Descendants of John Byrd

Descendants of William Byrd

Contributed by: Fred E. Rowe

Generation No. 1

1.  WILLIAM1 BYRD was born December 12, 1786 in Goochland Co,  VA, and died July 09, 1834 in Lawrence Co, Al.  Parents are Unknown. He married MARTHA HICKS January 14, 1817 in Greenbrier Co VA (now WV).  She was born 1788, and died 1872 in Lawrence Co, AL1.

Saunder's Early Settlers - William Byrd, b 12 December 1786 in VA possibly Goochland Co married Martha Hicks in Greenbrier Co VA (now WV) 14 January, 1817. By 1830, they were settled in Lawrence Co AL where William died 9 July, 1834. Martha died after 1870.

Land Grant in 1818, says age William Byrd was age 32.

In the 1850 Lawrence Co, Al. Slave Census, Ms. Martha Byrd had 41 slaves.  Tombstone says "Died at age 84"
Children of WILLIAM BYRD and MARTHA HICKS are:
        i.      JOHN A.2 BYRD, b. November 12, 1817; d. August 1837, Lawrence Co, AL2.
        ii.     PEMBERTON BYRD, b. May 28, 1821; d. November 28, 1851, Lawrence Co, AL3; m. ELIZABETH ?.
2.      iii.    BOLLING BYRD, b. September 15, 1822, VA; d. December 10, 1868, Lawrence Co, AL.
3.      iv.     MINERVA BYRD, b. January 19, 1825, Courtland, Lawrence Co, AL; d. November 27, 1849, Lawrence Co, AL.
        v.      OCTAVOUS BYRD, b. January 18, 1832, Lawrence Co, AL; d. November 28, 1851, Lawrence Co, AL4.

Generation No. 2

2.  BOLLING2 BYRD (WILLIAM1) was born September 15, 1822 in VA, and died December 10, 1868 in Lawrence Co, AL.  He married GRIZELLE JACOBS TORIAN May 03, 1855 in Lawrence Co, AL5, daughter of PETER TORIAN and JANE POINTER.  She was born June 22, 1838 in VA, and died July 28, 1884 in Lawrence Co, AL.

In 1872 Samuel T. Torian, Grizelle's sister was guardian of Martha Byrd and children Mary, Lucy, Jeff Ella, William.
        i.      MARTHA JANE (MATTIE)3 BYRD, b. October 21, 1857; d. May 11, 1881, Lawrence Co, AL.

        ii.     WILLIAM BOLLING BYRD, b. May 05, 1859; d. January 26, 1888, Lawrence Co, AL.
        iii.    MARY TORIAN BYRD, b. March 30, 1861; d. July 04, 1882, Lawrence Co, AL6.
        iv.     LUCIE LEE BYRD, b. December 08, 1862, Courtland, Lawrence, Al; d. December 30, 1937, Courtland, Lawrence, Al7; m. FREDERICK ELGIN ASHFORD, SR., September 27, 1882, Columbia, TN; b. June 21, 1863, Limestone Co, AL; d. December 30, 1896, Courtland, Lawrence, AL8.

        v.      JEFF ELLA BYRD, b. December 09, 1864, Courtland, AL; d. September 27, 1928, Courtland, AL9.

        vi.     GRIZELLE BYRD, b. October 25, 1866, Lawrence Co, AL; d. May 26, 1867, Lawrence Co, AL.

        vii.    SAMUEL PERCY BYRD, b. September 14, 1868, Lawrence Co, AL; d. February 19, 1869, Lawrence Co, AL10.

3.  MINERVA2 BYRD (WILLIAM1) was born January 19, 1825 in Courtland, Lawrence Co, AL, and died November 27, 1849 in Lawrence Co, AL11.  She married DR. J. M. CONNER

JAR said Minerva Byrd Conner may have died in childbirth.

Notes for DR. J. M. CONNER:
JAR has J. M. Conner's Dr. bag, labelled "JMC".
Child of MINERVA BYRD and J. CONNER is:
        i.      MINERVA3 CONNER, b. November 27, 1849, Courtland, Lawrence Co, AL; d. Aft. 1873, Fayette Co, TX?; m. R. P. EDWARDS, Bet. 1865 - 1870; b. Abt. 1849; d. Aft. 1873, Fayette Co, TX?.