John Tyler

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  • Tenth President (1841-1845)
  • Date of Death: January 18, 1862 (Saturday)
  • Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia
  • Place of Burial: Richmond, Virginia
  • Burial Website: President John Tyler’s Grave
  • Cause of Death: Stroke
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 6164 days
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Party: Whig (1834-1841), Democrat (1825-1834), Democratic-Republican (before 1825)

John Tyler Offices Held

  • Vice President (1841)
  • President Pro Tempore of the US Senate (1835)
  • US Senator from Virginia (1827-1836)
  • Governor of Virginia (1825-1827)
  • US House of Representatives from Virginia (1816-1821)
  • Member of the Confederate States House of Representatives from Virginia (1862)

John Tyler Nicknames

  • His Accidency
  • Accidental President

John Tyler Pets

  • Dogs (one was a Greyhound named Le Beau)
  • Horse (named General)
  • Canary (named Johnny Ty)

John Tyler Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 0 inches

John Tyler Quotes

Everything dependent on human action is liable to abuse.
Wealth can only be accumulated by the earnings of industry and the savings of frugality.
If we find ourselves increasing beyond example in numbers, in strength, in wealth, in knowledge, in everything which promotes human and social happiness, let us ever remember our dependence for all these on the protection and merciful dispensations of Divine Providence.
I can never consent to being dictated to.
Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette - the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace.
Whether I float or sink in the stream of fortune, you may be assured of this, that I shall never cease to love you. (from a love letter to his first wife)
So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.
Let it be henceforth proclaimed to the world that man's conscience was created free; that he is no longer accountable to his fellow man for his religious opinions, being responsible therefore only to his God.

John Tyler Timeline – Family

  • February 28, 1747 John “Judge” Tyler, Sr. (Father) born in York County, Virginia.
  • 1761 Mary Marot Armistead Tyler (Mother) born in Buck Rowe, Virginia.
  • 1777 John “Judge” Tyler, Sr. (Father) marries Mary Marot Armistead (Mother).
  • 1778 Anne Contesse Tyler Semple (Sister) is born in Greenway, Virginia.
  • 1780 Elizabeth Armistead Tyler Pryor (Sister) born.
  • 1782 Martha Jefferson Tyler (Sister) born.
  • 1784 Maria Henry Tyler (Sister) born.
  • 1788 Wat Henry Tyler (Brother) born.
  • March 29, 1790 John Tyler, Jr. born in Charles City County, Virginia.
  • November 12, 1790 Letitia Christian Tyler (First Wife) born in New Kent County, Virginia.
  • 1791 William Tyler (Brother) born.
  • August 3, 1795 Christina Booth Tyler (Sister) born.
  • April 5, 1797 Mary Marot Armistead Tyler (Mother) dies in Charlotte County, Virginia.
  • 1803 Anne Contesse Tyler Semple (Sister) dies.
  • January 6, 1813 John “Judge” Tyler, Sr. (Father) dies in Charles City County, Virginia.
  • March 29, 1813 John Tyler, Jr. marries Letitia Christian (First Wife) at her family’s home in Cedar Grove, Virginia.
  • April 15, 1815 Mary Tyler Jones (Daughter) born.
  • September 9, 1816 Robert Tyler (Son) born.
  • Anne Contesse Tyler (Daughter) died in childbirth.
  • April 17, 1819 John Tyler (Son) born.
  • May 17, 1820 Julia Gardiner Tyler (Second Wife) born in Gardiner’s Island, New York.
  • May 11, 1821 Letitia Christian Tyler Semple (Daughter) born.
  • July 11, 1823 Elizabeth Tyler Waller (Daughter) born.
  • 1824 Elizabeth Armistead Tyler Pryor (Sister) dies.
  • March 23, 1827 Alice Tyler Denison (Daughter) born.
  • December 6, 1830 Tazewell Tyler (Son) born.
  • 1842 Christina Booth Tyler (Sister) dies.
  • September 10, 1842 Letitia Christian Tyler (First Wife) dies in Washington DC.
  • 1843 Maria Henry Tyler (Sister) dies.
  • June 26, 1844 John Tyler, Jr. marries Julia Gardiner (Second Wife) at Church of the Ascension in New York City, New York.
  • July 12, 1846 David Gardiner Tyler (Son) born in East Hampton, New York.
  • June 17, 1847 Mary Tyler Jones (Daughter) dies.
  • April 7, 1848 John Alexander Tyler (Son) born.
  • December 25, 1849 Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer (Daughter) born.
  • June 1, 1850 Elizabeth Tyler Waller (Daughter) dies.
  • December 2, 1851 Lachlan Tyler (Son) born.
  • August 24, 1853 Lyon Gardiner Tyler (Son) born in Charles City County, Virginia.
  • January 8, 1854 Alice Tyler Denison (Daughter) dies.
  • 1855 Martha Jefferson Tyler (Sister) dies.
  • 1856 William Tyler (Brother) dies.
  • March 12, 1856 Robert Fitzwater Tyler (son) born.
  • June 20, 1860 Pearl Tyler Ellis (Daughter) born.
  • 1862 William Tyler (Brother) dies.
  • January 18, 1862 John Tyler dies in Richmond, Virginia.
  • May 8, 1871 Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer (Daughter) dies.
  • January 8, 1874 Tazewell Tyler (Son) dies.
  • December 3, 1877 Robert Tyler (Son) dies.
  • September 1, 1883 John Alexander Tyler (Son) dies in New Mexico.
  • July 10, 1889 Julia Gardiner Tyler (Second Wife) dies in Richmond, Virginia.
  • January 26, 1896 John Tyler (Son) dies.
  • December 28, 1907 Letitia Christian Tyler Semple (Daughter) dies.
  • September 5, 1927 David Gardiner Tyler (Son) dies in Charles City County, Virginia.
  • December 31, 1927 Robert Fitzwater Tyler (son) dies.
  • February 12, 1935 Lyon Gardiner Tyler (Son) dies in Richmond, Virginia.
  • June 30, 1947 Pearl Tyler Ellis (Daughter) dies.

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