Janet: The children's names I gave you were just examples to help find Mary's parents. I have just reviewed the 1880/1900 U.S. Census for Cleburne Co. Ala. Both show that John R. Boyd's wife was named "Mary H." and the 1900 Census stated she was born in"Sept." I feel your Mary H. Boyd was Mary Helen McCaghren who was born on 27 Sep 1845 in Benton Co. (later became Cleburne Co. in 1876) and was a daughter of Henry Miles McCaghren and Ann Norman. The names of the Boyd children you gave mematched the ones in the Census. Thank for for this information.Do you know when John R. Boyd and Mary H. Boyd died?