Biographical Sketch of Sr. Alexander T. Byars

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.

MLA Source Citation:

Battle, J. H. Counties Of Todd And Christian, Kentucky. Historical And Biographical. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago And Louisville. 1884. At current time this manuscript consists of only the Todd County section and a few biographies from Christian County. Web. 20 December 2014. - Last updated on May 18th, 2011


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