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Robinette, Tyler, Neel , Culbertson and Cessna connections/KY and MS.
Posted by: cheryl cessna (ID *****3686) Date: March 23, 2005 at 12:22:28
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I am trying to find someone who might have information on the Tyler family in Mississippi (Adams, Jefferson, Hinds or Yazoo Counties) in the early 1800's. Here's why:
I recently found someone on this site as trying to trace the family of Samuel Robinette and Mary Tyler, I believe from NC/VA area. My Cessnas' traveled from Greene Co, GA with John Robinette, a possible brother of Samuels', into Muhlenberg Co, KY in 1799....and then they moved on into Adams Co.....where they scattered children. I have researched and continue to research this group (Cessnas, Robinettes, Neels, Milligans) and any traces of intermarriage.

I recently came across a guardianship in Muhlenberg Co,KY for the minor children of a Richard Tyler, who died there in 1799. He was a tavern owner there or was about to open one up when he died and since he left a will, I assume he got sick and so he wrote the will. The estate/will records indicate that his wife was named Sarah and that their children were Charles Tyler who ended up marrying a Milly Reno, daughter Polly (Molly) Tyler who married a James Inman, a John Tyler and possibly a Hannah Tyler. All have disappeared from the records there.

What is MOST interesting about this and what alerted me to this family was that I found in a Muhlenberg Co Curcuit Court book that in 1804, the book list the following info:

"On the motion of Tyler's Heir's ordered that a Dedimus (( dedimus, an old legal term, is the taking of testimony of someone who is not able to be at the hearing to testify. )) be awarded to them directed to John Dennis, Aaron Neel, Charles Cisna, James Speed and Hezakeah J. Balch of Natches for the purpose of taken (taking) Peggy Cisna deposition against the Tyler Executors."

The Executors of this will were Sarah Tyler, Isaac Davis, Lewis Reno. The heirs listed were John Grady, John Tyler and "others". Others would probably include the minor children, Charles and Polly, and Peggy Cisna of Natchez. John Grady, don't know. But a John Giddy married a Peggy Tylor in Muhlenberg in 1803. Same family? Two Peggys? A Hannyh Tylor was married in 1802 to Thomas Randolph and a Robert Randolph was the guardian of Charles Tyler. Coincidence? I doubt it.

This little blurb is the first reference that we finally have of these people in Natchez, Mississippi.....finally proof that these folks were truly in Kentucky before Mississippi even though all the research pointed exactly that way.

What is most exciting about this is that the Heirs of the will were suing the Executors of the will of Richard Tyler. The heirs listed were his kids. Can I assume that Peggy Cisna, whatever her age was,was a daughter of Richard Tyler? I think so. And she must have been married to a Cessna, possibly Charles Cessna? If so, this poses a different approach to our theory that the Charles who went to Mississippi was THE one and only Col Charles. Perhaps we are tracing his son??? OR, perhaps the first Elizabeth Culbertson Cessna died and Col Charles married a younger woman, Peggy Tyler, daughter of Richard Tyler and his wife Sarah, and that this Peggy Cisna/Cessna is the mother of Culbertson Cessna, William S Cessna and Joseph Cessna who are listed on the will of Charles Cessna who died in Yazoo City, Mississippi in approximately 1810. Listed in that will as witnesses were Aaron Neel and Elizabeth Cessna. Perhaps this is Margaret Elizabeth Tyler Cessna? Peggy being her nickname? We have never been able yet to figure out who this Elizabeth Cessna was. Perhaps this is our answer?

Would love to hear from anyone who has a interest in this lineage or the families.

Cheryl Cessna

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