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From: "john" <>
Subject: [BIRD-L] Whitley County, Kentucky Bird families
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2003 18:59:15 -0400


Below is what I have in my Byrd file concerning the Bird families of Whitley County, Kentucky.

Yes, I know yjay they spelled their last name Bird, but I spell all Byrd in my file for easy reference

Would appreciate any of you sending me additions to this file, correcvtions, etc.

Thank you.

John Byrd
Descendants of Robert Byrd, 4th.

Generation No. 1


1. ROBERT BYRD, 4TH. (ROBERT3, ROBERT2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1745 in Virginia, and died November 29, 1821 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married CATHERINE CADY Abt. 1780 in North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1757 in Maryland, and died June 24, 1845 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

More About ROBERT BYRD, 4TH.:

Burial: Wolf Creek Cemetery, Whitley, County, Kentucky

More About CATHERINE CADY:

Burial: Wolf Creek Cemetery, Whitley, County, Kentucky

Children of ROBERT BYRD and CATHERINE CADY are:

2. i. THOMAS BYRD, b. October 28, 1783, Burke County, North Carolina; d. November 20, 1863, Whitley County, Kentucky.

ii. DAUGHTER BYRD, b. Abt. 1785, Moore County, North Carolina.

iii. JOHN BYRD, b. 1787, Moore County, North Carolina; m. NANCY MILLER, Abt. 1806, Tennessee; b. Abt. 1790, North Carolina.

iv. DAUGHTER BYRD, b. 1789, Moore County, North Carolina.

v. CATHERINE BYRD, b. February 10, 1793, Burke County, North Carolina; d. September 14, 1863, Putnam County, Indiana; m. JOHN SWIFT, June 23, 1812, Knox County, Kentucky; b. March 11, 1789, Grayson County, Virginia.

3. vi. ISIAH BYRD, b. October 30, 1797, Burke County, North Carolina; d. February 23, 1882, Whitley County, Kentucky.

vii. JOSHUA A. BYRD, b. 1800, Burke County, North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH OSBURN, May 14, 1822, Whitley County, Kentucky.

Generation No. 2


2. THOMAS BYRD was born October 28, 1783 in Burke County, North Carolina, and died November 20, 1863 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married MARY "POLLY" DAVIS Abt. 1805 in North Carolina. She was born 1788 in North Carolina, and died 1880 in Kentucky.

Children of THOMAS BYRD and MARY DAVIS are:

4. i. THOMAS ALEXANDER BYRD, SR., b. Abt. 1808, North Carolina; d. 1862.

ii. JOHN BYRD, b. Abt. 1808, North Carolina.

iii. FRANCES H. BYRD, b. Abt. 1810, North Carolina; m. JAMES SKEEN, JR., July 08, 1827, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. 1797, North Carolina; d. 1883.

iv. CATHERINE BYRD, b. December 15, 1813, Knox County, Kentucky; d. January 11, 1892, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. THOMAS PERKINS, April 03, 1832, Campbell County, Tennessee; b. October 15, 1810, Tennessee; d. November 20, 1893, Whitley County, Kentucky.

v. ELIZABETH BYRD, b. April 23, 1815, Knox County, Kentucky; d. September 03, 1883, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. JAMES SMITH, July 05, 1836, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. July 27, 1811, Knox County, Kentucky; d. November 04, 1892, Whitley County, Kentucky.

vi. SINS BYRD, b. 1817, Knox County, Kentucky; m. JOHN DEMASS, June 12, 1834, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1815, Kentucky.

vii. CYNTHIA BYRD, b. July 29, 1821, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. December 21, 1892, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. CURTIS BLAKELY, November 10, 1842, Campbell County, Tennessee; b. February 17, 1815, Knox County, Kentucky; d. December 31, 1892, Whitley County, Kentucky.

viii. DAUGHTER BYRD, b. 1823, Whitley County, Kentucky.

5. ix. ENOCH BYRD, b. July 31, 1825, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. April 27, 1899, Wisiota, Bell County, Kentucky.

6. x. ROBERT BOONE BYRD, b. August 14, 1826, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. July 20, 1901, Whitley County, Kentucky.

xi. MAHALA JANE BYRD, b. 1828, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. PETER PERKINS, 1848, Kentucky; b. March 07, 1826; d. February 08, 1896.

