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My name is Mike Boyd and live in Winston-Salem, NC. I was reviewing your
list of Boyd marriages. I did not see my grandfather, Joseph A. Boyd and his
marriage to Elizabeth Bradshaw. This would have been in the late 1800s or
very early 1900s.
They were married in TN. That's all I know about them.
Boyd Researchers, (and Martindale)
I finally was able to find and purchase the book "Pioneer Life and
Autobiography and Sermons of Elder Elijah Martindale" with "Pioneer
History of the Boyd Family" by Belle Stanford, 1892 published in
Indianapolis, Indiana by Carlon and Hollenbeck, Printers.
Elder Elijah Martindale married Elizabeth Boyd, daughter of Samuel
and Isabella Higgins.
My wife Jerri Lynn and I have typed all of the Boyd data in the book and
posted it on our web page. The Boyds in this book are:
James Boyd (Elizabeth Burns) from Virginia went to S. Carolina. James died
in the American Revolution. His sons were John, Samuel and Abraham who also
fought in the Revolution
Abraham Boyd married Elizabeth Linn and went to Kentucky then to Tennessee.
His son was Linn Boyd congressman-Kentucky
Elizabeth Boyd married Elijah Martindale and settled in Indiana.
Lot of interesting data on descendants in the book and on the web site.
Go to: <A HREF="http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~clanboyd/index.htm">Boyd
Family Information Page</A>
Scroll down to the Elder Elijah Martindale Link.
<A HREF="http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~clanboyd/linnboyd.htm">More Data on
Rich and Jerri Lynn Boyd
Group when I was doing the spelling check, the author of
this book as changed which I hen could not undo
Annals & Statistics of the United Presbyterian Church,
MacKelvie, William, 1873, Oliphant and Co.,
A few weeks ago I mentioned that the book "Tracing your
Scottish Ancestry" by Kathleen B, Cory might be worth while
to purchase if you think that you have Scottish ancestry.
On pages 170-171 there is a list of Church histories which
may be useful for those with Scottish ancestry to look at
which I will list below. It covers most of the religions,
including the Jewish faith. although I have not seen any
Boyd family saying that they belong to that Faith I would
not be surprised to find one some day.
I would expect that none of these will have genealogy in
them but will mention individuals and provide assistance in
knowing that certain congregations moved to given places
overseas which may help trace family movements. I would
think that the biggest help will be to provide background
information of the time you are researching your individual
families and understanding the times they lived in.
A Short History of the Episcopal Church in Scotland from the
Restoration to the Present Time, Goldie, Frederick, 1951, S.
P. C. K., London;
Annals & Statistics of the United Presbyterian Church,
Makeover, William, 1873, Oliphant and Co.,
Annals of the Free Church of Scotland 1843-1900, 2 volumes,
Ewing, William, 1914, T & T Clark,
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Vol 10. Ministers of the church
from 1955-1975, Macdonald, Donald F.
Macleod, 1981, The Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh;
Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae; the succession of Ministers in
the Parish Churches of Scotland from 1560,
Scott, Hew. New edition revised by W. S. Crockett and Sir
Frances J. Grant (1915-1961) 9 vols., 1961,
Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh;
History of the Congregations of the United Presbyterian
Church from 1733-1900, Small, R., 1904, David M. Small,
Methodism in Scotland, Swift, Wesley F., 1947, Epworth
The Catholic Church in Modern Scotland, Anson, Peter F.,
1937, Burns, Oates, Washborne, London;
The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland, 1900-1929,
Lamb, John A., 1956, Oliver & Boyd,
The Jew in Scotland, Daiches, Salis, 1929, Scottish Church
History Society records III, pp 196-209;
The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, its
Congregations, Ministers and Students. A Fasti of this
church 1743-1876, 1925, United Free Church of Scotland
Publishing Dept., Edinburgh;
The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland, 1680-1876,
Hutchison, Matthew, 1893, J & R Parlane,
The Story of Quakerism in Scotland, Burnet, George B., 1952,
James Clark, London;
United Methodist Ministers & Their Church, Beckerlegge, O.
A., compiler, 1968, Epworth Press, London;
If anyone wants to followup any of these books they could
tell the group and later do a "review" of that book to see
if it might be a useful tool in our research to find out
more about the Clan.
