I am interested in the post you have on ancestry.com. You have the spelling Byes which is the way we spell our last name and you say your mother and uncle were born in Owensville, IN. My husband's father was born in Poseyville, IN which is close to Owensville. His name was Maynard Byes and his father's name was Joseph. Joseph had a brother whose name was Marion and I have his birth date at 1868. Most references I have found have the surname spelled bias, byas, biass, byous, etc. Have you found this with your research also? I would be interested to hear from you and to have access to your research if possible. I have only been doing this a short time. I have not been able to find any information on Joseph. I do have some on Jesse Bias Jr. and Jesse Bias Sr., but nothing back any further. Any assistance would be appreciated.