Re: Byars or Byas or Bias or Bice or???
Just a thought.. My gggg grandfather's first wife was Henrietta Byars. They eventually settled in Rutherford Co., NC where they both died. In looking at records, I've seen it all sorts of ways Bias (son John Bias Blackwell) on land record in SC. Byars Byers Bias, Byas,not often Bice.
What I always think of.. being from the south myself.. is how someone heard the name spoken when it was written. The accent... dropped "R", perhaps even some British accent in some cases. I, myself use the Byars spelling, though when seen in a document other ways, feel that I'm "seeing the same person" being related to.. one time Byars and another Byas.Not much help.. but my 2 cents worth.