Biography of James Boyd
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James Boyd was born July 14, 1828, in Ontario Co., N. Y. His parents, Benjamin and Sally (Taggart) Boyd, were natives of Vermont, and located in this county in 1844; settled in the timber as there were no improvements on the land they purchased. His father died in 1853 and his mother in 1875. Mr. Boyd was married in 1853 to Emily, daughter of John and Mary Lamb, of Lapeer county. They have had eight children -Charles H., James F., William H. (deceased), Carrie W., Siegle, Emma B., Clara (deceased) and Fred E. Mr. Boyd enjoys the esteem of his fellow townsmen, and is justly regarded for his uprightness and integrity. He has been the incumbent of nearly all the tp. offices.

History of Kent County, Michigan
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Chicago 1881.