As you know, I have always been in agreement with your "research group-
county/state" idea.....seems to me a great way to bring alot of family
researchers together.....I also agree that not "all" of the Boyd
families in a county were related....but according to history(at least
from what I have read), many of the "early" families within a particular
area, were indeed related.
I have no personal Boyd information to add to your PA Boyd data since my
Boyd family settled and stayed in Ohio.....but I am able to send the "PA
county list" that you requested. If there is any additional information
that you need that I have not included in the following list, please let
County Formed Parent County County Seat
...... ...... .............
Adams 1800 York Gettysburg
Allegheny 1786 Washington,Westmoreland Pittsburgh
Armstrong 1800 Allegheny,Lycoming,
Beaver 1800 Allegheny,Washington Beaver
Bedford 1771 Cumberland Bedford
Berks 1752 Chester,Lancaster,
Blair 1846 Bedford,Huntingdon Hollidaysburg
Bradford 1810 Luzerne,Lycoming Towanda
Bucks 1682 original county Doylestown
Butler 1800 Allegheny Butler
Cambria 1804 Bedford,Huntingdon,Somerset Ebensburg
Cameron 1860 Clinton,Elk,
Carbon 1843 Monroe,Northampton Jim Thorpe
Centre 1800 Huntingdon,Lycoming,
Chester 1682 original county West Chester
Clarion 1839 Armstrong,Venango Clarion
Clearfield 1804 Huntingdon,Lycoming Clearfield
Clinton 1839 Centre,Lycoming Lock Haven
Columbia 1813 Northumberland Bloomsburg
Crawford 1800 Allegheny Meadville
Cumberland 1750 Lancaster Carlisle
Dauphin 1785 Lancaster Harrisburg
Delaware 1789 Chester Media
Elk 1843 Clearfield,Jefferson,McKean Ridgway
Erie 1800 Allegheny,Crawford Erie
Fayette 1783 Westmoreland Uniontown
Forest 1848 Jefferson,Venango Tionesta
Franklin 1784 Cumberland Chambersburg
Fulton 1850 Bedford McConnellsburg
Greene 1796 Washington Waynesburg
Huntingdon 1787 Bedford Huntingdon
Indiana 1803 Lycoming,Westmoreland Indiana
Jefferson 1804 Lycoming Brookville
Juniata 1831 Mifflin Mifflintown
Lackawanna 1878 Luzerne Scranton
Lancaster 1729 Chester Lancaster
Lawrence 1849 Beaver,Mercer New Castle
Lebanon 1813 Dauphin,Lancaster Lebanon
Lehigh 1812 Northampton Allentown
Luzerne 1786 Northumberland Wilkes-Barre
Lycoming 1795 Northumberland Williamsport
McKean 1804 Lycoming Smethport
Mercer 1800 Allegheny,Crawford Mercer
Mifflin 1789 Cumberland,Northumberland Lewistown
Monroe 1836 Northampton,Pike Stroudsburg
Montgomery 1784 Philadelphia Norristown
Montour 1850 Columbia Danville
Northampton 1752 Bucks Easton
Northumberland 1772 Bedford,Berks,Cumberland,
Perry 1820 Cumberland New Bloomfield
Philadelphia 1682 original county Philadelphia
Pike 1814 Wayne Milford
Potter 1804 Lycoming Coudersport
Schuylkill 1811 Berks,Northampton Pottsville
Snyder 1855 Union Middleburg
Somerset 1795 Bedford Somerset
Sullivan 1847 Lycoming Laporte
Susquehanna 1810 Luzerne Montrose
Tioga 1804 Lycoming Wellsboro
Union 1813 Northumberland Lewisburg
Venango 1800 Allegheny,Crawford,Lycoming Franklin
Warren 1800 Allegheny,Crawford,
Washington 1781 Westmoreland Washington
Wayne 1798 Northampton Honesdale
Westmoreland 1773 Bedford Greensburg
Wyoming 1842 Luzerne Tunkhannock
York 1749 Lancaster York
Karen from Ohio,USA
As many of you will know I am a firm believer in those Boyd
researchers who have family in a given location
communicating with other researchers looking for family in
the same location. They may be the same family or may not
be. If they are not then each researcher need to know what
other Boyd families there might be in that location so that
they can "sort" these families out and can pass any new
information onto the correct family as well a post to the
I was last week asked if I had any people researching in
Washington Co., PA. I was able to pass on two researchers
to the requestee. If anyone else is looking for family in
this County you can Email me privately and I will send them
I have a number of other researchers for other PA Counties
and next week would like to go through my records and do
those looking in WESTMORELAND Co. Does anyone have a list
of all the Counties in PA please.
