Historical Rosters Database
William ByrdRoster ID 261
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1849|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Byrd, Class of 1849: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 02, (September 9?) 1828, in Winchester, Va. Father- Richard Evelyn Byrd; Mother- Anne Harrison. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Taylor Byrd; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Armestead. Mat. Grandfather- Benjamin Harrison; Mat. Grandmother Anne Byrd. Married: Jane Rivers; 1st child- Mary Byrd; 2nd- Richard Byrd; 3rd- Margaret Byrd; 4th- Susie Byrd; 5th- William Byrd; 6th- George Byrd; 7th- Ann Byrd; 8th- Alfred Byrd. VMI Record: Matriculated on July 14, 1847 from Winchester, VA. Graduated on July 4, 1849. Military Record: Lt. Col., 14th Texas Infantry Regt. Career: Lawyer, editor. Austin City Treasurer. Postwar Winchester, VA public official. Other: Apptd. Adj. Gen of TX in 1861. POW Fort De Russy, LA in 1864. Grandfather of Admiral Byrd, the polar explorer. Died- April 10, 1898, in Winchester, Va. Buried: Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Grandfather of polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. (who attended VMI for one year).|