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Carrie Edna Boyd Andrews
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1861
Death: Dec. 2, 1941

Interment: Dec 4, 1941

"The Andrews Family
Varney Andrews
Virginia Soldier
of the
American Revolution"

By son James Ray Andrews:

For my children and their children, there follow other chapters containing an outline of the Boyd-Eustace families, from whom I am descended through my mother.



Information concerning the Eustace and Boyd families was contained in family records maintained by Isabella Frances Eustace Boyd, and continued by Carrie Edna Boyd Andrews, and her daughter, Laura Mabel Andrews, and various other records. A diary was maintained by John O. Eustace, Jr, , born 6-5-1795 and died subsequent to 1875 in Halls County, No. This diary contained the birth dates of the children of Isabella Frances Eustace Boyd and William Hamilton Boyd, our grandparents, who came to Texas by wagon train in 1875.

The family records show the birth and death dates of several generations of the Eustace family. But we have no record of the time of their arrival in America from Ireland. Family tradition is strong that John Eustace, born in 1766 in Dublin, Ireland, was a University Professor in Dublin; that the family came to America after 1800; that his son, John Eustace, Jr., was also a teacher or professor, and at one time taught in schools in Washington, D. C. We know he was a scholar, because the diary

which he maintained and which we have, contains constant Latin and Greek words and phrases, as well as numerous classical quotations. We hope to find some family history in Dublin when we visit Dublin in April or May, 1961.

The genealogical data available in family records, information obtained from living descendants, and from U. S. Census records, follow:

(1) JOHN EUSTACE, SR., b. 7-16-1766, Dublin, Ireland, d. 3-25-1828. Married Prudence Eustace, born 7-23-, Ireland, d. 3-23-1823.

(2) Jane Eustace, b. 1792, Ireland.

(2) Thomas Eustace, b. 1798, Ireland.

(2) Maurice Eustace, b. 1800, Ireland.

(2) Charlotte Eustace, b. 1805, Ireland.

(2) John Eustace, Jr., b. 6-5-1795, Ireland. Married Mary Wheeler, b. 9-1-1797, Ireland, d. 9-7-1859.


(3) Mary Wheeler Eustace, b. 9-1-1820, d. 2-2-1822.
(3) John Oliver Eustace, b. 11-13-1823.
(3) Charlotte Julia Eustace, b. 11-29-1825, d. 14·6-1826.
(3) Elizabeth Wister Eustace, b. 2-15-1827, d. 3-1907. *
(3) Isabella Frances Eustace, b. 1-31-1829, Pennsylvania, d. 12-4-1894, Ardmore, Oklahoma.
(3)Thomas Maurice Eustace, b. 7- -1831, de infancy.
(3) Caroline Eustace, b. 2--25--1833, d. 2-22-1915.
(3) Charlotte Jane Eustace, b. ~7-1837, d, 8- -1840.
(3) William Edwin Eustace, b. 8-10-1840.


(4) Eugene Eustace
(4) Will Eustace

*(3) ISABELLA FRANCES EUSTACE - Married 1851, William Hamilton Boyd, b. 3-12-182'5, in Kentucky, d. 2-5-1907, at Sherman, Texas.


(4) Alice Ann Boyd, b. 3-15-1852, Ralls County, Mo., d 1934. Married James True Ellis, b. 11-1-1829.
(5) Mary Blanche Ellis, b. 6-6-1872
(5) Annie Belle Ellis, b. 5-26-18__ ;
(5) Jennie Bertha Ellis, b. 9-16-1876;
(5) Carrie Cynthia Ellis, b. 3-4-1878;
(5) Beulah Ellis, b. 4-30-1880; (her daughter is Ruth Fay Holder, Grand Junction, Colorado), Lulu Grace Ellis, b. 4-11-1883, m. (1st) ________ Plillips, (2nd) Sam Kitch, has one son and lives at Rocky Ford, Colorado.

(4) Mary Jane Boyd, b. 7-21-1854, Ralls County, Moe, d. 3-3-1936, Oklahoma. Married Eugene Rollin Andrews, (See Chapter VI for complete story) .

(4) Elizabeth Eustace Boyd, b. 10-21-1857, d, 7-16-1907, d. s. p. She was born in Ralls County, Mo.

(4) William Samuel Boyd, b. 7-8-1859, Ralls County, Missouri.

(4) CARRIE EDNA BOYD, b. 10-10-1861, Ralls County, Mo., d. 12-3-1911, Amarillo, Texas. Married Samuel Varney Andrews. (See Chapter VII for complete story,)

(4) James Ashby Boyd, b. 5-271866, Ralls County, Mo.

