Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Lewis J. and Delila (Scobee) Byers, 6 South 50 West

Stinson Scobee, father of Stephen, grandfather of Delila, is buried in Putnam County, Missouri, 1816-1863 # 1409006715.
"Stinson first married Hannah M. Hayes. They had 3 sons and she died during the birth of her daughter, Martha Ann. He sold or traded 40 acres of his land to a cabinet maker to make her a coffin. He later married widow Nancy "Ann" Beard (Coffee) who had 4 daughters. Together they had 6 children. "

Stephen Scobee is in Putnam County, Missouri in 1870, with mother Nancy, 50. SL. J. is 25 a farm hand, H.F. 18, N.W 16 - both daughters.
S. J. and B. J. are 14, both boys, and daughter L. is 8.
"Safronia Evelena Scobee married William Sherman Young Feb. 28, 1891 in Putnam Co., MO. Besides Noah, they had Dennis Eugene, Gladys, Rollie Steven & Ruby. Safronia was born July 1871 and died Feb 15, 1932, in Nowata, OK. Her parents were Stephen J. Scobee known as "Hawk" and Matilda Ellen Erickson."

In 1880 Putnam County, Missouri, Delila E. "Scoby" is 40, with Stephen J. 30 and Matilda E. 22. Sophronia E. is 8, Nancy Ann 7, and Susan A. 2.

In 1880 Putnam County, Missouri, Wm. V. Byers is farming, 49, bonrn i Ohio, wtih margaret Byers 43. Sarah Jane is 16, Jacob 10, and Ezra Jeptha Byers 3. Married daughter Mary Lucinda Pierce is 26, Alice Viola Pierce eight months old.

William V. Byers 1830-1917 and Margaret (Sigafoose) Byers 1836-1925 are buied in Novinger,. So is Mary Lucinda (Byers) Pearce 1853-1936 and William Henry Pearce 1851-1932.
Elza Jepetha Byers 1876-1949 and his wife Sarah 1879-1956 are buried in Putnam County.
Sarah Jane (Byers) Lewis 1863-1936 is buried in Hoxie, Kansas # 80406451, with John D. Lewis 1860-1932.

In 1910 Kit Carson County, Lewis is 46, farming, married 18 years to Delila E. 33, both born in Missouri. She's had seven kids, five living. James 11 in Oklahoma, Osa M. 7 adn Azelina 4 in Missouri, and Edna E. 1 in Colorado.

Lewis claimed two quarters in section 32, 6S 50W in 1913.

In 1920 Adair County, Missouri, "Louis" is 50, Lila 43, Monroe 20, Irene 13, Elmer 10, and Walter 8.

In 1930 Novinger, Adair County, Lewis is widowed, 59, living alone, a dry good salesman.

In 1940 Adair County, Lewis is widowed, living alone, age 70.

Then Lewis, age 86, married Mary E. Sparks, 75, both of Kirksville, married on May 26, 1956.

Lewis J. Byers, 1869-1963, # 58093918, Delila E. 1875-1925 # 44554906, and James M. Byers 1899-1925 # 44554928are buried in Novinger, Adair County.

Lewis "widowed, son of William V. Byers and Margaret Sigafoose, husband of Delilah Byers d. cert 63-042698 "

Stephen Jesse Scobee 1850-1910 is buried in Flagler # 82383157. His wife Matilda Ellen Scobee 1856-1936 is buried in Stone County, Missouri.
"Husband of Matilda Ellen Erickson. Son of Stinson Scobee and Nancy Ann (Coffee) Beard "

James Monroe Byers registered for WWI in Adair County, Missouri, born April 19, 1899, "dependent", relative Lewis Byers of Adair County.


Ocie Mabel (Byers) Sholley is buried in the same cemetery 1902-1991 # 119949960, with Virgil Warner Sholley 1897-1957.


Ozelma Irene Byers was born August 20, 1906 at Putman, Missouri, named Brownell in 1942, Frisby in 1944, Myers in 1948, Kessler in 1894.

She married William O. Brownell in Adair County on November 11, 1924.


Walter Byers and Evelyne Byers divorced in Weld County, Colorado in 1932.

Walter Eugene Byers married Edna Modina High on June 14, 1938, recorded in Weld County.

In 1940 Greeley, Walter is 28, born in Missouri, Edna 18 in Arkansas, with Robert 1 born in Colorado.

Walter registered for WWII in Greeley, Colorado, born Nov 23, 1911 in Adair County, nearest relative Mable Ozelma "Showeley"

Walter Byers 1912-1983 is buried in Yakima County, Washington # 138634056, with Modina Edna (High) Byers 1922-1982.
Robert 1938-1968 is also buried there # 138634031.

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