Category: African-American Tryon Family

Categories: Tryon Name Study


This category is intended for those with the Tryon surname or links to the Tryon surname (e.g. spouses, children) where the Tryon name comes down from an African-American ancestor.

Leon County, Texas
There are a number of African-American families with the surname Tryon in Leon County, Texas in the early decades of the 20th Century. Linked to them are at least two men who almost certainly were born into slavery. Checking the slave schedules for 1860 there is one slave owner, Seldon "Mason" Tryon in Leon County. In the 1860 slave schedules he had 30 slaves. Some of the older former slaves who may have belonged to Seldon Tryon come from North Carolina, as did Seldon Tryon's wife, Patience Bizzell Tryon, suggesting that some of the slaves who came to Leon County, Texas may have been hers or been given to her and her husband and were taken with them to Texas.

Several members of the African-American Tryon Family are buried in what was known on their death certificates as the Tryon Cemetery in Oakwood, Leon, Texas. The present day name of cemetery is the Oakwood City Cemetery, which has an entry in FindaGrave as "Oakwood City Cemetery African American Memorials".

Houston County, Texas
Another family group of African-American Tryons was living in the early part of the 20th Century in the rural area of Crockett, Houston County, Texas. Most of them still living in the 1940s migrated to Oklahoma. An additional family group lived in or near Grapeland in Houston County. Whether the two groups are closely related or not remains to be determined.


Person Profiles (112)

C

Jun 1896 Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States
15 Feb 1899 Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States - 04 Mar 1944
29 Jun 1869 Texas, United States - 02 Dec 1930
abt 1903
21 Nov 1906 Houston County, Texas, United States - 18 Jun 1968
abt 1848 North Carolina, United States
Jun 1897 Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States
02 Dec 1914 Texas, United States - 23 Apr 1941
abt 1858 - bef 1920

D

abt 1870 Texas, United States

E

30 Jun 1927 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 21 Jul 2003
Living Echols
09 Dec 1922 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 19 Nov 1994
20 Oct 1898 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 30 Jul 1991
28 May 1918 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 11 Jun 2004
17 Mar 1925 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 12 Jan 2001
Living Echols

H

12 May 1912 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 15 Apr 1994
26 Mar 1908 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 13 Sep 1998

J

abt 1852 North Carolina, United States

L

abt 1850 North Carolina, United States

P

29 Dec 1901 Texas, United States - 05 May 1979

R

31 Oct 1911 Texas, United States - 23 Jul 1999

T

17 Feb 1907 Tennessee, United States - 29 Jan 1952
abt 1909 Oklahoma, United States
abt 1909 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States
abt 1892 Texas, United States
Feb 1890 Texas, United States - 09 Jul 1954
abt 1825 Virginia, United States - aft 1883
12 Feb 1873 Texas, United States - 08 Oct 1941
Living Tryon
abt 26 Apr 1868 Cottonwood, Kaufman, Texas, United States
22 Mar 1899 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 27 Jun 1931
abt 1893 Texas, United States
19 Jun 1913 Leon County, Texas, United States - 06 Sep 1967
16 May 1931 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States - 13 Aug 2004
11 Dec 1905 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States - Sep 1987
abt 1870 Texas, United States

T cont.

abt 1867 Texas, United States
21 Feb 1934 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States - 16 Mar 2008
26 Sep 1928 Texas, United States - 11 Sep 2013
Living Tryon
abt 06 Jan 1904 Austin, Travis, Texas, United States - 13 Dec 1977
abt 1903 Texas, United States
09 Feb 1944 Leon Co., Texas, United States - 27 Sep 1988
04 Aug 1875 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States - 11 Aug 1926
Mar 1879 Leon County, Texas, United States - 17 Dec 1944
01 Mar 1915 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States - Aug 1989
Living Tryon
abt 27 Apr 1913 Clearview, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States - 23 Feb 1981
Feb 1886 Leon County, Texas, United States
Aug 1875 Texas, United States
05 Apr 1848 Leon County, Texas, United States - 10 Jul 1918
28 Dec 1905 Oklahoma Territory, United States - 05 Mar 1964
Mar 1883 Leon County, Texas, United States
Aug 1899 Texas, United States - 01 Oct 1974
29 May 1956 Texas, United States - 31 May 1982
abt 1876 Leon County, Texas, United States - 10 Apr 1940
04 Jul 1907 Texas, United States - 06 Oct 1968
28 Apr 1937 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States - 24 Jun 1994
Living Tryon
abt 1898 Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States - 10 Jan 1919
1864 Texas, United States
abt 1894 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States
1866 Texas, United States
Living Tryon
04 Jul 1914 Oklahoma, United States - 26 Mar 1978
14 Apr 1897 Texas
abt 1842 Arkansas, United States
abt Sep 1879 Leon County, Texas, United States
14 Nov 1900 Grapeland, Houston, Texas, United States - 08 May 1993
abt 1915 Texas, United States
25 Oct 1935 - 07 Mar 2007
1910 Texas, United States - 1976
22 Mar 1937 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States - 06 Apr 1937

T cont.

abt 1872 Texas
22 Mar 1937 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States - 22 Mar 1937
abt 10 Dec 1874 Texas, United States - 17 Jan 1960
abt 1862 Texas, United States
abt Jul 1890 Leon County, Texas, United States - 21 Nov 1957
14 Jul 1969 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States - 15 Feb 2002
21 Nov 1947 San Diego, California, United States - 20 Jul 1969
03 Apr 1907 Leon, Texas, United States - 08 Jun 1924
abt 1845 Texas, United States
15 Nov 1882 Leon County, Texas, United States - 30 Jun 1967
05 Mar 1908 Texas, United States - 20 Feb 1982
abt 1911 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States
11 Oct 1902 Texas, United States - 14 Feb 1973
20 Aug 1950 - 20 Mar 1978
14 Dec 1898 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 22 Aug 1987
abt 1901 Houston, Texas, United States
10 Mar 1898 Oakwood, Leon, Texas, United States - 28 Jun 1967
abt 1901 Texas, United States
11 Dec 1905 Texas, United States - 16 May 1949
abt 1807 North Carolina, United States
abt 1868 Texas
27 Aug 1905 - 21 Feb 1975
abt Aug 1853 Texas, United States
Living Tryon
abt Dec 1878 Leon County, Texas, United States
28 Jan 1886 Leon County, Texas, United States - 26 Feb 1964
abt 1871 Texas, United States
15 Mar 1882 Texas, United States - 01 Oct 1942
27 Aug 1904 Houston, Texas, United States - 24 Feb 1929
14 Aug 1931 Texas, United States - 27 Jul 1964
12 Mar 1904 Texas, United States - 10 Aug 1972
Living Tryon
abt 1866 Texas, United States - aft 1930
21 Sep 1917 Crockett, Houston, Texas, United States
12 Oct 1926 Texas, United States - 27 Jul 1975
abt 1882 Texas, United States - 11 Apr 1954

W

1878 Texas, United States




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