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In Australia the 2nd September is father’s day. I am not sure if this is the case in other countries in the World or not
I noticed at lunch time one of those Genealogical companies was advertising DNA test for only 90 dollars Australian.
Mike: You are right. I have seen this mish-mash of Boyd families all over the internet for years. Especially about the family of George and Isabella Boyd of Gap, Pa. and the St. John's Episcopal Church. Of all the early Colonial era Boyds, this particular family is probably the most famous, most written about, most researched, and most in error. I have always doubted the ages and marriage dates given on George and Isabella and all their sons. I think they were all born earlier than is generally shown. I always cringe when I see "the known sons of George and Isabella Boyd". We "know" very little and most of what we "know" is clouded by conflicting versions of this family history, usually written centuries after the fact. Like you, I would like to know what the Slaymaker Papers say. But even those events occurred 50 years after the fact. I wish someone would post a brief synopsis of the Slaymaker Papers. You know, just a few paragraphs on how it all began and what transpired down through the years. And I would love to know more about James Boyd, grandson of George and Isabella. He seems to be the biggest mystery to me. Apparently, he was the son of George Jr. who died in Pa. and was married to a Douglass? And son James never came to Virginia and somehow acquired a considerable fortune. I've read Amos Slaymaker was his lawyer and he began administering his estate after his death? I have seen a paraphrased version of his will that allegedly is in Lancaster County will book "O"? I have never seen the original will. James supposedly died in 1820 and left his fortune to his four uncles who had moved to Lunenburg county, Virginia. Of course, by then all his uncles were dead and all of their immediate heirs began coming out of the woodwork from all over the south and west. How did James acquire this large estate? What did he do for a living? Did he ever marry? Apparently, he had no children to leave his money to? Maybe Barry Boyd can answer some of this. I have no clue. Edwin
William B. Boyd is not in my line, but I have studied the Boyds in SC for
From my records:
William Blanton Boyd Sr of Sandy Branch was born 14 Mar 1738, in Glastry,
Ballyhalbert Parish, Ireland and died 10 Feb 1809 in Laurens County, South
Carolina; he is buried in Laurens County - Boyd Cemetery, South Carolina. He
was married to Margaret Evaline Cochran, born in Londonderry, Ireland.
The William Blanton Boyd family of Laurens County, South Carolina came to
America through the Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and were accompanied
by relatives namely, Cochran, McCreary, Richey, Watson, McClanahan, Leary,
Craig and others. He came with his brother James.
For some years lived in Augusta County, Virginia before coming to South
William was a stone cutter by trade.
He was granted 222 acres on Rabun Creek, Nov. 11, 1774. They settled on
Sandy Branch (off Reaburn's Creek, off Reedy Creek that connects to the
Saluda River, south of Laurens).
State Archives, Columbia, SC:
Laurens Co., The Publick to Wm. Boyd
By orders of Col. Robert McCreary Commanded by Chas. H. Richey, dec'd
for 180 days service done as a foot soldier at 18s/day = #90-0-0 Amt. 12-17
Personally appeared William Boyd and being sworn declareth the above account
as it now stands stated against the Publick to the amount of 90 pounds Old
Currency he never Rec'd any satisfaction nor no opportunity Before this Date
Sworn before me this 20th Day of August, 1785
Certified by Samuel Wharton, Capt.
John Rodgers, J. P.
He was a Private, serving with the 5th South Carolina Regiment during the
Revolutionary War in 1776.
The DAR Patriot Index (Centennial Edition part 1; p. 329) has his birth date
as Dec. 10, 1809. However this record also lists his mother, Margaret
Eveline Cochran, as his wife. (Some researchers have Willam Blanton Boyd
Sr. and Willam Blanton Boyd II as the same person). He was buried in Boyd's
Cemt. Laurens Dist., SC. William Boyd was buried in the family burying
ground on his farm at Maddens Station, SC. A large boulder marked the spot.
A Revolutionary marker honoring him was placed in Friendship Cemetery, near
Hickory Tavern, Laurens District, SC on a spot next to his son, James Boyd.
