James Byars

Male 1761 - 1835  (74 years)


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  • Name James Byars 
    Born 1761  (Louisa County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As James L Byars  [2
    Military Revolutionary War Patriot  [3
    Died 1835  Spartanburg, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34741  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2019 

    Father James Byars,   b. 1740, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Rutherford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother 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 1758  Orange County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Granville
    Family ID F9082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Pigg,   b. 1762, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1838, Pickens County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Polly Byars,   b. 1790, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Betsey Byars,   b. 1791, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Amy Byars,   b. 1792, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Byars,   b. 1794, Spartanburg County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Reuben Byars,   b. 1795, Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sally Byars,   b. 1796, Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susan Byars,   b. 1798, Chester County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Isaiah Josiah Byars,   b. 1808, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1880  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F12764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1761 - (Louisa County, Virginia) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1835 - Spartanburg, South Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • James Byars
      Pension File 15249

      Know all men by these presents that I - ISAIAH BYARS a resident of the County of Pickens and State of Alabama, son of JAMES BYARS (a pensioner of the United States who was placed on the pension roll of the State of South Carolina and who died at his residence in Spartanburg District in the state aforesaid) and of his wife SARAH who removed after the death of said ISAIAH (note - should be JAMES - MST) to the County of Pickens and State of Alabama and who died at the residence of Isaiah Byars in the County of Pickens and State of Alabama on or about the 1st day of January 1838, do hereby Constitute and appoint CATHARINE BYARS (widow of JOHN BYARS) of Spartanburg District and State of South Carolina my agent to ask demand and receive from the Government of the United States the pension due me as son and heir of said SARAH BYARS decd widow of said JAMES BYARS decd hereby authorize her to employ an attorney or attorneys under her to ask and demand a Certificate of the pension due me to be sent in her name to her.

      Hereby ratifying and confirming all that the said CATHARINE BYARS may do or her constituted attorney under her may do in the premises.

      Witness my hand and seal
      this 13 day of June - 1853
      Signed and sealed in presence of
      Isaiah Byars
      M.L. Stansel
      I.M. Bryan [6]
    • The second is the Revolutionary War pension file of James Byars, son of Jonas James Byars and Francis Collins. Please note the affidavit given by Robert Byars. This is the same Robert Byars we discussed in our earlier correspondence. Please let me know if you make a connection between the Byars family and your Byas family. I strongly believe there is a common connection [3, 6]

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

    2. [S14509] "Isaiah Josiah Byars 1808-1880)", Profile, CITING THIS RECORD, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https:/.

    3. [S1800] From: Ken Robertson .

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

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

    6. [S48049] http://genforum.genealogy.com/byars/messages/653.html.