Jacob Edgar Boyers
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 39° 29.637 W 080° 54.165
17S E 508362 N 4371597
Quick Description: First West Virginia Secretary of State
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 1/9/2023 6:54:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM179T7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
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Jacob Edgar Boyers

Born 1832, Boyers was a outspoken supporter of the Union cause and WV statehood during the Civil War, publishing the pro~Northern paper, Virginia Plaindealer, 1860~1863. He became West Virginia's first Secretary of State in 1863, serving until 1865. He later was president of the Board of Supervisors and Free School Superintendent of Tyler County. Boyers dies in 1911.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: Jacob Edgar Boyers

Marker Location: West of Rt 18

County or Independent City: Middlebourne, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History 2019

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