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8. Austin Augustus BOYD was born on Jan 6, 1841 in Waldo, Marion Co., Ohio. He died 1923, Aug 7 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio.3 He was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio. "Austin Boyd (1841-1923) lived about three blocks from our home in Marion. We knew him as 'cousin' Austin. I remember him as a tall spare elderly man with big ears," remembers Leyland Arthur Brown.

Austin A. Boyd was living on a farm just across the Scioto River from Newmans, OH at the turn of the century (1900). This property is shown in the 1887 Marion Co. Atlas to be owned by his father, Sylvester Boyd, so he has appearently inherited the farm from his brother. Austin's brother Joe was also living there according to the 1900 Census.

Prospect Monitor
April 25 1902

Totally Destroys the Old Boyd Homestead North of Town Tuesday Afternoon.---Fire Caught from Sparks

Tuesday afternoon about five o'clock while supper was being served, the house on the Boyd farm about three miles north of town was discovered on fire. On account of the high wind the flames spread so rapidly that nothing valuable was saved from the burning building.
The residence was occupied by Joseph Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Boyd and their daughters, Mollie and Edna. The occupants lost everything except the clothes which they wore. Austin Boyd also lost $35 in money, Joseph Boyd lost 45 in money and a valuable gold watch. The Misses Mollie and Edna Boyd were in Prospect during the fire, and lost all their belongings, including Edna's gold watch. The building was totally destroyed. Loss $1800, insurance $900. The cause of the fire is supposed to be from sparks out of the chimney. Even the chicken coop and shop in which were $75 worth of carpenter tools belonging to Joseph Boyd went to satisfy the angry flames.

Prospect Monitor
July 28 1904

Thrown From Wagon

Last Friday, while hauling wood on his farm, north of Prospect, Austin Boyd was thrown from the wagon falling behind the horses, one of which kicked him twice on the head and before he could recover himself the wagon ran over him, seriously injuring his back. Medical aid was called and it was found that Mr. Boyd was seriously injured.

Prospect Monitor
August 11 1904

In Common Pleas Court by John W. Hughes to Collect Commission on Sale of Real Estate.

John W. Hughes of Prospect through his attorneys, Mouser and Quigley of Marion has began suit in the court of common pleas, against Austin A. Boyd, Joseph V. Boyd and Ma E, Boyd asking for a judgment of $128.40, which amount he claims as is due him as a commission on the sale of real estate. He claims that on February 4, 1904, he entered into a written contract with the defendants, in which the defendants agreed to give him the right to sell or trade 167 acres of land in Prospect township within twelve months hereafter for $6240. Of this amount $2500 was to be paid in cash and $3920 in three equal deferred payments. He says that he was given full authority to close such a contract.
Hughes stated that on June 10 he sold the land to C E. Kirts in accordance with his agreement with the defendants but he states that after the deal was completed said defendants refused to comply with their agreement. He says that he has been promised two? per cent commission. Which would amount to $128.40 and for which amount he asks judgment.

Prospect Monitor
February 23 1905

FOR SALE - I have a lot of shoats and brood sows that I will sell within the next ten days. A. A. Boyd.

Prospect Monitor
March 9 1905
Real Estate Transfers

J. V. Boyd to A. A. Boyd, 1/2 interest in 170 acres in prospect township, $3,100.

A. A. Boyd to A. E. Thomas 1/2 interest in 107 (170 probably) acres in Prospect township, $3,100.

The Marion City Directory of 1915-16 lists A.A. Boyd (Mary E.) at 220 Madison Ave. Also, Austin D. clk, board, at same address.

Austin Augustus died while his residence was at 220 Madison Ave. in Marion. He was living there after the farm in Prospect township had burned. After he died, I believe that his wife, Mary Wasser Boyd, lived out the rest of her life with her son Austin Dewitt at his residence at 306 Spencer Street.

Eleanor Berkshire Pease remembers and Austin Boyd from her days in Marion. He was one of the guys who hung around her grandfather Harvey Peters who ran a truck farm in Marion. The Austin Boyd that she remembers is probably this one, if it were his son Austin, she would more than likely remember him as Dusty.

He was a founding member of the Oddfellows Lodge #482 in Prospect, OH 1871. Austin Augustus BOYD and Mary Elizabeth WASSER were married on Nov 2, 1871 in Marion, Marion, Ohio.4

9. Mary Elizabeth WASSER was born on Dec 4, 1852 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio.4 She died in 1931 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio. She was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.4 Her obituary states that she "was affiliated with the Presbyterian denomination." She died in her son A.D. "Dusty's" home after a six month illness. The funeral was performed there also, and she was burried in Otterbein Cemetary near Prospect.
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Sylvester BOYD was born on Mar 15, 1873 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He died on Mar 29, 1873 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He was buried in Otterbein Cem., Marion Co., Ohio.


Edna Mae BOYD was born on Dec 1, 1874 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. She died on Jul 30, 1953. Married Mr. Robert Auchley and had a son Robert Auchley. They lived in Missouri, but Dad says, that he doesn't know how she got out there. (Mark Boyd)

Prospect Monitor
April 20 1905


Some of the farmers of this vicinity have finished their spring plowing, and are ready to go fishing as soon as it stops snowing.
Sunday school was organized at the Otterbein church, last Sunday. H. R. Van Houton was elected Supt. And Miss Mollie Boyd, Assistant Supt., Sunday school will begin next Sunday, April 23.

Prospect Monitor
February 23 1905

Miss Mollie Boyd opened school Tuesday morning after being absent since last Tuesday on account of sickness.


Charles Carey BOYD was born on Nov 23, 1876 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He died on Jan 18, 1969 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. He was buried in Prospect Cem., Marion Co., Ohio. Uncle Carey moved back to Ohio from Montana about 1942 or 43 according to Uncle Bob. He remembers that he came back during the war.


Mary Elizabeth Molly BOYD was born on Aug 18, 1878 in Prospect, Marion Co., Ohio. She died in 1952. Married name was Rinker. Molly Boyd went insane.

BR:Marion Co. Birth Records show birthdate as 1873 not 1878. I believe the 1878 date is from Boyd family records.



Austin Dewitt (Dusty) BOYD.

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