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Augustus Americus "Gus" Boyd
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Birth: 1825
Jasper County
Georgia, USA
Death: 1881
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865.

Name: Augustus A. Boyd
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Alabama
Regiment Name: 37 Alabama Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 37th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M374 roll 5
From "The Boyds of Boyds Tank", 1970, by Frank Ewell Boyd:

Augustus "Gus" Boyd was born in Jasper County, Georgia, in 1825 and came to Alabama with his parents about 1836. He attended local schools and grew to manhood at Boyds Tank. On October 7, 1846 he married Elizabeth W. Carlisle (born 1830) of Georgia and established a home on Boyd lands adjoining the home place. Several descendants of Gus Boyd report that he was "the strong man" in the Boyd family. His feats of strength are legendary. An old photograph indicates such a manly physique. One story is that Gus came upon four neighborhood boys with a loaded wagon that had lost a wheel. The four boys could not life the wagon to set the wheel aright. Gus pushed them aside, lifted the wagon and ordered the boys to put the wheel in place.
Another tale relates to Gus' Civil War experiences. He took temporary leave from his company to visit his family and on his return to the war front was given a choice of punishment for his escapade. Gus said "just anything except splitting rails." He was promptly assigned to the rail splitting detail. Presumably rails were used to build breastworks between the Rebel and Yankee lines. The rail fence was an ideal rest for the heavy, long barrell, muzzle loading rifles then in common use.

Issues of Gus and Elizabeth Carlisle Boyd:

1. Paralee Boyd, born 1849, married in Alabama and moved to Georgia.
2. Martha Boyd, born 1851, married Thomas D. Robinson and moved to Titus County, Texas. Buried Nevill's Chapel Cemetery.
3. Jimmie Ann Boyd, (1853-1941), married Thomas Jefferson Lewis. Migrated to Plano, Texas, in 1895 and spent their last years with daughter Mamie Goodloe. Buried in Plano Cemetery.
4. Elizabeth Boyd, born 1854, married John Henry Combs. Migrated to Titus County, Texas. Buried in Nevill's Chapel Churchyard.
5. Augustus A. Boyd, Jr., born 1856.
6. Thomas Jefferson Boyd, (1858-1940), married Nancy Lewis. Migrated to Titus County, Texas. Buried at Old Union Cemetery.
7. Permelia "Melia" Boyd, born 1860, married Lemuel O. Adams. Migrated to Titus County, Texas and both buried in Nevill's Chapel Cemetery. (Note: Burial place incorrect - buried at Damascus Cemetery, Titus County, Texas.)

Issues of Gus and Nina Cowsert Wyche Boyd:

1. Richard Henry Boyd, (1867-1910)
2. Charles R. Boyd, (1870-1950) married 1st Susie Adams and 2nd Ida Belle Foster. He is buried at Lafayette Cemetery.
3. Carrie May Boyd, (1872-1940)
4. Walter Scott Boyd, (1875-1938)
5. Minnie L. Boyd, (1877-1883)
1850 Chambers County, (Dist. 19) AL Census:


Augustus A. Boyd 25M Farmer R$800 (3-Slaves) Born GA
Elizabeth Boyd 19F Born GA
Parele Boyd 1F Born AL
1860 Chambers County, (Southern Div.) AL Census:


Augustus A. Boyd 35M Farmer R$1,200 P$3,000 (4-Slaves) Born GA
Elizabeth Boyd 30F Born GA
Parlee Boyd 11F Born AL
Martha Boyd 9F Born AL
Jimmie Boyd 7F Born AL
William Boyd 5M Born AL
Augustus Boyd 4M Born AL
Thomas Boyd 2M Born AL
Permelia Boyd 10/12F Born AL
William Pace 19M Overseer Born GA
1870 Chambers County, (Oakbowery) AL Census:


Gus Boyd 46M Farmer R$3,600 P$600 Born GA
Pernina Boyd 35F Keeping House Born GA
Lee Boyd 21F At Home Born AL
Martha Boyd 19F Born AL
James Boyd 17M Farm Hand Born AL
Gus Boyd 14M Farm Hand Born AL
Tom Boyd 12M Farm Hand Born AL
Melia Boyd 10F Born AL
Richard Boyd 3M Born AL
Charley Boyd 7/12M Born AL
Virginia Wyche 14F At Home Born GA
Albert Wyche 12M Farm Hand Born GA
Ida Wyche 10F Born GA
Thomas Wyche 8M Born GA
1880 Chambers County, (Oak Bowery) AL Census:


Augustus A. Boyd 55M Farmer Born GA (Census taker notes that he has Paralysis)
Panina E. Boyd 44F Wife Keeping House
Ida Boyd (Should be Wyche) 20F Daughter Born GA
Thomas Boyd (Should be Wyche) 18M Son Works on Farm Born GA
Richard Boyd 12M Son Works on Farm Born AL
Charles Boyd 10M Son Works on Farm Born AL
Carrie Boyd 8F Daughter At School Born AL
Minnie Boyd 6F Daughter Born AL
Walter Boyd 3M Son Born AL
Family links: 
  John Coleman Boyd (1802 - 1861)
  Caroline Banks Boyd (1806 - 1853)
  Nina Cowsert Boyd (1835 - 1902)
  Jimmie Ann Boyd Lewis (1853 - 1941)*
  Augustus Elizabeth Boyd Combs (1856 - 1932)*
  Thomas Jefferson Boyd (1858 - 1940)*
  Pamelia P Boyd Adams (1860 - 1922)*
  Richard H. Boyd (1867 - 1910)*
  Charles Robert Boyd (1870 - 1950)*
  Walter Scott Boyd (1875 - 1938)*
  Augustus Americus Boyd (1825 - 1881)
  Amarintha Caroline Boyd Hart (1830 - 1884)*
  John C Boyd (1832 - 1910)*
  Richard Boyd (1842 - 1863)*
  Caroline M. Boyd Beall (1845 - 1898)*
  J Frank Boyd (1858 - 1942)**
*Calculated relationship
Grave has no marker.
Boyds Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Feb 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84398912

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