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Descendants of Captain Thomas Tyre

Generation No. 2

2. MAJOR2 TYRE, SR. (CAPTAIN THOMAS1) died Bet. 1810 - 1817. He married MARY CANNON 1787 in Craven County, North Carolina.

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The Tyre Family of Georgia

The patriarch of the Tyre family of Georgia was Major Tyre, Sr. who was probably the son of either John or Jesse Tyre ( not proven ) of Craven Co., North Carolina.
The 1790 Craven Co., NC census shows a Major Tyre as head of household living in the vicinity of several Tyre families, to include Ann Tyre, the widow of Thomas Tyre,
born about 1720 Accomack Co., Virginia and died with Will 1790 Craven Co., NC.
Thomas Tyre named the following children in his Will: Catherine, John, Jesse, Lewis, and Thomas. A William Tyre, Sr. also shows in Craven Co., NC in 1800 who is probably the brother of Thomas Tyre. Major Tyre apparently removed from Craven Co., NC to Georgia by 1795. It is possible that he spent some of the five years between the last North Carolina record and the first Georgia record in the South Carolina as many settlers did on their way to the frontier lands. One of his sons
( Cannon Tyre ) reports a birthplace of South Carolina on one US census.

The first record of Major Tyre, Sr. in Georgia is on a list of petitioners against the Yazoo Land Fraud signed 1795 in Burke County. The name is spelled " Magor" Tyre, which means it was probably not a signature but, instead, transcribed or spelled by a second party. In 1805, Major Tyre is found on a tax list in Tatnall Co., GA.
He shows there in 1810 on the U.S. census. By 1817, the elder Major Tyre is dead but his sons Major, Jr., Cannon, John, and Lewis Tyre show on a tax list in Tatnall Co., GA.

Son, William Tyre did not show on the 1817 tax list. However, he did own by 1818 as a 29 Feb 1820 entry in the Georgia Journal demonstrates: " Will be sold at Tatnall Courthouse, on the 1st Tuesday in April next, one musket, the property of Wm Tyre,
to satisfy his tax for 1817-18, tax due 87 cents." If Wm Tyre lost his Tatnall land for 87 cents, he certainly wasted no time making up for it. Wm " Tyner ", believed to be
Wm Tyre, of Tatnall Co. won land in Appling Co., GA in the 1820 land lottery. This is the first of numerous records for the Tyre family in Appling Co. This same Wm Tyre
was already living in Appling Co. by 1821 when he won land in Monroe Co., GA in that year's land lottery. Lewis "Tyar", Wm's brother, also won land, in Houston Co.,
in the same lottery.

Major Tyre's son, John, was also a fortunate recipient of two bounty grants while he was living in Tatnall Co. in 1822 and 1823. It is assumed this grant was given for
John Tyre's War of 1812 service in Bowling's Detachment. John "Tyar" was living in Liberty Co., GA in 1821 when he won land in Houston Co. in that year's land lottery.

Major Tyre married Mary Cannon. Tatnall Co. probate records do not show administration of an estate for Major Tyre's death between 1810 and 1817.
Land nor census records do not reflect a widowed Tyre woman living near or with the Tyre sons. However, a widowed Dorothy Tyre of Oglethorpe Co., Bowles District, won land in Houston Co. in the 1821 land lottery. It is not known if this is the widow of Major Tyre, Sr. ( it's not. She remains unknown at this time) who ceases to show in records after the 1817 tax list in Tatnall Co., or his son Major Tyre, Jr., who shows on the 1820 census but nowhere thereafter. The only marriage record found in North Carolina which could apply to Major Tyre, Sr. is one " M." Tyre who married Mary Cannon in 1787 Craven Co., NC. This record presents a district possibility since Major tyre named a daughter Mary in his Will. Some of the heirs of Archibald Cannon later married into the Tyre family in Appling Co., GA.

NOTE: Several Tyre men (or similar sounding names) in GA can not be readily connected to the families detailed in this report.

1. Jason Tyre, svc Co. F, 54th GA Infantry, Mercer's Brigade, CSA. Same unit of svc
as Isham Tyre, Sr., however, this does not appear to be hisson. Perhaps he is the orphan son of Major Tyre, Jr.?

2. Tyas family in Hancock Co., GA. Lewis G. Tyas shows in Hancock Co., GA as early as 1797 ( March 1797 Grand Juror.) Does not appear to be related to the Tyre families of S. GA. However, some of his descendants mistakenly show as Tyre on Various records in GA and in FL.

3. Wm Tyre, 1830 Troup Co., GA. Could be another of the NC Tyre men moving to the western frontier. Probably not related to the Major Tyre, Sr. family. Some of the Craven Co., NC Tyre men removed to Marshall Co., MS; could this be part of that family enroute to MS?

4. Reaves Tyre, 1830, Henry Co., GA. One " John G. Tyus, formerly of Henry Co.,
GA, now of Russell Co., AL", mentioned in deeds of Henry Co., GA 6 Aug 1839.
Related to the Lewis G. Tyas.

5. James and John L. Tyres, Monroe Co., GA, 1850. One James L. Tyre served in the Seminole Wars as a Cpl. Several of the Major Tyre, Sr. family won land in Monroe Co., GA in the land lotteries.

Compiled by John W. Powell, son of Mary (Tyre) Powell, Dec. 1997. For additions or corrections please contact: John Powell, 1300 30th Street #E-34, Boulder, CO 80303.

John helped me a lot with my Tyre family roots and I own him a great deal of Thanks and gratitude, if it had not been for him, I would had not known where to even start.
Children of M
3. i.   CANNON3 TYRE, b. 1791, South Carolina; d. Aft. 1860, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.
4. ii.   JOHN TYRE, b. 1794, South Carolina or Burke Co., Georgia.
5. iii.   LEWIS TYRE, b. Abt. 1795; d. Unknown.
  iv.   MAJOR TYRE, JR., b. 1795, Tatnall County, Georgia.
  Notes for MAJOR TYRE, JR.:
Major Tyre Jr. b.c. 1795 (shows as 18-25 years old in the 1820 Tatnall Co. census.)
Marriage record not located. As mentioned, the Dorothy Tyre who drew in the 1821 lottery from Oglethorpe Co. is unknown as to how she is related to the Tyre Family.
Major Tyre, Jr.shows in the 1820 census with one son under ten years of age.
Given that Major Tyre, Jr. was born no earlier than 1792 and no later than 1802, and assuming he was between 18-21 when he became a father, the son was probably under 5 years old, born around 1817. It is not known what became of this son.

6. v.   WILLIAM TYRE, b. 1799.

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