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James SIAS
Rebecca ADKINS
Husband:  James SIAS
Birth:  1811/2, Monroe Co., VA [now WV]
Death:  aft. 1880, Lincoln Co., WV
Father said to beJames SIAS
Mother said to beSophia CORBIN

Various secondary sources call him James William or James Wilson, but I have yet to find a primary source calling him anything other than James.

Marriage:
Wife:  Rebecca ADKINS
Birth:  1805/6, Greenbrier Co., VA [now WV]
Death:  ca. 1885, Lincoln Co., WV
Father:  Parker ADKINS
Mother:  Mary LEFON
Children born in VA [now WV]:
born in Monroe or Fayette Co., VA [now WV]:
1.  Eliza SIAS, b. 1833/4

born in Fayette Co., VA [now WV]:
2.  Levi SIAS, b. Jun 1835; m. Sallie R.HILL
3.  Isaac SIAS, b. 1837/8
4.  James W. SIAS, b. Sep 1835-40 {1850: 10, VA; 1860: 22, VA; 1870: 32, VA; 1880: 44, WV

born in Mercer Co., VA [now WV]:
5.  Andrew Lewis SIAS, b. 28 May 1840; m. 1867, Lincoln Co., WV, Martha Ellen LAMBERT
6.  Noah SIAS, b. Jul 1842; m. Rebecca __?__
7.  Charlottte F. SIAS, b. 6 Feb 1844; d. 1917; m. Washington PLUMLEY  (1840-1910); both buried Plumley Cemetery, Big Laurel, Sias, Lincoln Co., WV
8.  Henry C. SIAS, b. 1846/7; m. Sarah PLUMLEY
9.  John Sullivan SIAS, b. Dec 1849 


Timeline
Year Location Event
1799 (W)VA: Monroe Co. formed from Greenbrier Co.
c1805/6 (W)VA: Greenbrier Co. birth of Rebecca ADKINS
c1811/2 (W)VA: Monroe Co. birth of James SIAS
    marriage of James SIAS & Rebecca ADKINS
1830 Census (W)VA: Monroe Co. James SIAS, head-of-household
1831 (W)VA: Fayette Co. formed from Greenbrier, Kanawha, and Logan Cos.
1833/4 (W)VA birth of daughter, Eliza
1835 (W)VA: Fayette Co. birth of son, Levi
1837 (W)VA: Mercer Co. formed from Giles and Tazewell Cos.
1837/8 (W)VA birth of son, Isaac
1839/40 (W)VA: Fayette Co. birth of son, James W.
1840 (W)VA: Mercer Co. birth of son, Andrew Lewis
1840 Census (W)VA: Mercer Co. James SIAS, head-of-household
1842 (W)VA: Mercer Co. birth of son, Noah
1844 (W)VA: Mercer Co. birth of daughter, Charlotte
1846/7 (W)VA: Mercer Co. birth of son, Henry
1847 (W)VA: Boone Co. formed from Kanawha, Cabell, and Logan Cos.
1849 (W)VA: Mercer Co. birth of son, John
1850 Census (W)VA: Mercer Co. James SIAS, head-of-household
1860 Census (W)VA: Boone [now Lincoln] Co. James SIAS, head-of-household
1862 (W)VA: Kanawha Co. marriage of son, James W., to Louisa HUNTER
1863 WV created from 50 VA counties
1867 WV: Lincoln Co. formed from Boone Co.
1867 WV: Lincoln Co. marriage of son, Andrew, to Martha LAMBERT
1870 Census - can't find
1880 Census WV: Lincoln Co.: E.D. 69 James SIAS, head-of-household

Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Sias, James VA [now WV] Monroe Co. p. 37
He is the only SIAS in the state, and he may be our subject's father.

2b.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com):  the images for Monroe Co., (W)VA, are missing, at least as of 13 Jul 2002.

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Sias, James VA [now WV] Marshall Co. Mercer p. 258
This record is mis-indexed (see next source).  The only other SIASes in the state are Frances and Rachel in Wheeling, Ohio Co., (W)VA.

