I just found the following:
1880 Census Page 598D Preston township Sumter Co.
John Boyd and a Thomas Boyd age 6.
Since there seems to be no verifiable information on John Montgomery Boyd from 1870 on I am wondering if this could be the same person. John M had 3 children from his second marriage however I have never been able to find anything on Thalby, Thomas or Theodosia (mother was Louisa Holmes).
The 1880 census showes John M as 60 but in looking at the origional it seems that he lists his age as 65. The census shows his birthplace as S.C. which further shows the posibility of the individual as "our" John M. Does anyone have any information that could verify this? What about Thalby and Theodosia?