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The Douglas County Scottish Society of Douglas County, Or. will be hosting the 20th Anniversary of their Celtic Highland Games and Clan Gathering August 17, 18 & 19 at Riverbend Park in Winston, Or. and extends this invitation to Clan Boyd to participate. For more information please contact www.dcscots.org or call 541-492-1562.
Alba Gu Brath
Dennis R. Smith cadimanden(a)frontiernet.net
Thank you, doesn't seem to be a link in this group. I am sure this
information will be helpful to someone, though.
Jane in Ohio
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 10, 2012 9:59 AM
Subject: [CLANBOYD] BOYDS and STEELES
> Thomas Parson BOYD (Thomas-3, John-2, John-1) was born on August 18,
> 1809 in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts. He died on December 30,
> 1877. He was married to Anna STEELE on May 22, 1833 in New York.
> (Thomas Parson Boyd is descended from (my) John Boyd-1 who married
> Margaret (Ginny)
> Long in Boston, MA 11 April 1731. I now believe John-1 came to the
> colonies with
> the 1718 Ulster migrations.)
> See more on this line:
> (I have not researched the Steeles below so I don't know how accurate the
> book is.
> Remember it was published in 1859, no cars, no telephones; only way to get
> more of this data at the time by by word of mouth through letters or
> Direct Line of Anna STEELE:
> "Steele Family, a Genealogical History of John and George Steele, Settlers
> of Hartford, Conn., 1635-1636, and their Descendants." by Daniel Steele
> Librarian of Wisconsin State Historical Society, Albany, N.Y., Munsell &
> Rowland, 78 State St., Albany, N.Y., 1859
> The STEELE Family page 7
> FIRST GENERATION
> (1) John STEEL, 1 born in Essex county, Eng.; came to New England about
> 1631-2; settled 1st at New Town (now Cambridge, Mass.); removed to
> Hartford, Conn., and thence to Farmington, Conn. He m. 1st, Rachel ____
> [TALCOTT], probably in England; she d. 1653; he m. 2d, Mercy, widow of
> Richard SEAMER, or Seymour; he d. at Farmington, Conn., Nov. 25, 1655.
> page 7
> SECOND GENERATION
> Children of John STEELE1 (1), of Hartford and Farmington.
> (3) 1. John Jr.2 (13) b. ___ , m. Mercy WARNER in 1645; d. before his
> father, 1653-4. After his decease, his widow m. Thomas HILL. She was the
> dau. of Andrew WARNER, who came from Cambridge to Hartford in 1635-6.
> page 8
> THIRD GENERATION
> Children of John Jr.2 (3) and Mercy (WARNER) STEEL.
> (17) 5. Lieut. John3 (50) b. Nov. 5, 1647; m. Ruth, dau. of Dea. Thomas
> JUDD of Farmington; d. Aug 26, 1737. "He was made a feeeman, May 10,
> page 10
> FOURTH GENERATION
> Children of Lieut. John-3 (17) and Ruth (JUDD) STEEL.
> (50) 1. Lieut. John4 bap. March 7, 1685-6; m. Dec. 17, 1716, Mary, Dau. of
> Samuel NEWELL; he d. April 2, 1754; she d. March, 1779; he lived in
> Farmington, till all children but Luke were b., then moved to Bethlem
> Society, Woodbury, and became grantee of one right in the 2d lot, 5th tier
> in the north purchase of Woodbury, Aug. 5, 1736.
> page 13
> FIFTH GENERATION
> Children of John4 (50) and Mary (NEWELL) STEELE.
> (90) 5. Elisha5 (181) b. Nov. 23, 1726; m. March 10, 1763, Susanna, dau.
> Deacon Samuel STRONG; he d. Oct. 16, 1811, aged 85; she d. Jan. 1, 1813,
> aged 71; had 15 children.
> page 18
> SIXTH GENERATION
> Children of Elisha5 (90) and Susanna (STRONG) STEELE.
> (184) 4. Elisha6 (466) bap. Feb. 3, 1771; m. Feb. 2, 1793, Anna BROWN; d.
> Dec. 29, 1812; she m. 2d. ___ OAKLEY, a silversmith, Hartford, Conn.
> page 33
> SEVENTH GENERATION
> Children of Elisha6 (184) and Anna (BROWN) STEELE.
> (452) 7. Anna7 b. July 10, 1809; m. May 22, 1833, Thomas. Parson BOYD.
> Richard G. Boyd (Please note my new email address of richboyd(a)Frontier.com
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Thomas Parson BOYD (Thomas-3, John-2, John-1) was born on August 18,
1809 in Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts. He died on December 30,
1877. He was married to Anna STEELE on May 22, 1833 in New York.
(Thomas Parson Boyd is descended from (my) John Boyd-1 who married Margaret (Ginny)
Long in Boston, MA 11 April 1731. I now believe John-1 came to the colonies with
the 1718 Ulster migrations.)
