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Robert Fleming Tynes

South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Feb 1830 (aged 74–75)
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100334798 · View Source
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Robert Fleming Tynes was born abt. 1755 in South Carolina. His parents are William Tynes and Patience Davis. He married Melissa Watlkins. then re-married Sylvia Boothe Dixon.

Robert Fleming Tynes, known in most records simply as Fleming Tynes, was probably named after Robert Fleming, a magistrate and member of the House of Burgesses in Caroline County, Virginia, until his death in about 1738. (His name can be considered one more clue that the William Tynes family came from Caroline County.) Robert Fleming Tynes was probably born in the late 1740s or early 1750s in Caroline County. By the mid-1770s, he was in South Carolina with his brothers. He signed the same "Vallanteer Company of Horse" enlistment with his brother Samuel in August 1775, but unlike Samuel, he appears not to have switched sides. (Family legends state that he was part of Francis Marion's brigade that captured Samuel in 1780, but I've seen no evidence to back this up.) Fleming kept his ties to Granville County: On 20 July 1782, he was a witness to a deed of gift from Abraham Mitchel (another Island Creek neighbor) to his two daughters. Fleming is on the 1790 and 1800 census for Clarendon County (Sumter District), South Carolina; but by 1805 he was apparently in Liberty County, Georgia, where his eldest son, John Fleming Tynes, married Jane Warren. The name of Robert Fleming Tynes's wife is unknown, although colorful family stories state that she was his own niece, the daughter of an unnamed sister and Uriah Watkins. By 1814, Fleming Tynes was in Amite County, Mississippi, where he remarried to a widow, Sylvia Boothe Dixon, with whom he had no children. He died near Jackson, Louisiana, in about 1829.

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