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I was going to ask for all Boyds in Chicago. I just obtained the 1900 Illinois census, and there are so many in Chicago. I am looking for the parents of Laura Boyd, who was prob. born in the 1890's. She married John Edward Sebesta, prob. about 1912. Had two children, John and Catherine. Laura passed away 2/17/1920. I have started going through the 1900 census for the Boyds but no luck yet.
I am seeking information on George Andrew Boyd who was born on
8/21/1866 (not sure of place of birth...might be Texas) who died
3/23/1937 in Texas. He married Allie Alma ?Witter? who was born
12/28/1871 and died 4/16/1928. They both are buried in Lytton Springs
Cemetery in Caldwell County,Texas, near Lockhardt ,Texas. One of his
children was Walter Andrew Boyd who was my grandfather. At one time he
had a ranch at Calf Creek near Brady,Texas. I am seeking to try to find
out the place of George Andrew's birth as well the names of his
parents. I hope someone on this list might have more information on
this family. My grandmother always said that he was supposed to be
related to William Boyd whose stage name was Hopalong Cassidy. Walter
Andrew Boyd died when my mother was about 13 years old.
Hope everyone has a nice and safe New Years Eve and New Years
Gwendalynn Gohlke Dunn
Well five years later and I am still at a dead end as to my John Boyd who
was married to Agnes Boyd. I have not been able to find any more
information on them than what was in their daughters death certificate which
was that they came from Scotland. Oh I do have Agnes death card which says
she lived to be 105 but it doesn't say where she died except that it was
July 8, 1888. I have a picture of here that was taken in Illinois but no
luck there either. May now there are more people on line now there might be
a connection. John and Agnes's daughter Sarah Jane Boyd Wilson was suppose
to have been born in New Jersey in 1826. I have not been able to verify
this either and I don't know if there were any siblings.
Thanks in advance for your help again in this dead end of mine.
Carla L McLaughlin
Researching the following names:
Boyd, Coffman, Dainer, Freschmon, Harris, Hill, Krause, Luhrsen (Luehrsen),
Olson, Rosebrock, Scott, Sieker Street, Stringer, Thomas, Weatherby, Wilson
My Husbands side:
Dietz, Dougherty, Kurk, McLaughlin (McGlaughlin), Maddox, Ross, Stith, and
From: BOYD-D-request(a)rootsweb.com <BOYD-D-request(a)rootsweb.com>
To: BOYD-D(a)rootsweb.com <BOYD-D(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Sunday, December 31, 2000 6:01 AM
Subject: BOYD-D Digest V00 #388
The message below was posted on another list, so I contact
Steven and asked if he would also like it posted on this
list as well. Which he asked me to do.
I'm trying to find out information about June Boyd, who was
Circus performer and an incredible xylophonist, probably
from the late
'20s to the '40s. Just speculating as to the length of her
I research xylophonists and mallet percussionists and I have
archive film clip of June Boyd and would like to feature her
Any leads or help you can offer will be appreciated and
Reply To: lederman(a)compt.com"
Steven has not said which country June came from BUT I
ASSUME it was the USA.
He added that:-
Hopefully I can find out more information about this
xylophonist (June Boyd) soon!
I have posted a photo of her on my website
look under "Artist Roster" and then "June Boyd".
She was booked by Frank Wirth Associates in the '40s.
If you could post my query on the Net group I would really
it! There has to be information and more photos of Boyd
have a film clip that I will be posting soon on the same
Perhaps some of our "older" US cousins might remember her
and be able to pass on some information to Steven. Or you
might remember something after you have had an look at her
photo from the website.
WE may even be lucky to have an niece or nephew on this list
how could given Steven even more information.
I have this entry from the 1990 Patriot Index of 1990:-
L08 Benjamin: b 1734 MD d 1784 MD m Eleanor Taylor
He come from the right State of MD. You did not say if your
Benjamin had an wife and what her name was.
Perhaps the DAR database might tell you from where in MD -
hopefully Washington Co or even Williamsport.
It may even be worth looking in the IGI after the DAR
database to see if they had an son Joseph.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, 27 December, 2000 3:59 PM
Subject: Boyd Family Journal
> Hi list I have come upon an interesting peice. I have
family that seems
> to appear in the Boyd Family Journal, number 1. March
> On another note a document that says that a Benjamin
Boyd is listed in the
> DAR Patriot Index list.
> Anybody out there have any way of confurming these. I
did the usual search
> on hotbot. help if you can.
