Biography of James A. Boyd of Pavilion, NY

James A. Boyd was born September 4, 1820, in Charltori, Saratoga County, N. Y., a son of Alexander and Eleanor (Gibson) Boyd. Alexander was born in 1790, near Glasgow, Scotland, and when 18 years of age came to the United States and settled in Saratoga County. He was a weaver by trade and also a farmer. His wife was born near Belfast, Ireland, in 1781, and when a girl of 15 years came with her parents to Saratoga County. They had six children, namely: Mrs. Margaret McArthur, James A., Samuel, John (deceased), Jane, and Alexander. In 1825 Alexander Boyd and wife came to Covington. He died in 1874, and his wife in 1869. They were United Presbyterians. James A. married, March 19, 1856. Margaret, daughter of Duncan McMillan, of Covington. Mr. McMillan was born in the Highlands of Scotland in 1789, and came to the United States with his parents, John and Margaret (McGregor) McMillan, settling in Johnstown, thence removing to York, Livingston County, prior to 1812. Duncan McMillan located where Mr. Boyd now resides about 1830, and raised three sons and four daughters. James A. Boyd has two children, Ella C. and William J. They are members of the United Presbyterian Church.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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