Name: Marcus M. Boyd
Birth: 1803 in Tennessee
Death: 30 NOV 1866 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Burial: Hazelwood Cemetery, Green Co, MO
Deceased before 1870 - see Dorinda Price for 1870.
1860 Greene Co, MO Census
Campbell Township, Springfield PO
11th July 1860
Reel: M653-621 Page: 119A
Dwelling 788 Family 836
Marcus Boyd, 56 yrs, M, Farmer, 13,600, 15,000, Tenn
Dorinda Boyd, 32 yrs, F, Va
Martha Boyd, 14 yrs, F, Mo, Did attend school within year
Louisa Boyd, 13 yrs, F, Mo, Did attend school within year
Robert Boyd, 19 yrs, M, Student, Mo, Did attend school within year
Joseph Boyd, 11 yrs, M, Mo, Did attend school within year
Eliza Boyd, 10 yrs, F, Mo, Did attend school within year
Thomas Boyd, 8 yrs, M, Mo, Did attend school within year
Charles Boyd, 6 yrs, M, Mo
Clara Boyd, 4 yrs, F, Mo
John Boyd, 2 yrs, M, Mo
1850 Greene Co, MO Census
4th September 1850
Reel: M432-400 Page: 270B & 271A
Dwelling 392 Family 392
Marcus Boyd, 47 yrs, M, Occupation unreadable, 3000, Tenn
Dorinda C. Boyd, 23 yrs, F, Ky (sic)
Sempronius Boyd, 22 yrs, M, Clerk, Tenn
Rufus K. Boyd, 20 yrs, M, Farmer, Tenn
Erastus Boyd, 18 yrs, M, Clerk, Tenn
Audley S. H. Boyd, 16 yrs, M, Farmer, Tenn
Marcus Boyd, 14 yrs, M, Tenn, Did attend school within year
William G. Boyd, 12 yrs, M, Mo, Did attend school within year
Robert Boyd, 10 yrs, M, Mo, Did attend school within year
Theodorick J. Boyd, 8 yrs, M, Mo, Did attend school within year
Martha Boyd, 5 yrs, F, Mo
Mary L. Boyd, 3 yrs, F, Mo
Eliza A. Boyd, 6/12 yrs, F, Mo
1840 Williamson Co, TN Census
Reel: M704-537 Page: 167A
2 Male 0 to 5
3 Male 5 to 10
1 Male 10 to 15
3 Male 15 to 20
2 Male 30 to 40
1 Female 30 to 40
Marcus' father, William G. Boyd, is next door.
1830 Williamson Co, TN
Unknown Townships 2
Reel: M19-182 Book: 1 Page: 162
1 Male 0-5
1 Male 20-30
1 Female 15-20
Springfield Missouri land office sales, 1833-1892. The B's.
Greene County Archives Bulletin #36
Last Name---First Name---Twp---Range---Sec---Acreage---Date of Sale
Boyd---Hugh---28---23---17---80---12 Oct 1852
Boyd---Hugh---28---23---17---80---12 Oct 1852
Boyd---L.---30---24---18---not listed---not listed
Boyd---Marcus---29---20---18---40---5 Feb 1842
Boyd---Marcus---29---20---19---40---1 Feb 1842
Boyd---Marcus---29---21---22---40---17 Jun 1852
Boyd---Marcus---29---21---22---80---2 Jul 1843 & 12 Dec 1851
Boyd---Marcus---29---21---22---40---11 Dec 1851
Boyd---Robert K.---30---24---19---80.77---15 Jun 1857
Boyd---Robert K.---30---24---19---80---18 Jun 1857
Boyd---Robert K.---30---24---21---40---15 Sep 1854
Boyd---Robert K.---30---24---27---80---13 Aug 1851
Boyd---Robert K.---30---24---27---80---13 Aug 1851
Boyd---Samuel G.---30---24---6---119.8---9 Sep 1857
Boyd---Zachariah A.---29---20---33---40---1 Feb 1858
Early Settlements, Campbell Township, Greene County, Missouri
From "History of Greene County, Missouri," St. Louis: Western Historical Company, 1883.
