Aden Boyd

Aden Boyd

Death Mar 1864 (aged 79–80)
Burial Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 37125179 · View Source
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Aged 80 Years

"This man gave the ground for this cemetery"

Empire Cemetery was cut out of Berrien into Lanier County after Aden Boyd's death.


Shared from: POTW Vol 3


Aden Boyd was born in Georgia in 1800 according to the 1850 census, but in 1784 according to his tombstone. His wife, Nancy, was born 1802 in this state according to same census, but her tombstone shows she was born 1790.
They were married in Tattnall County, Dec. 19, 1819; she was formerly Nancy Sykes, daughter of Arthur Sykes (she had a brother of the same name), and had previously been married, so that her name in the marriage license appears as Nancy Jones.
To Aden and Nancy were born:

1. Blansett b. 1823, m. Henry Tison.
2. David b. 1827, m. Anna Ford, Oct. 27, 1858.
3. Aden, Jr. b. 1829, m. Maxie Cook, dau. of Elijah.
4. Lucinda b. 1832, m. William Baldree, Sept. 9, 1857.
5. Sarah b. 1835, m. Robert Lewis Taylor.
6. Mary E. b. 1836, m. Elbert J. Chapman.
7. Eliza H. b. 1838, m. Wm. J. Taylor, Jr., July 29, 1862.
8. William H. b. 1841, m. - Tyson in Florida.

Aden Boyd and wife immediately after their marriage, proceeded to Appling County and made their home there until about 1830, when they removed to Lowndes County. He settled in the 10th land district, and in 1856 was cut out of Lowndes into Berrien County.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd were originally members of Union Church which they joined on professions of faith, he being baptized Nov. 12, 1831, and she on Jan 7, 1832. They continued members there until 1854 when a meeting-house was erected on the Boyd lands called Boyd's Meeting-house. A new church called Empire was organized there and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd became charter-members of it by letter of transfer from Union Church dated March 11, 1854. Mr. Boyd gave the land for the church and cemetery. He and his wife continued members there until their deaths, he dying in April 1864, and she in April, 1872. They were buried in the cemetery at the church.

Census Refs: 1820, Appling; 1830, 1840, 1850, Lowndes; 1860, Berrien.


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  • Maintained by: Charlene Zeigler Taylor
  • Originally Created by: Winnette
  • Added: 15 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37125179
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Aden Boyd (1784–Mar 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37125179, citing Empire Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Lakeland, Lanier County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Zeigler Taylor (contributor 47465537) .