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John Tyler
Birth: Feb. 28, 1747
James City County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1813
Charles City
Charles City County
Virginia, USA

Virginia Governor. He graduated from the College of William and Mary, studied law, and became an attorney. During the Revolution he commanded a unit of the Charles County Militia as a Captain. Tyler served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1778 to 1786, and was Speaker from 1781 to 1785. He was Judge of Virginia's Admiralty Court in 1776 and again from 1786 to 1788, which also made him a Judge of the state Supreme Court. In 1788 he was Vice President of the state convention called to ratify the US Constitution. From 1788 to 1808 Tyler was Chief Judge of Virginia's General Court, the state's highest judicial office. He was elected Governor in 1808 and served until 1811. In 1812 President Madison appointed Tyler as Virginia's US District Court Judge, a position in which he served until his death. Tyler County, West Virginia was named for him. His house at Greenway Plantation in Charles City still stands and is a private residence. John Tyler was the father of US President John Tyler (1790-1862). (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Tyler (1714 - 1773)
  Anne Contesse Tyler
 
 Children:
  Martha Jefferson Tyler Waggaman (1782 - 1855)*
  John Tyler (1790 - 1862)*
  Christiana Booth Tyler Curtis (1795 - 1842)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Tyler (1747 - 1813)
  Joanna Tyler Bouldin (1752 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tyler Family Cemetery (Greenway Plantation)
Charles City
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 09, 2007
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