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Re: Joseph Boyd & Mary Taylor, Yates County, NY
Posted by: William Boyd (ID *****8055) Date: October 22, 2012 at 09:29:28
In Reply to: Joseph Boyd & Mary Taylor, Yates County, NY by Darcy Pulos of 9383

A quick check into family search comes up with two strong possibilities. Remember that the census information regarding birth locations is not always correct. I know of several wrong birth locations on census records just in my family line.
An 1870 census for Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY comes up with John (b: abt 1810) and Mary Boyd (b: abt 1809) both (born in England). It lists three sons, Thomas, age 36, Alexander age 25, and Joseph age 23. All born in NY.

An 1850 census (Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY) shows John b: abt 1814, Mary b abt 1808 (both born in Ireland). The children were Thomas,age 18, David 14, John 10, Alex age 7, William 6, Charles 4, Joseph, 3 and James 1. All born in NY.

The above two families appear to be the same.

Another clue in the 1850 census is another woman living with them. Margaret Hase, born about 1805. It lists her as sister-in-law. So this is Mary's sister. The two names in the Taylor family might help locate her family.

good luck

William Boyd

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