7. xii. LEANDER P. BYRD, b. 1836, Kentucky; d. 1884, Kentucky.

3. ISIAH BYRD was born October 30, 1797 in Burke County, North Carolina, and died February 23, 1882 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married MARY TABITHA SKEEN April 30, 1816 in Knox County, Kentucky. She was born February 15, 1800 in Tennessee.

More About ISIAH BYRD:

Burial: February 1882, Wolf Creek Cemetery, Whitley, County, Kentucky

Children of ISIAH BYRD and MARY SKEEN are:

i. DELITHA6 BYRD, b. March 13, 1817, Knox County, Kentucky; d. January 02, 1894, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. ABSOLOM B. COX; b. January 01, 1802, Knox County, Kentucky.

More About DELITHA BYRD:

Burial: Wolf Creek Cemetery, Whitley, County, Kentucky

ii. JOSEPHINE SARAH BYRD, b. 1819, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1884; m. JOHN MOSES; b. December 19, 1823, Wolf Creek, Whitley County, Kentucky.

iii. ELIZABETH M. BYRD, b. 1822, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. October 25, 1895.

iv. MARGARET BYRD, b. July 14, 1824, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. March 20, 1900, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. JOHN COX; b. 1833, Whitley County, Kentucky.

More About MARGARET BYRD:

Burial: Wolf Creek Cemetery, Whitley, County, Kentucky

v. ALEXANDER BYRD, b. 1826, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. MARY A. COKER, September 29, 1852, Whitley County, Kentucky.

8. vi. ROBERT BOONE BYRD, b. 1827, Whitley County

Kentucky.

9. vii. JAMES CRAWFORD BYRD, SR., b. August 14, 1828, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. February 06, 1901.

viii. SUSAN BYRD, b. 1829, Whitley County, Kentucky.

ix. CATHERINE BYRD, b. 1830, Whitley County, Kentucky.

x. RICHARD BYRD, b. 1831, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. MARGARET ANN MCCLAIN, October 16, 1851, Whitley County, Kentucky.

xi. DAVID BYRD, b. 1833, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH BISHOP, June 06, 1861, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1843, Kentucky.

xii. HARIET BYRD, b. 1835, Whitley County, Kentucky.

xiii. GEORGE BYRD, b. 1836, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. SENIATH WALDRAN, April 27, 1863, Whitley County, Kentucky.

10. xiv. PLESANT JOSHUA "JOSH" BYRD, b. 1837, Whitley County, Kentucky.

11. xv. JOHN HENRY BYRD, b. October 14, 1838, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. February 02, 1920, Douglas County, Missouri.

xvi. MARY ANN BYRD, b. 1840, Whitley County, Kentucky.

xvii. HANNAH BYRD, b. 1844.

Generation No. 3


4. THOMAS ALEXANDER BYRD, SR. was born Abt. 1808 in North Carolina, and died 1862. He married UNKNOWN.

Children of THOMAS BYRD and UNKNOWN are:

i. THOMAS ALEXANDEWR BYRD, JR., b. 1838, Kentucky.

ii. MARY BYRD, b. 1840, Kentucky.

iii. CATY BYRD, b. Abt. 1842, Kentucky.

5. ENOCH BYRD was born July 31, 1825 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died April 27, 1899 in Wisiota, Bell County, Kentucky. He married RUTHA FAULKNER July 21, 1850 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was born July 29, 1833 in Kentucky, and died April 24, 1901.

More About ENOCH BYRD:

Burial: Bird Cemetery, Bird Branch, Wisiota, Bell County, Kentucky

Children of ENOCH BYRD and RUTHA FAULKNER are:

i. NANCY BYRD, b. June 21, 1851, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. JOHN C. MAIN, August 24, 1865, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1845, Kentucky.

ii. MALINDA BYRD, b. December 08, 1853, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. ARVY COLSON, October 12, 1876, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1859, Kentucky.

iii. HENRY C. BYRD, b. June 10, 1856, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. January 30, 1891.

iv. MARY L. "MOLLY" BYRD, b. November 15, 1858, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. February 14, 1945; m. JOHN L. HOWARD, March 09, 1882, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1855, Kentucky.

