Boynton-Binford Letters | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

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ID: A/70

Primary Creator: Boynton, Andrew Jackson

Other Creators: Boynton, Martha Elizabeth (d. 1927)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Subjects: Boynton, Andrew Jackson - Correspondence, Boynton, Martha Elizabeth, d. 1927 -- Correspondence, Courtship, Texas -- Description and travel

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The letters describe Central and East Texas -- the land, weather, transportation, business. They discuss philosophy of love and marriage. Places mentioned include Auburn and Crawford, Alabama; and Henderson, Waxahachie, Dallas, Larissa, and Jamestown, Texas.

Collection Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Boynton (b. May 1, 1836) and Martha Elizabeth (Pattie) Binford (b. April 6, 1843) met in Crawford, Alabama after the end of the Civil War when Boynton was on his way home to Henderson, Texas. These letters represent their courtship correspondence in 1865 and 1866, with her letters coming from Auburn, Alabama, while his were written from various Texas towns as he traveled on business. They married January 8, 1867 in Macon Co. Alabama, and eventually settled in Panola County, Texas. They had five children; John Binford, Oscar P., Leila, Jesse and Archie. Andrew Jackson Boynton died on January 8, 1888 in Rusk County. Martha Elizabeth Boynton died January 29, 1925 (7?)  in Mt. Enterprise. They are both buried in Boynton Cemetery, Panola County.

(Rusk County Rebels. Davis, Kathryn Hooper and Ericson, Carolyn Reeves. Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, 1998. p. 75; Worley, Joyce Haley. "The Family of Moses Boynton, Jr." A History of Panola County, Texas 1819-1978 . Panola Historical Association, 1979. p. 180).

Subject/Index Terms

Boynton, Andrew Jackson - Correspondence
Boynton, Martha Elizabeth, d. 1927 -- Correspondence
Texas -- Description and travel

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1: Correspondence],

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Correspondence, 1865-1866 and Biographical Notes. 9 items.Nov. 28, 1965

A. J. Boynton, Henderson, TX, to Pattie, n.p. Photocopy. 2 p. Undated

A. J. Boynton, n.p., [to Pattie, n.p. Beginning of letter missing.] Photocopy. 4 p.June 17, 1866

Pattie, Auburn, AL, to Mr. Boynton, n.p. Photo copy. 3 p. Undated

A. J. Boynton, n.p., to Pattie, n.p. Photocopy. 2 p.Oct. 5, 1866

A. J. Boynton, Henderson, TX, to Pattie, n.p. Photocopy. 2 p.Oct. 17, 1866

[Pattie Binford, Auburn, AL], to Mr. Boynton, n.p. [End of letter missing.] Photocopy. 2 p.Oct. 18, 1866

A. J. Boynton, Waxahachie, TX, to Pattie, n.p. Photocopy. 3 p.Nov. 9, 1866

Pattie B[inford], Auburn, AL, to Mr. Boynton, n.p. Photocopy. 2 p.Biographical notes on A. J. Boynton and Pattie Binford. Photocopy. n.d. 1 p


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