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. G. BOYLES is a native of Stark County, Ohio, and is the son of JAMES and RACHEL BOYLES. His earlier years were principally passed in Cass County, Indiana, where he fitted himself for surveying and civil engineering. April 9, 1862, in Cass County, he was married to Mrs. MARY A. CAMPBELL, a native of Stark County, Ohio, and daughter of PHILIP and VERONICA AMES. To this union have been born seven children - WILLIAM C., MARY E. (deceased), FRANCES E., AMAND E., EDGAR X., JAMES P., and AGNES S. Mr. BOYLES began housekeeping in Cass County, on twenty acres of land, on which was a saw mill, which he operated three years, and then sold and came to this township and located on his present farm of sixty acres. He owns, besides, forty acres in Starke County, and two forty-acres lots in Monroe Township, and two lots in Francesville. He was elected County Surveyor in 1870, and has filled the position ever since, with the exception of two terms, when he was assistant. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church."