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John LYLES was a native of Brunswick, Va. and the father of Colonel John LILES, Williamson Lyles and Ephraim Lyles, who pioneered Fairfield and other counties of South Carolina

Ephraim was an adventurous, kind, and loving father of eight children, one of whom was Arromanus (Colonel) Lyles, reputed to be the first of his noble race to have been born in the territory now known as Fairfield County, South Carolina. They are the ancestors of many distinguished leaders who have prominently served and defended our civilization and the State of South Carolina , the USA and Fairfield County. Many bravely sacrificed their lives fighting English and Federal imperialism and tyranny, a war not yet won (secession is a Constitutional right and the Federal occupation of SC is illegal).

From Mills' Statistics: The first settlement of Fairfield District took place about the year 1745. Colonel John Lyles and his brother, Ephraim, were among the first settlers. They located at the mouth of Beaver Creek, on Broad River. Ephraim Lyles was killed by Indians in his own house; but by a wonderful interposition of Providence, the Indians went off and left Lyles' seven or eight children and his wife in it, after killing a Negro on the outside. The Lyles were native of Brunswick, Va., but moved to this county from Buis (Bute?) County, N.C.

From: : The first Ulster settlement was in Donegal, PA ... Eventually, a ferry opened the Cumberland Valley to the Scots/Irish and it became their heartland.... For every Native American killed, 50 Irish settlers were either killed or kidnapped by Native Americans... The Scots/Irish moved down the Cumberland to VA and Carolina. From PA to SC, they dominated. In the Shenandoah Valley between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains... During the 1740's, here lived the Lyles, the Lusks, the Trimbles, and the Houstons: (this does not mean that OUR Lyles ancestors ever lived in Pennsylvania).

Lyles / Liles / Lisle / Lyle Family Reunions

The first Lyles / Liles / Lisle / Lyle reunion was held on Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8, 2000; the second during the weekend of October 17, 2002; the third on October 8, 9, and 10, 2004, and the fourth on October 12, 13, and 14, 2007. More information is at Reun2007.htm . All these Lyles family reunions have been held during delightful Fall weather and at a beautiful location, the FEASTERVILLE FEMALE INSTITUTE BOARDING HOUSE in Fairfield County, South Carolina.

The location of the Ephraim/Arromanos cabin at Lyles ford may have been pinpointed, and we are trying to set up a working archaeological dig so that Friday attendees may help the archaeologists. If you think you might be a member of this family, please e-mail us your ADDRESS so we can notify you of family reunions, web site address changes, etc.

The above soil map of north-western Fairfield county, SC shows Henderson Island, on which our Lyles ancestors are said to have settled about 1745. Their cemetery is on a nearby hill that overlooks the magnificent Broad River.

E-MAIL from Lyles descendants

E-mail from Lyles descendants is posted at MAIL.htm

At the Lyles genealogy forum at any visitor to this web-site can read and write comments, post corrections and questions, and update our Lyles family genealogy.

I thank Ms. Frankie Liles for kindly writing on Oct 03, 2007: "I am so very sorry to say that I continue to be dismayed at the incorrect and undocumented information on this web site. My line and Nancy's line and Pelham's line were not in Pennsylvania."

The webmaster is not a Lyles genealogist. Please help correct errors by e-mailing a corrected version of any part of this web-site which contains "incorrect and undocumented" statements.

I hope that our many expert Lyles genealogists will soon publish the vast amount of information they have collected (some from this web-site I hope), the sooner, the better (while people who could correct and add to it are still alive). A draft genealogy could be published for free on the Internet if enough money could be raised to compensate these genealogist for their work. We have lost track of many entire branches, and new generations continue to be born, so no genealogy will ever be complete.

Ivy Hall, Home of Arromanus LYLES

For more information please click on links (highlighted text) below.

Lyles cousins who have traced their kinship to this family - please let us add YOUR genealogy or links to your web site to the following list:

  1. Victoria BRANNON Pickrell's Lyles ancestors and kinfolks
  2. Royce BALLEW's genealogical chart
  3. NANCY B. (Baxter?) LYLES (1812 - 1895) and her genealogical CHART
  4. WILLIAMSON LYLES (Abt. 1732 - Abt. 1797) Killian chart

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Genealogists can better confirm and help those who unselfishly publish their own hard earned data and expensive research via Internet, whether compensated or not, just to benefit our future generations, as have most of our civilization's historians and scientists. Let's not forget to thank them.

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