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 parish progress.

 

 

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Source: History of Sabine Parish, Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.

 

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