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Near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Franklin Byrd

(December 18, 1844 - June 9, 1915)

 
 
James Franklin Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
1. James Franklin Byrd Marker
Inscription.  Born in Kentucky. Joined the Confederate Army at Gonzales, Texas, 1862. Was in Co. F, Willis’ Battalion of Cavalry, Army of Virginia. Fought in battles of Holly Springs, Harrisburg, Fort Pillow and others. Captured, he became prisoner of war on Ship Island. Escaped by volunteering to help load boat, then joining prisoners to be exchanged.

Married Eliza Elizabeth May. Made permanent home at Pecan Mott, west of Hayrick Mountain.
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2722.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 31° 57.296′ N, 100° 23.685′ W. Marker is near Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed Road, ¼ mile north of Hayrick Road. Marker is located in the southeast corner of Hayrick Cemetery; the above directions are to the entrance of the cemetery. The cemetery is approximately 4 miles north of State Highway 158. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bronte TX 76933, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
James Franklin Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
2. James Franklin Byrd Marker
Next to headstones for James F. Byrd and Eliza E. Byrd
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8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hayrick (within shouting distance of this marker); Southern Overland Mail, 1858-1861 (approx. 4 miles away); Coke County (approx. 4.7 miles away); Cary Allen Gates (approx. 6.1 miles away); Locklin Bartholomew Murray (approx. 6.1 miles away); Henry Davis Pearce (approx. 6.1 miles away); Robert Lee Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Burial Place of James F. and Eliza E. Byrd image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
3. Burial Place of James F. and Eliza E. Byrd
Hayrick Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, May 1, 2015
4. Hayrick Cemetery
View to the east from cemetery driveway
Marker is on the right (south) side of the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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Jul. 1, 2022