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William G. BOYD3,87 was born in 1824.3,87 He died before 1856.3,87 He is reference number 46973. Parents: Elisha BOYD and Phoebe KERN.


William G. BOYD3,38,583 was born on 31 Oct 1866 in Granby, Newton Co., MO.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,583 He died on 3 Sep 1946.3,38,583 He is reference number 21264. Parents: Joel Marion BOYD and Lucretia PAYNE.


William Gideon BOYD3,468 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 50132. Parents: John BOYD.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,387 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,387 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He was born on 16 May 1792 in Martinsburg, Berkley Co, VA.3,87 He died on 9 Jul 1863 in Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,387 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,387 He was buried in Jul 1863 in Boyd Farmyard, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 He was also known as William G Boyd.3,387 He was also known as William G Boyd.3,38 He was also known as William G. Boyd.3,387 He is reference number 46618. He has Ancestral File Number 1W2D-V8V. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3 [boyd-trees.ged]







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!CENSUS: Index to 1830 Census of MO; SLC; page 34; William G BOYD in Ste Genevieve Co MO.

!MIDDLE-NAME: 27 Apr 1839; Giles PEASE of Boston MA in consideration of $50.00 paid to me b y William Glenn BOYD of Ste Genevieve Co MO... quit-claim deed....

!CENSUS: 1840 Census Index MO; page 12; NOTE: William G BOYD, Ste Genevieve Co MO, 082, Salin e Twp.
!COURT: 8 Jul 1863 Record Book A page 509; County Court Record for Ste
Genevieve Ste Genevieve Co MO; microfilm at LDS FHC SLC; NOTE: Wednesday 8 July 1863 ....Allo wance: William G BOYD, plaintiff against D C TUTTLE administrator of estate of William J BOY D deceased; Now at this day come the parties aforesaid, by their attorney's, and this cause c oming to be heard and the court being fully advised ..(ink spot) give judgement in favor of t he defendant. It is therefore considered by the court that the defendant have and receive fro m the plaintiff the costs and charges in this behalf said out and expended and that he have e xecution therefore. (additional entry, same page) NOTE: D C TUTTLE, administrator of the esta te of William J BOYD deceased- Settlement Court generally; Now at this day comes D C TUTTLE , administrator of the estate of William J BOYD, deceased, and as initiates this settlement o f said estate is continued generally. 3rd entry dated 9 Jul 1863; NOTE: Allowance: Willia m G BOYD plaintiff against D C TUTTLE, administrator of the estate of William J BOYD, decease d. Now, at this day again come the parties aforesaid, and the plaintiff files his affidavi t for an appeal and we motion an appeal to the Circuit Court of this County is granted and th e Court grants the plaintiff until our next term to file his appeal bond. ****SEARCH FOR APPE Alabama BOND****

!CENSUS:15 Aug 1860 Fed Census Avon PO Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO; LDS#
803645; pg 309; 145\981\983. NOTE: William G BOYD age 68 and Tomsey COFFER
age 72 are living with son, William and family. Neither William G nor Tomsey
show on 1870.

!RESIDENCE: Ste Genevieve Co MO Family History; family #0076 and #0005 SLC FHL; NOTE: 1819 ar rived to New TN or Avon Ste Genevieve Co MO.

!FAMILYHISTORY: John BOYD of Berkley Co West VA; by Gordon W PAUL; SLC; chapter 4, page 20 sa y they went to AR 1820 and that he married his wife in either Bath or Nicholas Cos KY. Chapte r 1 page 11: Issue of John BOYD and Ann "Nancy" MARTIN: William G BOYD b May 1792.

!CENSUS: 28 Sep 1850 (Gresham Lib); Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO; page 240; Dw 502 Fm 518 . NOTE: William G BOYD, age 58, m, w, farmer, RE $ 300.00 b VA.................. Tomsey BOYD , age 62, f, w, b VA, cannot read or write, .................... William, age 16, m, w, b MO. ..

!CENSUS: 1840 Federal Census, Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co MO; NOTE: William G BOYD, 1 male 5 -10; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 15-20; 1 male 40-50; 2 females 5-10; 1 female 50-60; in agricultur e.

!FAMILY-HISTORY: Ste Genevieve Co, MO Family Histories; SLC 977.8692 D25; Family 76; NOTE : William G. BOYD born 1792 of Virginia and his wife, Tomsey COFFER died January 21, 1851 o f North Carolina, were married January 9, 1812 in Bath County, KY. Coming to Ste. Geneviev e Co in 1819, they settled in New Tennessee, known today as Avon. Their children were George , Madison, Mary Elizabeth, John and Elliott. Sons George and Madison eventually moved to Tex as. John and Elliott BOYD married sisters, Martha and Sarah COUNTS, daughters of Aaron (17 91-1878) and Rutha (1793-1867) HAMMERS COUNTS, on January 2, 1840.

!NAME: 13 Nov 1997; phone conversation with Betty CATHCART, P O Box 328, Clyde, TX 79510; p h # 915-893-5521; she is related through Elijah BOYD son of William Glenn BOYD. NOTE: Many o f the BOYD's are buried in Pleasant Hill or Mayberry Cemetery. There is a family cemetery o n the William Glenn BOYD farm. There were no traditional markers placed, only rocks or stone s. It is thought that this is the final resting place for William Glenn BOYD and Tomzy COFFE R.!CENSUS: Index to 1830 Census of MO; SLC; page 34; William G BOYD in Ste Genevieve Co MO.

!MIDDLE-NAME: 27 Apr 1839; Giles PEASE of Boston MA in consideration of $50.00 paid to me b y William Glenn BOYD of Ste Genevieve Co MO... quit-claim deed....

!CENSUS: 1840 Census Index MO; page 12; NOTE: William G BOYD, Ste Genevieve Co MO, 082, Salin e Twp.
!COURT: 8 Jul 1863 Record Book A page 509; County Court Record for Ste
Genevieve Ste Genevieve Co MO; microfilm at LDS FHC SLC; NOTE: Wednesday 8 July 1863 ....Allo wance: William G BOYD, plaintiff against D C TUTTLE administrator of estate of William J BOY D deceased; Now at this day come the parties aforesaid, by their attorney's, and this cause c oming to be heard and the court being fully advised ..(ink spot) give judgement in favor of t he defendant. It is therefore considered by the court that the defendant have and receive fro m the plaintiff the costs and charges in this behalf said out and expended and that he have e xecution therefore. (additional entry, same page) NOTE: D C TUTTLE, administrator of the esta te of William J BOYD deceased- Settlement Court generally; Now at this day comes D C TUTTLE , administrator of the estate of William J BOYD, deceased, and as initiates this settlement o f said estate is continued generally. 3rd entry dated 9 Jul 1863; NOTE: Allowance: Willia m G BOYD plaintiff against D C TUTTLE, administrator of the estate of William J BOYD, decease d. Now, at this day again come the parties aforesaid, and the plaintiff files his affidavi t for an appeal and we motion an appeal to the Circuit Court of this County is granted and th e Court grants the plaintiff until our next term to file his appeal bond. ****SEARCH FOR APPE Alabama BOND****

!CENSUS:15 Aug 1860 Fed Census Avon PO Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO; LDS#
803645; pg 309; 145\981\983. NOTE: William G BOYD age 68 and Tomsey COFFER
age 72 are living with son, William and family. Neither William G nor Tomsey
show on 1870.

!RESIDENCE: Ste Genevieve Co MO Family History; family #0076 and #0005 SLC FHL; NOTE: 1819 ar rived to New TN or Avon Ste Genevieve Co MO.

