Born: 25 December 1771 in Edgefield District, South Carolina
Biography Robert Boyd spent most of his adult life in the area of Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an ensign in the Knox Regiment beginning June 16, 1792, promoted to captain on February 3, 1795. He married Margaret Meek in Knox County on April 3, 1793; they moved to Blount County, Tennessee shortly thereafter. Apparently Robert Boyd assisted Ananias Davisson in preparing the second edition of Kentucky Harmony. Robert Boyd contributed eight tunes to Davisson's books.
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- Music, David W. 1983. Ananias Davisson, Robert Boyd, Reubin Monday, John Martin, and Archibald Rhea in East Tennessee, 1816-26. American Music 1(3):72-84.
- Steel, David Warren, and Richard H. Hulan. 2010. The Makers of the Sacred Harp. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 322 pp.
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Works of Robert Boyd¹
|Albion||1816||G||S. M.||Come, ye that love the Lord|
|David's Victory||1822||B♭||77.77.10 10.||Now your festal rites prepare|
|Female Convict||1822||a||12 12.12 12.D.||O sleep not my babe, for the morn of tomorrow||Also in Southern Harmony|
|Judgment||1813||e||L. M. D.||My God, what inward grief I feel|
|Milinda||1816||e||L. M.||In vain the wealthy mortals toil||Also in Southern Harmony|
|New Orleans||1816||e||C. M.||Why do we mourn departing friends||Also in Southern Harmony|
|Salvation||1816||e||C. M.||Come, humble sinner, in whose breast||Also in Southern Harmony|
- ¹. Music 1983.