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Captain Thomas Taylor Byrd

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Captain Thomas Taylor Byrd Veteran

Birth
Death
19 Aug 1821 (aged 69)
Burial
Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA Add to Map
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He served in the British Army during the American Revolution, He then built "The Cottage" in Clarke County, Virginia. He was the progenitor of the Shenandoah Valley Byrds.

Captain Byrd requested a private interment. In the nighttime procession, the mourners used pine torches to light their way, while Byrd's body was borne on the shoulders of his servants, who sang a solemn dirge as they wound their way the mile and a half to the Old Chapel for burial.
He served in the British Army during the American Revolution, He then built "The Cottage" in Clarke County, Virginia. He was the progenitor of the Shenandoah Valley Byrds.

Captain Byrd requested a private interment. In the nighttime procession, the mourners used pine torches to light their way, while Byrd's body was borne on the shoulders of his servants, who sang a solemn dirge as they wound their way the mile and a half to the Old Chapel for burial.


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