The following is taken primarily from a 1973 published genealogy entitled "Person Lineages" by Illa Cagle Person. My research on this family has been primarily on 20. Murdock PERSON and his descendants. One person to contact who has worked on this family and descends from 15. William PERSONis Brenda Hutchison Smith (nsbjs@aurora.uaf.edu). Another Person family researcher who enjoys corresponding is Nancy Gardner (jdgard@charter.net), who descends from 19. Samuel Jones PERSON. Please contact Stephen Person (srahperson@netzero.net) if you are a descendant of 22. Benjamin Davis PERSON. Please contact Patricia Harker (patriciaharker@mac.com) if you are a descendant of 24. Alfred Goodwin PERSON. Please contact Amy Sadler (amycaddellsadler@live.com) if you are a descendant of 35. Thomas Bethune TYSON. Please contact Edgar Billups (edgarpb@bellsouth.net) if you are a descendant of 37. Mary Ruth PERSON. The most comprehensive site on the Person/Persons family on the web is PERSON and PERSONS and PEARSON FAMILY Descendants - genealogy run by Mark Freeman. Please visit his site if you are interested in the early generations of this family.

Descendants of John Persons

of England and Wight Co. VA


First Generation


1. John1 PERSON(S). He was born ca. 1630 in England. John died in Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA in 1707. He was a Planter and a member of the Church Of England. John married Frances COOK, daughter of William COOK & Mary MILES, ca. 1658. She was born ca. 1640 in Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA. She died there ca 1721. They had one child:

	2	i.	John2 PERSONS II


Second Generation


2. John2 PERSONS II (John1). He was born in 1660 in Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA and died in Surry County, VA in 1738. He was a vestryman and a landed proprietor. He was a member of the Old Brick Church, Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA. On 10 Mar 1692 John first married Mary PARTRIDGE, daughter of Thomas PARTRIDGE, in Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA. She was born in 1670 and died before 1721. They had the following children:

		i.	John3 PERSON III (b. ca. 1693 - d. 1752)
		ii.	Thomas3 PERSON (d. 1754 in Southampton Co., VA)
	3	iii.	Francis3 PERSON
		iv.	Joseph3 PERSON
	4	v.	William3 PERSON
		vi.	Benjamin3 PERSON
		vii.	Samuel3 PERSON (b. ca. 1704 - d. 1754)
		viii.	Jacob3 PERSON
	5	ix.	Mary3 PERSON
		x.	Elizabeth3 PERSON

John second married Sarah -.


Third Generation


3. Francis3 PERSON (John2, John1). He was born ca 1697 in Isle Of Wight Co., Colony Of VA and died in 1758. He was a Planter Of Virginia. Francis married Mary TURNER, daughter of Simon TURNER. She was born ca 1703 and died in Granville Co., NC in 1761. They had the following children:

	6	i.	Samuel4 PERSON 
	7	ii.	Joseph4 PERSON
		iii.	Henry4 PERSON (d. 1765)
		iv.	James4 PERSON (d. 1765)
	8	v.	John4 PERSON 
		vi.	Jacob4 PERSON. He married Mary ATKINSON.
	9	vii.	William4 PERSON 
		viii.	Sarah4 PERSON
		ix.	Mary4 PERSON
		x.	Lucy4 PERSON
		xi.	Martha4 PERSON
	10	xii.	Jesse4 PERSON

4. William3 PERSON (John2, John1). He was born in 1700 and died in 1770. He married Ann -. She died in 1781.

5. Mary3 PERSON (John2, John1). She married John GLOVER, who was born in 1688. They had the following children:

		i.	George4 GLOVER
		ii.	Elizabeth4 GLOVER
		iii.	Sarah4 GLOVER


Fourth Generation


6. Samuel4 PERSON (Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1721 and died in 1762. Samuel married Sarah -. They had one child:

		i.	Rebecca5 PERSON

7. Joseph4 PERSON(S) (Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1723 and died in 1772. He served in the Colonial Militia Of Granville County, NC. Joseph married Anne JONES, daughter of Samuel JONES & Sarah -. Anne died after 1772. They had the following children:

		i.	William5 PERSON
	11	ii.	Samuel5 PERSON 
		iii.	Harrison5 PERSON
	12	iv.	Peterson5 PERSON 
		v.	Henry5 PERSON
		vi.	John5 PERSON (b. 1772)

