My great grandfather was Joseph Thomas Tinney b. 1821 Ga.(Washington co., we say)
Helater had an illegimate son Wiley Clark Tinney.See 1860 census Oak Ridge, Ga. P. O. Meriwether Co. Ga. He is living next to his father.1869 Joseph Thomas Tinney and family moved to Shelby Co. Ala.The son Wiley Clark Tinney did not come to Ala. until his three daughters was several years old.I have not found who is Wiley's mother. Wiley was called "Jonias".He was a swell person.My father and rest of family admired him.His first wife was Mary Davis.They married in Meriwether Co. Ga. 1859.Mary died at Centerville, Ala. Bibb Co. Ala.She is buried there.I suspect she is the daughter of John Port Davis of Meriwether Co. Ga. 1850 census.Then Wiley married Mrs. Mary Elizabeth duke of Bibb Co. Ala.She had several children when she later married Wiley. She was a widow.
Joseph Thomas Tinney is son of Isaac Tinney ( 1850 census meriwether Co. Ga.)I saac was in Washington co. Ga.when Joseph was born.
Hopefully, this will be of help to others.Would love to hear from any one. sincerely, Mary Elizabeth Hill