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Mary Jane Tyree (b. January 21, 1861, d. August 28, 1962)Mary Jane Tyree (daughter of Hiram Tyree and Mary A.) was born January 21, 1861 in Georgia, and died August 28, 1962 in Oakville, Lawrence County, Ala.She married Joseph Frances Marion Key on 1885 in Prob. Randolph Co, Al., son of Stephen Center Key and Elizabeth "Betsy" Jordan.
Notes for Mary Jane Tyree:
Mary lived in the home of her son, Cisero, in the early 1950's. Her grandson remembers that one time she was setting on the front porch which was approximately 24 inches above the ground. It was a cool day and the sun was shining and she was moving her rocking chair around until she fell off of the porch. When helped up she said, " well I just got to close and fell off. " She was not hurt. At that time she was 90 years old.
She was born in Heard County, GA and her father was Hiram Tyree.She stated he died in Little Rock, Arkansas. According to family members she was a Cherokee Indian. Her mother, who was also named Mary, came to visit her about 1910.Cisero and Mary's mother had a disagreement and she left and was never heard of again.
She drew a Confederate Widows pension check for the rest of her life. She died Aug 28, 1962 at 101 years, seven months and seven days old. She was buried in Aldridge Grove Cemetery beside her deaf and dumb son Benny Frank Key. At the time of her death she was living with her youngest son John Floyd "Jack" Key and his wife Lucille in the Oakville community in Lawrence Co, AL.
After her husband Joseph died on April 18, 1918, she lost 300 acres of land due to a $1600.00 mortgage on the land.
More About Mary Jane Tyree:
Burial: Unknown, Aldridge Grove Cemetery.
More About Mary Jane Tyree and Joseph Frances Marion Key:
Marriage: 1885, Prob. Randolph Co, Al..
Children of Mary Jane Tyree and Joseph Frances Marion Key are:
- +Cora Delia Key, b. March 08, 1886, Randoph County, Alabama, d. May 09, 1960, Moulton, Lawrence Co, Al..
- Cluster Bogard Key, d. date unknown.
- Calley Key, b. July 01, 1889, d. date unknown.
- George Washington Key, d. date unknown.
- Tandy W. Key, d. date unknown.
- Benny Key, b. September 02, 1894, d. date unknown.
- Burrell Jackson Key, d. date unknown.
- James Clyde "Cisero" Key, b. April 03, 1899, Lawrence Co., Alabama, d. May 16, 1992, Hartselle, Morgan Co. Al.
- Lawrence Archie Key, d. date unknown.
- Walter Stephen Key, b. January 06, 1902, d. date unknown.
- Lewis S. Key, b. February 06, 1902, d. date unknown.
- John Floyd "Jack" Key, b. March 16, 1907, d. date unknown.