CENSUS: 1880, in Monroe Co., OH, Washington Twp., 129/131
Garret Byers, 30, OH OH OH; Sarah T., 30, OH PA PA;
Cordelia J., 9, OH OH OH; Edward, 7, OH OH OH; Mary A., OH OH OH;
David A., 2, OH OH OH
Garrett Byers, while out with his little son, Edmund, burning tobacco beds, on Saturday, 22 March 1884, part of a dead tree fell on him crushing his right shoulder and breaking his left leg. His body was badly smashed. Doctors Perry and Fogle did everything within their power but to no avail. Mr. Byers died on Monday, 24 Mar 1884, and is buried at the Conner Ridge Cemetery in Wayne Twp. [Monroe Co., OH], but there is no stone for him.
He was married to Sarah Tabitha Highman, daughter of David and Jane Lowe Highman. (Sarah died 2 March 1894 and is buried on route 26 in the Bracy cemetery between Ozark and Coats Station, but there is no stone for her.)
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 7)