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Descendants of John (Mayflower) Alden


Generation No. 8


9. JOHN9 TILSON (WILLIAM JR.8, WILLIAM SR.7, JANET6 MURDOCK, RUTH5 BARTLETT, RUTH PABODIE4 PEABODY, ELIZABETH3 ALDEN, JOHN (MAYFLOWER)2, JOHN SR.1) was born Abt. 1789 in St. Clair, Virginia, and died December 24, 1855 in Flag Pond, Tenn.. He married MARY ERWIN Abt. 1810 in Near Erwin, Tenn..

Notes for M
ARY ERWIN:
08/29/00 Marlane Saffell
I found this, it was a link from the Unicoi County, TN website for Postmasters names.

Postmaster       Eff. Date
Name changed from Vanderbilt.
William McInturff       5 Dec 1879
Peter W. Emmert 18 Mar 1880
William T. Davis 23 Apr 1886
William B. McNabb 8 Feb 1889
Peter W. Emmert 9 Apr 1889
William T. Davis 9 May 1893
Laben W. White 24 May 1897
William S. Erwin 2 Feb 1899==========
Grover S. McNabb 15 Feb 1911
J. R. Roberts 10 Jun 1913
Fred B. Harrington 1 Oct 1919
James F. Toney,Jr. 30 Apr 1928
Orville E. Bogart 28 Jun 1932
Grover B. Woodward 31 Dec 1934
Walter W. Ryburn 11 Jan 1935
Paul E. Sams 16 Nov 1943
Mr Ruby R. Elliott 15 Jan 1953
Ralph Lewis 18 May 1962
Willis E. Edwards 8 Dec 1972


     
Children of J
OHN TILSON and MARY ERWIN are:
11. i.   RUTH10 TILSON, b. October 27, 1811, Near Erwin, Tenn.; d. Abt. 1882, Buried Flag Pond, Tenn. (Or after 1900).
12. ii.   NANCY TILSON, b. September 7, 1813, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  iii.   WILLIAM S. TILSON, b. November 17, 1815; m. JULIA TURNER.
  Marriage Notes for WILLIAM TILSON and JULIA TURNER:
09/14/97 By Marlane Saffell

Moved to Mo.

13. iv.   LYDIA TILSON, b. April 10, 1818.
  v.   REBECCA TILSON, b. July 5, 1820, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown; m. ANDREW HAMPTON, Unknown, Unknown.
14. vi.   ELIZABETH TILSON, b. August 12, 1823.
15. vii.   SAMUEL E. TILSON, b. December 26, 1825, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
16. viii.   JOHN S. TILSON, b. April 24, 1828, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  ix.   THOMAS E. TILSON, b. April 26, 1830; m. ELIZABETH HENSLEY.
17. x.   JOSHUA E. TILSON, b. August 3, 1832, Unknown; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  xi.   JESSE TILSON, b. June 1, 1835; m. SARAH RICE.


10. PELEG9 TILSON (WILLIAM JR.8, WILLIAM SR.7, JANET6 MURDOCK, RUTH5 BARTLETT, RUTH PABODIE4 PEABODY, ELIZABETH3 ALDEN, JOHN (MAYFLOWER)2, JOHN SR.1) was born October 1795 in St. Clair, Virginia, and died March 1840/41 in Carter Co., TN. He married NANCY ALLEN 1819 in Unknown, daughter of GEORGE ALLEN.

Notes for P
ELEG TILSON:
Entered to this note page 04/08/00 by Marlane Howald Stiver Saffell from the internet web site of
USGENWEB.org

One of the signers of this document is a person by the name of Peley Tilson, I'm sure that he is actually "Peleg Tilson" and the transcriber incorrectly copied or misspelled his name.

"... a Precinct Election Ground at Greasy Cove, TN [Transcriber's note: This is a petition filed in 1821 from the residents of Greasy Cove (now Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee) to the County Clerk of Washington County, TN. This section of Washington County became Unicoi County in 1875. The original document ...
http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/tn/washington/petitions/elecpetn.txt 01/19/98, 2687 bytes"


Petition to Establish a Precinct Election Ground at Greasy Cove, TN

[Transcriber's note: This is a petition filed in 1821 from the residents of
Greasy Cove (now Erwin, Unicoi County, Tennessee) to the County Clerk of
Washington County, TN. This section of Washington County became Unicoi
County in 1875. The original document can be found in the Washington
County, TN Courthouse.]

