Karen, Have been following your searchfor the "Byrds". Bird A. married to Elizabeth "Betsy" Paten -- they had a son Byrd C. Or G. he was born around 1833 in Madison Co,AL. I have no record of who he was married to., he would be Jesse's brother. also the brother to Byrd A. --- Dabney "Anderson" Jr.,he had a son Bird also, he was born in 1820, Overton Co, TN.He died before 1850in IL, no record of a marriage for him either. Hope this helps to sort out some things for you.