I recently began to look at the family of George Washington Tyler (1811 – 1880) and have some questions about John Franklin Tyler. I am wondering if my progression is correct and if he was also known as “Joab”? I believe the following:
In the 1850 census of Henry County, Georgia, John Franklin is shown as “J.F.,” 3 years old.
In the 1860 census of Calcasieu Parish, Louisana he appears as “Joab,” age 13.
In the 1880 census of Smith County, Texas, I believe he is again listed as “Joab,” age, 32. He is shown with Mary, age 31; Elizabeth, age 9; George, age 6; Catherine, age 2; and George, father, age 69.
In the 1900 census of Panola County, Texas, Family 126, he is “Frank,” age 52; with Mary, age 53; and Willie R., age 15. Also in Panola County, as Family 234, is his son George (Spencer) Tyler, age 24; America, age 20; and Mattie, age 2.
Another mystery arises with George S.’s family group in the 1910 census of Nacogdoches County, Texas, Pct. 3(?), pg. 01A – Mattie is shown as age 8 and her brother Johnnie F. is listed as age 12. Johnnie F. is the second John Franklin Tyler (1897-1855).
Also in the 1910 census of Nacogdoches County, Texas, Pct. 6, pg. 05B, is “J. F.,” age 62 and Mary age 62. The additional info for Mary indicates she bore 11 children and 6 were still living.
I would appreciate any communication as to the correctness of this info.
Michael W. Tyler
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