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Maj Augustine J. Byrd
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1828
Death: Sep. 28, 1881

A.J. Byrd was born 2 Feb 1828 in Pulaski, Tenn.

1847-1848 Served in the Mexican American War, Co. I, 3rd Reg., U.S. Dragoons.

23 Dec 1857 Married Mary Ann Eliza Louise Parsons in Bosque County, Texas. They had eleven children.

1862-1865 Major A.J. Byrd,CSA, served under his brother-in-law, Col. William Henry Parson's, 12th Texas Cavalry as commissary of supplies, aides-de-camp, and chief of ordinance.

He was a merchant in Waco and Towash, Texas. The town of Towash is now submerged under Lake Whitney in Hill County.

1876-1877 Mayor of Waco, Texas.

1879 Wrote the "History and Description of Johnson County, and it's Principal Towns."

1880 Founder and Editor of the Weekly Telegram, the second newspaper established in Cleburne, Texas.

25 Sept. 1881, died in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Eliza Parsons Byrd (1840 - 1904)*
 
 Children:
  Eloise Byrd Coleman (1860 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cleburne Memorial Cemetery
Cleburne
Johnson County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Michael I. Chapline
Originally Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: May 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19560538
Maj Augustine J. Byrd
Added by: Bob Carpenter
 
Maj Augustine J. Byrd
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- RoxღEd
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014
Rest in Peace. Thank you for your Confederate service.
- Louann Owens Rubel, UDC 2429, Euless, Texas
 Added: Jul. 15, 2012
Remembering And Honoring A True Southern Patriot - A Confederate Soldier. Deo Vindice.
- Robert F.Rubel, SCV Camp 1937, Cleburne, Texas
 Added: Jun. 5, 2012
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