I am looking for information on this Boyd family that lived in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Before they first appeared there in the 1860s they were in Jefferson County, Ohio where Mahlon Boyd appeared on tax lists.
Mahlon A. Boyd m. Margaret Cottree on 4 Jan 1836 Jefferson County, Ohio [familysearch.org]
1860 Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio 877/885 Mahlen A. Boyd / 47 yo b. VA / merchant / $600 / $15,000 Margaret Boyd / 42 yo b. PA Albert Boyd / 21 yo b. OH / merchant / -0- / $1000 William E. Boyd/ 18 yo b. OH / clerk Minerva J. Boyd / 16 yo b. OH Minerva J. Boyd m. Daniel McGregor on 6 Mar 1862 in Tuscarawas County Mary E. Boyd / 12 yo b. OH Mahlon Boyd / 10 yo b. OH Delia A. Boyd / 8 yo b. OH [Charles] Fremont Boyd / 5 yo b. OH [Abraham] Unknown ? Boyd / 2 yo b. OH
1870 Warren, Tuscarawas County, Ohio 80/81 William Boyd / 28 yo b. OH / saddler / -0- / $800 Lucinda Boyd / 24 yo b. OH Frank E. Boyd / 3 yo b. OH Clade B. Boyd / 2 yo b. OH 81/82 Mahlon A. Boyd / 63 yo b. VA / retired dry goods merchant / $2000 / -0- / Margaret Boyd / 52 yo b. PA / keeping house Mary E. Boyd / 22 yo b. OH Melissa E. Boyd / 19 yo b. OH Charley F. Boyd / 16 yo b. OH Abraham L. Boyd / 12 yo b. OH 82/83 Albert F. Boyd / 33 yo b. OH / dry goods store / -0- / -0- Mary Boyd / 29 yo b. OH / keeping house / -0- / $1000 Charles Boyd / 6 yo b. OH Margaret Boyd / 2 yo b. OH
1880 New Cumberland, Tuscarawas County 63/65 Mahlon A. Boyd / - / 69 yo b. VA / parents b. VA / D. Clothing Mahlon E. Boyd / son / 30 yo b. OH / father b. VA / mother b. PA / farm laborer Died 22 Sep 1933 in Tuscarawas County Abraham L. Boyd / son / 23 yo b. OH / father b. VA / mother b. PA / farm laborer Abraham m. Jennie Craig on 24 Oct 1889 in Tuscarawas County Died 2 Jan 1942 in Tuscarawas County Mary Boyd / dau-in-law / 39 yo b. OH / parents b. New Brunswick Charles Boyd / g-son / 17 yo b. OH / parents b. OH Nora M. Boyd / g-dau / 14 yo b. OH / parents b. OH
I suspect that Mahlon Boyd might be related in some manner to Eli McKinney who also lived in Jefferson County, Ohio. There is some circumstantial evidence for that possibility. It could be that Eli's wife or mother might have been a Boyd.
Any help or suggestions that anyone can give me would be most appreciated.