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James Cloyd was an Early Settler of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Information on James Cloyd
From Genealogy of the Cloyd, Basye and Tapp families in America ; with brief sketches referring to the families of Ingels, Jones, Marshall and Smith", A. D. Cloyd, M. D., Omaha, Nebr.
1. JAMES CLOYD, a Scotchman, born in Ireland in 1680 and said to have been in the Siege of Derry when nine years old, d. in Chester Co., Pa., in 1769. It is said he would often lecture the young folks, his grandchildren, on wastefulness and tell them of the privations endured by the besieged in 1689. Nothing de- finite is known about him, but he is supposed to have been the father of the following :
2. James, b. 1707 ; m. Margaret Wilson.
3. David, b. about 1710; m. Margaret Campbell, (See Section No. 2.)
4. Joseph, nothing is known of him except that David had a brother Joseph. Joseph was accessed in Chester Co., Pa., in 1730. In 1735 he was a constable. He died single.
5. John, m. Mrs. Sarah (Carver) Bartholomew.
6. Thomas, m.
7. Jane, m. Wm. Hudson.