15, 1688–d. 1764), m. April 8, 1708 Honor Stafford (b. October 12, 1689–d. 1757)
        • Hannah Dorsey (b. August 26, 1709), m. Adam Barnes
        • Ruth Dorsey (b. October 15, 1710), m. Benjamin Lawrence, m. Nathaniel Rumney
        • Michael Dorsey (b. March 15, 1712), m. Ruth Todd
        • Sarah Dorsey (b. October 15, 1715), m. Henry Howard
        • Susannah Dorsey (b. December 15, 1717–d. circa 1769), m. Levin Lawrence (b. March 6, 1711 or 1712–d. November 9, 1756) see Genealogy Chart 5, Lawrence Family
        • Jemina Dorsey (b. December 6, 1720), m. John Elder, m. John Hobbs
        • Patience Dorsey (b. May 7, 1722), m. Samuel Howard
        • Vachel Dorsey (b. October 20, 1726), m. Ruth Dorsey
        • Edward Dorsey (b. October 25, 1728), m. Elizabeth Gillis
        • Nathan Dorsey (b. August 11, 1731), m. Sophia Owings
      • Nicholas Dorsey (b. circa 1690), m. Frances Hughes
      • Benjamin Dorsey (b. circa 1692)
      • Lacon Dorsey (b. circa 1694), m. Margaret Lacon
      • Francis Dorsey (b. circa 1696), m. Elizabeth Baker
      • Charles Dorsey (b. 1698), m. Ann
      • Edward Dorsey, Jr. (b. circa 1700), m. Phoebe
      • Ann Dorsey (b. circa 1702), m. John Hammond
    • Joshua Dorsey (d. 1688), m. Sarah Richardson (d. 1705)
    • John Dorsey (d. 1714), m. Pleasance Ely
    • Sarah Dorsey (d. circa 1691), m. Mathias Howard, Jr.

Genealogy Chart 8, West Family (Maryland)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

Genealogy Chart 9, Wright Family (Virginia and Missouri)

See notebook 2 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • William Wright (d. March 25, 1833), m. circa 1774 Frances, m. August 11, 1787 Rachel Perry
    • George B. Wright
    • John Wright (d. April 1, 1821), m. January 26, 1797 Elizabeth Sebree (b. 1779–d. July 28, 1824) see Genealogy Chart 10, Sebree Family
      • William Wright, m. December 29, 1818 Mary C. S. Wood
      • Howard Wright, m. December 13, 1824 Emily Jones
      • Uriel Sebree Wright (b. November 1804–d. February 18, 1869), m. Sarah Goen Tuley (b. December 4, 1804–d. November 2, 1861) see Genealogy Chart 13, Tuley Family
        • Ann Elizabeth Wright (b. March 4, 1829–d. May 11, 1829)
        • Belinda Frances Wright (b. April 22, 1831–d. October 31, 1902), m. February 4, 1858 Upton Lawrence Boyce (b. October 30, 1830–d. December 24, 1907) see Genealogy Chart 1, Boyce Family
        • Joseph Tuley Wright (b. November 19, 1832), m. Mary Mason (d. 1901)
          • Mary Wright
          • Uriel Wright (b. September 21, 1860–d. June 13, 1929), m. Ella Thomas, m. Ernestine (b. 1886–d. 1938)
          • Edwin J. Wright (b. 1862 or 1863), m. Mary Johnson
          • Joseph ("Josie") Tuley Wright, Jr. (b. March 23, 1866–d. July 27, 1936), m. Wilburn ("Willie") Hill (b. November 25, 1870–d. June 30, 1950)
            • Mary Belinda Robinson Wright (b. January 9, 1895–d. circa June 1895)
            • Virginia ("Margie" or "Peggy") Marguerite Wright (b. July 21, 1897), m. April 21, 1924 S. Van Dyke Brooke (b. August 8, 1886–d. February 25, 1929)
            • Joseph ("Tuley") Tuley Wright III (b. October 17, 1900), m. Elsie Harbert (divorced)
            • Lawrence Carter Wright (b. May 26, 1906), m. Betty Harding (separated)
            • Roger Robinson Wright (b. September 22, 1909), m. November 29, 1933 Sadie Ursery
          • Maude Lillian Wright (b. May 7, 1870–d. September 16, 1903)
          • Sara Elizabeth Wright (b. July 7, 1874–d. August 15, 1945), m. Louis Kellingsworth Hill (d. April 19, 1942)
        • Mary Rebecca Wright (b. January 14, 1835–d. July 9, 1836)
        • Mary Rebecca Wright (b. June 4, 1836–October 30, 1837)
        • Howard Wright (b. February 4, 1838–February 8, 1838)
        • Sarah Norman Wright (b. May 22, 1839–d. November 22. 1839)
        • Uriel Sebree Wright (b. September 17, 1840–d. September 28, 1840)
      • John Corret Wright (d. February 6, 1848), m. January 8, 1837 Mary Elizabeth Holding
      • Frances Elizabeth Wright (d. 1835), m. Edwin G. Pratt
      • Leland Wright (b. June 15, 1814–d. December 14, 1891), m. April 11, 1837 Martha Washington Norman (d. October 1837), m. October 7, 1841 Katherine Ann Hughes
      • Richard Johnson Wright
    • Larkin Wright, m. November 26, 1800 Lucy James, m. October 21, 1813 Nancy Sebree
    • Frances Wright, m. January 22, 1800 John Sleet
    • Nancy Wright (d. circa 1833), m. April 1, 1791 George Rhodes, m. October 28, 1807 William Thomas
    • Lucy Wright (d. circa 1833), m. February 9, 1793 Richard Rhodes, m. February 25, 1800 Charles Smith

Genealogy Chart 10, Sebree Family (Virginia and Kentucky)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • William Uriel Sebree, m. Frances Leland
    • Richard Sebree, Sr. (b. circa 1745–d. 1830), m. Keziah Watts
      • Richard E. Sebree, Jr., m. November 1802 Lydia Watts
        • Reuben Sebree, m. Jane Barnett Watts
      • John Sebree, m. March 17, 1791 Sally Johnson
      • James Sebree, m. Mildred
      • Lucy Sebree, m. December 27, 1797 James Mason
    • John Sebree (b. 1749–d. 1781), m. 1771 Mildred Johnson (b. circa 1753–d. circa 1785) see Genealogy Chart 11, Johnson Family
      • Frances Sebree (b. January 22, 1772–d. September 1854), m. December 23, 1788 John Watts (b. 1767–d. 1834)
      • Uriel Sebree (b. July 5, 1774–d. May 18, 1852), m. 1797 Miss Cave, m. 1817 Elizabeth Payne
      • William Sebree (d. 1837), m. Susan Grant, m. Nancy Percival, m. Miss Drake
      • Elizabeth Sebree (b. 1779–d. July 28, 1824), m. January 26, 1797 John Wright (d. April 1, 1821) see Genealogy Chart 9, Wright Family
      • Mildred Sebree (b. 1781), m. William Cornett, m. William DePew
    • William Sebree, m. May 31, 1774 Hannah Kavennes

