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Ellen Evelyn Epperson Boyd ( d 18 Mar 1934 Port Angeles Evening News issue
of March 19, 1934 )
Mrs. Ellen Evelyn "Grandma" Boyd, 85, with 100 direct descendants and more
than 150 relatives in Port Angeles and Clallam County died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Ed Arnett [thus], Sunday morning at 1:30 after an illness
of only 2 days. Mrs. Boyd, known as Grandma to hundreds of people, has 10
children, 45 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren in Port Angeles or
Ellen Evelyn Epperson was born in Madison County, Indiana, Dec 13, 1845. She
was married to Samuel Boyd Dec 13, 1868 in Harrison County, Iowa. Thirteen
children were born to the union, and 10 of them survive.
The couple came west in 1902, and Mr. Boyd, a veteran of the Civil War, died
30 years ago. Mrs. Boyd came to Port Angeles to be with her children who
were living here.
There are 6 sons and 4 daughters. The sons are: J W Boyd, Eden Valley; S L
Boyd, C A Boyd, R H Boyd, H O Boyd, E P Boyd, all of Port Angeles. The
daughters are: Mrs. Ed Arnott [thus], Mrs. Jake Bartholemew, Mrs. Ned Taft,
all of Port Angeles and Mrs. Harry Dorr, Seattle.
Surviving also are 2 brothers, J A Epperson, Port Angeles and W J Epperson,
Missouri Valley, IA. There is 1 sister, Mrs. S E Deal, Deming, Washington.
Besides these are the 45 grandchildren , 42 great-grandchildren and 50 more
other relatives living here.
The late Mrs. Boyd was a member of the Ladies of the G A R. The remains are
at the Christman Mortuary and funeral announcements will be made later.
James William Boyd
James William Boyd, 84, pioneer sawmill operator and farmer of Eden Valley,
died Friday. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at McDonald Funeral
Home with Dr. Oscar Adam officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Angeles
Cemetery. Mr. Boyd was one of the last persons in Clallam County to use oxen
in the woods and on his farm. His ox team was a feature on the streets here
half a century ago in Port Angeles Washington, and was used in an Elks Lodge
parade on Front Street in 1910 during the State Convention. He married Mrs.
Ora Epperson her Oct. 18, 1918. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ora Boyd, at
home, a son Frank Boyd, Skagway, Alaska. Also surviving are four sisters,
Mrs. Mary Arnette and Mrs. Etta Speigel, both of Port Angeles; Mrs. Madge
Bartholomew, Sequim, Wash; Mrs. Cloa Door, Wrangell, Alaska; three brothers,
Henry, Orsen and Edward Boyd, all of Port Angeles; a stepson, Ben Epperson,
Port Angeles; 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. [No dates were
given in source; marriage certificate dated Oct 18, 1918 states ages of both
parties as "legal"; this was his third marriage]
William Earl Boyd (March 24, 1942)
Funeral services for William Earl Boyd, 39, fatally injured in a Portland
accident Friday, will be at the Christman Mortuary Thursday afternoon at
2:30. the Rev. H R Cederberg will officiate and burial will be at Mount
For many years a resident of Clallam County, Mr. Boyd had been employed at
the Northwest Copper and Sheet Metal Works in Portland for the past year. He
was injured early Friday morning in a accident the metal works and passed
away at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in a Portland hospital.
William Earl Boyd was born March 28, 1902 in Hunnycreek, IA and came to Port
Angeles with his father, J W Boyd, his brother and sister in 1904.
He grew to manhood and attended schools at Mount Pleasant. For many years
Mr. Boyd was employed by the county road department as an operator of road
equipment. His marriage to Sylvia Rhodes of Sheridan OR took place Oct 22,
1927 and two children were born to the union.
Surviving are his widow, Sylvia Body [thus]; two children, Roger Rhodes Boyd
and William Fred Boyd; his father and step-mother Mr. and Mrs. J W Boyd of
Eden Valley; one brother Frank Boyd of Port Angeles, and a sister, Mrs.
Nellie Mooney of Seattle; a step-brother Ben Epperson of Port Angeles and
several nieces and nephews.
The East Moreland Mortuary of Portland was in charge in that city and
shipped the remains to Port Angeles for funeral services here.
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Dear Fellow Listers,
I have just joined this list in hopes that there may be someone researching my Boyd Family from Kilmarnock.
I am including the proclamations re: the marriage of my 5 times great grandparents, also the birth of their first child in Stevenston.
Cert details # 2. I think that the word umqill may be umquil meaning, late, former or deceased.
Hoping some one may have some thoughts on that.
