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|Birth||ABT. 1760||Scotland [1, 2, 3, 6]|
|Died||ABT. 1839||Pulaski county kentucky [1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9]|
|Person ID||I1030||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||08 Jul 2007|
|Father||Charles (Sinclair) St. Clair, b. 1725, d. 1768, St Clair's Bottom Virginia|
|Mother||Ann St. Clair, d. 1789, Montgomery County VA|
|Family ID||F360||Group Sheet|
|Family||William Colyar, b. 1754, Greenbriar Co., Virginia , d. 1819, Pulaski county kentucky|
|Married||30 Aug 1777||Henry Co., Virginia [1, 2, 3, 10, 11]|
|Family ID||F256||Group Sheet|
|Documents||deed of land Agnus Sinclair 1794|
Thanks to Mrs. Alice Collier Gala of Louisville Kentucky for forwarding this copy of a transfer deed of land found in Washington County VA Abingdon VA where Agnus Sinclair and William Colyar (husband) whereby they sell land in Sinclair bottoms Virginia Nancy Ann Agnus Colyar inherited from her father Charles Sinclair. Deed shows name as "Sinclair" although other spelling found of her name was St. Clair as evidenced by their son and grandson named Arthur St. Clair Colyar.
|John Colyer 1830 Pulaski County census (djvu format)|
I had searched for gravesite of William Colyar and his wife, Nancy Ann in east Tennessee. It is reported that he died in 1819. However, a power of attorney made by Alexander Colyar of Winchester TN (Father of Arthur St. Claire Colyer) appointing his son, George Thompson Colyer, as power of attorney recorded in Pulaski County Ky, shows that William and his wife Nancy lived in Pulaski County KY at the time of their death The power of attorney in 1839 (year of Nancy Agnes Annís death) was to collect Alexanderís share of estate. Since only son I know of in Pulaski County Ky is John Colyer, I suppose that William and Nancy, must have moved to live with John Colyer of Pulaski County Ky so John could care for them in their elder years. This is supported by the 1830 U.S. Census that shows a female age 60-70 years old living with John. Johnís mother Agnes Nancy Ann St. Clair Colyar would have been 70 years old in 1830. His father, William, died in 1819 but his mother did not die until 1839. The elderly lady living in the household would not be John mother-in-law, Mrs. Purvis, as both of Johnís parents-in-law were living at the time with Old Mr. Purvis not dying until 1840 or so and Old Mrs. Purvis not until 1852. This indicates that perhaps John Colyer was the closest son capable of financially being able to care for his parents in later years. The power of attorney indicates that both William and Nancy Colyar died in Pulaski County KY. My guess is that they may be buried in some of the unmarked graves in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County as this is where John Colyer had property at Buck Creek on the Cumberland River before moving to the Pittman Creek property in Ruth Kentucky area in 1842.
|Charles St. Clair , father to William Colyar wife|
Information from book "History of Southwest Virginia, 1746-1786, Washington County, 1777-1870" by Lewis Preston Summers (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966): talking about Charles Sinclair, the father of Agnus Nancy Ann St. Clair Colyar who was married to William Colyar. Note reference to the Col. Christian campaign in this document and also the Scottish Virginia settlements document below mentioning a William Collier. Charles St. Clair (Sinclair) reportedly was part of a major exploration of the Mississippi along with a man named Johan Peter Saling---a neighbor. These men were gone on a three year trip starting in about 1742, captured by the French near New Orleans.
|Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of an Octogenarian, Thomas Preston 1900|
Book by great grandson of earliest founder of Virginia Augusta County wherein is detailed the services of Charles St. Clair (Sinclair) a long hunter, to lead the exploration party of Col. Patton in 1748 to the discovery and naming of the Cumberland Gap and Cumberland river. This was 2 years before what most history books record as Cumberland discovery by Dr. Thomas Walker. Note Walker was in the party also in 1748, but not its leader.
|Shawnee and Other Indian marriages to Whites 1700's|
Make claim that Charles St. Clair's (Sinclair) wife, Ann was either 100% or 50% native american indian