C.M. Boyd, planter, Monticello, Ark. It can not be denied that a man who lives according to the highest principles of what he conceives to be right, helping others and caring for those unable to do for themselves, in a word, keeping as his aim the golden rule, will receive the most honored esteem of his fellow creatures. Such a one is the subject of this sketch. Born in Chicot COunty, Ark., March 6, 1839, he was the son of Frank A. and Frances E. (Morrell) Boyd. The father was a native of Laurens District, S.C., born in 1809, and the mother was a native of Mississippi, born August 10, 1817, where they were married June 18, 1838. The father came to Mississippi when a boy, and in 1838, with his wife and two children, came to Arkansas and located in Union, now Chicot County, near grand Lake, where he entered a large tract of land. He was one of the first settlers of that region, and suffered many of the privations incident to pioneer life. Wild animals were numerous, and his table was almost always supplied with bear meat or venison. In 1848 the family removed to Ashley County, Ark., which was then Drew County, and there remained until 1880, when they came with our subject to Monticello. At this place both passed the closing scenes of their lives, the father dying January 6, 1887, and the mother September 24, 1886. They were the parents of ten children: Marcus D., Charles M. and Young P. (now living). The father was a farmer all his life, and was an honest, industrious citizen. C.M. Boyd was principally reared in Ashley County, and was brought up to hard labor on the farm, which he assisted his father in clearing. He remained at home until the war broke out, and in 1861 enlisted in Capt. Wether's company, and served until the surrender. He was in the calvary, and had a horse shot under him. Upon the reorganization of the regiment he was made lieutenant, and was also in the commissary department for some time. He was in a great many hard-fought battles, and after the surrender he resumed farming for a short time. He cut a raft, hired some hands, and ran it to New Orleans, when he sold it. He was deputy sheriff for two years in Ashley County. He next engaged in mercantile pursuits under the firm title of Files, Boyd & Co., but during the Clayton trouble their business was almost broken up. He, however, started again, and after running for a short time sold out to William Stell and went to Collins, where he clerked from 1872 to 1877. He then formed a partnership with Maj. J.T.W. Tillar and continued copartnership until January, 1888, when Mr. Boyd bought his partner outand continued the same alone until recently. He has several thousand acres of good land, and has a good store on one farm. He has over 1,000 acres under cultivation, and is one of the extensive farmers of Drew and Ashley Counties. He was first married, in 1864, to Mrs. Elizabeth Lambert, and his second marriage was to Miss Frances E. Ducker, who bore him one child, C. Morrell (deceased). His third marriage was in 1874 to Miss E.E. Godwin, who bore him six children: Frank H., Anna B., Bettie M., Edna E., Virginia E. and Charley M. Mr. Boyd is a MAson and a K. of P.


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