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Adam Byerly

Male Abt 1798 - Abt 1883  (~ 85 years)


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  • Name Adam Byerly  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1798  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1883  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ebenezer Cemetery, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Barbara Yancey Dore shows that he was married three times, first to Nancy Ann ANDREWS, by whom he had 7 children, second to Martha, the widowed Mrs. Baker, by whom he had three children, and finally to Penelope "Penny" Eliza WIGGINS, with whom he did not have children. It is possible that youngest daughter Maria may have actually been born to his third wife, Penny, as she is not listed on the 1860 census with her brothers and widowed father.  Dore also indicates he was a First Lt. in the Texas Army.

      Leslie Anne Ferguson (lesanne357@aol.com) writes that he participated in the "Siege of Bexar" with a contingent from Jasper County. He went back home before the Battle of the Alamo. She indicates that Martin S. Byerly, along with his two sons, William and Adam, moved to Texas from South Carolina in 1833. She shows Adam as born in Newberry County, South Carolina.

      The following additional information about the Byerly family is copied from Leslie's tree at Rootsweb's WorldConnect.

      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=lesanne17&id=I31055

      The Texas Historical Commission has erected a marker in the Byerly Campground Cemetary, which tells the following history:

      "Adam Byerly migrated to Texas from South Carolina in 1833 with his father and two younger brothers. He received a mexican land grant of one-quarter league in 1835. Shortly afterward, he invited the Reverand Henry Stephenson, early Methodist missionary, to preach under a brush aubor on his property and initiated the first of many camp meetings at this site. Pioneer families travelled by wagon and camped here for a week or longer to worship and socialize. At one meeting about 1937, the Reverand Stephenson's daughter, Edith (1814-1858) married Adam Byerly's brother William (1805-1884).

      In 1843 Adam and his wife Nancy deeded 10 acres, including the campground site, to the Methodist Episcopal church. About 1850, the Methodists erected a frame church building and opened this cemetary for community use. Earliest known grave is that of Edith Stephenson Byerly.
      Several faiths shared use of the church building form 1898 to 1937, the structure also housed the community school. Camp meetings ended in the 1930's. The methodist congregation erected a new church in 1948 on land donated by William Byerly's grandson, Adam, and the old building was razed. A cemetery association formed in 1970, maintains the burial ground. (1977)"
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      Source #2
      RESIDENTS OF TEXAS, 1782-1836
      COPYRIGHT 1984. Transcribed & Reprinted by The TXGenWeb Project with permission
      The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio,
      801 South Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
      Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 84-080376, ISBN: 0-911317-33-3
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      Census of Jasper, Municipality of Bevil, May 1, 1835.
      Nacogdoches Archives, Vol. 85, pp. 247-300.

      Martin BIERLY, Widower Farmer 70
      Sally BIERLY, 35
      Betsy Ann BIERLY, 1
      Adam BIERLY, Single Farmer 30
      Negroes, 8 (4 males, 4 females)
      William BIERLY, Single Farmer 25

      Thomas BIERLY, Married Farmer 27
      Matilda HAGOOD, " 20
      William BYERLY, 2
      John BYERLY, 1
      Mary HAGOOD, 15

      Henry HAGOOD Single Farmer 21

      the old Adam Byerly homestead is thought to be one of the oldest houses in Jasper Co. it was orginally built as a double pen log cabin

      Texas Census, 1820-90
      Name: Adam Byerly
      State: TX
      County: Jasper County
      Township: No Township Listed
      Year: 1846
      Record Type: Tax list
      Page: NPN
      Database: TX Tax List Index, 1840-1849

      Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, Jasper Co. Texas

      1880 living NEXT door to his wife, Penny, who is living with her daughter - Annie Rhodes Dean
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1850 Census
      Texas, Jasper County
      Enumerated 15 Oct 1850
      168-169
      Wm and Edith Byerley
      169-170
      Adam Byerly 50 M Farmer $2999 SC
      Nancy Ann Byerly 30 F SC
      Rebecca Ann Byerly 12 F Tx
      Franklin Byerly 10 M Tx
      Frederick Byerly 9 M Tx
      Micajah Byerly 7 M Tx
      William Byerly 6 M Tx
      Almira Ann Byerly 4 F Tx
      Elizabeth A Byerly 2 F Tx

      1860 Census
      Texas, Jasper County, PO Newton
      Enumerated 3 Aug 1860
      Page 40
      259-259
      Byerly, Adam 60 M Farmer 3887 1800 SC
      Byerly, William 16 M Domestic Tx
      Byerly, Almira 14 F Tx
      Byerly, Henry 7 M Tx
      Byerly, Uriah 5 M Tx

      1870 Census
      Texas, Jasper County, Subdivision No. 23, PO Jasper
      Enumerated 23 Aug 1870
      Page 71, Stamped 518
      Byerly, Adam 70 M W Farmer 1500 400 SC
      Byerly, Penny 42 F W Keeping House NC
      Byerly, Henry 15 M W Tx
      Byerly, Uriah 14 M W Tx
      Byerly, Maria 12 F W Tx

      1880 Census
      Texas, Jasper County, Beat 1
      Page 9 SD 1 Ed 36 Stamped 111
      Enumerated 4 Jun 1880
      55-58
      Byerly, Adam W M 82 Garmer SC Germany Germany
      Byerly, Uriah P W M 22 Son Field Hand Tx SC La
      Byerly, Haddie W F 16 Dtr Keeping House Tx NC Mo
      Byerly, Vernon W M 1 Grandson At Home Tx Tx Tx
      56-59
      Byerly, Henry L W M 27 Farmer Tex SC La
      Byerly, Susan QW F 27 Wf Keeping House Tx La La
      Byerly, Jim W M 2 Son At Home Tx Tx Tx
      Byerly, Adam W M 5/12 Jun Son At Home Tx Tx Tx
      Biscamp, Richard W M 20 Nephew At Home Tx Tx Tx
    Person ID I36820  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family 1 Nancy Ann Andrews,   b. Abt 1820, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Jan 1837  Amite County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Ann Byerly,   b. Abt 1838, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Franklin Byerly,   b. Abt 1840, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frederick Byerly,   b. Abt 1841, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Micajah Byerly,   b. Abt 1843, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Byerly,   b. Abt 1844, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Almira Ann Byerly,   b. Abt 1846, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Elizabeth A. Byerly,   b. Abt 1848, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2012 
    Family ID F11343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Chapman,   b. Abt 1827, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1852  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
     1. Henry Lewis Byerly,   b. 18 May 1853, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1928, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Uriah P. Byerly,   b. May 1855, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1902  (Age ~ 46 years)
     3. Maria Byerly,   b. Abt 1858, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F11342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Penelope "Penny" Elizabeth Wiggins,   b. 7 Sep 1828, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 7 Oct 1868  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F11344  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1798 - South Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jan 1837 - Amite County, Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ebenezer Cemetery, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parentsí place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Texas, Jasper County, Beat 1 Page 9 SD 1 Ed 36 Stamped 111 Enumerated 4 Jun 1880 55-58 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S327] Dore, Barbara Yancey (RootsLady@rootslady.com) "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1, (Dore, Barbara Yancey "Southeast Texas Regional Gedcom Project"; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=bydore_1 ; Updated Tue Feb 24 22:17:40 2004 This Gedcom contains many regionally located but sometimes unconnected Southeast Texas persons. Some of the information has been collected during Barbara's past 35 years of family research. Many undocumented families in the area are included. ALWAYS verify!!).

    3. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Ferguson, Leslie Anne "[untitled]" ver. 2009-11-11 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=lesanne17 (Reliability: 3).