Myron H. Boyd, farmer, sec. 33, Deerfield Tp., was born in Allegheny
Co., Pa., April 28, 1835. He is a third child of John and Caroline
(Bathah) Boyd, both natives of New York. His father was a lumber man
and farmer, and in 1849 went to Tioga Co., Penn., where he followed the
same pursuits. He died in Andover, Allegheny Co.; the mother died July
13, 1855 in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Boyd was 14 years of age when he went to the Keystone State with his
parents, and with whom he remained until he was 22 years old. His first
labor on his own account was a day hand in a sawmill, and again at
Williamsport in the same capacity. In 1865 he was engaged in
reconstructing bridges in the town which were washed out by the flood of
that year. In 1866 he came to Deerfield and bought 80 acres of land on
sec. 33, where he proceeded to clear the forest preparatory to
establishing a home. He obtained the lad for $3.00 per acre, the best
timber being reserved. Mr. Boyd has added to his original tact by
perches until he now owns 160 acres on the same section, 80 acres (about
37 of which is swampland) on sec. 29 and 240 on sec. 22. The swamp land
is well stocked with hemlock, cedar and black ash timber.
Mr. Boyd was married July 13, 1855, to Hannah A. Dickens, daughter of
Alva and Lucy Minerva (Campbell) Dickens, born Dec. 29, 1836, in Tioga
Co., Penn. The father of Mrs. Boyd was born in Rhode Island, the mother
in Pennsylvania. The former died in April, 1863; the latter May 18,
1883. Seven of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd are living: James C.,
Robert P., Addie V., Fred C., Alma M., Emma J. and Francis H. Anna
Belle is deceased.
Mr. Boyd is active in the interests of the Republican party and was a
member of the State Republican Convention in 1881. He has held all the
important township offices. In religion he is a liberalist.