William enlisted, aged 18, in Capt. Joseph C. Irish's company (Co. G) of the 12th Regiment of New York Volunteers on 13 May 1861 in Elmira, NY. He was mustered out on 17 Sep 1861 at Fort Craig, VA. He would have been engaged in the defense of Washington and taken part in the First Battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861 and Upton's Hill on August 27.
For more than half century a minister of the gospel, and active in the Central and Northern New York field, the Rev. William H. Tryon died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. Addie Wagoner [sic], 32 East Fifth street, where he had made his home for the past few years. He had been ill for several weeks and his age was against his recovery. Before studying for the ministry Mr Tryon in early manhood enlisted in an infantry regiment during the Civil War and served in a number of engagements.
He was born at Canastotas 81 years ago and lived there until early manhood. Following his service in the war he took up the study of theology and was later ordained minister of the Methodist Protestant faith. In the religious field he was active for 37 years, holding pastorates in several Central and Northern New York places. For many hears he lived in Syracuse and for twenty years of his active life as a minister he engaged in evangelistic work for his church society.
Mr. Tryon was a member of the Onondaga Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church and he served for many years as vice-president of the Holiness Association of Richland. For many years he had been one of the most active members of that association, which holds camp meetings annually at Lake View in the town of Scriba.
Surviving are three sons, Fred T. Tryon, Pittburgh, Pa.; Frank H. Tryon, Milwaukee; Josiah B. Tryon, Charleroi, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Fitzwater, Syracuse; Mrs. Mabel Groff, Minneapolis; Mrs. F. Addie Wagoner [sic] of this city.
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCY1-5XW : 12 April 2016), William H Tryon in household of William Tryon, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States; citing family 1275, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
"New York State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6SV-MTY : 19 November 2014), William H Tryon in household of William Tryon, E.D. 4, Lenox, Madison, New York, United States; count clerk offices, New York; FHL microfilm 408,491.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M823-MQ1 : 12 April 2016), Wm H Tryon, New York, United States; citing p. 29, family 225, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,611.
1880 US Federal Census; Census Place: Orwell, Oswego, New York; Roll: 913; Page: 279D; Enumeration District: 243 (Ancestry.com)
"New York State Census, 1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3X3-6CX : 11 March 2018), Wm H Tryon, 1892; citing , Syracuse, 09, 04, Onondaga, New York, county offices, New York; FHL microfilm 860,908.
1910 US Federal Census; Census Place: Nunda, Livingston, New York; Roll: T624_987; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0060; FHL microfilm: 1375000 (Ancestry.com)
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV9K-11W : accessed 14 April 2019), William H Tryon in household of John R Waggoner, Oswego Ward 4, Oswego, New York, United States; citing ED 169, sheet 5B, line 57, family 123, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1254; FHL microfilm 1,821,254. NOTE: living in household of daughter F. Addie and husband John R. Waggoner. Occupation: Traveling Evangelist.
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