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|Birth||28 Jul 1836 [1, 2, 3, 4]|
|Died||1855 [2, 5]|
|Buried||1855||Soule's chapel cemetery, Somerset, KY|
|Person ID||I0851||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||30 Jun 2023|
|Father||John Colyer, b. 20 Aug 1781, Henry County, VA , d. 18 Aug 1851, Ruth, Ky (reported somewhere from Typhoid fever)|
|Mother||Lydia Memes Purvis, b. 26 May 1798, North Carolina , d. 25 Dec 1874, Pulaski county, KY|
|Married||6 Jan 1818|
|Family ID||F051||Group Sheet|
|Family||Niagara Alexander, b. BET. 1830 - 1845|
|Married||17 Jan 1853||Pulaski Co., Kentucky [1, 2]|
|Last Modified||22 Feb 2015|
|Family ID||F242||Group Sheet|
|Documents||1850 Pulaski County KY census John Colyer|
Shows John Colyer, wife Lydia (27 years younger) and children including Charles Granade Colyer. Interesting to see that land value totaled $1400. IF this was solely the 200 acre farm at Pitman Creek and hwy 192, it is interesting to see the dire effects of the civil war such that by 1865 when family sells the farm, it only brings $750 per deed on this website. But see lawsuit appeals case decided after John Colyer death in 1859 on this site under Cyrenius Wait, that refers to 150 acre tract and 50 acre tract. See also above under John Colyer 1781 where one month before death , John purchases from father in law estate 50 acres on Buck Creek.
|1854 or 1855 death records Pulaski County Kentucky|
Shows death of Stephen Colyer at age 18 son of John and Lydia Colyer
|1856 Deaths Pulaski County Ky|
Shows Rebecca Colyer, daughter of Stephen and Niagara Colyer 19 months
|Stephen Colyer estate settlement 1865|
Evidently, young Stephen died without will intestate, court appointed admin takes 10 years to settle estate since it is largely tied up with the inheritance from father John Colyer, whose estate took 16 years to settle. It appears John Colyer slaves were rented up to about 1862 or so from the evidence of John Colyer estate accountings and diary of Charles Granade Colyer, then court appointed administrator of John Colyer sells. Also note that this settlement of Stephen is the only place found where sale proceeds of 250 acres of coal land is referenced. This does not appear in John Colyer settlements that could be found.
|1859 Stephen Colyer estate assets sale|
purchasers are Lindsey Colyer, Martin Colyer and Samuel Black
|1858 Stephen Colyer assigned interest to Cyrenius Wait et al|
This Pulaski Circuit Court case hints that Stephen Colyer, like his older brother Charles Granade Colyer had assigned sold his 1/17 interest inherited from his father's death in 1851 to Cyrenius Wait. It appears here that Cyrenius et al had further assigned to another party. See lawsuit between heirs of John Colyer Sr and Cyrenius Wait to sell property.
|1856 Stephen Colyer estate interest in land/slaves inherited from father John Colyer ordered sold|
Lindsey Colyer, older brother/estate admin here gets Pulaski Circuit Court to order sale of deceased Stephen's undivided 1/17 interest in slaves and land inherited from Stephen's father, John Colyer Sr. in 1851.
|1856 Stephen Colyer estate, court case answer of Mrs. Eastham--sister|
|1856 Stephen Colyer estate circuit court case answer by William Colyer, out of state brother.|
|1855 Stephen Colyer estate accounting|
|1855 Stephen Colyer estate accounting slaves|
by administrator Linsey Colyer, shows lands and slaves inherited from father John Colyer.
|1865 Stephen Colyer estate accounting|