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Abraham Garland Byler
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1829
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1892
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA

Abraham Byler m.Elizabeth Heasley on 12-18-1853 [in Trigg Co, Kentucky]. 6 children:
John B Byler (see link)
Minerva Byler b.abt 1857
Malinda (Byler) Hayden 12/1859 - 7/31/1918
James B Byler b.abt1863
Wm F Byler b.abt 1866
Elizabeth (Byler) Hart b.abt 1869
Abraham was a farmer and tanner. He owned a large tannery and bought all the cattle hides he could get. He sold the leather to the settlers to make shoes.

He was also the 1st Sheriff of Baxter County Arkansas, serving his 1st term 1873-1884 and 2nd term 1890-1892. He was killed in the line of duty at age 63.

Douglas County Obit book
June 23, 1892

By the authorities of Baxter county, Arkansas, Jesse Roper, who murdered the sheriff of Baxter county, A.J. Byler, on the 15th day of June, 1892. Jesse Roper is about six feet height, weighs about 160 pounds, light complexion, light hair, cut pompadour in front, light mustache, blue eyes, downcast look, small mole or tit on one cheek, age 26. He wears a No. 37 coat and a No. 8 shoe. Roper will probably be armed with a Winchester rifle and pistols. There will be a $1,000 reward paid by our citizens for his arrest and delivery to the authorities of Baxter County. The governor will also offer a liberal reward.

Per, "Roper was apprehended in another state for other crimes, but was never brought to justice in Baxter County for the murder of Sheriff Byler."

According to,
Payne Co, Perkins Excelsior Perkins, Indian Terr.
October 5, 1894
Deputy US Marshall NIX and George STROMER arrested Charley WATKINS, alias Jesse R. RAPIER (ROPER), Saturday. The prisoner admits that he killed Sheriff A. G. BYLER, of Baxter Co Arkansas. He is charged with the killing of a cattle inspector in NE and a man in NM. In all, the officers say there is a reward of $4,700 for the arrest of WATKINS. He is also charged with impersonating US officers. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Matthew Byler (1802 - 1868)
  Elizabeth Heasley Byler (1826 - 1899)
  John Bell Byler (1854 - 1950)*
  Minerva F. Byler Talburt (1856 - 1944)*
  Malinda Byler Hayden (1859 - 1918)*
  Elizabeth Ann Byler Hart (1869 - 1950)*
  Abraham Garland Byler (1829 - 1892)
  Elliot Rucker Byler (1831 - 1905)*
  John Love Byler (1855 - 1928)*
  Alexander D. Byler (1862 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain Home Cemetery
Mountain Home
Baxter County
Arkansas, USA
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