Some of the relationships shown here are admittedly speculative - please, if anyone has good documentation on this family, let us know!
Estate papers refer to both "Mary intermarried with John Wier" and "Polly intermarried with Greenbury Peddycot" so these are presumably two different children. David and Benjamin were under age at the time of their father's death, and were still under age as late as 1814 based on guardians' bonds, which name John Hier as their guardian. Are they really sons of Rudolph and Nancy, or could they possibly be grandsons instead?
Probable children of David Hire, possibly from two marriages
Wesley Hier (ca. 1818-aft. 1850) m. Elvira Ketner (abt. 1826-aft. 1850), d/o Henry and *Anna Ketner
Jonathan Hier (ca. 1819-?) died young
Solomon Hier (ca. 1820-aft. 1850) m. Evelina Ketner (abt 1821-aft.1850), Henry and Anna Ketner
Salathiel Hier (1832-1904) m. Louisa Boyer (1835-1906), d/o John Boyer and Anna Holder
**Alla Hier (ca. 1837-?), still unmarried in 1870
**Sarah Ann Hier (1839-1919) m. Alpheus Sidonius Conrad (1834-1920)
*Anna Ketner listed among the houshold members of her son-in-law, Wesley Hier and her daughter Elvira Ketner Hier in the 1850 US Federal Census, Forsyth Co., NC, p. 245 (stamped)
**Alla Hyer, age 20 and Sarah Hyer, age 19 are found on the 1860 Forsyth County, NC Census record. Sarah Hyer, age 56 is head of household. Who is she and where was she in 1850?
Children of John Hier and Maria Rebecca (Polly) Fischer
*Rudolph Hire (ca. 1827-aft. 1850)
Emeline [name corrected 2/13/04] Hire (ca. 1828-aft. 1850) m. Daniel Orrell (ca. 1820-?)
*Elizabeth Hire (ca. 1830-aft. 1850) probably m. Kelvin Snider in 1851
*Jonas Hire (ca. 1832-aft. 1850)
*Julie Ann Hire (1833-1858) m. Christian Henry Robertson (1830-1898), s/o Isaac Robertson and Elizabeth Haines
*Enoch Hire (ca. 1836-bef. 1880) m. Mary Thornton, d/o William W. Thornton and Elisabeth Spach
*Lydia Hire (ca. 1838-1879?) m. William Lashmit (probably 1841-1884)
All of the above children are living at home with their widowed mother, except Emeline Hire who was already married to Daniel Orrell.
In the 1860 US Federal Census, Forsyth, Co., NC Mary Hyer, age 63 is HOH, along with Lydia Hyre, age 21 and Enoch Hyre, age 24. In the same household in John Orrell, age 12, presumed to be son of Emeline Hyer Orrell.
Children of Wesley Hier and Elvira Ketner
Caleb Hire (ca. 1844-?)
Misouria? Hire (ca. 1845-?)
Enoch Hire (ca. 1848-?)
Ruda Hire (1849-?)
Children of Solomon Hier and Evelina Ketner
John Hire (ca. 1842-?)
Lewis Hire (ca. 1844-?)
Jonathan Hire (ca. 1846-?)
Levi Hire (ca. 1847-?)
Leonard Hire (ca. 1849-?)
Children of Salathiel Hire and Louisa Boyer
Francis Monroe Hire (1858-1938) m. Maria Elizabeth Holder
John I. Hire
Ella Hire (1872-1963) m. James J. Mullican
Madora (Dora) Hire (1868-1951) m. John E. Harper (1860-1925)
Emma F. Hire (1869-1965) m. William Augustine Alspaugh
William S. Hire m. Ethel Alspaugh
Albert Eugene Hire (1875-1957) m. 1) Lillie Alspach, 2) Margaret Perryman
Stokes and Forsyth County, NC US Federal census records, marriage records, and cemetery records
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