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CPT Francis Otway Byrd

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CPT Francis Otway Byrd

  • Birth 20 Aug 1790 Clarke County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 2 May 1860 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 48885728

Grandson of Col William Evelyn Byrd, III
of Westover Plantation

Parents:
Cap Thomas Taylor Byrd 1752–1821
Mary A Armistead 1753–1824

Siblings:
Elizabeth Byrd –1839
John Carter Byrd –1814
William Eburn Byrd 1787–1816
Maria Carter Byrd 1795–1877
Thomas Taylor Byrd 1796–1843
Charles Carter Byrd 1799–1829
Richard Evelyn Byrd 1801–1872

Married 1817 to Elizabeth Rhodes Pleasants

Children:
Mary Armistead Byrd 1818–1881
Ann Pleasants Byrd 1819–1878

From Old Chapel Cemetery 1906 Records:
COL. FRANCIS OTWAY BYRD of "Oakley,"
third son of Capt. Thomas T. Byrd and
Mary Armistead, his wife. Born August
20, 1790.
He entered the Army of the United
States at the commencement of the War
of 1812 as Lieutenant in the Second
Regiment of Artillery. In the memorable
campaign on the Niagra in 1814,
"Lieutenant Byrd," in the language of
Major-General Gaines, "nobly and
gallantly sustained his part, and
more especially in the glorious victory
of August 15, 1814." General
Scott has also borne his testimony
to "the distinguished gallantry of
Lieutenant Byrd in the many battles
and affairs in which he found himself
engaged with the enemy."
He volunteered his services under
Commodore Decatur againt Algiers, and
captured at sea an Algerine frigate,
receiving for his great valor a handsome
Turkish sword and pair of Algerine pistols
from Commodore Decatur.
After Captain Byrd's return to this
country he married in 1817 Miss Elizabeth
Pleasants of Philadelphia and settled with
her at "Oakley," Clarke County.
Virginia, in 1848, voted him for his gallant
conduct a sword of honor.
In 1855 he removed to Baltimore to be near
his beloved daughter, Mrs. Samuel G. Wyman.
He died on May 2, 1860, at 7.30 in the evening.


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  • Created by: RF
  • Added: 27 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48885728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Francis Otway Byrd (20 Aug 1790–2 May 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48885728, citing Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by RF (contributor 47076918) .