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Let peace fill our hearts and our homes, until it overflows into our World.
Wishing You and Yours a beautiful Holiday Season!
English: Merry Christmas!
Irish: Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Scots Gaelic: Nollaig chridheil huibh!
Karen from Ohio,USA
After spending the better part of last weekend researching Milton's family, I
still don't know who his parents were, but I know a lot more about his
family, thanks to leads provided by Rich and Karen. (Thanks, you guys.)
I also have been able to connect Milton to the family tree, not through the
Boyds, but through the Edge family, and he is now represented on Rootsweb and
Ancestry in my database. I still have a lot of work to do, but there is a
reasonable amount of information there in case anyone browsing the trees may
connect with this family. To my knowledge, I am the only one on the Internet who has
this particular Milton. Hope it helps someone. I just did an update last
night and it may take a couple of days for Rootsweb's program to assimilate the
new information. Here's the Web address:
I also need to make some corrections. I have Milton's first daughter,
Margaret Catherine Boyd, born in Georgia when it should be South Carolina. Also,
Catherine and Keziah's birth dates overlap and that's not right. When and if I
find Catherine's gravestone, perhaps it will clear that up.
The "dump cart" story on the ClanBoyd Web page about Keziah Boyd (Milton's
daughter) and William Sasser was great, but, as most biographies do, contains a
few things not supported by facts. One is that Milton could not have served in
the War of 1812 because he was only 8 or 9 years old when that war was being
fought. More than likely, it was Milton's father who served in that war.
Another statement in that story said that Milton settled in Meriwether County,
Georgia about 1836, and a deed shows him purchasing land in the 8th Dist. from
William Moore on 8 Sept. 1834, so he was in Georgia at least two years earlier
It appears from available information that Milton was born in, or came from,
Chester Dist., SC, which gives a great clue as to where to begin on his
ancestry. Two of his children ended up practically in my back yard, in Senoia,
Coweta County, GA, which is only about 6 miles from my front door. Keziah Boyd
Sasser and Mary E. Boyd McCrary, their spouses and many of their children are
buried in the Senoia City Cemetery. However, one should know that this area is
only about 10-15 miles at most (northwest) from the Upper Ninth District of
Meriwether where the original family settled. Griffin, GA (Spalding County), where
two of Milton's sons, John William and Joseph David, ended up, is also about
10-15 miles from the upper Ninth, but in the other direction. (east). So,
family members, at least for the first two or three generations, stayed roughly
within a 20-mile radius of their origination point in Georgia.
While I list my sources on the Internet, I do not give my notes. If anyone is
interested, I will be happy to send a Register report (MS Word) on Milton and
his family which gives all the census information, burial information,
marriage information, obituaries, newspaper reports, etc. and further verifies my
research. I am fortunate to have a wealth of information on Coweta County here
at home, including censuses from 1830 through 1910. That sure helped. However,
I was disappointed in that these families were not mentioned in the "official"
history books for Coweta County. What a shame.
Thanks to all of you who sent leads and information. Hope this may help those
who are trying to sort out the Meriwether (Georgia) Boyds and track them
accurately back to South Carolina, discovering with some degree of verifiable
documentation, just exactly who is descended from whom.
Judy Fowler Kilgore
Edmund Mills Boyd, son of James M. Boyd and Phoebe Drury MOORE, was born 20 March 1840. He died 23 Sept 1914. He married Celestia A. EDSON from North Adams, Massachusetts on 2 May 1861. They had eight children.
1. Walter Edmund Boyd d. 1947
m. Della L. RUSSELL 18 Mar 1884
2. Effie Estella Boyd 1865 d. 1948
m. Samuel H. BOYD (13 Oct 1880) b. 1854 d. 19 Feb 1913
I. Mabel Ruth Boyd b. 4 May 1881 d. 1881
II. Ethel May Boyd b. 3 Jly 1883 d. 1883
3. Ella Louise Boyd b. 1869 d. 1950
m. Marcus A. BUSBY (17 July 1981) b. 1872 d. 1963
4. May Cornelia Boyd b. 27 Aug 1873 d. 1954
m. Harley CHASE b. 1862 d. 1931
5. Homer Adelbert Boyd b. 14 Sep 1875 d. 30 Aug 1963
m. 1st Minnie PIKE b. 1882 d. 1908
m. 2nd Dora (Toogood) MILLER
m. 3rd Florence J. POOL 18 Jan 1925 b. 23 Mar 1908
6. Herbert Francis Boyd b. 1877 d. 1963
m. 1st Mabel WHITNEY b. 1880 d. 1932
m. 3rd Minton Temple WHITE
7. Leon O. Boyd b. 1880 d. 1958
m. Florence BOLTON b. 1882 d. 1953
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GEORGE STARK, 1876-1951, RETIRED CONTRACTOR, DIES AT 75
George Willard Stark, 75, retired carpenter and contractor, died Tuesday
evening at his West Brattleboro home after an illness of 3 1/2 years.
He was born in Marlboro, March 23, 1876, eldest son of the 10 children
of the late Willard Baxter STARK and Edith [FLETCHER] STARK. He moved
to Newport and Croydon, NH, with his parents and came to Brattleboro at
the age of 11, spending most of his life here except for a few years in
Vernon and Conway, Mass.
On Sept. 27, 1903 he married Nellie Elvira Lilly LORD. She died April
19, 1943. One daughter, Elizabeth Theresa STARK, living at home,
In October, 1931, he built a house on Marlboro Road, moving his family
there from Conway in November, 1932.
Besides his daughter, Mr. Stark leaves two brothers, John T. and James
H. STARK, and four sisters, Mrs. Arthur W. LAUGHTON, Mrs. Ellen M. BOYD
and Mrs. Elsie S. SADERMAN, all of West Brattleboro, and Mrs. George W.
NOYES of Henniker, N.H.
The funeral will be held at his home today at 1 p.m. Rev. Everitt E.
SHELDON will officiate and burial will be in the family lot in West
>From Nov. 9, 1951 Brattleboro Newspaper
Jasper Elam Boyd, son of Elam Boyd and Elizabeth BRATTON, was born 12 March 1836. He married Mary S. SAGE. She was born 6 Feb 1837 in Jamaica, New York. Jasper died 13 July 1897 and Mary died 3 February 1914. They had fourteen (14) children.
1. Winfield Jasper Boyd, born 21 Feb 1855. Died 11 Aug 1923. He married Flora Helena BAILEY 30 May 1874 at Wilmington. She was born 11 Jan 1855 in Searsburg, Vt. She d. 27 July 1936. Flora, dau. of Phillip BAILEY and Emily HALL of Searsburg.
2. Gilbert Leroy Boyd, b. 12 Nov 1856 and d. 16 Sept 1918. He m. 1st Lillian Mary CHASE 1 Dec 1885. She was b. 23 April 1861 and d. 28 Aug 1903. He m. 2nd Rosa Olive (PEEBLES) CUSHMAN 7 Nov 1904. She was b. 8 Mar 1875 and d. 13 Oct 1918.
3. Calista Boyd, b. 15 Oct 1858 and d. 9 Jan 1941 She m. Samuel S. ESTABROOK 12 Oct 1881. She m. 2nd Wilbur STOWE.
4. James Franklin Boyd (also found Franklin James) was born on 3 Aug 1860 and died 21 Apr 1920.
5. Riley Elam Boyd b. 21 Jne 1863 d. 2 Jan 1924. He m. Lilla Viola MASON 18 Nov 1888. b. 28 Mar 1868. d. 1 Jan 1931.
6. Ellen L. Boyd b. 5 Jne 1865 m. Frank A. ESTABROOK 20 Nov 1881. She m. 2nd _______ BLODGETT in 1939.
7. Edward E. Boyd, (twin) was b. 22 May 1868. d. 18 Jne 1868
8. Edwin Herbert Boyd (twin) was b. 22 May 1868 and died 16 Oct 1936. He married Emma Estelle QUINN 17 Oct 1888. She was b. 16 Oct 1871 and d. 2 July 1949. Both buried Cutting Cemetery.