!FAMILYHISTORY: John BOYD of Berkley Co West VA; by Gordon W PAUL; SLC; chapter 4, page 20 sa y they went to AR 1820 and that he married his wife in either Bath or Nicholas Cos KY. Chapte r 1 page 11: Issue of John BOYD and Ann "Nancy" MARTIN: William G BOYD b May 1792.

!CENSUS: 28 Sep 1850 (Gresham Lib); Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO; page 240; Dw 502 Fm 518 . NOTE: William G BOYD, age 58, m, w, farmer, RE $ 300.00 b VA.................. Tomsey BOYD , age 62, f, w, b VA, cannot read or write, .................... William, age 16, m, w, b MO. ..

!CENSUS: 1840 Federal Census, Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co MO; NOTE: William G BOYD, 1 male 5 -10; 1 male 10-15; 2 males 15-20; 1 male 40-50; 2 females 5-10; 1 female 50-60; in agricultur e.

!FAMILY-HISTORY: Ste Genevieve Co, MO Family Histories; SLC 977.8692 D25; Family 76; NOTE : William G. BOYD born 1792 of Virginia and his wife, Tomsey COFFER died January 21, 1851 o f North Carolina, were married January 9, 1812 in Bath County, KY. Coming to Ste. Geneviev e Co in 1819, they settled in New Tennessee, known today as Avon. Their children were George , Madison, Mary Elizabeth, John and Elliott. Sons George and Madison eventually moved to Tex as. John and Elliott BOYD married sisters, Martha and Sarah COUNTS, daughters of Aaron (17 91-1878) and Rutha (1793-1867) HAMMERS COUNTS, on January 2, 1840.

!NAME: 13 Nov 1997; phone conversation with Betty CATHCART, P O Box 328, Clyde, TX 79510; p h # 915-893-5521; she is related through Elijah BOYD son of William Glenn BOYD. NOTE: Many o f the BOYD's are buried in Pleasant Hill or Mayberry Cemetery. There is a family cemetery o n the William Glenn BOYD farm. There were no traditional markers placed, only rocks or stone s. It is thought that this is the final resting place for William Glenn BOYD and Tomzy COFFE R.[powell.FTW]



!SOURCE
Probate Record Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO dated 8 & 9 Jul 1863
!CENSUS:15 Aug 1860 Fed Census Avon PO Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co
MO; LDS#
803645; pg 309; 145\981\983. NOTE: William G BOYD age 68 and Tomsey
COFFER
age 72 are living with son, William and family. Neither William G
nor Tomsey
show on 1870.
1819 arrived to New TN or Avon Ste Genevieve Co MO
Ste Genevieve Co MO Family History SLC FHC #0076-0005
John BOYD of Berkley Co West VA chapter 4 page 20 say they went to AR
Mrrg to Tomsey COFFER is either in Bath or Nicholas Cos KY
!CENSUS: 28 Sep 1850 (Gresham Lib); Saline Twp Ste Genevieve Co MO;
page 240; Dw
502 Fm 518. NOTE: Tomsey BOYD age 60 f b VA cannot read or write. Parents: Private John BOYD and Ann Nancy MARTIN.

Spouse: Tomzy COFER. William Glenn BOYD and Tomzy COFER were married on 9 Jan 1812 in Owingsville, Bath Co, KY.3,87 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,387 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,387 Reference Number:775528 Children were: Sarah BOYD, Farmer John W. BOYD, Julie BOYD, Elijah Fletcher BOYD, Nancy BOYD, Farmer Jackson BOYD, Madison BOYD, Elliot G BOYD, Phillip G BOYD, Mary Elizabeth BOYD, Farmer George D. BOYD, Clarissa BOYD, Farmer William J. BOYD.


William Guy BOYD3,42 was born in 1897.3,42 He died in 1963.3,42 He is reference number 23487. Parents: Henry Thomas BOYD and Mary Rendy ALVIS.

Spouse: Living DORGAN.


William H BOYD3,88 was born WFT Est 1817-1843.3,88 He died WFT Est 1823-1923.3,88 He is reference number 69057. Parents: David BOYD and Martha Narciaa GASTON.


William H BOYD3,86 was born on 3 Aug 1860 in Kentucky.3,86 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 56242. Parents: George Washington BOYD and Virginia PURYEAR.

Spouse: Brilla WILLIS. William H BOYD and Brilla WILLIS were married on 15 Dec 1886.3,86 Reference Number:969099


William H. BOYD3,206 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 5059.

Spouse: Sarah J.. William H. BOYD and Sarah J. were married in 1874 in Pennsylvania.3,206 Reference Number:102095


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,686 He was born on 20 Sep 1775.2,3 He was christened in 1808 in Bur. Upper Octorara, Chester Co. PA.3,686 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,686 He died on 12 Jul 1808.2,3 He was also known as William Boyd.2,3 He was buried Unknown in Upper Octorara Graveyard, Sadsbury Twp., Chester Co., Pennsylvania.2,3 He is reference number 44712. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) "Gilbert Cope Collection - Family Data," BOYD, From Tombstones in Upper Octorara Grave yard. FHL Film 517,008.

! Birth: (1) Age 32 yrs 9 mos 22 dys at death on 12 Jul 1808 [b. 20 Sep 1775].
Death: (1) 12 Jul 1808.
Burial: (1) Upper Octorara Graveyard, Chester Co., PA.

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! (1) Chester Co., PA Deeds. (a) Bk U-3, p.326. FHL film 556,715.

! Birth: (1a) s/o Matthew BOYD.

(1a) 1822, 18 Jun: James BOYD of the valley in the township of Sadsbury, Chester Co., PA, y eoman, and Mary his wife deed to John PHILLIPS of Kennett Twp., Chester Co., PA, yeoman. Wher eas James BOYD late of Sadsbury Twp., possessed a tract or parcel of land containing 416 acre s situated in Sadsbury Twp., made his last will and testament in writing bearing date 15 Ap r 1764... he did give and devise the said tract of land to his two sons Matthew BOYD and Geor ge BOYD to be equally divided between them, and by indenture of Partitions between the said G eorge BOYD and the said Matthew BOYD dated 10 Dec 1773, partition the said tract of 416 acre s was made between the said parties, recorded Bk T, Vol. 19, p.220 &c. The said Matthew BOY D died intestate leaving issue six children, to wit: James, Jane, Mary, William, John & Rebec cah BOYD to whom the same did descend, said James eldest son of the said intestate receivin g a double share in Orphans Court, 2 Mar 1793. Now the said James BOYD and Mary his wife, fo r $5,530, deed land situated in the township of Sadsbury, bounded by land late of Jacob TALFO RD, thence by land now of Matthew BOYD, land of Joseph BOYD, land of Enoch STEWART, land of W illiam CLINGAN, containing 158 acres, being part of the above mentioned tract, (?) to Hanna h MONTGOMERY, the widow of the said Matthew BOYD. Wits. John ROWLAND, Jack C. BAILY, Esq., J. P. Parents: Col. Matthew BOYD and MARGARET.


William H. BOYD3,577 was born about 1807.3,577,1267 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 22229. Parents: Arthur James BOYD Sr and Nancy Jane RANKIN.

Spouse: Catherine FRAZEY. William H. BOYD and Catherine FRAZEY were married on 29 Dec 1831 in Fayette County, Indiana.3,1267 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,577 Reference Number:445728


William H. BOYD3,577 was born before 1823.3,577 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 22615. Parents: John Wesley WHITAKER and Nancy BOYD. Parents: Adam Rankin BOYD and Nancy HOLLIDAY.


William H. BOYD3,396,487 was born on 20 Aug 1831.3,396,487 He died WFT Est 1832-1921.3,396 He is reference number 36644. Parents: Thomas R. BOYD and Sarah BUTLER.


William H. BOYD2,3 was born on 1 May 1837 in , Sangamon Co., Illinois.2,3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 45138. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) "History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois," p.138 (GenealogyLibrary. com, 2000).

