I am seeking more information on the families of my 4G-grandmother Mary BOYD’s family. Mary BOYD was the daughter of Robert and Sarah (nee unknown) BOYD. Robert BOYD appears in Beaver Co. censuses as early as 1800. Robert, d.1826 and Sarah BOYD, d. c1838, had the following children with them in Big Beaver Twp., Beaver Co., PA: The will of Robert BOYD, registered 14 Jan 1826, lists the children and a $5 bequest to his granddaughter Sarah. Later land records provided the names of his married daughters husbands and provided the details of where they were. Robert BOYD left ½ his plantation to his son Andrew and the other ½ to his wife Sarah with provision that upon her death it was to be sold and the proceeds equally divided amongst his daughters.
Mary, b. c1784 in PA, and married Jacob ASHBAUGH, c. 1802, in Beaver Co., Pennsylvania. Jacob and Mary later moved in Pike, Perry Co., Ohio about 1821. 1822 Cecil Co., MD land records show Jacob hiring John Butler, Esq. of Pickaway Co., OH to pursue a claim Jacob made for his share of the estate belonging to his parents Jacob and Sarah Ashbaugh.
William, b. 1778, d. 1814 in Crawford Co., PA. Married Margaret (nee unknown) and she was granted a pension for his service in the War of 1812 after his death. Had 1 daughter Sarah.
Margaret, b. c1779, and married William Wilson c.1799. Margaret and Wm. Wilson also moved to Pike, Perry Co., Ohio.
Andrew, b. c1780, and he remained in Beaver Co. after inheriting ½ of the estate at Robert Boyd’s death. He married unknown though a Sarah Wilson is possible. The 1830 census shows 1 boy under 5, 1 boy 5-10, 1 boy 10-15, 1 boy 15-20, 1 girl 15-20, a woman 20-30 and 1 woman 40-50 in addition to himself.
Sarah, b. 1782, married Richard Lewis. Richard appears in 1830 in Big Beaver Twp. but according to the estate of Robert Boyd Sarah was a widow living in Mercer Co. in 1839 and she appears as head of house in the 1840 census of Lackawannock, Mercer Co. Possible children of Sarah BOYD and Richard LEWIS include:
Anna, possibly married to a WALKER.
Hannah, b. c1825, d. after 1880
Morrison, b. c.1827
Elizabeth, b. c.1800 PA, married Thomas Foster, c1819, d. ?. Thomas Foster is cited as head of household in 1830 census of Big Beaver Twp. and is next door to Andrew BOYD. The census shows a woman of over 60 years of age living with him and most likely is Robert BOYD’s widow Sarah who is not cited in 1830. 1830 show Thomas & Elizabeth with 1 boy under 5, 2 girls under 5, 2 boys 10-15 and 2 girls 10-15 as well.
Jane (Jennet), b. c.1795, married Andrew Foster. The 1830 census of Big Beaver Twp. has Andrew Foster with 1 boy under 5, 1 girl under 5 and 2 girls 5-10 in his household. The 1850 census of Big Beaver Twp. shows a Jane Foster as head of family and includes Martin, age 20, William, 18, and Robert, 15, though we are not certain this is our Jane Foster at this time.
We would like to know more of the families of Mary BOYD ASHBAUGH’s siblings. We are also interested in finding any cemetery records or other works that may relate to our BOYDs.