Abel Loyd is our earliest Loyd ancestor in the family bible and whose grave in Greenlawn cemetery in Milford we also visited on Memorial Day. We know that he was born on January 15, 1810 - but are not sure where he was born or who were his parents. It is my theory, however, that he was the son of David Loyd who was one of the first settlers in Clermont County, Ohio and was the grandson of James Loyd - who was from Winchester, Virginia and received a land grant in Clermont County, Ohio for his service in fighting during the Revolutionary War. His wife was Mary Stuart. Meanwhile, the wife of Abel Loyd was Amanda Shumard (see below).