Bennet Tyler (1783 - 1858) MP

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Birthplace: Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: minister, Pres. of Dartmouth College
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Rev Bennet Tyler


Birth: Jul. 10, 1783 Middlebury New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: May 14, 1858 South Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

fifth president of Dartmouth College (1822-1828)

Graduated at Yale in 1804, and, after studying theology, accepted the invitation to preach in South Britain CT at the Congregational church. Although expecting the engagement to be temporary, he was invited as permanent pastor in 1808, a position he fulfilled with the earnestness and dedication required of the times. He was the instrument of a faith revival that turned a small congregation of some 30 members to more than 120,and transformed the community.

In 1822 he was recommended to the trustees of Dartmouth College as successor to Dr Dana and inaugurated in the fall. His focus during his tenure reflected his passion for the ministry and his religious influence on the College will not be forgotten. Once again he was the catalyst for a religious revival which included many students as well as residents of Hanover.

His longing to return to the ministry without the responsibilities of the presidency was answered when he was called to become of the Second Congregational Church in Portland, Maine in 1828. Although his ministry in Portland was short (ending in 1833), Dr Tyler spoke of it fondly as a happy and successful ministry.

1833 saw the founding of the Theological Institute of Connecticut and Dr Tyler as its President. His mark was indelible left by his long and rich tenure which spanned 25 years. Although his resignation was based on theological differences he was granted a professor emeritus position and left in good standing with the seminary.

His principal works are "History of the New Haven Theology, in Letters to Clergymen" (Hartford, 1837); "A Review of Day on the Will" (1837); "Memoir of Reverend Asahel Nettleton, D.D." (1844); "Nettleton's Remains" (1845); "A Treatise on the Sufferings of Christ" (New York, 1845); "A Treatise on New England Revivals" (1846); and two series of "Letters to Dr. Horace Bushnell on Christian Nurture" (1847-'8).

Source: - A memoir of Rev. Bennet Tyler By Nahum Gale (1860) - The twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans edited by Rossiter Johnson, John Howard Brown (1904)

Other Children:

  • Rev John Ellery Tyler (1810-1873) m1 Mary H Williams (-1853), m2 Caroline E Goodrich
  • Sarah Tyler m Philip Greely (-1854)
  • Catharine Tyler m Rev John Goddard (-1842)
  • Edward Tyler
  • Eliza Tyler (-1834) m Rev Calvin E Stowe (who later married Harriet Beecher)
  • Martha Tyler m Nahum Gale (1812-1876)
  • Rev Josiah Tyler (1823-1905) m Susan W Clark

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Spouse:
 Esther Stone Tyler (1786 - 1858)*

Children:
 Eliza Tyler Stowe (____ - 1834)*
 William Tyler (____ - 1849)*
 John Ellery Tyler (1810 - 1873)*
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Note: Son of James Tyler and Anne Hungerford

 

Burial: East Windsor Hill Cemetery South Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA


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Created by: Sue Record added: Sep 27, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 42420751


 
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Rev. Bennet Tyler's Timeline

1783
July 10, 1783
Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1809
1809
Age 25
1810
April 11, 1810
Age 26
Southbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1812
1812
Age 28
1816
1816
Age 32
Connecticut, United States
1823
July 9, 1823
Age 39
Hanover, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States
1858
May 14, 1858
Age 74
South Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Yale College