George Byars

Male Abt 1741 - 1785  (~ 44 years)

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  • Name George Byars 
    Born Abt 1741  (Granville County, North Carolina) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1785  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I39341  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 

    Mother Ann 
    Family ID F12819  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1741 - (Granville County, North Carolina) Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Family Group Sheet for George Byars
    Family Group Sheet for George Byars
    submitted by Gail S. Tomlinson, August 27th, 2014,

  • Notes 
    • This George Byars is a provisional son of John Byars. This family is presented as connected for the purpose of recording data that will prove or disprove their relationship. GST

      George Byars is the earliest proven ancestor of a long line of descendants who lived in Granville Co., NC, from 1761, or earlier, until about 1835.

      They are possibly related to the James Henry Byars-Peggy Gentry family of Louisa County, VA, but no firm link has been established. Some of the Granville Co. Byars may have come from Louisa County [1]

      1763--11 July, Granville Co. NC: George Byars property line is mentioned in a land purchase by Francis Foulks from H. McCullough. (Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Granville County, North Carolina 1746-1765; Zae Hargett Gwynn; Joseph W. Watson, Rocky Mount, NC; 1974)

      1778--30 May, Dutch District, Granville Co., NC: he took an oath of allegiance to the colonies, along with many other county residents. This list was compiled by John Penn Chapter, DAR, 1926.

      1779--May 4, Granville Co., NC: Christiana Hovemany (Hoofman), aged 15 last Jany, bound to George Byards, until 18, to become "spinner." (History and Genealogies of Old Granville County, North Carolina,

      1746-1800, Thomas McAdory Owen, Southern Historical Press, Greenville, SC, 1993; p 194)

      1779--5 Aug., Granville Co.: George Byars is subject of land survey record # 1099: Biars, George, 280 acres, grant no. 192, Entry # 481, bk #35, pg 123; it appears that Jacob Huffman was involved with the survey which was signed by Thomas Person, Jur.

      1785--Granville Co., NC: George Byars left a will which mentions his wife Mary, daughter Barbary, son Nicholas, Christina Hoofman when she marries, and George Glymph when he reaches the age of twelve. Photocopy of will in writer's file. (Granville County Record of Wills, 1772-1791, Vol. 1, pgs 426-427, document #: C.044.80002)

      NOTE: Christina Hoofman married William Beck in Granville Co., NC 1788, Joseph Landers, bm; A.Henderson, wit. Writer's e-mail correspondence with John V. Beck, 906D Maxwell Terrace, Bloomington IN 47401-5166; 10 Aug 1998, states that Christina and William died in Forsythe County, NC. Forsythe County NC Cemetery Records, Vol. III, by Donald W. Stanley, Hazell R. Hartmann and Ann Ellis Sheek, records the Beck-Shouse Family Cemetery, 3 miles east of Bethania on west side of C.R. 1672 (Hanes Mills Rd.) 0.65 miles south of intersection with U.S. 52: Beck, Christena C. (H: Wm.) 25

      Jan 1764 - 9 Jan. 1849; Beck, William (W: C. C.) 12 Feb 1766 - 7 Feb 1845. In this cemetery is John Martin Beck (Aug. 1740 - 12 Sept 1819), definitely William's father and likely the son of Johan Frederick Beck Sr. who died early in 1800. William and Christina were childless, but they raised a nephew.

      1786-87 Granville Co. North Carolina Court Minutes, p 82 in original document, references suit of Ragland vs. Byars for debts. This is related to Ambrose Barker's inventory of the estate of Stephen Ragland. Court Minutes of Granville County North Carolina 1746-1820; Zae H. Gwynn; Joseph W. Watson, Rocky Mount,NC, 1977; p 78.

      1811, Warren Co. NC (immediately to the east of Granville Co.): Taxable property in Shocco District for the year as listed by Jno. L. Ward, J.P., was a John Byers. This John Byers is also listed in the Shocco District in 1812. Could this be another son of George, or an earlier son of William who m. Lucy Clayton 1790? (Warren County, North Carolina Records, Vol. III, Abstracts of Will Books 1779-1814, Mary Hinton Kerr, 1969; pg. 202, 216) [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2260] .