Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars

Male 1779 - 1874  (95 years)


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  1. 1.  Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina (son of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson); died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: farmer
    • Also Known As: Harold Byars

    Notes:

    Birth: 1779
    Buncombe County
    North Carolina, USA
    Death: 1874
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Burgess Harrelson Byars was son of Nathan Byars and Drucilla Harrelson, daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth G.

    Family links:
    Parents:
    Nathan Byars (1749 - 1846)

    Spouse:
    Jane Gill Byars (1785 - 1867)

    Children:
    Joseph Gill Byars (1805 - 1873)*
    John L. Byars (1807 - 1857)*
    Nathan Byars (1808 - 1894)*

    Sibling:
    John Byars (1777 - 1852)*
    Burgess Harrelson Byars (1779 - 1874)

    *Calculated relationship

    Inscription:
    Harold Byars Sr. was born in Buncombe County North Carolina. Moved to Warren County, 15 th District in 1807 lived there till his death.

    Burial:
    Byars Cemetery
    Warren County
    Tennessee, USA

    Maintained by: KEFleming
    Originally Created by: Donna McBride
    Record added: Apr 08, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 18821471

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    Harold Byars Sr. was born in Buncombe County North Carolina. Moved to Warren County, 15 th District, in 1807, and lived there till his death.

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    'Harold Byers' listed in "Warren Co., Tennessee 1812 Tax List"

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    Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars (1779-1874), my 4th great grandfather (Dianne Armstrong)

    Harrel is the only listed Byars slave holder in 1860.

    1860 slave schedules:

    4 slaves: F52, M30, M26, F23

    The 52 yr. old I believe was Jude Byars and the 23 yr. old Nancy Byars her daughter.

    They last appear in 1880, Jude 72 and Nancy 39 in the home of Harrel's daughter Mary Byars Fuston.

    I have been able to trace them forward after 1880 or to identify the other 2.

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    Died:
    intestate...

    Burgess married Jane "Jennie" Gill (~ 1804), (Rowan County, North Carolina). Jane (daughter of Joseph Gill, Jr. and Sarah LNU) was born 0___ 1785, Rowan County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1867, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Residence (Family):
    in District 15...

    Children:
    1. Joseph Gill Byars was born 28 Feb 1805, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 1 May 1873, Concord, Adams County, Illinois; was buried , Orton Cemetery, Timewell, Brown County, Illinois.
    2. John Logan Byars was born 5 Nov 1805, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 7 Jun 1854, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried 8 Jun 1854, Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Nathan Byars was born 27 Dec 1808, Warren County, Tennessee; died 12 Jan 1894, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    4. Drucilla Byars was born 15 Sep 1811, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; died 7 Oct 1853, Clayton, Adams County, Illinois; was buried , Orton Cemetery, Timewell, Brown County, Illinois.
    5. Martha Byars was born 22 Mar 1813, Warren County, Tennessee; died 15 Aug 1877; was buried , Athens City Cemetery, Athens, Limestone County, Alabama.
    6. FNU Byars was born ~ 1820, Warren County, Tennessee.
    7. Jane Byars was born 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    8. Harrel Byars was born 1825, Warren County, Tennessee; died BY 18 Sep 1846, DeKalb County, Tennessee.
    9. Elizabeth Byars was born 1820-1825, Warren County, Tennessee.
    10. Mary M. Byars was born 31 Mar 1828, Warren County, Tennessee; died 31 Aug 1897, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Webb Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Warren County, Tennessee.
    11. FNU Byars was born 1830-1835, Warren County, Tennessee.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Nathan Byars was born 1749, Granville County, North Carolina (son of James Henry Byars and Margaret "Peggy" Gentry); died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried , Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Byars-Ezell Cemetery, Chesnee, Cherokee County, South Carolina
    • Also Known As: Nathan Byers
    • Military: Revolutionary War Patriot

    Notes:

    Big news from the Byars dna project.

    Recent dna results prove that James (Henry) Byars of Hanover Co, VA is NOT the ancestor of Nathan b 1749, William who married Sarah Doggett or William who married Elizabeth Bedford. DNA from a proven descendant of James through his documented son Capt John, matches with dna from a descendant of the Byars who went from Granville Co into West Tennessee.

    NO CONNECTION to old Nathan, William or William

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    22 Aug 2014: I spoke to Clovis Byars Herring, the "Grand-Dame" of BYARS historians, and she concurs...

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    Saturday, November 24th, 2018: I found, John Harris Byars, along with many other 2nd-5th cousins citing the common ancestor of James Henry Byars. This is a repudiation of Clovis Byars Herring's note. I tried to call her however both telephone lines were disconnected. I sent her an email for her comment...DAH

    Mr. John Harris Byars
    PROFILE
    NOTES
    Email
    jjbyars62@roadrunner.com

    Earliest Known Ancestor
    Paternal: James Henry Byars b. 1713 and d. 1792

    Maternal: Elizabeth Adams b. 1837 and d. 1911

    Haplogroup
    Y-DNAR-M269
    mtDNAN/A

    https://www.familytreedna.com/my/family-finder/chromosome-browser

    Biography

    Nathan Byars is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor. http://www.sar.org/
    NSSAR Ancestor #: P126851 http://patriot.sar.org/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=Grave%20Registry&-loadframes
    Rank: Private

    Nathan Byars served North Carolina during the American Revolution
    Service started:
    Unit(s):
    Service ended:

    Nathan married Drusilla Harrelson between 1770 and 1772 in North Carolina. The date is uncertain because Drusilla was listed as "Drusilla Harrilson" in her father's will dated 9 May 1772 in Orange County, North Carolina. Does this indicate that she was still unmarried in 1772? It would seem likely.[1]

    Nathan married second Delphia Logan 8 October 1819 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.[2]

    http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html This site put up by Joe Logan

    Some of the other information comes from the following records:

    Family Data Collection - Births U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006

    Nathan Byars article from Bridges to the Past

    An article about Nathan Byars appeared in the "Bridges to the Past" column of the Forest City This Week newspaper on July 14, 1971. It was reprinted as part of the book Bridges to the Past HYPERLINK "http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html" \l "S4#S4" 4 by Roy Brooks and Mrs. Ernest Newton. The information in the article is attributed to a Mrs. C.M. Moser of Shelby, N.C. The article includes details from Nathan Byars' pension application. It indicates he purchased land that included the Cowpens battlefield, and he was buried 1/2 mile from the Cowpens battle monument. The article also includes the following listing of the "known children of Nathan Byars and Drucilla (Harrelson) Byars". No sources are provided for the information on his children:

    Martha (b. Dec 31, 1774) married Abner Womack
    George (b. about 1773)
    Nancy (b. 1776) married Thaddeus Dudley Walker
    Nathan (Jr.) (b. about 1770)
    John (b. 1777) married Mary Ann "Passer" Logan, daughter of John and Pamey Collins Logan [Note: Yes, these are the correct spellings as listed in this article]
    Harrell (b. 1781) married Jane (?)
    Elizabeth, married (1st) Daniel Watkins and (2nd), Enoch Anderson
    Robert (b. 1786)
    Joseph
    Drury
    Deliah (b. 1785) (died 1860) married Robert Martin (1783-1865) ***
    Jackson, known to be by Nathan's second wife Delphy (Logan) Byars
    Nathan Byars article from Warren County (TN) Genealogical Association Bulletin

    An article about Nathan Byars appeared in the Warren County Genealogical Association Bulletin in the Fall of 2000. HYPERLINK "http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html" \l "S34#S34" 34

    The article is attributed to Marjorie Stewart Tucker. It includes substantial information about Nathan Byars and his two wives Drucilla Harralson and Delphy Logan. It goes into some detail on Nathan's pension application and Drucilla's request for a divorce. However the article doesn't provide indication of any Nathan's parents and doesn't attempt to enumerate all his children. Some points from the article are as follows:

    Indicates Nathan took the State Oath of Allegiance on May 22, 1778 according to the Acts of the Assembly passed at New Bern the November 15, 1777. He was among 77 persons in the Island Creek District (Granville County) doing so. Also taking the oath was a William Byars who the article indicates may have been a brother to Nathan. At the end of the article the following source is referenced which may be the source of the information on the Oath of Allegiance: State Records of North Carolina, Vol 22, pp. 174-5, 1907.
    Identifies a daughter Elizabeth who married Daniel Watkins, Sr.
    Indicates he had land transactions in Granville, Caswell, Rutherford, and Spartanburg Counties. It includes the statement that "On Apr 13, 1802 he sold lands secured by title bond and gave possession to Arthur Clark the whole of 8 plantations containing 1,250 acres". The source for this piece of information is not indicated.
    Includes details of his marriage and divorce of Drucilla Harralson, as well as his subsequent marriage to Delphy Logan. Regarding his divorce from Drucilla, it quotes papers from the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, the Burke County Court of Equity, and The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal (Vol III, No. 1, Feb. 1977, pp. 43-45).
    Indicates that Drucilla's son-in-law, Thaddeus Dudley Walker, helped her get some money from Nathan. Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 25, page 174 is quoted. Drucilla received 50 pounds as a result of an execution issuing from the Superior Court of Burke County.
    References a photo of Nathan Byars' cabin taken April 14, 1978. The cabin was on the grounds of the Cowpens National Battlefield but has since been torn down.
    Includes details of his purchase of the Cowpens Battlefield property as well as his subsequent loss of the land when it was seized to pay his debts.
    Nathan Byars information from Haralson Book

    The book "Haralson - Harrelson Family History and Lineage" HYPERLINK "http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html" \l "S17#S17" 17 by Danny K. Haralson lists the following children of Nathan Byars and Drucilla (Drucetta) Haralson. No source for this information is indicated.

    Nathan Byars
    Drucilla Jane Byars
    Martha Byars
    John Byars
    Harrel Byars
    Elizabeth Byars
    Nancy Byars
    George Byars
    Robert Byars
    Andrew Byars ?
    Nathan Byars article from Madison County (AR) Musings

    An article by Bobbie Byars Lynch entitled "The Great First Lady of Arkansas" HYPERLINK "http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html" \l "S33#S33" 33 appeared in the Winter 2002 issue of Madison County (AR) Musings. It details how Celia Alta Faubus, the wife of Gov. Orval Faubus, was descended from Nathan and Drucilla Byars' daughter Martha who married Abner Womack, son of Thomas and Louvisa Rice Womack. It indicates Martha was born 31 December 1774 in Virginia and died in 1820 in Warren County, TN. The author indicates she descends from Nathan and Drucilla's son Harrell who was born in 1781 in NC. The following children of Nathan and Drucilla are listed:

    Drucilla Jane Byars Womack
    Nathan Byars, Jr.
    George Byars
    Martha Byars Womack
    Elizabeth Byars Watkins
    Nancy Byars Walker
    John Byars
    Harrell Byars, Sr.
    Joseph Byars
    Robert Byars
    The article indicates that Nathan divorced Drucilla and married a second time to Delphia Logan on 2 January 1800.**** They had two children, Delila Byars, born 1802, married Robert Martin; and Jackson Byars, born 1815 at Cowpens, SC, married "a girl named Tabitha". [Note: A statment from Joshua Richards found in Nathan Byars pension file indicates that the marriage date of Nathan and Delphia was 8 October, 1819.] *****

    George Byars article from Granville County Queries

    An article by Gail Shepard Tomlinson entitled "Three Generations of Descendants of George Byars of Granville County, N.C." HYPERLINK "http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html" \l "S51#S51" 51 appeared in the Nov 1997 issue of Granville County Queries. It is two page article that details the descendants of George Byars, b. Circa 1748, d. 1785 at Granville Co, NC. Some points from the article are as follows:

    George Byars' will in Granville Co., 1785 mentioned wife Mary, son Nicholas, daughter Barbara, and two minors of unproven relationship: Christina Hoofman and George
    Census
    The 1790 census, Rutherford County, North Carolina, lists Nathan Bias [Byars]. In his household are 4 males under age 16, 2 males age 16 and over (Nathan and probably his son Nathan Jr), and 6 females (including wife Drucilla and 5 daughters).[3]

    The 1800 census for Nathan has not yet been located. In 1810 he is living in Rutherford County, North Carolina. There are some anomalies in this census record. Nathan is listed as 1 male age 45 and over. In his household are 1 female age 26 to 44 and 1 female under age 10. Nathan and Drucilla did not have any children born after 1800, so the daughter born between 1800-1810 cannot be Drucilla's daughter. The adult female age 26-44 (b 1766-1784), presumably Nathan's wife, cannot be Drucilla who was born about 1750.

    We know that Nathan and Drucilla were divorced, but I have yet to locate the actual date of the divorce. It appears as if it was around 1800, or at least they were separated by that time. One source gives the marriage date of Nathan and his second wife Delphia Logan as 2 January 1800. The actual marriage record gives the date of 8 October 1819. Nathan and Delphia are said to have a daughter, Delila, born in 1802 and a son, Jackson, born in 1815. It seems to me that the 1810 federal census includes Nathan, Delphia and their daughter Delila.[4]


    Sources
    ? Orange County Will Book A, p.152 as cited on Byars Family
    ? Byars Family
    ? "United States Census, 1790", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHKB-PP2 : 29 May 2015), Nathan Bias, 1790.
    ? "United States Census, 1810", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHL9-FX5 : 1 December 2015), Nathan Byars, 1810.
    Source: Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters Nathan Byars.
    Source:Find A Grave Nathan Byars, Memorial# 74053197.

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    Click here for information and a slide show of Nathan's burial site and Revolutionary War records, documented and presented by John McLain...

    http://logan-family.org/photos/Nathan_Byars_grave/slideshow/p007.html

    Served 3 three-month tours during Revolutionary War and volunteered for three months duty in the Indian Wars. DAR Patriot Index, Vol. II, p.5.

    Inscription: Pvt Continental Line Revolutionary War, Replacement stone, original is in Park Storage.

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    Majorie Stewart Tucker writes,

    Nathan Byars was born in 1749, Granville Co., NC, d. Aug. 18, 1846, Spartanburg District, SC. He m.1st. after 1772 (date of Burgess Harrelson's will), Drucilla Harrelson, b. ca 1743-50, d. probably ca 1818, dau. of Burgess Harrelson and wife, Elizabeth.

    The will of Burgess Harrelson was made Oct. 9, 1772, in Orange Co., NC. In it he named his daughter, Drucilla Harrelson and gave her two hundred acres of land, indicating that Drucilla was not married when the will was written.

    Nathan Byars is buried in the Cowpens National Park, Cherokee County, SC. His tombstone reads "In Memory of Nathan Byars Sen. who died Aug. 18, 1846 in his 97th year." Note - Cherokee Co., SC was formed 1897 from Union, York, and Spartanburg Counties.

    Nathan Byars served as a Private from North Carolina during the Revolutionary War. On May 22, 1778, he took the State Oath of Allegiance according to the Acts of the Assembly passed at New Bern the 15th day of November, 1777, in the second year of the Independence of the State of North Carolina, being one of seventy- seven persons in the Island Creek District so doing. Among this number was also one William Byars, who may have been his brother.

    While a resident of Caswell County, North Carolina, Nathan Byars was drafted three times and served three months each tour. He then volunteered a tour of three months and went south against the Indians. He was stationed principally at Hillsborough, NC. On Dec. 31, 1844, at the advanced age of ninety-five years, when he applied for his Military Pension, Nathan was unable to remember the exact date of his birth or the exact dates of his service.

    He did remember that his father told him that he was a small boy at the time of Gen. Braddock's defeat (1755, during the French and Indian War). He recollected that he was in the service at the time the battle was fought at the Eutaw Springs (Sept. 1781) and at King's Mountain (1780) and at the time of Gates' defeat (Aug. 16, 1780, Camden, SC), though he did not participate in these battles.

    Nathan's application for pension was supported by an affidavit submitted by Jesse and Rev. Drury, two sons of his neighbor, Richard Scruggs. His application was also supported by Philip Davis and Sarah (Davis) Wadkins, who made oath that their brother, Jacob Davis, was drafted at the same time and that they served the tour together. Sarah Davis was married to William Watkins, whose brother, Daniel Watkins, Sr. married Nathan's daughter, Elizabeth Byars. She stated that she was raised and lived in NC until she was twelve or fourteen years of age and that she lived near Nathan Byars.

    The following is a copy of the interrogation of Nathan Byars when he applied for his Military Pension, Dec. 31, 1844:

    NATHAN BYARS
    Pension Records
    #W6223

    Interrogatory put to the applicant -

    1st Where and in what year was you born - ?

    Ans I was born in Granville County, N.C., but cannot recollect the date of the year, but my father told me I was a small boy at Braddock's Defeat.

    2nd Have you any record of your age?

    Ans No more than what I have told you -

    3rd Where were you living when called in to the service and where have you lived since that time and where do you now live - ?

    Ans I lived in Caswell County, N.C. I then lived several years in Rutherford County, N.C. and since that time have (and now do) live in Spartanburgh Dt. South Carolina -

    4th How were you called in to the service?

    Ans I was drafted in the Militia of N.C. three different times and served three months each tour and volunteered one tour of three months against the Indians -

    5th State the names of some of the regular officers who were with the troops where you served.

    Ans Col. Ramsey and Major Moore, Capt. Cunningham and Capt. Forker -

    6th Did you receive a discharge from the service and if so, by whom was it given and what has become of it?

    Ans I had a regular discharge and believe it was given by Capt. Cunningham - which is now lost or mislaid.

    7th State the names of persons to whom you are known in your present neighborhood and who can testify to your character for veracity and their belief of your service as a soldier of the Revolution -

    Ans Richard Scruggs - Drury Scruggs, Jesse Scruggs and H. Hicks.

    Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year before written -

    his mark Nathan Byars

    R. Bowdin, Judge of the Court of Chancery

    Nathan Byars engaged in many land transactions, both buying and selling in Granville Co., NC from 1780 through 1784, yet in Caswell Co., he bought and sold land from 1781 through 1784. It seems likely the family moved to Rutherford Co., NC about 1783-85.

    Nathan purchased 200 acres from James Webb April 10, 1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County. A few years later, in 1795, he sold a part of it to William Dobbins. On Apr. 13, 1802 he sold lands secured by title bond and gave possession to Arthur Clark the whole of 8 plantations containing 1,250 acres. Either he or his son, Nathan, Jr. bought land in Spartanburg Co., SC beginning in 1817.

    About 1801 Nathan and Drucilla's marriage began to fall apart. Quoting from the Haralson - Harrelson Family History, compiled by Danny K. Haralson, page 47 - "Nathan had been living with Delphy
    Logan since 1801." No source was cited as proof for this statement. Delphy Logan became Nathan's second wife, Oct. 8, 1819.

