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Sitting: James Blackston Byrd, Mary Tennessee (Tune) Byrd

JAMES BLACKSTON BYRD (JESSE B., JAMES) was born July 14, 1854 in Springfield, Greene Co, Missouri, and died at age 86 on July 07, 1940 in Coleman County, Texas. He married MARY TENNESSEE TUNE Abt. 1875, daughter of WILEY T. TUNE and MARTHA ANN SPENCE  Mary was born September 14, 1857 in Tennessee She lived in Coleman, Texas for the last 22 years. Died September 16, 1933, at age 76. Buried at: Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman Co, TX.  Informant on death certificate was J.B. Byrd.

Children of JAMES BYRD and MARY TUNE are:

1.   WILEY W. BYRD, b. December 12, 1877, d. abt 1965

2.   JESSE MARTIN BYRD, b. March 16, 1879; d. March 15, 1970, Corpus Christi, Nueces, TX.

3.   MARTHA ANN BYRD, b. April 1881; m. WILL PALMER.

4.   NOVA E. BYRD, b. December 1882, m. Andrew Bazor Hardy, d. April 1935, Ballinger, Runnels Co, TX

5.   IDA JANE BYRD, b. November 02, 1885, Brown Co, TX; d. June 27, 1956, Brownwood, Brown Co, TX.

6.   MARY MINERVA BYRD, b. January 01, 1889, Brown Co, TX; d. May 02, 1973, Coleman County, Texas.