This site is dedicated to John Talmadge Maynard, Sr., and his wife Minnie (Varney) Maynard. John Talmadge is a decedent of both Christopher Columbus Maynard (the first white settler of Brushy Creek) and William Maynard.
Three brothers, James (b 1750), Christopher Columbus (b 1750 or before) and William (b 1755/1756), lived in Wilkes County, NC somewhere in the 1790’s. Christopher Columbus remained in Wilkes County, NC at least through 1797, as did William through 1805. More than likely, Christopher Columbus Maynard moved to Brushy Creek, Floyd County (Pike County today), Kentucky directly from Wilkes County, NC traveling over Brushy Mountain in 1797. William more than likely moved at the same time. Although James spent some time in Jefferson County, TN from 1790 through 1808, all three brothers are on the 1810 census of Floyd County, KY. James moved to West Virginia sometime after 1840.
There were several Maynards associated with the above Maynards in NC: Gibson, Jacob, Jesse Sr. & Jesse Jr. James, Christopher Columbus and Gibson were all members of the Roaring River Baptist Church in Wilkes County, NC during the 1790’s, which may suggest there was a close family relationship among these individuals and would support the old family oral tradition that these were the original three Maynard brothers who came to Kentucky, leaving another brother named Gibson in Wilkes County, NC.