Stewart Boyd, son of Nathaniel Boyd and Sarah "Sarah Boyd" Stewart.
Born 1815, died 1900, 84 or 85 years
Stewart Boyd was born in 1815 in Fermanaeh, Ireland. He died on 6 Mar 1900. These notes from the History of Argentuil County.
Stewart, the eldest son of the pioneer, married Margaret Hammond, aunt of Henry Hammond of Lachute; she died about 1890, at the age of 93. They first settled in Gore, but a few years afterward removed to Chatham, where Mr Boyd had bought 100 acres of wild land. On this land, and at that time, of course, he had all the varied rough experience of pioneer life; he earned many dollars in those days drawing wood to carillon and selling it for 90 cents per cord. But he survived all this hardship, reared his family, cleared two farms, on one of which , known as the Mile End Farm, a fine tract, he lives with his son James. Though 83 years of age, he is still very active and ambitious. So great is his desire for work, that he insists on taking care of the stock, and threshing grain, daily, with a flail for over a dozen head of cattle. he was one of the loyal actors in the Rebellion of 1837; he is Master of the Orange Lodge, a position he has held over fourty years. his children - three sons and two daughters - are all living. James, the eldest son, resides on the homestead. William S the youngest is connected with the Customs Department in Montreal. Mary one of the daughters, is married to John Earl, of Lachute; Sarah; the other daughter , married to T.B. Johnson, resides in Lennoxville.
He was married to Margaret Hammond (daughter of Matthew Hammond and Jane Madill) in 1836 in Argentuil Quebec.
. Margaret Hammond was born in 1798. She died on 19 Dec 1891 in Lachute Argentuil Quebec. Stewart Boyd and Margaret Hammond had the following children:
+10 i. James Stewart Boyd.
+11 ii. Sarah Boyd.
+12 iii. Mary Boyd.
13 iv. William Stewart Boyd was born on 29 Jun 1844 in Gore Township.
Married 1836 at Lachute Argentuil Quebec (54 or 55 years married) to:
Margaret Hammond, daughter of Matthew Hammond and Ann Jane Madill.
Born 1797 at County Cavan, Ireland, died Dec 20, 1891 at Lachute Argentuil Quebec, 93 or 94 years
1. James Stewart Boyd
Born Jun 24, 1836, died Aug 12, 1912, 76 years
2. Sarah Boyd
Born Apr 13, 1840, died UNKNOWN
3. Mary Boyd
Born Oct 12, 1841, died Dec 28, 1914, 73 years
4. John William (Wesley) Boyd
Born Mar 24, 1843, died UNKNOWN
John was a Miller. When he was 21 he went to California and was there engaged in lumbering for five years. After his returen, he and his borther bought the old mills know as the McKenzie Mills at St. Canute. They sold it in 1886 for $14000.00 after that John was connected with the lumber firm of Owens,Lane & Boyd
5. William Stewart Boyd
Born Jun 29, 1844, died UNKNOWN
Customs Officer in Montreal