Hi Greg, I have also been in contact with Harriet and other Boyd descendents on a little group with roots in Leake County,Mississippi and infact just sent an email that included what I had gathered lately. While an Email I added from the Boyd-l list has Andrew fron Scotland I would really like all of your input on the Land Patents, thanks, Ron Booth
From: Ronald Booth
Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 16:20:39 -0800
Subject: Boyd Family
Hi Gang, Harriet and I have been chatting on the Warren GenForum and I would like to continue on our Leake County, Mississippi group, I'm also mailing this to my cousin Sharon Hartnett and to a Sandra from the Boyd-L list and will attach her post to that list to this e-mail as it is also my Boyd line. I have been looking at BLM GLO Records Land Patents for Leake County and I've found several Boyd patents. My ancestor was John D. Boyd but there may have been others with the same name and I never heard of any rich ancestors so most or all of the 31 land patents that John D. Boyd is listed as buying may have been another John D. Boyd. The are 25 listed for John D. Boyd in 1841 with Martin Van Burin as president and 6 in 1860 with James Buchanan as president. John was co patentee with Benjamin Beard on 2 of the patents, also co with Benjamin F. Coxe on 2, co with Shadrack J. Denson on 1, co with John M. Elder on 8, co with Warner W. Todd on 1, these were all 1841. He was co Gordon D. Boyd and David B. Grant on 1 of the 1860 Patents. Also there are Patents for James Boyd 1, Gordon D. Boyd 84, and Andrew J. Boyd 1. Can anyone add to or use this? I will add the url for the site. Ron Booth
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 13:05:22 -0600
Subject: [BOYD] ANDREW BOYD 1769-1856 AND HIS DESCENDANTS/ SCOTLAND/GEORGIA/MS
It has been sometime since i last posted, so i want to repost to see if anyone may have anything on my family.
Descendants of Andrew Boyd
Generation No. 1
1. ANDREW3 BOYD (ANDREW2, JAMES1) was born December 14, 1769 in Kilmarnock,Ayr,Scotland, and died April 11, 1856 in Pricedale, Pike County, Mississippi.
More About ANDREW BOYD:
Burial: Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Pricedale, Pike County, Mississippi
Children of ANDREW BOYD are:
2. i. JOHN D.4 BOYD, b. December 15, 1799, Jefferson County, Georgia; d. Abt. 1851, Leake County, Mississippi.
ii. ISAAC BOYD, b. September 13, 1801, Georgia; m. NANCY STACEY; b. Bet. 1805 - 1806, Georgia.
iii. JAMES M. BOYD, b. January 02, 1804, Georgia; m. MARTHA GULLEDGE, Abt. 1824, Pike County, Mississippi.
iv. JANE HERRON BOYD, b. June 09, 1806.
v. NANCY BOYD, b. July 08, 1809.
vi. SIMOEN BOYD, b. May 20, 1811, Georgia; d. February 05, 1876; m. MARY GREER.
3. vii. WILLIAM M. BOYD, b. October 20, 1813.
viii. JACKSON BOYD, b. January 02, 1815; m. (1) REBECCA DAY; b. 1816, Mississippi; m. (2) MARY ANN ALEXANDER; b. April 15, 1835, Mississippi.
ix. HARVEY BOYD, b. October 13, 1816; m. ELIZA GULLEDGE, October 26, 1837; b. August 22, 1823, Mississippi.
x. ANDERSON BOYD, b. July 12, 1818; m. MARTHA ANN REID GREER.
xi. NANCY BOYD, b. July 12, 1821.
xii. JESSE BOYD, b. March 25, 1823.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN D.4 BOYD (ANDREW3, ANDREW2, JAMES1) was born December 15, 1799 in Jefferson County, Georgia, and died Abt. 1851 in Leake County, Mississippi. He married MARY WARREN Abt. 1819 in Leake County, Mississippi, daughter of JOHN WARREN. She was born Abt. 1798.
