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Amos Byrd, Sr. (b. 1737, d. June 1818)Amos Byrd, Sr. (son of Andrew Byrd, Sr.)354, 355, 356, 357, 358 was born 1737 in North Carolina, and died June 1818 in 16 miles west of (on the Byrd or Penny)Cape Girardeau, Missouri359.He married Sarah Ruddell on Bef. 1773 in North Carolina360.
Notes for Amos Byrd, Sr.:
Amos Byrd, son of Andrew, was born in North Carolina, (or rather the disputed territory between N.C. and Virginia) ,in 1737, reared in Watauga Valley married Sarah Ruddell, moving form N. C. to Virginia in January, 1773, thence to Tennessee, then Washington County, North Carolina, then past down the valley of East Tennessee, within miles of Knoxville on the Holsten River, he built a Fort or station, on the frontier of Knox County,where he reared to maturity five sons and three daughters.Among his nearest neighbors were the Gillispie's, only a few miles away.Three of the young Byrd men found wives at the Gillispie fort.In 1799 Amos accompaniedby his family set out for upper Louisianna.He with his sons and daughters and their families, moved to Missouri, landing at Cape Girardeau in the fall of 1799.In the Spring of 1800 the Byrd's, having obtained grants of land from the Spanish Government, settled near Jackson, on Byrd's Creek, Little Byrd, and Cane Creeks, in Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau County.he must have been attracted by the beauty, the waters of these creeks flow over gravelly beds of limestone rocks in a southwest direction to White Water, through a gently un diluting country, covered at the time of this settlement, with native blue grass.The sloping hills and creek valleys resembled an open park in which grew every variety of oak, elm, hickory and majestic popular (tulip tree).
Amosis noted a delinquent on 1800 acres on Hinkston's Run, Kentucky, entered by J. Ruddle, 1796.[McGovern-Russell-Ruddell-Magill]
Amos Byrd,Sr., son ofAndrew Byrd was born in the disputed territory between North Carolina, and Virginia in 1737.He was reared in Watauga Valley.He married Sarah (Sallie) Ruddell and moved from North Carolina to Virginia in 1773, then to Tennessee, within six miles of Knoxville, Tennessee, on the Holston River, where he reared five sons and three daughters to maturity. Then to Washington County, North Carolina.He first located in the territory, which in 1783, was organized into Greene County, and was a member of the first county court.Amos (Bird)Byrd, was one of the first Justices of the Peace of Greene County,Tennessee. In 1783 Amos owned 3 slaves, 24 horses, 29 head of cattle, and a cash of four pounds.Three or four years later, with his family, he passed on down the valley of East Tennessee, and built a fort or station, on the frontier of Knox County.There the family stayed, until near the close of the century, participating in all the stirring events of the most exciting period in the history of Tennessee.They settled on Byrd Creek, Little Byrd and Cane Creeks, on the frontier of Knox County, Tennessee.The waters of these creeks flow over gravelly beds of lime-stone rocks in a southwest direction to White water, through a gentle un diluting country, covered at the time of this settlement with native blue-grass.The sloping hills and green valley's resembled a park in which grew every variety of oak, elm, hickory and the majestic popular (tulip tree).Among Thier nearest neighbors were the Gillespie's, who's station was a few miles away.An intimacy naturally sprang up between these isolated families, and so congenial did they find each others society, that no less than three of the young men of the Byrd family found wives at the Gillespie fort.In 1799 Amos Byrd, accompanied by his children, set out for upper Louisiana, on Byrd Creek.He with his sons and daughters and their families moved to Missouri, landing at Cape Girardeau, the fall of 1799.The family then consisted of Abraham Byrd and wife Elizabeth Gillespie, Stephen Byrd and wife Mary Gillespie, John Byrd and wife, Amos Byrd, Jr. and wife Ana Gillespie, Polly Byrd and her husband, William Russell, Clarissa Byrd who subsequently married James Russell, Sally Byrd later married George Hays and Moses Byrd.They all settled on or near the stream since called Byrd's Creek,( 6 miles northwest from the post of Cape Girardeau) and with the exception of Stephen all continues to reside in the county until their deaths.Amos died June 1, 1818 and was buried by his wife's side, on the Penny, or Byrd Farm six miles west of Cape Girardeau.In the Spring of 1800 the Byrd's having obtained land grants from the Spanish Government, settled near Jackson, on Byrd's Creek in Byrd Township, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.The most prominent of Amos children, politically,were Abraham and Stephen.
More About Amos Byrd, Sr.:
Date born 2: 1737, In disputed territory between North Carolina, and Virginia.361
Died 2: June 01, 1818, Penny or Bryd farm 6 Mile W. of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.361
More About Amos Byrd, Sr. and Sarah Ruddell:
Marriage: Bef. 1773, North Carolina.362
Children of Amos Byrd, Sr. and Sarah Ruddell are:
- +Mary Byrd.
- +Abraham Byrd, Sr., b. December 03, 1772, North Carolina, d. June 22, 1857, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
- +Stephen Byrd, Sr..