Mal Boyd’s Account of Ancestors

In the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project, writers conducted interviews of more than 2,300 former slaves and their descendants. (Learn more about the project here.) On the morning of November 1, 1938, interviewer Bernice Bowden was walking down Miller Street in Pine Bluff, Arkansas when she spotted Mal Boyd sitting on his …

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Father of Robert Boyd of Pickens, South Carolina

Documentation is essential to proving your family tree. I have been working hard to find actual proof that Robert Boyd of Pickens County, South Carolina was the son of Robert Boyd who died in 1782 in Granville, North Carolina. Google searches and Ancestry family trees all list Robert's father as Robert, but with no hard …

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Robert Boyd’s 24 Children

My Boyd family from Pickens County, South Carolina is an interesting group, to say the least. I've never been satisfied with the small amount of information I had gathered about them. While I've used the FamilySearch catalog to research ancestors in my Tennessee counties, I had not looked up my South Carolina Boyds. I regret …

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Milly Fowler Boyd

Following the paper trail, Milly Fowler was born about 1800 in Pickens County, South Carolina, to Elizabeth and Joshua Fowler. Her marriage date to Robert Boyd is unknown, but they had one son together: Jeter Boyd born in 1822. In Joshua's 1833 probated will in Pickens, he lists Milly, widow of Robert, and minor heir, …

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Elizabeth Jane Hays Dalton Boyd

Elizabeth Jane Hays went by Jane and was a "granny woman", according to descendants; she delivered babies in the small, rural community of Iron City in Wayne County, Tennessee. She was born on May 2, 1845 in Iron City to John Marshal Hays and Sarah Sallie Pigg Hays. At the age of 14, Jane married William Birt …

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