Aaron and Cornelius Tyson, Farmville
This memorial is a massive block of granite almost five feet tall at its highest, five feet wide
and two feet thick. The granite is rough-hewn and the shape is that of an arrow head with the
tip broken off. The bronze plaque is thirty inches wide and twenty-four inches wide.
Images: View of the surrounding landscape
IN MEMORY OF / AARON TYSON / WHO WAS KILLED IN THE TUSCARORA WAR / AND / CORNELIUS TYSON / COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT / ERECTED BY THE TYSON DESCENDANTS / UNDER THE AUSPICES OF MAJOR BENJAMIN MAY CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / 1927
November 2, 1927
35.588740 , -77.565970 View in Geobrowse
Eleventh Annual Report Of The North Carolina Historical Commission, (Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton, 1927), (accessed December 3, 2015), 31 Link
Touring North Carolina Revolutionary War Sites, (John F. Blair, Publisher, 1998), (accessed December 3, 2015) Link
Carraway and Oglesby. Ed. Farmville’s 100th Anniversary, (Farmville, NC: MorMac, 1972), (accessed December 3, 2015), 3,102 Link
Tyson descendants and the Major Benjamin May Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Heading north from Farmville on Moye-Turnage Rd. the marker is on the right, about 15 feet off the road, just past a railroad track.
The maker stands under two trees otherwise surrounded by open fields on all sides.