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These were taken from the Grantee Index, from 1827 to the present, books
located in the office of the Superior Court Judge, Meriwether County Courthouse.
For those who are just beginning, the Grantee is the person who received, or
purchased, the land. The Grantor is the person who sold the land. Since I was
looking for specific Boyds, I didn't write down the acreage and land lots for
the first few, until I realized how helpful this information might be to others.
I did write down the deed book and page number, the district and date of
filing/record. The first entry is the earliest recorded Boyd transaction, that is,
the first Boyd who bought land in Meriwether County. Many of these Boyds
moved to Carroll county, died and are buried there.
In most cases, the date of instrument (the day the two persons actually sat
down at the table and made the deal) was a few days before the deed was filed.
However, in some cases, it was years before. Again, I did not get all the
dates of instrument. When running the letters/numbers together would be confusing,
I put a dash (-) between them. But most of the books are abbreviated (i.e.,
J434 would be book J, page 434).
I hope this may help some of you (like me) who are trying to separate all
the different Boyds in Meriwether, most of whom came from Newberry Dist., SC.
Mine specifically is the family of Robert Boyd, who married Rosannah Stewart,
and died in Meriwether County in 1846. Most, if not all of Robert's children who
were with him in Meriwether, moved to Carroll.
You may find copies of these original records at the Meriwether Courthouse,
on microfilm at the Georgia Archives, or most likely on microfilm at your local
LDS Family History Center. The deed book and page number should point the
way. The first two entries will show the format I used. Happy hunting and good
luck! -- Judy Kilgore
BOYD, John, purchased land in the 10th Dist., from LEVERETT, Duncan,
recorded/filed 25 Dec 1830, Book A, p. 414
BOYD, John, purchased land in the 9th Dist., from HANNER, James A., rec
orded/filed 10 Mar 1834, Book C, p. 165
BOYD, Milton, purchased land in the 8th Dist. from MOORE, William, r/f 8 Sep
BOYD, ROBERT, 9th Dist, from BUTLER, John (estate sale), r/f 25 Sep 1834,
C377. Date of instrument on this transaction was 7 Jan 1834. The land was an
entire land lot (no. 269, 202.5 acres) and Robert purchased it for $250. John
Butler of Elbert County drew the land in the 1827 land lottery and it was
originally in Troup County. John died and the land was put up for public sale by
Martha Butler, his wife and executrix, as ordered by the court, and Robert was the
highest bidder. This transaction also may be recorded in Elbert County probate
records as part of John Butler's estate, as that is the way the deed begins
... "Georgia, Elbert County ..." However, it was recorded in Meriwether since
that is where the land was located. In Robert's will, this is the land he
described as leaving to his heirs ... "Lot. No. 269 in the Ninth District, formerly
Troup now Meriwether ..." The land is located in the Upper Ninth District, in
the extreme northeastern corner of the county, almost adjacent to Pike
County. I have a copy of this deed if anyone wants one. Most of my Boyds were in
that section of Meriwether County (upper 9th). It is near Mt. Carmel Methodist
BOYD, John, 9th Dist., from STANFORD, Joshua T., r/f 26 Jan 1835, C470
BOYD, Joseph, 9th Dist., L(and) L(ot) 270, from BOYD, William, r/f 24 Apr
BOYD, Robert, 9th Dist., LL 227, from BOYD, John, r/f 26 Jan 1835, C471
BOYD, Robert, 9th Dist., LLs 271-227, from TIDWELL, John, r/f 26 Jan 1835,