    In Delphy's application for a widow's pension, made Dec. 29, 1853, she stated that she and Nathan were not married prior to Jan. 2, 1800. Drucilla filed a petition for a legal separation to the
    North Carolina General Assembly October 11, 1808. The following is a copy of the document:

    To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina

    The humble petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County in the said State wife of Nathan Byars of the same County she with, that your petitioner when married was worth a considerable estate, that her said husband had little or no property; that your petitioner lived in harmony with her husband for a great many years in which time she had 10 children during all which time ever since she hath used her best endeavor to improve their property and support their family, did use unremitted exertions to render her said husband happy. That about seven years ago her husband did withdraw his affection from her and did refuse giving her any protection or support and did convince her to leave his house, she repeate and returned and was often obliged to abandon his house to resort to the cold charity of the world for substenance.

    Your petitioner on representing these facts to the Court of Equity of Morgan District had a decree was made in her favor, but she finds no decree can be availing until she is authorized to hold any property she may acquire as she can find no friend who feels sufficient interest to induce him to act as a trustee, and to secure and defend any property to which she might be entitled.

    Now your petitioner humbly prays that an act of Assembly be made authorizing her to hold property which she may acquire and to maintain and defend suit in her own name.

    October 11, 1808 her
    Drusilla X
    Byars
    mark

    Petition of
    Drusilla Byars
    of Rutherford County

    State of North Carolina
    Burk County Court of Equity
    I Adolphus L. Erwin, Clerk
    Master in Equity for said County do hereby certify that Drusilla Byars, did prefer a Bill of Complaint in the Court of Equity for the district of Morgan against her husband Nathan Byars, and obtained a decree in her favor for a separate maintainance in said Court that Writs of purefacing up side from several terms of said Court, and the Sheriff hath not found by his ruling sufficient property to satisfy the Court of the said Suit and that no part of the decree hath been yet satisfied.

    Given under my hand at office in Morgantown November 2nd 1808

    A.L. Erwin Clk.
    Petition of Drusilla Byars of Rutherford County
    Praying a law be passed securing to her such property as she may herself later acquire.

    In Senate November 24th 1808
    Read and referred to the committee on Divorce and Alimony E/e

    By order M. Stokes, Clk Mr. Pickens

    Granted in House of Commons 24 November 1808 read orders at by the Senate
    By order
    Honorable H.B.

    With the help of her son-in-law, Thaddeus Dudley Walker, Drucilla received some money from Nathan. From Rutherford Co., NC Deed Book 25, page 174:

    "This indenture made this 13th day of July, 1809, between William Carson, Esq., high sheriff of the County of Rutherford, State of North Carolina, on the one part and Thaddius Walker of the County of Rutherford and the State aforesaid of the other part. Whereas by virtue of an execution issuing from the Superior Court of Burke County against Nathan Byars for the sum of fifty pounds 5/ which sum was recovered by Drucilla Byars as on record may appear."

    The following information about the early divorces and separations is from The North Carolina Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. III, No. 1, Feb. 1977, pp. 43-45:

    "Divorces and Separations Granted by Act of North Carolina Assembly from 1790-1808" by B. Ransom McBride.

    McBride gives a history of Divorce and Separation during colonial times through 1808. He says, "With the advent of liberal Jeffersonian democracy, the upward trend continued, and in the six years between 1802 and 1808, the NC Assembly had approved four more complete divorces and 116 separations." A complete listing of divorces and separations is part of the article with divorces indicated with a D. On page 45 is this entry: Byars, Prusilla, husband not named; of Rutherford Co. (1808, page 39)". Complete information for each entry is available in the Legislative Papers of North Carolina.

    According to Maurice Rasmussen (Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 4, p. 109)

    Drucilla lived with her daughter Elizabeth Watkins and was with her daughter, Nancy Walker when she died.

    Tradition says Drucilla died in 1818. Since there was no divorce, Nathan had to wait until she died before he could marry Delphy, so that may well be the year Drucilla Harrelson Byars passed away.
    Nathan and Delphy Logan were married Oct. 8, 1819, in Spartanburg Dist., SC, by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan moved from Rutherford Co., NC to the area of the Cowpens Battleground, in the Spartanburg Dist., SC, settling on the high ground separating the Suck and Little Buck Creek watersheds. About 1822 he built a cabin and cleared and fenced a field southwest of the intersection of the Island (Coulter's Ford) and Green River roads. (This info from the Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't Study).

    Shown on the next page is a picture of the cabin that Nathan Byars built, taken April 14, 1978, courtesy of Dorothy Eubanks Hays. Even though it was recommended that the house be studied, the National Parks Service tore it down."

    In April 1826, Nathan Byars had Joseph Camp survey for him a 394 acre tract, as evidenced by the following:

    State of South Carolina

    Pursuant to a warrant from Jabez Galt, Esq., Commissioner of Locations in Spartanburgh District dated 8th of March 1826 - I have admeasured & laid out unto Nathan Byars, Senr. a Tract of Land containing three Hundred & ninety four acres Situate in Said District and on the head waters of Island, Suck & Buck Creeks including his own home & plantation, also including the Cowpen Battle Ground Bounded East by Scruggs' & Earle's Land and all other sides by unknown Lands - and hath such shape & form as above Plat represents. Surveyed this 5th day of April 1826 ___
    By me, Joseph Camp,

    Andrew Rhea
    & C.B.
    Robt. Scruggs Recorded 12th April 1826. Paid $2.00 and
    Recorded in

    Plat Book B, at page 383.

    A copy of the plat is presented on the next page, followed by a Historical Base Map of the Cowpens National Battlefield.


    The following is quoted from a Report of U.S. Park Service Gov't. Study, page 12:

    "Gov. Richard J. Manning, on examining the plat and its accompanying certificate, granted on October 2, 1826, to Nathan Byars, "his heirs and assigns," a 394-acre tract or plantation on the headwaters of Island, Suck, and Buck creeks.

    An examination of the Byars, Steadman, and McClaren plats shows that in 1826 Byars had been granted 394 acres of the 2,000 acres granted to McClaren 23 years before. McClaren had conveyed title to most of the acreage in his grants to Wilson Nesbitt, who, plagued by lawsuits, had failed to maintain and defend his title. To the west Byars' grant intruded onto the acreage granted to James Steadman in 1787 by Governor Pinckney. The parties to whom the Steadman heirs had conveyed his 2,482-acre grant were absentee owners. Although the plat prepared for Nathaniel Gist by John Gibbs in 1845 shows a conflict, there were no court challenges.

    The Court of Common Pleas for Spartanburg District issued on November 16, 1840, a writ of Five Facias in the suit of Samuel Ezell against Nathan Byars. When Byars was unable to pay the judgment, Sheriff A.C. Bomar of Spartanburg District was ordered to levy $36.60 on his goods and chattels, with interests and costs.

    To enforce the writ, Sheriff Bomar seized and taken of the Lands and Tenaments of the said Nathan Byars all that certain piece parcel and tract of land containing three Hundred Acres, more or less."

    Samuel Ezell sold the 300 acres to his son, James H. Ezell.

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    Nathan Byars was now left penniless, his land and home having been seized from him. On Dec. 31, 1844, he applied for a Military Pension which was repeatedly denied to him. Finally, Oct. 3, 1851, Michael Thompson wrote a letter to James E. Heath, Commissioner of Pensions, pleading emphatically for Nathan's claim to be allowed. This letter must have had a decisive effect. Of Nathan he wrote:
    "But I should reproach myself were I not to exhaust all proper means to establish what I solemnly believe to be a clear, legal and valid claim for a poor bedridden, half starved soldier of the revolution, who literally cries to me for help, to prosecute what he conceives, and what I conceive, to be his rights under the law."

    A typed copy of the Certificate issued for his claim appears on the next page. It was made retroactive to March 4, 1831 and his widow, Delphy recovered the sum. On Dec. 29, 1853, Delphy's application for the widow's pension of half-pay was executed.

    Nathan Byars had died in poverty Aug. 18, 1846 and was buried in the family graveyard behind the house and outbuildings. It would seem that he had died in obscurity, but in the late summer of 1971, descendants from all over the country gathered at his gravesite to dedicate a permanent government marker at his grave. It is reported by Clovis Byars Herring that in 1985 when she visited the cemetery the stone was in pieces and there was no sign of the DAR marker that was put there.

    It is not known when Delphy Byars was born or when she died. She is enumerated in the Census of 1850, Spartanburg District, SC:

    #1278 Delphia Bian 65 SC
    Juda Turner 36 SC male
    Simpson Russ 22 SC
    Miranda " 10 SC
    John H. " 8 SC
    Barbara " 5 SC
    Sarah " 3 SC


    According to this census record she was born in 1785, but in the Census of 1860, Spartanburg District, SC, she was living at Cowpens with the family of Robert and Delilah Martin, and was born in 1776. It is not known who the people were who were living with her. The last mention of her is in a letter which was found among the papers in Nathan's Pension File. It was written July 20, 1937 by A.H. Hiller, Executive Assistant to the Administrator, to Will Franke of Birmingham, AL. He states that in 1868 Delphy Byars was living about sixteen miles north of the Spartanburg Court House.


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    May 4, 1852

    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
    REVOLUTIONARY CLAIM.


    I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States of the 7th June, 1832, Nathan Byars of South Carolina who was a private in the Revolution is entitled to receive Twenty dollars per annum, during his natural life, commencing on the 4th of March, 1831, and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September, in every year.

    Given at the Department of the Interior, this fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty two

    Alex H.H. Stuart Secretary of the Interior

    Examined and )
    Countersigned )

    J.E. Heath
    Commissioner of Pensions


    SOURCES:

    1. Pension File W6223, Nathan Byars.

    2. Byars - Byers Enquirer, Vol. I, No. 1, page 7.

    3. The State Records of North Carolina, Vol. 22, pp. 174-75, 1907.

    4. Rutherford County, N.C. Abstracts of Wills 1779-1822.

    5. Affidavit of Marriage by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    6. Report of U.S. Park Service, Gov't. Study. "

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    Nonie Webb,"Henry Byars is the brother of Nathan Byars",abstracted from land deeds,Granville,NC

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    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/halifax/bios/guthrie1.txt

    22 Jan. 1779 James Guttree and William Guttree enter 250 A on waters of Adams Creek; borders Nathan Byas, Charles Bostick and William Allen. Includes the improvements where Garritt Guttree now lives

    13 Oct. 1783 to William Guttery and James Guttery 250 A. on Adams Creek adjacent Nathan Byas, Charles Allen Caswell Co., Deed Book B

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    Rutherford County, NC Records

    Rutherford County was created in 1779 from the western portion of Tryon County.

    SARAH BYASS was listed in Captain RUSSEL's Company in the 1782 Tax List of Rutherford County, NC. She was listed with 200 acres of land, 1 negro, 2 horses, 8 cattle, and an assessment of 208.
    (Source: http://www.northcarolinagenealogy.net/downloads/1782.txt)

    Deed Books A-D, P.77: 17 Oct 1783, MICHAEL MCELWRATH to THOMAS MORRIS, for ¹ 60 "Hard money" ... land on E side Mountain Creek adj. DAVID BYERS, 300 A, granted to sd. BYERS 18 Apr 1771 ... MICHAEL MCELWRATH (SEAL), No wit.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.138)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.173: 10 Apr 1783, JAMES WEBB of Rutherford Co., to NATHAN BYERS of Caswell Co., for ¹ 150 ... 200 A on N side main Broad River adj. MCCLANNAHANS ... JAMES WEBB (+) (SEAL), Wit: WILLM HACKINS, JOHN WEBB, WILLIAM COOPER.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.145)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.175-176: 28 July 1779, ALEXANDER COULTER of Rutherford Co., to ROBERT SHIPLEY of same, for ¹ 400 ... 300 A on Cleghorns Creek, formerly Sheppards Creek, JAMES BYARS pattentee ... ALEXANDER COULTER (SEAL), Wit: D. DICKEY, RICHARD SINGLETON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.146)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.192-193: 10 Sept 1779, JOHN BERRY of Dist. of Ninety Six, S.C. to JAMES GRAY of N.C., for ¹ 2000 S.C. money ... land on N side Broad River on McDonalds Creek, adj. JAMES BYARS ... JOHN BERRY (SEAL), Wit: RICHARD MCCLURE, ANDREW THOMSON.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.147)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.214: 15 July 1775, ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL of Tryon Co., to JOHN WEBB of same, for ¹ 35 ... land on W side Second Broad River, 300 A ... ABRAHAM KIRKENDALL (A) (SEAL), Wit: JOHN BYAS (J), ROBERT BYAS.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.149)31

    Deed Books A-D, P.228: Grant to ANTHONY DICKEY, 400 A on Mill Creek of Broad River, adj. his own land, BYERS ... 13 Oct 1783. ALEX MARTIN.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.150)31

    Deed Books A-D, Pp.442-443: 6 Jan 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to JOSHUA TYLOR, both of Rutherford Co., for ¹ 80 ... land on N side Main Broad River on E side Mountain Creek, adj. THOMAS JOHNSTON, granted to DAVID BYERS, 29 Apr 1768 ... THOMAS MORRIS (SEAL), Wit: MOSES WRIGHT, JAMES JAFFREY.
    (Source: Holcomb, Deed Abstracts of Tryon, Lincoln, & Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, 1769-1786, p.166)31

    Deed Book G, Page 183, No. 753: 20 April 1786, THOMAS MORRIS to ANTHONY DICKEY for 100 pds. tract of 300 a. on both sides Mill Creek on E. branch of Mountain Creek begin. at DAVID BYERS corner, Land orig. granted to JAMES BYERS 18 April 1779. WM. GRANT, Sp--? COLEMAN BROWN.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.28)15

    Deed Book G, Page 233, No. 801: 25 Sept. 1787, THOMAS WHITESIDES to GARRET VINZANT, JR., for 25 pds. tract of 60 a. on both sides First Broad River being part of a grant to WILLIAM SIMS & MAYDDN BYAR, adj. ROBT. WHITESIDES, SMITH or VINZANT, BARNETT or OZBORN corner. JOHN SMITH.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.34)15

    Deed Book I, Page 379, No. 927: 6 Oct. 1792, JOSEPH BOREN of Ninety-six Dist., S.C. to JOSEPH CAMP of Rutherford Co. for 100 pds. proc. money of N.C. 222 a. in Rutherford Co. on branch of CARTIN's Mill Creek and on E. side of Broad River begin. at a line formerly called JOHN WILSON's line. Land was first granted to JOSEPH CAMP by JOSIAH MARTIN, Esq. by pat. dt'd. 15 May 1772 and conveyed by deed to JOSEPH BOWREN and now from BOWREN to sd. JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. July 10, 1792. WILLIAM CAMP, WILLIAM B. BYARS-x-.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.52)15

    Deed Book J, Page 53, No. 1047: 31 July 1786, STEPHEN SHELTON to JOHN CARVER for 5 pds. paid by ROBERT BYARS lately dec'd., 50 a. in Rutherford Co. being part of tract of 400 a. pat. granted to sd. SHELTON. Said 50 a. lies on N/E of survey join. Beaverdam Creek and First Broad River. Rec. 3 Aug. 1793. JOEL SHELTON, "CON PACK".
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.70)15

    Deed Book J, Page 95, No. 1090: 22 Nov 1791, FREDERICK MORNINGSTAIR of Spartanburg Dist. S.C. to JONAS BEDFORD for 50 pds. 150 A. originally granted to GEORGE SAYLOR 26 Nov. 1789 and by deed convy. to FREDERICK MORNINGSTEER. Land on N. fork Floyd's Creek near BEDFOR & ESHLEY. Rec. 7 Dec. 1793. Signed: FREDERICK MORNINGSTER, ELEZABETH MORNINGSTER. WILLIAM-x-BYERS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.76)15

    Deed Book K, Page 239, No. 1238: 24 May 1787, ELIZABETH THOMASON to BUSHROD DOGED (sic) for 35 pds. proc. money of N.C., 150 a. in the Old Field where JOHN THOMASON used to live on both sides Rocky Creek of Floyds Creek. Rec. 5 July 1794. NATHAN BYARS, GEORGE SUTTLE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.96)15

    Deed Book L, Page 328, No. 1326: 18 Oct 1788, THOMAS TOWNSON, planter, to SARAH BYARS for 30 pds. Virginia money and one Negro girl, 200 a. on S. side Broad River. Land granted to JAMES MOOR by Pat. 5 April 1766. JOEL-x-BLACKWELL, NATHAN BYARS. Rec. 6 Jan. 1795.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.108)15

    Deed Book L, Page 333, No. 1330: 20 June 1788, NATHAN BYARS to WILLIAM DOBBINS, 90 a. adj. MRS. CLONAHAN on E. side Broad River being part of tract of land granted by Gov. WILLIAM TRYON to JAMES WEBB. The parcel of 90 a. being part of 4 grants granted to WM. WEBB. Rec. 9 Jan. 1795. WILLIAM DOBBINS, JAMES DOBBINS.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.109)15

    [I failed to copy the page that contains the first part of this deed abstract ... probably deed from Robert Crockett listed below ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 110 of this source] ... York Co., S.C. to NATHAN BIAIS (sic) for 100 pds. (no acreage stated) land on N. side Main Broad River. HENRY McKINNEY, GEORGE-x-SWILL, JAMES-g-GLEMONE.
    (Source: Davis, Rutherford County, North Carolina, Abstracts of Deeds, 1773-1795, p.111)15

    [Note: The list of deeds below is taken from the Rutherford County Grantor/Grantee Deed Indexes available on microfilm from the NC State Archives. In a few cases I have also looked at deed books which are also available on microfilm and created my own abstracts which are listed below. And for selected deeds I have transcribed abstracts found in the Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County. Also, the Byars/Byers deeds I have listed below from Rutherford County are only for the years prior to 1850. There are many more Byars/Byers deeds in Rutherford County after 1850.]

    From Crockett, Robert to Biais, Nathan, Deed Book J-L, p.344, 1795

    From Byars, Nathan to Good, Edward, Deed Book 11-Oct, p.487 & 490, 1799

    Deed Book 11, p.487, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biers/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds, 105 acres on Grog Creek and Sandy Run, part of a grant to James Webb 28 November 1792, conveyed by Webb to Daniel Shipman Junr. and from Shipman to Nathen Biers. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #873, 25 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    Deed Book 11, p.490, 20 January 1797, Nathan Biars/Byars of RCNC to Edward Good of same, 60 pounds 100 acres on Chesnut Log Branch of Sandy Run, conveyed from Daniel Shipman to Nathan Biars. Wit. L. Moore, Harrelson Byars. #874, 26 September 1799.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, November 1996, p.181)

    From Byars, Nathan to Blackwell, Joel, Deed Book 15-17, p.125, 1801

    From Byers, Nathan to Lee, Edmond, Deed Book 15-17, p.146, 1801

    From Haney, Richard to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 15-17, p.194, 1801

    From Byers, John to Black, Joel, Deed Book 18-19, p.72, 1802

    From Hunter, Samuel to Byers, Nathen, Deed Book 20-21, p.32, 1803
    18 January 1800, PATRICK SANDERS of Spartanburgh Co., S.C. to NATHEN BYERS of Rutherford Co., for $333, a tract of land originally granted to JOHN TURNER on October the 19th in the eight year of the independence of te United States, containing 100 acres on the S. side of Broad River on [? ashworths] Creek ... PATRICK SANDERS (Seal), Wit: GEORGE CAMP, WM [? ABBOTT JUNR]. Rec. 28 April 1803.
    [Note: The Rutherford County deed index indicates this deed was from Samuel Hunter to Nathen Byers, but the recorded copy of the deed shows that it was actually from Patrick Sanders to Nathen Byers. The next deed recorded in the deed book was from Samuel Hunter to Warren Metcalf.]

