BYERLY, MICAJAH "CAGE" (1842 ~ 1928). The following information and biography on Confederate veteran Micajah Byerly were submitted by Kevin Ladd, Director, Wallisville Heritage Park:
"Micajah 'Cage' Byerly was born October 19, 1842, in Jasper County, Texas, to Adam and Nancy Ann (Andrews) Byerly. He entered the Confederate States Army on June 2, 1861, as a private in Company G, 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment. He was honorably discharged on April 30, 1865, and he settled in the town of Wallisville, Chambers County, Texas two years later.
On December 25, 1869, Byerly married Miss Louvisa Ann Hart (1850-1889), the daughter of Micajah and Sophia Hart at Wallisville, Texas. Very little is known about this family, although a family by this name lived in the Old River community of western Chambers County during this time period and may have possibly been related to Louvisa Ann's parents.
Mr. Byerly became a well known and popular resident of Wallisville, where he owned and operated a store and an ice cream parlor. Mrs. Byerly passed away in 1889 and was buried in the Wallis Hill Cemetery at Wallisville. He eventually went to live in Austin at the Texas Confederate Home, where he died on November 5, 1928. He was laid to rest in the Confederate Section of the Texas State Cemetery, the most honored burial ground in the State of Texas.
Cage and Louvisa Ann (Hart) Byerly had the following children: Estella Beatrice (1872-1957), known as Stella, who married Emmett Waverly LaFour; Lester Micajah (born 1875), who never married; Thomas Adam (born 1877), who never married; and Robert Byrk (1882-1900), known as Byrk, who also never married."
Additional information on Byerly is available in his Texas State Cemetery file through the Cemetery research staff.