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From: Jo Prytherch <>
Subject: Re: [NC-PCFR] Archibald Tyson Plantation Home For Sale In Alabama
Date: Fri, 28 May 2010 08:15:26 -0400 (GMT-04:00)

There was a Dave (David?) Mosier, who lived near Greenville, NC in the 1950's and for some time thereafter. One of his elderly relatives lived with him. His family called her "Ma" French. I think she may have been his maternal grandmother. The Mosiers are relatives of my husband through his Taylor relatives of Beaufort, NC. Dave Mosier was involved with the Voice of America program of that era, but I don't know just how. Are you aware of this "French" connection?

Jo Prytherch

-----Original Message-----
>From: "David A. French" <>
>Sent: May 27, 2010 3:07 PM
>To: NC-PCFR <>
>Subject: [NC-PCFR] Archibald Tyson Plantation Home For Sale In Alabama
>Hi All,
>My Cousin Michael who lives in Atlanta sent me the following link about "The
>Pillars" Plantation Home in Lowndesboro, Lowndes County, Alabama. A few
>years ago, we took a jaunt through the area as it is near Butler County
>where many of our Sampley, Perdue and other ancestors lived. There are still
>quite a few existing homes in the area from the antebellum era.
>When I read on the website that it was built by Archibald Tyson (1805-1874)
>of North Carolina, I immediately thought to look and see if there was a
>connection to the Tysons of Pitt County. When I was at Cousin Ila Grey's, I
>looked at her copy of "The Tyson and May Genealogy of Pitt County" book and
>in fact it was the same Archibald. There is a good write up about his
>branch. The book is still available via this link:
> .
>What I did not know was that he married Sarah Jane Warren (1823-1899),
>daughter of Laban Warren (1798-1840) and Parthenia Jones (1803-1851) of Fort
>Dale, Butler County, Alabama. Laban was a younger brother of my Third Great
>Grandfather, the Rev. Robert Alexander Warren (1791-1852). They were the
>sons of Richard Warren (1763-1835) and Sarah Unknown (1768-<1830). Their
>grandparents, Hinchey Warren (~1727-<1803) and Rachel Anderson
>(~1730-~1785), who were from the Surry County, Virginia area, but lived
>during the 1760s in Onslow County before moving to Montgomery and Burke
>Counties, Georgia and later generations to Alabama.
>Also of interest is that one of Archibald and Sarah Jane's children
>Shem Arthur Tyson (1857-1933) married a Mary Toler (1857-1887) on May 1,
>1879 Lowndes County, Alabama. It would be interesting to know how or if she
>may connect to the Toler Family of Eastern North Carolina.
>Cousin Sadie Greening Sparks has done a tremendous amount of sourced
>research on the Warren and related families. It is available via this
>website: .
>There are some great photos of "The Pillars" on the site as well as the maps
>(plat, aerial, topo and tract) that are quite interesting and show that some
>of the surrounding land appears to be still in the Tyson family.
>All the Best,
>"Land Features & Description
>LOCATION: Lowndesboro, central Alabama 15 miles west of Montgomery in
>Lowndes Co.
>SIZE: 4,775 sq/ft 5-bed, 4-bath 1850s antebellum home and 50+/- acres.
>LAND USE: Primary residence, bed and breakfast, restaurant, recreation,
>timber and real estate investment.
>PRICE: $487,625
>AGENT: Jerry Joe Ingram 334-300-4273
>The Pillars is a Greek Revival Antebellum plantation home that was built in
>1857 by Mr. Archibald Tyson a cotton planter that moved from North Carolina
>to the rich fertile Black Belt soils of Lowndesboro in the early 1850s. The
>house is a two story heart pine wood frame construction with two large
>columned porticos.
>One entrance faces west which is supported by six fluted Doric columns and
>the other faces south with four fluted Doric columns. Both columned porticos
>have an up stairs small balustrade balcony.
>The house has 12/ft ceiling downstairs and 14/ft ceilings upstairs with its
>original 12 pane windows and wooden storm shutters and beautiful heart pine
>The rear of the house has a large screened in porch, car port, swimming pool
>and several period matching outbuildings that include a workshop, storage
>room and pool house with bath.
>The southern charm landscaping around the stately home place consists of
>multiple flower beds, box woods, camellias, azaleas, crape myrtles,
>magnolias, numerous fruit trees, large Spanish moss draped oaks and pecan
>There is also 50+/- acres of mature hardwoods located behind the Pillars for
>walking trails, horseback riding and hunting. The Pillars is a very
>important historical structure that was included in the 1934 Historic
>American Building Survey and is one of 37 historic structures listed on the
>National Register of Historic Homes in Lowndesboro.
>This is a unique opportunity to own a beautiful antebellum estate home
>located in the quite peaceful hamlet of Lowndesboro with 50 acres of mature
>hardwoods. Historically important antebellum homes in good condition such as
>the Pillars very rarely come up for sale and are a true national treasure.
>Call for an appointment today."
>For more information on other antebellum homes in Lowndesboro, please see:
> Pitt County Family Researchers website:
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