(4) Alfred Eustace Boyd, b. 12-24-1869, Rails County, Mo., d. 4-7-1936, Quanah, Texas. (See Chapter V, (4) Robert C. Andrews for record of Alfred Eustace Boyd who married Odle Flynt, granddaughter of Robert C. Andrews.)

Nothing is known about the early Boyd family. Lulu Grace Ellis Kitch, who in recent years acquired the farm near Center, Missouri, owned in the 1860s by her father, James True Ellis, is authority for the following:

William Hamilton Boyd, our grandfather, had a brother called Singleton Boyd, who had a son, Richard Boyd, who had a son, William Elmer Boyd. Part of the estate originally owned by James True Ellis is now owned by Bessie Boyd, daughter of William Elmer Boyd and his wife, May. Another descendent of Singleton Boyd was Bertha Babb, who was living in 1960, at Center, Missouri.

William Hamilton Boyd joined the Confederate Army at the war’s outbreak, despite the urgent pleading of his family, his neighbors and his friends. Sentiment was so strong against the Confederacy in his community that helms forced to hide out from his home. Our grandmother had clandestine meetings with him in the cornfield at night before he finally departed to the south. They had four children when he left, with our mother a fern months of age. She never saw him again until she was nearly five years of age. She had a vivid recollection of his return in rags, having walked from Louisiana to Missouri. She saw him enter the front yard, and badly frightened she fled into the house and told her mother an old tramp was after her.

In the family records there is a tattered Confederate Army document dated November 3, 1864, signed by "Capt. W. T. Bond, Co. "C", 9th Mo. Infantry, CSA, " Camp Magruder, Shreveport, La. , granting a five day furlough to "___ H. Boyd, private, age 38 years, 5 ft. 10 in. high, dark complexioned, black hair, by profession a farmer, enlisted 7-29-1861." The furlough was five days and specified that he was permitted to visit in Arkansas.
In 1875 against the advice and pleading of the Eustace and Ellis families, he quit Missouri, and moved his family to Grayson County, Texas, traveling overland through the Indian Territory (Oklahoma), much of which was inhabited only by Indians.

Our grandmother, who obviously was an educated woman of refinement, wrote a daily diary which described in painful detail, the discomforts, the filth, the danger, and her constant dread of impending disaster during the entire time. The diary began with the date line 'Tuesday, October 12, 1875," and ended "November 12" just one month later. Every day’s entry revealed in some manner the fears and hopes of this woman. The move was obviously much against her better judgment. At journey’s end, the family, which included the three girls and three boys, camped eight miles south of Sherman, according to the final entry in the diary. Members of the Edwin Jones Andrews family, whose farm was adjacent to the camp site, visited the Boyd family and offered any needed assistance. This chance meeting led to the later union between two of the Andrews men and two of the Boyd women.

The Boyd family lived in Grayson County through 1880, according to the U. s. Census report of that year. Later they lived near Ardmore, Oklahoma, where Isabella Frances Boyd died in 1891. William Hamilton Boyd died in Sherman in 1907.


Since the foregoing story of the EUSTACE-BOYD families was written in 1960, additional research has developed this new bit of information.

The Philadelphia, Pa., City Directory for the years 1825 through 1833 listed the names of THOMAS EUSTACE and JOHN EUSTACE, as living at 123 South 9th St., and 165 Spruce St., in that city. The occupation of each was listed as "teacher". In 1829 THOMAS EUSTACE was listed as Reverend T. EUSTACE JOHN EUSTACE'S name did not appear in the City Directory after 1833.

The report of the United States Census for 1850 of Ralls Co., Missouri, included the names of JOHN EUSTACE, and five of his sons and daughters. The first born son, John Oliver Eustace was born in Ireland in 182 , and the next child, Elizabeth Glister Eustace was born in 1826 in Pennsylvania, according to the Census Report. The report further indicated that daughters were born to this couple in Pennsylvania in 1829 and 1834. A son was born in Missouri in 1840. JOHN EUSTACE, the father was listed in the report as “teacher.”
Research has failed to turn up any more information about this family.

Family links: 
  Samuel Varney Andrews (1858 - 1943)
  Jessie Mae Andrews Atkinson (1883 - 1967)*
  William Robert Andrews (1886 - 1966)*
  James Ray Andrews (1888 - 1974)*
  Edna Earle Andrews (1892 - 1910)*
  Laura Mabel Andrews Thomas (1896 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Llano Cemetery
Randall County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 76 Lot 192 Space 1
Maintained by: John Early Andrews
Originally Created by: Walter Dunn
Record added: Apr 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18809713
Carrie Edna <i>Boyd</i> Andrews
Added by: Walter Dunn
Carrie Edna <i>Boyd</i> Andrews
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Rest in peace.
- J Vogel
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