Name: Mathias Tyson
Given Name: Mathias
Birth: Abt 1665 in Northampton, Virginia
Death: Apr 1710 in Bath, North Carolina, now known as Hyde County
Change Date: 17 May 2016 at 07:50
In the Name of God Amen
The last will and testament of (faded) Matthias Tisson inhabitant of Baith (sic) County being very sick and weak of body but in perfect sens and memory blessed be God for itt, My sole I bequeath to the Lord that gave it my body to the earth & and my worldly goods as followeth. Impris. I will and bequeath to my son Jhon Tisson four shillings to my son Edward Tisson one cow yearling with all her increase: "Jt" to my son Cornelius Tison one cow yearling with all her increase: "Jt" to my son Edmond one cow & calf & one cow yearling with all their increase. To my son Thomas Tisson one cow & calf with all their increase: "Jt" To my daughter Sussana Tison one four year old heffer with all her increase "Jt" To my son Thomas Tisson one four year old heffer and one yearling heffer with all their increase, "Jt" To my son Samuel Tison one tractt of land on the north side of of a creek called Slaids and one cow yearling with all their increase "Jt" To my son Matthyas Tisson two cow yearlings with all their increase."Jt" I give to my grandson Aron Tissn one two year old heffer with all her increase.
I will and bequeathe to my loving Wife Mary Tisson my plantation and land that I now live on and all the rest of my esstait she paing (sic) all my just and lawful debts: Allso I (make) my wife my whole and sole executrees: in witt whereunto I sett my hand and seale this fifth day of Aprill Anno Domini 1710. Marck Matthyas M Tisson his
Note: I'm reasonably sure that the "Jt" that I have in quotes above is an abbreviation for That and the J is actually a T. Will. Dated 23 September, 1728
Name: Mathias Tisson
Location: Bath County
Will Date: 5 Apr 1710
Sons: John, Edward, Edmond, Thomas, Samuel (land on Slaids Creek), Mathyas. Daughter: Susanna. Wife and Executrix: Mary. Witnesses: Benjamin Sanderson, Benjamin Slade, Charles Smith. No probate.
1679 Deed: Northampton Co Va. Deed Bk 11, p 181 March 27 1679 "I William An drews of Northampton Co. to JOHN TYSON of county aforesaidplanter, and SUS ANNIKA his wife and MATHIAS TYSON their Son, oneplantation, 100 acres in c ounty aforesaid, to said JOHN TYSON and SUSANNIKA his wife for and during t heir natural lives and from andafter their decease to the said MATHIAS TYSON his heirs and assignsWit: Ravenaderi (?) Will Andrews Jno. Tankred Orig inal Deed book indexlisted the purchase under "MATTISON, JOHN, his Conveya nce from Mr WmAndrews
The Tysons, members of one of the oldest and largest families of Pitt County, are the descendants of Mathias Tyson, who was born around 1660. In 1679 he, his mother Susannika, and his father John, a planter, purchased together a farm on Virginia's Eastern Shore in Northampton County. After his father's death, he and his wife Mary lived in adjoining Accomack County from around 1691 to 1702. He and his family entered North Carolina as early settlers of Bath County, in the area which is now Hyde County, and lived near Slade's Creek, a branch of the Pungo River. In his Bath County will, dated April 5, 1710, Mathias Tyson made bequests to his wife Mary, daughter, Susannah, grandson Aaron, and sons John, Edward, Cornelius, Edmond, Thomas, Jonas, Samuel, and Mathias. He and John, probably the oldest of his sons, had been among the petitioners who around 1708 sought to have courts established in Wickham Precinct, which later became Hyde County. One of Mathias Tyson's sons, the father of the grandson Aaron, was killed by Indians around 1710.
For about the next 25 years the Tysons lived in that same general area, and the son Edward and the grandson Aaron were to remain and leave descendants there. Early in their lives the sons of Mathias Tyson referred to themselves as working in trades such as shoemaker (Edward) and cooper (Thomas and Cornelius). Then, in the 1730's began a great migration of the family and a rise to prominence. The sons Cornelius, Edmond, and Thomas Tyson, and John Hardee, husband of their sister Susannah, received large land grants in the area which was later (1760) to become Pitt County. Here they prospered and multiplied so that by 1762, the date of the oldest Pitt County tax list, 12 of the 492 households were headed by Tyson grandsons of Mathias Tyson. Assuming an equal number of Tyson-born wives in other households, one can estimate that even then five per cent of the county residents were the descendants of Mathias Tyson.
addition to managing their large plantations, mainly located on Tyson's Creek and Little Contentnea Creek, the Tysons participated in public affairs. Two of Mathias Tyson's sons, Cornelius and Thomas, served as Justices for the area which was to become Pitt Co., and the first courts of Pitt Co. were held in the home of their sister, Susannah Tyson Hardee, whose husband also served as Justice. The Hardee gravestones of John (1707-1784), Susannah (1701-1785), and their son Isaac (1735-1760), which stand near 10th St. in Greenville, are among the oldest in the county.
