Monday, August 30, 2010

Amanuensis Monday: The Will of John Tyree 1793 Wilkes Co., North Carolina



JOHN TYREE 
b. bef. 1727 d. 1793


About Amanuensis Monday: John Newmark, who writes the TransylvanianDutch blog started a Monday Blog Theme called "Amanuensis Monday". John defines "amanuensis" as "a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."


About John Tyree


John Tyree married Frances (Fanny) Voul/Vowell about 1763 in Granville Co., North Carolina. I am a descendant through their son David and his son William and William's daughter Louisa who married Jesse B. Wallen.



The last Will and Testament of John Tyree Deceased
April Term 1793

I John Tyre being weak and low in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me heretofore made first I give my soul unto the Lord that gave it and my body to the ground to be desantly intered and all my just debts punctually paid and the rest of my worldly goods to be disposed of in manner and form following that is to say first I bequeath unto my beloved wife Frances Tiry one negro man named Charles and the plantation whereon I now live and a brown mare named Bow and all my household furniture as long as she shall continue a widdo or depart this life Itom I give my daughter Anne one shilling sterling Itom I give my son William Tiry fifty acres of land on luises fork. Itom I give unto my daughter Susanah Pinnil forty acres of land on Luises fork. Itom I give unto my daughter Marther Tiry one cow  I give unto my son Joseph Tiry the mill and sixty acres of land thereunto belonging  Itom I give unto my daughter Mary Tiry one cow  I give unto my son David Tiry my gray mare he to let my son Jesse have the first colt the mare has  also I give to my sons David and Jesse all the land above a holler known by the name of the Bull Holler on the other side of the creek from the house to be divided between them  I give unto my daughter Phanne one cow  I give unto my daughter Hannah Tiry one cow and when my wife Francis Tiry maries or departs this life then the land and property to be sold and divided among the children equal to what I have now left them and I constitute and appoint my wife and my son William Tiry my whole and sole executors and I do acknoledge this to be my last will in testimony whereof I have set my hand and fixt my seal this 25th day of November 1792.

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Will was proved in 1793 - April term of Court - Wilkes Co., NC and recorded in Will Book 1 page 369.

Please Note: In case you have been here before, this blog post was revised on December 13, 2011 to reflect a more exact transcription of the will of John Tyree. This will can now be found at Family Search at this direct link: Will of John Tyree.


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20 comments:

  1. Thank you Lisa, My search was successful due to your post. I am a descendant of Thomas Pinion (Pinnil), the husband of Susannah.

    Ron Herring
    ron324@yahoo.com

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    1. Sorry Ron, Thomas was her fater n law not her husband.Susannah Tyree duaghter of John and Fannie Vowell Tyree ,married Ellis Pinion Sr and Lived on Lewis Fork. Their son is My ancestor. I have proof . If you check the date ranges you will also see further proof. jlynndagenhart@netzero.net

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  2. Ron, that is great! I am glad you took time to leave a comment so I know that something I did helped someone out. So, I guess we are distant cousins! That's awesome! I'll send you a note via e-mail as I am curious to know how you worked back to Susannah, daughter of John Tyree and where her family lines moved to in later times.

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  3. This is a beautiful web site. I descend from both Phannie and Hannah. Phannie married Joseph Wallen and Hannah married a Bowen. My Bowen is a Mullato Man. Phannie had a daughter named Hannah and Hannah had a son named Perin. Hannah and Perin married each other and had my gg Grandmother Lucinda who also is listed as a Mullato. Lucinda married George Washington Collins in 1865 in Letcher Co Ky where my Uncle Atwood Collins still lives. I guess John Tyree must have been a pretty good guy to let his daughter marry a Mullato man. lmohr@nc.rr.com.

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  4. Oh what a treasure I found today! I married a descendant of John and Fanny (Vowell)Voul Tyree and am doing research so that I might leave it to our only granddaughter.

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  5. A postscript to my previous "anonymous" note! David Sr. -> Vowell-> David Jesse -> Louis
    Norma Tyree wheels4070@yahoo.com

    Thanks so much.

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  6. How wonderful for your granddaughter Norma! If I have it right, Vowell is David's youngest child by his second wife. I am a descendant of David's first wife. Good to "meet" you and good luck with all your research.

