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Margaret Muse McElhany Boyd
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1838
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1904
Greene County
Missouri, USA

Margaret McELHANY Boyd was the oldest child of Robert James McElhany and Cordelia Margaret BUNCH. Her parents had come separately to Missouri from East Tennessee, Grainger Co about 1835 and 1834 respectively.

R.J. McElhany and Cordelia Bunch were married in Polk Co MO on Feb 15, 1838 and they lived in Springfield, Greene Co, Mo. They were parents of nine children, with only four living to adulthood:

Margaret Muse McElhany who married Col Sempronius Boyd*
Martha Elvira McElhany who married Homer Frank Fellows
Robert L McElhany who married Pattie D Fisher
Lucy McElhany who married Col Leonidas A Campbell

*Col Boyd and Margaret McElhany were married in Springfield on Jun 11 1855, and they were parents of three children, the first, Rufus Marcus Boyd, died in childhood. Cordelia Margaret Boyd married Thomas James Delaney on Dec 29 1880, in St Louis MO. Their third child, Dr Robert Marcus Boyd died in Stone Co MO Aug 6 1896, having served as Counsel General to Siam after his father became ill. He was unmarried.

No tombstone was found for Mrs Boyd, however the location of her final resting place has been marked by the red flower between two stones. The stone on the right is her husband, S.H. Boyd and on the left her father-in-law, Marcus Boyd.

Special thanks to Judy for the flower marker and pictures. 
Family links: 
  Robert James McElhany (1815 - 1891)
  Cordelia Margaret BUNCH McElhany (1820 - 1891)
  Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (1828 - 1894)
  Cordelia Margaret BOYD Delaney (1862 - 1928)*
  Infant Daughter McElhany*
  Cordie C McElhany*
  John H McElhany*
  Willie C McElhany*
  Emma M McElhany*
  Infant children of Robert & Cordelia McElhany*
  Margaret Muse McElhany Boyd (1838 - 1904)
  Martha E McElhany Fellows (1841 - 1869)*
*Calculated relationship
Hazelwood Cemetery
Greene County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Lot #81
Maintained by: cjhunter
Originally Created by: Judy Young
Record added: Jun 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38412551
Margaret Muse <i>McElhany</i> Boyd
Added by: Judy Young
Margaret Muse <i>McElhany</i> Boyd
Added by: Judy Young
Margaret Muse <i>McElhany</i> Boyd
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Added by: Judy Young
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