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From: "Sandra Gage" <>
Subject: Re: ARKANSAS BYERS
Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 18:11:51 -0700
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Here are my Arkansas Byers:

Descendants of King David Byers




Generation No. 1


1. KING DAVID1 BYERS1 was born 1809 in Ohio. He married CATHERINE POLLY
FREEMAN1 in Arkansas, daughter of LEWIS FREEMAN and PRESHA.

Notes for KING DAVID BYERS:

Census Record 100001-10001 Anderson County, Tennesse 1840 has Byers spelled
Byars.

They moved from Union County, Georgia to Arkansas about 1868 in an ox cart
caravan. The move took some six months because they stopped along the way to
work. Several family members returned to GA before moving back to Arkansas
and settling "on old Boston Mountain" with terrain similar to Union County,
Georgia. (Bill Boydstun: )

Yates Publication Archive 2025.022 for Marriage Record and Family Group
Sheet

In the 1880 Census for Van Buren County there are two grandchildren listed
with King David: Mary - 18 and Nancy J. - 12

More About KING DAVID BYERS:

Occupation: 1850, Farmer

Residence: 1850, Union County, Georgia


Children of KING BYERS and CATHERINE FREEMAN are:

2. i. PRESIA2 BYERS, b. June 1832, Indiana; d. 1918.

ii. RACHEL BYERS1, b. 1834, Tennessee.

3. iii. JOHN ALBERT BYERS, b. October 07, 1836, Anderson County, Tennessee;
d. July 26, 1927.

iv. NANCY BYERS1, b. 1839, Anderson County, Tennessee; m. ALEXANDER
SCARBERRY2,3, January 12, 1856, Union County, Georgia.

4. v. WILLIAM RILEY BYERS, b. 1844, Tennessee; d. April 30, 1880.

vi. LEWIS R. BYERS4, b. 1847, Tennessee; m. REBECCA4.

5. vii. KING DAVID BYERS, b. 1849, Tennessee.

viii. ANDREW BYERS5,6, b. 1852, Georgia.

ix. CATHERINE BYERS7,8, b. 1860, Georgia.



Generation No. 2


2. PRESIA2 BYERS (KING DAVID1)9 was born June 1832 in Indiana, and died
191810,11. She married (1) PRITTIMON BERRY12. She married (2) ABRAHAM
BRUCE13,14 May 17, 1857 in Union County, Georgia15.

More About PRESIA BYERS:

Burial: Nolia Cemetery, Pushmataha County, Oklahoma15,16

Residence: Van Buren County, Arkansas


Child of PRESIA BYERS and PRITTIMON BERRY is:

6. i. MARY A.3 BERRY.

3. JOHN ALBERT2 BYERS (KING DAVID1)17 was born October 07, 1836 in Anderson
County, Tennessee, and died July 26, 1927. He married MARTHA JANE
BRAMLETT17.

Notes for JOHN ALBERT BYERS:

[Byers.FTW]

1850 Census has him 2 years younger than the 1860 census.

According to Lucille Gideon's account of this family in Pope County
Arkansas, Vol II, John was of German descent and Jane's ancestors were
French. Ms. Gideon's account of her grandmother says that she "was a hard
working, industrious woman of many talents. She made brooms and baskets of
all kinds. Her baskets were made of the finest white oak trees that grew
along the creek that ran back of their farm. She made beautiful
counterpanes, coverlets and blankets. She raised her sheep, sheared them,
spun the wool into yarn, dyed it and wove it into material. In the early
days their clothes were made of this too."

