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Mousiria Boyd.3 She was born about 1862 in Texas.3 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 74850. Parents: William Pleasant BOYD and Pollie WILKERSON.


Missouri A. BOYD3,936 was born about 1869 in Kentucky.3,936 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 25303. Parents: James BOYD and Martha WALKER.


Missouri Ann BOYD3,397 was born on 4 Apr 1861 in Attala Co., MS.3,397 She died on 8 Feb 1934 in Attala Co., MS.3,397 She was buried Unknown in Bear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.3,397 She is reference number 63167. Parents: Cyrus BOYD and Elizabeth BENNETT.

Spouse: Benjamin F. RAMSEY. Benjamin F. RAMSEY and Missouri Ann BOYD were married. Reference Number:1066387


Missouri E. BOYD3,38 was born about 1861 in , , Texas.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 21572. Parents: Benjamin Franklin BOYD and Mary Ann JOHNSTON.


Missouri Elizabeth BOYD3,87 was born in 1824.3,87 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 46971. Parents: Elisha BOYD and Phoebe KERN.

Spouse: George C. DARWIN. George C. DARWIN and Missouri Elizabeth BOYD were married on 13 Dec 1847.3,87 Reference Number:828047


Mollie BOYD3,540,1279 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 25539. Parents: Andrew Jackson BOYD and Mary CARLISLE.

Spouse: Pressly CARMICAL. Pressly CARMICAL and Mollie BOYD were married. Reference Number:494350


Mollie BOYD3,1474 was born on 4 Jan 1840 in Kentucky.3 She died on 18 Jul 1915 in Cave City, Kentucky.3 She was buried Unknown in Cave City, Kentucky.3 She is reference number 12. Parents: William BOYD and Mollie YOUNG.

Spouse: James C. ELLIS. James C. ELLIS and Mollie BOYD were married on 5 Jan 1860 in Kentucky.3 Reference Number:10039


Mollie BOYD3,38 was born in Mar 1866 in , Crawford Co, AR.3,38 She died in 1930.3,38 She is reference number 23681. Parents: Henry BOYD and Lucinda M BRANHAM.


Mollie BOYD3,396,487 was born in 1870 in Tennessee.3,396,487 She died WFT Est 1871-1964.3,396 She is reference number 36641. Parents: Elias Butler BOYD and Mary Margaret CALLIHAN.


Mollie BOYD3 was born on 2 Jan 1872.3 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 16051. Parents: Napoleon Bonaparte BOYD and Nancy Elizabeth CLIFT.

Spouse: SELLERS. SELLERS and Mollie BOYD were married. Reference Number:346308


Molly BOYD3,487 died Unknown.3 She is reference number 36520. Parents: John Martin BOYD and Carolina YARBAR.

Spouse: Arron MACDONALD. Arron MACDONALD and Molly BOYD were married. Reference Number:681506 Children were: Living MACDONALD.


Molly BOYD3,396 was born WFT Est 1874-1903.3,396 She died WFT Est 1879-1985.3,396 She is reference number 67574. Parents: John BOYD and Carolina YARBAR.


Molly BOYD3,483 was born about 1884.3,483 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 59066. Parents: Random Roderick BOYD and Ella Darnell LAVANDER.

Spouse: J. J. NIX. J. J. NIX and Molly BOYD were married. Reference Number:1006408


Molly A. BOYD3,483 was born in 1842.3,483 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 59086. Parents: John Jefferson BOYD and Sarah M HUDSON.

Spouse: James A. HOPPER. James A. HOPPER and Molly A. BOYD were married. Reference Number:1006757


Monnie O. BOYD3,415 was born in May 1895 in , , VA.3,415 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 83316. Parents: John Lewis BOYD and MARTHA.


Monroe BOYD3,513 was born WFT Est 1839-1865.3,513 He died WFT Est 1892-1948.3,513 He is reference number 68585. Parents: Anderson BOYD and Sarah A. HALL.

Spouse: Margaret Helen KELLY. Monroe BOYD and Margaret Helen KELLY were married on 29 Jan 1880.3,513 Reference Number:1137620 Children were: Luro BOYD, Laura BOYD, Lloyd BOYD, John BOYD, Harvey P. BOYD, Gordon BOYD.


Monroe BOYD3,551 was born about 1856.3,551 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 63454. Parents: John BOYD and Nancy WOODS.


Monroe BOYD3,95,218 was born on 28 Sep 1869 in Denton Co. TX.3,95,218 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 110791. He has Ancestral File Number 235L-XLS. Parents: Abram BOYD and Margaret A.M. TAYLOR.


Monte Anna Azalee BOYD3,667,1354 was born on 31 Oct 1888 in Johnson County, TX.3,667 She was also known as Monte. She died Unknown in Portland, Oregon.3,667 She is reference number 2338.

