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In Frances Adeline Seward's letter of January 23, 1855 to Augustus Henry Seward, Rachel Boyd is the "maiden sister" of Mr. Thomas Boyd who died on January 4 of the same year. She lived in Albany with Thomas, their mother Margaret (McMurray) Boyd, their sister Maria S. (Boyd) Van Vorst, and Mr. Hooper Van Vorst. 

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In Frances Adeline Seward's letter of January 23, 1855 to Augustus Henry Seward, Rachel Boyd is the "maiden sister" of Mr. Thomas Boyd who died on January 4 of the same year. She lived in Albany with Thomas, their mother Margaret (McMurray) Boyd, their sister Maria S. (Boyd) Van Vorst, and Mr. Hooper Van Vorst.
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Referred to as the "invalid and crippled" sister of Margaret (Boyd) Wharton in a letter written by Frederick W. Seward to his father, William H. Seward, dated September 19, 1868. Frederick relates how she is being relocated from Defreestville, NY to Frederick and Anna's home in Montrose. In cemetery records, Rachel Boyd's place of death is listed as Montrose, NY.
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https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/interactive/61048/47105_420302988_2358-00035/16690735?backurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ancestrylibrary.com%2fcgi-bin%2fsse.dll%3fqh%3d5IbozAduDGb0e7bPNx4m3A%253D%253D%26db%3dPresbyterianSociety%26gss%3dsfs28_ms_db%26new%3d1%26rank%3d1%26msT%3d1%26gsfn%3dPeter%2520%26gsfn_x%3d0%26gsln%3dBoyd%26gsln_x%3d0%26mssng%3dMargaret%26mssns%3dMcMurray%26mscng%3dThomas%2520%26mscns%3dboyd%26mscng1%3dMargaret%26mscns1%3dBoyd%26mscng2%3djames%26mscns2%3dboyd%26MSAV%3d1%26uidh%3dif4&backlabel=ReturnSearchResults Source Citation Presbyterian Historical Society; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Accession Number: 02-0213b 59A Description Year: 1785 - 1841 Source Information Ancestry.com. U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Church Registers. Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Source Description This collection includes baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other records from Presbyterian churches in 48 states and the District of Columbia.
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https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/interactive/2226/32229_420302988_0007-00794?pid=401378&backurl=https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DDzS2185%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26qh%3DLdTjPblWTDGfTIZL7yLNuw%253D%253D%26gss%3Dangs-g%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26gsfn%3DRachel%26gsfn_x%3D0%26gsln%3DBoyd%26gsln_x%3D0%26msbdy_x%3D1%26msbdp%3D10%26msbdy%3D1806%26msbpn__ftp%3DAlbany,%2520Albany,%2520New%2520York,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D10034%26msbpn_x%3DPS%26msbpn__ftp_x%3D1%26msdpn__ftp%3DAlbany,%2520Albany,%2520New%2520York,%2520USA%26msdpn%3D10034%26msdpn_x%3DPS%26msdpn__ftp_x%3D1%26msfng%3DPeter%26msfns%3DBoyd%26msmng%3DMargaret%26msmns%3DMcMurray%26msbng%3DThomas%2520%26msbns%3DBoyd%26msbng1%3DMargaret%2520Isabella%26msbns1%3DBoyd%26msbng2%3DMaria%26msbns2%3DVan%2520Vorst%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Dm%26catbucket%3Drstp%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dif4%26pcat%3DROOT_CATEGORY%26h%3D401378%26dbid%3D2226%26indiv%3D1%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=DzS2185&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true#?imageId=32229_420302988_0007-00794 Source Citation Description Surname Range: Borthwick - Breed Source Information Ancestry.com. Menands, New York, Albany Rural Cemetery Burial Cards, 1791-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Albany Rural Cemetery Internment Cards. Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York. Source Description Many burial records for the Albany Rural Cemetery predate its 1841 founding because some record re-interments from an earlier municipal cemetery that had problems with flooding. Some cards also provide birth and other family information as well as death details.