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Re: Fryer, Harris and Boyette
Posted by: Charles Mooney (ID *****9751) Date: January 31, 2011 at 17:57:42
In Reply to: Fryer, Harris and Boyette by Betty A. Lyle of 949


I am descended from Martha Anne Boyette, daughter of Sarah Fryer and Haywood Boyette. My grandfather William Haywood Mooney was the son of Martha Anne Boyette and James E. Mooney. I was not aware that Sarah Fryer was married before.

I have not seen the marriage record which you state, but I have not looked for a previous marriage. I thought Fryer was Sarah's maiden name. Her age was given as 41 on the 1850 census for Lexington, Holmes Ct., MS. If this age is correct, it is unlikely that she would or could have married in 1819. In 1850 Haywood was either deceased or gone because he is not listed on the census. Sarah is shown as Boyette. Sarah is shown in the same town, Lexington in 1850, 1860 and 1870. In 1870 James Mooney is shown with his and Martha's first child Fanny. My grandfather was born in 1872 and the family shows in 1880 minus Sarah (who has died or moved in with someone else. The Civil war has cost her the large amount on money she has in 1860. The 1850 census shows a person named Mary (22) who is too old to be from Haywood Boyette. That fact may point to another marriage. Was there a Mary from the Fryer marriage ? The 1850 census does not identify who the people are, ie head, wife, son etc.

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