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In the book Boyds of Scotland (Including Ireland), Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Etc, and Allied Lines, Davenport, Hopwood, Robbins, etc, Jane Beekman, [no date], it has a chart of 6 generations in which it provides this information on William Boyd.
“William Boyd, Born abt 1758 in maybe Scotland, Ireland, PA, VA, Died 1831 in Randolph Co., NC. While for Rhoda Davenport, Born 20 Nov. 1753 in Prince Edward or Cumberland Co., VA. married abt 1780 in Halifax Co., VA, Died 30 Nov 1846 in Orange Co., IN.”
This Charts shows that William’s parents were:-
“John Boyd Born abt 1730 in maybe Scotland, Ireland, PA, VA Died 1800 in Halifax Co., VA. Jane ??? married Abt 1753 in maybe Scotland, Ireland, PA, VA Died Abt 1818 in probably Halifax Co.”
>From another source I have that Rhoda Davenports parents were “B. THOMAS DAVENPORT, b. c1688, Pamunkey Neck?; m. Grace Terry, King William County, c1710; d. 1775, Cumberland County.” These two counties I assume are in Virginia. But there is no indication as to where this Boyd family might have come from.
Another source that I have said that “William Boyd was the son of John Boyd of Boyd's Ferry on Dan River (now South Boston, Halifax County) made famous in the Winter of 1781 when Cornwallis' British Army pursued General Nathanael Greene and the retreating Continental Army through North Carolina, seeking a battle that would end the Revolution in the South.” But this John Boyd does not seem to fit into the four sons of George and Isabella Boyd’s family that initially settled at Boyd’s Ferry on the Dan River, Halifax County, Virginia.
So where did this John Boyd come from prior to coming to the Dan River? I have scanned this book onto a thumb drive, but have not yet put it onto my PC to see details might be in the text about John Boyd’s origins.
This is the third Boyd family in Halifax County, Virginia that I know of.
Historical Committee, HBS
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Hi My Boyd family came from Killala, County Mayo, Ireland, I have John Boyd born 1744 Killala married Mary Knox born Nov 1759 Castlesea, county I have 6 children for them , Patrick 1784, William 1785, Major Alexander 1792, Robert, 1793, John 1795, Arthur, 1796 - Roberts decedents went to Montague, New York, Alexanders to Australia, I am looking for any decedents of this family .
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Is anyone on this list researching this family which starts with a Hugh Boyd, born 1706 in Scotland or Northern Ireland and died 15 Jan. 1782 at Wrentham, Mass (now Franklin, MA). He married Mary unknown last name, born 1175 and died 22 Nov. 1767 at Wrentham, Mass.
Said to have arrived at in MA before 1731.
I copied sections of this book, but itis hard to follow the family
Various Books on Newberry County, South Carolina.
During my visit to USA I found the book The Suber Family of South Caroline beginning 1752, L Andrew Suber, 2010, which in its preface listed these books about Newberry County, South Carolina. I know that this County is an area that Boyds moved South to settle in and also that Boyds from Ireland also settled in this area.
(i) Newberry County South Carolina Historical and Genealogical, by G Leland Summer;
(ii) The Annals of Newberry, by John Belton O’Neil and John A. Chapman;
(iii) The History of Newberry County South Carolina, by Thomas H. Pope;
(iv) An Upcountry Chronicle, by J. Roderick Heller, III;
(v) Brent Holcomb, Editor and Publisher of The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, has published many books on Newberry County and South Carolina and can be reached at scmar(a)juno.com
So have any members read any of these books and do they include any Boyd families? Or would these books, in the absence of any Boyd families help to provide background about your Boyds in South Carolina?
I would be grateful to hear from you about these Books.
Historical Committee, HBS
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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.