Benajah Colyar

26 October 1805–31 October 1881 (Age 76)
Perquimans, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benajah

When Benajah Colyar was born on 26 October 1805, in Perquimans, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Colyar, was 25 and his mother, Rhoda Pearson, was 26. He married Martha Vaughn on 18 December 1828, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Independence Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States in 1880. He died on 31 October 1881, in Jasper, Jasper, Iowa, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Baxter, Jasper, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benajah Colyar
1805–1881
Sarah Powers
1822–1904
Marriage: 10 January 1839
Elizabeth Colyar
1840–1913
Thomas Jefferson Colyar
1842–1928
Charlotte Colyar
1843–1843
Ichabod Colyar
1844–1925
Orange Lemon Colyar
1847–1849
Francis Marion Colyar
1851–1933
Diadama Colyar
1853–1939
Nancy June Colyar
1855–1925
Charles Henry Colyar
1857–1940
Benjamin Colyar
1863–1892
Jonathan Colyar
1865–
Silas Colyar
1865–

Spouse and Children

    Male1805–1881Male

    Sarah Powers

    Female1822–1904Female

MARRIAGE
10 January 1839
Plain Township, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States
children

(12)

    Elizabeth Colyar

    Female1840–1913Female

    Thomas Jefferson Colyar

    Male1842–1928Male

    Charlotte Colyar

    Female1843–1843Female

    Male1844–1925Male

    Orange Lemon Colyar

    Male1847–1849Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1816

Age 11

Indiana is the 19th state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Collier .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benajah Colyer, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Benajah Colgary, "United States Census, 1850"
  • B Colyar, "United States Census, 1880"

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