Col. William H.H. Tison (CSA)

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Col. William Henry Haywood Tison, (CSA)

Birthplace: Jackson County, Alabama, United States
Death: December 04, 1882 (60)
Baldwyn, Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States (Assassinated)
Place of Burial: Baldwyn, Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Tison and Nancy Tison
Husband of Sarah Celina Tison
Father of Willie E.S. Tison

Occupation: Farmer, Lawyer, Postmaster, Dry Goods Merchant, Delegate to the DNC from MS, Colonel in the CSA
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About Col. William H.H. Tison (CSA)

Tison, William Henry Haywood (1822-1882) — also known as Col. W. H. H. Tison — of Carrollville, Prentiss County, Miss. Born in Jackson County, Ala., November 6, 1822. Democrat. Farmer; lawyer; postmaster; dry goods merchant; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Murdered, in Baldwyn, Lee County, Miss., December 4, 1882 (age 60 years, 28 days). Interment at Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery, Baldwyn, Miss. Relatives: Married, April 19, 1853, to Sarah Celina Walker.

Biographical information added with 2nd photo on 8/25/12 by Carl Houston, Jr. This info includes spouse's name.

The Schoharie Union, Schoharie NY, 12/21/1882: "Speaker Tison, of Mississippi, was shot and instantly killed at Baldwin, in that State, by Edward Saunders. A dispatch from Jackson, Miss., gives this account of the affair: "Domestic trouble in the family of Colonel Tison's brother culminated in an attack on Edward Saunders, a merchant in Baldwin, by the two Tisons, and a son of each, which resulted in Saunders being badly beaten and injured. While confined to the house he was repeatedly informed that Colonel Tison had threatened to kill him. Going out for the first time on Monday he carried his shotgun and shot Tison on sight, killing him instantly."

News article provided 10/21/21 by pjt, ID#48125792.

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Col. William H.H. Tison (CSA)'s Timeline

November 6, 1822
Jackson County, Alabama, United States
December 4, 1882
Age 60
Baldwyn, Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States
Baldwyn Masonic Cemetery, Baldwyn, Prentiss County, Mississippi, United States