The marker was secured through the efforts of Mrs. Corinne Mehringer, one of
his descendants then living in Chicago, Il.
This is from WFT Vol. 34, #686 on the notes about William Blanton Boyd.
"William Blanton Boyd immigrated from Belfast to Charleston in 1772 on the
ship "Hopewell". He served in the military in 1776 with the 5th South
Carolina Regiment. He is buried in the family burying ground on his farm at
Maddens Station, South Carolina. A Revolutionary Marker honoring him was
placed in Friendship Church Cemetery near Hickory Tavern, Laurens Dist,
South Carolina on a spot next to his son, James Boyd. The marker was
secured through the efforts of Mrs. Corinne Mehringer, one of his
descendants then living in Chicago, Illinois.
From: "The Descendants of William Blanton Boyd, Laurens Co., South Carolina"
compiled by Corinne Putnam Mehringer.
"There were in Laurens County in Revolutionary War times several Boyd
families. James Boyd--older brother of William Boyd, had a land grant on
Rabun Creek. His survey dated 18 Jul 1772, surveyor was John Armstrong. The
plat of 300 acres shows the location to be Northside of Saluda River on
small branches of Rabun Creek, land bounded by John Maharg on the Northwest
side, James Lindsey on the Southwest side, all other sides, land out in Big
One James Boyd left a will in Abbeville Co., South Carolina 10 Aug
1784----26 Oct 1784. "Bequeath to son Samuel Boyd, Horse Creek Mill and
plantation on Rabun Creek" Children named--Samuel, John, Mary, Abraham Boyd.
Son in law, Robert Barns. The will shows that James Boyd was formerly a
resident of Chester Co., South Carolina.
A Laird Boyd lived near these Boyds, he sold out after the Revolution and
went to Tennessee. Relationship not known.
William Boyd had survey made on Sandy branch of Raburn Creek, 6 Jan 1773.
Bounded by Philip Sherrill, Samuel Williams and Bounty grants (this was
David Weir and wife Jane McClurken). Survey completed 3 Feb 1773 by Jonathan
Downs, surveyor. This location, called an Indian Camping site, it was odd
size 222 acres, had a beautiful natural spring, and was the last track of
land to be granted. It has always and still is (in 1954) held by Boyd
descendants, today by Walls McDaniel. there is a Boyd Cemetery here with a
number of marked graves.
From land deeds in Laurens County, William Boyd, it appears sold his last
tract of land in 1819 to James Boyd and William Boyd, Jr. The deed states,
"I, William Boyd, Sr. of Sandy branch do sell---." It was the custom, if no
will was made for the older citizens to sell out, usually to children, in
anticipation of death.
William Boyd married twice. First wife--Mary McClanahan. John McClanahan
from Virginia got a land grant right in this section in 1767-1769, his widow
remarried Richard Pugh.
Will of Richard Pugh, Laurens Co., South Carolina--Book A, page 148. "Grand
daughter Nancy Cochran (papers indicated she was wife of John Cochran)--four
step children--John, William, Samuel and Margaret McClanahan. Proved 10 Jun
1796. Wife, Mary Pugh. Wit: William Boyd, Samuel Mattles, John Cochran. John
McClanahan sold out his deceased father's land in 1799, and the heirs all
sign the deed, including Mrs. Mary Pugh.
William Boyd had only 1 child when survey was made in 1773, 100 acres for
himself; to acres for his wife; 50 acres for the child (the 22 acres just
thrown in) He is said to have had 2 girls by 1st marriage to Mary
McClanahan, one of which married Mr. Brock. (A John Brock had adjoining land
William Boyd married 2nd in 1778 to Catherine McClurken, daughter of James
McClurken of Chester Co., South Carolina. Her father named her and her son,
James Boyd, in his will proved in Chester Co., South Carolina, Sep. Court
1795. By the 2nd wife, William Boyd had 12 children.
From: James Drummond [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:55 AM
Subject: [BOYD] Re: The Descendants of William Blanton Boyd, Laurens Co.,
South Carolina compiled by Corinne Putnam Mehringer, (date?)
