Seeking information on the parents/family of MELINDA BOYD, b. 1827 - d. 1890, who married LEWIS DUDLEY GROCE/GROSS (1823-1862) in Meriwether County, GA. Also would like any information on parents of LEWIS DUDLEY GROCE/GROSS.
Melinda and Lewis are in the 1850 Meriwether Co., GA census living next door to WILLIAM BOYD (1789-1857) and ROSANNA ---. I have unconfirmed information that Melinda was the daughter of this William, who was the son of ROBERT BOYD (1760-1846) and ROSANNAH STEWART (1771-1839). Would like to confirm this information with some kind of proof.
Melinda and Lewis moved to Carroll County, GA after 1850. Lewis died during the Civil War and Melinda then lived with her son, GEORGE W. GROCE who married NANCY ANN BOYD b.1863-d.1901, (ahhh...the plot thickens...). Nancy was the daughter of ROBERT BOYD and SARAH ANN LeGUIN (my great-grandparents). This Robert Boyd (Nancy's father) was the son of HUGH BOYD and NANCY (Hopper?) and HUGH BOYD was the brother of the above mentioned WILLIAM BOYD, supposedly Melinda's father.
If Melinda is the daughter of William, then NANCY ANN BOYD and GEORGE WASHINGTON GROCE were second cousins (that's what my program says). Just want to confirm that this was another case of those cousin-marrying-Boyds behaving true to form.
Nancy's sister, MELVINA BOYD, did the same thing ... she married WILLIAM DAVID SLOAN, son of ROSANNAH BOYD (sister to Hugh and William) and RICHARD SLOAN.
The rest of the story ...
Melinda Boyd Groce and some of her children moved from Carroll County to Cedartown, GA in Polk County sometime after 1880 where Melinda died in 1890. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Cedartown. Nancy Ann Boyd Groce died in childbirth in 1901 (the child died also) and her husband, George W. Groce, took all his children and moved to Shawnee, Oklahoma. Nancy Ann Boyd Groce is also buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Polk Co., GA.
Information on the Groce family was received from the granddaughter of Nancy Ann Boyd and George Washington Groce who lives in Oklahoma City. Can anyone confirm Melinda Boyd Groce's parents? Any information will be appreciated. Many thanks.
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