9. Rosa M. Boyd b. 3 Apr 1870 d. 29 Dec 1964. m. Herbert B. DIX on 8 Dec 1888.
10. Clara Luella Boyd b. 9 Feb 1873 and d.5 Feb 1922. She married Walter S. GRIMES 22 Oct 1894. She married 2nd Henry FLYNN 20 June 1917.
11. Albert Wesley Boyd b. 14 Apr 1875 and d. 10 Sept 1939. He married Rhoda HESCOCK 25 Dec 1901. She was b. in 1878 and d. 16 Jan 1928. He married 2nd Mary (HESCOCK) GREENE, sister of Rhoda 20 Feb 1929. Mary died in 1939.
12. Ida Florence Boyd b. 14 Aug 1877 d. 2 Mar 1962. She m. John A. DIX on 24 Jan 1892.
13. George A. Boyd was b. 21 Jan 1880 d. 18 Sep 1956. He m. Eva J. PEASE, 9 Dec 1906. b. 14 Feb 1887 d. 6 Apr 1932.
14. Robert Napoleon Boyd was born 29 Apr 1884 d. Oct 1947. He married Ella M. WOODBURY 24 June 1905.
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Wilmington, Vermont, The Times Press, 1900
"Abraham Boyd was a soldier of the Revolution and came to Wilmington as one of the earliest settlers just before the outbreak of the war. He came in with two companions from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, by the guide of marked trees. He cleared a small patch of land from the dense forest and built a crude log hut. His sons were Robert, Levi, Stephan, and Simeon. Robert the eldest2 son married Susannah WHEELER and settled in the south part of town. He started in life with "an axe and one lousy calf" but reared a family of seven children and aquired a handsome fortune.
James Manning Boyd, eldest son of Robert, when he was twenty years of age, went to live with his aged grandparents, remained with them the rest of their lives, and suceeded to
their estate, a fine 200 acre farm on the Deerfield river.
James Manning Boyd married Phoebe Drury MOORE, a niece of Zephaniah MOORE, the first president of Amherst College. A family of thirteen children were born to them. Seven members of this family are now living, the three brothers, Ransome M., Warren R., and Edmund M. in this town and Ansel N. of Whitingham, and two daughters.
James Manning Boyd and his wife were substantial and worthy people and passed their lives on the old Boyd homestead where he died at the age of sixty-eight and she at the age of eighty-nine.
Warren Robert Boyd was born in 1837 and was educated in the public schools. He married Lucy Ann RICH in 1861 and settled on the south part of the old farm, which he conducted with industry and success until he removed to the village of Whitingham in 1894. He erected a good set of buildings on the farm which he sold to lawyer Davenport. In 1895 Mr. Boyd built his present commodius residence on School street, where he is passing the latter years of an active and useful life.
The two children of Warren and Lucy are Leslie W., born in 1866, a farmer and selectmen of Wilmington, and Della B., Mrs. Perry M. Davis. Warren R. Boyd was an early and pro-
minent member of the grange. He has served his town capably as selectman, justice of the peace, and many years as a lister, and is a highly esteemed citizen.
1. From the book "Wilmington, Vermont" published in 1900 by
the Deerfield Times Press.
2. Abraham was the eldest son, not Robert. They also had a
son named Luther who left for Ohio around 1813.
CHILDREN OF ABRAHAM BOYD AND HANNAH HILL BOYD
1. Abraham Boyd Jr. was baptised 16 October 1768 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He married Elizabeth TAYLOR McKINSTRY of West Springfield, Mass. Their intentions were published 6 October 1792. (V.R. of West Springfield, Mass.) Elizabeth was born 19 Jne 1764 at Gilsum, New Hampshire. Try as I might I have never been able to fnd any more data on Abraham Jr.
2. Robert Boyd was baptised 22 October 17692 in Hopkinton, Mass. He married Susannah WHEELER 10 September 1798. She was born in 1782, daughter of Deliverance and Mary WHITMAN WHEELER. Susannah died 31 Jan 1854 and Robert died 16 Feb 1845, both in Wilmington, Vermont.
3. Levi Boyd was baptised 8 November 1772 in Hopkinton, Ma. He married Sally STEVENS 4 December 1800 in Wilmington, Vt. Sally was born in 1778 and died 25 Dec 1864. Levi died in Wilmington on 7 June 1839.
4. Simeon Boyd was baptised 23 October 1774 in Hopkinton, Ma. He married Ruth CLARK 14 December 1802. She was born in 1787 and died 3 July 1844. Simeon died 25 July 1856 in Wilmington.
5. Stephan Boyd was baptised 21 September 1777 in Hopkinton, Mass. He married Lucy CUSHMAN 9 December 1802. Stephan was killed by a falling tree sometime in 1813. Lucy married 2nd William WILDER 19 March 1815. She died 21 Sept 1855 in Wilmington.
6. Luther Boyd was born in Wilmington, Vermont 17 Oct 1781. He married Elizabeth (Betsy) WHEELER, 29 May 1803. Betsy and Susannah (who married Robert Boyd) were sisters. They were the daughters of Deliverance and Mary WHITMAN Wheeler who were early settlers of Wilmington. Betsy died in Wilmington 28 Feb 1873. Luther died3 at Columbus, Ohio 12 January 1867.
1. Sources: Vital Records of Wilmington and Whitingham, Vermont. Vital Records of Hopkinton, Mass. Land Records Wilmington, Vt. 2. Cemetery stone says Robert was born in 1771.
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Abraham Boyd of Upton, Massachusetts married Hannah HILL of Hopkinton, MA soon after their intentions were published 24 June 1766. She was born 12 July 1742, daughter of Ralph and Sarah HILL. No dates of their deaths have been found. The last record of Abraham was on September 3, 1818 when he deeded land to Robert Boyd (Land records book 6 page 154 Wilmington, Vermont).(see also book 6, page 113)
Wilmington Reunions, Look and Greene, 1970
"Abraham and Hannah Hill were early settlers of Wilmington, Vermont. They and several children settled on land alongside the Deerfield river which he had purchased before the War of Rebellion, 1776. The river flowed through the southwest part of town. Through the years more and more land was purchased until the Boyd family, children, grandchildren, and even the great grandchildren, eventually owned many of the farms along that river valley which, in the 1920's were to be abandoned and flooded when the New England Power Company constructed the Harriman dam at Whittingham". (see "Wilmington Reunions
1890-1970 "by Margaret C. Greene and Barbara H. Look).
Abraham was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. He fought at the Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill and at the Battle of Bennington. He is listed in the Patriots Index of the DAR.
DAR national number 602081. Computer code 1-034-MA:
"Private, Capt. Stephan Sadler's Company, Col. Wheelock's regt. which marched 20 Apr 1775 in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Roxbury, Ma".
"Abraham Boyd, receipts for wages for service in Capt. Henry Leland's company, Col. Willis regt. dated Hopkinton" Feb 5, 1776.
"Abraham Boyd was a Minute Man in the defense of Boston, 1776 He was from Upton, Mass., removed during the war to Wilmington, Vermont, where he died". DAR lineage book, page 349, under #29975 Mary J. Castle.
Abraham Boyd is mentioned in Dr. John Long's Diary as traveling up and down the Deerfield river from Shelburne, Mass to Wilmington, Vt. in the 1770's.
