Bertha Boyd1

F, b. March 1893
     Bertha Boyd was born in March 1893 at Lenawee Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Charles H. Boyd and Clara Elizabeth Mulliken.1
Note: Possibly the wife of Ralph/Ray Turner, found in 1920, 1930, and 1940 censuses, Franklin Twp., and Onsted, respectively, with husband Ralph/Ray, and son Elwyn E. Turner (1 OCT 1918 - 8 AUG 1991). His death cert should resolve his mother's maiden name. DLB 2015.

Citations

  1. [S3025] 1900 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 725; FHL #1240725.

Bessie Boyd1

F, b. July 1882
     Bessie Boyd was born in July 1882 at Missouri.1 She was the daughter of Frank S. Boyd and Ida M. Hamsher.1

Citations

  1. [S1201] 1900 Federal Census, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series 623, Rolls 889 - 901; FHL #1240889 - 1240901.

Bill K. Boyd1

M, b. 24 January 1931, d. July 1974
     Bill K. Boyd was born on 24 January 1931.1 He was the son of Frank McFarland Boyd and Maude (?)1 Bill K. Boyd died in July 1974 at age 43.1

Citations

  1. [S3029] 1940 Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 470.

Carney Boyd1

M, b. August 1872
     Carney Boyd was born in August 1872 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.1,2 He was the son of William J. Boyd and Jane (?)1 Carney Boyd married Mamie (?) circa 1899.2 Carney Boyd lived in June 1900 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.2

Citations

  1. [S3026] 1880 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 575; FHL #1254575.
  2. [S798] 1900 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 704 & 705; FHL #1240704 & 1240705.

Carrie Boyd1

F, b. 16 December 1890, d. November 1977
     Carrie Boyd was born on 16 December 1890 at Kansas 1900 census shows 1891.1 She was the daughter of Robert Ellis Boyd and Agnes McFarland.1 Carrie Boyd married Harvey M. Scott on 24 October 1912.2 Carrie Boyd lived on 19 January 1920 at Brush Creek Road, Roan Creek Precinct, Garfield Co., CO.2 She lived on 22 April 1930 at Rhone Precinct, Mesa Co., CO.3 She died in November 1977 at Rio Blanco Co., CO, at age 86 Dates per SSDI, last residence Meeker. She was buried in 1977 at Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Mesa Co., CO.

Children of Carrie Boyd and Harvey M. Scott

Citations

  1. [S3697] 1900 Federal Census, Montrose County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 127; FHL #1240127.
  2. [S3699] 1920 Federal Census, Garfield County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 164.
  3. [S3700] 1930 Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 247; FHL #2339982.

Catherine Boyd1

F, b. circa 1837
     Catherine Boyd was born circa 1837 at Bath Twp., Greene Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of William Boyd and Frances Rees.1

Citations

  1. [S213] 1850 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 683.

Catherine Ellen Boyd1

F, b. 28 May 1845, d. 18 August 1900
     Catherine Ellen Boyd was also known as "Kate".2 She was born on 28 May 1845 at Franklin Twp., Linn Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Ellis Boyd and Elizabeth Smyth. Catherine Ellen Boyd married James Torrence Morford, son of Joseph Morford and Mary Stewart, 6 children born, 5 living as of 1900 census (Stafford, KS.) Catherine Ellen Boyd lived on 18 June 1900 at Stafford, Stafford Co., KS.3 She died on 18 August 1900 at Linn Co., IA, at age 55. She was buried in August 1900 at Stafford Cemetery, Stafford, Stafford Co., KS.

Children of Catherine Ellen Boyd and James Torrence Morford

Citations

  1. [S671] 1860 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 332; FHL #803332.
  2. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.
  3. [S673] 1900 Federal Census, Stafford County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 501; FHL #1240501.

Catherine M. Boyd1

F, b. circa 1907
     Catherine M. Boyd was born circa 1907 at Lenawee Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Wallace Laverne Boyd and Nettie A. Harris.1 Catherine M. Boyd married (?) Hawks.2 Catherine M. Boyd lived in April 1930 at 3135 Cambridge Avenue, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.2

Citations

  1. [S842] 1910 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 660; FHL #1374673.
  2. [S1032] 1930 Federal Census, Lucas County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1840; FHL 2341567.

Charles Boyd1

M, b. circa 1840
     Charles Boyd was born circa 1840 at Michigan.1 He married Ann (?). Charles Boyd lived on 7 July 1870 at Deerfield Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.1

Children of Charles Boyd and Ann (?)

