Posted By:Clovis Byars Herring
Subject:Re: Byars and Blackwell families of Orange Co. NC
Post Date:April 26, 2008 at 16:02:22
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Forum:Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum
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Hello Eleanor. It's been awhile since you posted your request regarding Joel Blackwell and Henrietta Byars.
In 1978, Nell Byars Thaten published a well documented book
"Byars Family History" Published by Miran Publishers, Ft. Worth, TX. She covered you family starting with Jonas Byars b ca 1718 as the oldest known ancestor. Jonas married Frances Collins and they had at least two children.
1. William Byars who m. Elizabeth Bedford
2. Henrietta Byars who married Joel Blackwell. Henrietta and Joel had at least one child. Mary Blackwell who md Richard Arnold.
I once publshed a quarterly "The Byars-Byers Family Enquirer" and had several descendants that sent in Family Group Sheets etc.
I am sure Nell's book is out of print. Mine is falling apart but I still look up things in it for people. You may be able to find a library that has one. Ask at your local library and see if they can find it and borrow it on inter library loan. I'll also check to see if there is a marriage date for them, and get back to you later. By now you may not need the information you are looking for.