Rank(s): Marine Private
Dates of Service: 8/13/1813 -
Birth Date: 1780
Death Date: 4/7/1814
James Boyden was born in 1780 in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Boyden enlisted as a private in the Marine Corps on June 1, 1813. On June 1, 1813, he was 5 feet, 9 inches tall with grey eyes, a fair complexion, and brown hair.
James Boyden was transferred to Constitution as a private on August 13, 1813 and joined the crew on August 19.
Battles and Engagements
Boyden participated in a war cruise, capturing one small British man-of-war and three merchantmen.
Boyden died from an unspecified cause while on Constitution on April 7, 1814.