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Bishop Evans Tyree, Sr.

Bishop Evans Tyree, Sr.

Male 1854 - 1920

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  • Title  Bishop 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  19 Aug 1854  DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  12 Nov 1920  Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried  16 Nov 1920  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I526  Nashville
    Last Modified  5 Apr 2009 

    Father  Henry Tyree, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Winnie,   b. abt. 1835, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F171  Group Sheet

    Family  Ellen Lucretia Tompkins,   b. Jun 1854, Dekalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1931, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Jan 1871  Smith County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
    >1. Eugenia E. Tyree,   b. Sep 1873, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Evans Henry Tyree, Jr.,   b. 15 Dec 1875,   d. 13 Aug 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edwin Waymon Tyree,   b. abt. 1878, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1889
     4. Anna Alberta Tyree,   b. Oct 1879, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Herman Franklin Tyree,   b. 19 Oct 1881, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Carrie Bell Tyree,   b. Oct 1883, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  6 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F166  Group Sheet

  • Photos

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    Bishop Evans Tyree Sr.
    Bishop Evans Tyree Sr.
    From the book, The Sons of Allen: Together with a Sketch of the Rise and Progress of Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio by Horace Talbert.
    Bishop Evans Tyree Sr.
    Bishop Evans Tyree Sr.
    From the 28 Jul 1900 issue of the Colored American, newspaper of Washington D.C.
    Bishop Tyree Evans, D.D., M.D.
    Bishop Tyree Evans, D.D., M.D.
    An Era of Progress and Promise, 1863-1910

    Documents

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    1880 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    1880 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    Enumeration Date: 10 Jun 1880
    Enumeration District: 236
    Page: 20
    Location: 9th Civil District, Williamson County, Tennessee

    #165
    1. E. Tyree - Head, age 25, minister of gospel, born in TN, father born in VA, mother born in TN
    2. Ellen - wife, age 25
    3. Eugenia - daughter, age 6
    4. Evin H - son, age 4
    5. Edwin W. - son, age 2
    6. Anna A. - daughter, age 7 months, born in October

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    1900 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    1900 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    Enumeration Date: 14 Jun 1900
    Enumeration District: 128
    Location: Ward 13, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    #93
    1. Evin - Head, age 46, born Aug 1853, Minister
    2. Ellen - Wife, age 45, born Jul 1854
    3. Carrie - daughter, age 16, born Oct 1883

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    1910 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    1910 TN Census: Evans & Ellen Tyree
    Enumeration Date: 16 Apr 1910
    Enumeration District: 53
    Sheet: 2B
    Location: Ward 14, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee

    #15
    1. Evans - Head, age 55, married 35 years, Bishop/Clergyman
    2. Ellen - Wife, age 54, mother of 6 children, 6 still alive
    3. Carrie - daughter, age 24
    4. J.W. Russell - boarder, age 23

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    TN Death Certificate: Evans Tyree
    TN Death Certificate: Evans Tyree
    Father: Harry Tyree
    Mother: Winnie Hart
    Informant: Mrs. Ellen Lucretia Tyree
    TN Marriage Certificate: Evans Tyree & Ellen Tompkins
    TN Marriage Certificate: Evans Tyree & Ellen Tompkins
    From TN State Marriages database

    Headstones
    Headstone: Bishop Evans & Ellen Lucretia Tyree
    Headstone: Bishop Evans & Ellen Lucretia Tyree

    Histories

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    Obituary: Evans Tyree Jr.
    Obituary: Evans Tyree Jr.
    From the Chicago Defender, 29 Aug 1936.
    Obituary: Evans Tyree Sr.
    Obituary: Evans Tyree Sr.
    From the Chicago Defender, 27 Nov 1920.
    Obituary: Anna Alberta Tyree
    Obituary: Anna Alberta Tyree
    From the Chicago Defender, 25 Aug 1917.

  • Notes 
    • 1872 - joined the Annual Conference for the AME church. [1]
    • 1874 - ordained a deacon in Chattanooga by Bishop J.M. Brown. [1]
    • 1876 - ordained a deacon by Bishop A.W. Wayman. [1]
    • 1877 - became pastor of Salem Chapel in north Nashville. [1]
    • 1883 - graduated from Central Tennessee College. [1]
    • 1893-1898 - pastor at Quinn Chapel in Louisville, Kentucky. [1]
    • was involved in a lawsuit against a railroad company for not being given the 1st class accommodations that he and 5 other bishops paid for. [7]

    Born:
    • 1900 census has birth year as 1853.

  • Sources 
    1. [S99] From Slave to Bisphoric. , (Colored American, 28 Jul 1900.), http://is.gd/d0r..

    2. [S100] Era of Progress and Promise, 1863-1910; the religious, moral, and educational development of the American Negro since his emancipation, (Priscilla Publishing Company, 1910), http://is.gd/d0C..

    3. [S107] Tennessee Death Certificate.
      has birth year of 1853

    4. [S97] Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1928). Tennesse State Library & Archives. .
      Volume 11, pg. 242

    5. [S107] Tennessee Death Certificate.

    6. [S106] Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002, (Ancestry.com), http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169..

    7. [S131] "Complaint of Railroad Cars." Washington Post [District of Columbia] 27 Feb. 1908: 12. Footnote. http://www.footnote.com/image/207278572/evans%20tyree/.