Daryl: I descend from James Pyron through his daughter Lucy Ann who married Benjamin Segraves in 1837 in Pike County, Georgia.The Pyrons in Georgia go back to Virginia and the earliest Pyrons I have been able to find begin with a reference to Mary Pyron who was granted land in New Kent County, Virginia Feb. 24, 1675/6. In 1703 through 1719 the widow Mary Pirant get an allowance of tobacco. Not mentioned again and presumably died about 1720. I have a note from an unknown source that states the widow was 80-90 years old when she died.
In 1767 James, son to Susana Piram baptized; 1701 James, son of James Pirant baptized (area becomes Hanover County). In 1708 reference to James and John Pyrant. 1734 a Road Order mentions James Piron, Jr., John Piron, Charles Piron, and James Piron Sr. This Charles Pyron is on a list of tithes in Lunenburg County, Virginia 1752; also there at that time is John Pyron. As you probably know, William Pyron, born 1757, stated that his family had come from either Hanover, Louisa, or Henrico County, Virginia. Must have been Hanover. Some of the Pyrons go to Caswell County, North Carolina and in 1777 Charles Pyron is on a tax list in St. Lukes District. He gets a grant of 365 acres Feb. 1, 1779 on Flatt River in St. Lukes District. He sells that land Sep. 8, 1795 and, I believe, goes to Jackson County, Georgia with his children. Now Charles in Jackson dies in 1823 so we do not have the same Charles dying who was mentioned in 1734 and need to work that out. In 1802 Jackson County James and Louis own no land but are listed next to Charles Pyron who owned 143 3/4 acres on the North Oconee River in Capt. Gate's District. Later both James and Lewis purchased land, some of it from Charles. In 1803 Charles, Lewis, James, and John Barnett "by enforcement and wrong entered into and ejected petitioners (Gilbert and Charles Hay) from land and still occupy the land." Not clear what is going on here but is clear that there is a dispute over land.
Summary: Although the evidence is circumstantial, it strongly suggests that Charles Pyron in Jackson County, Georgia by 1801 is father of James, Lewis, William, and Susan. Charles is in Person County, North Carolina 1794 and 1795 at which time he is shown selling his land on the Flatt River--formerly in Caswell County (Person taken out of Caswell County in 1791).Charles in Caswell County records 1777, 1779, 1784 seems likely to be a brother of William Pyron in Caswell County in 1777. This family appears to have moved to North Carolina ca. 1762, and, no doubt, go back to the earliest Pyrons in New Kent--exactly how I do not know. Any ideas? One Pyron researcher told me about 25 years ago that the original Pyron was in the Jamestown, Virginia area about 1709 and took an Indian for a wife. Said it was a family story--nice story but hard to document.