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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Setting the Record Straight: John Wesley Dial

John Wesley Dial was my great-great-grandfather. He was born on March 19, 1875 in Green Hill, Lauderdale County, Alabama to Rebecca and William T. Dial. He married Martha Ada Boyd when he was 24 on September 12, 1899 in Wayne County, Tennessee. The problem is that A LOT of family trees on Ancestry and beyond …

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Unidentified Photos: Wayne County, TN & Lauderdale County, AL

I have some family photos that I can't identify that belonged to my grandmother's mother, Waymon Dial Pigg. Waymon lived in Wayne County, Tennessee in Iron City. Her mom was Martha Ada Boyd (child of Jane Hayes and Levi Boyd) and her father was John Wesley Dial (child of Rebecca and William Dial). John's family …

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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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