John Tyler

13 March 1745–17 February 1813 (Age 67)
Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John

When John Tyler was born on 13 March 1745, in Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Abner Tyler, was 38 and his mother, Hannah Stevens, was 24. He married Rachel Crosby in October 1771, in Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 17 February 1813, in Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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John Tyler
Rachel Crosby
Marriage: October 1771
Royal Tyler
John J Tyler
Polly Tyler
Eli Tyler
Polly Tyler
Sally Tyler
John Tyler
John Abner Tyler

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October 1771
Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 31

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 31

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 36

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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)

  • John Tyler, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • John Tyler, "Find A Grave Index"
  • John Tiler in entry for Royal Tiler, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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