Age 70 years and 12 days. Born in Greeson County, Virginia; son of John and Mary Roberts Boyd. When young, moved with parents to Tennessee, then to North Carolina. Married Mary Dudley on August 23, 1829. United with M.E. Church in 1830 with his wife. Moved to Indiana in 1831, settling in Marion County. Wife died Sept. 10, 1850. Married Anna Brandingburgh Passmore on April 5, 1851; she died 17 years later. Married Mrs. Martha Young on Jan. 18, 1871. Mentioned as a tender father who loved his children very much. Father of: James, Dudley, Jonathan, Alexander Grant, Eliza Ann, William Hardin, Elizabeth Jane, Joseph W., and Wilburn.