Would like to share information on this family's ancestors.
FRANCIS MARION BYRD was born 1840, and died 1875. He married CAROLINE BYRD, daughter of ROBERT BYRD and MARY LOTT. She was born Abt. Jul 1843 in Alabama, and died 1926.
Children of FRANCIS BYRD and CAROLINE BYRD are:
EUGENE2 BYRD, b. Nov 10, 1870, Mobile County, Alabama; m. Fannie Boothe, d. Sep 11, 1948, Mobile County, Alabama.
MINNIE BYRD, b. Mar 05, 1872, Alabama m. Peter Havard, d. unknown
ROMEY BYRD, b. Feb 01, 1874, Alabama; m. Nettie Boothe, d. Feb 19, 1941, Citronelle, Mobile County, Alabama.
I believe, but not yet proven, that the parents of Francis Marion Byrd were Lemuel Byrd and his 1st wife (?). He married a second time in 1848 to Caroline George so Francis could not have been her son.
I believe, but not yet proven, that the parents of Caroline Byrd may be Robert Byrd and Mary Ann Lott. However, the 1870 Mobile County census shows a Caroline (looks like 16 at first look, but could be 26) living with Robert and Mary "Bird" (pg. 11). The same census also shows a Frank Byrd (looks like age 21) and Caroline age 19 married within the year in Jany (pg. 86). The ages are defintely wrong (if their birth years are correct) in the latter information but the marriage date is right on. Am I looking at different folks?
Another interesting note about Francis Byrd and Caroline (Byrd) Byrd:
Appears by the photocopy of the marriage license for Francis M. Byrd and Caroline Byrd that Francis and/or Thomas A. Lott paid a bond of $200 to "obtain a license to "intermarry" and to be joined in the Bonds of Matrimony." I have never seen that on a marriage license before but appears to mean they were related in some way. Any thoughts? Are Robert Byrd and Lemuel Byrd related?
Any help figuring out this family would be appreciated. Thanks!