Person:Esther Boyd (6)

m. Jul 1749
  1. Esther BoydAbt 1750 - 1824
  2. Robert Boyd, Jr.1750 -
m. 1773
  1. Margaret Wallace1773 - 1846
  2. Moses Wallace1780 - 1831
  3. John W. Wallace1782 - 1856
  4. James Wallace1783 - 1851
  5. Robert Boyd WallaceAbt 1788 - 1838
  6. Elizabeth "Betsy" Wallace1794 - 1851
Facts and Events
Name Esther Boyd
Gender Female
Birth[1] Abt 1750 Augusta County, Virginia
Marriage 1773 Virginiato Robert Wallace
Death[1] 1824 Greenbrier County, Virginia

Esther Boyd was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Records of Esther Boyd in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:


  • Page 234 - ESTHER BOYD, aged 15, orphan of ROBERT BOYD, chose Archibald Huston her guardian.- MARCH 19, 1765.
  • Page 253 - ESTHER BOYD to be bound to John McGill.- MARCH 22, 1765.
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    Esther Boyd Wallace
    BIRTH 1750
    Augusta County, Virginia, USA
    DEATH 1824 (aged 73–74)
    Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
    Old Lebanon Cemetery
    Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, USA

    Daughter of Robert Boyd and Eleanor Porterfield Boyd;

    Sister of Robert Boyd, Jr., (wife, Mary Glass Boyd).

    Esther Boyd was considered an 'Orphan' when her father died in 1752, even though her mother was still living;
    Esther and her brother Robert were appointed Guardians by the Courts when they were 14 years old. Esther chose Archibald Huston as her Guardian. In those years, a person was considered an "infant" until they were 21 years of age; even if the mother were living, the courts considered the man as the one who could make decisions, thus Archibald Huston was required to post a Bond in order to become Esther's legal Guardian; consequently, a Bond also had to be posted when Esther married Robert Wallace, as she was not yet 21.

    Esther married Robert Wallace in 1769 or 1770...marriage records have not yet been found.
    Their children are as follows:
    Margaret Wallace (Mrs. Benjamin Erwin),
    James Wallace (Wife, Catherine "Katie" Newman Wallace),
    Robert Boyd Wallace (Wife, Mary Alexander Wallace),
    John W. Wallace (Wife, Elizabeth Graham Wallace),
    Moses Wallace (Wife, Elizabeth Kerr Wallace),
    Elizabeth "Betsy" Wallace (Mrs. David Griffith).

    Esther Boyd Wallace......Daughter, Sister, Niece, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Cousin; she died in 1824 and is buried with her Husband, Robert Wallace, in the Old Lebanon Cemetery, close to where she and husband Robert lived and raised their family; they are buried near other members of the Boyd, Wallace, and Armstrong families.