Genealogy Chart 11, Johnson Family (Virginia and Kentucky)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • William Johnson (b. 1714–d. 1765), m. 1742 Elizabeth Cave (b. 1720–d. 1785) see Genealogy Chart 12, Cave Family
    • Robert Johnson (b. July 17, 1745–d. October 15, 1815), m. Jemina Suggett (b. June 29, 1752–d. February 23, 1814)
      • Richard Mentor Johnson
    • Nancy Johnson (b. 1747–d. 1810), m. 1764 William Rogers
    • Hannah Johnson (b. 1749), m. 1767 Thomas Montaigue, m. 1779 Robert Bradley
    • Benjamin Johnson (b. 1751–d. 1810), m. 1774 Elizabeth ("Betsey") Barbour
    • Mildred Johnson (b. 1753–d. 1785), m. 1771 John Sebree (b. 1749–d. 1781) see Genealogy Chart 10, Sebree Family
    • Elizabeth Johnson (b. 1757–d. 1832), m. 1772 George Eve
    • William Cave Johnson (b. November 15, 1760–d. 1850), m. 1781 Sally Keene, m. 1782 Ann Keene, m. 1784 Elizabeth Craig
    • Sally Johnson (b. 1762–d. 1785), m. 1780 Labin Shipp
    • Valentine Johnson (b. 1765–d. 1848), m. February 7, 1792 Nancy Bennett, m. August 30, 1803 Elizabeth Cave, m. 1810 Ann Pendelton Brown

Genealogy Chart 12, Cave Family (Virginia)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Benjamin Cave (b. 1680–d. 1762), m. Hannah Bledsoe
    • Elizabeth Cave (b. 1720–d. 1785), m. 1742 William Johnson (b. 1714–d. 1765) see Genealogy Chart 11, Johnson Family
    • Hannah Cave
    • William Cave
    • Ann Cave, m. Cavender
    • John Cave
    • David Cave
    • Sarah Cave
    • Benjamin Cave (b. 1735–d. 1832), m. Elizabeth Belfield
      • Richard Cave (b. 1780–d. 1863), m. Maria Porter
      • Belfied Cave, m. Mildred Christy

Genealogy Chart 13, Tuley Family (New Jersey and Virginia)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Thomas Tuley (d. September 20, 1746), m. September 13, 1729 Mary Scott
    • John Tuley
    • Jonathan Tuley (d. June 9, 1768), m. June 22, 1758 Martha Bowlby see Genealogy Chart 14, Bowlby Family
      • Thomas Tuley (d. circa 1796)
      • John Tuley (d. October 17, 1796)
      • Joseph Tuley (b. February 26, 1763–d. October 9, 1825), m. December 25, 1787 Ann ("Nancy") Brownley (b. May 10, 1766–d. November 7, 1825) see Chart 15, Brownley Family
        • James Tuley (b. October 5, 1788–d. July 20, 1791)
        • Mary ("Rebecca") Tuley (b. May 1, 1790–d. circa June 13, 1862), m. November 21, 1811 Henry Dudley Mitchell (d. circa May 3, 1824)
        • Sarah Tuley (b. December 7, 1791–d. December 27, 1791)
        • John Tuley (b. February 1, 1793–d. July 24, 1794)
        • John Tuley (b. October 3, 1794–d. October 5, 1795)
        • Joseph Tuley, Jr. (b. May 6, 1796–d. June 17, 1860), m. Mary Wheeler Edelin Jackson (b. November 5, 1810–d. September 11, 1891)
        • Martha Tuley (b. March 30, 1798–d. April 3, 1798)
        • Belinda Tuley (b. August 4, 1799), m. September 10, 1818 Charles Strother
        • John Tuley (b. February 23, 1801)
        • Louzetta Tuley, m. February 4, 1823 Duncan T. Massie
        • Sarah Goen Tuley (b. December 4, 1804–d. November 2, 1861), m. November 15, 1827 Uriel Sebree Wright (b. November 1, 1804–d. February 18, 1869) Genealogy Chart 9, Wright Family
      • Mary Tuley
    • Abraham Tuley
    • Sarah Tuley
    • Judith Tuley

Genealogy Chart 14, Bowlby Family (New Jersey)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

Genealogy Chart 15, Brownley Family (Virginia)

See notebook 1 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • John Brownley, Sr.
    • John Brownley, Jr. (d. September 6, 1802), m. circa 1760 Sarah ("Betsy") Goen (d. June 15, 1815)
      • Sarah Brownley, m. December 15, 1785 Elias Earle
      • Elizabeth Brownley
      • Ann ("Nancy") Brownley (b. May 10, 1766–d. November 7, 1825), m. December 25, 1787 Joseph Tuley (b. February 26, 1763–d. October 9, 1825) See Genealogy Chart 13, Tuley Family
      • John Brownley
      • Archibald Brownley (b. 1765–d. May 18, 1805), m. Elizabeth Mitchell (b. November 9, 1772–d. May 13, 1845)

Genealogy Chart 16, Morrow Family (Delaware)

See notebook 6 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Hugh Morrow (b. 1773–d. May 8, 1847), m. Sarah (b. 1776–d. February 19, 1848)
  • William Morrow, Sr. (b. May 12, 1778–d. December 12, 1865), m. circa 1802 Elizabeth Cleland (b. 1778–d. July 18, 1841)
    • Joseph Morrow (d. 1863)
    • William Morrow (b. May 10, 1807–d. May 30, 1878), m. April 21, 1840 Sarah Ann Turner (b. May 4, 1814–d. October 10, 1898)
    • Jane Morrow (b. May 12, 1811–d. May 14, 1906), m. Robert McFarlan (b. 1820–d. July 1, 1895)
    • Ann Morrow (b. March 1814–d. July 5, 1868)
    • Robert Morrow (b. 1817–d. July 4, 1890)
    • James Morrow (b. February 24, 1819–d. March 28, 1896), m. April 27, 1847 Bethia Ferris Eves (b. August 10, 1826–d. July 23, 1896) see Genealogy Chart 17, Eves Family
      • William ("Will") Eves Morrow (b. February 22, 1848–d. August 18, 1907), m. April 28, 1874 Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Armstrong Justis (b. January 20, 1844–d. February 24, 1939) see Genealogy Chart 19, Justis Family
        • Bertha Eves Morrow (b. February 1, 1875–d. September 26, 1941), m. November 16, 1904 Frank Law Harrar (b. November 13, 1871–d. August 29, 1943)
        • John Brynberg Morrow (b. September 16, 1877–d. December 13, 1937), m. April 28, 1915 Francis Lotta Springer (b. July 29, 1890–d. January 12, 1919), m. Mary Carrow Hyland (b. April 15, 1886–d. November 24, 1970)
        • Elizabeth ("Bess") Armstrong Morrow (b. May 3, 1880–d. October 17, 1959), m. April 28, 1909 William ("Trux") Truxton Boyce (b. October 25, 1876–d. July 28, 1955) see Genealogy Chart 1, Boyce Family
      • Mary Elizabeth ("Sissy") Morrow (b. August 1, 1849–d. December 9, 1850)
      • John Ferris Morrow (b. July 1, 1851–d. August 11, 1881)
      • Robert ("Robbie") DuBois Morrow (b. May 5, 1853–d. September 8, 1939), m. Anne ("Annie") Hodgson (b. July 29, 1890–d. June 19, 1932)
      • James Cleland ("Cleland") Morrow (b. September 20, 1855–d. July 31, 1910), m. Kate Reese Pearce (b. October 22, 1859–d. December 8, 1927)
      • Lewis ("Lew") Bush Morrow (b. June 7, 1857–d. 1916), m. Ella J. Dyne (b. 1865–d. 1893), m. Alyce Shields (b. April 25, 1875–d. 1938)
      • Thomas C. Aldrich Morrow (b. January 1, 1861–d. July 10, 1861)
      • Joseph A. Morrow (b. October 25, 1862–d. July 24, 1876)
    • John Morrow (b. June 24, 1821–d. December 12, 1865)
  • John Morrow (b. circa 1801)

