Prior to January 2000 I was in the process of going through the material I had on my PC to
find any Boyds not mentioned in the DAR Patriot List. I know this is one jobs that I did
not do any work on during the last 2 years and I was only half way through the Volume 2
folder, I have material in Volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6 folders which might expand this list.
However that mihgt be another two or more years before I can get around to it, I thought
it might be best post what I have so far collected.
If you have members of your family who fought or took part in this War but are not listed
below you might like to contact me or post your family details to the whole group.
Historical Committee, HOBS
LIST B BOYD'S NOT RECORDED IN DAR INDEX BUT WHO SERVERED IN WAR
[WILL NEED TO SORT INTO ALAPHBETICIAL LISITING WHEN INITIAL LIST COMPLETED. THEN CAN DO
B1. Capt. Adam Boyd, ch 4/208, R1/S1/T1, PA or SC?
B2. John Boyd, ch 4/208, R1/S1/T2, PA or SC?
B3. Adam Boyd, ch 4/208, S7, Chaplin 5th NC Regiment
B4. Rev. John Boyd, Ch 4/209, T7/U2, SC
B5. Robert Boyd, Ch 4/209, T7/U1, SC
2/130 BOYD OF NY in Army during 1775-81*
The following is not the normal family grouping that has occurred in the normal family
Chapters. In W. P. Boyd's book he has provided from the old muster roll of soldiers
from the Province or State of New York in the Archives, Albany, NY. They took active part
in the Revolutionary war (I assume this was the war of 1776-1783?) and the regiments they
were members of. Perhaps in time each of these men's families can be made into a
family chapter. [This would suggest that perhaps other States that formed the United
States in this period might have similar records which would be of value to Clan
researchers.] From his notes it would appear that Ebenezer Boyd, is part of Chapter 2/140
Boyd of Kent, NY.
(i) Ebenezer Boyd, captain in the 3rd Regiment;
(ii) George Boyd, private in the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th Regiments;
(iii) Isaac Boyd, private in 7th Regiment;
(iv) James Boyd, 2nd Ulster county Regiment and also artillery;
(v) John Boyd, sergeant in General Putnam Scoharie county Regiment;
L30 (vi) John Boyd, captain in the 5th Regiment;
(vii) John Boyd, Charlotte county Militia, also the 6th Regiment and 7th Albany Militia;
(viii) Jonah Boyd, private of 6th Regiment;
(ix) Jonathan Boyd, Fonday's Party;
(x) Jonathan Boyd, the 1st Regiment;
(xi) Nathaniel Boyd, 2nd and Levies Regiments;
(xii) Peley Boyd, in the Levies Regiment;
2/139 Roberts (xiii) & (xiv)
(xiii) Robert Boyd, in the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th Regiments and Charlotte Militia;
(xiv) Robert Boyd, Jr., in the 2nd Regiment;
L51? (xv) Samuel Boyd, in the 2nd, 5th and 6th Regiments;
L58? (xvi) Thomas Boyd, in the Charlotte county Militia;
? (xvii) William Boyd, in the Charlotte county Militia;
L52? (xviii) Samuel Boyd, in the 5th and 6th Regiments
From the notes beneath this list is a reference to a play which was
introduced in New York in the 1890's in which one of the characters was Captain
Ebenezer Boyd of Kent, New York (see Chapter 2/140) in the play, Major Andre, by Clyde
Fitch. Members of this branch might be interested in finding a copy of this work.
Source: History of the Boyd family and descendants, with historical sketches of the
ancient family of Boyd's in Scotland from the year 1200, and those of Ireland from the
year 1680, with records of their descendants in Kent, New Windsor, Middletown and Salem,
N. Y., Boston, Mass., Northumberland County, Pa., and sketches of those from the southern
and western states from 1740 to 1912. By William P. Boyd ... Rochester, N. Y., John P.
Smith printing company, 1912, p 171
B7. Abraham Boyd, Lt. Col. Lower Bn of Prince George's County, MD - Ch 2/102,
B8. John Boyd, ship Captain, Ch 2/102 - R2/S2/T2 [unsure if took part in war or was just a
ships Captain during the period
B9. Thomas Boyd, marine, 1778, ch 2/102 -
The following 5 entries are from Revolutionary Muster Rolls of Maryland, volume 18 of the
B10 Benjamin Boyd, sergeant, May, 1778, and November, 1780 (p. 86), MD
B11 Benjamin Boyd, private in active service in 1780-81-83 (p. 431), MD
B12. Thomas Boyd, private in the 5th Regiment (Southern Maryland boys) January 1, 1781 (p.
B13. Thomas Boyd, lieutenant January 1, 1781; also January 1, 1783 (pp. 482, 518), MD
B14. Andrew Boyd, a sailor under Captain Boyan in the barges and fighting in the
Revolution (p. 615), MD
B15. Abraham Boyd, private, Company 8, Middle Bn., Montgomery Co. Militia, MD
B16. John Boyd, private, Company 2, 29th or Lower Bn, Montgomery Co. Militia, MD
B17. William Boyd, private, Company 2, 29th or Lower Bn., Montgomery Co., Milita, MD
The above 3 privates in 7th Company, Middle Bn in 1780.
B18. Archibald Boyd, Commissioner of Peasce in Frederick Co., MD, later second Lt. in
Frederick Co. Militia, MD
B19 John Boyd, Lt of Delaware
B20. William Boyd, Lt, in General St. Clair's Army, Ch 2/102 part 2 - S1/T1, MD
B21 Walter Boyd, Lt., in Continental Army, S1/T3, MD
B22 unknown son Boyd, (died on prison ship NY harbor), S1/T4, MD
B23 Robert Boyd, NH or MA, Ch 2/105 - T1
B24 John Boyd, private, PA, ch 2/135 - S2/T1
B25. William Boyd, private, PA, Ch 2/135 - S2/T2 (k 11/9/1777, Bandywine)
B26. Thomas Boyd, Lt., PA, Ch 2/135 - S2/T3 (k 14/9/1779, NY)
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