Boyce, Prettyman or Pettyman
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
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 "
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."