Boyd, Joshua a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) Church, was born at Goshen, N. Y., March 10, 1785. He graduated at Union College in 1814; studied theology under Dr. McDowell of Elizabeth, N. J.; and was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth in 1826. He was missionary to Roxbury and Middletown, N. Y., 1826 to 1827; to Herkimer and Falisburgh, 1827 to 1828. From 1828 to 1836 he served the First and Second Churches of Rotterdam, and the Second Church only from 1836 to 1840. He served the Church at Middlebutrgh, Schoharie Co., 1840 to 1842; Germantown, Columbia Co., 1842 to 1850. He was without a charge from the time he left Germantown until his death, Nov. 23, 1874. He was venerable in appearance, modest in deportment, and unusually solemn, but acceptable in pulpit services. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church in America (3d ed.), p. 193.