John Byars

Male 1715 - 1785  (70 years)


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  • Name John Byars 
    Born 1710-1715  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1771-1785  (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I34899  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Family Ann 
    Married Y  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. James Byars,   b. Abt 1739, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1799, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. William Byars,   b. Abt 1740, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Dec 1831, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years)
     3. George Byars,   b. Abt 1741, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1785, Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     4. Guliemus Byars,   b. 0___ 1755, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     5. Anderson Byars,   b. 0___ 1770, (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1835, Maury County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F12819  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    'Family Group Sheet for John Byars'
    "Family Group Sheet for John Byars"

    submitted August 26, 2014 by Gail Tomlinson

  • Notes 
    • http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2609172&id=I1670

      As noted by Gail Tomlinson this is a provisional or theoretical family whose individuals are based on their proximity of their land holdings and joint public transactions. However, there were no wills and census records had onlhy names of heads of household back that far. RRKing. 5/10/2003

      The following was written by Gail Tomlinson of Senatobia, Mississippi:

      Only the weight of evidence places John Byars of Tar River, Granville Co., NC, as head of this provisional household. It is not known if William, George, Anderson, Guliame (Gulemus), and James are brothers, but the proximity of their lands and interaction as witness to legal documents would indicate such a relationship. John Byars was in Granville Co. in the 1750s. William, who died abt. Dec. 1831 was 90-100 in the 1830 census.

      His d.o.b. is based on William and James being of an age to be on the 1755 tax rolls, and his 1752 land entry.

      1752: 30 Oct, Granville Co. NC: John Byus warrant dated same to Daniel Weldon to survey 640 acres in same county on the head of Tar River--including the planation whereon Byus lives; entered at Granville 4 Mar 1752; /s/ Fras Corbin; back of document reads: "Grant 27 November 1760." This is entry 2496 found in THE GRANVILLE DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA 1748-1763, ABSTRACTS OF MISCELLANEOUS LAND OFFICE RECORDS, Vol. 4; by Margaret M. Hofmann,1993; p. 224.

      1752: 1 Nov, Granville Co. NC: John Byus plat dated same, 640 acres in Granville County on both sides of Tar River; SCC (chain carriers) William Byus, Jno Byus, Dan Weldon Survr. Entered 4 March 1752. This is entry 2497 in Mrs. Hofman's book above; p. 224.

      1754: 23 Sept, Granville Co. NC: John Byas and William Byas mentioned as a chain carrier to plat of William Howlet on Michales Creek; entry 3274, ibid, p. 294.

      1754: 11 Dec, Granville Co. NC: John Byus mentioned as neighbor to Thomas King, Michell Morey, Matthew McKinne. Sherd Haywood was Dep. Sur. Thomas King received 225 acres on both sides of Michell Creek in this record; entry 3104, ibid, p. 279

      1761: 11 Nov, Granville Co. NC: John Byus mentioned as having land near Thomas Doswell who warranted 700 acres of land to Thomas Person in this record ; /s/ Dan Weldon; entry 2647, ibid, p. 237.

      1771: Granville Co. NC: a John Byars and a William Byars on the tax rolls.
      1785: Granville Co. NC: a Mary Byars and a William Byars on the tax rolls. (NORTH CAROLINA TAXPAYERS, 1679-1790, P. 31; these are the only Byars listed in NC in Granville Co. for the period covered by this book) [2, 3]
    • Only the weight of circumstantial evidence places John Byars of Tar River, Granville Co., NC, as head of this provisional household. It is not known if William (Guliame or Gulemus), George, Anderson, andJames are brothers, but the proximity of their lands, interaction as witness to legal documents, and the close association of their descendants would indicate such a relationship. John Byars was in Granville Co.

      in the 1750s. William, who died abt. Dec. 1831, was 90-100 in the 1830 census.

      The majority of the data shown for this John Byars is from the research of William T. Skinner, 12505 Atkins Circle Drive, Apt. 123, Charlotte, NC 28277 (Oct. 2011) and is found in his book, Memories and Family of Bill & Trudy Skinner (Franklin, NC: Genealogy Publishing Services, 2002). [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S45215] http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I278629.

    2. [S2260] "Family Group Sheet for John Byars", submitted August 26, 2014 by Gail Tomlinson
    3. [S48075] http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I302123.