Feb. 20, 1907 Dripping Springs Hays County Texas, USA
Joseph was the son of Melissa (Middlebrook) and John Byars. Joseph married Georgia Ann Melvina Sirmon on 8 Aug. 1867 in DeWitt Co. Texas. Joseph and Georgia had seven children together. Joseph was raise by his grandmother Jane(Crawford)Middlebrook. He was in Co.D, 5th Reg. Texas Cavalry, Dan's Ragsdale Company during the War Between the States for 1 year and 4 months. He was on the Texas Ranger Muster Roll in Spring of 1871.