BOSTON is the name of a town in Lincolnshire, England. This may be the origin of some Boston families in the U.S. However, it seems most likely that my Bostons (sometimes spelled Bostain) are descended from several German brothers named Bastian who immigrated to Lehigh Co., PA around 1750. By 1790, most of the family had moved to Rowan Co., North Carolina. My John T. Boston was born in NC around 1812 and moved to Georgia in the 1830's, settling in Dade Co., GA by 1850.