From: Dennis Ward

Dear Fellow Tyner Researchers This is a "great" find for all Researcher of Dempsey Tyner! Our thanks to James Russell for this outstanding find.

Thursday 12 June 1977 James Russell wrote:

While in Birmingham, Alabama I was able to go to their library and look up The Pension application of Demsey Tyner. It contained material they had not included when I ordered the record including the following affidavit:

State of Georgia } Meriwether County )

I Davis C. Grisham, Clerk of the Inferior Court of said County in said State do hereby certify that it was proved in Open Court that Demsey Tyner who formerly lived in Hamilton County State of Tennessee, departed this life in the County of Meriwether and State of Georgia on the Thirteenth of October Eighteen hundred and forty two, and that Obedience Tyner the applicant for arrears of pension is the widow of the said Demsey Tyner who was the identical person named in an original Certificate in the possession of the said Obedience Tyner of which (I certify) the following is a true copy:

Department Revolutionary Claim

I certify that in conformity with the laws of the United States of the 7th June 1832 Demsey Tyner of the State of Tennessee who was a private in the Army of the Revolution is entitled to receive Eighty dollars and --- cents per annum during his natural life commincing on the 4th of March 1831 and payable semi-annually on the 4th of March and 4th of September in every year.

Given at the War Office of the United States this 28th day of September one eight hundred and thirty three.

John Robb Acting Secretary of War

Examined and Countersigned I. L. Edwards Commissioner of Pensions Georgia Meriwether County

The testamony advanced was satisfactory to the Court. Given under my hand and Seal of Office this 28th Oct. 1844

signed Davis C. Grisham Clk Infer. Court