Genealogy Chart 17, Eves Family (Delaware and Pennsylvania)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Samuel Eves (d. March 6, 1742), m. Elinor
    • Samuel Eves (d. circa 1742)
    • Susanna Eves, m. Cornelius Peterson
    • Elizabeth Eves, m. Peterson
    • John Eves
    • James Eves (d. August 16, 1783), m. Mary (b. November 19, 1721–d. January 4, 1768), m. Phebe Jeton
      • James Eves (b. September 22, 1756–d. July 24, 1837), m. Mary Duchein (d. circa 1803-1813)
        • John D. Eves (b. 1781–d. July 28, 1822), m. Mary G. (b. 1788–d. May 9, 1815)
        • Elizabeth Eves (b. October 6, 1784)
        • Mary Eves (b. May 1787)
        • William Dushane Eves, Sr. (b. June 13, 1796–d. December 8, 1871), m. December 12, 1811 Bethie Miller Ferris (b. November 22, 1787–d. August 30, 1826), m. Mary Gillespie (b. 1791–d. July 12, 1868) see Genealogy Chart 18, Ferris (or Fiaris or Fearis or Faris) Family
          • Amos F. Eves, m. Anne Elden
          • James Eves (b. October 31, 1818–d. September 1, 1890), m. 1844 Martha Margretta Strawbridge (b. November 8, 1820–d. May 29, 1892)
            • William Dushane Eves (b. May 1, 1845), m. May 25, 1876 Anna Martha Hutchinson (b. May 1, 1855)
              • James Ferris Eves (b. March 7, 1877), m. Anna H. Walker
              • Madge Dickey Eves (b. August 13, 1879), m. Malcolm S. Chambers
              • Anna Hutchinson Eves (b. November 23, 1883–d. 1960), m. Walter T. Conrad
                • William Conrad (b. November 7, 1911)
                • Madge Conrad (b. October 20, 1913)
                • Tomas Conrad (b. March 11, 1916)
                • Mildrid Conrad (b. February 26, 1918)
                • Francis Conrad (b. December 20, 1919)
                • Anna Conrad (b. June 11, 1922)
            • James Strawbridge Eves (b. October 13, 1847), m. Margaret Dickey Hutchinson (b. February 22, 1850)
              • Albert Agnew Eves (b. October 22, 1874), m. March 21, 1901 Sara Ingram
                • Margaret Ingram Eves (b. January 10, 1912)
              • Elizabeth Hutchinson Eves (b. December 7, 1876), m. September 1, 1904 Oscar Howarth
              • Martha Strawbridge Eves (b. June 2, 1879), m. May 1917 William C. Nivin
                • William Crawford Nivin, Jr. (b. 1918)
            • Albert Agnew Eves (b. September 24, 1851–d. September 4, 1870
          • Bethia Ferris Eves (b. August 10, 1826–d. July 23, 1896), m. April 27, 1847 James Morrow (b. February 24, 1819–d. March 28, 1896) see Genealogy Chart 16, Morrow Family
        • Jane Eves (b. July 8, 1793)
        • James Eves (b. September 3, 1796)
        • James Eves (b. August 15, 1798)
      • Samuel Eves (d. circa 1777-1783), m. Elizabeth
      • Jane Eves, m. Moses Girlin
      • Barberry Eves
      • Abraham Eves, m. Elizabeth

Genealogy Chart 18, Ferris (or Fiaris or Fearis or Faris) Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Robert Fiaris (d. September 11, 1749)
    • William Faris (d. circa 1760), m. Jane Steele
      • Jacob Faris (b. June 25, 1744–d. September 1, 1818), m. September 5, 1766 Kezia Sharpe (b. September 10, 1750–d. June 2, 1801)
        • Jane Faris (b. 1770–d. 1796), m. 1795 James Stewart
        • Amos Faris (b. 1781–d. July 15, 1820), m. 1812 Catharine Stewart (b. 1783–d. March 28, 1824)
        • Ann Faris (d. September 18, 1820), m. 1807 Samuel Stuart
        • Jacob Faris (b. January 5, 1784–d. February 22, 1858), m. 1816 Susan Wham (b. 1793–d. March 29, 1863)
        • Sarah Sharpe Faris (b. September 15, 1791–d. March 2, 1849), m. 1818 Jacob Moore, m. 1833 Andrew McIntire
        • Margaret Faris (d. circa 1851), m. William James
        • Bethia Miller Faris (b. November 22, 1787–d. August 30, 1826), m. December 12, 1811 William Dushane Eves, Sr. (b. June 30, 1790–d. December 8, 1871) see Genealogy Chart 17, Eves Family
        • Kezia Faris (b. 1784–d. September 19, 1802)
        • Henry Faris (b. 1783–d. March 4, 1826)
      • Samuel Faris (d. February 19, 1777), m. Mary
      • Margaret Faris, m. David Black
        • S. U. Black, m. Dorcas Middleton
        • Margaret Black, m. Levi Bouldon
    • John Faris
    • Arthur Faris
    • James Faris
    • Robert Faris
    • Agnes Faris
    • Jean Faris
    • Mary Faris

Genealogy Chart 19, Justis Family (Delaware)