Campbell township embraces the settlements of the Campbells, the Rountrees, the Fulbrights, and other pioneers in the neighborhood of Springfield. William Fulbright, who came to the county in the year 1829, and settled where Fort No. 2 now is, west of Springfield, had previously been through what is now Greene County in 1819, but at that
time settled in Crawford County. He returned to Tennessee in 1822, and lived in that State until 1829, and then came back to Missouri and settled in the immediate vicinity of Springfield, as we have stated. Kindred Rose, came to the county in 1831, settled on section 28, township 29, range 22, and has been living there from that date to the
present. Alexander McKenzie, from Pulaski County, Kentucky, came in 1829 or 1830, and located three miles south of Springfield. Having disposed of his place to William Townsend about 1833, he moved out to Spring river. Joseph Rountree settled on section 28, 29, 22, in 1831. John P. Campbell and Madison Campbell, Joseph Miller, and others settled about Springfield as is fully detailed elsewhere. John Robertson arrived from Tennessee in the fall of 1835, and settled immediately West of Springfield on the farm afterwards owned and occupied by Judge
William B. Farmer. Judge Farmer reached Springfield in July, 1840, and after an active business life in Springfield moved to his farm in 1852. Martin Ingram was one of the old settlers of east Campbell township. Coming to Springfield in 1834 he lived one year in the town, and in 1835 moved to a farm in section two. He did a large amount of mechanical work in the days of the early history of the county, and built several mills. Judge Morton settled in the same part of the township in 1836, and the succeeding year brought on his family from Marshall County, Tennessee. William Purselly settled in 1838 on section 25, of township 29, range 21. MARCUS BOYD, in 1840, came from Maury county, Tenn., and settled two miles and a half east of Springfield. Samuel M. McCorkle, father of N. A. McCorkle, settled on the Ferguson place southeast of Springfield in 1839. He was from Tennessee. Other early settlers and settlements in Campbell township are noted in other parts of this history, notably, the first chapter and in the History of Springfield. Joseph Weaver came from Lincoln county, Tenn., (originally from Georgia) and settled on section 27 in the spring of 1830. The same spring Finis W. Shannon came from Williamson
County, Tenn., and settled on section 21. Peter Epperson settled on section 27 in 1830. The same year Isaac Wood located on section 8, township 29, range 21. Jesse Blackwell came to section 26 from Washington county (originally from Virginia), in 1831.
The War of the Rebellion, A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Vol. XXII, 182 11 Jan 1863: Report of C.B. Holland, commander Fourth Dist, Enrolled Missouri Militia, mentions Col. Boy'ds 74th Regiment. Enrolled MO Militia. Ibid, 184. Casualties at Springfield, 8 Jan 1863: 74th Regiment: Killed, 2 enlisted men; wounded, 4 officers, 16 enlisted men. Captured 1 enlisted man. Military record shows Col. Marcus A. Boyd commanding ? 16 Aug 1862. Ordered into active service at Springfield 6 Oct 1863 by Gen Holland. Relieved from duty 21 Oct 1863 by Gen Holland. Number of days in actual service: 16.
Per Howard V. Jones: Marcus Boyd came to a farm 2 miles east of Springfield, MO, in 1840. A strong Union man, raised a regiment in Greene Cty. A Whig, and in the state legislature for years representing Greene Cty. Prominent in Masonic circles.
Springfield Advertiser, 20 Sept 1845: Boyd, Mrs., died on 15 September of fever. She was consort of Col Marcus Boyd and leaves husband and 9 children.
Obituaries from Early Tennessee newspapers: Mr. James M. Ellis, in 17th year, died Williamson Co. at home of Marcus Boyd, Sunday 20 December. Parents live in Carroll Co, MS. Daily Republican Banner 3 Jan 1840.
From: Howard Jones at email@example.com
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 9:12 AM
I am sending this directly to Chris as we; as to you, Nanci, to make things easier. I was surprised to hear of the Idaho Boyds again, since the last time they came to my attention was way back in 1980, when I corresponded for a time with Marcus James and Eva Calhoun, who were then living in Seattle.
They told me about the unexpected departure of Dorinda and some of her kids to Idaho, and gave me quite a large account of the descendants of Clara Boyd and Orlando Calhoun. Clara was of course John's sister. I recorded nothing about a grave next to John Boyd's, so I can';t help there. Orlando did die in Buhl ID i13 Dec. 19166.
One thing about John's grave, from the Calhouns. Here;s what I have on him:
B-1-2-1-7-3-15: John B. Boydd, b. Springfield, c. 1858, d. John Boyd Flat nr. Roseworth, ID, 1934. Unm. s.p. His tombstone, a natural stone, has a hole in it. He said this was for him to slip through when the devil came for him. He was well-known for the still on his homestead which produced bootleg whisky.
