|Birth: ||Sep. 16, 1786|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1869|
Rev. Elijah Byrd was born in Edgefield District, S. C,. Sept. 16th 1786. He settled in DeKalb Co., Ga., and lived there until 1853 when he moved to Polk Co., Ga., and there passed the remaining years of his life. He died October 21st 1869.
Source: Death & Obituary Notices from the Southern Christian Advocate 1867-1878 - Issue of January 7, 1870
Elijah Byrd was a pioneer Methodist minister of DeKalb Co., Ga., who lived the last 17 years of his life in Polk Co., Ga. He was born in Edgefield Co., SC and was the son of Solomon Byrd and Nancy ____.
Source: "Atlanta and it's Environs"
From "History of Georgia Methodism", Elijah Byrd was sent to the Satilla Circuit. He was a South Carolinian, a good man, possessed of marked peculiarities, but noted through a long life for his love for the Church. For many years he was local and his home was long a preachers' resting place. His wife was remarkable for her saintly character, and did much to assist him in his work. His wife was Ann Elizabeth Hankins born in NC.
Elijah Byrd served as one of the Trustees of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in the Panthersville District of DeKalb Co., Ga.
Source: "Methodist Preachers in Georgia", 1813 OT, 1816 FC Deacon, 1818 Elder, 1845 Elder (L) Credentials presented to the Conference. S.C. Conference., 1813 Warren (Ogeechee), 1814 Saltketcher (Edisto), 1815 (Ohoopee (Oconee), 1816 Satilla & St. Mary's, 1817 Black Mountain (Catawba), 1818 Lynch's Creek (PeeDee), 1819 Brunswick, 1820 Black River, 1821 Sup, 1822 Located.
Note: "Located" means retired.
Ann Elizabeth Hankins Byrd (1800 - 1878)
Margaret Emma Byrd Wynn Whitehead (1827 - 1887)*
Cornelia Jones Byrd Ledbetter (1828 - 1905)*
Samuel Masters Hankins Byrd (1830 - 1895)*
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Record added: Jan 18, 2009
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