William W. Boyd, farmer, P. O. Hutsonville, is the youngest of a family of three children born to Wilson and Mary E. (Sackrider) Boyd. (See biography of John S. Boyd)

He was born in Crawford County, Ill., August 26, 1841; he was raised on the home farm and educated from the subscription schools, taught in the old log cabins common in his day.

In 1861, he married Miss Fidelia Bailiff, a native of Clark County, Ill. They are the parents of the following children: Henry W., Bruce, Amanda A. and Allen C. Mr. Boyd is one of the most successful farmers and stock-dealers of Crawford County. His farm contains 267 acres of good land. In politics, Mr. Boyd is identified with the principles of the Democratic party.