Biography of John Boyd
Allen County, OH Biographies

JOHN BOYD, farmer, P. O. Cridersville. Auglaize County, was born in Allegheny County, Penn., November 4, 1807, son of Henry and Margaret (Beer) Boyd, both natives of Pennsylvania and pioneers of Trumbull County, Ohio. Our subject was reared in Trumbull County, Ohio, where he was educated in the common schools. After he was eighteen years of age he began working on a farm by the month, and also engaged in teaming and teaching school until he was twenty four years of age. He was twice married, his first wife, to whom he was married, February 21. 1333, being Mary C., daughter of John and Rebecca (McKinney) Johnson. of Canfield, Ohio. The issue of this union was two children, Rebecca J. (Mrs. James Robison. deceased), and John (deceased). His present wife is Anna, daughter of Frederick and Christena (Hartzel) Lazarus, of Deerfield, Portage Co., Ohio, to whom he was married, March. 10, 1837, and by whom he has had four children: Frederick who died in the army during the late war, at Bowling Green, Ky., a member of the Ninety ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Susan (Mrs. David E. Hover), Maria (Mrs. W. A. Wolf) and Christiana (Mrs. George Tamplin). After his first marriage Mr. Boyd settled in Berlin Township, Trumbull Co., Ohio, where he resided fourteen years; from there he went to Deerfield, Portage Co., Ohio, where he lived until 1854, when he came to this county, settling in Shawnee Township, on the farm he now owns and occupies which he cleared and improved. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd are members of the Presbyterian Church of Lima. He has filled several of the minor offices of the township. In politics he is a Republican.

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