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Bruce C. Tyson, Jr., Collection, 1982

(Manuscript Collection #461)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Bruce C. Tyson, Jr., Collection
Creator: Tyson, Bruce C.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Genealogical material on Tyson of Pitt County, NC (1982)
Extent: 0.11 Cubic feet, 1 folder, genealogical materials

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

November 29, 1982, 2 items; Genealogical material on Tyson family of Pitt County, N. C. Donor: Dr. Bruce C. Tyson, Jr.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Bruce C. Tyson, Jr., Collection(#461), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Dr. Bruce C. Tyson, Jr.

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

  • Processed by Marty Tschetter December 2010


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

This collection includes 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. Other documents concern genealogy of other families, primarily from Pitt County, North Carolina. All research was done by the donor, Dr. Bruce C. Tyson, Jr.

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Documents include a typed family tree listing descendents of Mathias Tyson (b. 1663 - d.1710 in Hyde County) and Jan Mattison (b. unknown – d. 1683 in Virginia) with a handwritten note “Some major branches of the Tyson-May Reunion.”

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 third document is a typed family tree listing “some May-Tyson-Joyner connections.” The document first lists John May in Pitt County circa 1745 and his wife Mary Stafford who was born circa 1717. Other surnames mentioned include May, Joyner, Daniel, Gindrat, English, Maner, Garnette, Paisley, Graham, Vines, Williams, Stafford, Johnson, and Tison.

Subject Headings Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Personal/Family name

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Special Collections Division, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. The materials described here are physically available in our reading room. None of the original documents in this collection are digitally available online at this time.
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