Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The GOBAG Get Some Sheriff Hug Points

Top picture: Jackie Gaskin, Homer, and Neil Warren. 2nd picture down: Homer and Neil Warren.

Sheriff Neil Warren paid the GOBAG a visit today. He was all smiles and shaking hands. Is it almost election time? Seriously folks, the Sheriff knew many of the GOBAG already,which isn't surprising. He was in the neighborhood and was magnetized to a crowd of people standing. No seriously folks, he was in the neighborhood because somebody was having some kind of campaign kickoff upstairs in the American Legion. They were having quail. Former sheriff Bill Hutson was up at the top of the hill, or some may think that he was up on the horizon... but he didn't come down and shake hands and get a hug from Homer...because he was way up there.

Lloyd Brown Coursey is not in any of the pictures. That is proof he was not at the GOBAG meeting. That is also proof Monty Calhoun wasn't there either, and he cooked the hambugers! Neither was Paul Roper. Me neither.

As you can tell by this picture and other GOBAG pictures Homer loves to touch when he communicates with people. Or some may say, "Grab a feel."

My 2nd Grade Class at Waterman Street School

Waterman Street School, 2B, about 1948
Left to right:
3rd row: ? , ?, Tony Hester, Frankie Holder, ?, ?.?, ?, Mrs. Killenbec.
2nd row: Sam Carsley, Elizabeth Hawthorn, Janice Belmore, ?, Jerry Flowers, ? Alice Tibbits, ?, Marvin Grant, Archie Richardson.
1st row: Gresham Howren, ? ,Robert Martin, Tony Partain, Me, Janice Benson, Walker Gaines, ?,?,?,?

If you see a name I didn't recognize or made a mistake on a name,please let me know.

I'm ashamed of myself for not remembering the names of some of my classmates. I'm sure it is likewise.

1957 OLYMPIAN - Music and Stamp& Coin Clubs

It appears that some of the kids were in both clubs pictured here, the Music Club and the Stamp& Coin Club. What were they? Club Hoppers?

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Eye That Sees All

Last week I went to a glaucoma surgeon. She did a very detailed study of my eye that shows signs of glaucoma. She determined to first try to treat it medically before considering an operation.
That suits me!
She prescribed Travatan Eye Drops. She told me this medication may make my eyebrows bushy and it may turn my eye brown which means I might have one brown eye and one hazel eye. She asked me was I OK with that.

“Yes, why not?” I might look exotic – a man of intrigue and mystery.

After we left I thought I wished I had asked her can she prescribe some eye drops that will cause that eye to turn red and glow in the dark and maybe the other eye too. How would that be for intrigue and mystery?

1957 OLYMPIAN - Ys

Y? Because we like you!

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.

SUNDAY FUNNIES - MAD #11, Basil Wolverton

The cover and this story was illustrated by guest artist Basil Wolverton(1909-1978). Basil become well known when he won a contest to submit the ugliest woman for an upcoming LL'L ANBER comic strip in 1946. Then with his Lena Hyena he proved he could draw grotesque beings. See Hyena's portrait immediately below.

Basil had two simi-big comic hits shortly after that. One was a space hero character like Buck Rogers and the second was Power House Pepper, which was sort of street kid with super powers.

Lena Hyena

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Martha Bradford (c1915 - 2010)

Today Martha Bradford, mother of a good friend of mine, will be buried.

She raised three children, Larry, Glenda, and Kenny.

I remember one time Larry, I, and some others got kicked out of The Strand Theater, for life, I believe the usher said. And when Mrs. Bradford heard about it she exclaimed, "HUMBUG!"

That was the first time I heard the word "Humbug" used other than Old Scrooge, at Christmas time.

She went down to The Strand Theater and had a talk with the usher and the manager. She was not only defending Larry but also his friends. Any parent that would go out of her way to defend her child and her child's friend was number one in my book.

Whatever she said was convincing. We were allowed back in.

Judging from the number of people at the funeral home last night she will be missed greatly. She was 95.

1957 OLYMPIAN - Future Teachers & Nurses

They should have had a club named "Future Retirees" for me to belong to.