v. LEWIS F. BYRD, b. February 19, 1861, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. February 09, 1936; m. (1) MARY FARLEY; m. (2) ROXIE MOYERS, December 24, 1880, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1863, Kentucky.

vi. THOMAS A. BYRD, b. December 12, 1863, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. October 10, 1893; m. MALLIE NAPIER, Abt. 1885, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1865, Kentucky.

vii. MINNIE JANE BYRD, b. 1866, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1893, Bell County, Kentucky.

viii. ROBERT BYRD, b. 1869, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1925; m. NANNIE MORRISON, Abt. 1890, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1870.

ix. JAMES B. BYRD, b. 1872, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1938; m. MARTHA INGLE, 1905, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1886, Kentucky.

x. CEPHAS BATERS BYRD, b. 1874, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1945, Twila, Harlan County, Kentucky; m. (1) CORDI POPE, 1900, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1884, Kentucky; d. Bef. 1910; m. (2) MARY JANE GARRISON, 1911, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1883, Kentucky; d. 1951, Pineville, Kentucky.

More About CEPHAS BATES BYRD:

Burial: Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky

More About MARY JANE GARRISON:

Burial: Creech Coal Company Cemetery, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky

6. ROBERT BOONE6 BYRD was born August 14, 1826 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died July 20, 1901 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married (1) NANCY JANE BLAKELY February 13, 1845 in Campbell County, Tennessee. She was born November 08, 1828 in Kentucky, and died August 23, 1859 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married (2) ELIZABETH DAVIS 1859 in Kentucky. She was born 1835 in Kentucky, and died 1889 in Kentucky. He married (3) MARY CADDELL Aft. 1862 in Kentucky.

Children of ROBERT BYRD and NANCY BLAKELY are:

12. i. WILLIAM F. BYRD, b. 1846, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1920, Whitley County, Kentucky.

ii. THOMAS C. BYRD, b. May 12, 1848, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. October 01, 1850, Whitley County, Kentucky.

iii. SUSAN BYRD, b. March 17, 1850, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. December 21, 1924, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. JAMES C. MILLER, Abt. 1870, Whitley County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1846, Whitley County, Kentucky.

More About SUSAN BYRD:

Burial: Stanfill Cemetery, Pleasant View, Whitley County, Kentucky

Children of ROBERT BYRD and ELIZABETH DAVIS are:

iv. DAVIS M. BYRD, b. Abt. 1860, Kentucky.

13. v. ENOCH BYRD, b. February 07, 1861, Plesant View, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. October 13, 1906.

14. vi. JOHN GEORGE BYRD, b. 1862, Kentucky; d. 1931, Kentucky.

7. LEANDER P. BYRD was born 1836 in Kentucky, and died 1884 in Kentucky. He married MARY UNKNOWN 1855 in Tennessee. She was born 1841 in Kentucky, and died 1896.

Children of LEANDER BYRD and MARY UNKNOWN are:

i. ELIZA JANE BYRD, b. Abt. 1856, Whitley County, Kentucky; m. WILLIAM P. CROLEY, Abt. 1875, Whitley County, Kentucky.

More About ELIZA JANE BYRD:

Burial: Emlyn, Kentucky

ii. THOMAS L. BYRD, b. Abt. 1858, Whitley County, Kentucky.

iii. DORA ALICE BYRD, b. Abt. 1860, Whitley County, Kentucky.

8. ROBERT BOONE BYRD was born 1827 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married (1) LUCRETIA ISOM Abt. 1845 in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1828 in Kentucky. He married (2) RACHEL DOUGLAS 1847 in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1830 in Kentucky.

Notes for ROBERT BOONE BYRD:

Minister

Children of ROBERT BYRD and RACHEL DOUGLAS are:

i. JAMES W. BYRD, b. 1848, Kentucky.

ii. GEORGE P. BYRD, b. 1853, Kentucky.

iii. JOSEPH B. BYRD, b. 1856, Kentucky.

iv. MARGARET J. BYRD, b. November 25, 1857, Kentucky.

v. DIALTHA M. BYRD, b. 1860, Kentucky.

