(Church History Library, Salt Lake City.)

John F. Boynton (Church History Library, Salt Lake City.)


Boynton, John Farnham


20 Sept. 18111–20 Oct. 1890.2 Merchant, lecturer, scientist, inventor.3 Born at East Bradford (later Groveland), Essex Co., Massachusetts.4 Son of Eliphalet Boynton and Susanna Nichols.5 Baptized into LDS church by JS, Sept. 1832, at Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio.6 Ordained an elder by JS, 16 Nov. 1832.7 Served missions to Pennsylvania, 1832, with Zebedee Coltrin; to Maine, 1833–1834, with Evan Greene; and to Painesville, Geauga Co., Ohio, Nov. 1834, with William E. McLellin.8 Ordained member of Quorum of the Twelve, 15 Feb. 1835, in Kirtland.9 Served mission to eastern states and Canada with Quorum of the Twelve.10 Married first to Susannah (Susan) Lowell by JS, 20 Jan. 1836, at Kirtland.11 Dissented over handling of temporal matters associated with Kirtland Safety Society; disfellowshipped from Quorum of the Twelve, 3 Sept. 1837.12 Reinstated to church and membership in Quorum of the Twelve, 10 Sept. 1837.13 Excommunicated, 1837.14 Visited JS in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Sept. 1842.15 Settled at Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York, ca. 1851.16 Wife died, 7 Aug. 1859.17 Assisted in running boundary line between U.S. and Mexico.18 Married second Caroline Foster Harriman, 20 Jan. 1883.19 Died at Syracuse.20