Boykin, J. Robert III 1944-

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BOYKIN, J. Robert III 1944-

PERSONAL:

Born July 8, 1944, in Wilson, NC; son of J. Robert, Jr. and Geraldine (Dillon) Boykin; married Susan Mewborn, June 30, 1984; children: Robert Clark, George Barnes, Eleanor Williams, Dillon Alexander. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Barton College, B.A.; East Carolina University, M.A.Ed.; also attended University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Religion: Episcopalian.

ADDRESSES:

Home—2112 Canal Dr., Wilson, NC 27896, Office—Boykin Antiques and Appraisals, Inc., P.O. Box 7440, Wilson, NC 27895; fax: 252-237-2314. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Boykin Antiques and Appraisals, Inc., Wilson, NC, owner, 1980—. International Society of Appraisers, certified appraiser of personal property, 1984. Indiana University, instructor in appraisal, 1986-92; public speaker. Wilson-Greene Mental Health Center, vice chair of board of trustees, 1973-2001; Arts Council of Wilson, president, 1973-75; Wilson City Council, council member, 1976-78, 1978-80; Friends of Wilson County Public Library, president, 1979-81; Wilson Historic Properties Commission, chair, 1984-86; Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, member of board of directors, 1997-99, vice president, 1999; Wilson Education Partnership, member of board of directors, 1999-2001. Historic Preservation Foundation of North Carolina, member of board of advisors, 1984—; member of Claims Prevention and Procedures Council, Inc., North Carolina Museum of History, North Carolina Museum of Art, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

MEMBER:

International Society of Appraisers (member of board of directors, 1990-95, 2000-03), American Society of Appraisers (senior member; president of North Carolina chapter, 1993-94), North Carolina Antique Dealers Association, North Carolina Genealogical Society, Wilson County Antique Dealers Association (president, 1983-84; member of board of directors, 1989-98).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Community Service Award, Heart of Wilson Associates, 1985; Leadership Award, Wilson Historic Properties Commission, 1987; Lester P. Rose Membership Award, Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 1989.

WRITINGS:

1880 Census of Wilson County, North Carolina, privately printed, 1984.

Marriages of Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899, privately printed, 1988.

Wills of Wilson County, North Carolina, 1855-1899, privately printed, 1992.

Historic Wilson in Vintage Postcards, Arcadia Publishing (Charleston, SC), 2003.

Contributor to professional journals.

SIDELIGHTS:

J. Robert Boykin III told CA: "My motivation for writing is a love and passion for southern history, particularly eastern North Carolina history. My work has been influenced by Professor Hugh B. Johnston, Jr. of Barton College and Dr. William S. Powell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."