    From Byers, Nathan to Byars, Nathan, Deed Book 20-21, p.49, 1803
    24 August 1802, NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to GEORGE BYARS of the same, for $50, 50 acres on the S. side of Main Broad River, beginning on the river bank at SARAH BYARS corner, from a patent granted to FRANCES ALEXANDER dated 15 Dec 1799 ... NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: GABRIEL [? MARTIN], JOHN BYARS. Rec. 6 May 1803.
    [Note: Again, the Rutherford County deed index is in error as it indicates this deed was to Nathan Byars when the recorded copy indicates it was to George Byars.]

    From Good, Robert to Byers, James, Deed Book 20-21, p.316, 1804

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Joseph, Deed Book 22-23, p.273, 1805
    26 November 1804, EDMAND LEA & NATHAN BYARS of Rutherford Co., to JOSEPH & NOBLE HAMILTON of the same, for $600, land on the N. side of Main Broad River adjoining the land of MARTIN MARTIN, containing 48 acres. Another tract of land on the N. side of [?] Broad River joining the land above described, including the Island Ford commonly known by the name of the Island Ford Tract, containing 167 acres ... EDMOND (x) LEA (SEAL), NATHAN BYARS (SEAL), Wit: [? ??? CAMP, ???]. Rec. 29 March 1805.

    339. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on each side of Ashworths Cr and S side of main Broad R; border: Joseph Turner and "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    340. Jan 25, 1806, Nathan Byas enters 40 acres in Rutherford Co on S side of main Broad R; border: "his" Harel Byas and near "the" speculation line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    342. Feb. 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 100 ac in Rutherford Co on both sides of main Broad R; border Wm Dobins and Stephen Philips; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    343. Feb 12, 1806, Nathan Byars enters 50 ac in Rutherford Co on N side of main Broad R; border: Geo Byars, Richd Goode, Wm McGouin, & his own line; issued.
    Source: Pruitt, Abstracts of Land Entries: Rutherford County, NC, January 1804-April 1826, p.23)42

    From Byas, Nathan to Alexander, Francis, Deed Book 22-23, p.514, 1806

    From Good, Joseph to Byers, Nathan, Deed Book 24-26, p.55 & 84, 1807

    Deed Book 24, p.61, 3 February 1807, Stephen Duponceau & William Tilghman Esqrs., Abraham Kintsing Junr., George Worral, and Tench Coxe, by Peter Fisher, their attorney, to Enoch Andrews of RCNC, 30 dollars, 100 acres on Suck Creek, joining Joel Blackwell, Evan Watkins, Daniel Watkins, part of Coxes 6000 acres. Wit. David Webb, Harrel Byars. #67, 7 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.33)

    Deed Book 24, p.84, 16 October 1802, Joseph Goode of RCNC to Nathan Byers of same, ¹25, 35 acres on the south side of Main Broad River on Suck Creek. Wit. Jas. Wyle, Horrel Byars. #90, 16 September 1807.
    (Source: Bulletin of the Genealogical Society of Old Tryon County, February 2003, p.35)

    From Byers, Nathan to Walker, Thadius, Deed Book 25, p.174, 1810

    From Byers, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 27-28, p.55, 1813

    From Byars, Nathan to Clarke, Arthur, Deed Book 29-31, p.285, 1817

    From Byars, George to Patterson, David, Deed Book 32-33, p.31, 1819

    From Byars, Samuel to Scoggins, Joseph, Deed Book 32-33, p.45, 1819

    From Blackwell, Joel & Sarah to Byars, George, Deed Book 32-33, p.91, 1819

    From Byars, Nathan to Hamilton, Noble, Deed Book 32-33, p.115, 1819

    From Byars, William to Durham, Edmond, Deed Book 37-38, p.299, 1831

    From Byars, George to McKinney, James, Deed Book 39-40, p.176, 1834

    From Guthery, Jonathan to Byers, John, Deed Book 41-42, p.118, 1835

    From Byars, John to Byars, Drury, Deed Book 43, p.463, 1838

    From Byars, Nathan to Guthrie, Joseph, Deed Book 43, p.534, 1839

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    Lincoln County, NC Records
    Lincoln County was created in 1779 from the eastern portion of Tryon County.
    Drury Logan and Polley Bias; 19 Nov 1803; Bondsman: Abner Massee
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Joseph Houston (Hueston) and Pagy Byers; 20 Feb 1809; Bonsdman: John x Mattiss, Witness: Mic Cline
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Robert x Byars and Jane Houston; 24 Mar 1804; Bondsman: William x Tucker; Witness: John Dickson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Edward Byars and Jane Henry; 27 Feb 1812; Bondsman: Wm J Wilson; Witness: Lwn Henderson
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12
    Wm x Byers and ------ ------; 8 Jan 1796; Bondsman: Wm x Earwood (Carwood)
    (Source: Bynum, Marriage Bonds of Tryon and Lincoln Counties, North Carolina)12

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    Spartanburg County, SC Records
    Spartanburg County was created in 1785 from the district of Ninety-Six. Prior to 1772 when the NC / SC state line was surveyed, the area encompassed by present day Spartanburg County was administered as part of Tryon County, NC.

    Deed Book F, p.251-252, Jul. 31, 1798: DRURY SCRUGGS (Spartanburgh) to JAMES BLACK (same); for 11¹ 11s sterling sold 85 ac on for of Horse Cr; border: conditional line between DRURY SCRUGGS to RICHARD HANEY; part of 655 ac grant Dec. 2, 1793 State's Office to REUBIN WARREN. Witness WILLIAM MORROW and NATHAN BYARS. Signed DRURY SCRUGGS. Wit. oath Aug. 18, 1798 WILLIAM MORROW to WM MCDOWELL. Rec. Apr. 15, 1799.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.161)43

    Deed Book F, p.273-274, Aug. 24, 1798: MATTHIAS TURNER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN SUTHERLAND (or SOUTHERLAND) (same); for 50¹ sterling sold 100 ac on Surratt's Cr; border: THOMAS HARRIS. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and ZACHARIAH BLACKWELL. Signed: MATTHIAS TURNER's mark. Wit. oath Jan. 10, 1799 NATHAN BYARS to GEOR LAMKIN. Rec. Apr. 21, 1799
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.163)43

    Deed Book G, p.116-117, Mar. 1, 1800: JOHN SUTHERLIN (Spartanburgh) to WILLIAM MORROW (same); for 30¹ sterling sold 100 ac; on both sides of Horse Cr of Broad R; part of 300 ac grant Jan. 1, 1787 States Office to JOSEPH WARREN and sold by NATHANIEL PACACE (or PERRACE) to JOHN SUTHERLIN. Witness: NATHAN BYARS, JNO BONNER, and DAVID PARIS. Signed: JOHN SUTHERLIN. Wit. oath May 10, 1800, DAVID PARIS to GEO LAMKIN. Rec. Nov. 13, 1800.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.195)43

    Deed Book I, p.423-424, May 29, 1804: JAMES PHILIPS (Rutherford Co, NC) to REUBIN PHILLIPS (Spartanburgh); for $50 sold 170 ac on both sides of Ashworth Cr; border: N-North Carolina line, S-Camp; on lower end of 300 ac grant to THOMAS THOMSON; survey Sept. 23, 1794 for THOMAS THOMSON. Witness: JACOB PHILLIPS and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: JAMES PHILLIPS' mark. Wit. oath Jul. 21, 1804 JACOB PHILLIPS to JNO RICKMAN. Rec. Oct. 8, 1804.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.276)43

    Deed Book K, p.37-38, Sept. 5, 1803: JOHN COOPER (Spartanburgh) to JOHN CHAMPION, WM HESTER, NATHAN BYARS, and VARDRY CAMP, deacons of Church of Providence; for $5 sold 4 ac; plat attached. Witness ABISHA CAMP and JOSEPH CAMP. Signed JOHN COPPER. Wit. oath Mar. 25, 1805 ABISHA CAMP to WILLIAM LANCASTER. Rec. Mar. 25, 1803.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.288)43

    Deed Book L, p.337, Dec. 9, 1807: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to JOSEPH BYARS (same); for $300 sold 286 ac; border: Camp, Cherokee Cr, Watson, Markley, and Green's Cr. Witness: NATHAN BYARS and THOMAS BYARS. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Aug. 27, 1808 THOMAS BYARS to JOHN LIPSCOMB. Rec. Oct 3, 1808.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.377)43

    Deed Book O, p.247, Apr.3, 1815: DETITHY MERRIMAN (Bledso Co, Tenn) to BRIANT BONNER (Spartanburgh); for $100 sold 100 ac on Sarratt's Cr of Broad R; border: SILAS YARBOROUGH, NATHAN BYARS, path from NATHAN
    [I failed to copy the page that contains the last part of this deed abstract ... REMINDER: get a copy of page 508 of this source]
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.507)43

    Deed Book P, p.290-291, Nov. 19, 1813: WILLIAM MORRESS (Spartanburgh) to WILSON NESBETT (same); for $250 sold 573 ac in two parts -- (l) (ac omitted); border: TURNER and WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON); part of grant to JOHN BOMAR; and (2) 79 ac; border; WILSON NESBETT (bought from JAMES HARRISON, WOFFORD, and TURNER; 23 ac excepted "where Spece's old line runs into (1)"; WILLIAM MORRESS is to return money if older grant takes the land in 10 years. Witness: WILLIAM CAMP JR and NATHAN BYARS. Signed: WILLIAM MORRISS. Wit. oath Jul. 28, 1813 WILLIAM CAMP JR to J CAMP. Rec. Jul. 23, 1817.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.556)43

    Deed Book S, p.375, Jan. 14, 1824: JACOB CROCKER (Spartanburgh) to THOMAS THOMAS (same); for $50 sold 211 ac; border JAMES CROCKER and JEREMIAH MARTIN. Witness NATHAN BYARS and SHADRICK WEER. Signed: JACOB CROCKER. Wit. oath Jan. 14, 1824 NATHAN BYARS to JOSEPH CAMP. Rec. Aug. 2, 1824.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.720)43

    Deed Book T, p.135, Oct. 24, 1825: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS to CABRED MCCRAW; for $131.25 sold 211 ac on waters of Island Cr of Pacolate R; except what is in BONNER's tract. Witness: JOHN MARTIN and STERLING GORDEN. Signed: THOMAS THOMAS and NATHAN BYARS. Wit. oath Oct. 24, 1824 JOHN MARTIN to J CAMP. Rec. Nov. 12, 1825. Dower renounced Oct. 31, 1825 NANCY THOMAS to GEO CAMP.
    (Source: Pruitt, Spartanburg County / District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1785-1827, p.750)43

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Pruitt 1785-1827 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: James, James Jr., James Sr., John, Jonas, Jonathan, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Robert, Thomas, and William]

    Deed Book U, 590, p.487-488, 7 Jan 1828: ASPASIO EARLE [ESPASIO EARLE in one ref.] (Rutherford County., N.C.) to ROBERT S. SCRUGGS JUNR. (Spartanburgh Dist), for $130 sold a certain tract of land in Spartanburgh dist on the head branches of Suck creek. Containing 300 acres more or less as will appear by patent, bearing date to SAML. EARLE 5 June 1786. Witness: NATHAN BYARS SR., CHARLES B. DURHAM. Signed: ASPASIO EARLE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS SR. 29 Sept 1828 to GEO. CAMP, J.Q. DOWER relinquished by POLLY (X) EARLE 21 Feb 1829 to WM. S. MORGAN, J.Q. Rec. 7 Mar 1831.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.127)57

    Deed Book V, 735, p.586, 19 Sept 1834: ANTHONY GILMORE (Ga.) do hereby appoint DANIEL GILMORE my lawful attorney to recover and receive from ELIJAH TURNER, Executor of the Estate of READICK ARNDEL late of Spartanburgh Dist. Decd. all my right, title and interest in the said Estate. Witness JOSEPH CAMP, NATHAN BYARS. Signed ANTHONY GILMORE. Witness oath by NATHAN BYARS 2 Jan 1836 to J. CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Jan 1836.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.315)57

    Deed Book W, 13, Page 236-238, 9 Nov 1836: MARY RICHARDS and sons NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS for $200 paid by the treasurer of the So. Ca. Manufacturing Company, do sell unto WM. WALKER, HUGH BAILY, S.N. EVINS, JNO. BOMAR JR., SIMPSON BOBO, President & Directors of said Co., all that tract of land on the waters of Thickaty. Border; CROCKER, MARKLEY, PRICE, BIV. Containing 269 acres more or less. Witness FREDERICK PRICE, WILLIS SMITH, E.S.E. CHAMBERS, DRURY BYARS. Signed: NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, JOSEPH RICHARDS, MARY (x) RICHARDS. Witness oath by WILLIS SMITH that he saw NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, JOSHUA RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS sign the deed. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Witness oath by DRURY BYARS that he saw MARY RICHARDS execute the conveyance. Given 10 Feb 1837 to J. CAMP J.Q. Dower relinquished by HANNA (x) RICHARDS, ELIZABETH (x) RICHARDS & NANCY (x) RICHARDS, the wives of NOAH RICHARDS, JAMES RICHARDS, and JOSEPH RICHARDS, 10 Feb 1837 to JOSEPH CAMP J.Q. Rec. 4 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    Deed Book W, 18, Page 243-244, 26 Sept 1836: NATHAN BYARS (Spartanburgh Dist) in consideration of $109 paid by WILLIAM CLARK Agent for the So. Ca. M. Co. (same), have sold unto WILLIAM WALKER, SAMUEL N. EVINS, JOHN BOMAR JR., HUGH BAILY & SIMPSON BOBO, President and directors, a certain tract of land in said Dist. on the branches of Turners fork, of Thickaty Creek. Border: TURNER. By computation 96 acres more or less. Witness JOHN R. RICHARDS, JOHN BYARS. Signed NATHAN BYARS. Witness oath by JOHN R. RICHARDS 20 Nov 1836 to J. CAMP, J.Q. Dower relinquished by EMELIA (x) BYARS 6 Oct 1836 to JOSEPH CAMP, J.Q. Rec. 5 Apr 1837.
    (Source: Vehorn, Spartanburg District South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1827-1839, p.384)57

    [NOTE: I have only transcribed selected Byars related deeds from the Vehorn 1827-1839 book. The full list of Byars/Byers given names from the index is as follows: Drury, Emelia, John, Joseph, Joshua, Nathan, Nathan Sen., Robert, Thomas, and Wm]

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    Nathan Byars, was born in Granville Co., NC sometime in 1749 and, according to his pension declaration, he had no proof of his birthdate except that his father told him that he was a small boy at Braddock's defeat.

    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore. He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour. He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles. During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Sometime just prior to, or during the Revolution, Nathan Byars was married to Drucilla Harrelson, Drucilla Harrelson born 1750, in Hanover Co., VA, daughter of Burges Harrelson and Elizabeth Green. According to a Rutherford Co., NC book 25, page 174, Nathan was ordered by the court to pay Drucilla $50.00 cash. Thought to be a divorce. After the divorce of Nathan and Drucilla, in 1799, Drucilla went to live with her daughter Elizabeth Byars Watkins in or near McMinnvile, TN. She later went to live with her daughter Nancy Byars Walker. She lived there until her death in 1816. Nathan later married Delphy Logan on October 8, 1819, and at least one, and possibly more, children were born of this marriage. Delphy Logan was born about 1779, and was married to Nathan Byars on October 8, 1819 in Spartanburg District, S. C. by Rev. Joshua Richards.

    Nathan Byars purchased 200 acres of land from James Webb on April 10,1783, located on Main Broad River in Rutherford County, NC. A few years later in 1795, part of this land was sold to Williams Dobbins {special note not included in article - William Dobbins is the 4th great-grandfather of Cecil VanDyke}. Byars moved to that area now in Cherokee County, SC about 1822, and on April 5, 1826, received a South Carolina State grant for 394 acres of land, in Spartanburg District located on the headwaters of Island, Suck and Buck creeks, part of an original grant to James Steadman. This land included that tract that is now the Cowpens National Battleground. Part of this land was sold by Byars to James H. Ezell on November 16, 1840, and on January 6, 1886, James Ezell sold part of th land, but reserved one acre, where the Cowpens Battleground monument now stands, as belonging to the Washington Light Infantry Company of Charleston, S.C. The federal government later erected the present monument on the site.

    Nathan Byars died August 18th, 1846, at the age of 97 years, and his grave is located about 1/2 mile from the battleground monument, about 11 miles west of Gaffney, Cherokee County, SC.

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    1778--22 May: took loyalty oath in Granville Co. NC along with Nathan Byars. Source: The NC State Records, Vol 22, p 174, "Persons of Island Creek District." (Nathan Byars was a Rev. War patriot, b 1749 in Granville Co., NC, died 1846 in Spartanburg Co SC. Nathan had land where the National Cowpens Battle Ground is in Cherokee Co. SC. To the writer's knowledge, the descendants of Nathan have not found his parents as of 1999.)

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    Military:
    At the time of his entry into the service, he was a resident of Caswell County, NC and was drafted for a 3-months tour of duty, serving as a Private under Captain Cunningham and Captain Forbes (?) (Forker?) in the Regiment commanded by Col. Ramsey and Major Moore.

    He was drafted for two additional tours of duty and later volunteered for a three-months tour.

    He did not remember the dates of his services; however, his declaration for pension, indicated that he was in the service `at the time of the battle of Eutah Springs, Kings Mountain, and at the time of Gates' defeat', although he did not fight in any of those battles.

    During the various tours of duty, Private Byars was stationed principally at Hillsborough, and adjacent counties, and, during one tour, went out against the Indians' in the western part of the State. In support of his claim for pension, two of his neighbors, Rev. Drury Scruggs, and Jesse Scruggs, attached a statement supporting the facts given by the claimant, Nathan Byars.

