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John Tyler

Male 1747 - 1813  (65 years)


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  • Name John Tyler 
    Born 28 Feb 1747  York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jan 1813  Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tyler Family Cemetery (Greenway Plantation), Charles City, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5506  Martin Family | Fitzhugh Family
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 

    Father Charles Tyler,   b. Abt 1717, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Loudon County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Ann Moore 
    Family ID F1657  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Marot Armistead,   b. 1761,   d. 1797  (Age 36 years) 
    Children 
     1. Anne Contesse Tyler,   b. 1778, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1803, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Elizabeth Armistead Tyler,   b. 1780, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Martha Jefferson Tyler,   b. 1782, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Maria Henry Tyler,   b. 1784, Greenway, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1837  (Age 53 years)
     5. Wat Henry Tyler,   b. 1788, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1862, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +6. John Tyler,   b. 29 Mar 1790, Greenway, Charles City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1862, Richmond, Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. William Tyler,   b. 1792, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Christiana Booth Tyler,   b. 03 Aug 1795, Charles City, Charles, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1842, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F1656  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Feb 1747 - York County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Jan 1813 - Charles City County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tyler Family Cemetery (Greenway Plantation), Charles City, Charles City, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Tyler Sr. (February 28, 1747 - January 6, 1813) was a Virginia planter, judge, 15th Governor of Virginia (1808-1811) and the father of the 10th President of the United States, John Tyler, Jr.

      Born in York County, Virginia, Tyler attended the College of William and Mary and read law under Judge Nicholas in Williamsburg to enter the bar. He practiced in the county courts , and was a planter in Charles City County, Virginia.

      He served in the Continental Army in 1775, and after the Declaration of Independence, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for several years, beginning in 1777. He was a Speaker from 1781 to 1784. He was a member of the Virginia Council of State from 1780 to 1781, and was vice-president of the Virginia Convention to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788. In 1786, he was appointed a judge in the Virginia High Court of Admiralty and was consequently a judge on the first Virginia Court of Appeals. When the Court of Appeals was reorganized late in 1788, Tyler was made a judge of the general court. In 1808, he was elected Governor of Virginia, serving in that office until 1811.

      On January 2, 1811, Tyler was nominated by President James Madison to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Virginia vacated by Cyrus Griffin. Tyler was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 1811, and received his commission on January 7, 1811. He held this office until his death, in Charles City County, Virginia, in 1813.

      He married Mary Armistead (1761-1797) in 1777. They were the parents of 8 children;
      * Anne C. Tyler (1778-1803)
      * Elizabeth Armistead Tyler (1780-1824)
      * Martha Jefferson Tyler (1782-1855)
      * Maria Henry Tyler (1784-1843)
      * Wat Henry Tyler (1788-1862)
      * John Tyler, Jr. (1790-1862); the 10th President of the United States
      * William Tyler (1791-1856)
      * Christiana Booth Tyler (1795-1842)

      Tyler County, West Virginia is named in his honor.


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