Soldier, Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont. Carleton E. and Sue G. Fisher. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992. Volume 2. Page 358 Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution.
Hopkinton, Massachusetts Vital Records
Wilmington, Vermont Vital Records
1790 Vermont census
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Samuel Boyd, son of John Boyd Sr. and Margaret LONG was baptized 3 May 1747 in Hopkinton. He married Sarah AMSDEN in Conway, MA. 10 Feb 1773. Samuel was a Minute Man during the American Revolution. According to "Massachusetts Revolutionary Soldiers" page 236,
"Samuel Boyd was a sergeant in Capt. Hugh McClemmen's company, Col Samuel William's regiment, which marched that day (20 April 1775) in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775, from Colrain and Shelburne;
service 15 1/2 days"
He died in Bolton, New York. He was Deacon in 1799 and a member of the committee to make arrangements for the settlement of a pastor for Shelburne. Samuel lived in Shelburne and raised a large family. He was still living in Shelburne in 1805. See "Vanished Pioneer Homes and Families of Shelburne, Massachusetts" by Leila Stone Bardwell, 1974. His children were:
1. Rufus Boyd b. 12 Apr 1774
had son Rufus born Bolton, NY 12 Nov 1805 died 23 May 1883 and buried at Glen Falls, NY. Children: Harlan Page Boyd b. 27 May 1837 d. 31 Aug 1861; Elizabeth Catlin Boyd b. 1 Dec 1839 d. 2 May 1911; Samuel Gregory Boyd b. 15 June 1843 d. 16 June 1933; Helen Goodman Boyd b. 4 Dec 1845 d. 1 Oct 1847 and Rufus b. 27 June 1852 d. 18 Feb 1853.
2. Lydia Boyd d. 21 Aug 1777 age 2 yrs.
3. Lydia Boyd d. 8 Apr 1778 age 1 yr
4. Samuel Boyd Jr. b. 7 Feb 1779
5. Sarah (Sally) Boyd b. 25 Jan 1781 d. 15 Aug 1832 m. 1st Stephan TUTTLE 9 Mar 1801 at Bolton, NY, son of James Tuttle & Lovica WOLCOTT. Sally and Stephen had two children, Sidney W. Tuttle and
Lovice Tuttle. m. 2nd Samuel GOODMAN 1816 widower of Hannah Boyd (Sally's sister) born 25 Jun 1779 d. 13 Mar 1861 son of Eleazar Goodman and Rebecca White and had children: Stephen Lewis Goodman born 25 June 1817 died 14 Dec 1893; Hannah Boyd Goodman born 1 April 1819 and died 8 March 1894; and Sarah Helen Goodman born 26 June 1825 and died 25 Dec 1845. [The Goodmans of Bolton, Edith W.G. West, 1930]
[Tuttle/Tuthill Families in America] by Alva M. Tuttle, published 1968. Stephen Tuttle ca. 1780 Montague, MA son of James Tuttle 2 Jul 1760, Lieut in 1807, and Capt in 1811 of Washington County, NY militia; died 25 Mar 1813 at age 33. Buried at Federal Hill, Boltons' Landing, NY; m. 9 Mar 1801 in Sherburne, MA (vital records) Sally Boyd, born 25 Jan 1781 MA, died 15 Aug 1832. She m (2)1816 Samuel Goodman, son of Eleazer And Rebecca (WHITE) GOODMAN issue 1. Sidney W. Tuttle (Wise 973) (or White 1059) 2. Lovice A. Tuttle 19 Jul 1808
6. Eunice Boyd b. 17 Oct 1785
7. Elijah Boyd d. 11 Sept 1786 age 4 yrs
8. Lydia Boyd b. 21 Jan 1787
9. Elijah Boyd b. 1 Dec 1789
10. Hannah Boyd b. 7 Dec 1791 d. 28 Nov 1815
m. Samuel GOODMAN born 25 June 1779 at South Hadley, MA., son of Eleazar GOODMAN and Rebecca WHITE, died 13 Mar 1861.
11. Isaac Boyd b. 2 Nov 1793
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SAMUEL GREGORY BOYD
Reaches 90 years
The Post-Star, Friday, June 16, 1933, Glen Falls, New York
Samuel G. Boyd is one of the few residents of Glen Falls alive today who can picture Glen Street as it looked before the great fire of 1864.
Born on Federal Hill, North Bolton, June 15, 1843, Mr. Boyd came here with his parents in 1847. Mr. Boyd worshipped in all five churches built by the Presbyterians, including the "Old white", erected about 125 years ago and replaced in 1850 by a building which burned in 1864. Mr Boyd has a vivid recollection of the fire which destroyed all but two stores. He was twenty-one and a member of the fire department. He did his bit manning the brakes on a hand engine from which water was pumped from wells. There were no motor pumpers or high pressure water mains inn those days.
Mr. Boyd's home at Park and Elm streets was a station on the "Underground Railway" for slaves escaping to Canada. Going to the barn one morning, he saw a negro hidden in the hay. Rushing into the house he told his mother what he had seen and was set in a chair with the admonition not to say a word about it. That evening his father drove out with a sleigh loaded with bogs. In the load were two slaves. They were de-
livered to a Quaker in Swanton, Vermont, who assisted them on the last lap of their journey to Canada.
Few residents of this city are as well known as this tall, active nonagenarian, who can remember when Glen Falls was a hamlet of 400 persons and the industries here were sawmills, lime kilns, tanneries, and brick yards.
The fifteenth annual reunion of the Goodman* family, conducted Wednesday at the Wray farm, Fort Ann, was in honor of Samuel G. Boyd, the oldest member of the family. The reunion was called "Cousin Sam Boyd's Picnic Day"
Samuel G. Boyd's parents were Rufus Boyd and Eliza Catlin GOODMAN. She was the daughter of Eleazar GOODMAN and Elizabeth CATLIN. He had brothers, Harlan Page Boyd, Rufus Boyd, and two sisters; Elizabeth Catlin Boyd and Helen Goodman Boyd. Samuel married Katherine M.TenEYCK of
Saugerties, New York October 15, 1866. Their children were: Harlan Page Boyd, Rufus TenBroeck Boyd, Mollie Elizabeth Boyd, Frances TenEcyk Boyd and Bessie Eliza Boyd.
(*The Goodmans of Bolton, New York, 1930, Edith Willoughby Goodman West)
Elisha BOYD. Born on 13 Mar 1794 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, son of William and Margary Boyd. Elisha died in 1877; he was 82. Occupation: Deacon. Elisha married Patty Remington. Born in 1800. They had the following children:
i. Canfield Boyd. (see bio. below) Born on 28 Feb 1819 in Franklin, N. Y. Canfield died in 1896; he was 76. On 6 Oct 1839 when Canfield was 20, he married Martha Neff.
ii. Julius Boyd. Julius married Betsey.
iii. Maria Boyd. Maria married Valentine Bartlett.
iv. Sabra Boyd. Sabra married William Bartlett.
v. Nathan Boyd. Nathan married Ruth Ann.
vi. George Washington Boyd (1837-1923) married Martha A. Kneeland.