More About JOHN ALBERT BYERS:

Nationality: German descent

Occupation: Blacksmith, Stonemason, Carpenter, Coffin Maker18,19

Property: 1890, 160 acres in Johnson County, near Pope County Line20,21

Religion: Primitive Baptist - Bloomfield Church22,23

Residence: 1860, Living next door to grandparents, Lewis & Precious Freeman
and his uncle, Lewis J. Freeman, in Union County, Georgia

Notes for MARTHA JANE BRAMLETT:

Lucillie Gideon's account of the John Albert Byers family Vol II says that
her grandmoter "was a hard working, industrious woman of many talents. She
made brooms and baskets of all kinds. Her baskets were made of the finest
white oak trees that grew along the creek that ran back of their farm. She
made beautiful counterpanes, coverlets and blankets. She raised her sheep,
sheared them, spun the wool into yarn, dyed it and wove it into material. In
the early days their clothes were made of this too. (Bill Boydstun)

More About MARTHA JANE BRAMLETT:

Nationality: French descent


Children of JOHN BYERS and MARTHA BRAMLETT are:

i. MARY ELIZABETH3 BYERS24, b. August 1859, Georgia; d. 1930, Hatley,
Arkansas; m. WILLIAM S. B. PITTS24, May 10, 1874, Pope County, Arkansas.

ii. REBECCA J. BYERS24, b. June 13, 1862, Georgia; d. March 18, 194025,26;
m. R. MARION HAYES27, July 24, 1881, Johnson County, Arkansas28.

More About R. MARION HAYES:

Residence: Van Buren County, Arkansas

iii. CATHERINE BYERS29, b. Georgia; m. JOSEPH DEAN29.

More About JOSEPH DEAN:

Residence: Talihina, Oklahoma

iv. WILLIAM BYERS29, b. March 1868, Georgia; m. (1) PEARL30,31, Fannin
County, Texas32; m. (2) DORA LEAVELL33, July 29, 1886, Johnson County,
Arkansas.

More About WILLIAM BYERS:

Residence: Texas34,35

v. GEORGIA A. BYERS36, b. October 1870, Arkansas; m. WILLIAM L. THOMAS36,
October 26, 1890, Johnson County, Arkansas.

More About GEORGIA A. BYERS:

Residence: Clinton & Fayetteville, Arkansas

More About WILLIAM L. THOMAS:

Residence: Clinton & Fayetteville, Arkansas37,38

7. vi. SARAH FRANCES BYERS, b. June 26, 1874, Arkansas; d. January 22, 1900.

vii. PRESHA BYERS39, b. February 1876, Arkansas; d. 1900; m. (1) ?
CLIMER40,41; m. (2) WILLIAM RUSSELL TAYLOR42, July 16, 1896, Pope County,
Arkansas.

8. viii. MALISSA ANN BYERS, b. 1878; d. 1961.

9. ix. JOHN ALBERT BYERS, JR., b. December 18, 1881, Arkansas; d. May 24,
1963.

x. JULIA BYERS42, b. December 18, 1881; d. 1900; m. FRANK M. DUVALL42.

More About FRANK M. DUVALL:

Residence: Moreland, Arkansas43,44

4. WILLIAM RILEY2 BYERS (KING DAVID1)45 was born 1844 in Tennessee, and died
April 30, 1880. He married (1) MARGARET N.45. He married (2) SARAH45.

More About WILLIAM RILEY BYERS:

Occupation: 1870, Farmer46,47

Residence: 1870, Van Buren County, Arkansas48,49


Child of WILLIAM BYERS and MARGARET N. is:

i. ELISABETH3 BYERS50, b. 1878, Arkansas.


Children of WILLIAM BYERS and SARAH are:

10. ii. ELISHA3 BYERS, b. 1864, Tennessee.

iii. MARY BYERS50, b. 1866, Georgia; d. Bef. 1872.

iv. SARAH BYERS50, b. 1869, Georgia.

v. MARY BYERS50, b. 1872, Arkansas.

vi. MARION BYERS50, b. 1873, Arkansas.

Notes for MARION BYERS:

A Marion Byers b. 25 December 1871- 25 January 1961 is buried in the
Pushmataha County Cemetery; married to Nancy Pairlee b. 24 July 1857-21
September 1943. They are listed in the Arkansas 1900 Census and in
Pushmataha County, Oklahoma Census for 1920. Their children are listed as
Grace (1893) and Mary (1896).[Bill Boydstun]

vii. PRESHA BYERS50, b. 1874, Arkansas.

5. KING DAVID2 BYERS (KING DAVID1)50 was born 1849 in Tennessee. He married
(1) POLLY A. WILSON50. He married (2) MARY COFFMAN50 1902.