Children of JOHN BOYD and MARY WARREN are:
4. i. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 BOYD, b. Abt. 1819, Pike County, Mississippi.
ii. JAMES BOYD, b. 1822.
iii. PRISCILLA BOYD, b. 1824; m. MATTHEW MURRAY JOHNSON.
iv. ELIZA BOYD, b. 1828, Leake County, Mississippi; m. J. JAMES JOHNSON.
5. v. ANDREW JACKSON BOYD, b. April 05, 1836, Leake County, Mississippi; d. September 16, 1910, Leake County, Mississippi.
vi. WILLIAM J. BOYD, b. 1839.
vii. MARY ANN BOYD, b. 1841.
3. WILLIAM M.4 BOYD (ANDREW3, ANDREW2, JAMES1) was born October 20, 1813. He married MARY POLLY BEARD Abt. 1832 in Pike County, Mississippi. She was born 1814.
Children of WILLIAM BOYD and MARY BEARD are:
i. SARAH5 BOYD, b. February 20, 1833; d. June 19, 1917, Marion County, Mississippi.
ii. ANDERSON W. BOYD, b. July 15, 1836; d. June 27, 1902.
iii. RACHEL BOYD, b. December 29, 1838.
iv. JOHN E. BOYD, b. January 07, 1842.
v. BENJAMIN F. BOYD, b. November 30, 1843; d. October 03, 1862.
vi. MARION F. BOYD, b. July 15, 1846; d. March 17, 1910, Walthall County, Mississippi; m. RACHEL GULLEDGE, September 10, 1866.
vii. MARY EMBERY BOYD, b. 1849.
viii. KIZZIAH JANE BOYD, b. June 17, 1851; d. February 26, 1915.
ix. ASA BOYD, b. January 25, 1854; d. January 14, 1891, Salem, Pike County, Mississippi.
Generation No. 3
4. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN5 BOYD (JOHN D.4, ANDREW3, ANDREW2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1819 in Pike County, Mississippi. He married LAMENDA BARFOOT Abt. 1840.
Children of BENJAMIN BOYD and LAMENDA BARFOOT are:
i. ISAAC ALEXANDER6 BOYD, b. 1843.
ii. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOYD, b. March 12, 1848, Mississippi; d. April 11, 1905; m. (1) PERNICIA PARRISH, January 17, 1867, Leake County, Mississippi; b. August 06, 1848; m. (2) EMMA RACHEALINE JORDAN, November 09, 1878; b. January 20, 1849; d. February 10, 1904.
iii. MARY LOUISE BOYD, b. 1852.
iv. SUSAN MALINDA BOYD, b. 1854.
v. MARGERT MALISSA BOYD, b. 1861.
vi. CORDELIA BOYD, b. February 02, 1866.
vii. ELIZABETH BOYD, b. Bet. 1866 - 1867.
5. ANDREW JACKSON5 BOYD (JOHN D.4, ANDREW3, ANDREW2, JAMES1) was born April 05, 1836 in Leake County, Mississippi, and died September 16, 1910 in Leake County, Mississippi. He married MARY FRANCIS PARKER October 21, 1853 in Leake County, Mississippi, daughter of JAMES PARKER and LUECIA GREEN. She was born August 18, 1838 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, and died October 21, 1886 in Leake County, Mississippi.
Children of ANDREW BOYD and MARY PARKER are:
i. JAMES FRANK6 BOYD, b. Abt. 1853.
ii. MARY JANE BOYD, b. July 06, 1855.
iii. JOHN ROBERT BOYD, b. Abt. 1858.
iv. ISAAC ALEXANDER BOYD, b. Abt. 1862.
v. WILLIAM JASPER BOYD, b. April 12, 1864.
vi. EMMA LEVISEY BOYD, b. 1873.
vii. MARTHA ELLEN BOYD, b. Abt. May 1880.
I have used the standard file and it does give a nice copy of the original when you go through the steps. good luck, Ron