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Hezekiah Dodge BYARD

Male 1810 - 1892  (81 years)


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  • Name Hezekiah Dodge BYARD  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 25 May 1810  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Event Description: Sedgwick's vital records
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 19 Aug 1850  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1860  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1865  [3
    Census 2 Jul 1870  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID US01 
    Find a Grave 21511222 
    Reference Number USA6657 
    Residence 7 Jun 1880  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 May 1892  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Event Description: Lewiston (Maine) Evening Journal - May 24, 1892
    Buried 12 May 1892  Sedgwick Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6
    Person ID I12271  Byard Families
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2017 

    Father John BYARD,   b. 24 Apr 1778, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1820, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Judith EATON,   b. 25 Apr 1777, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1829, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1809  [7
    Family ID F3697  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria TRUSSELL,   b. 17 Jan 1811, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1906, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1831  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Frances "Fanny" Maria BYARD,   b. 13 Dec 1832, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1918, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. George Augustus BYARD,   b. 15 Mar 1835, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1915, Fortuna, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. James Pearl BYARD,   b. 30 Sep 1838, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1904, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Edward Alphonso BYARD,   b. 6 Jul 1844, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1914, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Henry Florentine BYARD,   b. 9 Dec 1841, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1920, Eureka, Humboldt, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Eva Georgine BYARD,   b. 22 Aug 1847, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1907, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Harriet L. BYARD,   b. Abt 1850, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1902  (Age ~ 52 years)
     8. Nellie L BYARD,   b. 11 Jun 1851, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1937, Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F4443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1810 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1831 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 Aug 1850 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Jul 1870 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 7 Jun 1880 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1892 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 1892 - Sedgwick Rural Cemetery, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Gravestones
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    Hezekiah Dodge Byard.jpg

  • Notes 
    • When Hezekiah's Grandson, Robert Edward Byard, died in California in 1948, a Mr. Irvine wrote a "mini biography" about him which included some biographical material about Robert's father, George Augustus Byard, Hezekiah's son. In essence, Mr. Irvine stated that George (who sailed away from Maine to California) came from a sea-faring family back in Maine and George's father and Grandfather had been sailors and so on. It's true that many young men in Maine learned to sail from the time they were lads and later made their living from the sea. Some men preferred a life at sea and some were eager to plant their roots on dry land. I'm sure, if I could find records about Hezekiah's youth, he had sailed for awhile but by 1850 he was a farmer, married (happily I'm sure) and preferred life with growing things to a life with salt air stinging his eyes from sun-up to sun-down.

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      htt p://www.rootsweb.com/~mehancoc/sedgwick/census/1850/290.htm

      1850 US Census for Sedgwick, Hancock County, Maine - August 13, 1850

      Hezekiah, age 40 and married, stated that he was a farmer and that his real estate was valued at $1,200. Nellie wasn't born yet and Maria, age 39, may have been pregnant with her at the time of the census. Frances was 17 and all of the children were in school except for the youngest child, Eva, a two-year-old. Hezekiah and his family lived next to his younger brother, Moses Eaton Byard, who was living with his wife, Harriet, and their little girl.

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      Ancestry.com

      Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850 - Agriculture in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine (enumerated on 19 August, 1850)

      Hezekiah had 75 acres of improved land and 150 acres of un-improved land. The cash value of his farm was $875 and his farm implements and machinery were valued at $100. He owned one horse, had 2 milk cows, 2 working oxen and 4 other cattle and 14 sheep. No swine. The total value of livestock was $174. Hezekiah had 10 bushels of wheat; 20 bushels of rye and 30 bushels of oats.

      1860 U. S. Federal Census for Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - June 19, 1860

      Hezekiah, age 49, was a farmer. His real estate was valued at $1,420 and his personal estate was valued at $841. Living with him were his wife, Maria, and his four sons and two of his youngest daughters, Eva and Nellie. Also living with the family was Stephen Eaton, age 14, who had attended school within the past year. On the 1860 census, Stephen was also listed in his father's house (Pickering Eaton) so he may have just been visiting the Byard family at the time the census taker knocked on the door. Hezekiah's oldest daughter, Frances, was now married and no longer lived at home.

      Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1860 - June 19, 1860

      Hezekiah had 60 acres of improved land and 180 acres of un-improved land. The cash value of his farm was $1,800 and his farm implements and machinery were valued at $25. He owned one horse, had 3 milk cows, 2 working oxen and 4 other cattle and 13 sheep. No swine. The total value of livestock was $280. Hezekiah had 6 bushels of wheat; 10 bushels of Indian corn, 30 bushels of oats and 40 lbs. of wool.

      3 bushels of peas and beans

      50 bushels of Irish potatoes

      30 bushels of barley

      $10 worth of orchard produce

      $15 worth of market garden produce

      200 lbs. of butter

      15 tons of hay

      $20 worth of animals slaughtered

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      1870 U.S. Federal Census taken in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - 2 July, 1870

      Hezekiah was a 60 year old farmer, living with his wife and daughter, Nelly. His real estate was worth $2,000 and he listed $645 as personal property.

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      1880 U. S. Federal Census for Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine - June 8, 1880

      Hezekiah, age 70, was still a farmer and lived next to his son Edward and his family. Living with Hezekiah and Maria at that time was Cora E. Pert, age 15, employed as their servant. By 1880, all of Hezekiah's children were gone from their home so Cora would have been a great help to them.

