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Champaign County, Illinois

Lineages - Boyd Family

Submitted by Celia Snyder

First Generation
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1. William BOYD, GGGG Grandfather. Born ca 1784. William died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in Sep 1838; he was 54.[1] Occupation: Farmer. On 8 Feb 1805 when William was 21, he married Elizabeth (Eliza) WILEY, GGGG Grandmother, in Shelby Co, KY.[3] Born in Germany. Elizabeth (Eliza) died in Sep 1838 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. They had the following children:
2 i. Stephen (1805-1873)
ii. Joshua, GGGG Uncle. On 5 Jul 1819 Joshua married Elizabeth Kitson, GGGG Aunt, daughter of James Birch KITSON (ca 1767-1835) & Jemima MAYES (1777-), in Henry Co, KY. Born ca 1802.

Second Generation
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2. Stephen BOYD, GGG Grandfather. Born on 17 Dec 1805 in Shelby County, KY. Stephen died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 14 Aug 1873; he was 67. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL.

"This old pioneer was born December 17, 1804, in Shelby county, Kentucky. His father, William Boyd, and his mother, who was Elizabeth Wiley, came to this county at the same time that Stephen himself came, to-wit in the year 1831. The father was of Scotch descent, while the mother was a German lady. They both died here, in September, 1838, there being but a few days between the dates of their death. Stephen, when he arrived in this county from Shelby county, Kentucky, was twenty-seven years old, and had in 1824 married Jemima Kitson who died in 1826, in Kentucky. he settled three miles east of Urbana and lived there the remainder of his life following here as he had in his old home, the occupation of a farmer. In 1833 he married Eliza Rinehart. His children were james Boyd, a well-to-do farmer who now lives at the old home place, (a sketch of whose life and his portrait appears elsewhere.) John Matthias, who died in 1838, Jemima, who died in 1846, Elizabeth, who married Amos Conway, now residing in Dakota. Mary, who married Frank Champlain, now residing in Cedar Vale, Chautauqua county, Kansas, Emma and Al Boyd, both residing near Urbana. Stephen Boyd was always a consistent and ardent democrat. He died August 14, 1873, leaving behind him a splendid reputation for honesty and square dealing among those who knew him for the long period of time he lived among the early pioneers. He left to his heirs a goodly estate and did not owe a cent at the time of his death. His living children have all done well and are a credit to the memory of Stephen Boyd, whose record of honesty we gladly preserve for future generations."[4]

On 24 Jul 1824 when Stephen was 18, he first married Jemima KITSON, GGG Grandmother, daughter of James Birch KITSON (ca 1767-1835) & Jemima MAYES (1777-), in Henry Co, KY.[3] Born ca 1804. Jemima died in Shelby County, KY in 1826; she was 22. They had one child:
3 i. James W. (1825-1892)

On 26 Jan 1835 when Stephen was 29, he second married Eliza RINEHART, GGGG Aunt, daughter of Mathias RINEHART (1782-) & Elizabeth MARCH, in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Born in 1817. Eliza died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1862; she was 45. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth, Half GGG Aunt. Elizabeth married Frank CHAMPLAIN.
ii. Jemima, Half GGG Aunt. Jemima died in 1846.
iii. John Matthias, Half GGG Uncle. John Matthias died in 1838.
iv. Mary, Half GGG Aunt. Mary first married Frank Champlain. Mary second married Lewis BENSYL.
v. Isaac, Half GGG Uncle. Born in 1842 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Isaac died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1862; he was 20. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. Isaac served in Co. H, 71st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Civil War
4 vi. Emma (Emily) (1849-1932)
vii. Catharine, Half GGG Aunt. Born in 1851 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Catharine died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1893; she was 42. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL.
viii. Allen S., Half GGG Uncle. Born in 1854 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Allen S. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1933; he was 79. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. On 14 Oct 1886 when Allen S. was 32, he married Catharine DOHERTY, in Champaign Co, IL.

Stephen third married Malinda RANKIN. Malinda died in 1879.

