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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas :-) I would assume that Santa
has delivered alot of new computers this year <g> so we will have new
members who are just beginning to learn about the internet and genealogy
mailing lists :-) To those: "Welcome to the Clan Boyd mailing list"!! I
am sure that you will find the Clan Boyd mailing list very interesting,
informative, and helpful to your Boyd research as we have many research
tools available to all Boyd researchers....and have a great group of
list members who will assist you in any way they can. As we enter into a
new year, it is important for us "oldies"<g>to keep in mind that some of
our new members will be new to computers, the internet, mailing lists,
and genealogy......or at least some of the above.......therefore, in
order to be of assistance to them, and to encourage them to be active
participants in the list, lets remember to practice patience, be kind
and helpful, and that we too were once new to all of the above! :-)
If you are a new member, a good beginning is to introduce yourself and
post a query as to who you are researching...keeping in mind that your
fellow Boyd researchers can best assist you if you can include in your
query, the who's, when's and where's of your Boyd ancestors.....or at
least as much information as you can about your Boyd family.
Now I get to introduce myself <BG>...My name is Karen and I live in
northeastern Ohio. My Boyd connection is through my g-grandmother,
Matilda (Boyd)Traynor who settled in Mahoning Co; Ohio, immigrated from
Stirling, Scotland, was born in Coatbridge, Lanark Co; Scotland, who's
parents (Henry Boyd/Margaret Connor) were from Co.Down, N.Ireland.
Due to the fact that we have such a generous list administrator,I am the
list self-appointed "Welcome Wagon"<BG>....you will also(hopefully) see
me pop in once in a while to post a few tidbits of Boyd information that
I have found throughout the internet, or have included in my paper files
from my own research, and assist with a query if I can ...... unlike
some of my fellow Boyd researchers, I do not have a Boyd "database". I
believe that it's most probable too, that I hold the list record for the
most "boo boo's" and "senior moments" <g> so feel free to make
corrections,question, etc, etc anything I post..or if you just want to
"delete" me, that's ok too! :-)
Now for the good stuff :-).....Boyd information available "free" to all
The administrator, and person responsible for this mailing list is
Richard Boyd. Richard has also created and maintains The Clan Boyd
International Website, and the Boyd Message Boards. He and his wife,
Jerri Lynn publish the Boyd Newsletter. Richard also has alot of Boyd
information that he has collected over many years of researching his own
Boyd family. I'm sure that Richard will soon be posting details of the
above for your information.
Clan Boyd International website:
Another of our list members, John H. Boyd has created and maintains
the Boyd Trees database. Hopefully, John will be able to take a break
in the near future from entering all that data in order to describe the
database and give us an update :-)
Boyd Trees database:
Also, list member Mike Boyd from Australia, who has created and
maintains his Boyd Pyramid project. Perhaps when Mike has a few spare
moments he will describe his project, and let our new list members know
how to contact him if they wish to contribute information to his project
We also have many other list members who thoughtfully contribute
information that they have collected or come across during their
own research......a great group of folks we have here! :-)
Well folks, I hope I have covered everything in the above to get
all of us, oldies and newbies, recharged for our Boyd research in
the first year of the new millenium. Looking forward to seeing you
all here in the new year! :-)
Wishing You and Yours, a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
I have read the information on the PRONI website....I will give you my
"interpetation" of the information as I understand it. Certainly if you
receive another response, please do post it as I am not stating that my
understanding is correct, and would be pleased to see a corrected one if
it is not.
My understanding of the information:
First of all, copies of the Presyterian Church will not be copied for
you unless *before* you request copies, you obtain PERMISSION *in
writing* from the minister in charge of the church that you want copies
of records for.....you will have to send PRONI that proof of permission.
Second, it appears that the reference number Mic/1f 28 is either only
part of the reference number, or the reference number for the
catalogue.....in any case, the information that you obtained from the
website was an "index", so in order to obtain copies of records you must
their catalogue for the exact reference number to the records.
From the website information, I found it unclear as to if or where you
can obtain the reference numbers from the catalogue without actually
there....or hiring a researcher there......do it would be my assumption
that the only way to get the exact reference number would be to do
of the latter.
