John Watson "Pa" Byars

John Watson "Pa" Byars

Male 1869 - 1931  (61 years)

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  • Name John Watson "Pa" Byars 
    Born 30 Sep 1869  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer  [2, 7
    Religion Primitive Baptist 
    Residence 1910  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1920  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1930  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Also Known As Pa 
    Died 8 Apr 1931  McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 6, 11
    Buried 9 Apr 1931  New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 12
    • Cemetery notes and/or description:

      From Smithville, take Hwy. 56 South for seven miles and turn east on Seven Springs Rd. Go about one mile and turn right. The cemetery is on the left.
    Person ID I701  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2018 

    Father Perry Green Byars,   b. 22 Nov 1845, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1908, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ascenith Potter,   b. 14 Oct 1844, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1913, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1866  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • by his uncle , P. G. Magness, Jr., M.G.
    Residence (Family) 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence (Family) 1880  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 15
    Family ID F272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Lee Cantrell,   b. 9 May 1876, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1949, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1893  Pot Leg, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 16, 17
    Children 
     1. Perry Green "Green" Byars,   b. 27 Jun 1894, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1968, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Robert Lee "Bob" Byars,   b. 6 May 1896, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1979, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Anna Lee "Annie" Byars,   b. 27 Jan 1898, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1996, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     4. Senith Mae "Senie" Byars,   b. 9 Sep 1900, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1990, DeLand, Volusia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Photos
    John Watson 'Pa' Byars (1869-1931)
    John Watson "Pa" Byars (1869-1931)

    Photo taken circa 1926 at the old homeplace in DeKalb Co., TN
    Left-to-Right:
    Walter Parker "Junior" Harding, Jr. (1920-2013)
    Pa Byars (1869-1931)
    Fred Swindell Byars (1920-1950)
    Pa Byars' Homeplace
    Pa Byars' Homeplace

    This house with 100+ acre farm was given to him by his father, Perry Green and this is where he raised his family of four children.
    Three of Pa's Children...
    Three of Pa's Children...

    Anna Lee Byars Harding Jones (1898-1996)
    Senith Mae Byars Young Marsh (1900-1990)
    Perry Green "Pop" Byars (1894-1968)

    Photo provided by Marie Byars Ponder (1941-
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1869 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1893 - Pot Leg, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1931 - McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Apr 1931 - New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Watson Byars
    John Watson Byars
    Photo must have been taken at the old homeplace in DeKalb Co., TN. His father, Perry Green Byars, gave a farm to each of his children. Mother remembered him as a smallish man with little hair...
    John Watson 'Pa' Byars (1869-1931)
    John Watson "Pa" Byars (1869-1931)
    photo taken circa 1890 in Smithville, TN
    Pa Byars' Two Daughters
    Pa Byars' Two Daughters
    Senie Young March (1900-1980)
    Annie Harding Jones (1898-1996) with her grand-daughter, Celia Lynn Grandey Belitz (1956)
    Photo taken in July, 1960
    Pa Byars' Two Sons
    Pa Byars' Two Sons
    Perry Green Byars (1894-1968)
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)

    Photo provided by Marie Byars Ponder (1941-
    Pa's Current Homeplace
    Pa's Current Homeplace

    Present re-incarnation of the old homeplace. This beautiful brick structure was built in 1983 by his grand-daughter, Marie Byars Ponder and husband, Glen...

  • Notes 
    • Family Members
      Parents
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      Perry Green Byars
      1845–1908

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      Mellisa Asenith Potter Byars
      1844–1913

      Spouse
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      Julia Cantrell Byars
      1873–1949

      Siblings
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      William Harrell Byars
      1867–1947

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      Joseph Lee Byars
      1871–1942

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      Floyd Byars
      1873–1966

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      Julius Ceasar Byars
      1875–1944

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      Pope L. Byars
      1877–1945

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      Perry C Byars
      1879–1958

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      Samuel Thomas Byars
      1880–1970

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      Harriette Etta Byars
      1882–1933

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      Mary Elizabeth Byars Cantrell
      1888–1952

      Children
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      Robert Lee Byars
      1894–1979

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      Annie Lee Byars Jones
      1898–1996

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      Ascenith Mae Byars March
      1900–1990

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    • Mother remembers him as small in stature and bald...DAH

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    • During the 1930 census, Pa Byars enumerates himself as a "widower". This is curious as Julia died in 1949...DAH

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  • Sources 
    1. [S815] 1900 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 226 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S47736] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NS3J-GHT.

    3. [S48668] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NS3J-GHY.

    4. [S53173] "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD79-TLQ : accessed.

    5. [S13172] "John Watson Byars", Cemetery Profile, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=byars&GSfn=john&GSbyrel=all.

    6. [S13173] "Joseph Lee “Joe” Byars", Cemetery Profile, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143128911/joseph-lee-byars, abstracted b.

    7. [S809] 1900 DeKalb Co.,TN Census, Transcribed & Indexed from a Microfilm Copy of the, p. 226 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S47738] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGNN-T5F.

    9. [S47739] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNGT-SNM.

    10. [S47737] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/SP7L-BXN.

    11. [S102] "DeKalb County Cemeteries",by Thomas G. Webb,DeKalb County Historian,Audrey D., p. 48 (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S817] High's Funeral Home Record, McMinnville, Warren Co.,TN transcribed by Shirley, p. 35 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S7808] "DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book", compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, Route 5,, p. 44 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S48671] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MD8R-M38.

    15. [S11164] "Percy G Byars", 1880 DeKalb County Census,.

    16. [S7808] "DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book", compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, Route 5,, p. 168 (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S46542] "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SRJP-6QD : accessed 17 November 2.