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Erby Boyd, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1796
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1865
Polk County
Tennessee, USA

Erby Boyd, (some insist it's Irby) was one of the first settlers in Polk County and one of the first county commissioners from Ducktown. He was instrumental in the early settlement and development of the county and had large land holdings in Monroe County before coming to Polk County where he raised sheep, and had a wool carding business. He was the builder of the Boyd Mill on the Ocoee River.

Erby was a partner in the Boyd Copper Mine which was later sold to Tennessee Copper Company by his son, Isaac.

Erby was married first in 1817 to Jencie Cooper, the daughter of Phillip and Clarinda Cooper, and they were parents of seven children: Bennett, Alston, Erby Jr., Louisa, Thomas Jr., Spencer B., George W.; He was married 2nd to Mariah Carrol on 18 July 1841, and they had eight children, Julia Ellen, Isaac, Selina Elizabeth, Michael C., Martha, Mariah, Mary Jane, and Theresa Ann.

The large Southern Colonial style home of Erby Boyd stood on Hiwassee River Road between Benton Station and Charleston from the time it was built in 1838 until it was destroyed by a tornado in 1970.

Although some of the Boyds moved to Texas, there are many of his descendants still living in Polk County and surrounding area.

Provided by Marian Bailey Presswood 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Mariah Carroll Boyd (1809 - 1863)
  Jinsey Cooper Boyd (1794 - 1836)*
 
 Children:
  Spencer B. Boyd (____ - 1889)*
  Bennett Boyd (1818 - 1854)*
  Alston Boyd (1820 - 1859)*
  Erby Boyd (1821 - 1891)*
  Louiza Boyd McClary (1823 - 1887)*
  Thomas J. Boyd (1829 - 1888)*
  George W. Boyd (1836 - 1889)*
  Julia Ellen Boyd (1842 - 1918)*
  Michael Carroll Boyd (1844 - 1932)*
  Salina Elizabeth Boyd VanZandt (1844 - 1924)*
  Martha Boyd Bogle (1848 - 1937)*
  Theresa Ann Boyd McClary (1853 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Info from the book THE RESTING PLACES by Jo Ann Finnell
 
Burial:
Benton Cemetery
Benton
Polk County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Sec 2
 
Created by: Cindy Womble Billman
Record added: Nov 20, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8107398
Erby Boyd, Sr
Added by: Fort Hill Cemetery (Bradley County, TN)
 
Erby Boyd, Sr
Added by: Marian Presswood
 
Erby Boyd, Sr
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- Patty Donohoe
 Added: Sep. 18, 2013

- Marian Presswood
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013

- Trish Holaway
 Added: Dec. 7, 2006
 
 
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