History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois, Vol. II.
William Henry Perrin, ed.
(Chicago: O.L. Basking & Co. Historical Publishers)
William W. Boyd, farmer, P. O. Hutsonville, is the youngest of a family of three
children born to Wilson and Mary E. (Sackrider) Boyd. (See biography of John S. Boyd.)
He was born in Crawford County, Ill, August 26, 1841; he was raised on the home
farm and educated from the subscription schools, taught in the old log cabins common in
his day. In 1861, he married Miss Fidelia Bailiff, a native of Clark County, Ill.
They are the parents of the following children: Henry W., Bruce, Amanda A. and Allen
C. Mr. Boyd is one of the most successful farmers and stock-dealers of Crawford
farm contains 267 acres of good land. In politics, Mr. Boyd is identified with the principles of the Democratic party.
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