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Re: Boyd, Montana--Source of Name
Posted by: Richard Thayer Date: September 14, 2000 at 17:15:02
In Reply to: Boyd, Montana--Source of Name by Robert L. Casebeer of 111

My records show that Boyd, Carbon County, Mt was named for John Boyd who was a homesteader in the area. It is said his homestead was at the junction of Red Lodge Creek and Rock Creek. From this you could get a very close geograpic location and thus a legal description. With that info you could contact the Billings office of the BLM for his homestead file number or patent number. With that info you could contact the National Archives and order his homestead file (his records would be listed with those of the Bozeman Mt Land Office)these often contain some biographical info. There is a John A Boyd buried in the Rockvale Mt Cemetery (about 10 miles from Boyd). His birth date was 25 April 1865 and death date of 2 Aug 1928 He was of the right age to be a homesteader in Mt. You could contact the Olcott Funeral home in Red Lodge Mt to see if they have the funeral records. There are other possible funeral homes but start there. Good Luck with your search.

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