Since there has a great deal of talk of the Pennsylvania Boyds lately, my
cousin, Virginia Eckert and I would like to resubmit our query. We first
submitted it 2 1/2 years ago and I know we have some new members who may not
have seen it. We also have some new information. Our GGG-Grandfather was James
Boyd who married Deborah C. Croxson on 9 Feb 1832. He is listed on the 1870
census in Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, age 60
(born approx. 1810, in MD), working as a watchman. Also listed is his wife,
Deborah, age 55 (born approx. 1815, in MD), and the following children, James
Jr., age 27 (born aprox. 1843, in Del.) also a watchman, Margaret, age 24 (born
approx. 1846, in Del.)worked in a cotton factory, and Mary, age 22 (born approx.
1848, in Del.) also worked in a cotton factory.
In the 1880 census in Lower Chichester Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania,
our GG-Grandfather James Boyd Jr., age 37, (born approx. 1810, in MD?). Also
listed is his wife, Emma (Ferguson), age 30 (born approx. 1850 in MD), and the
following children, Theodore, age 10, (born approx. 1870, in MD) and Horace,
age 2, (born approx. 1878).
Theodore Boyd, our G-Grandfather, married Sue Elizabeth Carrigan. Their son Paul
Lester Boyd, our Grandfather, born June10, 1906, married Ruth Naomi Martin, born
August 22, 1908, on December 24, 1927. Their children were, Paul Jr., Robert
(Virginia's father), Kenneth, and Doris(my mother).
If anyone can help us break through our brick wall and take this line back
further please contact me: Jean Burchett, E-mail jmburchett(a)dejazzd.com