|| 1888 - 1978|
||1888 [1, 2]
- birth year per telephone interview with son Harold Colyer 9/6/13.
||14 Jan 1978 
||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky
||19 Sep 2016 |
||Rose Ona (Rosie) Mounce, b. 31 Mar 1901, Ruth Pulaski County Ky , d. 11 Jan 1973 |
| ||1. James Colyer, b. Abt 1924, d. 1998, South Carolina |
|>||2. William Walter Colyer, b. 16 Jul 1924, Alcalde, Ky , d. 4 Dec 2014, Somerset, Ky |
| ||3. Harold Andrew Colyer, b. 24 May 1934, Ruth Pulaski County Ky , d. 4 Mar 2019|
| ||4. Lyman Colyer, b. 22 Feb 1920, Alcalde, Ky , d. 18 Jan 2016, Somerset, Ky |
| ||5. Eugene (Gene) Colyer, d. 7 Jun 2015|
| ||6. Roberta Colyer|
| ||7. Nora S. Colyer, b. 27 Feb 1920, White Lily Pulaski County Ky , d. 12 Jul 2013, Somerset KY |
| ||8. Lois Dean Colyer|
| ||9. Richard Colyer|
| ||10. Clyde Colyer|
| ||11. Zada Colyer|
| ||12. Hazel Colyer|
| ||13. Imogene Colyer|
||06 Dec 2014 |
||Harold Colyer Farm on Rush Branch and Strawberry Rd Somerset Ky|
According to Harold, he bought the farm at auction from his father, Neal's, estate. Over the years he had added about 300 acres to his father's family farm. Harold said in telephone interview 9/6/13 he was born and raised on this farm.
Neal Colyer driving buggy on Strawberry rd, Somerset Ky in front of what was once the Waddle/Richards cabin. Per interview with son, Harold Colyer in Aug 2015, he confirmed that driver looked like his father. Per Harold Colyer 08/19/16, wagons had steel bands around the wheels and his dad when traveling strawberry rd and other areas near streams, the roads often forded creeks to get the wood wheels and spokes wet to cause swelling to help keep the steel bands that were like the tires of a wagon wheel tight to the wood wheel so they would not become loose and fall off.
- According to Harold Colyer 07/18/16, his dad Neal, worked for his half brother, Andrew, on Andrew's farm in Indiana shucking corn etc to earn enough to buy the farm on Strawberry Rd in Somerset.
Harold said that Neal tried to get hired by the Somerset Railroad shops, but since he was crippled , back in those days there was no disabled person programs and they would not hire him. Thus working for his brother's farm.
Harold said Neal earned money by occasionally hand hewing railroad ties from trees he would cut on his farm on Strawberry Rd in Pulaski County. That he would load 5-7 ties in his horse-drawn wagon and get up at 4am and leave for trip to waite's landing area and sell the ties. He would not arrive home til dark.
Neal also did makeshift blacksmith work in a shed at his place on Strawberry Rd. He would get a lump of coal and had a fan rigged up to make a hot fire and make horse shoes, gigs, strengthen plows etc at the shop.
- [S14494] Alice Colyer Gala.
Date of Import: Sep 19, 1998
- [S27813] ColyerV2.FTW.
Date of Import: Sep 30, 1998
- [S28427] http://www.ericjames.org/html/fam/fam05441.htm Eric James.