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Col Francis Otway Byrd
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1790
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 2, 1860
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA

Grandson of Col William Evelyn Byrd, III
of Westover Plantation

Parents:
Cap Thomas Taylor Byrd 17521821
Mary A Armistead 17531824

Siblings:
Elizabeth Byrd 1839
John Carter Byrd 1814
William Eburn Byrd 17871816
Maria Carter Byrd 17951877
Thomas Taylor Byrd 17961843
Charles Carter Byrd 17991829
Richard Evelyn Byrd 18011872

Married 1817 to Elizabeth Rhodes Pleasants

Children:
Mary Armistead Byrd 18181881
Ann Pleasants Byrd 18191878

From Old Chapel Cemetery 1906 Records:
COL. FRANCIS OTWAY BYRD of "Oakley,"
third son of Capt. Thomas T. Byrd and
Mary Armistead, his wife. Born August
20, 1790.
He entered the Army of the United
States at the commencement of the War
of 1812 as Lieutenant in the Second
Regiment of Artillery. In the memorable
campaign on the Niagra in 1814,
"Lieutenant Byrd," in the language of
Major-General Gaines, "nobly and
gallantly sustained his part, and
more especially in the glorious victory
of August 15, 1814." General
Scott has also borne his testimony
to "the distinguished gallantry of
Lieutenant Byrd in the many battles
and affairs in which he found himself
engaged with the enemy."
He volunteered his services under
Commodore Decatur againt Algiers, and
captured at sea an Algerine frigate,
receiving for his great valor a handsome
Turkish sword and pair of Algerine pistols
from Commodore Decatur.
After Captain Byrd's return to this
country he married in 1817 Miss Elizabeth
Pleasants of Philadelphia and settled with
her at "Oakley," Clarke County.
Virginia, in 1848, voted him for his gallant
conduct a sword of honor.
In 1855 he removed to Baltimore to be near
his beloved daughter, Mrs. Samuel G. Wyman.
He died on May 2, 1860, at 7.30 in the evening.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Taylor Byrd (1752 - 1821)
  Mary A. Armistead Byrd (____ - 1824)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Rhodes Pleasants Byrd (1793 - 1880)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Armistead Byrd Wyman (1818 - 1881)*
  Ann Pleasants Byrd (1819 - 1878)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Otway Byrd (1790 - 1860)
  Maria Carter Byrd Nicholas (1795 - 1877)*
  Thomas Taylor Byrd (1796 - 1843)*
  Charles Carter Byrd (1799 - 1829)*
  Richard Evelyn Byrd (1801 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Chapel Cemetery
Millwood
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: RF
Record added: Feb 27, 2010
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