The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 671, Monroe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"J. K. BOYLES is a native of Ohio, and was born October 19, 1835. He is the son of JAMES and RACHEL (CAMPBELL) BOYLES, the former a native of Washington County, and the latter of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and of Irish and Scotch descent respectively. They moved to Cass County (Indiana), in 1842, and to Pulaski County, in 1864, locating in Monroe Township, where they died, the father aged eighty years, one month and ten days. J. K. BOYLES was married at Logansport, to Miss EMMA JULIAN, March 31, 1864. She is a native of Clinton County, and her parents, NATHAN and RACHEL (BAKER) JULIAN, were long residents of Cass County, where they died, near Logansport. For the first year after marriage, Mr. BOYLES rented his father's farm, and then bought eighty acres in this Township. Of this he has sold eighteen acres. He own forty acres in Starke County, Indiana, and five acres of timber on Section 16, this township. Mr. BOYLES was for ten years Superintendent of the County Farm of Pulaski. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church and parents of seven children - FRANCIS X. (deceased), ALBERT E., MARTHA M. (deceased), ERNEST J., MYRTLE A., VICTOR G., and LUCY M. (deceased).