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Biography of William F. Boyd

WILLIAM F. BOYD. This gentleman is one of the substantial and prosperous farmers of Searcy County, Arkansas, and is well known as one of its best citizens. All his property has been accumulated by honest toil and good management, and he is now the owner of one of the best farms in this section, comprising 270 acres. Mr. Boyd first saw the light of day in this county February 1 , 1854, a son of John S. and Sarah J. (Leslie) Boyd, both of whom were born in Tennessee, the former being a son of Charles Boyd, one of the first settlers of this county, and the latter a daughter of Samuel Leslie. John S. Boyd was a child when brought to this county and here he reached mature years and was united in marriage with Miss Leslie in that section of the county in which their son, William F., now lives. After the celebration of their nuptials they purchased a good tract of land on Cave Creek on which the father made his home until he was killed at Pilot Knob, Missouri, while with Price on his raid through that State. Upon the death of his wife in 1862 their children were left fatherless and motherless. They were named as follows: Martha, wife of Joseph Blair; Samuel, who is engaged in farming; Mary E., wife of Frank Giles; A. G., who died some twelve years ago in Texas; J. M., who resides in this county; and William F. John S. Boyd was a Democrat in politics, was a worthy member of the Masonic fraternity, and had for some...

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