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Moses Byram, 1798/1799 Tennessee
Posted by: William Tidwell (ID *****1687) Date: July 28, 2010 at 16:05:40
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See a lot out on the internet showing Moses Byram, b. 1799 Tennessee, who married in Sumner County, and died in Robertson County as a son of Simon Byram and Thamer Stark.

Although looking at historical records it makes the most logical sense based on assumption of Moses being the right age in the right place to be Simon's son, but it is not correct. Simon and Thamer left family bible records,and Simon left a will - both naming all of their children and their birth dates. Moses isn't one of them. He's not listed in the Bible records, nor Simon's Will. Noah, the oldest was born in Virginia on July 2, 1798. The second son, Lemuel, was born in Virginia on September 7, 1799. Moses, born April 1799 (from what I've seen) would have been born in between these 2 boys, an impossible task for Thamer as well.

Although I'm not a descendant of Moses, I'm very interested in finding out exactly who his parents were. One scenario is that he is actually a son of Simon's brother, Moses who passed through Kentucky on his way to Ohio, or one of his other brothers. However, what gets me is that Moses always listed his birthplace as 1799 in Tennessee from 1850 through 1880, and in 1880 he even listed his parents as being born in TN (which could be wrong of course). Neither Simon, nor any of his brothers are known to have been in Tennessee at that time. All of Simon's children before 1811 were born in Virginia.

So, I wonder if it is possible that Moses is actually the son of Ebenezer Byram of Knox County, who had a son "M??" born around 1798 according to "Byram's in America" by John A. Byram? Ebeneezer's line goes back to Nicholas in Massachusetts, and is not connected to Simon. Besides Henry Byram found in early Franklin County, TN, Ebeneezer & his sons are the only Byram family I know of who were actually in Tennessee in 1799.


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