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By John T. Marck


10th President

Term- April 4, 1841 to March 4, 1845

Whig Party

Birth: "Greenway", Charles City County, Virginia, March 29, 1790, located 4 miles west of Sherwood Forest.

Ancestry: English

Marriage: First Marriage: "Cedar Grove", Plantation, New Kent County, Virginia, March 29, 1813 to Letitia Christian, who was born on Cedar Grove Plantation, New Kent County, Virginia, November 12, 1790. Letitia died at the White House, Washington, D.C. on September 10, 1842 and is buried at Cedar Grove Plantation, Kent County, Virginia.

Second Marriage: New York, New York, June 26, 1844 to Julia Gardiner, who was born on Gardiner's Island, New York, May 4, 1820. Julia died in Richmond, Virginia, July 10, 1889 and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

Children: (by first wife): Mary (1815-1848); Robert (1816-1877); John (1819-1896); Letitia (1821-1907); Elizabeth (1823-1850); Anne Contesse (1825-1825); Alice (1827-1854); Tazewell (1830-1874).

Children: (by second wife): David Gardiner (1846-1927); John Alexander (1848-1883); Julia (1849-1871); Lachlan (1851-1902); Lyon Gardiner (1853-1935); Robert Fitzwalter (1856-1927); Pearl (1860-1947).

Home: "Sherwood Forest", Charles City County, Virginia. Religion: Episcopalian

Education: Local Virginia schools; graduated from William and Mary (1807)

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer Military Service: Captain, Volunteer Army (1813).

Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of Virginia House of Delegates; U.S. Senator and Representative; Governor of Virginia; Vice President.

Age at Inauguration: 51

Tyler Administration: Vice-President: None; Inauguration April 6, 1841, Indian Queen Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Occupation after Presidency: Lawyer

Death: Richmond, Virginia, January 18, 1862.

Cause of Death: Bilious Fever at age 71.

Place of Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

Interesting Facts:

Tyler was the first Vice-President who succeeded to the Presidency because of the death of his predecessor, William Henry Harrison.

Tyler returned much of the mail he received unopened because he objected to it being addressed to The Acting President. At the time, many officials wanted him to use this title, being the first Vice President to succeed a President who died in office.

Copyright 1993-2022 by John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.