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Virginia Caledonia "Jennie" Byrd James
Birth: Jan. 9, 1848
Choctaw County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1921
Stonewall
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA

Married Simon D. James in 1872; mother of three adult children, a son Osceola and daughters Eula (Jemison) and Dacie (Statler). She was an original Dawes enrollee.

Brothers:
William Leander Byrd, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation
Benjamin Franklin Byrd

From The Chronicles of Oklahoma,Dec 1934, Volume 12, No. 4, page 434

Before the shadow years of the American Revolution came, the members of the Byrd family had become quite numerous and had scattered throughout Virginia and further south and into the Carolinas and Georgia. Within a few years after the close of the Revolution, Michael Byrd, a son of Commodore Byrd, settled in what was later to become the State of Alabama. It was then an Indian country. A few years later, he removed with his family to Mississippi and settled in what is now, Marshall County, which was then the home of the Chickasaw Indians. The complete life story of Michael Byrd is a closed chapter. He doubtless accumulated a wealth of frontier experiences living among a people whose early history consists mainly of quarrels, intrigues and misadventures.

John Byrd, a son of Michael Byrd, was born in Alabama, but was reared and modestly educated in Marshall County, Mississippi, where he married Mary Moore, about 1840. She was a daughter of John B. and Delilah (Love) Moore. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Chickasaw tribe of Indians of Mississippi. Her father, John B. Moore died in Marshall County, Mississippi and her mother died near Fort Washita, in the Chickasaw Nation in the old Indian Territory. In the latter part of 1844, John Byrd came with his family to the Indian Territory, locating in the Choctaw Nation, at Doaksville, where he continued to reside until his death in 1864. His wife later removed to Stonewall, where she died in 1878, survived by her four children, Hattie, William Leander, Jennie and Benjamin Franklin.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Byrd
  Mary B Byrd
 
 Spouse:
  Simon D James (1848 - 1885)
 
 Children:
  Eula Eunice James Jemison (1873 - 1923)*
  Osceola Walter James (1876 - 1936)*
  Dacie James Statler (1879 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Stonewall
Pontotoc County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Leach
Record added: May 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52959787
Virginia Caledonia Jennie <i>Byrd</i> James
Added by: Kathy Leach
 
Virginia Caledonia Jennie <i>Byrd</i> James
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- Chickasaw Elder
 Added: Jun. 16, 2014
from a distant relation, Johnny Jones, trying to put together my family history on the hallmark side. Rest In Peace....
- They're Never Alone
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
In remembrance
- Kathy Leach
 Added: Aug. 8, 2011
 
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