1821 Petition for Election Ground at Greasy Cove

To the worshipful County Clerk of Washington County
The petition of the subscribers humbly represents. That owing to the
distance from their several residence to the court known of said County
and the interposition of mountains and streams very often impassable they
are prevented from attending Elections with regularity and very often
prevented exercising the rights and privileges of suffrage and in as much
as the election of legislative members is a matter of deep interest to
every man in this Elective Government we therefore pray agreeably to the
act passed October the 31th, 1821 Empowering the County Clerk so to do
that your worships would establish a precinct Election Ground and for the
information of your worships we the subscribers would deem it most
expedient and convenient from ourselves that said Election Ground be
fixed at the house of Capt. William Brown in the Greasy Cove and your
petitioners as in duty bound shall ever pray.

William Brown            William Moore
David Carder            David Moore
Peley Tilson            Arnold Shelton
Abraham Tinker            David Ambrose(?)
William Clouse            James Tinker
William Tilson            Hardon Norress
Wm S. Erwin            John Nelson
Jessee Tinker            Harlen Ambrose
James Harris            John Ambrose
Richard Deakins            James Ambrose
William Murry            John Rosse
John Tilson            James Job
John Brown            Joseph Sherrel
Thomas Fortune            George M. Hains
Joseph Tilson            Charles Barry
George Moore
John Moore


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Children of P
ELEG TILSON and NANCY ALLEN are:
  i.   GEORGE10 TILSON.
  ii.   RUTH TILSON.
  iii.   JOHN A. TILSON.
  iv.   WILLIAM E. TILSON, b. April 29, 1827, Washington Co. now Unicoi Co., TN; m. MINERVA K. SAMS, March 14, 1851/52.
  Notes for WILLIAM E. TILSON:
Marlane F. Howald Stiver Saffell -- I cut and pasted this info. from USGENWEB.org April 8, 2000
The very last entry is an off shoot link to our family tree: under William E. Tilson son of Peleg Tilson & Nancy Allen http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/tn/unicoi/misc/goodspd.txt

UNICOI COUNTY, TN - MISC - Goodspeed's History of Unicoi County
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                  UNICOI COUNTY

J. F. Toney, merchant, was born in Carter County, March
13, 1857, the son of William and Evaline (Price) Toney, the former
born in Tennessee about 1834, and died in 1864, while in custody of
the Confederates. He was a farmer, and of English ancestry. The
mother was born in this State, about 1840, the daughter of Christopher
Price. Their children are James P., W. C., Rhoda and David. Our
subject grew up, with rural advantages, and was left fatherless when
seven years of age. He is a self-made man, and has been a merchant
since seventeen years of age, now of the firm J. F. Toney & Co.,
extensive merchants, at Erwin and Flag Pond, Tenn. In 1879 he married
Fannie B., a daughter of Clifton Miller. Their children are Mamie,
Clifton, John G. and Jessie. For four years our subject was circuit
clerk of Unicoi County. He is a Mason.

R. R. Emmert was born in Carter County April 15, 1862.
His parents were William C. and Amanda (Renshaw) Emmert, the former
born December 10, 1883, in the same county, the son of George and Mary
(Hendrix) Emmert, the former a Tennessean, the son of George, who came
from Germany, and was a soldier under the command of Gen. George
Washington in the Revolutionary war, and said to be related to Robert
Emmert, whose family went to Germany after his execution. The father
is a lawyer of Erwin and received a limited education in the common
schools of Carter County, afterward farming and practicing his
profession. He was State senator from 1875 to 1817. In 1851 he
married, and their children are Nannie J., Peter W., Mary E., Delcena
C., Robert R. and Ella. Our subject was educated in the country
schools, and in 1886 became circuit clerk, and is a popular official,
and is now associated with W. B. Clarke in publishing the "Erwin
Unakean".
James M. Anderson, farmer, was born in Carter County,
Feb. 16, 1846, and is the son of John A. and Elizabeth (Swingle)
Anderson, the former born in 1823. in that county, the son of Isaac,
who was of Irish lineage. The father is a prosperous farmer and self-
made man. The mother was born in Washington County about 1817, and
died about 1856, the daughter of George Swingle, and of German
lineage. She was the mother of four sons and one daughter, and highly
esteemed. Our subject was educated at Milligan College, and after
teaching school became a farmer. He spent a year in the Federal
service during the war, and is a Conservative-Republican, and a Mason.
October 17, 1872, he married Eva, a daughter of M. L. Taylor, and born
August 10, 1850. Their children are Malla E., born August 18, 1873;
Landon T., September 17, 1875; Elizabeth M., September 30, 1873;
Tommie E., August 22, 1881, and Jennie A., September 6, 1886.

