Robert Lee "Bob" Byars

Robert Lee "Bob" Byars

Male 1896 - 1979  (82 years)

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  • Name Robert Lee "Bob" Byars 
    Born 6 May 1896  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1979  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I708  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [4, 5, 6, 7
    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-
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leona Paralee Caton,   b. 3 Jan 1909, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1993, River Park Hospital, McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1925  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • by JE Drake, Judge
    Children 
     1. Robbie Lee Byars,   b. 10 Jul 1926, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1962, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Lowell Gray Byars,   b. 6 Jul 1927, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1928, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Charles Hoyt "Charlie" Byars,   b. 26 Nov 1929, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1998, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Barbara Jo Byars,   b. 20 Jun 1939, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1939, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Octie Marie "Marie" Byars
     6. Bobby Gerald "Gerald" Byars,   b. 27 Aug 1951, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1993, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 May 1896 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1925 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Feb 1979 - DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Keltonburg Cemetery, Keltonburg, DeKalb County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)
    Photo provided by Marie Byars Jones Ponder (1941-
    Husband & Wife
    Husband & Wife
    Robert Lee "Bob" Byars (1896-1979)
    Leona Paralee Caton Byars Byars Campbell (1909-1993)

    Photo provided by their daughter, Marie Byars Ponder (1941-
    World War I Veteran
    World War I Veteran
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)

    Photo provided by Marie Byars Ponder (1941-
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)
    Robert Lee Byars (1896-1979)

    Photo provided by his loving daughter, Marie Byars Ponder (1941 -

  • Sources 
    1. [S102] "DeKalb County Cemeteries",by Thomas G. Webb,DeKalb County Historian,Audrey D., p. 156 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S52930] http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100050533.

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

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

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

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

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

    8. [S7902] DeKalb Co.,TN Marriage Book:1901-1950, compiled by Jorene Washer Parsley, p. 139 (Reliability: 3).