I got my information on John BOYD, Sr. from a Civil Lawsuit filled by
Barrington JACKSON against Wiley BOYD and all the heirs at law of John
BOYD, SR. In the court papers are named the children and widow of John
BOYD, Sr. SEE BELOW:
"........Being the same land heretofore recovered in the Supreme Court
of Tennessee at Nashville, by the heirs of John BOYD, Senior, dec'd -
your orator represents that his said interest of 5 1/2 ninths of said
land is undivided & was purchased by him directly and indirectly from
the following children and heirs at law of said John BOYD, Senior,
Dec'd - to wit - Elijah BOYD, John BOYD, Junior, Solomon KERR and his
wife Adeline - Green SCONTS [SCONCE] and his wife Matilda, and Miles
BOYD and one-half of the interest of the said Wiley BOYD - for ll of
which your orator will exhibit his deeds, upon the final hearing if
necessary - And your orator represents that the remainder, amounting to
3 1/2 ninths - now belong to the said Wiley, Carter A. (VARTER?), the
Said John Huckaby and wife - and to Susan BOYD the widow of said John
BOYD, Senior, dec'd ---- All of whom, except the said Wiley, reside in
parts unknown to your orator -- and as he believes in some of the
states South or West of Tennessee, so that the ordinary process of the
Law cannot be served on them."
Please note that they are talking about a property with (9) heirs at
law; meaning that John BOYD did NOT leave a will.
Hope this helps!
I think my family tree is a few branches short of full bloom.