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Rebecca Tyson of Olive Branch circa 1880
Posted by: valarie fredrickson (ID *****8709) Date: March 13, 2011 at 17:04:51
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I am seeking information regarding my g-g-grandmother. Rebecca Tyson was born in Moore County, North Carolina in 1819/1820. She married Dawson P. Tyson about 1849. They had four Children; William Josiah (1850), Mary Elizabeth (1852), Uriah Dawson (1854) and Charles (1857).
Dawson was killed during the civil war (1864) and the family moved to Olive Branch some time in the mid to late 1870's. Rebecca is counted in the Olive Branch 1880 census living with her youngest son, Charles and his wife Lucinda "Jennie" (nee Duboise) and their daughter Eva Maude. In 1881 Rebecca drafts a transfer of property deed before the JP/ Mayor of Olive Branch selling dowager land she holds in Moore County to Eli Craven. This is the last record of her that I can uncover. Her son Uriah Tyson and his wife Lucy are buried at Center Hill Cemetery. They resided most of their married life in and around Memphis. I wonder if Rebecca might also be buried there. I can find no records for this cemetery beyond photos of the tombstones. Charles Tyson may have been divorced from "Jennie". She died May 7, 1886. Charles is living in Morris County, Texas in the 1900 census. His daughter Eva Maud marries John Henry Gilmore on 11-3-1895 in Morris County. Any help in uncovering more information on Rebecca would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

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