Theron Boyd

Brief Life History of Theron

When Theron Boyd was born on 29 November 1829, in New York, United States, his father, John Nicholson Boyd, was 19 and his mother, Bethiah Louise Corwin, was 14. He married Jane Bethia Sawyer on 4 May 1851, in Gaines, Gaines Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gaines, Gaines Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 1 February 1862, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Theron Boyd
Jane Bethia Sawyer
Marriage: 4 May 1851
Olive Boyd
Hiram Weller Boyd
Polly Boyd
Mary M. Boyd
Elizabeth Jane Boyd
John Boyd
Theron George Boyd

Sources (6)

  • Theron S Boyd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Theron Boyd in the marriage record of son Hiram Webster Boyd.
  • Theon S Boyd in entry for Mary M Beehile, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, from Bòid (genitive case of Bòd, the Gaelic name of the island of Bute) or Bòideach, denoting a person from Bute. Alternatively, the name may denote descendants of a Gilla filius Boed, who appears in reference to Glasgow Cathedral in the early 12th century, perhaps from the Gaelic personal name Boite, of uncertain origin.

Scottish and Irish: from the Gaelic epithet buidhe ‘yellow(-haired)’. Compare Bowie .

Manx: from Mac Gille Buidhe ‘son of the yellow-haired lad’ (compare 2 above).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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