8. John4 PERSON (Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1730 and died in 1786. He married Prudence JONES. They had the following children:

		i.	Francis5 PERSON (b. ca. 1758)
		ii.	Jones5 PERSON (b. ca. 1760)
		iii.	Josiah5 PERSON (b. ca. 1762)
		iv.	Holly Berry5 PERSON (b. ca. 1765)
		v.	Turner5 PERSON (b. in 1766)
		vi.	Obedience5 PERSON (b. in 1767)
		vii.	Amos5 PERSON (b. ca. 1771)

9. William4 PERSON (Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1736 and died in 1816. William married Mary THORPE in 1757. They had the following children:

		i.	Joseph5 PERSON (b. ca. 1766)
		ii.	Mary5 PERSON
		iii.	Henry5 PERSON (d. in 1816)
		iv.	Jesse5 PERSON (d. in 1818)
		v.	Jacob5 PERSON (d. in 1835)
		vi.	Lucy5 PERSON

10. Jesse4 PERSON (Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1747 and died in 1806. Jesse married Amey -. They had the following children:

		i.	Sarah5 PERSON
		ii.	Benjamin5 PERSON
		iii.	William5 PERSON
		iv.	Henry5 PERSON
		v.	Jesse5 PERSON
		vi.	Willis5 PERSON
		vii.	Presley5 PERSON


Fifth Generation


11. Samuel5 PERSON (Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born in 1760. He died in either Moore or Warren Co. NC in 1801. He was a lawyer, a landowner, and a Revolutionary Soldier. His will is recorded in Moore Co. NC Will Book A, pp. 214-216, and mentions the name of all his children, including William who was omitted from Ila Cagle Person's book.A transcript of this will appears here.

Samuel married Tabitha POWELL, daughter of William POWELL (Warren County Marriage Bonds). She is named in the will of her father (Warren Co. NC Will Book 6, p. 38). She was born ca 1765 and died on either 9 or 10 Oct 1845.

OBITUARY: "DIED. At her residence on Deep River, in Moore County, on the 10th October, Mrs. Tabitha Person, aged 78 years. She was an exemplary member of the church for upwards of 40 years - beloved and venerated by all who knew her. Com." (2 Dec 1845 (Tuesday afternoon), The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, NC.); SECOND OBITUARY- ""Died. Person, Mrs. Tabitha. of Moore County. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1845. Age 78."" (Raleigh Register & North Carolina Gazette, Volume XLVI:97, p. 3, col. 5, published 9 December 1845- taken from a microfilm copy at Duke University).

Samuel PERSON and Tabitha POWELL had the following children:

	13	i.	Thomas6 PERSON
	14	ii.	Benjamen A.6 PERSON
		iii.	Joseph John6 PERSON (b. 1 Apr 1792)
	15	iv.	Willliam6 PERSON
		v.	Mary Ann "Polly"6 PERSON. (She was born 4 Apr 1800 and married 
				Peter Davis WYNNE).

12. Peterson5 PERSON (Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He died in 1812. Peterson married Priscilla -. They had the following children:

		i.	Nancy6 PERSON
		ii.	Eliza6 PERSON
		iii.	Benjamin6 PERSON


Sixth Generation


13. Thomas6 PERSON (Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1787 in Moore Co. NC. He died ca. 1826. Thomas married Martha KENNEDY, daughter of David KANNEDY & Johanna MOORE ca. 1826. She was born on 22 Oct 1792 at Mechanics Hill, Moore Co. NC. She died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co. NC on 3 Apr 1868. Here's a photograph of her. They had the following children:

	16	i.	Hiram Kennedy7 PERSON 
	17	ii.	Benjamin Powell7 PERSON 
	18	iii.	Mary7 PERSON 
Martha nee Kennedy Person remarried Samuel Childs BRUCE and by him had several additional children, including Lydia Josephine Bruce, wife of 19. Murdock Person below.

14. Gen. Benjamen A.6 PERSON (Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born in 1788 and died on 10 Dec 1828. He was buried in the Old Scotch Graveyard, Upper Moore Co. NC. Benjamin was a Road Commissioner 1791, Postmaster 1817, a member in the House Of Commons 1818, and served in the Senate from 1820-22. Benjamen married Annie BETHUNE ca. 1822.

