Byram Lee Bybee


Spouse: Elsie Marie Knudsen

  • Born: 25 Feb 1799
  • Place: Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Married: 15 Aug 1856
  • Died 27 June 1864
  • Place: St. George, Washington, Utah
  • Burial: Grafton Cemetery, Grafton (ghost town), Washington, Utah

Bybee, Byrum (Male)
Birth:

  • Date: February 25, 1799
  • Place: Barren, KY, USA

Parents:

  • Father: Bybee, John
  • Mother: Kelly, Elizabeth

Death:

  • Date: June 27, 1862
  • Place: Grafton, Washington, UT, USA
  • Alternate Date: June 27, 1864

Burial

  • Date: June 1862
  • Buried: Grafton, Washington, UT, USA

Marriage Information:

  • Spouse: Lane, Betsy (Elizabeth Ann Lane)
  • Date: January 5, 1820 (1819)
  • Place: Grafton, Washington, UT, USA (No place listed)

Children:

Name: Birthdate: Place:

  1. Bybee, Polly Chapman October 28, 1820 Bowling Green, Barren, KY, USA
  2. Bybee, Rhoda Bird November 19, 1823 Bowling Green, Barren, KY, USA
  3. Bybee, Elizabeth Jane January 23, 1825 Bowling Green, Barren, KY, USA
  4. Bybee, Luann Bird January 3, 1827 Bowling Green, Barren, KY, USA
  5. Bybee, John McCann February 17, 1829 Monroe Hall, Barren, KY, USA
  6. Bybee, Luseen Bird February 7, 1831 Monroe Hall, Barren, KY, USA
  7. Bybee, David Bowman September 17, 1832 Nobob Creek, Barren, KY, USA (Son,William Bybee, & Lucinda B. Bybee buried in the Ben Lomond cemetery North Ogden UT)
  8. Bybee, Jonathan Marion July 28, 1836 Clay, Clay, IN, USA
  9. Bybee, Robert Lee May 4, 1838 Clay, Clay, IN, USA
  10. Bybee, Byrum Levi Alternate Spelling: Bybee, Child
    1. http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library/pioneerdetails/0,15791,4018-1-7516,00.html ???

Marriage Number 2

  • (Spouse: Elsie Maria Knudsen)
  • Date: March 14, 1852
  • Place: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA

Marriage 2 Children:

Name: Birthdate: Place:

  1. Bybee, Betsy Maria April 27, 1860 Weber Fort, Weber, UT, USA

Church Ordinance

  • Ordained Elder

Temple Ordinance Data:

  1. Endowment Date: February 3, 1846
  2. Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois

Sealed to Spouse

  • Date: March 13, 1853
  • Temple: Endowment House in Salt Lake City

Sealed to Spouse

  • Date: August 15, 1856
  • Temple: Endowment House in Salt Lake City

Places of Residence:

  • Davis, UT, USA

Vocations:

  • Farmer- Justice of Peace 1854-1861;

Comments:

  1. In 1860, Byrum had a household of 6 people. He owned $800 in real wealth and $450 in personal wealth.
  2. Byrum came to Utah on October 6, 1851, with the Alfred Cardon company.
  3. Byrum was Bishop's counselor from 1855-1859.

Source Reference Red Text is in question or error!


(Information taken from Life Sketch of Elizabeth Jane Bybee Smith’s biography in "Utah Pioneer Biographies. Vol 26, Utah 31.)

My parents (Byram Lee Bybee and Betsy Lane) were not in the best of circumstances and since their four oldest children were girls, they had to work very hard to help support the family. There were twelve children in the family, six girls and six boys. Three of them died very young.

My father was a sickly man and his circumstances would not permit him to give his children a good education, as there were very few public schools. We had no conveniences, not even stoves, wash boards, or lamps. For lights we used candles made of tallow or a rag soaked in tallow. We often had to sew and knit by fire-light.

In 1836 . . . my father sold our home and moved from Kentucky into Indiana where we started a new home. There were many sugar-maple trees on the place, so we had plenty of sugar and molasses.

Alma Babbit, a Mormon Elder, came into Indiana preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840. I thought his doctrine was very strange. In 1841 two more Mormon Elders came into the state. After preaching in our settlement about three weeks, fifteen of us, including our family, decided to be baptized. We moved to Nauvoo in 1842.