9. JAMES CRAWFORD BYRD, SR. was born August 14, 1828 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died February 06, 1901. He married MALINDA MOSES November 11, 1852 in Whitley County, Kentucky. She was born 1829 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Notes for JAMES CRAWFORD BYRD, SR.:

There is a record of James C Bird joining the Baptist Church at old Wolf Creek, Ky in July 1860.

He was dismissed by letter 22 April 1871.

James moved his family to Missouri.

Children of JAMES BYRD and MALINDA MOSES are:

i. JAMES CRAWFORD7 BYRD, JR, b. 1854, Kentucky; d. 1854, Kentucky.

ii. WILLIAM ADISON BYRD, b. 1855, Kentucky; m. CLARA HOLSTEIN, Abt. 1880, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1660, Kentucky.

iii. NANCY A. BYRD, b. January 13, 1857, Whitley County, Kentucky.

15. iv. HENRY LAMANSE BYRD, b. 1859, Kentucky; d. 1936.

16. v. ENOS CALVIN BYRD, b. 1864, Kentucky.

vi. LODA BYRD, b. Abt. 1868, Kentucky; m. NEWT HOWARD.

vii. LOU ANN BYRD, b. Abt. 1868, Kentucky.

viii. MARY JANE BYRD, m. RON HOWARD.

10. PLESANT JOSHUA "JOSH" BYRD was born 1837 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married MARGARET MILLER Abt. 1850 in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1840 in Kentucky.

Children of PLESANT BYRD and MARGARET MILLER are:

17. i. JOHN E. BYRD, b. 1862, Kentucky.

ii. JAMES I. BYRD, b. 1865, Kentucky.

iii. WILLIAM T. BYRD, b. 1867, Kentucky.

iv. ELIZA B. BYRD, b. 1871, Kentucky.

v. MARINA BYRD, b. 1873, Kentucky.

vi. GEORGE BYRD, b. 1877, Kentucky.

11. JOHN HENRY BYRD was born October 14, 1838 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died February 02, 1920 in Douglas County, Missouri. He married MILLY JANE COX 1854 in Whitley County, Kentucky, daughter of DANIEL COX and AMY COX. She was born May 17, 1837 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died February 17, 1911 in Douglas County, Missouri.

More About JOHN HENRY BYRD:

Burial: Comer Farm, Douglas County, Missouri

More About MILLY JANE COX:

Burial: Comer Farm, Douglas County, Missouri

Children of JOHN BYRD and MILLY COX are:

i. DANIEL BYRD, b. 1855, Kentucky.

ii. AMY BYRD, b. 1857, Kentucky.

iii. JAMES BYRD, b. 1859, Kentucky.

iv. MARY REBECCA BYRD, b. March 12, 1862, Kentucky.

18. v. MELVIN BYRD, b. 1867, Kentucky.

19. vi. WILLIAM JOHN BYRD, b. 1869, Kentucky.

20. vii. JOHN RILEY BYRD, b. 1872, Kentucky; d. 1946.

viii. MILLIE BYRD, b. 1874, Kentucky.

ix. CLARA E. BYRD, b. 1877, Kentucky.

x. LAURA E. BYRD, b. 1877, Kentucky.

Generation No. 4


12. WILLIAM F. BYRD was born 1846 in Whitley County, Kentucky, and died 1920 in Whitley County, Kentucky. He married ELIZA S. MILLER 1864 in Kentucky. She was born September 10, 1844 in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Child of WILLIAM BYRD and ELIZA MILLER is:

i. JOHN CRITTENDEN BYRD, b. 1874; d. 1968; m. MOLLIE LENORA CROLEY; d. 1952.

13. ENOCH BYRD was born February 07, 1861 in Plesant View, Whitley County, Kentucky, and died October 13, 1906. He married OLFIE ADKINS. She was born December 19, 1859, and died September 15, 1926.

Children of ENOCH BYRD and OLFIE ADKINS are:

i. LULIE BYRD, b. 1896, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1897, Plesant View, Whitley County, Kentucky.

ii. THOMAS BYRD, b. January 01, 1900, Whitley County, Kentucky; d. 1971; m. (1) LUTISHA GIBSON; b. July 06, 1898; d. July 06, 1927; m. (2) CLARA E. CADDELL.

iii. ROBERT LOUIS BYRD, b. 1881; d. 1962; m. (1) VINA KIDD; m. (2) FLORA BELLE CARTER; b. 1888; d. 1969.

iv. M. ELIZABETH BYRD, b. 1881; d. 1908.