Friday, March 26, 2010


*The Secret Underground Society for the Appreciation of Hotdogs

Yesterday I took a load of junk to the dump.

When you enter the premises of the dump you drive up on a little scale-bridge. You hop out of your vehicle and go up to the window of the little house that is by the scale. Ideally they weigh it with your truck full, then you unload it, and then stop by another scale and anther little office, where they weight your vehicle again, and charge you for the amount of a load that left your truck since last weighed,

That has always been that way but things are always changing, this time the lady at the “before” scales said that would be $8. I suppose she had a tare weight for my truck. It is always $7 or $8. The plan was just a little bit different, that’s all. Change is the only thing constant.

As I was shelling out the money out my wallet I got a closer look inside the window on her desk. She had two delicious looking chilidogs with chopped raw onions on top in front of her. I was delaying her getting a hold of those hotdogs.

I asked, “Are those Martin hotdogs?”

The reason I asked was that there is a Martin’s just around the corner on Powder Springs Road and I have been thinking of trying out their hotdogs.

“No, they are Varisty hotdogs.” She said.

The clouds or the sun or something shifted which caused the window reflection to disappear. I could see there were two other women in the office, they each had hotdogs in front of them.

That reminded me when I worked at the Atlanta Post Office at the Federal Annex in the center of the city. Almost every night a man from the workroom floor would make a Varsity Hotdog run. I think management looked the other way, because surely it took longer than the 30 minute lunch period to go to the Varsity on North Avenue and back. I remember when he brought those red and white Varsity boxes you could just tell those dogs were sweating and marinating in their own body fluids. Yum!

I asked the lady have they ever tried Brandy’s Hotdogs above the hospital. No, she said. I told her the chili was very good and very spicy. She seemed interested.

I left the weighing station and drove towards the big building that you dumb your junk or trash into. A man at the first entrance waved for me to stop and asked if I had any metal in the load. Yes, I did. Most of it was metal. He pointed a big pile of bikes, refrigerators, stoves, pipes, and other metal things and told me to dump my metals there and come back, which I did.

Inside, I backed up beside to a truck with an elderly man dumping house siding. He was finely dressed in a well tailored suit.. He was wearing work gloves that didn’t match his suit. I suspect he didn’t get a speck of dirt or a smudge or any kind on that nice suit.

On the other side of me was the building’s inside wall. I didn’t noticed when I backed in but as I was getting in back into the truck I glanced over and saw a big black stuffed bear looking at me. It looked sad. Then I refocused and saw a long row of human-size stuff animals lined up. They looked strange – like something in a horror movie. I think there was a long bench and all the characters were arranged on the bench. They looked like the giant stuff animals people win at carnival games.

Apparently, some of the workers or prisoners decided to make their jobs a little more entertaining by arranging these creatures along the wall and it caught on.

It seemed all the human-size stuffed animals were looking at me and smiling with dirty faces.** I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

** of course they had dirty faces, they were all pulled out from the dirty dump.

1957 OLYMPIAN - Key & Beta Clubs

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Little Batam Rooster Orders New Glasses

Not long ago I was sitting at a table at an Eye Clinic waiting to have my glasses adjusted. At the next table was a man who was placing an order for a new pair from his new prescription.

The man was short and small frame. He wore tightass Levis; I think he was proud of his shape. He also wore a toupee’ which didn’t quiet match his real hair texture further down his head…plus the part section of the toupee was a little too perfect.

His wife asked to have her glasses adjusted. The technician first sprayed the glasses, cleaned them, then left the area to make an adjustment. After the technician got out of sight the man scolded his wife “You don’t bring dirty caked on dirt glasses in and expect them to clean them.” I think he ruled that household.

When the technician was placing the man’s order she was on the computer and asked his date of birth. The year was 1943. 1943? He is only two years younger than I am. He is about 67. I thought he was much younger. I suppose his vanity paid off.

While discussing his needs for his new glasses he said he often wears a helmet. He needed a pair of glasses that it would be OK to wear a helmet with. She asked what kind of helmet. He said a bikers helmet, he did a lot of dirt bike riding.

A lot of dirt bike riding at 67 years old! My my! What would be his next surprise? Another technician called my name from the clipboard. I had to abandon my voyeurism.

