Here is a query for all the experts on the Weimar Siler branch of the family.
Weimar had a son Thomas, said to be born Mar. 25, 1796 or 1798. All of the researchers I have read say he died young. Does anyone have any info about his death or is it just speculation that he died young because of the lack of records?
Here is why I am asking. There is a grave of a Thomas B. Siler, Mar. 25, 1798 - Sep. 15, 1822. It is the oldest known marked grave in Obion County, Tennessee. Local historians believe Chickasaw Indians killed Thomas while he was traveling west in a wagon train from Virginia. It is said his friends buried him and his sister sent a tombstone into the wilderness to mark his grave.
The Thomas B. Siler in Obion County and Thomas Siler, the son of Weimar, were both born Mar. 25. Thomas B. Silerís marker says 1798. Thomas, the son of Weimar, is reported to have been born 1796 or 1798 depending on the source. The birth date and last name make it possible that these are the same person but it is not enough to prove it. Does anyone have additional info that would help prove or disprove that these two Thomasí are the same man?
In addition, it is known that Benjamin P Tyson came to Gibson County in 1822 and purchased 3000 acres at what is now known as Tyson Store, between Kenton and Rutherford in Gibson County, just south of Obion County. Benjamin P Tyson was the son of Thomas Tyson and Margaret Siler, daughter of PD Siler.
If the Thomas buried in Obion County, TN was the son of Weimar, he would be the 1st cousin of Benjamin P. Tyson. Both migrated to western TN in 1822 and possibly were on the same wagon train. If you can shed any light on this issue, please contact me.
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