Boynton, John a Congregational minister, was born at Wiscasset, Me., April 11, 1801. His preliminary education was acquired in the Wiscasset Academy, and in 18.22 he graduated from Bowdoin College. Afterwards he spent one year at Andover Theological Seminary. He was ordained at Phippsburg, Me., in 1827, from which Church he was dismissed in 1840; from 1840 to 1861 he resided at Wiscasset without charge, supplying, however, the First Church, New Castle, from 1857 to 1858, and Brownfield and Hiram from 1860 to 1861. In the latter year he removed to Richmond; in the year following went to Winthrop, and subsequently made his residence in Felton, Del., from 1864 until his death, March 1, 1876. See Cong. Quarterly, 1877, p. 411.