Mrs. Ed. Boykin - Benson, N.C.

Attention Boykin Researchers:

This photograph was found about 1998 in an antique shop in Iredell County, Statesville, N.C. 
Information on reverse side is "Mrs. Ed Boykin, Benson, N.C." [Johnston County] 

This unusually beautiful young woman probably posed for her picture sometime between 1879 to
early 1900's. The 5"x10" oval photo with matting was made by W.W. Foster [studio]
Richmond Va. and is in excellent shape. 

I wish I could claim her as a member of my family, but since I can't I am trying to help her find hers. 

December 26, 2014:
She "may" be Mrs. Mary A. Boykin 71, widow of Edward Boykin, born Feb. 8, 1873 Fayetteville, NC, died March 30, 1944 
Cross Creek, Fayetteville, 414 Grove St. She died Cancer of left cheek with -----. whole body. Bur. Cross 
Creek Cemetery, Fayetteville, NC

Mary was the the daughter of William Neal of Cumberland County, NC and Ann New, Cumberland County, NC

Need further research.

Do you know her? Contact Myrtle Bridges