Jordan Tysor, Sr. (1797 - 1895)

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Birthplace: Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: The Rev. Charles R. Butler Neto
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About Jordan Tysor, Sr.

From Find a Grave. Attributed to PB Fries.

Buried in Tysor Cemetery, near their home, approximately 1 mile westward from the Stanford Sharpe home and approximately 1 mile northward from the home of Henry L. Oldham - site now in his pasture.

Jordan Tysor Sr. was born 1797 in Chatham County, NC, the eldest of 7 known surviving children (4 boys/3 girls) born to Portuguese immigrant Lewis Tyson and his wife Susanna Harris.

His father, Lewis Tysor, was reportedly the son of Charles Augustine Desoer, born in France or Portugal had gone to France to fight in a war and while there had been married. Family legend holds that Lewis Tysor and two brothers -- Charles & Thomas Tysor -- came from France with the Marquis de Lafayette to fight in the American Revolution. The military record of Lewis Tysor is from North Carolina, showing enlistment in Halifax County. Charles and Thomas Tysor were reported as having settled on either Hogs Island or Knotts Island, Virginia, near the North Carolina border, with their military records in Virginia. Lewis Tysor is said to have gone to Chatham County to receive land for his military service. The family name has been found in public records as Ticer, Tyser, and Tysor.

Lewis Tysor married Susanna Harris in 1796. He was much older than she and was described as having a dark ruddy complexion, but said to be quite handsome. The bride was said to be of fair complexion. They were married in the Alston home by Col. John Mebane, a Justice of the Peace.

Jordan Tysor Sr. was about 22 years old when he married in 1819 to 27-year old Lucy Ann Poe, daughter of Jesse Poe & Charity Anderson of Chatham County. The couple would farm in Gulf Township, Chatham and became parents to 8 known children:

  • Ann Eliza Hill Tysor (1820-1886)
  • Maria J. Tysor (1822-1908)
  • Fidelia Frances Tysor (ca. 1826)
  • Elizabeth Tysor (1826-1911)
  • Edwin L. Tysor (ca. 1829)
  • James L. Tysor (1830-1847)
  • Emily Tysor (ca. 1833)
  • Jordan Tysor, Jr. (ca. 1835)

Jordan Tysor was for many years an active member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Association.

Jordan was widowed in 1853 when his wife of 34 years died at age 61. Two years later, the 58-year old widower married 36-year old Minta Craven, the widow of Rev. John A. McMackin. This marriage resulted in the birth of one known child:

  • Josephine Tysor (ca. 1858)

Jordan and Minta Craven McMackin were married 40 years until his death in 1895. Jordan Tysor Sr. died at his home in Chatham County January 30, 1895 at the advanced age of 98. He lived to see his descendants, for four generations, walk in the faith of their fathers and retained his mental vigor to the last. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren were present at the burial.

His 76-year old widow, Minta, removed to Raleigh where her son, Wightman Capers McMackin resided. She died there in 1907 at age 87.


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Spouses:
 Lucy Ann Poe Tysor (1792 - 1853)
 Minta M. Craven McMackin Tysor (1819 - 1907)

Children:
 James L. Tysor (1830 - 1847)*
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Burial: Jordan Tysor Family Cemetery Gulf Chatham County North Carolina, USA

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Jordan Tysor, Sr.'s Timeline

1797
May 1, 1797
Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
1819
March 12, 1819
Age 21
Chatham, NC, USA
1820
February 18, 1820
Age 22
North Carolina, United States