BOYD, James, 9th Dist., LL 265, 50 acres, from BOYD, John Sr., r/f 18 April
(I believe this to be the James Boyd who married Amelia (Millie) Tidwell and
moved to Fayette County. If so, the John Sr. above would probably be John
"Waggoner Jack" Boyd, the colorful rascal described in George Hugh Boyd's book,
"Our Boyd Family, Allied families ...." and whose family connected to the
BOYD, Hugh, 9th Dist., LL270, 101.25 acres, from BOYD, William, r/f 24 April
BOYD, James, 9th Dist., LL233, 101.25 acres, from BOYD, John, r/f 18 Oct
BOYD, Hugh, 9th Dist., LL227, 50 acres, from STANFORD, Levi, r/f 17 Nov 1835,
BOYD, Joseph, 9th Dist, LLs 170-150, 405 acres, from GREENWOOD, Wm., r/f 14
Apr 1836, D410
BOYD, James, 9th Dist., LL265, 51.25 acres, from BOYD, John, r/f 25 Apr 1836,
BOYD, Hugh, 9th Dist., LL150-171, 202.5 acres, from BOYD, Joseph, r/f 16 Mar
BOYD, John B, Jr, 2nd Dist., LL218, 202.5 acres, from BOYD, John Sr., r/f 25
May 1837, E277
BOYD, Robert H, 9th Dist, LL270-277, 202.5 acres, from PALMER, John W., r/f
18 Oct 1838, F349
BOYD, Robert, 9th Dist., LL228, 25 acres, from VARDEMAN, Edwy L., r/f 19 Oct
BOYD, Robert H, 9th Dist, LL227, 50 acres, from BOYD, Hugh, r/f 29 Nov 1838,
BOYD, Robert H, 9th Dist., LL228, 112.5 acres, from QUICK, Henry G., r/f 7
Nov 1838, F363
BOYD, William, 9th Dist., LL284, 95 acres, from DAVIS, Lewis, r/f 1839 (no
BOYD, Joseph & Hugh, 9th Dist., LL171, from HULSEY, Elijah, sheriff, r/f 7
Dec 1839, G9
BOYD, D.B., 9th Dist., LL166, 101.25 acres, from THOMAS, Stephen, r/f 11 JAN
BOYD, John D., 10th Dist., LL200, 101.25 acres, from TRAMMELL, John, r/f 16
June 1842, G540
BOYD, John, 10th Dist., LL85, 101.25 ac, from WILLIAMS, Isaac, sheriff, r/f
25 Jan 1843, G664
BOYD, Hugh, 9th Dist., LL234, 50 ac, from OWENS, Martin, r/f 22 Feb 1843, H6
(This one took me by surprise. Hugh Boyd was my maternal GGG grandfather.
Martin Owens was my paternal GGG grandfather. Who would have thought their GG
grandchildren would meet and marry nearly 100 years later (1935) in Fulton
BOYD, Alston, 11TH Dist, LL238, 202.5 ac, from MILLS, Richard, sheriff, r/f 7
Nov 1843, H143
BOYD, William, 9th Dist., LL269, 202.5 ac, from BOYD, Robert, r/f 10 Feb
(Apparently Robert, father of William above, sold all the land he purchased
earlier from John Butler's estate, to his oldest son, William. The date of
instrument [the date Robert signed over the land] was 2 Nov 1843, more than a year
before the transaction was filed with the court.)
BOYD, Alston, 8th Dist., LL121, from SHARP, James T., r/f 22 Feb 1844, H217
BOYD, John B., 10th Dist., LL3, from MONCRIEF, John M., r/f 3 Dec (no year),
BOYD, Joseph, 9th Dist., LL156, 101.25 ac, from COOK, Powell. r/f 18 Dec
BOYD, John H, 7th Dist., LL48, 102 ac, from DENNY, Wm., r/f 17 July 1848,
BOYD, John H, 7th Dist., LL17, 5.25 ac, from BRAZELL, Nathan, r/f 11 Oct
BOYD, John B., 10th Dist., LL299, from SMITH, Jeptha V., r/f 20 Feb 1849,
BOYD, John B., 10th Dist., LL189, 100 ac, from EARNEST, Elisha C., r/f 28
April 1849, I-632
BOYD, John, 11th Dist., LL238, 100 ac, from CLOWER, Cyrus I., r/f 30 Nov
BOYD, Melton, Upper 9th Dist, LL147-148, 352 ac, from FAVOR, W.R., r/f 31 Oct
BOYD, Herbert, 9th Dist., LL150-171, 202.5 ac, from BRITTAIN, A.J., r/f 7 Feb
BOYD, Robert H., 9th Dist., LL270, from LANEY, Geo. W., r/f 25 Aug 1859, L316
(date of instrument was 24 Dec 1845)
BOYD, H.H., 9th Dist., LL284, 95.6 ac, from BOYD, Wm., r/f 3 Nov 1862, L624
(Date of instrument was 28 Feb 1854. This is probably Hugh H. Boyd, son of
William Boyd, and grandson of Robert Boyd. William died intestate in Carroll
County in 1857. Hugh married Martha Caroline Pyron and moved first to Carroll
County, and then went on to Texas.)
