Acrel Byrd

16 December 1815–24 June 1891 (Age 75)
Johnston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Acrel

When Acrel Byrd was born on 16 December 1815, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, his father, Bright Byrd, was 25 and his mother, Grace Godwin, was 22. He married Sarah Gurley about 1836. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 24 June 1891, in Dale, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Byrd Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Acrel Byrd
Sarah Gurley
Marriage: about 1836
Sarah Elizabeth Byrd
Richard Daniel Byrd

Spouse and Children

about 1836


    Sarah Elizabeth Byrd


    Richard Daniel Byrd


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · Constitution of 1819

Age 4

The Alabama Enabling Act was signed on March 2, 1819, by President James Monroe. This enabled the people to form a constitution and state government which paved the way for Alabama to enter the union.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bird .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Acre Byrd, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Herd Byrd, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Acrel Bird, "United States Census, 1860"

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