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Zachariah Boyd, b. 10/29/1789, d. 5/8/1873, son of William Boyd and Sarah Barrow Boyd. Wife, Mary "Polly" Latham Boyd, b. 10/31/1788, d. 10/22/1870, daughter of James Latham and Winifred "Winny" Boyd Latham.
The following 13 documents are arranged cronologically. 1. Application by James G. Bowen Adm'r, for Order to sell for cash 2. Pet of James G. Bowen Adm'r, etal, for Partition of Land 3. Petition James G. Bowen Adm'r, etal, for Partition of Land 4. Order for the appointment of Commissioners to divide land 5. Commissioners Report 6. Decree confirming the Report 7. Affidavit 8. The petition of James G. Bowen Administrator 9. Summons 10. Final Decree 11. The petition of Penelope Boyd 12. The petition of Bartimus Waters 13. Atty cover letter for the petition of Bartimus Waters
James G. Bowen, Adm'r of Zach. Boyd, Application for Order to sell for cash. (2 pages handwritten) North Carolina } In the Probate Court Beaufort County } May 12th 1873 James G. Bowen as Adm'r of Zach. Boyd wills the will annexed respectfully applies to the court for an order to sell the household & kitchen furniture, stock & other personal property for cash for the reason that in his belief purchasers on a credit cannot give such security as the case requires & of the property be sold by him on a credit. The homestead laws will prevent him from collecting the debts & the same will be lost to the estate. He therefore gives it as his opinion that the estate will be benefited by an order to sell for cash as prayed for. Respectfully submitted James G. Bowen Adm'r wills the will annexed Of Zachariah Boyd dec'd Prayer of petitioner granted. Geo. L. Windley Probate Judge
James G. Bowen & others - Ex Parte - Pet for Partition of Land - Sparrow T. Shepherd (4 pages handwritten) North Carolina, Beaufort County, Superior Court, Sept. 1873. To the Judge of said court: 1 The petition of James G. Bowen and wife 2 Winifred Bowen, of Henry H. bowen and wife Ann L. Bowen, of Wheriot H. 3 Ormond and wife Mary Ormond, of 4 William Z. Boyd, Mary Ann Boyd, and Sarah Elizabeth Boyd children of W. B. Boyd by their next friend James G. Bowen. 5 Of Mary Ann wife of Gilbert Jefferson, Sarah Jane Boyd, Rebecca wife of C. Craig, Drusilla P. Boyd, Caswell Boyd and Oliver A. Boyd, children of Caswell Boyd. 6 Of William Thomas son of Robert L. Boyd and the two children of Robert M. Boyd son of Robert L. Boyd to wit: William Thomas and Robert J. now living with Mother wife of Bartimous Waters. 7 Of Martha Francis wife of B. J. Archibell and Minerva Alice wife of Joseph Newberry children of Elizabeth Boyd. Respectfully herewith: that they are tenants in common of the following tract of land lying in Beaufort County to wit: 1 The tract of land known as the Home Tract containing (505) Five Hundred and Five Acres. 2 One Hundred and fifty two acres formerly given to Mary Ormond and repurchased for Three Hundred dollars known as the Condry land adjoining Sam'l B. Latham in Bath Township. 3 Fifty Nine acres called the Boyd land adjoining this tract. 4 Ninety Acres in Long Acre adjoining George Boyd and others. 5 Two Hundred and Seventy acres, the old place on the Bath and Plymouth road, part of a tract of four hundred and twenty out of which he gave one hundred and fifty acres to Wm. B. Boyds Children. 6 Fifty acres bought from George W. Boyd adjoining G. W. Gurganus in Long Acre Dismal adjoining old place known as Chincquepin Ridge. 7 Grant in Long Acre adjoining Sam C. Latham of Three Hundred acres of wasteland. Your petitioners further show that under the will of Zachariah Boyd a true copy of which is herewith appended the foregoing lands are to be equally divided among the heirs of said Zachariah Boyd subject to such advancement of land as any of the seven may have received so as to make them all equal. Petitioners further show that the following advancements were made by the Testator in his life time to wit: 1 To the children of W. B. Boyd the land that the testator bought from W. B. Boyd for which he paid Three Hundred dollars and therefore to be accounted for at that price. 2 To Mary Boyd wife of W. H. Ormond for an advancement of land afterwards bought back by Testator at the price of Three hundred dollars and therefore to be accounted for at that price. 