Abraham Lyles

LYLES, ABRAHAM (1850-Unknown): Abraham Lyles was born in Georgia around 1850. Abraham later moved to Chambers County, Alabama, and lived two houses away from his future wife, Mary Varner. In 1870, Abraham worked as a farmer and provided housing for his relative, Sophia (1854). Abraham married Mary Lyles on April 3rd, 1875. From another marriage, Mary had four children; Seaborn (1862), Jennie (1865), Martha (1870), and Mary (1870). Together, Abraham and Mary had two children: Mike (1873) and Anderson (1876). By 1880, the blended family lived together in a rented house in Chambers County, Alabama where they worked as farm laborers and owned two mules. In 1884, the Lyles family moved to Denton County, Texas. There, the family lived and worked on 106 acres of land they shared with G.G. and J.W. Lyles. Abraham owned 100 acres of this plot which he purchased from Sylvester Williams. On January 20, 1886, Abraham bought two more acres of land near his property with John Burton and Joe Meddle. This small plot would later become the land on which St. John’s Baptist Church was built. In 1900, Abraham lived with his wife and three granddaughters; Mary Walker (1888), Luella Phillips (1893), and Zilla Phillips (1895). At this time, Abraham continued his work in agriculture and his granddaughter Mary attended grade school, likely at St. John’s. On May 2, 1910, Abraham Lyles died at the age of sixty as a result of Uremia. Abraham was preceded in death by his daughter Jennie Lyles Walker and his wife Mary Varner Lyles. Abraham Lyles was buried alongside his family members in St. John’s Cemetery in Pilot Point, Texas.

St. John's Cemetery Deed

Abraham Lyles' Name is mentioned in the Cemetery Deed for St. John's

Ann Allen | Isaac Allen | Matilda Allen | Thomas Allen | Martha Billingslea | John Burton | Louisa Burton | Dora Davis | Wash Davis | Charles Ellis | Mrs. Charles Ellis | Gus Finch | Josaphine Finch | Mary Turner Fourteen | Eliza Jane White Green | Hezekiah Griffin | Lindsay Haflin | Melvinie Hays | Charity Shears Holloway Helm | Henry Holloway | Georgia Ann Holstein | Abraham Lyles | Mary Varner Lyles | Marvin Newsom | Charles Oliver | Peggy Oliver | Mary B. Finch Peace | James Robinson | Harriet Davis Shears | Henry Shears | Lucy Shears | Risom Shears | Henry Smith | Lissie Smith | Little Smith | Agle Lee Truitt | George Truitt | Lou Smith Truitt | Ceborn Vaughner | Lewis Vaughner | L.D. "Lover" Vaughner | Jennie Lyles Walker | Infant Ware | Infant Ware II | Mattie Finch Washington | John D. White | Washington Whitlow | Amanda "Mandy" Truitt Williams | Angeline Williamson

The People of St. John's - St. John's Cemetery - Gone to Texas

Citations: 1880 Schedule One Census of the United States, Chambers County, Alabama, Page 2, Row 9, Ancestry, UNT, 04/05/2018:  "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch, Mary Lyles, 1904; Burial, Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States of America, Old Slave Cemetery; citing record ID 32001495, Find a Grave. :  Marriage RecordsAlabama Marriages. County courthouses, Alabama. : Denton County, Texas Property Records, Denton County website. : Abram Lyles Deed Records 1890-1893-1894, Denton County, 04/05/2018; FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8P-J3NB : 21 July 2017), Abram Liles, 1885.; "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910", database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QJ8P-NYDS : 21 July 2017), Abram Liles, 1884.; Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Austin, Texas, USA.