Cornelius Tyson

Male 1722 - 1795  (73 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Tyson 
    Born 1722 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1795 
    Notes 
    • 1755 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson listed 1 white poll

      1756, Oct 23 -- Deed Book 1 Page 202, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at mouth of a gully at the Island Ford. Randolph Cheek, George Hendry and Thomas Collins were witnesses.

      1757, Nov 15 -- Land Grant #0487, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received 200 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Cheek. Moses Tomlin and Thomas Colince were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]

      1759, Aug 4 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Records (1756) Vol. 1 Page 21, Alamance County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received into membership by request.

      1760, Jul 12 -- Land Grant #181 and #339, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Robert Cheek. [Editor's Note: Cornelius Tyson deeded to Robert Cheek 1765 [part of two tracts]]

      1760, Aug 16 -- Land Grant #175 and #333, Cumberland County, NC
      Robert Cheek received 100 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Cornelius Tyson.

      1762, Feb 25 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Records (1756) Vol. 1 Page 17, Alamance County, NC
      Jonathan Barns of Cumberland County and Sarah Steell of Cumberland County were married at the Deep River. Cornelius Tison, Thos. Branson, Gidean Gilbert, Powell Benbow, Mary Hall, Elizabeth Chason, Easther Smith, John Jones, James Barns, Jacob Barns, Elesebeth Barns, James Russell, Elisha Hunter, Margret Hunter and Mary Russell were present and served as witnesses.

      1762, Nov 25 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Records (1756) Vol. 1 Page 20, Alamance County, NC
      Joseph Gilbert, son of Gidean and Mary Gilbert, of Cumberland County and Sebarah Tison, daughter of Cornelius and Gean Tison, of Cumberland County were married at the Deep River in Cumberland County. George Hendry, Powell Benbow, Abigail Pike, Sarah Barns, Rachell Mainer, Joell Sanders, Cornelius Tison, Gidean Gilbert, Jean Tison, James Barnes and Jacob Barns were present and served as witnesses.

      1763, Feb 24 -- Deed Book 2 Page 607, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded John Shearin 200 acres located north of Deep River received from John Tison. William Sesson, Wm. Thompson and Robert Wilkins were witnesses.

      1765, Feb 9 -- Deed Book 2 Page 611, Cumberland County, NC
      George Blair and John Johnston (of Edenton) deeded James Barns 663 acres adjoining Benbow being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair. James Russell, Cornelius Tison and Thos. Smith were witnesses.

      1765, Jun 19 -- Land Grant #555 and #736, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received 150 acres located on north of Deep River adjoining Lord Granville. [Editor's Note: deeded to Robert Cheek 1767]

      1765, Oct 10 -- Deed Book 2 Page 606, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at Island Ford in two tracts [1] patent to John Tison 1748 and sold to Cornelius Tyson [2] patent to Cornelius Tyson 1762. Conner Dowd, Randal Cheek and Charles Shearin were witnesses.

      1765, Oct 30 -- Land Grant #544, #725, #0488, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received 400 acres located on both sides of Deep River adjoining Howel Brewer and Wm. Powell. [Editor's Note: Cornelius Tyson deeded 100 acre at Cane Patch to John Thornton Senr. 1774; deeded 300a to John Carrel 1774]

      1766, Jul 10 -- Deed Book 3 Page 59, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Conner Dowd 83 acres located on Deep River and [Chatham] County line being part of the Governor Gabriel Johnston four grants bequeathed to Samuel Johnston and John Johnston who sold his share to George Blair who sold to Cornelius Tyson. Richard Lyon and John Carroll were witnesses.

      1766, Jul 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 31, Cumberland County, NC
      Hartwell Hunnicut deeded John Overton 250 acres located on McLendons Creek adjoining Overton. Conner Dowd and Cornelius Tison were witnesses.

      1766, Dec 2 -- Deed Book 3 Page 119, Cumberland County, NC
      John Shearin (of Bute County) bequeaths his son Charles Shearin 200 acres located north of Deep River at the mouth of a creek. Deed from Cornelius Tyson to Shearin. William Tison, Cornelius Tison and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1767 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson listed 3 white polls

      1767, Feb 6 -- Deed Book 3 Page 167, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Robert Cheek 150 acres located north of Deep River at Lord Granville's line. John Carroll and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1767, Apr 11 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Marriages Vol. 1 Page 39, Alamance County, NC
      James Barnes of Cumberland County and Sarah Dunn of Cumberland County were married at the Barnes Meeting House on Deep River in Cumberland County. Jeremiah Barnes, Jonathan Barnes, Thomas Smith, Mary Barnes, Richard Dunn, Joseph Dunn, Ruth Dunn, John Jones, Cornelius Tison, Jane Tison, Abigail Pike and Eve Crafford were present and served as witnesses.