! Birth: (1) s/o Jacob BOYD/Rebecca ROYAL. 1 May 1837, Sangamon Co., IL.
Marriage to Mary A. VIGAL: (1) 31 Mar 1859.

(1) Lived in Cotton Hill Twp., Sangamon Co., IL, between Brush and Horse Creeks. Parents: Jacob BOYD and Rebecca ROYAL.

Spouse: Mary A. VIGAL. William H. BOYD and Mary A. VIGAL were married on 31 Mar 1859.2,3 Reference Number:796837 Children were: Frances D. BOYD.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,475 He was born on 17 Jul 1840.3,186,281,474 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,475 He died on 12 Sep 1848.3,186,281,474 He is reference number 76455. [boyd-trees.ged]







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Family Record, Descendants of John and Mary-Fulton-Boyd, Mo nograph, prepared by M. Hillis Boyd, Freeport, PA. Parents: James Beer BOYD and Mary DOUD.


William H. BOYD3,577,792,1438 was born about 1843.3,792,1462 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,577 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,1438 He died WFT Est 1844-1933.3,792 He is reference number 22521. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,1438 [boyd-trees.ged]



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Listed in 1850 Census, age 7, Putnam Co., IN.
Listed in 1860 Centus, age 18, P utnam Co., IN. Parents: Joseph P. BOYD and Julia Ann SHELL.


William H. BOYD3,469 was born on 12 Oct 1845.3,469 He died on 25 Apr 1869.3,469 He was buried Unknown in East Fork Cem, Cabin Creek, Lewis Co, Kentucky.3,469 He is reference number 53191. [boyd-trees.ged]







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1) Living with David/Jemima 1850 census Lewis co, Kentucky census, Dist Parents: David Henderson BOYD and Jemima FRY.


William H. BOYD3,474 was born on 26 Sep 1846.3,281,474,475 He was also known as William H Boyd.3,475 He was also known as William H. Boyd.3,281 He died Unknown in Y.3,281 He is reference number 47585. [boyd-trees.ged]







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Family Record, Descendants of John and Mary-Fulton-Boyd, Mo nograph, prepared by M. Hillis Boyd, Freeport, PA. Parents: George BOYD and Rebecca JAMES.

Spouse: Carrie M. DEWER. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,475 They were married on 24 May 1870.3,281,474 Reference Number:843126


William H. BOYD3,1453 was born on 22 Apr 1848 in Vevay, Indiana.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 16141. Parents: Samuel BOYD and Amelia EVITT.


William H. BOYD3,281 was born on 29 Jun 1849 in Fayette, Pennsylvania.3,281 He died on 11 Jan 1916.3,281 He is reference number 52820. Parents: William BOYD and Jane Catherine BURGESS.


William H. BOYD3,218,396,487,643 was born in Aug 1862.3,396,487 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,218,643 He was buried in 1934 in Shiloh Cemetery.3,218,643 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,218,643 He died WFT Est 1890-1953.3,396 He is reference number 34816. Parents: Thomas Butler BOYD and Eliza Jane HAYWOOD.

Spouse: Lucy A PEELER. William H. BOYD and Lucy A PEELER were married on 3 Jul 1884.3,396 Reference Number:653734

Spouse: Lucy A. PEELER. William H. BOYD and Lucy A. PEELER were married about 1889 in Carroll County, Tennessee.3,218,643 Reference Number:653739 Children were: Stella Mae BOYD, Bertha E. BOYD.


William H. BOYD3,577,792,1438 was born in 1863.3,1438 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,577 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,792,1643 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,577 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,792 He died WFT Est 1901-1954.3,1438 He was buried Unknown in Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.3,792 He is reference number 22604. He was in Plasterer.3,792 [boyd-trees.ged]









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[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #0599, Date of Import: Jul 26, 1999]

5 ft. 9 and 1/2 inches tall
Fair complexion
Blue eyes
Dark hair.
Discharged from Indiana National Guard on Sept. 18, 1900.[xx.FTW]

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William was 5 ft 9 1.2 inches tall with a fair complexion, blue eyes and
dark hair. He was discharged from Indiana National Guard onSeptember 18,
1900.
In 1900, we was living in Greencastle, IN, on Howard Street. By trade,
he wa s a plasterer.
William and Margaret were the parents of 7 children: Raleigh Th omas,
Ivyl, Orvyl L., Muriel, Ollie, Ray, and Earl. Parents: Lewis E. BOYD and Ann Eliza JAGGERS.

Spouse: Margaret COX. William H. BOYD and Margaret COX were married on 28 Jan 1885 in Monroe County, Indiana.3,792 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,577 Reference Number:449361
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Marriage: January 28, 1885, Book 7,p-252, Monroe County, IN. Children were: Raleigh Thomas BOYD, Ivyl BOYD, Orvyl L. BOYD, Murial BOYD, Ollie BOYD, Orvyl L. BOYD, Ray BOYD, Earl BOYD, Earl BOYD.


William H. BOYD3,38,95 was born on 19 Apr 1884 in , Osnaburg Twp, Stark Co, Ohio.3 He died on 26 Jun 1971 in Waynesburg, Sandy Twp, Stark Co, Ohio.3 He was buried on 29 Jun 1971 in Sandy Valley, Cemetery, Stark Co, Ohio.3 He is reference number 24360. He has Ancestral File Number 1X66-ZG9. Parents: Robert J BOYD and Margaret MONG.


William H. BOYD3,848 was born in Dec 1886.3,848 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 71015. [boyd-trees.ged]







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Resided Indianapolis, IN in 1920. Parents: Samuel James Montgomery BOYD and Reta F. PATE.

Spouse: Disser Lee SHERMAN. William H. BOYD and Disser Lee SHERMAN were married on 8 Dec 1907.3,848 Reference Number:1178787


William H. BOYD3,333 was born on 24 Nov 1908 in Long, Sequoyah Co, OK.3,333 He died on 20 Jun 1982 in Long, Oklahoma.3,333 He was also known as Bill. He is reference number 102459. Parents: Joseph H. BOYD and Emma Candace COLE.


William Hamilton BOYD2,3 was born before 1782.2,3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 44433. [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) Chester Co., PA Deeds. (a) Book Y-2, p.99. FHL film 20,872. (b) Bk B-3, p.13. FHL fil m 555,251. (c) Bk Y-2, p.126. FHL film 20,872.
(2) Lancaster Co., PA Deeds. (a) Bk 5A, p.242. FHL film 21,430. (b) Book 3Q, p.732, FHL fil m #21413. (c) Book 3Q, p.733, FHL film #21413.
(3) "Notes and Queries, Historical and Genealogical, Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylva nia," ed. William Henry Egle, Third Series, Vol. III, p.13-14.
(4) "Abstract of Lancaster County Wills," p.Vol. 1, p.465. FHL 974.815 p2a.

! Birth: (2b,c,3) Grandson of William HAMILTON. (2b) Apparently turned age 21 in or shortl y before 1803 [b. 1782 or earlier]. [NOTE: In 1817, James BOYD/Elizabeth of Salisbury Twp. La ncaster Co., PA convey land adjacent to William HAMILTON. In 1822, William H. BOYD witnesse s another of their deeds. s/o James BOYD/Elizabeth?]
Marriage to Elizabeth __: (2c) Had wife Elizabeth in 1803 deed. (1) Had wife Elizabeth in 1 804 deed.

