I have just started using this site. I am related to the Elyards. My Great Grandfather was James Elyard and he was the son of Henry Elyard and Catherine Lam. Henry's father was Jacob Elyard and he also had a brother Jacob Elyard. I don't know where they came from, but I do know that they lived inwhat is now Pendleton Cty, W.Va. It was Va before the Civil War. If you want to contact me, I am Janet St.Jeanjlstjean@concast.net What line are you from? Someone told my father that he thought the Elyards were Dutch.