Tyree, of Campbell County
New Kent County records are rare. The court house and all its records were destroyed in the mid-1800's. Random bits of land-transfer information and church records have survived, but provide no clear path to RICHARD'S ancestors.
The TYREE or TYRE name can be found in New Kent County as far back as the mid-1600's. It can be followed back to Scotland, to the town of Drumkilbo, in the 1500's. Several branches of the TYREE family, in North Carolina, West Virginia, and Kentucky, all trace their ancestry back to New Kent County. None, however, can provide the linking "name" to their, or our branch of the family.
We must then begin any definitive collection of descendants with RICHARD, and his brothers.
First married in Campbell County was RICHMOND TYREE. He married POLLY ANDERSON on January 13, 1806. POLLY was the daughter of William Anderson. Local rumor is that they moved "west".
PLEASANT TYREE married MATILDA ANDERSON on August 30, 1810. A "Pleasant and Matilda Tyree" appear in Tennessee records in August 1818.
Records show that SAMUEL TYREE married JUDITH STANTON in 1811, and that a SAMUEL TYREE served in the "Lynchburg Rifles" during the War of 1812. A SAMUEL C. TYREE marries an ANDERSON in 1816.....
There is a record of a MARY TYREE, sister of RICHARD TYREE, who marries a MR. SCLOTER in the early 1800's, but there are no connecting details, at this time.
RICHARD TYREE AND DESCENDANTS:
Census records indicate that RICHARD TYREE was born about 1779, in New Kent County, Virginia. He died on November 19, 1852 in Lynchburg, Va. He married MILDRED YOUNG DOUGLAS on December 31, 1805, in Campbell County. She was the daughter of a prominent Quaker family, Achillis Moorman Douglas and Elizabeth Terrell Douglas, and must have caused quite a stir when she married "out of the faith"! MILDRED was born on August 18, 1785 in Campbell County and died on July 27, 1857, at TYREEANNA, the family home, southeast of Lynchburg.
RICHARD worked as an inspector of tobbacco at Liberty Warehouse in Lynchburg in 1811 - 1813. He passed the profession on to at least two generations of his descendants. In the 1850 census, RICHARD is listed as a commercial merchant, with more than $20,000.00 in property. A more detailed search of early Lynchburg Newspapers accounts may develop more information, including the connecting link to New Kent County.
RICHARD and MILDRED had at least 11 children.
TY-1. JOHN HENLEY TYREE, born September 15, 1806 in Campbell Co., died February 8, 1876, in Lynchburg. He married ANNE PHOEBE BRANSFORD on October 14, 1828 in Lynchburg, by the Rev. John Early. The microfilm newspaper account of the the marriage appears on the same page as accounts of the presidential race of John Quincy Adams!
ANNE BRANSFORD was born on February 15, 1812, the daughter of Samuel Bransford, Esquire, and his wife Phoebe Walton Bransford. This branch of the family can be traced back to British Royal Officer Holders.
JOHN H. TYREE was a tobbacco auctioneer and Merchant in Lynchburg. Newspaper accounts follow his involvement in social and civic activities. In 1828, John H. Tyree is identified as signing the "tobacco sales rules". In 1837, he served as treasurer for the "Central Agricutural Society and Mechanics Institute". We believe that it was John H. Tyree who built the family home of TYREANNA located about three miles "below", or downriver from Lynchburg. The plantation was also recognized as a regular stop for the railroad, that ran from Richmond to the western territory.
In the 1850 census records, it shows that the family lived in Campbell County, with more than $37,000.00 in property!.
JOHN and ANN had at least 11 children.
TY-11. CORA VIRGINIA TYREE
TY-12. MARION FISHER TYREE, born November 19, 1832, died June 27, 1833, age 10 months, eight days. Notice is printed in the Lynchburg "Virginian", July 8, 1833, p3,c5.
TY-13. ELIZABETH BAILEY TYREE, born on November 30, 1833, died on ________ 1905. She married SAMUEL W. YOUNGER of Lynchburg on September 25 1851.
TY-14. CHARLES HUDSON TYREE, born on April 11, 1836, died at TYREEANNA on June 4, 1864. He married BETTIE M. SLATTER on April 12, 1860. CHARLES enlisted in the "Rifle Grays", 11th Va. Infantry on October 16, 1861. He was an acting Sgt. Major until he was elected Lt. on April 26, 1862. Records indicate that he was a "Corn Merchant" prior to the war. He is listed as "missing, wounded in right thigh" at Drewery's Bluff, near Petersburg, on May 16, 1864. He died at his father's house in Lynchburg, of his wounds, two weeks later. They had at least two children.
