Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Tyson Genealogy - Part 14, E.H. Tyson

Above - Eugene Hargraves/Job Tyson's grave at the Tyson Cemetery in Cherokee County, Georgia, near Highway 92 and Bells Ferry Road.

The main character in the Tyson genealogy report this time is my great-great-great grandfather Eugene Hargraves/Job Tyson. He is the first of my ancestors to move into this area. He mined gold between seven and ten miles away at Kellogg Creek.

70. EUGENE HARGRAVES JOB7 TYSON (JOB6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 30 May 1798 in , , Ga, and died 30 May 1868 in , Cherokee, Ga.. He married FRANCES ELIZA PORTHRESS HERRING in , Clarke, Ga24, daughter of WILLIAM HERRING and BETSY HAMLETT. She was born 25 Oct 1799 in , , Va, and died 15 May 1878 in , Cherokee, Ga..

Eugene's name was possibly changed from Job because the name Job TYSON had a reputation of being a Tory.

E.H. Tyson is on the Matriculates list for 1815 UGA Class,(A
Catalogue of the Alumni of UGA), listed residence as Augusta Ga in married to Elizabeth Herring.
(note - his guardian D. Winston Tyson lived in Augusta - her address was probably his last known address, as for UGA was concerned).

Eugene was a tax collector in Clarke County, Georgia. A Mrs. Fleming has possession of his tax collector's book. I have held his tax collector's book. It was a small red book, inside ledger style columns of numbers with a beautiful penmanship (Edwin 'Eddie' Tyson Hunter).

Prior to 1832, a strongly enforced treaty with the Cherokee Indian Nation restricted the white man from the Cherokee Lands which included most of North Georgia, north of the Chattahoochee River. Then, gold was discovered near Dahlonega, Ga., and the treaty was quickly voided. The Cherokee Nation carried the treaty to the Supreme Court and the Court put out a ruling in favor of the Indians but President Andrew Jackson said in essence: "Let the Supreme Court enforce their ruling". The white moved in. The Cherokee Indians were rounded up and sent to Oklahoma in the infamous "Trail of Tears".

Georgia Military records 1808-1809, list E. H. TYSON as a lieutenant . He also served April 8 1820 to January 22 1821 and Dec 22 1821 to Jul 25 1822. W. G., son of William Theodore Tyson stated that Eugene County and that he helped gather up the Cherokee Indians and delivered them to "Old Smoke Ferry" to be deported.

Eugene received a grant to Land Lottery number 210 of the 20th District of Early County, Ga., 16 Feb 1829 and to Land Lottery 899 of 3rd District, 2d Section of Cherokee County, Georgia, 15 Jun 1835. It is doubtful if he ever claimed his land in Early County.

In library search from Records of Clarke, County, Ga. 1801-1892 In the
Georgia Dept of Archives & History...compiled by: Robert Scott Davis pub. by
Southern Historical Press Inc.
I found that: Eugene H. Tyson was listed:
Lt. in Clarke Co. regiment 6 Oct.
1818, 1819,
Ensign in " "
Apr 16, 1823, 1820
Militia Fines 1814-1833
Eugene (S) Tyson
several "Court Case Files of the Inferior and County Courts, 1805-1895
(Record Group 129-2-2)....This series contains original, unbound papers which
formed portions of civil case files including but not limited to: Debts,
summonses, Fi Fas, Complaints, Distress Warrants, Bail Bonds, Attachments,
Promissory Notes, Affidavits, & Assumsits"
"Billiups, Robert R. vs Tyson, Eugene H. 1819...(also Billups vs. a
{Capt. 1813) Robert Cabell 1812, Cyril Herring 1814,

Tyson, Eugene H.; Deane, John vs Billups, Robert R. 1820 (no date "A List of
men of 217th Dist., John Deane Capt. #8. Wm. B. Herring and #46 Eugene H.

"E. H. Tyson is on the Matriculates list for 1815 UGA Class, (A
Catalogue of the Alumni of UGA), listed resident as Augusta Ga and married to
Elizabeth Herring."

His gold mining claim in Cherokee County, Georgia, was located along the banks of Kellog Creek. Kellog Creek now runs from Alatoona Lake (Alattona Lake did not exist then) to what was once TYSON property near Highway 92. Some beleive he mined did not redeem all his gold and it was/is hidden on his farm.

The TYSON Family Cemetary is located about 200 feet off Highway 92 (Old Alabama Road), near the intersection of Bells Ferry Road in the Northwest corner (behind Downey's Auto Parts - 1999). The plot contains four marked graves and two unnamed stones.

1850 Cherokee County, Ga. Census, 15th Division, Oct 23 1850:
Tyson, Eugene H. 53M miner $500 Ga.
Eliza 51F Va
Richard P. 22M miner Ga
Thomas S. 20M Ga
Mary Ann 18F Ga
John G. 16M Ga
Howard 14M Ga
Olin V. 11M Ga
Texas 10F Ga
Crawford 8M Ga
Frelinghuysen 4M Ga