Citations

  1. [S3024] 1870 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 685; FHL #552184.

Charles H. Boyd1

M, b. 10 August 1858, d. 8 September 1952
     Charles H. Boyd was born on 10 August 1858 at Lenawee Co., MI. He was the son of James Boyd and Matilda Neely. Charles H. Boyd married Clara Elizabeth Mulliken, daughter of Harlow Mulliken and Julia M. Edwards, on 20 March 1883 at Raisin Twp., Lenawee Co., MI. Charles H. Boyd died on 8 September 1952 at Tecumseh, Lenawee Co., MI, at age 94 OBITUARY published in The Adrian Daily Telegram, 9/8/1952:

Charles H. Boyd
ONSTED, Sept. 8 -- Charles H. Boyd, 94 years old, Onsted's oldest resident, died at 5:30 a.m. today at the Parrett nursing home in Tecumseh where he had been a patient since last Wednesday. The son of James and Matilda Boyd he was born in Tecumseh township Aug. 10, 1858.

He married Miss Clara Mulliken of Adrian March 20, 1883, the couple celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary this year. They were lifelong residents of Lenawee county. After Mr. Boyd retired from farming they lived in Tecumseh and Onsted.

Mr. Boyd is survived by his widow, Clara; a daughter...

Mr. Boyd was preceded in death by a son, Harlow in 1928; a grandson, Ronald, who made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Boyd in 1936; a brother, Bert Boyd of Clinton and two sisters, Mrs. Freman (Augusta) Card and Miss Nettie Boyd, both of Tipton.

The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Dunn Funeral Home. The Rev. F.D. Hague will officiate. Burial will be in the Tipton cemetery.

Children of Charles H. Boyd and Clara Elizabeth Mulliken

Citations

  1. [S3023] 1860 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 551; FHL #803551.
  2. [S3025] 1900 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 725; FHL #1240725.

Charles J. Boyd1

M, b. circa 1865
     Charles J. Boyd was born circa 1865 at Lenawee Co. (probably), MI.1 He was the son of Charles Boyd and Ann (?)1

Citations

  1. [S3024] 1870 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 685; FHL #552184.

Charlotte Augusta Boyd

F, b. 7 March 1857, d. 16 July 1893
     Charlotte Augusta Boyd was born on 7 March 1857 at Lenawee Co., MI. She was the daughter of James Boyd and Matilda Neely. Charlotte Augusta Boyd married John Freeman Card circa 1875. Charlotte Augusta Boyd lived on 19 June 1880 at Franklin Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.1 She died on 16 July 1893 at age 36. She was buried in July 1893 at Mills Cemetery, Lenawee Co., MI.

Children of Charlotte Augusta Boyd and John Freeman Card

Citations

  1. [S1293] 1880 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 591; FHL #1254591.

Clara Boyd1

F, b. circa 1869
     Clara Boyd was born circa 1869 at Lenawee Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of James Boyd and Matilda Neely.1
Note: This may or may not be the same individual as "Nettie", age 10 as of the 1880 census.2

Citations

  1. [S3024] 1870 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 685; FHL #552184.
  2. [S1293] 1880 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 591; FHL #1254591.

Clara May Boyd1

F, b. 10 May 1881, d. 5 May 1950
     Clara May Boyd was born on 10 May 1881 at Iowa.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Boyd and Lucinda R. Mott.2 Clara May Boyd married Ray F. Arnold, son of Ira Edward Arnold and Seporah Hyams, circa 1908.1 Clara May Boyd died on 5 May 1950 at Eagle Lake, Colorado Co., TX, at age 68 dates per Texas death certificate #22177.

Child of Clara May Boyd and Ray F. Arnold

Citations

  1. [S3010] 1910 Federal Census, Wharton County, Texas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1600; FHL #1375613.
  2. [S3011] 1900 Federal Census, Grundy County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 857; FHL #1240857.

Clarence Boyd1

M, b. August 1879
     Clarence Boyd was born in August 1879 at Clinton Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.1 He was the son of David R. Boyd and Capitola Beevers.1

Citations

  1. [S1293] 1880 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 591; FHL #1254591.

Clarence Harrison Boyd1

M, b. 4 October 1900, d. 7 April 1991
     Clarence Harrison Boyd was born on 4 October 1900 at Greeley, Weld Co., CO.1 He was the son of Samuel K. Boyd and Zillah Adelaide Harrison.1 Clarence Harrison Boyd married Alice Waverly Husted, daughter of Earl Miller Husted and Edna Louise Yoder. Clarence Harrison Boyd died on 7 April 1991 at San Diego Co., CA, at age 90 Dates per SSDI, last residence Encinitas.