1957 OLYMPIAN - Y Council & Jr Civitan

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The GOBAG Do It In the Sunshine (and shade)

I am pleasantly surprised at the the quick service I got from youtube this time. When I previously submitted videos they would sit on them for a few days, one time five days, before they released it to my public viewing youtube page, which is ethunter1 in the search blank, once you are on youtube's website. I think it has something to do with copyright checking. They want to make sure I am not infringing on some copyrighted material. I guess the checker immediately knew the song in this one was a Public Domain one.

Have you ever stood outside a primate section of a zoo and watched any species of primates interact with each other? The way one might beat his chest to show the group who was the most powerful or the baby primate doing somersaults showing off, or other little body-language things. And all the time they were interacting you were wondering just what were they saying to each other. Which reminds me, here we go with another GOBAG video.

1957 OLYMPIAN - Senior Ys

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

This Day in History - OK

Today in history is the first time known in recorded history that the initials or word OK was used. March 23, 1839, Boston’s Morning Post used OK for oll correct.

Okay, OK, O.K., Oh Kay, Oki (Doki), Okey (Dokey), Oky (Doky) and AOK, derived from it.

And in the 1950s Kay’s Jewelers came up with the jingle:

It is OK
to Owe Kay

I took their word for it. I was in high school with a part time job at the time. I went to their store on the corner of Atlanta Street and South Park Square, where Williams & Ferrell Drug Store once was, and charged a manual Royal typewriter and have been banging on a keyboard ever since. See?

1957 OLYMPIAN - Student Council

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Book About Harvey Kurtzman

A look at THE ART OF HARVEY KURTZMAN, THE MADE GENIUS OF COMICS by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle.

This book is 238 pages long. It took me about ten months to read it. I know that seems like a long time to read a book, but you must remember not all of it was reading. About 70% of it was pictures. That makes it even worse doesn’t it?

Well, maybe not. The pictures were examples of Harvey Kurtzman’s art throughout his carreer. Each picture had to be digested and studied for details, to get my money’s worth.

Denis Kitchen was a cartoonist at one time who turned publisher of alternative and vintage comic books.

According to the book jacket Paul Buhle is a senior lecturer in the American Civilization and History departments of Brown University and has written a half dozen book about the literature merits of comic books.

The book tells of each step in Harvey Kurtzman’s life. His childhood (his family was so poor his family had to put him into an orphanage temporarily); his wife, family, his art work freelancing for young Stan Lee; then going to work for EC, which he was the editor and solo writer of the two war comicbooks; his creation of MAD comicbook; his collaboration with Hugh Hefner in creating TRUMP magazine and its nosedive after two issues; his collaboration with fellow artists in owning the satirical magazine HUMBUG and its demise; his HELP! magazine; he, Will Elder, and Hugh Hefner’s creation of ANNIE FANNY for PLAYBOY, which ran for over 30 years, and his other artistic endeavors. After ANNIE ran its course; and as he grew older with Parkinson’s Disease, sadly, his artistic input begin to dwindle.

The book has many examples of his art work, most I have seen and some I haven’t. And in the book you are told by the experts the historical background of what was happening with Kurtzman’s life, or what was happening in the news, at the time of select drawings, and what to draw your eye to.

The book tells of underground artists, such as Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, and Skip Williamson, giving him credit for being their inspiration and called him “The father of Underground Comix.” Which Kurtzman said he wanted a DNA test.

I think another reason it took me a long time to read the book is that I hated for it to end – it was like closing out a familial old friend.

1957 OLYMPIAN Bands ♫

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Tyson Genealogy - Part 13

61. JESSE7 TYSON (JEHU6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Aft. 1773 in ,Anson , NC, and died 23 Aug 1841 in , Copiah, Ms. He married (1) UNKNOWN DURLEY in , Anson, NC. She was born Aft. 1773, and died Unknown. He married (2) NANCY MCCAREY 11 Sep 1823 in , Rhea, Tn. She was born 10 Mar 1783, and died 30 Oct 1858.

Notes for JESSE TYSON:
In Will.