Several grandsons of Mathias Tyson also held high positions: Abraham Tyson, Justice, Coroner, and High Sheriff of Pitt Co.; John Tyson, Justice, Coroner, and Colonel of Pitt Militia; Aaron Tyson, Justice and Sheriff of Hyde Co.; and Cornelius Tyson, Justice of old Bladen (now Moore) Co.
The early family characteristics of farm ownership and public service have continued to the present. Ruel Tyson was County Sheriff from 1946 to 1962. Ralph Tyson has served as County Sheriff since 1965 and Elvira Tyson Allred as Register of Deeds since 1961.
Proud of their family history and kinship, the Tysons have held an annual reunion since 1920, originally at old Tyson's Church but more recently at the Major Benjamin May D.A.R. Chapter House in Farmville. The reunion, founded as The Tyson Reunion by Grigg Tyson, but reorganized as The Tyson-May Reunion in 1930, is open to all those of Tyson descent. Miss Tabitha DeVisconti, acting as family genealogist for nearly fifty years, has charted the names of thousands of descendants, particularly those of the following Tyson lines: Mary Tyson (1748-1800, married Benjamin May), Noah Tyson (1757-1805, married Elizabeth and Nise Moore, sisters), Moses Tyson (1755-1823, married Elizabeth Joyner, and Joab Tyson (married Anna Joyner). Among the notable descendants of these lines have been Representative John Russell Tyson of Alabama and Senator Lawrence Davis Tyson of Tennessee (born in Pitt Co.), who were members of the U. S. Congress in the 1920's. Efforts are in progress by members of the reunion to compile for publication these and other Pitt Co. Tyson lines. In addition, this writer is attempting to compile the 18th century descendants of Mathias Tyson, to include the Hyde Co. lines and the various early lines which branched from those in Pitt Co., namely the North Carolina lines of Moore Co., Anson Co., and Bladen Co., and the lines in South Carolina and Georgia. Participation in the reunion and the compilations by interested descendants is invited.
Mathias Tyson died in Bath County, N.C., in the area now known as Hyde County between the date of his Will, April 5, 1710, and the date of his land patent (mentioning him as deceased) May 31, 1710. In his
Will Mathias "Tisson" refers to his wife "Mary Tisson" and his grandson "Arone Tisson" and lists his children in the following order: (I) "Jhon Tisson", (2) "Edward Tisson", (3) "Corneilyous Tison", (4) "Sdmond", (5) "Thomas Tisson", (S) "Susanna Tison". (7) "Jhonas Tisson", (8) "Samuell Tison", and (9) "Mathyas Tisson". From the available evidence it appears that the children were named from the oldest to the youngest
LAST WILL and TESTAMENT of MATHIAS TISON dated 5 April 1710. In yena me of God Amen The Last will and testment of ( ) Mathias tisson in habita nt of Baith County beeing very sick and weak of Body butt inperfect sen ce & memory blessed bee God for itt my Sole I bequeth to ye Lord ye ga ve it & my body to ye Earth & my worldy goods as foloweth Iwill and beque th to my sone Jhon(Jones) tisson four shillings: To my sone Edward Tisson one c ow yearling with all her increce: It to my sone Corneilyous Tison one Cow y earling with all her increase: It to mysone Edmond one Cow and Calfe & o ne Cow yearling with all theirincrece. To my sone Thomas Tisson one c ow & carilfe with all theirincreace: It to my daughter Susanna tison one t ow year ould hefferwith all her increce It to my sone Thonas Tisson one t ow year ouldheffor & one yerling heffor with all their incresc s: It to my Sone Samuell tison one tractt of Land Lying on ye north si de of a creeckcalled slaids creeck and one cow yearling with all their inc reece: Itto my sone Mathyas Tisson two cow yearlings with all their incree ice:It I give to my granson Arone Tisson one two year ould heffor with all her increeice: I will and bequeth to my loving wife Mary Tisson myplantati on and land (that) I now live on and all ye rest of my Esstaite shee pai ng all my justt and Lawful (++++++) deetts: Allsoe Ileve my wife my wole a nd sole Excecatrees: in witt who ar unto I settmy hand and seale this fif th day of April Anno Domino 1710 Marck Mathyas Tisson X Benjamiman Sanders on his Benianmin Slade CharlesSmith
Mary Tyson, the widow of Mathias, was named in the Will as the sole executor of his estate and inherited the land on which he lived. In 1715 "Mary Tyce" paid a tithe in Hyde Precinct of 6 pounds, 9 shillings, and 6 pence. She paid no tithe in 1716, and from the records evidently remarried to George Hill of Beaufort County. Mary Hill is mentioned in the Will of George Hill, dated March 30, 1723 and is listed as of Beaufort Precinct on February 7, 1737/38, when she sold 70 acres on Slades Creek (where she formerly dwelt) to her son Edmond Tyson
.Children of MATHIAS TYSON are:
I. THOMAS TYSON, B. Abt. 1698, , Accomack Co, Va; d. 1780, , Pitt Co, NC.
. II. MOSES TYSON, B. 1686, , , NC; d. Abt. 1710.
