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Re: Augustin Ticer / Dowdy census research
Posted by: Richard Peterson (ID *****8579) Date: August 28, 2003 at 08:25:27
In Reply to: Re: Augustin Ticer / Dowdy census research by Mary Harrell of 218

Hi, again! I am not the one who hire the research done, I have only copies of some of the notes and letters. There are a few references to other Ticer/Tysor/Tisor's, but not alot. I'd have to get it out and take a long close look again to give you any specifics. Yes we are aware that there are several other Ticers (our spelling is TISOR) from that area of Virginia and North Carolina, that have migrated to Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, and Washington and Oregon. You also mentioned the "The Tysors of Old Chatham" by W. H. Broughton. I order the book back in July, and just received it last week. I was a bit disappointed in not finding more about our line and background, but in a sense I guess I should not have expected it. One of the interesting thing in the book, however, if you have not previouly been aware of is the theory that the family and name originate from Portugal. And that there is reference/evidence to the name and a coat of arms having fought in the Crusades. That the father of Lewis Tysor (The primary originator in the book) went to France to fight in a war, married a French woman, then immigrated to America to fight in the Revolution with the Marquis de LaFayette. That part about LaFayette may not be true because there is compelling evidence that there were Tysor/etc.spellings in Virginia much earlier than the 1776 time frame. I just took a quik look in the book, ironically the page I opened to has a paragraph about Augustine and Lucy Dowd, and the "likelyhood" or possiblity that his name may have been Charles Augustine.

We would be happy to share our line. I have just printed a hard copy and copied a Gedcom file for another Tisor researcher. It seem to me to be earier to send the data via snailmail, than over the internet, simply because the files become so large and are hard to download, at least in my experience. My email addresss is: ricshar@mchsi.com, and our mailing addresss is: Richard and Sharon Peterson, 419 22nd Street S.W., Mason City, Iowa 50401. If you feel comfortable in sharing your email and mailing address, I will make the same copies for you. That won't preclude or prevent corresponding via email, though!!

It is always exciting to find something new or someone new who is searching the same area of interest. The whole genealogy thing is a trip of ups and downs, it seems. You find a tidbit here or there and you're on a high, then you hit a dry spell and you bottom out for a while. Please keep in touch.


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