Private Franklin R. Boyd

Private Franklin R. Boyd was born on June 4, 1840 in Coshocton, OH and died May 29, 1921 in Plainfield, IA.

Franklin R. Boyd entered the Infantry on September 10, 1861, in Camp Butler, IL, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on January 20, 1866 in Springfield, IL.

Franklin R. Boyd is buried at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Plainfield, Iowa and can be located at 42° 50.597' N 092° 32.351' W

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Under Capt Robt T. Cooper. Re-enlisted at Camp Cowan, Miss. same Reg’t Dec. 23, 1863 was in battles of Ft. Lonelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Matamora, Vicksburg, Fts. Blakely and Shreveport, wounded at Hatchie, Miss in arm.
He went from Rock Grove, Ill and enlisted first at Camp Butler. He re-enlisted at Camp Cown, near Vicksburg, Miss. Dec. 23, 1863 and mustered out at Baton Rouge, La. Jan. 20, 1866 and then sent to Springfield, Ill for final discharge 2-1-1866. By trade he was a carpenter, later became a merchant. He came to Iowa in 1883 to Plainfield in the month of March. The wife Elizabeth Cooper was born at Rock Grove, Ill 8-3-1849. She was married to Franklin Boyd at Beloit, Wis. 2-24-1871. After coming to Plainfield, Ia in 1885. Mr. B. did contract carpenter work and later bought a mercantile general store which he ran until his death. The sons Roy and Frank both followed in their fathers vocation becoming owners of mercantile establichments in Plainfield and Horton, Ia.