Descendants of

William Conyers

of South Carolina

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM2 CONYERS (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1700 (Source: SC Historical and Genealogical Magazine - in records of Uncle Walter Speight Bryan). He married ELIZABETH.

More About WILLIAM CONYERS:

Fact 1: 1716, Was present in Colony of SC as Petitioner (Source: Colony of SC, Records of 1716-1783, Compiled by Paul Sarratt, Jr.)

Fact 2: 1717, Was present in Colony of SC as Petitioner (Source: Colony of SC, Records of 1716-1783, Compiled by Paul Sarratt, Jr.)

Children of WILLIAM CONYERS and ELIZABETH are:

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN3 CONYERS, CAPT RS (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born January 27, 1727/28 commanded Co of men and marched to Augusta 12-1775 (Source: SC Historical and Genealogical Magazine - in personal family records of Uncle Walter Speight Bryan), and died Aft. March 01, 1811 in Screven CO, GA (Date of Will - Probated 6 Jun 1814) (Source: Land Certificates granted by Gov Houston to person claiming as Refugees, and also as Citizens claiming under Act passed 20th Aug, 1784). He married (1) ELIZABETH HICKS, MRS   May 10, 1752 in SC. He married (2) SARAH WILLIAMSON Abt. 1755 (Source: SC Marriages 1693- 1842, DAR record of Mrs Lucy Dillon DeVoe), daughter of BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON and LUCY.

Notes for JOHN CONYERS, CAPT RS:

Screven Co, GA Will Book 2 B pp 18-19, (will Book 1, pp 25-26)  Probated 6 Jun 1814 John CONYERS Sr, will of 1 Mar 1811, wife Sarah (coexecutor - elder sister of Col Robt Williamson said to have m 1 Nathaniel MILLER, m 2 CONYERS), daughter Keziah CONYERS, son John CONYERS, Jr bequeath to heirs of Robert Williamson. coexor Richard W MILLER, Witnesses:  Elias Miller, Thomas Brannen (John Conyers Sr was JP in 1797).   Screven Co GA Ordinary Minutes Book A-2 p 1: Mar 1811 John Conyers et al. admin. have leave to sell.

More About JOHN CONYERS, CAPT RS:

Fact 1: RS--served under Col John Thomas

Fact 2: 1758, Made Petition for grant Burton's Ferry to Brier Ck, Screven Co, GA

Fact 3: December 1775, Commanded Co who marched to Augusta (Source: Screven Co History, Dixon Hollingsworth, Editor )

Fact 4: Council of Safety voted to pay the men 4 shillings a day plus expenses (Source: Screven Co History, Dixon Hollingsworth, Editor )

Fact 5: February 06, 300 Acres 153 Voucher by Francis Pugh,Col, signed John Conyers (Source: Land Certificates granted by Gov Houston to person claiming as Refugees, and also as Citizens claiming under Act passed 20th Aug, 1784)

Land: May 15, 1797, John Sr to John Jr for $1, 300 A on W side of Brier Ck (Source: Screven Co GA Deed Book A p 90, Land to be transferred after John Conyers Sr's Death. Witnesses: Hezekiah Akins, Zoar Spooner, recorded 3 Oct 1797.)

Notes for SARAH WILLIAMSON:

Conyer, Sarah 1830 37TH DIST. 313

Conyers, John 1830 37TH DIST. 313

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Screven Co, GA Will Book 2-B (Will Bk 1, p 37) [1830?] Sarah Conyers will of 3 Jul 1822, dau Cynthia, son Richd W Miller, grandson John Milo Miller, dau Sarah Knight, grandson Byrd Ferrill, grandson Cullen Williamson, agent for deceased dau Lucy Williamson, coexors Richard W Miller, Reuben Williamson, witnesses James Boston, Thomas Pengree, J R Kittles, Joshua Bealls.

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She was left a "negroe named Priscilla" in her grandfather Williamson's will.

More About SARAH WILLIAMSON:

Fact 1: Bet. 1811 - 1814, Co-Exor of Will of John Conyers (Source: Screven Co GA Deed Book 2-B, pp 18-19, WB 1, p25-26.)

