Washington David Boyce was born at the foot of Blue Ridge near Leesburg, Lee county, Virginia, in the year A. D. 1802 and died in Camargo township in February, 1882. He was among the first settlers in that township, where he entered forty acres of land. He established the first blacksmith shop at the village of Albany.

Extracted 03 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, pages 289-290.

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