James Byars

Male 1740 - 1823  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name James Byars 
    Alt Birth Abt 1718  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • now Hanover County...
    Born 0___ 1740  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Jonas Byars  [6
    Also Known As Jonas James Byars  [5
    Died 0___ 1823  Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I25590  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2018 

    Father Earlier Byars Antecedents,   b. (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother unnamed spouse(s),   b. (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F5257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances "Fannie" Collins,   b. 0___ 1740, (Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1764, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married 0___ 1758  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Granville
    Children 
     1. Henrietta Byars,   b. (~ 1758), (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1783
     2. William Byars,   b. 1760, Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1819, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. James Byars,   b. 0___ 1761, (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1835, Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F9082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt Birth - Abt 1718 - New Kent County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1740 - Hanover County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0___ 1758 - Orange County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1823 - Rutherford County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Posted By: Clovis Byars Herring
      Email:
      Subject: Re: Nell Byars Thaten Book
      Post Date: May 21, 2008 at 00:23:46
      Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/byars/messages/937.html
      Forum: Byars Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/byars/

      I am looking at my copy of "Byars Family History" Copyright 1976 by Nell Byars Thaten. The binding was by Worth Bindery, Ft. Worth, Texas 76107. Published by Miran Publishers, Fort Worth, Texas 76116. It is a soft cover book, about the size of a sheet of paper folded in half. It has 185 pages, an Index,appendix and a Table of Contents. It brings Nell's "Byars Family" from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and to Texas.

      The first known ancestor is Jonas Byars b. ca 1718. Jonas married Francis Collins. Two known children are named in the book.

      # 1. William Byars, who m Elizabeth Bedford.
      #2. Henrietta Byars, who married Joel Blackwell, the only known child for them was Mary Blackwell.

      Mary Blackwell married Richard Arnold and they had the following children:

      (1) Rebecca Arnold
      (2) Joel Arnold
      (3) John Arnold
      (4) Benjamin Arnold
      (5) Richard Arnold
      (6) Henrietta Arnold, m. Joab Byars
      (7) Cinderella Arnold
      (8) James Arnold
      (9) Sally Arnold
      (10) Daniel Arnold
      (11) Nathaniel Arnold
      (12) Thomas Arnold
      (13) Alfred Arnold.

      Nell stated it was possible there was one or more children, names unknown to her.

      William Byars , son of Jonas Byars and Frances Collins Byars, married Elizabeth Bedford, daughter of Jonas Bedford and Amasa "Mercy" Raymond. Mercy was a descendant of a man the signed the Mayflower Compact.

      As I said before the book is well written and contains copies of Wills, Marriage Records and many pictures. Nell was a very thorough researcher. She and several other Byars Descendants worked together to accumulate documents for any person named Byars/Byers or a variant of the name. All of those people have passed away. If you cannot find a place to purchase the book then try to get your local Library to order it inter Library loan. Or you might try asking the LDS Library to put a copy on a CD and let you purchase it. Or if you can make contact with Nell Byars Thaten's children they may have copies for sell.

      I will be glad to look up things for you, provided you can give me a Given Name as well as a Surname and a time period. My husband has a terminal illness and it may take me awhile to get back to you. I hope to put all the issues of the Byars - Byers Family Enquirer on a CD in the near future. There are 22 issues that answers the questions many of you are asking now. cbh




      [6]
    • My ggg grandfather Jonas Byars, proven son of Wm./Elizabeth also migrated to St. Clair Co., AL about the same time as Abraham/Mary. I noticed that both gave VA as birth then later NC. It is possible that they were born in VA.

      ... email me if you want more info. dixieladye@hotmail.com [Linda McMurry] [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S48077] http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I301713.

    2. [S34907] Tucker,Margie Stewart;Faye Robbins' monograph on the BYARS.

    3. [S47976] http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?pigg::byars::653.html.

    4. [S48051] http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Byars-62.

    5. [S12199] Ralph Capps, ralpcapps60@charter.net, on January 25th, 2018, reported this event, person or place through his pedigree,.

    6. [S2242] Posted By: Clovis Byars Herring.

    7. [S2099] Martha Byars | 23 Aug 2014 | Telephone Interview | mlbyars@blomand.net.

    8. [S45194] http://genforum.genealogy.com/mcminn/messages/877.html.