Richard G. and Jerri Lynn Boyd
ISSUE 62 JAN/ 2004 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ISSN 1087- 223X
This issue dedicated to Henry F. Boyd,
Port Orange, Florida. Henry joined the original House of Boyd Society in
1990, becoming member #190. Henry was quick to become involved with the
society. He was nominated and elected as Membership Secretary soon after
becoming a member. Henry is responsible for the growth the society
realized in the 1990s when we had a membership approaching 500 in number.
Henry is also an accomplished piper and is seen at most of the games in
the Southeast; Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, etc., and on many
occasions, in other areas at Scottish Highland Games. I get asked
about “Piper Henry”…you know… that tall, gallant looking piper who plays
at all the games" by members. Henry is a descendant of John and Mary
Fulton Boyd of Pennsylvania.
Photo: Henry F. Boyd, Honorary Member
and Clan Piper with Jerri Lynn Boyd NC.
at ‘94 Grandfather Mountain
Games, Linnville, NC.
As a small child, I well remember, that
each summer the entire family would go to a large picnic attended by
MacClellands, Boyds, Robertsons, MacEntires, Pattersons, Craigs, McClures,
Kirks and on and on. It was obviously not known as such but without a
doubt it was a clan gathering. At about age eight, on hearing bagpipes, I
told my parents that I wanted to learn the bagpipes. By age twelve I had
saved enough money so that I sent off to Hugh MacPherson in St.
Catherines, Ontario, Canada for a practice chanter and a tutor book. I
quickly learned that to be self taught at that age was nearly impossible.
A few years later, with time in the
U.S. Navy during WW-2, followed by Electrical Engineering with four years
at Penn State, I ended up in Philadelphia to be taught piping by the
Ulster Scottish Pipe Band.
I have now consumed 47 years in
teaching students (many) and playing pipes at hundreds of events,
concerts, parades, weddings, funerals, parties and Games for lots of great
I assume that I will spend the next 25
years happily piping at many more Games and parties. On the net I am
known as the “CeilidhPiper”. Henry F. Boyd, P.O. Box 290604, Port Orange,
FL 32129-0604 Phone 386-295-9859.
Henry Foland Boyd’s family line goes
John Boyd 1734/1740-1817 + Mary Fulton N. Ireland
Joseph Boyd 1793-1847 + Jane Glass
Thomas G. Boyd 1821-1887 + Jane Jeffery
Thomas H. Boyd 1855-1931 + Mary Foland
Estes J. Boyd 1885-1961 + Mary Marquis
Henry Foland Boyd 1927
More about Henry's lineage can be seen
on this page:
Robert Frizzell was
born in May of 1821 in N. Ireland and died 9 January 1906 in Croswell,
Michigan. He married Elizabeth BOYD born 3 November 1822 in N. Ireland.
She died 9 November 1889 in Croswell.
Robert immigrated to
Canada in 1829. He bought forty acres on 3 April 1855 in Lexington
Township, section 24, township 10, range 24. He paid cash for the land.
When Robert and Elizabeth moved to Sanilac County, Michigan, USA in 1855
they had three children; John Frizzell, Henry Frizzell, and Alexander
Frizzell. Children born in Lexington; Elizabeth Frizzell, James Frizzell,
Thomas Frizzell, George Frizzell, and Albert (Alba) Frizzell. Robert was
a farmer. He was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Croswell.
Elizabeth was a member of the United Presbyterian Church.
James Frizzell born
1859 and died 29 Oct 1919, married Fanny Hook who was born 25 Aug 1872 in
England. She died in 1954. James was born in a log cabin in Lexington
Township. He was a farmer and lived all his life in the Lexington/Croswell
area. He had seven children: Clara Frizzell, Florence Frizzell, Jenny
Frizzell, Frank Frizzell, Clarence Frizzell, Louis Frizzell, and Russel
Frizzell was born in
November of 1902 and died in December195? He married Nora Cornwell who
was born 30 June 1904 and died 3 July 1965. Frank was born on his
grandfather's farm in Lexington Township. Later, when Frank was two, his
family moved to a farm on Aitken road in Buel Township. Frank lived on
this farm until he was grown. When he was twenty, he moved to Port Huron,
Michigan and lived there until his death. He had three children; Roger
Frederick Frizzell born 1924 in Watertown Township, and two daughters born
in St. Clair County, Michigan. Roger Frizzell nows resides in Riverside,
California. Noreen Frizzell Clark History of Sanilac County, Michigan
Flowers of the
BOYD, Joseph Burl - Of Swartz Creek,
Michigan, age 87, died Monday, September 1, 2003 at Genesys Health Park.