The Boyds of Dungal, near Cloughwater, County Antrim, Ireland
While searching for data about a Boyd family of Forthtown, near Claughwater, County Antrim, I found reference to a Boyd family of Dungal, near Cloughwater. (At this time I am not sure if Claughwater and Cloughwater are the same place, with different spelling.)
There were no members of this family named or the length of time that they had been in County Antrim. However, they were being cited by an “informant” in 1799 as being involved with United Irishmen “uprising” and said to be making, or supplying material to make, gunpowder.
These Boyds were tenant farmer and Presbyterian.
This is the first time that I have come across this Boyd family in County Antrim amongst the, some, 100 Boyd Family Chapters that I have collected over the last three decades.
At this time, I am not sure if any of these Boyds were hung for “being said” to be involved with the United Irishmen or if they “took a quick departure” to the USA – most likely to Pennsylvania where many other Boyd families from County Antrim seemed to have migrated to since John Boyd, brother of Rev Adam Boyd, arrived there in 1714.
If you can supply any details of this family, prior to 1799, or what might have happened to them after 1799, I would like to hear from you please.
Historical Committee, HBS
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Not a single Boyd family but a combination of Boyd Families.
From the website https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__coadb.com_surnames_b... it provided the family below which looks like it has come from another website which is not cited. Nor is it clear whom posted the original data.
“Robert Boyd, , son of Adam II, , was born in Antrim, Ulster, Ireland in 1678 AD. He married Elizabeth Jennet Johnston and had six sons with her as follows: George, James, William, Robert Jr., John, , and Joseph S. His son George was also born in Antrim in 1691 , and he went to colonial America where he died in Chester, Pennsylvania, having married Isabella Boyd and had six sons with her: Richard, Patrick, Jonathan, George Jr., Robert C. Sr., and James. His son George Jr., , was born in Salisburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and he married Mary Douglas and later Margaret, , having a son, also named George.  This George was born in 1741 and he married Jemima Birge, with whom he had a son named William.  His son William Jesse Boyd, , was born in Virginia in 1754. He married Nancy Bailey and had two sons with her: William Jesse II and Jesse.  His son Jesse was born in Virginia in 1795 and he married Permelia Hurd, having had two issue with her: Henry and Caleb.  His son Caleb was born in Virginia in 1827 and he married Martha Brammer and fathered the following children with her: Putman Nathaniel, Peoria, Utah, John Libert, and Martha Adeline. His son Putnam Nathaniel Boyd, , was born in Patrick, VA in January of 1853. He had a son named James Samuel who was born in Woolwine, Virginia in May 1888. He had a daughter named Catherine Boyd who was born in 1922 (died in the 1999 in Collinsville, VA) who married Frederick Herbert Price Jr., having six children with him: Barry, Rodney, Crystal, Cynthia, Samuel, and Cathy.”
When looked at more closely, this appears to be a combination of a number of unrelated Boyd families.
Does anyone know whom posted this passage to a website originally and their name and contact details, please.
If you look at some of the dates in this article – you have an grandfather born in 1741 and his grandson born in 1754, only 13 years later.
For these reasons alone, I think that this tree is a combination of Boyd families and not a single family.
If this is your family please let the list know? Or if you can identify “part” of your family in this tree and can supply further details please advise the list and myself.
Historical Committee, HBS
Hi Mike, I have verified my most distant relative as my 4th gr. grandfather James Boyd, who came to the US in 1818, first PA then settled in New York where he died in 1820. I believe that he was born in 1767 in Ayr, Ayr Scotland and is the son of Thomas Boyd born in Ayr, Ayr in 1724, but am not 100% sure. His son, my 3rd gr.. grandfather is James Jr who was born in Forthtown near Claughwater in Antrim Co. Ireland around 1812 and came here with his parents and siblings in 1817 or 1818. James Jr. Moved to Lenawee County, MI in the early 1830's after his older brother, Robert Boyd had already visited and obtained land in the area around 1831. I believe that there were 3 other siblings of Robert and James Jr. but have yet to verify.
