Thomas D. Byrum

10 March 1847–18 November 1909 (Age 62)
Chowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas D.

When Thomas D. Byrum was born on 10 March 1847, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph J Byrum, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Privett, was 38. He married Elizabeth Augusta Gaskins on 25 May 1871, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Township 2 Middle, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Hampton, Virginia, United States in 1941. He died on 18 November 1909, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Beaver Hill Cemetery, Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas D. Byrum
Elizabeth Augusta Gaskins
Marriage: 25 May 1871
Augustus Holly Byrum
Octavius Coke Byrum
Eva E Byrum
Emory L Byrum
Ada Leona Byrum

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Augusta Gaskins


25 May 1871
Chowan, North Carolina, United States


    Augustus Holly Byrum


    Octavius Coke Byrum


    Eva E Byrum


    Emory L Byrum



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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 14

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 17

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Byron .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Byrum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Thomas Byrum in household of Joseph Byrum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thos D Byrum in entry for Thos Peter Byrum, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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