My Georgia Notes on Charles Pyron:
Charles was in Jackson Co., Ga. at least as early as 1799 when he was listed in the tax digest along with his sons James and Lewis.Charles and John Barnett bought 575 acres on the North Fork of the Oconee River in Jackson Co. from George Calhoon on July 26, 1802.A witness was Lewis Pyron.(Jackson Co. Deed Bk. D, p. 36).County of residence for Charles was Jackson Co.Also in that year Charles, James, and Lewis were listed in the tax digest for Captain Gates' District in Jackson Co.James and Lewis owned no land.Charles owned 143 3/4 acres on the North Oconee.This land adjoined that of John Barnett.In the April 1803 term of the Superior Court, Gilbert and Charles Hay sue Charles Pyron, Lewis Pyron, James Pyron, and John Barnett claiming that they inherited 460 acres on the North Fork of the Oconee River from their father William Hay.On Sept. 1, 1801, the Pyrons and Barnett "by enforcement and wrong" entered into and ejected the petitioners from the land which they still occupy.(Jackson Co. Superior Court Minutes, 1796-1803).
The information below is from "Jackson Co., Ga. Superior Court Records 1796-1803" by Teresa Wilson Dunn and Vivian Phillips Walls, pp. 368-370:
This petition of Gilbert Hay and Charles Hay sheweth that your petitioners on the first day of September eighteen hundred & one was possessed & seized in fee simple as tenants in common of a certain tract or parcels of land lying & being in this county of on the north fork of the Oconee River containing four hundred & sixty acres adjoining Briant Ward Originally granted to John Gorham by whom it was conveyed by deed to William Hay deceased who by demise duly executed in his life time of the said William demised the said tract or parcel of Land to your petitioners, & afterwards departed this life, & your petitioners in pursurance of the aforesaid demise entered into & became seized & posessed of the tract of land aforesaid, on the day & year aforesaid & being so possessed Charles Pyron, James Pyron, & John Barnett by enforcement & wrong entered into & ejected your petitioners from the Land & premises aforesaid & hath taken & secured the rents, issues, and profits thereof, & still continue to keep possession thereof & to recover the rents, issues, & profits thereof to the damage of your petitioner one thousand dollars./s/ Walton, Pltffs. Atty.
April term 1802 - Now at this term the defendants come into Court & defend the Injury & for answer saith that they are not guilty as charged in the plaintiffs declaration & of this they put themselves unto the Country /s/ W. Harris Defts. Atty.
April term 1803 - The above case came on to trial before the following jury, to wit, John Hasse, James Wilson, William F. Luckie, Thomas Waffer, Gallant Floyd, Thos. Castleberry, Moses Snow, Valentine Moody, Isham Williams, Jonathan Cockran, Hugh Roan, Noah Langley who returned the following verdict - We the jury do find for the plaintiff the land in question with cost of suit.
And now at this day came the parties by their attorneys & a Jury being called & sworn will & truly to try the cause between the parties, so say, We the Jury find for the plaintiff the land in question & cost of suit, Whereupon it is considered by the Court that the plaintiffs do recover of the defendants the Seisin (seizing) of their said term which is not yet expired & Also fifteen dollars & seventy five cents for his cost about his suit in this behalf expended.
In 1805 Charles, James, and Lewis were listed in the Land Lottery for Jackson Co.Charles won Land Lot 92 of the 3rd District of Wilkinson Co., Ga.Grant was made June 12, 1806, Grant Bk.:WiD3GB:218.(Source: "1805 Ga. Land Lottery Fortunate Drawers and Grantees" by Paul K. Graham).
In the 1820 census for Jackson Co., Ga., Charles' house contained one male over 45 and one female over 45.Also enumerated in the Jackson Co. census that year were Lewis and James Pyron.
Charles must have died in Jackson Co. about 1823, for on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1823, Lewis Pyron was made administrator of the estate of Charles Pyron.(County and Ordinary Purposes 1822-1831, p. 13).Also, an inventory and appraisement was done on his estate, and a sale was held.Those buying items were Lewis Pyron, William Pyron, and Hardy Strickland.Appraisement was $228.25, and the total was $112.75 which the inventory brought.(Inventory and Appraisements 1800-1839, p. 551).