Tinsley Families of Sumter County, Ga
from Various Americus Newspapers
Alan Anderson, Compiler
Mar. 5,1856 "Sumter Sheriff Sales - One town lot in Americus... known as the Female Academy lot, now in possession of Ambrose Spencer. Levied on as the property of Phillip A. Strobel, to satisfy five Justice court fi fas, two in favor of Meadows & Co., one in favor of Avery Wheeler, one in favor of Margaret Tinsley ..." Mar. 14,1862 muster roll of Zollicoffer Riflemen: Pvt. Wm. C. Tinsley Dec. 19,1862 "Guardian's Sale - On the first Tuesday in February next, will be sold before the Court House door in Americus, a negro boy, named Henry Clay, about fif- teen years of age. Sold as the property of Thomas H.L. Tinsley, late of Sumter county, deceased. Terms cash. THOMAS D. SPEER." Sept 16,1870 Sullivan & Tinsley moved their jewelry store "to the house next to Dr. Tommey's Book store on La- mar" Mar. 29,1872 "The firm of Sullivan & Tinsley has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. John E. Sullivan, an exper- ienced watch maker and jeweler, continues the busi- ness at the old stand. He deserves a liberal share of public patronage..." Oct. 31,1873 downtown fire Oct. 27th destroyed $1,500 in watches and jewelry of T.H. Tinsley, who had no insurance Dec. 9,1881 "We are deeply pained to chronicle the death of George W. Huckabay, of Sumter county, an old and valued citizen, which took place on the 5th ins- tant at his residence. Mr. Huckabay was a member of the Primitive Baptist church; an honest, up- right man, true to his God so far as he knew right; true to his fellow man, his State, his family and friends. He was simple in habits and faithful to his word. Our sympathies are extended to his bereaved family."; "The home plantation of the late Leonard Page was purchased by the heirs, Messrs. A.H. Ogletree and Levi Harris...(t)he Ogletree place was also bought by one of the heirs, Mr. Wm. Tinsley, at two thousand dollars." Sept 8,1882 revised Grand Jury list: Dr. W.C. Tinsley Sept 29,1882 "Miss Sue Huckabay, of Sumter county, who has been visiting relatives in Bluffton, returned home last Saturday, accompanied by her grandmother and aunt, Mrs. Tinsley and Miss Nora Tinsley. - Fort Gaines Tribune." Mar. 16,1883 Grand Jury list: Dr. W.C. Tinsley June 12,1885 Lawson Speer listed in Old 16th District, with Dr. W.C. Tinsley, on Sunday School Committee, Sumter Association Dec. 10,1891 Sumter Grand Jury, (one of whose members was Dr. W.C. Tinsley) reported the "...books and records of the Ordinary are found to be accurate and systema- tic, of easy reference and reflecting credit to this officer (Judge Amos C. Speer)..." June 16,1892 "Merrytown Budget - The writer attended the burial of Minnie, a daughter of Dr. W.C. Tinsley, of near Whitsett. She died the 8th of this month, and was buried the 9th...just blooming into womanhood..." June 23,1892 obit of Minnie Tinsley July 14,1892 Dr. W.C. Tinsley represented Old 16th Dist. on Sumter County Sunday School Association executive committee Nov. 28,1893 W.C. Tinsley on Grand Jury Feb. 15,1894 Grand Jury presentments: "Old 16th Land Dist. 687 Ga. M. - No Justice Peace. Last appointment of N.P. Ex. Off. J.P. was W.C. Tinsley June 15th,1887, failed to qualify..." Mar. 27,1894 Traverse Jury list: W.J. Tinsley Oct. 21,1894 "...At Barlow's mill, two miles from town (now Lake Jennifer), Jack Tinsley and Gus Harris, jr., killed an immense (6-foot) rattler...." Nov. 4,1894 27th Dist. registered voters list: W.J. Tinsley, Will Tinsley, Arthur Tinsley, Tom Tinsley Dec. 15,1895 announcement of Dec. 22nd wedding of Vivia Tinsley, daughter of Dr. W.C. Tinsley, and Luther Glaze, "near Americus" Jan. 9,1896 while hunting on Muckalee Creek, Arthur Tinsley dramatically saved a drunk white man from being run over by a train Mar. 18,1896 county prohibitionists include, "Old 16th District - Dr. W.C. Tinsley..." Apr. 21,1896 Leslie's temperance picnic committee of arrange- ments: Dr. W.C. Tinsley, et. al. June 28,1896 obit of Mrs. W.C. Tinsley, died June 26th, a sister of Messrs. J.L. Page and W.P. Page Oct. 3,1896 "Dr. W.C. Tinsley was in the city yesterday. He is still suffering from injuries sustained in a fall from his wagon several days ago, by which his left shoulder bone was broken." Feb. 2,1897 funeral of Thomas H. Tinsley, Jan. 31st, almost 70, resided Americus about 25 years, widow and three sons Apr. 3,1897 Sumter County Alliance elected board of directors: J.A. McDonald, Lawson Stapleton, U.S. Lockett, J.H. Daniel, N.A. Ray, W.C. Tinsley, A.T. Johnson, W.A. Seales and John