The Reverend Roger L BYLER made a valiant effort to identify as many descendants as possible of Jacob BYLER and Katherine Kis(c)h, and the results, as presented in his book, are overwhelming. However, a few branches were out of his grasp, such as yours and mine. Of the 10 known children of Jacob and Bathsheba (OXFORD) BYLER, Rev BYLER had nothing further on Elvira than her marriage to Benjamin JORDAN. Allan BEILER of PA combined portions of Roger BYLER's notes into his book on the immigrant family, but Allan chose to ignore literally hundreds if not thousands of other relatives of the vast extended family.
In an effort to help preserve at least the names and dates of individuals missing from those two books, I would be happy to receive information about the descendants of Elvira and Benjamin JORDAN. In return, I would be happy to share information regarding the following three branches, which also failed to appear in detail in either book. Birth Order Numbers are those used by Rev BYLER in his book, "Jacob BYLER of North Carolina" --
1625Elvira BYLER and John H MAXWELL, where this Elvira was a d/o Elvira JORDAN's uncle, Abraham 1629Nancy BYLER and Isaac D MAXWELL, where Nancy was a d/o Elvira JORDAN's uncle, Abraham 16133Anna A DAVIS and Malcom G MAXWELL, Sr, where Anna was a d/o Elvira JORDAN's sister, Polly
The aforementioned MAXWELL men were brothers. John H and Elvira (BYLER) MAXWELL had 4 known children. Isaac D and Nancy (BYLER) MAXWELL had 7. Malcom and Anna (DAVIS) MAXWELL had 8. Each man married at least one additional time, and had additional children. While I do not have complete details on all individuals in question, by working with numerous cousins around the country, I've compiled a fair quantity of names and dates. However, at this time, my notes are not formatted for on-line posting. Should you be interested in more about any or all of the above three branches, click on my name, locate my e-mail address, then drop me a line, and we can discuss alternate methods for exchanging information.
If I had been included in Rev Roger BYLER's book, my Birth Order would have appeared as 161335225, because Anna and Malcom MAXWELL were my g-g-grandparents.