James Jacob Tison

May 1856–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Jacob

James Jacob Tison was born in May 1856, in Kentucky, United States as the son of W. H. Tison and L. E. Moore. He married Emma Keasler on 2 October 1887, in Gallatin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Norris City, Indian Creek Township, White, Illinois Territory, United States in 1900 and Indian Creek Township, White, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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James Jacob Tison
Emma Keasler
Marriage: 2 October 1887
Mary Clo Tison
Williard W Tison
Willard N Tinson

Spouse and Children

2 October 1887
Gallatin, Illinois, United States


    Mary Clo Tison


    Williard W Tison


    Willard N Tinson


Parents and Siblings

    W. H. Tison


    L. E. Moore




World Events (8)


Age 5

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 French: nickname from Old French tison ‘firebrand’ ( see Tyson 2).2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Theisen .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James J Tison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jake J Tison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J J Tison in entry for Willard N Tinson and Hazel G Hadley, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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