|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1767|
|Death: ||Dec. 26, 1838|
Joshua Tyner (30344668) was the son of Richard Tyner and Eliza Jane Tyner, who was killed in an Indian attack. He was then reared by his stepmother, Agnes. "The legend is that Joshua was buried in an Indian-style mound by the Big Muddy River in Blairsville, Ill. In 1930, a state highway crew building a new bridge there unearthed a suspected Indian burial site. But the remains were never identified. They were reburied in an unmarked grave that is lost to history.
Joshua and his brother, Noah, married sisters Winifred and Priscilla Teasley. Together they left Georgia between 1800 and the fall of 1801, according to family historians, moving to Tennessee's northern border with Kentucky. The area where Joshua and Noah went had been settled by whites 20 years earlier.
Joshua identified himself as white to census takers in both the 1820 and 1830 Illinois censuses. He later wrote an account of fighting Indians in Georgia as part of the Revolutionary War army. Joshua was part Cherokee Indian, but in those days, being Indian was looked down upon.
On Sept. 3, 1832, shortly after his 65th birthday, Joshua applied for a federal pension based on his military service. In court testimony, Joshua said he was a private and enlisted as a spy, "ranging the frontier against the hostile Indians."
Joshua received his pension, $71.66 annually."
Richard Tyner (____ - 1824)
Winifred Teasley Tyner (1775 - 1842)*
Richard Alonzo Tyner (1798 - 1854)*
Nancy Tyner North (1801 - 1841)*
Lucy Tyner Russell (1803 - 1871)*
Priscilla A Tyner Russell (1805 - 1843)*
Joshua Tyner (1806 - ____)*
Anne Elizabeth Tyner North (1815 - 1878)*
Rebecca Tyner Russell (1818 - 1885)*
Samuel Tyner (1763 - 1827)*
Joshua Tyner (1767 - 1838)
Tamer Tyner Hunt (1768 - 1840)*
Rev War records died in Indian camp near big Muddy Bridge
Note: Thanks to Dale Allen for additional info
Created by: Jan Miller
Record added: Oct 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30344668
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