3. JAMES3 CONYERS, CAPT (WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born 1730 in Presume he is a son here - no proof - and no other Conyers in area, that we know of, to be father (Source: DAR records of Mrs Virginia Conyers Mcelveen), and died 1781 in Killed in Battle (Source: DAR records of Mrs Virginia Conyers Mcelveen).

He married SUSANNA NELSON.

More About JAMES CONYERS, CAPT:

Military Rank: Abt. 1776, Capt in Gen Francis Marion's Brigade (Source: DAR records of Mrs Virginia Conyers Mcelveen)

Generation No. 3

4. LUCY4 CONYERS (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1753, and died Bef. 1822 in Screven CO, GA (Source: Will of Sarah Conyers, 3 Jul 1822, Screven Co, GA Will Book 2 B) (Will Book 1, p 37).   She married ROBERT MICKLEBERRY WILLIAMSON, SR Bet. 1790 - 1797 (Source: DAR records of Mrs Catherine Dillon Shepherd).

5. ESTHER4 CONYERS (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Abt. 1754 in Liverpool Eng (Source: Uncle Walter Bryan research from 1940's), and died in perhaps in Screven CO, GA - not a marker with JWH.   She married JOSEPH WILLIAM HUMPHREYS, CAPT RS.

More About ESTHER CONYERS:

Fact 1: Uncle Walter knew her name was "Miss Conyers" DAR recds give Esther

Notes for JOSEPH WILLIAM HUMPHREYS, CAPT RS:  17 Oct 1791 James SCOTT of Effingham County, one part, and John WATERS of the County and State aforesaid other part - for 30 pounds sterling - 100 acres Effingham Co - adjoining lands of William OBRYAN, Joseph HUMPHRIES, and John WATERS, on the south side of Brier Creek, surveyed for John BRUNSON and from him to John WATERS. Witnesses: Richard Bryan, Timothy GRINER and Sarah SCOTT (A 176).

(See the HUMPHREYS family site, also in Allendale Genweb, for more information on theHUMPHREYS family)

6. JOHN4 CONYERS, JR-RS (JOHN3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born Bef. 1759 in in the Fork of Brier Creek, Sceven CO, GA (Source: SCreven Co History, Dixon Hollingsworth, Editor p16), and died Aft. July 15, 1835 in Screven Co, Ga - (Will Date) was in 37th Dist on 1830 Census (Source: SCreven Co History, Dixon Hollingsworth, Editor p16). He married ABIGAIL ROBERTS Abt. 1780 (Source: Screven Co GA Deed Book 2 A p 179, Bill of Sale, gift dated 16 Nov 1803 Elizabeth Roberts to her daughter Abegail Conyers and her husband, John Conyers Jr, Conveys Slave.), daughter of JAMES ROBERTS and ELIZABETH.

Notes for JOHN CONYERS, JR-RS:

Conyer, Sarah 1830 37TH DIST. 313

Conyers, John 1830 37TH DIST. 313

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A John Conyers in Burke Co, GA - listed as next to Oliver Bower who was served Forclosure in 1792 - others listed next to Bower were Benj Williamson and Peter Blythe

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Screven Co Ga Ordinary Minutes Book A-2, p 1: Jan 1812 John Conyers, Jr et al make returns on the estate of Thomas Burns (m Elizabeth Roberts, sister of James Roberts, Jr)

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Will Book 1, p 48

John Conyers Jr's will of 15 Jul 1835, sons Isaac and Daniel, Daughter Elizabeth Atkins, grandchildren - sons of decd son James, grandsons John and Jesse Freeman. Exor dau Polly Conyers, witnesses Rachel and Seaborn Goodall.

More About JOHN CONYERS, JR-RS:

Fact 1: RS (Source: SCreven Co History, Dixon Hollingsworth, Editor p16)

Fact 2: Bef. 1835, Made Petition for pension for RS Serv-served under Ashe, Conyers, Elbert

Fact 3: February 06, 250 acres 152 Voucher by Francis Pugh, Col, signed John Conyers (Source: Land Certificates granted by Gov Houston to person claiming as Refugees, and also as Citizens claiming under Act passed 20th Aug, 1784)

7. JOHN4 CONYERS (JAMES3, WILLIAM2, JOHN1) was born (Source: DAR records of Mrs Virginia Conyers Mcelveen). He married MARGARET RILEY PENDERGRASS.

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