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Bruce C. Tyson Jr. Collection

Date: 1982 | Identifier: 461.1.a
The first document, "Tyson-May Reunion, November 28, 1982 - The Tyson-May Compilations," discuss the purpose of the reunion and explain 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. 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 (12 January 1728—15 May 1803) was the son of Edmond Tyson. more...