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Byrd Brandon (b. Bef. 1798, d. 1838)Byrd Brandon (son of Josiah Brandon and Rachel Brown) was born Bef. 1798, and died 1838.He married Mary Jane Caldwell.
Notes for Byrd Brandon:
He was United States Attorney for the northern district of Alabama and actively co-operated with Gov. Clay and General Jesup in organizing the militia of the northern district for a war that seemed inevitable.The war with the Indians was averted, however.Byrd studied law under Governor Clay and had hardly attained his majority, when admitted to practice, and when he was thirty years of age, had been associated as partner with such men ad Judges Taylor, White and Silas Parsons, had been commissioned as aid of Governor Israel Pickens with rank of lieutenant-colonel, and on General Jackson's accession to the presidency received the appointment of Attorney General, which office he held through General Jackson's administration.The state of his health required a change of climante, and he was appointed by President Van Buren consul to Campeachy and died in that country in 1838, at the age of thirty-eight.His career was a short and brilliant one, and by his death Madison county lost one of the most promising of a brilliant array of statesmen that gave us the prestige we enjoyed in our State and national councils.
Byrd married Mary Jane Caldwell of Greenburgh, Kentucky, a relative of both Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun.they had five children, three of whom survived:Lucy Anne Allen, who married Thomas W. Haughton; Eliza Rachel who married Abel Seelye and lived in Iowa; and John Dickson who lived with his mother in St. Louis after his father's death and later returned to Huntsville where he served with distinction during the civil war.He married Mrs. Rosalie Caldwell Christian, and John D. practiced law in Huntsville until his death.
See Josiah Brandon, Byrd's father, for more details about Byrd Brandon.
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Place Died: He died on his way to Mexico.
Children of Byrd Brandon and Mary Jane Caldwell are:
- John Dickson Brandon, d. date unknown.
- Lucy Anne Allen Brandon, d. date unknown.
- Eliza Rachel Brandon, d. date unknown.