BOYD, H.H., 9th Dist. LL277, 33.33 ac, from ENLOW, Wm., Admr., r/f 3 Nov
(Date of instrument was 1 Feb 1854)
BOYD, Milton, Greenville, City Lot 33-34, from WINSLOW, Elbridge, r/f 2 Jan
BOYD, John W., Greenville, City Lot 43, from HARRIS, Judge R., sheriff, r/f 2
Jan 1867, M290
BOYD, Milton, Mid. 9th Dist., LL81-82, 163 ac, from SASSER, Wm. W., r/f 5 Mar
BOYD, John W. et al, Greenville, City Lot 5, from LAWSON, W.S., r/f 17 Oct
BOYD, John D., Mid. 9th Dist., LL110, from COOK, James M. sheriff, r/f 8 Feb
BOYD, Milton, 9th Dist., LL111, from GRIFFIN, F.F., et al, r/f 27 Apr 1869,
BOYD, Milton, 9th Dist., LL111, from LOVEJOY, A.R., et al, r/f 27 Apr 1869,
BOYD, J.W., Greenville 8th Dist., Store Lot, from ADAIR, W.H.P., Admr, r/f 21
Nov 1871, N436
BOYD, John W., Greenville, City Lot 8, from RENDER, Sarah, r/f 21 Dec 1871,
BOYD, M.C., Upper 9th Dist., LL97, 50 ac, from BOYD, Frederick, r/f 25 may
BOYD, McDuffie C., 9th Dist., LL271, 101.25 ac, from BOYD, Robert H., r/f 7
Dec 1885, V278
BOYD, William H.B., Upper 9th Dist., LL271, from BOYD, Robert H., r/f 7 Dec
(Date of instrument was 25 Aug 1849)
BOYD, R.H., Upper 9th Dist., LL271, 101.25 ac, from BOYD, W.H., r/f 7 dec
BOYD, Joseph D., Upper 9th Dist., LL9, 1280 ac, from EDGE, W.R., r/f 17 Feb
1892, X666 (Date of instrument was 21 Oct 1873)
Here the books change from letters to numbers)
BOYD, Douglas & Joseph D. Jr., (no lot or dist), 810 ac, from BOYD, Emily, et
al, , r/f 21 Mar 1898, 3-148
BOYD, Douglas & Joseph D. Jr., 810 ac (no dist or LL), from Mangham Ora B. &
Olive B., et al, r/f 21 Mar 1898, 3-148
BOYD, Douglas & Joseph D. Jr, Upper 9th Dist., 1000 ac, from City National
Bank of Griffin, r/f 5 May 1898, 3-168
BOYD, Douglas, from Edge, Wm R., Admr., r/f 2 Jan 1900, 2-643
BOYD, Douglas, Upper 9th Dist., 840 ac, from Edge, Wm. R., Admr, r/f 2 Jan
BOYD, Douglas, 810 ac, from BOYD, Joseph David, r/f 2 Jan 1900, 3-441
BOYD, J.W., 2nd Dist., LL181, 202.5 ac, from GODWIN, W.H., r/f 19 July 1923,
All remaining deeds for Boyds are after 1927 and none are in the 9th District
... so I stopped looking. Mine were gone by 1860, having moved to Carroll
County, but apparently some still owned land there up until the late 1800s. I
believe the Boyd/Edge transactions involve Carroll County Boyds. -- JK
I would like to get in touch with Laura J. Boyd, her great grandparents
were MORTON BENJAMIN MESSMORE and LUELLA JANE SIDDENS. Morton and Luella
started their family in Indiana and then moved to Oklahoma.
LAURA J. BOYD wrote a letter to the Register of Deeds in Howard, Elk Co.,
KS in 1999 inquiring about John M. Messmore and his wife Elizabeth LANE
I have a lot of information I would like to share.
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I have these books from my collection available.
Please contact me offline <RichBoyd(a)Speednetllc.com<
The Boyd family by Edgar E. Boyd, 1913, Wheeling, West Virginia.
Follows the line of John Boyd born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
21 Jan 1739 who settled in Richmond, Berkshire Co, MA and later
to Kinderhook, NY and Michigan. 35 pages with a new everyname index
and 1916 addenda. Reprint.
