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Peter Boyd (1806-1889)

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Arne H Trelvik on 6 February 2005
Source:
2 May 1889 Lebanon Gazette obituary from the collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society
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Peter Boyd.
Peter Boyd, one of the oldest and best known of the Shakers at Union Village died on Sunday in the eighty-third year of his age, of an affliction of the heart with which he had been troubled for years. He was born in Butler county. August 28. 1806. The following year his parents, Daniel and Anna Boyd, moved to Union Village, and joined the United Society of Shakers. The boy grow up among the brethren and his entire life was spent there. In his younger years he worked at the shoe-maker's trade, but his executive and managing abilities soon advanced him to positions of trust, and he held nearly all the offices of the society. For many years past he was one the trustees of the four families. The funeral services were held at Union Village on Tuesday, in accordance to the customs of the Society.


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