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John Tyler, III

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Greenway, Charles City, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Tyler Family Cemetery (Greenway Plantation) Charles City Charles City County Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tyler, Esq and Anne Tyler
Husband of Mary Marot Tyler
Father of Anne Contesse Tyler; Elizabeth Armistead Pryor; Martha Jefferson Tyler Waggaman; Maria Henry Tyler; Dr. Wat Henry Tyler and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Greenhow; Mary Irby and Joanna Bouldin

Occupation: Judge; Governor of VA, Governor of Virginia (1808-1811); US District Judge (1811-1813), Governor of Virginia, Governor of Virginia (1808-1811)
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About John Tyler, III

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyler,_Sr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Virginia with the rank of Captain. DAR Ancestor #: A117673

Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): CAPTAIN, CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE

Birth: 2-28-1747 WILLIAMSBURG JAMES CITY CO VIRGINIA

Death: 1-6-1813 GREENWAY CHARLES CITY CO VIRGINIA

Service Description: 1) ELIZABETH CITY DIST BATT

2) SPEAKER HOUSE OF DELS,JUDGE

Governor of Virginia 1808-1811. Father of President John Tyler 1841-1845.

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John Tyler Sr. (February 28, 1747 – January 6, 1813) was a Virginia planter, judge, 15th Governor of Virginia (1808–1811) and the father of the tenth President of the United States, John Tyler.


Born in York County, Virginia, Tyler attended the College of William and Mary and read law under Judge Nicholas in Williamsburg to enter the bar. He practiced in the county courts, and was a planter in Charles City County, Virginia.


He served in the Continental Army in 1775, and after the Declaration of Independence, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates for several years, beginning in 1777. He was a Speaker from 1781 to 1784. He was a member of the Virginia Council of State from 1780 to 1781, and was vice-president of the Virginia Convention to ratify the United States Constitution in 1788. In 1786, he was appointed a judge in the Virginia High Court of Admiralty and was consequently a judge on the first Virginia Court of Appeals. When the Court of Appeals was reorganized late in 1788, Tyler was made a judge of the general court. In 1808, he was elected Governor of Virginia, serving in that office until 1811.


On January 2, 1811, Tyler was nominated by President James Madison to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Virginia vacated by Cyrus Griffin. Tyler was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 3, 1811, and received his commission on January 7, 1811. He held this office until his death, in Charles City County, Virginia, in 1813.


He married Mary Armistead (1761–1797) in 1777. They were the parents of 8 children;

Anne Contesse Tyler (1778–1803)
Elizabeth Armistead Tyler (1780–1824)
Martha Jefferson Tyler (1782–1855)
Maria Henry Tyler (1784–1843)
Wat Henry Tyler (1788–1862)
John Tyler (1790–1862); the 10th President of the United States
William Tyler (1791–1856)
Christiana Booth Tyler (1795–1842)

Tyler County, West Virginia is named in his honor.

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Gov. John Tyler, III's Timeline

1747
February 28, 1747
Yarmouth, Virginia, United States
1778
1778
Age 30
Greenway, VA
1780
1780
Age 32
1782
1782
Age 34
Greenway, VA
1784
1784
Age 36
1788
1788
Age 40
1790
March 29, 1790
Age 43
Greenway, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
1791
1791
Age 43
1792
1792
Age 44
1795
August 3, 1795
Age 48