Boyd, Belle

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Boyd, Belle Gender: F
born on 9 May 1844 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Martinsburg, West Virginia, 39n27, 77w58
Timezone LMT m77w57 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°56' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°07 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°46'

Belle Boyd


American spy during the Civil War, she was a Southerner who used her position at her dad's hotel to convey information to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Turner Ashby. With her social skills she managed to visit soldiers, flirt with officers and watch military formations. She was arrested on July 29, 1862 but released shortly thereafter. Again arrested in June 1863, she was released on December 1 that year because she had contracted typhoid. She sailed to Europe to recover and there became an entertainer. She died in 1900 while touring the US.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1900

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Ruth Scarborough's book, 'Belle Boyd: Siren of the South' (Mercer University Press, 1997), p. 3: 'It was into a quiet home in the peaceful village of Martinsburg that Maria Isabella Boyd was born at 7:30 AM on 9 May 1844. 'Belle' Boyd would be the first of eight children...'

Scholfield adds notes from her entry on Wikipedia: "The date in the Boyd Family Bible is 9 May 1843, Scarbrough, Ruth (1997). Belle Boyd: Siren of the South. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-86554-555-7., but Boyd insisted it was 1844, and that the entry was in error. Sigaud, Louis A. (1944). Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy. Richmond, Virginia: Dietz Press. p. 224."


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Law : Spy/ Counter agent