The Prophet’s enemies were now after his life. He started across in river to go to Iowa, but some of his friends persuaded him to come back, calling him a coward. He turned and went back, telling his friends that he was going like a lamb to the slaughter. He and his brother Hyrum were taken to Carthage jail and a mob was raised that killed them both. They leaned the Prophet’s body against the well curb and were going to behead him when a flash of lightening came from Heaven and paralyzed the man that was going to do the deed. Every one fled from Carthage. The two bodies were brought home and I saw them lying side by side in their coffins.


BYRAM LEE BYBEE

(Elsie Marie Knudsen)



  • Born: 25 February 1799
  • Place: Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Married: 15 August 1856
  • Place:
  • Died: 27 June 1864
  • Place: St. George, Washington, Utah
  • Baptized: 20 June 1959
  • Arrived in the Salt Lake Valley: September 30-October 7, 1851. He was 52 years old.

Pioneer Company 35-James W. Cummings (2) (also known as Orson Pratt's Company) left Kanesville, Iowa June 21 with 100 people, arrived September 30 - October 7. Roster, Journal History Supplement. After 31 December 1851 p. 2-3 CEB 1851.


(Children of Elsie Maria Knudsen)

1. John Bybee Abt 1858 Uinta East Weber, Weber, Utah

2. Betsy Maria Bybee 27 April 1860 Weber Fort, Uintah, Weber, Utah

(Children of other Wife: Elizabeth Ann (Betsy) Lane--Married 1819, Died May 7, 1867)

  • Polly Chapman Bybee 28 October 1820 Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Rhonda Bird Bybee 19 November 1823 Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Elizabeth Jane Bybee 25 January 1825 Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Luanne Bird Bybee 3 January1827 Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • John McCann Bybee 17 February 1829 Bowling Green, Barren, Kentucky
  • Lucine Bird Bybee 7 February 1831 North Pigon Green, Missouri
  • David Bowman Bybee 17 September 1832 North Pigon Green, Missouri
  • Jonathen Marion Bybee 28 July 1836 North Pigon Green, Missouri
  • Robert Lee Bybee 4 May 1838 Clay City, Clay, Indiana
  • Byram Levi Bybee 4 May 1841 Clay City, Clay, Indiana

(Information taken from Life Sketch of Elizabeth Jane Bybee Smith's biography in "Utah Pioneer Biographies. Vol 26, Utah 31.)

My parents (Bryam Lee Bybee and Betsy Lane) were not in the best of circumstances and since their four oldest children were girls, they had to work very hard to help support the family. There were twelve children in the family, six girls and six boys. Three of them died very young.

My father was a sickly man and his circumstances would not permit him to give his children a good education, as there were very few public schools. We had no conveniences, not even stoves, wash boards, or lamps. For lights we used candles made of tallow or a rag soaked in tallow. We often had to sew and knit by fire-light.

In 1836 . . . my father sold our home and moved from Kentucky into Indiana where we started a new home. There were many sugar-maple trees on the place, so we had plenty of sugar and molasses.

Alma Babbit, a Mormon Elder, came into Indiana preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840. I thought his doctrine was very strange. In 1841 two more Mormon Elders came into the state. After preaching in our settlement about three weeks, fifteen of us, including our family, decided to be baptized. We moved to Nauvoo in 1842.

The Prophet's enemies were now after his life. He started across in river to go to Iowa, but some of his friends persuaded him to come back, calling him a coward. He turned and went back, telling his friends that he was going like a lamb to the slaughter. He and his brother Hyrum were taken to Carthage jail and a mob was raised that killed them both. They leaned the Prophet's body against the well curb and were going to behead him when a flash of lightening came from heaven and paralyzed the man that was going to do the deed. Every one fled from Carthage. The two bodies were brought home and I saw them lying side by side in their coffins.


Washington County, Utah - Family Research Series, No. 2 
CEMETERY/DEATH INDEXES (1852-1996): 
WASHINGTON COUNTY, UTAH 
Compiled by: Wesley W. Craig, Ph.D.
(Revised Edition - 1998) 

 

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