J. W. Byrd Sabine Parish, Louisiana
This gentleman is a member of the
Parish School Board from Ward Two.
He was born in Winn parish, September
21, 1867, and when a small child came to Sabine parish, near
Negreet. He was reared and has always resided in the southern
part of the part of the parish. He attended the old school at
Fort Jesup during the first and third years of its existence,
when Prof. T. R. Hardin provided as principal of that
institution, after which he taught school for several years.
Mr. Byrd was married to Miss Estelle
Sanders, September 11, 1892, and to that union nine children
have been born, five boys and four girls. He joined the
Missionary Baptist church in 1892. He settled on a small farm
after his marriage, and established Rattan post office in 1893,
and was postmaster eight years.
He was elected as a member of the
School Board from his ward and was re-elected in 1912. He is a
good citizen and stands for every move in the direction of
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.