3 To the children of Caswell Boyd for five hundred and ten acres of land given to them by the Testator adjoining the lands of Dr. Jno. Myers, Moses Windley and others to be accounted for by said heirs as of its value at the date of its advancement to be ascertained by the Commissioners And your petitioners further show that they desire to have partition of said lands made among them according to their respective rights and interests therein subject to the advancements herein before set forth. Your petitioners therefore pray the Court to appoint three disinterested Commissioners who shall employ the County or other surveyors to divide said real estate among the several tenants in common into seven parts according to value deducting the advancements made to any of the seven according to the value thereof when made if made, and that the respective shares be secured to them according to Law and the Course of this honorable Court. And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. Sparrow T. Shepherd Attorneys Washington N.C. Sept 29, 1873
James G. Bowen & Others, Ex Parte, Petition for Partition of Land - (4 pages handwritten, similar to foregoing document) Sparrow T. Shepherd North Carolina } Superior Court Beaufort County } Sept 1873 To the Judge of said Court 1 The petition of James G. Bowen and wife Winifred Bowen. 2 Of Henry H. Ormand and wife Ann L, Bowen. 3 Of Wheriot H. Ormand and wife Mary Ormand. 4 Of William Z. Boyd, Mary Ann Boyd, and Sarah Elizabeth Boyd children of W. B. Boyd by their next friend James G. Bowen. 5 Of Mary Ann wife of Gilbert Jefferson, Sarah Jane Boyd, Rebecca wife of C. Craig, Drusilla P. Boyd, Caswell Boyd and Oliver A. Boyd children of Caswell Boyd. 6 Of William Thomas son of Robert L. Boyd and the two children of Robert M. Boyd son of Robert L. Boyd to wit: William Thomas and Robert J. now living with mother wife of Bartimus Waters. 7 Of Martha Frances wife of B. J. Archibell and Minerva Alice wife of Joseph Newberry children of Elizabeth Boyd. Respectfully herewith, that they are tenants in common of the following tracts of land lying in Beaufort County to wit: 1 The tract of land known as the home tract containing five hundred and five acres. 2 One hundred and fifty two acres formerly given to Mary Ormand and repurchased for three hundred dollars known as the Condry land adjoining Samuel B. Latham in Bath Township. 3 Fifty nine acres known as the Boyd Land adjoining this tract. 4 Ninety acres in Long Acre adjoining George Boyd and others. 5 Two hundred and twenty acres the old place on the Bath and Plymouth road part of a tract of four hundred and twenty out of which he gave one hundred and fifty acres to W. B. Boyd children. 6 Fifty acres bought from Geo. W. Boyd adjoining G. W. Gurganus in Long Acre Dismal adjoining old place known as Chinquepin Ridge. 7 Grant in Long Acre adjoining Samuel C. Latham of three hundred acres of wasteland. Your petitioners further show that under the will of Zachariah Boyd a true copy of which is hereunto appended the foregoing lands are to be equally divided among the heirs of said Zachariah Boyd subject to such advancements of land as any of the seven may have received so as to make them all equal. Petitioners further show that the following advancements were made by the testator in his life time, to wit: 1 To the children of W. B. Boyd the land which the testator bought from W. B. Boyd for which he paid three hundred dollars and therefore to be accounted for at that price. 2 To Mary Boyd wife of W. H. Ormand for an advancement of land afterwards bought back by testator at the price of three hundred dollars and therefore to be accounted for at that price. 3 To the children of Caswell Boyd for five hundred and ten acres of land given to them by the testator adjoining the lands of Dr. Jno. Myers, Moses Windley and others, to be accounted for by said heirs as of its value at the date of its advancement to be ascertained by the Commissioners. 4 To Robert L. Boyd land worth $300. And your Petitioners further show that they desire to have partition of said lands made among them according to their respective rights and interests therein subject to the advancements herein before set forth. Your Petitioners therefore pray the Court to appoint three disinterested Commissioners who shall employ the County or other surveyors to divide said real estate among the several tenants in common into seven parts according to value, deducting the advancements made to any of the seven, according to the value thereof when made, and that the respective share be secured to them according to Law and the course of the Honorable Court. And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray. Sparrow T. Shepherd Attorneys Washington N.C. Sept 29, 1873
