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Samuel B. Boyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0871

This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd. Among the subjects discussed are religion, Samuel Boyd's marriage, national politics, and family news.

Dates

  • 1850 February 14-1928 March 19

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Beckett Boyd was born to James Stephenson Boyd (1802-1879) and Elizabeth King (Wilson) Boyd (1805-1836) in Martinsburg, Virginia on June 3, 1828. The family moved to Knoxville in March of 1851. Samuel Boyd married Isabella Reed (1831-1907) on April 21, 1853, in Knoxville, Tennessee and the couple had eight children: Elizabeth Wilson (1854-1926), Cynthia Irvin (born 1857), Isabella Kennedy (1860-1936), Benjamin Stephenson (1862-1929), Samuel Beckett Jr. (1865-1929), Sarah Sutherland (1867-1912), Annie Bruce (1869-1881), and Mary Reed (born 1872). During the Civil War, Boyd served with a Confederate regiment from Tennessee. He was captured at Bristol, Tennessee on December 14, 1864 and released (after signing a loyalty oath) on May 15, 1865. After his release, Boyd returned to his family in Knoxville where he died on January 9, 1890.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Related Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.0248: Samuel Beckett Boyd Diary, 1865, for more information about Boyd's service in the Civil War.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480