OBITUARY:"DIED... At his residence in Carthage, Moore County, on the 10th instant, General Benjamin Person, in the 35th year of his age. The death of this highly respectible man has left a space in society not easily filled, and spread a general gloom among his numerous friends." (23 Dec 1828 The Raleigh Register and North Carolina Gazette p. 3)

Benjamin and Annie nee Bethune Person had the following children:

	19	i.	Samuel Jones7 PERSON 
	20	ii.	Murdoch B.7 PERSON
	21	iii.	William7 PERSON
		iv.	Thomas7 PERSON (b ca. 1828 d. 1829). He is buried
				in the Old Scotch Graveyard, Moore Co. NC ).

15. William6 PERSON (Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1794 in Moore Co. NC and died ca. 1832 in Shelby Co. TN. He married his cousin Susannah Anna DAVIS, the daughter of Giles DAVIS and Elizabeth "Betsey" POWELL (sister of Tabitha nee POWELL PERSON, wife of Samuel PERSON above), ca. 1815 probably in Moore Co. NC. She is buried at the NAS Millington TN naval base.

PETITION FOR SALE OF SLAVES: "Powell B. Person & others vs. Peter Wynn & wife & others. In this case it appearing to the Court that the defendants Peter Wynn & Polly his wife, Joseph Person. Susan Person (widow of William Person dec'd), also Susan Person, Edmond Person, Benjamin Person, Goodwin Person, Tabitha Person, and Thomas Person Jun, are not inhabitants of the State It is therefore ordered that Publication be made as to them, for six weeks in the Greensboro Patriot that they be and appear at the next term of this Court and plead answer or demur to the petition filed in this case or the same will be taken pro confesso and set for hearing and heard ex parte as to them. It is further ordered that Alexander C. Curry be appointed Guardian ad litem for Susan, Edmond, Benjamin, Goodwin, Tabitha and Thomas Person Jr." (Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, North Carolina, October term, Friday October 31, 1845, p. 244. The notice did appear in the Greensborough Patriot, volume 7 (December 6, 1845): 36.) [Note the Powell B. Person referred to at the start of the petition is 17. Benjamin Powell PERSON.]

William PERSON and Susannah Anna DAVIS had the following children:

	22	i.	Benjamin Davis7 PERSON
	23	ii.	Edmond Henry7 PERSON
	24	iii.	Alfred Goodwin7 PERSON
	25	iv.	William Thomas7 PERSON
	26	v.	Tabitha A. E. C. G. 7 PERSON
Susannah Anna nee DAVIS PERSON later remarried Martin FISK and had one additional child:
	i.	Louisa Constantine7 FISK. (She married Willis P. SLEDGE).


Seventh Generation


16. Hiram Kennedy7 PERSON (Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born in 1813 in Moore Co. NC. He died in Robertson Co. TX before 24 Apr 1844. He was a student at Wake Forest.

17. Benjamin Powell7 PERSON (Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born on 31 Apr 1815 in Moore Co. NC. He died on 15 Mar 1869 and was buried in the Carthage United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC. Benjamin Powell married Lucinda Ann BARRETT. She was born in 1827 and died in 1882. They had the following children:

		i.	William Thomas8 PERSON (b 1851 d 1863)
	27	ii.	Jerome Powell8 PERSON

18. Mary7 PERSON (Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She was born on 24 Oct 1823 in Moore Co. NC. She died on 24 Oct 1897 and was buried in the Carthage Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC. She married Thomas B. TYSON. He was born ca 1814 and died on 28 Mar 1893. They had the following children:

	28	i.	Lucien8 TYSON

19. Samuel Jones7 PERSON (Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born on 28 Feb 1823 in Carthage, Moore Co. North Carolina and died on 30 Oct 1869. He was buried in the Pembroke Jones Plot, Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington NC. He was a lawyer and a Superior Court Judge. Samuel Jones first married Mary Bacot LONDON on 1 May 1850 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co. NC. She was born in 1821 in North Carolina and died on 5 Apr 1851 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co. NC shortly after giving birth. They had one child:

		i.	Mary Bacot8 PERSON. She was born on 18 Mar 1851 in 
			Wilmington, New Hanover Co. NC and died on 7 Nov 1881 in 
			Rider, MD. She married Charles PITTS on 17 Feb 1869 in 
			Wilmington, New Hanover Co. NC.
Samuel Jones second married Ellen TYLER, daughter of Joseph Denie TYLER and Amanda nee FULLER, on 9 Jun 1858 in Staunton, VA. She was born on 6 Mar 1837 in Hartford, CT and died sometime after 1887. They had the following children:
		29ii.	Samuel Jones8 PERSON (1859-1906)		ii.	Nellie8 PERSON. She was born on 17 Feb 1863 in 
			Chapel Hill, NC and died on 5 Aug 1863.