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  7. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for the nice reply. You and I are relations! My husband and I really enjoyed reading the will of John Tyree. Norma

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  8. To all researchers : John and Fannies Daughter Susanna was married to Ellis Pinion/Pennell Sr not Thomas check your date ranges. Also the widow Susannah Tyree Pinion /Penyun Pennell can be traced via census records after her husband Ellis' death.Thomas Pinion was Ellis's Father. Jerry Dagenhart Great Grt Grt grandson of Susaanah Tyree and Ellis Pinion./Pennell.

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    1. Thank you Jerry. I too have Ellis listed as Susanna's husband!

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  9. Is this Tyree family related to the Tyrees of Amherst County Va? My gg grandfather was John Lee Tyree (wife was Sarah). So many Tyrees I haven't been able to prove who his parents were. Barb...Reynoldsburg, OH

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    1. If you find John Lee Tyree's father please post. I am also looking for his father. John is my ggg grandfather

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  10. Lisa.....is this Tyree family John & Frances, related to the Tyrees from Amherst Co, VA. my gg grandparents are John Lee Tyree & Sarah. Barb

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  11. Barb, I would not be surprised if they are related, but at this time I could not tell you if they are for sure or not, sorry!

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  12. I also am a Pinion/Tyree descendant. Thanks for this site and the info!

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  13. I am trying to link Thomas Pinion to his father, Reuben Pinion. Reuben Pinion was in the Revolutionary War. Thomas was born in 1785 to Reuben Pinion and his 1st wife, Francis Lippe. Thomas had a brother, Stokes Pinion, who was born in 1784. I am also trying to link Thomas to his brother, Stokes. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  14. Cindy, I have not done much research on the Pinion family into which Susannah Tyree married. I wish I could help but I have mostly researched her brother David's (my ancestor) lineage.

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  15. Does anyone following this blog know who John Tyree's first wife was?
    Thanks
    Norma Combs Tyree

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  16. Richard A. ColbertDecember 4, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    My family was neighbors of the Tyree family in Wilkes Co, NC and William Colvard aka Calvert aka Colbert bought the Tyree Old Field Plantation. When he died in 1824, he gave the plantation to his son Wade Hampton Colvard.

    My family has lived with the Pinnell/Pinion (variant spellings) family for 380 years. My 7th GG Christopher Calvert and my 8th GG John Pannell/Panewell/Pinil were both born in Northamptonshire, England and were transported to Accomack Co, VA. Christopher arrived in 1636. John and Thomas Panuel arrived in 1641. My family and John Pinnell's later moved to Bute (Franklin/Warren) Co, NC in 1768. Bute Co. was once part of Granville Co, NC before it split. The Pinnell's and Colbert's still live in Franklin/Warren counties, NC.

    In 1770 William Calvert/Colvard/Colbert and his family moved to Wilkes and Surry cos, NC along with his brother John Butterworth Colvard and his family.

    Richard A. Colbert
    rchrd_clbrt@yahoo.com

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  17. Richard A. ColbertDecember 4, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Hello,
    My family has been connected with the Pinnell/Pinion (variant spellings) for over 380 years.

    My 7th GG Christopher Calvert was transported from Northamptonshire, England to Accomack County, VA in 1636. In 1641, John and Thomas Pinil/Pinion/Pennell (variant spellings) arrived at Accomack Co from Northamptonshire.

    In 1768 both families were in Bute (Franklin/Warren) Co, NC. The Colbert's and Pinnell's still live there after 249 years.

    My 3rd GG Thomas Colvard/Colbert married Vashty Pinnell of Franklin Co, NC before 1799.

    The Pinnell's also went by the surnames Penil/Pinion/Pennell in Bute (Franklin/Warren) Co., NC. Bute was once part of Granville Co, NC where the Tyree's lived.

    In 1770 a branch of my Colvard family (brothers William and John Butterworth) moved to Wilkes and Surry Cos, NC. William Colvard bought Tyree Old Field Plantation and in his will of 1824, gave it to his son Wade Hampton Colvard.

    Richard A. Colbert
    rchrd_clbrt@yahoo.com

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