NameJohn Wesley Boyd
Birth9 Jun 1869, Kentucky
Death13 Sep 1931, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Marriage24 Dec 1889, Rowan Co., Kentucky
SpouseSarah “Sallie” B. Butts
Birth9 Mar 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death29 Oct 1958, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth7 Sep 1898, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death6 May 1988, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth25 Aug 1906, Rowan Co., Kentucky
DeathApr 1973, Wayne Co, West Virginia
Birth13 Apr 1913, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for John Wesley Boyd
His death certificate records John Wesley Boyd, age 62 years 3 months 4 days, born 9 June 1869 in Kentucky, died 13 Sep 1931 in Rowan Co., Ky, married, farmer, father William Boyd, mother’s maiden name Mary Jane Hall, both born in Virginia, cause of death chronic nephritis, informant Linnie Boyd, Christy, Ky, burial in Boyd Cemetery, Vale, Ky.
Notes for John Wesley & Sarah “Sallie” B. (Family)
Rowan Co., Ky marriage book 2, p. 18, records the marriage on 24 Dec 1889 of John Wesley Boyd and Sallie Butts, daughter of Jas A. Butts (consent attached for minor daughter), bond surety by Moses Roberts.
1900 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 8 June, lists on p. 6B as family #101/102:
Boyd, Wesley, 31, b. June 1869, farmer; Sallie, wife, 25, b. Mar 1875, married 10 years, mother of 4 children, 4 living; James W., son, 9, b. Nov 1890; Anna M., dau, 6, b. May 1894; Benjamin F., son, 4, b. Feb 1876. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Notice that there are only three children in the household, even though Sallie is listed as the mother of 4 living children. Apparently the baby, Cora, was skipped, either accidentally or perhaps because she was temporarily elsewhere. (She does not appear in this census in any other household, and if it weren’t for the 4 children bit, I would assume that her birthdate as reported in later records was incorrect.)
The preceding household is that of Wesley’s parents, William and Mary.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 28 April, lists on p. 10B as family #166:
Boyd, Wesley, 42, farmer; Sarah, wife, 33, first marriage for both, married 22 years, mother of 6 children, 6 living; James W., son, 18; Anna M., dau, 16; Benjamin F., son, 14; Cora L., dau, 11; Golda M., dau, 4; Troy E., son, 1. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 29 Jan, lists on p. 18B as family #337/340:
Boyd, J. W., 52, farmer; Sarah, wife, 42; Cora, dau, 21, widowed; Golda, dau, 14; Troy, son, 11; Carrie, dau, 7; Melva, dau, 5; Thelma, dau, 7/12. All born Ky Ky Ky.
Melva and Thelma are daughters of Cora.
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Hogtown precinct, enumerated 11 April, lists on p. 5B as family #85/87:
Boyd, Wes J., 62, farmer, age at first marriage 24; Sallie B., wife, 54, age at first marriage 15; Troy E., son, 21, farm laborer; Carrie B., dau, 16. All born Ky Ky Ky.
The preceding household is headed by their son Ben, age 33.