Hello! I'm looking for information on my 4th Great Grandfather Tyre Glenn who was married to Rosa and lived in Greenville, South Carolina.
I believe Tyre is the son of Tyre Glenn 1765-1832 (born in Lunenburg, VA died in Greenville, SC) and Rachel Moon (1771-1849)
My Tyre was born about 1802 (according to Census records) and may have died in Greeville on October 31, 1884 thru suicide. Other family trees have listed his wife as Rosa Caroline Wilson, also born about 1803 and dying around 1870 (again according to census records) However... No citations are given, only copying from one family tree to another. I was able to confirm Rosa's last name Wilson from the death certificate of her daughter, but what about her middle name? They seem to have disappeared completely. I can't find any headstones, wills, probate records, nothing.
Could part of the problem be that he may have comitted suicide? What happened back then when someone took their own life?
All I have to go on is this article written many years ago....
The following was transcribed 10 Nov 1999 by Carroll Pitman from an undated article that appeared in the Greer Citizen :
by Leonardo Andrea
Tyre Glenn was born 24 Oct. 1765, the son of Anna Blagrave and Jeremiah Glenn (See sketch of Jeremiah Glenn in The Citizen). He was married 12 May 1785 to Rachel Moon who was born 12 March 1771 and died 26 July 1849. She was the daughter of Gideon Moon and his wife, Mrs. Mary Hill, a young widow nee Hudson (See sketch of Gideon Moon in The Citizen). The estate of Tyre Glenn is on file in Greenville. They owned lands on both sides of the Greenville and Spartanburg County lines between Wood's Chapel Methodist Church and the Abner Creek Baptist Church. From the estates the children are listed as:
Elizabeth Glenn, a daughter who married Samuel Parks of Laurens County.
Mary Hudson Glenn, a daughter who married Col. James Parks of Laurens County.
John Glenn, a son and no further data on him.
Jeremiah Glenn, a son who married Sara McClimon.
Garland Glenn, a son and no further data on him.
Beverly Glenn, a son whose full name may have been Tyre Beverly Glenn who had a wife named Rosa Glenn in the 1850 census.
Anna Blagrave Glenn, a daughter who married Paschal Dacus.
Phillipina Glenn, a daughter who married John McClain and moved to Tate, Ga.
Elissa Glenn, a daughter who married James McClain.
Clara Glenn, a daughter and no further data on her.
Rachel Moon Glenn, an unmarried daughter who died before her parents.
When I enter this specific information into my family tree, I am related to the Moons and Glenn family thru DNA with shared ancestors from different lines. So I am fairly certain, the theory is correct. I just need to prove it.
Where can I look? If anyone has any information they are willing to share, I would be very grateful.