John was a private in the North Carolina Militia during the Revolutionary War. He actually died in Washington County, North Carolina, which is now Greene County, Tennessee.
---∼John Carter Byrd did not live and die in Greene County Ten, (per his will). John Carter Byrd's will states he lived with his wife Mary Taylor Byrd , in Williamsburg Virg. when he died in 1796 in Ky. The will date is Nov 10 1794, Probate Date Nov.10 1796, Death year 1796 . John Carter Byrd willed his wife Mary Taylor Byrd his slaves and land until her death, then everything is to go to his brothers Thomas Taylor Byrd and Francis Otway Byrd. He also states he has no children. There is a John Bird in Greene County Ten . That comes out of a German Line of Byrds (Barth). There is also a Amos Byrd born 1735 that lives in Greene County Ten. and he dies in 1818 in Mo. These two men are being mixed with John Carter Byrd.