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Tilman H BOYD

Male 1818 - 1879  (61 years)


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  • Name Tilman H BOYD 
    Born 1818  ,, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Tax 1840  , Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax 1841  , Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  , Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax Between 1856 and 1866  , Parker, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions 26 Aug 1856  Weatherford, Parker, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1858  Weatherford, Parker, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Mar 1862  ,, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cavalry Co, Burford's Regt CSA 
    Military Mar 1864  , Parker, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Parker Co Co A, CSA 
    Census 1870  , Boone, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1879  Carrollton, Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I721  Boyd / Villines Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2018 

    Father John BOYD,   b. Abt 1780,   d. Bef Jun 1850  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Mary ? 
    Family ID F1536  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth GLOVER,   b. 1824, ,, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age < 45 years) 
    Children 
     1. Robert Harris BOYD,   b. 09 Apr 1843, , Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1891  (Age 48 years)  []
     2. Nancy BOYD,   b. 1845, ,, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. John Henderson BOYD,   b. 14 Mar 1848, ,, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1924, Stephenville, Erath, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
    +4. Frances Margaret BOYD,   b. 27 Mar 1850, , Carroll, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1950, Bridgeport, Wise, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  []
     5. Tilman H BOYD,   b. Nov 1855, ,, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1927, , Payne, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)
     6. Perry H BOYD,   b. 21 Feb 1862, ,, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1932, Burlington, Boone, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  []
     7. Emma Ayers BOYD,   b. 21 Sep 1864, ,, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1926, , Boone, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  []
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F563  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha J CARSON,   b. 1834, ,, MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 47 years) 
    Married Abt 1869 
    Children 
     1. Ella W BOYD,   b. Jun 1870, ,, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Bruce H BOYD,   b. 1873, ,, AR Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Ayers Hiram BOYD,   b. 26 Jan 1876, ,, AR Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1945, Springfield, Greene, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  []
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Death Certificate (duplicate) -  Ayers Hiram Boyd, 1945
    Death Certificate (duplicate) - Ayers Hiram Boyd, 1945
    Death Certificate - John Henderson Boyd, 1924
    Death Certificate - John Henderson Boyd, 1924
    Death Certificate - Francis Margrett Lipps, 1950
    Death Certificate - Francis Margrett Lipps, 1950
    Death Certificate - Ayers Hiram Boyd, 1945
    Death Certificate - Ayers Hiram Boyd, 1945
    Survey and Patent from the Texas General Land Office - Tilman Boyd, 1861
    Survey and Patent from the Texas General Land Office - Tilman Boyd, 1861
    Robertson District, 3rd Class, File 4383. Property located in Parker County.
    Compiled Military Service Record - Tilman Boyd
    Compiled Military Service Record - Tilman Boyd
    Confederate Civil War service of Tilman Boyd. Copies from the Texas State Library.
    Common Livestock Earmarks
    Common Livestock Earmarks
    Taken from the Texas Handbook Online at
    https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/auc01

    Tilman Boyd's earmark was over half crop and under bit right ear; under half crop left ear

  • Notes 
    • 1850 Carroll Co AR - Carrollton twp
      taken 15 Oct by T Denton
      printed pg 129b line 32 120/120
      Boyd, Tillmon 32 IN farmer
      Elizabeth 26 MO
      Robert H 7 AR
      Nancy 5 AR
      John H 2 AR
      Frances M (f) 2/12 AR
      William Baker 22 unk

      Tilman Boyd was granted 160 acres just south of Weatherford, Texas along a tributary of the Brazos River
      called San Antonio Creek. It was alternately referred to as a settler's claim and a pre-emption claim. Basically
      a pre-emption claim allows for a grant if the applicant can show that he has settled, inhabited, and improved land
      continuously for a period of three years. This acreage had been part of the Mississippi and Pacific Railroad reserve
      land which was opened up for settlement by an act passed 26 Aug 1856. 160 acres was the standard amount given.
      The pertinent facts from the application and patent are:
      Tilman Boyd presented a pre-emption affidavit to the Parker County Clerk on 28 Feb 1857.
      The land bordered the 160 acre survey of Samuel Criswell (significance explained below).
      Tilman Boyd's survey took place on 27 Feb 1857 (but not presented to the court until 7 Jun 1858).
      On 28 Feb 1857 Samuel Criswell and R. E. Byrd stood as witness that Tilman Boyd was settled on the vacant
      land at the date of the Act 26 Aug 1856 and continued to reside there.
      The patent (deed) was granted on 7 Jan 1861.

