John Boyd was born in 1805. It appears he inherited the duties of running the family farm and Tavern in 1827 when his father, Machael Wallace Boyd, died on November 8th. There he established his clockshop. In 1857 he married Sarah Armstrong from the village of Compass which was located nearby. A large land owner, the 1830 tax records record that he own 90 acres at that time. He died on April 26, 1867. He left his property to his wife and children.
This clock was made by John Boyd clockmaker and watchmaker of Black Horse Farm in Sadsburyville, Chester County, Pennsylvania circa 1830.… read more