WILLIAM SPURRIER BYERS, Ohio County, was born April 14, 1829, in Grayson County, Ky., where he grew to manhood; in 1856 removed to Jackson County, Ill., in 1858 returned to Grayson County; in 1866 settled in Gibson County, Ind.; and in 1883, located in Ohio County, where he now resides. In 1863 he enlisted in Company H, Thirty-fifth Kentucky Infantry, and remained in the service seventeen months. His father, Daniel Byers, a Baptist minister, was born in Grayson County, in 1803, was a Union soldier in the late war, and died in 1875. He was the son of John Byers, a native of Kentucky. His father, Daniel, was a pioneer from Pennsylvania. Daniel, Jr., married Margaret, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Avery) Bratcher, of Grayson County; born in 1805, and died in 1883, and their children are Anderson R., Avery, William S., James D., Elizabeth (Ford), John, and Margaret (McSheery). Mr. Byres was married December 10, 1850, to Nancy M., daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Humphrey) Tanner, of Daviess County, born August 26, 1828, and to them have been born Daniel (deceased), Minerva J. (Williams), William A. (deceased), Samuel P., Alonzo C. (deceased), Kit Carson, Sarah A. (deceased), and Richard A. Mr. Byers is a farmer, owning fifty-three acres of good land in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity; a Missionary Baptist, and a Republican.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895