Kevin Marie Kraaz (Email kkraaz(a)comcast.net) has just advise me that she
thinks that her family are part of William Boyd and Sarah Johnson's family
and THEY MAY HAVE COME FROM WILLIAM'S SON ROBERT BORN IN 1773.
"There is a gap in our genealogy that is between the Robert Boyd born 1814
in Ohio and died in 1856 in Boydtown, Crawford County, Wisconsin (married
Elizabeth Hester Wayne in 1848) and his father Robert Boyd born 1773.
According to family oral history, Robert Boyd & wife and died in 1826 from
yellow fever. They were traveling to Kentucky on the Missouri River when
they died. The children were farmed out. My relative, Robert Boyd
(1814-1856) was farmed out to feed slaves, which he didn't like so ran away.
He ended up in Wisconsin. "
Some years ago she told the Boyd list that:-
"The story goes that this ggggfather Robert Boyd that came from Ireland was
taking his wife and children to Kentucky on the Mississippi River when he
and his wife took sick and died from Yellow Fever near St. Louis, MO in a
little town called Natchee. They were buried there at Boyd Mound, MO. The
six children were farmed out to families in the area. "
So we have to help her to find out if the Robert Boyd who died in Natchee,
near St Louis, Missouri is the same person who was born to William Boyd and
Sarah Johnson in 1773 in Ireland.
Is there anyone on the list who lives near St Louis, MO, who may be able to
volunteer to see what is currently known about this Boyd Mound. It was an
archaeological dig of Indian graves.
Secondly, what happened to the other 5 of their six children?
In the second bit of information, it said they were "farmed out" to families
in the area. So these are unlikely to have been Boyd families. Although
there seems to have been plenty of Boyd families in Missouri over time.
Kevin do you know the other 5 children's names? And could someone then look
at the 1850 Missouri Census to see if they can be found!
It is more likely that they took on the names of their new families. So if
some of these five were males they may show up on an DNA test at some time
in the future.
Historical Committee, HBS