(3) 1794, 31 May: (4) 1794, 21 May: (3,4) William HAMILTON wrote his will. (3) Mentioned hi s brother James and his son James and grandchildren James BOYD, Jean BOYD, Mary BOYD, John an d William WATSON, Mary and Margaret WATSON, Nathaniel and James WATSON. Margaret and Jean HAM ILTON, James HAMILTON, Catharine HAMILTON and Mary HAMILTON, Thomas Boyd HAMILTON and Willia m HAMILTON, William BOYD. (4) Named grandchildren James, Jean and William BOYD, parents' nam es not given.
(2c) 1803, 5 Apr: William Hamilton BOYD of Salsbury Township, Lancaster County and Commonwe alth of Pennsylvania, yeoman, and Elizabeth his Wife, deed to John BUYERS and Robert Armore r BUYERS, both of the same Place, yeomen. Joseph HICKMAN on 15 & 16 Sep 1731 granted unto Ste phen COLE land being on Pequea Creek in Salsbury Township aforesaid, containing 416 acres, Pa tent dated 27 Jun 1734 unto the said Stephen COLE all the above recited Tract or Parcel of La nd Containing 416 acres, with another Tract, Patent recorded in City and County of Philadelph ia in Patent Book A Vol 6 p.354 &c. Stephen COLE in his last will and Testament dated 26 De c 1744, and wife Martha COLE, Thomas CUMMINGS and Richard BACKHOUSE Executrix and Executors t hereof on 8 Mar 1746-7 granted unto William HAMILTON half part of the said above mentioned Tr act of 416 acres and said moiety containing 208 acres, rrecorded in Book EE p.425 &c. Willia m HAMILTON died first making his last Will and Testament dated 31 May 1794, in which he did g ive and devise part of the last above mentioned Lands and Premises unto his Grandson the sai d William Hamilton BOYD, he to pay to the Trustees of the Corporation of the Presbyterian Con gregation of Pequa whereof I am a Member. William Hamilton BOYD and Elizabeth his Wife, fo r 2944 pounds 16 Shillings and 8 pence paid by John BOYERS and Robert Armorer BUYERS, conve y land situate in Salsbury Township, bounded by Jacob HERSHEY's land, edge of Pequea Creek o n Hese's Mill Dam, Christian ROOP's land, Archibald HENDERSON's land, containing 155 Acres 1 6 perches. Wit: Andrew CALDWELLl, James CLEMSON.
(2b) 1803, 6 Jun: William BOYD, George McILVAIN, John WHITEHILL Jr., Games GREER, James McC AMANT of Lancaster County and State of Pennsylvania, Trustees of the Corporation of the Presb yterian Congregation of Pequea. Whereas William HAMILTON deceased in and by his last will an d Testament dated 31 May 1794 bequeathed unto his grandson William Hamilton BOYD, land situat e on Pequea Creek, Salsbury Township in the County aforesaid, containing 155 acres more or le ss, charged by the last Will and Testament of the said Deceased with the Payment of the Sum o f 30 pounds in 2 yearly Payments to be paid by the said William Hamilton BOYD at a time whe n he arrives to the Age of 21 years unto the said Trustees or their Successors for the use o f the Presbyterian Congregation aforesaid... Wit: George THOMPSON, Andrew CALDWELL.
(1) 1804, 9 Apr: William H. BOYD of Kennett Twp., Chester Co., PA, yeoman, and Elizabeth hi s wife deed to Mark CARLETON of the same place, yeoman. Whereas John TALBOT, Nathaniel NEWLIN , John MENDENHALL and William (?), trusteed nominated and appointed by the Monthly Meeting o f Friends at Concord, in that part of Chester Co. now called Delaware Co., by their indentur e dated 31 5th mo. 1800, deeded to Joshua HARLAN a certain parcel of land in Kennett Twp., bo unded as in Chester Co. Book S-2 Vol. 42, p.439 &c., and Joshua HARLAN and Susanna his wife b y their indenture recorded in Book V-2, Vol. 44, p.346 &c., 15 Mar 1803 did grant the same tr act of land with other lands unto the aforesaid William H. BOYD, and William H. BOYD and Eliz abeth his wife, for $1,390.79 paid by Mark CARLETON, convey lands bounded by lands of Thoma s LAMBORN and the other lands of said CARLETON, lands of William H. BOYD, Geo. SIMMON's lin e formerly Joshua HARLAN, Caleb HOOPES formerly Joshua HARLAN's land, and Thomas LAMBORN's li ne, containing 48 acres on Stravegut Road. Wits. Joshua HARLAN, Samuel CARLTON, Adam ELLIOT.
(1c) 1804, 9 Apr: William H. BOYD of Kennett Twp., Chester Co., PA, yeoman, and Elizabeth h is wife deed to Caleb HOOPES of the same place, yeoman, part of the property bought from th e Society of Friends.
(1b) 1807, 2 May: William H. BOYD of Pennsbury Twp., Chester Co., PA, tavernkeeper, and Eli zabeth his wife, deed to John MITCHEL of West Marlborough, Chester Co., PA, yeoman, for 100 0 pounds, a tract of land situate in Pennsbury Twp., bounded by Stephen LOGUE's land, road le ading to Wilmington, William TWADDLE and Charles EVANS, late Caleb HOOPES, containing 68.5 ac res, 61 3/4 acres thereof in Pennsbury aforesaid and the remainder in New Castle Co., DE, whi ch William HOLLINGSWORTH and wife on 25 Mar 1805, recorded Bk Y-2 (or Z-2) p.130, did grant u nto William H. BOYD. Wits. Jacob PASS, James SMITH.
(2a) 1822, 1 Apr: William H. BOYD witnessed a deed by James BOYD of Salisbury Twp., Lancast er Co., PA and Elizabeth his wife to William WADDLE of the same place. Parents: BOYD and HAMILTON.

Spouse: Elizabeth. William Hamilton BOYD and Elizabeth were married. Reference Number:788192


Captain William Hamilton BOYD3,38,206,802 was born on 27 Oct 1805.3,38,206,802 He died on 9 Feb 1849.3,38,206,802 He is reference number 828. Parents: Col. James BOYD and Elizabeth MCILVAINE.

Spouse: Sophia Waters BREHME. Captain William Hamilton BOYD and Sophia Waters BREHME were married. Reference Number:23074 Children were: Mary Brehme BOYD.


William Hamilton BOYD3,38 was born on 6 May 1861.3,38 He died in Oct 1935.3,38 He is reference number 16459. Parents: George Joseph BOYD and Elizabeth FARR.


William Hardin BOYD3,95 was born on 24 May 1839 in , Morgan Co., IN.3 He died on 14 Aug 1905 in Thurman, Frmt, IA.3 He was buried in Aug 1905 in Thurman, Frmt, IA.3 He is reference number 70644. He has Ancestral File Number 4HW2-HS. Parents: Hugh BOYD and Mary DUDLEY.


William Hardy BOYD3,513 was born on 2 Mar 1833.3,513 He died on 28 Jan 1905.3,513 He is reference number 175. Parents: James BOYD and Elizabeth Ann LONG.

Spouse: Parthenia CANNON. William Hardy BOYD and Parthenia CANNON were married on 20 Jan 1859.3,513 Reference Number:12921 Children were: Max Emma BOYD, Llorence May BOYD, Mary Magdalene BOYD, Nettie Viola BOYD, Mary D. BOYD.


William Harrison BOYD3,38,738,739 was born on 12 Jun 1842 in Madison County, IN.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,739 He died on 20 Sep 1930 in Holdenville, Hughes, OK.3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,739 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,739,1774 He was buried on 21 Sep 1930 in Guthrie, Logan, OK.3,38 He was also known as William Harrison Boyd.3,38 He is reference number 5737. [boyd-trees.ged]









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William lived in Guthrie, OK in 1928 when brother - Enos died
1850 census he was living with Enos & ? in Madison County, Fall Creek Township, IN.
In addition to family information given by Ruby (Boyd) Vaughan, William H. and family information was found in Family History Center information was submitted by Barbara Reynold, 6251 West Higate Ave, West Valley City, UT 84120. Parents: Iram BOYD and Sarah APPLE.

