BOYD of Upton, Massachusetts married Hannah HILL of Hopkinton, Massachusetts
soon after their intentions were published 24 June 1766. She was
born 12 July 1742, daughter of Ralph and Sarah HILL. Abraham was son of
John and Margaret (Long) BOYD originally of Boston, later of Shelburne,
MA. No dates of their deaths have been found. The last record
of Abraham was on September 3, 1818 when he deeded land to Robert BOYD.
(see Land records book 6 page 154 wilmington, vermont. (see also
book 6, page 113)
and Hannah HILL were early settlers of Wilmington, Vermont. They and several
children settled on land alongside the Deerfield river which he had purchased
before the War of Rebellion, 1776. The river flowed through the southwest
part of town. Through the years more and more land was purchased until
the BOYD family, children, grandchildren, and even the great grandchildren,
eventually owned many of the farms along that river valley which, in the
1920's were to be abandoned and flooded when the New England Power Company
constructed the Harriman dam at Whitingham".
"Wilmington Reunions 1890-1970 "by Margaret C. Greene and Barbara H. Look).
Abraham was a soldier in the War of the Revolution. He fought at
the Battle of Bunker (Breeds) Hill and at the Battle of Bennington.
He is listed in the Patriots Index of the DAR. DAR national number
602081. Computer code 1-034-MA:
Capt. Stephan Sadler's Company, Col. Wheelock's regt. which marched 20
Apr 1775 in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 to Roxbury, Ma".
BOYD, receipts for wages for service in Capt. Henry Leland's company, Col.
Willis regt. dated Hopkinton" Feb 5, 1776.
BOYD was a Minute Man in the defense of Boston, 1776. He was from
Upton, Mass., removed during the war to Wilmington, Vermont, where he died".
DAR lineage book, page 349, under #29975 Mary J. Castle.
BOYD is mentioned in Dr. John Long's Diary as traveling up and down the
Deerfield river from Shelburne, Mass to Wilmington, Vt. in the 1770's.
Sailors and Patriots of the Revolutionary War - Vermont.
Carleton E. and Sue G. Fisher. Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1992. Volume
2. Page 358 Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution.
Massachusetts Vital Records
Vermont Vital Records
of Abraham Boyd & Hannah Hill Boyd
BOYD Jr. was baptized 16 October1768 in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. He married
Elizabeth TAYLOR McKINSTRY of West Springfield, Mass. Their intentions
were published 6 October 1792. (V.R. of West Springfield, Mass.)
Elizabeth was born 19 June 1764 at Gilsum, New Hampshire. (Try as I might
I have never been able to find any more data on Abraham Jr.)
BOYD was (1) baptized 22 October 1769 (2) in Hopkinton, Mass. He
married Susannah WHEELER10 September 1798. She was born in 1782, daughter
of Deliverance and Mary WHITMAN WHEELER. Susannah died 31 Jan 1854
and Robert died 16 Feb 1845, both in Wilmington, Vermont.
BOYD was baptized 8 November 1772 in Hopkinton, Ma. He married SallySTEVENS4
December 1800 inWilmington, Vt. Sally was born in 1778 and died 25 Dec
1864. Levi died in Wilmington on 7 June 1839.
BOYD was baptized 23 October 1774 in Hopkinton, Ma. He married Ruth
CLARK 14 December 1802. She was born in 1787 and died 3 July 1844. Simeon
died 25 July 1856 in Wilmington.
BOYD was baptized 21 September 1777 in Hopkinton, Mass. He married
Lucy CUSHMAN 9 December 1802. Stephan was killed by a falling tree sometime
in 1813. Lucy married 2nd William WILDER19 March 1815. She died 21
Sept 1855, Wilmington, Vermont.
BOYD was born in Wilmington, Vermont 17 Oct 1781. He married Elizabeth
(Betsy) WHEELER, 29 May 1803. Betsy and Susannah (who married Robert
BOYD) were sisters. They were the daughters of Deliverance and Mary Whitman
WHEELER who were early settlers of Wilmington. Betsy died in Wilmington
28 Feb 1873. Luther died at Columbus, Ohio 12 January 1867.
Records of Wilmington and Whitingham, Vermont. Vital Records of Hopkinton,
Mass. Land Records Wilmington, Vt.
stone says Robert was born in 1771.
Vermont, The Times Press, 1900
"Abraham BOYD was a soldier of the Revolution and
came to Wilmington as one of the earliest settlers just before the outbreak
of the war. He came in with two companions from Hopkinton, Massachusetts,
by the guide of marked trees. He cleared a small patch of land from the
dense forest and built a crude log hut. His sons were Robert, Levi, Stephan,
and Simeon. Robert the eldest son married Susannah
WHEELER and settled in the south part of town. He started in life with
"an axe and one lousy calf" but reared a family of seven children and aquired
a handsome fortune.
James Manning BOYD, eldest son of Robert, when he
was twenty years of age, went to live with his aged grandparents, remained
with them the rest of their lives, and suceeded to their estate, a fine
200 acre farm on the Deerfield river.
James Manning BOYD married Phoebe Drury MOORE, a
niece of Zephaniah MOORE, the first president of Amherst College. A family
of thirteen children were born to them. Seven members of this family are
now living, the three brothers, Ransome M., Warren R., and Edmund M. in
this town and Ansel N. of Whitingham, and two daughters.
James Manning BOYD and his wife were substantial
and worthy people and passed their lives on the old BOYD homestead where
he died at the age of sixty-eight and she at the age of eighty-nine.
Warren Robert BOYD was born in 1837 and was educated
in the public schools. He married Lucy Ann RICH in 1861 and settled on
the south part of the old farm, which he conducted with industry and success
until he removed to the village of Whitingham in 1894. He erected a good
set of buildings on the farm which he sold to lawyer Davenport. In
1895 Mr. BOYD built his present commodius residence on School street, where
he is passing the latter years of an active and useful life.
The two children of Warren and Lucy are Leslie W.,
born in 1866, a farmer and selectmen of Wilmington, and Della B., Mrs.
Perry M. Davis. Warren R. BOYD was an early and prominent member of the
grange. He has served his town capably as selectman, justice of the peace,
and many years as a lister, and is a highly esteemed citizen."
Jr., was the eldest son, not Robert. They also had a son named Luther born
1781 in Vermont who left for Ohio in 1813. See also "Vermont Families in
1791", Vol 1, Edited by Scott A. Bartley, 1992
more information on descendants see:
by Richard G. Boyd
Boyd Society International
of Abraham Boyd