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Bishop Evans Tyree – part 2

I have continued to do some research on Bishop Evans Tyree. I have constructed the beginnings of his tree as part of my Nashville genealogies database. His specific information is here.

Since the previous post, I think I have finalized the list of all of his children. In addition to Evans Tyree Jr., Carrie B. Tyree, Anna Alberta, and Herman F., he had two other children – a girl named Eugenia and a son named Wayman.

So far, I’ve located Evans and his family in the 1900 & 1910 census records, but none others yet. Evans Sr. died in 1920 and I have found one obituary for him so far from the Chicago Defender.

I’ve also discovered that he’s had associations with the Rev. L. Napoleon Merry, brother of Nelson Merry. This is not surprising to me since they were both clergy. In the July 13, 1876 of the Christian Recorder, an African-American newspaper, Rev. Thomas Whitlock writes in a letter to the editor

…My third Quarterly meeting Conference was held on the 20th and 51st inst. The Presiding Elders, L.N. Murray, Evans Tyree of the Santa Fee mission, and M. Howard of the Ashwood circuit were with us. We had quite a good meeting. We had ten persons added to the church this quarter and we left about forty anxious souls seeking the way of salvation. Our financial report was very poor. My support this quarter all told was $45., and the Presiding Elder’s $40.25; total $55.25. I have baptized 11 this Conference year, and but one of these was slipped; and the Presiding Elder baptized for me five infants. I think sir, that African Methodism has a firm footing now in this hard shell Baptist country. Pray for us. Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., May 20, ’76.

That L.N. Murray should be L.N. MERRY.

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  1. Anna Davis

     /  June 4, 2008

    Dear Sir/ Madam:
    My husband’s grandfather, Dock A. Hart from Nashville, Tennessee, was the half- brother of Bishop Evans Tyree. They both had the same mother, Winnie who eventually,after having Bishop Tyree, married a William Hart.
    Please respond to this communication, and iclude a phone number, if you will.

    Thank you!

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  2. Anna Davis

     /  June 4, 2008

    Dear Sir/ Madam:
    My husband’s grandfather, Dock A. Hart from Nashville, Tennessee, was the half- brother of Bishop Evans Tyree. They both had the same mother, Winnie, who eventually,after having Bishop Tyree, married a William Hart.
    Please respond to this communication, and iclude a phone number, if you will.

    Thank you!

    Reply
  3. Debra F. Mcknight

     /  March 31, 2009

    Dear Sir/Madam: This is my family Tree My Mother’s Family

    Tyre Allen Mar 1896, Tennessee. My Great Uncle
    Arnett Allen b. Aug 1898, Tennessee. My Great Uncle
    Pearl Allen (4 children left out of 11 1902, Tennessee. My Grandmother
    Austin Allen b. abt. 1906, Tennessee.
    Alfred Allen b. abt. 1908, Tennessee.
    Eugenia C. Allen b. abt. 1910, Tennessee.
    Willie Ethel Allen ( 2 Daughter, 1915, Tennessee.
    Marlene Detroit Mi, Jancie Washington Indiana
    Josephine Allen (1 daugther). 1919, Tennessee. Jeanie Miller lives in New York

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  4. My name is Eugenia Hodge Miller, my mother was Josephine Wardell Allen, daughter of Eugenia and Alfred Allen. She died in Cleveland , Ohio in 1995. Her sister, Eugenia Allen, passed away in Cleveland,2005. I recently began researching our family. there are many decedents in Nashville and we have held reunions there in 97, 2007 2008. I would like to have contact with Taneya. I appreciate the work she has done. jeani

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  5. Josephine Eunice Smith-Williams

     /  April 1, 2009

    Hello Taneya

    I am Josephine Smith-Williams and my mother is Pearl Allen-Smith. I live in Nashville, Tennessee. I am very amazed at the progress that you have accomplished with my family tree. Although, I do have a question about your involvement with my family. I am elated that you have put all of this information together. It is just wonderful to read the history of Bishop Tyree. Please respond.

    Thank you for your time.

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