Hello Thomas, I am related to Thomas Jefferson Tyson.I do not know if he is the same one you are looking for or not.My T.J. was born around 1835 in Georgia and died 18 Jan 1898 in Montague County, Texas.He was married to Lavinia Odom on 14 Jan 1861 in Seguin, Guadalupe,Texas.She was born 14 Aug 1846 and died 20 Dec 1927 in Wirt, Carter, OK.He served in the Civil War and Lavinia did receive a pension. Lavinia is buried in the Dixie Cemetery, Stephens Co. OK. beside her daughter and son-in-law.I have not been able to locate T. J.'s grave at this time.He did own land and farmed near his father-in-law Redick P. Odom and his wife Permelia in Montague County, Tx.
I know that after T. J. died that Lavinia moved to Oklahoma and lived with her son, George Lafayette Tyson.My great grandma was her daughter Madaline Tyson Vowell.
I am not familiar with your line.I have not traced the names of all the siblings.I have found information about George Lafayette on the internet.He was the first Postmaster in Chagris, Indian Territory.I have also discovered information that Elizabeth Tyson married George Washington Barber.I am assuming that since your last name is Tyson that you are related to one of the sons.There is a Thomas M. on the census.Have not found much information on that line but really did not know much information.
I have more information on Lavinia's family if this is your family, I would love to compare notes. Doyla