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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


S. S. BAYARD, farmer and stock-grower, was born near Waynesburg, Penn., December 27, 1839, and is a son of Perry A. and Nancy (Sayers) Bayard.  His parents were natives of Greene County, descendants of the early pioneers, and of French and English origin.  Mr. Bayard’s father was a farmer and mechanic; in early life he was a stone-mason in Whiteley Township.  S. S. is the fifth in a family of seven children; he was reared in Greene County, attended the schools in Whiteley Township, and afterwards entered Waynesburg College.  He is a farmer by occupation, and owns 200 acres of well improved land where he resides in Cumberland Township.  He has about twenty acres of his farm in choice fruit trees.  In 1866 he married Miss Jane, daughter of W. T. E. Webb, Esq., of Waynesburg.  Her mother’s maiden name was Mary Stull; she was of French origin and a native of Kentucky.  Her father was born in Virginia and was of English descent.  Mr. and Mrs. Bayard are the parents of four children, two of whom are living.  In politics Mr. Bayard is a Republican.  In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was Sergeant of the company.  He was in several prominent engagements of the late war—among others the battles of Antietam and Stone River, and was discharged for disability in 1863.  Both his grandfathers were in the Revolutionary war.  Mr. and Mrs. Bayard are active members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and both are prominent teachers in the Sabbath-school.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 18 June 2007

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