      1767, Jul 23 -- Land Grant #1517, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson received 144 acres located on Deep River adjoining John May and Zachariah Green. John May, Charles Shearing, Presley Wrenn and Ro. Edwards were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: deeded to Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 1769]

      1769, Dec 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 539, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 144 acres located on Deep River adjoining John Mays and Zack Green. Conner Dowd, Richard Moulden and Zachariah Green were witnesses.

      1769, Dec 21 -- Deed Book 3 Page 541, Cumberland County, NC
      John May deeded Frederick Gregg and Richard Lyon 200 acres located on Deep River. Conner Dowd, Richard Moulden and Cornelius Tyson were witnesses.

      1770, Feb 22 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Marriages Vol. 1. Page 45, Alamance County, NC
      Cornelius Tison, son of Cornelius and Jean Tyson, of Cumberland County and Arcada Benbow, daughter of Powel and Elizabeth Benbow of Cumberland County were married at the Barnes Meeting House on Deep River in Cumberland County. James Barns, Thomas Tison, Jacob Barns, Cornelius Tison, Jean Tison, Powel Benbow, Elizabeth Benbow, Elizabeth Cheston, Richard Tison, Benjamin Tison and Sabra Gilbert were present and served as witnesses.

      1770, Aug 18 -- Will, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of James Barnes, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Sarah [lower half of land and negro Will], daughter Elizabeth, cousin Joshua Barnes, cousin James Barnes, cousin Abigal Barnes, cousin (and brother to Abigal) Jeremiah Barnes. Executors: wife Sarah, her father Joseph Done [Dunn]and Cornelius Tison. Witnesses: Michael Russell, Gabriel Harden and James Russell. Proven Oct 1770.

      1770, Sep 23 -- Will, Cumberland County, NC
      Will of John Hancock, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Susanna, son John Hancock, sons Robert, Clement and William Hancock. Executors: Cornelius Tison and Conner Dowd. Witnesses: Jacob Raggars, Willis Akinson, Benjamin Owens and John Carrell. Proven Jul 1772.

      1771, May 7 -- Deed Book 4 Page 430, Cumberland County, NC
      Conner Dowd deeded John Hancock Jr. 150 acres south of Deep River being 1/2 of 300 acres that belonged to Thomas Armstrong. Cornelius Tyson and Charles Shearin were witnesses.

      1771, Nov 10 -- Deed Book 6 Page 213, Cumberland County, NC
      Powel Benbow deeded Joseph Gilbert 15 acres located on Haw [Deep] River adjoining Conner Dowd. Cornealus Tison and Benjamin Doutey were witnesses.

      1772, Oct 15 -- Deed Book 6 Page 246, Cumberland County, NC
      John Johnston (of Bertie County), Josiah Granbery and Samuel Johnston, executors of will of George Blair Dec'd. (of Chowan County) deeded Phillip Alston 4000 acres in two tracts [1] located north of Deep River adjoining Elisha Hunter, James Barns, Jacob Barns, Powell Benbow, Gilbert and Michael Russel [2] located south of Deep River at mouth of Governors Creek and Sanders Branch adjoining James Russell and Cornelius Tyson. Ja. Milner and Jos. Jno. Alston were witnesses.

      1772, Nov 4 -- Deed Book 6 Page 214, Cumberland County, NC
      Powel Benbow deeded Cornelius Tison 185 acres adjoining Joseph Gilbert and Conner Dowd. Phillip Alston and John Wilkins were witnesses.

      1774, Feb 17 -- Deed Book 6 Page 171, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tison deeded John Thornton Sr. 100 acres located on Deep River and the Cane Patch adjoining Howell Bruer patented to Tison 1765. Conner Dowd and Edw. Griffin were witnesses.

      1774, Jul 15 -- Deed Book 6 Page 353, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson deeded John Carrel 300 acres located south of Deep River adjoining Thornton. Benjamin Tyson and Conner Dowd were witnesses.

      1774, Oct 24 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Marriages Vol. 1 Page 62, Alamance County, NC
      Benjamin Tison, son of Cornelius and Jane Tyson, of Cumberland County and Ann Mayner, daughter of Henry (Dec'd.) and Jane Mayner of Chatham County were married. Jeremiah Piggott, Abigail Pike, Thomas Vestal, Mary Brooks, Margery Buckingham, Cornelius Tison, Jane Tison, Jane Mayner, Rachel Piggott, Sarah Bray, Sarah Tyson, Thomas Tyson, Richard Tyson and Katharine Tyson were present and served as witnesses.

      1777 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson listed $1000 of taxable property in Captain Jacob Duckworth's District

      1778 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tyson listed $6000 of taxable property in Captain Duckworth's District

      1779 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornelius Tison listed in Captain Duckworth's District. Taxable property was estimated between $1700-6800.

      1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
      Cornilus Tison listed in Captain Duckworth's District. Taxable property was estimated between $900-3600.

