George Boyd 1740 – 1802  Veteran of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War

My 5th Great Grandfather – David Arthur

GEORGE BOYD son of (PATRICK2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1740 in Lancaster Co., PA Colony, and died 1802. He married AMY UNKNOWN.

       Children of GEORGE BOYD and AMY UNKNOWN are:

 i.   HANNAH4 BOYD, b. Abt. 1760; m. RICHARD ADAMS.

 ii.   ELIZABETH BOYD, b. Abt. 1762; m. WILLIAM ADAMS.

 iii.   MARY BOYD, b. Abt. 1764. m. RICHARD WADE

 iv.   PATRICK BOYD, b. Abt. 1766.

 v.   JOHN BOYD, b. Abt. 1768.

 vi.   NANCY BOYD, b. Abt. 1770; m. ROBERT PETTIPOOL.

 vii.   RACHEL BOYD, b. Abt. 1772; m. PARHAM WALL.

 viii.   ROBERT BOYD, b. Abt. 1780; d. 1818, Halifax Co., VA.

 ix.   SARAH BOYD, b. Abt. 1782; d. 1842.

 x.   GEORGE BOYD, b. Abt. 1784.


Boyd's Ferry was one of the earliest Dan river crossings established in Halifax County.  The ferry crossed about where the Norfolk-Southern Railway bridge crosses the river today. The ferry's importance lay in part in the fact that over it passed the road from the south to Charlotte and Prince Edward Counties, Petersburg and Richmond.

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Other appointments for other years of George Boyd are listed at site above.

 Justices of the Peace, {Hali}fax County, Date of Commission: May 8th 1767

 George Boyd



Halifax County VA Handbook - List George Boyd as Justice of the Court and Robert Wade as member of the VA House of Burgesses.


1755 Deed from Patrick Boyd to George Boyd, 151 ac so. sd DanRiver (the old line).  [Halifax Co. Deed Book 1, Page 134, July 1755]

1763 Oct, Halifax Court: Thomas DOUGLASS is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Pole Bridge onMirey Ck. and said Thomas and his male laboring tithables and those belonging to:....Patrick Boyd, George Boyd, et clear and keep the road in repair.

1764 March, Halifax Court: Jeremiah PATE is appointed Surveyor of the Road from Mirey Ck. to Green Bridge over Bannister River, he and his male laboring tithables and those of.........George BOYD, et al

1764 June Court - Partick Boyd is appointed Surveyor from Boyds Ferry to David Walls Ford on Bannister River; also George Boyd (son of Patrick) is appointed Surveyor from Boyds Ck to Hico Ck. down the River Dan

1773 May Court, Pg. 97, Halifax Co. Pleas Bk. 8: Justices were George Boyd, Thomas Yuille, Radford Maxey, and James Turner, Jun.

1773 June 15 Deed to George Boyd for 180 ac., Halifax Co., on drafts of Miry Creek and Dan River.

1778 Oct 10 - Certificate of James McCraw at Halifax Co. for George Boyd, Sheriff of Halifax Co., that he impressed Frederick Moss and James Johnson as guards to convey Thomas Potter, Randolph Boush and Robet Williamson to the jail in Williamsburg. He also impressed a horse of John Boram and mare of William Robertson for that purpose.[NEHGS--The Virginia Genealogist]

1779: George Boyd with Isaac Coles Gent his security came into Court and entered into an acknowledge bond according to law for him the said George keeping a Ferry over Dan River in the county which is established by Act of Assembly and it is ordered that the said George do constantly attend the same with two hands. [Halifax County Pleas Book 10, Page 5, 17 June 1779]

1780 Halifax County Deed Book _____, 17 October 1780

The executor of the estate of John Armstrong sold to George Boyd “one certain tract or parcel of land and premises situate, lying and being in the aforesaid County of Halifax on the south side of Dan River known by the name of Boyd’s Ferry.” Halifax County Pleas Book 10, Page 208, _Court 17__


VA Colonial Soldiers by Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck [google books to buy] County Militia Rosters:

pg. 200 - Halifax Co.: 1760, George Boyd, Lt., for his pay and that of his company,

Pg. 196 - 1770, June 21, claim of George Boyd rejected.

pg. 19 - 1769, March 16: Capt. George Boyd ......

pg. 18 - 1761, Lt. George Boyd.......

George Boyd was a veteran of the French and Indian War and American Revolutionary War

DAR Ancestor #: A013012

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MILITIA, 1779-1780


Selected VA Revolutionary War Records, Vol. 1, pg. 218 by Bevin Creel [Google Books to buy]........Halifax; for George Boyd 1636 pounds for his trouble as Commissary of grain tax & for rent of his house for storage of same;


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