I haven't posted my family for a while so here I am once again.
John A. Boyd (middle name Adam) I found the A on all the census I have at this time.
John A. Boyd b. Feb12, 1810 this is from his tombstone , d. August 16, 1872 in Clinton
Place of birth possibly Penn. On his son's death certificate it says his parents
were from Penn.
on the census I have found he was from : one has Maryland, one has Scotland and one
John A. Boyd married Elizabeth Jane Boyer b. June 18, 1810 Penn daughter of John Godfrey
Boyer and Anna Maria Powell Boyer. The Boyer's were in the Schuylkill county Penn
area, Maniheim Twp. Elizabeth went by Libbia in later years , possibly earlier years.
I have notes written by John that are dated and states where they were at the time
Pottsville, Pa January 11th. 1833, Pottsville, Pa September 25, 1833 at this time they
were paying rent to William Shively.
Bridesburg, which is an area inside of Philadelphia, December 27, 1834.
Then he writes ;
White Swan Hotel ( a word after that looks like Rare) Phila.
An agreement between Taylor of the firm of Darling &Taylor for $2 dollars per day
passage for family and moving paid by said firm. Dated March 10th 1841.
Also in the notes he has this written:
Thomas Boyd Westmoreland county, North Huntington Twp 4 miles below Stewardsville,(
guessing this is in Pa) and Wm Boyd Youngstown Pa.
Then he has something about a town I believe in Illinois being sold for $5.00 and or store
goods. There is a detail of what store goods listed.
There are also directions which I have no idea where they were for.
Direct route from Cairo at the mouth of Ohio to Lancaster Ohio from Portsmouth by way of
the Ohio and Erie Canal to Circleville in Picaway Co from there to Green Castle or by way
of the canal to Carroll.
John and Elizabeth married about 1830-31. On the 1850 Illinois, census their children are
John and Elizabeth are both listed as 40 Pa
Katharine 18 pa
Jane 16 pa
Henry 14 pa
Charles 9 pa
Fletcher 3 Ill
Mariah or Maria 8/12 Ill.
By 1851 they moved across the River to Iowa. 1851 to 1854 they were in Scott County, Iowa
city of Davenport.
In 1853 John was Mayor of Davenport. Little was found about him during this time. He
was one of the first member of the Odd Fellows.
Also during this time they had two more children:
Elizabeth 1851-52 one census says Il another Ia. I tend to think Ia.
John E. 1854 Ia
They moved from Soctt county to Clinton county where John A was a farmer.
John E. Boyd was my Great Grandfather. I have his information still working .
I have some information on Fletcher who later married Eleanor Bowman then moved to Neb.
Elizabeth became a teacher and married Bernard McIntosh lived in Dunkerton, Iowa.
I have not found anything on five of the children. Mariah or Maria was still living at
home on the 1860 Ia census.
John A Boyd and wife Elizabeth are buried in the Boyd cemetery Clinton county, Olive Twp,
There is also a Bessie Boyd d. April 09, 1888 buried in the same cemetery.
5 identical markers in a row with initials only, all ending with B. None match any of the
children's initials. There are a few Bowman's and Thomas Bounce also buried in the
Rose Hill Cemetery in Calamus, Iowa Clinton county is the resting place for John E. Boyd
and family members.
Elizabeth Boyd McIntosh had two sons, John and William
Fletcher Boyd two know daughters, Mable and Lady one known son Charles.
John E. Boyd one daughter, Elizabeth, three sons, George P, Fred A and William J.( my
I have John A Boyd and family on the following census: 1850, 1860 and 1870.
I found nothing on the IGI for any members of the family.\
Any help greatly appreciated. Thank You Gayle Pahl
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