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Augustus F. Tyler

In what feels like a lifetime’s work, I’ve been chasing information on Augustus F. Tyler. I saw a record that said he was from Guilford County, North Carolina. He then moved to Raysville, Indiana. Around 1850 he moved to Harrison County, Kentucky and then later on to Bracken County, Kentucky.

During the War, he enlisted as a private and was captured. During a second round of service he attained the rank of Captain.

By 1870 he was back in Harrison County, Kentucky. He became a teacher in Oddville and then Cynthiana. Eventually becoming the head of the Cynthiana Schools.

Do you know anything about Captain / Professor Tyler?


1850 – Census Records
Harrison County 1850 Census – District No. 1 – August 15, 1850
America Craigmyle – Head – Age 34 – Farmer – Born in Ky., as were the following:
Hannah Craigmyle – Age 39
Hugh Craigmyle – Age 12
James Craigmyle – Age 8
Joseph Craigmyle – Age 5
Augustus Tyler – Age 20 – Teacher – Born in North Carolina
1855 – Marriage Record
Marriage #1
Harrison County Marriage Records
Marriage Bond Number 4848 – Dated October 8, 1855
Bondsman: Alonzo Jackson
Augustus F. Tyler, age 24, born in Guilford County, N.C. married October 9, 1855, Sally Ogle, age 20, born in Harrison County.

Cynthiana News, October 18, 1855, Cynthiana, Ky.
Mr. Augustus F. Tyler, formerly of Raysville, Ind. and Miss Sallie Ogle, of Claysville, were married October 9, 1855, by Rev. J. R. Barbee.
1859 – Death Records
Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 about Sarah B Tyler
Name: Sarah B Tyler
Death Date: Jan 1859
Death Location: Bracken, Kentucky, USA
Residence Location: Bracken
Age: 1
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: abt 1858
Father’s Name: A F Tyler
Mother’s name: Sarah Tyler

Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953 about Simon
Name: Simon
Death Date: Feb 1859
Death Location: Bracken, Kentucky, USA
Residence Location: Bracken
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Birth Date: abt 1843
Father’s Name: A F Tyler
1860 – Census Records
Bracken County 1860 Census, Eastern District
Augustus F. Tylor – Head – Age 28 – Born in North Carolina
Sarah Tylor – Wife – Age 24 – Born in Kentucky
William H. Tylor – Age 4 – Born in Kentucky
1860 – Census Slave Schedule Records
Listed as owner of 5 slaves
1862 – Civil War Records
At the age of 33, Augustus Tyler enlisted on September 2, 1862 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. At the time he was a farmer in Bracken County, Kentucky. He was later a teacher in Harrison County. He was enlisted by General Heath for a term of 3 years in the 1st Kentucky Mounted Rifles.

Tyler had a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark hair. He stood 5 feet 9 inches tall. He remained a private throughout his term.
1863 – Civil War Records
He was captured at Farmington, Tennessee on October 7, 1863.

He was imprisoned at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana on October 16, 1863. He was released on May 1, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
1870 – Census Records
Harrison County 1870 Census, Beuna Vista District;
Alfred F. Tyler, age 38, a native of North Carolina – school teacher
Sarah Tyler – Age 34
William H. Tyler – Age 14
Fanny Tyler – Age 9
Ida J. Tyler – Age 6
1875 – Marriage Records
Marriage #2
Harrison County Marriage Records
Marriage Bond Number 6776 – Dated March 31, 1875
Bondsman: I. N. Miller
Augustus F. Tyler, resident of Harrison County, age 43, 2nd marriage, Teacher, born in North Carolina, parents born in the U.S. and Sarah T. Davis, resident of Harrison County, age 39, 1st marriage, Born in Harrison County, were married March 31, 1875
1879 – Death Records
US Federal Census Mortality Schedule
Tyler, Augustus F. — 427
Male, 47 Years, Married
Born – N.C.
Father – Born N.Y.
Mother – Born N.Y.
Occupation – School Teacher
Died – Harrison Co.
Oct 1879
Res in Co. – 30 yrs.
(I did find an 1840 census record from Raysville, Henry County, Indiana that listed a William W. Tyler (between 40 and 50 years) with a male child between 5 and 10 years. Augustus was 8.)


A. F. Tyler’s War Documents

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