I am stumped, hit the brick wall and broke my neck!!! I hope someone out there can help me with this puzzler. I am researching the BYESS line in Gilmer and Pickens Co., Ga. I have an old pedigree chart made by a family member a long time ago. Shows the first Byess in this line to come to America from Ireland but there is no first name. Says he came to America then to Kentucky about 1815. Last place lived was Kentucky. He had a son Richard Byess, lived last in SC. He had 2 sons and a few? daughters. One son, David, killed in civil war as was his brother, George W.Byess. No names given for the daughters of Richard. I find a Richard BIAS living in Pickens Co., Ga. in 1850 with wife
Susan, children Mary, David, George W. and Cisly?. In 1860, in Gilmer Co., Ga.(next County to Pickens), there is a John R. BIOS with wife Susannah, a Mary Clayton and Sisley BIOS. In 1870 census of Gilmer Co., Ga. there is an Elizabeth BYERS living with daughter Mary B. BYERS and Cicily BYERS. Birthdates for each census are way off, ie. Mary in 1850 is 40, Mary in 1860 is 55 and Mary in 1870 is 40!!!
What does anyone make of this. I figure the person who transcribed the census to the Census Books could not correctly read the dates of birth. Any suggestion on how I go about figuring this out? I really need help!!
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