Moses Tyler

20 May 1809–11 April 1893 (Age 83)
Virgil, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Moses

When Moses Tyler was born on 20 May 1809, in Virgil, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Oliver Tyler, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Comfort, was 35. He married Mary Vandenburgh in 1834, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 11 April 1893, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses Tyler
1809–1893
Mary Vandenburgh
1814–1880
Marriage: 1834
Elizabeth O Tyler
1834–1901
James V Tyler
1837–1864
Albert P Tyler
1838–1856
Mary Tyler
1841–
William W Tyler
1843–1926
Moses Tyler
1845–1845
John S Tyler
1848–1933
Harrison Marvin Tyler
1851–1932
Katherine Murdock Tyler
1853–1898

Spouse and Children

    Male1809–1893Male

    Mary Vandenburgh

    Female1814–1880Female

MARRIAGE
1834
New York, United States
children

(9)

    Female1834–1901Female

    James V Tyler

    Male1837–1864Male

    Albert P Tyler

    Male1838–1856Male

    Female1841–Female

    William W Tyler

    Male1843–1926Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

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.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 23

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Moses Tyler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Tyler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Tyler in household of Henry Schmidt, "New York State Census, 1875"

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