First Generation

1. John1 Boyd was born in North Ireland before 1774.

He married Sarah Boyd UKNOWN in North Ireland, before 1774.(1) Sarah immigrated, 1773. Destination: to CHESTER, PA.(2) Philadelphia Co. PA 1773 - Indentured servants: Ann, Jane, John, and Samuel Boyd

Sarah became the mother of James Boyd in PA, 1802.(3) She bought property in YORK, PA, 1864.(4) Survey C-409 Lower Chanceford Township York Warrent Register: P-144

WARRENT - July 9, 1814, 30 acres to Richard Porter. SURVEY - October 17, 1849, 28.92 acres to Richard Porter. PATENT - November 1, 1864, 26.152 acres to Sarah Boyd.

John immigrated, circa 1774. Destination: to CHESTER, PA.(5) Philadelphia Co. PA 1773 - Indentured servants: Ann, Jane, John, and Samuel Boyd

John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census Fawn TWP, YORK, PA.(6) Excerpt from 1790 Census YORK, Fawn TWP, PA., p. 271

Boyd, John 1 male (under 16), 3 females, 1 slave (ed. note: John is on same page with William Colvin who may be the father of Robert Colvin.)

At 28 years of age John became the father of James Boyd in PA, 1802.(7)

Little is known about John Boyd except that he emmigrated to the United States from the northern part of Ireland in circa 1774 (see Biographical History of York County, Pennsylvania, ed. by John Gibson), originally settling in Chester County. He was the progenitor of all the Boyd's in this particular line and is the author's paternal Great-Great-Great-Grandfather.

According to the 1773 Census for Philadelphia County, PA, John and his family may have been newly arrived indentured servants. John, Ann, Jane, and Samuel are all listed together on this census and are most likely from the same family. This could be the very same John and original settler of this Boyd family.

John Boyd and Sarah Boyd UKNOWN had the following children:

child 2 i. Robert2 Boyd. Occupation: Lumber business. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in YORK, PA.(8)

1840 YORK, PA, Roll 157, p. 282 Boyd, Robert 1 male 30-40 (James), 1 male 40-50 (self), 1 female 20-30 (probably Robert's wife).

child + 3 ii. James Boyd was born 1802.

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