1860 Cherokee County, Ga., Census, 15th Division:
Tyson, Eugene H. 62 Ga
Eliza 61 Va
C. Texas Clifford 20 Ga
Free 15 Ga

ATHENS GAZETTE, VOL. i, No. XXIII, Thursday, July 21, 1814
Communicated. The Athens Academy, superintended by the Pres. of the
University, is now under the immediate direction and tuition of Mr. John N.
Scott, late of Fayetteville, NC. This young gentleman was for several years
a pupil of the Rev. W. L. Turner, and does great honor to that excellent
instructor. A semi-annual examination of the Students of this Seminary
closed this day. The Examiners were the President, and Professor of
Languages of Franklin College, the Rev. John Hodge, and Dr. Wm. Wright. The
first class, consisting of H. H. Tigner, Jesse Paulett, Leroy Holt and
Thacker Howard, ere examined ... The second class consisting of Robert
Carney, Crosby Dawson, Milton Holt, Homer Howard, Benjamin Rutherford, Eugene
Tyson, were examined on Virgil's Georgies ... The third class, consisting of
Thomas Baldwin, Robert Full wood, Robert Jones, George King, Lucius Lamar,
Joseph and James Loving and John Stuart were examined on ... The fourth
class, consisting of John Billups, Pulaskie Holt, Samuel Oliver, John Park,
Thomas and Alfred Scott and James Scott, were examined on Caesar's
Commentaries & Selected Profanis... The fifth class, consisting of (9 men)
were examined on three books of Caesar's Commentaries...The sixth class,
consisting of Thomas Baldwin, Charles Betton, Crosby Dawson, Milton Holt,
Leroy Holt, Thacker Howard, Homer Howard, Samuel Oliver, John Park, Jesse
Paulett, James Scott, Hope Tigner, Eug. Tyson, Turner Willhite, and Robert
Wallice were examined on English Grammar ...

>show Thomas Moore was the Tax Collector - from a newspaper on Sept. 7,
1815"Athens Gazette"

Athens Gazette, Apr. 6, 1815 - List of letters remaining in the Post Office
at Athens the last day of March 1815 ... Job Tyson , Robt. J. Cabell, & Dr.

Athens Gazette, Apr. 11, 1816 - List of letters remaining in the Post Office
at Athens, first Apr. 1816 ... E. Job Tyson ...

Athens, Thursday, July 27. (1815). Order of Commencement (Univ. of Ga). On
Tues. evening, was presented the Tragedy of "Abra-Mule, or Love and Empire".
Dramatis Personae - Briscoe, J. Lamar, Wm. H. Flournoy, Watkins, Cooper,
Baxter, Langston, R. Flournoy, L. Brown, Goode.

On Wed., A Salutator Address in Latin ... by Henry Hull. On the Peace - by
Miles C. Nesbit. Phillip's Eulogy on Washington - by R. H. Randolph. An
Extract from an Oration delivered 4th July, 1812 - by E. Langston. On
Eloquence - by O. H. Appling. On Patriotism - by Joseph W. Jackson. A
Comedy, called "Abroad and At Home" - L. Q. C. Lamar, John King, James Lamar,
Dawson, Briscoe, Appling, Paulett, Newton, Charles Mathews, Thomas Scott, R.
Banks. Women: Goode, Roberts, Tyson, Col. Elliott's Oration on the benefits
of Science - by W. Briscoe. On the Character and Privileges of the Female
Sex by Jabez P. Marshall. Degrees conferred by the Pres. A Valedictory
Oration - by John M. Erwin.

Athens Gazette, Apr. 6, 1815 - List of letters remaining in the Post Office
at Athens the last day of March 1815 ... Job Tyson ...

Athens Gazette, Apr. 11, 1816 - List of letters remaining in the Post Office
at Athens, first Apr. 1816 ... E. Job Tyson ...

Burial: Tyson Cemetary, Cherokee Co., Ga
Education: 1815, University of Georgia
Occupation: Tax Collector, Miner, & Farmer
Residence: Adopted by sister Winston

A minor child in his father's will.

Burial: Tyson Cemetary, Cherokee Co., Ga

149. i. ANISTASIA FLORIDA8 TYSON, b. 03 Jun 1818, , Clarke, Ga; d. Unknown.
150. ii. WILLIAM THEODORE TYSON, b. 30 Mar 1819, , Clarke, Ga; d. 08 Apr 1898, Fashion, Murray Co, Ga.
151. iii. ROBERT CABELL TYSON, b. 07 Oct 1821, , Clarke, Ga; d. 06 Apr 1864, , Cherokee, Ga..
iv. EUGENE IREDELL TYSON, b. 21 Jan 1823, , Clarke, Ga; d. Jun 1824.
v. ELIZABETH REBECCA JANE TYSON, b. 22 Jan 1825, , Clarke, Ga; d. 29 Dec 1847, , Cherokee, Ga25; m. L.D. WATSON, 20 Dec 1847, , Cherokee, Ga26; b. Abt. 1825; d. Unknown.

She died 9 days after she was married.

152. vi. DELITHA WINSTON TYSON, b. 02 Nov 1826, , Clarke, Ga; d. Unknown.
vii. RICHARD PARKS TYSON, b. 07 May 1828, , Clarke, Ga; d. Unknown; m. TABITHA LEONARD, 23 Mar 1853, , Murray, Ga27; b. Abt. 1830; d. Unknown.
153. viii. THOMAS STANLEY TYSON, b. 26 Jan 1830, , Clarke, Ga; d. 13 Jun 1911, Cochrell, , Mo.
154. ix. MARY ANN EVENIA TYSON, b. 01 Apr 1832; d. Unknown.
155. x. JOHN GERDINE TYSON, b. 03 Nov 1833; d. 18 Apr 1909, Anniston, , Al.
156. xi. HOWARD RUTHERFORD TYSON, b. 12 Apr 1836, , , Ga; d. 20 Dec 1862, Richmond, , Va.
157. xii. OLIN VALTON TYSON, b. 03 Mar 1838, , Clarke , Ga; d. 14 Jun 1920, Praire Township, Jackson, Mo.
158. xiii. CORNELIA TEXAS TYSON, b. 03 Oct 1839, , , Ga; d. Unknown.
xiv. HINTON CRAWFORD TYSON, b. 11 Apr 1842, , Cherokee, Ga; d. Unknown.
159. xv. EUGENE FRELINGHUGSEN TYSON, b. 30 Jun 1846, , Cherokee, Ga; d. 06 Jul 1928.

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