20. Murdoch B.7 PERSON (Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1824 in Moore Co., NC and died in Carthage, Moore Co. NC on 2 Apr 1851. He was an attorney and served in the House Of Commons 1846-1850. A transcript of his will appears here.

On 6 Jul 1848 Murdoch B. married Lydia Josephine BRUCE, daughter of Dr. Samuel Child BRUCE & Martha nee KENNEDY (widow of 13. Thomas PERSON above), in Carthage, Moore Co. NC. (A transcript of Samuel Child BRUCE'S will appears here.) She was born on 27 Jan 1832 in Carthage, Moore Co. NC. She died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co. NC on 27 Dec 1912. Here's a photograph of her and here's another. They had one child:

	30	i.	Fannie8 PERSON

OBITUARY-"Obituary... Died at Carthage on the 2nd inst., after a lingering illness, MURDOCK B. PERSON, esq. The deceased at one time represented Moore county in the General Assembly, and was highly beloved and respected as a man and a gentleman." (22 Apr 1851 The Hillsborough Recorder p. 3 - from microfilm Hillsborough Recorder Jan 3 1849 - Dec 20 1854)

Lydia Josephine nee BRUCE PERSON married second Clement DOWD on 10 Feb 1857 in Carthage, Moore Co. NC and had issue. A transcript of Lydia Josephine nee BRUCE PERSON DOWD'S will appears here. A transcript of Clement DOWD'S will appears here.