Will: In Will

Occupation: small cemetery near Spring City, Tn

126. i. JESSE R.8 TYSON, b. Aft. 1790; d. 28 Sep 1872, , Copiah, Ms.

62. SAMUEL7 TYSON (JEHU6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 22 Apr 1774 in Ansonville, , NC, and died 21 Dec 1850 in , , NC. He married ELIZABETH EDWARDS 1798 in , , NC. She was born 14 Dec 1776, and died 26 Jul 1844.

In Will.

127. i. LEMUEL8 TYSON, b. 19 Apr 1799, , Anson Co, NC; d. 14 Jun 1893, Ansonville, Anson Co., NC.
128. ii. ELIZABETH TYSON, b. 16 Mar 1820, , Anson Co, NC; d. 25 May 1854, , Milam Co, Tx.

63. URIAH7 TYSON, SR. (JEHU6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 29 Mar 1777 in , Anson, NC, and died Dec 1849 in , Mongomery, Tn. He married MARY POLLY BARBER 06 Oct 1798 in , Anson, NC, daughter of ABRAHAM BARBER and RODAH. She was born Jun 1779 in , Anson Co, NC, and died 22 Jun 1837 in , , Tn.

Notes for URIAH TYSON, SR.:
In Will.

More About URIAH TYSON, SR.:
Burial: Anson Co., NC
Will: In Will

Children of URIAH TYSON and MARY BARBER are:
129. i. JAMES ROBERT8 TYSON, b. 05 Mar 1808, , MC, Tn; d. 1870, Atkins, Pope Co, Ar.
130. ii. URIAH TYSON, JR., b. 20 Jul 1820, , , Tn; d. 27 Sep 1857, , Ouachita Co, Ar.
131. iii. NOAH BARBER TYSON, b. 20 Jun 1812; d. 13 May 1875, Maysfield, Milam Co, Tx.
132. iv. HARVEY MARSHALL TYSON, b. 14 Apr 1823, , , Tn; d. Aft. 1880, Maysfield, Milam Co, Tx.
133. v. JOHN EWING TYSON, b. 14 Mar 1825, , , Tn; d. 03 Mar 1880, Maysfield, Milam Co, Tx.

64. WILLIAM7 TYSON (JEHU6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1)19 was born Abt. 1778 in , Anson, NC, and died 01 Oct 1835 in , Anson, NC. He married PENELOPE B. DIXON/DICKSON. She was born 17 Dec 1787 in , , Va, and died 04 Jul 1864 in , Carroll, Ga.

In Will.

Burial: Tyson Cemetery near Wadesboro
Will: In Will

Burial: Powell's Chapel Methodist Cem, Villa Ricca, Ga
Moved: 1838, Meriwether Co., Ga w/some of her children.

i. JESSE8 TYSON, b. 1804, , Anson, NC; d. 23 Aug 1841, , Anson, NC.

Notes for JESSE TYSON:
No marriage records.

134. ii. JOHN "OSWELL" TYSON, b. 1809, , Anson, NC; d. 1885, , Anson, NC.
iii. INFANT DAU TYSON, b. 1810, , Anson, NC; d. 1810, , Anson, NC.
iv. MARTHA TYSON, b. 1811, , Anson, NC; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN TURNER; b. Abt. 1810; d. Unknown.
135. v. HORATIO "RASHA" TYSON, b. 1812, , Anson, NC; d. 1862, , Marshall, Ms.
136. vi. GREEN DIXON TYSON, b. 1814, , Anson, NC; d. 1883.
137. vii. JOSIAH TYSON, b. 13 Dec 1815, , Anson, NC; d. 25 Nov 1895, Harrison, Boone, Ar.
138. viii. DIXON TYSON, b. 12 Dec 1818, , Anson, NC; d. 02 Oct 1847, , Meriwether, Ga.
139. ix. CLEMENT TYSON, b. 03 Mar 1821, , Anson, NC; d. 20 Feb 1865, Camp Chase, , Oh.
140. x. ALEXANDER TYSON, b. 20 Jul 1825, , Anson, NC; d. 10 Apr 1903.
141. xi. JOHN HENRY 'JEHU' TYSON, b. 08 Sep 1828, , Anson, NC; d. 15 Jul 1899, , Meriwether, Ga.
xii. BETSY TYSON, b. Aft. 182820; d. Unknown; m. UNKNOWN RICHMOND, Cedar Hill, , NC; b. Abt. 1828; d. Unknown.

