Biographies and Obituaries
We are compiling as many biographies and/or obituaries of the early ministers of Van Zandt County during the years 1848 to 1920 as we can find. Some lived in the county a short time but some lived out their lives here. We welcome submissions if you have an ancestor who was a pastor or minister at any time in this county. Email us, or write to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103.
Christopher Columbus Tyler
Christopher Columbus Tyler was born in 1848 in Copiah County, Mississippi. He served under his father, Capt. Daniel Cooper Tyler, during the Civil War. He married Mary Elvira Thompson on July 13, 1871 in Van Zandt County. She was born 1852 in Van Zandt County, died March 14, 1939. Christopher resided for a long period of time in Van Zandt County but later moved to Denton County where he died on September 17, 1939. It is believed that he is buried in Van Zandt County but in an unmarked grave. (Information from descendant Brody Tyler)
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