See notebook 7 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • John Justis (d. 1709), m. Brita Mouns (d. August 22, 1724)
    • Justa Justis (d. September 1, 1728), m. circa 1679 Anna Morton
      • John Justis (b. 1681), m. November 13, 1704 Brita Stalcop, m. July 30, 1737 Christina Colesbury Walraven
        • Justa Justis (b. 1708–d. September 1, 1728)
        • Peter Justis (b. 1710)
        • Maria Justis (b. November 14, 1714–d. December 5, 1714)
        • Swen Justis (d. September 23, 1715)
        • Susanna (b. December 17, 1738)
      • Mans Justis (b. 1683–d. 1774), m. October 18, 1709 Christina Walraven (b. 1690–d. January 2, 1754), m. August 5, 1756 Catharina Robinson (b. 1691)
      • Justa Justis, Jr. (b. Rebruary 8, 1686–d. August 8, 1760), m. circa 1714 Christina ("Kerstin") Lycau
        • Neils Justice (b. June 19, 1714–d. October 1774), m. Maria Springer (b. July 25, 1723)
        • Swen Justice (b. July 17, 1717–d. January 19, 1792), m. circa 1744 Mary Seeds Springer (b. January 25, 1724–d. August 13, 1756)
        • Susanna Justice (b. March 25, 1720), m. May 27, 1740 Richard Robinson (b. August 20, 1715–d. January 26, 1756)
        • Christiana Justice (b. May 12, 1723), m. Walraven
          • Justa Walraven
        • Sara Justice, m. January 1746 Jonas Morton
          • Sara Morton
        • Justice Justice (b. April 22, 1731)
      • Morton ("Marten" or "Martin") Justis (b. 1688–d. May 29, 1765), m. October 18, 1713 Brita Walraven (b. 1693–d. July 14, 1747), m. December 5, 1747 Magdalena Springer Pohlson
        • Jonas Justis (b. May 23, 1714–d. March 27, 1715)
        • Gustaf Justis (b. March 19, 1716–May 10, 1739), m. December 1, 1737 Susanna Stilley
          • Maria Justis (b. July 1, 1738)
        • Beata Justis (b. December 8, 1718–d. October 1, 1778), m. April 4, 1739 Thomas Turner, m. July 13, 1752 Alexander Miller (d. December 29, 1776)
        • Jonas Justis (b. January 25, 1721), m. July 30, 1737 Kristin Walraven, m. 1744 Mary Walraven
          • Susanne Justis (b. December 17, 1739)
        • Andreas ("Andrew") Gustaffson Justis (b. July 9, 1723–April 19, 1756), m. Dorthea Paulson (b. January 10, 1730–d. May 29, 1761), m. Anna Garretson (d. March 1765)
        • Swen Justis (b. May 31, 1726–d. February 19, 1792), m. October 24, 1751 Mary Paulsson (b. 1731–d. January 16, 1785)
          • Jacob Justis (b. July 27, 1752–d. January 14, 1777)
          • Brigita ("Breata") Justis (b. December 7, 1755–d. January 17, 1777)
          • Anna Justis (b. June 16, 1760)
          • Charles Justis (b. April 20, 1762)
          • Abner Justis (b. July 23, 1764)
          • Aaron Justis (b. October 11, 1768), m. April 7, 1791 Sara Hyland (b. September 17, 1768)
            • Charles Henry Justis (b. August 11, 1792), m. Rebecca Brynberg (b. December 21, 1789–d. December 24, 1867) see Genealogy Chart 20, Brynberg Family
              • Eleanor Brynberg Justis (b. January 26, 1815–d. September 22, 1889)
              • John Brynberg Justis (b. March 9, 1816–d. February 26, 1858), m. February 2, 1843 Lavinia Armstrong (b. July 25, 1820–d. May 11, 1912) see Genealogy Chart 23, Armstrong Family
                • Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Armstrong Justis (b. January 20, 1844–d. February 24, 1939), m. April 28, 1874 William ("Will") Eves Morrow (b. February 22, 1848–d. August 18, 1907) see Genealogy Chart 16, Morrow Family
                • Charles Henry Justis (b. October 28, 1845–d. November 11, 1845)
                • Sarah ("Sallie" or "Ellie") Eleanor Justis (b. October 7, 1846–d. January 2, 1935), m. December 24, 1873 Charles Rubencame (b. September 21, 1844–d. December 23, 1937)
                  • Breata Justis Rubencame (b. January 1, 1880), m. Eugene Woodward
                  • Mary Rebecca Rubencame (b. February 11, 1881–d. 1972)
                • Robert Armstrong Justis (b. March 13, 1849–d. October 28, 1916)
                • John Brynberg Justis (b. July 12, 1851–d. September 9, 1852)
                • Alfred Lee Justis (b. December 30, 1854–d. January 2, 1859)
            • Swen Justis (b. April 12, 1794)
            • Morton Justis (b. April 12, 1794)
            • Abner Justis (b. March 29, 1797)
            • Maria Robinson Justis (b. April 15, 1799)
          • Mary Justis (b. March 11, 1770)
        • Lydia Justis (b. May 28, 1730)
        • Annika Justis (b. July 17, 1732–d. circa 1798), m. John Morton
        • Johan Justis (b. May 26, 1736–d. April 7, 1755)
        • Sara Justis (b. September 18, 1738–d. October 19, 1750)
        • Helena Justis (b. May 25, 1750)
      • Andrew ("Anders") Justis (b. 1690–d. June 24, 1757), m. January 13, 1716 Sarah Mannson
      • Maria Justis
      • Helena ("Ellen") Justis, m. February 7, 1721 David Morton
    • Mounce Justis
    • Charles Justis
    • Hans Justis
    • John Justis
    • Swen Justis (d. 1715)
    • Andrew Justis, m. Brita Peterson (d. June 27, 1737)
      • Catherine, m. Thomas Scott, m. 1728 Thomas Willing
      • Brita Justis
      • Annika Justis, m. June 19, 1728 Jacob Derrickson, m. August 20, 1730 Charles Cornelius
      • John Justis (d. March 11, 1715)
    • Annika Justis, m. Mathias Morton, m. Jonas Walraven, m. Charles Springer, Jr.
  • Elizabeth Justis, m. Mathias Peterson

Genealogy Chart 20, Brynberg Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Christian Brynberg (b. 1684–d. 1752), m. July 2, 1719 Maria Peterson (b. 1699–d. 1752) see Genealogy Chart 21, Peterson Family
    • Elizabeth Brynberg (b. December 4, 1719–d. January 29, 1720)
    • Swen Brynberg (b. November 17, 1720), m. August 4, 1751 Anne Pierce, m. Margaret Peterson Walraven
      • Susanna Brynberg (b. January 28, 1753), m. Mathias Peterson
      • Peter Brynberg (b. January 20, 1755), m. December 2, 1779 Lydia Walraven
      • John Brynberg (b. February 16, 1758–d. July 15, 1819), m. April 2, 1789 Eleanor Stidham (b. October 13, 1765–d. October 27, 1858) see Genealogy Chart 22, Stidham Family
        • Rebecca Brynberg (b. December 21, 1789–d. December 2, 1867), m. Charles Henry Justis (b. August 11, 1792) see Genealogy Chart 19, Justis Family
        • Ann Brynberg (b. May 27, 1794–d. January 16, 1887), m. John Foreman (b. August 25, 1790–d. April 14, 1850)
        • Lydia Brynberg (b. August 20, 1798–d. June 18, 1857), m. February 15, 1819 Robert Pyle Robinson
    • Peter Brynberg (b. September 26, 1722), m. 1744 Anne Owens
      • Elizabeth Brynberg (b. September 21, 1750 )
    • Susanna Brynberg (b. August 15, 1724), m. 1744 Philip Stalcop
      • Dorothy Stalcop (b. March 24, 1751)
    • Mathias Brynberg (b. September 15, 1726–d. August 21, 1730)
    • John Brynberg (b. January 29, 1730–d. August 26, 1730)
    • Mathew Brynberg (b. March 22, 1736), m. 1766 Mary Anderson
    • Christina Brynberg (b. January 20, 1738)
    • Elizabeth Brynberg (b. April 9, 1740), m. May 6, 1762 William Derickson (b. June 4, 1730)
      • Jacob Brynberg

Genealogy Chart 21, Peterson Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Samuel Peterson (d. circa 1689), m.
    • Peter Peterson (d. February 6, 1715), m. Helena (d. 1724)
    • Mathias Peterson (d. September 24, 1719), m. Elizabeth (d. September 20, 1730)
      • Samuel Peterson, m. May 26, 1720 Kirsten Markens
      • Maria Peterson (b. 1699–d. 1752), m. July 2, 1719 Christian Brynberg (b. 1684–d. 1752) see Genealogy Chart 20, Brynberg Family
      • Breta Peterson, m. Andrew Justison

