An American Family History


The Boy Family

East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.

Jacob Boy was born on April 17, 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania.

Jacob moved to Louden County, Virginia before 1770.

Jacob was a Revolutionary War veteran. He was drafted in 1779 and was a private in Captain Sensum's company, Colonel Campbell's regiment in Virginia

His children with his first wife were:

Adam Boy (married Sarah Royston),
Catherine Boy (married Henry Funkhouser).

Jacob married Mary Drummond. Their children included:

Andrew Boy (1796, married Mary Hobaugh),
Elizabeth Boy (1798, married William Smith).
Winifred Boy (1800, married Andrew Shell),
Sarah Boy (1803, married William White),
Nancy Ann Boy (1804, married Thomas Mallonee),
Jacob Boy, Jr. (1806, married Ruth Mallonee),
George Boy (1808).

In 1787, Jacob Boy and Christian Truckisel (Troyel) bought 380 acres in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

In 1794, Jacob bought 470 acres from Henry Waggoner in Sullivan County.

Jacob died on May 20, 1833.

Jacob's name was on the 1835 pension list in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the 13 colonies which became the newly formed United States.




from History of Tennessee

F. M. and P. J. Boy, farmers, are the sons of Andrew and Mary (Hobaugh) Boy. Andrew was born in this county February 15, 1796, the son of Jacob Boy. He was a farmer who was progressive in all he did. He was a Confederate during the war, but accepted the results without a murmur. He was a man whose character left a strong impression on his family. He was a zealous member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and died in 1870, aged seventy-four.

The mother was born in this county December 1, 1799, the daughter of Phillip Hobaugh. She was also a devoted Methodist, and reared four sons and four daughters; she died at the age of forty-four years, and was mourned by all who knew her.



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