Sergeant Decatur Morey Boyden, son of William C. and Emily Morey Boyden, was born near Chestnut Hill, Smithfield, Aug. 31, 1840. He was the fourth of a family of eight children. Aug. 2, 1862, he married Frances Louisa Poland. They had three children, a son, since deceased, and two daughters. Mr. Boyden was a woolen finisher by trade and labored chiefly for the Harris Woolen Company at Woonsocket, and for the Blackstone, Mass., Mills.