I have an ancestor, Samuel Patterson whose descendants are the Boyce's.Here is an abbreviated form of what I have:
Samuel Patterson, 1725 - about 1794 married Mary Carson?
One of their children Mary Patterson married William McGaw.One of their children Jane McGaw (born abt 1780; died Aug 10, 1820; buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Israel Twp., Preble County, Ohio) married Robert Boyce (b Aug 22, 1776; died Jan 13, 1847; buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Israel Twp., Preble County, Ohio).It is said that he was born in a fort during an Indian raid. They had the following children: Mary Boyse (1803-1823) William McGaw Boyse (1807-1862) John Hopewell Boyse (1809-1896) Anna Archer Boyse (1811-1872) James Boyse (1814-1837) married Nancy S. Barr Samuel McGaw Boyse (1817-1872) Robert Archer Boyse (1819-1913)
I don't have complete documentation on the above, but have some.I have corresponded with a gentleman from Georgia who is of Samuel Patterson's line.Many of the above items I can document, though.Would be interested in working with you to get this line of Boyse's correct.Did you know they were in the Samuel Patterson line too?I know that I can look at the Boyse/Boyce book at the library to see if I can find any information on them.I found it was difficult since many of them used the same first names.Looking forward to sharing information with you.