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Sylvester BOYD
Melinda Smith SELANDERS
Husband:  Sylvester BOYD
Birth:  1813/4 or 1815, MD
Death:  31 Jan 1871, Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Otterbein Cemetery, Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH
Occupation:  farmer
Marriage:  12 Feb 1840, Marion Co., OH
Wife:  Melinda / Malinda Smith SELANDER / SELANDERS
Birth:  10 Nov 1819, Silver Spring Twp., Cumberland Co., PA
Death:  25 Nov 1901, Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Otterbein Cemetery, Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Valentine SELANDERS
Mother:  Rachel Frances BRUCE
Children born in Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH:
1.  Austin A. BOYD, b. 6 Jan 1841; d. 1923; bur. Otterbein Cem.; m. 2 Nov 1871, Mary E. WASSER, d/o Charles WASSER
2.  William E. BOYD, b. 1844 or Oct 1845; d. 1925; bur. Otterbein Cem.
3.  Joseph V. BOYD, b. 1846 or Mar 1848; d. 1925; bur. Otterbein Cem.
4.  [Magdalena?] Lena BOYD, b. 1850/1 
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Sources:

1.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):
Boyd, Sylvester Selanders, Malinda 2/12/1840 MG J.G. Bruce

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #13-14 of 16; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 OH Marion Co. Pleasant Twp. Roll 411 pp. 65B-66A Ln. 18 Sylvester Boyd 000 010 010 - 000 010 010 0100000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Sylvester (b. 1815)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Valentine (b. 1780s)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Melinda (b. 1819)
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Rachel (b. 1780s)
1 person employed in agriculture
The seniors here have to be Melinda's parents because they aren't enumerated on their own.

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 24):  Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll M432_708, p. 11A, 156/157, enumerated 10 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Sylvester Boyd 35 M   Farmer 1500 Md
Malinda 31 F       Pa
Oscar A  9 M       O
William  7 M       O
Joseph V  4 M       O
Frances J Hume 15 F       O

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 28):  Waldo P.O., Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll M653_1006, p. 404B, PN 84, 600/598, enumerated 9 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Sylvester Boyd 46 M   Farmer 4000 600 Maryland
Malinda     " 40 F         Penn
Austin A    " 19 M   Do     Ohio
William E   " 16 M   Do     Do
Joseph V    " 14 M         Do
Lena        "  9 F         Do
Valentine Selander 76 M   Day laborer     Pennsylvania
Valentine is Malinda's father.

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 32):  Waldo P.O., Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll M593_1240, p. 149A, PN 5, 38/40, enumerated 5 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Boyd Sylvester 56 M W Farmer ret 10000 1000 Maryland
____ Malinda S 51 F W Keeping House     Pennsylvania
____ Austin A 29 M W Farmer    300 Ohio
____ Joseph E 24 M W School Teacher     Do
Listed next to married son, William E. BOYD (æ 25, b. OH).

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #24 of 35):  Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll T9_1046, p. D, PN 24, SD 5, ED 94, enumerated 17 Jun 1880:
Malinda BOYD (æ 62, b. PA) is living with her married son, William BOYD (æ 35, b. OH), his family, and her unmarried son, Joseph V. BOYD (æ 33, b. OH).

7.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

8.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 12 indexed "Joseph M. Boyde"):  Prospect Twp., Marion Co., OH, Roll T623_1302, p. 255A, SN 5, SD 12, ED 68, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 27
98 99 Boyde Joseph V Head W M Mar 1848 52 M     OH OH OH Farm Laborer Y Y Y R H
    _____ Melindia S Mother W F Nov 1819 80 Wd 4 3 PA Ire Ire Keeping House Y Y Y    
Sharing domicile with married son, William BOYDE (æ 54, b. Oct 1845, OH), and his family. Listed next to married son Austin BOYDE (æ 59, b. Jan 1841, OH), and his family.

9.  Anon.  1883.  The History of Marion County, Ohio.  Leggatt, Conaway, & Co., Chicago, IL (online at Heritage Pursuit):
AUSTIN A. BOYD, (Prospect Township) farmer, was born in Waldo Township, this county, January 6, 1841, and was the son of Sylvester and Melinda S. (Selanders) Boyd.  Mr. Boyd has always been engaged in farming, and is now farming forty acres of the old homestead in Prospect Township, which was bought by his father in 1862.  His father died on this farm January 31, 1871, and the widow still resides there.  Our subject was married November 2, 1871, to Mary E. Wasser, a daughter of Charles Wasser, of Prospect Township.  They have three children--Edna May, born December 1, 1874; Charles Carey, November 23, 1876; and Mary E., August 18, 1878.  Mr. Boyd is a member of Prospect Lodge, No. 483, IOOF, and in politics, is a Republican.

10.  Paul J. Midlam & Barbara Midlam.  1985.  Marion County, Ohio, Cemetery Inscriptions (online at Heritage Pursuit):
BOYD, Sylvester 1815 - 1871 Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]
BOYD, Malinda S. 1818 - 1901 w/o Sylvester Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]
BOYD, Austin A. 1841 - 1923 Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]
BOYD, Mary E. 1852 - 1931 w/o Austin A. Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]
BOYD, W.E. 1844 - 1925 Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]
BOYD, Joseph N. 1846 - 1925 Otterbein [Cemetery] Prospect [Twp.]

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

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