Citations

  1. [S3044] 1910 Federal Census, Weld County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 126; FHL #1374139.

Claude Clayton Boyd1

M, b. 5 August 1894, d. 28 August 1963
     Claude Clayton Boyd was born on 5 August 1894 at Colorado.1 He was the son of Robert Ellis Boyd and Agnes McFarland.1 Claude Clayton Boyd began military service WW I, U.S. Navy. He lived on 22 April 1940 at Clifton Precinct, Mesa Co., CO, unmarried, living with brother Frank's family.2 He died on 28 August 1963 at age 69. He was buried in 1963 at Palisade Cemetery, Palisade, Mesa Co., CO.

Citations

  1. [S3697] 1900 Federal Census, Montrose County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 127; FHL #1240127.
  2. [S3029] 1940 Federal Census, Mesa County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 470.

Clifford G. Boyd1

M, b. 31 October 1917, d. 5 May 1992
     Clifford G. Boyd was born on 31 October 1917 at Calhoun Co., MI.1 He was the son of Alceous Boyd and Bertha Elliott.1 Clifford G. Boyd died on 5 May 1992 at Calhoun Co., MI, at age 74 Dates per SSDI, last residence Horner.

Citations

  1. [S647] 1920 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 759.

Clifford Milton Boyd1

M, b. 27 January 1920, d. 27 October 1998
     Clifford Milton Boyd was born on 27 January 1920 at Colorado.1 He was the son of James Ellis Boyd and Ruth P. Strome.1 Clifford Milton Boyd lived on 21 April 1930 at Manteca, San Joaquin Co., CA.2 He lived on 22 April 1940 at Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA, living in parents' household.1 He married M. Ellen Higginbotham on 8 August 1958 at Clark Co., NV, Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Clifford Milton Boyd lived in 1984 at 316 Elmwood Avenue, Hemet, Riverside Co., CA. He married Wanda Rae (?) on 1 January 1984 at Clark Co., NV. Clifford Milton Boyd lived in 1993 at 149 Country Club Drive, Hendersonville, Sumner Co., TN. He died on 27 October 1998 at Sumner Co., TN, at age 78. He was buried in 1998 at Hendersonville Memory Gardens, Hendersonville, Sumner Co., TN, formerly known as Woodlawn East Memorial Park.

Citations

  1. [S3698] 1940 Federal Census, San Joaquin County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 324.
  2. [S4412] 1930 Federal Census, San Joaquin County, California. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 210; FHL #2339945.

Daniel Boyd1

M, b. circa 1841
     Daniel Boyd was born circa 1841 at Bath Twp., Greene Co., OH.1 He was the son of William Boyd and Frances Rees.1

Citations

  1. [S213] 1850 Federal Census, Greene County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 683.

Daniel Strickler Boyd

M, b. 10 July 1935, d. 16 August 1988
     Daniel Strickler Boyd was born on 10 July 1935 at Vinton, Benton Co., IA. He was the son of William Shirer Boyd and Danita Strickler. Daniel Strickler Boyd died on 16 August 1988 at Grants, Cibola Co., NM, at age 53.

Darius Boyd1

M, b. circa 1825
     Darius Boyd was born circa 1825 at Ireland.1 He was the son of (?) Boyd. Darius Boyd married Margaret (?) circa 1845.1 Darius Boyd lived in 1860 at Raisin Twp., Lenawee Co., MI.1

Children of Darius Boyd and Margaret (?)

Citations

  1. [S3023] 1860 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 551; FHL #803551.

David Boyd

M
     David Boyd married Sarah Price, daughter of John Price and Catherine Gehr, on 9 October 1851 at Ogle Co., IL, llinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900:

GROOM BRIDE CNTY DATE VOL/PAGE LIC
Boyd, David Price, Sarah Ogle 10/9/1851 B/ 791

No children.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 638.

David Boyd1

M, b. May 1833
     David Boyd was born in May 1833 at Ireland.1,2 He was the son of Samuel Boyd Jr. and Jane Kyle.1 David Boyd immigrated in 1851.2 He married Sarah Motheral.3 David Boyd lived in 1880 at Greeley, Weld Co., CO.3 He lived in June 1900 at Macon Twp., Lenawee Co., MI; lliving with his brother John.2

Children of David Boyd and Sarah Motheral

Citations

  1. [S3023] 1860 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 551; FHL #803551.
  2. [S3025] 1900 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 725; FHL #1240725.
  3. [S3027] 1880 Federal Census, Weld County, Colorado. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 93; FHL #1254093.

