Niagara County

1897 Biography - James H. Boyd

Boyd, James H., was born in Syracuse, N. Y., October 11, 1844, a son of Robert and Catherine (Colleys) Boyd. His father died in California, October 13, 1850, and is buried in the Odd Fellows' ground at Sacramento, being the first Odd Fellow buried there. He had command of a company of Patriots in McKenzie's Rebellion of 1837 in Canada. James H. Boyd removed to Niagara Falls when six years of age with his parents, and that was his home until he came to Lewiston in 1889. He is a veteran of the war of the Rebellion, having enlisted in 1861 in Co. I, 28th N. Y. Vols., and served four months, when he re-enlisted in Co. C, 56th Regiment, and served three years and eleven months. He was first sergeant in this company during the war and was honorably discharged June 25, 1865. He was with the Army of the Potomac, and participated in twenty-seven engagements, including the Siege of Charleston. In 1869 Mr. Boyd married Nancy Bellinger, and they have four children: Mary, Kate, Wallace and lda. Mr. Boyd is a printer by trade and worked for some time with William Pool at Niagara Falls; he was also baggageman on the New York Central Railroad for seventeen years. He is a genial and enterprising man and is widely known and highly esteemed.

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