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  • ID: I38478
  • Name: John TYLER , Jr.
  • RELA: 10th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 MAR 1790 in Greenway, Charles City Co., VA
  • Event: Elected BET 17 DEC 1816 AND 3 MAR 1821 U.S. House of Representatives
  • Event: Elected BET 10 DEC 1825 AND 4 MAR 1827 Governor of Virginia
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Virginia BET 4 MAR 1827 AND 29 FEB 1836
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1841 AND 4 APR 1841 Vice President of the United States
  • Event: Elected BET 4 APR 1841 AND 4 MAR 1845 10th President of the United States
  • Death: 18 JAN 1862 in Richmond, Chesterfield Co., VA
  • Title: President
  • Event: Pic President John Tyler
  • Event: Sound
  • Burial: Richmond, VA
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  • Note:
    TYLER, John, (father of David Gardiner Tyler), a Representative and a Senator from Virginia, a Vice President and 10th President of the United States; born in Charles City County, Va., March 29, 1790; attended private schools and graduated from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va., in 1807; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Charles City County; captain of a military company in 1813; member, State house of delegates 1811-1816; member of the council of state in 1816; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Clopton; reelected to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses and served from December 17, 1816, to March 3, 1821; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1820 because of impaired health; member, State house of delegates 1823-1825; Governor of Virginia 1825-1827; elected as a Jacksonian (later Anti-Jacksonian) to the United States Senate in 1827; reelected in 1833 and served from March 4, 1827, to February 29, 1836, when he resigned; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Twenty- third Congress; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Manufactures (Twenty-third Congress); member of the State constitutional convention in 1829 and 1830; member, State house of delegates 1839; elected Vice President of the United States on the Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison in 1840; was inaugurated March 4, 1841, and served until the death of President Harrison on April 4, 1841; took the oath of office as President of the United States on April 6, 1841, and served until March 3, 1845; did not seek reelection; delegate to and president of the peace convention held in Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; delegate to the Confederate Provisional Congress in 1861; elected to the House of Representatives of the Confederate Congress, but died in Richmond, Va., January 18, 1862, before the assembling of the Congress; interment in Hollywood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: John TYLER b: 28 FEB 1746/47 in James City Co., VA
    Mother: Mary Marot ARMISTEAD b: 1755 in Richmond Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Letitia CHRISTIAN b: 12 NOV 1790 in Cedar Grove, New Kent Co., VA
    • Married: 29 MAR 1813 in Cedar Grove, New Kent Co., VA
    1. Has Children Mary TYLER b: 1815
    2. Has Children Robert TYLER b: 9 SEP 1816 in Charles City Co., VA
    3. Has Children John TYLER III b: 1819
    4. Has No Children Letitia TYLER b: 11 MAY 1821 in Virginia
    5. Has Children Elizabeth TYLER b: 11 JUL 1823 in Richmond Co., VA
    6. Has No Children Ann Contesse TYLER b: 1825
    7. Has Children Alice TYLER b: 1827
    8. Has Children Tazewell TYLER b: 1830

    Marriage 2 Julia GARDINER b: 4 MAY 1820 in Suffolk Co., NY
    • Married: 26 JUN 1844 in New York
    1. Has Children David Gardiner TYLER b: 12 JUL 1846 in East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY
    2. Has Children John Alexander TYLER b: 7 APR 1848
    3. Has Children Julia Gardiner TYLER b: 25 DEC 1849
    4. Has No Children Lachlan TYLER b: 2 DEC 1851
    5. Has Children Lyon Gardiner TYLER b: 24 AUG 1853 in Charles City Co., VA
    6. Has No Children Robert Fitzwalter TYLER b: 12 MAR 1856
    7. Has Children Pearl Munford TYLER b: 12 JUN 1860
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