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Avant Pinkney Tisdale (b. October 11, 1848, d. 1901)Avant Pinkney Tisdale (son of William A. Tisdale and Frances Ford) was born October 11, 1848 in Cleveland County, NC, and died 1901 in Clifton, Spartanburg County, SC.He married (1) Martha Jane Davis on Bef. 1870, daughter of J. E. Davis and Mary Parker Tisdale.He married (2) Bertha Davis on Bet. 1883 - 1885, daughter of J. E. Davis and Mary Parker Tisdale.
Notes for Avant Pinkney Tisdale:
According to Joe Tisdale (Great Grandson of Avant Pinkney Tisdale):
"Avant Pinkney Tisdale moved from Cleveland County, NC to Polk County, NC before 1870 (but after 1860).He married Martha J. Davis (1864-1867).Their children were William Eslie, Della Ford, Laura Parker, Thomas Pinkney, and Stella Maude.A.P. and Martha moved to Clifton, Spartanburg County, SC between 1872 and 1874.Martha died April 9, 1882.A.P.then married Martha's sister, Bertha Davis.Their children were John, Mary, Loula, George, Oliver Odell, and Beatrice; also Julie and Frank, who died as infants."
According to Ken Tisdale:
"Avant Pinkney and Martha moved from NC to SC because the county was overrun with carpetbaggers and union troops after the Civil War.The parents of Martha and Bertha were J.E Davis and Mary Parker Tisdale from Cleveland County, NC.Martha Jane died at age 31 and A.P. then married Bertha.Martha Jane is buried at Glendale Church in Clifton, SC along with Pinkney.Bertha was buried next to her son, George in the cemetery in Lawndale.
According to Joe Tisdale:
"Construction first began on the Clifton Mills in 1880, and it started in production in 1881.A.P. showed up on the payroll W/E 9/30/1881.He was one of about four other men who were indicated on the payroll as having a "team."Pink (later A.P.) Tisdale's Team was made up of several of A.P.'s children who evidently worked under his supervision.
Ann Liles (wife of John Liles; brother of Thomas--Sara Agnes' Great Grandfather) was also a wage earner in December, 1881 and January, 1882.She had listed with her:daughter, Rox (Roxannah, age about 20); daughter, Mary (age about 24); and Amanda (age about 23; Ann's daughter-in-law--married to son, William)"
There was also a "Jones" B. Liles who started to work at the Clifton Mills the same week that A.P. showed up on the records, and continued through W/E 4/14/1882.(This name has not been identified; could be James or Jonas, rather than Jones.)
Joe went on to say that "It appears that the Tisdales and the Liles came from Polk County, NCto Clifton, SC together."
More About Avant Pinkney Tisdale:
Burial: Unknown, Glendale Church in Clifton, SC.
More About Avant Pinkney Tisdale and Martha Jane Davis:
Marriage: Bef. 1870
More About Avant Pinkney Tisdale and Bertha Davis:
Marriage: Bet. 1883 - 1885
Children of Avant Pinkney Tisdale and Martha Jane Davis are:
- William Eslie Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Laura Parker Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Stella Maude Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Thomas Pinkney Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Della Ford Tisdale, d. date unknown.
Children of Avant Pinkney Tisdale and Bertha Davis are:
- John Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Mary Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Loula Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- George Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Oliver Odell Tisdale, d. date unknown.
- Beatrice Tisdale, d. date unknown.