Thomas Jefferson Byars

Male 1866 - 1936  (70 years)


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  • Name Thomas Jefferson Byars 
    Born 27 Apr 1866  (Butts County) Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As TJ Byars  [4
    Died 15 Dec 1936  Yatesville, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Watkins Cemetery, Jackson, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Person ID I19506  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2019 

    Father Richard George Byars,   b. 17 Feb 1840, (Butts County) Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1891, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Clementine "Nannie" Jones,   b. 11 Dec 1844, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1898, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1859  Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Family ID F6799  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cora Bell Fincher,   b. 27 Mar 1869, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1924, Greenwood Street, Barnesville, Polk County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1885  (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Residence (Family) 1900  Militia District 613, Goodys, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Cyrus Byars,   b. 1886, (Butts County) Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916  (Age 30 years)
     2. Moses Franklin Byars,   b. 12 Jul 1889, Goodys, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1964, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Paul D. Byars,   b. 23 Aug 1892, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1961, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Ruth Byars,   b. (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lois Byars,   b. 1896, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Philip Dewey Byars,   b. 1897, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946  (Age 49 years)
     7. Enoch J. Byars,   b. 18 Nov 1899, Butts County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1964, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Harry Butner Byars, Sr.,   b. 4 Feb 1909, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1956  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F6800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Pauline B. (Fincher),   b. 0Mar 1862, (Butts County, Georgia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [4
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F20099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Apr 1866 - (Butts County) Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1885 - (Butts County, Georgia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1900 - Militia District 613, Goodys, Butts County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1936 - Yatesville, Butts County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Watkins Cemetery, Jackson, Butts County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From the Jackson Progress-Argus, 8 January 1937
      Mr. T. J. Byars Is Claimed By Death

      Mr. T. J. Byars, 70 years of age, died suddenly December 15 at his home in Yatesville. Mr. Byars, although he had been in ill health for several months, was improving and was performing his usual duties at the time of his death. Mr. Byars was a devoted member of Antioch church in Butts county from which place he moved to Barnesville 16 years ago.

      Funeral services were held at the Byars home on Greenwood street in Barnesville December 17, with the Rev. Harry V. Smith officiating. Interment was in Watkins cemetery, Butts county.

      Surviving Mr. Byars are his wife; six sons, Moses and Philip, of Barnesville; Paul, of Yatesville; Enoch, of Jackson; Joel, of Atlanta; Harry, of Woodbury; two daughters, Lois, of Barnesville, and Ruth, of Miami, Fla; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

      Family Members
      Spouse
      Photo
      Cora Bell Byars
      18691924

      Children
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      Cyrus J Byars
      18861916

      Photo
      Moses Franklin Byars
      18891964

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      Paul D. Byars
      18921961

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      Phillip Dewy Byars
      18971946

      Enoch J. Byars
      18991964

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      Harry B. Byars
      19091956

      end of obituary [6]
    • Thomas Jefferson Byars 1866 - 1936 (person id I19506) is listed as spouse of Pauline B Fincher (person id I19507) which I believe is correct. However, that was probably his second wife. His first wife was Cora Bell Byars, whose maiden name was Fincher. She could have been Pauline's sister. I have a copy of Cora Bell Byars's death certificate that I can email to you.

      end of comment [4]
    • Name: Thomas Byars
      Event Type: Census
      Event Year: 1900
      Event Place: Militia District 613, Goodys, Butts, Georgia, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 34
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Race: W
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Relationship to Head of Household: Head
      Years Married: 15
      Birth Date: Apr 1866
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Marriage Year (Estimated): 1885
      Father's Birthplace: Georgia
      Mother's Birthplace: Georgia


      Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
      Thomas Byars Head M 34 Georgia
      Pauline B Byars Wife F 38 Georgia
      Silas Byars Son M 19 Georgia
      Moses F Byars Son M 10 Georgia
      Paul D Byars Son M 8 Georgia
      Mary L Byars Daughter F 4 Georgia
      Philip Byars Son M 3 Georgia
      Eric Byars Son M 0 Georgia

      District: 38
      Sheet Number and Letter: 8B
      Household ID: 164
      Line Number: 99
      Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
      Affiliate Publication Number: T623
      GS Film Number: 1240182
      Digital Folder Number: 004119688
      Image Number: 00611

      Citing this Record
      "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3FR-QZS : accessed 14 August 2019), Eric Byars in household of Thomas Byars, Militia District 613, Goodys, Butts, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet 9A, family 164, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,182.

      end of this census record [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S25653] "History of Butts County,GA", published by the William McIntosh Chapter, DAR,.

    2. [S14505] Thomas Byars, United States Census, 1900, Citing this Record.

    3. [S14507] "Richard G Byars, United States Census, 1880", Citing this Record "United States Census, 1880," database with images, Fa.

    4. [S14501] Tracey Thomas submitted the changes, corrections and updates for this person, place, da.

    5. [S14502] "T. J. Byars", Cemetery Profile & Obituary, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/200310253/t_-j_-byars, this person, plac.

    6. [S25723] Ronald Byars | 30 Nov 1994 | 230 West Lanier Avenue,Fayetteville,GA 30214.

    7. [S14506] "Richard T. Byars, Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950", Citing this Record "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950," dat.