    Nathan married Drucilla Harrelson 1770-1772, (Orange County, North Carolina); divorced 24 Nov 1808, (Rutherford County, North Carolina). Drucilla (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines) was born 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 1816. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Drucilla Harrelson was born 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina) (daughter of Burgess Harrelson and Elizabeth Gaines); died 1816.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Drusilla Harrelson
    • Also Known As: Drusilla Harrilson

    Children:
    1. George Byars was born 1773, (Caswell County, North Carolina).
    2. Martha Druscilla Byars was born 31 Dec 1774, Granville County, North Carolina; died 0___ 1822, Warren County, Tennessee.
    3. Elizabeth Byars was born 1 Jan 1775, (Caswell County, North Carolina); died , (Warren County, Tennessee).
    4. Nancy Byars was born 1776, Commonwealth of Virginia; died 1860, Marion County, Alabama; was buried , Goodwater Cemetery, East Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.
    5. Nathan Byars, Jr. was born 1776, (Caswell County) North Carolina; died 1860, (Lawrence County) Alabama; was buried , Bald Knob Cemetery, Five Points, Lawrence County, Alabama.
    6. John Byars, Sr. was born 1777, Caswell County, North Carolina; died 13 Apr 1852, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; was buried , Union Hill Cemetery, Homewood, Jefferson County, Alabama.
    7. Mary Margaret Byars was born 1778, Virginia; was buried , Anthony Family Cemetery, Fayette County, Alabama.
    8. 1. Burgess Harrelson "Harrel" Byars was born 1779, Buncombe County, North Carolina; died 13 Feb 1874, Warren County, Tennessee; was buried , Byars Cemetery, Warren County, Tennessee.
    9. Robert Byas was born 0Mar 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died ~1853.
    10. Andrew (Drury) Byars was born 1786, Rutherford County, North Carolina; died 1 May 1845, (Bedford County, Tennessee).


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Henry Byars was born 1713, Hanover County, Virginia (son of John Byars and Elizabeth Glen); died 1792, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Patriotic Service (DAR Ancestor #: A017964)
    • Alt Birth: 1713, New Kent County, Virginia
    • Alt Death: 1792, St. John's Parish, Granville County, North Carolina

    Notes:

    From "Colonial Granville And It's People", by Ray, p. 174; we know that a John and James Byars were early Granville settlers...Margie Tucker

    end of note


    Message #27 Monday, September 27, 1999

    Subject: JAMES HENRY BYARS/BYERS b.1713 VA, m. PEGGY (MARGARET) GENTRY & CHILDREN

    Posted by: CLARA BYARS/BYERS GREEN

    Message:

    Really hit jackpot today, my ancestors were the above, their son, Capt. John Henry Byars b.1734 m. Elizabeth Thomason (Thompson?) b.1735, they had a son called Capt. George Byars (1771-1843 )m. Sarah Watkins (1794-1869), their son William Peyton Byars (b.1792-1873) m. Nancy Sutton.

    These two moved their family to southern Illinois (Marion Co.) in 1827 and the family pretty much stayed there until WW2 when my oldest brother,

    William D. Byars, Jr., relocated to Oklahoma. His only son,

    William Robert Byars lives near Tulsa. I've been trying to find info about James Henry's parents and how they came to America & from where.

    Believe this is the Byers sept of the Clan Lindsay and they came from Scotland via Ulster in the Plantation of the 1600's.

    Do please write me if you have anything to add. Sure hope you find this useful. CGreen2505@aol.com

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    James (Henry) Byars Deed Granville Co NC

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    James (Henry) Byars Deed Granville Co NC
    Posted by: Tim Byars Date: January 25, 2001 at 23:08:44 of 473


    I would like to share the following information from Marjorie Tucker. Marjorie was a Byars researcher over the past 20 + years. She passed from this life last year but wanted to share her work with other Byars
    researchers. I have included below her comments regarding the James Byars deed in Granville County, North Carolina (1757), and her transcription of that deed.

    From: MTucker211@aol.com
    Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 1999 5:28 PM
    To: tblife@bigfoot.com
    Subject: James Byars Deed

    Tim, I suppose you gave up on my transcribing the deed! It was very difficult, but I am satisfied with my results. I very much appreciate your scanning it for me. That helped a lot.

    I am attaching it as a file, but I have made comments that I will paste here. I would very much like to have copies of this deed sent to all serious Byars researchers. I consider this a very important new breakthrough. I welcome comments by others.

    Marjorie Stewart Tucker (1932-2000)

    COMMENTS

    The following is a copy of the abstract of the Granville Deed, which has appeared in print for many years - at least as early as 1944 in the Will Franke papers:

    Granville Co., NC, Book C, page 334 - Indenture Nov. 3, 1757 Nathaniel Henderson and wife, Parish St. John to James Byars of Hanover County, Va. 400 acres in County of Granville, Parish of St. John - Both sides of Michael's Creek along Haywood (?) line. Witness Wm Sims - Proven Dec. 6, 1757.

    There is a very important inaccuracy in this abstract. The location of the 400 acres is crucial to Byars research. It is a "parcel of land containing by estimation four hundred acres situate lying & being in the County of Granville & Parish of St. Johns & on both sides of Michael's Crook of Island Creek."

    Both Nathan Byars and William Byars took the State Oath of Allegiance Nov. 15, 1777, being of 77 persons in the Island Creek so doing. For some time I had been unsure of the identification of this William, because there was only one William who received a pension from the Rev. War from either North or South Carolina, and he was William, son of David Byars and Margaret Carson.

    I now believe the William of Island Creek, was the William who married Sarah Ann Doggett. I found a note in the Byars/Byers Family Enquirer, Vol. No. 1, March 1986, page 5 that there is a reference to William Byers being a Rev. Soldier in the DOGGETT FAMILY BOOK, Pub. 1894. This William has no DAR record, and did not receive a pension.

    Nathan Byars and William Byars were most likely brothers or cousins.

    It is important to find that James Byars bought land in the Island Creek area, but it is still unclear whether he ever lived there. Note that he paid for the 400 acres with Virginia currency, indicating he was living in Virginia at the time (1757). Note also that James and his wife, Rachel, of Hanover Co., VA, sold half of New Market Grist Mill Feb. 8, 1790, indicating that he was still living in Virginia then.

    The 400 acres bordered the land of Capt. Sherwood Haywood. His name was not clear in the abstract.

    Note: I still have not found that James' name was James Henry.


    Granville County, NC, Book C, pp. 334-335 November 3, 1757

    This Indenture made this third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fifty seven Between Nathaniel Henderson & his wife Patience in the County of Granville Carolina of His own part and James Byars in the County of Hanover in Virginia the other part Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife for and in consideration of the sum of forty pounds Virginia Currency to them in hand by the said James Byars at or before the onsealing & delivery of the sd. presents the sd. script whereof they the sd. Nathl. Henderson & Patience his wife doth hereby acknowledge & thereof & of & from every part & parcel thereof doth acquit & discharge the said James Byars his heirs Exers. & Admrs. They the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife hath granted bargained & sold aliened (transferred) enfeoffed (made a gift of any corporeal hereditamints to another) released & confirmed and by these presents doth grant bargain & sell alien enfeoff Release & Confirm unto the said James Byars and to his heirs & assigns forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation four hundred acres situate lying & being in the County of Granville & Parish of St. Johns & on both sides of Michaels Crook of Island Creek the same land being part of a greater quantity granted by Deeds to the said Nathaniel Henderson dated the fourteenth day of May 1757 and bounded as follows to wit Beginning at a Red Oak in a line of the said Nathl Henderson thence along Sherd Haywoods (Capt. Sherwood Haywood - his name is spelled in full in the deed preceding this one) line South 30 degrees West one hundred & fifty two poles to a Red Oak thence South one hundred fifty six poles to a Hicory thence East two hundred poles crossing the I Creek (Island Creek) to a Red Oak then North one hundred & four poles to a red oak then East ninety poles to a pine then North one hundred seventy three poles to a Red Oak then West two hundred & four poles to the beginning and all houses out houses edifices buildings trees woods underwoods waters water courses fences yards gardens feedings profits commodities advantages hereditaments & appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract or parcel of land belonging or in anywise appurtaining and the Reversion Remainder and Remainders Rents issues & profits of all & singular the said premises and of every part & parcel thereof and also all the Estate Right Title or claim whatsoever of them the said Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife of in or to the sd. premises above memtioned & every part thereof To have and to hold the said four hundred acres of land & premises above mentioned & every part & parcel thereof to the appurtenances unto the said James Byars his heirs & assigns to the only proper use and behoof of him the said James Byars his heirs & assigns forever and they the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife for themselves their heirs Exers & Admrs doth covenant & grant to and with the said James Byars his heirs & assigns forever against the claim challenge or demand of them the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife their heirs and all & every other person or persons shall & will warrant and forever defend by these presents.

    In Witness whereof they the sd. Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife hath hereunto set their hands and Seals the day and year first above written.

    Nathaniel Henderson (LS)
    Patience X Henderson (LS)

    Memorandum that on the day & year first within mentioned (can't read) & quiet possession and Livery of seizin (archaic phrase meaning an act of transferring physical possession of property) of the lands & premises within mentioned was conveyed & delivered by the within named Nathaniel Henderson & Patience his wife unto the within named James Byars to hold to him his heirs & assigns according to the purport bias intent & meaning of the within written Deed.

    In the presence of Nathaniel Henderson (LS)

    William Sims mark

    Patience X Henderson (LS)

    Received the day & year first within mentioned of the within named James Byars the sum of forty pounds Virginia Currency it being the consideration within mentioned to be by him paid.

    William Sims Nathaniel Henderson

    At a Court for Granville County 6th December 1757. Nathaniel Henderson acknowledged this Deed with the Livery of Seizin & the Receit thereon endorsed to be his Acts & deeds, previous to which, Patience, wife of the sd. Nathaniel Henderson, who being first privately examined according to Law by Samuel Henderson, Esqr. appointed for that purpose by the Court, relinquished her right of Dower in the Lands by this Deed conveyed all which on Motion were Ordered to be Register'd.

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    Truly Register'd. William Eaton, Public Registrar

    Will book- 8 Feb 1790

    James Byars of Hanover Co., and Rachel his wife to Pleasant Terrell; 1/2 of New Market Grist Mill on Little River and 2-1/2 acres of land loining said mill; the one half acre on the opposite side of the river from the mil and the other acre and 3/4 joining the mill house...Dossels line...Browns line...to the mill house there being about 1-3/4 acres in said line; further I give said Terrel liberty to build a Cay Dam on my land joining William Harris provided said Harris is willing for same to be built and logs to build said dam.

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    http://duplin.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/ncparishes.htm

    St. John’s Parish in Granville County In 1746, when Granville Co., N.C. was formed from Edgecombe, St. John's Parish was created, including all of Granville Co. In 1761, Granville Co. was divided into two parishes, the western part becoming Granville Parish and the eastern part remaining St. John's. In 1764, the whole of St. John's Parish, the eastern part of Granville Co., became Bute County and a small part of Northampton Go., N.C. was added to Bute, in 1766.

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    Military:
    provided supplies to the American Army...

    James married Margaret "Peggy" Gentry (Louisa County, Virginia). Margaret was born 0___ 1693, (Virginia); died Aft 1734, (Louisa County, Virginia). [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Margaret "Peggy" Gentry was born 0___ 1693, (Virginia); died Aft 1734, (Louisa County, Virginia).

    Notes:

    Probably connected to Nathan Gentry... http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gentry-249

    Children:
    1. John Byars, Sr. was born 16 Mar 1734, Louisa County,Virginia Colony; died 23 Dec 1781, Louisa County, Virginia.
    2. James Byars was born 1740, (Hanover County, Virginia).
    3. Sarah Byars was born 1742, Granville County, North Carolina; died Aft 1803, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
    4. 2. Nathan Byars was born 1749, Granville County, North Carolina; died 15 Aug 1846, Spartanburg County, South Carolina; was buried , Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee, South Carolina.
    5. Mourning Byars was born Abt 1755, St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia; died 1791, Louisa County, Virginia.

  3. 6.  Burgess Harrelson was born 1718, Hanover County, Virginia (son of Peter Harralson and Mary Chambers); died 9 Oct 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.

    Notes:

    Twelve children... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/u/e/Andrew-T-Fuentes/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0392.html

    Burgess married Elizabeth Gaines 1740, (Orange County) North Carolina. Elizabeth was born 1720, Hanover County, Virginia; died 1758, (Orange County) North Carolina. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Elizabeth Gaines was born 1720, Hanover County, Virginia; died 1758, (Orange County) North Carolina.

    Notes:

    View Tree for Elizabeth GainesElizabeth Gaines (b. 1720, d. 1758)
    Elizabeth Gaines (daughter of Fnu Gaines)53, 53, 53, 53 was born 1720 in Hanover, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, 53, 53, and died 1758 in North Carolina, USA53, 53, 53.She married (1) Richard Howell.She married (2) Burgess Harrelson on 1740 in North Carolina, USA53, son of Peter Harrelson and Mary Chambers.
    More About Elizabeth Gaines:
    Date born 2: 1716, Rec.53
    More About Elizabeth Gaines and Burgess Harrelson:
    Marriage 1: 1740, North Carolina, USA.53
    Marriage 2: 1739, Hanover, Virginia, USA.53
    Marriage 3: 1740, New Kent, Virginia, USA.53
    Marriage 4: 1740, New Kent, Virginia, USA.53
    Children of Elizabeth Gaines and Richard Howell are:

    Elizabeth Howell, d. 27 May 1901, Montgomery, Alabama, USA53.


    Children of Elizabeth Gaines and Burgess Harrelson are:

    Burgess Harrelson, b. 1740, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, 53, d. 183153, 53.
    +Elijah Harrelson, b. 1743, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, d. 1789, Caswell, North Carolina, USA53, 53, 53.
    Elisha Harrelson, b. 1745, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, 53.
    Elisheba Harrelson, b. 1746, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, 53, d. 1779, Caswell, North Carolina, USA53, 53.
    Ezekiel Harrelson, b. 1746, Hanover, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA53, 53,d., Caswell, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA53, 53.
    Penina Harrelson, b. 1749, Hanover, Virginia, USA53, 53.
    Jermima Harrelson, b. 175053, 53, d. 177753.
    Jermima Harrelson, b. 1751, Orange, North Carolina, USA53, d. 177753.
    Drucilla Harrelson, b. 1753, Orange Factory, Orange, North Carolina, USA53, 53, d. 1816, Rutherfordton, Rutherford, North Carolina, USA53, 53.
    Drusetta Harrelson, b. 1753, Orange, North Carolina, USA53, 53, d. 1816, Rutherford, North Carolina, USA53, 53.
    Elizabeth Harrelson, b. 1755, Orange, North Carolina, USA53, 53,d., Caswell, Cumberland, North Carolina, USA53, 53.
    John Harrelson, b. 1758, Orange, North Carolina, USA53, 53

    Children:
    1. Elijah Harrelson was born ~1742, (Hanover County, Virginia); died 1778, (Virginia).
    2. Ezekiel Harrelson was born ~1746, Hanover County, Virginia; died 0Sep 1779, Caswell County, North Carolina.
    3. Elisheba Harrelson was born ~1742, Hanover County, Virginia.
    4. 3. Drucilla Harrelson was born 1744, (New Hanover County, North Carolina); died 1816.
    5. Jemima Harrelson was born Abt 1750, Hanover County, Virginia; died Abt 1777.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Byars was born 1675, King and Queen County, Virginia; died Aft 1749, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America.

    Other Events:

    • Alt Birth: ~ 1675, (England)
    • Will: 18 Jan 1734, Hanover County, Virginia
    • Residence: 1748, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America
    • Residence: 1749, Lunenburg County, Virginia, British Colonies of North America

    Notes:

    27 Feb 2013 Follow-up and 15 years later...

    Found on WikiTree, John BYARS, born 1612, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, lists three more BYARS generations. Very likely that this is an early progenitor... http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Byars-36

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: David Hennessee
    To: Margie Tucker
    Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 11:13 AM
    Subject: John BYERS

    Cuz - Was searching through County Durham,England Marriages 1575-1837 confirming a DURHAM line of mine and ran across:

    "21 Apr 1694 John Byers + Jane Kirton". There are no further references to BYERS/BYARS. Many "Johns" appear in progeny of James Henry. Through serendipity I think I've found a possible clue. What do you think? Could this "John Byers" be our "John Byars'" antecedent?

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    From: MTucker211
    To: schoolstuff@worldnet.att.net
    Subject: Re: BYARS
    Date: Tuesday, March 31, 1998 11:35 PM

    Cuz, I found a page sent to me years ago by Faye Robbins. This is what has led Byars researches to believe that it constitues proof. A note at the top of this page she writes that she never tried to prove it. I need to xerox it and send to you. I have a fax modem but don't know how to use it, so I am typing it..

    John Byars m. ______?

    Children: (2)

    1. James Henry Byars b. ca. 1713
    wed (1) Peggy Gentry
    (2) Rachel Mathews

    2. Jonas Byars b. ca 1718

    According to THE VESTRY BOOK, ST. PAUL'S PARISH, Hanover County, Virginia, pages 130 and 183 that John Byars was living in New Kent Co., VA on Sept. 24, 1708. That he resided in St. Paul's Parish before 1734 was living in St. Martin's Parish on Feb. 8, 1734.
    ________________________

    (1) JAMES HENRY BYARS

    James Henry Byars, m. , (1) Peggy Gentry

    Born: ca. 1713

    Died: ca. 1792

    Children:- (4) (known)

    1. John Byars Mar. 16, 1734, Louisa Co., VA

    2. James Byars 1740

    3. William Byars Apr. 6, 1747
    wed Sarah Ann Doggett

    4. Nathan Byars 1749
    wed (1) Drucilla Harrelson
    (2) Delphy Logan

    (2) JONAS BYARS

    Jonas Byars m. Frances "Fanny" Collins Born: ca. 1718

    Children: (2) Known

    1. William Byars 1755/60 1819
    wed Elizabeth Bedford

    2. Henryetta Byars

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    An excellent monograph on the BYARS Family by Joe Logan ... http://logan-family.org/doc/byars.html

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    28 Mar 2007 Joel Hager reports a compilation of "John Byars" sightings in the Virginia Colony... http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hagerj&id=I278629

    Hanover County, VA 1706 - 1786 Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish File submitted for use in the USGenWeb Archives by: Pat C. John

    This volume was the sixth in the series of parish books started in 1931. Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, B.A., B.D., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., the editor of four previous volumes in the series, agreed to transcribe and edit the volume. Dr. Chamberlayne was headmaster of St. Christopher's School near Richmond, and a recognized authority on the history of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia. His efforts on four of the five previous volumes in the series, plus three volumes published at his own expense, made him a highly qualified transcriber and editor of early parish records. He undertook the work as a labor of love without remuneration.

    Soon after the volume had gone to press in January 1939, Dr. Chamberlayne died on April 3, 1939. Under the general direction of Mr. Wilmer L., Hall, State Librarian, members of the library staff assisted in completing the work. Mr. William J. Van Schreeven, then Head Archivist and later State Archivist edited Dr. Chamberlayne's rough draft of an introduction and compiled the appendix. The proof reading was done by Mrs. Marjorie C. Gough and the index was prepared by Miss Virginia E. Jones. St. Paul's Vestry Book and four other vestry books published in the series relate to the contiguous area in which the early local records have been either lost or destroyed. This volume is distinctive because it was regularly used to enter processioning orders and returns as well as the recording of minutes of vestry meetings. Thus it is a comprehensive record of land owners in the parish. Since records of Hanover County were destroyed during the evacuation fire in Richmond in 1865, the entries in the vestry book are the only existing record of land ownership. Louis H. Manarin State Archivist Richmond, October 27, 1972 Introduction (p. xi) The manuscript volume hereinafter reproduced in print embodies the earliest consecutive records of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County Virginia, known to be in existence.

