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William G. Byrd

Born 13 Nov 1861, William G. Byrd married Nancy E. Lawson in 1880 and they became the parents of fifteen children. See family photo

William had a small business clearing timber off of people's land. After most of his children had been born, by 1904 he became interested in faith healing and religion. He became a minister and would hold revivals in the area. During his final years he livied with his daughter, Priscilla in Independence, Missouri. He died 16 May 1944 and is buried in Blackford, KY.

William Bird is the great-grandfather of Joy Stone. Joy says the name was originally spelled "Bird" but sometime in the early part of the 20th century the spelling was changed to "Byrd".

William Byrd's 1944 obituary can be read online.

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Submitted by Joy Stone.
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