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Thank you for reaching out to me. I do not know where William Boyd (1770- ?) was born. The only record I have found that might be him is in Dutch Reformed Church Records 1639-1989. There is a William Boyd and Geer??? Vandeworken listed as parents for Marytje b. March 13 but no year listed. In an Ancestry tree, William Boyd is listed as father of Marytje as well as a William Boyd. I know that William B. Boyd (1794-1880) who is my 2nd great grandfather lived in Grove, Allegheny County, New York, according to an 1850 non-population census, and his birthplace was listed as New York. In subsequent census reports, William B. Boyd's birthplace is listed as follows: 1855 NY census--Orange Co. New York; 1860 US census--New York; 1865 NY Census--Orange Co. New York; 1875 NY Census--Penn; I also found a record of his being married in Owasco, Cayuga Co. NY. As I would like to determine where William B. Boyd was born and learn more about his father's birthplace as well as my other Boyd ancestors. My father, LaDetter Elno Boyd (1911-2001), referred to his family as coming to western NY from Pennsylvania but other than the one reference in the 1875 NY census, I cannot confirm this. Please let me know if this is sufficient information about my Boyd ancestors.
Hi again Eleanor,
After searching familysearch.org I saw that you are many relatives are searching for the truth about the Boyd Ancestry. I found the family history confusing. I believe that my next step would be, if you have the means to do so, would be to hire a professional genealogist. Found that William Boyd's sister Eva Mastin on myheritage.com
I did find Willam and Hannah Boyd on findagrave.com and there are many Boyd family names listed that you could click on to find additional information on family members but I did not find another William Boyd.
click on link below to see photo of EffieEffie, Eva Mastin was born on month day 1899, at birth place, New York, to Frank, Elno Boyd and Carrie, Estelle Boyd.Effie had one brother: LaDette Elno Boyd.Effie married Carlton, Willis Mastin on month day 1925, at age 25 at marriage place, New York.
They had 5 children: Edmund Elno Mastin, Vera Estelle Owens and 3 other children.
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To ensure that you keep the lines and birth places for William Boyd’s family straight, we suggest that you compile the vital records for each generation, using the parent names from the official records to begin searching for the previous generation, etc.
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Since you have a birth place of Orange County, NY for William B. Boyd (1794-1880), we suggest that you review the FamilySearch research wiki for Orange County, New York Genealogy as well as the wiki for New York Vital Records Genealogy to begin your search.
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