He married Zeltha Rouse and had nine children:
1. Vicey Byrd, born about 1810 married William Slade.
2. Thomas Byrd, born 1812 in Pearl River Co., married Amanda Prescott in Hancock Co., MS.
3. William Byrd, born 1815 MS. married Margaret Taylor
4. Susan Byrd, born 1816 MS. married William Williamson.
5. Redding Byrd, born 11 February, 1818 in Pearl River Co.
6. Ira Byrd, born 1822 in Pearl River Co., MS.
5. James Harvey Byrd, born 1825 in Pearl River Co. MS.
6. Sarah Byrd, born 9 September, 1826 Pearl River Co., MS. married James Allen Stuart, Jr.
7. Mary Matilda Byrd, born 9 November, 1827 Pearl River Co. married Thomas Willis and Andrew J. Tate
Redding was married twice! He married Bernetta Farr and Elizabeth Humphrey. Six children all were born in Mississippi.
1. Pleasant Tisdale Byrd, born Pearl River Co., MS. married Louisa J. Moodyf
2. William Byrd, born 1854 in Pearl River Co
3. Ira Byrd, born 1856 in Pearl River Co.
4. Mary Byrd, born 1858 in Pearl River Co.
5. Lon C. Byrd, born 1862 in Pearl River Co.
6. Bernetta Jane Byrd born 1865 in Pearl River Co.
James and Elizabeth Byrd's children:
1. Thomas Newton Byrd, born 1850 in Pearl River Co., MS.
2. Jasper Byrd, born 1852 Pearl River Co., MS.
3. James Robert Byrd, born 1858 in Pearl River Co., MS.
4. Emily Byrd, born 1860 in Pearl River Co., MS.
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