Caroline Byrd

Brief Life History of Caroline

When Caroline Byrd was born on 6 November 1831, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, her father, John Martin DAVIS, was 18 and her mother, Nancy Bird, was 26. She married John Peter Corn on 6 June 1850, in Lumpkin, Dawson, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870 and Nimblewill, Lumpkin, Georgia, United States in 1880. She died on 6 October 1906, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dahlonega, Cherokee, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Peter Corn
Caroline Byrd
Marriage: 6 June 1850
Josephine Amanda Corn
William Harrison Corn
Charles Edwin Corn
Henry M Corn
Nancy Ann Corn
John A. Corn
Rachael Melvina Rosina Corn
George Corn
Susan Delilah " Lila" Corn
Decatur Corn
Daniel Corn
Joseph Herbert Carn

Sources (15)

  • Caroline Com in household of John P Com, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Byrd, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Caroline Bird Davis Corn, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1832: Lumpkin, Georgia, United States


Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Bird .

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

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