> Roger B. Boyd, II
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Did a search for the "Boyd Family Journal"....the result is as follows:
The following books may be found at the Library of Congress:
"Boyd Family Journal", Cartersville, Ga., Tribune publishing company,
1925-36. 4v. 22 cm. LC Call Number: CS71.B79 1925
Can't help with the "Benjamin's ....so I'll just watch and see what you
fellows come up with :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
Are there any members of this Group who are looking for
family in Pomborneit, Victoria, Australia
U5 Alexander Boyd, b 1823, d 1871 (Geelong), m 1849
(Laurencekirk, Kincardine), Margaret D
Douglas, dau of Douglas, b 18xx, d 18xx,
and had issue:-
[Lived: Pomborneit Vic. ]
- Alexander was head of the BOYD OF POMBORNEIT, VIC.
V1 Elizabeth Boyd, b 1850 (Laurencekirk), d 19xx, unm. ?
V2 Allan Boyd, b 1852, d 1877 (Geelong), unm.
[Lived: Vic ]
- He was an Accountant.
V3 James Alexander Boyd, b 1857, d 1944, m 18xx, Mary Louisa
Cooper, dau of
Cooper, b 1855, d 1940, and had issue:- ?
[Lived: Pomborneit Vic ]
V4 Mary Boyd, b 186x, d 25/10/1866 (Camperdown), bu
----- Original Message -----
From: Al &/or Carol Damiano
Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 8:57 AM
Subject: Census 1891 Scotland
Does anyone have access to the census of 1891 in Scotland? I am looking for Archibald Boyd and his wife Jane Dempster. Last known address is 99 Springburn Rd. Glasgow. I need a list of who was with them and their ages to compare to information I have. I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and has a little time now to get back to searching.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Hi list I have come upon an interesting peice. I have family that seems
to appear in the Boyd Family Journal, number 1. March 1925.pp 10-17.
On another note a document that says that a Benjamin Boyd is listed in the
DAR Patriot Index list.
Anybody out there have any way of confurming these. I did the usual search
on hotbot. help if you can.
Roger B. Boyd, II
I am researching my Boyd line in Maryland and have come across a bit of
info that seems to fit wondering if anybody has any further info.
Will of Joseph Boyd.
Joseph and Susanna Boyd
- Susan born 1-18-1799
-Eliza born Sept. 19- 1801
- Samuel (possible) 1805 This may be the same Samuel age 45. At the time
had a Rebecca Bender age 25, Catherine 15, Joseph 13, Augusta
10,living with him. I beleive that this is the same Samuel Boyd that married
Margaret Bender 1828. Margaret died March 26, 1850. I also think that Samuel
remarried a Catherine unknown lat name.
- Joseph Jr. born 1809 died Feb 20, 1836
- John born 1809
- William H. born 1810. Married Eliza Shugers. They are the parents of
George Shugert Boyd
Mary E. Boyd born -1832
Martha J. Boyd born-1835
James or Joseph F. Boyd born 1837
-George Boyd born Jan 18 1812, died June 16, 1874. Wife Ann E.
- Thomas (possible) born 1815
I am trying to make contact with anyone who might have a lead on one of
Elenor Boyd's sons. John died in 1836 in Abbeville. Alexander "P" Boyd was a
son of John and Elenor's. Alexander was born abt 1811 in S.Carolina. Other
children were William,Hugh,John B, Ebenezer,Hannah,Jane,Robert,Adam and
Martha H Boyd. This family has been researched pretty thoroughly but no one
seems to have any idea for sure where Alexander P went? Is this the same
Alexander Boyd who was listed on the 1840 Meriwether County Georgia Census as
well as the Randolph County Alabama censuses from 1850-1870? Can anyone help
me finally close the loop on this? It would be a wonderful Christmas present!
Merry Christmas to everyone!
Hs anyone come across this family from London, England
SO? Errol Boyd, be 17xx, d 18xx, m 1790, wife not given, dau
of , b 17xx, d 18xx, and had
T1 George Hay Boyd, b 179x, d 1838 (Island of Galle,
Ceylon), m 18xx, Mary Tower?, dau of
, b 17xx, d 18xx, and had issue:- ?
T2 Penelope Boyd, b 179x, d 18xx, m ?
T3 Isabella Boyd, b 179x, d 18xx, m ?
Perhaps this list of marriages might help some of you how
have ancestors in Argyllshire. I could not find any
children to these which would suggest that they left
Scotland shortly after they were married.
M1 Allan Boyd, m Janet Cameron, 21/6/1824 (Kilmallie).
M2 Ann Boyd, m Duncan Cameron, 7/2/1856 (Kilmallie).
M3 Hugh Boyd, m Mary Cameron, 18/2/1849 (Ardgour).
M4 Catherine Boyd, m Alexander Cameron, 1785 (Kilmallie).
M5 Catherine Boyd, m A Cameron, 25/10/1866 (Kilmallie).
M6 Ewen Boyd, m Mary McLean, 6/4/1819 (Kilmallie).
M7 Ewen Boyd, m Catherine Cameron, 21/2/1823 (Kilmallie).
