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William Richard Tyner, Sr

Also Known As: "Black Hawk"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: after November 10, 1824
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Harris Tyner and Sarah Tyner
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Tyner and Agnes "Sookie" Daugherty
Father of Elijah Tyner; Samuel Tyner; Mary Manack Riley; Joshua E. Tyner, I; Tamar Hunt and 10 others
Brother of Harris Tyner; Sarah Tyner; William Tyner; Caleb Tyner; John Tyner and 1 other

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About William Richard Tyner, Sr

From DAR.org

  • TYNER, RICHARD Ancestor #: A060464
  • Service: GEORGIA Rank(s): PATRIOTIC SERVICE
  • Birth: CIRCA 1740 VIRGINIA
  • Death: ANTE 11-10-1824 ELBERT CO GEORGIA
  • Service Source: O'KELLEY & WARREN, GA REV BOUNTY LAND RECS, P 73
  • Service Description: 1) CITIZEN, ISSUED CERT AS PER ACT 20 AUG 1781

Wife noted as XX

Children with proven applications:

  • Tamar m. Moses Hunt
  • Elizabeth m. William Boatright
  • Mary m. John Manack
  • Joshua m. Winifred Teasley
  • Noah m. Priscilla Teasley
  • Harris m. Ruthea X

Take care in review. Some of the links indicate that Tamar also married William Boatright, but when you click and review the application, her spouse is Moses Hunt. Seems like a bad link name, but all applications for Tamar support her spouse was Moses Hunt.

The smart match date of birth must be incorrect. He would be as old as his first born son.
His birth should be +/- 1737.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/48688571/william-richard-tyner


Richard Tyner was born ca. 1738, probably Chowan Co., NC.

Served in the Revolutionary War of "Kettle Creek".

Son of William Tyner

Husband of Elizabeth Jane Tyner

Richard and Elizabeth Jane Tyner's children were:

1. Tamer Tyner (m. Moses Hunt, Rev. War Sol.) 2. Mary Tyner (m. Rev. James Riley) 3. Samuel Tyner

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Richard Tyner was born ca. 1738, probably Chowan Co., NC. Served in the Revolutionary War of "Kettle Creek". It is believed he was the son of William Tyner. He signed his will 13 Sep 1824. It was probated 10 Nov 1824.

Richard and wife, Elizabeth Jane Tyner's children named in his will were: 1. Tamer Tyner (m. Moses Hunt, Rev. War Sol.) 2. Mary Tyner (m. Rev. James Riley) 3. Samuel Tyner 4. Harris Tyner 5. Joshua Tyner b. 1768 m. Winnifred Teasley in TN 6. Noah Tyner From the information below, one infant, Nancy was killed by the Indians and son Benskin scalped. Their deaths are noted as 1778 which would indicate date of Indian attack.

From Historical Collections of Georgia, published by the DAR. pgs 440-441, and Memoirs of Georgia pg 82-83, 1895, the following information is provided. At the time Richard Tyner and his young family settled in northern Georgia, the King of England had been appointed John Reynolds captain-general and governor-in-chief of his majesty's province of Georgia. Citizens in the upper part of the state wrote many letters explaining that the French have made in seducing the Creek Indians drawing them to their interests. People were abandoning settlements and moving to Augusta and nearby towns for safety. It was during this time of unrest the following occurred. In 17--, there lived upon the banks of Coody's Creek, in the flat woods, in what is now called Elbert County, Mr. Richard Tyner, a poor, though respectable man. During his absence one day, a party of savages attacked his house. They immediately killed Mrs. Tyner. They then seized the youngest child, and dashed out its brains against a tree. Another child they scalped, and left it for dead. A little boy, the son of Mr. Tyner, named Noah, amidst the confusion escaped the notice of the Indians, and crept into a hollow tree, which for may years afterwards was known by the name of Noah's Ark. An elder son of Mr. Tyner fled to the Savannah River, and was pursued by some of the Indians, but he effected his escape. Mary and Tamar, the daughters of Mr. Tyner, the Indians carried off to the Coweta Towns. There they remained for several years, when an Indian trader named John Manack purchased Mary, who returned with him to the county of Elbert, and became his wife. When he returned to the Indian nations he offered to purchase Tamar, but the Indians refused to sell her. The main employment of Tamar was to bring wood. Upon a certain occasion, an old Indian woman informed her that her captors, suspecting that she was trying to escape, had resolved to burn her alive. The feelings of the poor girl can be better imagined than described. She determined at all risks to escape. The Indian woman supplied her with provisions and a canoe, accompanied with directions how to proceed down the Chattahoochee River. Bidding adieu to her benefactress Tamar Launched her canoe, and commenced her perilous voyage. During the day she secreted herself amidst the thick swamps of the river, and at night pursued her course. She finally reached Appalachicola Bay, embarked on board of a vessel, and arrived in Savannah. By the assistance of some of the citizens, she was enabled to reach her home in Elbert, where she afterwards married Mr. Hunt. Many of her descendants are still living, who will vouch for the truth of this story.

