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Robert Boyd
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Birth: Dec. 27, 1821
New York, USA
Death: May 10, 1901
Sylvan Center
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA

Robert Boyd was the son of Lewis Boyd and Sophia Cushman. He married Mary E LeFurge (1837-1893) on 03 Nov 1853 in Chelsea, Washtenaw Co., MI USA. Robert may have been married to a Mina ---, and had one child, Edward Boyd (b. 1848 - d. ?) before he married Mary. Because the 1850 and 1860 US Censuses do not show relationship to head of household, its hard to be sure, but Robert appears with a Mina in 1850 and Mary in 1860, with Edward in both records. Mina could be sister, though, as she appears with two other females in 1860 in Lima. Edward was b. 1848 in Michigan, appearing in Lima in 1850, 1860, 1870 (farm laborer with another family), and 1880 (Chelsea, with Robert & Mary shown as parents). Robert was almost 15 years Mary's senior, so it's plausible that he was married once prior to Mary; however, there's only 12 years difference between Mary and her {probable} stepson Edward. It's unlikely that Mary became a mother at age 12.

I have done extensive genealogy research on the LeFurge family, and Robert's family is well-documented.

NOTE from headstone photo owner: "FYI Cushman's are on the back of the Boyd gravestone but I did not take a picture of that side. This stone is in section E 3 by the long wall on the Oak Grove map." Joan Gordenier {J M Gordenier on Nov 07, 2013 8:12 PM}

The RootsWeb site provides a cemetery reading transcribed by Barbara J. Feldkamp Burns, who transcribed these records for this cemetery in Aug 2000. If you have any questions about the content of this data, Barbara can reached at the following email address: The web page can be reached at URL: Transcription follows:

"Boyd, Robert, 1821-1901, s/o Lewis & Sophia Cushman Boyd. Mary, 1837-1893, nee LeFurge, w/o Robert Boyd.

These members of the Cushman family are direct descendants of Robert Cushman who came to America in 1621 on the "Fortune" and who is famous for the fact that his was the first sermon to the Puritans in America to be printed. See Genealogy of tthe Cushman Family, Little Brown & Co. 1855."

Thank you for the transcription, Barbara, as there is no other record available for Robert and his wife Mary that I have been able to determine as yet {Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 11.23.2012}.

1820 20 Dec, Birth, New York USA. SOURCE(s): 1) 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 US Censuses 2) Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920 3) Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995 4) U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

1850 01 Jun, Age: 29 Residence, Lima, Washtenaw, MI USA. SOURCE: 1850 US Census

1853 03 Nov, Age: 32 Marriage to Mary E LeFurge, Chelsea, Washtenaw Co., MI USA. SOURCE(s): 1) The Freer family: descendants of Hugo Freer, patentee of New Paltz, et al (date only); 2) Location based on the couple both living in Washtenaw Co., MI by 1850.

1860 01 Jun, Age: 39 Residence, Lima, Washtenaw, MI USA SOURCE: 1860 US Census.

1863 01 Jul, Age: 42 Residence, Lima, Washtenaw, MI USA. SOURCE: U.S., Civil War Draft Registration Records, 1863-1865

1870 01 Jun, Age: 49 Residence, Chelsea, Washtenaw, MiI USA SOURCE: 1870 US Census.

1880 01 Jun, Age: 60 Residence, Chelsea, Washtenaw, MI USA SOURCE: 1880 US Census.

1900 01 Jun, Age 69 - still researching but should appear in Chelsea, Washtenaw, MI 1900 US Census.

1901 10 May, Age: 80 Residence/Death, Chelsea, Washtenaw, MI USA SOURCE(s): 1) Michigan, Deaths & Burials Index, 1867-1995 2) Original Michigan Death Certificate.

1901 12 May, Burial, Oak Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, Washtenaw, MI USA SOURCE(s): 1) 2), Memorial #101166313 3) Original Michigan Death Certificate.

Genealogy research and bio provided courtesy Debra Hart Blackgrave Tyre, 11.23.2012 {updated 11.08.2013}. Please retain original credits if copied. Thank you.

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  Mary E LeFurge Boyd (1836 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Grove Cemetery
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Unknown
Created by: Debra (Hart) Blackgrave ...
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
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Robert Boyd
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Robert Boyd
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