(from http://home.sprintmail.com/~cwhent/WilliamByrd.html) Any investigation of the music and life of William Byrd must depend heavily on the writings of E.H. Fellowes, Thurston Dart, Joseph Kerman, Craig Monson, Alan Brown, Richard Turbet and Philip Brett. Fellowes provided the first detailed account, which hasrecently been superseded by a new study by John Harley. Harley has revisited the ..
Our branch of the family remained in North Carolina for some time. By the time of William John Byrd (1704-1777, Dad’s 5th great grandfather) the Byrd clan was of some note in the Chowan and Halifax county areas of North Carolina. Both John Byrd Sr. (1732-1791, Dad’s 4th great grandfather) and George William Byrd (1730-1825, ..
The original Dewberry family in America descends from Peter De Berry (1619-1679, Dad’s 9th great grandfather). Peter seems to have been a pretty sharp fellow. To understand why, you must know a bit about French history. The DeBerry family was in fact a French family who were Protestant in their religion. Be aware of the ..
It always confused me that dad’s great grandfather, Stephen Talmadge Byrd, married his wife, Eugenia Mae Byrd, with her last name already being “Byrd.” I just always thought that was a mistake somehow. Well, it’s not. Stephen Talmadge married his 2nd cousin, once removed. It looks like this: Arthur Samuel is dad’s third great grandfather. ..
This site will be periodically updated with stories, anecdotes, and other information regarding the following families and their branches hailing at some point from Alabama, primarily the Monroe, Conecuh, and Escambia county areas, ranging into Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida, although other localities are represented in the various branches and lines of the family: ..