Peter L. Barry was born in Johnson County January 11,
1833, the son of Charles and Abigail (Razor) Barry, the former a
native of Davie County, N. C., the son of John, a native of Dublin,
Ireland, and a teacher by profession. He died during the war of 1812
at Mobile, Ala. The father was born in 1799, a pioneer farmer and
iron-worker of East Tennessee. His death occurred in 1863. The mother
was born in l799 in Johnson County, the daughter of John Razor, of
German descent. She was a devoted Christian, and the mother of five
sons and five daughters. She died in 1876. Our subject is a self-
educated man, and grew up on the farm, working in his father's iron-
works until he was conscripted into the Confederate service. While at
Knoxville under Col. Blake he was on a furlough home, and afterward
joined the Federal Army as second lieutenant in Company E, Thirteenth
Tennessee Cavalry, serving two years. He now cultivates his farm,
which embraces over 200 acres, and contains quantities of iron. He is
a minister of the Christian Church, and in 1861 married Mary, a
daughter of David M. Stout. Their children are Robert F., Amanda A.,
Dave M., Catharine and Alexander.

G. E. Swadley, farmer, was born in Washington County,
February 27,1838, the son of Henry and Mary Swadley, the former born
in Pendleton County, W. Va., January 2, 1812, the son of George
Swadley; Mary, consort of Henry Swadley, the daughter of Christian and
Christinia Roadcap, was born in Rockbridge County, Va., in 1808. They
are both of German origin. Their living children are G. E., Virginia
W., John W., David C., Susan A. and Barbara A., while two sons and one
daughter are deceased. Our subject was educated at Boon's Creek
Seminary. After he was of age he taught a few years, and is at
present county superintendent of Unicoi County, and is largely self-
educated, and is a warm friend to education: as exemplified by his
official acts, and is in favor of Federal aid and the prohibition
amendment. He studied vocal music in 1861 at Singer's Glen,
Rockingham County, Va., at which place he made great progress, and
came out with distinguished honors, and was an efficient teacher in
the divine art, for which he always expressed an enthusiastic love;
but before our subject finished his education, he learned the boot and
shoe trade, and was recognized as a good and honest workman, and
worked at it when not engaged in teaching, up to April 1, 1869, when
he married Susan C., a daughter of Perry and Elizabeth Hunter of
Washington County, and of German and English origin. She was born
December 10, 1844, in the latter county. Their children are Mary E.,
born July 26, 1872; Laura E. born November 23, 1874; Henry H., born
May 24, 1877, and Robert A., born April 26, 1880. Our subject has
been a farmer chiefly since his marriage, at which time he located on
his present farm of 232 acres in Buffalo Valley, containing some
indications of iron ore and manganese.

Madison T. Peebles, farmer, was born in Carter County,
January 2, 1825, the son of William and Elizabeth (Sheetz) Peebles,
the former born October 15, 1787, the son of William, who came from
Ireland to Virginia in 1770, a soldier of the Revolution, and a
pioneer of East Tennessee. The father was a successful farmer, and
became an extensive land owner, having at one time several thousand
acres of farming and mineral lands, most of which he conveyed to his
children while vet in the vigor of manhood and prime of life. He was
an earnest and active Christian of the Methodist Episcopal Church-one
of the 1828-30 reformers of that ecclesiasticism which culminated in
the organization of the Methodist Protestant Church, on a basis of
mutual rights of the ministry and laity, and lived a useful life.
and died an honored member of that church on June 30, 1875. The
mother was born on the left bank of the James River, at what is now
known as Eagle Rock, Botetourt Co., Va., September 7, 1794, the
daughter of Jacob and Catharine Sheetz, who were of German stock. She
was an esteemed Christian lady, of the most active benevolence, and
died December 4, 1886. Our subject, one of ten children, was born and
reared on his present form, and has chiefly educated himself since
attaining to mature age. He read a full course of medicine from the
year 1845 to 1848, and, thus equipped, practiced the "healing art" in
the Mississippi Valley for eight years, passing unscathed through the
Asiatic cholera that decimated the population of that section in 1849.
Tiring of the daily scenes of sickness, sorrow and death, often beyond
the reach of human remedies to relieve, he returned to the paternal
roof in 1856, and during the last thirty years has done quite a
considerable practice both in medicine and surgery from motives of
charity alone, without the hope of fee or reward. The joint owner
with his brother, William J., of a large landed estate, he has united
the activities of an agricultural life with the more congenial pursuit
of literature, and the two brothers, thus dwelling together in "single
blessedness," as co-tenants of the same estate for a quarter of a
century past, have each exercised all the rights of an absolute
sovereign. He has been a member of the Methodist Protestant Church
for thirty-seven years, is a friend to all public and private
enterprises for the promotion of education among the masses, and the
moral and religious improvement of society. He is a Royal Arch Mason,
a Past Master and Past High Priest of that ancient and honorable
brotherhood, and one among the oldest Masons of East Tennessee.