Fifth Generation (from John Boyd)
George Washington Boyd Born on 27 Aug 1837 in Town Of Thompkins, N. Y. George Washington Boyd died in Cannonsville, N. Y. on 21 Feb 1923; he was 85. Buried in Cannonsville, N. Y. Moved Deposit, N. Y. On 27 Nov 1862 when George Washington Boyd was 25, he first married Martha A. Kneeland, daughter of Stilson & Florence (Fannie) Stilson born on 7 Apr 1840 in Masonville, N. Y. Martha A. died in Town Of Thompkins, N. Y.
on 14 Apr 1879; she was 39. They had the following children:
i. Emma Aurelia Boyd . Born on 14 Oct 1863 in Johnny Brook, Cannonsville, N. Y. Emma
Aurelia died on 22 Nov 1953; she was 90. On 12 Feb 1885 when Emma Aurelia Boyd was 21, she married Durwood Belmont Seymour. Born on 16 Feb 1863. Durwood Belmont died on 14 May 1944; he was 81.
ii. Virgil F. Boyd. Born on 29 Sep 1865 in Johnny Brook, Cannonsville, N. Y. Virgil F. died on
Feb 1933; he was 67. Virgil F. Boyd married Mary Estella Axtell. Born in 1868. Mary Estella died in 1938; she was 70.
iii. Berkley Stanton Boyd. Born on 30 Aug 1868 in Johnny Brook, Cannonsville, N. Y. Berkley Stanton died in Cannonsville, NY on 21 Nov 1936; he was 68. Occupation: Creamery Owner. On 19 Dec 1894 when Berkley Stanton Boyd was 26, he married Emma France.
iv. Ernest Leland Boyd. Born on 16 Aug 1872 in Johnny Brook, Cannonsville, N. Y. Ernest Leland died in Cannonsville, N Y on 1 Jun 1952; he was 79. Buried in Cannonsville, N. Y. Moved Deposit, N. Y. On 4 Oct 1893 when Ernest Leland Boyd was 21, he married Katherine "Kate" Axtell, daughter of Henry Axtell & Rebecca Neff. Born on 13 Dec 1873 in Deposit,
N Y Katherine "Kate" died in Hamden, N. Y. on 20 Sep 1960; she was 86.
v. Leslie Lavella Boyd (1876-1951)
George Washington Boyd second married Sarah Stilson Kneeland, daughter of Stilson & Florence (Fannie) Stilson born in 1832. Sarah Stilson died in 1898; she was 66.
Leslie Lavella Boyd born on 23 Jan 1876 in Johnny Brook, Cannonsville, N. Y. Leslie Lavella died in Walton, N. Y. on 21 Nov 1951; he was 75. Buried in Walton, N. Y. Occupation: Store Owner. On 11 Apr 1900 when Leslie Lavella Boyd was 24, he married Lillie (Lily) Belle Bennett, daughter of Charles E. Bennett & Bellezora Brundage. Born on 1 Jun 1880 in Franklin, N. Y. Lillie (Lily) Belle died in Cannonsville, NY on 26 Aug 1936; she was 56.
They had the following children:
i. Arthur Lavelle Boyd. Born on 15 Jul 1901 in Cannonsville, N. Y. Arthur Lavelle died on 17
Nov 1987; he was 86. On 27 Aug 1925 when Arthur Lavelle Boyd was 24, he married Freda Brown. Born on 6 Oct 1905. Freda died in Walton, N. Y. on 2 Jan 1958; she was 52.
ii. Ralph Lynnwood Boyd (1908-1996)
Ralph Lynnwood Boyd born on 7 Jun 1908 in Trout Creek, N. Y. Ralph Lynnwood died in Stamford, NY on 22 Apr 1996; he was 87. Buried on 26 Apr 1996 in Walton, NY. Occupation: Creamery, Walton, Sheffield -Milk, Breakstone - Cheese. Education: 12 Years Deposit N. Y., Orlando Fla. Religion: Methodist. On 25 Sep 1932 when Ralph Lynnwood Boyd was 24, he married Olive Frances Mallory, daughter of Frank Launt Mallory & Katherine Belle Launt, in Oneonta, N. Y. Born on 8 Mar 1909 in Mallory Brook, Hamden, N. Y. They
were divorced on 1 Apr 1961. They had the following children:
i. Richard Mallory Boyd. Born on 22 Mar 1934 in Walton, N. Y. Richard Mallory died in
Sonora, CA on 29 Jun 1986; he was 52. Buried in San Deigo, California. Occupation: U. S. Navy 20+ Years, Aviation Forest Fire Fighter. Education: 12 Years, 2 Years Broome Tech, Binghamton, N. Y. Religion: Methodist/Baptist. On 22 Jul 1956 when Richard Mallory Boyd was 22, he married Joyce Evva Riefel, daughter of Ancel W. Riefel & Esther Gallow, in Arizona. Born on 12 Apr 1935 in North Collins, N. Y.
ii. Bruce Leslie Boyd (1937-)
Bruce Leslie BOYD. Born on 9 Apr 1937 in Walton, N. Y. Occupation: 24 Years U. S. Army Msgt E8, Engineer. Education: 12 Years + 1 Yr College & Military Schools. Religion: Methodist. On 11 Aug 1957 when Bruce Leslie Boyd was 20, he married Anne Bradley VanderVoort, daughter of Francis VanderVoort & Jeanne V. Bradley, in Walton, N. Y. Born on 25 Aug 1938 in Oneonta, NY. They had the following children:
i. Leslie Anne Boyd (1958-1979)
ii. Steven Scott Boyd (1959-)
iii. Jeffery Lynn Boyd (1963-)
iv. Susan Carol Boyd (1964-)
Leslie Anne BOYD. Born on 3 Mar 1958 in Letterman Army Hospital, San Francisco, Ca. Leslie Anne died on 14 Jul 1979; she was 21. Buried on 18 Jul 1979 in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Occupation: Student, Maryland University. Education: 12 Years + 2 Years College. Religion: Methodist.
Steven Scott BOYD. Born on 3 Dec 1959 in Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii. Occupation: Senior Volvo Mechanic. Education: 12 Years + Volkswagon/Volvo Schools. Religion: Methodist.
Jeffery Lynn BOYD. Born on 3 Mar 1963 in Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va. Occupation: Photographer. Education: 12 Years + 2 Years College (Nova & George Mason). Religion: Methodist. On 5 Feb 1993 when Jeffery Lynn Boyd was 29, he married Lori Lea Thompson. Born on 26 May 1967.
Susan Carol BOYD. Born on 16 Oct 1964 in Dewitt Army Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va. Occupation: Retail Manager - Gap For Kids. Education: 12 Years + 1 Year College (Virginia Tech). Religion: Methodist. On 27 Aug 1988 when Susan Carol Boyd was 23, she married Kevin Arthur Stout, son of Arling "Buster" Stout & Patricia, in Vienna, Va. Born on 21 Dec 1961. They had the following children:
i. Tyler Reese Stout 14
ii. Connor Reed Stout
(c) Bruce Boyd
CANFIELD BOYD and MARTHA NEFF
CANFIELD BOYD is a retired farmer of Cannonsville, Delaware County, NY who has made for himself a delightful home and comfortable fortune, and, what is of far greater value, a reputation as an upright man, strictly honorable in his dealings. His great-grandfather (John), who came to America from Scotland, and made his home in Massachusetts, had two* brothers, one of whom settled in New York (Thomas), on the Hudson River, and the other in
Vermont (Abraham). William Boyd, a son of the Bay State settler, was born in Cambridge, Mass., March 15, 1750, served as a patriot soldier in the Revolution, and married in January, 1777, Margery Taylor, of Newington, Conn., who was born March 7, 1758. A number of years after marriage they removed to West Springfield, MA where they died, she in 1833, he in 1839.
* There were five brothers altogether; John Boyd Jr., Abraham Boyd, David Boyd
Samuel Boyd and William Boyd. See:
Their son, Elisha Boyd, was born at Cambridge in 1795, and until 1815 followed the life of a farmer there. He moved to Franklin, Delaware County, NY making the journey on horseback and in an ox cart, and here leading the life of a sturdy pioneer. In 1818 Elisha Boyd married Patty Remington, of Meredith, whose father served seven years in the American Revolution.
