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Re: John "The Elder" Sias (Siers)
Posted by: Carolyn Thompson (ID *****4642) Date: October 21, 2008 at 17:47:41
In Reply to: Re: John "The Elder" Sias (Siers) by Cheri Siers Powers of 298

I can't include all I have on the Sias, Seirs Genealogy.

c1710s birth of John Sias
c1710s birth of Mary ?
marriage of John Sias & Mary?
1730s birth of daughter, Mary
1740 VA: Prince William Co. John Sias granted 639a from his indenture to Thomas, Lord Fairfax (Northern Neck Grants)

c1752 marriage of daughter, Mary, to Benjamin Hamrick
1757 VA: Prince William Co. John Cyas mentioned on deed
1759 VA: Fauquier Co. formed from Prince William.
1762 VA: Prince William, Powell - "John Sias of Powell" on rent rolls. Powell is the Powell Valley in the Shenandoah.

1779 Last Will & Testament of John Sias executed.

Title: Fauquier, VA Deed Book 7 1778-1783
Note: FHL
Call Number: FHL Film 0031586
Media: Microfilm
Page: p435
Test: 24Sept 1781: John Siers the elder late of the said County deceased on 22Feb1755 by his Indenture of that date did demise lease lett and to farm lett unto James Siers...said James Siers and his heirs during the life of said James Siers and of his two sons, John Siers, the party to these presents and James Siers jun...and whereas the said James Siers who was party to the said Indenture to lease hath departed his life intestate since the making thereof by which the said premises descended to the said John Siers, his son and heir.

John & Mary Sias had three Children, Mary b: c.1730,m: Benjamin Hambrick, a Patriot; John Siers b: c: 1745; and James b: c1720 m: Alice

No history of John

Known children of James & Alice Siers:


John Siers m: Sarah Paul. John join the Continental Army in April 1778 and joined Geo. Washington at Valley Forge. He was trained well by Maj. Von Steuben. The army left Valley Forge in May and headed after the British when they left Philadelphia. There were battles in NJ. Our ancester deserted in NJ in July. Did not report for muster. He died in Greenbrier, VA (later Monroe, VA) in 1799.

John & Sarah's children are as follows: James (m: Francena "Frankey" Roach,); Jane m: David Parsons); Joseph m: Elizabeth McDade); Isaac m: Peggy Cumins); Rhoda m: Moses Keen; Charlotte m: Joseph Pierson.

I am descended from James and Frankey. It goes on but I think you can find more on the internet.

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