OBITUARY-"Death of Mrs. Adams' Mother. Charlotte Chronicle. Mrs. Lydia Josephine Dowd, widow of the late Hon. Clement Dowd, a lawyer of Charlotte and once a member of Congress, died Friday morning at 1:15 o'clock after an illness of 10 days with pneumonia. Had she lived a few days longer she would have reached her 81st birthday. She was born in Moore County in 1831. She was of Scotch descent and belonged to a family of Bruces, which had been conspicuous in the annals of Scotland and in the Revolutionary history and America. Her father was Dr. Samuel Child Bruce, a physician in Moore County, and the grandson of Charles Bruce, who was a noted figure in Revolutionary history of North Carolina; having been a member of the constitutional convention of North Carolina. The home of Charles Bruce was at Bruce's Cross Roads in Guilford County, the earliest place of meeting of friends of liberty and the scenes of many stirring events of the revolution. Mrs. Dowd's mother was Martha Kennedy, a daughter of David Kennedy, also a prominent actor in the war of the Revolution. After the Revolution was over he built a gunshop in Deep River, Moore County, using slave labor. Lydia Josephine Bruce was married in 1847 to Murdock B. Person of Carthage, who died three years later, and from this unioin one child was born, Fannie, now the wife of Mr. H. B. Adams, a lawyer of Monroe. In 1853, Mrs. Person was married to Clement Dowd, a young lawyer of Carthage and a veteran of the Civil War. The children of this marriage were Misses Ella and Mattie Dowd and Mr. Willis B. Dowd, Dr. Jerome Dowd, Mrs. E.K. Bryan of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. W. F. Harding and Mr. Herman Dowd. All of Mrs. Dowd's children survive her. Mrs. Dowd was a woman of the old school and was not influenced by the modern tendency of women towards interest and participation in affairs out side of the home. Her life was centered n her home, her neighbors and her church." (The Monroe Journal 31 Dec 1912, p. 1); SECOND OBITUARY -"MRS. L. J. DOWD GOES TO HER REWARD. Aged And Beloved Charlotte Woman Succumbs To An Attack Of Pneumonia. Mrs. Lydia Josephine Dowd, widow of the late Hon. Clement Dowd, a lawyer of Charlotte and once a member of Congress, died Friday morning at 1:15 o'clock after an illness of 10 days with pneumonia. Had she lived a few days longer she would have reached her 81st birthday. She was born in Moore County in 1831. She was of Scotch descent and belonged to the family of Bruces, whihc has been conspicuous in the annals of Scotland and in the Revolutionary history and America. Her father was Dr. Samuel Child Bruce, a physician of Moore County, and the grandson of Charles Bruce, who was a noted figure in the Revolutionary history of North Carolina, having been a member of the constitutional convention of North Carolina. The home of Charles Bruce was at Bruce's Cross Roads in Guilford County, the earliest place of meeting of friends of liberty and the scenes of many stirring events of the revolution. Mrs. Dowd's mother was Martha Kennedy, a daughter of David Kennedy, also a prominent actor in the war of the Revolution. After the Revolution was over he built a gunshop in Deep River, Moore County, using slave labor. Lydia Josephine Bruce was married in 1847 to Murdock B. Person of Carthage, who died three years later, and from this union was one child, Fannie, now the wife of Mr. H. B. Adams, a lawyer of Monroe. In 1853 Mrs. Person was married to Clement Dowd, a young lawyer of Carthage and a veteran of the Civil War. The children of this union were Misses Ella and Mattie Dowd and Mr. Willis B. Dowd, Dr. Jerome Dowd, Mrs. E. K. Bryan of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. W. F. Harding and Mr. Herman Dowd. All of Mrs. Dowd's children survive her. Mrs. Dowd was a woman of the old school and not inclined to be influenced by the modern tendency of women towards interest and participation in affairs outside of the home. Her life was centered in her home, her neighbohood and her church. She loved domestic life and her children were to her a supreme joy. She delighted to serve them, to play with them and be a companion to them. It was this absorbing interest in her family that won all of her children to her with a devotion that was supreme. For many years her children have assembled for a family reunion at Christmas. Mrs. Dowd took the most childish delight in the festivity and exchange of gifts and greetings of this holy day. She had looked forward to the Christmas just passed with her usual happy anticipation and a few days before she was taken ill she visited the stores and laid in her supply of presents for her children, grandchildren and friends. It was perhaps the exposure incident to this shopping that brought on the illness that turned the Christmas occasion into one of sorrow in her home. She realized the probability of her death and faced it with Christian resignation. Her illness was not one of great suffering, and in her last hours she was in a very cheerful mood and talked freely to all her children. A short time before she lost consciousness she called her oldest son, Mr. Willis Dowd, to her bedside and said: "My dying message to my children, who have been the pride and joy of my life, is this: I have lived a long and I trust successful life. I have believed in God and tired to follow the example of Christ. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. My prayer is that my children will believe as I have believed and live as I have tried to live. I know if they do all will be well and we shall be reunited in the world to which I am going." (27 Dec 1912 The Charlotte Evening Chronicle p. 1)

21. William7 PERSON (Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1828 in North Carolina. He died in 1863 and was buried in Williamsburg, VA. He was a farmer. William married Margaret JACKSON ca. 1855. She was born ca 1832 in North Carolina. They had the following children:

	31	i.	William B.8 PERSON 
	32	ii.	Mary Elizabeth8 PERSON
	33	iii.	Annie8 PERSON

22. Benjamin Davis7 PERSON (William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1816 in Moore Co. North Carolina. He died on 8 Jan 1861 in Limestone Co. TX and is buried in Personville, Limestone Co. TX. He went to TX in the early 1830s and served in the TX war of independence.

Benjamin Davis first married Martha Amanda CORDER, daughter of William Allen CORDER and Martha "Patsy" STONE, on 27 Nov 1840 in Harrison Co. TX. She died ca. 1850 in Navarro Co. TX. Benjamin Davis moved to Limestone Co. TX where the community of Personville was established.

Benjamin Davis PERSON and Martha Amanda CORDER had the following children:

		i.	Alfred T.8 PERSON (b ca. 1842)
	34	ii.	Lewis Richard 8 PERSON (b ca. 1844)
		iii.	Georgia Anna 8 PERSON (b ca. 1846). She married John Michael ROGERS, 
				son of William Fletcher ROGERS and Louisa A. ROSS.
		iv.	Susan Indiana8 PERSON
		v.	Martha8 PERSON
Benjamin Davis PERSON married second Tyletha PICKETT of Tennessee.