Monte lived in Oregon. Parents: Moses Ervin BOYD and Millie Jane MITCHELL. Parents: . Parents: .

Spouse: CLARENCE. CLARENCE and Monte Anna Azalee BOYD were married. Reference Number:50449


Montgomery W. BOYD3 was born about 1820.3,684 He was also known as Montgomery Boyd.3,684,1629 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 26841. Parents: Joseph BOYD and Alice M. WHITHERS.


Mordecai BOYD3,95 was born on 10 Jul 1894.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 56757. He has Ancestral File Number HLC6-98. Parents: Robert Byron BOYD and Mary Alice SAFFORD.


Mordecai Jones BOYD3,38 was born on 8 Jun 1840 in , , Newberry, South Carolina.3,38 He died on 14 Mar 1883 in , Newberry County, Newberry, South Carolina.3,38 He was buried Unknown in Nsw Chappel, , Newberry, South Carolina.3,38 He is reference number 23844. Parents: Rev. Mark Moore BOYD and Elizabeth EPTING.

Spouse: Maggie STONE. Mordecai Jones BOYD and Maggie STONE were married. Reference Number:471958 Children were: Amanda BOYD, Gurney Ernest BOYD, Charlie Derrick BOYD.


Morgan BOYD3,399 was born in 1880.3,399 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 13591. Parents: Elisha BOYD and Virginia Jane COLEMAN.

Spouse: Caroline DEEL. Morgan BOYD and Caroline DEEL were married. Reference Number:325512 Children were: Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Frenchman BOYD.


Morgan Clendon BOYD3,483 was born about 1901.3,483 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 59321. Parents: Hugh Mangum BOYD and Nannie Josephine MCCLAIN.

Spouse: Living MILLER.


Morgan Tolley BOYD3,399 was born about 1905.3,399 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 13744. Parents: Elbert BOYD and Myria LIPPS.

Spouse: Della Beverly MORGN. Morgan Tolley BOYD and Della Beverly MORGN were married. Reference Number:327022 Children were: Living BOYD.


Morris James BOYD3,311 was born on 13 Apr 1915 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, NE.3,311 He died on 1 Sep 1960 in Portland, Oregon.3,311 He was buried Unknown in Willamette National, Portland, OR.3,311 He is reference number 6221. He was in Cartographer/Surveyor.3,311

Died of Hepatitis - Liver Failure Parents: James Wilford BOYD and Bessie Lucinda MORRIS.

Spouse: Living STIRLING. Children were: Living BOYD.


Morrison BOYD2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 31074.

!(1) Allegheny Co., PA Will Bk 1, p.245. FHL #858,898.

(1) 1820, 8 May: Rowley Boyd of Fayette Town, Allegheny Co., PA wrote his will.
Gives to Joseph Boyd, Nancy Boyd, Morrison Boyd, Alexander Boyd, William Boyd,
Mary Boyd, Amelia Boyd, children of my deceased son Robert Boyd, the remaining
200 acres of my land, to be sold and the money divided them when Amelia the
youngest arrives at the age of 18. Parents: Robert BOYD and Mary. Parents: Robert BOYD and Mary.


Morrison Comegys BOYD3,38 was born on 26 Sep 1891.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16454. Parents: John Samuel BOYD and Isabella Graham ANDREWS.


Mortimer BOYD3,360,681 was born in May 1870 in Walpole Twp, Haldimand, Ontario.3,360 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 26057.

1871 census of Walpole Township shows him as a 1/2 year old born in Baptist Church. He is with his parents. Parents: David BOYD and Sarah Ann ROLSTON.

Spouse: Anne E. CULVER. Mortimer BOYD and Anne E. CULVER were married Unknown.3,360 Reference Number:502955


Mose BOYD3,936 was born in Sep 1866.3 He was also known as Moses Boyd.3,841 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 25101.

Source: Elmer Boyd, nephew. Parents: Isom BOYD and Polly FITZPATRICK.

Spouse: Alice GEORGE. Mose BOYD and Alice GEORGE were married about 1890.3,841 Reference Number:360472 Children were: Joseph BOYD, Hansford BOYD, Georgia BOYD, Gracie BOYD, Lou BOYD.


Moses BOYD2,3 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 32713.

!(1) "York County, Pennsylvania Abstracts of Wills, 1749-1820," p.16. FHL #974.841.

(1) 1767, 8 Sep: William Boyd of Cumberland Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania wrote his will,
proved 1 Oct 1767. Named wife Margaret, children James, Moses, William, Samuel,
Robert, Isabella and Margaret. Executors Margaret Boyd and Moses Boyd. Parents: William BOYD and Margaret.


Moses BOYD2,3,1261 was born before 1746.3 He signed a will in 1777 in Executors Were William Mcclean And James Black.3,866 He died in Dec 1777 in Cumberland Township, Pennsylvania.3,866 He is reference number 405.