Notes for KING DAVID BYERS:

King David was one of 9 children. (Betty Loveland)

At the start of the Civil War, King David attempted to join the Confederate
Army but was unsuccessful because he was too young. He then enrolled in the
Union.

According to "Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 2", King David Byers was a

private in Company H of the Third Mounted Infantry. Both your information

and this could be right, as soldiers sometimes changed regiments during the

war. But my guess is that only one of these is right. Why? ...

Both of these regiments, according to "Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part

1", were mustered in in the fall of 1864, fairly late in the war. The Fifth

Regiment was organizes in Cleveland, Tennessee, while the Third was

organized at Loudon, Strawberry Plains, and Knoxville. Company I of the

Fifth included men from Bradley and Roane Counties, while Company H of the

Third included men from Monroe County. Perhaps, if you know where your

gggrandfather lived, this could shed some light on the correct (?) unit.

"Tennesseans" has very little information on any battles these units may

have served in.

Mark Lacy, , www.iac.net/~lacy/AJLacy/

5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment USA. Captain William L.Webster

was in charge of Company I, which was mustered Feb 1,1865. Enrolled at

Cleveland, Kingston, and Calhoun. Men from Bradley and Roane Counties.

"Dyer's Compendium" states the regiment did garrison duty at Dalton and

Marietta, Georgia; was engaged in a skirmish at McClemore's Cove, Georgia,

Feb 1, 1865; was on an expedition from Dalton to Coosawattie River and

Spring Place, Georgia, April 1-4, 1865; was mustered out July 17,1865.

"Tennesseans In The Civil War" has King David Byers, Pvt. H Company 3rd MI.

3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry Regiment USA. Organized at Loudon, Strawberry
Plains, and Knoxville, in fall of 1864. Captain Joseph C. Gray was in charge
of H Company. H Company enrolled at Madisonville, Monroe Couny, Sept-Oct
1864. Mustered at Knoxville, Nov 30,1864, and Loudon, Dec 2,1864.

The report of Adjutant General J.P.Brownlow, State of Tennessee, dated Mar

1,1866, stated this was a three-months organization, and did no service,

never being fully organized. "Dyer's Compendium" mentions a skirmish at
Lee's Ferry on Sept 6, and at Greeneville, on Oct 12,1864. No reference to
the regiment was found in the "Official Records".

Hope this helps, Rick:

More About KING DAVID BYERS:

Burial: Appleton Cemetery51,52

Military service: Civil War, Union, 23 March 1865, Co. I, 5th TN Mtd.
Inf.53,54

Occupation: 1870, Farmer55,56

Residence: 1870, Van Buren County, AR57,58

More About POLLY A. WILSON:

Residence: Johnson County, Arkansas?59,60


Children of KING BYERS and POLLY WILSON are:

i. HENRY A.3 BYERS61, b. 1863, North Carolina.

ii. JAMES T. BYERS61, b. 1865, Georgia.

More About JAMES T. BYERS:

Burial: Appleton Cemetery, Pope County Arkansas62,63

11. iii. NOAH C. BYERS, b. July 25, 1867, Georgia; d. August 12, 1959.

iv. ADAM DAVID BYERS64, b. 1869; m. SALLIE BURTON64, October 28, 1890, Pope
County, Arkansas.

v. HARRIET A. BYERS65,66, b. 187467,68; m. G. M. HOLLABAUGH69,70, April 29,
1891, Appleton, Pope County, Arkansas71.

vi. L. M. BYERS71,72.

vii. ALLIE BYERS73,74.

12. viii. EMMA SENORA BYERS, b. December 17, 1879, Alread, Van Buren County,
AR; d. July 14, 1964, Merced, CA.


Child of KING BYERS and MARY COFFMAN is:

ix. Y. Z.3 BYERS75.



