About Naboth Boston
Naboth Boston, son of Isaac and Rachel (Tomlinson) Boston, was born in Somerset Co., Md., probably at Morumsco, about 1744; he died in Worcester Co., Md., probably near Pitts Creak, before 5 Aug. 1785. He married (probably in Worc. Co. in 1772 or early 1773, before 28 May) Mrs. Sarah Wharton, widow of Charles Wharton, whose will was signed 31 Jan. 1772 (prob. 5 June 1772); by the will Wharton's wife, Sarah, was named executrix (Worc. Wills JW 4:142); on 28 May 1773 Naboth Boston and his wife Sarah, executrix of Charles Wharton, submitted their account (Worc. Accts. 68:6-7).
Naboth moved to Worcester Co. 1768-72, for on 4 Jan. 1768 he sold to Kellum Lankford for £60 land left to him by his father Isaac "in a neck called Merumsco," called "Sayward's (now Boston's) Purchase," that is, half of the lands on Morumsco Creek not given by Isaac to David, constituting 78 acres (Som. Deeds 25:161). In the 1783 tax list for Worcester Co., Naboth is listed as holding "Cowley" (100 acres) in Pitts Creek Hundred.
During the American Revolution Naboth served in Capt. Layfield's Company in the Worcester Co. Militia (Md. Rev. War Militia Lists, p. 256). In 1784 his sister Rebeccah made bequests to Naboth, his wife, and daughter Rebeckah. Naboth died the following year; his wife was named executrix, with bond 5 Aug. 1785 (Worc. Bonds JW 12:290-291).
Child (born probably in Worcester Co., Md.):
- Rebeckah, b. c1774; she may be the same as Rebina Boston who mar. (lic. Worc. Co. 15 Nov. 1805) John Smack; however, a John Smack who died in Worc. Co. in 1827 named wife Rhoda Smack.
Wise, Matthew M. The Boston Family of Maryland,. 2nd ed. pp. 22-23.