The Reeves Family and the Ewing Family Genealogies
John Anderson Conyers, Sr.
(1790 — After 1870)
(About 1793 — After 1850)
John and Susan first appeared in the public records when they married on October 30, 1819 in Wilson County, in central Tennessee. John was probably born in Wilson County, since his father was a landowner and business owner there. Susan was born in Kentucky.
They had seven children, Lucy J. Conyers, Obediah Conyers, Mary Elizabeth Conyers, John Anderson Conyers, Jr., Octavia B. Conyers, Napolean B. Conyers and Josephus C. Conyers.
1850 census showed him as a 60-year old resident of Sumner County, Tennessee.
He was born in Tennessee
and owned land valued at $300. With
him in his household were his wife, Susan, age 57 (born in Kentucky) and his
children, Obediah, age 28; Napolean, age 22; Octavia, age 23; and Josephus, age
19. All the children were born in Kentucky.
appears in the 1860 census as a 69-year old farmer residing in Sumner County,
Tennessee. He did not own any land,
but had personal property valued at $800. The
nearest post office was at Gallatin, Tennessee. He was the head of a household
which included his son Obediah, age 37, a farm hand, and his daughter, Mary
Conyers Smith and her husband, John Smith (also a farm hand, though he owned
real estate valued at $300 and personal property valued at $194) and their
children James Smith, age 14; Susana Smith, age 12; Launean Smith (male), age 9;
Laripa Smith (male), age 8; George Smith, age 6; John Smith, age 4 and Mary
Smith, age 2.
The 1870 census shows him living in Allen County, Kentucky with his daughter, Mary, and her family. This census showed him to be 84 years old.
Now, the sharp-eyed among you will notice that the 1870 census showed that poor John aged fifteen years since the preceding census ten years before. Since that is not likely, either this age or the ages he gave during the preceding two censuses are in error. Until shown otherwise, let’s assume he was only 80 during the most recent census.
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