65. JOEL7 TYSON (JEHU6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born 1783 in , Anson, NC, and died 1864 in , Anson, NC. He married CHARLOTTE THREADGILL. She was born Abt. 1801 in , , NC, and died 1858 in Ansonville, , NC.

Notes for JOEL TYSON:
In Will.

More About JOEL TYSON:
Will: In Will

142. i. ANDREW JACKSON8 TYSON, b. 1848; d. 09 Jul 1910, , Tate Co, Ms.
143. ii. EMMA TYSON, b. 15 Jul 1851, , Anson Co, NC; d. 30 May 1906, , Anson Co, NC.

66. FREDERICK7 TYSON, JR. (FREDERICK6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1)21 was born Abt. 1790 in , Pitt Co, NC, and died 13 Jul 1853 in , Washington Co, Ga. He married RHODA IRWIN. She was born Abt. 1800 in , , Ga, and died Bet. 1870 - 1880.

144. i. MATHIAS8 TYSON, b. Abt. 1826, , Washington Co, Ga; d. Jul 1877, , Washington Co, Ga.
145. ii. MOSES TYSON, b. Abt. 1836, , Washington Co, Ga; d. Abt. 1863.

67. SUSANNAH7 TYSON (FREDERICK6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1)22 was born Abt. 1778 in , Pitt Co, NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870 in , Johnson Co, Ga. She married ALLEN MEEKS. He was born Abt. 1776 in , , NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870.

146. i. RITTY8 MEEKS, b. 27 Oct 1808, Swainsboro, , Ga; d. Aft. 1860, , , Ga.
147. ii. TEMPERANCE MEEKS, b. 28 Jun 1811, Swainsboro, Emanuel Co, Ga; d. 23 Apr 1902, , Emanuel Co, Ga.

68. JOHN7 TYSON (FREDERICK6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1782 in , Pitt Co., NC, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860 in , Johnson Co., Ga. He married MARY. She was born Abt. 1786, and died Bet. 1850 - 1860.

Child of JOHN TYSON and MARY is:
148. i. DANIEL P.8 TYSON, b. Abt. 1827; d. Aft. 1870.

69. KINSHIAN7 TYSON (JOB6, JOHN5, THOMAS4, MATHIAS3, JOHN2, UNKNOWN1) was born Abt. 1783, and died Unknown. Kinshian married ELIZABETH CARSON23 20 Dec 1817 in , Jones, Ga..

It appears that Kinchen possibly served twice in the War of 1812: 2nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers and Militia as a private and in also in the 3rd, Regiment, Wimberley's Co. as an Ensign. - Ty Ashlock

i. WILEY WILLIAM8 TYSON23, b. 08 Oct 1818; d. 21 Jan 1891.

Occupation: Physican

ii. HARRIETTE TYSON, b. 1819; d. Unknown.
iii. DELITHA C. TYSON, b. 1821; d. Unknown.
iv. ELIZABETH TYSON, b. 1826; d. Unknown.
v. NANCY JANE ANN TYSON, b. 1827; d. Unknown.
vi. KINCHEN P. TYSON, b. 1829; d. Unknown.

South Pacific - Not the Musical

With the coconut bra it reminded me of the movie SOUTH PACIFIC. This my wife's uncle Paul Foster and his Marine unit during war time (WWII war time) in the South Pacific. This is a spill over from the previous post.


Last week HBO aired the first of the series of WWII PACIFIC. You may also recall HBO’s series BAND OF BROTHERS that took place in Europe about WWII. This one is bout the Pacific Theater.

I dug around my EC’s TWO-FISTED TALES and found a tale about the Marines in the Pacific in WWII, illustrated by Jack Davis and, of course, written, by Harvey Kurtzman.

Unfortunately, it shows an innocent civilian gets it for just being there, probably on his own land, at the wrong time.

War is Hell.

Saturday, March 20, 2010