Censuses

Lyles and Kin in Western South Carolina


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Census of 1850--7 Lyles Families
in the Western Pickens District, SC

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In 1850, seven Lyles households lived close together in the western part of the Pickens District (now Oconee County), South Carolina. Our William Albert Lyles family was one of them. How was our Lyles family related to those other Lyleses? It's a puzzle.

We have noticed quite a few strong connections between William A. Lyles and the elder Joseph Lyles (1792-1870), and we think that this Joseph Lyles might be the missing father of William Lyles. But there is also some evidence that this Joseph Lyles had no children. So we wonder--who was Joseph Lyles?

Below are the seven Lyles families listed in the 1850 Federal Census, the first one to name each member of households.


The census takers numbered the houses in the order that that visited them, so in the list below the "house visited" numbers give an excellent idea of who was living next to whom. Also in the list below my notation not literate signifies that the person is older than 20 and not literate. The census listed occupations, though not always, for those over 15.


156 house visited
Littleton Lyles

35 M

farmer, born in SC

Patsy

40 F

not literate

Mary

11 F

attended school within the year

George

9 M

attended school within the year

Alexander

7 M

attended school within the year

William

3 M

James

1/2 M


443 house visited
Levi Lyles

30 M

farmer, born in SC, not literate

Parthena

32 F

not literate

Marianne

11 F

attended school within the year

George R.

9 M

Alfred A.

6 M

William A.

4 M

Josiah S.

3/12 M


444 house visited
James D. Harbert

25 M

Farmer, born SC. son of Peninah Lyles Harbert

Fereby [?]

25 F

Martha

7 F

James S.

2 M

Edward R.

1 M

Pimina [sic]

65 F

She is Peninah Lyles Harbert.


489 house visited
Wiesly [sic] Lyles

-- M

[Westley--a brother of Hugh Isham Lyles and the elder Joseph Lyles] miller, born in SC, not literate

Jane

-- F

not literate

Joseph

-- M

farmer, not literate

George

-- M

farmer

Berry (Ashbury)

-- M

farmer

Elizabeth

-- F

Matilda

-- F

attended school within the year

James

-- M

farmer, attended school within the year

Caroline

-- F

attended school within the year

Emiline

-- F

attended school within the year

Jane

-- F


550 house visited
H. Isham Lyles

55 M

[brother of Westley Lyles and the elder Joseph Lyles]
farmer, born in SC, not literate

Jenny

50 F

born in Virginia, not literate

Hugh

27 M

farmer, not literate

Samuel

23 M

farmer, not literate

Lewis

21 M

farmer

William

18 M

John

13 M

James

10 M

Joshua

9 M

Martha

25 F

not literate

Deborah

11 F

Nancy Jane

8 F


564 house visited
Joseph Lyles

30 M

farmer, born in SC, not literate

Elizabeth A.

26 F

born in SC, not literate

Jonah

4 M

Rinda

2 F

-----

6/12


587 house visited
Joseph Lyles

60 M

farmer, born SC

Zilla

35 F

not literate


588 house visited
William A. Lyles

35 M

farmer, born in SC [actually 37 yrs old, born about 1813]

Mary

28 F

[Mary Fowler Lyles, actually born about 1812?]

Sarah E.

8 F

attended school within the year [born 1841]

Robert

6 M

attended school within the year [Robert Martin, born 1843]

Obadiah

4 M

attended school within the year [Obediah Coleman, born 1845]

Turner

2 M

[James Turner Lyles was actually 4 years old, born 1846]

------

1 M

[Zillah Lyles was actually a 3-year-old girl, born 1847]


624 house visited
Coleman Fowler

76 M

Farmer, born Va.

Carlisse

30 F

Sarah

27 F

Dorthea

11 F

Nancy

5 F


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