M8 Dugald Boyd, m Janet McDonald, 1828 (Kilfinchen).
M9 George Boyd, m Margaret Boyd, 18/3/1875 (Ballachulish
and Corran of Ardgour).
M10 John Boyd, m Bell MacGregor, 21/1/1868 (Kilmallie).
M11 John Boyd, m Sarah Douglas, 29/12/1874 (Dunoon and
M12 Sarah Boyd, m Donald Fraser, 8/12/1841 (Kilmallie).
M13 Jessie Boyd, m Ewen Cameron, 10/2/1870 (Kilmallie).
M14 Jessie Boyde, m Ewen Cameron, 10/2/1870 (Kilmallie).
In 1597 James VI of Scotland and I of England had "planted"
the troublesome Isle of Lewis off the west
coast of Scotland with 500 dependable settlers who, alas,
died from hunger or were murdered. In 1607 he
similarly "planted" Kintyre and it was relatively successful
... ." (The Irish Link, 5 June 1985, p 3)
From the Clan maps in Robert Bain's The Clan and Tartans of
Scotland, 1981, Kintyre was MacDonald
and MacAlister clan lands. While MacDonald had land just
south of Lock Shiel which is next to the
Ardgour district. If the MacDonalds were being troublesome
in Kintyre then James may have also planted other MacDonald
land in Argyllshire including that west of Fort William.
This may explain why some of the family names of Ayrshire
(such as Boyd and Kennedy) are now found
in this region.
Clan Cameron had lands just to the East, North and West of
However according to Malcolm Alexander (Sandy) Boyd "this
branch of the Boyd family went to
Ireland and returned to their present location (around Fort
William) in the 14th century accompanied by the McLeans. I
daresay the Boyds of that period would have been able to
trace their connection with the
mainline, whereas we are frustrated by the lack of parish
records from earlier than 1773. This is the first
time I have heard of such a migration. The only event that
I am aware off which might fit such a situation is that
Edward Bruce, Robert the Bruce's brother, who had crossed to
Ireland in 1315 to drive out the English there. And had
been accepted as King of Ireland by some of the Irish
chieftains, and had fallen in battle three years later. It
should also be remembered that at the battle of Bannockburn
in 1314, Sir Robert Boyd Chief of the clan, was said to be
put second in command of Edward's division by Robert Bruce
to give guidance to Edward. If this is correct, then the
following year when Edward went to Ireland he could quite
easily have included with his force members of the Clan
Boyd. (need to find out about Edward's force; what happened
to it in Ireland; if McLeans history, songs or folklore
provide any assistance to confirming this migration of
Does any member of this group know the origins of the Boyd's
in Argyllshire? Or are any of you also on the McLeans Net
Group so you might be able to post the above paragraph to
their net group to see if this information is consistent
with their origins. They in turn may know if this story has
some truth in it or not.
Does this family ring any bells with any of you?
T? Ewen Boyd, b 17/11/1776 (Drimfern), d 17/12/1872
(Blaich), m 8/2/1817, Mary McPherson, dau
of McPherson, b 17xx, d 18xx, before
1872, and had issue:-
[Lived: Blaich, Scotland ]
- 1851 Scottish census, Ewen given as farmer. He may have
also been a soldier who was
wounded as Chelsea is mentioned. Mary's age is given as 64
years and place of birth
U1 John Boyd, bapt 23/11/1818 (Blaich), d 18xx, m ?
U2 Dugald Boyd, bapt 19/7/1820 (Garvan), d 18xx, m ?
U3 Malcolm Boyd, bapt 12/3/1822 (Garvan), d 18xx, m ?
U4 Mary Boyd, bapt 19/6/1824 (Blaich), d 18xx, m ?
U5 Ann Boyd, bapt 5/3/1828 (Blaich), d 18xx, m 22/8/1852,
Ewen Boyd, and had issue:-
Will/Trust of Luther Boyd Jr.
Luther was married twice; his first wife Eliza Jane French (m. 1857) died
His second wife, (m. 1872) Mary Ann (Searles) Hullner/Hollander, died in
died in 1887, aged 57, with two minor children. The farm and contents were
sold to pay
debts and care of the two minor children, Abraham and Luther, III. The will
is 85 pages
in length and was not finalized until 1897.
As I try to make sense of all the pages I find that Abraham L. Boyd was age
Luther Boyd was aged 11 and were placed under the guardianship of Michael
27 December 1887. Michael was an uncle who married Ellen Boyd, a daughter of
Levi Boyd, brother of Luther Boyd Jr. More on Luther Boyd Jr. and Family
December 1, 1887 Sale Bill. Estate sale included the normal household items
in the estate and listed the purchaser as well as how much was paid for said
items. Family members buying items at this sale were: Andrew. J. Boyd (Iron
Kettle), Richard Boyd (2 kegs of pickles), Abraham Boyd (corn cutter&
pitchfork), Edward Boyd (cart), Lewis Loop (plow), Ida Boyd (5 chairs) Emma
Sebring (bedstead and bedding), Columbus Sebring (shot gun). Total of sale
items came to $227.32.
