James Franklin Byrd

James Franklin Byrd (HM1KBK)

Location: Bronte, TX 76933 Coke County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 57.296', W 100° 23.685'

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(December 18, 1844 - June 9, 1915)

Born in Kentucky. Joined the Confederate Army at Gonzales, Texas, 1862. Was in Co. F, Willis' Battalion of Cavalry, Army of Virginia. Fought in battles of Holly Springs, Harrisburg, Fort Pillow and others. Captured, he became prisoner of war on Ship Island. Escaped by volunteering to help load boat, then joining prisoners to be exchanged.
     Married Eliza Elizabeth May. Made permanent home at Pecan Mott, west of Hayrick Mountain.
Recorded - 1969
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HM NumberHM1KBK
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Marker Number2722
Year Placed1969
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 4th, 2015 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 368188 N 3536289
Decimal Degrees31.95493333, -100.39475000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.296', W 100° 23.685'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 17.76" N, 100° 23' 41.1" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Bronte TX 76933, US
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