Smith County, Texas

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JOHN GREGORY BYRON FAMILY

By Andy Leath

John Gregory Byron born 1812 VA died 1877 married Martha Eliza Myrick born 1815 GA died 1863, both buried Starrville Cemetery, Starrville, Smith Co., TX. They came to Smith County about 1858. Smith County Federal Census Images – 1860 Starrville Beat, Image 0070b

  • 1. Junious Byron born c1842 GA
  • 2. Cornelia Gracious Byron born 1853 GA died 1917 Smith Co., TX married 1877 Smith Co., TX, J. L. Richardson.
    • i. Byron Frank Richardson born 1879 died 1882 buried Starrville Cemetery.
  • Cornelia Gracious Byron Richardson married 2nd c1887 Charles G. Schott born 1851 TX died 1919, both buried Starrville Cemetery, no children. Smith County Federal Census Images – 1900 Image 94-08a, 1910 Image 68-11b
  • 3. J. Webb Byron born 1864 died 1866 buried Starrville Cemetery.

John Gregory Byron married 2nd 1864 Smith Co., TX, Mrs. Helen (Bartlett) Matthews born 1831 KY/OH died 1901 buried Starrville Cemetery. Smith County Federal Census Images - 1870 Starrville Beat, Image 0363b; 1880 Image 101-15

  • 4. John Preston Byron born 1868 TX died 1931 Smith Co., TX, married 1893 Smith Co., TX, Rosa Lee Gary born 1869 TX died 1957 Tyler, TX, both buried Starrville Cemetery. He was a merchant, later a farmer. Her parents: Jesse Battle & Florence Eugenia (Clinkscales) Gary. Smith County Federal Census Images – 1900 Image 111-05a; 1910 Image 88-02b; 1920 Image 103-02b; 1930 Image 42-14b
    • i. Grace Cornelius Byron born 1893 TX died 1969 Smith Co., TX, married 1913 Smith Co., TX, William Scott Hood born 1889 died 1963, both buried Starrville Cemetery. His parents: James Julius & Andra Belle (Johnson) Hood.
    • ii. Clifford Byron born 1897 TX died 1975 Smith Co., TX, married 1919 Smith Co., TX, Donald Eustace Atkinson born 1895 TX died 1985 Travis Co., TX, both buried Starrville Cemetery. His parents: J. Thomas & Addie Ray (Gilliam) Atkinson.
    • iii. Helen M. Byron born 1902 TX died 1977 Van Zandt Co., TX, buried Starrville Cemetery, married 1927 B. E. Underwood, married 2nd 1941 Horace Cook.
    • iv. Persis R. Byron born 1905 TX died 1986 Orange Co., CA, married 1925 Smith Co., TX, Richard Claybrook Wood born 1904 TX died 1984 Orange Co., CA.
    • v. Mildred Byron born 1910 TX died 1981 Smith Co., TX, married 1929 Herbert E. Curtis born 1906 TX died 1981 Smith Co., TX. His parents: Andrew Benson & Bertha Emma Curtis.

 

 

Sources of Information:

Smith County Probate Court, Case #4897 J. P. Byron decd, Case 10723 Rosa Lee Byron decd.

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 5 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1987)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Summer 1984), p. 20.

 

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