23. Edmund Henry7 PERSON (William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1816 in Moore Co. North Carolina. He died ca. 1874. His will was proved in Caldwell Co. TX on 22 Apr 1874. Edmund Henry first married Mary CRENSHAW on 7 Jul 1836 in Shelby Co. NC. He second married Malinda GREENWOOD (d Apr 1869), by whom he had nine children. He third married Lavila YOUNG, by whom he had six more children, including Benjamin Mark PERSON. Anyone interested in corresponding about descendants of Edmund Henry and Lavilla Young is welcome to contact Gina Thomposon DThompson59@carolina.rr.com.

24. Alfred Goodwin7 PERSON (William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born on 14 Dec 1818 in Moore Co. North Carolina. He died on 11 May 1879 in Alcorn Co. MS.

25. William Thomas7 PERSON (William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca 1824 in Shelby Co. TN. He died ca. 1869. He married (1) May TAYLOR.

26. Tabitha A. E. C. G.7 PERSON (William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She was born in Jun 1821 in Moore Co. North Carolina. She died on 7 Dec 1877 in Shelby Co. TN. She married Robert REYNOLDS.


Eighth Generation


27. Jerome Powell8 PERSON (Benjamin Powell7, Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born in 1856 and died in 1925. In 1879 Jerome Powell married Exer Elizabeth CAGLE. She was born in 1860. She died in 1947. They had the following children:

		i.	Ollie9 PERSON (b. 1881 - d. 1896)
		ii.	Walter Thomas9 PERSON (b. 1883 - d. 1949)
		iii.	Edgar Powell9 PERSON (b. 1885 - d. 1888)
		iv.	Clyde C.9 PERSON (b. 1887 - d. 1942)
		v.	Floyd S.9 PERSON (b. 1890 - d. 1957)
		vi.	Jerome Carl9 PERSON (b. 1891 - d. 1972)
		vii.	Murphy Burdis9 PERSON (b. 1893 - d. 1956)
		viii.	Otis Powell9 PERSON (b. 1896)
		ix.	John Luther9 PERSON (b. 1898 - d. 1962)
		x.	Exer Lawton9 PERSON (b. 1900)
		xi.	Illa Cagle9 PERSON (b. 1906)

28. Lucian8 TYSON (Mary7 PERSON , Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1842. He died in 1907 and was buried in the Carthage Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC. He first married Nannie MARSH. She was born on 4 Dec 1842 and died 12 Dec 1868. They had one child that died as an infant.

Lucien second married Eliza Jane -. She was born ca. 1843 and died in 1932.

Lucien and Nannie nee MARSH TYSON had the following children:

		35	i.	Thomas Bethune9 TYSON (b. 1866 - d. 1924)

29. Samuel Jones7 PERSON (Samuel Jones7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). Samuel Jones8 PERSON II. He was born on 21 May 1859 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co. NC and died on 22 Jul 1906 in Bee, NE. He married Mary Belle Dunigan on 5 Apr 1900 in Lincoln, NE.

30. Fannie8 PERSON (Murdoch B.7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She was born on 31 Dec 1850 in Carthage, Moore Co. NC. She died in Concord, Cabarrus Co., NC on 20 Mar 1919 and was buried on 22 Mar 1919 in Monroe City Suncrest Cemetery, Monroe, Union Co. NC. A transcript of her will appears here. She was a member of the Member Central M.E. Church, South, Monroe NC. She was educated at Edgeworth College, Greensboro, NC and Presbyterian College, Charlotte NC. Here's a photograph of her, another, another, and another.

On 26 Apr 1872 she married Henry Bethune ADAMS, son of Rev. Shockley Dodley ADAMS & Martha FLETCHER, in North Carolina. He was born on 26 Jan 1849 in Marlboro Co. SC and died in Monroe, Union Co. NC on 27 Apr 1915. A photograph of him appears here. More information about her husband's family and her descendants is available here.

