|Death: ||Aug. 24, 1844|
Married 6 Apr 1781 to Francis Otway Byrd
Charles City, Charles County, Virginia
William Otway Byrd 1782–1820
Maria Horsmanden Byrd 1786–1854
Elizabeth Byrd 1788–1839
Evelyn Byrd 1790–1830
Abigail Willing Byrd 1791–1838
Ann Otway Byrd 1794–1874
Lelia Byrd 1795–
Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg:
Mrs. Ann Ursula Byrd was a sister of the late Mr. William Munford, for many years the able and efficient Clerk of the House of Delegates. She was the wife of William Otway Byrd, Esq., of Westover; and subsequently to his death, she took up her residence in the town of Lynchburg, making her home with two married daughters living in that town. Mrs. Bryd was a most excellent woman, with a vigorous mind and poetic fancy. Delighting greatly in reading, her memory was so remarkable that she was able to recall at will the pleasure derived long since from books she had perused. For many years she was engaged in writing a novel, and hopes, at one time, were entertained of its publication; but, for some cause or other, it has never appeared in print. The work was styled " Education, or the Family of Mountflorence;" and it was pronounced exceedingly interesting by those who had the privilege of its perusal. A few. years previous to her death, this lady had a violent spell of illness, causing her for a time to lose her memory almost entirely, so that she could only remember a few choice pieces of old English poetry. On regaining her health to a degree, and discovering that she had forgotten how to read, with a strength of mind and perseverance worthy of being imitated, she immediately commenced at the simple rudiments, and actually learned again to spell and read. She was a devout Episcopalian, and was one amongst the few belonging to that church at the time of its establishment in Lynchburg. This amiable woman lived to an advanced age, and died in the city of Lynchburg, where her remains are interred.
There is a note written in the Diuguid
lot book for Presbyterian Cemetery Range 3 Lot 3 that states "Mrs. Byrd Aug 1844".
Francis Otway Byrd (1756 - 1800)
Elizabeth Byrd Tompkins (1788 - 1839)*
Evelyn Byrd Tompkins (1790 - 1830)*
Abigail Willing Byrd Davies (1791 - 1852)*
Ann Otway Byrd Wright (1794 - 1874)*
Created by: RF
Record added: Jul 16, 2011
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