This collection contains genealogical research done by Dr. Bruce C. Tyson, Jr., on the Tyson and May family lines of Pitt County, North Carolina, much of which was prepared for Tyson-May family reunions.
The first document, "Tyson-May Reunion, November 28, 1982 - The Tyson-May Compilations," discusses the purpose of the reunion and explains some of the family lineage of descendants of Mathias Tyson (d. 1710).
The second document is about Jan Mattison (John Tyson) and his wife Susannika, from the Tyson-May Reunion on November 28, 1982. According to the entry, “In 1679, John Tyson and his wife Susannika and their son Mathias Tyson, bought land from William Andrews in Northampton County, Virginia. Although the surname “Tyson” was used on the deed, the original deed book listed the purchase under “Mattison, John his Conveyance from Mr. Wm. Andrews.” The document includes a copy of the last will and testament of Jan Mattison (John Tyson), a family tree of Mathias Tyson and male descendants of three of his sons, and a family tree showing some May-Tyson-Joyner connections beginning with John May in Pitt County circa 1745 and his wife Mary Stafford who was born circa 1717.
The third document is a typed biographical sketch about two different men named Moses Tyson listed on the Beaufort County, North Carolina tax list in 1755. The first Moses Tyson was the son of Cornelius Tyson and grandson of Mathias Tyson and John Mills. The second Moses Tyson (January 12, 1728 – May 15, 1803) was the son of Edmond Tyson.