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Have you hit a brick wall with your Boyd research?
Well share your problem to the Boyd net list, so that other members can help you or MAKE CONNECTIONS.
You will need to put full name;
and known children.
As well what is actually known and what is family folk lore. [DO NOT MIX THE TWO.]
I can go back to my Thomas Boyd born in 1792 in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, whose parents were James Boyd and Ann Nester but I do not know any details about them.
This Thomas Boyd fought in Spain against the French and was married in 1816 in County Cork.
He and his family came to Sydney Australia in 1826.
Even new members to this list might be able to provide information because they have been researching the area in question.
Historical Committee, HBS
I have these people as being of Belmont County, OHio
U2 Robert Boyd, b / /1800-1810 (town, Belmont Co., OH), d / /18xx ( ), bu , m 16/3/1831 (church, town, county, etc), Matilda Buggs, dau of and (nee ) Buggs, b / /180x ( ), d / /18xx ( ), bu , and had issue:-
[Lived: , Belmont Co., OH ]
- Details? How many other children might this couple have had after John's [V1?] birth in 1833?
V1? John Boyd, b / /1833 (town, Belmont Co., OH), d 27/7/1895 (town, Belmont Co., OH), bu , m 5/10/1854 (Church, Hendrysburg, Belmont Co., OH), Mary J Thompson, dau of and (nee ) Thompson, bc / /1836 ( ), d / /19xx ( ), bu , and had issue:-
[Lived: , Belmont County, OH ]
Do any list members have any other children for Robert Boyd and Matilda Buggs?
Being careful with articles – the Family of David Boyd and Sarah Humphrey of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y.
The following article is from one of the members of the New Windsor Research Group – which I will post in full - this source is an example of even when you find written material about your particular Boyd family you still need to be careful with what is written. So it will be wise not to always take written material at face value, but to try to cross reference it with other data. Any material that you find on your family is better than a blank page but you should take a number of issues into account – such as the time period after the event, what sources might they have used etc – before you are satisfied that you have the “correct” data on what you “think” is your family, as I have seem many people make the wrong connection in Boyd family trees sent to me.
“I found this newspaper article regarding the family of David Boyd [born abt 1760 - died about 1802, Phelps, Ontario Co., NY], who is the son of James Boyd & Mary, on the Fultonhistory.com webpage. I did my best to transcribe the article but some of the years were a bit blurry. If you want to see the actual article, I did the boolean search for:
david boyd and 1802.
Phelps Citizen, NY, Thursday, Feb. 13, 1890 [no page #]
The Founders of Phelps. Families who resided in Phelps prior to 1796, by Rev. Anson Titus, Towanda, PA
David Boyd - was probably born in Little Britain parish, Winchester [?] CT. (1) His father James Boyd, was one of four brothers who sailed from Belfast, Ireland, In August 1756. (2) David Boyd married Sarah, a sister of Oliver and Charles Humphrey, with whom he came to Phelps in 1792. (3) Mr. Boyd died in 1805, leaving Alice, Hugh, David, Maria and Oliver, under the guardianship of Oliver Humphrey, their uncle. (4) Hugh, was born in 1795, died June 19, 1870. He married first Elvira ---- a young lady brought up by Esq. Granger, who died in 1835. He married later and had a family, among whom was James P., who was killed at the battle of Gettysburg. David Boyd was born Feb. 4, 1798 and died July 20, 1863. He married Ann, a daughter of John Ringer, in 1828, to whom was born Jane, who married Daniel Avery, -----Isabella married J. J. Crittenden, Robert G. died in 1865 [?], aged 31 years, Elizabeth married William Gamble, Mary Elvira who died in 1852, Charles and David. Mrs. Boyd died March 5, 1886, aged 78 years. The Boyd family settled to the south of Oaks Corners. Their burial place is in the Simmons Cemetery. James Boyd, born in 1789 and died in 1859, we think was a son of David Boyd. Two wives and a son, Harwood B., are buried near him in the Simmons Cemetery. Sarah (Humphrey) Boyd, widow of David, married second Hamilton Bell. She died Feb. 25, 1843, aged 82 years. She is buried in the Humphrey Cemetery.”
MIKE BOYD’S FOOTNOTES
(1) This David Boyd was born in New Windsor – I assume within Little Britain parish – in Orange County New York and not in CT. So if you had traced your family back David Boyd of Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y., you may then go looking for him in CT rather than were he was actually born in Orange County, New York.
(2) This statement is wrong. Samuel Boyd, the first brother came to New York City in the 1740’s and not in 1756. His brothers – Robert Boyd, James Boyd and Nathaniel Boyd – are all THOUGH to have come at different time. 1753 is mentioned for Robert Boyd and his family, while Nathaniel Boyd’s date of departure in the 1750’s is not certain. The New Windsor Research Group are currently working to determine when each of these brothers did actually arrive in New York City in the 1750’s
(3) On a first quick read, people might mistakenly ASSUME that David Boyd married Sarah Humphrey in 1792, BUT this is the date they arrived in Phelps, Ontario Co., N. Y. in western New York.
(4) Again on first reading, this list of five children MIGHT BE ASSUMED TO BE ALL THE CHILDREN BORN TO DAVID AND SARAH, when in fact they had six known children - James Boyd, (1789-1859); David Boyd, (bc 1791-18xx); Eliza Jane Boyd, (1792-18xx); Hugh Boyd, (1796-18xx); Mariah Boyd, (1800-18xx); and Oliver Boyd, (1802-18xx) – but no Alice listed amongst them. So does this mean that they actually had seven children and not the six currently they are thought to have.
>From this articles data there is useful data, as to where the family is buried and when this occurred. Because Sarah Humphrey Boyd is buried in the Humphrey Cemetery, a search of that cemetery might find other members of her Boyd family and later generations. And it may also allow you to search as to where the Humphrey family came from any written material on that family.
It would be very interesting to know if any members of this family were able to take the family back from Phelps, Ontario County, NY to New Windsor Orange County, NY and then back to Ballyhalbert, Ards Peninsular, County Down. Or if this is their brick wall is at Phelps, NY and are looking in Winchester, CT for this family.
Just remember to be careful with your research and make sure that you have the right Boyd family, as there are quite a lot of out there.
Historical Committee, HBS
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CLARENCE BURTON (BURT) BOYD IV
Clarence Burton (Burt) Boyd IV passed away June 27, 2015. Burt was born in Houston on April 16, 1975.
He is survived by his grandmother Jean Boyd, father Clarence Boyd III, mother Marsha Carsten Thompson, step-father Jack Thompson, brother Jeff Boyd and wife Hope and their children Avery, Alec and Brooklyn; step-sister Jessi Johnson and husband David son Grey; aunts Andrea English and Wendy Benestante, as well as numerous cousins.
Burt was raised in the Huntsville/Willis area graduating from Willis High School in 1993. He was employed in the security/access control business for numerous years. Burt had a sweet smile and good sense of humor. He loved the time spent with his family. In lieu of a service a gathering of friends and family is scheduled for Thursday, July 2 at the home of Jack and Marsha Thompson. Love you….Bye.
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La Porte, TX USA
I will be shutting Nancy's e-mail address down on her birthday August 8.
She is not able to do her e-mail any more due to the progression of
Alzheimer's. You can send message to me at f_w_moore(a)charter.net. She can
still read well. I can print the message for her to read.
>From her husband
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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.