David Boyd1

M, b. circa 1864
     David Boyd was born circa 1864 at Ireland.1 He was the son of James L. Boyd and Margaret (?)1

Citations

  1. [S3024] 1870 Federal Census, Lenawee County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 685; FHL #552184.

David Boyd1

M, b. November 1825
     David Boyd was born in November 1825 at Ireland.1,2 He was the son of William John Boyd and Jane Preston. David Boyd married Mary Hastings circa 1853. David Boyd lived in July 1860 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.3 He lived in July 1870 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.1 He lived in June 1880 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.4

Children of David Boyd and Mary Hastings

Citations

  1. [S3033] 1870 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 667; FHL #552166.
  2. [S798] 1900 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 704 & 705; FHL #1240704 & 1240705.
  3. [S3034] 1860 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 539; FHL #803539.
  4. [S3026] 1880 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 575; FHL #1254575.

David Boyd

M
     Occupation: Laborer in 1853 at Ballynamaddy, County Antrim, Ireland.

Child of David Boyd

David Clare Boyd1

M, b. 26 November 1897, d. September 1966
     David Clare Boyd was born on 26 November 1897 at Jackson Co. (probably), MI.1 He was the son of Hastings Boyd and Jennie A. (?)1 David Clare Boyd married Eunice M. (?).2 David Clare Boyd lived in April 1940 at 319 Irwin Avenue, Albion, Calhoun Co., MI.2 He died in September 1966 at Calhoun Co., MI, at age 68 Dates per SSDI, last residence Albion.

Citations

  1. [S3056] 1900 Federal Census, Jackson County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 719; FHL #1240719.
  2. [S3030] 1940 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1737.

David Leonidas Boyd1

M, b. 18 April 1887, d. 10 July 1975
     David Leonidas Boyd was born on 18 April 1887 at Sheridan Twp., Calhoun Co., MI.1 He was the son of William K. Boyd and Margaret T. Hastings.1 David Leonidas Boyd married Lulu Mae Wait, daughter of Henry Wait and Nancy A. (?), on 25 December 1915 at Ovid, Branch Co., MI. Occupation: Mechanical Engineer in 1920.2 David Leonidas Boyd lived in January 1920 at 118 Austin Avenue, Albion, Calhoun Co., MI.2 Occupation: Mechanical Engineer in 1930.3 He lived in April 1930 at 118 Austin Avenue, Albion, Calhoun Co., MI.3 He died on 10 July 1975 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 88.

Children of David Leonidas Boyd and Lulu Mae Wait

Citations

  1. [S798] 1900 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 704 & 705; FHL #1240704 & 1240705.
  2. [S647] 1920 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 759.
  3. [S2587] 1930 Federal Census, Calhoun County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 979; FHL #2340714.

David Lindsey Boyd

M, b. 5 December 1841, d. 30 March 1919
     David Lindsey Boyd was born on 5 December 1841 at County Antrim, Ireland. He was the son of James Boyd and Jenny (?) David Lindsey Boyd immigrated in 1868 to Marengo, Iowa Co., IA; the only 1868 arrival record of a David Boyd that I have been able to locate was on the "Pennsylvania", at New York, 24 May 1868. On that list, immediately following the name of David Boyd, age 25 (p.11) is John Boyd, age 23 -- probably a younger brother. This indicates it is probably not the correct David Boyd. DLB 2011. Occupation: Shortly after arrival at Mt. Vernon, went to work in Col. Robert Smyth's lumberyard. Later, was able to purchase half the business and became Col. Smyth's partner. Eventually he bought out Col. Smyth's interest and became sole proprietor. The business was continued by his son James "Jay" Boyd until about 1919.

Was a director of the Mt. Vernon bank (History of Mt. Vernon refers to him as "Banker Boyd".)

Was mayor of Mt. Vernon, 1877-1878.

He married Margaret Craig, daughter of Thomas Craig and Martha Smyth, on 8 December 1870 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA. David Lindsey Boyd lived at 201 Second Ave., Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA. He died on 30 March 1919 at Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, at age 77. He was buried in April 1919 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Linn Co., IA, Find A Grave Memorial# 142333623.
Note:

In County Antrim, lived in the townland of Spring Mount, in the parish Grange of Dundermot, within the barony of Kilconway.

