Marcellus BOYD, ex-clerk of the county court of Haywood Co., was born in Brownsville, Jan. 23 1839, and is the son of Alexander and Anna L. (HARRISON) Boyd, the father being a native of Virginia and the mother of North Carolina. His father came to Tennessee in 1832, locating at Woodville, Haywood County, where he was a merchant until he moved to Brownsville in 1838, continuing his business; but a few years before his death he moved to a farm in the county, where he died in 1846.
Our subject was raised and educated in Haywood County and for a number of years was a book-keeper, being in the employ of R. Y. LONGLEY about six years prior to the war. In 1861, May 19, he married Myra HAY, of his county, and they have nine children living: David H., Susan, Charles A., William S., Lucian B., Frank H., Dora A., Myra B., and Mary A. In 1865 he was deputy county court clerk; then moved to his farm four miles south of town, where he has since resided.
In August, 1878, he was elected county court clerk, which he held by re-election, two terms of four years each, the last term expiring in September, 1886, and made a most efficient officer. He has always been a Republican. Mr. Boyd has conducted his farming interest very successfully and justly earned the reputation of being of Haywood County’s most reliable and public-spirited citizens.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.