Boyd, Robert J
Boyd, Robert J.
a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Chester district, S. C., Nov. 24, 1805. He received a careful religious training; was early converted; did zealous labor for some time as a local preacher, and soon after (1820) entered the missionary field adjacent to Walterboro, S. C., under the auspices of the South Carolina Conference. In 1839 he began circuit work, and in 1859 station work. He closed his life of active service in the midst of his duties on Marion district, Feb. 21, 1865. Whether missionary to the negroes, circuit rider, preacher, pastor, or presiding elder, Mr. Boyd always met his duties courageously and proved himself equal to the task. He was conspicuously unostentatious, possessed a powerful, well-poised intellect, and adorned his character with every Christian grace. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1869, p. 314.