Person:John Tyler (30)

President John Tyler
m. 1777
  1. Anne Contesse Tyler1778 - 1803
  2. Elizabeth Armistead Tyler1780 - 1824
  3. Martha Jefferson Tyler1782 - 1855
  4. Maria Henry Tyler1784 - 1843
  5. Wat Henry Tyler1788 - 1862
  6. President John Tyler1790 - 1862
  7. William Tyler1791 - 1856
  8. Christiana Booth Tyler1795 - 1842
m. 29 Mar 1813
  1. Mary Tyler1815 -
  2. Robert Tyler1816 -
  3. John Tyler, II1819 -
  4. Letitia Tyler1821 - 1907
  5. Elizabeth Tyler1823 -
  6. Anne Contesse Tyler1825 -
  7. Alice Tyler1827 -
  8. Tazewell Tyler1830 -
m. 26 Jun 1844
  1. Pearl Tyler - 1860
  2. Rep. David Gardiner Tyler, from Virginia1846 - 1927
  3. John Alexander Tyler1848 -
  4. Julia Gardiner Tyler1849 -
  5. Lachlan Tyler1851 -
  6. Lyon Gardiner Tyler1852 - 1935
  7. Robert Fitz Walter Tyler1856 -
Facts and Events
Name President John Tyler
Gender Male
Birth? 29 Mar 1790 Charles City County, Virginia
Marriage 29 Mar 1813 to Letitia Christian
Marriage 26 Jun 1844 New York City, New York, United Statesto Julia Gardiner
Death? 18 Jan 1862 Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States
Burial[2] Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond (independent city), Virginia, United States
Reference Number? Q11881?

John Tyler was elected as a Democratic-Republican three times to represent Virginia in the U.S. Congress between 1816 and 1821. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates until 1825, and then as governor of Virginia from 1825 to 1827. He was elected as a Jacksonian to the U.S. Senate in 1826 and served until 1836. In 1840, he was nominated as the vice president on the ticket with William Henry Harrison. When Harrison died after only a month in office in 1841, Tyler became the first Vice President to take office upon the death of his predecessor.

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  1.   John Tyler, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Find A Grave.
  3.   Anderson, William Kyle. Donald Robertson and his wife Rachel Rogers of King and Queen County, Virginia: their ancestry and posterity : also a brief account of the ancestry of Commodore Richard Taylor of Orange County, Virginia, and his naval history during the War of the American Revolution. (Detroit, Mich.: unknown, 1900)
    Page 36, 37.

    Page 36, 37 – NOTE. – In this connection a brief account of her husband’s, John Walker Semple’s family, is appropriate.
    John and James Semple, who emigrated to the Colony of Virginia from Scotland in 1752, were sons of the Rev. James Semple, minister of the Parish of Dreghorn. John and James were born there, John on October 17, 1727, and James on May 18th, 1730. Their father came of the family of Blackburn, Renfrewshire, and was lineally descended from the Semples of Elistoun, Lochwinwoch. Upon their arrival in Virginia, John settled at “Rose-Mount” farm, about three miles northeast of the village of Walkerton, Virginia, in King and Queen county. James went to New Kent county. John became a lawyer and married, January 17, 1761, Elizabeth Walker, by whom he had four children, viz., (1) John Walker Semple, (2) Elizabeth Baylor Semple, (3) James Semple, (4) Robert Baylor Semple. He died February, 1770, and his wife survived him twenty years. She died in May, 1790. They were buried at “Rose-Mount” farm, as was also their son, Robert Baylor Semple, who was a very distinguished Baptist preacher.
    James Semple , the brother of John, who, as stated above, settled in New Kent county, became a clergyman of the Church of England. He married Rebecca Allen, who bore him four children, one of whom, Judge James Semple, married Ann Countess Tyler, sister of President John Tyler.
    John Walker Semple, eldest child of John Semple and Elizabeth Walker, his wife, was born November 18, 1761. He was twice married, first to Frances Lowry, daughter of Colonel Thomas Lowry and sister of Mrs. Robert Baylor Semple, his brother’s wife, no issue; and second to Lucy Robertson, daughter of Donald Robertson, by whom he had nine children. He was a member of the Virginia General Assembly; removed in May, 1797, to Kentucky, and practiced his profession as a physician many years, but later in life devoted himself to farming. From 1804 to 1808 he was a member of the Kentucky Legislature. He died at Seventy Six, Kentucky in Clinton county, November 13th, 1820.