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Elizabeth Stitsel Byers
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Birth: 1791
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1898
Portage County
Ohio, USA

Name Elizabeth Byers
Gender Female
Death date 16 Feb 1898
Death place Edinburg Township, Portage, Ohio
Age in years 107
Birth date 1791
Race White
Marital status Widowed
Batch number B05177-3
Record group Ohio-EASy
Film number 891395
Reference number v 3 p 48

Elizabeth Stitzel,
wife of Jacob Byers.

Fredrick Byers 18191896
Elijah Byers 18201880
David Byers 1823
John Byers 18271897
William George Byers 18371913

Elizabeth Byers
in the 1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Elizabeth Byers
Age: 63
Birth Year: abt 1787
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Newark, Licking, Ohio, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 322
Household Members:
Name Age
J M Byers 37
E J Byers 8
AR M Byers 6
Elizabeth Byers 63
AR M Byers 27
J M Byers 27
H H Byers 26

1870 Edinburg post office, Palmyra, Portage, OH census
William J (G) Byers 34 OH
Emeline 31 OH
John W 2 OH
George E 1 OH
Elizabeth 79 PA

Robert Winfield 58 NJ NJ OH
Laura J Winfield 50 OH OH OH
James W Winfield 23 MI NJ OH
Gertrude J Winfield 15 OH NJ OH
Elizebeth Byres (other) 89 PA GER GER

"Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve"
published under the auspices of the Woman's Department of the Cleveland
Centennial Commission in 1896, edited by Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer


Mrs. Elizabeth STITSEL BYERS was born in Franklin county,
Pa., in 1793. Her mother died when she was seven years
old. She was then bound out till she was eighteen, was
married at twenty-two, boarded the first men that worked
on the old Sandy and Beaver Canal, and raised a family of
nine children, her husband being blind for eight years
before he died. She lived in Palmyra six years and has
lived in several other places, and now at nearly one
hundred and three years of age is living with her son
William, in Edinburg township. She has a remarkably
preserved mind, can converse on present topics of the day
as well as the past, is interested in the farm work, and
keeps posted on prices of grain, stock, etc.


"One other whom we must
not pass by although not a pioneer of Edinburg, is Mrs.
Elizabeth BYERS. Her life has been an exceptionally hard
one. For thirty-three years she maintained the family by
her own efforts, her husband being blind. During that
time she was robbed of a home twice or thrice by
dishonest persons, who took advantage of her inability to
defend her rights. Yet, in spite of her numerous
misfortunes, the wrongs which she has endured, and the
privations she has experienced, she is a hale, merry,
active centenarian. In May, 1896, if still living, she
will celebrate her one hundred and third birthday."

Edinburg Cemetery Founded 1811
Edinburgh, Portage County, Oh
Elizabeth Byers
Died Feb. 16, 1898
Aged 107 years 
Family links: 
  Jacob Byers (1790 - ____)*
  William G. Byers (1837 - 1913)*
*Calculated relationship
Aged 107 Years
Edinburg Cemetery
Portage County
Ohio, USA
Maintained by: Jude
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Wilkerson
Record added: Sep 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42310789
Elizabeth <i>Stitsel</i> Byers
Added by: Jude
Elizabeth <i>Stitsel</i> Byers
Added by: Elizabeth Wilkerson
Elizabeth <i>Stitsel</i> Byers
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Elizabeth, 1791-1898
- Jude
 Added: Aug. 14, 2010

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