G. Feagin Nov. 9,1898 "The Sumter County Alliance Co-operative Associa- tion offers for sale their property in the city of Americus known as the alliance store and warehouse. For further information apply to either one of the undersigned. JOHN A. McDONALD, U.S. LOCKETT, W.A. SEALES, W.C. TINSLEY, Committee." Nov. 15,1900 Sumter Grand Jury list: W.C. Tinsley Feb. 2,1902 Messrs. Lott Warren, W.H. Sawyer, J.I. Giddings, W.P. Wallis, W.J. Tinsley, E. Taylor, W.N. Hamil- ton and R.E. McAfee pallbearers at funeral of Mrs. Philo Smith Jan. 13,1905 obit of Mrs. Elizabeth Tinsley, "relict of the late Thomas Tinsley", sons Wm., Jack and Arthur Tinsley Apr. 8,1906 obit of Dr. William Columbus Tinsley, died Apr. 7th, about 62, survived by "several sons and daughters" Nov. 7,1906 "The real estate of Dr. W.C. Tinsley and located in and near the town of Leslie brought on the aggreg- ate about $2,000, consisting of two houses and lots there and 100 acres land near the town." Apr. 30,1907 death roll of Camp Sumter, UVC, since Apr. 26,1906: J.B. Pilsbury, C.B. Raines, Jos. C. Chambless, Z.F. Markett, W.E. Clark, T.P. Hoyt, W.H. Glover, Henry Harden, J.M. Coker, John R. Shaw, W.C. Tinsley, James Feagin, S.J. Griffin, James Richards, A.H. Raiford Sept 25,1907 William Tinsley was new policeman on city force Feb. 23,1908 "Miss Hortense Tinsley, a charming young lady of Sumter, was the guest of Americus friends Satur- day." Apr. 12,1908 Miss Hortense Tinsley made the "History" presenta- tion at county teachers' meeting Apr. 25,1908 "Mr. Tom Tinsley, who has been visiting friends and relatives near Leslie, returned home Tuesday." Oct. 2,1908 "15th District - Miss Lois Tinsley opened her school at New Hope on September 14 with twelve scholars." Oct. 23,1908 "Leslie - Mr. Leon Tinsley died Tuesday night of typhoid fever at the home of his sister, Mrs. Luther Glaze. He was buried here this evening." Dec. 11,1908 "Leslie - Miss Lois Tinsley spent Monday in Les- lie."; "15th District - Miss Lois Tinsley closed her school at New Hope last Friday." July 28,1909 "...Officer Tinsley testified that he had arrested Mr. Pope at the depot and was proceeding to the ci- ty with him when Mr. B.W. Wheeler interfered in an effort to take the prisoner away, the fight then resulting. Mr. Wheeler stated in his own behalf that his act was not intended as interfering with the officer, but rather to bring Mr. Pope to town in a conveyance. After hearing from the defendant and the witnesses, Mr. Wheeler was...fined $25..." Aug. 13,1909 "Smithville - Miss Hortense Tinsley, of Leslie, is spending this week very pleasantly here with her aunt, Mrs. R.P. Goodman." Sept 9,1909 "Police Officer Tinsley has recovered from injuries sustained several weeks ago and is back again at duty..." July 25,1913 SGP - "Miss Lois Tinsley attended church (in Les- lie) last Sunday. She is spending a short vacation with her sister, Mrs. Glaze..."; "Mr. Tom Tinsley, wife and sister, Miss Lois, spent Wednesday at An- thony and vicinity." Aug. 1,1913 "Anthony Chapel - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tinsley and Miss Lois Tinsley attended protracted meeting at An- thony, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. H. Robin- son." Oct. 10,1913 SGP - "Leslie News - Mr. Tom Tinsley has been quite indisposed this week." Oct. 23,1913 "Leslie - Miss Lois Tinsley is at home with her sister, Mrs. Luther Glaze.; Mrs. Luther Glaze is thought to be much better than she was last week. She is suffering from heart trouble." Oct. 25,1913 obit of Mrs. S. Luther Glaze, nee Miss Vivia L. Tinsley, died Oct. 23rd, at Leslie Oct. 31,1913 "Leslie - Mrs. W.C. Johnson, of Oglethorpe, has been on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Tom Tinsley. She returned to her home Monday.; "Miss Lois Tins- ley left Thursday for Meridian, Miss., where she goes to her work, after a stay of three weeks with her sister, Mrs. Luther Glaze."; SGP - "Leslie News - Mrs. Vivia Tinsley Glaze died at her home near Leslie last Thursday..." Dec. 4,1913 "Leslie - Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tinsley are visiting Mrs. Tinsley's mother, Mrs. Johnson, at Oglethorpe, this week." Dec. 4,1914 "Rev. and Mrs. Thos. H. Tinsley and little daugh- ter, Dorothy, who have been with Mrs. J.R. Ansley, at 114 E. Church street, have moved to their new home in Atkinson, Ga." Dec. 10,1914 "Leslie - Rev. and Mrs. Tom Tinsley, of Americus, visited friends here this week." Apr. 21,1916 "About June 1st, Miss Hortense Tinsley, a mission- ary in Korea, will arrive in the city..." Aug. 27,1916 