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Sylvanus BYARD

Male 1810 - 1885  (74 years)


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  • Name Sylvanus BYARD  [1
    Alt. Birth Abt 1810  Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 19 Jan 1810  Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Family ID US01 
    Find a Grave 119439582 
    Reference Number US0565 
    Residence 1860  Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 1885  Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Abt 1885  Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I5380  Byard Families
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2017 

    Father Samuel BYARD,   b. 13 Jan 1781, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Mary BILLINGS,   b. 24 Oct 1794, Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1815  (Age 21 years) 
    Family ID F3359  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Belinda Melvina COLSON,   b. 19 May 1813, Norridgewock, Somerset, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1905, Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1834  Monroe, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. John Dyer BYARD,   b. 9 Sep 1835, Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Orrington, Penobscot, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Reuben H. BYARD,   b. 1836, Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1863, Irish Bend, St Mary, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Eliakim BYARD,   b. 1 Dec 1842, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1926, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. James BYARD,   b. 22 Dec 1845, Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1936, Derry, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth BYARD,   b. 12 Apr 1848, Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1910, Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     6. Charles A. BYARD,   b. 4 Mar 1854, Frankfort, Waldo, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F5153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Abt 1810 - Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jan 1810 - Sedgwick, Hancock, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1834 - Monroe, Waldo, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1885 - Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 1885 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Winterport, Waldo, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Birth: Jan. 19, 1810
      Sedgwick
      Hancock County
      Maine, USA
      Death: 1885
      Winterport
      Waldo County
      Maine, USA

      Sylvanus Byard was born in Sedgwick to Mary Polly Billings, the daughter of Abel Billings and his wife, Elizabeth Betsy Farrar. Mary was unmarried but someone in the family noted that the baby's father was a Byard. The only Byards in Sedgwick were the sons of Robert and Abigail (Glover) Byard and I've been able to account for all of these young men except for Samuel. Samuel was born in Sedgwick on 13 Jan. 1781 and I haven't been able to find him anywhere on-line after his birth date. In 1812, when his father, Robert, wrote his will, Robert mentioned Samuel as still alive. My "feeling" is that Samuel decided to move on before or soon after the baby was born and while he was at it, he burned every bridge he crossed.

      I haven't found out very much about Sylvanus but it seems he was still living in Sedgwick when he married Belinda Colson. I received this e-mail from a descendant of the Colson/Corson families:

      "Belinda Colson of Frankfort and Sylvenus Byard of Sedgwick, Maine married 2 Nov 1834 by Robert Lambert. Monroe VR Vol 1:2.54. It was in a Vital Records book of Frankfort, Maine by Picton Press. It is a new book."

      Sylvanus and Belinda had the following children:

      John Dyer Byard b. 1835
      Reuben H. Byard b. 1836
      Eliakim Byard b. 1843
      James Byard b. 1846
      Mary Elizabeth Byard b. 1848
      Charles A. Byard b. 1854

      Sylvanus and Belinda were living in Frankfort in the 1850 census where he was listed as a laborer. By the 1860 census, the family lived in Winterport and again Sylvanus was employed as a laborer. When the Civil War began, four of their sons enlisted in the Union Army (Charles was too young to join) and Reuben lost his life in Louisiana. John, Eliakim and James made it home in one piece and were ready to pursue the rest of their lives.

      In 1870, the census shows that Sylvanus and Belinda were living alone and Sylvanus' real estate value had increased to $500. In 1880, both Sylvanus and Belinda were still together but I don't find Sylvanus in the 1900 census so he apparently had passed on.

      If anyone reading this knows more about Sylvanus Byard, I would love to hear from you!

      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Belinda Colson Byard (1813 - 1905)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Oak Hill Cemetery
      Winterport
      Waldo County
      Maine, USA

  • Sources 
    1. [S120] Census, WVR 1860 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S228] Find a Grave.

    3. [S124] Ancestry, Public Member Trees (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S228] Find a Grave (Reliability: 1), 18 Mar 2017.

    5. [S124] Ancestry, Byardsearcher (Reliability: 0).