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Col George William Byrd

Col George William Byrd

Birth
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Death 1825 (aged 94–95)
Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 72433999 · View Source
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Col. George William Byrd lies in The Byrd Cemetery (his headstone was moved) which is just across from Byrd Branch Cemetery. (This information provided by Gwen Bodiford.) He is the son of William Byrd and husband of Margaret Mary Ann "Annie" Hutson (sometimes spelled Hudson). George William Byrd served for The State of Virginia in the Revolutionary War in the Militia. He guarded the transfer of funds in gold from the French from Lafayette to General George Washington and witnessed the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.

Col. Byrd married Margaret Mary "Annie" Hutson [Hudson] in 1778 and their first children were born in Virginia. Based on Revolutionary Army accounts, Col. Byrd used his war service money to buy land in North Carolina. About 1796, he and his family migrated to the western frontier of North Carolina, settling in the Jack's Creek area of what is now Yancey County where they lived out their lives. Our Byrd family legend is that Margaret "Annie" was sent to live with relatives (specifically an aunt) in Charleston, South Carolina to keep them apart. Col. Byrd followed her there and they were married at her aunt's home in Charlestown (Charleston), South Carolina. They were a true love story and are my GGGG Grandparents. (Nancy Yankie, Byrd Descendant)

Col. George William Byrd died in 1825 and wife "Annie", who never remarried, reared their children alone and remained in the Jack's Creek area until her death. Son William Kimsey served in the War of 1812 as Pvt. for the 3rd NC Militia; George and Annie's graves are located at the The Byrd Family Cemetery in Jacks Creek, Yancey County, North Carolina (about 100 yards behind the family home).

The children of George William and Margaret Mary Ann "Annie" Hutson are:

1. William Kimsey Byrd (North Carolina)
2. Rev. Samuel Dempsey Byrd (North Carolina)
3. George Washington Byrd (North Carolina)
4. Suzannah Byrd Miller (North Carolina)
5. Patrick Byrd (moved to Jackson County,
Alabama)***
6. Christopher Byrd (moved to Tennessee)
7. Annie Byrd Griffith (North Carolina)
8. Mary Byrd Williams (North Carolina)
9. Levicia Keziah Byrd Briggs (North Carolina)
10. Female Byrd Phillips

*** Patrick Byrd is my GGG Grandfather
(Information provided by Byrd Descendant Nancy Yankie Sidarous, proud to be a Byrd Descendant.)



Inscription

GEORGE WILLIAM BYRD
VA
MILITIA
REV WAR
1730
1825


  • Maintained by: Nancy Yankie Sidarous
  • Originally Created by: Gwen Bodford
  • Added: 1 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72433999
  • Nancy Yankie Sidarous
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col George William Byrd (1730–1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72433999, citing Byrd Branch Cemetery, Burnsville, Yancey County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Yankie Sidarous (contributor 48149695) .