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Lyddia Ross Byrum
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1827
Madison County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1891
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Daughter of Mary Tutor Ross and Gabriel Ross of Madison County, Kentucky.

Wife of James D. Byrum, married March 29, 1847 in Madison County, Kentucky.

By 1850, Lyddia and her husband removed from Kentucky to Arkansas where they made their home at Jenny Lind, a part of Crawford County until Sebastian County was formed. James was engaged in farming.

Lyddia and James had at least thirteen children: Jessie, Irena, Catharine, James, Elisabeth, Mary, Sarah, Lina, Anna, William, Harvey, Georgiana and Venetta Byrum.

1850 Census - Marion, Crawford Co., AR

James Byrum 24
Lydia Byrum 21
Jessie P Byrum 2
Irena C Byrum 1

1860 Census - Marion, Sebastian Co., AR
*recorded as Biram

James Byrum 34
Lidy Byrum 32
Jesse Byrum 12
Catharine Byrum 11
James Byrum 10
Elisabeth Byrum 9
Mary Byrum 5
Sarah Byrum 4
Anna Byrum 1

During this period of time, the Civil War began. Sebastian County was not only a source of conflict but a location for building troops. James served the Union in Company E of the Arkansas 1st Infantry Regiment. He also served the Confederacy in the 35th Regiment of the Arkansas Infantry. The war ended in 1865. Her husband's rank with both sides was Private.

1870 Census - Marion, Sebastian Co., AR

James Byrum 47
Letty Byrum 41
Catharine Byrum 21
James H Byrum 18
Helen E Byrum 17
Mary M Byrum 16
Sarah E Byrum 14
William Byrum 15
Susan A Byrum 12
Harvey Byrum 10
Georgiana Byrum 4
Venetta Byrum 1
Luther Kendricks 4

1880 Census - Marion, Sebastian Co., AR

James D. Byrum 54
Lyda Byrum 50
Arrenia C. Byrum 31
Susan A. Byrum 21
William F. Byrum 24
Harvy Byrum 19
Anna Byrum 14
Arvanetty Byrum 11
William R. Byrum 7
Charles A. Byrum 5

Lyddia died in 1891 leaving James a widower. At the 1900 Census he was enumerated as head of household with a daughter, son, and two grandchildren.

1900 Census - Rogers, Sebastian Co., AR

James Byrum 71
Lina Byrum 49
Will Byrum 25
Jessie Elliott 15
Willie Elliott 12

James passed in 1907. Lyddia and her husband are buried at Steep Hill Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Gabriel Ross (1784 - 1860)
  James D. Byrum (1826 - 1907)*
  Mary Magdalene Byrum McClain (1855 - 1917)*
  William F. Byrum (1856 - 1930)*
  Sarah Ellen Byrum Degen (1857 - 1885)*
  Harve Byrum (1861 - 1945)*
  Georgia A Byrum Elliott (1866 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Steep Hill Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Southwest Section, Row 314 (same as Row 343)
Created by: Gina Caperton Ervin
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55865273
Lyddia <i>Ross</i> Byrum
Added by: Gina Caperton Ervin
Lyddia <i>Ross</i> Byrum
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 Added: Apr. 17, 2014

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