1. Stevenston proclamation of Banns for Marriage on 13 October 1739 - "Mr Thomas REID and Elizabeth BOYD in Kilmarnock & c"
2. Kilmarnock proclamation of Banns for Marriage on 24 October 1739 - "Mr Thomas REID merchant in Stinson (?) from whence he produced a sufficient testimonial and Elizabeth BOYD daughter to umqill( ADAM BOYD merchant in Kilmarnock, both their 1st marriage were booked on Thursday October 11 - 1739 & after orderly proclamation three several sabbaths were married at Kilmarnock on Wednesday October 24 1739 by Mr Hill"
3. Stevenston Births and Baptisms register of 3 Jul 1742. Shows birth of a daughter Elizabeth to Thomas Reid and Elizabeth BOYD on 3 July 1742
During the research of my Ayrshire roots I have found many Boyd's in the Stevenston & surrounding areas connecting into my families and will include those in a different mailing to the list.
With Kind Regards;
Researching Ayrshire's: PENNAL, LOGAN, REID, MCKEAN, THOMAS, BOYD,LOVE,FREW,KERR, CAMPBELL, CALDWELL,DEVLIN,YUILLE & KILPATRICK
"Remember me in the Family Tree - my name, my days, my strife;
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life"
~ Goetsch ~
For those of you with Washington state Boyds, here is a web site
WASHINGTON (state). Eastern Washington Biographical Sketches with name
indexes and biographical sketches from the books "History of North
Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and
Chelan counties," 1904; and "History of The Big Bend Country, an
illustrated history of the Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln,
Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington," 1904.
Found this on the Dewitt Co., IL. Site: 1920 Census
Turnbridge Township, #357
Boyd, Enoch 53, says M b. KY f. Virginia m. KY
No wife listed
Boyd, Clyde 21, S KY
" May 12, S KY
" Mildred 10, S KY
" Raymond 5, S KY
" Earl T. 3 5/12, S IL
Maxy, Irwin, nephew, 24, S KY
Newman, Will, son-in-law, 28, KY f. OH f. OH
* Sadie, daughter 24 KY
*There was a line drawn under the name Newman.
MARY Boyd of Holyoke, MA married Moses HAYDEN born in Conway, Franklin
County, MA. They raised a family in Day, Saratoga County, NY from about
1790 until her death in 1828. Story of life is noted in "Hudson Mohawk
Genealogical and Family Memoirs" by C. Reynolds, 1911 pages 1492-1493.
Mary (Molly) Boyd is my relative and daughter of John Boyd Jr. born 1733
Worcestor, Mass., who married Mary Warren. Nicknamed Molly because
mothers name was Mary also. Thanks for the source data above. I haven't
seen that. I'll have to try and get a copy. There is more data on this
family on my web site: I have photpgraphs of John and Mary's
gravestones. These headstones are
Used Genealogy books
Taken from writings in the NEHGS Register.
A SGT. THOMAS BOYD serving under Capt. Matthew Smith (who led a
company of Lancaster and Cumberland, PA Rangers). The article further states
that Sgt. Boyd was killed in the R.I. expedition. Since the "famous"
Pennsylvania Thomas Boyd who was tortured and killed had this occur in NY,
I'm wondering if this is a different Boyd? Lt. Archibald Steele is also with
this group, and I am unaware of any Steele families in PA. We have quite a
few in NH.
Any historians able to pinpoint the Rhode Island expedition mentioned
>From the NEHGS Register vol. 48 page 157--
List of British Officers serving in America:
THOMAS BOYDE Capt. Lieut. Regiment 16 January 1, 1766
" " Capt. Regiment 16, February 4, 1769
Does anyone know the history of the 16th Regiment?? I wonder if this Boyd
stayed in America like many others?
Found in the NEHGS Register:
JOHN Boyd born to John Boyd and Mary HARDY in Christ Church, Boston
records on May 9, 1762. Any connections for anyone???
MARY Boyd of Holyoke, MA married Moses HAYDEN born in Conway, Franklin
County, MA. They raised a family in Day, Saratoga County, NY from about 1790
until her death in 1828. Story of life is noted in "Hudson Mohawk
Genealogical and Family Memoirs" by C. Reynolds, 1911 pages 1492-1493.
JOHN Boyd of Oakham, Worcester County, MA married Judith HALL of
Cornish, NH June 14, 1781. Cornish, NH records. NEHGS Register vol.72 pg 284
That's all for know.
