Boyd, John

Birth Name Boyd, John
Gender male
Age at Death 68 years, 11 months, 23 days


!BIBLE: Family Bible belonging to John BOYD listing births of all his children.

!FAMILY-HISTORY-RESIDENCE: In Search of MORGAN's Station and "The Last Indian
Raid in KENTUCKY" by Harry G ENOCH; NOTE: page 145; Montgomery County Pioneers from the 1797 Tax Assessment Rolls; John BOID, (BOYD).

!CENSUS: "2nd Census" of KY 1800;a privately compiled and published enumeration of tax payers appearing in the manuscript 79 volumes extant of tax lists of the 42 counties of KY in existence in 1800; by G Glenn CLIFT; NOTE: John BOYD can be found in Barren Co KY 1800
Bourbon 1800
Bracken 22 Nov 1799
Fayette 7 Nov 1800
Logan 1800
Mason 1800
Mason 25 Aug 1800
* Montgom 22 Aug 1800
Nichola 1800
Pendlet 21 Aug 1800
Pulaski 29 Jul 1800
Shelby 29 Aug 1800.

!FAMILY-HISTORY:John BOYD of Berkley Co WV by Gordon W PAUL; SLC: chapter 1,
page 4; NOTE: Issue of John BOYD and Sarah GRIFFITH; John BOYD b Jan 1760; d
1829; married 7 Sep 1791 Ann "Nancy" MARTIN. (page 9) John BOYD was born in
the family home just west of Martinsburg near BOYD's Gap in North Mountain in
what was then called Frederick Co VA. John began his Revolutionary War service as a private in Captain George WALLs' Company, Colonel Thomas ELLIOTT's 4th VA Regiment. The company muster rolls shows his pay commenced 1 Apr 1777 at the rate if $6 2\3 per month as a new recruit (age 17), and continued the next month as a wagoner. Beginning 1 Jan 1778, although his pay remained the same, he was paid two pounds in Va Currency. His term of enlistment was shown to be three years, however later in 1778 he served as a wagoner in Captain Gabriel LONG's Co, Col Daniel Morgan's Regiment, DAR #69497. ....Married Ann "Nancy" MARTIN 7 Sep 1791 by the Reverend John David YOUNG of St John's Luthern Church in Martinsburg. (page 10) John and Nancy went west to Bourbon in the mid-1790's. Edyth BOYD HEATON wrote that she remembered a newspaper clipping in a scrapbook compiled by Mariah (Highland) BOYD that told of three BOYD brothers coming down the Ohio River on a flatboat and landing at Maysville KY. They made their way south to what is now Bath Co KY where they settled. John soon acquired 1,000 acres of land from Curtis MIDKIFF, the date of which purchase was not found in the Bourbon Co records. Nicholas Co was formed in 1800 from Bourbon and Mason Counties and John was also found there in the 1810 tax list. Deed records indicate that he did not change residence but that the county boundries changed around him. He engaged in land transactions "on the waters if Somerset Creek and Little Flat Creek," the first one on 10 Feb 1797 in Bourbon Co was a sale of 250 acres from John BOYD to Elijah BOYD (his younger brother). Other transactions were for 100 acres he sold in 1803, 186 acres on 21 Aug 1826 and 1\2 acre adjoining the town of Carlisle on 14 Jan 1828. Several of his children were married in Nicholas Co and some of them accompained him late in his life to Indian Creek Twp Lawrence Co IN, west of Bedford IN when he moved there in 1827. (page 11) John BOYD died in the year 1829, and is buried in Shiloh Church Cemetery, a few miles west of Bedford in Indian Creek Twp. His grave is in the sw corner of the cemetery, next to the fence seperating the cemetery from Route 158 road.


!BIOGRAPHY: Revoluntionary War Soldiers Buried in Lawrence Co, IN; NOTE: "John BOYD was born on Jan 9 1760 in Martinsburg Frederick County VA. The compliers could not find out any information about his early life. He enlisted in the year 1777 as a private in Captian Geirge WALL's Company, Colonel Daniel MORGAN's Regiment. John BOYD died in the year 1829 and is buried in Shiloh Cemetery. His grave marked by a government marker."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Nobility Title     Private  
Birth 1760-01-09 Boyd’s Gap, N.Mt., Frederick Co, Va    
Death 1829 Bedford, Lawrence, IN    
Burial   Shiloh Cemetery, Eureka, Lawerence Co, In    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Boyd, John17351800-04-08
Mother Gryfyth, Sarah17401806
         Boyd, John 1760-01-09 1829


Family of Boyd, John and Martin, Ann Nancy

Married Wife Martin, Ann Nancy ( * 1770-03-03 + 1818 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1791-09-07 Berkley, VA Marriage of Boyd, John and Martin, Ann Nancy  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Hurd, Nancy Boyd1801-03-131869-08-09