funeral at Oak Grove Cemetery of Mrs. J.T. Tinsley, aged 57, died Aug. 25th, husband, daughter, two sons Sept 6,1916 "Leslie - Miss Hortense Tinsley came Saturday to visit relatives near Leslie." Sept 26,1916 "Miss Hortense Tinsley left Tuesday afternoon for Louisville, Ky." Dec. 6,1916 "Dudley Gatewood had the misfortune to lose a dwelling house by fire a night or two ago at his country plantation east of Americus, on the line of Lee county, known as the old Dr. Tinsley place..." Feb. 28,1917 "Anthony Chapel - Miss Hortense Tinsley is visiting friends in our neighborhood." May 16,1917 "New Point - Rev. Tinsley preached an interesting sermon at New Point church Sunday evening, a large congregation attending." May 30,1917 "17th District - Rev. Tinsley, of Plains, filled his appointment at Rylander Saturday and Sunday." July 11,1917 "New Point - Rev. T.H. Tinsley filled his appoint- ment at New Point Sunday morning, preaching a very interesting sermon to a large congregation." Nov. 15,1921 "The Times-Recorder for the next year will make a long weekly trip to Seoul, Korea, where it will go to Miss Hortense Tinsley, a Methodist missionary from Americus to that country..." Oct. 20,1923 "Miss Hortense Tinsley is at home on her second visit since going to Korea about fourteen years ago..." Sept 3,1924 "Leslie - Miss Marita Glaze, who has spent the sum- mer at Emory University with her aunt, Miss Hor- tense Tinsley, is here this week visiting her fa- ther, Mr. Luther Glaze." Dec. 27,1924 "Miss Hortense Tinsley...will be the guest of Mrs. John Taylor...Miss Tinsley is spending this year at Emory University..." July 18,1925 "Miss Hortense Tinsley, of Korea, will arrive Sun- day to visit Mrs. John T. Taylor, at her home on South Lee street, and will spend two weeks in Amer- icus..." June 3,1929 "Plains - Miss Hortense Tinsley will arrive Monday from Nashville, Tenn., on a visit to her uncle, John A. McDonald, and Mrs. Mamie Bradley..." June 7,1929 "Miss Hortense Tinsley, missionary to Korea, will be the weekend guest of Mrs. John T. Taylor at her home on Lee street, arriving Friday." June 11,1929 "Miss Hortense Tinsley...is now the guest of Mrs. N.A. Ray at her country home near Americus." June 13,1934 "Plains - The Rev. Tom Tinsley, of Macon, and his sister, Miss Hortense Tinsley, who recently retur- ned to this country after spending several years as a Methodist missionary in Korea, were guests last night of Mrs. Mamie McDonald Bradley...Miss Tinsley was given an indefinite furlough from her mission- ary work on account of ill health." June 15,1934 "Rev. Tom Tinsley, of Macon, and Miss Hortense Tinsley, of Korea, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. N.A. Ray, yesterday." June 19,1934 "Leslie News - The Rev. Tom Tinsley and Miss Hor- tense Tinsley, of Macon, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Wilson, Sr. Wednesday night. Miss Tins- ley left Leslie 23 years ago to take up her work as a missionary and has given up her work on account of ill health." Nov. 9,1934 "Miss Hortense Tinsley, of Macon, returned mission- ary from Korea, will arrive tomorrow to spend a few days with Mrs. John Taylor at her South Lee street residence." Nov. 10,1934 "Miss Lois Tinsley of Cross Keys, and Miss Hortense Tinsley, of Macon, are guests of Mrs. John T. Tay- lor at her home..." Dec. 15,1934 "Leslie News - Misses Hortense Tinsley and Lois Tinsley, who were residents of Leslie for a number of years, are here visiting at the home of Mrs. Minnie Wilson." May 2,1935 "Leslie News - Misses Hortense Tinsley and Lois Tinsley have been the guests of Mrs. Minnie Wilson for several days. They will leave for Cordele today where they will be the guests of Mrs. John Brown." Sept 27,1936 "Rev. and Mrs. Tom Tinsley, of Macon, with their daughter and son-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Maurice Da- ley, whose marriage was a recent event, have gone to Thomasville to visit Rev. Mr. Tinsley's sisters, Misses Hortense and Lois Tinsley, after spending a few days here with their cousin, Mrs. Mamie Brad- ley...Rev. Mr. Tinsley...is an evangelist of the South Georgia Methodist conference." Feb. 24,1938 "HOSPITAL NOTES - Mrs. Jack Tinsley, ill with pneu- monia at the Prather Clinic, is slightly improved." Nov. 25,1940 obit of Miss Hortense Tinsley, died Nov. 24th Dec. 5,1940 "Leslie News - A large crowd from here attended the funeral of Miss Hortense Tinsley, conducted at the First Methodist church in Americus, Monday." Jan. 31,1949 obit of Rev. Thomas H. Tinsley, died Jan. 21st, aged 61, in Adrian, Ga.