W. R. Fagan, farmer, was born in Caswell County, N. C.,
November 16, 1830, the son of J. G. and Elizabeth (Martin) Fagan, the
former born in 1793, in North Carolina, of English-German origin, and
the latter about 1798, in the same State, the daughter of Robert
Martin, a soldier of the Revolution. The father, a highly esteemed
man, and a blacksmith, died in 1869. The mother was a Methodist, and
died about 1875. Our subject, one of a family of seven brothers and
five sisters, learned the blacksmith trade, and has devoted himself to
farming, now owning 425 acres in Buffalo Valley. November 23, 1853,
he married Eliza, a daughter of Samuel McCorkle. She was born
February 16, 1836, and is of Irish-German parentage. Their only child
is James M., born August 19, 1854, and educated at Milligan College.
He is a farmer, and a merchant, and November 21, 1877, married
Margaret A., a daughter of G. S. Ellis, and born November 12, 1858.
Their children are Robert S., William R., Maggie N., Grover C. and
Eliza L.

F. H. Hannum, farmer, was born in Blount County, July 3,
1837, the son of Henry and Ann E. (White) Hannum, the former a native
of Pennsylvania, born in 1802, the son of Richard M., of English
origin, and he the son of Col. John, of the Revolution. The maternal
great-grandfather was a surgeon in the Revolution. The father was
reared in Kentucky; married in Virginia, and, after a short residence
in Florida, came to Blount County, where he was a physician, and died
in 1845. The mother, born in 1810, in Abingdon, Va., was a daughter
of Col. James White, and died in 1883, a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Our subject, one of a family of three brothers
and three sisters, was reared in Blount County, and educated in the
institute at Lexington, Va., but has since been a farmer, and with his
brother now owns 5,000 acres, in this county, on which are found large
quantities of iron, and from which the first steel was manufactured in
Tennessee, and perhaps in the South.

W. E. Tilson, farmer, was born in Washington (now
Unicoi) County, April 29. 1827, the son of Peleg and Nancy (Allen)
Tilson (once spelled Tillotson), the former born in 1795 in Virginia,
the son of William, who became a pioneer of East Tennessee, and a
farmer, and was the son of William, Sr., who came from Ireland, and
was one of Gen. Washington's aides in the Revolution. The father was
a farmer, and died in 1841, in Carter County, having become insolvent
through intemperate habits and surety debts. The mother, born in
Virginia, in 1800, of German lineage, was the daughter of George
Allen, and a devoted Baptist. Her death occurred in 1859, leaving the
following children: George, Ruth, John A.., William E. and James W.
Our subject is largely self-educated, and for several years before the
war was a teacher, and now is a surveyor and successful farmer. He
owns over 4,000 acres, largely timbered and mineral land. March 14,
1852, he married Minerva K., a daughter of James Sams, of Irish-German
origin. She was born September 5, 1831. Their children are Eliza E.,
born March 4, 1853; Leroy S., born August 13, 1854; James F., born
December 21, 1836; Jacob C., born March 14, 1860; )Mary J., born
October 18, 1862; John Q., born April 5, 1866; Lula, born August 20,
1868; and William J., born August 13,1871. Our subject is the present
clerk and master in chancery, and has two sons, who are practicing
physicians, one a prominent educator in North Carolina, and the other
two now in school, the eldest one of whom graduates in the class of
1888.





  v.   JAMES W. TILSON.


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