Could this 3rd Walter be your Walter E. Boyd?
Walter Boyd ~ Margaret E. Moseley, Alabama to Gilmer, Texas
CAPTAIN WALTER BOYD, Sr, was born in Montgomery county, Alabama,
November 1, 1826. His father, who was also named WALTER, was a native
of South Carolina, and in an early day moved to Alabama, where he died
in 1845. He was a prominent citizen, and for a number of years served
as justice of the peace, and was also tax assessor of his county. He
was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, and was an earnest
Christian man. His wife was Letitia Bussey,a daughter of Dempsey Bussey,
of South Carolina, and they had a family of eleven children: Elizabeth,
Edmond, Dempsey, James, WALTER, Margaret, Letitia, Martha J., George W.,
Sarah L. and Lethia A.
Walter Boyd lived in his native State until 1848, when he moved to Texas
and settled in Upshur county, and engaged in farming. He subsequently
moved to Smith county, and lived five years, and then returned to Upshur
county, and embarked in the mercantile business at Gilmer, which he
continued until 1886, when he retired from active business life. He
owns about 2,000 acres of valuable land, 200 acres being under
cultivation. He has been a successful business man, and now , in the
evening of life, can look back and view with satisfaction the path he
has trod, and can enjoy the property that has come as a reward for a
life of industry, enterprise and integrity. In 1862 he enlisted in the
Confederate army, in Company C, Twenty- second Texas infantry, commanded
by Colonel Hubbard, and was appointed first lieutenant of his company.
He was wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, but on his recovery rejoined his
company and served till the final surrender in 1865. August 19, 1848,
Captain Boyd married Margaret E. Moseley, daughter of Mason Moseley, a
native of Alabama, and to them have been born twelve children: Levina
P., Letitia J., James W., Mary V., WALTER, Jr., Maggie I., Alabama T.,
May, Emma, Bessie and two that died in infancy. Captain Boyd has a wide
acquaintance in the State of Texas, and is an honored citizen of the
Lone Star State.
Source: Biographical Souvenir Of The State Of Texas, F.A. Battey &
Company of Chicago,1889: containing biographical sketches of the
representative public, and many early settled families. Includes index.
FHL Film #547587
Nancy & Martin Cordell wrote:
We are trying to find information about our Great Grandfather, Walter
Boyd. He was born on Dec 26 in either 1861 or 1871 in Texas (possibly Dallas
or Waco). He died in 1926 in Los Angeles, CA. According to his death
certificate his father was Walter Boyd (b: abt 1841), in Louisiana, and his
mother was Mary Spruce (b: abt 1835) in Texas.
Walter E. Boyd was a minor in Nevada, working for many years in Rhyolite, NV
where he added an "E" to their last name (Boyed), reportedly so their mail
would come to the right place. We have very little information about him
prior to 1899 when he married Anna Louise Mullens in Mercur, UT (another
mining town). He and Anna had 10 children (Helen, Ruth, Lee, Walter, Dora,
Aggie, Henry, Victor, James, and Mary Jane).
We would really like to learn more about our Boyd family, before 1899. If
anyone has any information, please let us know.
Nancy in WA