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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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F. M. BYARS was born in Todd County, Ky., January 18, 1847, and is a son of T. A. and Harriet (Eddington) Byars; the former born May 5, 1816, the latter born September 10, 1823, and died in 1854. They were both natives of Todd County, Ky. T. A. Byars was reared and educated in Todd County, Ky. His father emigrated from Albemarle County, Va., to Kentucky; about the time of the organization of Christian County, he settled in what is now Todd County, near Hadensville. T. A. Byars was married about 1840. Four children were added to this union, of whom F. M. was the second. Both he and wife were devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. F. M. Byars, the subject of our sketch, received a good education in his youth; he remained with his parents until December 28, 1869, when he was married to Miss Nannie, daughter of I. R. and S. A. Jefferson and sister of the Honorable Dr. Jefferson. She is a native of Todd County, born October 3, 1847; her parents and grandparents were natives of Virginia. Six children bless their union: Jennie, born November 13, 1871; Alexander T., born October 28, 1873 ; Wirt, born May 22, 1876, died September 10, 1876 ; Nannie, born April 17, 1877; Manie, born March 20, 1879; Frank M., born August 15, 1881. Mr. Byars follows the quiet but industrious life of a farmer; in 1870 he settled on the farm on which he now lives; it consists of 300 acres, 250 of which are under a high state of cultivation. It is located one and one-half miles from Elkton, on the Trenton road. Mr. Byars and lady are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, and one of the leading families of the county.

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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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