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Greetings to family, friends, visitors and fellow genealogists! This website is created with hopes of preserving the memories and history of our ancestors. Many of these people we know about, but many are forgotten because their records have been lost or destroyed through the years. In any case, it's hard to imagine where we'd be without their dreams, dedication and sacrifice. Our ancestors made it possible for us to live as we do today and we show our gratitude by learning about their life experiences. I hope this website gives you an opportunity to learn something new and exciting about your family.

A New Beginning
The Byington ancestry can be traced back to Bartholomew De Boynton (about 1000AD) but information prior to the 17th century becomes vague and impossible to validate. Because of this, it was decided to focus our family research from William Boynton and his wife Elizabeth, who were among the first Boynton's to arrive in North America from England. After being excummunicated from their church in 1638 - William, brother John, Elizabeth, Rev. Rogers and several followers, set sail to 'New England' on a ship named 'John of London'. They landed in Salem harbor in the fall and wintered in the area. The next spring the group traveled north and settled in an area between the villages of Newbury and Ipswich. They named the settlement 'Rowley' in honor of their minister Ezekiel Rogers who taught Puritan beliefs in Rowley, England. Records from the early settlement show William was a teacher, planter and weaver. He taught school from 1656-1681 and was probably the first school teacher in Rowley. William & Elizabeth had four sons & three daughters born in Rowley.

It's believed the 'Boynton' surname changed to 'Byington' when John Boynton (grandson of William) received a land grant from the King of England issued in the name of John 'Byington'. John probably thought it was easier to change his name than to send the grant back to England to be corrected.

Jeff Byington

My Ancestral Lineage
Name Birthplace Date
William Boynton Yorkshire, England 1605
Caleb Boynton Rowley, Massachusetts 1650
John Byington Newbury, Massachusett 1676
Daniel Byington I Farmington, Connecticut 1711
Daniel Byington II Branford, Connecticut 1738
Daniel Byington III Wolcott, Connecticut 1773
Randall Byington Wolcott, Connecticut 1806
Robert Byington Hartford, Connecticut 1850
Clifford Byington Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1889
Douglas Byington Arkansaw, Wisconsin 1923

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Our Journey
May 02 - Started researching ancestors and more
Jun 02 - Began compiling data, media, info, etc
Mar 08 - Created & tested website
Dec 09 - Launched the website
Oct 10 - Visited first Boynton homestead in Rowley MA
Dec 10 - Upgraded software to improve navigation, features, etc
Jan 11 - Redesigned website to freshen appearance
Jun 12 - Traveled to Michigan to visit Gen3 Grandparents Gravesite
Jan 14 - Upgraded TNG software from version 8.02 to 10.0.3
Aug 14 - Traveled to New York to visit Gen4 Grandparents Gravesite
Nov 17 - Upgraded TNG software from version 10.0.3 to 11.1.2
Jul 17 - Traveled to Sweden to visit birthplace of ancestors
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