My 4th great-grandmother is Elizabeth Bayard, BIRTH 30 AUGUST 1774 • Maryland, DEATH 22 FEBRUARY 1870 • Berkeley County, West Virginia. Elizabeth married Conrad Kownslar in Maryland and they lived out much of their lives in Mill Creek, West Virginia.
I am seeking the names of Elizabeth Bayard's parents and grandparents.
Their Grandson said they were of the family of Col. John Bubenheim Bayard. John (11 August 1738 – 7 January 1807) was a merchant, soldier, and statesman from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a delegate for Pennsylvania to the Congress of the Confederation in 1785 and 1786, and later mayor of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
I have not been able to verify Elizabeth's connection to Col. John Bayard. Several Ancestry accounts place her as a daughter of Andrew Bayard (which would make her a grand-daughter to John), but Andrew would have been 12 years old when this occurred. I have found several documents listing Andrew's children and Elizabeth is not among them.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.