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View Tree for James MaynardJames Maynard (b. 1750, d. 13 Oct 1852)

James Maynard was born 1750 in VA, and died 13 Oct 1852 in Wayne Co. VA. He married Mary Polly James Johnson.

 Includes NotesNotes for James Maynard:
Event: Military Unknown Revolutionary War, Pvt
Baptism: 12 Feb 1791 Roaring River Baptist Church
James Maynard, the Revolutionary War soldier was born in Virginia in
1750, moved to Wilkes Co, NC, served in the RevolutionaryWar there and
later, in the late 1780's and early 1790's was a member of the"Roaring
River Baptist Church". This church record can be found on microfilmin
the Kentucky Historical Society in Frnakfort, KY. These church minutes
state that there ws a great flow of immigrants into Kentucky in the
1790's and that some of their members made several trips back and forth
into Kentucky beofre settling there.
It would seem that James Maynard did not come to Kentucky until ca.
1815-1816 as Sampson, the last child born in North Carolina was born ca.
1814 and the next child, Simeon, was born ca. 1819 in Floyd Co, KY.
After living in Floyd Co, now Pike Co, Kentucky a few years, he moved to
what is now Wayne Co, WV and died ther Oct. 13, 1852. A plaque has been
placed in the corridor at the Wayne Court House at Wayne, WV, in his
*Takenfrom James Maynard (1750-1852) of Virginia and Descendants, Paul
E. Dyer
Some interesting medieval history is revived as the Maynard generation is
traced back to the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. In the
900's the Viking or Norsemen invaded France and settled in what is now
known as Normandy. Then in the year 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
crossed the English Channel with a strong army and conquered England at
the battle of Hastings and soon afterwards ordered a census taken of all
England which was recorded in the famous Domesday Book. Winnifred and
Madge Maynard, Descendants of ChristopherColumbus Maynard, brother to
our oldest known ancestor, James Maynard made atrip to England about
1951 and found the domesday Book, or an official copy of same, where the
Maynards came into England with William the Conqueror. OurMaynards,
especially the older set, have the bold rugged features of the Norsemen
or Vikings. The Maynard family, originally written Mainard, Maignard in
old English and Mainor, Maner and finally, Maynard in America. It is
thought, and tradition says, that three Maynard brothers came from
England to the colonies and this may be true as the names Henry, Thomas
and James occur in contemporary early records of that period and the
American Maynards may have descended from these three brothers. James,
Christopher Columbus, William and possibly Gibson Maynard were found
living in Wilks Co., NC near the time of the Revolutionary War. James
Maynard, b. 1750 in Virginia, d. 15 Oct. 1852, Wayne Co., WV.

Children of James Maynard and Mary Polly James Johnson are:
  1. +Charles Maynard, b. 1783, Wilkes co. NC, d. Aug 1876, Wayne Co. WV.
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