George Joseph Byerly

George Joseph Byerly
b. 1799, Rowan County, North Carolina, to John David and Louisa (Lukenbill) Byerly
d. 24 March 1867, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa

m/1. 1818, North Carolina
Lydia Sappenfield
b. 1804, to Mattias and Secrist Sappenfield
d. about 1821

Children with Lydia Sappenfield:

  • David (1819-1870) married Susannah Myers
  • John Riley (1820-1904) married (1) Lydia Brock, (2) Josephine Dye

m/2. about 1822, Rowan County, North Carolina
Leah Sappenfield (twin sister of his first wife)
b. 1804, Rowan County, North Carolina
d. 12 February 1878, Albia, Monroe County, Iowa

Children with Leah Sappenfield:

  • Catherine (1824-1902) married (1) James Mottern, (2) Nicholas Mottern
  • Rachel (1826-1900) married Jesse Koonz
  • George Washington (1829-aft. 1909) married (1) Margaret H. Miller, (2) Mary J. [–?–]
  • William Mathias (1831-bef. 1909) married Elizabeth Amy [–?–]
  • Andrew J. (1833-1916) married (1) Sus. S. [–?–], (2) Mary Jane Burnside
  • Francis Marion (1835-1907) married Mary J. [–?–]
  • Mary Ann Lucy (1837-1873) married David Lanning
  • Jacob Mathias (1841-1930) married Arrilla Catherine Fall
  • Leah A. (1844-aft. 1909) married (1) Joel Peppin Fall, (2) John E. Bissell
  • Lydia L. (1844-aft. 1909) married Joshua A. Moss
  • Ephriam Melanchthon (1847-1935) married Minnie E. [–?–]

The family came to Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana, in 1828 and left in 1858. Members of this family have used various spellings: Byerly, Byerlee, Bierly, Birely, Byarley, Byerley, Byerly, Sappenfield,Zappenfeldt, Lukenbill, Lookabill, and Luckenbill.

Submitted by:
Lucy F. Katz
Long Beach CA

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