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Sarah Ann Boyd[1]

Female 1830 - 1908  (77 years)


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  • Name Sarah Ann Boyd 
    Born Oct 04, 1830  Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Mar 17, 1908  Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Tombstone says born 4 Oct 1829, but 1830 Pike Co. AL census shows parents with no children, and she states in 1900 census that she was born Oct 1830.  Her only known children were the three born to Giles Merritt and only Missouri Ann Merritt lived to adulthood.
    Person ID I13716  mykindred
    Last Modified Oct 9, 2006 

    Father Samuel Boyd,   b. Between 1800 and 1810, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1847 and 1850  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth E. "Betsey" (__),   b. Abt 1811, ? South Carolina or Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1828  ? North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ron Head  (Montgomery, AL) ronhead-at-knology.net wrote Fri, 5 Nov 1999
      As to the parentage of Elizabeth Jane and Sarah Ann BOYD, I have photocopies of these records:
      Montgomery Co., AL Orphans Court Record "H" pp473-474:
      July 28th    Petition to Sell Land
      To the Honorable the (Judge?) of Probate Court of Montgomery County
      Your petitioner who is the administrator of the Estate of Sam'l Boyd dec'd would Respectfully (represent?) to your Honor that the dec'd died seized and possessed of the following lands to wit
      NE quarter of SW quarter of Sec 25, T 13, R 20
      SE quarter of SW quarter of Sec 25, T 13, R 20
      SW quarter of SW quarter of Sec 25, T 13, R 20
      NW quarter of SW quarter of Sec 25, T 13, R 20
      Your petitioner would respectfully pray that your Honor will have such procedings had as will enable  your petitioner to sell said land for the purpose of making a more equitable division among the heirs at Law of said dec'd, the following is a list of the heirs of said deceased: Elizabeth MERRITT former widow of dec'd and her husband Joshua MERRITT.  Sarah A. MERRITT & her husband Giles T. MERRITT of age and resides in Montgomery County.  Elizabeth Jane CLOUD & her husband William Jasper CLOUD of age and resides in Pike County.  The following are minors and resides in Montgomery County:  William E. BOYD 16 years old, Amanda C. BOYD 14 years old, Susan R. BOYD 12 years old, Frederick [should be Frances] H. BOYD 9 years old, Henry Thomas BOYD 6 years old, Sam'l J. M. BOYD 4 years old.
      Your petitioner will ever pray & ce. [is this "& ce." the same as "etc."?]
      Joseph B. HOPPER, admr. Ordered to be Recorded
      H. W. WATSON, Judge
      ****************************
      I also have a photocopies of sheets from the "Loose estate papers" of Montgomery Co., relating to the estate of William C. BOYD, brother of Sarah Ann and Elizabeth Jane, who died unmarried around Feb 1855:
      An Inventory of the effects of Wm. C. BOYD dec'd which has come to the possession of Admr.
      To amt. of his distributive share from his father's estate as per decree made in Probate Court 25 Apr '55/  $35.94
      The State of Alabama, Montgomery County /  Personally appeared before me H. W. WATSON Judge of Probate for County aforesaid Jos. D. HOPPER, Admr., who on oath says the above Inventory is just & true.
      Sworn to & subscribed
      before me 12th Jany 56  /
      H. W. WATSON, JPMC
      Ordered to be recorded
      H. W. WATSON, JPMC
      A List of the heirs at Law of Wm. C. BOYD, dec'd viz:
      1. Sarah A. MERRITT & her husband Giles T. MERRITT of full age
      2. Elizabeth J. CLOUD wife of W. J. CLOUD of full age
      3. Amanda C. FIELDS wife of Jas. T. FIELDS of full age
      4. Susan R. BOYD a minor
      5. Francis H. BOYD a minor
      6. Henry T. BOYD a minor
      7. Sam'l J. M. BOYD a minor The residence not known of any of these
      The State of Alabama, Montgomery Co.  /  Personally appeared before me H. W. WATSON Judge of Probate for county aforesaid Jos. D. HOPPER Adntr. who on oath says the above list of heirs in Just & true to the best of his information.
      Jos. D. HOPPER
      Sworn to & subscribed
      before me 12 January 1856
      H. W. WATSON JPMC
      Estate of Wm. C. BOYD
      1855 Feb 14th
      To John POWELL, Dra(?)
      To 1 Coffin & Hoerse(?)  $25.00
      Rec'd payment of Jos. D. HOPPER, Admtr.  18 January 1856
      John POWELL
      Administration
      The State of Alabama
      Montgomery County
      I, Hugh W. WATSON, Judge of the Probate Court of said County, certify Letters of Administration on the Estate of William C. BOYD, deceased, were on the 25th day of April 1855 granted to Joseph D. HOPPER who has duly qualified and given bond as such, and is authorised to administer such estate.
      Dated this 25th day of April 1855
      H. W. WATSON, Judge of Probate
      ****************************
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Giles T. "Julius" Merritt,   b. Abt 1830, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1855 and 1860  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married Jan 13, 1850  Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Missouri Ann P. Merritt,   b. Oct 15, 1850, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 21, 1915, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. William Lewis Merritt,   b. Nov 14, 1852,   d. Oct 22, 1871, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. Virginia Colston Merritt,   b. Jan 21, 1855,   d. Oct 17, 1868, Montgomery, Montgomery county, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
    Family ID F4860  Group Sheet

    Family 2 William H. Houghtelin,   d.  
    Married May 07, 1866 
    Family ID F4995  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Matthew Tolbert Lamar,   d.  
    Married Dec 31, 1872 
    Family ID F4996  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Merritt, Sarah Colston (1855-1868)
    Merritt, Sarah Ann (Boyd) (1830-1908)
    L-R - William Lewis Merritt (1852-1871), Sarah Ann Boyd Merritt (1830-1908), Missouri Ann Merritt (1850-1915), & Virginia Merritt (1855-1868)
    Foster, Ida Virginia (1889-1949)
    Boyd, Sarah Ann (1830-1908)
    Rear: Sarah Virginia (Harris) Videtto, Missouri Ann (Merritt) Harris
    Front: Sarah Ann (Boyd) Merritt Lamar, Ida Foster, infant Videtto

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Gedcom - Head, Ron.


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