Here are the children of Dorinda by Marcus Boyd:
m. 2) Greene Co. MO, 28 May 1846, , d/o Crabtree and Linnie Cecil
b. Russell Co. VA, 7 Apr. 1827
d. John Boyd Flat nr. Roseworth, ID, 31 Oct. 1913
* B-1-2-1-7-3-10: Mary Louisa (Lulu) Boyd
B-1-2-1-7-3-11: Eliza A. Boyd b. Springfield MO 1849-50. Res. Blanche, ID, 1913
m J.E. Little
B-1-2-1-7-3-12: Thomas H. Boyd, b. Springfield c. 1852, Res. Norfolk, AR, as of 1913.
B-1-2-1-7-3-13: Charles Boyd, b. Springfield c. 1854, d. after 1870, before 1913.
* B-1-2-1-7-3-14: Clara Boy
B-1-2-1-7-3-15: John B. Boyd
Of the children, Lulu was the only one who stayed in Springfield MO. Note that Eliza apparently went to ID, but I have no data on her beyond what you see there. Thomas and Charles both are lost -- Charles could be a good candidate for the 2nd grave, only I would think the Calhouns would have known that. However, they sent no data on the Little family beyond what is there, so it may be that they were not that well informed about the ID family, although Marcus James was born in Buhl in 1923.
I think the Calhouns sent some newspaper clippings along with their data, but I am not sure -- they probably are buried somewhere in my terrible filing system. I extracted the primary genealogical data as above.
Whoa! Just read more of what I had written:
Some accounts make his second wife, Dorinda Cecil Price, the daughter of William Cecil Price, Treasurer of the United States under James Buchanan; he was actually her brother. She m. 2) 1878, Sylvester Blackwell, b. KY 14 Nov. 1810, d. 3 June 1888. (History of Greene Co., 1883, 650). Per the Calhoun family, Dorinda came originally to Greene Co. in 1836. After Blackwell's death and the settlement of that estate, she moved to Idaho, taking her step-grandson Lawson Blackwell with her. She died at the John Boyd Flat near Roseworth , Idaho. and is buried near the John Boyd homestead cabin.
Maybe it's Dorinda next to John.
Well, I"ll leave it at that for now.
Howard V. Jones
9/29/2000: From Shirley at Storms123@aol.com:
I am researching the Rowlett line in Williamson TN. Upon the death of John Rowlett his children came under the guardianship...first by William G. Boyd and then upon his death Marcus. Two of the children were retarded, Phillip and Elizabeth. In 1829, when the will still had not been settled he filed on behalf of of William P. and James Rowlett also. Do you have any idea if the Boyds were related to the Rowletts in anyway. It seems strange that they would have maintained these children through two generations if they were not related. Ideas??? Shirley Rowlett Storms
Father: William G. Boyd b: 1774 in Rowan Co, NC
Mother: Martha Edmiston b: 1775 in Washington Co, VA
Eliza H. Hamilton b: AFT 1803 in Prob Tennessee
15 FEB 1825
in Williamson Co, TN
FTM Marriage Index: Tennessee 1720-1926 Sec VI Ch 45
Williamson Co, TN (1706-1876):
Boyd, Marcus m Hamilton, Eliza H. Feb 15, 1825
Marriage date and place from "Marriages-Tennessee to 1825".
- Sempronius Hamilton "Pony" Boyd b: 28 MAY 1828 in Williamson Co, TN
- Rufus King Boyd b: 1831 in Williamson Co, TN
- Audley Shanklin Hamilton Boyd b: 1834 in Williamson Co, TN
- Erastus Halloday B. Boyd , M.D. b: 27 NOV 1834 in Williamson Co, TN
- Marcus M. Boyd , Jr b: 1837 in Williamson Co, TN
- William G. Boyd II b: 1838 in Williamson Co, TN
- Robert Boyd b: 1840 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Theodorick Joseph Boyd b: 1842 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Martha T. Boyd b: 1845 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Dorinda Cecil Price b: 7 APR 1827 in Russell Co, Virginia
28 MAY 1846
in Springfield, Green Co, MO
Missouri Marriages to 1850
Boyd, Marcus Price, Dorinda C. 28 May 1846 Missouri
Dodd, Jordan. Missouri Marriages to 1850. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Missouri.
- Mary Louisa "Lula" Boyd b: 1847 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Eliza A. Boyd b: 1850 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Thomas H. Boyd b: JAN 1853 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Charles Boyd b: 1854 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- Clara Virginia Boyd b: 29 JAN 1856 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO
- John B. Boyd b: JUN 1858 in Springfield, Greene Co, MO