Theron Boyd

29 November 1829–1 February 1862 (Age 32)
New York, United States

The Life 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

Spouse and Children

4 May 1851
Gaines, Gaines Township, Tioga, Pennsylvania, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Bethiah Louise Corwin





    Louisa Jane Boyd


    Myron H. Boyd


    Charles Clinton Boyd


World Events (3)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.

Age 17

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, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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

Sources (3)

  • Theron S Boyd, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Theron Boyd in household of John N Boyd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Theon S Boyd in entry for Mary M Beehile Or Bechile, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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