Order for the appointment of Commissioners to divide land. Nichols & Gorman, Printers, Raleigh (printed form filled in with handwriting) Beaufort County, In the Probate Court Jas. G. Bowen etal } Petition to divide land. Ex Parte. Upon the hearing of this petition, it is ordered that John B Respess J.P., John I. Rowland, Thomas W. Harris, Thomas J. Waters, be appointed Commissioners, and they or a majority of them, are to divide the lands described in the Petition into seven equal shares, and to allot to each of the Petitioners class of petitioners mentioned in the petition herein, one share thereof in severalty; and if any equal division cannot be otherwise effected, then they are to charge the more valuable dividends with such sums as they shall judge necessary, to be paid to the dividends of inferior value, in order to make the division equal. Said Commissioner, before they act as such, are to be duly sworn by the Sheriff, or some Justice of the Peace, as they are to report their proceeding, under their hands and seals, into this Court, as soon as practicable. The Commissioners are to consider the advancements mentioned in the petition in dividing said land. The Sheriff will summons said Commissioners to appear on the premises for the purpose above mentioned. This 9th day of October 1873. Geo. L. Windley Probate Judge Jas. G. Bowen et al Beaufort County Oct 24th, 1873 The petitioners ask to withdraw petition to have it ammended. Permission is hereby granted. J. B. Respess "JP"
Commissioners Report (5 pages handwritten) The Honorable Judge of Probate of Beaufort County. We the undersigned Commissioners appointed by your Honor to value and allot the lands of the late Zachary Boyd among the heirs at Law under your order & the provisions of the last Will of said Boyd, being duly sworn, did proceed on the 24th day of October and days following to the following result, there being seven heirs or kinship's we set apart; Lot No. 1 All the John Barrow 300 acres patent laying on the east side of the swamp and so much of the John Barrow 100 acres patent as will be taken in by running the back line of the 1st mentioned patent straight on to the run of this swamp, this lot contains 300 acres & is known as being part of the Home Tract Lot No. 2 We begin on Bear Branch at the division line between Zachary & Frederick Boyd and runs said division line south 65 east 132 poles to a pine at the end of the lane then east to Blounts line & with Blounts line to the line of the heirs of W. B. Boyd & with their line to Forester Branch down the branch to Robt. Boyds patent & there to the beginning. Also 90 acres by deed out of the Tho. Boyd 400 acres patent & known as the Bear Ground Patent. This 2nd lot contains 215 acres and pays over $4.92. Lot No. 3 Begins with Lot No. 2 & runs with same to Blounts line & with Blounts line to a line of a deed from Zachary Boyd to R. M. Boyd and with such line to Jonathan Harris. Comes then with his line to Bear Branch & then to Forester Branch and from there to the beginning. Also 50 acres known as the Chinquepin Ridge tract or patent. This 3rd lot contains 195 acres and pays over $4.92. Lot No. 4 Includes all the tract known as the Condry land 152 acres. Also 17 acres out of an adjoining tract known as the Boyd land. The line carrying the 17 acres from the 59 acres to the 152 acres to be run parallel with the present or old dividing line of such lands. This 4th lot contains 169 acres and of value $333.83. Lot No. 5 Includes the land within the lines beginning at the run of the swamp at the corner of lot no. 1 & with the line of said lot east to the corner of John Barrows 300 acre patent then to Forester Branch the corner of Amos Waters patent & then around said patent including the same to John Hambletons line and with his line to his corner then to the run of the swamp & so to the beginning. Also all of the Zachary Boyd new grant except 48 acres of the south end to be defined by a line parallel with the most southern line of such grant. Also 42 acres known as the west part of the 59 acres Boyd Land in this division. Also all the lands (if any) belonging to the late Zachary Boyd not otherwise set apart by deed, will or this apportionment. This lot of land represents $333.83. Lot No. 6 Includes only so much of the south end of Zachary Boyds new grant as by a parallel line with the most southern line of such grant as will include 48 acres. This 6th lot represents $33.83 with the sum of $4.92 from lots Nos. 2 & 3 cash. Lot No. 7 The