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John Richard Boyd

Birthplace: Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States
Death: October 13, 1860 (88)
Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Boyd and Anne Dandridge Boyd
Husband of Panthea Boyd
Father of Christian Blair Boyd; Lewis Alexander Alexander Boyd; Matilda Spotswood Davis; Robert James Boyd; Armistead Goode Boyd and 6 others
Brother of William Boyd; Robert Boyd; Alexander Boyd, II; James Boyd; David Boyd and 6 others
Half brother of Benjamin Franklin Hawkins, (C.S.A.)

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About John Richard Boyd

Source: Virginia Historical Magazine "Alexander Boyd and Family"

At the time of his father's death, he was in partnership with his younger brother, Alexander, and his father under the name of Alexander Boyd and Sons operating Boyd Tavern and a general mercantile business.

Richard and Alex Jr. were the owners (together with Major John Nelson of "Oak Hill") of the celebrated running horse "Dungannon", described by Patrick N. Edgar, in his Sportsman's Herald and Stud Book, as "one of the handsomest and best formed horses in America of his day." Sired by "Hart's Old Medley", he was 15 hands high, a "beautiful dark iron gray." Mecklenburg County at this time was one of the leading centers both for breeding and racing of Thoroughbreds.

In the division of the family property Richard received "the Castle tract" a plantation.

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John Richard Boyd's Timeline

October 16, 1771
Mecklenburg County, Virginia, United States
January 28, 1801
Age 29
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June 9, 1804
Age 32
December 26, 1805
Age 34
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May 21, 1810
Age 38
May 4, 1812
Age 40
May 29, 1814
Age 42