So that I can put some time aside before I go to Stone Mountain Georgia, will anyone be coming up on either Saturday or Sunday to these Games? And what areas did their family come from?
I do not know when the first Boyd settled in Florida, but I assume it was most likely in the early 1800’s and they most likely came down from Georgia and settled in the northern part of Florida. Although, knowing the Boyds, one or two might have been one of those Florida sailors of the 1700’s.
However, now days with Florida being a retirement area, I fully expect it would be one of the top five States to have Boyd living in it and people have come from many other areas of the USA, so their “early migrant paths” will not be just Florida. Or down the Great Wagon Road from PA or MD.
And if you have already done your family tree, or are currently working on it, I would like to get either a hard copy or an Word e-copy of it it please to go with the other 900 Boyd Family Chapters and include your Family Chapter in the Clan Boyd Pyramid and put it in a suitable area volume of clan Boyd of Scotland.
I will be arriving in Georgia on Sunday 14 October to go through various family history Books at the Cobb County Library and maybe the State Library depending on time.
At this time I am not sure what events are on are on at Stone Mountain on Friday 19 October, but I certainly will be at the Boyd tent on Saturday and Sunday to talk about Boyd history, how to do your family tree and provide any other assistance and advice and to receive any family trees that anyone may wish to bring along and give me to include with the other 900 Family chapters in Clan Boyd of Scotland.
However, with all these things people might be away over the 20-21 of October or already have a prior engagement, do would anyone like to meet me – say Thursday night? I have not yet asked my host if Cobb County Library is open Thursday nights or if there is a suitable room available.
But if you can’t be at Stone Mountain and want to meet with me please let me know – perhaps privately and before I leave home I can advise the net list that this meeting will be held at a time and place.
Historical committee, HBS
Rick Wilson bring out a very good point, when a person goes to your local Library (or any other source) you will find other Boyd family data.
Do not just sit on it, tell this Boyd net list, so that others are aware that information is available.
So tell the list that in ABC book, publication, Journal, – along with the full title of the book and its author – and hopefully page numbers – that you found an outline of the family of Alexander Boyd or William Boyd, and if available his wife.
This will help others to fill in the gaps of their Boyd Family Branch.
They in turn may be able to with that vital clue that can link your present family with a much larger known Boyd tree.
And for those that go to a Library perhaps your last 10 minutes at the Library, you may look for “other” Boyd families and then post hte result of that search after each visit.
Thank you and good hunting
My great great grandfather was Joseph Alexander Boyd, living in Wilson
county TN in 1850. I have a tenuous connection to George and Isabella of
Compass PA, but no proof. Anybody on this able to help?
Edgar Bryant Reed
Son of Cyntha Cecil Boyd, 1906-1975
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These are the Boyds listed in both CT and MA in the 1790 Census. At this time I do not have the data on most of these families to make a fourth column to list a Family Chapter for that entry.
1790 CENSUS INDEX
[Boyd, Boid, Boyde]
BOYD,Francis CT Co:Litchfield Twp:Woodbury
BOYD,Abraham CT Co:Windham Twp:Plainfield
BOYD,Joseph CT Co:Windham Twp:Voluntown
BOYD,Samuel MA Co:Berkshire Twp:Lenox
BOYD,Abraham MA Co:Essex Twp:Gloucester
BOYD,Adam MA Co:Essex Twp:Ipswich
BOYD,William MA Co:Middlesex Twp:Marlborough
BOYD,James MA Co:Suffolk Twp:Boston
BOYD,John MA Co:Suffolk Twp:Franklin
BOYD,John MA Co:Worcester Twp:Oakham
BOYD,James MA Co:Worcester Twp:Oakham
BOID,Sewall MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Chesterfield
BOID,David MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Shelburne
BOID,Samuel MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Shelburne
BOID,John MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Shelburne
BOID,John Jr MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Shelburne
BOID,William MA Co:Hampshire Twp:West Springfield
BOID,William MA Co:Hampshire Twp:Williamsburgh
So are any of these entries your family?
The second problem when did the Boyds arrive in each state?
