Sample Cooper Byer

9 February 1833–
Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sample Cooper

When Sample Cooper Byer was born on 9 February 1833, in Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Byer, was 29 and his mother, Martha Mitchell, was 26. He married Anna Elizabeth Mason on 5 May 1857, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, United States for about 40 years.

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Sample Cooper Byer
Anna Elizabeth Mason
Marriage: 5 May 1857
Lida Byer
Mason Byer

Spouse and Children

5 May 1857
Wayne, Indiana, United States


    Lida Byer


    Mason Byer


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

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.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 3

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Byers .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sample C Byer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sample C Byers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sample C Byer, "United States Census, 1860"

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