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to the kentucky salyer family bloodline

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to the kentucky salyer family bloodline

rebecca salyer (View posts)
Posted: 971263993000
i possess the first two, of three that i know of, volumnes of the history of johnson county kentucky written in 1928...the first volume contains information on the first settlements in eastern kentucky, thus info. up to 1928...the second volume contains all the family names and their descendents who first settled, and in our case i have that info. up to the last entry of 1925...i also possess a volume for butler county, kentucky, and a volume for the lemaster family, kentucky...these books were passed on to me from my grandparents luther salyer, and winnie salyer(long-lemaster)...these books are ethenic, so if i can help anyone in their search of family, don't hesitate to drop me a line...after all, according to a quote from my grandmother, ALL salyers are related no matter how distant...with that, cousins, let me give you an insite of this out of my second volume............it is said that the salyer family, which is well known in some portions of eastern kentucky and in southwest virginia, had its earliest home in the southern part of france, where generations of them have lived for centuries...it is claimed by the ablest authorities that the name goes back 2,000 years, to the time of julius ceasar, when the "salye" tribe resisted the conqueror, holding that portion of france known as provence despite the valor of ceasar's legions...the annals of the salyer family in america begin with benjamin k. salyer, a huguenot who left his native land and settled in or near charleston, south carolina, about 1700...in keeping with the characteristic energy and enterprise of his race, he in the course of years, became a wealthy planter in the colony of south carolina...he seems to have also acquired land in the colony of north carolina, for he died at guilford court house, in that colony, in 1752 or 1754...family records say that he died as a result of falling from his horse while riding over his estate...there is some definite information, which has come down to us, in regard to at least two of his sons, who have numerous descendents in virginia and kentucky and scattered throughout the southern and western states............this is where we first start with our of great, benjamin k. salyer, who died in 1752/1754...he had four sons: benjamin jr.- B.1730; zachariah- B.?; (john ?)- B.?(who is only mentioned in family traditions); and isaiah- B.?; in which we are all decendent from this family...so with that, i'll end for now...send me an e-mail at becky_pepper@hotmail.com or post me a note on the message board............bec
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