Canfield Boyd, son of Elisha and Patty (Remington) Boyd, was born in Franklin, MA 28 February 1819. His childhood was spent in attending the district school, and working on his father's farm, and he also learned the shoemaker's trade. When about thirty years of age, he purchased the land on which he now resides in Tompkins, which at that time was a desolate wilderness. His first purchase consisted of fifty acres; and, with the assistance of his neighbors, he erected a board house, which he and his wife occupied on the third night after the first tree had been felled for its frame. Martha Neff, whom he married October 6, 1839, was the daughter of Silas and Polly (Watts) Neff, and was born in Butternuts, Otsego County. When about seventeen years of age, she left home to learn the tailor's trade, and sent to work in what is now Morris. At the age of twenty-five she married Mr. Boyd and like the faithful wife she was, insisted upon sharing his hardships in the little cabin, !
comforting and encouraging him and refusing the offers of more comfortable quarters for
the first few weeks with her neighbors. At the expiration of eight years Mr. Boyd pur chased another fifty acres, and later, in 1882, a frame house, which he now occupies, it being of commodious proportions, and delightfully situated.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd are the parents of four children: Henry L., Thomas W., Gilbert E., and Elbert A. Boyd. Henry, a blacksmith by trade, married Miss Lydia Smith, of Tompkins; and they have six children now living: Hattie, Edwin, Mary, Willis, Lavina, and Ella; one daughter, Lizzie, having died of diphtheria at the age of seventeen. Thomas, a farmer in Tompkins, married Miss Nellie Mains; and they have four children: Edith, Etta, Lena, and Kenneth. Gilbert E. Boyd, also a Tompkins farmer, married Miss Jemima Mains, a sister of Mrs. Thomas Boyd. Elbert A. works the home farm, and at present has one hundred and twenty-five acres of land in a state of high cultivation, the farm containing two hundred and thirty acres in all. Here are kept fifty head of fine cattle; and a large dairy is operated, the butter from which finds a ready market at an advanced price in the large cities of New York and New Jersey. A large quantity of honey, the product of an extensive apiary, is year!
ly shipped to market.
Elbert A. Boyd married Louisa M. Brown, daughter of Simeon and Lucia (Evarts) Brown; and they have one son, Emory Reed Boyd, born in 1884. Mrs. Elbert Boyd's great-grandfather, Collins Brown, came from the Eastern States in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and settled in Masonville, in this county. His wife was Margaret Chapin, a member of one of the oldest New England families.
Their son, Collins Brown, Jr., who was born in Masonville, was educated in the district school, and later received an academic training. He was married three times, his first wife being Louisa Griswold, who became the mother of Simeon P. Brown, the father of Mrs. Boyd. His second wife was Mary Neff, and his third Sarah K. Wood, who died at the age of seventy-five.
Simeon P. Brown, having received his early education in the district school of Masonville, attended the academy at Franklin, and then entered Madison University, at Hamilton, Madison County, N. Y., where he was graduated from both the classical and theological courses, after which he was ordained as a Baptist minister. His first parish was at Sherman, Pa.; but later he went to Bennettsville, N. Y., where he remained one year. His next call was to Sidney Centre, and from there he came to Cannonsville. In 1864 he enlisted from the town of Sanford in the Sixth New York Heavy Artillery as a private, and served for eleven months. He participated in the battle of Cedar Creek, and October 19, 1864, at Winchester, was shot through the thigh, lying on the field for twenty-four hours before assistance reached him. He died from the effects of his wound six weeks later, faithful to the end, a true patriot, a beloved and loving husband, father, and friend; and his loss was keenly felt,!
not only by his immediate family, but by all who were fortunate enough to possess his acquaintance. His wife was Lucia E. Evarts, of Coventry, Vt., a daughter of the Rev. M. M. Evarts, a Baptist minister of that town.
Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Brown were the parents of three children: Louisa M., who married Elbert A. Boyd; Ernest W.; and Marcus S., a physician at Walton, who died in December, 1892.
Mr. Canfield Boyd and his wife are both devoted members of the Cannonsville Baptist church, which organization they joined at the age of seventeen; and they are the acknowledged leaders in all church affairs, Mr. Boyd being a Deacon at the present time. In politics he is and always has been a Republican, a prominent man in all matters concerning the welfare of the town where he resides. His farm is one of the finest in the country, and its excellence is due entirely to his energy, strengthened by the courage and patience of his loving wife. This worthy couple are now drifting down, hand in hand, toward the close of life, looking back upon a past well spent, and forward to a future of everlasting peace. From "The Leading Citizens of Delaware County, NY., 1895"
[This posting (c) Bruce Boyd and should not appear on any other list without permission.]
The Boyd Family By Charles Richard Novak
July 21, 2001
This document is to provide information on the Boyd family. Most of this information
comes from the works of Francis Orsemus Boyd, the grandson of Orsemus Bronson Boyd.
However, a lot of it is my own work.
For more information on Orsemus B. Boyd, please refer to the book, "Calvary Life in
Tent and Field," by Mrs. Orsemus B. Boyd.
The Boyd Family
1. William Boyd was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 15, 1750. He was the
son of John Boyd and Margaret (Ginny) Long. He was a Corporal and "patriot soldier in
the Revolution," having enlisted in 1776. In January of 1777 he married Margary Taylor,
of Newington, Connecticut. She was born on March 7, 1758. She supposedly came from a
long line of Taylor's in Connecticut. William and Margary left Cambridge with three
children and settled in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where seven more children were
born. William died in West Springfield on May 25, 1840 and Margary in 1834. William
and Margary had ten children. The first three were born in Cambridge, the rest in West
2. Margary Boyd
3. Amos Boyd B. 1785
4. Huldah Boyd
5. Betsey Boyd B. May 22, 1789
6. Reuben Boyd B. December 7, 1791
7. Elisha Boyd B. March 13, 1794
8. Eunice Boyd B. June 7, 1796
9. Julius Boyd B. April 7, 1801
10. John Boyd B. June 21, 1803
11. Sabra Boyd B. June 23, 1806
3. Amos Boyd (William) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1785, the son of
William Boyd and Margary Taylor. He moved to West Springfield, with his parents in
1788. He was married on November 22, 1811 to Celestia Steel. Celestia was born in
Massachusetts in 1789. ***NOTE: some sources of information state her maiden name as
Adams, mainly Henry Boyd's Pension records and death certificate. Amos was a farmer
who in February of 1817 moved to a farm in Croton, now Treadwell, Delaware County,
New York. He bought 125 acres of land. Amos died on July 11, 1862. His wife Celestia
died on July 21, 1867. Both are buried in Croton Union Cemetery in Treadwell, New York.
12. Henry Boyd B. April 2, 1816
13. Emily Boyd
14. Harriet Boyd
15. Sophronia Boyd
12. Henry Boyd (William, Amos) was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts on April
2, 1816, the son of Amos Boyd and Celestia Steel. At age 18 he started teaching school in
Croton, New York. On September 4, 1838 he married Eliza Jane Bronson, daughter of
Orsemus Bronson and Hester Perlop. Eliza was born in 1816 in Treadwell, New York
and died on July 1, 1850 and is buried in Croton Union Cemetery. They had two children
from this marriage. He was married a second time to Lydia H. Baldwin on March 4, 1851
by Reverend William Burnside. She was born on March 14, 1832 in Wilson, New York.
She died on October 22, 1911 at Wilson, New York. Henry was in the mercantile business
at Croton from 1844 to 1849. He served in the Anti-Rent War and the Civil War. He
enlisted in Company D, 144th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, on August 29,
1862. He was discharged at Hilton Head, South Carolina on June 8, 1865. He was an
active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Croton. He was an overseer of the
poor for 12 years. Henry died on June 1, 1888 and is buried in Croton Union Cemetery.