Genealogy Chart 22, Stidham Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Tyman Stidham (d. February 10, 1686), m. Christiana Oels (d. April 25, 1686)
    • Lucas Stidham, Sr. (d. December 8, 1726), m. Karin Stalcop
      • Timothy Lucasson Stidham, m. Margaretta
      • Hans Stidham
      • Lucas Stidham, Jr., m. October 26, 1715 Ingebor Jaquett (b. October 12, 1690–d. April 4, 1748)
      • Peter Stidham
      • Jonas Stidham, m. May 10, 1727 Helena Derickson
        • Lucas Stidham (b. July 29, 1728)
        • Christiana Stidham (b. October 31, 1730–d. May 7, 1815)
        • Zacharius Stidham (b. February 20, 1732)
        • Ingeborg Stidham (b. October 24, 1733), m. December 18, 1766 Jacob Derickson
        • John Stidham (b. January 2, 1735), m. Catherine Hendrickson
        • Cornelius Stidham (b. May 16, 1736–d. May 7, 1803), m. December 8, 1763 Christiana Justis (b. October 2, 1744–d. January 6, 1786), m. January 18, 1789 Rebecca Springer
          • Eleanor Stidham (b. October 13, 1765–October 27, 1858), m. April 2, 1789 John Brynberg (b. February 16, 1758–d. July 15, 1819) see Genealogy Chart 20, Brynberg Family
          • Isaac Stidham (b. March 24, 1767–d. April 25, 1832)
          • Jacob Stidham (b. October 7, 1768–d. August 9, 1791)
          • Rebecca Stidham (b. November 18, 1769–d. June 29, 1861), m. March 25, 1790 Joseph Springer
          • Jonas Stidham (b. February 10, 1771–d. May 24, 1783)
          • Joseph Stidham (b. April 12, 1775–d. April 26, 1832), m. December 21, 1797 Ann Gregg
          • Susanna Stidham (b. November 18, 1778), m. Starkey
          • Ann E. Stidham (b. January 27, 1781–d. December 24, 1864), m. Benjamin Crips (b. October 1, 1772)
        • Helena Stidham (b. June 14, 1739)
        • Eleanor Stidham (b. 1741–d. October 4, 1781), m. Jacob Derickson (b. 1741–d. September 14, 1804)
        • Jonas Stidham (b. October 11, 1744), m. May 25, 1786 Elenor Derickson, m. January 23, 1783 Ingebor Simmex
    • Peter ("Timotheus") Stidham, m. Christiana
    • Luloffe Stidham (d. 1704)
    • Erasmus Stidham
    • Ashmond Stidham, m. Margaretta
    • Maria Stidham, m. Martin Kneelson
    • Elizabeth Stidham, m. John Mounson
    • Ingeborg Stidham, m. Peter Jaquett
    • Benjamin ("Benedictus") Stidham (d. 1699)
    • Adam Stidham (d. 1723)
    • Magdalene Stidham, m. Peter Anderson

Genealogy Chart 23, Armstrong Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • John Armstrong (b. 1671–d. November 23, 1726), m. Elinor
    • William Armstrong (b. circa 1704–d. circa 1774), m. 1758 Ann Richardson (b. circa 1714–d. February 20, 1799)
    • Margaret Armstrong, m. John Armor
    • Robert Armstrong, m. Elizabeth Robinson
      • John Armstrong (d. December 4, 1804), m. May 10, 1764 Rebecca Springer
      • Robert Armstrong (b. 1743–d. March 27, 1821), m. November 17, 1774 Rachel Springer (b. April 5, 1750) see Genealogy Chart 24, Springer Family
        • William Armstrong (b. 1777–d. November 26, 1810), m. Ann Armstrong (b. 1780–d. April 1835)
        • John Armstrong (b. May 12, 1780–d. May 12, 1834), m. Elizabeth Clark (b. August 28, 1779–d. January 30, 1821)
        • Robert Springer Armstrong (b. November 23, 1782–d. March 11, 1838), m. June 3, 1819 Elizabeth Mahaffy (b. December 25, 1793–d. December 8, 1884) see Genealogy Chart 25, Mahaffy Family
          • Lavinia Armstrong (b. July 25, 1820–d. May 1, 1912), m. February 2, 1843 John Brynberg Justis (b. March 9, 1816–d. February 27, 1858) see Genealogy Chart 19, Justis Family
          • Ann Armstrong (b. January 31, 1822–d. February 22, 1907)
          • Mary Elizabeth Armstrong (b. February 25, 1824–d. August 20, 1905), m. James Armstrong (b. November 28, 1818–d. July 23, 1873)
          • Rachel Springer Armstrong (b. February 12, 1826–d. October 4, 1918), m. Joseph Whittaker Springer (b. April 16, 1827–d. January 15, 1899)
          • Amanda Eleanor Armstrong (b. October 14, 1828–d. June 12, 1906)
          • Robert Lewis Armstrong (b. March 17, 1834–d. November 21, 1909), m. Rebecca Brackin (b. November 30, 1840–d. November 20, 1928)
        • George Armstrong (b. July 8, 1785–d. 1791)
        • Sarah Armstrong
        • Elizabeth Armstrong (January 22, 1788), m. Jacob Cling
      • Edward Armstrong
      • William Armstrong (b. September 2, 1753–December 18, 1775)
      • Margaret Armstrong, m. John Welch
      • Elinor Armstrong (b. July 25, 1750), m. December 18, 1776 John Paulson

Genealogy Chart 24, Springer Family (Delaware)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Charles Christopher Springer (b. 1658–d. May 26, 1738), m. December 27, 1685 Mary Hendrickson (d. March 15, 1727), m. Annika Walraven
    • Rebecca Springer (b. 1691), m. circa 1713 John Stifle
    • Magdalene Springer, m. November 11, 1725 Jasper Robinson
    • Anna Elizabeth Springer, m. Samuel Hall
    • Israel Springer (d. 1731)
    • Christopher Springer (b. 1696–d. 1755), m. Catharina Hendrickson
    • Charles Springer (b. circa 1693–d. 1759), m. Marguertia Robinson
    • John Springer, m. Maria Hendrickson
    • James Springer (b. 1703–d. 1763), m. Maria Bishop
    • Joseph Springer (b. 1709–d. 1799), m. circa 1731 Annika Justis
      • Charles Springer (b. September 3, 1732), m. October 28, 1759 Margaret Springer
      • Andreas Springer (b. September 10, 1734–d. July 17, 1734)
      • Breata Springer (b. November 9, 1735), m. November 20, 1755 John Hendrickson
      • Maria Springer (b. October 27, 1737), m. David Hendrickson
      • Joseph Springer (b. October 17, 1739–d. March 12, 1832), m. November 17, 1744 Margaret, m. Anna (d. October 29, 1824)
      • Catharina Springer (b. October 5, 1741), m. January 9, 1776 Strainge Backhouse
      • Sara Springer (b. October 26, 1743)
      • Rebecca Springer, m. June 19, 1770 William Derickson
      • Anna ("Nancy") Springer (b. June 18, 1747), m. December 28, 1767 John Lynam
      • Rachel Springer (b. April 5, 1750), m. November 17, 1774 Robert Armstrong (b. 1743–d. March 27, 1821) see Genealogy Chart 23, Armstrong Family
      • Elinor ("Nellie") Springer (b. June 26, 1752), m. January 22, 1778 John Baughman
      • Hannah Springer (b. April 24, 1757), m. Justis
    • Andreas Springer (d. 1731)
    • Maria Springer, m. July 31, 1710 William

Genealogy Chart 25, Mahaffy Family (Pennsylvania)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Andrew Mahaffy, m. Charity Scarborough
    • Hugh Mahaffy
    • Joseph Mahaffy, m. Mary Alexander
      • Joseph Mahaffy
      • Hugh Mahaffy
      • Rowland Mahaffy, m. circa 1791 Elizabeth Hall (b. circa 1765) see Genealogy Chart 26, Hall Family
        • Elizabeth Mahaffy (b. December 25, 1793–d. December 8, 1884), m. June 3, 1819 Robert Springer Armstrong (b. November 23, 1782–d. March 11, 1838) see Genealogy Chart 23, Armstrong Family
        • Ann Mahaffy (b. February 3, 1796), m. Alexander Alexander
        • Mary Mahaffy (b. May 31, 1798), m. Eli Sinex
        • John Mahaffy (b. August 17, 1801)
        • Joseph Alexander Mahaffy (b. June 16, 1807–1809)

Genealogy Chart 26, Hall Family (residence(s) unknown)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

Genealogy Chart 27, White Family (residence(s) unknown)

See notebook 8 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Delaware)

