David French Boyd

Male5 October 1834–27 May 1899

Brief Life History of David French

When David French Boyd was born on 5 October 1834, in Evansham, Wythe, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Boyd, was 30 and his mother, Minerva Ann French, was 17. He married Esther Gertrude Wright on 5 October 1865, in Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wythe, Virginia, United States in 1850. In 1883, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as college president in Auburn, Lee, Alabama, United States. He died on 27 May 1899, in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States.

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David French Boyd
Esther Gertrude Wright
Marriage: 5 October 1865
Edward J Boyd
Thomas Jackson Boyd
Leigh S. Boyd
Arthur J Boyd
Leroy Stafford Boyd
CPT David French Boyd Sr.
Rex Boyd
Mary Wright Boyd
Guy French Boyd
Jesse Wright Boyd Sr.

Sources (19)

  • David F Boyd in household of Thomas J Boyd, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David in entry for Jesse W. Boyd and Sylvia M. Sawvell, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • David F Boyd in entry for Jesse Wright Boyd, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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  • Marriage
    5 October 1865Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1839 · Name change

    Age 5

    Name change from Evansham to Wythville in 1839.


    Age 29

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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