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Joseph Newton BOYD
Mary McCRAVEN
Husband:  Joseph Newton BOYD
Birth:  1781/2, SC
Death:  Apr 1881, Hogansville, Troup Co., GA
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  26 Jan 1815
Wife:  Mary McCRAVEN
Birth:  1791/2, SC
Death:  30 Jul 1888/9, Hogansville, Troup Co., GA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in Abbeville Dist., SC:
1.  Elizabeth H. BOYD, b. Jun 1817
2.  Jane Amanda BOYD, b. 25 May 1819; d. 5 May 1906
3.  Susan S. BOYD, b. 15 Nov 1821; d. 19 Jul 1829
4.  Mary Ann BOYD, b. 30 Mar 1824; d. 6 Mar 1827
5.  William McCraven BOYD, b. 12 Mar 1827; d. ca. 1919

born in GA, probably Troup Co., GA:
6.  Martha Ann BOYD, b. 30 Jun 1827; d. Sep 1890
7.  Andrew J. BOYD, b. 1834/5

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Georgia, South Carolina

Sources:

1a.  D.L. Murray & N.R. Murray (Hunting for Bears).  1995. Marriage Index: AL, GA, SC, 1641-1944.  Salt Lake City, UT (Broderbund CD-3):
Boyd, Joseph Mccraven, Mary Jun/81/JAN Ninety-Six and Abbeville Dist., SC
I have no idea how to interpret the date information (many records on the CD had this kind of obscure notation).  Neither this date nor the one below can be correct with regard to the marriage, except that this one could be the birthyear of Joseph.  I would think this was not our couple, except that secondary sources do accept that it is.

1b.  Hunting for Bears, comp.  South Carolina Marriages, 1641-1965.  The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Boyd, Joseph McCraven, Mary Jan 1774 Ninety-Six and Abbeville District

2.  1820

3.  1830

4.  1840

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 12):  700th G.M. Dist., Troup Co., GA, Roll M432_84, p. 142B, enumerated 24 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
353 362 Joseph N Boyd 64 M   Planter 5000 So Carolina
    Mary      " 54 F       "
    William   " 22 M   Farm hand   "
    Andrew    " 15 M   "    "   Georgia
    Mary C Corbin 10 F       "
    Edward P "  8 M       "
  368 Henry W Owens 28 M   Physician   So Carolina
    Eliza     " 17 F       Georgia
Mary and Edward CORBIN are their grandchildren, that is, children of their widowed and re-married daughter, Elizabeth (BOYD) CORBIN ALEXANDER.

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 13):  Hogansville P.O., Hogansville, 700th Dist., Troup Co., GA, Roll M653_138, p. 252, PN 78, 539/499, enumerated 1 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Jas M Boyd 78 M   Farmer 3000 5000 SC
Mary   " 68 F         "
E Alexander 43 F         "
Wm Boyd 33 M   "     "
Emma Alexander 10 F         Ga
Jno H Cooper 27 M   " 1000   "
I have no explanation for the enumerator's error, beyond the fact that he must have mis-read his own field notes when filling in the Population Schedule (usually done back at the County Court House).  E. ALEXANDER is their twice widowed daughter, Elizabeth.  Emma is Elizabeth's only child with her second husband.

7.  1870

8.  1880

9.  Family Groupsheet for Joseph Newton BOYD Family (online in the archives of the USGenWeb Family Group Sheet Project; submitted by D. Padget).

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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