After CHARLES' death, Bettie S. Tyree re-married in 1868, to ROBERT HARVEY, JR., in Richmond, Va.
TY-141. FLORENCE BELLE TYREE, born ca. 1861; She married December 10 1880 to BUCKNER C. TAYLOR, in Richmond, Va.
TY-142. WILLIAM TYREE, born _________. He married _______ BAYLOR.
TY-15. JOHN RICHARD TYREE, born April 10, 1838; died June 17, 1867, age 29 years.
TY-16. SAMUEL BRANSFORD TYREE, born June 28, 1841, died May 30, 1862, age 21 years. SAMUEL enlisted on March 10, 1862 in the "Home Guard", 11th Va. Infantry. His brother CHARLES was a member of Co.A., of the same division. SAMUEL died less than three months later, at the Battle of Seven Pines, between Petersburg and Williamsburg.
TY-17. RICHARD CLAY TYREE, born April 23, 1843, died September 11, 1844, age 1 year.
TY-18. ANDREW ADAMAS TYREE, born September 2, 1845; died October 11, 1868, age 23 years.
TY-19. ROSA KENT TYREE, born September 15, 1847; died March 12, 1899, age 51 years; married WILLIAM S. GREGORY on January 10, 1872, the son of James D. and Ann E. Williams Gregory. They had at least one child.
TY-191. ROSA ______ GREGORY, born ca. 1875. This daughter collected early TYREE data and published a book in the early 1900's. The volume was found in the Jones Library in Lynchburg.
TY-1A. WALTER PRESTON TYREE, born on March 19, 1850, died on January 18, 1930, age 80 years. He married MARTHA ANNE ANDERSON on April 17, 1871. She was born on December 30, 1845 in Halifax Co.,Va. and died on December 30, 1914, age 69, at St.Andrew's Hospital. MARTHA was the daughter of Col. Logan P. Anderson and his wife Elvira Roane Anderson.
Walter was a tobacco inspector. He worked for the Murrell - Fleming Company from 1886-1899, then for the Green H. Nowlin Company beginning in 1899. He also owned a farm, number 20 on the 1900 census schedule. At his death in 1930, he lived at 2808 Rivermont Avenue in Lynchburg.
WALTER and MARTHA had at least 9 children.The photo at right, is supposed to be Maude B. Tyree, her mother Martha Anderson Tyree, a grandmother and great-grandmother. That means the photo must have been taken about 1876-78. We're looking for positive info on who these women are, and can provide a hi-resolution copy of this image to whoever can provide proof !!
TY-1A1. JOHN LOGAN TYREE, born January 30, 1871; died on March 12, 1950, in San Bernadino, Calif; married June 17, 1896, in Campbell Co., to MARCIE ROBERTA SCOTT, born Bedford Co. October 23, 1870; died in Richmond, Va. August 9, 1947. She was the daughter of William Rice Scott and Virginia Louisa Burke Scott.
TY-1A2. PHOEBE ELMIRA TYREE, born August 6, 1873; died October 9, 1874, age 1 year, 2 months.
TY-1A3. MAUDE BRANSFORD TYREE, born March 17, 1875; died February 28, 1970, age 94 years; Married to C.H.Almond, Jr. on September 17, 1902.
TY-1A4. WALTER PRESTON TYREE, JR., born December 2, 1876; died January 2, 1959, age 59 years; married to MARY CARTER GLASS on March 2, 1903. Mary was the daughter of Edward Christian and Susie G. Carter Glass.
TY-1A5. ELIZABETH YOUNGER TYREE, born February 6, 1878; died January 1, 1970, age 91 years; married EDWARD R. BELL
TY-1A6. CHARLES ANDERSON TYREE, born September 19, 1880; died January 24, 1944, age 64 years; married to LUCIELLE SHELTON on November 19, 1907.
TY-1A7. SAMUEL WILLIAM TYREE, born October 1, 1883; died July 30, 1918, age 35 years; married to Rose Cambell on June 20, 1907. In 1959, Rose Tyree lived on Fort Avenue in Lynchburg.
TY-1A8. RICHARD ANDREW TYREE, born July 5, 1886; died from a brain tumor, in the Veteran's Hospital in Hampton, Va. March 8, 1842, age 56 years; married on November 27, 1920 to RUTH ETNA BRINKLEY, daughter of Phillip and Armesia C. Brinkley. Richard served in the Spanish-American war, ca. 1912, and suffered serious health problems for the remainder of his life.
