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Re: Soyars Mailing List

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Family Bible transcription below of Soyars bible claims ther were 17 chilbren for James Soyars and Jane Oakes ? I can find eleven ?

Family Bible of [James SOYARS and] Jane [OAKES] SOYARS of Pittsylvania Co VA
Transcribed by Lin Van Buren
[Revolutionary War soldier Corporal James SOYARS (c1760-1838) of
Pittsylvania Co VA left a widow, Jane (OAKES) SOYARS, who successfully
applied for a widow's pension, File W.6,140, also B. L. Wt. 387-100and B.
L. Wt. 240-60-55. In her pension application file is an actual page,front
and back, taken from her Family Bible, with the following depositionby her
son Thomas O. SOYARS which explains how this page came to be inthisfile.]
State of Virginia Pittsylvania County to wit
On this 3rd day of July1844 personally appeared before me a Justice of
the Peace in and for the County aforesaid Thomas O. Soyars a residentof
the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia aged 34 years whobeing
first duly sworn according to Law Doth on his oath state that theleaf
attached to this Deposition was cut by him out of the family BibleofJane
Soyars the widow of James Soyars, that he is living in the familyofthe
said Jane Soyars and that there is no family record of the marriageofthe
said James Soyars to Jane Oaks [*] now the widow of the said JamesSoyars
nor is is [sic] there any record of the birth of the oldest childofJames
Soyars & Jane Soyars whose name was Isaac.
[Signed] Thomas O. Soyars
Sworn and subscribed to this day and year above written before me.
[Signed] Jeduthan Carter J. P.
[* Perhaps the deponent knew of no "family record" of the marriageof his
parents, but there is a marriage bond, dated 16 December 1793, Pittsylvania
Co VA; bondsman was Siller Stokes.]
[Verbatim Bible transcription, one sheet of paper with the birthson one
side and the marriages on the other side of the same sheet, in several
Major Soyars Was born [Note: "Major" was his forename.]
April the 10, 1795
Salley Williams Soyars
Was Born September
the 5, 1797
Pleasant Soyars Was
Born May the 30, 1799
Judith Soyars was born
December the 18, 1800
Elizabeth King Soyars
Was Born June the 19
Francis Soyars was born
December the 2 1803
John Soyars Was born
November the 23 - 1805
Alexander Brown
Soyars Was Born
February the 23 - 1807
Thomas Oakes Soyars
And Martha Jane Soyars
Was Born March the
9 - 1810
Isaac Oakes Soyars
Was Born December the
16 - 1812 -
Major Soyars was
Marred November
Sarah W. Soyars was
marred Febuary 24th
James Soyars was
marred October
5th 1820
Judith Soyars was
married March 28th 1822
Pleasant Soyars was
Married October 17th 1822
Frances Soyars was
Married Nov 18th
Frances Soyars
Elisabeth K. Soyars
Was maried July
21st, 1825
Alexander B.
Soyars was maried
22 Sept 1830
Martha Soyars
was married 22d of ---ember
John Soyars was married
the 26th Sept 1832
[Elsewhere in the pension file it is stated that the soldier JamesSoyars
was the father of 17 children in total.]
Submitted by Lin Van Buren
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