John B. Ryals was married twice, and had twenty children by both his marriages. After marriage, Mr. Ryals lived in Montgomery county Hisland and large well-improved and well-equipped plantation was near the present village of Uvalda in Montgomery county. He became an influential citizen of his county in his day. Figures from the montgomery county tax-digests show his large estate. In 1854 thedigest shows he owned 3127 acres of land, 19, slaves, and other properties. The 1859 digest shows 3000 acres of land and 27 slaves,livestock and other property. He served as a Justice of Montgomery Inferior Court until 1860. He and most of his family were members ofthe Baptist church. He died June 2, 1862. He and his wives and mostof their children are buried in Dead River Cemetery on the Montgomery-Tattnall county line.- Quote from "Pioneers of WiregrassGeorgia".
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