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                   Diane Bingham <dbing@inreach.com>
      GC-Coryell Co. Tx Query Forum
URL:      http://genconnect.rootsweb.com/gc/USA/Tx/Coryell/833
Subject:  Boyd

I would like to correspond with any Boyds in Coryell County, who descend
from William Boyd and Rebecca Sellers of Pike County AL. My gggrandmother
was Margaret Boyd who married John Thompson in AL, then settled in Cherokee
County TX while the rest of her family went to Coryell County. I believe
she is the daughter of William and Rebecca. Thanks, Diane Bingham



 I'm attaching a family group sheet done
on PAF and saved in MSWord.  It's all the information I have on Margaret
Boyd and her husband, John Armstrong Thompson.  Below are all the notes I
have on her.

"Marriage information from LDS records, Batch #5933022.   Margaret BOYD
married John A. THOMPSON in Montgomery Co., AL on 2 Dec 1852 [Marriage Book
2A, p. 127] The story in our family says Margaret committed suicide when
she
was only 24 years old.  She witnessed an Indian massacre at their
settlement.  Took her 3 children and hid in a cornfield.  Afterwards, she
walked about 10 miles to the settlement at Alto.  Her husband was away, not
known where.  She later committed suicide, but details are unknown.  Buried
in Jacksonville City Cemetery, Cherokee County TX.  Gravestone placed by
her
son John William Thompson several years after her death.  Maiden name not
placed on the stone: just first and middle.  Last name of Boyd verified by
Ola Thompson Lively from family bible.  Middle name, Ora Anner, probably
spelled phoenetically.  The grave marker was photographed in the summer of
1968, but  in the summer of 1995, we were unable to locate the grave marker
in the cemetery at Jacksonville."

In just the past few days, I have found new information about the family of
William Boyd that suggests he and his wife Rebecca were the parents of
Margaret.  If you have anything to add, I would be most greatful for the
help.  Thanks,  Diane Bingham