Walter Boyd when he posted to the Boyd net list on 15 September 2018 had this reference
Newberry County, South Carolina, Historical and Genealogical Annals, by George Leland
Summer, p. 197 “... Archibald Boyd, who lived on Cannon's Creek. ...”
This is the first time that I have seem any reference to “Cannon’s Creek” which I assume
in in SC and most likely also in Newberry County.
I am not quite sure how close this Cannon’s Creek is to the said John Boyd’s land “in
Ninety-Six District on a tributary of Saluda River,” So does anyone with local knowledge
know who far apart these two locations might be. And does it indicate if they are of the
same family or separate Boyd families?
Walter, also posted
“Newberry County, South Carolina, Historical and Genealogical Annals, by George Leland
Summer, p. 197: "The Boyds were a wide and prominent family of Londonderry and
Ballamena, Ireland…. John Boyd of Ballemena came over before the Revolutionary War and
received a land grant from King George III of England for lands in Ninety-Six District on
a tributary of Saluda River, which was in the vicinity of Bush River in Newberry County.
He had married in Ireland and had three sons at the time he came over, John, Hugh and
David. There was another, Archibald Boyd, who lived on Cannon's Creek. He may have
been a son of a near relative. Each of the three sons received land grants from King
George III in the same section."
At the time of writing this Mr Summer, appears to be taking some “general” Boyd
information of where they [Boyd families and not this John Boyd] lived in Ireland. I am
not sure if other parts of his book says that a number of Boyds lived in Londonderry
County or City and this John Boyd lived in “Ballamena”; “Ballemean” or Ballymena in County
Antrim. So it will be necessary to see what the full page 197 actually says. And perhaps
the pages around it as well.