Commissioners in their judgement under your order & the provisions of the last will of the late Zachary Boyd, find this heirship, represented by the heirs of Caswell Boyd, satisfied and equal by deed, therefore, leave the same undisturbed. In the drawing Winifred H. Bowen drew Lot No. 1 Ann L. Bowen drew Lot No. 2 Elizabeth Bowens heirs drew Lot No. 3 Robt. L. Boyds heirs with an advancement of $300 drew Lot No. 4 Mary Ormand with an advancement of $300 drew Lot No. 5 W. B. Boyd heirs with an advancement of $300 cash and an advancement of $300 by land & pays by Lots Nos. 2 & 3 $4.92 each drew Lot No. 6 The heirs of Caswell Boyd adjudged to have such by deed their full share Concluding our duties as above, the same your Commissioners respectfully submit. John I. Rowland Chairman T. J. Warters T. W. Harris
In this Petition of J. G. Bowen, Ex Parte: Decree confirming the Report. (2 pages handwritten) James G. Bowen } Superior Court Ex Parte } Beaufort Co. Petition for Partition of lands. The Commissioners who were appointed by order of this court hearing date the 9th day of October 1873, to divide the lands specified in the petition among the parties therein named, having filed their report dated this 24th day of October 1873, and the division made by them appearing to be just and equal, it is ordered and adjudged that their said report be in all respects confirmed, and that it be duly recorded in the Superior Court Clerks Office and registered in the Registers Office of Beaufort County and judgement is ordered accordingly. And it is further ordered and adjudged that the costs of this suit to be taxed by the Clerk, be paid by the parties in proportion to their respective interests in the land divided. Geo. L. Windley Clerk Probate Judge
Jas. G. Bowen, Admr. Vs. W. H. Ormand & wife etal Affidavit (2 pages handwritten) Superior Court Beaufort County Jas. G. Bowen being duly sworn deposes and says that Wm. Thomas Boyd Sr. mentioned in the petitions herein has been absent from the state for several years and that his whereabouts are unknown. Jas. G. Bowen Given and submitted before me the 22nd March 1875. Jno. G. Blount Clerk
(2 pages handwritten) James G. Bowen Admr. } Cum testamento annexo } Superior Court Of Zachariah Boyd dec'd. } Beaufort County Vs. W. H. Ormand and Wife } Et. Al. } Petition The petition of James G. Bowen Administrator Cum testamento annexo of Zachariah Boyd dec'd respectfully represents - I That the said Boyd died on the __ day of ___ 187_ leaving a last will and testament which was duly proved before the proper court in said Beaufort County and your petitioner qualified as administrator as aforesaid of said estate. II That the said testator left him surviving the following children, and the representatives of his children (and also his wife Mary Boyd) to wit: Mary Ormand, daughter of testator, who married defendant W. H. Ormand, Ann Bowen, daughter of testator, who married defendant H. H. Bowen, Mary Ann Jefferson who married McGilbray Jefferson, Sarah Jane Boyd, Drucilla Boyd, Caswell Boyd, infants having no guardian, Oliver A. Boyd, infant having no guardian, Charles Craige, husband of Rebecca Craige who is dead, all the children of Caswell Boyd dec'd, son of testator, the said Rebecca having been the daughter of said Caswell, William Thomas Boyd infant without a guardian and Robert J. Boyd children of Robert M. Boyd dec'd who was the son of Robert L. Boyd dec'd who was the son of the testator. William Thomas Boyd Sr. son of Robert L. Boyd, who was the son of the testator, whom petitioners avers is not of the state and has not been heard from in several years. Wm. Z. Boyd, Mary Ann C. Boyd and Sarah E. Boyd, wife of Bezer Boyd children of Wm. B. Boyd son of testator. Martha F. Archibell wife of B. J. Archibell and Minerva A. Newberry wife of Joseph Newberry children of Elizabeth Boyd daughter of testator. III That your petitioner has filed his final account and is ready to settle the said estate and pay over to the parties entitled thereto, what may be due them according to said will and the law. Your petitioner therefore prays that an account and settlement be made of the estate committed to his charge and that the Court direct how the legatees be paid and the surplus administered. James G. Bowen Administrator