! (1) "York County, Pennsylvania Abstracts of Wills, 1749-1820," p.16. FHL #974.841.
(2) York Co., PA Wills. (a) Book B, p.133, FHL film #22131. (b) Book D, p.69, FHL film #221 31.
(3) York Co., PA Deeds. (a) Book 2-D, p.62. FHL film #22105.
(4) "Adams County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century," p.135. FHL 974.842 K2a .
(5) "The Boyd Family...," by Scott Lee Boyd (Santa Barbara, CA, by author, 1935) p.45. FH L 929.273 B692bs.

(1) 1767, 8 Sep: William BOYD of Cumberland Twp., York Co., PA wrote his will, proved 1 Oc t 1767. Named wife Margaret, children James, Moses, William, Samuel, Robert, Isabella and Mar garet. (2a) 1767, 8 Sep: William BOYD of Cumberland Twp., York Co., PA, blacksmith, wrote hi s will. I give to my well beloved son Moses the one half of my Plantation . I likewise orde r Moses and William to give their Bonds to the Legatees for the above mentioned sum free of a ny Interest untill Samuel and Robert comes of Age in case any one of them dies before they co me to the years of Maturity their part is to be divided equally among the rest of the Legatee s. Lastly I constitute and ordain my Wife Margaret and Moses my son to be my only and sole Ex ecutors.
(4) 1776, 3 Dec: Upper Marsh Creek (Marsh Creek Gettysburg) Presbyterian Church judged Mose s BOYD of ante nuptial fornication.
(2b) 1777, 29 Dec: In The Name of God Amen December the Twenty ninth one thousand Seven Hun dred Seventy Seven I Moses BOYD of Cumberland Township County of York & State of Pennsylvania , Blacksmith. Being weak of Body but of Sound and disposing Mind & Memory do make this my las t Will & Testament as followeth. Viz. I allow soon after my decease all my Personall Estate t o be sold, & all by debts to be paid, and I do allow my Wife Catharine to live on the Plantat ion, & have all the Profits arising from it for her support & the Boarding , Schooling & Cloa thing of my Children untill she marry or my Executors see proper to sell the same, who I do i mpower to give a good lawfull Conveyance for the Same. I give to my said Wife One Sixth par t of all my said Estate. I give to my Son Andrew One third Part of my said Estate & order hi m to be learned to be a good English Scollar & put to learn a Trade by my Executor his Guardi an. I give to my Daughter Margaret One Sixth part of my said Estate. I give to my Daughter Sa rah One Sixth part of my Said Estate. I give to my Daughter Jane One Sixth part of my said Es tate. And I appoint Captain William McCLEAN of Hamilton ban Township & James BLACK of this To wnship Sole Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do Revoke all other Wills by m e hertofore made & publish pronounce and declare this only to be my last will & Testament Wit ness my Hand & Seal the day & year above written. Wit: Andrew BRANDWOOD, Games GILKESON, Jame s SPEAR.
(5) 1778, 10 Jan: Will probated, York Co., PA.
(3a) 1786, 4 Jan: James BLACK of Cumberland Township and William McClEAN Senior of Hamilto n Bann Township both of the county of York, yeoman, deed to Samuel BYERS of Hamilton Bann af oresaid. Whereas William BOYD Senior of Cumberland Township, York county, did by his last Wil l & Testament dated 8 Dec 1767, give & devise unto his Son Moses BOYD in the Words following , I give to my beloved Son Moses BOYD one half my Plantation; and Whereas the said Moses BOY D did by his Last Will & Testament bearing date Dec 29, 1777 Impower his Executors to sell an d convey the said half of said Plantation or Tract of Land in the Words following. "Who I d o impower to give a good & Lawful Conveyance for the same", said James BLACK & William McCLEA N, Executors of the Last Will & Testament of the said Moses BOYD, deceased, for 400 pounds, l and Situate lying and being in Cumberland Township in the county of York aforesaid, being th e same parcel of Land which was Surveyed and laid off to the aforesaid Moses BOYD, bounded b y East Bank of a Branch of Marsh Creek, thence by Land of Widow KING, land of Christopher CAR BAUGH, land of George BERGLEBEIG, containing 170 acres. Wit: John CARRICK, Moses McCLEAN. Parents: William BOYD and MARGARET.

Spouse: Catherine BUCHANAN. Moses BOYD and Catherine BUCHANAN were married. Reference Number:15728 Children were: Andrew BOYD, Margaret BOYD, Sarah BOYD, Jane BOYD.


Moses BOYD3,38,583,1233,1678 was born in 1767.3,583 He died in 1816.3,583 He is reference number 42978. Parents: Robert BOYD and Eleanor MCCULLOUCH.

