Saturday, January 3, 2015


RC Boyd Home Columbus, Nebraska



RC Boyd Family - Columbus, Nebraska

Can anyone help identify these members of the RC Boyd family?  RC is center and Sophia is in the front row with a baby on her lap.  The rest are uncertain.


My Family Tree

My Family Tree

http://www.tagxedo.com/artful/1f50b3030e0d4807

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hester (Ruby) Leinard

Hester (Ruby) Leinard is the only ancestor in my tree who shares my birthday!  On a recent trip to Topeka, I was able to learn a little bit more about Hester.

She was born in Cumberland, Allegheny County, Maryland in 1813/14.

In 1823 she moved with her parents to Harrison County Ohio

At the age of 18 she joined the Methodist Episcopal church.

On May 8th, 1838, she married Jacob Leinard.  They had 6 children:

b. 1839 - Elizabeth d. 1897

b. 1840 - Anna Christeny d. 1906 - Sophia (Thornburg) Boyd's mother

b. 1843 - Martha Matilda d. 1844

b. 1846 - John Worthington d. 1917

b. 1849 - Samantha d. 1852

b. 1852 - Melville Cox d. 1939

In 1852 the family moved to Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.  They lived in Lincoln Township and farmed there.

Hester died April 14, 1888.  They are buried in the Winterset City cemetery.

 

Friday, January 31, 2014

RC Boyd in His Tin Shop, Columbus, Nebraska

Thanks to Steve Mills for sharing this awesome photo of Robert Cabeen Boyd working at his work bench.  Frank Mills worked with RC and eventually bought out the business from RC's son.
Frank is pictured with RC.


Below picture is also in the workshop, but taken a few years later.
LtoR - Kenneth Mills, Tom Boyd, ??, Frank Mills.



Friday, October 18, 2013

Elizabeth K. Boyd Postcard to Mission Organization

Here's a great postcard I found that Elizabeth K. Boyd sent to the mission in NYC to check in. 



Monday, March 25, 2013

Image Tucked Inside a Family Bible

Was going through a family bible today and came across an old negative.  I'm not sure who this is or why it was in the Bible???  Ethel (Boyd) Palme's Bible.  Any ideas??