THOMAS BOYD, farmer, P.O. Ada, was born March 4, 1821. He is a son of William and Susannah (Walling) Boyd, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio. William Boyd was of Irish and his wife of German descent. William Boyd was a wheelwright by trade, and at an early date made spinning wheels. The account which he kept shows that he has made 3,500. In the later years of his life he was a farmer, and brought up his son on the farm, allowing him an education from the common schools in Delaware County. Thomas staid with his parents until he was twenty-seven years of age. He had chosen farming for his occupation and was very successful with it. Having started with $800 given by his parents, he now, by his own exertions, owns a farm of 172 acres and a good property in Ada. In 1863, our subject settled in Hardin County and came to Ada in 1879, and then retired from farming and is now living on Main Street. In 1848, he married Susannah Davenport, a sister of Dr. Davenport. They have one child, Albert J., who is married and does farming on his father's farm. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; the latter was Trustee and Steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church of Delaware County; he was also delegate of the annual conference, and Class Leader and Superintendent of the Sabbath school. He ranks among the best citizens of Ada.
History of Hardin County, Warner Beers Co., 1883