See notebooks 9, 10, and 13 for the original genealogical charts from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Thomas Jolls (d. circa 1687), m. Abigail (d. circa 1674 or 1675)
    • Sarah Jolls, m. April 3, 1701 Christopher Kimball
    • Thomas Jolls (b. April 25, 1672–d. 1696)
    • Jonathan Jolls (b. March 21, 1674), m. Hannah Briggs
    • Robert Jolls (b. June 2, 1677–d. January 17, 1739), m. February 24, 1703 Experience Holbrook (b. February 22, 1677–d. December 15, 1757)
      • Thomas Jolls (b. November 9, 1703–d. October 16, 1760), m. May 22, 1733 Mehitable Ormsby (b. September 7, 1710–d. January 22, 1790)
        • Susanna Jolls (b. March 22, 1733 or 1734), m. November 30, 1749 Joseph Cole
        • Mary Jolls (b. May 7, 1735). m. Caleb Hill
        • Robert Jolls (b. October 10, 1736), m. Sarah
          • Thomas Jolls (b. June 7, 1762)
          • Anna Jolls (b. July 18, 1764)
          • James Jolls (b. February 24, 1767)
          • Sarah Jolls (b. November 18, 1772)
          • Robert Jolls (b. August 16, 1775)
        • Lydia Jolls (b. March 1, 1738 or 1739), m. June 13, 1756 Joseph Eddy
        • Hannah Jolls (b. October 20, 1740), m. July 27, 1760 Joseph Ormsby
        • Thomas Jolls (b. January 16, 1741 or 1742), m. Phebe
          • Simeon Jolls(b. June 29, 1768)
          • Elizabeth Jolls (b. December 28, 1769)
        • John Jolls (b. November 18, 1743–d. 1796), m. February 8, 1767 Mary Cole (d. December 31, 1830)
          • Lydia Jolls (b. October 5, 1767), m. October 21, 1972 James Easterbrocks Bowen
          • Polly Jolls (b. December 22, 1768), m. 1786 Gideon Luther
          • Mercy Jolls (b. September 11, 1770), m. September 2, 1792 David Easterbrocks
          • Benajah Jolls (b. October 16, 1774), m. Nancy Eddy
          • John Jolls, Jr. (b. March 16, 1774–d. August 16, 1849), m. July 12, 1798 Sarah ("Sally") Whitaker (b. August 23, 1776–d. August 23, 1851) see Genealogy Chart 29, Whitaker Family
            • Sally Jolls (b. March 26, 1799), m. Benson Bean (b. 1796–May 31, 1824)
            • Harriet Jolls (b. October 5, 1801–d. July 30, 1894), m. November 6, 1836 William L. Barrus
            • Lydia Jolls (b. March 18, 1807–d. January 23, 1893), m. May 12, 1836 Jonathan C. Champlin (d. February 13, 1861)
            • Mary Jolls (b. December 31, 1808–d. December 31, 1830)
            • Joseph Haile Jolls (b. May 17, 1814–d. November 7, 1887), m. June 24, 1842 Sarah Child (b. September 29, 1820–d. April 2, 1849) see Genealogy Chart 30, Child Family, m. July 30, 1855 Harriet N. Buffington (b. 1824 or 1825–d. February 4, 1872), m. October 20, 1872 Jane Frazer (b. 1829 or 1830–d. June 11, 1925)
              • John Wheaton Jolls (b. October 24, 1842–d. November 24, 1905), m. December 15, 1864 Susan J. Cogle (b. February 28, 1846–d. January 14, 1903)
                • Joseph Childs Jolls (b. November 27, 1865–d. January 16, 1934), m. April 28, 1886 Alice Brookfield McColgan (b. July 31, 1868–d. August 30, 1953) see Genealogy Chart 31, McColgan Family
                  • John James Jolls (b. February 5, 1887–d. circa 1968), m. Aberda M. Edwards (b. circa 1886–d. circa 1919), m. Ada Scott (b. circa 1890–d. circa 1973)
                  • Lottie Jane Jolls (b. May 23, 1888–d. circa 1969), m. Elwood Brown
                  • Ephraim Preston Jolls (b. November 8, 1890–d. December 17, 1962), m. June 15, 1918 Ruth Emily Lorenz (b. January 13, 1900) see Genealogy Chart 33, Lorenz Family
                  • Joseph LeRoy Jolls (b. November 11, 1892–d. September 15, 1907)
                  • Albert Massey Jolls (b. July 29, 1898–d. August 26, 1975), m. Edna M. Hufual (b. August 2, 1901–d. January 17, 1980)
                  • Clinton Wyatt Jolls (b. May 15, 1903–d. circa 1972), m. Helen R. Gove (b. October 27, 1912–d. March 11, 1978)
                  • Alice Virginia Jolls (b. March 6, 1909), m. Albert Silver Daniels
                • John A. Jolls (b. January 23, 1868–d. February 29, 1912), m. January 28, 1904 Annie E. Adams
                • Charles H. Jolls (b. August 3, 1871–d. February 16, 1929), m. December 18, 1895 Mary R. Cooper
                  • Mary Evelyn Jolls (b. December 4, 1896)
                  • Sarah Elizabeth Jolls (b. October 20, 1903)
                • Francis Cox Jolls (b. March 8, 1873–d. November 25, 1909)
                • Sarah L. Jolls (b. February 13, 1878–d. June 7, 1941), m. April 6, 1904 Theodore V. Leonhart
                • Lottie Jane Jolls (b. May 27, 1883–d. November 3, 1884)
              • Arthur C. Jolls (b. June 1, 1857)
              • Annie Eliza Jolls (b. November 5, 1862–d. 1947)
          • Haile Jolls (b. December 2, 1782)
        • Sarah Jolls (b. August 7, 1745), m. John Ormsby
        • Ebenezer Jolls (b. January 28, 1746), m. April 7, 1769 Mary Wheaton
          • Gardner Jolls (b. May 23, 1770)
          • Sylvester Jolls (b. July 9, 1771)
          • Abigail Jolls (b. July 3, 1774)
          • Samuel Wheaton Jolls (b. September 27, 1777)
        • Mehitable Jolls (b. April 24, 1749), m. Robert Luther
        • Jeremiah Jolls (b. October 10, 1750), m. December 30, 1772 Rose Salisbury
        • Betty Jolls (b. January 15, 1755), m. Peter Wheaton
      • John Jolls (b. October 2, 1705)
      • Mary Jolls (b. September 3, 1715), m. March 31, 1735 Wilham Burton, m. November 29, 1735 Nathaniel Munroe, m. March 17, 1751 Hezekial Luther, Jr.
      • Sarah Jolls

Genealogy Chart 29, Whitaker Family (Rhode Island)

See notebook 9 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Rufus Whitaker, m. Deborah
    • Simeon Whitaker (b. January 13, 1764)
    • James Whitaker (b. January 7, 1766)
    • Rufers Whitaker (b. September 18, 1767)
    • Lydia Whitaker (b. March 11, 1771)
    • Sarah ("Sally") Whitaker (b. August 23, 1776–d. August 23, 1851), m. July 12, 1798 John Jolls, Jr. (b. March 16, 1774–d. August 16, 1849) see Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family
    • Hannah Whitaker (b. circa 1775)
    • Asa Whitaker (b. May 25, 1778)
    • Joseph Whitaker (b. September 28, 1783)

Genealogy Chart 30, Child Family (Rhode Island)

