Re: Rockcastle Kentucky, TYREES
The origins of my TYRA family before they arrive in Montgomery County, VA, Montgomery County, KY and Morgan, Floyd, Estill and Breathitt County, Kentucky in 1810-1820 is still up for debate. More documentation needs to be found.
Surnames: Tyre, Tyra, Tear, Tire, Tyree, Gibbs, Hollon, Holland, Simpkins
I have been doing some more census research on the possible parents of John Sr, Polly, & Elizabeth "Betsy" TYRA-TYRE-TIRE of Breathitt Co, KY.
I think that I have come upon a reasonable and probable set of parents. Based upon the birthdates and marriages of the children and census records:
Elizabeth “Betsy” Tyra, b. 1813 Montgomery Co, VA, d. 15 Feb 1900 Breathitt Co, now Wolfe Co, KY m. abt 1838 Estill Co, KY James HOLLON b. 1819 Morgan Co, KY
(son of George HOLLON & Elizabeth Mullins)
1st 3 children said to be born 1839, 1839, 1841 Breathitt Co, KY
John Tyra Sr, b. abt 1815, d. Bef. 1856, m. 24 Jan 1836 Morgan Co, KY Sarah “Sally” GIBBS (daughter of John GIBBS Jr & Elizabeth SHEPHERD) 24 Jan 1836
Performed by John ROSE who remained a neighbor. 1st child James Harvey Tyra b. abt 1836-1837 Estill Co, KY 3rd child Daniel Tyra b. abt 1841 Breathitt Co, KY
Polly Tyra, b. abt 1820 Morgan Co, KY, d. ?, m. 26 Jun 1831 Morgan Co, KY
Eli SIMPKINS b. abt 1820 probably Morgan Co, KY (son of ?? SIMPKINS)
Children: Nancy SIMPKINS b. Abt. 1833 Morgan Co, KY;
Jane SIMPKINS b. 24 Jan 1850 KY
John Sr's 2nd marriage to Polly Willoughby says his father was from South Carlina (S Carolina?). This is the only reference to date that lead me to look there for Tyra-Tyre.
Census M=male F=female
1800 Chesterfield, SC – William TEAR – possible father of Daniel Tyre - The is the only Tyre in Chesterfield, SC
1810 Chesterfield District, SC – Daniel Tyre –
3 M under 10 years - who are they?
1 M 26-45 probably Daniel Tyre
1 female 26-45 probably Sarah (maiden name unknown)
1820 Floyd Co, KY – Daniel Tyre –
1M under 10 John Tyre, age 5
1M 18-45 Daniel
1M over 45 possibly Daniel’s father or Sarah's?
1F under 10 Polly
1F 10-16 Elizabeth “Betsy”
1F 16-26 Sarah, wife of Daniel
Neighbors are William Banks, Henry Caudill
This is the only TYRE-TYRA in the county.
1830 Estill Co, KY – Sarah Tyre – head of household
1M 15-20 John Tyre, age 15
1F under 5 ?? Is this an illegit child (?) as Polly was married young in 1931
1F 15-20 Polly
1F 20-30 Elizabeth “Betsy”
1F 50-60 Sally Tyre, widow of Daniel
Neighbors are Andrew Pence, John Banks, John Holland (HOLLON), Wm Holland (HOLLON), Willis Brewer, William Hatton, David Banks,
1840 Breathitt Co, KY – John Tyre -
1M under 5 James Harvey Tyra
1M 20-30 John Tyra age 25
1F under 5 Polly Sally Tyra
1F 20-30 Sally GIBBS Tyra
1F 70-80 probably Sarah Tyre, Daniel's widow, Neighbors: near John Holland Sr, John Banks, Ambrose Holland, William Holland, Hiram Holland, Jackson Holland, John Holland, Andrew Pence
1850 Breathitt Co, KY, District 2 – John Tyra – age 35
John Tyra age 35 b. KY (1815)
Sally wife age 28 b. KY (1822)
James H. age 13 b. KY (1837)
Polly age 11 b. KY (1839)
Daniel age 9 b. KY (1841)
John age 7 b. KY (1844)
William age 6 b. KY (1843?)
Ebenezer age 5 b. KY (1846)
Eli J. / Elender age 4 b. KY (1848)
Asbury age 1, b. KY (1849)
Neighbors: John GIBBS (parents of Sally GIBBS Tyra) William W. Banks, William Banks, John Banks, John Hatton, John & Charity Holland (mother of William Holland), David Banks.
1860 Census - Breathitt County, Kentucky, District 2, Crocketsville,
Enumerated June 1, 1860, by J.D. Markum, Household 301
Sally Tyre, age 41, female, farmer, born in Garrard County, Kentucky;
Daniel, age 19, male, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
John, age 18, male, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
William, age 17, male, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
Ebenezer, age 16, male, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
Elender, age 13, female, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
Washington, age 9, male, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
Elizbth, age 7, female, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky;
Joanna, age 2, female, born in Breathitt County, Kentucky.
Any help on the line before 1840 would be very much appreciated. Is there any possibility that the above families were related to the Rockcastle Tyre?
Patty Cartwright was working on both my line and the Rockcastle lines as she thought she descended from a marriage between the two lines. I have not been able to contact her to find her research. Anyone have contact?