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|Birth||27 Apr 1821 [2, 3, 5]|
|Died||14 Jan 1901 [2, 3, 4, 6]|
|Buried||Soule's Chapel Cemetery, Somerset Pulaski County Ky|
|Person ID||I1171||John Colyer family of Somerset Ky|
|Last Modified||22 Feb 2015|
|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||Nancy Jane Richardson, b. 1829, d. 1871|
|Married||30 Jul 1844||Pulaski Co., Kentucky [1, 2, 3]|
|Family ID||F048||Group Sheet|
|Documents||1835 Kentucky Land Grant law: deligated to county courts|
This act appears to be a land free-for-all act, as it does not require settlement on land, but rather a payment for previously unappropriated land to County Court. The money had to be used by County for roads.
|1840's Land Grant to Lindsey Colyer 500 acres|
Land Grant under the Kentucky 1835 land grant Act by county in the Jugornot region of Pulaski County
|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 Kentucky Property tax records|
Various Colyer; Shows John G (Granade) Colyer next to Meece whom he his wife bought property from and Cyrenius Waite Colyer.
|1874 Pulaski County Kentucky Property tax Lindsey Colyer|
Not sure if this is Lindsey Randall or Lindsey Robert Colyer
|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)
|1874 Pulaski County Death records|
Shows Sawl Colyer 9 years old son of Lindsey Robert Colyer and also shows William Colyer 3 years old son of Charles Richard Colyer
|1861 Pulaski County Ky deaths|
Shows Nancy E Colyer death child: tomb stone shows 2 years old, but his death record shows 4 years old. Also Shows death of 1 year old Black Slave child
|1853 deed St. Clair Colyer to Lindsey Colyer|
St. Clair transfers his interest in father's estate, John Colyer, to brother Lindsey Colyer. This is the Lindsey Colyer who was major financier of Soule's Chapel church building.
|1869 Kentucky Court Appeals case land dispute|
Involves Cyrenius Waite, Lindsey Colyer, Samuel Black. Note the economic devastation on land values during Civil War in Pulaski County. Land purchased for $1 per acre in 1857, sold at 20 cents an acre at auction in 1869. This appears to be property inherited from John Colyer, the father of Lindsey Colyer and Samuel Black's wife, Harriett (based on 1/17th undivided interests) At some point Cyrenius Waite has come to lay claim to the sold 1/17th interests. See 1865 deed under John Colyer, where heirs all sell their 1/17th interest in farm at Pitman Creek to Andrew Warren. Colyer family friend, Cyrenius Waite, appears to have again intervened in Colyer land as he did for Bluford Colyer...see deeds under Bluford Colyer.
|1851 Masonic lodge minutes|
Linzy Colyer, St. Clair Colyer, Cyrenius Colyer, Epharim Meece
|Ruth KY: research notes from author Renner on book Kentucky Place Names|
Stella Colyer, Ruth Botkin, Ruth Ashurst, Eugene Allen, Henry Warren, A.M. Salyer, Pearl Allen, RS Keeney, JC Mounce, L.R. Colyer