"ShawneeMary7thgen" here, I started this link, "Seeking Shawnee tribal descendants (TECUMSEH) relatives" nearly 10 years ago, as it has been my "vision quest" since youth to round us up & unite, & regain ground. In 1991, my cousin presented me with the honor & responsibility of being presented our Algonquian Nation / Shawnee tribe/ Kispokotha Septs Ancient Sacred STONEhead Warclub, from our Shawnee Tribal`s Ancient Sacred Bundle. This Sacred Warclub pipe is not to be confused with Tecumseh`s other "metal axe head" warclub pipe that is made of wood & metal & has hearts of pearl inlaid on the pipe & stem, that is wrongfully in the posession of the Ohio Historical Society in their museum, as that one also belongs to our Shawnee tribe.
Our Ancient Sacred Stonehead Warclub, which is in my posession, has been passed down quietly through our Shawnee Kispoko from the beginning of our Shawnee tribe. The lore was passed along with it. The specific "stonehead" of my Warclub is the one that our original tribal people slew the serpent with in southern Ohio, at present day Serpent Mound in Adam`s Co. Ohio, as it is the one that fell out of the crown that the serpent was wearing when thrown from the heavens, as the lore goes. The holders name & lineage is on the stone, & yes I can see my name thereupon the stone, & also what tribe I belong to. There is other writing & markings upon the stone as well.
I have information which may be of interest to you personally. It confirms that the Tyner family intermarried with Tecumseh`s Shawnee family & Webster Tyner was a great -grandson of Tecumseh. TYNER is a Cherokee/ Shawnee name. Many of the descendants of Tecumseh share the name.
I am honored to meet you, as you & I are related to Tecumseh, & proud of the fact as well!
Dempsey Tyner, born in 1755, married a Cherokee woman named Obedience. He fought in the Revolutionary War & lived until Oct. 13, 1842. He was buried in Tyner Station cemetary near Chattanooga, Tennessee. By his Cherokee wife, he had 12 children. One son, Lewis B. Tyner, moved to Missouri in 1851. Lewis Tyner Jr. moved with his brother, Jesse to Logan County, Arkansas. A son of Lewis Tyner Jr. named Lewis Babe Tyner, was born Aug. 25, 1865, & he died Oct. 18, 1937. Lewis Babe Tyner married Martha Elizabeth Tyner in 1887, & they were the parents of 12 children including Robert Lee Tyner, born 1888 at Gore, Indian Territory....TYNER was already a common name among the Cherokees. See SOCC, vol.II,pg. 294. (I can list these from the 1880 census of the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation if you do not have it....let me know, OK?)
Lewis Tyner was an employee of the Absentee Shawnee Boarding School in 1894. See JAIFR, vol. VIII, #4, pg.28
If you already have this info, perhaps it can serve as a connection for others still searching. Have a blessed day!
Sincerely, Mary Cross