BEAUFORT COUNTY IN THE SUPERIOR COURT (1 page printed summons) James G. Bowen, Adm'r Cum Testamento of Zachariah Boyd dec'd, Annexo, Plaintiff Against Wm. H. Ormand and Wife Mary, H. H. Bowen and Wife Winifred, McGilbrey Jefferson and Wife Mary Ann, Sarah Jane Boyd, Druscilla Boyd, Olivia A. Boyd, Charles Craig, husband of Rebecca Craig, William Thomas Boyd, Robt. J. Boyd, William Thomas Boyd Sr., W. Z. Boyd, Mary Ann C. Boyd, Sarah E. Boyd, wife of Beza Boyd, Martha F. Archbell, and Minerva A. Newberry, defendants. STATE of NORTH CAROLINA To the Sheriff of Beaufort County - Greetings: YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED TO summon Wm. H. Ormand and wife Mary, H. H. Bowen and wife Ann, McGilbrey Jefferson and wife Mary Ann, Sarah Jane Boyd, Druscilla Boyd, Olivia A. Boyd, Charles Craig, husband of Rebecca Craig, William Thomas Boyd, Robt. J. Boyd, William Thomas Boyd Sr., W. Z. Boyd, Mary Ann C. Boyd, Sarah E. Boyd, wife of Beza Boyd, Martha F. Archbell, and Minerva A. Newberry, the defendants above named, if they be found within your county, to be and appear before the Clerk of our Superior Court, at the Court House in Washington, on the 15th day of May, 1875, and answer the complaint which will be deposited in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of said county, within the first ten days from this date, and let the defendants take notice that if they fail to answer the said complaint within that time the plaintiff will take judgement against them for the relief demanded in the complaint. Herein fail not, of this summons make due return. Given under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 22nd day of March, 1875. JNO. G. BLOUNT, Clerk of the Superior Court of Beaufort County, March 30, 1875 - 26 - 6w
Final Decree, J. G. Bowen, Adm'r, Z. Boyd dec'd (4 pages handwritten) Jas. G. Bowen, Adm'r } Cum testamento annexo } Superior Court Of Zachariah Boyd, dec'd } Beaufort County Vs. } Wm. H. Ormand & wife Mary, } Mary Boyd } Decree H. H. Bowen & wife etal } This cause coming to be heard and all the defendants having been served with summons herein and being represented by counsel, the account of the administration of petitioners having been stated under the direction of the court, the said adm'r having been examined by the court and counsel and having produced his vouchers, accts. and motions, the court doth declare that there is a clear residue (after deducting all costs and commissions) in the hands of said Jas. G. Bowen, Adm'r, as aforesaid of nine hundred and ninety four dollars and thirty eight cents subject to distribution as follows to wit: To Mary Ormand $142.05 To Ann L. Bowen $142.05 To Winifred H. Bowen $142.05 To M. F. Archibell $ 71.03 To Minerva A. Newberry $ 71.03 To Wm. T. Boyd Sr. $ 71.03 To Wm. Z. Boyd $ 47.35 To Sarah E. Boyd $ 47.35 To Mary A. Boyd $ 47.35 To Charles Craig $ 23.67 To Mary Ann Jefferson $ 23.67 To Sarah J. Boyd $ 23.67 To Druscilla P. Boyd $ 23.67 To Caswell Boyd $ 23.67 To Oliver A. Boyd $ 23.67 To Wm. T. Boyd $ 35.53 To Robt. J. Boyd $ 35.54 $994.38 And it is ordered that said Adm'r do pay into this court the share of said Wm. T. Boyd Sr. which has been complied with - that is to say that said Boyd was indebted to testator by note exceeding the amt. of his said distributive share thirty dollars and it is declared that said distributive share be applied to the payment of said note which has been done by ordering land share as a credit on said note. The said note being retained in court until applied for by said Boyd, he being a non-resident and his whereabouts unknown. It is further ordered that the shares of Wm. T. Boyd Jr. & Robt. J. Boyd, infants without guardian be paid into court which order has been complied with. The shares of R. Caswell Boyd and Oliver Boyd, infants without guardian, having been paid into this court, have by order of his Honor Wm. A. Moore, Judge, been paid to Penelope Boyd, their mother. And it is further ordered and adjudged that said Jas. G. Bowen do pay unto said parties their respective shares as herein before mentioned except those shares as herein otherwise disposed of. And the said administration of said Bowen is hereby declared finally accounted. Jno. G. Blount Probate Judge May 14, 1875 Awarded And it is further ordered and adjudged that all payments made by said Adm'r to said distributees for which he holds their receipt those be received in satisfaction of their respective shares. Jno. G. Blount Probate Judge May 14/75