(note: they do advise you that the staff at PRONI does not conduct
research, and "We will not fulfill postal or telephone orders unless you
can give us an exact reference number. If you are unsure of the
reference number, it is advisable to hire a commercial researcher to get
the reference number for you. We will advise you of the cost in advance
and, if you wish to proceed, we will send you an order/copyright form
which you must complete and return with either a cheque or postal order
in sterling made payable to the Public Record Office (NI).It may take
several weeks for your order to be filled."
Also, I have seen discussions concerning PRONI on various mailing lists
that I am subscribed to......from my understanding of these discussions,
most folks seemed to favor researching at their nearest LDS Family
Library as the LDS has about 80 films of PRONI indexes and/or records
.....I have not checked the LDS, but perhaps the catalogue for the
Presbyterian Church records was filmed by the LDS.....or perhaps they
have films of the church records you are looking for.
The following is PRONI contact info in case you need it.....perhaps you
may want to pose your question directly to them via e-mail....then you
could pass the info on to all of us :-)
If the answer to your query is not answered by our 'Frequently Asked
Questions'section, then you may like to send general queries to us,
using any of the following methods:
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland,
66 Balmoral Avenue,
Belfast BT9 6NY
Tel: (01232) 251 318
Fax: (01232) 255 999
If you have difficulty in obtaining a particular record, contact:
Since I have no personal experience with using the services of PRONI,
the above is all the assistance that I can give, but I hope something in
the above is helpful to you :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
From: janed4(a)netway.com (Jane Drury)
To: RBOYD9(a)cs.com (Richard Boyd)
I have inherited some old documents from a woman who recently died here in
town. Because I feel that most of them should go to the Historical Society,
I am copying them in the computer, so that some of them, of genealogical
interest, etc. can be more widely spread around. None I have read so far
made mention of any Boyds, but one is, I believe, of general interest to any
of us with MA roots. See it below. It is concerning a pauper,
named -----Lewis, and the writer of the letter is, I believe (but it is only
a guess on my part, knowing what documents concerning other paupers state)
answering the Selectmens' questions (they are also Overseers of the Poor)
regarding whether they are responsible for his care, or if another town is.
Although they, the Selectmen, are interested in paupers at that point, note
that all residents come under that
Letter Asahel Stearns Esqr 1813 Paupers
Major Nathaniel Howard Chelmsford
Chelmsford April 24th 1813.
I have attended to the subject of your enquiry on behalf of the town.
The following are the ways in which settlements may have been given, viz,
1st Any person being a citizen of this Commonwealth, who resided within any
town or district of the late province of Massachusetts Bay, for the
space of one year at any time prior to the 10th of April 1767, without being
warned to depart therefrom according to law, thereby gained settlement in
such town or district.
2d From the 10th of April 1767 to the 23d of June 1789, no person gained a
settlement by residing in any town or district, without a vote of such town
or district at a general meeting.
3d From June 23d 1789 to Feb. 11th 1794, any person, being a citizen of the
Commonwealth, and seized in his own right, or in right of his wife, of an
estate of freehold in any town or district, of the clear annual value of ten
dollars, and residing in the same town or district, occupying and improving
such freehold in person for the space of two years, thereby gained a
There are other modes of acquiring a settlement since Feb. 1794, which I
suppose it unnecessary to state, as Lewis left the town before that time.
Major Nathaniel Howard
Chairman of the Selectmen
janed4(a)netway.com (Jane Drury)
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Hello to All,
Thanks to eveyone who responded to my request concerning Scots-Irish
Christmas traditions....and have shared their wonderful Christmas
stories with the list members. Although my request was based on my
curiosity about Scots-Irish traditons, I must say, I have really enjoyed
the variety of memories of Christmas's past. Due to the responses that I
have received, it appears, and therefore, I have concluded that many of
us are enough generations away from our Scots-Irish ancestors, that we
are generations of the "melting pot".... so we celebrate holiday
traditons of "all" of our ancestors......Scots, Irish, German, French,
English, etc, whatever the combination of family origins may be. What a
great tribute to our ancestors!......merging all of the wonderful
traditons of so many countries to make our own family traditons truely
special and unique.
What do you think?
Again, Thanks for the responses.....you are a great group! :-)
Wishing You and Yours, a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Karen from Ohio,USA
The following is a wonderful true Christmas story sent to me by Abigail
in MO. who has kindly given me permission to share it with our list
We lived in Northern California [Junction city, CA, up a canyon called
canyon creek] in the late 30's and were very poor. My dad was a house
painter and mined for gold with a sluice box in the evenings.
