JOHN LOYD, a native of Cross Creek township, and one of its prominent citizens, was born on the farm where he now resides, August 9, 1817, the son of John and Mary (Miller) Loyd. The latter were both natives of Pennsylvania, the former of Lancaster county and the mother of Washington. The senior Loyd was engaged before coming to Ohio in burning charcoal, but after making his residence in this township in 1805, he was occupied in distilling for many years, carrying on that industry in connection with farming. About 1806 he was married to Mary Miller, and by this union had six children, of whom John Loyd is the only survivor. The father and mother died in 1857, within a period of two weeks. John Loyd, the subject of this mention, has given his attention to farming and stock-raising, having at one time been extensively engaged in sheep raising, and at present owning considerable herds of cattle. On October 1, 1840, he was married to Myra J. Gould, a sister of Uriah B. Gould, and by this union has twelve children, Caroline, William C., Mary, Sarah A., Stephen P., John M., Jonathan A., Nancy E., Josephine, Catherine, George A., and Myra J., of whom Caroline and Catherine are deceased. The mother of these children died in 1865, and in 1867 he was married to Jane Scott, who died in November, 1868. As one of the old residents and influential men, he is highly regarded by all. In politics Mr. Loyd is a democrat.
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