Carrie Bias Hoffert

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I am a family researcher that concentrates primarily on the Bias-Byas-Byus family that began with James Byass/Byas c.a 1722 and his wife Elizabeth in Amherst County, Virginia. As a result of all of the years of research I have a ton of our BIAS, BYAS & BYUS memorials that I have posted or were transfered to me. If any of these are YOUR direct line, please contact me and let me know how you are directly connected and I will transfer them to you as long as they are not also a part of my direct lineage.
The Bias is my dad's side of the family and I became enthralled with the research, the many, many branches, and the variety of personalities that became evident. The expansion of generations, geographic locations, and variety of achievements throughout time.

We have ministers, doctors, poloticians, farmers, railroad men, coal miners, thieves and even a couple of murderers. But most of all, when we had the need, our men and women turned out in vast numbers to serve the nation.

Many of the males married multiple times and so some of the numbers of children were staggering.

I only wish I had started sooner so I could have shared all of this with my dad....he always tried to talk me into the task.....But my response always was "why would I want to spend all that time trying to find dead people?"

Well that now I walk cemeteries in person and online. I chase records and distant cousins to expand the 26,000 data base I have for the descendants of James and Elizabeth (??) Byass/Byas of those early days in VA.

I am happy to share any of the research with others as long as it is your direct lineage....I have living people in the Bias-Byas-Byus Master Tree that I research and maintain, so tht is why the restriction for just your direct lineage. I do NOT POST this tree online anywhere so if you want info, please send me a note. Thanks.


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