Adam BOYD, Congress, NJ (1746-1835)


BOYD, Adam, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Mendham, N.J., March 21, 1746; moved to Bergen County about 1770 and to Hackensack a few years later; member of the board of freeholders and justices in 1773, 1784, 1791, 1794, and 1798; sheriff of Bergen County 1778-1781 and again in 1789; member of the State house of assembly in 1782, 1783, 1787, 1794, and 1795; judge of the court of common pleas of Bergen County 1803-1805; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1805); elected to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ezra Darby; reelected to the Eleventh and Twelfth Congresses and served from March 8, 1808, to March 3, 1813; again judge of the court of common pleas 1813-1833; died in Hackensack, Bergen County, N.J., August 15, 1835; interment in the First Reformed Church Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present