Spouse: Emma Foster YOST. William Harrison BOYD and Emma Foster YOST were married on 10 Apr 1870 in Davis County, IA.3,739 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Marriage]3,38 Reference Number:112345
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Family moved to Guthrie, OK in 1901 Children were: Iram P. BOYD, Henry Clay BOYD, Robert William BOYD, Sylvia May BOYD, Foster Truman BOYD, Clarence Wayne BOYD, Arthur J. BOYD, Earl Harrison BOYD.


William Harvey BOYD3,145 was born on 23 Jun 1856.3,145 He died on 10 Sep 1951.3,145 He is reference number 77670. Parents: Joseph BOYD and Rhoda AXTELL.


William Harvey BOYD3,397 was born in 1867 in Fayette Co., Alabama.3,397 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 62887. Parents: Robert BOYD and Sarah D..


William Henry BOYD.3 Parents: John BOYD and NANNIE.

Spouse: Nonie MEADOWS. Children were: Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD, Living BOYD.


William Henry BOYD3,483 died Unknown.3 He is reference number 59217. Parents: James Marion BOYD and Margaret Jane POWE.


William Henry BOYD3,38 was born on 6 Jun 1819 in , Warren, North Carolina.3,38 He was also known as William Henry Boyd.3,38 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 21839. Parents: John Richard BOYD and Panthea BURWELL.


William Henry BOYD3,547 was born on 10 Jul 1840 in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA.3,547 He died on 27 Apr 1913.3,547 He is reference number 57259. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Biography]3 [boyd-trees.ged]



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William Henry Boyd born at Oshkosh, July 10, 1840 has the distinction of
being the first white male child born in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.
At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union army in Co.
E., 2nd Wisconsin Regiment, April 15, 1861. He was badly wounded at
Gettysburg the first day of the struggle, July 1st, 1863. The wound was
near the hip joint and prevented travel on his part. He lay on the
field for two days without aid, bleeding incessantly. A friend had,
however, carried him to the shade of a tree. Henry, as he was known,
managed to stop the flow of blood by tying his suspenders around his
leg, tightening it with the dry limb of a tree. On the second night a
comrade found him and dragged him to the Court House, where he waited
two days more before his wound could finally receive medical attention.
Fever set in and his case was considered fatal. Finally after seven
months in the hospital he was sent to New York City, and then went to
Harrisburg, PA., to "settle" with the government, and then soon went
home.

His wound required almost daily attention for the fifty remaining years
of his life. He was later elected City Treasurer of Oshkosh. After his
retirement from office he engaged in the flour and feed business, and in
1891 opened a box factory known as Boyd manufacturing Co. About this
time, too, he he started his "City Market" store, and engaged in the
oyster business, relinquishing it to his son, Roy Boyd, in 1909. He was
a member of Oshkosh Lodge No. 120, of Odd Fellows. On June 5, 1876, he
married, at Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, Miss Libbie Bardon of the
place. There were two children: Clyde B. Boyd and Roy Bardon Boyd. He
died April 27, 1913.

More at the Clan Boyd Society, International site below. This line
of Boyds were from New York, West Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin
and etc.
http://clanboyd.info/state/West_Virginia/famhist/edgare/index.htm

Rich Boyd Parents: William Alfred BOYD and Laura A. FORD.

Spouse: Libbie BARDON. William Henry BOYD and Libbie BARDON were married on 5 Jun 1876 in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, USA.3,547 Reference Number:984500 Children were: Clyde B. BOYD, Roy Bardon BOYD.


William Henry BOYD3,468,585 was born on 14 Feb 1843 in Saltillo, Itawamba Co. MS.3,585 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,468 He died on 19 Jan 1862.3,468 He is reference number 71113. [boyd-trees.ged]







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Information indicates he was killed in, or died as a result of, The Parents: John Hiram BOYD and Mary Jane KEASLER.


William Henry BOYD3,145 was born about 1844 in PA.3,145 He died in 1922 in Mercer Co., PA.3,145 He is reference number 77484. Parents: Henry BOYD and Jane Ann PHIPPS.

Spouse: Sarah Jane RUFF. William Henry BOYD and Sarah Jane RUFF were married. Reference Number:1265836 Children were: Lily BOYD, Lizzy BOYD, Bessie BOYD, Clara BOYD, Earl V. BOYD.


William Henry BOYD3,38,583,1233 was born on 5 Aug 1848 in Newton Co., Missouri.3,1233,1735 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,583 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 He died on 23 May 1935 in Sweetwater, Nolan Co., Texas.3,1233,1735 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,583 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He was buried Unknown in White Church Cemetery, Taylor Co., Texas.3,1233,1573,1764 He is reference number 56906. [boyd-trees.ged]







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1. In an interview with a Mr. Haley for his book on Mr. Goodnight and Mr.Loving, William Henr y states he was born on this date near Neosho, Mo.

2. Father died in Newton Co., MO ca 1851 and William Henry, his motherMelvina Henry Boyd an d his sister Martha move to Ellis Co., TX withfamily and friends.

3. On 1860 census with his mother, who married Benjamin Perry Merrill,his sister and two hal f sisters.
1860 Johnson Co., TX Census

472 B.P. Merrill 25M Farmer MO
Melvina L. Merrill 28F Housewife TN
Wm. H. Merrill 10M MO
Martha E. Merrill 8F MO
Mary E. Merrill 5F TX
Margaret J. Merrill 1F TX



5. In 1867 William Henry signs on with a cattle drive going fromGainsville, TX to Ft. Stanton , NM to deliver beef to the government fordistribution to the Indians. He was one of the me n who brought OliverLoving's body back to Palo Pinto Co., TX for burial.

6. Living with his step-father B.P. Merrill and his new wife.Apparently his mother is dead.
1870 Tarrant Co., TX Census

104 B.P. Merrell 34 M MO
J. Merrell 27 F LA
WA------------ 10 M TX
NM______ 1 F TX
H Boyd 22M MO


12. ITS PEOPLE THAT MAKE NOLAN COUNTY GREAT

William Henry Boyd was a cowman for the Goodnight-Loving cattledrives that went from Tex as to Colorado. In 1868 he was a member of thefuneral calvalcade that returned the body of L oving (killed in an Indianraid) from New Mexico to Weatherford.
Mr. Boyd, his wife, Melissa Ellen Hughes, and three children came toNolan County in abou t 1880. They are listed in the 1880 census. They hadtwo log cabins near Black Mountain in Mu lberry Canyon, in the WhiteChurch community.
Melissa Ellen died in 1883 at the birth of a son, the fifth child.She was the second per son buried at White Church Cemetery.
Mr. Boyd's second wife was Martha Jane Coffee. They had sevenchildren.
The family broke land and built a house on Plum Creek in 1905. Boydand two sons filed o n the land, paying $1.00 per acre to the State ofTexas. These homesteads are still in the Bo yd name.

(This was submitted to the paper by Cate-Spencer Funeral
home during the time of the centential for Nolan Countyin 1982.)


West Texas Trail Blazers
by R.C. Crane

W.H. Boyd has been a resident of Nolan County for over 50 years. He iswell preserved, highl y respected and has a large family connection.
(A footnote is added stating-These sketches were written about 1931.Mr. Boyd has sinc e died. vg)

He came to Texas as a very small boy and grew up in Ellis and DallasCounties. In 1881 he cam e to Nolan County and settled on Bitter Creek,buying a section of land from E.F. Henry, one o f the first countycommissioners of Nolan County. He has lived in the same vicinity eversince .

