Who Do I Think I Am? Wow! Part 41
Back to my great great great grandfather William Hargraves/Job Tyson. His father, which was my 4-greats grandfather, Job Tyson, as a teenager, played a prank of the red coats. I don’t know what the prank was but he was caught and the normal punishment for the folks to show any kind rebellion against the British was hanging. For some strange reason General Cornwallis forgave him and gave him a pardon. Which might have been a fate worth than death. It looked as if he and Cornwallis were buddy buddy. After the war, he did not want to be labeled a Tory. Tories got stripped of their land and sometimes sent to England.
Job got a petition up signed by his siblings and others stating that was a rebel against the British the same as they were.
This may be the reason that when Winston adopted her young brother she changed his name from Job, which he shared with his father, to Eugene Hargraves Tyson.
Here is what I have:
Branded a Tory? Frederick TYSON (brother) signed a petition for Job TYSON, classified as Tory.
North Carolina Colonial Records, Vol 16, pages 580-81 shows the following:
Petition from Pitt Co., NC, Martainborough, 1 Apr 1782. For pardon for Mr. Job TYSON (who broke his parole from Lord Cornwallis and went to South Carolina). Signed by numerous citizens including Aaron TISON, Frederick TISON, Cornelius TISON, William TISON, Jonathan TISON, and many others.
Leonardo Andrea File, page 6, #32:
A petition signed 1st day of April 1782 re Job TYSON, now a resident in the State of South Carolina and who desired to return to his home in Pitt Co., NC.
"Job TYSON as a very young man had taken a brave part in the Revolution with the American forces, etc., etc. When Charleston was captured, Job TYSON took a parole from Lord Cornwallis and because of that, he was now classified as a Tory"
The petition was to allow Job TYSON to visit his family in Pitt Co., NC and to take from his name the stigma of being a Tory.
"Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia", compiled by Helen & Tim
Marsh. Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc. c1997. page 253.
Page 159: 21st January 1800. Nicholas Huse and Ana Huse of Washington County to John Grigg of Hancock County for the sum of eight hundred dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on a branch of Fort Creek, containing two hundred acres and adjoining William Grigg's line and along Arrington (illigible) line and by Job Tyson's line to Epps Brown's line and by Cain's
land. Signed by Nicholas Hughes and Anne Huse. Wit: Wm. Grigg and Seth
Kennedy. Reg: 2nd May 1801.
Hancock Co., Ga. Deed Book E (1798-1802)
1790 Census, Page #: 147
Pitt Co. NC
Ages in household: 01-03-02-00-00 (rethink )
NC Colonial Records
"Petition from Pitt County.
To His Excellency Thos. Burke, Exqr., Governor of the State of North Carolina, and the Honourable Gentlemen of the Council:
The Petition of the Inhabitants of Pitt County Humbly Sheweth: That Mr. Job Tyson having taken a Parole from Lord Cornwallis as he was passing through this State and hath not acted an Inimical part against it, so far as to take up Arms, but he being young and apprehensive, that his conduct was sufficient to bring him to severe punishment, left this State and went into South Carolina so that he being ignorant of the Several Proclamations offered to Delinquents could not Avail himself thereof.
And as the sd. Job Tyson had before taken an active part in Defence of this State and freely Turned out as a Volunteer in Defence of this State when the British first Reduced Charlestown and a person intirely young, and we doubting not but if he Should be received again as a Citizen but that he will become a useful member of Society. We, the Subscribers, do hereby recommend & Humbly Petition to your Excellency & Honour to Pardon him, not Doubting in the least but that his Conduct hereafter will prove Sufficient to merit the approbation of all good Citizens."
Martinborough, April 1st, 1782.
John Hardee, J. P., Jonathan, Aaron, Wm., Frederick Tison
James May, George Sugg 47 names in all
New entry April 15th, 1782
"Permitted Job Tison to repair to any Continental Officer to enlist for twelve months or otherwise to furnish a substitute.
Major McCauley will be so good as to send a messenger for the County Commissioner unless he can be assured that he will be in very early in the morning.
If the Major can appoint a discreet man to borrow some provisions for the troops I will take care that the Commissary General shall replace it in kind received of an equal quantity." End for that day.
Source: Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Ga. by Van Schaick 1997
Georgia Tax Digests, 1789-1799
TISON, JOB HA/ra (County/district) 1794 (Year) 033 (Page)
Job Tyson info (con't)
Source: Some Ga. Co. Records Vol 4 by Lucas Page 296
Pages 123-125. Will of Willis Whatley dated 1 May 1799 land on Green Brier Creek in Greene Co.
Wit: Job Tison, Zerob. Williamson, Sarah (+) Basor
Source: Some Ga. Co. Records Vol 4 by Lucas Page 327
"Pages 163-167. JOB TISON, dec'd. Inventory dated 29 Dec. 1803. Negroes named: Lucy $250, Rachel $400, Aggey $400, Edey $325, Philip $450, Wil-----$450, Isaac $450, Joel $450 Ne---$300, Dinah $250, Aaron $225, M-----$200, Fi------$75, Br-----$150, Mary $150. Several counterpins, bolsters, curtains, quilts, nice furniture and dishes, dictionary, Church Bible, books, farm equipment and animals. Book Accounts: Bryant Butler, Henderson Collier, Thos. Carrell, Joel McClendon, William Thornton. Total not given, but over $6201.60. s/D Henderson, Andrew -----, Zorl -----,appraisers. Sworn before Jno. Crowder, JP 30 Jan. 1804. Note that vouchers showing money paid out registered on page 261."
Source: Some Ga. Co. Records Vol one, Lucas Page 103
(note page 102 has Epps Brown's name as Admnrs of Lundy Huff. Brown was a land owner near Job's land)
'DELITHA TYSON, Admnx. of JOB TYSON dec'd and JOHN HERBIRT and MILLER ABERCROMBIE Security bond for $12000 dated 10 Dec. 1803."
Source: Some Ga. Co. Records Vol 4 Lucas page 670
"Index to Headright & Bounty Grants of Georgia"
JOB TYSON, grantee Hancock (location of grant) EEEEE (Grant Book)
462 (page) 37 ½ acres granted 1803 (year of grant)
Source: Some Ga. Co. Records Vol One Lucas Page 253
"Hancock County Georgia Deed Books 1794 - 1802"
"Page 159: 21st January 1800. Nicholas Huse and Ana Huse of Washington County to John Grigg of Hancock County for the sum of eight hundred dollars for a tract of land in Hancock County on a branch of Fort Creek containing two hundred acres and adjoining william Grigg's line and along arrington (illegible) line and by Job Tyson's line to Epps Brown's line and by Cain's land. Signed by Nicholas Hughes and Anne Huse. Wit: Wm. Grigg and Seth Kennedy. Reg: 2nd May 1801."
from Ga. Archives:
a 10x14" sheet
#462 ...State of Ga by ....John Milledge (gov) etc. etc.do give and grant to
37 1/4 acres in Hancock
NorthWest by Job Tisons land; South East by D. Hamiltons land; North East by
John Cowders (Crowders) land; and South West by Hargraves's land"
dated signed by the Governor Nov 16, 1803....Registered 16 day of Nov 1803
"in the year of our LORD...and in the twentyeighth year of American