January 2, 1888 Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio. To the Honorable Probate
Judge of Delaware County, Ohio. "Dear Sir, I respectually ask for an
additional allowance of $20.00 as I consider $40.00 (as provided) inadequate
to meet the expences of my ward, Luther Boyd, for one year, for the following
reasons: he is in a manner bare-footed and destitute of a change of any
garment with the exception of three summer shirts. For those reasons I
respectfully ask that the allowance be made Sixty instead of Forty dollars.
Respectfully, Michael Slattery, Guardian of Luther Boyd.
April 16, 1888 "paid Richard Boyd while helpless with broken leg, $3.00.
Paid R. C.
Alexander, MD for setting broken leg and five office visits, $20.00.
Note: Richard was my Great Grandfather 1861-1934.
October 27, 1888 Joseph Callahan is named guardian of Abraham Boyd who was
age 17 years. Joseph Callahan was the son of Diana Boyd Callahan.
June 27, 1892 Guardian (Joseph Callahan) says that his ward Abraham Boyd has
arrived at the full age of twenty-one and that this is his final account and
that he has settled
with his said ward and filed his final receipt herewith and asks to be
discharged from further
liability on account of said trust."
January 31, 1897 Account of Final Distribution. "To Lollie Boyd $17.72. To
guardian of Abraham Boyd, $17.72. Mike Slattery guardian of Luther Boyd,
Richard Boyd, $17.72. Emma (Boyd) Sebring, $17.72."
April 20, 1897 "said ward having arrived at the age of 21 years April 25th
there is no further necessity for continuing said trust and having paid to
the said ward
the said amount of $294.99 and filed herewith his receipt: he (Michael
asked that he may be discharged from further liability as such guardian."
John A. Bright, Administrator, Deed to Andrew J. Boyd
Know all men by these presents: That whereas John A. Bright as administrator
of the estate of Luther Boyd (Jr.) deceased, on the 28 Day of November A.D.
1887, filed his petition in the Probate Court Court, within and for the
Delaware and State of Ohio, praying for our order to sell the following
(among other) real estate of the said Luther Boyd deceased situated in said
to wit: (see note below)
Situated in the Township of Orange, County of Delaware, and State of Ohio and
bounded and described as follows: Being part of the land heretofore by Ransom
Clements: deceased, late of Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio and being
a part of lot number two (2), Range eighteen (18) Township Three Sector three
Beginning at a stone in a ditch at the North West corner of lot number two
south 88 (degrees) (45 minutes) E. One hundred and thirty and one sixth (130
6 rods to a stake in the State Road; thence south west along said road three
and eighteen (318) chains to a stake in said road; thence North 88 degrees
West one hundred and twenty-seven and one half (127 1/2) rods to a stake one
rod south west from a sugar maple; thence North 1 degree 30 minutes East,
one half rods (1`2 1/2 ) to the place of beginning. Containing nine (9) acres
hundred and foorty-eight and one-half (148 !/2 rods of land bounded on the
state road South by lands owned by Hamman Albert, west by land owned by
and I Railway Company and North by lands owned by Levi Boyd; for payment of
debts of said decedents, and the expenses of administering his estate, free
of dower and
said John A, Bright was ordered to sell said premises according to law
subject to said
dower estate, and whereas:
said John A. Bright having first duly advertised said premises for sale on
the 12 day of
January 1888, sold the same free of dower at private sale to Andrew J. Boyd
for the sum
of Four hundred ($400.00) dollars, and the sale to Andrew J. Boyd having
the terms of sale, said sale was afterward approved and confirmed by said
Court and said
John A. Bright Administrator was ordered to execute and deliver to the said
proper deed for said premises, according to statute in such cases made and
which will more fully appear by the records of said Court to which reference
is here made
and therefore, I the said John A. Bright, administrator of Luther Boyd dec'd
as administrator as aforesaid in consideration of the premises and by virtue
of the powers in me vested by law and the order of said Couirt do hereby
give, grant, bargain, sell, order; the said Court do hereby give, grant,
etc., to Andrew J. Boyd and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, as administrator as aforesaid, hereunto set hand and
seal 12 January 1888.
John A. Bright
Recorded 12 January 1888. Henry G. Sheldon, Notary Public
Note: Andrew J. Boyd was a cousin of Luther Boyd Jr. and nephew of the Levi
Boyd mentioned in the record above. Andrew was son of Levi Boyd also
mentioned in the record.
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