JOHN T. ‘SQUIRE’ BOYD, an early pioneer of Perry County, Alabama is believed to have been the son of Robert and Rosannah (Stewart) Boyd of Newberry, SC. He was born Oct. 11, 1795 in Newberry, SC and died Nov. 9, 1872 in Morgan Springs, Perry County, Alabama.
Some Descendants of JOHN T. ‘SQUIRE’ BOYD (1795 SC-1872 AL) is a compilation of some of his descendants in Alabama.
Grocery Store in Sprott, Perry County, Alabama 1936 (Library of Congress)
JOHN T. ‘SQUIRE’ BOYD married Elizabeth Blackburn, daughter of John and Nancy (Harris) Blackburn Sep 25, 1817 in Newberry District, South Carolina. Elizabeth was born January 21, 1797 in Newberry, SC and died August 24, 1856 in Morgan Springs, Perry County, Alabama. John and Elizabeth moved to the Brushy Creek, Perry County, Alabama area by 1820 when their 2nd child Rosanah S. Boyd was born. Many of his descendants moved west to Texas.
John and Elizabeth had at least ten known children. After Elizabeth died in 1856, John married 2nd Chellie Marinda Nixon in 1857.
Descendant surnames include: ALLEN, BAKER, BELL, BLACKBURN, BLACKWELL, BROWN, CANNON, CHRISTENBERRY, COLLINS, COOKSEY, CRAIG, CRAWFORD, CURB, DENSON, DOMINICK, DORMAN, ELLIS, FINDLAY, FOWLER, HALL, HARPER, HOPKINS, HUNT, HURLEY, JOHNSON, MACKEY, MOORE, MORELAND, MORLAND, NIXON, OLDHAM, OLIVER, PAYNE, POPE, RAY, SANFORD, SINGLY, SLAUGHTER, SPENCER, THIGPEN, THOMAS, TRAMIL, TRAMMEL, TUBB, TURNER, WESTBROOK, WILBURN, WILLIAMS, WOODALL, WOODS
Man tha fun times I’ve had down there!!! You know!
A Harris connection in Perry County.
Hi Sam! I saw this and was interested in it because it also had a Stewart. My Grandmother was a Stewart from the Hale-Perry county area.
I have a great great grandmother who was a Stewart from Hancock Co, Ga
I’m having trouble sorting mine out. They go back so far to an Alfred Stewart from Georgia or South Carolina
Me too. Mine was a second wife but named first daughter after the first wife so I think the wives may have been related
Melba Giddiens. Taylor Giddiens
Yes lots of Perry and Bibb ancestors from SC
check out the gas pump, you can see how much gas you paid for.
I am related to the “Boyd’s, B;ackburn’s, Canon’s, Moreland’s, Mackey’s, and more. This is on my paternal side. I found this information on ancestry site. Fascinated to find a book has been written on this family. I am sure my father is a descendent of these names.
Loved this old store.
I have been there!
Photographed by Walker Evans
Can remember going in the Sprott and Taylor stores when we would go visit Grandaddy, James Curtis Nichols and later when we would go to Uncle Fred’s. Always funny to see someone come to help you from watching TV in their den at Taylor store
Art Nichols do you remember that Miss LouAnnie Taylor would walk into the store from her kitchen where she always had something cooking?
I worked there when I was a kid with my cousins an friends
I also would visit there too when I went to Marion to visit my great grand parents Nichols
Bradley Alan Reynolds, who were they?
Robin Nichols Ray Charlie an Lucial Nichols I can’t spell her name right great grand daddy cut hair in the town circuit he had the old shop
We share ancestors! William (Buck) and Barbara Hair Nichols.
Robin Nichols Ray ok cool
Faye Breland was there daughter that’s my Granny
I’ve stood on that porch
Bill Clements I was in there many times, getting hoop cheese, crackers, and sardines between deer drives with my uncle John Parsons.
Kristi Parsons Milner
Tommy yep, it’s still standing!!
Couldn’t you find a picture of Morgan Springs where he was when he died. Great store here just wondered since you gave his death at Morgan Speings
I was born in Marion remember sports store well in fact we had timber property down the road where I took my boys hunting over the years
Been to Newberry many times Nice town
I’ve passed that place many times.
Why do the buildings look so old even back then?
Becky Paradise no paint.
Sue Goodman you’re right!!!!
Vivian Miller Bauer
Clem Clapp this brings back lots of great memories!!!
Jimmy Barganier, Ronnie Mitchell
I’ve always liked country stores.
I remember seeing that place but at that time I was younger and it was a place on sand mountain
Not much of Sprott is still around.
My family is from nearby, Vaughan’s.