Funeral service will be held at 1PM Thursday, September 4, 2003 at the
Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Pastor Steven Wood and Pastor
Jeff Roth officiating. Burial in Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation 6- 8PM
Tuesday and 2-4 and 6-8PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Boyd was born
in Paragould, Arkansas on June 22, 1916. He married Anna Scobey on
November 30, 1935. He was a member of Faith United General Baptist Church.
He was a Deacon at the former West Flint General Baptist Church since
1973. Mr. Boyd worked at Fisher Body II for 12 years, retiring in 1962.
Surviving are wife, Anna; 2 daughters, Kay Jordan of Flint and Rita Ignace
of Flushing; 7 grandchildren, Sherry and husband Greg Putney, Sue and
husband Gary Baade, Kim Brohn, all of Flint, Jennifer and husband Jeff
Roth of Mt. Morris, Beth and husband Scott James of Flushing, Stillman and
wife Susi Jordan of Texas, Michael and wife Kelly Ignace of Beulah,
Michigan; 21 great-grand children; 7 great-great- grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters,
Ethel, Selma, Jessie, Clarice and Evelyn; brother, Paul.
Boyd Association Publications (1892)
John and Mary Fulton Boyd line
1. The Family
Record. Printed on a large card suitable for framing. Containing all
the names of the first, second, third and fourth generations of the Boyd
kin. Price $2.50
of Beaver Reunion in 1881. Contains valuable information regarding
the initial Reunion and how it was brought about, and all the addresses
and poems delivered there, with other matters of interest. Price, 15
cents per copy.
of the Lima Reunion in 1883 (2nd).
A 48-page pamphlet. Contains the first
written Constitution of the Association, with a full report of the 2nd
gathering of the Boyds. 20 cents.
of the Kiskminister Reunion in 1884 (3rd). 36 pages, and
contains important Biographical sketches. Price, 20 cents.
of the Hamilton Reunion in 1886 (4th). 32 pages of
interesting history. Price, 20 cents.
of the Pittsburg Reunion in 1888(5th). 60 pages, with full
report of the largest gathering, addresses and sketches, with reports.
Price, 25 cents.
of the Marion Reunion in 1890 (6th). Contains report of
Committee on Incorporation, with proposed Constitution, addresses and
sketch of M. Hillis Boyd. Price, 25 cents.
of the Pittsburgh Reunion in 1892 (7th).
President’s Address, Rev T.S. Negley,
Obituaries, Constitution of Boyd Association, adopted at Pittsburgh, 1892,
list of attendees.
These publications are rare and hard to find. I would appreciate copies
for publication in this newsletter. Richard G. Boyd, 568 W. Friedrich
St., Rogers City, Michigan 49779
Robert M. and Rebecca Woodhull
Robert M. Boyd was
a native of Lancaster County, Pa., born in 1772, and was a blacksmith. He
came to Bath in 1799 by way of the Susquehanna, Chemung, and Cohocton
rivers, bringing his kit of tools with him. He worked at Geneva one year
and then moved to Hopeton, where he married Rebecca, daughter of Tompkins
Woodhull, one of the earliest settlers of East Benton. She was born in
1783 and they were married in 1804. They lived in Hopeton till 1824.
Both their house and shop were on the north-east corner, at the road
crossing in Hopeton. The school house remembered by the sons of Robert M.
Boyd, was on the south-east corner of the Public Square and was a log
house. John L. Lewis, the old school teacher, lived on the north-east
corner. Mr. Boyd pursued his trade at Hopeton, except during two years he
lived in Newark, NY., where he sharpened tools at his forge for the
workmen on the Erie Canal then in progress of construction. He owned 12
acres of land at Hopeton, and 75 acres where Anthony Ryal now lives, about
a mile west of Hopeton. In 1824 they moved to Jerusalem, near the present
residence of Ezekiel Clark, on lot 54 of the first seventh. Robert M.
Boyd died on this place in 1839 at the age of sixty-seven. His wife
survived dying at the age of seventy-one. She resided with her son
Tompkins W., in her later years. Their children were Alexander M. Boyd,
Tompkins W. Boyd, Margaret Boyd, Robert McDowell Boyd, Martha R. Boyd,
Arabella R. M. Boyd, and Mary E. Boyd. Alexander M. Boyd born in 1806,
married Rachel Fitzwater daughter of Samuel Fitzwater, of Jerusalem in
1836. They resided in Penn Yan till 1850, when they moved to Livingston
County, Mich. Their children were Margaret and Stewart.