      This places Tilman in TX prior to Aug 1856 which is consistent with the birth of Tilman Jr in TX in Nov 1855.
      The interesting part about his neighbor who stood witness for him is that this is the same Samuel Criswell who was in Izard Co,
      AR in 1850 living next door to two Glover families. Possible connection with Tilman's first wife Elizabeth Glover??? The patent
      date on his land is 5 Aug 1859, which means he had been in TX since atleast Aug 1856 as well.

      1856 Parker Co Tax Roll - Tillman Boyd -160 acres, no Negroes

      Sep 1857 - Jury scrip was paid to T. Boyd

      25 Sep 1858- In the Belton Independent newspaper, page 3 col 1 under "Marks and Brands":

      Tilman Boyd - o 1-2 c and u bit re, u 1-2 el e; brand TB joined (over half crop and under bit right ear; under half crop left ear)

      John Boyd - u b r; no brand (under bit right ear)


      1858 Census of Weatherford, Parker Co taken 01 Oct
      T H Boyd 8 people 1 voter

      1858 Parker Co Tax Roll - Tillman Boyd

      1859 Parker Co Tax Roll - Tillman Boyd
      Also a P H Boyd - perhaps this is the Patrick Boyd which also enlisted in the 19th regiment from Parker Co.
      I have not been able to locate him before or after the war.

      23 Jan 1864 - T. Boyd's petition to the Weatherford Masonic Lodge was approved

      Mar 1864 Tilman Boyd served for 23 days in the Texas State Troop (a home guard that protected Texas against the Indians
      and was used to track down deserters and Union spies). He was paid $2 a day for his service. He joined the 1st Frontier
      District Company A in Weatherford, Parker Co. He was 46 in Mar of 1864. (consistent with 1818 bdate). Note:about this time
      the TST was attached to the regular Confed army

      Tilghman Boyd, Sgt in Co E, Burford's 19th Reg, TX Cav CSA. He was 43 in 1862, 5 ft 5 inches tall, blue eyes and light hair.
      Again the age is consistent.

      1864 Parker Co Tax List
      Tilman Boyd had $100 in Confed notes
      owed 500 tax on Confed notes
      $345 value of horses, cattle, and sheep
      owed $2.73 in state tax
      owed $0.81 in county tax
      owed $1.25 in poll tax
      1865 Parker Co Tax List
      T Boyd misc property value $190
      owed poll tax of $1.00
      owed state tax of $1.24
      owed county tax of $0.74 note: showed no livestock to be taxed
      1866 Parker Co Tax List
      Tilmon Boyd $236 in misc property
      owed $1.00 in poll tax
      owed $0.47 in advalorem tax
      owed $0.73 in county tax note: showed no livestock to be taxed.

      1867 Voter Registration for Parker Co - no T Boyd
      1867 Parker Co Property Tax shows a purchaser (ilegible, familysearch.org image 7, line 10) abstract number 5XX, original owner Tilman Boyd, dated May
      1868 Parker Co Poll Tax - GH Boyd listed, Jas J Boyd, no T or Tilman Boyd listed
      1870 Parker County Tax List
      William M Rice owned 160 acres, original grantee Tilman Boyd

      1870 Boone AR - Carrollton twp
      taken 20 Aug page 402B line 4 11/11
      Boyd, Tilmon * 52 IN farmer $1600 $300
      M J (fem) 37 MS keeps house
      T H (m) 14 TX
      E S (f) 12 TX
      J H (m) 8 TX (Perry H)
      S E (f) 8 TX (Sallie Emma)
      E A (f) 6 AR
      E W (f) 2/12 AR May
      * Some printed indexes list given name as Filmore.
      Next door to Roland Boyd.

