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Johann Michael BOYER
Margaret CUPP
Husband:  Johann / John Michael BOYER / BOYERS
Birth:  16 Mar 1756, Lebanon Twp., Lancaster [now Lebanon] Co., PA
Death:  bet. 11 Apr 1835 and 5 Sep 1836, Claiborne Co., TN
Military Service:  Revolutionary War
Father:  Johann Philip BOYER / BAYER
Mother:  Susanna __?__
Marriage-1:  ca. 1794
Wife-1:  Mary "Polly" GRUBB 
Father:  Abraham GRUBB, d. 1814, Sullivan Co., TN

If they married ca. 1794, Michael was then nearly 40 years old, which argues for him having had an even earlier wife and additional children.  Sullivan is a burned county, so there are no early records for the county.

Marriage-2:  18??; Separation:  ca. 1822; Divorce: 1829, Claiborne Co., TN
Wife-2:  Margaret "Peggy" CUPP
Birth:  1790/1, NC [now TN]
Other Spouse:  m2. 1839, Samuel CLOUD
Father:  Jacob CUPP
Mother:  Sibby BREEDING
Children with Polly GRUBB born in Sullivan Co., TN, except possibly Abraham:
  1.  Abraham B. BOYERS, b. ca. 1795; d. 1841, Jasper Co., MO
  2.  Sarah "Sallie" BOYERS, b. 11 Jun 1796; d. 21 Oct 1885, Claiborne Co., TN; m. William LEWIS
  3.  John BOYERS, b. 1797; d. aft 1850, prob. IN
  4.  Joseph BOYERS, b. ca. 1800; d. 1847, Newton Co., MO
  5.  Elizabeth BOYERS, b. 1802; d. aft. 1850
  6.  Catherine BOYERS, b. 1804; d. aft. 1860, prob. MO
  7.  Mary BOYERS, b. 13 Apr 1807
  8.  (Son A) BOYERS, b. 1810-15
  9.  Susanna BOYERS, b. 1812
10.  Rebecca BOYERS, b. ca. 1813
Child with Polly GRUBB or Peggy CUPP born in Claiborne Co., TN:
11.  Anna BOYERS, b. 1819/20; d. aft. 1850; m. 4 Mar 1844, Jasper Co., MO, David BASINGER
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee

Sources  (n.b., Sullivan Co. was formed from Washington Co. in 1779; Claiborne Co. was formed from Grainger and Hawkins Cos. in 1801):

1.  Byron Sistler & Barbara Sistler.  1987.  Early East Tennessee Marriages.  Byron Sistler & Assoc., Inc., Nashville, TN (includes all extant ante-bellum marriage records from eastern Tennessee, including Claiborne Co.):  not found.

2.  Census Index:  Colonial America, 1607-1789 (Broderbund CD-310):  There are John and Michael BOWYERs and BOYERs in PA and VA, but without some other clues as to his location, it's difficult to know which, if any, might be our subject.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  there was no 1790 census in TN (it was not yet a state).
1796 Tax List Bowyer, Michal TN Sullivan Co.
1797 Tax List Bowyer, Michal TN Sullivan Co.
I checked the William & Sarah (BOYERS) LEWIS record in the 1850 census, and it says Sarah was born in Tennessee and was 53 years old (i.e., born in 1796 or 97), which agrees with the tax rolls showing that the family was in TN from at least 1796 onwards.

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  not found, but there are no Sullivan Co., TN, records on the CD.  There are records for Grainger and Hawkins Cos., from which Claiborne Co. was later formed, which supports our expectation that our subjects were still in Sullivan Co.

5.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313):  not found, but the 1810 TN census was lost, except for Rutherford, Grainger, and part of Union Cos.

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found, but the 1820 census of Claiborne Co., TN, was lost.

7a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Boyers, Michael TN Claiborne Co. p. 24
1832 Boyers, Michael TN Claiborne Co.  

7b.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #40 of 97; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1830 TN Claiborne Co. Roll 18 p. 124 Line Michael Boyers 000 110 000 100 - 000 220 000 000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 15-19 1810-1815 = Son A
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Joseph (b. ca. 1800)
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Michael (b. 1756)
2 females 15-19 1810-1815 = Rebecca (b. ca. 1813)
= Susanna (b. 1812)
2 females 20-29 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1807)
= Catharine (b. 1804)

8.  Gale William Bamman & Debbie W. Spero.  c1985. Tennessee Divorces, 1797-1858.  Self-published (P.O. Box 8161, Nashville, TN 37207).
Divorce Record, 1 Oct 1829, Claiborne Co., TN:
To the honourable the general Assembly of the state of Tennessee now in session at Nashville, greetings. Your homble petitioner Michal Boyers of Clayburn County state of Tennessee showeth to your honourable body that about seven years past my wife Margaret absconded and left me without any just cause and is at this time and for a long time past been living with another man while I have continued in a lonesome state destitute of her assistance which constrains me to lay before your Honourable body my situation praying your body to take the same in consideration and grant your Humble petitioner a bill of divorcement. My case is well know to some of your Body and to the under signers of this petition.

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

10.  Archives of the CUPP-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).

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