|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1821|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1912|
Los Angeles County
Elizabeth Jane (Campbell) Byram, daughter of, Lewis and Elizabeth (Wallace) Campbell.
Elizabeth Jane Campbell married Edward Byram III on February 22, 1843 in Kentucky.
Elizabeth Jane Campbell siblings are:
Infancy Campbell, James, John H., William W. and Margaret Campbell.
Elizabeth Jane Campbell and Edward Byram III children are:
William Wallace, Joseph Hull, Eva Bayless, Margaret Ada, Ada, Carrie A., and Edward Byram Jr.
Edward and his wife created the beautiful, well known Hickory Grove Farm in Knox Co., IL.
Mrs. Elizabeth Byram
Two miles south and one mile west of the little city of Abingdon, and on Section 7, Indian Point Township, is situated the beautiful and well-known Hickory Grove Farm. This valuable farm consists of 429 acres and is surrounded on all sides, except the north, by beautiful groves of hickorty timber. This is where Edward and Elizabeth (Campbell) Byram settled in 1850, and commenced to prepare a suitable location for their future home. They went to work with a will, and strict attention to their duties and earnest and energetic efforts they had soon accumulated a fair competency. Soon, however,a misfortune befeel them in the failing health of Mr. Byram. After the first year he was not only unable to attend to the duties of the farm, but even to look ater the business in a general way, his wife, however, cheerfully assisted him in their enterprises, and soon developed rare ability as a manager. On Oct. 7, 1858, Mr. Byram died, leaving six children and a devoted wife to moun their loss. For the brief period he had lived in the community, he had won the respect and esteem of all of those who knew him. He was born in Highland County, Ohio, on March 11, 1819. He was the son of Edward and Rachel (Gibson) Byram. The family were old setllers in Virginia, and removed from there to Kentucky, where they were pioneers, and from there removed to Ohio, where they were also early settlers. They belonged to the pioneer race of people.
When Mr. Byram came West, in 1850, he purchased 390 acres of land on section 7, of Indian Point Township, where he made his home, and where his widow has continued to live until the present. The present improvements were made in 1857.
After the death of Mr. Byram the entire duties of the management of the homestead and carrying on the business thus inaugurated by her husband fell upon Mrs. Byram. She proved amply able to cope with every undertaking, and has displayed exceptionally rare ability as a lady of business. She has embarked in enterprises, and successfully carried them out, that would tax the business capacity of many of the shredest of far-seeing men. The results of her labors since are the best evidence of her ability as well as the highest commendation of her as a lady and a mother. In 1863, Mrs. Byram purchased a small heard of Short-horn cattle in Kentucky. These were drived to her Hickory Grove Farm by her brother, who remained with her until his death, some years afterward. For years she devoted considerable attention to stock-raising, meeting with unusual success. Her name has become familiar among the circles of the leading stock-raisers of the county.
Getting tired of the hard labor incident to carrying on such an extensive business as she had, and feeling that at last she had put in store a competency for her decling years, Mrs. Byram concluded to dispose of her thorough-bred stock. She terefore made sales in 1865, the last occuring in October. She at present has retired and rented her farm, and propses to take the world easy the remainder of her days.
Mrs. Elizabeth Byram was born in Bourbon County, Ky., on what is called Old Cane Ridge, Sept. 27, 1821. Her marriage with Mr. Byram occured Feb. 22, 1843. Her parents were Lewis and Elizabeth (Wallace) Campbell. The former was born Oct. 27, 1790, and died in Kentucky of cholera, in 1849. Elizabeth Wallace, his wife, was born in 1799, and died May 17, 1885. They were married in 1818, in Bourbon County, Ky. The Wallace family were originally from Virgina, and of Scotch ancestry. To them were born six children one of whom died in infancy. Elizabeth was the next in order of birth in the family, then came James and John H., who died aged 16 years. Margaret died at the age of 14, and one died in infancy.
There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Byram six children, of whom the following is a record: William W., born Jan. 27, 1844, married Miss Margaret Dunlap of this county, and lives in Indian Point Township. Joseph H., born July 3, 1846, married Miss Mollie Wood, of Cambridge, Henry County, Ill., and lives in Nebraska, engaged in farming; Eve was born Oct. 7, 1848, became the wife of Chenault Todd and resides in Howard Co., Mo., Addie was born April 15, 1851, and married John W. Moore, of Adams County, Ill.; Carrie A. was born Aug. 26, 1853; Edward, Nov. 13, 1857, married Miss Dora Lincoln, and lives in Warren County, Ill. Mrs. Byram is a member of the Christian Church of Abingdon, of which church Mr. Byram was also a member. Politically he was a Republican from the orgaization of that party until his death. He was a gentlmen who possessed firm and decided options, both in religious and political matters.
Family Information contributed by family member:
Yvette E. (Byrum) Aune
Elizabeth Wallace Campbell (1799 - 1885)
Edward Byram (1819 - 1858)*
William Wallace Byram (1844 - 1933)*
M Ada Byram Moore (1851 - 1887)*
Carrie A Byram (1853 - 1908)*
James Edward Byram (1856 - 1944)*
William Wallace Campbell (1819 - 1876)*
Elizabeth Jane Campbell Byram (1821 - 1912)
James L Campbell (1829 - 1899)*
Maintained by: Yvette Aune
Originally Created by: Florence
Record added: Oct 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8035306