Generation No. 3


6. MARY A.3 BERRY (PRESIA2 BYERS, KING DAVID1)76.


Children of MARY A. BERRY are:

i. WARD4 BERRY76, b. January 1884, Georgia.

ii. ELIZABETH BERRY76, b. October 1887, Arkansas.

iii. JAMES BERRY76, b. July 1891, Georgia.

iv. SAMUEL BERRY76, b. September 1897, Georgia.

7. SARAH FRANCES3 BYERS (JOHN ALBERT2, KING DAVID1)77 was born June 26, 1874
in Arkansas, and died January 22, 190078,79. She married HENRY ALONZO
SARTOS80 August 04, 1892 in Pope County, Arkansas81.


Children of SARAH BYERS and HENRY SARTOS are:

i. ALICE ZELMA4 SARTOS82.

ii. JOHN H. SARTOS82.

iii. NOEL ELLIS SARTOS82.

8. MALISSA ANN3 BYERS (JOHN ALBERT2, KING DAVID1)82 was born 1878, and died
1961. She married ROBERT MASON GIDEON82 March 05, 1899 in Pope County,
Arkansas.

More About ROBERT MASON GIDEON:

Residence: Gumlog83,84


Child of MALISSA BYERS and ROBERT GIDEON is:

i. LUCILLE4 GIDEON.

9. JOHN ALBERT3 BYERS, JR. (JOHN ALBERT2, KING DAVID1)85 was born December
18, 1881 in Arkansas, and died May 24, 1963. He married LUDIE BURT85,
daughter of JOHN BURT and CAROLINE ROBERTS.

More About JOHN ALBERT BYERS, JR.:

Burial: Crossroads Cemetary86,87

Occupation: Craftsman, Blacksmith88,89

Residence: Russelville in later years90,91

More About LUDIE BURT:

Burial: Crossroads Cemetary92,93


Children of JOHN BYERS and LUDIE BURT are:

i. SALLIE JANE4 BYERS94, b. March 22, 1904; d. January 03, 1907.

ii. JOHN W. BYERS94, b. October 03, 1906; m. (1) ALMA RHEA SPAULDING94; m.
(2) FLORENCE HUMPHREY94.

iii. TWINS BYERS94, b. February 24, 1909; d. February 24, 1909.

iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON BYERS94, b. June 13, 1911; d. July 17, 1970; m.
KATHLEEN MCCLAIN95, October 08, 1938.

v. JULIA ANN BYERS96, b. February 13, 1914; m. LAURELL F. SINGLETON96,
November 27, 1927.

vi. WOODROW W. BYERS96, b. October 31, 1916; m. (1) HAZEL DUVALL96; m. (2)
ANNIE SIMONS96.

vii. EDITH BYERS96, b. October 31, 1916; d. February 17, 1917.

viii. VEDIE BYERS96, b. January 21, 1919; d. January 21, 1919.

ix. TINEY LUCILLE BYERS96, b. July 03, 1921; m. GERVIS PARTIN96, June 11,
1946.

10. ELISHA3 BYERS (WILLIAM RILEY2, KING DAVID1)96 was born 1864 in
Tennessee. He married MAHALA C. EDWARDS96 Abt. 1889 in Van Buren County,
Arkansas, daughter of CHARLES EDWARDS and EASTER DODSON.


Children of ELISHA BYERS and MAHALA EDWARDS are:

i. MAHALA C.4 BYERS96, b. August 1890.

ii. CORDELA N. BYERS96, b. December 1891.

13. iii. WILLIAM DOTSON BYERS, b. February 1893.

11. NOAH C.3 BYERS (KING DAVID2, KING DAVID1)96 was born July 25, 1867 in
Georgia, and died August 12, 1959. He married MARGARET MASSEY96.


Child of NOAH BYERS and MARGARET MASSEY is:

i. EULAH4 BYERS96, m. WILLIAM ORVILLE REID96.

12. EMMA SENORA3 BYERS (KING DAVID2, KING DAVID1)97 was born December 17,
1879 in Alread, Van Buren County, AR97, and died July 14, 1964 in Merced,
CA97. She married JAMES HENRY REID97 July 08, 1899 in Conway County, AR97,
son of HENRY REID and ELIZA MEALER.