We have the family of William Pleasant Boyd on the Boyd Trees Project,
including Charlotte Gayle Gibson born n 1930. You might contact the
Boyd Trees is a data base devoted to any family tree that includes the
surname BOYD. Stop by and take a look at what we do have:
BOYD, MAZE, PATTON, RANKIN, HOLLIDAY, ANGLIN, TEAGUE, HARRISON, McCARTHY,
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I am looking for any living descendants of William Pleasant Boyd born
abt 1810 in Penn or Tenn.Spouse Pollie Wilkerson born abt 1812 possibly
Tenn or Texas. Pollie died in 1908 in Texas, William died 1906 in
Dock Boyd- born abt 1856 in Texas Died place & date unknown.
Bert Boyd-born abt 1860 in Tx died in Okla date unk Spouse name was
Sally daughter name was Gladys.
Missouri Boyd - born about 1862 Tx died date & place unknown spouse name
Sallie Boyd Born about1864 or 1979 Tx Died 1963 Tx or Okla. Spouse
Amanda Josephine Boyd- B Harden Texas in 1866 died 21 july 1947 husband
name Robert Brown.
William Pleasant Jr Boyd -Tx about 1868
died Okla 1937 Married twice 1st Pauline Wilson 2 children Rosa & James
Eli 2nd Luraney Haynes 3 children John, Frank and Earl.
Frances Boyd.-F born 1879 died in Ok date unknown husband Pleasent
William Pleasant Boyd Sr. was my Great Grandfather William Pleasant Boyd
was my Grandfather.
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Hi Colin and Richard,
A little late butting in this time, but better late than never :-)
The following is a bit of info...a tad different than in the "Annals" so
I thought I would pass it on to you. Think the only difference is in a
surname and it does say when and where John Boyd died. Figured you would
want to investigate ...if you haven't already<grin>:
Theodore, son of Josiah Bissell bn at Colebrook Dec 27, 1800, died Nov
27, 1841. He married Apr 26, 1826, Jerusha, daughter of Solomon and
Sarah (McEwen)Rockwell. She married second Dec 10, 1843, John Boyd,
widower, of West Winsted. He was born at Winsted March 17, 1799, son of
James and Mary (Monro)Boyd, and he died December 1, 1881 at Winstead. He
compiled the annals of Winchester, a work of six hundred and forty pages.
Source: New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials, Page
1146, THIRD SERIES,VOLUME III,CLEARFIELD, Originally published New York,
It seems to me that I read somewhere that researching the "Munro"
surname is a bit like researching the Boyds....as it requires searching
all variants of the name...Munro, Munrow, Monro, Monrow, Mon Row, Row,
Monroe, etc, etc. If I remember correctly (please don't quote me<grin>)
there was a William Munroe who descended from Donald Munro (founder of
the clan Munro)..through many chiefs of the clans, many of whom were
Barons of Foulis... and several succeeding generations of Scottish
ancestry down to his birth in Scotland in 1625. His father, Robert Munro
was a g-g-g-grandson of Sir George Munro 10th Baron of Foulis. Anyway,
after the battle of Worcester (1651?), William and 3 other of the
Munro's (Robert, Hugh, John)were shipped off to America. William settled
in Cambridge Farms, MA; married 3 times (1)Martha George (2)Mary Ball
(3)Elizabeth Johnson. I believe all of his children were born in
Lexington,MA stayed there, died there....except his son David who went
to Canterbury, Windham Co; CT. Married Deborah How. They had 7 daughters
and 4 sons. Can't remember all the names...except one son was William
and some of the daughters were Mary,Eleanor,Elizabeth,Sarah.
I don't know if any Boyds are connected to this particular Munro
family....haven't seen any...but that doesn't mean there aren't any...of
course with all those Munro kids running around CT, there could be! :-)
The only Boyd/Munro connections that I personally know about are; James
Boyd/Mary Munro(John Boyds parents)Winsted, CT; there was a Rev William
Boyd in Canada who was married to a Munro (Mary, I think); and I have
the following from the 1871 census Adrossan Par, Ayr:
BOYD Wm head Widower 69yrs Ag Lab B Ireland. Agnes MUNRO dau Widow 50yrs
Grocer b Ireland. Mary MUNRO G/dau 7yrs Scholar b Saltcoats. Annie LARG
lodger 2yrs old. Address Seafield Cottage Ardrossan Rd.
Source: 1871 Census of Old Ardrossan Parish, Ayrshire
FHL Film 0103956 - 1871 Old Ardrossan 576/1 New Ardrossan 576/2
Well, that's my two cents worth on the Boyd/Munro families....I just
couldn't resist! :-)
Karen from Ohio,USA
Here is the info on Col. Thomas Craig (Born:10/26/1739, Died:01/20/1832)
is buried in Allentown, PA. He was promoted to Major-General of the
Northampton County, PA Militia after the war. And he served as a judge
Allentown. He married Dorothy Breinig in 1790.