III. HENRY TYSON, B. 1688, , , NC; d. Unknown.
Notes for HENRY TYSON:
Henry was probably killed by the Tuscarora Indians. - Elesa Hembree
IV. JOHN TYSON, B. 1690, , , NC; d. Abt. 1711, , , NC.
Notes for JOHN TYSON:
John had been among the petitioners who around 1708 sought to have courts established in Wickham Precinct, which later became Hyde County.
HERITAGE OF PITT COUNTY, NC, submitted by Bruce C. Tyson, Jr.
John was named in his father Mathias Tyson's will in 1710, & was to receive only "four shillings". This might seem to indicate he had been given property already? - Jerry Barton Tyson.
More About JOHN TYSON:
Moved: Family moved to Texas
V. EDWARD N. TYSON, B. 1692, , Accomack Co, Va; d. Unknown, , Hyde Co, NC.
VI. CORNELIUS TYSON, B. 1695, , Accomack, Va; d. 1745, , , NC.«/b»
VII. SAMUEL TYSON, B. 1696, «/b»Accomack, Va«b»; d. 1736, , Pitt, NC.«/b»
VIII. EDMOND TYSON, B. 1697, , Accomack, Va; d. 23 May 1765, , Hyde, NC.
IX. JUDITH TYSON, B. Abt. 1700; d. Unknown; m. GEORGE SUGG3; B. Abt. 1700; d. Unknown .
X. MATHIAS, JR., B. 1700, , , NC; d. Unknown.
Notes for MATHIAS TYSON, JR.:
Mathias, Jr., was named in his father's will in 1710 and was to receive "two cow yearlings with all their increase
Dec 5, 1737 - Mathias bought 70 acres in Hyde Co., at the mouth of Tysons Creek from Edward Tyson (his brother) of Hyde Co (#100).
Feb 6 1738 - Mahias sold the same 70 acres back to Edward.
Mar 13, 1745 -Mathias was granted 100 acres in Beaufort Co (#100).
1755 - Beaufort Co. Tax List Mathias was listed with one taxable and no male Negro slaves.
Aug 31, 1756 - Mathias, planter of Beaufort Co., sold 100 acres on the east side of Matchepungo River at the head of Green Creek to Daniel Tyson.
Nov 26, 1763 - Mathias, planter of Hyde Co., sold 100 acres on the head of Tysons Creek.
-TYSON FAMILY HISTORY; DESCENDANTS OF JOHN & SUSANNIKA TYSON VOL I, edited by Jerry Barton Tyson.
XI. SUSANNAH TYSON, B. 16 Jul 1701, , Pitt, NC; d. 08 Aug 1785, Greenville, Pitt, NC.
XII. JONAS TYSON, B. 1703, , Pitt Co , NC; d. Unknown.
Notes for JONAS TYSON:
He is mentioned in Mathias Tyson's will in 1710 to receive "one two year old heffer and one yearling heffer with all her increase" - Nothing more is known about Jonas Tyson - Jerry Tyson Barton
April 5, 1710. Sons: JOHN, EDWARD, EDMOND, THOMAS, SAMUEL (land on SlaidsC reek), MATHYAS. Daughter: SUSANNA. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Witnesses:BEN JAMIN SANDERSON, BENJAMIN SLADE, CHARLES SMITH. No probate.
Killed in the Tuscarora Indian War The Tysons, members of one of the oldest and largest families of Pitt County, are the descendants of Mathias Tyson, who was born around 1660. In 1679, he, his mother Susannika, and his father John, a planter, purchased together a farm on Virginia's Eastern Shore in Northhampton County. After his father's death, he and his wife Mary lived in adjoining Accomack County from around 1691 to 1702.
He and his family entered North Carolina as early settlers of Bath County, in the area which is now Hyde County, and lived near Slade's Creek,a branch of the Pungo River. For the next 25 years the Tysons lived in the same area, and son Edward were to remain and leave decendants there. Then, in the 1730's began a great migration of the family and a rise to prominence. Sons Cornelius, Edmond, and Thomas Tyson, and John Hardee, husband of their sister Susannah, received large land grants in the area which was later (1760) to become Pitt County.Here they prospered and multiplied so that by 1762. the date of the oldest Pitt County tax list, 12 of the 492 households were headed by the grandsons of Mathias Tyson. The old homestead was on the North side of Tyson's creek and Little Contentnea Creek, ten miles west of Greenville
Mary Potts b: 1661 in Wales
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- Change Date:
27 Apr 2016
- Moses Tyson b: 1686
- Henry Tyson b: 1688
- John Tyson b: 1690 in Virginia
- Edward Tyson b: 1692 in , Accomack , Virginia
- Thomas Tyson b: 1693 in Accomack, Virginia
- Cornelius Tyson b: 1695 in Accmack, Viriginia
- Samuel Tyson b: 1696 in Accomack, Virginia
- Edmond Tyson b: 1697 in , Accomack , Virginia
- Judith Tyson b: Abt 1700 in Accomack, Virginia
- Mathias Tyson b: 1701 in North Carolina
- Susanna Tyson b: 16 Jul 1701 in Pitt , North Carolina.
- Jonas Tyson b: 1703