In the case of MA, this is “thought” to be with the Rev MacGregor migration of 1718. While it is known that about 10 Boyds signed the Petition to Governor Shute, it still not yet confirmed how many actually came in 1718.
Then in about 1720, we have two brothers that landed at Boston, MA and a third brother left the Boat at Block Island, RI.
In the Case of CT, there was a John Boyd buying land in Rye, then in CT (now New York) in 1678. He is thought to have come from Greenwick, CT and from the names of the people he bought land with may have come from England, rather than Ireland or Scotland [This is Mike Boyd’s theory and not based on any known facts.]
So we nee dot work through all these entries to work out the families and to find out where they family know or think that they migrated from.
Hopefully, we can answers to all these questions in time for Melanie Gustin’s Games at Scotland, eastern CT on 7 October 2018.
Historical Committee, HBS
Mike and fellow Boyd researchers,
I am seeking information about Andrew Boyd (1769 place unknown - 1856 Pike
County, Mississippi). His parents were Andrew James Boyd Sr. (1721 Scotland
- 1795 Georgia) and Jane Fleming (1729 Scotland - abt. 1770 South Carolina).
This Boyd family landed in Savannah, Georgia from Belfast in 1772.
I would like to establish where Andrew was born - Scotland where his parents
were from and his other siblings were born, or Ireland as the 1850 US Census
states. When did the family leave Scotland?
The 1850 US Census lists his occupation as a teacher. What and where did he
Any clues would be greatly appreciated!
In a website I found recently it has this distribution for Boyds in the USA
Popularity & Geographic Distribution
The last name Boyd ranks 164th in popularity in the United Status as of the 2000 Census. The name ranks particularly high in the following five states: Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.
I found this list interesting.
I would have thought that Texas, California, Missouri and even PA or NY may have topped these states above.
Unfortunately, this source does not provide any numbers.
So does anyone have any better information as to where Boyd live in the USA and their numbers.
Historical committee, HBS
This is to advise members that on 3 October 2018, I will be flying out of Brisbane to go directly to Providence, RI and arrive there late Wednesday night.
On Thursday 4 Oct and Friday 5 October, I have been advised by the RI State Library to go to the RI Archives to look for known Boyd families and publications there.
On Saturday 6 October, I am planning to go to the West Warwick, RI Library, but from their website this closes on Saturdays 1 pm.
Daryl Jamieson, our RI convenor, has a drumming competition on Saturday afternoon. I had hoped that he may been able to organise venue/meeting place so I could talk to any Boyds in RI, MA or any of the other New England States on that day or late Saturday afternoon.
Hopefully Daryl can advise me in a few days if there is any alternatives venue or someone in RI may be able to suggest a Family History Society, Genealogical Society or some other venue where I can meet those Boyd (or Boyd descendants) that wish to talk to me about Boyd family history, doing their tree, [and give me their family tree to add to the other 900 Boyd Family Chapters] writing up their family history and tree.
I am also quite happy to talk to any other Society about visiting Ireland, Scotland and England and the things that you need to do in planning your visit. Buying your Airline ticket is about item 10 not item 1.
I look forward to seeing you in October
Historical Committee, HBS
I have just received this from a private group that I am involved with.
This Hugh Boy is of Ballycastle and Charles, if I recall, is his brother. And it may be that Hugh Boyd was having to sign papers to get a commission as a Colonel in a Army Unit in County Antrim in response to the Highland and Jocobite (?) uprising in 1745.
I can’t see a date from this website,
But lady K would appear to be the Countess of Kilmarnock the wife of William Boyd, 4th Earl of Kilmarnock, who died in 1747 from heart break following her husbands death in August 1746.
From my quick look, I could not see any contact details to ask any questions of. But the current selling “I THINK IS DRAWING SOME CONCLUSIONS” about family connections that are not there – except their surname is Boyd.
Does anyone have the skills to contact the buyer?
Historical Committee, HBS
From: Floyd Deal
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:44 AM
Over the last month or so, there seems to have been very few Boyd queries asking help to over some your brick wall.