    It covers, with more or less completeness, the period from January, 1706 to August 1786. The history of the volume from the day the last entry in it was written until 1907, when the writer examined it along with other parish records at the Theological Seminary at Alexandria, is unknown to the editor. That Bishop Meade was unaware of its existence when writing his "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia" (first published in book form in 1857) is evident to those who have read his chapter on the "Parishes in Hanover County - No. 1." At some date unknown to the editor the volume was deposited by someone, whose identity the editor has been unable to establish, in the library of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, at Alexandria. With the other parish record books on deposit there, it was in 1931 transferred for safe-keeping to the Virginia State Library in Richmond, and is preserved in the Archives Division of the library. It is the property of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia. It has not hitherto been published…. (p. xii) St. Paul's Parish was established in 1704 by act of the General Assembly convening on April 20 of that year. Under the terms of the Act the parish was to come into being on June 1; it may fairly be assumed therefore that the vestry records began with the minutes of a vestry meeting held within a month or two of that date, and it is possible that they began with a transcript of the proceedings of the meeting of the "ffreeholders and Housekeepers of the Parish" which was scheduled under the Act to convene on the "second thirsday in June next and there choose twelve of the most able and discreet persons of the parish to be Vestrymen for their said parish…"

    But whatever may have been the date of the first entry in the original vestry book, the first complete vestry minutes in the extant book are those for the meeting held on July 10, 1706 - or two years subsequent to the establishment of the parish. Another circumstance of interest, and indeed of importance, in connection with this old manuscript volume, raising as it does some doubt as to the absolute validity of the record up to the year 1754, is the fact that the volume is for the first two hundred and forty- one pages merely a transcript, of an older and long since disappeared, manuscript volume, which was ordered to be made ( p. xiii) in the year 1754. Furthermore it is not certain that the volume transcribed in 1754, was the original record prior to the year 1742, for under the date Oct. 12, 1742, there occurs the item "To Do, for Transcribing the Register Book from ye; year 1704, to this p'sent time. 1000," the matter hinging entirely upon the meaning of the term "Register Book." If this term means here vestry book, then there were two transcripts made (one in 1742, the other in 1754) and the present manuscript is from 1742 to 1754 a copy of the original record, while for the entries prior to 1742 it is only a copy of a copy of the original. On the other hand, if the term "Register Book" here refers to the record kept of births, baptisms, and deaths in the parish, then the present manuscript vestry book is for the entire period prior to 1754 a transcript of the original record. The Extent of the Parish In order to determine the extent of St. Paul's Parish in 1704, the year of its establishment, it is necessary first to know the boundaries of St. Peter's Parish, from which St. Paul's was cut off. In 1704 St Peter's Parish was bounded on the north-east by the Pamunkey River up to the fork and from (p.xiv) that point on by the north fork (North Anna River); on the south-east by the line dividing it from Blisland (or Blissland) Parish and by the north-west boundary of Wilmington Parish, if there ever was any definitely fixed north-west boundary line of that parish; on the south-west by the ridge between the Pamunkey and the Chickahominy rivers (the dividing line between the parishes of St. Peter's and Wilmington) up to the north-west extent of Wilmington Parish, and then by the Chickahominy River. To the north-west the parish extended theoretically indefinitely; practically it extended to the farthest point of settlement. From 1704, then, until St. Martin's Parish was in turn cut off from it, St. Paul's Parish extended indefinitely north-west from the north-west boundary of St. Peter's Parish between the Pamunkey (in its upper reaches the North Anna) and the Chickahominy. In 1726 when St. Martin's Parish was cut off from St Pauls, the new parish included all that part of St. Paul's Parish lying in the fork of the Pamunkey (made by the junction of the North Anna and the South Anna rivers) together with all that part of the original parish lying north-west of Stone Horse Creek, which flowed north-east into the South Anna. In 1923, that part of St. Paul's Parish lying between Stone Horse Creek and a line running parallel to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad and two and a half miles to the east of it was by action of the Episcopal Diocesan Council formed into a new parish to which was given the name Ashland. The St. Paul's of this vestry book, however, which originally extended from Matadequin Creek on the east indefinitely to the west, after 1726 extended west as far as the fork of the Pamunkey and as far as Stone Horse Creek for the territory south of the South Anna. Processioning (p.xv) Each one of the parish vestry books still in existence has perhaps something of peculiar interest attaching to it. The thing of most outstanding interest in connection with the vestry book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, is that the volume served a unique as well as a double purpose. It was the repository of two very different sets of records; i.e., the minutes of the vestry meetings and, as well, the orders for processioning and the returns made by the processioners. In view of the fact that in this old vestry book the processioning orders and processioning returns together comprise so large a part of the record as a while, it may not be out of place here to make clear what the terms "processioning" and " processioners" mean, what the practice of processioning was, and what the reason for the practice; and all the more so as even the term, "processioning" itself has become practically obsolete, and therefore meaningless, in Virginia. The first reference to processioning that the editor can find in the Virginia colonial records occurs in Hening's Statues…..

    This reference is embodied in Act LXXVIII of the session of the Grand Assembly begun March 23rd 1662, the preamble of which, giving clear the purpose of the proposed practice, is as follows: "Whereas many contentious suites are dayly incited and stirred up about the bounds of land for which noe remedy hath yett bin provided, the ffifty seaventh act prohibiting resurveighs not applying the expected remedies, for if the surveighs be just (p.xvi) yet the surveighors being for the most part careles of seeing the trees marked, or the owners never renewing them, in a small time the chopps being growne up, or the trees fallen, the bounds become as uncertaine as at first, and upon a new surveigh the least variation of a compasse alters the scituation of a whole neighborhood and deprives many persons of houses, or chards and all to their infinite losse and trouble; for prevention whereof, Bee it enacted" etc. The purpose of processioning, accordingly, was to obviate lawsuits over boundary lines, with the necessary expenses and possible injustices incident to resurveys, which were almost inevitably attendant upon law suits over disputed property lines. The wording of the Act proper was as follows: "….that within twelve months after this act, all the inhabitants of every neck and tract of land adjoining shall goe in procession and see the marked trees of every mans land in those precincts to be renewed, and the same course to be taken once every fower years, by which meanes the inconvenience of clandestine surveigh will be taken away, and the bounds wilbe soe generally known and the marks soe fresh that noe alteration can be made afterwards. And be it further enacted that the bounds by the consent of the present proprietors being once thus setled shall conclude the said proprietors, and all others clayming from or under them, from any future alterations of their bounds, be there within the said bounds more or lesse land than they pretend to: And if it shall happen any difference to be at present that cannot be by the neighbors themselves decided, Bee it further enacted that two honest and able surveyors shall in presence of the neighbour-hood lay out the land in controversie, and the bounds than laid out to be the certaine bounds, and ever after to be renewed and continue soe, but the person causing the difference to pay the charge of the survey, it tending much more to the preservation of ffriendshipp among neighbors to have a present and finall decission of their (p.xvii) differences, while men yet live that are acquainted with the ffirst surveys, and while land is yet at a low value, then it will be when time hath rooted out all knowledge to the bounds and added a greater value to the land. Be it enacted further that each county court shall appoint and order the vestrys of each parish to devide the parishes into soe many precincts as they shall think necessary for the neighbors to joyne and see each others markes renewed, and to appoint certaine dayes between Easter and Whitsunday to goe the said processions and put this act in effectuall execution, and in case the court shall omitt to make such orders and to send the same to the severall vestryes of the parishes in their counties, they shalbe fined ten thousand pounds of tobacco, and the vestry failing in ordering the precincts and the persons to goe together shall be fined twelve hundred pounds of tobacco and the persons fayling to goe upon the day appointed, or to renew his marke accordingly shall for his neglect be fined three hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco." The practice of processioning, as inaugurated under the above Act of the session of 1662 was later amplified and altered in certain important details by subsequent legislation, as follows: 1. In 1673 provision was made for the processioning of lands of orphans 2. In 1691 the time of year for processioning was changed to the six months between September 30 and March 31st. 3. In 1705 it was directed (1) that the court orders for processioning should go out between June 1 and September 1 of every fourth year, beginning with the year 1708; (2) that the vestries were each to appoint "at least two intelligent honest freeholders of every precinct, to see such processioning performed, and take and return to the vestry an account [in writing] of every persons land, they shall proscession, and of the persons present at the same, and of what lands in their precincts, (p.xviii) they shall fail to proscession, and of the particular reasons of such failure"; (3) that the vestries were to see to it that the written returns of the processioners were "registered in particular books to be kept for that purpose by the clerk of the vestry," the registers to be examined by the churchwardens for the purpose of seeing that the returns made by the processioners had been copied fully and exactly; (4) that specified fines should be the penalties for failure on the part of county and parish officials, and the other persons affected by the act, to perform their respective duties under the act; and (5) that bounds three times processioned should be considered settled and determined forever. 4. In 1710 the processioning legislation of 1705 was ineffect re-enacted, the one change of importance being the requirement that from thenceforth the court orders for processioning should go out every fourth year beginning with the year 1711; and the one material addition being a provision for the processioning under special court orders of lands whose owners had refused to have them processioned in ordinary and regular course. 5. In 1748 the processioning law of 1710 was re-enacted without any important change by way of addition, omission or substitution. C.G.Chamberlayne,

    In extracting this data on the Surname Harris from the above referenced book, there are two things I want to tell you. I will indicate the book page first and in parenthesis, I will indicate the page in the actual vestry records. When given, I will also show the date. I will extract data only, making no assumptions. You will also note that there are entries in the vestry minutes that have the abbreviations C: and C:C. From what I can determine, the C:C stands for Contra: Credit and the C: stands for Credit. Permission to publish this data online was obtained from John T. Kneebone, Director of Publications & Educational Services, Library of Virginia on February 3, 2000. Pat C. Johns (pacj11945@aol.com)

    P. 39 & 40 (46), dated April 11, 1710 "In Obedience to an order of New Kent Court, dated 28th Feb. 1709/10, Its ordered that Henry Mills, Joseph Poors, Joseph Brown, Henry Farmur, Col. Dukes Quarter, Roger Smith, Charles Rhodes, William Howlet, Samuel Rennolds, John Byas, Rob't Walker, John Kinbrow Junr., John Harris, Rennold Allen, Wm Hatfield and Daniel Dishman, with all their Male Thitables, are to Assist John Glenn to clear the road according to the said Court Order."

    RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY, VIRGINIA William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Edward Reynolds I have tried to maintain the exact format of the originals. This is a copyrighted Transcription of this article by Edward Reynolds on 9-15-1997. It may be distributed and copied for any non-profit use without written permission from Edward Reynolds. All other uses are prohibited. WLLLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY 47 RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY. There are only two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover county, Va The oldest, designated the "Small Book" in these notes, covers the years 1734 and 1735, and contains orders, wills, deeds, etc. The other, "The Larger Book" of these notes is a deed book for 1780-1790. The following are the abbreviations: adj, adjoining; extor --executor: adm.-administrator; s.-son; d.-daughter or died; est. estate; X - his mark; a.---acres. These notes were copied by me in the winter of 1910-1911 - S. 0. Southall. THE SMALL BOOK, 1734-1735.

    P. on Totopotomoy Creek. Feb., 1734.~John X Byars to his son James Byars.

    Hanover County, Virginia Deed Book References Page 181-182

    I John Byars of St. Martins par., Hanover Co., for good will and fatherly love do give my loving son, James Byars my plantation and all my 200a. of land with houses edifices buildings and tenements, gardens, ordhards, and woods: sd. James Paying what quitrent shall grow due to the king. 18 Jan 1734. Wit: Robert Harris, Wm. Hendrick, Richard Harris.

    Note: there are many othe references to James Byars and James Byars, Jr. and wife Rachel in Hanover records until the late 1790's.

    Transcribed by Alan Bias

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/brunswick/deeds/book3pt1.txt

    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VA - DEEDS - Deed Book 3 Abstracts Part 1 (1744-1749)

    Indenture dated 1 August 1745, between Runall Alling of Brunswick County and Andrew Presley of Amela County, 100a, œ25, Release. Signed Runall Alling (bhm), Mary Alling (bhm). Witnesses: John Hearn, John Byas (bhm), Edward Matthis (bhm). Court August 1, 1745, Indenture acknowledged by Runal Alling and Mary the wife of the said Runal personally appeared and relinquished her Right of Dower. Deed Book 3, Page 57.

    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/lunenburg/census/sun002.txt

    Lunenburg County, Virginia Lewis Deloney's List of Tithables, 1748

    John Bias .................................................. 1

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    Lunenburg County, Virginia

    William Howard, "from Butchers Creek to the extent of the County downwards."

    William Howard's List of Tithables, 1749 Tithes H. & Scalps

    John Byas [?] ................................ 1 6

    Carrie Bias Hoffert - Mar 14, 2005

    "April 11, 1710, O.S., p. 24 [new pagination p. 32; Chamberlayne p. 40] In Obedience to an Order of New Kent Court, dated 28th Feb,ry 1709/10 Its ordered that Henry Mills, Joseph Poors, Joseph Brown Henry Farmur, Col,o Dukes Quarter, Roger Smith, Charles Rhodes, William Howlet, Samuel Rennolds, JOHN BYAS Rob,t Walker John Kimbrow Jun,r John Harris, Rennold Allen, W,m Hatfield and Daniel Dishman, with all their Male Tithables, are to Assist John Glenn to clear the road According to the said order of Court" Source; This is information copied from original ROAD ORDERS for the state of VA NOTE THE YEAR 1710 in NEW KENT CO, VA….Could this be the father of our JAMES BYAS????? Maybe this is where we will finally find his origins??? Definitely bears a lot more investigation. NOTE THE NAMES OF others, FARMER, HATFIELD, names that have continued continuity with the BYAS/BIAS family for generations! I wonder if we might find a will for the above JOHN BYAS…..Naming patterns for our James Byas are correct, he had a son Jonathon. Give me your thoughts…. IS there anyone out there that has access to NEW KENT Co, records on a direct basis, also can someone might want to check out adjoining counties that were formed from part of NEW KENT Co, after 1710 to see if we might find a will there. I live in NC, so I do not have access to NEW KENT county court house and their records.

    Carrie

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    24 Jul 2007

    http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=byars

    Surname: Byars

    Recorded in a number of modern spelling forms including Byars, Byers, Byre, Byres, Bier, Biers, and Buyers, this is an English topographical or occupational surname, and one associated with the pre 7th century Viking. It derives from the word "bi or byre", meaning the cattle barn or dairy, and is one of a group of surnames which originate from working or living on a farm. These include Bull, Heffer, Stott, and Palfrey, and all relate to the keeping of livestock, the prime agricultural function of the medieval period. Perhaps not surprisingly given the importance of the occupation, this is one of the earliest of all recorded hereditary surnames, and it is also not surprising that it was in the then cattle breeding regions of East Anglia and the West Country, where originally the surname was most prevalent. There is also a possibility that in some cases the surname may have descended from an Olde English personal name "Bye", of unproven meaning. This is suggested by the recording of Thomas filius Bye of Cambridge, in the Hundred Rolls of the year 1279. Other early examples of the name recording include John Attebey also in the same Hundred Rolls of Cambridge and John Buyres of Somerset in the Subsidy Tax rolls of 1327. The famous portrait painter of the 17th century Nicholas Byer, who died in 1681, was actually born in Norway, although possibly of English parents. The first known recording is believed to be that of Elias de la Byare of Devonshire in the year 1275. This was during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 -1307.

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    John married Elizabeth Glen 1712, New Kent County, Virginia. Elizabeth (daughter of James Glen and Hanna (Thompson)) was born ~1694, New Kent County, Virginia; died ~1763, Louisa County,Virginia Colony. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Glen was born ~1694, New Kent County, Virginia (daughter of James Glen and Hanna (Thompson)); died ~1763, Louisa County,Virginia Colony.

    Notes:

    Elizabeth Byars formerly Glen
    Born about 1694 in New Kent County, Virginia
    ANCESTORS ancestors
    Daughter of William Glen and Constance Taylor
    Sister of Elizabeth MacKyger [half]
    Wife of John Byars — married 1712 in New Kent, Virginia
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    Mother of James Henry Byars and Jonas Byars
    Died after 1763 in Virginia
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    US Southern Colonies.
    Elizabeth (Glen) Byars settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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    Questioned Parents
    No evidence is presented on this profile to substantiate the statement that William Glen and Constance Taylor are Elizabeth's parents. Other sources state that Elizabeth is the daughter of John Glenn and Hannah Thompson.[1] Also note that in a court order of 28 February 1709/10, John Byars is required to join other neighbors in assisting John Glenn to clear a road.[2] This seems to indicate a relationship between this John Glenn and Elizabeth Glenn.

    There is another possibility. James Glen's will, dated 11 June 1762 and proved 3 February 1763 in Hanover County, Virginia names wife Hannah and children. Among the children are Elizabeth Byass.[3] It is of course not certain that this Elizabeth is the one we are dealing with here.

    Biography
    Elizabeth was born about 1694.

    Sources
    ? Tucker, Marjorie Stewart Genealogical Collection: Descendants of John Byars https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE66973
    ? Hanover County, VA 1706-1786 Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, p 39 & 40 as cited on The Hennessee Family http://www.thehennesseefamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I25588&tree=hennessee
    ? Tucker, Marjorie Stewart Genealogical Collection: Descendants of John Byars
    See also:

    http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11183518/person/65435048

    end of biogaphy

    Children:
    1. 4. James Henry Byars was born 1713, Hanover County, Virginia; died 1792, Hanover County, Virginia.
    2. William Byars was born Aft 1715.
    3. Jonas Byars

  3. 12.  Peter Harralson was born ~1683, Holland (son of Paul Harralson and Rebecca Burgess); died 21 Jan 1733, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Danish Army Captain
    • Residence: Address:
      Dorothy Hogwood
      412 Parkside Drive, Ft. Worth,TX 76108
      817/246-1642
    • Also Known As: Peter Harrelson
    • Probate: 1733, Hanover County, Virginia

    Notes:

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    "William and Mary Quarterly",Aug. 1773, abstracted by Edward Reynolds,
    September 15, 1997;


    "Peter Harralson (will) dated Jany 20th, 1732, Gives wife Mary Harralson the place where Daniel Tyler lives, Sons, Paul, Burges, John and Nath; Harralson; daus, Elizabeth, Agnes and Sarah.

    Witness, Paul Harralson, Rolf Hunt, and James Hooper. Admtor Mary Harralson. Security, Henry Chiles and Paul Harralson."

