Hi David, Glad to hear from a MINYARD researcher.Your statements in your reply are correct only in part.My ol' James MINYARD is in fact the same one in the Franklin County, GA. settlement that signed the petition and sent to the Govenor James Jackson of GA.As a matter of fact, the spelling was James MINNERD on the document. As far as his relationship to Edward, Richard and John who were also in the Franklin County settlement, I know of no proof to substantiate their relationship.If you study the MINYARDS of GA, AR, MS, TX, KY, ALA, FLA etc, you'll note one thing that they certainly have incommon........and that is that they all named their sons James, Thomas, John,William etc........all good English names.Usually families traveled together from settlement to settlement.If you will note the MINYARDS of Franklin Co. seemed to scatter.Ol' James, born about 1767 in Moore Co, NC took his family to MS.As far as my research, no other MINYARDS but his family were in MS. early.He traveled to Lawrence Co., MS and died in 1827 and in 1833 his sons James, Jr., Willian and Thomas moved to Carroll Co., MS.His remaining son John went to Copiah Co., MS with her sister Elizabeth MINYARD CASE and her husband Thomas. .You are right in that my ol' James of NC had a son named James as well as William and Thomas and John. but my ol' James MINYARD'S sons James, William and Thomas married three sisters, daughters of John and Esther CARPENTER of Moore Co., NC.James Jr. married Sarah CARPENTER, William married Annis CARPENTER, and Thomas married Margaret CARPENTER. My ol' James was in Lawrence Co., MS by or before 1812.The James MINYARD left on the Franklin Co., GA. records that married a Susannah had a son named Fleming that married Mary Guest.Again, these are two different James', as mine was in MS while the other James remained in Franklin Co. It can be confusing. The Richard and John MINYARD listed on the Franklin Co. rolls could have settled in KY, as I found a father and son there in 1840 (Richard, the father, age 91 and John a son.).Richard was a Rev. War pensioner.I do believe that all the MINYARDS of the Franklin Co. GA settlement were all related.The Moore Co., NC courthouse. It burned in 1889 leaving a lot about the MINYARDS unanswered.. If any proof of relationships of any of these GA. MINYARDS I would love to hear it.