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TYUS, Donaldson Hall (Sergeant, Company G 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment) Donaldson Hall Tyus was born in 1836 in Autauga County, Alabama and died November 9, 1896 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was the son of Major Lewis Tyus and Mary Lewis Hall.  Donaldson married Rebecca E. SHACKELFORD on January 27, 1864, in Autauga County, Alabama.  They had six children: (1) Edgar Lewis Tyus (1865-1905) (2) Polly Tyus; married John M. Barton. (3) Astoria Tyus; married Julius T. Mitchell. (4) Lula Tyus (1874-1935) (5) Shackelford H. Tyus (1879-1932) Source: “The History of The Tyus Family”, by Larry E. Caver, Jr., 1993, pg. 42-43; Prattville Progress, November 27, 1896 issue - obituary for Mr. Hall Tyus. 

TYUS, George W, (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) George was a single 23-year-old farmer who was born in Alabama and lived at Autaugaville Alabama. He enlisted for 1 year on 2 June 1861 at Corinth Mississippi. He was killed May 31 1862 at Seven Pines Virginia.  George W. TYUS was the son of William G. Tyus and Deborah Billingsley.  He was born in 1836 in Autauga County, Alabama.  He served as a Private in Company G of the 6th Alabama Regiment.  Family tradition has that he was killed in battle during the Civil War.  He never married nor had any issue. George is believed the one mentioned among the dead in a camp report sent from the Autauga Rifles to The Autauga Citizen in January 1863. Source: "Death and Marriage Notices from Autauga County, Alabama Newspapers (1853-1889)", by Larry E. Caver, Jr., 2001, pg. 18-19. Sources: “The History of The Tyus Family”, by Larry E. Caver, Jr., 1993, pg. 61. Lecaverjr@aol.com 
TYUS, James R., (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) James Reeves TYUS was the son of William G. TYUS and Deborah Billingsley.  He was born in 1838 in Autauga County, Alabama and died on February 10, 1889, in Amity, Arkansas. James enlisted as a single 21 year old Pilot who was born in Alabama and lived at Independence Alabama. He enlisted for 1 year on 1 September 1861 at Sangster Crossroads Virginia. Deserted November 1862.  James R. Tyus married Georgiana Jackson, the daughter of Walter B. Jackson and Ann H. Golsan, on January 24, 1866, in Autauga County, AL.  They had nine children: (1) John E. Tyus; (2) William D. Tyus; (3) Lillie M. Tyus; married J. W. R. Sevier.; (4) Norah Tyus; (5) Catherine E. Tyus; (6) Aubrey B. Tyus; (7) Allie Tyus; married J. Hollis Shelton.; (8) Rosie Tyus; married Soloman Irick.; (9) William Francis Tyus. Source: “The History of The Tyus Family”, by Larry E. Caver, Jr., 1993, pg. 87-88. 
TYUS, Joseph M., (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) Joseph M. TYUS was born in 1833 in Autauga County, Alabama and died October 26, 1864. He was the son of William G. TYUS and Deborah Billingsley.  Joseph enlisted as a single 22-year-old farmer who was born in Alabama and lived at Independence Alabama. He enlisted for 1 year on 1 September 1861 at Sangster Crossroads Virginia. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg, exchanged September 1863. He is buried in Ft. Loudon Park Cemetery, Ft. McHenry Baltimore Maryland.  Tradition has that he died while on his way home from a prison camp in Elmira, New York.  He never married nor had any issue. Source: “The History of The Tyus Family”, by Larry E. Caver, Jr., 1993, pg. 60-61. 
TYUS, Joshua R., (Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) Robert Joshua Tyus was born 1840 in Autauga County Alabama the son of Deborah Billingsley and William G. Tyus.  He married in 1862 to Narcissa CAVER, the daughter of Henry and Catherine Caver.  Narcissa died in 1868, and he later remarried to Fannie Love (?), and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi. When Joshua enlisted for 1 year on 2 June 1861 at Corinth Mississippi he was a single 19 year old farmer who was born in Alabama and lived at Independence Alabama. He was discharge on 1 May 1862 with a disability. Larry E. Caver, Jr - Autauga Rifles by Thompson

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