Seeking ancestors ofJohn TYRA Sr b. abt 1815 in KY and died before 1856 in KY.Married Sarah (Sally) GIBBS on 24 Jan 1836 in Morgan Co, KY, daughter of John Gibbs Jr & Elizabeth Shepherd.
Where did these Kentucky TYRAs originate from?One source gives John Sr's father as Daniel TYRE?Other surname variations as found in census records... TIRE, TYREE, TYRE, TIREE
Their children: 1.)James Harvey TYRA b. abt 1837 Estill Co, KY d. 1875 Wolfe Co, KY m. Polly Ann LANDSAW 2.) Polly Sally TYRA b. abt 1839, m. John PELFREY 3.) Daniel TYRA b. 1841 Breathitt co, KY, d. aft 1890, m. Cytha PENCE 4.)John TYRA jr b. Feb 1844 Breathitt Co, KY d. bef 1907 Troy, ID; m. 1st Sarah Elizabeth WOODS abt 1866 in Breathitt Co, KY, daughter of Luke WOODS & Susannah VANCLEAVE/VANCLEVE, m. 2nd to Polina WILLOUGHBY in 1894 in KY, daughter of Moses WILLOUGHBY and Polly ??. 5.) William TYRA b. abt 1843, Breathitt Co, KY; m. Lucinda PENCE daughter of Henry PENCE 6.) Ebenezer B. TYRA b. 1845 Breathitt Co, KY; m. Martha J. WOODS in Breathitt Co, KY 7.) Eli J./ Elender TYRA b. 1846, Breathitt Co, KY 8.) Asberry/Asbury TYRA b. 1849 d. bef 1860 9.)George Washington TYRA b. 1850 Breathitt Co, KY d. abt 1906; m. Susannah C. WOODS, daughter of Luke WOODS and Susannah VANCLEAVE 10.) Elizabeth TYRA b. 1853 Breathitt Co, KY; m. McKinley SEWELL 11.)Joanna TYRA b. 1858 Breathitt co, KY; m. James F. KINCAID
Deborah Slager Polo, IL Descendant of John TYRA Jr through daughter Martha J. TYRA who married Woodsie GIBBS, son of George Washington GIBBS and Martha INGRAM of KY