He is a pioneer of West Texas. During the 1880's he drilled wells allover northwest Texas-i n Potter County, before the permanent location ofAmarillo was settled, in Floyd and a numbe r of other Plains countiesbefore they were organized. His has been a life of varied experien ces,but probably his outstanding experience occurred in 1867, when all westand northwest Texa s had only a few hundred people, outside of soldiers atthe military posts, and when wild Indi ans roamed at liberty all over theregion, sometimes committing depredations almost in sight o f the militaryposts. He tells interestingly of going with a trail herd of cattle fromGainesv ille, Texas, to Fort Stanton, New Mexico, under these conditions,with one of the very first h erds to make the trip.
But let him tell the tale:

In the fall of 1867, I became a cowboy to go with a herd of cattle fromthat place to Fort Sta nton, New Mexico. The herd was owned by a man bythe name of Bill Cloud, and the trail boss w as a man by the name of BillBostick.

Cloud had a contract with the United States Government to deliver hisherd of cattle at Fort S tanton, New Mexico, the cattle to be rationed outat that place to the Indians. We left Gaine sville in September, andthere were two wagons in the outfit, and about twenty-four men, allto ld. I was the youngest one in the bunch, and I was not then old enoughto vote. Each Wagon w as drawn by four mules. We left Gainesville with804 head of cattle. You want to remember th is number, 804, so that wecan make comparisons with the number of cattle we had when we got t o theend of the trail. Coming westward, we struck the trail of the oldSouthern Butterfield S tage Line in the vicinity of Jacksboro. It wasplainly marked all the way. All through Jack , Young and StephensCounties, we passed ranches and ranch homes which had been temporarilyaba ndoned by their owners on account of numerous Indian raids throughthat region during the prec eding months. The owners of these homes hadbeen driven away from them.

Forts and camps were supposed then to be occupied by United Statessoldiers, but there were n o soldiers at that time at Fort Belknap, CampCooper, Phantom Hill or at Fort Chadburne, whic h were all on the line ofroad we traveled, and the first soldiers' camp that we came across , wefound at Wilson's Creek in Shackelford County, near where Fort Griffinwas afterwards esta blished.

Bill Cloud had been an old Texas Ranger and came with the herd as far asWilson's Creek, and t hen turned it over to Bill Bostick, the trail boss.At the Wilson Creek camp, the Trail Boss a pplied for soldier protectionfor the herd, and was furnished a sergeant squad, consisting o f thesergeant and six men. These went with the herd from there until wereached the Middle Co ncho, twenty miles above the site of Fort Concho,and there we camped for a week or ten days , waiting for another squad ofsoldiers from Camp Concho to go with us. The first soldier esc ort wascomposed of Irishmen, and they were a good bunch; but out of Concho, wewere furnishe d a corporal and about twenty men who were altogetherdifferent in type and make-up, from th e first squad. The cow outfit didnot think much of this latter bunch, as they consisted of D utchmen,Italians, etc., and we thought that in case of trouble with hostileIndians, the cow o utfit would have to protect the soldiers, rather thanget any protection from them.

The ruins of the old stage stands were then still to be seen all alongthe road every fiftee n to thirty miles. Near the mouth of Dead Man'sCreek, a few miles northeast of the site of A bilene, a younger brother ofBill Cloud and I-both of us mere boys-got after several buffalo , but itwas so late in the evening that the coming on of dark interfered andprevented out get ting our meat. Men who had been sent ahead of the herdto locate a camping place, told us the y had seen two Indians in thevinicity where we were chasing the buffalo; but we never believe d theirstatement, always thinking that they sought to scare us into being morecareful in ou r movements. At that time, the buffalo herds were justbeginning to come into that region fro m their northern grazing grounds.

In Mulberry Canyon, in Taylor County, the ruins of the stage stand showedthat it had been con structed of rock. In other places these had beenbuilt of adobe brick, and at other places, o f poles. The stage roadwhich we were traveling passed right by old Fort Chadburne, whose rui nswere at that time in a fairly good state of preservation, with the roofsstill in good shap e on the old buildings. We followed the oldButterfield Trail to the Horsehead Crossing on th e Pecos River. At thattime John Chisum was moving his cattle from the Concho to New Mexico , andwas locating them in the vicinity of where Roswell, New Mexico, is nowlocated.

When his herd reached the Horsehead Crossing on the Pecos, they turned upthe Pecos toward For t Stanton, and followed the route which had beenfollowed by the Goodnight and Loving herd pre viously crossing the Pecosto the west side near the mouth of Delaware Creek, which ran eastwa rdalong the Texas and New Mexico line and emptied into the Pecos.

When our herd got in about fifty miles of Fort Stanton, we ran out ofsome of our supplies, an d the boss went ahead with one of the wagons, andseveral men, to old Fort Stanton, to get th e supplies we needed. Whenthey reached Fort Stanton, they learned of the incident surroundin gOliver Loving's fight with the Indians and his death.

At that time, all supplies reaching Fort Stanton were being hauled bymule and ox teams by wa y of the Old Santa Fe Trail from Leavenworth,Kansas, and quite naturally, When they reached F ort Stanton they wererather expensive. When we delivered our cattle at Fort Stanton wedelive red 1,160 head, 356 more than we had left Gainesville with. Wenever bought a head or stole o ne, nor did the outfit knowingly pick upany strays. The only explanation of this increase i n the number ofcattle we had, after driving them over six hundred miles is that back inJack a nd Young counties the settlers had been driven away from theirhomes by the Indian raids and t heir cattle were left behind running wildon the old ranges. As our herd passed, these cattl e might, without beingnoticed, have filtered into our trail herd. This was made possible byr eason of the fact that there were then no inspectors on the trail, andno need to clean the he rd from the time we left Gainesville until wereached Fort Stanton, New Mexico.

Our outfit stayed at Fort Stanton that winter, and in February followingthrew in with the Oli ver Loving outfit to return to Texas. At that time,Goodnight was driving his stock cattle t o southern Colorado where he waslocating a ranch.

When Oliver Loving died from injuries received in his fight with theIndians, his friends kne w that his remains would be carried back toTexas for burial, so they had an old-style coffi n built out of one-inchlumber, incased with tin. This coffin was put in a larger box andbetw een the walls of the coffin and the box several inches of beaten-upcharcoal was packed, and t hus, the coffin was completely surrounded byseveral inches of charcoal. This made the contai ning box and all of itscontents large and heavy. In this manner, the remains of Oliver Lovin gwere brought back to his home in Palo Pinto County for burial.

We had no unusual experiences on the return trip, and there was nothingindicated by our manne r of traveling that we were bringing back to Texasfor its last resting place the remains of o ne of the outstandingcattlemen of the period and the region. When we got to Loving's old hom ein Palo Pinto County, the box was so heavy that it took six big strongmen to handle it, an d it was so large that it could not be carriedthrough the doors of the Loving home.

On the return, we saw large number of buffalos, and ate buffalo meat mostof the way back, esp ecially in the open prairie country. In the opencountry in the region where Winters is now l ocated, there were greatherds of them. There is something rather peculiar about the way buff alograze while traveling or migrating. The buffalo does not, like the cow,move his head fro m side to side, or cut a very wide swath, but movesstraight ahead, and eats the grass clean a s he moves forward, eating ashe moves with the herd.

When I came to Nolan County, James Manning was still running his littlestore out on Sweetwate r Creek, about three miles southeast of whereSweetwater is now located. He was Postmaster a t the time, and I got myfirst mail there, though the Postoffice was soon moved to the present site of Sweetwater.

This store was first started in a dug-out, but when I came to thatvicinity, it was being cond ucted in a shack built of cedar poles. Thereis a fence between Sweetwater and where I live , which was built, in part,of some of those poles which were in this old Manning store, the b uildinghaving been torn down, and the poles used in fence construction.