Tompkins W. Boyd
born in 1807, married Rebecca VanScoy, daughter of Timothy VanScoy, in
1835. He had early bought 25 acres of land in Jerusalem of Daniel
Husted. They resided in Penn Yan at first and in 1839 moved to
Harmonyville, in Pultney, where he kept a public house twenty years and
was a prominent and influential citizen. His wife died there in 1866.
Their children are Elizabeth Boyd, Robert Boyd, Elmira Boyd, Theodore P.
Boyd, Timothy Boyd, George B. Boyd and Harrison Boyd.
Elizabeth Boyd is
the wife of James Taylor, a lawyer in Branchport. Robert Boyd married
Kitty Branchport, daughter of Spencer S. Booth, of Branchport, and resides
a merchant at East Saginaw, Mich. The others are single.
Margaret Boyd died
single at the age of twenty-three, in 1832. Martha R.. Boyd, born in 1816,
became the second wife of Louis V. Durand, a native of France and a
physician of ability at Rochester. They were married in 1834. He died in
1857 and she still resides in Rochester. Their children were Adolphus
Durand, George Durand and Robert Durand. Adolphus Durand died a soldier
in the army during the war of the rebellion. George is married and
resides in Buffalo.
Boyd, born in 1814, married Mary H. Luther, daughter of Elisha Luther, in
1840, and reside on the Friend’s Tract, lot 44, Guernsey’s Survey, in
Jerusalem, on land once owned by the Luther family, and is a farmer. His
wife died in 1866, at the age of forty-five. Their children are Sidney
Boyd, Barrett A. Boyd, Martha Boyd, Tompkins W. Boyd, Charles Boyd, Albert
Boyd, Ellen M. Boyd, and Fred Boyd. Sidney married John Waterous, jr., of
Pultney, and died in that town in 1866. Barrett A. married Jane Briggs,
daughter of Joseph Briggs, of Potter, and lives in that town. The rest
reside with the father, single.
Arabella R. M.
Boyd, born in 1819, married Thomas B. V. Durand, a son of Louis V. Durand,
by his first marriage. They were married in 1839. He is a superior
physician, and they reside at Fairport, Monroe County, NY. Their children
are Susan Ann, Louis, and Rebecca.
Boyd, born in 1825, married Levi Dildine, of Pultney, and moved to Wayland
NY., where he died in 1854 leaving three children. She afterwords married
Sampson Dildine, brother of her first husband, and died in 1864, leaving a
son Frederick, by the second marriage.
Robert M. Boyd was
in the war of 1812, going as a minute man to Buffalo. He was also drafted
and hired a substitute. [The
History of Yates County” (NY) Stafford S. Cleveland, 1873]
and Frances Agnes Boyd
William Park Revolutionary War Veteran,
born 17 March 1742, West Fallowfield, Chester, PA, s/o John Park Sr. and
Elizabeth McKnight he was the 4th son. I have no marriage date or place.
He died 28 July 1806 at daughter's home in Carroll, York, PA. Buried at
Silver Spring Cemetery ( this is from another DAR member's application
sheet. Doesn't say which Silver Spring Cemetery and I haven't found it
yet) He married Frances/Agnes Boyd (The DAR Rev Records state the name is
Frances and there are descendants with the same name). Frances was born
1743 ? and died 30 Sept 1804, probably in Dillsbury, York, PA as they
had been living there around that time and she is also buried Silver
Spring Cemetery according to the DAR application. William and Frances'
children: Four little boys who all died about the same time, do not know
where they are buried. (again DAR application); Elizabeth Boyd born 28
April 1772? and married Joseph Moore, on 21 Apr 1788. She died 06 Mar
1857; Mary born 08 Apr 178? and married Philip Ensminger on 20 Oct 1804.
