John Bunyon Tillery

Male10 March 1828–28 November 1887

Brief Life History of John Bunyon

When John Bunyon Tillery was born on 10 March 1828, in Gordon, Georgia, United States, his father, William Tillery, was 38 and his mother, Rebecca Huckaby, was 32. He married Mary Jane Margaret Marshall in 1854, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fairmount, Gordon, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Fremont, Colorado, United States in 1880. He died on 28 November 1887, in Poteau, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Beaver Creek, Fremont, Colorado, United States.

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John Bunyon Tillery
Mary Jane Margaret Marshall
Marriage: 1854
Rebecca Jane TILLERY
James Jefferson Tillery
William Eleazer Tillery
Mary Frances Tillery
Columbus Henry TILLERY
John Robert Tillery
Charles Bunyon Tillery

Sources (8)

  • John Tillery, "United States Census, 1880" June 22, 1880 (widowed)
  • John B Tilley, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • John B Tillery, "United States Census, 1860"

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  • Marriage
    1854Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 2

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    1835 · Second Seminole War

    Age 7

    The Second Seminole War, often called the Florida War, was a conflict between Native Americans and the United States. Taking place from 1835 until 1842, it is regarded as the lengthiest, most expensive conflict that the United States had with the Native American people. There were roughly 1,600 US military casualties and over 3,000 deaths among the Seminole people. The war was followed by a brief period of peace, but the government's insistence on removing Native Americans from Florida would eventually result in further conflicts.


    Age 17

    Florida is 27th state.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Upper Tillyrie in Orwell (Kinross-shire). The placename derives from former royal land named in Gaelic tulach ‘hillock’ + rìgh ‘king’ (or possibly ruighe ‘slope’). The name is also scattered in England from the 17th century onward.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    John B and Mary Jane Tillery

    After the civil war, John and Mary Jane Marshall Tillery moved from Gordon County Georgia to a farm in Benton Arkansas across form the old Duckworth School. They probably traveled by wagon with an oxe …

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