The petition of Penelope Boyd respectfully showeth unto your Honor. (2 pages handwritten) That she is the mother of two infants Oliver Andrew Boyd aged 16, Richard C. Boyd aged 19 years of age. That said infants are without guardian except the guardianship that the Probate Judge exercises. That they are each entitled to twenty five dollars distributive share of Zach Boyd estate who was their grandfather. That said children have received no education except such as your petitioner has been able to teach them herself owing to the poverty of petitioner who is a widow and has been for years. That your petitioner can have said boys learn to read and write for said amount by contributing to the public school. Your petitioner prays that your Honor will authorize said Probate Judge to pay said money to petitioner in order that she may expend it as aforesaid. Penelope Boyd (X) her mark Penelope Alligood being duly sworn says the facts set forth above are true to her own knowledge. May 15/75 Jno. G. Blount Probate Judge Upon reading this petition and the proofs, it is ordered that the Clerk pay the funds to the petitioner to be used as aforesaid as it may become payable. W. A. Moore Judge
(2 pages handwritten) Petition, Bartimus Waters to The Court Beaufort County Superior Court To the Honorable Wm. A. Moore Judge of said Court. The petition of Bartimus Waters respectfully shows unto your Honor. That he married the mother of Wm. T. Boyd, an infant of ten years of age, and Robt. J. Boyd, an infant of eight years of age. That said infants are without guardian except such guardianship as is exercised by the Probate judge of Beaufort and are at present and have since the marriage of their mother to your petitioner, lived with him and have been cared for by him as his own children and have been sent to school whenever practicable at the expense of your petitioner and have been living at his cost and expense. That said infants are each entitled to the sum of $35.53/100 as their distributive share as ascertained by a judgement of the Probate Court of Beaufort Co. in the estate of their great grandfather Zachariah Boyd. That your petitioner and his wife by reason of their poverty are unable without receiving assistance to continue said infants at school besides supporting them by their labor, said infants having no other property of any description except 100 acres each of entirely unproductive land. Your petitioner therefore in order to send said infants to school and to contribute in a slight degree toward their support prays your Honor to authorize the Probate Judge of Beaufort County to pay said money to your petitioner in order that he may expend it as aforesaid. (signed) Bartimous Waters Bartimus Waters being duly sworn says that the facts above set forth are true of his own knowledge. 10 July 1875 Jno. G. Blount Clerk Superior Court Upon reading this petition and the prayers, it is ordered that the Probate Judge of Beaufort County pay the funds to the petitioner Bartimus Waters to be expended by him as prayed for.
WARREN, MYERS & WARREN, Attorneys at Law, Washington, N.C. (handwritten on att'y letterhead) 10 August 1875 Honorable Wm. A. Moore Dear Sir Enclosed please find petition of Bartimus Waters which you will oblige us by granting. The writer knows the party and in his opinion the petitioner will use the funds as he prays him to do. The facts are sworn to and most of them the writer knows to be true. Yours Respectfully, Warren, Myers & Warren Gentlemen - Please retain the above case until your court when I can give it proper attention. The unfinished business of Gransville proper are necessary so that I cannot well consider your case now. Yours Respectfully W. A. Moore
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Zachariah was my ggg grandfather. He and wife "Polly" are buried in the middle of a field off the north side of rte. 32 behind the Antique Barn. The headstones are in excellent condition but the site is overgrown. Descendants of Zachariah are still there. My grandfather died in 1909 when my father was only 5 and my father and his two brothers all left Beaufort Co. in the twenties. His two sisters remained but of course, they married, Viola to Wm. Henry Sullivan and Martha to Ottis Woolard. Their marriages are recorded in the Zion Parish Register. My mother was Rose Waters, also from Beaufort Co. Sisters Lucy Brinn and Ruth Hewitt and brother Ernest survive and still live there. I believe there were two distinct Boyd families in Beaufort Co. My family was the Longacre Boyds and are descended for Robert Boyd (will 1775). Thomas Boyd (will 1725) lived in the Goose Creek/Broad Creek area. I do not know if Robert and Thomas were related. Deeds show both Robert & Thomas were in Beaufort Co. early (1706 and 1716). Bob Boyd Florida