My name is Emily Byard Gray. I was born and raised in Clarksville, TN and I am researching my father's side of the family. My grandfather was Alfred F. Byard Sr. His parents were Nancy Jones Byard and Thomas Byard. I have traced the line back to John. D. Byard and Prudence Hoff but can find no further information. We have always been told that the original Byards came over from Germany. Without parents for John D. Byard, I am stuck. He was born in New York in 1795. If anyone has information, I would appreciated it very much!