Enoch Byars

Male 1837 - 1885  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Enoch Byars 
    Born 0___ 1837  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation A Teamster  [4
    Also Known As Enoch Anderson  [5
    Military CSA Veteran  [3
    Died 29 May 1885  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • committed suicide by hanging...
    Buried Y  [3
    Person ID I8978  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2014 

    Father James Wiley Byars,   b. 0___ 1815, (Spartanburg County, South Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1849, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Mother Martha "Patsie" Anderson,   b. 0___ 1820, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Watkins Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (~ 1838)  (Warren County, Tennessee) Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1850  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1860  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F2921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Morton,   b. Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Mar 1854  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorced 29 Mar 1866  Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Mattie Ada Byars,   b. 18 Sep 1857, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy L. "Nannie" Webb,   b. 0___ 1843, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Jul 1866  Madison County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. James Henry "Jim" Byars,   b. 2 Aug 1868, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1953, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Frank(lin) Pierce "Pierce" Byars,   b. 13 Jun 1877, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1952, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F3248  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1837 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1854 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 29 Mar 1866 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jul 1866 - Madison County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 May 1885 - Warren County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Reported by "The Southern Standard", Saturday, May 30, 1885;

      "Our community was somewhat shocked this (Friday) morning to learn of the suicide of Enoch Byars, known also as Enoch Anderson. He lived in the old Mountain City Hotel with his family, by whom he was found about daylight this morning hanging from the top of one of the doors. Up to this writing we have been unable to learn the cause that led to the act. Following is the verdict of the coroner's jury:

      State of Tennesse
      Warren County

      An inquisition holden at the Mountain City Hotel building, McMinnville, in the county and State aforesaid, on the 29th day of May 1885, before C.C. Smith, Justice of the Peace of said county upon the body of Enoch Byars there lying dead by the jurors whose names are hereto subscribed, who upon their oaths do say, that the said person came to his death by committing suicide by hanging himself with a rope, on the morning of May 29th, 1885.

      In testimony whereof the said jurors have hereunto set their hands the day and date above.

      J.D.Tate
      Isaac Rhea
      S.M.Hennessee
      S.R.Safely
      J.R.Grove
      J.M.Curtis
      S.Cantrell

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      Reported from "The New Era", Thursday, June 4, 1885;

      "Last Friday morning quite an excitement was created on our streets by the announcement of the death of Enoch Byers, who committed suicide by hanging, about daylight of that morning, in an unoccupied room at the old McMinnville House. Mr. Byers had been in bad health for some time and it is thought that mental depression caused him to commit the rash act. The deceased was about fifty years of age, and leaves a dependent family as he was their only means of support. His remains were interred Saturday morning in the new Cemetery."

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      Reported by "The Enquirer", Vol. VI, No. 1, p. 26, March 1991;

      "Enoch Byars and Jane were divorced March 29, 1866."

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    • State of Tennessee
      County of Warren

      In the Warren Circuit Court, February Term, 1867

      The grand jury of the State of Tennessee duly Elected impanele sworn & charged to inquire for the body of the County of Warren upon their oaths present that Enoch Byres & Augustus Knox late of the county of Warren aforesaid on the tenth day of January 1867 in Warren County did wilfully maliciously deliberately detrementally & of their own Malice aforethought Kill & Murder one John Christian by shooting him with a gun loaded & charged with gun powder & a certain leaden ball against the peace and dignity of the State

      And the grand jurors aforesadid present that Enoch Byres & Augustus Knox on the day aforesaid in the aforesaid at the County aforsaid did wilfully maliciously deliberately & detrementally and of their Malice aforethought kill & murder one John Christian by shooting him with a certain pistol loaded & charged with gun powder and a certain leaden ball against the peace & dignity of the State

      N. J. Temp___
      Attorney General


      This document was provided by Jacine Denton through Mary Barnes...DAH

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    • His father was a "Stewart" according to sources...DAH.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] 1870 Warren Co.,TN Census, transcribed from Microfilm by, p. 47 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3809] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8TT-P8W : accessed 05 Nov 2014.

    3. [S4053] WCGA Bulletin, Vollume XXIII, Fall & Winter 2014, p. 52.

    4. [S14] 1860 Warren Co.,TN Census, abstracted by Arlene Greathouse, annotated by the (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S3798] Reported by "The Southern Standard", Saturday, May 30, 1885.

    6. [S9977] Tucker,Marjorie Stewart;617 Paden Drive,Birmingham,AL 35226. Historian &.

    7. [S3812] "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC6S-WTY : accessed.

    8. [S1655] "Warren County,Tennessee Marriage Records:1852-1900", compiled & printed by Fred Clark,RR 1 Box 9-B, Ridge Road, Quebeck, p. 134 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S3799] Reported by "The Enquirer", Vol. VI, No. 1, p. 26, March 1991;.

    10. [S9977] Tucker,Marjorie Stewart;617 Paden Drive,Birmingham,AL 35226. Historian & (Reliability: 3).