On Xmas we had no money for gifts so each of us 3 older children
(there were four of us) got to go in the woods and cut a small tree. We
each popped popcorn, strung cranberries, made paper chains, and a star
from tin foil to decorate our tree. At bed time we went to bed sad
because we knew Santa would not visit us. The next morning we got up to
find nothing under our trees, so we all had a lump in our throat while
eating our oatmeal, but after breakfast we squealed with delight as we
each found a toy under our tree. My brother got a football, my little
brother got a tractor that you wind up and it would climb over a stick
of firewood,my sister and I got a rubber baby doll that wet its diaper,
just one gift, but it was the best Xmas we had. We had a very nice
dinner as we grew all our own food and dad shot a turkey. We had a
mixture of customs as we are English, Scotch, German, Irish and
Abigail in MO.
Karen from Ohio,USA
and your readers, If you have an answer, spread it around. I look forward
to sharing in the knowlege!
RR3 Elgin, ON Canada, K0G 1E0
From: Larry Boyd <larryboyd(a)yahoo.com>
To: CLANBOYD-L(a)rootsweb.com <CLANBOYD-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 26, 2000 3:51 PM
Subject: Need Help with PRONI
>Hi folks. I need your help trying to figure out how to get
>records ffrom the PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern
>I am trying to obtain the records from the Carland Presbyterian
>Church in Northern Ireland. I have found under their index for
>Presbyterian Church Records the following;
>Name of Church County Ref No Mic/1f
>Carland Tyrone 28
>Now I read this 28 as a reference number for their records, but
>where do I find this and how can a get a copy of it? Can anyone
>help me with this and as Ricky Ricardo say 'splain it to me??!!
>Thanks for your help in advance.
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Yahoo! Shopping - Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products.
Hi folks. I need your help trying to figure out how to get
records ffrom the PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern
I am trying to obtain the records from the Carland Presbyterian
Church in Northern Ireland. I have found under their index for
Presbyterian Church Records the following;
Name of Church County Ref No Mic/1f
Carland Tyrone 28
Now I read this 28 as a reference number for their records, but
where do I find this and how can a get a copy of it? Can anyone
help me with this and as Ricky Ricardo say 'splain it to me??!!
Thanks for your help in advance.
Do You Yahoo!?
Yahoo! Shopping - Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products.
Some of our list members expressed interest in hearing the responses
I have received concerning my request about Christmas Traditions.....so
here they are.....they are great!.....enjoy :-)
>The days in The Great Depression were not always filled with an abundance of "gifts" bought in a store. But those days were filled with a more precious "gift" that can not be bought. His name is Jesus, and He is God's great gift to us. Our home was always centered around those daily blessings we had of life, love and liberty. I recall one Christmas my Dad had made me a real cross-bow, and another Christmas Dad made me a boomerang. Both of these projects took several months in locating just the right materials and working on them when I was not around. A Christmas tree was prepared, fresh cut from the forest near where we lived. It was a special occasion when all of the family -- Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother -- took part. Of course with me being the youngest I was allowed to put the Star on top. It was a symbol of the Star that guided the Wise Men to the place where God's Gift to us was born. Oh, What happy days they were, all of us together wrapped in the love that co!
s only in a family unit.<
>Though they originally came from Scotland, near Elgin, my family
was very traditional and nothing really stands out as being particularly
different from the other familites celebrating in SouthWestern PA.
I do know that my paternal Grandmother and her Mother-in-law were
never in the same room unless they were actively eating. I remember all
holidays with the women in the kitchen or dining room and all the men
and GreatGrandma watching football. I always thought she was just crazy
about football until I was about 10. That fued, which started when
GreatGrandma tried to give frequent and fervent child raising advise to
her daughter-in-law, carried on as long as they were both alive. Sad
really. They might have liked each other had they just met at church
and not as in-laws.<
>My mother was born in Ireland, and her parents from Scotland. Our Family has been making Scotish Shortbread and giving it to friends between Christmas and New Years for over 200 years. It has been a long standing tradition and my daughters are now making it and giving it to their friends. If anyone would like to share in the delight of giving your friends, Wishes for Health and Prosperity in the New Year let me know and I will post this wonderful Short Bread.
