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Moore-Tyson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-206

Scope and Contents

The collection contains secondary and genealogical information, photographs, diaries, and some miscellaneous papers descending in the Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, and Tyson families of Maryland. It includes writings about Elisha Tyson and the Tyson family, a copybook and other material concerning Joseph Townsend, Mary Ellicott’s diary of a journey to State of Ohio (1819) with secondary material on Ellicott City and the Ellicott family, and Tabitha B. Rowland Moore's diary and copybook (1805-1815).

Organization: Organized in four series: 1. Moore family; 2. Townsend family; 3. Ellicott family; 4. Tyson family.

Dates

  • 1803-1986

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Biographical / Historical

The Moores and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). She was descended from Elisha Tyson, prominent Quaker abolitionist, and George Ellicott of Ellicott City, Maryland. Robert Rowland Moore was descended from William Wilson Moore (1786-1855) who married Tabitha Brook Rowland (1790-1817) in 1808 at Motherkill Monthly Meeting, Md., and also from Joseph Townsend (1756-1841), who wrote an account of the Battle of Brandywine and subsequently moved to Baltimore.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Moore and Tysons were Maryland Quaker families. Robert Rowland Moore (1863-1934) was married in 1886 to Margaret Gittings Tyson (1859-1937). The collection contains secondary and genealogical information, photographs, diaries, and some miscellaneous papers descending in the Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, and Tyson families. It includes writings about Elisha Tyson and the Tyson family, a copybook and other material concerning Joseph Townsend, Mary Ellicott’s diary of a journey to State of Ohio (1819) with secondary material on Ellicott City and the Ellicott family, and Tabitha B. Rowland Moore’s diary and copybook (1805-1815).

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Esther Leeds Cooperman (a descendant of the families), 1998, 2007.

Related Materials

Life of Elisha Tyson, the Philanthropist. Baltimore: 1825. FHL books.

The Moore-Tyson family: ancestry of Robert Rowland Moore and Margaret Gittings Tyson of Sandy Spring, Maryland. New York: 1937. FHL books

Separated Materials

Moore-Tyson Picture Collection (PA 118):

Tyson Family: Tyson, Nathan (1787-1867), carte de visite; Tyson, Nathan, 8 x 10 oval ; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (1795-1873), carte de visite; Tyson, Henry, (1821-1897) 9x11 ; Tyson, Henry, oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Mary Gillingham (1825-1892), oval 3-1/2 x 5; Tyson, Martha Ellicott (married Robert Marshall), cabinet card; Tyson, Robert (husband of Martha Ellicott Tyson) ; Group picture, Eliz. Canby Rumford, Eliz. Tatnal, Alice Tyson, Hannah Tyson Simmonds; Home of Henry and Mary Tyson, Baltimore, MD.

Moore Family: Moore, Mary Elizabeth (Thomas), 1838-1906), 3 photographs, cabinet sized; Moore, William Wilson, (1837-1914), 3 photographs.

Townsend-Moore Family: Townsend, Richard, carte de visite; Hadassah Joanna (Townsend) Moore with her great-grandchildren. Digital scan, Hadassah Joanna Moore with great-granddaughter, Hadassah Joanna Moore (2 copy photos); Robert R. and Hadassah J. Moore, ca. 1895, cabinet card; Robert Rowland Moore, 2 cabinet sized; Hadassah Joanna Moore, 2 copies cabinet sized, 1 carte de visite; Robert Rowland Moore with his three sons, 6 x 9; Esther Moore (married Appleton), cabinet sized; Joseph Townsend Moore.

Processing Information

Received divided into envelopes according to family: Moore, Townsend, Ellicott, Tyson. The photographs were labeled by Hadassah Moore Leeds and her daughter, Esther Cooperman. Photographs removed to FHL Picture Collection, PA 118. Copy of Life of Elisha Tyson (1825) removed to duplicates.
Title
Moore-Tyson Family Papers, 1803-1986
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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