See more on this line: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~confido/bkindex.htm
(I have not researched the Steeles below so I don't know how accurate the book is.
Remember it was published in 1859, no cars, no telephones; only way to get more of this data at the time by by word of mouth through letters or relatives)
Direct Line of Anna STEELE:
"Steele Family, a Genealogical History of John and George Steele, Settlers
of Hartford, Conn., 1635-1636, and their Descendants." by Daniel Steele Durrie,
Librarian of Wisconsin State Historical Society, Albany, N.Y., Munsell &
Rowland, 78 State St., Albany, N.Y., 1859
The STEELE Family page 7
(1) John STEEL, 1 born in Essex county, Eng.; came to New England about
1631-2; settled 1st at New Town (now Cambridge, Mass.); removed to
Hartford, Conn., and thence to Farmington, Conn. He m. 1st, Rachel ____
[TALCOTT], probably in England; she d. 1653; he m. 2d, Mercy, widow of
Richard SEAMER, or Seymour; he d. at Farmington, Conn., Nov. 25, 1655.
Children of John STEELE1 (1), of Hartford and Farmington.
(3) 1. John Jr.2 (13) b. ___ , m. Mercy WARNER in 1645; d. before his
father, 1653-4. After his decease, his widow m. Thomas HILL. She was the
dau. of Andrew WARNER, who came from Cambridge to Hartford in 1635-6.
Children of John Jr.2 (3) and Mercy (WARNER) STEEL.
(17) 5. Lieut. John3 (50) b. Nov. 5, 1647; m. Ruth, dau. of Dea. Thomas
JUDD of Farmington; d. Aug 26, 1737. "He was made a feeeman, May 10, 1677."
Children of Lieut. John-3 (17) and Ruth (JUDD) STEEL.
(50) 1. Lieut. John4 bap. March 7, 1685-6; m. Dec. 17, 1716, Mary, Dau. of
Samuel NEWELL; he d. April 2, 1754; she d. March, 1779; he lived in
Farmington, till all children but Luke were b., then moved to Bethlem
Society, Woodbury, and became grantee of one right in the 2d lot, 5th tier
in the north purchase of Woodbury, Aug. 5, 1736.
Children of John4 (50) and Mary (NEWELL) STEELE.
(90) 5. Elisha5 (181) b. Nov. 23, 1726; m. March 10, 1763, Susanna, dau. of
Deacon Samuel STRONG; he d. Oct. 16, 1811, aged 85; she d. Jan. 1, 1813,
aged 71; had 15 children.
Children of Elisha5 (90) and Susanna (STRONG) STEELE.
(184) 4. Elisha6 (466) bap. Feb. 3, 1771; m. Feb. 2, 1793, Anna BROWN; d.
Dec. 29, 1812; she m. 2d. ___ OAKLEY, a silversmith, Hartford, Conn.
Children of Elisha6 (184) and Anna (BROWN) STEELE.
(452) 7. Anna7 b. July 10, 1809; m. May 22, 1833, Thomas. Parson BOYD.
Richard G. Boyd (Please note my new email address of richboyd(a)Frontier.com
Capt. James Boyd, Scot's Dutch Brigade was claimed by Arthur S. Boyd Jr., in his book "The Boyd Family in York County, Maine" 1924, to be ancestor of that line. Other authors/genealogists, myself included have based their lineage on this book. I have spent years researching this Boyd line and I no longer see a connection between Capt. James Boyd and this line. I hope other researchers and genealogists will correct their ancestry or web sites in accordance with new findings.
Copied below is data concerning Capt. James Boyd and his descendants. This data from Otto Storm. I don't know if the email address is current.
Johanna Charlotta Boyd van Kilmarnock
Capt. James (Jacob) Boyd of the Scottish Dutch Brigade.
Through research of my family tree I came upon the name of Johanna Charlotta Boyd van Kilmarnock who lived in the Netherlands in the 18th century and married a member of my family. She was the daughter of Capt. James (Jacob) Boyd of the Scot’s Dutch Brigade who married Louisa Johanna Graham. I am a direct descendent of hers.
Otto Storm van's Gravesande, Postbus 68, 1190 AB Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Netherlands. ottostorm(a)gmail.com
Née le 28 janvier 1694 - Den Bosch
Baptisée le 29 janvier 1694 - Den Bosch
Décédée , à l'âge de peut-être 87 ans
Inhumée le 4 mai 1781 - Den Bosch
Jacob (James) Boyd van Kilmarnock, décédé en 1702 - Schotland, Kapitein van eene compagnie Schotten in dienst van dezen staat.
