Any help on Charles Lavelle Byars (b. Nov. 1865) ?

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He was born in Alabama and lived in Arkansas and Texas as well.  His father was William Pullen Byars and his mother was Lucy Ann Thurston.  He is buried in Smithville Arkansas next to his mother and not with his wife in Texas. I would also like more information on his father.  I was told that W.P. Byars died in the Fort Smith Arkansas area but I can find no information.  Charles Lavelle Byars (aka:  C.C. Byars, Lavel Byars, Charles Clavelle Byars/Byers)  was married to Mary Wayland in Arkansas.  At some point they moved to Texas where they had 4 or 5 children.  At some point Lavelle Byars returned to Alabama where he married Nancy Elizabeth Carlisle.  Both the 1st and 2nd marriage licenses are available on public records.  There are no records of a divorce.  Therefore, he may have been a bigamist.  Some time after 1908 he left Alabama.  He is recorded on the 1910 census in Texas but not the 1920.  His wife Mary was listed as a widow.  His 2nd wife Nancy Elizabeth died in 1915 (in Alabama) of tuberculosis.
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Citing this Record: "Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957," index, FamilySearch (, William P. Byars and Lucy A. Thurston, 09 Jan 1855; citing reference item 2 p 33; FHL microfilm 1738566.

Name: William P. Byars

Mother: Catherine

Marriage: 09 Jan 1855  Jefferson County, AL

Spouse: Lucy A. Thurston

Father: William Thurston

Reference ID: item 2 p 33


U S Census, 1860 Truss Precinct, Jefferson, AL

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (, William Byers, Truss Precinct, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population,"; p. 73, household ID 458, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803012.

William Byers   M 24 Ala

Lucy Byers   F 28 Ala

Mary Byers   F 4 Ala

Infant Byers   F 0 Ala


U S Census, 1850 Jefferson Co., AL

Citing this Record: "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( ), William Byers in household of John L Byers, Jefferson county, Jefferson, Alabama, United States; citing family 37, NARA microfilm publication M432.

John L Byers   M 42 SC

Catherine Byers   F 38 SC

James H Byers   M 18 AL

Joseph W Byers   M 17 AL

William Byers   M 15 AL

Mary Byers   F 13 AL

Daniel Byers   M 11 AL

George Byers   M 7 AL

Sertia Byers   F 6 AL

Nancy Byers   F 4 AL

John Byers   M 2 AL

Catharine (Daniel) Byers, wife of John Logan Byers, with further information on parents, siblings children including William Pullen Byers:

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