Third Generation

4. Robert3 Boyd (James2, John1)(33) was born in Wrightsville, YORK, PA December 4, 1846.

He married Martha J. Robinson in YORK, PA, September 18, 1865. Martha was born circa 1845 in DAUPHIN, PA. Martha was the daughter of Daniel Robinson. Occupation: Housekeeper. At 21 years of age Martha became the mother of James H. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1866.(34) At 23 years of age Martha became the mother of Isaac N. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1868. At 24 years of age Martha became the mother of John F. Boyd in YORK, PA, May 1870.(35) At 28 years of age Martha became the mother of Anne C. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1873. At 30 years of age Martha became the mother of Maggie J. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1875. At 31 years of age Martha became the mother of Mary Lizzie Boyd in YORK, PA, 1876. At 34 years of age Martha became the mother of Robert D. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1879. At 36 years of age Martha became the mother of Jesse William Boyd in Wrightsville, YORK, PA, December 12, 1881. Martha became the mother of Bertie M. Boyd in YORK, PA, circa 1883.

Occupation: Road Inspector. At 19 years of age Robert became the father of James H. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1866.(36) At 21 years of age Robert became the father of Isaac N. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1868. At 23 years of age Robert became the father of John F. Boyd in YORK, PA, May 1870.(37) Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census Lower Chanceford, YORK, PA.(38)

1870 Lower Chanceford, YORK, PA, Roll 1468, p. 540B. NAME AGE SEX OCC PROPERTY BORN Boyd, Robert O. 23 M Farmer 500 PA Martha 23 F Keeping House PA James 4 M PA Jesse * 2 M PA John 1/12 M PA Shank, John P. 21 M Works on farm PA Miller, John 17 M Works on farm PA

Robert lives next door to and works on his father's farm. Jesse is actually Isacc N. who was named after his uncle the doctor.

At 26 years of age Robert became the father of Anne C. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1873. At 28 years of age Robert became the father of Maggie J. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1875. At 29 years of age Robert became the father of Mary Lizzie Boyd in YORK, PA, 1876. At 32 years of age Robert became the father of Robert D. Boyd in YORK, PA, 1879. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census Lower Chanceford, YORK, PA.(39)

1880 Lower Chanceford, YORK, PA, Roll 1208, p. 657B. NAME AGE SEX REL OCC. BORN F Boyd, Robt. 33 M Farming PA PA Martha 33 F wife Keeping House PA PA James H. 14 M son PA PA Isacc N. 12 M son PA PA John C. 10 M son PA PA Annie C. 7 F dau PA PA Maggie 5 F dau PA PA Mary L. 4 F dau PA PA Robert D. 1 M son PA PA

At 35 years of age Robert became the father of Jesse William Boyd in Wrightsville, YORK, PA, December 12, 1881. Robert became the father of Bertie M. Boyd in YORK, PA, circa 1883. Robert was listed in a directory in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, 1899.(40) Excerpt from the Pittsburgh US City Directory:

for 1899 - Boyd, James M, produce, 723 Grant, h 1429 Sheffield, A for 1916 - Boyd, Jas M, gro, 7057 Frankstown av, h 7412 Race for 1920 - Boyd, Jas M, gro, 7057 Frankstown av, h 7315 Monticello

Robert was listed in a directory in Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY, PA, 1899.(41) Excerpt from Pittsburgh US City Directory:

for 1899 - Boyd, Martin, carp, Brighton pl, n Taggart, A for 1916 - Boyd, Martin, carp, h 821 Melrose av for 1920 - Boyd, Martin, carp, h 819 Melrose av

Following the death of his father, James, Robert became manager of the family homestead in 1883. In 1879 and 1880 he was inspector of elections for Lower Chanceford Township of York County, PA. In 1881 he was elected to road supervisor of the Township where he was reelected again the next year.

He married Martha J. Robinson, the daughter of Daniel Robinson of Dauphin County, in 1865. Together they raised a family of 9 children, one of which, Jesse William, was the Grandfather of the author. Like his father, Robert played an active part in his community. He was a member of the Harbor Lodge No. 333 I.O.O.F. of Safe Harbor, Lancaster County and a member of the McKendrie Methodist Episcopal Church of Lower Chanceford.

Robert Boyd and Martha J. Robinson had the following children:

child 9 i. James H.4 Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1866.(42)

child 10 ii. Isaac N. Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1868.

child 11 iii. John F. Boyd was born in YORK, PA May 1870.(43)

child 12 iv. Anne C. Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1873.

child 13 v. Maggie J. Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1875.

child 14 vi. Mary Lizzie Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1876.

child 15 vii. Robert D. Boyd was born in YORK, PA 1879. Robert died June 17, 1945 YORK, at 65 years of age.

child + 16 viii. Jesse William Boyd was born December 12, 1881.

child 17 ix. Bertie M. Boyd was born in YORK, PA circa 1883.

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