Under each county it might be desirable to list when it was
established; from what other County it was formed or
Counties (ie so we know that A became B in 1801); where it
is in PA - north, SW corner etc; [if people think that other
details may need to be included under each County to assist
researchers could you let me know please.]
I would expect to list the individual researchers with name,
address, email (if available) and the details of their Boyd
link to the County (i.e. names, dates and town location).
AGAIN PERHAPS THERE ARE OTHER ITEMS OF INFORMATION I
MIGHT/SHOULD BE ABLE TO INCLUDE TO ASSIST IN MAKING LINKS
WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS. And if I have that family recorded
in "Clan Boyd of Scotland" include the family Chapter number
It could mean that was the family moved an individual
researcher may be in several PA Counties before they moved
to another State.
At this time I will put this in a Microsoft Word format.
Hopefully this will start the process of building research
groups who had family in a given location and were able to
maintain a list of known sources for that area and where
they can be located, as well as exchange information on
I agree with you whole heartedly. I would like to know anyone who is
attached to the Boyd's of Londonderry and Chester, New Hampshire. This family
is part of the group who sailed over from Ireland in 1718.
I also found some new info on Boyd's in Vermont. They are definetly
related to my group but I can't quite make the connection. I found some Boyd
research while looking for my other VT family.
P.S.>> Has anyone come across the spelling "BOID" for Boyd's in Colonial New
England. I saw it in some military rosters and census records. Weird thing is
that the area with a Boid has no other reference to a Boid family, but it
does have many "Boyd's". Any ideas, folks. It could add alot of info to the
family include Revolutionary War veterans if we can prove it.
Does anyone have information on Alexander P Boyd who was listed as an heir to
John Boyd died 1836.His wifes name was Eleanor and his siblings names were
Ebenezer,Jean,Hannah,Hugh. Alex was born in 1811 in South Carolina. Does
anyone recognize this person or his family? John Boyd Jr eventually ended up
in Meriwether County Georgia. Alex was living nearby on the 1840 Census.
Dear List Members,
If you decide to send a letter in support of saving Greenwood
I recommend that you take just a few moments to put the
letter in your own words.
While a form letter will be noticed, I'm sure, letters written
individually will have greater impact.
Cal Boyd, Genealogist, House of Boyd Society
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The Boyd Trees Data Base has been updated again. We now have over 38,800
individuals with 7,800 BOYDs. Locations from Scotland to Hawaii, and
probably further <G>.
Lots of other surnames included as well. Since my specific line includes
Holliday, Rankin, Patton, Maze, and Irwin, I am posting to those forums as
Boyd Trees is a data base devoted to any family tree that includes the
surname BOYD. Stop by and take a look at what we do have:
Here's a list of currently free databases available at
Arkansas Marriages, 1863-1900
Tennessee Civil War Regimental Histories
Chesterfield County, Virginia Births, 1860-72
Malay Mail (Malaysia), Obituaries, 1999
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Directories, 1889-1892
I really have no idea.....I imagine that Ancestry has/or will have WWI
databases for other states....but this is just a guess on my part. How
many, if any, they will put up as a free database, I don't have a clue.
I am not a member/subscriber to Ancestry...but I usually do check to see
what their *free* "database of the day" is :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
----- Original Message -----
> Subject: Re: OHIO Boyd Reseachers
> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 21:15:32 +1000
> From: "Boyd" <s353455(a)student.uq.edu.au>
> To: BOYD-L(a)rootsweb.com
> Do you know if this appears only to Ohio WWI records or are
> they also doing the same for all USA State for this type of
> record. Just in case someone else has not asked you
> Mike Boyd
> HOBS 423
Well, I'm not a Librarian <g>..but I can add the following concerning
the above subject.....hope you don't mind :-)
The book you mentioned is:
Passenger arrivals at the port of Baltimore, 1820-1834 :
from customs passenger lists /general editor,Michael H. Tepper;
transcribed by Elizabeth P. Bentley. Baltimore:Geneal.Pub. Co.,1982.
