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Thomas Kyle
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Birth: Mar. 12, 1811
Death: Jan. 11, 1894

PETITION FOR CITIZENSHIP: Filed by Thomas Kyle on 17 September 1844 in Orange Co, NY. On microfilm (Declarations 1802-1900) at the Orange County Genealogical Society. Notes that Thomas was a subject of "Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdome of Great Britain and Ireland of whom I am now a subject".

NATURALIZATION: Filed by Thomas Kyle on 18 September 1846 in Orange Co, NY. On microfilm (Petitions 1827 - 1903) at the Orange County Genealogical Society. Person who attests to Thomas Kyle living in the town of Minisink, Orange County, NY for at least five years was Robert Brown.

"Thomas Kyle, married Margaret Yerks. He was born in Ireland of Protestant parents. He was the father of Theron Dewitt Kyle, Samuel Floyd Kyle, James Aaron Kyle and Daniel Yerks Kyle, Clarrissa Kyle Wentworth, Jane Kyle Lane, Emma Kyle died young and 2 children died young.
Thomas Kyle came to this country when a young man about 18 years old. He met the priest on the street in Ireland one day and he did not salute him. Instead he made the remark to him that he was not of his sect. In those days you were supposed to salute him but Thomas did not do it. His father was going to the mill with a grist so Thomas got himself ready to go to America and got in the wagon with his father who piled the bags of grain around so he was hid from view and started his journey. When he landed in N.Y. City he had just 50 cents in his pocket. He obtained work in a lime kilm for a time. One day he and some of the workers were playing cards. Several sacks of lime fell down from the pile someone was killed. Thomas thought it was because they were doing what they had not ought to be doing, in other words his conscience was troubled. So he was converted to a Christian and would never have anthing to do with a pack of cards. He joined the Baptist church. Sundays he was in his pew. He was faithfull in his attendance to church. He married Margaret Yerks."

1869 map of Tioga County shows that Thomas Kyle's farm was named "Orchardside"

The venerable Thomas Kyle and the widow La Grange were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. H. Williston at the home of the bridegroom Wednesday evening, March 2.

Thomas Kyle purchased Lot 40, Sec C. Also T Kyle Lot 17 Sec B - John Campbell written next to T. Kyle - pg 169 Ally Campbell buried Apr 28, 1895. Age 85 Lot 17 Sec B.
Pg 169 Thomas Kyle died Jan 11, 1894 buried Jan 14 on Lot 40 Sec C.

ANDERSON HILL - JAN 13: News came to this place yesterday of the death of Thomas Kyle, of Candor, a former resident of this place for a good many years.
CANDOR - JAN 16: Thomas Kyle, aged 82 years, died at his home on Church Street Thursday morning of apoplexy. His sickness was of a short duration. The funeral was held Sunday at 12 o'clock. Rev. G. O. Beers officiated. His remains were taken to Catatonk for burial. Mr. Kyle had been an earnest worker for christ many years and was a member of the M. E. church. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.
ANDERSON HILL - JAN 17: A goodly number from this place attended the funeral of their old friend and neighbor, Thomas Kyle, which was held at his late home in Candor Sunday.

Notes that Thomas Kyle died from cerebral apoplexy. Contributing causes were age and a slight fall 10 days prior to his death.

WILL - CANDOR, TIOGA CO, NY - NY-54-24-169
Family links: 
  Margaret Jane Yerks Kyle (1815 - 1886)
  Theron Dewitt Kyle (1837 - 1909)*
  Daniel Yerks Kyle (1839 - 1915)*
  James F Kyle (1841 - 1842)*
  Samuel Floyd Kyle (1843 - 1924)*
  Mary Ann Kyle Barnes (1846 - 1922)*
  Catharine Jane Kyle Lane (1850 - 1937)*
  Susan E Kyle (1860 - 1873)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodbridge Cemetery
Tioga County
New York, USA
Created by: DAW Gene
Record added: Dec 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62828393
Thomas Kyle
Added by: DAW Gene
Thomas Kyle
Added by: DAW Gene
Thomas Kyle
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