She died 08 Apr 1861; Elihu born 08 Aug 1786 on Yellowbreeches Creek
near Silver Spring, York, PA married Elspy Laman/Lamon/Lemon. He died 07
Apr 1832 at Monaghan, York, PA and buried Monaghan Church Cemetery
Dillsbury, York, PA; Frances (note the name ) born 17 Aug 1789? married
William Nelson (Col) in 1809; Joseph born 05 Jul 1792? married Elizabeth
Nelson. Proofs: York Will for William history of Arthur Parke
(grand rather or William) Tax list Carroll Two Deeds DAR Ben Hugh Mercer
Chapter patriots register Park Society records
It's interesting that Arthur Parke, the
grandfather, was instrumental in bringing Rev Boyd into Chester County, PA
and that the two families lives close to each other and were friends. But
I haven't found one of Rev. Boyd's descendants with the name Frances or a
marriage to a Park. Newspaper records of William and Frances'
grandchildren indicate that William and Frances spent some time in
Lancaster Co. and that at least Elihu was born there. Emalu Dunlop
Hart, 156 East 2nd south, Preston, Idaho 83263 firstname.lastname@example.org
Copied from the family Bible of Mrs. T.
A. Boyd (Martha Shook Wilson), Route 3, Box 157, Nashville, Tenn., by
(Miss) Mary Elizabeth White, 2106 Twenty-first Ave., South, Nashville,
Tenn. This Bible was printed in 1730.
John Boyd, July 1, 1769.
Rebecca Boyd, Jan. 1, 1772.
Aaron Boyd, Dec. 29, 1794.
Nancy Boyd, March 27, 1797.
Elizabeth Boyd, April 28, 1799.
David R. Boyd, March 30, 1802.
Mary Boyd, Sept. 10, 1805.
Sarah Boyd, May 24, 1807.
Joseph B. Boyd, May 5, 1810.
Mariam Boyd, April 11, 1813.
Tom Aaron Marble Boyd, July 25, 1844.
William W. Boyd, Feb. 8, 1868.
Anna Lizzie Boyd, Jan. 14, 1869.
Sallie Malisa Boyd, Aug. 4, 1871.
Joseph Shook Boyd, Nov. 21, 1873.
John Marble Boyd, Sept. 16, 1876.
Nannie Blans Boyd, Nov. 24, 1879.
Thos. Albert Boyd, Nov. 16, 1881.
Earnest Lee Boyd, June 23, 1883.
Ada Sue Boyd, Jan. 16, 1886.
John Dixon and Elizabeth Boyd, married
July 7, 1816.
Aaron Boyd and Mary Britton, married July 10, 1817.
Asa Tillman and Mary Boyd, married Sept. 14, 1824.
David R. Boyd and Trecy Coleman, married Sept. 22, 1824.
Joseph B. Boyd and Susan Camden, married July 19, 1831.
Elisha A. Patton and Sarah Boyd, married March 27, 1832.
Henry Bibb and Nancy Boyd, married Feb. 17, 1820.
John H. Robinson and Mariam Boyd, married Nov. 1, 1837.
Aaron Boyd and Sarah Edmiston, married Nov. 16, 1848.
John Boyd, May 12, 1831.
David R. Boyd, Aug. 17, 1835.
May M. Boyd, Sept. 8, 1837.
Rebecca Boyd, Feb. 5, 1854.
Origins of the Boyds
"Peerage of Scotland" Sir James Balfour Paul
William, tenth Lord Boyd,
only son and heir of the above, whom he succeeded March 1654, being
served heir 28 February 1655. On the 7 March 1661 he was, by King Charles
II., created EARL OF KILMARNOCK, with remainder to his heir-males
forever. A Commissioner of Excise for Ayrshire for raising the 40,000
pounds granted to his Majesty March 1661. J.P. for Lanark and Ayr 9
October 1663, and a Commissioner of Supply for Ayr 23 January 1667, 10
July 1678, and 7 June 1690, and for Dunbarton 10 July 1678. On 6 July
1670 he disposed of the lands of Hairschaw to John Boyd, merchant, Dean
of Guild of Edinburgh, and had a disposition of the forty-shilling land
of old extant of the Kirkland of Kilmarnock, with the glebe
thereof, from John Hamilton of Grange, 22 June 1677. Master of the King's
Game for Ayr 30 May 1685. He had, a new charter on the barony of
Kilmarnock confirming that granted to his father. He did not attend the
Convention Parliament of 1689, being excused attendence 9 July. He
died in March 1692. He married at Edinburgh, 25 April 1661, Jean,
eldest daughter of William (Cunningham), ninth Earl of Glencairn, Lord
High Chancellor, at whose house "the marriage feest stood". They had
1. WILLIAM, Lord Boyd, who succeeded as
2. JAMES, a Captain in Sir Charles Graham's Regiment of Foot in the
Scots Dutch Brigade in 1692. See "Papers Illustrating The History of
The Scots Brigade in the service of the United Netherlands, 1572-1782,
published by the Scottish History Society, 3 Volumes, 1899, 1900,
1901, edited by James Ferguson.