Third Generation
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3. James W. BOYD, GG Grandfather. Born on 10 Sep 1825 in Shelby County, KY.[5, Listed as 10 sep 1825 in Rinehart Family Record] James W. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 14 Apr 1892; he was 66. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. Occupation: Farmer. James W. Boyd came to Champaign County in 1831 (along with his father, Stephen, and grandfather, William) and settled Sections 9 and 10.[6] On 19 Aug 1847 when James W. was 21, he first married Frances RHOADES (RHODES), GG Grandmother, daughter of Walter RHOADES (RHODES) (27 Oct 1795-18 Jun 1861) & Mary Ann RINEHART (24 Jan 1811-Jan 1872), in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Born on 31 Aug 1829 in IL. Frances died on 7 Mar 1862; she was 32.[5, Rinehart Family Record] They had the following children:
i. John W., GG Uncle. Born on 3 Mar 1849 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. John W. died bef 31 Jul 1928; he was 79. On 17 Sep 1879 when John W. was 30, he married Celia S. KELLER, in Champaign Co, IL.
ii. Sarah, GG Aunt. Born ca 1851.
iii. William M., GG Uncle. Born on 30 Aug 1851 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. William M. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL in 1907; he was 55. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. Listed as "bachelor" on Quit Claim Deed, dated 24 July 1893
5 iv. Mary Jemima (1853-1944)
v. Sarah E. (Maud), GG Aunt. Born on 30 Jul 1857 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Sarah E. (Maud) married Herman STROVER.
vi. Stephen P., GG Uncle. Born on 2 Apr 1859. Stephen P. died on 26 Jan 1862; he was 2.
vii. George A., GG Uncle. Born on 25 Nov 1861 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. George A. died on 10 Sep 1862.
viii. Alfred N., GG Uncle. Born on 17 Jun 1855 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Alfred N. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 4 Mar 1876; he was 20.

On 17 Aug 1864 when James W. was 38, he second married Mary Ann COLLINS. Mary Ann died in 1865.

aft 1865 when James W. was 39, he third married Caroline TURNIPSEED (family later changed name to Holland). Born in 1832 in PA. They had the following children:
i. Anna C., Half GG Aunt. Born on 17 Jun 1867 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. On 2 Jan 1887 when Anna C. was 19, she married William JONES, in Champaign Co, IL.
ii. Frank, Half GG Uncle. Born on 4 Jan 1870 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. On 26 Mar 1894 when Frank was 24, he married Della SWAYZE, in Champaign Co, IL.
iii. Florence, Half GG Aunt. Born on 11 Oct 1873 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. On 9 Feb 1898 when Florence was 24, she married Edwin S. SPERLING, in Champaign Co, IL.

4. Emma (Emily) BOYD, Half GGG Aunt. Born on 19 Oct 1849 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Emma (Emily) died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 13 Oct 1932; she was 82. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. Religion: Methodist. Emma (Emily) first married ? WEBB. Emma (Emily) second married ? STEWARD. They had one child:
i. William, Half 1C3R. William died bef 1932.

Fourth Generation
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5. Mary Jemima BOYD, G Grandmother. Born on 4 Oct 1853 in Urbana, Champaign, IL. Mary Jemima died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 2 Sep 1944; she was 90. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. On 21 Oct 1877 when Mary Jemima was 24, she married Martin M. HARRY, G Grandfather, son of Joseph M. HARRY (1818-) & Lucinda C. RUGGLES (17 Jan 1825-12 Oct 1904), in Champaign Co, IL. Born on 8 Jan 1844 in Lewisburg, Lewis, KY. Martin M. died in Urbana, Champaign, IL on 4 Oct 1918; he was 74. Buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview, Champaign, IL. He served as a Sergeant in Co. I of the 16th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry and was a prisoner at Andersonville. They had the following children:
i. Frances H. (1878-1956)
ii. Ethel Mary (1880-1968)
iii. James L. (1882-1919)
iv. Daisy Elizabeth (1884-1963)

Sources

1. A Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois, J. R. Stewart, Supervising Editor, The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and new York, I, 196, 1918.
2. History of Champaign County, 1878
3. Early American Marriages: Atlantic South.
4. Milton W. Mathews and Lewis A. McLean, Early History and Pioneers of Champaign County, Champaign County Herald, Urbana, Illinois, 136, 1886.
5. Family Records
6. History of Champaign County
7.
"Muster and Descriptive Rolls of Illinois Civil War Units," Springfield, IL.


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