Also this was sent to me and it certainly follows in what my family has
I saw this on Martha Stewart's web site and thought is was interesting.
What do you get when you mix and then bake butter, flour, sugar, and
The ingredients are simple, butter, flour, sugar, and salt, but the
outcome is simply delicious.
Shortbread is a Scottish creation, where it's a year-round favorite,
but this wonderfully tender and crumbly cookie is especially
plentiful at Christmas and Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year's Eve.
The ancient Celts had a holiday tradition of baking one large, round
shortbread, called bannock, which they notched around the edges to
represent the sun's rays.The bannock was then cut into wedges to be
Buttery and rich, shortbread can also be rolled out and shaped with
cookiecutters. And by simply modifying the basic recipe, you can get
tremendous variety. For instance, confectioners sugar gives a very
smooth texture, whereas granulated sugar has a sandier feel. For richer
flavor and color, use brown sugar, and for chocolate shortbread,
add some cocoa to the mix. You can also add things like ground nuts,
aromatic spices, espresso powder,candied ginger, citrus zest, and even
green tea. If you like giving cookies at holiday time, shortbread also
makes an excellent gift. Its flavor actually improves with age,
and when stored in an airtight container, it will keep for up to one
>Are you aware of the tradition of "first footing?" On New Years Day a dark haired person (usually male) must be the first person to enter the front door (or if you have only one door, that one) after the New Year begins. The person should carry a portion of salt (for wealth... root word for salary was the salt paid Roman soldiers), bread. (for food & health), and coal(for a warm hearth). After New Year - midnite - the first footer can not go out the same door and simply turn around. They can step out through the back door, or out a window and in the front,or step out just before mid-nite and come in to join the fesivities.
Never hang a calendar until the year has changed, on the premise you'll
be wishing your life away. It is considered very bad luck.
On Christmas day, raise a glass of whisky (if you are drinking Irish
instead of Scotch, it is whiskey... with an "E") toast all near dear
and beloved,including the dead, toss the liquor into the fireplace ...
doubtless a very wee dram.. the flash of light as it bursts into flame
is the promise of comfort from the dead. Repeat, but drink it don't burn
it. Only the host tosses the first one into the fire, this way the
guests get two to the hosts one!<
A special "thanks" to those who took time out of their busy holiday
schedule to respond to my request.....your thoughtfulness is most
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season! :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
Douglas A. Boyd
International Program Officer
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH
From: Boyd, Douglas (NHLBI)
Sent: Tuesday, August 01, 2000 8:15 AM
Subject: Alexander Boyds of New England
I would really like to get some connections with Alexander Boyd:
Earliest known family member- Alexander Mitchell Boyd, b 1844, N.Y., m
Children: William, Mamie,
Mitchell born Sept 19, 1867, N.Y.,
Lavinia MacMurray, Jan 1889
Children: Estelle Hyacinth,
Samuel MacMurray, Adelaide Victoria,
Jeanette Frances, Edgar Harold, and yes Alexander Mitchell b Aug 15, 1893 m
Alice E Spindler Jan 12, 1915, d Oct 25, 1868 w Children: Ralph Curtis,
Kenneth George, Donald Mitchell b Mar 26, 1919 m Verabell Klomparens Dec
10, 1943 w Children: Brian Stephen, Douglas Alan, Gregory James
Douglas A. Boyd
Since it is the holiday season and most folks are busy preparing for the
holidays, instead of posting data that most would miss, I would
like to make a request. Due to the fact that most all of my Scots-
Irish family were deceased before or shortly after I was born, I
would be very interested in knowing how those of you who were raised
in the Scots-Irish traditions celebrate the Christmas season.
Looking forward to learning so that I may pass some of the traditions on
to my children and grandchildren :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
Thanks for the compliments. Your work in collecting so much of the
available information about Boyd is greatly appreciated.
I agree completely with your comments about Richard, Jerri Lynn, and the
My mother was Jane Lee Boyd m. Cecil Daimwood Brooks.
Jane Lee's father was Charles Neale Boyd m. Wilma D. L. Langston
Ch. N. father was Confucius Napoleon Boyd m. R. E. Lee Neale
C. N. brother was William Poplin Boyd
W. P. Boyd's son was William Paxton Boyd.
W. Paxton Boyd taught at the University of Texas in Austin, he passed away
sometime in the mid-1990's.
