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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 (1805-1880) and Jacintha Butler (1810-1880) 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
View Headstone/Memorial at www.findagrave.com


John H. Boyd
1790-Aft 1860

Joshua C. Boyd
24 Jan 1825-26 Oct 1918
Elias Butler
1757-1838
Judith Butler
1791-Aft 1870
Sara
Abt 1760-Aft 1840

Spouse and Children

      Martha Jane Butler

      Martha P. Baber

Joshua was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.

THE MARYVILLE RECORD Friday, April 21, 1905 An Old Landmark---One of the most interesting old landmarks of Carroll Coun ty, and one who possesses more children,grandchildren and great grandchildren than the average man is blessed with is J oshua Boyd, who lives in the Eighteenth District. Mr. Boyd is 80 years of age, and has lived in the county since he wa s quite small. He is the father of thirteen children, a number that has not proven unlucky to Mr. Boyd. Three of the ch ildren are now dead. He has had sixty-nine grandchildren, forty-nine of whom are living and thirty-seven great grandchi ldren, thirty-one of whom are living, making 119 in all, ninety of them living close around the old homestead.4 5

Sources:

  1. Joshua C. Boyd Death Certificate, File No. 278
  2. Carroll County Tennessee Marriage Record
  3. Ancestry.com. Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
  4. Oak Grove Baptist Church Book, July 4 1899
  5. The Maryville Record, Maryville Tennessee , April 21, 1905