Oktibbeha County was established December 23, 1833, as one of the numerous counties formed at that time from the Choctaw cession of 1830. Oktibbeha is an Indian word meaning “ice there in creek,” or, according to another authority “bloody water,” because of the battles fought here between the Chickasaws and Choctaws in an early day.
Oktibbeha County is bordered by Noxubee County (southeast), Winston County (south), Choctaw County (west), Webster County (northwest), Clay County (north) and Lowndes County (east) . Cities and Towns include Maben, Starkville, Sturgis . On April 25, 1875, fire swept through downtown Starkville destroying 52 buildings.
The obit said his parents were Mr & Mrs Austin Boykin....... WOWEEE
Located a William (MS) and a Jacob Boykin from SC ? on 1870 Census -- both had son's named Austin: I'll have to calculate/estimate age factors and follow a couple more records.