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Joshua C. Boyd (1825-1918)
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Born: 24 Jan 1825 North Carolina. 1
Married: (1) Martha Jane Butler (1828-1872) the daughter of Thomas Elias Butler (1805-1871) and Jacintha (Cynthia) Butler (1810-1889) on 25 Mar 1847 in Carroll County Tennessee. 2
Married: (2) Martha P. Baber (1839-1892) the daughter of Francis Baber (1799-1864) and Florella (1803-1897) on 24 Nov 1875 in Carroll County Tennessee. 3
Died: 26 Oct 1918 Carroll County Tennessee. 1
Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery Carroll County Tennessee. 1
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John H. Boyd
1790-Aft 1860

Joshua C. Boyd
24 Jan 1825-26 Oct 1918
Elias Butler
Judith Butler
1791-Aft 1870
Abt 1760-Aft 1840

Spouse and Children

       Martha Jane Butler

       Martha P. Baber

THE MARYVILLE RECORD Friday, April 21, 1905 An Old Landmark---One of the most interesting old landmarks of Carroll County, and one who possesses more children,grandchildren and great grandchildren than the average man is blessed with is Joshua Boyd, who lives in the Eighteenth District. Mr. Boyd is 80 years of age, and has lived in the county since he was quite small. He is the father of thirteen children, a number that has not proven unlucky to Mr. Boyd. Three of the children are now dead. He has had sixty-nine grandchildren, forty-nine of whom are living and thirty-seven great grandchildren, thirty-one of whom are living, making 119 in all, ninety of them living close around the old homestead.4


  1. Joshua C. Boyd Death Certificate, File No. 278
  2. Carroll County Tennessee Marriage Record
  3. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  4. The Maryville Record, Maryville Tennessee , April 21, 1905