14. JOHN GEORGE BYRD was born 1862 in Kentucky, and died 1931 in Kentucky. He married NANCY BRYANT ROSE Abt. 1900 in Kentucky. She was born 1868 in Kentucky, and died 1951.

Children of JOHN BYRD and NANCY ROSE are:

21. i. MAUDE BYRD.

ii. GRACE BYRD, m. UNKNOWN LAWSON.

22. iii. FLEDA ROSE BYRD.

iv. JULIA BYRD, m. UNKNOWN LEGER.

23. v. GEORGE DAVID BYRD, SR., d. 1966.

15. HENRY LAMANSE BYRD was born 1859 in Kentucky, and died 1936. He married SARILDA E. KANEL Abt. 1900 in Kentucky. She was born 1867 in Kentucky.

Children of HENRY BYRD and SARILDA KANEL are:

i. FRED JASON BYRD, b. 1901, Kentucky.

ii. EDGAR JOHNSON BYRD.

16. ENOS CALVIN BYRD was born 1864 in Kentucky. He married TENNIE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1865 in Kentucky.

Children of ENOS BYRD and TENNIE UNKNOWN are:

i. CAP BYRD, b. Abt. 1883, Kentucky.

ii. VIRDA BYRD, b. Abt. 1885.

iii. LETA BYRD, b. Abt. 1887, Kentucky.

iv. VIRGIE PEARL BYRD, b. 1889, Kentucky.

17. JOHN E. BYRD was born 1862 in Kentucky. He married CHRISTINA RAINS Abt. 1885 in Kentucky. She was born 1862 in Kentucky.

Children of JOHN BYRD and CHRISTINA RAINS are:

i. CHARLES INGLE BYRD, b. Abt. 1885, Kentucky; m. MARY JANE SKEEN; b. 1897, Kentucky.

ii. VIC BYRD, b. Abt. 1887, Kentucky.

iii. EDWARD ARTHUR BYRD, b. 1889, Kentucky; m. MURIEL LILLIS RAINS, Abt. 1919, Kentucky; b. 1898, Kentucky.

iv. GEORGE M. BYRD, b. 1892, Kentucky; m. CHARLES C ESTES, 1907, Kentucky; b. 1890, Kentucky.

18. MELVIN BYRD was born 1867 in Kentucky. He married SUSAN C. SHIELDS.

Children of MELVIN BYRD and SUSAN SHIELDS are:

i. FANNIE BYRD.

ii. CLARENCE BYRD.

iii. LEE RILEY BYRD.

19. WILLIAM JOHN BYRD was born 1869 in Kentucky. He married UNKNOWN.

Children of WILLIAM BYRD and UNKNOWN are:

i. ANNIE J. BYRD.

ii. JOHN A, BYRD.

iii. JAMES E. BYRD.

20. JOHN RILEY BYRD was born 1872 in Kentucky, and died 1946. He married HANNAH JOHNSON Abt. 1895 in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1875 in Kentucky.

Children of JOHN BYRD and HANNAH JOHNSON are:

i. LEATHA BYRD.

ii. LOLA BYRD.

Generation No. 5


21. MAUDE BYRD She married (1) KYLE PATRICK ELAM. She married (2) UNKNOWN CHESTNUT.

Children of MAUDE BYRD and KYLE ELAM are:

i. EVELYN ELAM.

ii. CLYDE ELAM.



22. FLEDA ROSE BYRD She married UNKNOWN HOWARD.

Children of FLEDA BYRD and UNKNOWN HOWARD are:

i. CHARLOTTE HOWARD.

ii. NAOMI HOWARD.

23. GEORGE DAVID BYRD, SR. died 1966. He married MARGARET.

Child of GEORGE BYRD and MARGARET is:

24. i. GEORGE DAVID BYRD, JR..

Generation No. 6


24. GEORGE DAVID BYRD, JR. He married LEAH BUZZARD.

Children of GEORGE BYRD and LEAH BUZZARD are:

i. JACKIE BYRD.

ii. LORINA BYRD.


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