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Letitia Christian Tyler
Birth: Nov. 12, 1790
Death: Sep. 10, 1842
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Presidential First Lady. She was born on the Cedar Grove Plantation, about twenty miles from Richmond, Virginia to a wealthy planter and a politician. After an upperclass education, in 1813 she married John Tyler, who was then a young Virginia lawyer. The couple would go on to have seven children. She remained at home with her children during her husbandís rising political career, and only ventured once to Washington, DC while he was serving as a US Congressman. In 1839 she suffered a stroke that made her an invalid. When her husband ascended to the United States Presidency in April 1841, she moved into the White House, but only came down once during her residency there to attend the wedding of her daughter. In September 1841 she suffered a second stroke, and died in the White House, becoming the first Presidential First Lady to do so. Her remains were interred in cemetery on the plantation of her birth. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John Tyler (1790 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Tyler Jones (1815 - 1847)*
  Robert Tyler (1816 - 1877)*
  John Tyler (1819 - 1896)*
  Letitia Christian Tyler Semple (1821 - 1907)*
  Elizabeth Tyler Waller (1823 - 1850)*
  Anna Contesse Tyler (1825 - 1825)*
  Alice Tyler Denison (1828 - 1854)*
  Tazewell Tyler (1830 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
All that is Mortal of
Leticia Tyler
Wife of
John Tyler
President of the United States
lies underneath this
marble.
She departed this life
10 Sept. 1842
at the President's House
in the City of Washington
in the 52 year of Her Age.
Her life
was an illustration of
the Christian virtues
and her death the death
of the righteous.

 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Plantation Cemetery
Roxbury
New Kent County
Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 18, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19597
Letitia <i>Christian</i> Tyler
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Letitia <i>Christian</i> Tyler
Added by: Kees Vandenberg
 
Letitia <i>Christian</i> Tyler
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- Cindy
 Added: Sep. 10, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Sep. 10, 2017
4th cousin 4x removed
- Mary Wims Wolfe
 Added: Aug. 24, 2017
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