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Death certificates, records, and obituaries often list the parent names of the decedent. Since the state of Indiana did not require the recording of deaths until 1882, we suggest you search the Allen County Public Library Pre 1882 Indiana Death Index for Elizabeth Tyler. Also, consult the FamilySearch research wiki How to Find Indiana Death Records as well as the wiki Parke County Indiana Genealogy. The Parke County Public Library may be another resource for information on Elizabeth Tyler’s death.
If you haven’t already, you may wish to contact the sources within the Tribune-Star article “Early black settlers’ roots deep in tri-county area” for possible information on Elizabeth Tyler in Parke County Indiana.
You also may review the 1850 census in which you found Elizabeth Tyler in Greene County North Carolina. Check the enumeration district for people named Tyler who may be the age of Elizabeth’s parents. Oftentimes family members resided near each other. We also suggest you request a records search from the State Archives of North Carolina.
Another angle would be to research the Quaker meeting minutes for references to James Siler, Elizabeth Tyler, and Primus Shepherd (Tyler). Earlham College has a Friends Collection that contains an extensive collection of Quaker genealogical materials, including an index of Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes. Records also contain personal diaries, letters, and detailed records of monthly and yearly meetings.
Ancestry.com has a digitized collection of U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, that contain records for James Siler in Parke County Indiana. There may be a fee for using Ancestry. Instead, you may wish to contact your local library. Many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for patrons. Also, some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on FamilySearch.
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located a series titled the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, 1890 - 1912 in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes digitized service records of Shepard Tyler and HInebrick Tyler. The series may be searched for the service records of other relatives.
We also located the series Regimental and Company Books of Civil War Volunteer Union Organizations, 1861 - 1867 in Record Group 94 that includes two file units titled the Regimental and Company Books of the 28th U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment and Regimental and Company Books of the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment. For access to these unit records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!