      Tilman Boyd private

      Tilman and MJ Boyd sold land to Alford Hulsey
      date of instrument 24 Sep 1870 date of filing not recorded
      Boone Co Deed Bk A pg 342

      Tillman and Martha J Boyd sold land to Joseph Troutt
      date of instrument 20 Mar 1872 date of filing 01 Oct 1872
      Boone Co Deed Bk B pg 37

      Taken from Turnbo Manuscripts by Silas C Turno posted at thelibrary.org
      How a Bear Captrued a Bee Course
      In furnishing the other story Mr. Riddle said that an old settler had a funny experience with a bear one day while he was out bee hunting, the account of which was given by him as follows. "Tilman Boyd was one of the first settlers on Long Creek and was a famed hunter. Bee hunting was his speciality. Bee trees were so numerous that it was little trouble and much less expense to furnish his table with an abundance of wild honey, but on a certain occasion a bear interrupted him so suddenly that he did not take time to contend for a bee course that he was almost in the act of following. "Mr. Boyd has been dead several years," said Mr. Riddle, "but I have heard him relate the incident so often that I remember the story word for word and this is the way he told it. ?One day,? said he, ?while bear here on Long Creek were plentiful and bee trees more plenty, I went into the woods to make a raise of wild honey for my supply was nearly exhausted. Our tables in those days looked sortie lonesome unless a vessel of some sort was placed on it filled with nice strained honey. Children as well as grown people delighted to sop their corn "dodgers" in it. After leaving the house a short distance I passed into a hollow near Sid Hulsey?s old mill stand where I stopped and put out bee bait by burning some pieces of bee comb to attract the bees. As usual it was not long before bees began to appear and sip at the comb. Very soon after the first ones made their appearance they came from various directions and after filling themselves from the bait would fly away in as many directions. After awhile hundreds of them had collected and a stream of bees were coming and going all the time. They were so thick that it was a hard matter for me to decide on following one certain course of them. I sat and watched the busy workers some time before I thought of starting out to locate one of their abodes. Then I heard a racket on the hillside above me which I imagined was a deer running. I had no dog or gun with me. I had come out to hunt bee trees and did not want to be bothered with a rifle or dog either. At first I paid but little attention to the fuss. But the racket growed louder and nearer. Whatever it might be it was coming toward me at a fast gait. But owing to the shape of the hillside I could not see the object that created the noise until it approached closer to me. I quit coursing bees now and watched and listened with an attentive ear. I did not wait more than 3 or 4 seconds longer when a huge bear made his appearance and rushed at me as straight as a bee could fly. His mouth was wide open. His lips were turned wrong side out. His ugly teeth almost glistened. I was astonished at the boldness of his bearship but I knew it was no time for foolishness. The Bible says there is a time for everything and it was time for me to run and I vacated that spot in no slow manner. I did some of the best running from that bear that I ever did in my life. If Bruin pursued me I did not see or hear him. The truth is I never took time to stop and look back. I never halted until I arrived home. I ventured back the following day with dog and gun to investigate. His bearship had retired but evidence indicated that he took charge of the bait for awhile at least. But suppose he did not try to follow any of the bees home. No doubt the bear was attracted by the odor emitted by the burning bee comb and probably thinking a hunter had a nice supply of honey on hand and he would run a bluff game on him and take it. His stratagem was a success as far as frightening me away was concerned, but he got no honey. This was the only time a bear ever captured a lot of bee courses from me,? said Mr. Boyd."


      This incident occurred in Carroll County, Ark.

  • Sources 
    1. [S260] Texas County Tax Roll 1846-1910, (Name: familysearch.org;), Parker County.

    2. [S165] Texas General Land Office Patent, (Location: Austin, TX;), Vol 31, Grant # 468.