History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
Joseph Boyd Biography
Joseph Boyd, painter, Erie, was born near Newry, County Armagh, Ireland, Feb. 10, 1835, son of Robert and Elizabeth (Bittles) Boyd, who were parents of seven children - Samuel William, Joseph, Maria, Elizabeth, John and Adam. Our subject emigrated to America, and came to Erie City in 1851, where he has followed his trade of painter ever since.
Mr. Boyd was married, in March, 1864, to Matilda Kennedy, who bore him eight children, seven of whom are now living - William Kennedy, Robert, Charles, Joseph Pressly, Frank, Samuel Edward (deceased), Harry Wilson and Clara Matilda.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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