Submitted by Descendants:  Carl Edward, James Edward, and Lora L. KRAMER; and Kelly Kramer WEEKLEY

Joel Tison was born 30 September 1790 in North Carolina and eventually moved to Effingham County, Georgia, where he married Dolly and had several children.  From there the family moved to Nassau County, Florida, where they first show up in the 1830 Federal Census.  They spent at least 20 years there as they also appear in the 1840 and 1850 Nassau County Census.

Records show that Joel served in the Florida Seminole Wars 1835-1858.  He served as private in Thigpen’s Company, Dancy’s Second Florida Mounted Militia as corporal in the Fourth Regiment, Warren’s Mounted Militia.  However, National Archives could not locate any records of military service.

Joel Tison was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2002