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1. Capt. James Boyd 1669-17?? was a younger son of William, 1st Earl of Kilmarnock. James served with the Scottish Dutch Brigade 1690-1703. He is believed to have lived in Northern Ireland at a place called Knock-A-Vaddy Rock in County Tyrone after his service in the Brigade. Three of his sons; James, William, and John went to New England 1720's perhaps part of the Scotch-Irish emigration which began in 1718 (Arthur S. Boyd Jr's "The Boyd Family" published in 1924). A fourth son Samuel is reported to have stayed in Ireland. (History of the Scot's Dutch Brigade, 3 Vols, 1899, 1900, 1901, published by the Scottish Historical Society, Edinburgh)
My ancestor 2. John Boyd 1704-1789 came to Boston circa 1720 with brothers, James and William. John married, 11 April 1731, Margaret (Ginny) LONG in Boston. (see VRs Boston) They lived in Taunton, Upton, and finally Shelburne, MA where they lived the balance of their lives. Their children: John Boyd Jr. m. Mary WARREN; David Boyd m. Sibbel TAYLOR; Abraham Boyd (of whom after), Samuel Boyd m. Sarah AMSDEN, and William Boyd m. Marjery TAYLOR Amsden Web Page David Long's Letter of 1851
3. Abraham Boyd born 1740? married Hannah Hill in Hopkinton, MA in 1766. Abraham fought in the American Revolution and is listed in the records of the DAR. They went to Wilmington, Vermont where they remained the balance of their lives. They had six sons: Abraham Boyd Jr., m. Elizabeth TAYLOR McKINSTRY; Robert Boyd m. Susannah WHEELER; Levi Boyd m. Sally STEVENS; Simeon Boyd m. Ruth CLARK; Stephan Boyd m. Lucy CUSHMAN; and Luther Boyd m. 1st Betsy WHEELER and 2nd Easther ENGLISH.
Abraham's youngest son, 4. Luther Boyd 1781-1867 married 1st Betsy WHEELER in Wilmington or Whitingham, Vermont and had one son Elam. Luther married 2nd Easther ENGLISH (1822) in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. They had eight children all born in Franklin County: Hannah Boyd m. John BENNETT; Diana Boyd m. Patrick Allen CALLAHAN; Levi Boyd m. Mary Ann CONARD; Luther Boyd Jr., m. 1st Eliza Ann FRENCH and 2nd Mary Ann (SEARLES) HULLNER/HOLLANDER; Mary Boyd m. Samuel D. WILSON; David Boyd; William Boyd m. Orsena A. WELLS; and Abraham Lincoln Boyd m. Kate SULLIVAN.
Luther's son 5. Luther Boyd Jr (1830-1887) married 1st Eliza Ann FRENCH in 1857 and 2nd Mary Ann (SEARLES) HULLNER 1873 in Delaware County, Ohio. Luther died in 1887 in Delaware, Ohio. Their children: Emilene Boyd m. Columbus SEBRING; Richard Boyd m. Phoebe Elnora (Nora) WESTBROOK; Arthur Boyd; Frances Boyd; Edward L. Boyd m. Florence SEBRING; Lollie Boyd; Abraham Levi Boyd m. Bessie Lee LOOP; Luther Boyd III.
6. Richard Boyd, son of Luther and Eliza Ann was born 1861 in Delaware, Ohio. He married Phoebe Elnora WESTBROOK (from VA) in 1881. They moved to Peru, Indiana at turn of the century.
7. George Sylvester Boyd, son of Richard and Elnora was born in 1884. He married Mary Catherine HARRIS in 1906. George was an engineer and followed the oil fields in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas at the early part of the century. They came to Michigan where the Harris relatives lived during the Great Depression and remained.
His son 8. Mancell Lee Boyd [my father] was born 1912 in Rodessa, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. In 1936 he married Wava HAMMOND born 1919 in Ashley, Michigan. He worked at a defense factory in Saginaw, Michigan during WW II and died in 1973.
I have been researching my Boyd family for nearly 20 years. I am trying to find proof of the kinship between Capt. James Boyd 1669-17?? and his son John Boyd (above.)
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