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I have been doing research into my mother’s Boynton family for a few years. My great-great grandfather was William Boynton, a half-brother of James Garfield’s father Abram Garfield. William’s brother Amos Boynton lived next door to the Garfields on SOM Center Rd and Jackson Rd. Another of their brothers, Nathan Boynton, had a home on SOM Center Rd south of the Garfields and Mapes families. Their step-brother Zenas Smith lived just north of Amos Boynton, also on SOM Center Rd.