Children: First Marriage:
16. Amos A. Boyd B. 1842
17. Orsemus Bronson Boyd B. July, 1844
Children: Second Marriage
18. Lavelle Henry Boyd B. January 10, 1852
19. Alverda M. Boyd B. January 26, 1853
20. Ella J. Boyd B. 6 July 1861 died 4 July 1939 m. 14 Dec 1881, Irving Clayton VanTassell
b. 12 May 1858 died Sept 1933 from Treadwell, NY Bill VanTassell Van4688(a)aol.com
21. Grace L. Boyd B. April 28, 1871
13. Emily Boyd (William, Amos) was born probably in West Springfield, Massachusetts,
the daughter of Amos Boyd and Celestia Steel. She was married to a Levi Miles and had
eight children. Children:
22. Homer L. Miles
23. Wilbur F. Miles
24. Henry Miles
25. Celesta Miles
26. Levi Miles
27. Emily Miles
28. Annette Miles
29. Ida Miles
14. Harriet Boyd (William, Amos) was born probably in West Springfield, Massachusetts,
the daughter of Amos Boyd and Celesta Steel. She was married to an Andrew Jackson and
had four children. Children:
30. Asbury F. Jackson
31. Albert O. Jackson
32. Jane E. Jackson
33. Dwight B. Jackson
15. Sophronia Boyd (William, Amos) was born probably in West Springfield,
Massachusetts, the daughter of Amos Boyd and Celesta Steel. She was married to an
Orson Georgia and had three children:
34. Levi Georgia
35. Willard Georgia
36. Almina Georgia
16. Amos A. Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born about 1842 in Croton, Delaware
County, New York, the son of Henry Boyd and Eliza Jane Bronson. Amos enlisted in
Company D, 144th New York volunteer infantry. He enlisted at Franklin, New York on
August 27, 1862 and became a Corporal. Amos died from illness at Upton's Hill, Virginia
on January 9, 1863.
17. Orsemus Bronson Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born in July of 1844 in Croton,
Delaware County, New York, the son of Henry Boyd and Eliza Jane Bronson. He entered
the Civil war when he joined the Eighty-ninth New York Volunteer infantry on September
1, 1861. He served until July 1, 1863, when he was appointed a Cadet in the United States
Military Academy. He saw active service and was mentioned for gallantry at Roanoke
Island, North Carolina. He entered the West Point Military Academy and graduated in the
class of 1867. During this time he was accused of stealing money. This was perpetrated
by John Joseph Casey. Orsemus Boyd was found innocent of this crime, but continued to
go through West Point. He was ridiculed by his classmates and forced to wear a sign that
called him a coward and a thief. On his death bed, Casey finally confessed to the crime,
thus clearing Orsemus' name. ***NOTE: This scandal is explained in detail in the
beginning of "Calvary Life in Tent and Field". On October 9, 1867 at the residence of
James H. Gibney, Orsemus was married to Frances Anne Mullen, daughter of John Mullen
and Frances Land, by Reverend Hasbronck DuBois. Frances was born on February 14,
1848 in New York City. She died on May 2, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey and is buried
in Treadwell, New York. Both of her parent were from Ireland and she had two brothers,
one of which was named James. Orsemus was promoted to Second Lieutenant of the 8th
Calvary on June 17, 1867. He served at Camp Halleck, Nevada from November 15, 1867
to January of 1869. He was then promoted to First lieutenant. During this time he was
assigned to California and New Mexico. On June 26, 1882 he was promoted to Captain of
the 8th Calvary. During this time he did frontier duty at San Antonio, Texas and at Ft.
Clark, Texas. Orsemus died at Grafton, New Mexico on July 23, 1885. He is buried in the
National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. He had three children. More on Orsemus B. Boyd
37. Mabel Boyd B. March 16, 1869
38. James William Boyd B. November 17, 1871
39. Henry Boyd B. September 4, 1877
18. Lavelle Henry Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born on January 10, 1852 in Croton,
Delaware County, New York, the son of Henry Boyd and Lydia H. Baldwin. He married
to Margaret Lewis a sister of Colonel Lewis in Kansas. Margaret was born on August 6,
1849 in Hamden, New York. She died on Janaury 27, 1908 in Russell, Kansas. Lavelle
lived in Hays City, Kansas and later in Russell, Kansas. He was a post master in Russell,
Kansas. He died on August 13, 1928 in Russell, Kansas. Children:
40. Mary Wright Boyd B. September 23, 1874
41. Henry Alexander Boyd B. September 10, 1875
42. Arthur Lavelle Boyd B. November 19, 1876
43. Ollie Ella Boyd B. January 5, 1878
44. James Orsemus Boyd B. November 7, 1886
46. Lavelle Harrison Boyd B. November 14, 1888
D. March 14, 1889
47. Celia Jane Boyd B. January 14, 1892
19. Alverda M. Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born in Treadwell, New York, the
daughter of Henry Boyd and Lydia H. Baldwin. She was married to John Schermerhorn.
They had one child. I believe this line lived in Franklin, New York. Children:
48. Perle Schermerhorn
20. Ella J. Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born in Treadwell, New York, the daughter
of Henry Boyd and Lydia H. Baldwin. She was married to Irving Van Tassle. They had
two children. I believe this line lived in Franklin, New York.
49. Clayton Van Tassle
50. Ronald Van Tassle
21. Grace L. Boyd (William, Amos, Henry) was born in Treadwell, New York, the
daughter of Henry Boyd and Lydia H. Baldwin. She was married to Dr. John Moore. They
had two children. I believe this line lived in Franklin, New York. Children:
51. Kenneth Moore
52. Marjorie Moore
37. Mabel Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus) was born in San Francisco, California
on March 16, 1869, the daughter of Orsemus Bronson Boyd and Frances Anne Mullen. She
attended St. Mary's Episcopal School in San Antonio, and later Spence School in New
York City. She taught typing at a business school in New York and lived in an apartment at
177 MacDougal St. She also rented a small house. She never married, but at the time of
her death in 1933, the church was filled with thousands of her friends. She is buried in
Croton Union Cemetery in Treadwell, New York.
38. James William Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus) was born on the family farm
in Treadwell, Delaware County, New York on November 17, 1871, the son of Orsemus
Bronson Boyd and Frances Anne Mullen. He was a chemist in a chemical plant in New
York City. He was short and very fat according to family members and a great cook.
There was a hint of antagonism between him and his mother, because Frances Boyd
cultivated Henry as her favorite child. He was married to Adelaide Teresa Wilton,
daughter of Charles Wilton and Elizabeth Moore. Adelaide was born on May 28, 1867 in
Washington D.C. She was a book keeper. She died on November 1, 1937 in Waynesville,
North Carolina and is buried in Greenhill Cemetery in North Carolina. James died on June
21, 1916 in Waynesville and is buried in Greenhill Cemetery. He had two children. Both
born in Washington D.C. Children:
53. Frances Boyd B. May 21, 1898
54. Elizabeth Boyd B. May 18, 1899
39. Henry Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus) was born in Fort Clark, Texas on
September 4, 1877, the son of Orsemus Bronson Boyd and Frances Anne Mullen. He was
married on March 2, 1901 in Washington D.C. to Mary Emilia Stroup, daughter of
Lawrence Kulp Stroup and Mary Campbell Holliday. She was born at the National
Soldiers Home in Dayton, Ohio in 1870. Henry enjoyed camping and picnicking. Henry
and his sons created the Boyd Mortgage Co. in 1928 with money inherited from his
grandmother, Frances Boyd. However this dream was crushed by the 1929 Great
Depression. Henry died in Morristown, New Jersey on October 22, 1934 and is buried in
the Croton Union Cemetery in Treadwell, New York. Children:
55. Henry Stroup Boyd B. March 9, 1902
56. James Lawrence Boyd B. January 15, 1904
57. Francis Orsemus Boyd B. May 18, 1907
58. Mary Lydia Boyd B. August 13, 1909
53. Frances Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James) was born in Washington
D.C. on May 21, 1898, the daughter of James William Boyd and Adelaide Teresa Wilton.