See notebook 9 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Caleb Child, m. Bethia
    • Cromwell Child (b. January 30, 1757)
    • Caleb Child, Jr. (b. November 24, 1761), m. October 30, 1791 Sarah Bowen
      • Margaret ("Peggy") Bowen Child (b. June 10, 1792), m. November 18, 1819 William Barton Child (b. May 5, 1796)
  • William Child, m. October 10, 1761 Susannah Bushee
    • Simeon Child (b. March 6, 1763)
    • William Child, Jr. (b. April 10, 1766), m. October 7, 1784 Betsey Ormsby
      • Benjamin Child (b. January 1, 1785)
      • Joseph Child (b. January 1, 1785)
      • Samuel Child (b. February 5, 1787)
      • William Henry Child (b. June 11, 1789)
      • Betsey Child (b. October 4, 1791)
      • Nancy Child (b. April 18, 1794)
      • Ezra Ormsbee Child (b. May 5, 1796)
      • William Barton Child (b. May 5, 1796), m. November 18, 1819 Margaret ("Peggey") Bowen Child (b. June 10, 1792)
        • Sarah Child (b. September 29, 1820–d. April 2, 1849), m. January 24, 1842 Joseph Haile Jolls (b. May 17, 1814–d. November 7, 1887) see Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family
        • Elizabeth Child (b. November 3, 1822)
      • Amanda Child (b. June 26, 1798)
      • Sally Child (b. May 7, 1800)
    • Roby Child (b. November 7, 1768)

Genealogy Chart 31, McColgan Family (Delaware)

See notebook 13 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • James McColgan (b. September 1832–d. December 15, 1903), m. circa 1866 Louisa Flavilla Wise (b. July 1839–d. 1932) see Genealogy Chart 32, Wise Family
    • Alice Brookfield McColgan (b. July 31, 1868–d. August 30, 1953), m. April 28, 1886 Joseph Childs Jolls (b. November 27, 1865–d. January 16, 1934) see Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family
    • Louisa ("Lu Lu") McColgan (b. May 1876), m. Charles Schaman (b. August 19, 1874–d. March 30, 1930)
    • Amy M. McColgan (b. 1879–d. June 21, 1953), m. January 21, 1903 William H. Carey (b. August 1885–d. December 17, 1954)
    • Anna ("Annie") Corrine McColgan (b. October 1880–d. 1968), m. August 29, 1904 Norman P. Crouch (b. 1878–d. 1941)

Genealogy Chart 32, Wise Family (Maryland and Delaware)

See notebook 13 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • James M. Wise (b. January 11, 1809–d. May 26, 1895), m. Sarah O. Atkinson (b. January 30, 1810–d. September 18, 1891)
    • Sarah ("Sis") F. Wise (b. December 1832–d. circa 1908), m. December 1, 1852 John H. Ridinas (b. April 1832–d. circa 1980)
    • James ("Bub") M. Wise, Jr. (b. January 6, 1834–d. August 21, 1918), m. December 25, 1856 Anna ("Eliza") E. Hoffecker (b. March 26, 1836–d. November 17, 1894)
    • Anne ("Annie") Elizabeth Wise (b. circa 1836)
    • Louisa ("Lu Lu") Flavilla Wise (b. July 1839–d. 1932), m. January 31, 1865 James Colligan, m. circa 1866 James McColgan (b. September 1832–d. December 15, 1903) see Genealogy Chart 31, McColgan Family
    • Virginia ("Jennie") P. Wise (b. April 1843–d. 1940), m. January 21, 1869 Thomas Massey, Jr. (b. October 15, 1845–d. February 4, 1889)
    • Mary C. Wise (b. October 1845–d. 1935), m. John Owen Roberts (b. 1838–d. 1893)
    • Ephraim ("Eph") Preston Wise (b. April 14, 1848–d. March 16, 1903), m. January 1, 1889 Virginia A. Taylor (b. February 6, 1866–d. October 2, 1942)
    • Amelia C. Wise (b. May 21, 1853–d. January 6, 1860)

Genealogy Chart 33, Lorenz Family (Delaware)

See notebooks 10 and 12 for the original genealogical charts from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Phillip Lorenz, m. Wilhelmina Schmuck
    • Johann Friedrich Lorenz (b. January 1822–d. April 13, 1901), m. May 31, 1852 Agnes Maria Lepple (b. 1829–d. May 13, 1901)
      • Frederick Lorenz (b. March 21, 1854–d. June 23, 1905)
      • Mary Lorenz (b. 1857–d. 1933)
      • Wilhelmina ("Minnie") Lorenz (b. 1859), m. Howard Days
      • Louis Lorenz (b. January 1860), m. Catherine Kratoer (b. April 1864)
      • Rose Lorenz (b. 1864–d. 1917)
      • Albert George Lorenz (b. August 17, 1865–d. January 13, 1942), m. March 26, 1889 Fredericka ("Ricka") Emily Lutz (b. August 15, 1867–d. August 22, 1918) see Genealogy Chart 34, Lutz Family
        • Albert Walter ("Walter") Lorenz (b. April 29, 1890–d. October 1, 1934), m. Mildred Stoops
        • Frederick ("Fred") Ross Lorenz (b. January 9, 1894–d. April 30, 1975))
        • Ruth Emily Lorenz (b. January 13, 1900), m. June 15, 1918 Ephraim Preston Jolls (b. November 8, 1890–d. December 17, 1962) see Genealogy Chart 28, Jolls Family
      • George J. Lorenz (b. 1871–d. 1938)

Genealogy Chart 34, Lutz Family (Delaware)

See notebook 12 for the original genealogical chart from which this chart was transcribed.

  • Johann Lutz (widower)
    • Frederick Lutz (b. 1828–d. 1888), m. Emily Hermann (b. 1834–d. 1872)
      • Fredericka ("Ricka") Emily Lutz (b. August 15, 1867–d. August 22, 1918), m. March 26, 1889 Albert George Lorenz (b. August 17, 1865–d. January 13, 1942) see Genealogy Chart 33, Lorenz Family
    • George L. Lutz
    • Christopher Lutz, m. (raised Fredericka ("Ricka") Emily Lutz)
      • Robert Lutz
      • Caroline ("Carrie") Lutz
      • George Lutz
      • Elizabeth Lutz, m. Jackal
      • William ("Will") Lutz
      • Flora Lutz, m. Wiegaut
    • Anna Lutz
    • J. Martin Lutz

Scope and Contents

The Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers contains twenty-six three-ring notebooks and nine folders of genealogical research notes, family photographs, correspondence, and other ephemera related to nineteenth- and twentieth-century generations of Boyce's family lines primarily from Delaware and Virginia. In 1961 Truxton Boyce undertook the task of creating an ancestral study of his mother, Elizabeth ("Bess") Armstrong Morrow. She was the descendent of, among others, the Morrows, who emigrated from Ireland to Wilmington, Delaware, in 1835 and owned a confectioners shop in Wilmington in what came to be known as the Morrow building, and the Justis family, who first arrived in the Swedish settlement in Delaware from Sweden in the 1630s. Over the next half-century Boyce continued his research into his and his wife's ancestral past and developed a multi-volume collection of genealogical records. In addition to these genealogical notebooks, Boyce also compiled several additional contemporary scrapbooks documenting his own generation's family history.

This collection of personal family histories is an important historical source for a wide variety of researchers. Genealogists as well as researchers interested in local history, photography, architecture and historic preservation, post-World War II family life, and other topics will find original documents in this extensive collection. As a repository for generations of original family documentation and ephemera, this collection includes, for example, images produced via many of the different photographic processes utilized over the span of more than one hundred years. The collection includes everything from mid-twentieth-century Polaroids and colorized portraits mounted on plywood to early nineteenth-century tintypes.

In addition to the significance of the material objects housed within this collection, the stories Boyce gathered and documented about the lives, marriages, relocations, and professions of generations of his ancestors provide interesting case studies for an investigation into the state of the nation as a whole at various periods in time. Each line of the Boyce and Jolls families arrived on the American continent during different eras and had variously rich experiences once here. The Brynberg, Stidham, and Justis families first arrived in New Castle and Wilmington, Delaware, from Sweden in the seventeenth-century, whereas the earliest Jolls arrived in eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island from England. Many of these early Jolls ancestors engaged in Atlantic whaling during the eighteenth-century. Boyce ancestor Uriel Wright was a prominent St. Louis lawyer during the antebellum period and returned to his home state of Virginia to become a Confederate staff officer during the Civil War. During the same period, Jolls ancestor Frederick Lorenz appealed for American citizenship on November 7, 1854.

