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1855 Thomas Boyden & Martha Johnson Victorian Wedding Card, Foxboro MA


Printed on card: "Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Boyden, with the wife's maiden name "Martha L. Johnson" printed below. We believe this is their beautiful 1855 Victorian era wedding calling card. These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Thomas Boyden 1834-1906 born and died in Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
His father: Stephen Boyden
His mother: Hannah Pettee Boyden
His sibling: Stephen Lewis Boyden 1812–1888

His wife: Martha Louisa Johnson 1836–1864 (Martha Louise Johnson) daughter of Albert Johnson Lois Lawrence Johnson. They were married on September 25, 1855 in New Bedford, Massachusetts and this is their wedding card. 

Their Children:
Thomas Dexter Boyden 1856–1924
Clarissa Louise Boyden 1857–
Arabella Alice Boyden 1861–1898
Jennie Lawrence Boyden 1865–1955
Elmer Nelson Boyden 1867–1951
Mattie Louetta Boyden born 1869 also seen as Mattie Louette Boyden
Wallace J Boyden 1871–1874
Clementina Florence Boyden 1876–1964

Thomas Boyden in the 1850 United States Federal Census
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1850: Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Household Members: Name Age
Hannah Boyden 61
Jason Boyden 35
Hannah Boyden 33
Lena Boyden 27
Thomas Boyden 16

Thomas Boyden in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 46
Birth Date: Abt 1834
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1880: Foxborough, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha Louisa Boyden
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Boyden 46
Martha Louisa Boyden 43
Jennie Lawrence Boyden 15
Elmer Nelson Boyden 13
Mattie Louette Boyden 11
Clementina Florence Boyden 3

Found in Portland, Maine, Cumberland County Maine with a large number of calling cards from New England. It unusual to have a wife's maiden name printed on a calling card. This beautiful card was Thomas and Martha's personally printed card, and is one of a kind.

Size: 3 x 2 inches

Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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