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Transcription contributed by Martie Callihan 27 November 2004

The History of Warren County Ohio
Part V. Biographical Sketches
Turtlecreek Township
(Chicago, IL: W. H. Beers Co, 1882; reprint, Mt. Vernon, IN: Windmill Publications, 1992)
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Daniel Boyd Obituary - The Western Star 4 July 1845


PETER BOYD, the lawful trustee of the Shakers. Lebanon, was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Aug. 28, I806, and in 1807, came to Union Village with his parents who settled among the Shakers, with whom our subject has since lived. His parents, Daniel and Anna (Clarke) Boyd, were both natives of Maryland and of German English descent Our subject, having learned shoe-making, worked at it ten years for the brethren. At 30 years of age, he became the trader for the West family, and three years afterward was appointed to the ministerial charge with John Martin. He has held almost all the offices in the society, and is now, with Mr. Parkhurst, trustee of the four families. He is a large, well developed man, six feet high and well proportioned. His dealings with the people of Warren County have won for him a host of friends.

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