May 14, 1998 Abilene Reporter

Mulberry Canyon Bears stories of Indians, buffalo and smolderingvolcanos
by BILL WHITAKER
Associate Editor

To hear local historians, Mulberry Canyon has long needed asuccinet, straightforward his torical marker, if only to set the recordstraight.
Come Saturday afternoon, that record will stand tall - thoughperhaps not so tall as th e tales once told about the canyon.
A horseshoe-shaped valley stretching from Taylor into Nolancounties, Mulberry Canyon ha s long evoked an air of mystery, as much forstriking landmarks such as "Blowout Mountain"- - a sleeping volcano,talespinners said --- as for tales of marauding Indians.
The Taylor County Historical Commission hopes to state a few of themore reliable facts w ith the unveiling of a state historical markerduring a 2 p.m. ceremony. The unveiling will b e held in western TaylorCounty, where Farm Roads 126 and 1085 meet.
"One reason we're doing this is because it's part of the early daysettlement of Taylor C ounty," historian Darris Egger said. "Forinstance, the Butterfield Trqail transcendsa it. A nd it also happens tohave been settled by some most interesting people."
"It's just a facinating place."
Fascinating--and also off the beaten track. The center of thecanyon is approximately ni ne miles southwest of Merkel and seven milessouth of Trent. The canyon is 11 miles long eas t and west and six milesnorth and south. It is classified as part of the Edwards Plateau.
Egger is right about the canyon attracting interesting people. Theyrange from the Rev . Moses Norris, a buffalo hunter and circuit rider whostarted the area's famed White Church , to Richard Petree, current chiefappraiser of the Taylor County Central Appraisal District a nd a Methodistpaster with ties in the canyon.
Petree, now pastor of Nolan United Methodist Church, will be inattendance at Saturday' s ceremony. If Norris is there, it will be onlyin spirit.
Late in the last century, ranchers and cowboys routinely talkedabout savage Indians favo ring the canyon- mostly so that others wouldforget about settling the region. Nevertheless , several smallcommunities developed in the area.
Buffalo hunters frequented the region in the 1870s and settlersbegan to occupy the lan d soon afterward. In 1877, a herd of buffaloestimated to 800 head wintered in Mulberry Canyo n and a herd numberingseveral thousand passed through it the spring of 1879.
This is believed to be one of the last major herds of buffalo in theUnited States.
"Mulberry Canyon has undeniable appeal for historians," said AnnWhite, who assembles muc h of the area's past for the Taylor CountyHistorical Commission. "The last two Indian skirmi shes in the countywere fought there, for instance.
"But, really, the appeal comes from the fact the canyon is sodifferent from anything els e in the area," she said. "Imean, themountains are so beautiful and they change with each se ason."
Among those "mountains"- if they can truly be called that- isBlowout Mountain, which som e people still argue is a dormant volcano.White says tests, however, confirm the peak has non e of the rocksassociated with such activity.
The wind and other elements have simply played a trick, creating asinkhole effect that p rompted early settlers to conclude it was apint-sized Vesuvius.
Egger says the new historical marker will not stand alone for long.Taylor County Histori cal Association members plan to have another markerraised alongside it, choronicling the hist ory of Cornelia Fort, the firstwoman pilot killed on active duty during World War II.
The two markers will stand not far from where Fort's aircraft crashed. Parents: John William BOYD and Malvina HENRY.

Spouse: Melissa Ellen HUGHES. William Henry BOYD and Melissa Ellen HUGHES were married on 24 Oct 1872 in Cooke Co., Texas.3,1233,1775 Reference Number:978760 Children were: James Henry BOYD, BOYD, Samuel Perry BOYD, Mary Lou BOYD, Charley Clinton BOYD, Jesse Carl BOYD.

Spouse: Martha Jane BYRD. William Henry BOYD and Martha Jane BYRD were married on 10 Mar 1887 in Nolan Co., TX.3,1233,1776 Reference Number:978460 Children were: George William BOYD, John Archer BOYD, Ella Jane BOYD, Melvina BOYD, Elmer BOYD, Lawrence Edward BOYD, Bertha Irene BOYD.


William Henry BOYD3,95 was born about 1851 in Chalafinni, , Alabama.3 He died in 1936 in Alabama.3 He was buried Unknown in Alabama.3 He is reference number 54285. He has Ancestral File Number HRV2-QT. Parents: Abe BOYD and Martha BOHNER.

Spouse: Martha Jane COX. William Henry BOYD and Martha Jane COX were married. Reference Number:941081 Children were: Samuel BOYD, James BOYD, Jessie BOYD, Joe BOYD, Bill BOYD, Robert Jackson BOYD, Tom BOYD.


William Henry BOYD3,95 was born in 1856.3 He died before 1860.3 He was buried Unknown.3 He is reference number 54219. He has Ancestral File Number 18NN-6GB. Parents: James Marion BOYD and Margaret Jane POWE.


[NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3 He was born on 23 Aug 1856 in Avon, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,1241 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,87 He died on 2 Dec 1935 in Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO.3,87,1241 He was buried Unknown in Ioof Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO.3,87,1241 He is reference number 43582. He has Ancestral File Number 1W2F-4F8. [boyd-trees.ged]







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!CENSUS: Aug 1860; Federal Census; Avon PO Ste Genevieve Co MO; Book page 65;
family 1001; NOTE: William BOYD, age 4, m, b MO.

!BIOGRAPHICAL: History of SE MO; Bio Appendix; page 592 & 593; NOTE: ...William H BOYD, merch ant at Coffman, was born at Avon Ste Genevieve Co MO in 1856 and is the son of John BOYD an d Martha COUNTS....William H was educated in the common schools and finished at Carelton Inst itute, at Farmington. He then engaged in farming a short time, but in Apr 1881, he began mer chadising at Coffman, and was appointed postmaster of ther same place in the same year. als o Aug of that year he married Miss Jennie COZENS, a native of Ste Genevieve Co MO, born Oct 1 861. To this union were born three children: Ralph, Ethel, Bertha. Mr BOYD is a young man o f energy and push, and bids fair to be one of the leading merchants of the county. He secure d the trade of the Farmer's Alliance of Saline Twp on 23 Apr and is doing well at his busines s.

!FAMILY-HISTORY: Correspondence date 14 Nov 1997;Betty CATHCART Box 328, Clyde,TX 79510: Parents: Farmer John W. BOYD and Martha COUNTS.

Spouse: Jennie COZZENS. William Henry BOYD and Jennie COZZENS were married in Apr 1881 in Saline Twp, Ste Genevieve Co, MO.3,87 Reference Number:775824


William Henry BOYD3,360 was born in 1881 in Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.3,360 He died on 17 Aug 1887 in Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.3,360 He was buried Unknown in Bethel Cem, Morrison Twp, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.3,360 He is reference number 25945. Parents: Andrew C. BOYD and Annette INMAN.


William Henry BOYD3,1377 was born on 14 Jul 1895.3 He died on 18 Oct 1918.3 He is reference number 16589. Parents: David BOYD and Minnie M. SHUFELT.


William Henry BOYD3 was born in 1904.3 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 22184. Parents: John Johnson BOYD and Laura May RANSOM.