Spouse: Hannah MILLIGAN. Moses BOYD and Hannah MILLIGAN were married in 1790 in NC.3,38 Reference Number:426949 Children were: Sarah BOYD, Violet BOYD, Nancy BOYD, James M. BOYD, Robert BOYD, Hezekiah BOYD, Moses BOYD, Thomas BOYD.


Moses BOYD3,38,332,583,813 was born in 1806.3,332,583,813 He died in 1835.3,332,583,813 He is reference number 25718. Parents: Moses BOYD and Hannah MILLIGAN.

Spouse: Louisa L.. Moses BOYD and Louisa L. were married.3,38 Reference Number:427362

Spouse: Prudence STEVENSON. Moses BOYD and Prudence STEVENSON were married in 1826.3,332,583,813 Reference Number:496726 Children were: Thomas Sloan BOYD, John Wilson BOYD, Moses Pharr Stevenson BOYD, William Alexander BOYD, David Lindly BOYD, James Alburtus BOYD.


Moses BOYD3,1393 was born on 29 Oct 1815 in Dedham, Massachusetts.3 He died in 1899.3 He is reference number 37821.

Spouse: Olive GUILD. Moses BOYD and Olive GUILD were married on 23 Dec 1840 in Dedham, Massachusetts.3 Reference Number:15644 Children were: Maria Louisa BOYD, Henry Willard BOYD, Frank Raymond BOYD, Ella Endora BOYD, Moses Gardner BOYD, Frederick Webster BOYD, Charles Marchall BOYD.


Moses BOYD3,95 was born in 1846 in Maybole, Ayr, Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 54576. He has Ancestral File Number 1P7D-G08. Parents: James BOYD and Jane GIBSON.


Moses BOYD3,95 was born on 2 Apr 1874 in Maybole, Ayr, Scotland.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 54566. He has Ancestral File Number 1P7D-F19. Parents: Robert BOYD and Anne CAMPBELL.


Moses Ervin BOYD3,667,1354,1679,1680,1681,1682,1683,1684 was born on 11 Sep 1849 in South Carolina.3,667 He appeared in the census in 1860 in Maybe GA Or South Carolina-Haven't Found Yet.3,667 He served in the military between 1862 and 1864 in Co. F, 28Th GA Infantry, Csa, Civil War.3,667 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Should Be In GA Census. Have Not Found Yet.3,667 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Alvarado District, Johnson Co. TX.3,667 He appeared in the census in 1900 in Swisher Co. TX.3,667 He died on 18 Jul 1904 in Tulia, Swisher County, Texas.3 He was buried Unknown in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulia, Swisher Co. TX.3,667 He is reference number 885. He was in Farmer And Preacher.3,667

My Dad's cousin, Beverly Palmer, wrote to me in the 1970's that their grandfather, Moses Boyd, was only 13 years old when he served in the military and was a drummer boy during the Civil War. This is actually consistent with what I have found so far. The birth date on the 1900 census for Swisher County, TX would have made him about that age. Although I have not yet found him on the Roster Rolls for Georgia, he must have served there. At least the State of Texas believed he did as they awarded his widow, Milly a Confederate Widow's Pension based on the facts to which she and others swore and also based on a confirmation letter from the Federal Government saying they found a record for him where he was released in June of 1864 from the Jackson, VA Hospital. A Volunteer for Co. F, 28th Regiment, GA Infantry, CSA, told me that Moses was most probably wounded in the battle of Petersburg. The affidavit to which his wife, Milly, swore says that he served approximately 24 mos or 2 years. He was very lucky to have survived the Civil War. From research I did on his company and the companies of his two brothers in law, Goodman L. Mitchell and James Madison Mitchell, very few Confederate soldiers survived. In one of the Regiments they started out with 1,600 troops and only 34 survived the war.

When Tom Brown was searching his CD for Moses, I told him that I couldn't believe they would let a 13 yr old in the military and that Moses must have lied about his age. Tom wrote back and said Confederate Soldiers did not lie. He said there were documents cases where boys actually wrote the number 15 on a piece of paper and put it inside their shoe. When they were asked their age, they would say "I am over 15." Age fifteen and above was draft age.

After the war and their marriage they stayed in Forsyth County for at least one year because their first child was born there. The second and third children were born in Whitfield and Walker Counties. From my research of Georgia, things were really bad after the war because Sherman had literally gone through and burned and destroyed everything in sight, stole everything edible, raped and pilfered till he reached the sea, all while there were no able bodied men to be found in Georgia because they were all on the Virginia front fighting. After the war there was a mass exodus of people many of whom no longer had homes to live in. There was no food to eat. All chickens, pigs, cattle had been stolen and eaten by Sherman's Army. Many headed west to Texas. A book I read said it was very common for a family to pack up and head out leaving a sign on the door, "Gone to Texas". For a few years after the war Moses and Millie lived in the northwestern corner of Georgia in Whitfield and Walker Counties. Some, maybe all, of Millie's sibling were living in Walker County also. For some unknown reason some of the Mitchells along with the mother, Jane, moved to Missouri while others moved to Texas. The youngest Mitchell stayed in Georgia.

