Hi everybody. I'm hoping that someone might know the answer to my question.
I've been looking for siblings or parents of Robert Byard who was one of the first settlers in the Sedgwick area (Plantation #4), Hancock County, in 1763 or so. One Byard researcher I met on-line had heard that Robert came here from England with two brothers but that they went their separate ways after arriving.
Just recently I found a listing for Sylvanus Byard on Rootsweb Worldconnect with a statement that Sylvanus was of Sedgwick when he married...meaning, I think, that he was living there prior to his marriage. I wrote to the man who has a data base on Rootsweb but he's never written back so I'm hoping that someone on this list might know this family. The spelling might be Bayard and/or Byard but on Sylvanus' gravestone, I believe his name is spelled Byard. My question then is whether anyone recognizes who Sylvanus might have been....where he came from and who his parents or siblings were. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. Believe me, it's greatly appreciated.
Sylvanus Byard - born about 1810
Death: 1885 probably in Winterport
Burial: Oak Hill Cem,Winterport,Waldo Cty, Maine
He in 1850 census of Frankfort,Maine, age 41, laborer
He in 1860 census of Winterport,Maine, age 50
He in 1870 census of Winterport,Maine, age 52, laborer
He in 1880 census of Winterport,Maine, age 70, laborer, Louisa Bolan, age 74 living with him
He of Sedwick,Maine when he married
Marriage 1 Belinda Melvina Colson b: 19 May 1816 in Frankfort, Maine,Waldo, (VR). Belinda was the daughter of Deacon Henry Colson and his wife Deborah H. Bowden. Belinda and Sylvanus were married 2 Nov. 1834 in Monroe, Maine (VR) She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Winterport.
Children of Sylvanus Byard and Belinda Melvina Colson are: + 2 i. John Dyer H Byard was born 9 Sep 1835 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR.
3 ii. Reuben H Byard was born 1836 in ,,,Cem, and died 14 Apr 1863 in Irish Bend,La,,Cem.
4 iii. Rebecca H Byard was born 3 Mar 1837 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR.
5 iv. Alia Ham Byard was born 1 Jun 1843 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR.
6 v. Eliakim Byard was born 1844.
7 vi. James Byard was born 26 Jan 1846 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR-Cem, and died 1936 in ,,,Cem. He married Mary A Grant. She was born 1846 in Aberdeen,Scotland, and died 30 May 1908 in Milford,N H,,Cem.
+ 8 vii. Mary Elizabeth Byard was born 12 Apr 1848 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR-Cem, and died 14 Jan 1910 in Winterport,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR-Cem.
9 viii. Charles A Byard was born 4 Mar 1854 in Frankfort,Maine,Waldo Cty,VR, and died 1933 in ,,,Cem. He married Olive L Hewes. She was born 1851 in ,,,Cem, and died 1909 in ,,,Cem. He married Lucy A Carleton 3 Feb 1912 in East Cornith,Maine,Penobscot Cty,VR, daughter of Daniel C Carleton and Ellen M Colson. She was born 1857 in ,,,Cem, and died 1942 in ,,,Cem.
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