Name: Henry Byrom
Birth: 28 MAR 1778 in Essex County, Virginia
Death: 3 NOV 1853 in Franklin County, Tennessee
Alt. Death: 2 NOV 1853
Change Date: 13 SEP 2006 at 22:49:23
He died as the result of injuries sustained from a run away team of horses. He came with his two brothers, John and James, from Fredricksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1803, and appears to have gone to Mecklenburg County, NC. Later, in 1811 he went to Franklin County, TN from NC with John and James his brothers. (Info comes from the Byrom Manuscript).
Birth information obtained from Family Search International Genealogical Index; FILE#: 537330
Henry and Mary Stampier Cooke Byrom reared a family of three sons and seven daughters on Rock Creek, a few miles south of Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee. An additional son had died in infancy before the family moved to Tennessee. Their old log cabin was known to still be standing in 1947.
The Census Report of 1850 for Franklin County lists the ages of Henry and Mary Byrom as 73 and 71. Living with the old couple were three granddaughters - Jane Holt, age 14, youngest daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Byrom Holt, and the two sisters Lucinda Jane and Mary Francis Byrom, ages 13 and 3. The latter two were daughters of Henry and Mary Stampier Cooke Byrom's deceased son Benjamin Byrom, who had died in Texas.
Henry Byrom's will was made on July 19, 1852, and was proved on January 18, 1854 (Will Book I, pages 325-326.) The place of burial for Henry and Mary Stampier Cooke Byrom is thought to have been near their old home place, but the exact spot has not been determined.
*Information obtained from Gary Kuschnereit (LuTeaPrin@aol.com)
*Information obtained from 'The Byron Chronicle, A History of the Byron & Byrom Families, 1066-1800' by Mark Bennett Byron III, 1965.
It has recently come to my attention, through a letter by HHB, that Henry and Mary's children did not have two christian names:
"It is of some importance to point out that the names of the children of Henry and Mary Cooke -- none had double names and most only ever had single Christian names. There were never double (2) Christian names for Byroms before 1800 so James Byrom (1788-1875) never James Hoard Byrom. I was at fault or misinformed otherwise -- sorry about that. My Thomas Byrom (1811-1864) had only a single name so as brother Milton Byrom (1817-1882)."
I have only dropped the double names on two children; John Thomas to Thomas, and William Milton to Milton. Birth and other recrods I have come across seem to agree with the double names of the other children. (DRK-JUN 2002).
Information obtained from Cheryl Haynes (CLHPrairie@aol.com). *death 2 NOV 1863
Henry Byrom married Sallie Cook.
They came to Tennessee and settled on Rock Creek, Franklin County a few miles west of Tullahoma Tennessee. Have no record of where they were born, married or died. Have seen their home place. They were farmers and reared a family of ten children; seven sons and three daughters (Addie Byrom Gambill, 1933)
Father: Ezekiel Byrom b: Abt 1735 in Essex County, Virginia
Mother: Elizabeth Rodden b: Abt 1747 in Essex County, Virginia
Mary Stampier Cooke b: 25 SEP 1779 in Virginia
8 JAN 1803
in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Marriage information obtained from Family Search International Genealogical Index; FILE#: 2034771(list as abt. 1802) & 538207
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Marriages: 1720 - 1866
BYRAM, Henry; COOK, Mary; 8 Jan 1803
- Elizabeth Byrom b: 7 OCT 1803 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- James Byrom b: 5 AUG 1805 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- William Henry Byrom b: 22 APR 1807 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- John Calvin Byrom b: 15 JUL 1809 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- Thomas Byrom b: 10 MAY 1811 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
- Benjamin Byrom b: 21 DEC 1813 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Milton Byrom b: 28 AUG 1816 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Mary C. Byrom b: 29 FEB 1820 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Robert Cooke Byrom b: 1 FEB 1822 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- James Martin Byrom b: 10 MAR 1825 in Franklin County, Tennessee
- Sarah Ann Byrom b: 2 DEC 1826 in Franklin County, Tennessee