Moses Tyson was born in 1755 in Pitt County, NC, and died in 1823 in Pitt County, NC. He was the son of Moses Tyson, Sr., grandson of Cornelius Tyson, and great grandson of Mathias Tyson. Moses Tyson was married to Elizabeth Joyner in 1762, and she died on September 15, 1820. Elizabeth is believed to be the daughter of John and Anna (Albertson) Joyner. Moses served in the Pitt County Militia during the American Revolution. After Moses died in 1823, his son Seth Tyson, and John May, his son-in-law, were named as administrators of his estate. Moses Tyson and Elizabeth Joyner had 8 known children: Sherrod (1785-1842), Seth (1787-1832), Martha (1790-1836), Elizabeth, Anna, Moses, Orpah, and Sally Tyson.