Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 00:08:15
Jas Boyd, farmer and stock-raiser, sec 8, P O Boone, was born in Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, January 8, 1820, and when five years old commenced school and in the fall of 1837 he came to Iowa, he was engaged in the wood business, and followed the same for about twenty years, when he began to occupation of farming and stock dealing, in the spring of 1870 he came to this county, where he owns a fine farm of 900 acres well improved, his house is nicely located and well shaded with fine forest trees, he was married at Lyons, Clinton county this state, February 8, 1842, to Miss Mary E Sloan, they have nine children: George G, Thomas S, Martha W, Marion, John R, Mary E, Ethel A, and James B living, and David L deceased, Mr B transported grain to Chicago with an ox team, it being at that time the only way of getting their grain to that market, the trip took about three weeks, and he got one dollar per bushel for his wheat
1880 Boone Co History Book
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