Family Group Sheet for Charles Salyer and Rebecca Bloomfield

by Terrie Lynn Bittner

This is genealogy I've collected from a variety of sources. Some are verified and some are not. While statistics can't be copyrighted, please remember my personal notes and thoughts can be and are. Make sure you don't copy them onto your website. You can reference my thoughts, as I often do on this website, but in your own words and with credit.

Charles Salyer, Jr.

Born: 23 December 1697 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Died: in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Father: Charles Salyer, Sr.

Mother: Mary Jones

Rebecca: (Some, including me, believe she was the daughter of Ezekiel Bloomfield and Hope FitzRandolph.)

Born 1697 in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Died in Woodbridge, New Jersey


Joseph Salyer:

Gender: Male

Born: 6 January 1724 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Died: about 1790 in Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Note: According to Kim Watt's truly remarkable site, this Joseph may have been Joseph Sailor or Saylor and may have lived in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. See Kim's page for more information.


Johana Salyer:

Gender: Female

Born: 22 January 1724 in Rutherford, Chowan County, North Carolina

Died: about 1790


Samuel Salyer, Sr.

Born 23 February 1726 in Chowan County, North Carolina

Died: February 1816 in Currituck Co., North Carolina

Spouse: Ester Poyner


Jeremiah Salyer

Spouse: Esther Green

Married: 18 August, 1757 in New York

Note: Kim Watt's Page says his inclusion in this family is based on the fact that there were three Salyers--Jeremiah, Samuel and Zachariah--living in northeastern North Carolina in the year 1754.


Zachariah Benjamin Salyer, Sr. (My direct ancestor)

Born: 24 January 1730 in Woodbridge, New Jersey

Died: 1789 in Piedmont, Chowan County, North Carolina Source: Marvin Spradlin's Climbin' the Family Tree

Spouse: Elizabeth Dunn

Married: About 1751

Note: According to Sherri Slayton, whose page has much more than names and dates, Zachariah may be the ancestor family legend says was killed when a panther dropped from a tree onto his back while he was riding through the forest. He was killed by the panther and the panther was killed by someone who was with Zachariah.

Contemplations: Joseph was born in New Jersey, but then Samuel is listed as born in North Carolina. I have no birth place for the third child, and the fourth was born in Woodbridge. However, both parents are said to have died in New Jersey. Hmmm.... Did they move from New Jersey for a time? Did they later return? The children seem largely to have stayed in North Carolina, but my ancestor, Zachariah, married a New Jersey woman. I wonder if our inability to find the parents is because, perhaps, they never really returned to New Jersey? Or is this information wrong? It's gathered from various internet sources and Family Search listings, so I don't know what the original sources were. I'm going to look into this more.

Terrie's Contemplations:

Why is there so little online about this group? There is a great deal about the Kentucky Salyers, a great deal about the FitzRandolphs...this little group in the middle appears to be neglected. Who are they?


My sources for this family are other web sites. Verification is on my list of things to do as I research this family. I am very grateful to those who have been willing to post what they have learned. Some of these sites no longer exist at their previous locations. If I am able to track down new sites for them, I list them. Otherwise, I list them without links to give credit where credit is due. If you know of a location for an unlinked site, please notify me. (Site does not load.)

Justice-Kivett Genealogy by DawnJ

Kenneth Hinds' Genealogy

Darrell-Lynn-Carnahan on

The Marvin Spradlin Family Page







This book covers the feuds of Breathitt, Clay Harlan, Perry, Pike, and Rowan counties in Eastern Kentucky.










From the Amazon website:

This work, which treats the same area as Kozee's Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky , is largely a source-book of genealogical data, rather than a collection of family histories.