James Franklin Byrd - Robert Lee, Coke County, Texas
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Directions: from Robert Lee, take SH 158 east about 5 miles, then go northeast on Hayrick Road about 9 miles to Hayrick Cemetery
Marker #: 5081002722
Year Dedicated: 1968
Size, type: Grave Marker
Last reported condition: Redo/Locally
James Franklin Byrd - (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 Pilow, 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 -- 1968
Decimal degrees:  N 31.954914   W -100.394742
Degrees, minutes: N 31 57.295   W 0100 23.684
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 368189, Northing 3536287
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