Moses and Milly Boyd moved to Texas along with one of Millie's brothers and one of her sisters Alwilda and their families. Also moving to Texas with them were some of Millie's cousins on her mother's Wallace side of the family. It is possible they went through Alabama as there were Mitchell and Wallace relatives living there. Tandy, their fourth child, was the first of their Boyd Clan to be born in Texas. He was born in the East Texas piney woods of Smith County.

The exact root from Georgia to Texas is unknown at this time. The approximate distance between Georgia and Texas is about 1000 miles so it was no easy trip for a young couple with three children.

The Boyds kept moving west as the next child was born in Navarro County, Texas. Then they moved on to Johnson County, Texas where the rest of their children were born. They are listed in the Johnson County, Texas census as living in the Alvarado District. This county is located right south of Dallas-Ft Worth. Some time in the late 1800's they moved on to the Texas panhandle and settled at Tulia in Swisher County. In the 1900 census of Swisher County, Jesse (Uncle Russ) (Doc, to me) was the oldest child listed still at home. The older ones must have married by this time. The 1900 census had a column to indicate where each person was born, and where each of the parents of that person were born. It shows that Moses and both parents were born in South Carolina.

Boyd is a Scottish name. All Boyds originated in Scotland. At one time the Boyd's were rulers of Scotland. However, they fell out of the good graces of one of the English kings and some of them left Scotland and fled to Northern Ireland and settled there. The Scots who immigrated to America from Northern Ireland are commonly referred to as of Scotch/Irish descent when in fact they were Scots who lived in Ireland. The majority of them immigrated in the early 1700's mostly to Pennsylvania. As time went on and more land was needed, the Scotts were the first to move on. They were fierce warriors and not afraid of anything. The books say the scots were always on the forefront of the frontier as it moved west. They began migrating down the Appalachian mountain chain through Virgina, North and South Carolina and Georgia.

This is most probably where our Boyds came from. However, I have a very long way to go to get there. There were so many Boyds in South Carolina and Georgia in the 1800's. There are many books about Boyd families there. Most of them were privately published and no longer in print. I belong to the House of Boyd Society on the internet. All Boyds pool their genealogical information and help each other. Eventually, I will find a break through. Right now I am at a stalemate on Moses.

According to pension records, ST of TX, which I found on the internet and ordered copies, Moses served in Co. "F", 28th Regiment Georgia Infantry, Confederate States of America. His widow applied for a Confederate Pension in 1922 with St. of TX.

At internet address: http://extlab.1.entnem.ufl.edu/olustee/28th_GA_inf.html is a page on Twenty-eighth Georgia Infantry.

Originally known as the Twentieth Regiment, what became the Twenty-eighth Georgia Infantry was mustered into service at Camp Stephens, near Griffin in September 1861. Colonel T. J. Worthen originally commanded the regiment, which contained men from Cherokee, Emanuel, Jefferson, Merriwether, Richmond and Washington counties. By November the regiment had reached Richmond and it was subsequently ordered to Manassas Junction. There it suffered many losses due to disease in the winter of 1861-1862.

The regiment defended Yorktown and was present at Williamsburg, but its first major battle was at Seven Pines, where it lost nearly 150 men. It then took part in the Seven Days Battles, losing its colonel at Malvern Hill. Missing the battle of Second Manassas, the Twenty-eighth fought at South Mountain and Antietam, held a supporting position at Fredericksburg, VA and was engaged at Chancellorsville.

By August 1863, The Georgians were in Charleston, and helped garrison Forts Wagner and Gregg on Morris Island and later Fort Johnson and Fort Sumter. In February 1864 the Twenty-eighth fought at Olustee under the command of Captains William Crawford and James Banning. During the battle Captain James Rowe of Company "E" planted the colors of the regiment over two Napoleon guns captured from the enemy. The Twenty-eighth lost ninety-five men in the battle.

In the spring of 1864 the regiment returned to the Charleston defenses with the rest of Colquitt's Brigade. When the brigade was ordered to Virginia the Twenty-eighth remained in Charleston on provost duty for several days. When it reached Virginia it was temporarily assigned to Martin's Brigade, although it shortly thereafter rejoined Colquitt's command. The regiment then fought at Cold Harbor and Petersburg before being assigned to North Carolina, where it surrendered in 1865.

Georgia Unit Profiles, on http:/www.rootsweb.com/-gacherok/sca/resq.htm#16

Confederate Soldiers from Cherokee County, GA

Company "F", 28th Regiment - Infantry

Other: Georgia Volunteer Infantry
also known as the "Cherokee Georgia Mountaineers"

This company was originally formed as Co. M, 18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. It was formed in part by Captain Jesse Burtz's Independent Company of Georgia Infantry, November 13, 1861. It had on its original roll probably 175 men. It was composed of men from four counties: Cherokee, Pickens, Forsyth, and Dawson. Before being mustered into service at Richmond, Virginia, being too large for one company, it was divided, retaining in the original company under Capt. Burtz, the men from Cherokee and Pickens Counties, while men from Forsyth and Dawson Counties were formed in a new company. - From the records of the Georgia Soldiers Roster Commission.