3b.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #19-20 of 21; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 VA [now WV] Mercer Co. pp. 257B-258A Sias James 400 010 - 010 001 0100000 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
4 males 4 or under 1835-1840 = Andrew (b. 1840)
= James (b. 1838)
= Isaac (b. 1837/8)
= Levi (b. 1835)
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = James (b. 1811/2)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Eliza (b. 1833/4)
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Rebecca (b. 1805/6) 
1 person engaged in agriculture
The list is roughly alphabetized, so no neighborhood reconstruction is possible.

4.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  42nd District, Mercer Co., VA [now WV], p. 162B, 196/196, enumerated 6 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Sias Est  38 m Farmer   Va
Rebecca "  Est  40 f     "
Eliza   "  16 f     "
Levi    "  14 m     "
Isaac   "  12 m     "
James   "  10 m     "
Lewis   "   9 m     "
Noah     "   7 m     "
Charlotte "   5 f     "
Henry     "   3 m     "
John      " 8/12 m     "
He is the only SIAS in the state.

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1860 (Broderbund CD-318):
1860 Sias, James VA [now WV] Boone Co. Ballardsville P.O. p. 114
1860 Sias, James W. VA [now WV] Boone Co. Ballardsville P.O. p. 114
James W. is not married, so there's no earthly reason for him to have been indexed.

4b.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #114-115 of 118):  Ballardsville P.O., Boone Co., VA [now WV], pp. 114-115, PN 114-115, 729/729, enumerated 27 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
James Sias 48 M   Farmer     Monroe Co Va
Rebecca " 54 F         Greenbrier Co Va
Evy      " 25 M   Farm Labour     Fayette Co Va
James W   " 22 M   Farm Labour     "
Andrew S/L " 20 M         Mercer Co Va
Noah Sias 18 M         "
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Charlotte F Sias 16 F         Mercer Co Va
Henry C      " 13 M         "
John M       " 10 M         "
Cynthia Adkins 11 F         Raligh Va
The senior James's birthplace was first entered as "Greenbrier," then scratched out and replaced with "Monroe."  There are many ADKINS in the neighborhood, plus one PLUMLEY.

5.  AIS (Accelerated Index System) 1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

6a.  Lincoln County, West Virginia - 1880 (online in the WVGenWeb Archives):  Lincoln Co., WV, E.D. 69, p. 210, Reel 1406, enumerated 11 Jun 1880 (extracted by Al Zopp):
SIAS, JAMES W M 68 Head M Virginia Virginia North Carolina
SIAS, REBECCA W F 72 Wife M Virginia Virginia North Carolina

6b.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Union, Lincoln, West Virginia
Source: FHL Film 1255406; NARA Film T9-1406; Pg 210C
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
James SIAS Self M M W 68 VA Farmer VA VA
Rebecca SIAS Wife F M W 72 VA   VA VA

7.  Anon.  1970. "Queries." Maryland Genealogical Society Bulletin 11(3): 108.
SIAS, James b Monroe Co., Va. 1812 m Rebecca ? b Greenbrier Co., Va. 1810 Need parents of both. Liv Mercer, Boone Co., VA. 1840/50-1860, Lincoln Co., W. Va. 1880. Ch: Eliza; Evi; James; Isaac; Andrew Lewis; Noah; Charlette m Washington Plumley; Henry m Sarah Plumley; John m Martha Jane Stowers. Isaac went west where?

8.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File.  The AF shows all the children born in Greenbrier Co., WV, but the census does not support that location.

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

10.  Descendants of John Sias Sr. by Garey L. Marshall.  Has James married to both Rebecca ADKINS and Mary Ann HUGABOOM, which cannot be (see below).

11.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 2, Pedigree #4652; Vol. 34, Pedigree #1581.

12.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 28, Pedigree #1767.  Says James William SYAS, s/o James & Patience SIAS,  married Mary Ann HUGABOOM and fathered George Harriman SYAS, born 5 Oct 1857, Kalamazoo, MI.  James was married to Rebecca in the 1850 and 1880 censuses of VA/WV, so it's impossible for him to have been married to Mary Ann HUGABOOM in 1857, nor is there any evidence that our subject was ever in Michigan.  Yet this record may be correct.  That is, that there was a James William SYAS who was s/o James & Patience (DWIER) SIAS and he is the one who married Mary Ann HUGABOOM, while the James SIAS who married Rebecca ADKINS is not the son of James & Patience, as several other lines of evidence also indicate.

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