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Daniel Boyd


Daniel Boyd, farmer, York Township, born in this county in 1831, is a son of Elijah Boyd, whose history appears above. He grew up on the farm with his parents, and shared the limited advantages of the common schools. In 1854 was married to Laura A. Irby, a native of Indiana, and daughter of Joseph A. and Eliza (Walker) Irby, natives of Tennessee and Indiana respectively. Her parents married in this State and subsequently moved to Illinois, where they now reside at Caving Rock. After his marriage Mr. Boyd began operations for himself; he made his first purchase in 1857, which he sold in 1860, and then purchased his present farm of 113 3⁄4 acres, on which he has since resided and has done a general farming business, and has been fairly successful. Mr. Boyd has reared nine children: Fernando, Ology, Angeline, Joseph, Jennie, Emerson, Norris, Daniel and John. The father is a member of F. & A.M. Fernando Boyd married Fannie Israel. Their children are Dora, Warren, and an infant. Jennie married Wilson Huston; they have one child, Emerson. Joseph married Dora Peters.