George Boyd

1739–25 January 1803 (Age 64)
Boyds Ferry, Halifax, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of George

When George Boyd was born in 1739, in Boyds Ferry, Halifax, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, Patrick Harrison Boyd, was 29 and his mother, Rachael Grimson, was 24. He married Amy Leah Mitchell on 7 November 1797, in Halifax, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 25 January 1803, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

George Boyd
Amy Leah Mitchell
Marriage: 7 November 1797
Mary Boyd
Elizabeth Boyd
Hannah Boyd
Patrick Boyd
John Boyd
Sarah Boyd
Robert Alexander Boyd
Nancy Ann Boyd
George Boyd Jr
Rachel Boyd

Spouse and Children

7 November 1797
Halifax, Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 19

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 36

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 41

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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)

  • Geo. Boyd in entry for Robert Wade, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890
  • Halifax County, Virginia, will of George Boyd Senr., 9 Jan 1803, Recorded 28 Feb 1803

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