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Name:Francis Marshall Boykin
Affiliation:Class of 1856
Biography & Genealogy:Francis Marshall Boykin was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on March 1, 1837. His ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and his father, General Francis M. Boykin, was a member of the Virginia Senate. His mother was Hester Ann Briggs of Nansemond County, Virginia. Boykin entered the Virginia Military Institute in July 1853 and graduated in 1856. He engaged in teaching until 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Lt. Colonel in the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment. Boykin served throughout the war and was briefly imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After the war, he was in the tobacco business in Richmond, Virginia. Boykin married Ellen Burton George in 1870, and they had three children (Hamilton, Anna, Ellen). He died on May 5, 1906 in Richmond.
Additional Online Resources:Full-text Civil War papers online