Sunday, March 29, 2015

On the 225th anniversary of John Tyler's birth--two grandsons still alive

John Tyler--our 10th president
It was on this day in 1790 when John Tyler was born. The first vice president to accede to the presidency upon the death of his predecessor, Tyler died in 1862 after being elected to the Confederate congress--although he was never sworn in.

Tyler married twice--and he fathered his last child in 1860. One of those sons of that second union also married a second time--he fathered two sons in the 1920s, Lyon Tyler Jr. and Harrison Ruffin Tyler, who lives on the estate the Virginia estate his grandfather once owned, Sherwood Forest.

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