3. CHARLES, appointed ensign in Sir
Charles Graham's Regiment of Foot in the Scots Dutch Brigade 1 August
1693, and captain in the same regiment, then commanded by Colonel
Walter Phillip Colyear, 12 January 1711. He died at Namur October 1737.
He married Katherine Van Beest, and had a son Malcolm, ensign in the Army,
who married Mary Collins. (Slains Writs)
4. ROBERT. He is claimed as an
ancestor by several families, but nothing appears to be known about him.
According to one account he was born at Kilmarnock August 1689, baptised
there 24 October following, and died November 1762, having married
there, 25 October 1714, Margaret Thomson, by whom he had eleven
children, one of whom, the fourth son, William, is said to have gone
to Buchan with James, Lord Boyd, after he
succeeded (1758) to the Earldom of
Erroll, and to have settled as a manufacturer in
Turriff, Aberdeenshire. This latter
statement is borne out by the registers, as his fourth child Erroll, is
baptised at Kilmarnock 15 September 1761, and the fifth, Janet, at
Turriff 3 June 1763. The Kilmarnock registers, however, contain no entry
of the birth or baptism of a Robert Boyd in 1689, and the Robert who
married in 1714 is described as a "glover in Kilmarnock", and no
reference is made to his being an Honourable or son of the Earl.
6. MARY, said to have been married to
Sir Alexander Maclean.
CATHERINE, married to Alexander
Porterfield of Porterfield, co. Renfrew, a commissioner for Renfrew, by
whom she had issue. He died before 14 November 1743, when his testament
was confirmed at Glasgow.
William, 2nd Earl of Kilmarnock,
was born probably about 1663-64, Styled Lord Boyd during his father's
lifetime, a Commissioner of Supply for the shires of Ayr and
Dumbarton 13 May 1685, 28 May 1686, 27
April 1689, and 7 June 1690. He succeeded his father, March 1692, but
only survived him two months, dying 20 May following, aged about
twenty-nine. He married, July 1682, Letitia or Lettice, younger
daughter, and (either herself or in her issue) eventually sole
heiress of Thomas Boyd of Dublin, merchant, by his wife Mary, fourth
daughter of Sir Adam Loftus of Rathfarnham. She married, secondly, John
Gardiner, by whom she had an only daughter, Charlotte. They had issue:
1. WILLIAM Lord Boyd, 3rd Earl of
2. ROBERT, born in Edinburgh 13
September 1689; admitted on January 1711; married Eleanora, daughter &
co-heir of Sir Thomas Nicolson of Carnock, second Baronet, and died
February 1716, leaving issue: 1. Margaret, who died, unmarried, in
Edinburgh, 7 May 1781. 3. MARY, died unmarried.