Which is actually an *Index* to the quarterly abstracts of Baltimore
City passenger lists. This also indexes the few city lists, cargo
manifests,and state department transcripts for this period.
A second and more comprehensive index is:
United States. Bureau of Customs. A Supplemental Index to Passenger
Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports(Excluding New
York)1820-1874. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service,
1960. (FHL films 418161-348; computer number 216582.)This indexes the
Baltimore City abstracts through June 1869 and the existing Annapolis
and Havre de Grace lists.
A couple of additional sources to checkout are:
Filby, P. William. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. 15 vols.
Detroit: Gale Research,1981-. The first three volumes are a combined
alphabetical index published in 1981. Supplemental volumes have been
issued annually. There are also cumulative 1982 to 1985, 1986 to 1990,
and 1991 to 1997 supplements. This does not index official U.S. arrival
lists or manuscript sources,but it does index the names of many people
who immigrated between 1538 and the 1900s and who are listed in
Coldham, Peter Wilson. The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 and
Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775. Many immigrants to Maryland are listed.
It may show the British hometown, emigration date, ship, destination,and
text of the document abstract.
I am including the following in case someone may be interested....aside
from "Passenger arrivals at the port of Baltimore, 1820-1834" the
following are a few of the other sources edited by Michael H. Tepper:
Emigrants to Pennsylvania, 1641-1819 : a consolidation of ship
passenger lists from the Pennsylvania magazine of history and
biography / edited by Michael Tepper. 1975
Famine immigrants : lists of Irish immigrants arriving at the port
of New York, 1846-1851 / Ira A. Glazier, editor ;Michael Tepper,
associate editor. 1983
Immigrants to the middle colonies : a consolidation of ship
passenger lists and associated data from the New York
genealogical and biographical record/edited by MichaelTepper.1978
New World immigrants : a consolidation of ship passenger lists
and associated data from periodical literature/edited by
Michael Tepper. 1979
Passengers to America : a consolidation of ship passenger lists
from the New England historical and genealogical register/
edited by Michael Tepper. 1977
American passenger arrival records : a guide to the records of
immigrants arriving at American ports by sail and steam/
Michael Tepper. 1993
American passenger arrival records : a guide to the records of
immigrants arriving at American ports by sail and steam /
Michael Tepper. 1988
Passenger arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819 : the
Philadelphia baggage lists / general editor, Michael H. Tepper ;
transcribed by Elizabeth P. Bentley.
Most, if not all, of the above publications should be available at most
Karen from Ohio,USA
In a message dated 4/18/00 9:40:11 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< BOYD-L(a)rootsweb.com >>
Can you give us a little more detail? Possibly a time period? Tennessee is
a 'progressive movement' state for alot of us.
FYI, for those researching BOYD in Ohio.......Ancestry has OHIO MILITARY
MEN, 1917-18 (World War I) as a *free* database.
"This database is a massive collection of military records for men
who served in the war from Ohio. Originally compiled in 1926, it
provides the names for men who served in the Army, Navy, and Marines. In
addition to providing the individual's name, it reveals city of
residence, unit of service,birth date or age, birthplace, and other
helpful facts. It also contains the location and date of enlistment and
NOTE: be sure to click on the "View Full Record" for the individual you
are interested in, as it gives alot of additional information.
Karen from Ohio,USA
While writing up a family from PA, it included this
reference on shipping details which might be useful:-
Passenger Arrivals at Port of Baltimore - 1820 - 1834,
While it is not a full title, it should allow most library's
to find the book.
Perhaps there are other Books either by Tepper or some other
authors covering other periods which lists migrants who
landed at Baltimore. So perhaps some our Librarians might
be able to post this for the benefit of others who may mot
have that skill.
Interested in any information on the Boyds from
Carter County, TN. This would also include any
Grindstaff from the area.
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A mailing list for the discussion and sharing of information regarding the Boyd surname and variations in any place and at any time. The oldest Boyd discussion list online. Rootsweb archives of this list begin 12 July 1997. The discussion began in the early 1990s and some of the older messages will be found posted to this archive. The LIst was created by the House of Boyd Society -- a Scottish Clan Organization. From time to time there will be announcements and information posted in regard to it.