    23 May 2007

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    Re: Paul Harrelson b. 1650 Denmark
    Posted by: Joy Smith (ID *****4293) Date: May 04, 2007 at 13:09:49
    In Reply to: Paul Harrelson b. 1650 Denmark by Michele Petersen of 1366


    Michele:
    Here is the info I have on Paul Harrelson. I have more information on descendents if you are looking for it. Contact me at jjoysmith@excite.com.

    Joy


    PAUL1 HARRALSON was born circa 1655 in Denmark; was a crusty old sea captain who brought immigrants to New Kent Co., Virginia; migrated to America about 1670 and died 1734 in New Kent Co., Virginia. His father is possibly PETER HARRELSON. Paul was naturalized in Virginia House of Burgesses 2 APR 1703. He attended St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hanover Co., Virginia. First located 03 Dec 1692 Deed. Last located 25 JAN 1734 when he sold 150 acres to Henry Power of Parish of James City. From William and Mary Quarterly – Paul’s estate was administered 1 April 1734 in Hanover Co., Virginia. The will was proven 5 APR 1734, dated 1718. Son Peter to receive 200 acres on Crump Creek. Also listed son Paul, daughter Ann Chiles, daughter Judith Harralson, granddaughter Rebeckah Sims, wife and all 5 children begotton of Paul Harralson I. Cr. Paul Harralson, Henry Childs security, executor’s bond. It is believed that Paul, Jr. and his wife, Patience, returned for the probate. The plantation where Paul, Sr. lived, all land and appurtenenaces were left to Paul, Jr. (no children were listed) (Record Book 46, New Kent County, Virginia). Paul, Sr. married about 1734 to REBEKKA BURGESS b. 1670, d. after 1734 in Hanover, Virginia. Rebecca’s father was PETER BURGESS b. 1630 in Holland. Paul was a guardian over JAMES PERRIN in 1713.

    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBEKKA BURGESS:

    1. PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1) b. 1682 in Hanover Co., Virginia; m. Patience Lewis. See Generation No. 2.

    2. PETER2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. 1683 was a captain in Danish Army; came from Holland; died 1/21/1733 in Hanover Co., Virginia; will proved 8/1773; m. in St Paul’s Parrish, Virginia in 1715 to Mary Chambers (daughter of EDWARD CHAMBERS b. 1660-1669, d. 1731 and ELIZABETH HARRISON b. 1660-1670) b. 1694 in Virginia, d. 1752-1757 in Albemarle, Virginia.

    3. ANNE2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. 1690, d. 6/20/1760 in Halifax Co., Virginia; m. about 1718 in New Kent Co., Virginia to Henry Childs II (son of HENRY CHILDS and MARGARET LITTLEPAGE) b. 11/13/1698, d. 1746 in Amelia Co., Virginia.

    4. JUDITH2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. about 1695 New Kent Co., Virginia; m. William Chambers b. 1686 in New Kent Co., Virginia

    5. REBECCA2 HARRELSON (PAUL1) b. about 1696 in Culpepper Orange, Virginia; d. 4/21/1784 in Culpepper Orange, Virginia; m. Thomas Sims circa 1716 of Richmond, Virginia.

    GENERATION NO. 2

    PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1) (son of Paul Harrelson and Rebekka Burgess) b. circa 1683 in Hanover Co., Virginia; d. about 1754, at age 72; petitioned the Virginia House of Burgess in 1702 for naturalization; m. about 1707 to Patience Lewis (daughter of Maj. JOHN LEWIS b. 12/15/1633 in Monmouthshire, Wales; d. 1690 in Cheokins, New Kent, Virginia and ISABELLA MILLER b. 2/8/1639 in New Kent Co., Virginia; d. 2/19/1703 in Cheokins, New Kent Co., Virginia). Paul leased 360 acres of land in 1705 in Hew Kent County, Virginia. There are numerous records, between 1715 and 1743, available in the Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish in Hanover Co., Virginia. Listings involved clearing roads, and forming precincts and appointing overseers for them. Last appears in Vestry of Books of Virginia 11/18/1743. After Jan 1739 the family was in Edgecombs Co., N.C. buying land 10/23/1740 that they sold 4/9/1741 to John Hardy. 11/29/1744 he petitions for 450 acres of land in Fredericksborough Township, near present-day Camden, S.C. Paul was paid 50 pounds by the Township for establishing a mill. This petition was never certified. The family is presumed wiped out in 1750-1755 in Indian uprising around Wateree River, S.C. However, some sources say he died about 1754 in Fredericksborough Township, Marion Co., S.C.

    From Petitions for Land from South Carolina Council Journals, Volumbe 1: 1734/35-1748 by Brent Holcomb, page 201: “Pp. 505-506: Read the humble Peition of Paul Harlson & others shewing tha the Peti’rs family consists of nine White Persons who being lately arrived in this Province with design to Cultivate & Settle 400 and 50 acres of land, therefore prays that his Excell’cy and their Honours to grant him a Warrant for y’e same by virtue of his family Right in Fredericksbourgh Township and the said Paul Harelson with ‘ye under written Inhabitants humbly pray that the Boad would grant ye s’d Harleson fifty acres more of land on a Creek called Sander’s Creek for y’e building & settling up a Water-mill in y’e frontiers of Fredericksburgh Town ship and which millis of extraordinary benefit to y’e distressed subscribers and further pray that an order be Granted for a road to be Cut to y’e said Town’p of Fredericksburgh which will enable them to Convey their Small produce to y’e market . . . Signd Paul Harleson, Mark Catterton abot 24 more Subscribers. The Peitioner appearing before his Excell’cy the Gov’r in Council and Swearing to y’e Truth of the allegations of his Petition, the Pray’r thereof with regard to the land was Granted . . .”

    **Notes on Patience Lewis**New Kent Co. is now King and Queen Co., Virginia. Her older brother COL. JOHN LEWIS is buried at Warner Hall in Gloucester Co., VA. Patience’s grandfather, the Immigrant, was JOHN LEWIS b. 2/22/1594 in Monmouthsire, Wales, d. 8/21/1657, New Kent Co., Virginia. Her grandmother was CATHERINE PHILLIP, John’s second wife. See “Lewis of Warner Hall” on GenForum.


    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:

    1. Dorothy3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. circa 1714 in Virginia

    2. William3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1720 (no proof – believed to be a son) in Virginia; d. 1792 in Georgetown District, S.C.; m. Jane Anderson. .

    3. Benjamin3 Lewis HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) **NOTE** It is possible that William (PETER2, PAUL1) is the father** b. 1725 in Virginia; will proved 3/2/1802; m. in 1745 in S.C. to (1)Selah Commander b. 1745; d. 1802 in Marion District, S.C. Found in 1800 Georgetown District Census (page 447).

    4. Andrew3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1727; d. about 1773

    5. Prudence3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1735; m. William Reaves b. 1724 in Virginia. See family sheet for children.

    6. Nathaniel HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) d. 1774 in Orange Co., N.C.; m. Anne Bush 11/18/1787 in Caswell Co., N.C.

    7. Paul HARRELSON III (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1710 in Virginia; d. after 7/1769 in Georgia; m. Mary Unknown

    8. Joseph3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) b. 1720; d. before 1800 in Washington District, Marion Co., S.C.; m. Su Song, a Sawra Indian.


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/harrelson/messages/1361.html




    Peter married Mary Chambers 1715, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia. Mary (daughter of Edward Chambers and Elizabeth Harrison) was born 1694, (York County) Virginia; died 1755, Albermarle County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Mary Chambers was born 1694, (York County) Virginia (daughter of Edward Chambers and Elizabeth Harrison); died 1755, Albermarle County, Virginia.

    Notes:

    Re: Peter Harrelson/Mary Chambers

    Posted by: Marcia McAllum Harrelson Robovitsky
    Email: marcia327@mediaone.net
    Date: November 25, 2000 at 18:42:43

    In Reply to: Peter Harrelson/Mary Chambers by Bruce N Cross



    Peter Haralson (Harralson) married to Mary Chambers (daughter of William Chambers) had seven children. John (will dated 8-10-1764 Halifax County, VA), Burgess (will made Orange Co., N.C. 1772), Paul (married Nancy Lea about 1754 Orange Co. N.C.)I have more info about him, Nathaniel who married Dorcus Forbes and died 1781 (this is my line and I don't have much information), Elizabeth, Agnes, and Sarah.
    If you have any information to share, I would love it as I'm just getting started. I'm working from information found from papers discovered among grand parents belongings.

    Children:
    1. Paul Harralson was born , Hanover County, Virginia.
    2. 6. Burgess Harrelson was born 1718, Hanover County, Virginia; died 9 Oct 1772, Orange County, North Carolina.
    3. John Harralson was born , (Hanover County) Virginia.
    4. Nath(aniel) Harralson was born , (Hanover County, Virginia); died 0___ 1781, (Virginia).
    5. Elizabeth Harralson was born , (Hanover County, Virginia).
    6. Agnes Harralson was born , (Hanover County, Virginia).
    7. Sarah Harralson was born , (Hanover County, Virginia).


Generation: 5

  1. 18.  James Glen

    Other Events:

    • Probate: 0___ 1762, Hanover County, Virginia

    Notes:

    JAMES GLEN, who in 1717-1719 owned land adjacent to the North Anna River in St. Paul's Parish, New Kent County.

    He is listed in the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish from 1719-1724, in connection with John Glenn.

    In 1725-1731 he owned land further upstream along the same (North Anna) river, in Hanover County. He is probably the same James of St. Martin's Parish, Hanover County, who purchased land in 1739 on Great Guinea Creek, St. James Parish, Goochland County (southeast of Hanover), an area that later became Cumberland County.

    He left a will in 1762 in Hanover County naming wife Hannah (maiden name probably Thompson) and children:

    GIDEON,
    NEHEMIAH,
    NATHAN,
    JAMES,
    GEMIMA GLEN SYMES,
    HANNAH GLEN AUSTIN,
    MARY GLEN HOPKINS,
    ELIZABETH GLEN BYARS,
    ANNA GLEN,
    THOMPSON GLEN,
    KEZIAH GLEN HARRIS, and
    SARAH GLENN DABNEY.

    Also named were grandchildren Frances Harris, Judy Harris, Anna Glen Harris, Molley Glen Harris, Peter Harris and Tyre Harris.

    James married Hanna (Thompson). [Group Sheet]


  2. 19.  Hanna (Thompson)
    Children:
    1. 9. Elizabeth Glen was born ~1694, New Kent County, Virginia; died ~1763, Louisa County,Virginia Colony.

  3. 24.  Paul Harralson was born 1664, St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (son of Peter Harrelson, The Immigrant and Rebecca Mary Chambers); died 0Apr 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Sea Captain
    • Occupation: Surveyor & Land Owner
    • Also Known As: Paul Harrelson
    • Also Known As: Paul Peter Harrelson
    • Alt Birth: 1669, Denmark
    • Will: 18 Aug 1718, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia
    • Probate: 5 Apr 1734, Hanover County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Paul Peter Harrelson
    BIRTH 1664
    New Kent County, Virginia, USA
    DEATH 5 Apr 1734 (aged 69–70)
    Hanover County, Virginia, USA
    BURIAL
    Saint Pauls Church Cemetery
    Hanover, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 105493041 · View Source

    Paul Peter Harrelson was born abt 1664 in St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia. He was the son of Peter Harrelson (1633-1715) and Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson (1635-1664).

    Paul married Rebekkah Burgess (1667-1734) in New Kent County, Virginia in 1687. Rebekkah was the daughter of Joseph Burgess and Patience Freeman Burgess. In the book "Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Vol. II" on page 28 shows that Paul Harrelson was married to Rebecca Burgess, and that he was a Surveyor and a Landowner.

    From ancestry.com: Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Paul Haraalson: Name: Paul Haraalson - Spouse: Rebekkah Burgess - Parents: Peter Haraalson - Birth Place: New Kent, of St Peter, VA - Birth Date: 1664 - Marriage Place: of New Kent - Marriage Date: 1687 - Death Place: W, Hanover, VA - Death Date: 5 Apr 1734.

    Paul Peter and Rebekkah Burgess Harrelson became the parents of the following known children: Judith Harrelson, Rebecca Harrelson, Anne Harrelson, Peter Harrelson, Paul Harrelson, Dorothy, William, Benjamin, Andrew, Joseph, Nathaniel, Prudence and Mary Frances Harrelson.

    Books and articles about Paul and his family: "Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly" - page 63. "Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775" - Page 122. Paul's dad was naturalized in Virginia on 23 March 1703. "Virginia Land Records" - page 87, page 97. "The Edward Pleasants Valentine papers : abstracts of records in the local and general archives of Virginia" page 4 - 2171. The book "The Compendium of American Genealogy, Vol. IV" on Page 583 "First Families in America" is talking about Paul's dad, Peter Harrelson who was Captain of the Danish Army, went from Denmark to Holland, then on to Hanover County, Va (1715), married to Miss Chambers. "The vestry book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786" page 136.

    Paul died on 5 April 1734 in St Paul Parish, Hanover, Virginia, United States. He was 70 years old. The interesting parts are that the records of Paul's death is at St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, and the records of his death are at St Paul Parish, Hanover, Virginia, United States. This is the same church and the same location.

    History of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, Hanover, www.stpaulshanover.org:


    St. Paul's Parish was created in 1704 from St. Peter's Parish, New Kent. In 1720 the parish boundaries also became those of Hanover County. Two Church of England edifices existed in St. Paul's Parish at the time of its creation. One was near the present day community of Old Church and the other near the present day Hanover Courthouse. By 1724 the Parish which was 60 miles long and 12 miles wide had outgrown itself and a new parish, St. Martin's, was formed from its western end. In 1729 the church building near the Courthouse was replaced by the church known today as Slash Church. The Rev. Patrick Henry (uncle of the famous patriot) was the rector of St. Paul's Parish from 1737 until 1777. Toward the end of his tenure a new brick church was constructed. Its location is unknown today.

    After the American Revolution the work of the Church of England in rural Virginia was put to an end. Slash Church was used by the Methodists and Disciples of Christ. Today it is a congregation of Disciples of Christ. It was not until 1836 that services began to be held in the Hanover Courthouse area again. In 1840 the Bishop of Virginia laid the cornerstone of a new church on the site of the present day St. Paul's. The new brick church was consecrated in 1845. It was in the thick of things during the Civil War as the Courthouse area changed hands between Union and Confederate forces. During the Battle of Hanover Courthouse the church's Bible was stolen. It was found in a California bookstore in 1967 and returned to the church. In 1893 following the annual Christmas Pageant, the church burned down. In 1895 a new church was built on the same foundations in the late Gothic Revival style. Additions for offices, classrooms and a parish hall were completed in the 1930's, 1960's and in the first decade of the 21st century. St. Paul's Church, Hanover is a Virginia Historic Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Family Members
    Parents
    Peter Harrelson
    1633–1715

    Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson
    1635–1664

    end of this profile

    "William and Mary Quarterly", abstracted by Edward Reynolds and contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives, Records of Hanover County, Virginia, September 15, 1997/elreynolds@atl.mindspring.com, p. 7;

    "Jan 25, 1734 - ...whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison(Harrelson) lately lived..."

    p. 10;

    "Aug. 7, 1735 - Estate of Paul Harralson decd to Paul Harralson for going to York to take in his Father's mortgage for Mr. Nelson."

    next note:

    24 Aug 2008 citing: http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?danish::burgess::4873.html

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    Re: DENMARK Rebekka Burgess b. 1668
    Posted by: melquiades melquiades (ID *****2882) Date: June 14, 2007 at 13:55:54
    In Reply to: DENMARK Rebekka Burgess b. 1668 by Michele Petersen of 5084


    Michelle,
    Rebekka Burgess was my 6th great-grandmother. Here's what I have, including conflicting info and speculations that may stimulate hours of pleasant researching. I've suppressed the footnotes to save space; most sources are secondary at best, so if anyone has different and more reliable information, please let us know. I think I've sorted out the Peter/Paul confusion correctly.

    melquiades


    PAUL1 HARRELSON (son of PETER HARRALSON) was born 1665 in Denmark, and died Apr 01, 1734 in St. Paul Parish, Hanover Co./New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690 in Hanover, VA, daughter of PETER BURGESS. She was born Abt. 1665 in Denmark, and died Aft. 1734 in Hanover, VA.

    Notes for PAUL HARRELSON: See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.

    More About PAUL HARRELSON:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
    Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
    Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
    Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
    Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
    Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
    Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
    Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

    Notes for REBECCA BURGESS:

    Rough check of name frequency at rootsweb.com suggests that Rebecca and/or her parents were born in what is now the UK. Holland was a frequent stop for Brits escaping religious persecution.
    The cohesion of such refugees suggest that the Burgess family may have travelled with the Lewis family; Patience Lewis, whose father John was born in Wales, married Paul Harrelson II.
    Alternatively, BURGESS might have been anglicized from BERTGES.

    More About REBECCA BURGESS:

    Name 2: Rebekkah BURGESS
    Date born 2: Holland
    Date born 3: Abt. 1670, Hanover, VA?
    Died 2: 1728

    More About PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS:
    Marriage 1: Abt. 1690, Hanover, VA
    Marriage 2: Bet. 1678 - 1689, VA
    Marriage 3: Bef. 1718, Denmark

    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:
    i. PETER2 HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1690, Denmark or Holland; d. 1733, Hanover Co., VA; m. MARY CHAMBERS, 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA; b. 1694, VA; d. 1752, Albemarle Co., VA.

    Notes for PETER HARRELSON:

    'On page 22 of "Walter Chiles of Jamestown" Joanne states (after Paul's will),"In the same Will book (Hanover County, Virginia Court Records 1733-35) we find the will of Peter Harralson, father of Paul Senior, dated 25 Jan 1733. Paul Sr. and "my friend Henry Chiles" were appointed executors. Paul Harrelson, Sr.'s will was acknowledged 5 April 1734 by Henry Chiles and Paul (jr.) Harralson.' (http://genforum.genealogy.com, Harrelson forum)

    See also 'WILL BOOK B PAGE 46-47 ST PAULS PARRISH NEW KENT CO. VA 189 AUG 1718'

    from www.rootsweb.com (family trees, Nathaniel Harrelson):

    In the book LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984 by Brent Holcomb, pub in 1984 mentions the family of Paul Harralson, who petitioned the House of Burgesses in Virginia for Naturalizaton March 24, 1702/03. The early records of Hanover County and of New Kent County have been destroyed but one record book of Hanover Co survives in which are two wills for early members of the Harrelson family. The will of Paul Harrelson "of St. Pauls Parish in New Kent County" dated Aug. 18, 1718 names a daughter Judith Harrelson, a daughter Anne Childs, two sons Peter and Paul Harrelson, as well as a granddaughter Reb ekka Sims. The will was proved in Hanover Co., April 5, 1734. The will of his son, Peter, "of St. Pauls Parish of the County of Hanover" in which he names a wife Mary, sons Paul, Burgess, John, and Nathaniel, and daughters Elizabeth, Agness, and Sarah Harralson. The will was dated in 1733/34 and proved March of the same year.