Or to help find your next generation. Or to fill in missing gaps in missing children on later generations.
If you have a problem with your family tree or history, someone on this list :”MAY” be able to to connect to your family or provide you with sources they used to find part of their family.
So if you have a problem you can’t solve, tell the list, and you will have several hundred people whom maybe able ot provide advice.
For those of you that have finished researching and are now writing their “book” good writng
I am just going through a website that shows “BOYARD” as the French version for spelling Boyd.
Does anyone know if that is correct or not?
I do know that there were BOYD at Le Rochelle, SW France and some of those sons went to South Carolina in the 1680’s. Then early 1700’s went to Dublin and a little later went to London, where John Boyd became involved with the East India Company and Slavary in Africa and in the 1760’s he became a Baronet of Danson Hall, Kent.
So it appear that this Boyd family, whom I think is a part of the Boyds of Portincross, Ayrshire, but have not yet been able to prove that.
Historical Committee, HBS
DEE ANN (GRIGSBY) BOYD1958-2018
Dee Ann (Grigsby) Boyd, aged 60, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday,
August 12, 2018. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce, and
children, Charles and Ian.
She was the daughter of Charles W. Grigsby, Jr. and Annie B. (Erickson)
Grigsby. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Charles W.
She graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Psychology
and began to pursue a career, but that career was happily changed to
starting and raising a family. Dee loved this new direction in life and
felt blessed to have this opportunity and having two wonderful children;
her legacy. She left a lasting impact on the many people whose lives she
touched from teaching Sunday school at St. Clare and other volunteer work
that she took on passionately. In addition to her raising a family and
pets, running a home and volunteer work, Dee was a lifelong supporter of
the Houston SPCA and other animal welfare organizations in her native
Houston. She leaves behind her beloved rescue animals, two dogs and two
Dee was an avid reader and traveler and loved to learn about the world and
different cultures. She lived a full and happy life and was deeply loved by
all those who were fortunate enough to know her as the warm, charming and
caring woman that she was.
The Rosary will be recited 5:00 PM August 16, 2018 at Southpark Funeral
Home 1310 North Main St. Pearland Texas 77581. Funeral Mass will be held
10:30 AM August 17, 2018 at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 3131 El
Dorado BLVD. Houston, Texas 77059. Followed by burial in Southpark Cemetery.
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I’m looking to connect with anyone having knowledge of early Boyd families in Bucks County PA in the 1700s, especially in the areas of Plumstead, Northampton, and Upper Makefield Townships.
I had an amazing discovery about my William Boyd ancestor (b. 1753 - d. after 1833), who I originally reported two months ago as having lived in New London and East Nottingham Townships in Chester County, PA in the early 1800s. I learned that his early life began in Bucks County, PA.
I recently found my ancestor’s Revolutionary War declaration at Fold3.com. The above mentioned William Boyd made a declaration to receive a government war pension. In this 8-page document he outlines, among other things, the following:
1) He was born 23 Jan 1753 in Plumstead, Bucks, PA.
2) He volunteered for service in the Revolutionary War seven times, twice under General George Washington. He enlisted five times from the township of Northampton, Bucks County, PA and twice from Newtown Township in Bucks PA.
3) After the war, he returned home to Northampton Twp, Bucks for a time; then to Upper Makefield, Bucks County; then to Delaware County PA near the towns of Marcus Hook and Chester; then to the New London, Chester County PA area; then to Washington County PA; then to East Nottingham, Chester County; and finally to the Poor House in Bradford, Chester, PA by 1829.
No dates were provided in the letter for the specific locations for where he claimed to have lived, but through other records, such as census, tax, and poor children’s school records, I have reconstructed a partial timeline. He was in Northampton Twp 1776-1779; in Upper Makefield Twp probably around 1780; in Delaware County PA prior to 1800; in New London/East Nottingham Twps between 1800 and 1819; in Washington County PA about 1820; back to East Nottingham by 1825; and in the Poor House in East Bradford by 1829.
Does anyone have information on any 1700-era Boyd families living in Bucks County, PA?
Thanks so much,
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