I noticed the date on this original posting is pretty old. It seems we have some common relatives. I've been researching my Gartman clan and ran across something that may be of interest to you.
Thomas Byrd b.Oct 1770 in Lenoir County, NC d.about 1843 in Mobile, AL
m. Elizabeth Pucher b.Jan 6 1780 in NC d.1840-1850 in Mobile, AL.
All their kids were born in Orangeburg, SC which is where one of the girls met my gggrandfather, Paul Gartman.
Thomas and Elizabeth's kids were:
Catherine Hamilton Byrd b.7/8/1797 (My gggrandmother)
Ferraby Rasberry Byrd b.4/17/1800 m.Eli Booth 1820
John W Byrd b.9/5/1802 m.Sarah? then Elizabeth Whitehead
Henry Allen Byrd b.12/12/1805 m.Nancy? then Caroline Sullivan
Barbara Ellender Byrd b.3/17/1807 m.Oliver Smith 1821 Mt Vernon, AL
Jemima Amm Byrd b.5/5/1809 d.4/12/1832 m.Charles Smith 1825
Teresa Caroline Pucher Byrd b.6/22/1811 d.8/27/1814
James Robert Byrd b.9/12/1814 m.unknown 7/7/1841
Edward Byrd b.3/18/1819 unknown
What I have indicates they all left Orangeburg, SC and settled in South Alabama. I find where the Byrd family and the Gartman family must have been very close in the Mobile County area as many female Byrds married male Gartmans and many female Gartmans married male Byrds.
Anyone that can give additional information or any changes to the information that I have about Catherine Hamilton Byrd, it would be appreciated. The Gartman name may appear in any research you have as Gartman, Girtman, Gortman, Gertman. Because most early Gartmans were German speaking and could not write, most officials wrote the Gartman name as it sounded and then had the Gartman make their mark (X) beside the name.
Formerly of Mobile now from Nashville