Where to did Edmund Boyd of Edgefield Co., SC come from before 1790?
It is known that there is an Edmund Boyd listed in the 1790 Census for Edgefield County,
BOYD, Edmund SC Co: Edgefield
This Edmund is thought to be the same person who married: -
U1? Edmund Boyd, bc / /1755 ( , VA), d / /1800 (
), bu , m / /177x (church, town, county, etc), Susannah Thurmond, dau
of and (nee ) Thurmond, bc / /1755 (
), d / /1846 ( ), bu , and had issue:-
Edgefield County, SC would be at the “end” of the Great Wagon Trail from Pennsylvania, so
you might expect either he or his parents also came down this route to Edgefield County,
He also would have been of military age to serve in the War of Independence, but I do not
see him listed in the DAR’s 1990 Patriot Index.
Recently I was given a family tree of Bill Boyd of Sacramento, CA, which provides a
migration path for the Thurmond family before Edgefield County, SC. So “could” the Boyd
family of Edmund Boyd have followed the same path?
Robert* Edmund Boyd, son of Robert C Boyd Sr. and Lucretia Omery, was born about, 1758 in
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA. He died on 12 Jan 1800 in Edgefield,
Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA (Title: Boyd's and Connected Families Early
Settlers Central Savannah River Area of Georgia and South Carolina by John Wright Boyd,
1980. Text: Page 597-Edmund Boyd died between 1-12-1800 and 12-10-1800, when his will was
probated.). He married Susannah Thurmond on 03 Apr 1785 in South Carolina, USA.
Susannah Thurmond, daughter of John Thurmond and Elizabeth Goode, was born in 1766 in
Albemarle, Virginia, USA. She died on 21 Sep 1846 in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South
* This is the first time that I seem him called “Robert” Edmund Boyd, but he is not the
son of Robert C. Boyd and Lucretia O’mery or O’mary. His parents are currently unknown.
Susannah parents were:-
John Thurmond, son of Phillip Thurmond and Mary Sarah Henderson, was born in 1738 in
Amherst, Goochland, Virginia, USA. He died on 11 Mar 1794 in Edgefield, Edgefield County,
South Carolina, USA (Age: 56). He married Elizabeth Goode in 1750 in Albemarle, Virginia,
Elizabeth Goode was born in 1740 in Albemarle, Virginia, USA. She died on 20 Jun 1805 in
Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina, USA (Age: 63).
While John Thurmond parent’s were:-
Phillip Thurmond, son of Richard T Thurmond and Mary Brooks, was born on 02 May, 1704 in
New Kent, Hanover, Virginia, USA. He died on 08 Sep 1774 in St Anns Parish, Albermarle
Cty, Virginia, USA. He married Mary Sarah Henderson in 1735 in Goochland, Goochland,
Mary Sarah Henderson was born in 1720 in Virginia, USA. She died in 1775 in Albemarle,
While Phillip Thurmond parent’s were:-
Richard T Thurmond was born in 1670 in St Peter, New Kent, VA, USA. He died in 1712 in St
Paul, Hanover, VA. He married Mary Brooks.
Mary Brooks was born in 1680 in New Kent, Hanover, Virginia, USA. She died in 1715 in New
Kent, Hanover, Virginia, USA.
I am not sure if this migration path for Edmund Boyd’s wife, Susannah Thurmond, family
MIGHT ALLOW people researching this family to trace through these locations, especially
Albermarle County, Virginia and back into the older Counties of Hanover in Virginia to
find possible Boyd families that Edmund might have come from?
Historical Committee, HBS