I'm researching all BLOYD lines, plus related RITCHIE, COWAN, WORSWICK, FEAVER, WINN lines. This family probably originated in Scotland (possibly Wales), appeared in Colonial Marysland in the 1600s. My branch (descendants of John Bloyd, Sr, known as "the Old Patriarch") immigrated to North Carolina, later Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, California, Oregon and Washington, settling mainly in California. Nearest relatives in Fresno County and Kings County, California.
We are planning a BLOYD family reunion in Lemoore California August 14th and 15th, 1998. All BLOYDS and related families are invited to attend. Contact me for more information.