OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
BOYD, JAMES ROBERT, clergyman, educator, author, was born in 1804 in
Hunter, N. Y. He was a Presbyterian clergyman, formerly professor of
moral philosophy at Hamilton College; and the author of Elements of
Rhetoric and Literary Criticism; Moral Philosophy; The Westminster
Shorter Catechism, with Analysis; Elements of Logic; Last Days of a
Christian Philosopher; and Memoir of Doddridge. He died Feb 19,1890, in
BOYD, JOHN H., congressman, was born in New York. In 1840 he was a member
of the state assembly from Washington county; and was a representative
in congress from that state from 1851 to 1853. He died July 2,1868, in
BOYD, KATE PARKER, artist, was born Oct. 23,1836, in New York. She won a
number of medals and prizes in the Centennial exposition in
Philadelphia; and in various state and county exhibitions. She writes
and draws for the American Garden, of New York City, and for other
BOYD, LINN, congressman, was born Nov. 22, 1800, in Nashville, Tenn. In
1827 he was elected to the legislature of that state, from Calloway
county, serving three sessions; and in 1831 was re-elected for another
session from Trigg county. He was a representative in congress from
Kentucky from 1835 to 1837,and from 1839 to 1855. He also served one
term as lieutenant-governor of Kentucky. He died Dec 16, 1859, in
BOYD, SAMUEL STILLMAN, lawyer, jurist, was born in 1803 in Portland,
Maine. In 1826 he graduated from Bowdoin College; and immediately moved
west. In 1837 he became a resident of Natchez, Miss. He was one of the
ablest lawyers of Mississippi, and a great jurist. During 1849-50 he
attended by legislative appointment the famous Nashville convention. He
took a prominent part in all movements for the welfare of his adopted
state, and drafted many of the legislative bills of that state.
BOYD,THOMAS A., soldier, lawyer, congressman, was born June 25, 1830, in
Adams county, Pa. He removed to Illinois in 1856; and entered the union
army in 1861, and was commissioned captain. He was elected a state
senator in 1866, and re-elected in 1870. He was elected a representative
from Illinois to the forty-fifth and the forty-sixth congresses.
BOYD, ADAM, printer, preacher, was born Nov. 25, 1738, in Pennsylvania.
He served in St. James church, Wilmington, N. C., for several years, and
also in Natchez, Miss. He published the second paper ever published in
Wilmington,called Cape Fear Mercury. He died in 1803in Natchez,Miss.
BOYD, A. HUNTER, lawyer, jurist, was born July 15, 1849, in Winchester,
Va. He graduated from the law school of the Washington and Lee
University, and is the associate judge of the court of appeals of
BOYD, JAMES E., governor, was born Sept. 9, 1834, in Ireland. In 1870 he
organized the Omaha and Northwestern railroad, of which he was elected
first president; in 1881-83 he was president of the board of trade;
member of the Nebraska state legislature; and in 1890 was elected
governor of Nebraska.
BOYD,ELLEN WRIGHT, educator, author, was born Sept. 8, 1833, in Winsted,
Conn. For over a quarter of a century she has been principal of St.
Agnes School of Albany, N. Y. She is the author of Outlines of Religious
Instruction; English Cathedrals; and Famous Art Galleries.
BOYD, JAMES E., lawyer, jurist. He is judge U. S. Dist. Court for Western
Dist. of N. C.; apptd. July 11,1900.
BOYD, JAMES P., lawyer, journalist, author, was born Dec. 20, 1836, in
Lancaster County, Pa. In 1868-72 he was managing editor of the
Philadelphia Press; and of the People's Journal in 1873-83.He is the
author of Lives of Grant, Sheridan, Sherman, and Emperor William I.;
History of the Crusades; Building and Ruling the Republic; Political
History of the United States; and other works.
BOYD, WILLIAM P., author, genealogist, was born March 26, 1849. He is the
author of History of Conesus; and Boyd's Genealogy.
Source :Herringshaw, Thomas
William. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of
American Biography of the Nineteenth Century,Chicago,IL :American
Publishers' Association, 1902.
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