Cornelius D Byrd married Christina(Ritty) Ann Herrington on 16 Dec 1845 in Franklin Co. MS. After her death around 1866 he married Elvira Rea on 09 Jan 1866 in Adams Co. MS.
Cornelius was a very successful cotton farmer in Franklin county and was known for his high grade cotton. After the Civil War ended Cornelius took his crop of cotton to Europe to avoid the re-construction era markets in MS. After a number of years, he returned with a shipload of high quality European furniture. Some pieces of this furniture are still owned by his descendants.
Children of Cornelius D Byrd and Christina Herrington: Cornelia Hybernia BYRD Millard Fillmore BYRD, Bunyan Head BYRD Livingston Herrington BYRD Lucy BYRD
Children of Cornelius D Byrd and Elvira Rea: Vivian Rhea BYRD Homer BYRD Stanley Thomas BYRD Mary Bean BYRD