Was a teacher in the Irish National School system. Taught in Drumadoon school from 1857 - 1866. One of his students was Samuel S. McClure, who later emigrated to New York and became publisher of McClure's magazine. David L. Boyd is mentioned very favorably in Samuel McClure's book in which he recalls his days as an impoverished school student.

Quote from the Biographical Record (Linn County, Iowa), published circa 1901:

"David L. Boyd was the youngest of eight children of James and Jennie Boyd, who resided in County Antrim, Ireland. During his boyhood, our subject attended a model school in his native land, and was later a student in the training school in Dublin. On leaving that institution he successfully engaged in teaching in Ireland for seven years. But the new world had attractions for him, and he determined to come to that country where every man was equal in the eyes of the law, and where all had an equal chance for advancement. In 1868 he bade good-bye to home and friends and went from Belfast to Liverpool, England, from which port he sailed for the United States. Landing in New York, he proceeded at once to Marengo, Iowa, where he remained three weeks and then came to Mt. Vernon, which has since been his home. He began life here as a farm hand in the the employ of James Smyth, with whom he remained three months, and for three weeks he was similarly employed by Colonel (Robert) Smyth. At the end of that time he accepted a position in the lumber yard of Colonel R. Smyth & Co., at Mt. Vernon, and a year later purchased an interest in the business. This partnership continued for some time and he then purchased his partner's interest, and has since continued to be identified with the lumber business of his adopted city. In May, 1900, he took into partnership with him his son Jay C., and under the firm name of D. L. Boyd & Son the business is continued with marked success. On the advent of his son into the firm, he became connected with the banking business as cashier of the Mt. Vernon Bank, and is now holding that position. His intimate knowledge and extensive acquaintance with the people who do business in Mt. Vernon make him a valuable acquisition to the bank. On the 8th of December, 1870, Mr. Boyd was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Craig. Mr. Boyd is a faithful and consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and in politics is an ardent Republican. For two years he efficiently served as mayor of Mt. Vernon (1877 - 78), and has been a member of the school board for many years, while he is now serving as one of the trustees of Cornell College. He is a very pleasant and courteous gentleman, who takes a deep interest in every enterprise which he believes will be of public benefit, and he stands deservedy high in both business and social circles."

He was granted American citizenship in 1875.

Additional facts that may help lead to his ancestry:

As a younger son, farming the family land was not an option for David. In pursuit of gainful employment, he became a teacher in the National School system, where he taught at the Drumadoon school from 1857 to 1866. Samuel S. McLure, later a successful American magazine publisher, was a student of David Boyd's in Ireland. Writing in his autobiography of his early days attending a National School near his home he recalled that because he was malnourished and tired easily, he would have crying spells in the afternoon, and writes the following:

"I distinctly remember how kind the teacher, Mr. Boyd, was to me when these crying-fits came on, and how considerate the other boys were... Every few years each teacher in the public schools was required to spend six months in Dublin... I can remember when our teacher Mr. Boyd went, and how none of us much cared for the substitute... When Mr. Boyd explained to us boys that the war was between the Northern and Southern states of North America and not between North and South America, that was a great revelation to us... I have so often wondered in the intervening years what had become of this good and kindly man that I was very much pleased when Senator Brackett at the time these memoirs first appeared, wrote me, "I suspect the school teacher whom you mention in your autobiography is my old time friend David L. Boyd, still living in Mt. Vernon, Iowa." I availed myself of the hint and was rewarded by the following communication from the younger Boyd...." (a letter from David's son William W. Boyd follows in the autobiography).


- David's son William Walter Boyd took a trip in 1895 back to Ireland, and wrote a little diary. The only useful tidbits are that he went to the townland of Spring Mount, in Grange of Dundermot parish near Clough, and visited "Uncle Robert" there.

- when my father was a young boy living in northern Ohio, on one occasion his father and grandfather Boyd took a trip to Tecumseh, Lenawee County, Michigan to visit "a cousin".

- I have some information on the Boyds of Lenawee County, but I can't make a connection from it. Possibly our James Boyd (father of David) was another son of the William Boyd who was the Irish progenitor of most of the early Lenawee Boyds

- Our Presbyterian Ulster Boyds were undoubtedly descendants of the "planted" Scots during the plantation under English King James in the early 1600s, from the Boyds of Kilmarnock in Ayr. My dad remembered his grandfather had a little ditty that recited the towns in Ulster through which their immigrant ancestor travelled after arrival in Ireland. The "Bally" names are difficult and foreign to us, and he couldn't remember most of them, but it ended in "Ballymena".

Children of David Lindsey Boyd and Margaret Craig