The Boyd Family, Arthur S. Boyd Jr., 1924. Republished 1992, sc,
8 1/2 x 11 format, new index. Reprint.
Annals of the Boyd Family, The Boyds of Penkill and Trochague,
Florence Robertson Cameron, 1963, about 100 copies of this book
were privately published. Excellent history of the Boyd Family.
Contains pages of the best Boyd family tree charts I've seen. 24
illustrations and pictures, some in colour sc, 109 pgs. Reprint.
Belle Boyd, Siren of the South, Ruth Scarborough, 1997. Soft cover,
212pages with index and copious illustrations.
The Boyds of Penkill and Trochrig, Seymour Clarke, 1909. 51 pages,
Reprint of rare book.
History of Kilmarnock, Scotland Archibald M'Kay, 1864 8 1/2 x 11 format,
209 pages, new index, appendices, sc, Combs binding, about 5 copies on hand.
This is a hard to find book. Since Kilmarnock is the home of the Boyd
there is a lot of data on he Boyds. The book also has data on other
such as : ADAM, ANDERSON, BELL, BROWN, STEWART, MUIR, PATERSON, MONTGOMERY,
SMITH, WILSON, THOMSON, LINDSAY, FINDLAY, CUNNINGHAM, CAMPBELL, CRAWFORD,
HOWIE, DICKIE, HALL, DUNLOP, DOUGLAS, JAMIESON, JOHNSTON, JOHNSON, HILL
and many, many others. The index lists over 600 people. This edition
contains a new every name index.
Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, reprint, 138 pages.
The Boyds of Boyds Tank (Alabama), Frank Ewell and Wm. Taylor Boyd, 1970.
David French Boyd, Founder of Louisiana State University, Germaine Reed,
312 pages with index.
Booklet: John Boyd Dunlap, (pneumatic tire inventer) Jim Cooke, 2000
Contact off list please >RichBoyd(a)Speednetllc.com<
Alexander William Boyd / Helen Ker/Kerr Stirlingshire, Scotland (with photo
of Thomas Boyd 1833-1904)
It is times like these when I am glad I live away from the beaten path.
We still have electrical power. I feel so sorry for those people in the
big cities and hope the power comes back soon.
Richard G. Boyd
Does the following mean anything to anyone.
Descendants of John Boyd
1 John Boyd 1810 -
. +Mary Elliot
2 Walter Scott Boyd 1836 -
+Mary Elizabeth Bone 1836 - 1919
3 Harry Wiliam Boyd 1869 -
+Alice Mary Smith 1877 -
4 Rowland Oriel Boyd 1902 - 1972
+Mary O'Dea 1904 - 1938
5 Michael Anthony Walter Scott Boyd 1935 -
+Helen Betrice Feltham 1936 -
4 Harry L Boyd 1900 -
3 Emma Louisa Boyd 1866 -
3 Ellen Maria Boyd 1861 -
3 Walter Scott Boyd 1860 - 1947
+Clara Coates 1864 -
4 Leonard J Boyd 1889 -
4 Ernest A Boyd 1893 -
4 Clarence F Boyd 1898 -
4 Howard Ws Boyd 1891 -
2 Adam Boyd 1838 -
+Mary Hind 1838 -
3 Alfred H Boyd 1865 -
3 Isacc E Boyd 1875 -
*2nd Wife of John Boyd:
. +Margaret Timson
EnPanamá, un país de américa latina, existimos una familia Boyd, cuyos
ancestros provienen de Irlanda, segun tengo entendido. Si de alguna forma
pudieramos saber acerca de nuestros origenes, le puedo informar que mi
bisabuelo fue miembro de la Junta de Gobierno de panamá.
El se llamó Federico Boyd.
Aquí BOyd es un apelllido ilustre. Mi abuelo fue William Boyd y mi padre
de igual nombre
With membership in Clan Boyd ($15.00 annually)) I will post your
Boyd data on my web site with your contact information. The site
averages 50+ visits a day, and has received nearly 40,000 hits during
the last two years. I would like to do this at no charge but I have
certain expenses maintaining the web site and membership fees helps
defray my costs and you also get the printed quarterly newsletter.
The website remains free access to everyone, everywhere.
I will also run your query in the quarterly newsletter which is mailed
to nearly 200 members, many of which do not have email.
Have a great day!
