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