Mariah BUFORD Tison

Submitted by Descendants:  Catherine Powell, Harris Edmund, and Morgan Catherine KAIN; Virginia Sackhoff POWELL

Joel Tison was born on 30 September 1790 in Effingham County, Georgia.  About 1821 he married Dolly and they had eleven children.  By the 1830 census, Joel had moved his family to Nassau County, Florida.  On 14 September1840 Joel purchased four lots in the town of Newmansville.  On 4 October 1865, Joel passed away and was buried in the Wacahoota Baptist Cemetery in Alachua County.

John Tison, fifth son and seventh child of Joel and Dolly, was born 15 May 1826 in Effingham County, Georgia.  John married Mariah Buford, daughter of William Green Buford and Klezia Crozier.  Mariah was born 26 November 1826.  John and Mariah had eleven children.

John and Mariah appear in Nassau County in the 1850 census and in the Massy Grove District of Sumter County in 1860.  John died during the Civil War, and by 1870 Mariah had moved to Orange County to live in Kenansville, Florida (now part of Osceola County).  Mariah died 12 January 1908 and as buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida.

Joel Tison, John Tison, and Mariah Buford Tison were first established

as Florida Pioneers in 2002