Copy of Death Certificate in File:
Texas Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Full Name of Deceased: Ervin Boyd
Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 54 yrs 10 months 7 days
Nativity: American
Died on July 18, 1904 @ about 1:00 p.m.
Place of Death: Tulia, Texas
Residence: Tulia, Texas
Cause of Death: Immediate: Heart Failure, Contributory Cause: Cerebral Softening

In the 1880 US Census of Johnson County, Texas, Moses Boyd's name was shown as M. Irvin Boyd.
[Brøderbund Family Archive #320, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1880, Date of Import: Jun 7, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.320.1.644.114]

Individual: Boyd, M. Irvin
County/State: Johnson Co., TX
Location: Alvarado Pct.
Page #: 324
Year: 1880

New information has come from Cousin Todd Boyd in Washington that says Moses Boyd's mother was "Hannah", father unknown. Therefore the parents I have linked with him-David Boyd and ELizabeth Turrentine are probably not correct.

My Dad's cousin, Beverly Palmer, wrote to me in the 1970's that their grandfather, Moses Boyd, was only 13 years old when he served in the military and was a drummer boy during the Civil War. This is actually consistent with what I have found so far. The birth date on the 1900 census for Swisher County, TX would have made him about that age. Although I have not yet found him on the Roster Rolls for Georgia, he must have served there. At least the State of Texas believed he did as they awarded his widow, Milly a Confederate Widow's Pension based on the facts to which she and others swore and also based on a confirmation letter from the Federal Government saying they found a record for him where he was released in June of 1864 from the Jackson, VA Hospital. A Volunteer for Co. F, 28th Regiment, GA Infantry, CSA, told me that Moses was most probably wounded in the battle of Petersburg. The affidavit to which his wife, Milly, swore says that he served approximately 24 mos or 2 years. He was very lucky to have survived the Civil War. From research I did on his company and the companies of his two brothers in law, Goodman L. Mitchell and James Madison Mitchell, very few Confederate soldiers survived. In one of the Regiments they started out with 1,600 troops and only 34 survived the war.

When Tom Brown was searching his CD for Moses, I told him that I couldn't believe they would let a 13 yr old in the military and that Moses must have lied about his age. Tom wrote back and said Confederate Soldiers did not lie. He said there were documents cases where boys actually wrote the number 15 on a piece of paper and put it inside their shoe. When they were asked their age, they would say "I am over 15." Age fifteen and above was draft age.

After the war and their marriage they stayed in Forsyth County for at least one year because their first child was born there. The second and third children were born in Whitfield and Walker Counties. From my research of Georgia, things were really bad after the war because Sherman had literally gone through and burned and destroyed everything in sight, stole everything edible, raped and pilfered till he reached the sea, all while there were no able bodied men to be found in Georgia because they were all on the Virginia front fighting. After the war there was a mass exodus of people many of whom no longer had homes to live in. There was no food to eat. All chickens, pigs, cattle had been stolen and eaten by Sherman's Army. Many headed west to Texas. A book I read said it was very common for a family to pack up and head out leaving a sign on the door, "Gone to Texas". For a few years after the war Moses and Millie lived in the northwestern corner of Georgia in Whitfield and Walker Counties. Some, maybe all, of Millie's sibling were living in Walker County also. For some unknown reason some of the Mitchells along with the mother, Jane, moved to Missouri while others moved to Texas. The youngest Mitchell stayed in Georgia.

Moses and Milly Boyd moved to Texas along with one of Millie's brothers and one of her sisters Alwilda and their families. Also moving to Texas with them were some of Millie's cousins on her mother's Wallace side of the family. It is possible they went through Alabama as there were Mitchell and Wallace relatives living there. Tandy, their fourth child, was the first of their Boyd Clan to be born in Texas. He was born in the East Texas piney woods of Smith County.

The exact root from Georgia to Texas is unknown at this time. The approximate distance between Georgia and Texas is about 1000 miles so it was no easy trip for a young couple with three children.

The Boyds kept moving west as the next child was born in Navarro County, Texas. Then they moved on to Johnson County, Texas where the rest of their children were born. They are listed in the Johnson County, Texas census as living in the Alvarado District. This county is located right south of Dallas-Ft Worth. Some time in the late 1800's they moved on to the Texas panhandle and settled at Tulia in Swisher County. In the 1900 census of Swisher County, Jesse (Uncle Russ) (Doc, to me) was the oldest child listed still at home. The older ones must have married by this time. The 1900 census had a column to indicate where each person was born, and where each of the parents of that person were born. It shows that Moses and both parents were born in South Carolina.

