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Tycus Macon Hart, Sr
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Birth: May 2, 1840
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1918
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Tycus Hart was an erect, stocky, medium sized man with dark eyes and hair. He wore a mustache which seemed to add to his commanding appearance. According to remarks made by the sons of Tycus, he was daring, adventuresome, fearless, and a very proud man with occasional spurts of flamboyance. His spirit of adventure was shown in his youth when he ran away from home and enlisted in the American Civil War under the name of his half-brother, John Turnage. Later in life, he applied for a Confederate Pension, which was denied. Someone wrote on his application, "Turnage, John, is also known as Tycus Hart."

Source: Louisiana Secretary State Confederate Pension Applications.

Between 1878 and 1870, Tycus moved his family from Greene County, North Carolina to Texas where he bought land near Jonesville in Harrison County. This property was also near Mooringsport, Louisiana, Caddo Parish. Here, six of his eight children were born between 1870 and 1882. Tycus was living in Harrison County, Texas in 1886 when his youngest son, Nathan died. He and his baby sister, Cinnetta Hart, are both buried in the Dean Cemetery, Harrison County, Texas, in marked graves.

Later, Tycus lived in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, where he owned 2,200 acres of land. Along with his farming, he operated Hart's Ferry at James Bayou for a number of years before and after 1897.

In 1903, Tycus sold his 2,200 acres of land and moved to Mena, Arkansas. In less than ten years, a big oil field was developed on his former property at Trees City, Louisiana. In Mena, Tycus and his wife, Martha, had an apple orchard; he did some farming on a small scale.

As Tycus continued to be a proud man in his aging years, he did not let any of his six sons know that his severe rheumatism had him in great need of physical help. Immediately after hearing about Tycus' circumstances in 1917-1918, Jeff, the oldest son, went on the train to Mena and brought his parents back to Trees City, Louisiana to live with him.

Source: /s/ Earline Hart Andrews, grand-daughter of Tycus Hart. 
Family links: 
  Martha Jane Grant Hart (1839 - 1922)
  Jefferson James Hart (1867 - 1944)*
  Christopher Columbus Hart (1868 - 1950)*
  Hewell Jonah Hart (1868 - 1930)*
  Tycus Macon Hart (1871 - 1919)*
  Albert Sidney Hart (1873 - 1955)*
  Marma Duke Hart (1875 - 1956)*
  Nathan Napoleon Hart (1878 - 1886)*
  Cinnetta Hart (1881 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: GPS +32.80724,-94.04430
Burks-Hart Cemetery
Marion County
Texas, USA
Plot: Row 3 from rear, L-R grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 32.80724, -94.0443
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32742378
Tycus Macon Hart, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
Tycus Macon Hart, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
Tycus Macon Hart, Sr
Added by: JB BERRY
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R.I.P. maternal second great grandfather. Jimmy
 Added: Nov. 16, 2009

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