William 3rd Earl of Kilmarnock,
eldest son and heir of the last, was born in 1683 or 1684, succeeded his
father 25 May 1692, and served heir to him 20 July 1699. A
Commissioner of Supply for Dumphries 25
September 1696, and to Ayr 5 August 1704. He had a ratification of his
privilege of market at Kilmarnock, with leave to exact a duty of four
shillings per sack of meal or grain brought to Kilmarnock in return for
having built a market there, 1701. He took the oaths and his seat in
Parliament 6 July 1705, and was a steady supporter of the Union with
England, for which he voted 16 January 1707. He had, 22 January
following, a new charter under the Great Seal of the Earldom, with
remainder to the heir-males of his body, whom failing, to his daughters
in succession, and heirs-male of their bodies, etc., with a final
remainder to his nearest legitimate heirs and assignees whatsoever. This
was ratified by Parliament 21 March the same year. When the rising of 1715
in favour of King James VIII took place, he, forsaking the traditions of
his house, exhibited great zeal on behalf of the existing government, and
appeared at the general rendezvous at Irvine 22 August at the head of
500 of his own men, well armed and drilled. With these he was sent by
the Duke of Argyll to garrison the houses of Gartartan, Drummakill,
and Cardross, in order to prevent Lord Mar's crossing the forth, which
having affected 3 October, he returned to Glasgow, 21 November, when his
men were dismissed. He died September, or 22 November, 13 1717, aged
about thirty-four. His will was confirmed at Glasgow 13 March 1718. He
married, about 1700, Euphemia, daughter of William (Ross), Lord Ross. She
married, secondly, John Murry, who survived her, and died s.p. October
1748. She died before 19 July 1729, when her administration was granted.
He had issue and only son, Murry, who survived her, and died s.p. October
1748. She died before 19 July 1729, when her administration was granted.
He had issue and only son,
William Boyd, 4th Earl
of Kilmarnock, only son of the preceding, was born on Saturday 12 May
1705, "about eleven of the clock at night," and was baptized at
Thursday, 24 May following, was
educated at Glasgow, and accompanied his father though but ten years
of age when he marched to oppose Lord Mar in 1715.
He succeeded to the Earldom in the
latter part of 1717, and during the earlier part of his life continued,
in accordance with his father's principles, to support the House of
Hanover. On the death of George I, 12 June 1727, he sent an order to the
authorities of Kilmarnock to hold "the train bands in readiness for
proclaiming the Prince of Wales" but after the Battle of Gladsmuir,
21 September 1745, he joined Prince Charles, by whom he was received
with great marks of distinction and esteem. He was made a Privy
Councillor, Colonel of the Guards and subsequently a General. He
accompanied the Prince in his march to Derby, and took a leading part
in the battle of Falkirk, 17 January 1746. He was present at the
battle of Culloden, 16 April, being taken prisoner there in consequence of
a mistake he made in supposing a troop of English to be a body of
FitzJames's horse.He was sent to London, and with Lords Cromartie and
Balmerino was lodged in the Tower, They were brought for trial before
the House of Lords on Monday, 28 July. The court was presided over by
Lord Hardwicke as Lord High Steward, whose conduct on that
occasion was strangely wanting in judicial impartiality. Kilmarnock and
Cromartie both pleaded guilty, but notwithstanding an eloquent speech
from the former they were, on the 1 August, convicted of high treason and
condemned to death. The Lord Leicester, remembering that the ministry
had lately given the paymastership of the army to Pitt, out of fear of his
abusive eloquence, is stated to have gone up to the Duke of
Newcastle, and said "I never heard so great an orator as Lord
Kilmarnock. If I were your Grace, I would pardon him and make him your
paymaster." The reasons which induced Lord Kilmarnock to take part in
the attempted restoration of the House of Stuart are not known. By
some it was said to have been the influence of his wife, whose father,
the Earl of Linlithgow and Callender, had been attainted for his share in
the "15," but this was strenuously denied by the Earl himself. Smollett
says he "engaged in the rebellion partly through the desperate
situation of his fortune and partly through resentment to the
Government on his being deprived of a pension which he had for some
time enjoyed." This opinion is supported by Horace Walpole, who states
that the pension was obtained by his father (Sir Robert Walpole),
and stopped by Lord Wilmington. In his own confession to Mr. James
Foster, a Presbyterian minister who attended him before his execution,
his Lordship says "the true root of all was his careless and
dissolute life, by which he had reduced himself to great and
perplexing difficulties." On the other hand all Lady Kilmarnock's
sympathies were undoubtedly with the exiled family, and the mere fact of
his having married her, a Catholic, and heiress of one who had
suffered for his attachment to the Stuarts, speaks for itself.
Charles slept at Callender House on the night of Saturday, 14 September,
on his march to Edinburgh, and though Kilmarnock made a point of dining
with Gardiner's Dragoons, he hurried back in time to sup with the Prince,
and it was probably then that he determined to throw in his lot with the
heir of his native hereditary sovereigns.
After his conviction he addressed
petitions to King George, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of
Cumberland, but these were unsuccessful, principally on account of the
Duke of Cumberland professing to believe that he was responsible for the
order alleged to have been given before the battle of Culloden, that
no quarter was to be given to the English. He was beheaded on Tower
Hill in company with Lord Balmerino on Monday, 18 August, in his
forty-first year, when, having been attainted, all honours were forfeited.
(Final part in
Annual Boyd/Fulton Reunion Booklet Marion, Ohio
Annual Boyd/Fulton Reunion Booklet, Pittsburgh, PA.
“Uncle John” Boyd
passed from labor to rest March 21st 1892, aged 84 years, 4
months, 17 days. He was the dearest old man—so gentle, kind, and
affectionate, a living example of “growing old gracefully.” One could
associate naught but pure and unselfish thoughts and deeds with the fresh,
kindly countenance in its setting of abundant white hair and beard. John
Boyd was the second son of Henry and Margaret Beer Boyd, born 4 November
1807 in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania within the bounds of “Bull
Creek” congregation. His parents moved to Trumbull County, Ohio in 1812.