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      Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1880 - Agriculture in Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine (enumerated on 7 June, 1880)

      Hezekiah had 15 acres of tilled land, 25 acres of permanent meadows, 20 acres of woodland and forest and 40 acres of other "un-improved, including "old fields" not growing wood. The value of his farm, land, fences and buildings was $2,000 and $300 for his farm implements and $300 for his livestock. The estimated value of all farm productions in 1879 was $600. In 1879, the acres of grass lands mowed were 12 and the acres not mown were 3. In 1879, the cost of building and repairing was $30. The amount Hezekiah paid in 1879 for farm labor wages, including boarding, was $70 and he hired that labor for 8 weeks in 1879. In 1879, 15 tons of hay were harvested and on June 1, 1880, Hezekiah had 1 horse, 2 working oxen, 1 milk cow, 6 "other" (not sure what they would be). In 1879, one calf had dropped, 3 cattle had been purchased and two had been sold. 150 lbs. of butter had been made in 1879. Also in 1879, 7 lambs dropped, 2 were sold and 3 were slaughtered. On June 1, 1880 Hezekiah had 20 poultry on hand and 150 doz. eggs had been collected in 1879. He had 2 acres devoted to growing Irish potatoes and had grown 200 bushels in 1879. Also, in that year he had 40 apple trees. The amount of wood he cut in 1879 was 10 cords and the value of "all forest products sold or consumed in 1879 was $5.

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      Ancestry.com.

      Maine Death Records

      This death certificate states that Hezekiah died of "old age" in Sedgwick on May 10, 1892 and that at the time of his death he was age 82 and 11 months and 15 days...almost age 83. It also states that his father, John, was born in Salem, Massachusetts. Hezekiah was born in Sedgwick where he also died.

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      http://www.rootsweb.com/~mesedgwi/sextonslist.htm

      Sedgwick Rural Cemetery Sexton's List

      "The information which follows was copied in January 1948 from the original Sedgwick Rural Cemetery Sexton's List, by Helen B. Sargent, of Washington, D. C. for the National Society D. A. R. Library. It was microfilmed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is available through any Family history Center as LDS Microfilm # 0036735, Item 4.

      The list contains a record of burials in the Rural Cemetery, and is useful to researchers because it includes people for whom there are no headstones. Although the list was originally arranged in chronologial order, I have alphabetized it for easier use. If you have any questions, be sure to check with the Sedgwick Cemetery Association."

      Hezekiah was buried on May 12, 1892.

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      This is a photo of Hezekiah and Maria's gravestone.

      Birth: May 25, 1810
      Sedgwick
      Hancock County
      Maine, USA
      Death: May 10, 1892
      Sedgwick
      Hancock County
      Maine, USA

      Hezekiah's first and middle names were in honor of his mother's first husband, Hezekiah Dodge who died quite young.

      Hezekiah Dodge Byard was born in Sedgwick and lived there his entire life, marrying Maria Trussell, the daughter of Enoch and Rachel Philbrook Trussell. Hezekiah may have been a sailor in his youth but by 1850, he was married with children and had a fairly large farm. His oldest son was
      George Augustus Byard who sailed off to California and stayed, dying in Humboldt County in 1915. Hezekiah and Maria's youngest was Nellie Byard who first married George Haskell Buker and they had a son named Edson Bayard Buker who became a medical doctor. Nellie's oldest sister, Francis Byard married Capt. Samuel Herrick and their son,
      Frederick Herrick also became an M. D., practicing in Brooklin, across the Benjamin River from Sedgwick. Interestingly, in my searches I've found that a number of the younger generation Byards from Sedgwick changed the Byard spelling to Bayard. Family legend stated that we were originally French Bayards. There must be something true about the story because when Hezekiah Dodge Byard died, the
      Lewiston (Maine) Evening Journal - May 24, 1892 (on page 2 on lower left column) had this to say:

      "Hezekiah D. Bayard an aged citizen of Sedgwick died on May 10th. He leaves a widow, four sons and three daughters. He had been married sixty years. Mr. Bayard was of an old family and was distantly related to the ex-secretary of Cleveland's cabinet."

      This "ex-secretary" was Thomas Francis Bayard, born in Delaware and a descendant of Petrus Stuyvesant's sister, Anna, the wife and widow of Samuel Bayard, a Bayard descendant of French Huguenots who fled France to the Netherlands and died there in 1646.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Byard (1778 - 1820)
      Judith Eaton Byard (1777 - 1829)

      Spouse:
      Maria Trussell Byard (1811 - 1906)

      Children:
      Frances Maria Byard Herrick (1832 - 1918)*
      George Augustus Byard (1835 - 1915)*
      Henry Florentine Byard (1841 - 1920)*
      Edward Alphonso Byard (1844 - 1914)*
      Eva Georgine Byard Hamilton (1847 - 1907)*
      Nellie L Byard Curtis (1851 - 1937)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Sedgwick Rural Cemetery
      Sedgwick
      Hancock County
      Maine, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S153] Rootsweb.

    2. [S87] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. (Reliability: 0).
      Record for George Augustus Byard

    3. [S87] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. (Reliability: 0).
      Record for Hezekiah Dodge Byard

    4. [S87] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online. (Reliability: 0).
      Record for John Byard

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    6. [S161] WVR, Find-a-Grave (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S228] Find a Grave.

    8. [S89] Genealogy.com, Barclay Byard (Reliability: 0).