I am trying to find out and develop contact with the children of William
I can be reached at :email@example.com
Thanks, Dennis Brooks
I hope everyone doesn't mind me sending one message. I am not leaving you
for good. Just change address. Next year I will be making a connection
We live in the bunnies of Colorado and it is building up out her so fast
that our phone lines for internet is becoming slower than a snail. So in the
next few month we will be making a change to Sprint Broadband. This is radio
waves. I will not suffer disconnection any more, or wait for change of page.
Anyway my new address is going to be my home web page:
cindimjohnson50(a)myfamily.com see you all there.
Family Webpage. http://www.MyFamily.com.
Click on cindimjohnson50.
Hello Richard and fellow list members,
Thanks Richard, for keeping us informed about the mailing of the Boyd
newsletter....I can't wait for it's arrival, and for me, it will be a
great way to start out the new millenium! :-) The newsletter is, IMHO,
a must for anyone researching the Boyd surname. Richard and Jerri Lynn
put alot of time and work into producing a newsletter filled with
articles, queries, and many other items of interest to Boyd researchers
....it is undoubtedly the finest newsletter that I have ever seen
regarding specific family research information.....and it reaches not
only those of us who use our computers for family history research, but
also those Boyd researchers who do not use a computer for researching
their family history.....an excellant way for Boyd queries to be viewed
by "all" Boyd reseachers :-) Thanks Richard and Jerri Lynn, for your
time and work involved in publishing such an excellant newsletter!
It sounds to me like Richard and Jerri Lynn are candidates for a horse
and sleigh with all that snow in Michigan!....I'll keep my fingers
crossed that there will be no more snowstorms in Michigan, at least till
after the holidays....if you all will promise *not* to send any of it to
Richard, thank you so much for the kind words and compliments...they are
very much appreciated :-) I would like to say though, that you are
responsible for this great mailing list, the GenConnect Boards,and for
the creation and maintenance of the website....without them, I wouldn't
have had the opportunity to participate in the sharing of Boyd
information ....and I sincerely thank you for that opportunity.....and
for putting up with my occasional "senior moments"! :-)
As a Boyd researcher, I would also like to personally thank John H. Boyd
for his creation and maintenance of the Boyd Trees database.John has put
alot of time and work into the database.... and what an excellant
research tool for Boyd researchers it is! Thanks John, your time and
efforts are greatly appreciated! :-)
There have been so many other contributors to this list and the website,
that I would like to thank for their participation and contributions,
but I dare not try to thank everyone by name for fear of accidently
ommiting someone....so I will just say Thank You *ALL*, for your help in
making the ClanBoyd list, and the ClanBoyd International website, the
"ultimate" place for BOYD research information! The list and website
show what a great group of listmembers we have here....look what we have
been able to accomplish in a relatively short time, working "together"
....hopefully, we can continue to grow.... "together" :-)
Nollaig Shona Dhuit! (Merry Christmas)
Karen from Ohio,USA
Will/Trust of Luther Boyd Jr.
Luther was married twice; his first wife Eliza Jane French (m. 1857) died
His second wife, (m. 1872) Mary Ann (Searles) Hullner/Hollander, died in
died in 1887, aged 57, with two minor children. The farm and contents were
sold to pay
debts and care of the two minor children, Abraham and Luther, III. The will
is 85 pages
in length and was not finalized until 1897.
As I try to make sense of all the pages I find that Abraham L. Boyd was age
Luther Boyd was aged 11 and were placed under the guardianship of Michael
27 December 1887. Michael was an uncle who married Ellen Boyd, a daughter of
Levi Boyd, brother of Luther Boyd Jr. More on Luther Boyd Jr. and Family
December 1, 1887 Sale Bill. Estate sale included the normal household items
in the estate and listed the purchaser as well as how much was paid for said
items. Family members buying items at this sale were: Andrew. J. Boyd (Iron
Kettle), Richard Boyd (2 kegs of pickles), Abraham Boyd (corn cutter&
pitchfork), Edward Boyd (cart), Lewis Loop (plow), Ida Boyd (5 chairs) Emma
Sebring (bedstead and bedding), Columbus Sebring (shot gun). Total of sale
items came to $227.32.
