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|Birth||1809||census records indicate born 1810 [2, 4]|
|Died||1888 [2, 4]|
|Person ID||I1042||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||13 May 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|
|Married||17 Mar 1834||Pulaski County, Kentucky|
|Last Modified||06 Jul 2012|
|Family ID||F07749||Group Sheet|
|Family 2||Lydia Sears, b. 26 May 1812, d. 1889|
|Married||17 Mar 1834||Pulaski Co., Kentucky [2, 3, 4]|
|Last Modified||13 Aug 2016|
|Family ID||F262||Group Sheet|
|Documents||1886 Ruth Ky Warren Store ledger|
WARNING large 60 meg file: requires high speed: This ledger of the general store at what is now known as Ruth Ky was found in ceiling of old log home renovation 2012. The log house built by John Langdon in 1814, purchased by John Colyer 1842, then purchased by Andrew Warren 1865. Andrew's son, Mathew(born 1859), evidently ran store across the road from the house. The store later became in 1888 the first post office in the community at current day hwy 192 at Pitman Creek in Somerset Ky. The first post office in 1888 known as Juno....later became Ruth Ky. Many area family names in ledger: Colyer, Warren, Richardson, Meece, Botkin, Allen, Sword.
|1874 Pulaski County Property Tax Colyers|
Various Colyer property East Pulaski County Pitman Creek etc . Notice that Bluford(Buford) and Rebecca Colyer are next to the Haynes property that likely is current day Haynes Cemetery in Jugornot area of Pulaski County in Jugornot Hollow. Notice that on this 1874 list, it shows Charles Colyer (same as 1873 showing as John G Colyer which encourages my guess that his full name was Charles John Granade Colyer). Also note Alexander Colyer with about 500 acres that I guess is land currently all woods that is owned next to old Colyer/Warren Farm on Pitman Creek) later records shows next to Warren and Allen farm(current at Pitman creek and hwy 192) and next to Keeny property reflected on Civil War Map of Burnside this website.
|1875 Pulaski County Kentucky property tax Colyers|
shows James "Alexander" Colyer with property next to James Allen and Andrew Warren (the old John Colyer property per deed on this website) and Lindsey Colyer (evidently Lindsey Robert Colyer since next to in law Richardson)
|1875 Jugornot district of Pulaski County Ky property tax|
Shows Buford, William Memes Colyer, Alexander Colyer, Rebecca Colyer (Rebecca was Buford[Bluford] Colyer wife and next to Haynes. See Haynes cemetery in Jugornot Hollow section Pulaski County
|James Alexander Colyer land dispute Ky Court of Appeals|
Heirs of Alexander Colyer in court of disposition of inherited land with John Hyden (married to Alex daughter Louisa Jane Colyer) party to suit against grandson James Walter Colyer and Lindsey Randall Colyer et al.
|Colyer Mill property deed 1868 Alex Colyer to Moses Keeney|
deed to old mill on Pitman Creek at Ruth, Ky. Civil War maps of General Burnside show it as Colyer's Mill. It may have been first owned constructed as early as 1805 era by Charles Colyer, Alex Colyer's uncle.
|Colyer's Mill deed 1890 Moses Keeney to Richmond S. (RS) Keeney|
Pitman Creek mill
|Colyer's mill on Pitman Creek deed 1891 Moses Keeney to RS Keeney|
This deed confirms by reference therein that the property is Colyer's Mill. This was shown on General Burnside's civil war map as Colyer's Mill.
|Colyer's Mill deed from RS Keeney to AW Hughes 1906|
showing deed title chain from Alex Colyer all way to current Hughes family ownership. Mill on Pitman Creek in Ruth , Ky
|Colyer's Mill deed 1960 Clarence Hughes to Robert Hughes|
This with other deeds on this site showing title chain from Colyer to Keeney to Hughes family, who is current owner in 2016 of mill on Pitman Creek, Ruth Ky.
|Deed Alex Colyer to Ned Modrell 1857|
Alex Colyer transfers 275 Acres to Ned Modrell (a man of color) which later research reveals was a slave of Robert Modrell whose freedom was purchased for $600 in 1847. One parcel in this deed was obtained by land grant jointly between Ned Modrel and Alex Colyer a couple months before Ned Modrel's emancipation is recorded in 1847.
|Kentucky Land Grants price and history|
discusses particulars of various Ky land grants
|1854 deed 1200 acres to Alexander Colyer and James Sears from William Gragg|
Property on Pitman Creek by modern day Clay Hill Rd, Somerset Ky. This property had coal on it that was excluded from sale. Evidently this is Where Alexander Colyer got land that he built a flour mill on Pitman Creek that is referred to on Burnside's Civil War map.
|1880 Pulaski County Ky U.S. census|
Shows James Alexander Colyer with daughter named Polly. Could it be that she was named for Alex's mother ? Therefore, was John Colyer of 1781 1st wife named Polly rather than Martha Minus ?
|DNA report comparing Harold Colyer and John Collyer|
Shows proof of connection of descendants of John Colyer born 1781. Descendants of William Colyer born 1807 and James Alexander Colyer born 1809.
|1893 deed James Alexander Colyer heirs court ordered sale of modern day Clay Hill Rd Pitman Creek property to Mathew Warren and John Colyer|
This researcher has not determined which John Colyer this deed was to, but suspects it was John W Colyer, son of Linsey Randall Colyer by Elizabeth Warren. This John Colyer was raised in the home of Andrew Warren with his uncle Mathew Warren.
This property appears to be land next to Andrew Warren wooded section opposite Colyer/Warren house at Pitman creek that was purchased from John W Colyer Sr heirs in 1865. This land appears to be going along current Strawberry rd. Mathew Warren was an early postmaster of predecessor to Ruth Ky at store he ran at 192 intersection of Pitman creek.
|1861 Pulaski County Ky Geology Report|
based on survey in 1858-1859 and names Colyer's Mill, Pitman Creek, Blazed and Long Hollow, Salt Work Road. Coal was mined and a small train took coal from top of current day Clay Hill Rd to intersection of current hwy 192 and Pitman Creek to original Ruth Ky store operated by Mathew Warren, then Mr Alexander, then Ad Colyer then Ridners. Report Calls area at current Burnside Ky as Texas District.
|1875 Pulaski County KY tax records: Alex Colyer, Lin Colyer, Maranda Botkin|
|1857 Alexander Colyer to Ned Modrell 275 acres|
Ned Modrell lived in pumpkin hollow area of Jugornot pulaski county Ky. He was a slave who purchased his freedom about this time. At the time, he had obtained a land grant jointly with Alexander Colyer. Here Alexander transfers his half of the joint grant along with other property to Ned Modrell. Ned was in timber business and later sells some land to saw mill on Cumberland River.
|1890 Pulaski County deed: James Walter Colyer to RS Keeny of the Alex Colyer home|
|1868 Pulaski County deed: Alex Colyer to Moses Keeney 1/2 125 acre|
Excludes coal bank
|1873 Pulaski county commissioner deed to James Sears of Alex Colyer mill|
James Sears was former partner of Alexander Colyer in 1200 acre purchase on Pitman Creek in 1854. Here it shows that Alexander Colyer built the grist mill on current day Strawberry Rd that is currently owned by Hughes family. See John Colyer of 1781 docs where evidence of another grist mill in 1838 was upstream on Pitman Creek near current Clay Hill Rd and hwy 192.
|1888 Pulaski deed: James Sears to RS Keeeney of Alex Colyer grist mill|
|Headstones||James Alexander (Elex?) Colyer grave|
Clay Hill Baptist Church cemetery Somerset KY