More About EMMA SENORA BYERS:

Burial: Reid Cemetary, Cleveland, Conway County, AR97

Medical Information: Type 2 Diabetes, Heat Trouble

More About JAMES HENRY REID:

Burial: Reid Cemetary, Cleveland, Conway County, AR97

Medical Information: Hardening of arteries; Cancer of Prostrate Gland


Children of EMMA BYERS and JAMES REID are:

i. BULAH4 REID97, b. September 10, 189997; d. June 15, 1966, Conway County,
Arkansas97.

More About BULAH REID:

Burial: Reid Cemetary97

ii. ANDREW JACKSON REID97, b. February 04, 190297; d. June 15, 1966, Conway
County, Arkansas97; m. FLORENCE IVA MANION97, August 21, 1921, Wilburton,
Oklahoma97.

More About ANDREW JACKSON REID:

Burial: Reid Cemetery, Conway County, Arkansas97

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Medical Information:

iii. ROSE ANN REID97, b. December 29, 1904, Cleveland, Arkansas97; d. March
11, 1978, Madera, California97; m. JAMES WILLIAM HUFFMAN97.

More About ROSE ANN REID:

Burial: March 16, 1978, Reid Cemetary, Conway County, Arkansas97

Medical Information: Strokes

iv. CHESTER LEE REID97, b. April 23, 1906, Cleveland, Arkansas97; d. May 09,
1985, Arkansas97; m. NINA PEARL WEBB97, January 11, 1928, Jerusalem,
Arkansas, Jim Griffin J.P.97.

More About CHESTER LEE REID:

Burial: Petit Jean Mountain Cemetary, Arkansas97

Residence: January 12, 1928, Oklahoma97

v. MATTIE OMA REID97, b. March 30, 190897; d. March 29, 198897; m. DAVID
CHILDRES97.

vi. LESTER JAY REID97, b. August 23, 191097; d. June 07, 197297; m. (1)
GEORGIA FAYE NEWTON97, Oklahoma97; m. (2) LYDIA CHISM97, 193197.

More About LESTER JAY REID:

Burial: June 1972, Stockton, California97

Medical Information: Type 2 Diabetes: had surgery and pancreas removed

More About LYDIA CHISM:

Burial: Reid Cemetary97

Medical Information: Complications of surgery. Surgeon left packing inside
her stomach.

vii. TROY KENION REID97, b. January 24, 191297; m. LELA MAE HOWARD97,
December 24, 1934, Brother John McCoy, Conway County, Arkansas97.

More About TROY KENION REID:

Medical Information: Lost one I as a child playing with blasting caps.

viii. LUTHER EMMETT REID97, b. September 04, 191497; d. July 02, 198797; m.
AMY SOWELL97, Cleveland, Arkansas97.

More About LUTHER EMMETT REID:

Medical Information: Broken neck in a caterpiller accident. Had to
occasionally where a neck brace. Had one section of blood vessel in one of
his legs replaced with neoprene.

ix. COVA DEE REID97, b. December 07, 1917, Cleveland, AR97; d. July 27,
1970, Butte County, CA97; m. LAVOLA JEAN MILLS97, March 03, 1941, Morrilton,
AR97.

More About COVA DEE REID:

Burial: Sutter Cemetary, Sutter County, CA - Garden Section - H, Lot - 167,
Space 597

x. GERTRUDE LOIS REID97, b. February 21, 1920, Arkansas97; m. (1) FLOYD
SELF97; m. (2) WILLIAM F. COZZI97; m. (3) ARLIE CAMPBELL97, 1935, Cleveland,
Arkansas97.

More About FLOYD SELF:

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

xi. ALLIE FAYE REID97, b. April 30, 192297; m. (1) GAYNO CHASTAIN97; m. (2)
UNKNOWN97; m. (3) EARL BETTIS97, 194297.



Generation No. 4


13. WILLIAM DOTSON4 BYERS (ELISHA3, WILLIAM RILEY2, KING DAVID1)98 was born
February 1893.


Child of WILLIAM DOTSON BYERS is:

i. ELISHA LAFAYETTE5 BYERS.





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