William Henry Harrison BOYD3,183 was born on 8 Jan 1840 in Cresswell In.3,183 He died on 8 Jul 1894 in Butlerville In.3,183 He is reference number 71249. [boyd-trees.ged]







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BIO:William Henry Harrison Boyd was a veteran of the Civil War, and the following statement is copied from "Enrollment of the soldiers, their Widows and Orphans of the late Armies of the United States residing in the State of Indiana for the yea r 1890":
BOYD, WHH, Cpl Co 1, 6th Regiment and 1st Sgt Co K, 148 Regiment
both regiments of the Indiana Volunteers. Male, White; War of
1861-1865. Number of children under 16 - 5. Contacted disease
while in service, chronic diarrhea and weak lungs resulting in
disease of stomach, liver, and heart. William never recovered
from the disease(s) he contracted during the war and died at the
age of 54.
William's marriage to Agnes M. Shields in 1870 may not have been received enthusiastically by her father, W.P. Shields, because of his health. Notice that she received written permission for the marriage, even though she was approximately 24 at th e time. From the records, one concludes that William in fact also "married into money". William Ernest, Charles S., Earl, and the infant daughter are all buried together in the Brush Creek Cemetery of Campbell Township, Jennings
County, Indiana.
Research by Richard Boyd Groharing
OTHER DOCUMENTS:
Civil War Pension Records,
Picture in Civil War Uniform,
Wedding Picture,
Census Records,
Marriage Record (License),
Note authorizing marriage. Parents: John BOYD and Anna RUTLIDGE.

Spouse: Agnes Margaret SHIELDS. William Henry Harrison BOYD and Agnes Margaret SHIELDS were married on 10 Nov 1870 in Butlerville In.3,183 Reference Number:1181404 Children were: Jesse Kane BOYD, Charles S. BOYD, Samuel Jones BOYD, Ernest BOYD, Mary Elizabeth BOYD, Leroy C. BOYD, Earl BOYD, Hazel Anna BOYD, Infant Daughter BOYD.


William Homer BOYD3,449,450 was born on 16 Nov 1870 in Liscomb, Iowa.3,449 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,450 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,38 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,38 He died in 1930 in Liscomb, Iowa.3,449 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Death]3,450 He was also known as William Homer Boyd.3,38 He was buried Unknown in Liscomb, Marshall Co., IA.3,38 He is reference number 20237. He has Ancestral File Number GWCT-3F. [boyd-trees.ged]











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William in buried in Liscomb Cemetery in Liscomb, Iowa.

Article in newspaper:
Homer Boyd Dead
Well-known resident of Liscomb dies after long Illness

Death at 9 o'clock this morning, at his Liscomb home, claimed William Homer Boyd (59) well -known & lifelong resident of Liscomb. Mr. Boyd's death was due to cancer, with which he had been suffering for two years. For the past three months, he had been confined to his home.
Mr. Boyd, known almost universally among his associates as "Pap," had been active in the affairs of Liscomb for many years. He was born in a one-room log cabin that stood where the Reformed Church parsonage now is situated, a son of the late William and Barbara Boyd: who had come to Iows from Pennsylvania in 1865. In 1872, the Boyd family moved toa farm in the north edge of Liscomb, wher the son, Homer has passed all but the first two years of his life.
Mr. Boyd attended the Liscomb schools and the old Albion Seminary, and as a young man served his apprenticeship as a blacksmith in the shop of Jonas Wiley. Later, he and his brother, Elmer, bought the business & conducted it until 1900, when Mr. Boyd sold his interest to his brother. That same year, Mr. Boyd went into the telephone business and installed the first rural exchange in Liscomb, operating it in connection with a furniture & undertaking business. In company with Lou Smith, Mr. Boyd put the first telephone into Liscomb, Beaman & Conrad, and built the first rural line into Grundy center. Mr. Boyd sold the telephone and furnitre business in 1907.
Mr. Boyd was a member of the old Bethel Band & also the Liscomb Cornet Band: organized in 1908. At one time, he was street commissioner of Liscomb.
In a small acreage tract on the iowa River - a few miles out of Liscomb, Mr. Boyd built (several years ago) a camp that has been a favorite picnicking spot for Liscomb people and those from other parts of the county, as well as a place for the holding of school reunions and other large gatherings.
Surviving Mr. Boyd are a sister, Mrs. Josiah Mast from cedar falls, and a brother Elmer E. Boyd from Liscomb.
Funeral services will be held from Grace Reformed Church at 1:30 Sunday P. M. & burial will follow in the Liscomb cemetery family lot. (article dated 1930)

Funeral of W. H. Boyd
Funeral of W. H. Boyd, old Liscomb resident - who died last Friday morning, was held at 1;30 sunday P. M. from the Liscomb Reformed Church with Rev. George W. Biersborn in charge of th service. Burial was in the Liscomb Cemetery.
The pallbearers were all relatives. They included: Ivan and Harry Mast, and Vern, Bryant, L. O. and N. W. Boyd. The flower bearers were Mesdames: N. W. Boyd, E. N. Clard, L. O. Boyd and Mary Hauser.
those who attended the funeral from a distance included: Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Mast & Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Mast (all four from Cedar Falls), Miss Clara Mast from Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mast of Fayette, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kinsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Kinsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kinsinger (Jr), Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lynch and Ross and Myrna Lynch, Mr. and Hrs. Harvey Bockes, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bockes, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mast and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson (all 18 of Gundy Center), Mr. and Mrs. Winn Crouse, Jacob Calloway, Mrs. and Mrs. George Jones (all 5 of conrad), Mr. and Mrs. James Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Botts of Hampton, and Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson, Dr. and Mrs. C. B. Jentsch, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Meekins, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Loft and Mr. and Mrs. James Carleton ( all 10 from this city). Parents: William Douglas BOYD and Barbara ENGLE.


William Howard BOYD3,183 was born on 22 May 1909 in Mott ND.3,183 He died on 19 Oct 1959 in Colorado Springs Co.3,183 He is reference number 71804. Parents: Samuel Jones BOYD and Bessie M. MEADOWS.

Spouse: Alvira Wilhelmina KNUTSON. Children were: Living BOYD, Living BOYD.


William I. BOYD.3


William Irby BOYD2,3,42,1314 was born about 1740.3,1314 [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]3,42 He died Unknown.3 He is reference number 44311. [NEED TO DEFINE SENTENCE: Alt. Birth]2,3 [boyd-trees.ged]









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! (1) "The Boyds of Boyds Tank, Chambers County, Alabama," by Frank Ewell Boyd and William T aylor Boyd (1970) p.18-19. FHL book 929.273 B692 bf.
(2) "History of Halifax County, Virginia," by Wort Johnson Carrington (1969) p.116. FHL 975 .5661 H2c.
(3) "Halifax County, Virginia Will Book 2, 1783-1792," p.59-60. FHL 975.5661 P2cm v2.
(4) "Halifax County, Virginia Will Book O, 1752-1773," p.3-4. FHL 975.5661 P2c.

! Birth: (1) s/o John BOYD/Margaret LAWSON. (2) s/o John BOYD.
Marriage to Margaret EASLEY: (1)

(2,4) 1748, 2 Jul: John BOYD of Lunenburg Co., VA wrote his will. (4) To my son William BOY D the rest of upper end and the plantation Oxford lives on.
(3) 1784, 17 Jan: John BOYD of Halifax Co., VA, planter, wrote his will. To brother David B OYD 1 negro fellow named Buckey, 1 do. wench named Jone, & 1 do. named Phibb (?). To my broth er William BOYD's son William 1 do. boy named Frank. To Margaret WADE daughter of Charles WA DE 1 do. wench named Oney with the increase thereof. The remainder of my estate to be equall y divided between Wm. BOYD, Elizabeth WADE & David BOYD. Executors Thomas DOUGLAS, John DOUGL AS, David BOYD.
(3) 1788, 27 Oct: Probate of estate of John BOYD granted to David BOYD. Thomas and John DOU GLAS refused execution thereof. Said David BOYD failing to give security and also refused exe cution. William BOYD granted administration. Security, Marmaduke STANFIELD, Robert CHANDLER. Parents: John BOYD and Margaret LAWSON.

Spouse: Margaret EASLEY. William Irby BOYD and Margaret EASLEY were married. Reference Number:786560 Children were: William BOYD.

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