William  Harris  Tyner

WILLIAM  HARRIS  TYNER, of Hanover Township, was born in Franklin County, Ind., May 31, 1819, and is the elder of two children of Elijah  and  Martha Tyner, whose maiden name was McCune.  His father, who was of Irish descent, was a native of Abbyville District, South Carolina, and was born in 1799.  The paternal grandfather of our subject, was an old line Baptist minister, who emigrated to the Indiana Territory, in 1805, and located near Brookville.  The father of Mr. Tyner was three times married; first to the mother of our subject, who was of Scotch descent, and whose death occurred about 1822; second, to  Miss Nary Nelson, who died in 1830; and third to  Miss Sarah Ann Hilverstoutin, whose death occurred in 1832.  In early mahood, our subject's father removed from Franklin to Hancock County, where he lived an honorable and creditable life.  His death occurred February 1, 1872.  William H. Tyner  recieved an ordinary education at the district schools, but later in life acquired through his own effort, a valuable fund of practical knowledge.   By occupation, Mr. Tyner is a farmer and now owns 207 acres of well improved land.  In addition, however, to his farming interests, he deals in stock.  March 25, 1841, Mr. Tyner was united in marriage to  Miss Emily, daughter of  Adam  and  Susannan (Hensley) Virt, both natives of Kentucky.   Mrs. Tyner was also born in that State, May 24, 1821.  To the above union were born these children, Martha E.,  Mary J.,  Elijah H.,  John N.,  Oliver P.,  Joseph M.,  Henry C.,  Hannah E., an unnamed infant (deceased), Samuel F.,  Deloris,  Charlotte,  Philip S.,  and Sarah.  In politics, Mr. Tyner was formerly a Whig and is now an ardent Republican.  Mr. Tyner is a representative of one of the first Indiana families, and is now recognized as one of the leading citizens of the community in which he resides.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, page 648.
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