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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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ALEXANDER T. BYARS, Sr., is a native of and has always resided in Todd County, Ky., and was born May 5, 1816. He is the son of John S. Byars, who was born in Louisa County, Va., removed to Todd County, Ky., about 1810, where he died about 1826, and Martha, daughter of Stephen and Mildred (Bagby) Terry, of this county. Unto John S. and Martha Byars were born Stephen, James, Mary A. (Petty), Alexander T. and Sarah M. (Grant). Mr. Alexander Byars was married April 6, 1843, to Miss Harriet, daughter of John and Nancy (Taliaferro) Ederington, of Todd County, Ky., who was born in 1823 and died in 1853. To them were born Sarah E. (Harrel), Francis M. Lee, and Newton R. Mr. Byars was next married September 6, 1854, to Miss Sarah H. Ederington, a sister of his former wife, and from this union sprang Harriet (deceased), Samuel (deceased) Nannie, Alexander T., Jr., John E., and George H. Mr. Byars is engaged in the vocation of farming, possessing 350 acres of valuable and productive land, in a high state of cultivation, and in good condition. He has been successful in his affairs, and is one of the prosperous men of the community. In religion he is a Methodist, and in politics was formerly identified with the Old Line Whig party, but is now conservative.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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