Biography of James Boyd
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





JAMES BOYD, farmer, P. 0. Plain City, was born in Washington County, Penn., June 5, 1826, and moved with his parents to Madison County in 1831, locating in this township in 1852. He was a son of James and Martha (Million) Boyd, natives of Pennsylvania. Our subject's education was limited to the common schools of this county. He early began the work of a farmer, and has since spent his life in that useful occupation. He owns a farm of 356½ acres of land, near Plain City, where he resides. He was married, November 20, 1864, to Ann E. Williams, a native of Franklin County, Ohio, and a daughter of Ebenezer Williams. They have three children - Emma, James Grant and Robert Colfax. Mr. Boyd was a Whig until the formation of the Republican party, since which he has been a Republican. His grandfather, Col. Million, an officer in the war of 1812, was a surveyor by profession, and at one time owned 2,200 acres of land here.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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