He united with the Presbyterian Church in 1833 and continued faithful
until death. He was twice married, and was the father of six children.
At his death only one of his family remained, Mrs. Maria Wolf, the others
having all preceded him to the spirit world. He came to Allen County,
Ohio in 1854 and settled upon the farm where he continued to live until
he died. I have many recollections of that home, Uncle John, Aunt Anna,
Frederick, Susan, Maria and Christina—it was a privilege often experienced
to join them in their joys and sorrows, their toil and recreation. But
they have passed out of our lives, leaving a precious memory. Uncle John
was a man of sterling integrity, a kind and loving father, a true and
faithful husband, and a good and obliging neighbor.
James H. Boyd
James H. Boyd was
born in Mahoning County, Ohio March 15, 1847 and died in Baldwin, Kansas
November 6, 1891. He came to Lawrence in 1868, where he remained until
1885 when he became a resident of Baldwin. He leaves a wife and three
children to mourn his departure. Mr. Boyd had been a sufferer for the
past year with the dreaded disease, consumption, but never once was he
heard to complain. James was the second son of Henry Fulton Boyd and
Mary P. Henry, and grandson of Henry and Margaret Beer Boyd. His mother
died when he was a lad of 12 years old. Below is written by his wife
Anna. “ We have three bright and beautiful children; Jammie, Fred and
Edna. Jammie is so much company for me now. James was taken sick in
Margaret Boyd Davison
Died at her home in
Seneca, Illinois 14th April 1891 after an illness of only 3
hours. She was the oldest daughter of James and Mary Doud Boyd, and
granddaughter of Henry and Margaret Beer Boyd. She was born in Mahoning
County, Ohio August 13th, 1837, removed with her father’s
family to Allen County in 1854; married George L. Davison September 20th,
1858. Six children were born to this union, all of whom are living. Her
husband wrote me: “One of the greatest consolations to me is that she was
permitted to see our children all grown to manhood and womanhood, and that
she has left so much of the impress of her character upon them all.
Walter Skelton Boyd
The subject of this
notice was the eldest son of William Morrison and Hannah McFarland Boyd
and was born in Kitanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, October 25th,
1864. His parents shortly afterward returning to their former home in the
vicinity of old Slate Lick, where so many of his kindred of four or five
generations had their homes. He spent the earliest years of his life in
that quiet, thrifty, God-fearing community, enjoying excellent local
advantages of schools and churches. Early in the year 1886, he set out
to seek fortune in the “West”. About a year was spent in Topeka, KS and
another year in Colorado. He then went to Albuquerque, New Mexico where
for about four years he was employed in a foundry and machine shop. While
employed there he was prostrated by an attack of intermittent fever and
though tenderly nursed by the friends whom he had made, Far from home and
kindred, his young life had its end. He was a member of Albuquerque Lodge
I.O.O.F and a member of the Ferguson Hook and Ladder Company, of that
Sarah Agnes Graff
(From the following
“In Memoriam” notice written by her pastor, Rev. A.W. Ringland, Duluth,
Minnesota. Sarah was born December 16, 1853 and married Phillip
Melancthon Graff October 15, 1872. She died November 20, 1889.
Y D Q U E R I E S
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Looking for proof
of Archibald BOYD having at least 15 children. My family Bible has
Archibald Boyd's death on October 20, 1895; he married Susannah PARNELL on
June 10, 1854 (some family tree sites have 1855). My great grandfather,
Jesse Donald Boyd was born on April 8, 1882 and married 1st Lydia Annie
MOORE on Sept 30, 1906 and she gave birth to 2 sons and then Jesse
re-married to Ethel Lean BURBA 1883- 1968 buried in Tulsa, OK whose father
was Benjamin H. Burba 1857-1923 buried in Tulsa, OK. I need info on any
Burba's also. The interesting part of the John Boyd paper is, it has 2 of
his sons w/ the last name of Parnell (spelled Parnel) that's the same
maiden name of Susannah. John Boyd's paper reads like this:
John Boyd was born
April 18, 1819 and died July 5, 1860. Malinda Boyd was born August 25th,
1818 and died April 9, 1860 (I'm assuming this is John's wife). James
Calvin Parnel (spelled wrong possibly) was born June 19, 1839. Seth Edward
Parnel was born March 12th, 1841. William Wesley Boyd was born April
14th, 1844. Elizabeth Boyd was born January 5th, 1846. Melvina Boyd was
born March 25th, 1848. Mary Elen Boyd was born December 5th, 1849. John
Henry Boyd was born April 8th, 1853 and died September ___ 1856. Note:
On the back of this paper it reads: Sarah Jane Boyd was born August 15th,
1851 and died August 1st, 1852. Christena Boyd was born April 13th, 1855.