TY-1A9. NATHAN LOUIS TYREE, born February 10, 1891; died December 24, 1927, age 36 years. Nathan never married.
TY-1B. ANNE AMMONETTE TYREE, born on May 13, 1852, died ______. She married CHARLES C. SINTON, of Richmond, on October 4, 1882.
TY-2. ACHILLIS DOUGLAS TYREE, born June 12, 1808, died _________. Married MARTHA TISDALE MCKINNEY on February 5, 1835. She was born about 1819, and died __________. In the 1850 census, A.D.Tyree is listed as a merchant, with $8000.00 in property. He lived in the city of Lynchburg.
They had at least 10 children.
TY-21. RICHARD JOEL TYREE, born November 13, 1835; died August 20, 1863, age 27 years. This would seem to be war-related, but no service data has been found, to date.
TY-22. JOHN WILLIAM TYREE, born January 8, 1838;
TY-23. MARIA WOODSON TYREE, born September 25, 1839; married to WILLIS H. DILLARD ....
TY-24. CHARLES DOUGLAS TYREE, born July 17, 1841; Married __/22/1873 LIZZY BROWN. They had at least one child:
TY-241. ANNIE LEE TYREE, born March 19, 1874; died October 18, 1883.
TY-25. ANNA LACY TYREE, born May 19, 1843; died February 10, 1943, age 99 years!
TY-26. THOMAS MCKINNEY TYREE, born February 2, 1845; died July __, 1892.
TY-27. ROBERT LUTHER TYREE, born November 30, 1846; died in 1908; married to Margaret E. Parks on January 13, 1875.
TY-28. SAMUEL TYREE, born December 4, 1848;
TY-29. JOSEPH TYREE, born August 14, 1850;
TY-2A. ACHILLIS DOUGLAS TYREE,JR., born April 10, 1852, died _______. He married IDA WOODSON JOPLING on June 21, 1888.
TY-3. ELIZABETH DOUGLAS TYREE, born on February 10, 1810, died on _________. She married MOSES HURT PRESTON on September 17, 1827.
TY-4. SARAH JOHNSON TYREE, born ________1812, died _________. She married ANDREW C. ELLIOTT on February 27, 1834. Sarah lived in New York City in 1845, when her father went to visit her. He took a letter from her sister Mildred that noted in part, " mother has been sick, of late, but not so sick to stop smoking her pipe". (Fm:Rosa Kent Gregory records)
TY-5. CHARLES TYREE, born ________ 1813.
TY-6. RICHARD TYREE, born February 24, 1815, died November 26, 1854.
TY-7. ANNE LYNCH TYREE, born on May 9, 1817, died on February 9, 1891. She married MOSES LACY on October 7, 1835.
TY-8. WILLIAM DAVIS REID TYREE, born ______ 1821, died March 28, 1889. Lived with his parents in August 1850. A "William D.R.Tyree" enlisted in the "Home Guard", 11th Va. Infantry, on April 22, 1861, as a Clerk, and declaring his age as 33 years. He was listed as 5'11" tall. Our William should have been 40 years old, but might have been this man! Confederate law excused men under 18 or over 35 from service, until late in the war. This enlisted William is discharged on August 4, 1862. A William D.R.Tyree enlists on August 28,1863 in Co.C., 13th Batallion, Virginia Light Artillery. He serves in this unit through December 1864, but is listed as AWOL in February 1865. During late 1864 through April 1865, the unit was positioned around Richmond and Petersburg.
TY-9. SAMUEL TYREE, born January 17, 1823, died January ___, 1903. He married MARION FONTAIN CABELL HENRY on February 9, 1843. She was born on ______ 1827, the daughter of Captain A.Spotswood Henry, and his wife ________. In the 1880 census, SAMUEL is listed as an "auctioneer", perhaps a tobbacco auctioneer as is father had been. He lived in the 2nd Ward, in Lynchburg. Local histories indicate that SAMUEL later entered the real estate business, and that the "Tyree and Wilkins" agency evolved from this venture.
TY-A. MILDRED DOUGLAS TYREE, born on September 6, 1825, died June 24, 1893. She married GEORGE G. WILLIAMS on December 5, 1842.
TY-B. JUDITH ELLEN TYREE, born _________ 1826, died ___________. She married CHARLES SIMPSON on March 1, 1849.