Nathan W. Byrd (1808 – 1881)

Ray City History
Current research subject: Nathan W. Byrd (1808 – 1881)

According to the histories of Folks Huxford, Nathan W. Byrd was a mail carrier on the postal route serving Ray’s Mill, GA in the peoriod after the civil war. The 1876 records of the U.S. Congress show that Nathan W. Byrd put in a bid to carry the mail on the route from Nashville, GA to Allapaha, GA that year. The route was awarded to William J. Nelson of Allapaha, who was contracted to provide the mail service for $190 per year. That sum would equate to about $49,300 in 2009 dollars.

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