Jonathan Swift Tyler

27 June 1820–27 October 1875 (Age 55)
St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Jonathan Swift

When Jonathan Swift Tyler was born on 27 June 1820, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, John Abner Tyler, was 34 and his mother, Deborah Tupper, was 28. He married Melissa Glines about 1842, in Malone, Malone, Franklin, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States for about 15 years. He died on 27 October 1875, in Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Vermontville, Franklin, Franklin, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Swift Tyler
Melissa Glines
Marriage: about 1842
Abner John Tyler
Emily Ann Tyler
Robert Berkley Tyler
William Wirtly Tyler
Franklin W Tyler
Alvira Tyler
Fanny L Tyler
Wade L. Tyler

Spouse and Children

about 1842
Malone, Malone, Franklin, New York, United States


    Abner John Tyler


    Emily Ann Tyler


    Robert Berkley Tyler


    William Wirtly Tyler


    Franklin W Tyler


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World Events (6)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 7

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker or layer of tiles, from an agent derivative of Middle English tile ‘tile’. In the Middle Ages tiles were widely used in floors and pavements, and to a lesser extent in roofing, where they did not really come into their own until the 16th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Swift Tyler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Swift Tyler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Swift Taylor, "New York State Census, 1875"

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