Boyd, James H.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


James Henry Boyd was born in Rensselaerville at about 1849, a son of John and Mary Boyd. [1][2]

Marriage & Children

James married Ann ___ who was born in 1843, at about 1863 and had the following children:

  • Della Boyd
  • Minnie Boyd
  • Nellie Boyd
  • Harry Boyd

Military Service

Residence: Amsterdam, NY[3]
Enlistment Date: 23 March 1864 [4]
Enlistment Place: Schenectady, NY[5]
Enlistment Rank: Private[4]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 98th Infantry[4]
Company: Company B [4]
Muster Out Date: 31 Aug 1865 [4]
Muster Out Place: Richmond, VA [4]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18 to serve 3 years. [4]

Born in Rensselaerville, NY, Age 18, Laborer, Hazel eyes, Brown hair, Light complexion, 5’7” tall. [5]

Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General for the State of New York; Town and City Registers of the men who served in the Civil War; military databases.



Additional Research Notes

Neither James or his wife appeared on the 1920 census for Amsterdam.

Additional Media


  1. 1850 Census, Rensselaerville
  2. 1860 Census, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY
  3. Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York
  5. 5.0 5.1 NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases