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Research Byrd and Weaver family of Mobile County, Alabama

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I have been researching the Byrds and Weavers of Mobile Washington Counties, Alabama. The patriarch of the family was Lemuel Byrd, called Pappy or Capt. Red Byrd, born 1795 in North Carolina. He joined the war of 1812 from Putnam Georgia. He married Anna Weaver, born 1790, Georgia. They were married in 1819 in Hall County, Georgia. Lemuel Byrd and David Weaver, Anna's brother, were listed as heads-of-households in the 1830 Alabama Census for Mobile, County. I have hit a brick wall trying to find Lemuel's or Anna's parents. There are other Lemuel Byrds listed in North Carolina during that time period, but they have turned out to be not in my Byrd line. A David Weaver from Sharp Mountain Georgia is not Anna's father, according to the DAR. The tradition is that they are Cherokee from North Carolina. My mother told me that we descended from white settlers and Blackfoot Cherokee, who intermixed with the Choctaws and Creoles in Chastang Alabama after arriving in Mobile County. I was wondering if there are others researching this same line.

Surnames: BYRD WEAVER
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by MOWA1962 on 2013-07-26 21:48:40

Hello there i can help you we are the same family anna and Dave had another brother Jim and a sister Edy.. edward byrd and sarah miller are Lemuels Parents please contact me and ill share more :) have a great day Sheilah

by jewelbeth on 2014-02-07 18:47:10

I could use some help. I'm coming in from the George Washington Byrd line, son of Lemuel and Anna Byrd, only I'm seeing a tombstone spelled Bird. They Byrd fits with all the other info from the areas I'm researching (FL,GA, AL). I'd appreciate any help you have to offer and would be happy to share what little info I have. We are looking for prove the Indian line and what tribe. There are a few in those areas. Thanks.

by Dixiehoney on 2014-03-07 23:05:23

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/they-say-the-wind-is-red-vine-deloria/1023344347?ean=9781588380791

from census record you get the idea the Byrd and Weaver families was listed as Black and Mulatto. This book states different. The only way to prove heritage at this point would be for a straight line male from each line, do a DNA test and share the results with the rest of the family.

Overview

They Say the Wind Is Red tells the history of the Choctaw Indians who managed to remain in Alabama when other southeastern Indians were forcibly removed to the West in the 1830s. This small band lived mostly hidden from public view in the swamps and piney woods of Mobile and Washington counties. Often misidentified as black or even cajun, the ancestors of today's MOWA Choctaw maintained their Indian communities throughout the 1800s and early 1900s. This book chronicles the Choctaws' pride, endurance, and persistence in the face of abhorrent conditions imposed by government at all levels.

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