January 2, 1888 Lewis Center, Delaware County, Ohio. To the Honorable Probate
Judge of Delaware County, Ohio. "Dear Sir, I respectually ask for an
additional allowance of $20.00 as I consider $40.00 (as provided) inadequate
to meet the expences of my ward, Luther Boyd, for one year, for the following
reasons: he is in a manner bare-footed and destitute of a change of any
garment with the exception of three summer shirts. For those reasons I
respectfully ask that the allowance be made Sixty instead of Forty dollars.
Respectfully, Michael Slattery, Guardian of Luther Boyd.
April 16, 1888 "paid Richard Boyd while helpless with broken leg, $3.00.
Paid R. C.
Alexander, MD for setting broken leg and five office visits, $20.00.
Note: Richard was my Great Grandfather 1861-1934.
October 27, 1888 Joseph Callahan is named guardian of Abraham Boyd who was
age 17 years. Joseph Callahan was the son of Diana Boyd Callahan.
June 27, 1892 Guardian (Joseph Callahan) says that his ward Abraham Boyd has
arrived at the full age of twenty-one and that this is his final account and
that he has settled
with his said ward and filed his final receipt herewith and asks to be
discharged from further
liability on account of said trust."
January 31, 1897 Account of Final Distribution. "To Lollie Boyd $17.72. To
guardian of Abraham Boyd, $17.72. Mike Slattery guardian of Luther Boyd,
Richard Boyd, $17.72. Emma (Boyd) Sebring, $17.72."
April 20, 1897 "said ward having arrived at the age of 21 years April 25th
there is no further necessity for continuing said trust and having paid to
the said ward
the said amount of $294.99 and filed herewith his receipt: he (Michael
asked that he may be discharged from further liability as such guardian."
John A. Bright, Administrator, Deed to Andrew J. Boyd
Know all men by these presents: That whereas John A. Bright as administrator
of the estate of Luther Boyd (Jr.) deceased, on the 28 Day of November A.D.
1887, filed his petition in the Probate Court Court, within and for the
Delaware and State of Ohio, praying for our order to sell the following
(among other) real estate of the said Luther Boyd deceased situated in said
to wit: (see note below)
Situated in the Township of Orange, County of Delaware, and State of Ohio and
bounded and described as follows: Being part of the land heretofore by Ransom
Clements: deceased, late of Orange Township, Delaware County, Ohio and being
a part of lot number two (2), Range eighteen (18) Township Three Sector three
Beginning at a stone in a ditch at the North West corner of lot number two
south 88 (degrees) (45 minutes) E. One hundred and thirty and one sixth (130
6 rods to a stake in the State Road; thence south west along said road three
and eighteen (318) chains to a stake in said road; thence North 88 degrees
West one hundred and twenty-seven and one half (127 1/2) rods to a stake one
rod south west from a sugar maple; thence North 1 degree 30 minutes East,
one half rods (1`2 1/2 ) to the place of beginning. Containing nine (9) acres
hundred and foorty-eight and one-half (148 !/2 rods of land bounded on the
state road South by lands owned by Hamman Albert, west by land owned by
and I Railway Company and North by lands owned by Levi Boyd; for payment of
debts of said decedents, and the expenses of administering his estate, free
of dower and
said John A, Bright was ordered to sell said premises according to law
subject to said
dower estate, and whereas:
said John A. Bright having first duly advertised said premises for sale on
the 12 day of
January 1888, sold the same free of dower at private sale to Andrew J. Boyd
for the sum
of Four hundred ($400.00) dollars, and the sale to Andrew J. Boyd having
the terms of sale, said sale was afterward approved and confirmed by said
Court and said
John A. Bright Administrator was ordered to execute and deliver to the said
proper deed for said premises, according to statute in such cases made and
which will more fully appear by the records of said Court to which reference
is here made
and therefore, I the said John A. Bright, administrator of Luther Boyd dec'd
as administrator as aforesaid in consideration of the premises and by virtue
of the powers in me vested by law and the order of said Couirt do hereby
give, grant, bargain, sell, order; the said Court do hereby give, grant,
etc., to Andrew J. Boyd and to his heirs and assigns forever.
In testimony whereof, I, as administrator as aforesaid, hereunto set hand and
seal 12 January 1888.
John A. Bright
Recorded 12 January 1888. Henry G. Sheldon, Notary Public
Note: Andrew J. Boyd was a cousin of Luther Boyd Jr. and nephew of the Levi
Boyd mentioned in the record above. Andrew was son of Levi Boyd also
mentioned in the record.