She was married in Dallas, Texas on June 23, 1916 to Andrew Phelps McCormick. They
had one child. She was later remarried in New York City on August 1, 1923 to Benjamin
Risher Sleeper, son of William Markham Sleeper and Laura Risher, grandson of Fabius
Hoyt Sleeper. Frances Sleeper attended schools in Europe. She was a member of League
of Women Voters, the Women's Club and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Frances died on
March 24, 1984 in Waco, Texas. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. Ben
Sleeper was born on December 11, 1894 in Waco, Texas. He attended the University of
the South at Sewanee, Tennessee, and earned a bachelor of laws degree from the
University of Texas in 1919. Be began practicing law at Breckenridge, moving to Waco in
1922 to join his family's law firm. At the time of his death he was senior partner of
Sleeper, Williams, Johnston, Helm and Estes, the successor to his grandfather's and father's
firm. He also taught at Baylor Law School. He as a veteran of both world wars. He
served as an infantry captain in World War I and in the Judge Advocate General's Office in
England and France during World War II. He was a past president of the Waco-McLennan
County Bar Association. His professional affiliations included the State Bar of Texas and
the American Judicature Society, and he was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. He
was a member of the Philosophers' Club and a vestryman at St. Paul's Episcopal Church,
where he taught Bible class. Ben Sleeper died on November 5, 1972 and like his wife is
buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Children: First Marriage
59. Adelaide McCormick B. July 26, 1918
Children: Second Marriage
60. Elizabeth Day Sleeper B. May 1, 1924
61. Martha Margaret Sleeper B. August 6, 1926
54. Elizabeth Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James) was born in Washington
D.C. on May 18, 1899, the daughter of James William Boyd and Adelaide Teresa Wilton.
She married her first husband Wolfram Charles Franklin Day (Franklin Day) son of
Charles Halberstadt Day and Gertrude Marianna Charlotte Braune on November 17, 1920
in Waynesville, North Carolina. They had two children. They were divorced on April 3,
1936 by the Second Judicial District Court of Nevada. On September 16, 1941, she
remarried to Gilbert Alexander Outerbridge of Bailey's Bay, Bermuda. They had no
additional children. I believe Elizabeth was a chemist like her father. Elizabeth died in
Portsmouth, Virginia on November 25, 1962. She is buried in Greenhill Cemetery in
Waynesville, North Carolina.
Children: First Marriage
62. Beatrix Gertrude Day B. September 22, 1922
63. William Franklin Day B. July 22, 1925
55. Henry Stroup Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, Henry) was born in Summit,
New Jersey on March 9, 1902, the son of Henry Boyd and Mary Emilia Stroup. He was
married on October 20, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Marion Rose Bauerman, of
Elizabeth, New Jersey. They had two children. Children:
64. Nancy Anne Boyd B. November 25, 1938
65. Robert Henry Boyd B. January 18, 1948
56. James Lawrence Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, Henry) was born in
Boonton, New Jersey on January 15, 1904, the son of Henry Boyd and Mary Emilia Stroup.
He was married in Elizabeth, New Jersey on June 30, 1932 to Lois Gertrude Perry, of
Elizabeth, New Jersey. James died on February 4, 1989 in Boonton, New Jersey. They
had four children. Children:
57. Francis Orsemus Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, Henry) was born in
Boonton, New Jersey on May 18, 1907, the son of Henry Boyd and Mary Emilia Stroup.
He was married at Caldwell, New Jersey on September 21, 1940, to Ruth Elizabeth Beech
of Caldwell, New Jersey. They had three children.
58. Mary Lydia Boyd (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, Henry) was born in Boonton,
New Jersey on August 13, 1909, the daughter of Henry Boyd and Mary Emilia Stroup. She
was married at Boonton, New Jersey on August 13, 1936 to Barhyt Bonnell of Elizabeth,
New Jersey. They had no children.
59. Adelaide McCormick (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James, Frances) was born on
July 26, 1918 in New York City, the daughter of Andrew Phelps McCormick and Frances
Boyd. She was married first to William Prather Davis and then to Andrew Lang. I know
Andrew Lang died before 1968. Adelaide lived in New Orleans. I know she died in
October of 1985 in Albany, New York. Her two children were born in Waco, Texas.
60. Elizabeth Day Sleeper (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James, Frances) was born
on May 1, 1924 in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Benjamin Risher Sleeper and Frances
Boyd. She died on June 26, 1939 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.
61. Martha Margaret Sleeper (Patty) (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James, Frances)
was born on August 6, 1926 in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Benjamin Risher Sleeper and
Frances Boyd. She was married on January 29, 1947 in Raton, New Mexico to Robert
Charles Jeep. I believe she still lives in the Waco, Texas area.
62. Beatrix Gertrude Day (William, Amos, Henry, Orsemus, James, Elizabeth) was born
on September 22, 1922 in New York City, the daughter of Wolfram Charles Franklin Day
and Elizabeth Boyd. She worked as a horse groomer and trainer for George Diedeman
before going out on her own in 1968. Following her retirement in 1981, she worked as a
groom at Sagamore Farm. Later in life she attended school at Harford Community College
and later at Towson State University. According to one family member she was a "Jack of
all trades, but a master of none.", meaning she knew a little bit about many things. She
often prided herself on her intelligence. She was married on January 12, 1942 to Donald
Learmont Spedon, they were divorced on April 9, 1945 in Elko, Nevada. She was then
married on April 20, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland to Charles Livermore Canedy, son of
Charles Malcolm Canedy and Marcia Janet Livermore. They had three children. Charles
was born on February 11, 1919 in New Rochelle, New York. On January 5, 1988, Beatrix
suffered the first of many debilitating strokes. She died on April 26, 1989 and is buried in
Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. Charles died on August 14, 1996 in Fallston,
Maryland and is also buried in Parkwood Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland.
Charles R. Novak
"Copyrighted material and should not be posted on any other site"
For more data on this family see: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~confido/nowak.html
Margery Boyd, daughter of William Boyd and Marjary Taylor was born in 1783 in Shelburne Falls, MA. She married Thomas WOLCOTT 8 Jan 1802 [Rev. Joseph Lathrop] who was born in 1782. They lived in Croton now Treadwell, NY. Children:
1. Alta Wolcott m. William WHEAT and had Thomas, Susan, William B., Francis M. and Charles.
2. Cromwell Wolcott m. Betsy _____? and had Thomas, Amelia E.
3. William Wolcott m. Mary A. ______? and had Alvin J., and Mary F.
4. Huldah Wolcott m. Elias JACKSON and had Lysander W., Linus E., and Adelia A.
Richard G. Boyd
Joel Boyd, son of David Boyd and Sibel TAYLOR married Lucy BLANCHARD 7 May 1812. They lived in Marboro, Massachusetts for a time but later removed to Wilmington, Vermont. Five children were born to them in Wilmington.