    Immigrated: 1715, From Holland (? -- doesn't comport with Naturalization request above)

    More About PETER HARRELSON:

    Date born 2: Abt. 1680, Denmark
    Date born 3: Abt. 1685, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 4: 1689
    Date born 5: Abt. 1695, Denmark
    Died 2: 1732, St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., VA
    Died 3: Jan 21, 1732/33, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
    Immigration: 1715 (?), from Holland
    Military service: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland. Or vice versa?
    Will 1: Mar 1733/34, St. Paul's Parish, County of Hanover

    More About MARY CHAMBERS:

    Date born 2: Abt. 1690, VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1697, York Co., VA

    More About PETER HARRELSON and MARY CHAMBERS:
    Marriage: 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA

    ii. PAUL HARRELSON II, b. Abt. 1682, VA; d. Aft. 1755, Fredericksborough Twp., SC; m. PATIENCE LEWIS, Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA; b. 1682, Poropotank Creek, New Kent Co., VA; d. Abt. 1750, Watertree, SC.

    Notes for PAUL HARRELSON II:

    William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. "RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY", p. 58:

    Jan. 25, 1734 Paul Harralson of St. Paul's to Henry Power of Parish of James City in Co. of James City 150 acres (same land whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison lately lived).

    Taken from one of two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover County, Va: The Small Book, 1734 and 1735.

    More About PAUL HARRELSON II:

    Date born 2: Abt. 1719, Denmark
    Died 2: 1754, SC
    Deed: Jan 25, 1733/34, 150 acres where Paul senior lived, to Henry Power
    Residence: 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA

    Notes for PATIENCE LEWIS: See Book: "The Descendants of Joshua Gore" by Otis Prince

    More About PATIENCE LEWIS:

    Date born 2: Holland or Denmark

    More About PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:
    Marriage: Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA

    iii. REBEKKA HARRELSON, b. 1690, New Kent Co., VA; d. Culpeper Co., VA; m. THOMAS SIMS.

    Notes for REBEKKA HARRELSON:
    at www.rootsweb.com, family tree of Nathaniel Harrelson, Brent Holcomb (LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984; 1984) is quoted as stating that Rebekka SIMS is the granddaughter of Paul HARRELSON.

    More About REBEKKA HARRELSON:
    Name 2: Rebecca HARRELSON
    Name 3: Rebekkah HARRELSON
    Date born 2: Abt. 1696, VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1700

    iv. ANNE HARRELSON, b. 1699, New Kent, Hanover Co., VA; d. 1761, Halifax Co., VA; m. HENRY CHILES.

    More About ANNE HARRELSON:

    Name 2: Ann HARRELSON
    Name 3: Anna HARRELSON
    Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1721
    Died 2: Abt. 1760
    Land Patent: 1751, 245 acres on Staunton river, including the mouth of Hills creek.

    More About HENRY CHILES:

    Land Patent 1: 1745, 104 acres, s. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 2: 1746, on Staunton River opposite Otter Creek, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 3: Four tracts on Falling River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 4: Two tracts of 250 and 300 acres, n. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Position 1: Commissioner of the Peace, Amelia Co., VA
    Residence: Pittsylvania

    v. JUDITH HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1702, VA; d. Bef. Sep 08, 1748, Goochland Co., Va; m. CHAMBERS.

    More About JUDITH HARRELSON:

    Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1695
    Date born 4: Abt. 1723

    end of this profile





    23 Aug 2008:

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?harralson::burgess::4873.html

    Notes for PAUL HARRELSON:

    See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.

    Surnames: Harrelson Family Genealogy Forum

    Re: Actor Woody Harrelson
    Posted by: Robert Stapleton
    Date: September 26, 1998 at 12:44:58
    In Reply to: Re: Actor Woody Harrelson by Dolly Gambrell of 1291

    I found the following from one of
    Craig Smith's earlier posts :
    """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
    Descendants of Paul Harrelson

    Generation No. 1
    1. PAUL1 HARRELSON was born 1669 in Denmark, and died 1734 in New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690.

    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:

    2. i. PAUL2 HARRELSON II.
    ii. REBECCA HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1700; m. THOMAS SIMS.
    iii. PETER HARRELSON, m. MARY CHAMBERS. Notes for PETER HARRELSON: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland.
    iv. ANNE HARRELSON, m. CHILDS.
    v. JUDITH HARRELSON.
    Generation No. 2
    2. PAUL2 HARRELSON II (PAUL1). He married PATIENCE LEWIS.
    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS are:
    3. i. JOSEPH3 HARRELSON, b. 1730-1735; d. Bef. 1800, Marion Co., SC.
    4. ii. DOROTHY HARRELSON.
    iii. BENJAMIN HARRELSON.
    iv. ANDREW HARRELSON.
    v. PRUDENCE HARRELSON.
    vi. NATHANIEL HARRELSON.
    vii. WILLIAM HARRELSON.
    viii. PAUL HARRELSON.
    Generation No. 3
    3. JOSEPH3 HARRELSON (PAUL2, PAUL1) was born 1730-1735, and died Bef.
    1800 in Marion Co., SC.
    Children of JOSEPH HARRELSON are:
    5. i. JOSIAH L.4 HARRELSON, b. 1735; d. 1824, Horry Co., SC.
    ii. BENJAMIN HARRELSON.
    iii. JOSEPH HARRELSON
    """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
    My aunt has the correct info, but going by memory , I think my Benjamin Harrelson was the one who was the son of Paul & Patience Lewis. He married Ruth & had children Celia (my dad's line) and Patience (my mom's line). If you think that makes for a family bonsai, I have found 3 Burgess lines on my father's mother's side & have yet to connect any of them :)
    It is my understanding that some of Woody Harrelson's Harrelson's came from North Carolina.
    Thanks !

    http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?harralson::burgess::4873.html:

    More About PAUL HARRELSON:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
    Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
    Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
    Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
    Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
    Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
    Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
    Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

    endof thi profile

    Paul married Rebecca Burgess 1687, Hanover County, Virginia. Rebecca (daughter of Peter Burgess and Patience Lewis) was born 1667; died 1 Apr 1734, New Kent County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  4. 25.  Rebecca Burgess was born 1667 (daughter of Peter Burgess and Patience Lewis); died 1 Apr 1734, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Rebekkah Burgess
    • Alt Birth: 1670, Hanover County, Virginia
    • Alt Death: 1734, Hanover County, Virginia, British Colonies of America

    Notes:

    Michelle,
    Rebekka Burgess was my 6th great-grandmother. Here's what I have, including conflicting info and speculations that may stimulate hours of pleasant researching. I've suppressed the footnotes to save space; most sources are secondary at best, so if anyone has different and more reliable information, please let us know. I think I've sorted out the Peter/Paul confusion correctly.

    melquiades



    PAUL1 HARRELSON (son of PETER HARRALSON) was born 1665 in Denmark, and died Apr 01, 1734 in St. Paul Parish, Hanover Co./New Kent Co., VA. He married REBECCA BURGESS Abt. 1690 in Hanover, VA, daughter of PETER BURGESS. She was born Abt. 1665 in Denmark, and died Aft. 1734 in Hanover, VA.

    Notes for PAUL HARRELSON:
    See the book "Haralson-Harrelson Family History and Lineage" 3rd edition, includes the lines of all lineages bearing the name in the Americas. The book is $60.00 plus $3.50 for shipping to Danny Haralson, 828 Kimball Lane, Safford, Arizona 85546; email klech@zekes.com.


    More About PAUL HARRELSON:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1650, Denmark
    Date born 3: Abt. 1655, Denmark
    Date born 4: 1669, Denmark or Holland
    Immigration: Abt. 1670, North Carolina (?)
    Naturalization: Mar 24, 1702/03, Petition to the House of Burgesses, VA
    Residence: Abt. 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA
    Will 1: Aug 18, 1718, Date signed; St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co.
    Will 2: Apr 05, 1734, Proved; Hanover Co., VA

    Notes for REBECCA BURGESS:
    Rough check of name frequency at rootsweb.com suggests that Rebecca and/or her parents were born in what is now the UK. Holland was a frequent stop for Brits escaping religious persecution.
    The cohesion of such refugees suggest that the Burgess family may have travelled with the Lewis family; Patience Lewis, whose father John was born in Wales, married Paul Harrelson II.
    Alternatively, BURGESS might have been anglicized from BERTGES.

    More About REBECCA BURGESS:
    Name 2: Rebekkah BURGESS
    Date born 2: Holland
    Date born 3: Abt. 1670, Hanover, VA?
    Died 2: 1728

    More About PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS:
    Marriage 1: Abt. 1690, Hanover, VA
    Marriage 2: Bet. 1678 - 1689, VA
    Marriage 3: Bef. 1718, Denmark

    Children of PAUL HARRELSON and REBECCA BURGESS are:
    i. PETER2 HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1690, Denmark or Holland; d. 1733, Hanover Co., VA; m. MARY CHAMBERS, 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA; b. 1694, VA; d. 1752, Albemarle Co., VA.

    Notes for PETER HARRELSON:
    'On page 22 of "Walter Chiles of Jamestown" Joanne states (after Paul's will),"In the same Will book (Hanover County, Virginia Court Records 1733-35) we find the will of Peter Harralson, father of Paul Senior, dated 25 Jan 1733. Paul Sr. and "my friend Henry Chiles" were appointed executors. Paul Harrelson, Sr.'s will was acknowledged 5 April 1734 by Henry Chiles and Paul (jr.) Harralson.' (http://genforum.genealogy.com, Harrelson forum)

    See also 'WILL BOOK B PAGE 46-47 ST PAULS PARRISH NEW KENT CO. VA 189 AUG 1718'

    from www.rootsweb.com (family trees, Nathaniel Harrelson):
    In the book LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984 by Brent Holcomb, pub in 1984 mentions the family of Paul Harralson, who petitioned the House of Burgesses in Virginia for Naturalizaton March 24, 1702/03. The early records of Hanover County and of New Kent County have been destroyed but one record book of Hanover Co survives in which are two wills for early members of the Harrelson family. The will of Paul Harrelson "of St. Pauls Parish in New Kent County" dated Aug. 18, 1718 names a daughter Judith Harrelson, a daughter Anne Childs, two sons Peter and Paul Harrelson, as well as a granddaughter Reb ekka Sims. The will was proved in Hanover Co., April 5, 1734. The will of his son, Peter, "of St. Pauls Parish of the County of Hanover" in which he names a wife Mary, sons Paul, Burgess, John, and Nathaniel, and daughters Elizabeth, Agness, and Sarah Harralson. The will was dated in 1733/34 and proved March of the same year.

    Immigrated: 1715, From Holland (? -- doesn't comport with Naturalization request above)

    More About PETER HARRELSON:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1680, Denmark
    Date born 3: Abt. 1685, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 4: 1689
    Date born 5: Abt. 1695, Denmark
    Died 2: 1732, St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., VA
    Died 3: Jan 21, 1732/33, Hanover, Hanover Co., VA
    Immigration: 1715 (?), from Holland
    Military service: Captain in Danish Army. Came from Holland. Or vice versa?
    Will 1: Mar 1733/34, St. Paul's Parish, County of Hanover

    More About MARY CHAMBERS:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1690, VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1697, York Co., VA

    More About PETER HARRELSON and MARY CHAMBERS:
    Marriage: 1715, St. Paul's Par., Hanover, VA

    ii. PAUL HARRELSON II, b. Abt. 1682, VA; d. Aft. 1755, Fredericksborough Twp., SC; m. PATIENCE LEWIS, Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA; b. 1682, Poropotank Creek, New Kent Co., VA; d. Abt. 1750, Watertree, SC.

    Notes for PAUL HARRELSON II:
    William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 21,
    No. 1. (Jul., 1912), pp. 47-63. "RECORDS OF HANOVER COUNTY", p. 58:

    Jan. 25, 1734 Paul Harralson of St. Paul's to Henry Power of Parish of James City in Co. of James City 150 acres (same land whereon Paul Harrelson decd., father of Paul Harrison lately lived).

    Taken from one of two old books in the clerk’s Office of Hanover County, Va: The Small Book, 1734 and 1735.

    More About PAUL HARRELSON II:
    Date born 2: Abt. 1719, Denmark
    Died 2: 1754, SC
    Deed: Jan 25, 1733/34, 150 acres where Paul senior lived, to Henry Power
    Residence: 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co., VA

    Notes for PATIENCE LEWIS:
    See Book: "The descendants of Joshua Gore" by Otis Prince

    More About PATIENCE LEWIS:
    Date born 2: Holland or Denmark

    More About PAUL HARRELSON and PATIENCE LEWIS:
    Marriage: Bet. 1710 - 1720, VA

    iii. REBEKKA HARRELSON, b. 1690, New Kent Co., VA; d. Culpeper Co., VA; m. THOMAS SIMS.

    Notes for REBEKKA HARRELSON:
    at www.rootsweb.com, family tree of Nathaniel Harrelson, Brent Holcomb (LINEAGE AND DESCENDANTS OF JOHN WESLEY HARRELSON OF MARION CO, SC 1756-1984; 1984) is quoted as stating that Rebekka SIMS is the granddaughter of Paul HARRELSON.

    More About REBEKKA HARRELSON:
    Name 2: Rebecca HARRELSON
    Name 3: Rebekkah HARRELSON
    Date born 2: Abt. 1696, VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1700

    iv. ANNE HARRELSON, b. 1699, New Kent, Hanover Co., VA; d. 1761, Halifax Co., VA; m. HENRY CHILES.

    More About ANNE HARRELSON:
    Name 2: Ann HARRELSON
    Name 3: Anna HARRELSON
    Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1721
    Died 2: Abt. 1760
    Land Patent: 1751, 245 acres on Staunton river, including the mouth of Hills creek.

    More About HENRY CHILES:
    Land Patent 1: 1745, 104 acres, s. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 2: 1746, on Staunton River opposite Otter Creek, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 3: Four tracts on Falling River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Land Patent 4: Two tracts of 250 and 300 acres, n. side of Staunton River, Pittsylvania Co., VA
    Position 1: Commissioner of the Peace, Amelia Co., VA
    Residence: Pittsylvania

    v. JUDITH HARRELSON, b. Abt. 1702, VA; d. Bef. Sep 08, 1748, Goochland Co., Va; m. CHAMBERS.

    More About JUDITH HARRELSON:
    Date born 2: 1690, New Kent Co., VA
    Date born 3: Abt. 1695
    Date born 4: Abt. 1723

    Children:
    1. 12. Peter Harralson was born ~1683, Holland; died 21 Jan 1733, Hanover County, Virginia.
    2. Judith Harrelson
    3. Rebecca Harrelson
    4. Anne Harrelson
    5. Paul Harrelson
    6. Dorothy Harrelson
    7. William Harrelson
    8. Benjamin Harrelson
    9. Andrew Harrelson
    10. Joseph Harrelson
    11. Nathaniel Harrelson
    12. Prudence Harrelson
    13. Mary Frances Harrelson

  5. 26.  Edward Chambers was born 1670, Surry County, Virginia (son of James Chambers, The Immigrant and Mary LNU); died 1731, Hanover County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: William Edward Chambers
    • Alt Birth: ~1665, New Kent County, Virginia

    Notes:

    Chambers & Harrelson (Caswell Co NC)

    Posted by: Meredith Adams Sheridan

    Date: March 09, 2002 at 20:21:52

    I see that several of you have roots in the Caswell Co and Person Co NC Harrelsons. Have any of you looked at the message from Mabel Chambers #133 on the Chambers board where she gives the children of William Chambers bn@1728. Of the 14 children, there are two married to Harrelsons: one Jane Chambers who married Ezekial Harralson (who died 1779)and my John Chambers who is believed to have married Rebecca Harrelson. Josias Chambers married in 1783 (Caswell Co NC) Nancy Stanfield. Elizabeth Chambers md Hugh Barnett. The Chambers, Stanfields, Harralsons, Barnetts, and Adams seem to be interrelated for several generations. Can anyone shed light on these families of Caswell Co, NC and then Person Co when it was split from Caswell. Thanks Meredith Adams Sheridan

    Edward married Elizabeth Harrison 1694, York County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born 0___ 1665, York County, Virginia; died 0___ 1694, Hanover County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  6. 27.  Elizabeth Harrison was born 0___ 1665, York County, Virginia; died 0___ 1694, Hanover County, Virginia.
    Children:
    1. 13. Mary Chambers was born 1694, (York County) Virginia; died 1755, Albermarle County, Virginia.
    2. William Chambers was born Bef 1729, Albermarle County, Virginia; died SPRING 1801, Person County, North Carolina.


Generation: 6

  1. 48.  Peter Harrelson, The Immigrant was born 1633, Denmark; died 1715, New Kent County, Virginia, Colony of the British Empire; was buried , St Peters Episcopal Church Cemetery, Putneys Mill, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Military: Danish Army

    Notes:

    Peter Harrelson
    BIRTH 1633
    DEATH 1715 (aged 81–82)
    New Kent County, Virginia, USA
    BURIAL
    St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Putneys Mill, New Kent County, Virginia, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 155722959 · View Source

    Peter Harrelson was born about 1633. He married Rebekka Mary Chambers. Rebekka was born about 1637. They had the following known children:

    1. Paul Peter Harrelson.

    Rebekka died about 1664 in New Kent County, Virginia. Peter died about 1715 in New Kent County, Virginia. They were both buried in St. Peters Parish cemetery in Putney's Mill, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Family Members
    Spouse
    Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson
    1635–1664

    Children
    Paul Peter Harrelson
    1664–1734

    end of profile

    Peter married Rebecca Mary Chambers (New Kent County, Colony of Virginia). Rebecca was born 1635, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died 1664, New Kent County, Virginia, Colony of the British Empire; was buried , St Peters Episcopal Church Cemetery, Putneys Mill, New Kent County, Virginia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 49.  Rebecca Mary Chambers was born 1635, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died 1664, New Kent County, Virginia, Colony of the British Empire; was buried , St Peters Episcopal Church Cemetery, Putneys Mill, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Rebekka Mary Chambers

    Notes:

    Rebekka Mary Chambers Harrelson
    BIRTH 1635
    DEATH 1664 (aged 28–29)
    New Kent County, Virginia, USA
    BURIAL
    St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery
    Putneys Mill, New Kent County, Virginia, USA
    MEMORIAL ID 155723040 · View Source

    Rebekka Mary Chambers was born about 1635 in New Kent County, England, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Harrison) Chambers. Ancestry.com family tree titled Rehfeldt Family Tree-(2) follows Rebekka's line back to the 10th century. She married Peter Harrelson in 1664 in St. Peters, New Kent County, Virginia. Peter was born about 1633 in Denmark. They had the following known children:

    1. Paul Peter Harrelson

    Rebekka's husband Peter was a Captain of the Danish Army. Rebekka died about 1664 in New Kent County, Virginia. Peter died about 1715 in New Kent County, Virginia. They were both buried in St. Peters Parish cemetery in Putney's Mill, New Kent County, Virginia.

