I'm trying to help a non-Internet friend find her Minyard ancestors.
Her grandfather was James MINYARD born 11 Nov 1871, Tellico Plains, Monroe Co., TN.He married Janie MILLER in Jackson County, AL in 1914 and had 13 children.He probably had at least one other wife before Janie. There is a marriage in Monroe County, TN between a James Minyard and Ella Presley, July 1892.
James looks like he might be the son of Jefferson Minyard, born abt 1831 and his wife Amanda Kirkland, whom he married in Monroe County, TN in 1868, and who probably died before 1880.Jefferson and his second wife Nancy Arp, whom he married in 1874 in Monroe County, TN, are on the 1880 Monroe County census with 9 year old James M., 5 year old William T., and 3 year old Sarah.
No one seems to know when the family came to AL except to say that James married Janie Miller there.
There is a James Minyard living next door to a Jeff Minyard on the 1900 Monroe County, TN census.Also, there is a Jeff Minyard listed as a Registered Voter in 1891 in Monroe County, TN and a separate Jefferson Minyard as a CSA Veteran in 1891, Monroe County. Jefferson Minyard also appears on the 1870 Monroe County, TN census.
Any familiar names here?Thanks for any assistance.