William W. Boyd - Crawford Co., IL Biography

History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.

William Henry Perrin, ed.

(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)


William W. Boyd, farmer, P. O. Hutsonville, is the youngest of a family of three children born to Wilson and Mary E. (Sackrider) Boyd. (See biography of John S. Boyd.)   He was born in Crawford County, Ill, August 26, 1841; he was raised on the home farm and educated from the subscription schools, taught in the old log cabins common in his day. In 1861, he married Miss Fidelia Bailiff, a native of Clark County, Ill.   They are the parents of the following children:  Henry W., Bruce, Amanda A. and Allen C.  Mr. Boyd is one of the most successful farmers and stock-dealers of Crawford County.  His
farm contains 267 acres of good land.  In politics, Mr. Boyd is identified with the principles of the Democratic party.

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