Boyd is a Scottish name. All Boyds originated in Scotland. At one time the Boyd's were rulers of Scotland. However, they fell out of the good graces of one of the English kings and some of them left Scotland and fled to Northern Ireland and settled there. The Scots who immigrated to America from Northern Ireland are commonly referred to as of Scotch/Irish descent when in fact they were Scots who lived in Ireland. The majority of them immigrated in the early 1700's mostly to Pennsylvania. As time went on and more land was needed, the Scotts were the first to move on. They were fierce warriors and not afraid of anything. The books say the scots were always on the forefront of the frontier as it moved west. They began migrating down the Appalachian mountain chain through Virgina, North and South Carolina and Georgia.

This is most probably where our Boyds came from. However, I have a very long way to go to get there. There were so many Boyds in South Carolina and Georgia in the 1800's. There are many books about Boyd families there. Most of them were privately published and no longer in print. I belong to the House of Boyd Society on the internet. All Boyds pool their genealogical information and help each other. Eventually, I will find a break through. Right now I am at a stalemate on Moses.

According to pension records, ST of TX, which I found on the internet and ordered copies, Moses served in Co. "F", 28th Regiment Georgia Infantry, Confederate States of America. His widow applied for a Confederate Pension in 1922 with St. of TX.

At internet address: http://extlab.1.entnem.ufl.edu/olustee/28th_GA_inf.html is a page on Twenty-eighth Georgia Infantry.

Originally known as the Twentieth Regiment, what became the Twenty-eighth Georgia Infantry was mustered into service at Camp Stephens, near Griffin in September 1861. Colonel T. J. Worthen originally commanded the regiment, which contained men from Cherokee, Emanuel, Jefferson, Merriwether, Richmond and Washington counties. By November the regiment had reached Richmond and it was subsequently ordered to Manassas Junction. There it suffered many losses due to disease in the winter of 1861-1862.

The regiment defended Yorktown and was present at Williamsburg, but its first major battle was at Seven Pines, where it lost nearly 150 men. It then took part in the Seven Days Battles, losing its colonel at Malvern Hill. Missing the battle of Second Manassas, the Twenty-eighth fought at South Mountain and Antietam, held a supporting position at Fredericksburg, VA and was engaged at Chancellorsville.

By August 1863, The Georgians were in Charleston, and helped garrison Forts Wagner and Gregg on Morris Island and later Fort Johnson and Fort Sumter. In February 1864 the Twenty-eighth fought at Olustee under the command of Captains William Crawford and James Banning. During the battle Captain James Rowe of Company "E" planted the colors of the regiment over two Napoleon guns captured from the enemy. The Twenty-eighth lost ninety-five men in the battle.

In the spring of 1864 the regiment returned to the Charleston defenses with the rest of Colquitt's Brigade. When the brigade was ordered to Virginia the Twenty-eighth remained in Charleston on provost duty for several days. When it reached Virginia it was temporarily assigned to Martin's Brigade, although it shortly thereafter rejoined Colquitt's command. The regiment then fought at Cold Harbor and Petersburg before being assigned to North Carolina, where it surrendered in 1865.

Georgia Unit Profiles, on http:/www.rootsweb.com/-gacherok/sca/resq.htm#16

Confederate Soldiers from Cherokee County, GA

Company "F", 28th Regiment - Infantry

Other: Georgia Volunteer Infantry
also known as the "Cherokee Georgia Mountaineers"

This company was originally formed as Co. M, 18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. It was formed in part by Captain Jesse Burtz's Independent Company of Georgia Infantry, November 13, 1861. It had on its original roll probably 175 men. It was composed of men from four counties: Cherokee, Pickens, Forsyth, and Dawson. Before being mustered into service at Richmond, Virginia, being too large for one company, it was divided, retaining in the original company under Capt. Burtz, the men from Cherokee and Pickens Counties, while men from Forsyth and Dawson Counties were formed in a new company. - From the records of the Georgia Soldiers Roster Commission.

Copy of Death Certificate in File:
Texas Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Full Name of Deceased: Ervin Boyd
Race: White
Sex: Male
Age: 54 yrs 10 months 7 days
Nativity: American
Died on July 18, 1904 @ about 1:00 p.m.
Place of Death: Tulia, Texas
Residence: Tulia, Texas
Cause of Death: Immediate: Heart Failure, Contributory Cause: Cerebral Softening

In the 1880 US Census of Johnson County, Texas, Moses Boyd's name was shown as M. Irvin Boyd.
[Brøderbund Family Archive #320, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected States/Counties, 1880, Date of Import: Jun 7, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.320.1.644.114]

Individual: Boyd, M. Irvin
County/State: Johnson Co., TX
Location: Alvarado Pct.
Page #: 324
Year: 1880

New information has come from Cousin Todd Boyd in Washington that says Moses Boyd's mother was "Hannah", father unknown. Therefore the parents I have linked with him-David Boyd and ELizabeth Turrentine are probably not correct.

