Wicomico Cemeteries Project

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BYRD FAMILY GRAVEYARD

The Byrd family graveyard is located in Salisbury on the East side of West Road approximately mile North of the West Salisbury Elementary School. Drive North to Jaqulene Drive and turn right. Drive to the first bend in the road. The graveyard is located in a small stand of trees behind the houses on the left side of the road, about 50 yards from the street.

The graveyard was overgrown and has a number of fallen trees. Most of the headstones have fallen. The survey was done by William H. Byrd and his son William on February 16, 2001 with the help of a list provided in the book Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico County by Jacobs. Much of the debris and many of the fallen branches were removed.




The following were located:

Thomas Byrd of Benjamin, b. July 9, 1753, d. May 6, 1767

John Byrd son of Thomas & Elizabeth Byrd, b. 9, 1808, d. June 4, 1865

Thomas Harvey Byrd son of John & Mary C. Byrd, b. Oct. 30, 1859, d. June 1867

Margaret Ann Byrd dau. of John & Maria L. Byrd, d. Aug. 26, 1838 aged 7 mos. 10 days

Auzilia H. Byrd dau. of George & Mary E. Byrd, d. Oct. ??, 1851 aged 1 mo. 22 days

Sarah Ann Patrick, b. Mar. 17, 1830, d. Sept. 25, 1879

Capt. Thomas William Patrick, d. Dec. 29, 1854 aged 29 yrs. 2 mos. 6 days

Capt. William Patrick, b. Dec. 1, 1768, d. Nov. 10, 1858


The following were listed in the Jacobs book but could not be located:

Benjamin Byrd

Betsey Byrd

Elizabeth Hearn (Byrd)

William Hervey Byrd

More information on these 4 graves is available in the book "Graveyards and Gravestones of Wicomico", which is available for purchase from the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society. See the LDGS web site for ordering information.



This Cemetery Project is associated with Handley's Eastern Shore Genealogy Project, and with the Wicomico County, Maryland USGenWeb Project site.

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