FIRST OBITUARY -"MRS. ADAMS DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER IN CONCORD. Had Been in Ill Health For Several Years-Was Native of Monroe County-Funeral Service at House on Washington St. Tomorrow Morning. Mrs. Fannie Person Adams, widow of the late Hon. Henry B. Adams, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. C. Houston, in Concord at 1:15 yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Adams had been in failing health for some time and since Sunday she had been in a state of coma. Her children were at her bedside when the end came. Mrs. Adams was born in Carthage, Moore county, December 31, 1850, and therefore was in her 68th year. Her maiden name was Miss Fannie Person. Her girlhood days were spent in Charlotte where she attended the Presbyterian college. Before she went to Charlotte she attended the old Edgewood college in Greensboro. On April 24, 1872, she was married to the late Hon. H. B. Adams, for years one of the most prominent members of the Monroe bar and one of the city's public spirited citizens. To this union six children survive. They are Mrs. W. J. Rudge, Miss Pat Adams, Mr. Hal B. Adams and Mr. C. B. Adams of Monroe, Mrs. W. C. Houston of Concord and Dr. Ray Adams of Raleigh. The following half- brothersand sisters also survive: Miss Ella Dowd, Miss Matti Dowd, Mrs. W. F. Harding and Herman Dowd of Charlotte, Prof. Jerome Dowd of the University of Oklahoma, and Mrs. F. K. Bryan of Memphis, Tenn. Willis Bruce Dowd, another half-brother, died in New York City last April. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Methodist Church and for years was president of the Womens Missionary Society of Central Methodist Church. She was a woman of the highest type of character and of a sweet lovable disposition. She was a lady of culture and refinement andall whom she met felt her influence. The body was brought to Monroe from Concord through the country this mornng. Funeral services will be conducted from the home on Washington street at ten o'clock in the morning. Rev. H. H. Jordan, pastor of the Central Methodist church, assisted by other ministers, will conduct the service. Interment will be in the cemetery here." (The Monroe Journal 21 Mar 1919, p. 1); SECOND OBITUARY: "Mrs. Fannie Person Adams, widow of the late Henry B. Adams, of Monroe, is dead. Brief mention of that fact was made in Thursday's issue of The Enquirer, the news coming from Concord, where she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Houston, too late for more than a mere mention in that issue. Mrs. Adams was born in Carthage December 31, 1850, and she was therefore a little over 68 years old. Mrs. Adams' father died when she was a very small girl. Her mother's second marriage was to Hon. Clement Dowd, of Charlotte, and her girlhood was spent in Charlotte. She was educated at the Presbyterian College, Charlotte, and at the Edgeworth College, Greensboro. She married Mr. Adams April 24, 1872, and they came to Monroe to make their home, Mr. Adams being an attorney-at-law. He grew into a prominent lawyer and was at the time of his death nearly four years ago, one of the finest attorneys in the State. Surviving Mrs. Adams are three sons and three daughters. The sons are Mr. C. Bruce Adams of Monroe, Dr. R. K. Adams, of Raleigh, and Mr. H. B. Adams, of Monroe. The daughters are Mrs. W.C. Houston, of Concord; Mrs. W. J. Rudge and Miss Martha Fletcher Adams, of Monroe. The following half brothers and sisters survive: Miss Ella Dowd, Miss Mat Dowd, Mrs. W. F. Harding and Herman Dowd, of Charlotte; Prof. Jerome Dowd, of the University of Oklahoma, and Mrs. E. K. Bryan, of Memphis, Tnn. Willis Bruce Dowd, another half-brother, died in New York city last April. She also leaves six grandchildren: William Jerome and Fannie Person Rudge, Henry B. Adams, Martha, Frances and Cyrus Bruce Adams. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Methodist church. She was a devoted Christian and hers was of that tender and sympathetic disposition and nobility of character that made and kept friends. Her mind, bright and cultivated, made her attractive among the cultured and the educated and her sweetness of disposition, her kindness of heart and gentleness of nature made her the friend and helper of those in themore lowly walks of life. Her charity and genuine sympathy made her the friend of the distressed and the needy. She will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned. The body of Mrs. Adams was brought here Friday afternoon and was taken to her home on Washington street. Funreal [sic] was held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Dr. J. C. Rowe, presiding elder of Salisbury district, and Rev. H. H. Jordan, pastor of Central Methodist church, conducting service. A large congregation attended and many beautiful flowers were laid upon her grave." (Monroe Enquirer 1918); THIRD OBITUARY: "DEATH OF MRS. H. B. ADAMS. This Good Woman Died Here Today Shortly After One O'clock. Mrs. Fannie Adams, widow of the late Hon. Henry B. Adams of Monroe, died here today shortly after 1 o'clock. She had been in failing health for several years, and since Sunday night last had been in a state of coma. Mrs. Adams was 65 years of age. All her sons and daughters were at her bedside when the end came. The body will be taken to Monroe tomorrow morning for interment. Owing to the fact that Mrs. Adams death occurred only a short while before we went to press, we are unable to give any further facts in this issue. A more extended notice of her life will appear in our next." (20 Mar 1919 The Concord Daily Tribune p. 1); FOURTH OBITUARY: "MRS. ADAMS DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER IN CONCORD. Resided at Monroe and Was Wife of Late Henry B. Adams, Prominent Attorney. Mrs. Fannie Person Adams, formerly of Charlotte and widow of Henry B. Adams, died yesterday afternoon at 1:15 o'clock a the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Cyrus Houston, in Concord. Before her marriage Mrs. Adams was Miss Fannie Person, daughter of the late Mrs. Lydia F. Dowd by her first husband. She was the stepdaughter of the late Clement Dowd. She spent her girlhood in Charlotte and attended school at the Presbyterian college. Before moving here she was a pupil at the old Edgeworth college of Greensboro. Mrs. Adams was born in Carthage, Moore county, December 31, 1850 and was, therefore, in her 68th year. She was married April 24, 1872, to Henry B. Adams, who became prominent as a lawyer and public spirited citizen in Monroe and throughout this section of the country. He was a half-brother of Judge W. J. Adams. Mrs. Adams was a woman of sweet, gentle, lovable nature. She was recognized as a Christian of the purest type, and was closely identified with the religious life of the community in which she lived, and for many years was president of the missionary society of the Methodist church of Monroe. She was president of the first book club formed in Monroe. Surviving her are six children: Mrs. W. Cyrus Houston of Concord, Mrs. W. J. Rudge, C. Bruce Adams, Hal B. Adams, and Miss Martha Fletcher Adams, of Monroe, and Dr. Rayford Adams, of Raleigh. The following half-brothers and sisters also survive: Miss Ella Dowd, Miss Matt Dowd, Mrs. W. F. Harding and Herman Dowd, of Charlotte; Prof. Jerome Dowd, of the University of Oklahoma, and Mrs. E. K. Bryan, of Memphis, Tenn. Willis Bruce Dowd, another half-brother, died in New York city last April. She also leaves six grandchildren: William Jerome and Fannie Person Rudge, Henry B. Adams, Martha Adams, Frances and Cyrus Bruce Adams. Funeral services will be conducted at the Adams' home in Monroe tomorrow morning at 10 o¹clock." (21 Mar 1919 Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) p. 10)

