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From: "Michelle Ligon" <>
Subject: Re: [BOYD] just found this - Alexander Boyd of Augusta Co.,VA - 1761
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2008 20:10:58 -0400
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I suspect that the first Alexander (in Karen's number one) is a different Alexander. That would very possibly be the Alexander who lived in Augusta, Wythe and Pulaski Counties.

However, the number two I believe might be the same Alexander as the Boydton, Virginia fellow.

See this map Click on 1764. Mecklenburg is about to be formed that year, from Lunenburg.

As far as the family link with the Halifax Boyds, it is hard to guess whether there is one. That would be an exciting find.

I'm interested to know what others think.

----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Boyd

To the best of my knowledge (and perhaps some of the Boydton, VA Boyd can correct me) Alexander Boyd of Mecklenburg Co., VA did not arrive until 1764 - when it was said he was only 18 years old.

So I THINK that this Alexander Boyd is a SECOND PERSON and not the same Alexander Boyd of Mecklenburg Co., VA.

Does anyone on the list knows anything about this Alexander Boyd of Augusta Co., VA?

It pays to read messages fully.

The second message with reference to Lunenburg Co. VA. This is the County that four of George Boyd of Chester Co., PA moved to and then Halifax county when it was formed in 1752 from Lunenburg Co., VA

So does that MEAN A FAMILY LINK or was it one of those timing issues that the two families were "close" together because land became available.

Thank you

Mike Boyd
Historical Committee, HBS

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