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Name:Thomas Massie Boyd
Affiliation:Class of 1859
Biography & Genealogy:Thomas Massie Boyd, Class of 1859: Genealogy: Born- ca. 1838. Father- Henry Curran Boyd; Mother- Juliet Anna Massie. Pat. Grandfather- David Boyd; Pat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Ott Durell. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas Massie; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy Waller. Married- on July 20, 1862 Emma Elizabeth Finley, daughter of James Wadlaw Finley of Spring Hill Hempstead Co. Ark. Children- 1- Juliet Virginia Boyd Henry, who married James R. Henry; 2- James Lawrence Boyd who married Edna C. Barlow; 3- Lucy Waller Boyd. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 4, 1854; Resigned Oct. 4, 1855, but reinstated Oct. 10, 1855; Graduated July 4, 1859 standing 29 in a class of 29. Civil War Record: Enlisted May 1, 1861 as Capt. of Co. G, 19th Va. Infantry; unofficial source says he was badly injured in a fall at the 1st Battle of Manassas; often absent, sick; Submitted resignation Feb. 25, 1862; unofficial sources says he was a chaplain for the rest of the War. Careers: Farmer; Presbyterian cleryman. Died- July 19, 1894.