Delaware County, Ohio
Record of the will of Luther Boyd (Sr.) dec'd born 1781 Vermont
Recorded in book 4, page 310, case number 1612
Proceedings had before Thomas W. Powell, Judge of the Probate Court in
and for the County of Delaware and the State of Ohio at his office in the
town of Delaware on the 28th day of January, 1867.
This day the last will and testament of Luther Boyd, late of Orange
Township in the county, dec'd was presented to the court for probate and
recorded thereupon Cicero M. Elsbee and Gustavus Elsbee the two
subscribing witnesses to the said will, came into court and were duly
sworn and examined, and their testamony reduced to writing, and now
annexed to the said will and filed therewith; and it appearing to the
Court that the said will was duly executed and attested, and that the
testator at the time of execution, the same was of full age and sound
mind and age and not under any restraint; thereupon the Court, upon
consideration thereof, orders that the said will be administered to
probate as duly proved as the last will and testament of the said Luther
Boyd dec'd and ordered to be recorded as such.
Thereupon Levi Boyd the executor named in the will came into court and
declined acting as such executor and thereupon the Court appointed James
Phinney Administrator of the said Estate with the will annexed. who gave
bonds in the sum of $100.00 with Levi Boyd, Gustavus Elsbee, Cicero M.
Elsbee his sureties and accepted his appointment.
The Court appointed Franklin Kenyon, William B. McKinnie and Hudson Roe
appaisers of the estate. Wm. Powell, Probate Judge.
(Copy of Will to Wit:)
In the name of the Benevolent Father of all!
Luther Boyd of Orange Township County of Delaware, Ohio
_____ all or any part of my real estate and deeds of purchase to execute
acknowledge and deliver in fee simple-I do hereby revoke all former wills
by me made.
In testamony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 28th day of
May in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
Luther Boyd (seal)
Signed and acknowledged by said Luther Boyd as his last will and
testament in our presence and signed by us in his presence.
U.S Stamp C.M. Elsbee
Jan 28, 1867 Gustavus Elsbee
The State of Ohio
Delaware County, in the matter of the last will and
testament of Luther Boyd of Orange Township deceased.
We, Cicero M. Elsbee and Gustavus Elsbee being duly sworn in open court
this 28th day of January, AD 1867, depose and say that we were present at
the execution of the last will and testament of Luther Boyd of Orange
Township hereto annexed; that we saw the said testator subscribe said
will and heard him publish and declare the same to be his last will and
testament, and that was of full age, and of sound mind and memory and not
under any restraint and that we signed the same as witnesses and request
and in his presence and in the presence of each other.
Sworn to and subscribed before me in the Probate Court this 28th day of
January A.D. 1867
T.W. Powell, Probate Judge
I, Luther Boyd being of full age and sound mind and of Orange Township,
County of Delaware, State of Ohio will and devise my last will and
testament to wit:
Item 1. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Bennett two hundred
Item 2. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Diana Callahan thirty acres
of land well fenced to be taken out of my farm directly opposite and
across the road from lands owned by my said daughter Diana Callahan, one
cow and twenty ewe sheep and all the household furniture at my death,
Item 3. I devise and bequeath to my son Levi Boyd eighty acres of land to
include the homestead,
Item 4. I devise and bequeath to my son Luther Boyd Jr, sixty three acres
of land to be taken from my home farm on the east side thereof running
across the same from north to south. I also devise and bequeath to my
said son Luther Boyd Jr. two colts and one cow and all of my wearing
Item 5. I devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Wilson two hundred
Item 6. I devise and bequeath to my son William Boyd's heirs, one dollar
to be paid when it becomes of age,
Item 7. I devise and bequeath to my son David Boyd fifty dollars,
Item 8. I devise and bequeath to my son Abraham Boyd fifty dollars,
Item 9. I devise and bequeath to my son Levi Boyd all the money, credit
notes and accounts owed by me at my decease, the said Levi Boyd being the
same person named in Item 3 of my will.
Item 10. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Levi Boyd executor of
this my last will and testament hereby authorizing and empowering him to
compromise, adjust, release, and discharge in such manner as he may deem
proper the debt and claims due me. I do also authorize and empower him if
it shall become necessary in order to pay my debts to sell by private
sale or in such manner and upon such terms of credit or otherwise as he
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