Category Archives: John Tyler

John Tyler Woos MRS. Gardiner

Mr. and Mrs. Tyler 1: On his twenty-third birthday, John Tyler (1790-1861) married Miss Letitia Christian, the daughter of a wealthy pedigreed Virginia family. The courtship was traditional, the marriage bore fruit: eight little Tyler’s made an appearance, seven living … Continue reading

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Julia Tyler’s Premonition

Julia Gardiner Tyler spent only seven months as First Lady; then she went to live in Virginia. JGT: The Young Wife Julia Gardiner (1820-1889) was only 24 when she married sitting President John Tyler, a recent widower.  At 54, Tyler … Continue reading

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President John Tyler Elopes!

John Tyler was a man of Firsts.  The First Vice President-to-President, the First President to remarry, and the President with the most children – fourteen. The President John Tyler became President in April, 1841, only one month after William Henry … Continue reading

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Julia Tyler: Fashionista

About five years before becoming a First Lady, a nineteen-year-old Julia Gardiner was featured in an actual advertising promotion. Miss Julia Gardiner Julia Gardiner was pretty, socially prominent, and very very rich.  Her father, Senator David Gardiner, was a “Gardiner … Continue reading

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