John Boyd

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John Boyd

Northern Ireland
Death 7 Oct 1780 (aged 39–40)
South Carolina, USA
Burial Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 13700685 · View Source
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John Boyd, Revolutionary War Patriot, was born about 1740 in Ulster, Ireland the son of Robert Boyd. The family emigrated from the Province of Ulster, Ireland before 1750. They first settled near present day Salisbury, North Carolina. He married Miss Mary Buchanan of Augusta, Virginia.

At the time of his death, John Boyd lived in today's Lincoln County and/or Catawba County, North Carolina. John Boyd died at the American Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain. The battle took place on 7 October 1780, 9 miles (14 km) south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in what is now rural Cherokee County, South Carolina.

"William Rabb and John Boyd" "These two privates were also killed in the early part of action, and they, with Major Chronicle and Captain Mattocks, are buried in one grave at the branch which is marked by The Old Chronicle Monument. The monument erected in 1815 by Dr. William McLean to honor his fallen comrades is the second oldest Revolutionary War monument in the United States.

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Sacred to the Memory of Major William Chronicle, Captain John Mattocks, William Rabb, and John Boyd Who Were Killed at This Place on 7 October 1780 Fighting in Defense of America


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  • Maintained by: Lili
  • Originally Created by: Liz Olmstead
  • Added: 22 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13700685
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Boyd (1740–7 Oct 1780), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13700685, citing Kings Mountain Battleground Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Lili (contributor 49205020) .