    Family Members
    Spouse
    Peter Harrelson
    1633–1715

    Children
    Paul Peter Harrelson
    1664–1734

    end of profile

    Descendants
    [uncertain] Paul Harrelson Sr ancestors descendants (abt 1650 - 05 Apr 1734) m. Rebekah Burgess (abt 1652 - 05 Apr 1734) on 1672.
    Elizabeth Harrelson ancestors ()
    John Harrelson ancestors ()
    Susanna Harrelson ancestors ()
    Paul Harrelson Jr ancestors descendants (1682 - 1754) m. Patience Lewis (1682 - 1750).
    Dorothy Glover (Harrelson) Davenport ancestors descendants (abt 1690 - Sep 1767) m. Martin Davenport (abt 1683 - bef Oct 1735) on 1714.
    Mary Davenport ancestors descendants (1706 - 1776) m. Henry Gambill Sr. (1714 - Nov 1775) on Oct 1735.
    Sarah (Gambill) White ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1737 - 1828)
    William Henry Gambill Sr ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1740 - 1779)
    John A Gambill ancestors descendants more descendants (1752 - 1839)
    Thomas Davenport ancestors descendants (1711 - 10 Dec 1809) m. Dorothy Strother () on 1732.
    Sophia (Davenport) White ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1735 - bef 1818)
    Mary (Davenport) Wiseman ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1742 - 17 Jun 1796)
    Richard Davenport ancestors descendants (1713 - 1792)
    Sarah (Davenport) Matthis ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1758 - bef 08 Apr 1839)
    William Davenport ancestors descendants (1716 - 01 Jun 1795) m. Elizabeth Heale (08 Mar 1710 - 1748) on 26 Nov 1728. m. Anne Arnold (1720 - 1782) abt 1735.
    Mary Davenport ancestors (abt 1735)
    Augustine Davenport ancestors descendants more descendants (1738 - bef Nov 1799)
    Martin Davenport ancestors (abt 1739)
    Francis Davenport Sr. ancestors descendants more descendants (1743 - 1803)
    Dorothy (Davenport) Baker ancestors descendants (02 Nov 1716 - 1790) m. Thomas Corbie Baker (abt Jan 1711 - 10 Jan 1777) on 1734.
    William Baker ancestors descendants more descendants (20 Jul 1735)
    Thomas Baker ancestors (06 Apr 1737 - 1860)
    Mary P. (Baker) Mallory ancestors descendants more descendants (1739)
    Martin Baker ancestors (23 Jan 1741 - 1821)
    Crotia (Baker) Gouge ancestors descendants more descendants (12 May 1743)
    Josiah Baker ancestors (1745)
    Henry Baker ancestors descendants more descendants (16 Mar 1747 - 1806)
    David Baker ancestors descendants more descendants (03 Jun 1749 - 15 Sep 1838)
    Dorothy Baker ancestors (11 Feb 1751 - 1820)
    Richard Baker ancestors (1753 - 1777) [unmarried] [no children]
    James Baker ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Feb 1755 - 1839)
    John Baker Sr. ancestors descendants more descendants (04 May 1758 - abt 07 Dec 1806)
    John Baker Sr ancestors descendants more descendants (04 May 1758 - 07 Dec 1806)
    Charles R. Baker ancestors descendants more descendants (02 Feb 1762 - 1850)
    John Davenport ancestors (1717 - 1773)
    Glover Davenport ancestors descendants (1719 - 1785) m. Ann Jouett (abt 1720).
    Matthew Davenport ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1743 - abt 1767)
    James Davenport ancestors descendants (1719 - 1803) m. Frances Jouette (1732).
    James Glover Davenport Jr. ancestors descendants more descendants (29 Apr 1759 - 08 Jun 1824)
    Jesse Davenport ancestors (1767 - 1822)
    Martin Davenport ancestors (1720 - 1790)
    David Davenport ancestors (1721 - 1803) m. Jane Yarbough () on 1745.
    Lucy Davenport ancestors descendants (1725 - 20 Aug 1772) m. Joseph Venable (1725 - 1818). m. Richard Graves (1750 - aft 1788).
    William Venable ancestors descendants more descendants (1755 - 01 Apr 1836)
    William B Graves ancestors (1761)
    Joseph Venable ancestors (1769 - 1811)
    John Wilson Venable ancestors (1770)
    Elizabeth Venable ancestors (abt 1772 - abt 1852)
    Pheby (Harrelson) Harrel ancestors (1719 - aft 1751) m. Henry Mayes IV (27 Oct 1709 - 15 May 1787).
    Benjamin Harrelson Sr. ancestors descendants (1725 - 1802) m. Selah Commander (02 Jan 1740 - 21 Dec 1854). m. Patience Lewis (1689 - 1750) on 1707. m. Cealey Smith (02 Jan 1740 - 21 Dec 1854) on 1767.
    Charity Harrelson ancestors ( - aft 01 Jan 1855)
    Henry Hugh Harrelson ancestors ( - abt 01 Jan 1845)
    Lucy Harrelson ancestors ( - aft 01 Jan 1855)
    Mary Ann (Harrelson) Shooter ancestors ( - aft 01 Jan 1855)
    Molly Harrelson ancestors ( - aft 01 Jan 1855)
    Patience (Harrelson) Norton ancestors descendants ( - aft 01 Jan 1855) m. William Norton (20 Nov 1718 - 01 Aug 1806).
    Danat Norton ancestors ( - aft 01 Jan 1835)
    James Norton ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1761 - 31 Oct 1857)
    Abigail Norton ancestors (abt 1774 - aft 01 Jan 1835)
    Sarah (Norton) Stonestreet ancestors descendants more descendants (1776 - aft 01 Jan 1835)
    Rufus Norton ancestors (abt 1777 - abt 01 Jan 1835)
    Samuel Norton ancestors (abt 1779 - abt 01 Jan 1835)
    Mary C. (Norton) Ware ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 01 Mar 1779 - aft 01 Mar 1838)
    William Norton Jr. ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1784 - abt 01 Jan 1836)
    John Wesley Norton ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Jan 1784 - aft 15 Mar 1862)
    Benjamin Harrelson ancestors (1737 - 1840)
    Lewis Harrelson ancestors descendants (1765 - 12 May 1804)
    Susannah (Harrelson) Martin ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 20 Sep 1784 - 20 Sep 1863)
    Celia (Harrelson) Bethea ancestors descendants (02 Jan 1768 - aft 21 Dec 1854) m. Jesse Bethea II (1763 - 1820) abt 1786.
    Goodman Bethea ancestors descendants more descendants (02 Jul 1793 - 22 Sep 1863)
    Benjamin Harrelson Jr. ancestors descendants (1770 - Aug 1840)
    Timothy D. Harrelson Sr. ancestors descendants more descendants (1810 - 09 Jun 1884)
    Abigail (Harrelson) Grice ancestors descendants (12 Oct 1772 - 1855) m. Jacob Grice (05 Aug 1771 - 29 Mar 1818).
    Charlotte A. (Grice) Bethea ancestors descendants more descendants (11 Oct 1798 - 12 May 1864)
    Benjamin J. Grice ancestors (30 Apr 1799 - 09 Dec 1882)
    Prudence (Harrelson) Reeves ancestors descendants (1727 - 1780) m. William Reeves (1730 - 1763) on 1754.
    Solomon Reeves ancestors descendants (1754 - 01 Feb 1835) m. Sarah Floyd (1757 - 1832) on 1777.
    Jerusha (Reeves) Norton ancestors descendants more descendants (1778)
    Joel Lide Reaves ancestors descendants more descendants (12 Aug 1782 - 13 Jul 1860)
    Peter Harellson ancestors descendants (abt 1683 - bef 01 Mar 1734) m. Mary Chambers (abt 1690 - abt 1752) on 1715.
    Burgess Harrelson ancestors descendants (abt 1718 - aft May 1772) m. Elizabeth Gaines (abt 1716 - aft 1772) on 1740.
    Elijah Haralson ancestors descendants (1742 - 1789)
    Pricilla (Haralson) Beadles ancestors descendants more descendants (1775)
    Elijah Haralson ancestors descendants more descendants (10 Apr 1779 - 04 Aug 1852)
    Drusilla (Harrelson) Byars ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - abt 1818) m. Nathan Byars (1749 - 18 Aug 1846) aft Oct 1772.
    Nathan Byars ancestors descendants more descendants (1773 - 09 Sep 1858)
    Elizabeth Byars ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1774 - bef 1850)
    Martha (Byars) Womack ancestors descendants more descendants (31 Dec 1774 - aft 1830)
    Nancy (Byars) Walker ancestors (abt 1775)
    John Byars ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1777 - abt 1852)
    Burgess Harrelson Byars ancestors descendants more descendants (1779 - 13 Feb 1874)
    Paul H. Harrelson ancestors descendants (abt 1727 - 1834) m. Nancy Lea (1736 - May 1795) abt 1754.
    Herndon Haralson ancestors descendants (12 Oct 1757 - abt 27 May 1847) m. Mary Murphey (13 Feb 1771 - 13 Aug 1847) on 4 Oct 1791.
    Archibald Haralson ancestors descendants more descendants (05 Jul 1792 - 29 Oct 1839)
    Herndon Haralson ancestors (20 Jan 1796 - 20 Jul 1852)
    James Harrelson ancestors descendants (12 Oct 1757 - 1829) m. Rebekah Brown (1768 - 22 Jul 1849) abt 1782.
    William M Harrelson ancestors descendants more descendants (22 Jun 1784 - 16 Dec 1882)
    Jonathon Anderson Haralson ancestors descendants (1759 - 1832) m. Jane Houston (abt 1762 - aft 1796) on 12 Mar 1782. m. Clarissa Browning (01 Mar 1765 - 01 Mar 1841) on 1798.
    Herndon Haralson ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 25 Dec 1796 - 25 Oct 1868)
    Hugh Anderson Haralson ancestors (13 Nov 1805 - 25 Sep 1854)
    Lea Miles Haralson ancestors descendants (1762 - 05 Sep 1844) m. Mary L Stanfield (1766 - 17 Aug 1848) on 4 Sep 1791.
    Zarah Isaac Haralson ancestors descendants more descendants (07 May 1802 - 25 May 1879)
    Nathaniel Chambers Harelson ancestors descendants (1729 - 21 Apr 1781)
    Forbes Harelson ancestors descendants (1761 - 1824) m. Martha Elizabeth Henderson (1778) on 19 Nov 1793.
    Sarah McComas (Harelson) Womack ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1810 - 21 Jun 1867)
    Ann (Harrelson) Chiles ancestors descendants (abt 1700 - abt 1760) m. Henry Chiles II (13 Nov 1698 - aft 27 Jun 1746) on 1718.
    Henry Chiles ancestors ( - 27 Nov 1758) m. Judith Daniel ().
    Paul Chiles Sr. ancestors descendants (1718 - 19 Mar 1761) m. Ann Rowland (1725 - 1776) abt 1738.
    Henry Chiles ancestors (1744 - 1832) m. Frances Nevil (1744) on 1760.
    Elizabeth (Chiles) Ingram ancestors descendants (1750 - 21 Jul 1814) m. John Ingram (1756 - 1813) on 1770.
    Nancy Anne (Ingram) Martin ancestors descendants more descendants (1774 - 1844)
    Elizabeth Chiles ancestors descendants (1760 - 21 Jul 1814) m. John Ingram (abt 1750 - Dec 1813) on 9 Jan 1774.
    Sarah Bodkin Ingram ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1775 - 14 Nov 1872)
    Rowland H Ingram ancestors descendants more descendants (1790 - 05 May 1848)
    Ann Chiles ancestors descendants (1726) m. John Ward (1708).
    John Ward ancestors (1743)
    Josiah Ward ancestors (1747)
    William Ward ancestors (1749)
    Sarah Jane (Ward) Brazill ancestors descendants (abt 1750 - 1809) m. John Lee (28 Mar 1729 - abt 1795).
    John Lee ancestors (1769)
    Mary Ann Lee ancestors (1773)
    Roland V Lee ancestors descendants more descendants (06 May 1774 - 1845)
    Sarah Lee ancestors (1777)
    William E Lee ancestors (1781)
    Able Lee ancestors (1783)
    Deidamia (Lee) Fuson ancestors descendants more descendants (31 Jul 1784 - 21 Aug 1862)
    Penina Lee ancestors (1789)
    Nancy Lee ancestors (24 Mar 1791)
    Agatha Ward ancestors (09 Feb 1750)
    Anne Ward ancestors (09 Feb 1750)
    Henry Ward ancestors (05 Apr 1751)
    Mary A Ward ancestors (02 Jun 1754)
    Jeremiah Ward ancestors (1755)
    Thomas Ward ancestors (1757)
    Susannah Ward ancestors (29 Nov 1760)
    Luke Ward ancestors (1763)
    Polly Ward ancestors (11 Jan 1768)
    Anne (Chiles) Ward ancestors descendants (abt 1726 - 01 Jan 1765) m. John Ward Sr. (12 Aug 1720 - bef 11 Nov 1816). m. John Ward (abt 1700) on 1739.
    Jeremiah Ward ancestors ()
    Thomas Ward ancestors ()
    Henry Ward ancestors (aft 1744)
    William Ward ancestors descendants (abt 1745 - 15 Aug 1795) m. Mildred Adams (1758 - abt 1777).
    James Ward ancestors descendants more descendants (25 Mar 1758 - 15 Jul 1848)
    John Ward JR III ancestors (abt 1769 - abt 1846)
    Robert Adam Ward ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1773 - abt 1880)
    Mildred (Ward) Dillard II ancestors (abt 1776 - abt 1800)
    Ann (Ward) Lynch ancestors (abt 1746 - bef 1766)
    Agatha (Ward) Callaway ancestors descendants (abt 1750) m. John Callaway (10 Jun 1738 - 1821).
    William Callaway ancestors (11 Oct 1769 - 28 Feb 1808)
    Sarah Jane Ward ancestors descendants (1750 - 1809) m. John Lee (1765 - aft 1795).
    Elizabeth Lee ancestors (1780 - Feb 1850)
    Henry Ward ancestors descendants (05 Apr 1751 - 12 Apr 1823) m. Martha Barber (bef 1800 - 1851).
    Lucinda Dillard (Rutledge) Ward ancestors descendants more descendants (21 Nov 1801 - abt 1859)
    Henrietta Eloise (Ward) McElhiney ancestors (25 May 1810 - 24 Dec 1891)
    John Chiles Ward ancestors descendants more descendants (11 Nov 1812 - 13 Jun 1887)
    William Ward ancestors (25 Jul 1814 - Jul 1844)
    Robert A. Ward ancestors (08 Dec 1817 - 27 Feb 1871)
    John Ward Jr. ancestors (abt 1760)
    Ann (Ward) Dillard ancestors (09 Feb 1761 - 08 Aug 1816)
    John Chiles ancestors descendants (1730 - aft 04 Jan 1813) m. Elizabeth Unknown ( - aft 1813). m. Elizabeth Garland (1734 - 1817).
    Henry Chiles ancestors descendants (1760 - 1832) m. Sarah Ballinger (1775 - 20 Apr 1842) on 10 Nov 1789.
    Christopher Lillard Chiles Sr. ancestors descendants more descendants (18 Dec 1800 - abt 1855)
    James C Chiles ancestors descendants more descendants (14 Aug 1802 - 23 Mar 1883)
    Joseph Ballinger Chiles Sr. ancestors (16 Jul 1810 - 25 Jun 1885)
    John Chiles Jr ancestors descendants (23 May 1761 - 02 Jan 1804) m. Elizabeth Lillard (08 Jul 1764 - 14 Jul 1850) on 10 Mar 1785.
    Elizabeth (Chiles) Fields ancestors descendants more descendants (17 Jan 1793 - 15 Dec 1872)
    Garland Chiles ancestors descendants (17 Feb 1783 - 17 Jan 1858) m. Frances Thomas (1786) on 7 May 1802.
    Bushrod Chiles ancestors (06 Aug 1806 - 19 Oct 1854)
    Martha Chiles ancestors (abt 1810)
    Henry T. Chiles ancestors (20 Feb 1810 - 24 Nov 1836)
    Fleming Nuckles Chiles ancestors (06 Aug 1811 - 1884)
    Martha A (Chiles) Moody ancestors descendants more descendants (abt 1814 - bef 1914)
    Charles Hill Chiles ancestors (1827)
    Elizabeth (Chiles) Jennings ancestors (1731) m. Robert Jennings ().

    Rebecca Mary Chambers
    Born 1635 in Saint Peters, New Kent, Colony of Virginiamap
    Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
    [sibling(s) unknown]
    Wife of Peter Harrelson — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
    HIDE DESCENDANTS
    Mother of Paul Harrelson Sr
    Died 1664 in Saint Peters, New Kent, Colony of Virginiamap
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    end of registry

    Children:
    1. 24. Paul Harralson was born 1664, St Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia; died 0Apr 1734, St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, Virginia.

  3. 50.  Peter Burgess was born 1630, the Netherlands; died 1665, the Netherlands.

    Notes:

    Re: Rebecca Burgess m. Paul?Peter Harralson

    Posted by: Cherie byars@codon.nih.gov

    Date: June 24, 2000 at 12:40:59

    In Reply to: Rebecca Burgess m. Paul?Peter Harralson by Carol

    I am also descended from Rebecca Burgess and Paul Harrelson. I have Rebecca born in 1665 in Denmark, father Peter Burgess b~1630 Holland. Paul also born Denmark in 1669, father Peter Harrelson of St Peters New Kent VA. Their son Peter (married Mary Chambers is my ancestor)

    Peter married Patience Lewis (~1655). [Group Sheet]


  4. 51.  Patience Lewis
    Children:
    1. 25. Rebecca Burgess was born 1667; died 1 Apr 1734, New Kent County, Virginia.

  5. 52.  James Chambers, The Immigrant was born , (England).

    Notes:

    From "Book of Imigrants" found in Person Co. library
    The Muster of those that Live in Ye Treasurors Plant
    James Chambers in the Dutie 1620
    Living in Virginia Feb 16, 1623 At the Eastern Shore = James Chambers
    (James was the only Chambers listed in VA at that time).
    Church records show Edward's first son as named James. Since it was the custom to name the first son after the father's father and Edward lived in New Kent Co., very close to Williamsburg, I believe that it is reasonable to conclude that James is father of Edward.

    1998-2007 Swyrich Corporation - Certificate # 2536320072400681853 - names of early Settlers in US. They list James Chambers who setled in VA in 1620 among the name of early Settlers and James being the earliest.

    end of comment

    In April Court, 1625, James Chambers was placed upon a committee; again, in 1634, he was mentioned. Also, in 1625, Thomas and John Chambers were recognized in some way by the Virginia Court. The above were English representatives of the Chambers family.

    James married Mary LNU. [Group Sheet]


  6. 53.  Mary LNU
    Children:
    1. 26. Edward Chambers was born 1670, Surry County, Virginia; died 1731, Hanover County, Virginia.