was a sailor in the United States Navy
, who took part in Stephen Decatur
's expedition into Tripoli
harbor during the First Barbary War
Boyd enlisted in the Navy 4 April 1803 as a steward. On 16 February 1804 he took part in the expedition which burned Philadelphia following her capture by the Tripolitanians. Boyd later became a clerk.
In 1942, the destroyer USS Boyd
(DD-544) was named in his honor.