Julia Lee Cantrell[1]

Female 1876 - 1949  (73 years)


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  • Name Julia Lee Cantrell 
    Born 9 May 1876  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1915  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  Dibrell, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 15 Dec 1949  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Buried New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 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 I702  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 

    Father Robert Lee "Red Bob" Cantrell,   b. 0Jul 1849, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Mother Letta Ann "Lettie" Clonts,   b. 15 Jun 1851, Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1918, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1870  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8
    • by James M.Dulaney,M.G.
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Watson "Pa" Byars,   b. 30 Sep 1869, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1931, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1893  Pot Leg, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Perry Green "Green" Byars,   b. 27 Jun 1894, Keltonburg, 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 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1876 - 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 - 1915 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Dibrell, Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1949 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • About 5 '8" and thin. Wore her hair in a bun and dipped snuff...Marie Pond 3 Oct 2011

      Cannot locate any images of Julia...DAH

      end of comment [12]
    • Abstracted from the "Southern Standard" by Margie Tucker;

      "MRS. JULIA BYARS DIES AT HER HOME; FRIDAY FUNERAL

      Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Cantrell Byars, 73, who died at the home of her son (Robert) in Smithville, Route 1, in the 16th district of Warren County, will be conducted from the New Bildad Church at 10 o'clock Friday morning. Burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery.

      The services will be conducted by the Rev. Felix Cantrell.

      Mrs. Byars was the widow of the late John W. Byars, who died about 18 years ago, and the daughter of the late Bob and Letta Ann Cantrell of DeKalb County. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

      Survivors include two sons, Green Byars, of McMinnville and Bob Byars of Smithville, Route 1; and two daughters, Mrs. I. C. Jones of McMinnville, Route 1, and Mrs. Senia March of Washington, D.C.

      High Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements."

      end of obituary [13]
    • Julia spent about 30 years of her life in the Middle Tennessee Hospital for the Insane (now Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute) as did her mother, Lettie. Fire & flood destroyed all the records...DAH

      Her granddaughter, Lucile, remembers that she displayed obsessive-compulsive behavior. She would boil water (no soap), pour over the dishes and rinse several times. Lucile also remembers her grandmother's nightmares. Julia would take a stove-wood stick to bed with her to fend off critters as she feared rats or other inmates during her stay at the institution...DAH

      end of comment [12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] "High's Funeral Home Records",McMinnville,Warren Co.,TN transcribed by Shirley (Reliability: 3).

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

    3. [S46541] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SRJ8-8B5.

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

    5. [S13170] "Robert /Cantrell/", Profile, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:.

    6. [S53180] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K4HF-F5F : accessed.

    7. [S7808] "DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book", compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, Route 5,, p. 62 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S13976] Robert Cantrell, Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950, "Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://famil.

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

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

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

    12. [S37323] David A. Hennessee| Researcher | info@classroomfurniture.com | 626 Biscayne Drive, West Palm Beach, FL | 561.832.6612.

    13. [S11743] Abstracted from the "Southern Standard" by Margie Tucker, revisited or retrieved, recorded & uploaded to the website, w.