John Tyler was born march 29th, 1790, at Greenway, the family plantation on the James river in Charles City County, Virginia. His father was John Tyler (1747-1813) and his mother was Mary Armistead (1761-1797)

He had five sisters and two brothers- Mrs. Anne Contesse Semple, Mrs Elizabeth Armistead Pryor, Martha Jefferson Waggaman, Maria Henry Seawell, Wat Henry Tyler, William Tyler, Christiana Booth Curtis.

John Married Letitia Christiana when he was 23 and she was 22 years of age in March 29th 1813. They had 4 daughters and 3 sons. Letitia died in 1842 and re married 2 years later to Julia Gardiner when he was 54 and she was 24. John Tyler had a total of 14 children-Mary Tyler (1815-1848), Robert Tyler (1816-1877), John Tyler Jr. (1819-1896), Letitia Tyler (1821-1907), Elizabeth Tyler (1823-1850), Alice Tyler (1827-1854), Tazewell Tyler (1830-1874), David Gardiner Tyler (1846-927), John Alexander Tyler (1848-1883), Julia Gardiner Tyler (1849-1871), Lechlan Tyler (1851-1902), Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853-1935), Robert Fitzwalter Tyler (1856-1927) and Pearl Tyler (1860-1947).

Martin Van Buren formal education ended at the age of 14. He learned the basics at a dreary, poorly lit school house in his native village and later studied Latin briefly at the Kinderhook Academy. After that he began studying law at the office of Francis sylvester, a prominent Federalist attorney of Kinderhook.

Tyler joined the Military as a captain of the Charles city rifles in 1812 and ad a short military service. He served the country in many other different positions-Member of Virginia house of delegates (1811-1816), U.S. Representative (1812-1821), Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1823-1825), Governor of Virginia (1825-1827), Member of Virginia House of Delegates (1838-1840), Vice-president (Marcg-April 1841).

He became the President of The United States after the death of president Harrison and was sworn by Chief of Justice William Cranch of the US Circuit court of the District of Columbia April 6, 1841.

John Tyler was 71 years old when he died. He was diagnosed with biliousness and Bronchitis. He felt dizziness and started vomiting. He died as representative-elected in January 18, 1862.


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