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Lewis Tysor

Birthplace: Portugal
Death: December 27, 1832 (77)
Chatham, NC, United States
Place of Burial: May's Chapel Baptist Church
Immediate Family:

Son of Orren Tysor and Ann Tysor
Husband of Susannah Tysor
Father of Jordan Tysor, Sr.; Dennis Tysor; Dilliza Vestal; Elizabeth Dorsett; Julia Ann Beal and 2 others
Brother of Charles Tysor and Thomas Tysor

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About Lewis Tysor

He was much older than she. He was of Portuguese descent with 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.

He fought along side of Lafayette in several battles in the Revolution. He came to Chatham Co, NC before 1792, when he bought 100 acres on Cain Creek from John McDonald and another 100 acres from Arthur McDonald in 1802. Buried in their cemetery, near their home, below May's Chapel Baptist Church, now the home of L. Stanford Sharpe - 2 small grey stones can no longer be found - from The Tysors of Chatham County. Additional information:

The complete order of birth for the children is not known.

According to Harold Broughton's book, The Tysors of Old Chatham Broughton, Harold; The Tysors of Old Chatham, © 1972, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 72-85356, records show that a large group of the Tysor family was in Northumberland Co, VA well before the Revolutionary war.

The military service record of Lewis Tysor shows that he was drafted in Halifax County, NC on several occasions for service in the Revolutionary War which would seem to prove that he was a citizen of that county.

The place of birth for Lewis Tysor has not been established. Evidence would indicate that Lewis Tysor was related to the early VA family of the same name, and that he may have been born in either VA, or in the NC area of Bertie/Edgecombe/Halifax counties. There are reports that the elder Tysor, father of Lewis, came to VA with his three sons some years before the Revolutionary War, and that they came from either France or Portugal. There are many reports and records stating the Tysor family was of Portugese ancestry and coupled with many reports of a dark ruddy complection, plus pictures to prove it, the assumption appears to be correct.

Lewis Tysor was connected to the business interests of Joseph John Alston, Sr. of Halifax Co. and went to Chatham Co. in 1791 along with Joseph John Alstom, Jr., later known as "Chatam Jack" Alston. He was a farming manager in Chatham Co for Chatham Jack Alston.

According to the pension claim W. 2707, based on the Revolutionary War service of Lewis Tysor, his father was from Portugal but the name of his father, mother, nor the place and dates of their birth were not given. He appeared in Superior Court in Chatham Co on the 19th of September 1932 to declare his services and make claim for pension under the Act of Congress passed June 07, 1832. The claim for pension was granted shorthly before his death. Subsequently, his pension benefits were continued for his wife after depositions proving their marriage were submitted. These depositions give substantial information about their marriage and the occupation of Lewis Tysor.

Lewis Tysor purchased land in Chatham Co as early as 1792; 100 acres on Caine Creek, 350 acres in 1802; and 120 acres in 1802.

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Lewis Tysor's Timeline

January 10, 1755
May 1, 1797
Chatham County, North Carolina, United States
August 24, 1798
June 13, 1800
January 9, 1802
October 10, 1804
November 11, 1806
Chatham, NC, United States
August 15, 1808
Chatham, North Carolina, United States
December 27, 1832
Age 77
Chatham, NC, United States