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|Birth||1 Apr 1815||Virginia [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]|
|Died||1 Apr 1855||Bronston Ky of Typhoid fever [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]|
|Buried||Alexander Chapel Cemetery Bronston Pulaski County Ky |
|Person ID||I0110||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||03 Aug 2023|
|Father||John Colyer, b. 20 Aug 1781, Henry County, VA , d. 18 Aug 1851, Ruth, Ky (reported somewhere from Typhoid fever)|
|Mother||Polly (Sinclair) St. Clair, b. Abt 1780, d. Abt 1815|
|Family ID||F8017||Group Sheet|
|Family||Lucy M. Gover, b. 28 Jan 1822, Pulaski Co., Kentucky , d. 17 Apr 1871|
|Married||29 Jul 1844||Pulaski County Ky|
|Last Modified||07 Sep 2013|
|Family ID||F023||Group Sheet|
|Documents||1855 Pulaski County Ky Deaths: John W Colyer|
Shows a John W Colyer died Tyhphoid Fever son of John and POLLY. See discussion of John Colyer 1781 first wife
|DNA test of Harold Andrew Colyer and Curtis Colyer match report|
Harold Andrew Colyer is a documented descendant (great great grandson) of John Colyer born 1781. Curtis Colyer is a documented descendant (great great grandson) of John Colyer born 1815 who lived in Bronston Ky. This DNA test shows that John Colyer born 1815 is son of John Colyer born 1781.
This DNA test results in several conclusions. First, the Bronston KY area Colyers are related via John Colyer born 1781 to the Jugornot area of Somerset KY Colyers. Second, based on death record of John Colyer born 1815, that the first wife of John Colyer born 1781 was Polly Sinclair, NOT Martha Minus.
Although the John Colyer born 1815 death record only states the mother's first name, it is this researcher's conclusion, that the disclosure of her last name in the newspaper obituary of John Colyer born 1781 son, Charles Granade Colyer, as Sinclair, provides for her full name as Polly Sinclair.
|DNA test comparison Curtis Colyer vs. John Collyer|
Shows proof of connection via John Colyer born 1781. Curtis Colyer descended from John Colyer Jr. born 1815 and John Collyer was descended from William Colyer born 1807.
|1859 John Long estate gives title to 240 acres on Cumerland River to John Colyer Jr. heirs|
purchase price was $2400
|1854 John Long estate settlement showing land purchase by John Colyer Jr.|
See last page of settlement where John Colyer Jr. purchased 240 acres for $2400. The 1867 John Colyer Jr. estate final settlement shows payment to John Long estate of $1967.
|1857 John Colyer JR estate ordered sale Pulaski circuit court|
John Gover, evidently court appointed adminsitrator of estate, lawsuit to sell 240 acres apparently the property that John Colyer Jr. purchased from John Long on Cumberland river right before both of their deaths for $2400. Evidently was coal land, that evidence shows may later have been purchased by Cornelius Doolin who was in coal biz with John Colyer Sr. Doolin also purchased the coal lands from John Colyer Sr. estate.
|1867 John Colyer Jr estate settlement lived in Bronston KY|
John Colyer Jr. 1867 final estate accounting settlement (12 years after death)
Note heirs evidently file lawsuit over mismanagement by presumed court appointed administrators, the Gover bros.
|1860 John Colyer Jr. land and inherited land interests sold|
Purchasers Cornelius Doolin, who I suspect got the coal lands, possibly those inherited from John Colyer Sr, and Lindsey Colyer and Samuel Black also listed. Lindsey and Samuel likely only purchased the inherited interest from John Colyer Sr in the Ruth Ky farm by Lindsey and Samuel Black purchased the Blaze Valley farm interest he lived on.
|1863 John Colyer Jr estate vs. Cyrenius Wait land sale|
It appears that Cyrenius Wait was opposing party in lawsuit of John Colyer Jr estate just like he was in John Colyer Sr estate over what I suspect was Wait's interest in obtaining the Coal properties held by each estate. However in the case of Jr. he had infant child that the courts interceded for.
|1866 Harriet Colyer Black purchase deed 108 acres Blaze Valley from estate of her father, John Colyer|
Deed says that Cyrenius Wait had held up estate settlement, and heirs of John Colyer file lawsuit against Cyrenius and win, so the court orders sale of land and slaves of John Colyer in March 1859. At the court sale, Harriet Black, purchases 108 acres for $706. Son of John Colyer..Stephen Colyer deceased 1855 and his estate settlment shows John Colyer at death owned 200 acre homeplace on Pitman creek, and 108 acre on Pitman creek waters and 250 acre coal lands. This deed in Blaze Valley was evidently the 108 acres on pitman creek waters that was not the homeplace.
|1859 Pulaski deed to estate of John W. Colyer Jr.|
finally a deed for a purchase of coal land on Cumberland River in deal made before the death of the seller and the buyer. Here estate of John Long does deed to estate of John W. Colyer Jr. Cyrenius Wait will later file lawsuit to try to get coal land.
|1855 John Colyer Jr. estate accounting|
Pulaski wills bk4
|1867 John Colyer Jr. estate accounting|
shows purchase price paid for John Long property on Cumberland River etc. Pulaski wills bk6