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George Washington Byrd

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Lenoir, Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States
Death: 1860 (77)
Harnett County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard R. Byrd, II and Elizabeth Byrd
Husband of Penelope Byrd
Father of John Haywood Byrd; Sarah Mitchell Surles; Tabitha Porter Bullard; Anna Marie Parker; Aldridge Miller Byrd and 6 others
Brother of Benjamin Byrd; Redding Byrd; Elizabeth Allen; John Byrd; Bright Byrd and 1 other

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About George Washington Byrd

NOTE: Family history excerpt of George Washington Byrd, family number 73 from the HARNETT COUNTY HERITAGE BOOK, "...George W. Byrd was born in Lenoir County in 1804. George's father purchased 4,000 acres of land in Johnston County on Black Creek. He added to this purchase with state land grants until his land totaled more than 6,500 acres. George Byrd settled on a portion of his father's land, and in March 1812, he married Susan Byrd. We are not certain if any children were born of this marriage, but in March 1818, George married Penelope Ritter...George and Penelope had several children--some we are not able to identify. Those listed by name on the 1850 Cumberland County census were: Redding, Bright, John, Bitha, Sara, and James Lewis."

MARRIAGE: Johnston County, North Carolina Heritage Site

Smithfield Herald Marriage Bonds from 1779 to 1853

Groom: Byrd, George

Bride: Ritter, Penny

Date of Marriage Bond: March 06, 1818

Bondsmen and Officials:

Benjamin Butler

Jno. Sanders, Jr. (W)

CENSUS: 1820 Johnston County, NC: George Byrd 1M under 10, 1M 26 and under 45, 1F under 10, 1F 16 and under 26.

1830 Unknown Township, Johnston County, NC: George Byrd 3M under 5, 1M 5 to 10, 1M 20 to 30, 1M 40 to 50, 1F 5 to 10, 1F 10 to 15, 1F 15 to 20, 2F 20 to 30. Note: These heads-of-household are in alphabetical order so we do not know who the neighbors were. George's age in this census is consistent with the age listed in the 1850 census of Cumberland County.

1840 Cumberland County, NC: Geo. Bird 1M 5 & under 10, 2M 10 & under 15, 2M 15 & under 20, 1M 40 & under 50; 1F 30 & under 40. Listed between Edith Blanchet and Janet Bethea. Other neighbors included Josiah Parker, Saml. Parker, Kader Parker, James Parker, Jno. Bain, Robt. Parker, and Bryant Parker.

November 19, 1850 Northern Division, Cumberland County, NC: 859/859 Geo Byrd 67M Farmer 800 NC, Penny 51F NC, Reddin 22M Labr. NC, Bright 19M Labr. NC, John 17M Labr. NC, Bitha 15F NC, Sarah 12F NC, Lewis 9M NC.

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George Washington Byrd's Timeline

Lenoir, Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States
Age 36
Age 38
August 22, 1822
Age 39
Age 40
Cumberland, NC, USA
February 15, 1828
Age 45
Cumberland, NC, USA
March 8, 1830
Age 47
May 16, 1831
Age 48
Cumberland, NC, USA
April 27, 1834
Age 51
Johnston, NC, USA