Richard Boyd, farmer, section 8, Sheridan Township, was a son of William and Jane Boyd, natives of Ireland, and was born in that country in 1814. At the age of 13 years he emigrated to Lower Canada, and lived there seven years, then lived in Ohio about 19 years, and in 1853 came to Hillsdale Co., Michigan; finally, in 1872, he came to Newaygo County and purchased 80 acres of land where he resided.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd had the following children: William A., John, Richard, Charles, George, Samuel and Jane. In politics he was a Republican.
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