Captain John Byars, Sr.

Male 1734 - 1781  (47 years)


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  • Name John Byars 
    Title Captain 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 16 Mar 1734  Louisa County,Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 0Jun 1780  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 23 Dec 1781  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Probate 11 Feb 1782  Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [4
    Person ID I13364  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 

    Father James Henry Byars,   b. 0___ 1713, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1792, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret "Peggy" Gentry,   b. 0___ 1693, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1734, (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thomasson,   b. 27 Sep 1735, St. James Northern Parish, Goochland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1823, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1754  Old Glade Cenetary, Rappahannak County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary Byars,   b. 1 Nov 1755, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Sep 1787, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. Jane Jean Byars,   b. 9 Jan 1759, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth "Betsy" Byars,   b. 9 Jun 1759, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1766, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     4. James Byars,   b. 12 Mar 1761, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1817, Jefferson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Sarah "Sallie" Byars,   b. 12 Jan 1763, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1810  (Age 47 years)
     6. John Byars, Jr.,   b. 12 Nov 1764, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1819, (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Martha Byars,   b. 7 May 1766, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Fleming Byars,   b. 29 Feb 1768, Louisa County,Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1853, Rockbridge Co.,VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. Anne Byars,   b. 29 Sep 1769, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. George Byars,   b. 15 Aug 1771, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1843, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     11. Jemima Byars,   b. 19 Dec 1772, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1817, (Washington County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     12. Betsy Byars,   b. 21 Nov 1774, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. William M. Byars,   b. 18 Nov 1776, Commonwealth of Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1866, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     14. Rebecca Byars,   b. 17 Jul 1780, Louisa County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1819, Washington County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F4866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1734 - Louisa County,Virginia Colony Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1754 - Old Glade Cenetary, Rappahannak County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 0Jun 1780 - Louisa County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Dec 1781 - Louisa County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 11 Feb 1782 - Louisa County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Byars, Sr. was a captain in the Revolution...Nell Byars Thaten
    • Cty. Lou, Book: 2, Page: 397, John Byars, Type: Will, Date: 11-Feb-1782

      Submitted by Jan Morrison; Lancaster Co. Will Book 2, 1767-1783, Pgs 397-400

      In the name of God Amen. I, John Byars, of Louisa County of Sound mind and Memory & Knowing that is appointed for all Men to die I do make and Order this as my last will & Testament. First I Recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that Gave it & my Body to the Earth of which it is made and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it has pleasd God to Bless me With, I give & Dispose of the same in the Following manner.

      First, I lend to my beloved Wife my Estate both Real & personal During her life or Widowhood & Then to be Divided as Follows (to Wit) Each of my Sons & Daughters (to Wit) James Byars to have a Feather Bed & Furniture at the time he Comes to the Age of Twenty one Years or marries. Item.

      I give to Each of my Children hereafter named One Feather bed & Furniture & Each of them a saddle (to wit) John, Fleming, George, William, Salley, Anna, Jemima & Betsey Byars & my Wife being with Child whether it is a son or Daughter to have a Bed & Furniture & saddle & if any of my Children above Shall die before they come of age, then his heirs or their parts to be Equally Divided among the rest of their Brothers and Sisters & at the Death of my Wife my Will & Desire is that my Estate both Real and personal be Sold & Equally Divided among all my children (to Wit)

      James, John, Fleming, George, William Byars, Mary Smith, Jane, Matthews, Salley, Martha, Anna, Jemima & Betsey Byars & the son or Daughter my Wife is with child with {now known to be Rebecca} to have Equal part with the rest of my children & I do Appoint Elizabeth Byars, David Smith & Sharod Matthews my Exors.

      Of this my last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this Day of June 1780

      Signd Seald & Aknowledged this Jno Byars (Seal) My last will & Testament in presence of Aaron Fontaine; Saml Cole; Fleming Thomasson; John Lea; Richard Thomasson; Chars Wingfield At a Court held for Louisa County on Monday ye 11th of Feby 1782,

      This Will was this Day Exhibited in Open Court by Elizabeth Byars the Executrix therein Named who took the Oath of an Executrix and Entered into Bond According to Law and was proved by the Oaths of Aaron Fontaine, Richard Thomasson and Fleming Thomasson, three of the Witnesses thereto and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded. Teste Know all men by these Presents that we Elizabeth Byars, Garrett Minor, Robert Fleming Bibb & Nathan Smith are held and firmly bound unto Thomas Johnson, Gentn, The first Justice in the Commission of the Peace for Louisa County for and in behalf and to the Sole Use and behaaf of the Justices of the sd County and their Successors in the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds Current money to be paid to the sd Thomas Johnson, his Exors, Admors and assigns To the Which payment well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and Every of us our and Every of our Heirs Exors and Admors. Jointly and Severally Firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals Dated the Eleventh Day of Feby Anno Domini 1782.

      The Condition of this Obligation is such that if the above Bound Elizabeth Byars Executrix of the last Will and Testament of John Byars Decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the Goods chattils and credits of this Decd which have or shall come to the hands possession or knowledge of the sd Elizabeth Byars or into the hands and Possession of any other person or Persons for her and the same so made do Exhibit into the County Court of Louisa at Such time as She shall be thereunto Required by the sd Court and the same Goods Chattels and Credits of the sd Decd which at any time after shall come to the hands Possession or Knowledge of the sd Elizabeth Byars or into the hands and Possession of any Other Person or persons for her do Well and Truly Administer According to Law and Further do make a true and Just account of her Actings and Doings therein when thereto Required by the sd Court and also Shall Well and truly pay and Deliver all the Legacies Contained and Specified in the sd Testament as far as the sd Goods Chattels and Credits will Extend and the Law Shall Charge Then This Obligation to be Void and of none Effect or Else to Remain in full force and Virtue Sealed and Delivered

      Elizabeth Byars X her mark In Presence of Garritt Minor; Robt Flemg Bibb; Nathan Smith At a Court held for Louisa Cty on Monday the 11th of Feby 1782 This Bond was this Day in Open Court Acknowledged and by the Court Ordered to be Recorded. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S798] "History of the Byars Family", by Nell Byars Thaten, published by Miran, p. 126 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S47995] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/u/s/Ron-Musgrove/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1881.html.

    3. [S47960] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/MCV6-YRT.

    4. [S2080] http://critterranch.freeservers.com/FamHis/byars.htm.