Robert M. Byers (deceased) was born in Franklin Township, Johnson County, November 18, 1845; eldest of thirteen children born to Henry S. and Maria (McCauley) Byers. The immediate subject of this sketch was the recipient of a good education, and by occupation was a farmer. In 1876, he settled where his widow resides, and at the time of his death, owned 239 acres of excellent land, and which is considered one of the best farms in the county. He was united in marriage August 31, 1876, to Miss Jennie Parr, a native of Clark Township, this county, born August 9, 1850; daughter of Moses H. and Eliza A. (Drybread) Parr; the former born in Tennessee, July 14, 1823, and now resides in Nebraska; the latter born in Hamilton County, Ohio, September 19, 1830. To Mr. and Mrs. Byers were born these children: Robert E., born 1878; Ethel, 1882; Iona, 1884, and Herschel, 1886. In politics, Mr. Byers was a republican, worthy citizen, and by his death the county lost one of its most valued farmers. Mrs. Byers is a member of the Baptist Church.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker

Banta, D. D. History of Johnson County, Indiana. Chicago, IL: Brant & Fuller, 1888, page 598.