History of Tylers in America

By January 28, 2019Uncategorized

A note from Norm:

I have been writing a narrative history of my extended Tyler family. The stories begin in 1638 with the arrival of immigrant Job Tyler, a colorful first settler in Massachusetts. (Our 300+ year old homestead is shown here.) The genealogy of the Tyler line is well documented, so it has been relatively easy to include stories and biographies of notable, as well as some questionable, members of the family. I’ve been uncovering stories about witches, presidents, Revolutionary War leaders, treasonous rebels, Mormons, Caribbean plantation managers, entrepreneurs, and notable professors. It is interesting reading for anyone interested in American history.

Plans are to self-publish the final version within a year, after gaining feedback from a variety of sources. However, a draft version of the book, with all of its editing shortcomings, is available online to read now. If you are interested, access the file at: http://tylertopics.com/jobtylerfamilyhistory.pdf


  • Leslie Jean Newell says:

    It was interesting to read this and to find out so much more about Job and Samuel Tyler.
    I was aware that several people in our past were given names because the work they did.
    Job Tyler was my 9th great grandfather. Apparently I am also related to President John Tyler.
    I wasn’t aware that there were 4 Tyler relations who were hung at the Salem Witch Trials.
    You and your associates have done a wonderful job getting all this information. Hope to read more in the future.

  • Norman says:

    Leslie Jean,
    I have since learned the source describing four Tylers who were hung was inaccurate. They were accused, but eventually allowed to go home. However, a cloud hung over them afterwards.

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