Elizabeth Mary Jane Byars

Female 1838 - 1906  (67 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Mary Jane Byars 
    Born 17 Nov 1838  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence 0___ 1870  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 0___ 1900  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 23 Jun 1906  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 16 Jul 1906  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Probate 19 Jul 1906  Washignton Co.,VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34834  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2013 

    Father John Byars,   b. 8 Aug 1811, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1890, Cave Springs,Washington Co.,VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Jane Beattie Ryburn,   b. 6 Jun 1819, Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1897, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1836  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1870  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1880  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F4882  Group Sheet

    Family John Dayton Hall,   b. 26 Mar 1834, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1896, Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1857  Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 7
    Children 
     1. William Hall,   b. 22 Feb 1862, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1900, Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F12791  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1838 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1857 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1870 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 0___ 1900 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 23 Jun 1906 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jul 1906 - Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 19 Jul 1906 - Washignton Co.,VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glade Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Glade Spring, Washington County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Cave Springs' in Washington County, Virginia
    "Cave Springs" in Washington County, Virginia
    The home known as Cave Springs, originally built by John Byars and Jane Beattie Ryburn; later inherited by their daughter Elizabeth who then left it to Arthur and Mary's son Arthur Byars, Jr.

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth's grandfather, Col. William Byars, added a codicil to his will the month after Elizabeth gave birth to her only child, William. In it he bequeathed Elizabeth a tract of land on Cedar Creek in Smyth County, Virginia.

      John (Hall) and Elizabeth, and their son William made their home in Glade Spring Township with Elizabeth's parents, John and Jane (Ryburn) Byars.

      They all resided in a large brick home known as Cave Springs which had been built for John and Jane Byars on the lands of Brook Hall Farm, the plantation belonging to John's father, Col. William Byars.

      The 1870 census listed John Hall as the head of the household with real estate holdings of over $17,000. Although he may have owned real estate at this time, it is unlikely he should have been recorded as the head of the household since Elizabeth's father was still living.

      By 1900, John was deceased, as were Elizabeth's parents. She was enumerated that year with her 38 year old son, William, who died a few months later. Several other relatives were also listed in the household, including Elizabeth's cousins, Vene Ryan and Bertha Carmack, and a nephew, Mack Byars.

      The month before her death Elizabeth wrote a lengthy and very detailed will. She requested that a tombstone be placed at her grave like the one at the grave of her beloved husband. She also requested the same for her son William and her mother and left money to maintain the graves. Elizabeth left 300 acres of the "home place", including the residence [Cave Springs], to her cousin A.M. Byars. She instructed her other lands be sold and bequeathed cash gifts to many people, including "her cousins" Mrs. M.L. Ryan, Mrs. Bettie Susong, Byars Clark, Mary Jane Clark, A. Lavinia Hutton and Addie Hutton. Elizabeth also left cash or specific gifts to a wide variety of individuals and institutions. She particularily remembered Bertha Carmack and wrote, "she (Bertha) has been very kind to me in my sorrow and loneliness.

      Three days after her death, Elizabeth's will was recorded in Washington County court. A.M. Byars and F.B. Hutton took the oath of executors and with the United States Fidelity Company as their security, posted bond in the amount of $10,000. Elizabeth's will had stipulated that they not be required to post bond in excess of that amount. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S48010] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41551835.

    2. [S48161] http://www.ramblingroots.com/RYB-p/p4095.htm.

    3. [S13917] Bobbie Byars Lynch | Family Group Records | 2 Dec 1994 | 2209 Vine Lane,Springdale,AR 72762 (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S48026] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Byars&GSiman=1&GScid=51523&GRid=41551673&.

    5. [S48027] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41551671.

    6. [S48165] http://www.ramblingroots.com/RYB-p/p1739.htm.

    7. [S48155] http://www.ramblingroots.com/RYB-p/p5640.htm.