(Medical):Moses' death certificate shows he died of heart failure at the age of 52 yrs.

Spouse: Millie Jane MITCHELL. They were married in 1865 in Forsyth County, Georgia.3 Reference Number:24341 Children were: William J. Lafayette BOYD, James W. Ottis BOYD, John Russel Luxter BOYD, Tandy Charles Landers BOYD, Sarah Vida O. BOYD, Mary Ida BOYD, Lee Ernest Ervin BOYD, Joseph Earl Andrew BOYD, Jesse Ulie Eugene BOYD, Beaula B. BOYD, Monte Anna Azalee BOYD, Jane Ann BOYD.


Moses Gardner BOYD3,1393 was born on 5 Jan 1852.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 46285. Parents: Moses BOYD and Olive GUILD.


Moses Holland BOYD3,399 was born on 13 Oct 1905 in Buchanan Co., VA.3,399 He died on 30 Apr 1982 in Grundy Hospital, Grundy, Buchanan Co., VA.3,399 He is reference number 13781. Parents: Benjamin Bishop BOYD and Vada WOLFE.

Spouse: Myrtle E. GILBERT. Moses Holland BOYD and Myrtle E. GILBERT were married. Reference Number:327377 Children were: Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD.


Moses M. BOYD3,1567 was born on 7 Apr 1877.3 He died on 11 Jun 1878 in Penn Township, Pennsylvania.3 He is reference number 81591. Parents: Snowden BOYD and Hannah DUNBAR.


Moses Pharr Stevenson BOYD3,332,583,813 was born on 1 Sep 1830.3,332,583,813 He died in Jan 1901.3,332,813 He is reference number 25713. Parents: Moses BOYD and Prudence STEVENSON.

Spouse: Mary Jane DYE. Moses Pharr Stevenson BOYD and Mary Jane DYE were married on 21 Nov 1854.3,332,583,813 Reference Number:496773 Children were: Annie Eliza BOYD, Ella Prudence BOYD, Ida Louisa BOYD, John William BOYD, Eddie Dee BOYD.


Mun Dee BOYD3,667,1686 was born about 1916.3,667 He died Unknown in Near Lone Wolf, OK.3,667 He was buried Unknown in Near Lone Wolf, OK.3,667 He is reference number 2272.

Mun was born deaf. He died as a young child of illness. Mun is buried near Lone Wolf, Oklahoma. Parents: Tandy Charles Landers BOYD and Eva May ELKINS.


Munro BOYD3 was born about 1830.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 105717. Parents: James BOYD and Mary ANN.


Murial BOYD3,577 was born on 20 Mar 1890 in Putnam Co., IN.3,577 She died on 13 Apr 1970.3,577,792 She was also known as Muriel "Myrtle" Boyd.3,792,1438 She is reference number 106206. Parents: William H. BOYD and Margaret COX.

Spouse: Roy HUNTER. Roy HUNTER and Murial BOYD were married on 5 Aug 1911.3,577 Reference Number:1665543 Children were: William Roy HUNTER.

Spouse: Miles TUDOR. Miles TUDOR and Murial BOYD were married on 14 Mar 1956.3,577,792 Reference Number:450477


Muriel BOYD3,953 was born about 1870.3 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 44855. Parents: Joseph Yeoman BOYD and Anne HORNER.


Myers BOYD3,281 was born on 8 Jun 1873 in Fayette, Pennsylvania.3,281 He died on 25 Dec 1910.3,281 He is reference number 52895. Parents: James Long BOYD and Ann Eliza MYERS.

Spouse: Ray STILLWAGON. Myers BOYD and Ray STILLWAGON were married on 12 Jun 1901.3,281 Reference Number:918196


Myles Barkley BOYD3,712 was born on 5 Aug 1916 in Greason, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.3,712 He died on 28 Mar 1964.3,712 He is reference number 49564. Parents: William Raymond BOYD and Martha Jane ORRIS.

Spouse: Living GEORGE.


Myra BOYD3,1087 was born on 14 Jan 1873.3,1087 She died Unknown.3 She is reference number 42839. Parents: John Carnahan BOYD and Margaret LINDSAY.

Spouse: Charles BELL. Charles BELL and Myra BOYD were married on 24 May 1906.3,1087 Reference Number:766408 Children were: Living BELL.


Myra Wright BOYD3,406 was born in 1813.3,406 She died in 1887.3,406 She is reference number 56090. Parents: John BOYD and Rebecca RIGGS.

Spouse: John H. ROBINSON. John H. ROBINSON and Myra Wright BOYD were married. Reference Number:966858

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