I have a Delila Jane Boyer, born July 20, 1819 in Augusta Cnty, Virginia. They moved in 1836 to Cole Cnty, Illinois. The name, dates, and location fit; but I have little on Delila herself. Hoping some namesakes appear, here is a bit on the family:
Joseph Boyer was Born in Virginia, May 4, 1794, and was a veteran of the War of 1812, serving under Welsh's Virginia Militia.
He and Betsy (Elizabeth Ewin) were married in Augusta Cnty, Va, on July 30, 1818, by the Reverand William King who was pastor at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, Va.
Came with family in 1838 to Ashmore, Illinois, and later went to Missouri where he died January 22, 1870, in Cedar County, Missouri (or, according to his probate records, died "Near Humansville in Polk County"). Betsy moved back to Edgar County, Illinois, where she died January 23, 1881, and was buried in Redman, Illinois.
In his probate records, Joseph listed some farm equipment, horses, rocking chairs, etc; but nothing of great value. No land was included and the fact the Elizabeth went back to Illinois rapidly after Joseph's death would indicate that they were probably tenant farmers. Date of probate went on between 1870 and 1874.
Descendants of Joseph Boyer
1 Joseph Boyer b: May 04, 1794 in Virginia d: January 22, 1870 in Cedar County, Missouri
. +Elizabeth Ewin b: August 14, 1800 in Virginia m: July 30, 1818 in Augusta County, Virginia d: January 23, 1881 in Edgar County, Illinois
... 2 Delila Jane Boyer b: July 20, 1819
... 2 James Morgan Boyer b: May 03, 1821 in Virginia d: March 31, 1912 in Illinois
...... +Susan Ann Mack b: January 01, 1822 in Kentucky m: January 08, 1846 in Clark County, Illinois d: March 20, 1905 in Illinois
... 2 Matilda Ann Boyer b: May 03, 1821
...... +John H Stewart
... 2 Margaret Boyer b: April 02, 1826 in Virginia
... 2 Elijah Boyer b: March 21, 1828 in Virginia
...... +Mary Margaret Parcel m: February 02, 1849 in Clark, Illinois
... 2 Hezekiah Best Boyer b: February 26, 1830 in Virginia
...... +Mary Bell
... 2 Joseph Washington Boyer b: February 01, 1832 in Virginia d: in Edgar County, Illinois
... 2 John N Boyer b: January 27, 1834 in Virginia
... 2 Benjamin Franklin Boyer b: February 19, 1836 in Virginia
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