Boyd; Reuben T
Boyd; Reuben T.
a minister of the Methodist Protestant Church, was born in Maryland, July 3, 1794. He was converted at a camp-meeting in 1813, and was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1825. In 1829 he connected himself with the Maryland Annual Conference of the Associated Methodist churches. In 1838 he removed by transfer to the North Illinois Conference. For two years he preached on a circuit in western Kentucky. From thence he removed within the bounds of the Ohio Annual Conference, where he labored until 1849, when he returned East, and in March, 1850, he was again received into the Maryland Conference. In 1859 his health failed, and he died in 1865. As a preacher, he was earnest, pointed, and practical; his sermons were well digested and arranged. As a writer, he greatly excelled. A series of articles published by him, among which was an exposition of the Lord's Prayer, in the Methodist Protestant, were greatly eulogized and. admired. See Cobhauer, History of the Founders of the M. P. Church (Pittsburgh, 1880), p. 220.