William James Boyd

Brief Life History of William James

When William James Boyd was born on 1 February 1844, in Ohio, United States, his father, David M Boyd, was 24 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Cline, was 18. He married Mary Ann Jones on 8 October 1871, in Scioto, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in United States in 1910 and Bratton Township, Adams, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died on 19 April 1926, in Scott Township, Adams, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82.

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William James Boyd
Mary Ann Jones
Marriage: 8 October 1871
Barbara Allen Boyd
Eliza Jane Boyd
Delila Boyd
Eskia A Boyd
Lilly Carleata Boyd
Wiliam James C Boyd

Sources (22)

  • William J Boyd in household of David Boyd, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William J. Boyd en entrada por Eskia A Boyd, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • William J. Boyd, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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