|Posted By:||Clovis Byars Herring|
|Subject:||Re: Byars and Blackwell families of Orange Co. NC|
|Post Date:||April 27, 2008 at 12:39:45|
|Forum:||Orange County, NC Genealogy Forum|
According to the Byars Family Book, by Nell Byars Thaten:
The first "Jonas Byars, b ca 1718 md Frances Collins." I am looking at the book but cannot type all of it into Gen Forum.This Jonas was the earliest know ancestor. "There have not been many facts available on him. Some References refer to his being called James. His full name might be Jonas James Byars. Jonas married Francis Collins date and place unknown. Records relating to his marriage can be found in the notarized papers in the Appendix of this book."
Excuse me, the will quotation was for the Will of Jonas Bedford, father of Elizabeth Bedford, who married William Byars, son of Jonas Byars and Frances Collins.
Jonas Byars and Francis Collins had a daughter Henrietta Byars who married Joel Blackwell. There is a list of 13 children for Joel Blackwell and Henrietta Byars, had a notation "(Possibly one or two names not known)"
William Byars, son of Jonas Byars and Frances Collins, married Elizabeth Bedford, daughter of Jonas Bedford and Amasa "Mercy" Raymond of Elizabeth town, NJ. There are documentation notes all through the book. The book shows
the names of eleven children for William Byars and Elizabeth Bedford are given.
The book is 185 pages, soft cover and published in 1976.
I was just trying to help. This is not my Byars line. I am very sorry I mistyped the information on the will. I should not have been on the computer at all. I had 2 great grandsons and two extra dogs in the house. I will be more careful the next time I try to help someone. cbh