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Re: Alfred J. Byrd / Died early 1900s
Posted by: Bill Coke (ID *****2143) Date: October 27, 2011 at 19:22:36
In Reply to: Re: Alfred J. Byrd / Died early 1900s by shirley bray of 332

I am the great great grandson of Alfred J. Byrd (2/1908)(64 yrs old). He had recovered from pneumonia but unfortunately died shortly after of congestion (Granite Enterprise 2/20/1908). He was buried in Rock Cemetery, Granite, Oklahoma. Someone on this site mentioned him as Alfred James (John) Byrd which is incorrect. His son, James L. Byrd was my great grandfather. I knew James L. Byrd for several years prior to his death. At the time he lived with his daughter, my grandmother, Daisy Byrd Scarborough in Dover, TN. Alfred J. Byrd was a Confederate Soldier having served with the Tennessee 50th Infantry Regiment and fought at Fort Donelson, TN. At the fall of Fort Donelson he spent 7 months at Camp Douglas, IL near Chicago (a hellhole-North's version of the South's Andersonville prison). After the passing of my great great grandmother, Martha Manning Byrd, in TN, he later married Mary Wiggins. He went into the ministry which eventually brought him to Oklahoma.

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