William A. Boyce, Marion County, TN 1830
In the Marion County TN census of 1830, there is a person listed who is transcribed by Douthat as WILLIAM A BOYCE. Ancestry.com transcribes it as WILLIAM A. BEYER. This man is 50-60 years old, and the female adult in the household is between 40-50 years of age. I have looked at a copy of the actual census. I am not sure that there is a letter between the B and the Y, but I don't know. It is very difficult to read, and I don't blame the transcriber for whatever they put down. I have searched the Boyce, Bias, Byars, Byce boards for someone who matches this person, and I have found nothing. If someone knows anything about this person who does NOT show up in the 1836 Marion County TN tax list, nor the 1840 Marion County TN census, please let me know. I have my own theory, but I don't want to prejudice anyone else's theory.