Also Col. Thomas Craig's grandfather was also Thomas Craig (Born:about
in Ireland, Died:1779 in Northampton County). This Thomas had a sister
Craig (Born:1695 in Scotland or Ireland, Died:between 1750-1755 in
County), She married John Thomas Boyd in Philadelphia around 1715. John
Thomas Boyd (Born:1690 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Died:about 1750 in
Northampton County). Their children were (1)Robert Boyd (Born:1716 in
Died: Unknown) Robert married Alice Henderson 09/12/1734 in
John Boyd (Born:1716 in Philadelphia, Died:01/11/1759 in Northampton
John married Elizabeth Young in 1744. (3) Jane Boyd (Born:07/26/1719 in
Philadelphia, Died:03/25/1812 in Northampton County) Jane married Samuel
Brown. (4) Mary Boyd all info is unknown.
I have a snap shot of a group of WWII soldiers. All are indentified
on back of photo, but not dated, nor is a company given. The names are:
Pete Rossen, Bob Sokoloski, "Heavy" Nesmith, Gus Hermann, Beryl Hinman,
Johnny Cenusa, "Red" Boyd, Mickey Fountain, Hubert Mead, Sgt. Hunter,
"Bill" Mixer. All these soldiers have a large letter "A" as a shoulder
patch. Take a look at this web page and see if you know any of these
soldiers. This photo was found in Rogers City, Michigan.
NEHGS Register has some stories on Honorable JOHN BOYD of West Winsted, CT.
His parents are JAMES Boyd and Mary MUNRO. John was born March 17, 1799. He
wrote the "Annals of Winchester, Conn.".
-- Does anyone have this family or a MUNRO connection via marriage??
Plainfield, Conn. First Congregational Church records:
August 21, 1751 Death of JOHN BOID, child
November 8, 1754 Death of __ BOID Dys
Brookfield, CT second precinct tax list circa 1750
WILLIAM BOYD of Plainfield, CT purchased 100 acre lot in Voluntown, CT from
William Rogers on December 18, 1740
Thats All of CT from the "Register". Let me know if anyone can make
connections. I'm going to order the Annals of Winchester by John Boyd from
NEHGS to see if he included his family.
I have a copy of PERSI on disk and will be happy to check periodicals that
might list your Boyd. I need name, approximate year, location/locations
because just the name Boyd brought up over 600 hits.
I realize some of you may already have this, but it may help someone.
Coshocton Co., OH, 1850 Census
Keene Township - page 212
Mary Boyd, Head, age 71, farmer, born Ireland, Value of Real Estate:
Robert Boyd, age 43, farmer, born Ireland, Value of RE: $3000
Marion Boyd (male), age 26, farmer, born in Ohio
Eliza Boyd, age 29, born in Ohio
(NOTE) I'm adding this next one---"just in case".......2 entries down the
page which would indicate they were close neighbors:
A.S. Boyd, age 41, farmer, born Ohio, Value of Real Estate: $800
Jane, age 36, born Penn.
Henry B. age 10, born Ohio
Mary M. age 8, born Ohio
Esther, age 6, born Ohio
Keene Township, page 214B
Elizabeth Boyd, widow, age 38 or 58 (hard to read), born Ireland
Value of Real Estate: $700
James Boyd, age 30, farmer, born PA
Eleanor, age 28, born PA
William G. age 24, farmer, born PA
Robert, age 20, farmer, born Ohio
Mary Ann, age 18, Ohio
Eliza Jane, age 16, Ohio
Maro? Mario?, age 9, Ohio
White Eyes Township, p. 237
Robert R. Boyd, age 38, farmer, born Ireland, Value of Real Est:$2500
Mary, age 29, born Ohio
William I., age 10, Ohio (not sure about the initial I)
Margaret I, age 8, Ohio
Samuel F., age 5, Ohio
Robert A. age 3, Ohio
Mary, age 2, Ohio
White Eyes Township, page 243
Robert R. Boyd, age 35, farmer, born Ireland, Value of R. Est:$2500
Mary Ann, age 31, born Ohio
William, age 10, Ohio, in school
Margaret, age 7, Ohio, in school
Samuel, age 5, Ohio, in school
Robert, age 3, Ohio
Mary Ann, age 1, Ohio
Margaret Boyd, age 60, born Ireland
NOTE: Found this entry on the previous page---another neighbor.
White Eyes Township, page 242B
Daniel Boyd, age 22, farmer, born PA, value of R. Est: $3600, can't
read or write
Francis Boyd, age 24, farmer, born PA
Elizabeth Boyd, age 48, born Ireland
Jane, age 20 or 30?, born PA, can't read or write
Anne, age 26, born PA, can't read or write
Margaret, age 24, born PA, can't read or write
William, age 6, in school
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