Hopestill Tyler, 2nd

Hopestill Tyler, 2nd

Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Oct 1762 (aged 76)
Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 18323383 · View Source
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Birth date/place and death place submitted by Richard H.L. Chichester III #46953186

Son of Hopestill and Mary Lovett Tyler-

HOPESTILL TYLER, born in Andover, Mass., October 16, 1685; died October 7, 1762; married, January 25, 1709/10, Anna Gates, born about 1685; died March 27, 1766. He lived in Preston, Conn., where his children were born and with his wife was buried there. "All my Land In the township of Preston, with all my housing and shope tols" went to him by his father's will, of which he was a coexecutor. Though he had the tools, he did not seem to take to the "smithing" trade of his senior; contented in working his farm, at least a portion of its surface being sufficiently rocky and stony to need more than ordinary attention.

1) Joseph Tyler, born Aug. 4, 1711; d. Apr. 30, 1792; m. Nov. 22, 1750 Lucy Utley who died May 7, 1811.
2) Elizabeth Tyler, born Nov. 4, 1714; m. Mar. 26, 1730 Christopher Tracy.
3) Anna Tyler, born Dec. 27, 1716; baptized Feb. 17, 1717.
4) Martha Tyler, born April 9, 1719; baptized May 17, 1719; married, September 21, 1737, Stephen Downer.
5) Ruth Tyler, baptized July 30, 1721; not mentioned in father's will of 1754.
6) Timothy Tyler, born Oct. 12, 1723; probably died young.
7) Abigail Tyler, twin to Timothy; m. Dec. 17, 1745 Christopher Denison
8) Caleb Tyler, born May 13, 1726; d. Feb. 7, 1812; m. Dec. 17, 1760 Hannah Barnes who died Feb 16, 1816 at age 80.

~The Tyler Genealogy: The Descendants of Job Tyler, of Andover, Massachusetts, 1619-1700, Volume 1; Willard Irving Tyler Brigham; C. B. Tyler, 1912.


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'Here Lyes Buried ye Body of Mr. Hopstill Tyler ye 2d who departed this life October ye 7th 1762 in the 79th year of his Age '

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