Violet: My family roots are very much New England but there is one association that is my "brick wall" - John Ulius Hiers and wife Betsey who resided in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts. Their daughter, Betsey (b. 13 Feb 1799 in Danvers, MA and who is in my direct line), married into the prominent (and wealthy) Prince family of Salem, MA (Elzaphan Prince b.16 Apr 1819 in Danvers, MA.). Their daughter, Sarah, married into the equally prominent Stimpson Family of Charlestown. I have exhausted obvious records but find no life for the Hiers Family in New England prior to John and Betsey Hiers "arrival" in Danvers, MA where all four of their children were born. The oldest child, John was born in Danvers on 5 Nov 1785 and upon his marriage moved to New Bedford, MA. His birth then suggests that the Hiers' arrival was before 1785. I have no maiden name for Betsey.
Further research suggests that the biggest concentration of early Hiers was in SC and GA. Since you had mentioned in your email that there was a copy of the Hiers Genealogy in the library where you work, I was wondering if you might see if this family is mentioned. Although all the records here spell John's middle name as Ulius I thought is possible that it may have been (J)ulius. I would guess his birthdate as 1760 or thereabouts.
This would be a great kindness and keep me from tearing out more hair.