Pictures Courtesy of Marguerite (Berry) Jackson's Photo Album
Donald Lett Son of Walter & Myrtle Byrd-Lett
According to The Old Settlers: A Nation Within Itself (1988), Crawford Byrd moved from Logan County, Ohio, to Cass County, Michigan around 1845-1846 and homesteaded property. By 1850, Crawford's land was worth $310. A man named Turner Byrd owned land also, and it was worth $250. By 1850 he owned 125 acres and had two cows, 20 sheep, 17 hogs. That made him a very prosperous farmer. In Battle Creek, a Reverend Spattford T. Byrd settled in the early 1900's. The Byrds settled throughout various Michigan counties, especially those with Black communities pre-dating the Civil War. There may have been a connection between the Crawford Byrd and the Abner Byrd families because the Abner Byrd family came to Mecosta County from Cass County.
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