31. William B.8 PERSON (William7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born on 18 Nov 1856 in Moore Co. NC. He died on 4 Jan 1900 and was buried in the Old Methodist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC. William B. married Molly McLEOD. She was born in 1866 and died in 1936. They had the following children:

		i.	Leland Frizelle9 PERSON (b 1895 - d 1923). He is buried
			 in the Carthage Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore
			Co. NC.
	36	ii.	Katherine9 PERSON 
		iii.	William9 PERSON
	37	iv.	Mary Ruth9 PERSON

32. Mary Elizabeth8 PERSON (William7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She was born in 1858 in Moore Co. NC and died in Moore Co. NC in 1923.

33. Annie8 PERSON (William7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She died in 1919. Annie married James H. FRIZELLE. James H. died in 1938.

34. Lewis Richard8 PERSON (Benjamin Davis7, William6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1844 in TX. He married Carrie Eugenia REEVES. She died on 21 May 1893. They had one child:

		i. Rosa Lee9 PERSON
. She married Samuel LIGHTSEY Jr.


Ninth Generation


35. Thomas Bethune9 TYSON Jr. (Lucien TYSON, Mary7 PERSON, Thomas6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). He was born ca. 1866 and raised by his grandparents, Thomas Bethune and Mary nee PERSON TYSON. He died in 1924 and was buried in the Carthage Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC. He married Nannie PHILLIPS. She was born on 23 Aug 1873 and died 12 Feb 1897.

36. Katherine9 PERSON (William B.8, William7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She was born in 1897. She died in 1921 and was buried in the Carthage Town Cemetery, Carthage, Moore Co. NC.

37. Mary Ruth9 PERSON (William B.8, William7, Benjamin A.6, Samuel5, Joseph4, Francis3, John2, John1). She married Edgar Parke BILLUPS, Sr. He died in 1956 and is buried in Lawson (Leaksville) Cemetery, Eden (Leaksville), NC. They had children.


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