Josiah Boyd was born April 12th, 1851. Richard Joshua Boyd was born April
9th, 1860 and died September 7th, 1860. Note: According to the
bible it is as follows: (but first a note... we found my grandfather's
birth certificate and it states that Jesse Donald Boyd was from Arkansas
and his mother from Texas.) Archibald Boyd born March 26th, 1809.
born Oct 10, 1835. James Bishop Jan 21, 1853. Joshua Boyd Feb 1, 1855.
Riley Boyd Feb 11, 1856. George G. W. Boyd Nov 5, 1858. Abraham Boyd Oct
8, 1860. Malon Boyd Oct 30, 1862. Samuel Boyd Oct 5, 1864. Corey Boyd
May 13, 1866. William Boyd March 1, 1869. Minnie Boyd Sept 25, 1871.
Donald Boyd Nov 19, 1873. Jesse Donald Boyd April 8, 1882. Nona Bell
Boyd Dec 23, 1873. Elanor (Jones possibly maiden name, it's not clear)
Boyd May 8, 1874 and died Feb 20, 1883. The bible goes on to lists the
deaths. If anyone needs this info, please let me know. Dawn M. Orwig,
PO Box 221, Talala, OK 74080 or email me at
siblings, children, immigration, any data on Mary CLARK/E, b:10 Oct 1872,
Grantham, Lincoln Co. Ontario, Canada.; d/o: Mary BOYD, b: 28 Oct 1850
Scot. & Alexander CLARK/E., b: ca 1844 Scot. Mary CLARK/E may have
married: Everett LaBonte, abt 1892 Boston, Suffolk Co. MA. USA. Mary
CLARK/E may have been called: "LIZZIE LABONTE" (on the 1920 MA Census IN
Boston, Suffolk Co. MA.) and had her Father living with them. (Her Father:
"Alexander CLARK/E", B: ca 1844 Scot.) "Alexander CLARK/E" does not appear
to be on the 1930 MA. Census. (Does anyone know of his Death record
between 1920 and 1930 MA.? (Who were the children of Everett LaBonte and
Mary Clark? )(When did Mary BOYD pass away? She was not mentioned on the
1910 Attleboro, Bristol Co. MA. Census with husband: Alexander CLARK/E.);
nor were their children. Alexander was listed as a boarder w/ Fred
HARRISON. Any info appreciated. Barbara L. Clark, #1180, 200 St.
Andrews Blvd. #3704, Winter Park, FL 32792. Email:
Searching for my
Boyd family who came to US from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, N.
Ireland. What year I do not know. We have three John Boyds in the
Family: 1. John Boyd born ca 1787 married Mary ? and died in
Enniskillen 5 June 1872. 2. John Boyd born in N. Ireland married 2
Dec 1853 Margaret MILLER (dau. of Robert Miller) born 9 Feb 1827
Enniskillen and died 19 May 1906 in Philadelphia, PA. 3.
Children of John (2) are William Boyd born 1854, Lizzie Boyd born 1856,
Edward Boyd born 1858, Jane Boyd born 1859, Annie Boyd born 27 May1861,
John Boyd (3) born 1863 and Mary Boyd born 1866. John Boyd (3) married
Mary RAFFERTY and had a son John James Boyd and stayed in N. Ireland.
Annie Boyd born in 27 May1861 in Enniskillen and died 10 Nov 1932 in
Philadelphia married Julius JOHNSON 15 June 1886. Julius was born 29 Dec
1859 in Copenhagen, Denmark and died 11 Nov 1931 in Philadelphia. Their
daughter, Anna Frances JOHNSON born 10 July 1892 in Philladelphia and died
23 Feb 1969. She married Frank Fenton ENT 8 Sept 1920. He was born 12 Nov
1892 and died 19 July 1939. Please contact #1228 Evelyn Ent Row, 300
Willow Valley Lakes Drive Apt D007, Willow Street, PA 17584-9442.