Does anyone have information on William Pettyman Boyce who took part in the Black Hawk War. Boyce Prettyman Rank Sgt Co. J. Thomas Place of enrollmentSt. Clair Co. Ill Regiment 1 BrigadeWhiteside
On March 15, 1837 I believe he married Susan A. H. Reid in Sangamon Co., Illinois.
Susan states in an article for the Calistoga (Calif.) newspaper that her father was Lewis C. Reid and " he took Lincoln to Springfied and introduced him to William E. Seward, from who he borrowed the first law books he ever read." The article is entitled " Abraham Lincoln's Lost Love. "Mrs. Susan Boyce of Calistoga tell of the courtship of 1836."