The Morrow family owned a store at 211 Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware, during the last half of the nineteenth century, and Colonel Upton Lawrence Boyce lived on his wife's Virginia family estate, the Tuleyries, from 1866 until he moved his family to Stanton, Delaware, as a widower in 1902. In 1929 William Truxton Boyce was appointed Federal Prohibition Commissioner for the state of Delaware, and during the late 1960s his granddaughter, Barbara ("Bunny") Boyce served with the Peace Corps in Nigeria. These stories, as well as many others, illustrate the widely disparate lifestyles of generations of Boyce and Jolls ancestors. In addition, they demonstrate how truly wide-reaching a genealogy of one couple, in this case Truxton and Doris Jolls Boyce, can become.

While much of the focus of this collection is on Boyce's ancestral past, and thus of a historical nature, another wealth of information from this collection is of more contemporary interest. In addition to the genealogical content of the collection, Boyce also preserved his own immediate family's history via several personal scrapbooks. These scrapbooks (Notebooks 14–22) document over half a century of the lives of Truxton W. Boyce, his wife Doris Jolls Boyce, and their two daughters, Barbara ("Bunny") Boyce Meyer and Virginia ("Ginger") Boyce. The scrapbooks trace the Boyces' lives from Truxton and Doris's first meeting as students at the University of Delaware in the early 1940s, to their eventual retirement in Wilmington, Delaware, in the 1980s. The scrapbooks document Truxton's service in the Second World War, including the period when he was stationed in occupied Japan, and the young family's transition to civilian life with Truxton's initial sales jobs with Sears Roebuck and Company in Wilmington and Dover, Delaware; Asbury Park, New Jersey; and Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. The scrapbooks also document Truxton's rise through the ranks with the Stewart In-Fra-Red Sandwich Company from the mid-1950s until his retirement in the 1980s. This career moved the family several times, from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to St. Louis, Missouri, and to Boston, Massachusetts. Photographs, newsclippings, and ephemera illustrate Boyce's career, residences, home life, family activities, holidays, and vacations. The Boyce family scrapbooks thus represent one family's post-war, suburban, upwardly-mobile, growing and thriving American experience.

Boyce's research notes and records also provide a glimpse into a unique time and place. Boyce conducted most of his research during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, and the research materials housed in this collection echo this time frame. In many instances Boyce utilized then-contemporary maps to illustrate the movement of his family members from place to place, gathered period tourist brochures and materials from his research destinations, and supplemented the genealogical charts he crafted with the then-current whereabouts of his relatives. All of this serves to add an additional dimension to the historical content of the collection.

The collection is divided into four series. The first two series, Series I. The genealogy of Truxton W. Boyce, and Series II. The genealogy of Doris Lee Jolls Boyce, solely contain notebooks tracing the family lines of Truxton Boyce and Doris Jolls Boyce respectively. The family lines traced in Series I. include the following: Boyce, Tuley, Adams, Sebree, Lawrence, Brownley, Wright, Shreve, Morrow, Justis, Eves, Armstrong, Cleland, Ferris, Brynberg, Mahaffy, Dushane, Sharpe, Hyland, Stidham, Springer, and Hall families.

Those families traced in Series II. include the following: Jolls, Lorenz, Lutz, Lepley (or Lepple), Herman, McColgan, Colge, and Wise families. Boyce did not trace every family line to the same degree of detail. Some lines, such as the Lutz and Lorenz families (Notebook 12), are only traced as far back as their mid-nineteenth century arrivals in America from Austria and Germany. Other lines, most notably the Stidham and Brynberg lines (Notebook 8), have been traced back into the seventeenth-century.

Series III. The life of Truxton W. Boyce is comprised of nine notebooks (Notebooks 14-22) and one scrapbook (Scrapbook 1) that document nine periods in the life of this collection's compiler, Truxton W. Boyce. Unlike the other notebooks in this collection, these nine notebooks more closely resemble personal scrapbooks with autobiographical content, rather than notebooks of genealogical research and collected family ephemera. The nine notebooks detail eight self-defined periods in Boyce's life. The periods are 1939–1942 Courtship and Marriage; 1941–1946 Military; 1946–1953 Sears Roebuck; 1953–1965 Allentown; 1965–1971 St. Louis; 1971–1982 Boston; 1982–1984 Wilmington; and 1985–1990s. In addition to these nine three-ring notebooks, Series III. also contains one bound scrapbook that was kept during Truxton Boyce's youth as a student at Henrik J. Krebs Grammar School (Newport, Delaware) and Alexis I. du Pont High School (Wilmington, Delaware).

The final series, Series IV. Miscellaneous notebooks and foldered items, includes four notebooks and nine folders containing items that were either not originally housed in any of the notebooks or do not specifically pertain to any one family line. The notebooks in this series include the following: Notebook 23 General Data and Letters, Notebook 24 Addresses and Antique Articles, Notebook 25 Boyce and other notes, and Notebook 26 Letters and family ephemera. Boyce apparently used these notebooks to collect varied reference sources supporting his research. These notebooks include information such as addresses of research institutions and libraries, correspondence with distant relatives regarding shared ancestors, a listing of family antiques and heirlooms noting both the items's original owners and who currently possesses them, and articles on caring for and collecting antiques. A detailed description of the contents of these miscellaneous notebooks and folders can be found in the contents list below. Notable among the items in this series is the reunion notebook of Col. Ephraim Preston Jolls, Class of 1913, University of Delaware. Jolls, who retired to Newark, Delaware, after a career in the U.S. Army, received the booklet "Ye-Old-School-Tie" (no. 1 and 3, 1951 and 1953), which includes biographical profiles of his Delaware classmates, many of whom served in either one or both of the World Wars.

Boyce developed his understanding of the lives of his ancestors by talking to and corresponding with living relatives, consulting county probate records, wills, church records, cemetery records and tombstones, and other common sources of genealogical data, mining through family held records such as family Bibles, funeral announcements, marriage licenses, birth certificates, and so on, and, frequently, by visiting the former homesteads and places of residence of his ancestors. Boyce kept detailed records of his journeys and, over time, developed an extensive family tree. The materials housed within this collection reflect his hard work and preserve much of what he collected while investigating his family's past. Much more than just research notes and demographic data, the notebooks preserve a remarkable array of original family ephemera, such as hundreds of photographs (including two tintypes) of relatives, homes, tombstones, and antiques spanning well over a century; nineteenth-century letters, receipts, recipes, legal documents and newspaper clippings; an 1841 cookbook; a Nigerian coin from the 1960s; and First and Second World War-era military medals.

Though each of the twenty-six notebooks is unique, the overall style, content, and structure of the notebooks are similar. Typically, each notebook opens with research notes on the family and several pages of handwritten genealogical charts. (Many of these charts have been compiled and reproduced in this finding aid in order to provide a roadmap for the collection.) Following the notes, Boyce has preserved correspondence, brochures, and maps, and any additional period items such as photographs and other ephemera related to the family line. Boyce's notes often include family memories and anecdotes about individual ancestors and remarks about the current location ancestral antiques. Altogether, this collection provides rich documentation for several family lines through nearly four centuries of life in America.

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Boxes 8-10: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

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MSS 0583, Truxton W. Boyce genealogical research and family papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

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