Louisa Johanna Graham van Killearn
Union(s), enfant(s), les petits enfants et les arrière-petits-enfants
Mariée le 19 octobre 1722, Den Bosch, avec Ewout Hendrik Storm van 's Gravesande, Mr. , né entre le 6 juin 1683 et 1684 - Den Bosch, décédé le 29 août 1750, Advokaat, schepen en raad van Den Bosch, ontvanger-generaal van de beurzen en andere beneficiën tot de studien gedestineerd in de stad en Myery van Den Bosch. (Parents : H Dirk Storm van 's Gravesande 1646-1716 & F Anna Louisa Blom 1653-1724) dont
H Jacob Charles Storm van 's Gravesande 1724-1799
H Nicolaas Jeremias Storm van 's Gravesande 1724-1809 marié le 8 octobre 1753, Rosmalen, avec Johanna Clasina Abigaël van Eys 1737-1776 dont
H Ewoud Lodewijk Storm van 's Gravesande 1757-1846
H Carel Storm van 's Gravesande, Jhr. 1762-1848 marié le 24 juin 1787, Rotterdam, avec Maria van Gennep 1763-1841 dont :
H Nicolaas Jeremias Storm van 's Gravesande 1788-1860
F Adriana Storm van 's Gravesande 1789-1869
F Johanna Clasina Abigaël Storm van 's Gravesande 1792-1838
H Arnoldus Storm van 's Gravesande 1794-1827
F Theodora Storm van 's Gravesande 1795-1864
F Ewoudina Louisa Elisabeth Storm van 's Gravesande 1797-1849
F Gerardina Johanna Christina Storm van 's Gravesande 1799-1876
F Henrietta Carlotta Louise Storm van 's Gravesande 1736-1760 mariée le 12 décembre 1754, Den Bosch, avec Carel Jan Bisdom, Mr. 1732-1803 dont
H Ewoud Charl Bisdom 1757-1832 marié le 16 mars 1788, Waalre, avec Johanna de Jongh 1754-1818 dont :
H Petrus Jacobus Bisdom 1792-1843
Arbre d'ascendanceArbre de descendanceAperçu de l'arbre
Jacob Boyd van Kilmarnock †1702 Louisa Johanna Graham van Killearn
Johanna Charlotta Boyd van Kilmarnock, Baronesse 1694-1781
Arbres, listes et états :
- Calcul de parenté
Navigatione avec Johanna Charlotta Boyd van Kilmarnock comme référence Sosa.
Richard G. Boyd
Thank you so much for sharing the story with us. And having preserved that
story is probably another story itself! Do you know anything of Alexander
that was mentioned? My Alexander married in Bell Brooke, Green County, OH
to a lady from PA. He said he was born in 1821 in VA, but VA supposedly
left home at 14 and went to PA then to OH. He then went to Iowa after the
civil war and raised his family. One place we have suggests his father was
John, but not known for sure and not known where John was born. However one
of his sons had the name Watson for a middle name. I never could figure out
how he got that name, but you have given me new ideas! Also - I think there
was a Nancy Boyd that lived in Darke Co., OH didn't she? Would love to have
a story like yours on our family of Boyds!
I have always thought of this in my mind as our Quaint Story. There
is some question about who wrote it. it was later "cleaned up"
before presenting it at a Boyd reunion or some such. I like this
original version best. There are some things written here that we
question as to accuracy. We have tried hard to figure out just who
some of the mentioned people may be. Somewhat confusing. James Boyd
is Major (RW) James Boyd, my 5th G Grandfather who d. in 1813, Centre
County Pennsylvania. His daughter Mary Boyd Donnel is my 4th G
Grandmother who m. John Donnel jr. Her Boyd brothers are mentioned.
I don't know the date that it was originally written. I hope you may
enjoy reading this as I have. Don't shoot me, but I am sending this
to both Boyd lists.
James Boyd, the father of Thomas and the rest of that family, lived in
Northampton. When the Revolutionary War broke out, he went to defend
our country from the red man of the forest and our English Cousins
across the water. He was a Colonel and was a very careful officer.
He would have no liquor in his regiment. Do you see he was of a
His family consisted of eight children:Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth,
James, Alexander, Nancy, and Jane After the war closed, Colonel Boyd,
his wife and their children moved to Nittany Valley, settled on a farm
where the little town of Salona is built, and where nearly all the
family were married. Mary married John Donnel. Thomas married
Elizabeth Hugh. Elizabeth married William Watson, James married
Isabella McClelland, and Nancy married James Steele. Jane married
Joseph McClelland. All scattered in time. Mrs. Steele located in
Bellefonte and their family was beloved by all who knew them. Mr and
Mrs. Watson lived on a farm on Fishing Creek, known as the Dornblazer
farm at this time. They lived there until she left for Ohio.