1. Lovina Boyd b. 25 Apr 1813
2. David Boyd b. 28 Sep 1815
3. Amelson Boyd b. 28 Aug 1817
4. Hollis Simpson Boyd b. 9 Apr 1820 d. 4 Feb 1892, Douglas, MN.
5. Mary Ann Boyd b. 23 Sep 1824
Hollis Simpson Boyd born 9 April 1820 in Wilmington, Windham, Vermont. He married Minerva Moore 29 October 1848 and raised a family of six children, including Herbert Moore Boyd born 19 May 1857 at Frewsburg, Chautaugua, New York. Hollis Simpson died 4 feb 1892 at Alexandria, Douglas, Minnesota.
Herbert Moore Boyd was born 19 May 1857 at Frewsburg, Chautaugua, New York and married Lillian Angeline Wood at Maple Lake, Douglas, Minnesota and they had a family of 3 children; including Hollis Herbert Boyd who was born 9 February 1890 at Maple Lake, Douglas, Minnesota. Herbert Moore Boyd and Lillian Angeline Wood Boyd were buried in Roseburg Memorial Gardens, Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon.
Hollis Herbert Boyd married Nellie May Stewart 3 January 1912 and they raised a family of five daughters; including Ruby Lenore Boyd. They died in Eugene, Lane, Oregon. She died in Medford, Jackson, Oregon and they were both buried in Eugene, Lane, Oregon.
Ruby Lenore Boyd was born 13 February 1918 at Drain, Douglas, Oregon and married Kenneth Clyde Kiger 29 January 1936 at Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon. She died 20 December 2000 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon and her ashes were buried at 28 March 2001 at Mt. Laki Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath, Oregon
[Research of Lois Kiger]
Richard G. Boyd
James Boyd, son of David Boyd and Sibbel Taylor, m. 2nd Betsy Hastings, 6 Jan 1805. They had three children born in Wilmington, Vermont. [Vitals: Wilmington, Vt., Marriages]
There is an article in the NEGHS Register (Vol. 21, p. 851, Oct 1867) about a HASTINGS family, whose daughter Betsy, born 3 February 1789, in Hardwick, Worcester, MA, married James BOYD in Wilmington, VT. It said they moved to Illinois, where she died 26 January 1858, aged 74.
1. Laura Ann Boyd b. 14 Aug 1804
2. Heman Boyd b. 16 Dec 1806 d. 1870 Manhattan, N.Y. m. Julia Atherton FOX 13 Oct 1831, daughter of Amos Fox and Philanda McCOY born 28 Mar 1810, Wilm. and died 25 Oct 1861 in New York. They removed to New York in 1835.
3. Ann Eliza b. 30 Oct 1823.
1. Horatio Henry Boyd b. 18 Feb 1834 d. 19 Jly 1863
2. Willard Boyd b. 1837 Kings County, N.Y.
Horatio Henry Boyd married(3) Helen Marie WARREN, daughter of Barnard Adams Warren and Laura WILLIS, 9 Jne 1855, in Albany, N.Y. She was born 22 Oct 1837 in Brattleboro, Vt. and died 19
March 1888 in Metuchen, New Jersey. "Horatio enlisted(4) as a sergeant in Company I, 10th New York Calvary on 28 August 1862 and was mustered in on 30th Oct. He was killed in action 19 June 1863, in Loudon, Virginia. Children:
1. Frederick Heman Boyd b. 18 Nov 1856 d. 18 Oct 1950
m. Effie Martha DAWSON b. 19 Feb 1864 d. 1 Mar 1919
m. 20 Jne 1887 in Metuchen, N.J.
2. Laura Josephine Boyd b. 22 Jly 1858 d. 8 Jan 1920
m. 1st William WARE 14 Sep 1882. He died 8 Jan 1888
m. 2nd Charles WARE 1900 b. 10 May 1855 d. 8 Jan 1918
3. Eugene Henry Boyd b. 28 Jne 1861 d. 14 May 1928
m. Adelaide Louise WARREN dau. of Jonathan and Sarah
PROUTY, 2 July 1883, born 17 Jly 1860 and d. 8 June 1908.
4. Frances Julia Boyd b. 3 Jan 1864 d. 25 Apr 1935
m. David Martin MEEKER Mar 1888 b. 25 Aug 1862 d. 6 Dec 1930
1. Data and quotes from James Matthews, Pleasanton, Ca.
2. Vitals; Wilmington, Vermont, Marriages, Margaret Greene.
3. History of the Town of Marlborough, Windham Co., Newton.
4. War Dept File notes of Laura Frances Boyd.
>From the research of James Matthews, Pleasanton, CA
Richard G. Boyd
I am looking for information on the Boyd Family from Blountville, Tennessee.
It is close to Kingsport, Tennessee, and I think his name is Rufus Boyd. He
had several boys and a daughter Laura. My grandfather was Alvin Timothy and
he had two brothers that I knew William Rufus and Albert (Pat) I think. I
have a picture postcard of their home place at Blountville, Tennessee, and
would like to drive down and see if it is still standing. If anyone can
provide me any information on my great grandfather or the Blountville area,
I would be appreciative. I am new on the web-site and this is my first
email to try to find information about the ancestors.
My name is Mac Boyd and my father is Glenn L. Boyd. We have all lived at
Arcola, Illinois, since 1944. My father was a farmer and he is still alive
at 87. He had six brothers Lyle (deceased at 89), Wayne (still alive and
living alone at 90), Dad (who will be 87 in January), Dale ( who is 85 and
still living with his wife on the farm), Joe (who is still living on the
farm with his wife at 84) , and Gene (deceased at 54 or so). There were
also five sisters (Edna (91 and still living at home with her second
husband) Ruth (just recently deceased at age 87), Catherine (Killed in a car
accident in 40's), Florence (still living by herself in early to mid-70s),
and Jane (still living at home with her husband and in her early 70's)
I don't know what we can find out. We were told that they were from
Blountville and I ended up with a personal post card that says that they
did. They then supposedly went to Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, and then
to Decatur, Illinois. Maybe that will help someone know who they were.
They all went to Idaho next, and then the three brothers came back to
Decatur, Illinois to farm. All of the three brothers and all of the six
sons were farmers. Two of the five daughters were also married to farmers.
My great Aunt Laura married and stayed out in Twin Falls, Idaho, when the
brothers came back to Illinois. She also owned land and she and her husband
farmed the land. She was 95 or somthing like that, the last time I saw her.
I am just starting a search for more information on our Boyd Family and
would like to trace it back as far as we can trace it. I would be very
appreciative of any information that you can assist me with. Thanks.
Mac BoydMac Boyd, ARA, GRI, ALC
Boyd Real Estate, Inc.
109 East Main Street
P. O. Box 306
Arcola, Illinois 61910
(217) 268-4434 - office
(217 268-3542 - fax
(217) 268-4119 - home
(217) 246-4119 - Cell #1
(217) 246-3019 - Cell #2
Here is a link to lots of descendants of John and Mary Fulton Boyd.
I am typing all the data in the 43 page reunion booklet to post on my web
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From: "Nancy R, Evans" <nancy.r.evans(a)verizon.net>
> Regarding the booklet on the Boyd reunion, can you tell me what part of
Westmoreland Co that John and Mary Fulton Boyd lived in? I do not know if I
decsend from them but it might be possible.
> I do descend from John and Rachel Watters Boyd. They lived in North
Huntington Twp in Westmoreland Co. John and Rachel are buried in Long Run
Cemetery. Per the tombstone John died in May of 1840 at ate 78. This would
put his birth about 1762.
> If you could give me some more details about John and Mary Fulton Boyd I
may be able to tell you if I am related.
> Thank you,
> Nancy R. Evans
> From: CLANBOYD-D-request(a)rootsweb.com
> Date: 2003/12/06 Sat AM 12:00:05 EST
> To: CLANBOYD-D(a)rootsweb.com
> Subject: CLANBOYD-D Digest V03 #230