Richard G. Boyd
From: mac_shop [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:53 AM
Subject: [ClanBoyd] Trying to find (Georgia/Alabama) BOYDs, birth
parents of Nathan William BOYD (b. 1845)
If anyone has ANY information about Nathan(iel) William BOYD or any ideas
about how I might proceed in my search, please let me know
The family story has been that NW was left with the Loftis
family..."orphaned" as some of the elders say. Here are the "facts":
NW's parents were both born in GA (1880 census)
NW was born in AL (1850 census & those following)
NW was born on August 4, 1845 (inscription on headstone)
NW was reared by George & Elleny Loftis in Henry County/Barbour County,
Alabama (1850 & 1860 census)
NW used the name of Loftis until sometime in the 1870s (1865 marriage
record; 1870 census)
George Loftis was born c. 1813 in SC or GA (census records)
Elleny Loftis was born c. 1811 in GA (census records)
(various spellings of Loftis in records -- Loflis / Loftes / Loftus /
I've recently learned another bit of information that I hope will prove
helpful in finding NW's birth parents. Sometime in the late 1870s or early
1880s, two men rode up to NW's house on horses, said they were from Georgia,
and told one of NW's boys ("Doc") that they wanted to see his father. They
talked and visited for several days and then left. Doc's father told him
that the men said they were his (NW's) brothers.
Nathan William Boyd - born Aug. 4, 1845; died Nov. 19, 1905 (inscription on
headstone at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church, Clayton, AL)
1850 Henry County, AL Census:
George (37) & Elenny Loflis (39), and Nathaniel Boid (4 yrs)
1860 Barbour County, AL Census:
George (45) & Ellanny Loftis (46), and Nathaniel W. Boyd (14 yrs)
Spouse 1: N. W. Loftes
Spouse 2: Arry Ann Norton
Marriage Date: 13 Oct 1865
Marriage Place: Barbour
Performed By: Justice of the peace
Surety/Perf. Name: E. S. Warr
1870 Barbour County, AL Census:
Toney (24) & Arriann Loftis (24) and Wm (3), Geo (2), & Nancy (1 mo.)
1880 Barbour County, AL Census:
N. W. BOYD(36), Arrie (35), William (13), George T (11), Malvenia (8), John
H. (6), Theophilus (5), James N. (3), Albert (3 mo.), Alton (3 mo.)
Thanks in advance for any help,
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Henry F. Boyd of Port Orange, Florida is Honorary Piper for Clan Boyd
He was a member of the "old" House of Boyd society and served as secretary
for several years in the 1980s and 1990s.
Henry will play the pipes at weddings, funerals and parties.
For more info:
Richard G. Boyd
>> I am a new subscriber, and am just starting on my BOYD family. I am a
>> descendant of Matilda BOYD [b. abt 1812 in Tennessee - d. 1854 in
>> Davidson Co., TN].
>> She mar. Green H. SCONCE on 23 Feb 1830 in Williamson Co., TN.
>> 1840 Williamson County, TN census records show that Matilda had in her
>> household: 1 male over 5; and 1 male under 5.
>> 1850 Williamson Co., TN Census:
>> Matilda Sconce age 38, Thomas age 14, Green age 12,
>> living with John Purcell. Williamson Co.
>> 1850 Davidson Co., TN Census
>> John Purcell 45 farmer VA
>> Judith Purcell 38 VA
>> Sarah Gibbon 36 TN
>> Mary J Gibbon 12 TN
>> Sarah J Gibbon 10 TN
>> MATILDA SCONCE 38 TN
>> Thomas Sconce 14 TN
>> Green Sconce 12 TN
>> I don't understand why she is listed in both counties in same
>> THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is all I know about my Matilda. Who were
>> her parents, where is she buried, what happened to her 2 children
>> listed above? I am descended from her son, Daniel W. SR, so if you
>> anything about this woman, would really appreciate any help.
>> Thanks for any consideration!
>> Lanita Sconce Miller
>> Wichita, KS
I just want to put my name out there again in hopes we have some "new" people
and can help me out! I am looking for Boyd's in West Virginia. Kanawha Co.
and Mingo Co. I have a Frank Boyd born in 1897 in KY (I think) his parents
are Joseph and Cordelia Boyd. Any help with this family would be just
wonderful. Frank also had a sister named Edna.