Biography of James H. Byal
Hancock County, OH Biographies

JAMES H. BYAL, farmer and, stock raiser, P. O. MeComb, was born two miles west of Findlay, Hancock Co., Ohio, April 14. 1847; son of Jacob and Sarah Jane (Watson) Byal. Jacob Byal, born in Ohio and of English origin, was a son of John Byal who came to Ohio in an early day, and came to Hancock County when a young man, settling on a farm. Of the seven children born to Jacob and Sarah Jane Byal four attained maturity and two now survive, viz: James H. and Martha, now the wife of W. Raymond. One son, John, was killed in the late war of the Rebellion. Our subject, who has been a farmer all his life, owns eighty acres of land in Pleasant Township. He was married in 1870, to Anna. daughter of Peter Boughtall, who was among the first settlers of Findlay. Their children are as follows: Eva, Emma, Frederick, Belle and Tobias. Mr. Byal is a Republican in politics. During the late civil war he enlisted in Company G, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in 1864. He is a member of the G. A. R.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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