[See email from Michael Tyler for yDNA and related research Corrections.]
Henry Tyler I was born, according to his deposition, in 1604 in Yorkshire England. He is first mentioned in York County, Virginia records in 1645. He patented 254 acres of land at Middle Plantation, January 7, 1652-3. This land was granted to him for importing six persons to the colony of Virgina. They being he, his wife Mary and a four other persons. He subsequently, in 1666 received a certificate from York Court for 1800 acres of land for importing 36 persons to the Colony. He was a Cavalier and a gentleman, a man of standing in Va. He was Justice of The Peace of York County in 1653. He was a man of standing in the Colony. His wife, Mary died and in 1658 he married secondly, Ann Orchard, widow of John Orchard, who had died in 1655. Henry Tyler was the original grantee of the land upon which the Governor's Palace was later built, and where the rebuilt Palace now stands.
Henry Tyler's will was probated in Middletown Parish, York Co. Va. on 4-13-1672. His widow, Ann Orchard Tyler later married Martin Gardner. Ann died in Virgina 1-5-1681.
Letter and Times of Tylers -- Vol 36-37: Vol 8 Append. 8 Pedigrees of the Tylers & Related Families -- Tyler's Quarterlies says the following about Henry Tyler:
"He was Sheriff, Coroner, Justice of the Peace... a Churchman of Bruton Parish, Architect, Cavalier, Aristocrat... and educated man of standing."
These are known children of Henry and Ann Orchard Tyler:
Henry Tyler II, born 1659-60 died 1727-29
John Tyler, born 1665 died 1729. He settled Hanover Co, Va.
Daniel Tyler, born ???? died ???? Carried away by Tarks.
Henry Tyler, II was born 1659 and died in Virgina in 1727. He first married Elizabeth Chiles in 1683. She was born in 1666 and died 1-19-1702 (Bruton Parish Register). His 2nd wife was Sarah ????, who was born ???? and died in 1710. His 3rd wife was Edith Hardaway. After Henry's death she married Matthew Pierce. Her will was proved in 1739.
Henry Tyler, II and Elizabeth Childs had the following children:
???? John Tyler II linage of President John Tyler
John Tyler II born 1686 and died 1729 m. Elizabeth Jarrett.
Francis Tyler I, born 1687 died 1727 m. Rebecca Walker
Henry Tyler III, born 1-2-1701 died 1774 m. Sarah ????
Francis Tyler I was born in Bruton Parish, Middle Plantation, Va. 1687. He married Rebecca Walker. Date of their marriage is not known. Francis was a student at William & Mary College Williamsburg in 1702. He built a house on Nicholson Street, Williamsburg in 1717. He sold the house and moved to Charles City County, Virgina where he died in 1727.
Francis Tyler I and wife, Rebecca Walker, daughter of Alexander Walker and Ann Booker, has following children:
William Tyler -- Never married d. Sussex Co., Va. 1792
John Tyler -- nothing known about
Henry Tyler IV. m. Alice Strother (brothers married sisters)
Francis Tyler II m. Ann Strother
Margaret Tyler b. 1749 d. 6-12-1835 m. William Washington
Francis Tyler II was born in Virginia, Charles City or York Co. In 1762 he was keeping an Ordinary or Inn in Stauton Va. Augusta Co. He married Ann Strother of Virginia on 5-17-1744. Anne (Ann) was the daughter of William Strother II and Margaret Watt. Neither the dates of birth and death on Francis & Ann Tyler.
William Tyler, son of Francis II and Ann Strother, was born about 1750 in Virginia. He married Ann Carter in 1774 or 75. William was a solder in the Revolutionary War, enlisting 9-15-1777 and serving until 8-19-1780. He served in Captain Windsor Brown's Co. in the First Virginia State Regiment. He was commanded by Col. George Gibson and Lt. Charles Russel. William came to S. C. in February of 1785 and received the 1st land grant 2-25-1785, with other grants following in rapid succession because of this service in the war. He ended up being granted several thousand acres of land (S. C. Archives records, Columbia, S. C.). William died in 1818 at Norway, S. C. and is buried in an obliterated Cemetery which was on his plantation. His wife, Ann is buried at Osyka, Mississippi.
William Tyler, Jr. was born in Virginia 10-24-1780. He married Ann Bennet who was born 5-18-1789. William d. 8-16-1842 and Ann d. 6-10-1865. They are both buried at Willow Swamp Baptist Church, Norway, South Carolina. [ see also: The Williams and Tyler Families].
The following are the children of William Tyler, Jr. and Ann Bennet:
Martha Tyler, b. 11-7-1804 d. 1-21-1816 (dysentery)
William Tyler, III b. 1-19-1807 d 9-17-1810 (typhoid)
John Jefferson Tyler, b. 2-27-1809 d 1-20-1816 (typhoid)
Mary Ann Elizabeth Carolina Tyler, b 1-12-1812 d 1-16-1816
Rebecca Tyler, b 8-30-1815 d. 10-30-1815
James Head Tyler b. 11-29-1816 d. 8-29-1817
Joshua Tyler b. 11-18-1818 m. Ann Jane Corbitt 9-9-1838
Thomas Bennett Tyler b. 8-27-1820 m. Rachel Elizabeth Corbitt in 1841 at Salley, S. C. Both buried Tyler Cem. Wagener, S.C.
Levy Silvester Tyler, b. 12-8-1823 m. Catherine Thomas 2-14-1856 [ see also: The Williams and Tyler Families].
Darling Swift Tyler, b. 2-16-1826 m. (d. 9-24-1864 according to these emails)
Ann Rebecca Tyler, b. 8-31-1828 m. Capt. Jim Reed (Conf. War)
The Williams and Tyler Families
The Tyler Family
Williams family stories
Some Williams family photos
The Baraca Class (taught by Wyman)
Wyman Loren Williams, Jr.
Evans Cooper Williams
Williams -- Lee Connection
Williams / Hendry Family Nuggets
Georgia Green and family
Zapolsky -- Conzevoy wedding