William married secondly, Agnes Dougherty, in 1779 at Wilkes Co. GA. The children of William Richard Tyner and second wife, Agnes (Dougherty) Tyner were: 1) Frances Tyner, b. 1780 Wilkes Co. GA, d. Aft. 1840 Campbellton, Campbell Co. GA or Elbert Co. GA. m. UNK McGuire 2) Elizabeth Tyner, b. 1780 Wilkes Co. Georgia, d. Bet. 1860 - 1870 Pickens District, SC m. Wm Boatwright 3) Abigail Tyner, b. 1786 Wilkes Co. GA, d. Bet. 1856 - 1860 Franklin Co. AL m. Unk Cridendon 4) Richard Tyner, b. 1788 Wilkes-Elbert Co. GA, d. Bet. 1840 - 1850 Elbert or Franklin Co. GA 5) Agnes Tyner, b. 1790 Elbert Co. GA, d. Circa 1838/39 Franklin Co. GA m. Crump 6) Martha B. Tyner, b. 1792 Elbert C0. GA, d. 1884 Dekalb Co. GA m. John Bird 7) Charity Tyner, b. 1794 Elbert Co. GA, d. Aft. 1850 Dekalb Co. GA m. Billings Bird All children or their heirs were named in his will.

Richard Tyner was born ca. 1738, probably Chowan Co., NC. Served in the Revolutionary War of "Kettle Creek". It is believed he was the son of William Tyner. He signed his will 13 Sep 1824. It was probated 10 Nov 1824.

Richard and wife, Elizabeth Jane Tyner's children named in his will were: 1. Tamer Tyner (m. Moses Hunt, Rev. War Sol.) 2. Mary Tyner (m. Rev. James Riley) 3. Samuel Tyner 4. Harris Tyner 5. Joshua Tyner b. 1768 m. Winnifred Teasley in TN 6. Noah Tyner From the information below, one infant, Nancy was killed by the Indians and son Benskin scalped. Their deaths are noted as 1778 which would indicate date of Indian attack.

From Historical Collections of Georgia, published by the DAR. pgs 440-441, and Memoirs of Georgia pg 82-83, 1895, the following information is provided. At the time Richard Tyner and his young family settled in northern Georgia, the King of England had been appointed John Reynolds captain-general and governor-in-chief of his majesty's province of Georgia. Citizens in the upper part of the state wrote many letters explaining that the French have made in seducing the Creek Indians drawing them to their interests. People were abandoning settlements and moving to Augusta and nearby towns for safety. It was during this time of unrest the following occurred. In 17--, there lived upon the banks of Coody's Creek, in the flat woods, in what is now called Elbert County, Mr. Richard Tyner, a poor, though respectable man. During his absence one day, a party of savages attacked his house. They immediately killed Mrs. Tyner. They then seized the youngest child, and dashed out its brains against a tree. Another child they scalped, and left it for dead. A little boy, the son of Mr. Tyner, named Noah, amidst the confusion escaped the notice of the Indians, and crept into a hollow tree, which for may years afterwards was known by the name of Noah's Ark. An elder son of Mr. Tyner fled to the Savannah River, and was pursued by some of the Indians, but he effected his escape. Mary and Tamar, the daughters of Mr. Tyner, the Indians carried off to the Coweta Towns. There they remained for several years, when an Indian trader named John Manack purchased Mary, who returned with him to the county of Elbert, and became his wife. When he returned to the Indian nations he offered to purchase Tamar, but the Indians refused to sell her. The main employment of Tamar was to bring wood. Upon a certain occasion, an old Indian woman informed her that her captors, suspecting that she was trying to escape, had resolved to burn her alive. The feelings of the poor girl can be better imagined than described. She determined at all risks to escape. The Indian woman supplied her with provisions and a canoe, accompanied with directions how to proceed down the Chattahoochee River. Bidding adieu to her benefactress Tamar Launched her canoe, and commenced her perilous voyage. During the day she secreted herself amidst the thick swamps of the river, and at night pursued her course. She finally reached Appalachicola Bay, embarked on board of a vessel, and arrived in Savannah. By the assistance of some of the citizens, she was enabled to reach her home in Elbert, where she afterwards married Mr. Hunt. Many of her descendants are still living, who will vouch for the truth of this story.

William married secondly, Agnes Dougherty, in 1779 at Wilkes Co. GA. The children of William Richard Tyner and second wife, Agnes (Dougherty) Tyner were: 1) Frances Tyner, b. 1780 Wilkes Co. GA, d. Aft. 1840 Campbellton, Campbell Co. GA or Elbert Co. GA. m. UNK McGuire 2) Elizabeth Tyner, b. 1780 Wilkes Co. Georgia, d. Bet. 1860 - 1870 Pickens District, SC m. Wm Boatwright 3) Abigail Tyner, b. 1786 Wilkes Co. GA, d. Bet. 1856 - 1860 Franklin Co. AL m. Unk Cridendon 4) Richard Tyner, b. 1788 Wilkes-Elbert Co. GA, d. Bet. 1840 - 1850 Elbert or Franklin Co. GA 5) Agnes Tyner, b. 1790 Elbert Co. GA, d. Circa 1838/39 Franklin Co. GA m. Crump 6) Martha B. Tyner, b. 1792 Elbert C0. GA, d. 1884 Dekalb Co. GA m. John Bird 7) Charity Tyner, b. 1794 Elbert Co. GA, d. Aft. 1850 Dekalb Co. GA m. Billings Bird All children or their heirs were named in his will.

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William Richard Tyner, Sr's Timeline

1740
1740
Virginia, United States
1760
1760
Carolinas, United States
1761
1761
Johnston County, North Carolina, United States
1766
1766
1767
July 21, 1767
Wilkes County, Georgia, United States
1768
1768
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1772
1772
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1774
1774
Georgia?
1777
1777
Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1778
May 1778
Wilkes County, GA, United States