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Solomon King
(Abt 1730-Abt 1795)
Mary (Abigail) Lee
(Cir 1732-Cir 1820)
Thomas Tynes
(Abt 1755-Abt 1800)
Elizabeth King
(1760-Abt 1800)
Nathaniel Tynes
(Abt 1780-Cir 1802)


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Nathaniel Tynes

  • Born: Abt 1780
  • Died: Cir 1802, Edgecombe Co, NC about age 22

bullet  General Notes:

Nathaniel is mentioned in his grandfather Solomon King's 1794 will.

Nathaniel died intestate, probably in late 1802. His date of death is not known exactly, but his estate came up at the February 1803 court in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, which ordered an inventory (submitted 3 March 1803). His slaves were divided on 3 January 1804, and an account submitted in August of that year by the administrator of his estate, his cousin-in-law Elias Bowden. Over the next decade, his many heirs sold off their portions of the inheritance.

Nathaniel never married, or at least no wife or issue survived him. Since his parents were dead at the time that he died, and no siblings survived him, his estate was divided among his blood aunts and uncles (or their descendants), of whom there were nine:

1. West Tynes (uncle) got one-ninth share.

2. Mary Tynes (aunt) got one-ninth share.

3. David Tynes, Polly Tynes, and Nancy S. Edwards (cousins, children of uncle Benjamin Tynes) split one-ninth share.

4. Penelope Atherton Brunson (cousin, daughter of aunt Sarah Tynes Atherton) got one-ninth share.

5. Celia Lawrence Bowden and Holland Lawrence Turner (cousins, daughters of aunt Celia? or Martha? Tynes Lawrence) split one-ninth share.

6. Abigail King Vollentine (aunt) got one-ninth share.

7. Abigail Porter Rawls and Elisha Porter (cousins, children of aunt Bathsheba King who married a Porter) split one-ninth share.

8. Martha King Sumner Wiggins (aunt) got one-ninth share.

9. Mary King Goodman (aunt) got one-ninth share.

This distribution goes a long way toward clarifying the families of Thomas Tynes Sr. and Solomon King. Together with the succession struggle over the estate of Timothy Tynes (who also died in 1802), which provides a similar clarification for the descendants of Robert Tynes (brother of Thomas Tynes Sr), these documents list the entire Isle of Wight Tynes clan at the turn of the nineteenth century. Credit for the elucidation (explaination and clarification) of both of these successions belongs with Clifford Ocheltree.

These notes are copyright (c) 2000 by T. Mark James ( Any commercial use requires prior written consent from the copyright holder. (Taken from, April 12, 2004)

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