      1780, Nov 30 -- Deed Book 7 Page 183, Cumberland County, NC
      Charles Shearin deeded Samuel Temple 250 acres located north of Deep River adjoining Robt. Cheeck the land where Corn. Tyson Sr. formerly lived. John Thompson, William Goldston and Daniel Gould were witnesses.

      1785, Feb 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 18
      Deed from Cornelius Tyson to John McRea was acknowledged

      1786, Nov 2 -- Centre [Quaker] Meeting Records (1775-1930) Page 55, Guilford County, NC
      Aaron Tyson, son of Cornelius and Jane Tyson, of the Cane Creek Meeting and Lydia Beals, daughter of William and Rachel Beals, of Centre Meeting were married at the Centre Meeting House in Guilford County. Matthew Ozburn, Robert Hodgson, Samuel Stanton, Aaron Coffin, Mary Ozburn, Rachel Green, Elizabeth Dicks, Robert Lamb, Joseph Macy, Benjamin Coffin, Daniel Worth, William Hoggard, Susanna Beal, Mary Reynolds, Mary Gilbert, Jane Tyson, Benjamin Tyson, John Beals, James Dicks, Hannah Hoggard, Jane Womble and Margaret Hoggard were present and served as witnesses.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 152
      Cornelius Tison
      (16+) 2M
      2F

      1790, Apr 8 -- Cane Creek [Quaker] Meeting Records (1756) Vol. 1 Page 142, Alamance County, NC
      Joseph Hobson, son of William and Sarah Hobson, (of Chatham County) and Jane Tyson, daughter of Cornelius and Arcada Tison, (of Moore County) were married at the Meeting House at Deep River. Cornelius Tyson, Wm. Hobson, Jane Tyson, Lydia Tyson, Ann Tyson, George Hobson, Hannah Hobson, Aaron Tyson, William Hobson, Nathan Dixon, Hugh Moffitt, Daniel Smith and Hannah Moffitt were present and served as witnesses.

      1791, May 17-18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 306-308,310
      Deed from Cornelius Dowd, Mary Dowd and Cornelius Tyson to William Berriman was acknowledged

      1794, Jan 6 -- Will Book A Page 181-182, Moore County, NC
      Will of Cornelius Tyson, Dec'd. Heirs: wife Jane Tyson, son Aaron Tyson [along with, Benjamin the river land where I now live adjoining Dowd and Chatham County line; tract of land on Spring Branch adjoining previous tract and Dowd and Johnston], daughter Sarah Stinson, daughter Rebecca Mirick, son Richard Tyson [tract of land where he now lives], daughter Sabra Gilbert, son Benjamin Tyson [along with Aaron, the river land where I now live adjoining Dowd and Chatham County line], daughter Jane Womble, son Thomas Tyson, grandson Thomas Tyson and granddaughter Elizabeth Tyson. Executors: son Benjamin Tyson and son Aaron Tyson. Witnesses: Seth Barnes, Jno. Porterfield and Jas. Collins. Proven May 1795.

      1795, May 18 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 510
      The last will and testament of Cornelius Tyson Dec'd. was proven by James Collins Esq. and Seth Barns. An inventory of the estate of Cornelius Tyson was returned by Benjamin Tyson, one of the executors.

      1795, Aug 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 526
      Deed from Cornelius Tyson to Joseph Gilbert was proven by Benjn. Tyson
    Person ID I39523  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2020 

    Father John Tyson 
    Family ID F12834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Cheek,   b. 1722,   d. 1797  (Age 75 years)  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sabra Tyson,   b. 20 Oct 1744,   d. 4 Nov 1827  (Age 83 years)
     2. Richard Tyson,   b. 24 Dec 1746,   d. 19 Nov 1806  (Age 59 years)
    +3. Cornelius Tyson, Jr.,   b. 21 Feb 1749,   d. 1 Aug 1781  (Age 32 years)
    +4. Benjamin Tyson,   b. 13 Oct 1751,   d. 30 Jun 1807  (Age 55 years)
    +5. Thomas Tyson,   b. 1 Sep 1754,   d. 6 Oct 1813  (Age 59 years)
    +6. Sarah Tyson,   b. 4 Dec 1757,   d. 10 Jan 1826  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Aaron Tyson,   b. 15 Feb 1760,   d. 10 Mar 1805  (Age 45 years)
     8. Rebecca Tyson,   b. 10 Feb 1762
    +9. Jane Cheek Tyson,   b. 23 Jul 1765,   d. 25 Jun 1846  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F12775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1755 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Inaugural Tax List of Cumberland County. Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    1767 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
    Includes some of the earliest land owners from present day Cumberland, Moore, Harnett, Lee and Hoke counties. Courtesy of NC Archives.

  • Sources 
    1. [S153] The History of the House in the Horseshoe, George W. Willcox, (1999, Historical Research Services, 1711 Landfall Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405).