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Dyers from Pulaski, TN area

Dyers from Pulaski, TN area

Marilyn Keen (View posts)
Posted: 964262248000
I am searching for more info on Dyers, my great-great grandmother was part or whole Cherokee Indian, please email at if you have any further info on the Dyers of this lineage. Thanks.

My great-great grandmother, Tymox Senia (not sure of the spelling) Dyer, was born
10-20-1852 in Giles County, Pulaski, TN
Moved to Rice, TX
Her grandmother was a McCormick.
She died 1-1939 and is buried at Bazette cemetary, which is near Eureka, TX
She married John Clinton Stephenson.
He was in the Civil War and she received a widow's pension. Their children:
1. Marthy Elis Stephenson b 4-19-1872
2. Mary Ella Stephenson Parker b 4-4-1874
d 3-26-1964
3. John Scott Stephenson b 1-6-1876
d 4-1938

4. Ida Bertha Stephenson b 11-23-1879
d ?

5. Estella Stephenson b 4-13-1883
d 7-18-1900
6. Pearl Stephenson Herman b.?
d. 5-1994 in AZ
7. Arthur(SP) Stephenson b 11-23-1885
d early 60's in
Ennis Texas.
8. Vera Lee Stephenson "Aunt Babe"
b 9-22-1888 d. ?
9. Leona Stephenson Bowden "Aunt Daut"
b 7-23-1892 d. late 1990's


mary presson (View posts)
Posted: 964508389000
I also wish to find of my grandmother,shistory:her, name was mary elizabeth Dyer,married,John Wesley WATSON ,9- 14-1879, WEAKLEY COUNTY, DRESDEN TENN,HER FATHER:MOSES DYER. HOPE THERE IS A CONNECTION,

meet your relative

Posted: 981194827000
Edited: 1048276970000
tymoxenia was the sister of jerome and zachary taylor
dyer. zachary is my gggrandfather. very little is
known about how your gggrandmother came to
live with joel and martha mccormick dyer.
joel died when tymoxena was just a small
child. i believe she moved to texas with her
brother jerome dyer. jerome married icie
bennett. zachary stayed in pulaski, giles
county, tennessee. it is so good to find you!
please write me: sherry taylor
159 oil well rd.
jackson, tennessee

Tymoxena Dyer-Stephenson

Marilyn Annette Keen (View posts)
Posted: 991415802000
Hello Sherry!! So nice to finally have reached someone that also belongs to this family. I have been searching for so long with no results that I couldn't believe it when I saw your message! I am also sending you a letter with more details of what I have. My mother is still living, she was lucky enough to get to live with Tymox as my mother was raised by her grandmother, Mary Ella Stepenson Parker. Tymox was Mary's mom and lived with them until her death. My mother remembers her well. We went to Bazette TX, just outside of Dallas, TX where Tymoxena is buried along side her husband, John Cunningham Stephenson. They were married in Lawrence County Alabama in 1870. I have a copy of the widow's application she submitted since her husband was in the Civil War. Info I received from a cousin of my mom, says that after the death of their parents, the Dyer children lived with Mr. & Mrs. William H. (Martha) Wills. I haven't been able to find any of this on the census but she said it came from 1860 Census Record Giles Co., Tenn. Southern Sub Division, P.O. Bradshaw Household line 520.
I have Joel Dyer born in TN in 1824 and Martha Louise Cobb McCormick (mother) born in TN in 1828. and in 1881 they moved to TX. They were early settlers of Navarro County which is in the Dallas area. Settled in Corsicana and Rice Texas.
My address is 2463 Jasu Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66046
My mother is 72 years old and sharp as ever. Remembers all kinds of stuff so I work on this all the time. I will try to get some pics copied and sent to you of Tymox. My mother looks very much like her too. Tymox was Cherokee Indian according to my mother, either half or whole we aren't sure. She knew all about herbs and medicines
Did you ever hear anything like that in the oral history of your side of the family?
I will check back here more often since my computer is back up and running! Thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to look here! Sincerely, your cousin, Marilyn Annette Keen

Tymoxena Dyer Stephenson

Posted: 991601102000
Edited: 1048276970000
We have always thought that Joel Dyer died around
1852. We can not find a burial site though.
Martha apparently married William Wells who lived
on a farm very close to Joel and Martha.
Tymoxena had a brother Jerome that went to Texas.
She also had a brother Zachary Taylor Dyer.
Zachary is my ggggrandfather. I believe that is
Zachary Taylor Dyer married Sarah Cardin
Mary Frances Dyer m Robrert L. Owen
Sarah A. Owen m L. R. Estep
Wayne Estep m Betty Journey
Sherry Taylor
Zachary and Jerome both were in the Civil
War. Zachary fought in several major battles.
I have Zachary's picture, I'll send it to you.
Are you sure that Joel moved to Texas? This could
be the reason we are coming to so many dead
ends with the Dyer family.
We know that Jerome moved to Texas as well.
He married Icie Bennett. We have very little
information on him or his family.
I have been tracking Zachary's kids. He had
one or two that also moved to Texas.
You have given me a new lease on life. It is
wonderful to hear from you! Sherry
Sherry Taylor
159 Oil Well rd.
Jackson, Tennessee 38305

Re: Dyers from Pulaski, TN area

Posted: 1075767457000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1078343528000
I noted with interest your last name. Our name is Keene. We
live in Corsicana, Texas. Your query was very interesting.
We are only a few miles from Bazette and Rice Texas.
You say your ancestors were Cherokee. We have thought
my husbands ancestors to be Choctaw,but have not had any
luck in five years of research. We are thinking of looking into
the lines of possibly Cherokee. He has been told that his
g-g-g-grandfather was married to a Choctaw Indian called
"Bush".However, we cannot locate any info . Indian research
is very hard. Will go for now. Again, enjoyed you query.
Mary Keene
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