What a wonderful thing in the eyes of the public, for her to come
away off to Ohio. Stanley was in no way to compare with her, in her
starting off with seven children for the Indians to scalp. The
friends gathered together to bid a final farewell. Some said "Aunt,
do you think you will get any coffee?" Soon she departed. James Boyd
with his family, also Joseph McClelland and his wife went a short time
to Kentucky. Thomas Boyd and family. John Donnel came to Ohio to Ross
After a few years of happy life, Elizabeth spent with Mr. William
Watson, he fell victim to Typhis Fever. Both his mother and brother
John departed this life within a short time of each other. After
sometime, she (Elizabeth) married Hugh McClelland, and he proved to be
a good father to her fine children; John Watson, James Watson, William
Grier Watson, Eliza Watson, who is the only surviving member of the
family, Mrs. Reed of Blirmville. Mr. and Mrs McClelland had six
children: W. H. and A. B. McClelland and Nancy, Jane, Sarah, Mary,
Margaret. They are all still living.
I will return to Colonel Boyd the subject of my writing. After the
Revolutionary War was closed when we had whipped our foreign friends
and subdued he red men that are never whipped, our country was at a
high water mark, and wise men were called together to form a
government. They established a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
Colonel Boyd was a member of that Congress which met in the old City
Hall. He used to ride on horseback, use long stockings and knee
pants. When you go to that city , go and see where he met in
council. After the great struggle for liberty we should all rejoice
that we can look back with kind remembrance that we have a record to
be proud of, and follow his example in our lives, be true to our
country and our God.
There is much more I could add but will leave it pass for the
present. One thing more, Colonel Boyd and his beloved wife were
strictly Sabbath keepers. Nothing was to be allowed to be done on the
Sabbath that was not strictly necessary. Oh, that their example may
be graven on our hearts and we ever remember the Sabbath day and keep
it holy. We are living in an age when the Sabbath is not observed, as
our fathers and mothers did.
Our journey to Ohio is next. We left weeping friends and neighbors
in the morning, arrived in Bellefonte after dark. Stopped over for
Uncle Steele to get in readiness to join in the wonderful trip. Do
not think it funny or a small undertaking. Uncle Steele had five
beautiful daughters. Mother had five, some of them looked very well,
if not all. The older girls were taken by their best fellows to
Stormtown in a carriage. Uncle Steele provided a conveyance to take
the place of a carriage for the women to ride in. Martha Steele and I
rode in the first trough most of the time. We traveled day after day,
long weary days. We arrived at Uncle John Steele's, there we stopped
and rested and got our provisions ready. We started, then stopped at
Pittsburg to see the city. So we traveled on day from day to day.
Arrived in Wooster, met an old friend of mothers who treated her very
kindly. We left there after mother made some purchases and she lost
her pocket book with eight dollars in it and never got it. We stuck
in the mud in New Haven, during the night the Indians called to see
what was doing. We did not exchange calls. We got away as soon as
possible. Arrived at Uncle Joseph McClelland's, next place, Aunt
Donnel's where we were welcomed by over eighty uncles, aunts, and
cousins. We were now at our destination. Next thing was to get
homes. We went into a house, had to substitute a quilt to hang in the
door to close it, as there was no door. That winter, mother shot
several turkeys out of our windows. Cold, cold, winter and no gas.
I will return to the Boyd family in Ohio. James and Thomas Boyd,
Aunt Donnel, Uncle Joseph McClelland, all came to Seneca County in
1823. Uncle Thomas the oldest of the family, urged Uncle Steele and
Mrs. McClelland to come to the grand west. (The Far West).
So they came, as you see on a former page. He was overjoyed, the
first 4th of July after, had to be celebrated at his house. All the
friends that were old enough were invited. The exact number, I do not
know. Sister Mary and Martha Steele and I were left to pick
raspberries. In the evening they had to get something in a jug, for
the fiddlers, so WM.B. and A.B. McClelland came after us and the jug.
I do not know what was in it, but it was put on before and one of us
girls on behind on one horse and three on another horse. It was the
last of such gatherings. Our good old fathers and mothers got
together, decided there was a better way to live. They built a church
and got young minister, had protracted meetings. The evangelists
were Rev. Cenger and Judson. That was a grand week. I will never
forget one Sabbath. The minister requested our grand Christian
mothers to meet between preaching hours and hold a prayer meeting.
They all gathered in the little house of Captain Boyd's and prayed for
a blessing on their children. Before the meeting was over, eighty
young married and other young people came out and united with the
church. Do you wonder. I think our mothers should be remembered in
our reunions. lest the children forget, if mothers do not, that wild
day and night. What we want is more good mothers.
Click on www.thepurpleheart.com and type in surname on
search engine. All three of these surnames are included. Maybe this
will fill-in a blank in your research. Jim Allen, searching Allen,