I am in the same family.I have John Lewis Poyas (b 1810) married to Lousia Hamlin (b. 1803) with 4 children. One of the 4 children, Mary Magdalene Poyas, married James Martin Van Buren Ward 5 Sep 1859 in Charleston SC, and they had 7 chldren, one being Rebecca Priscilla "Becky" Ward, who married Leo Lionel Sims (b. 10 Jan 1867). He was the son of my Great Grandfathers's sister (making him a cousin). I would love to see more of the Poyas connections. I have not had much success finding the parents of John Lewis Poyas, nor Lousia Hamlin.