John Tyler1

Male, #5775, (circa 1760 - Feb 1806)
Father*Hans Rudolph Theiler (1737 - b 1775)
Mother*Elizabeth (?) (s 1737 - )
Birth*circa 1760 John was born at Saxe Gotha, Craven Co., South Carolina, circa 1760. 
American Revolution*between 1776 and 1781 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War in Saxe Gotha, Berkeley District, South Carolina, between 1776 and 1781
(Tyler, John, 1791 Petition found in Audit Acct of Wade & Richard Hampton AA 3287 FR: 388-387
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The Honourable [so sp. on document] Jacob Read Esqr. Speaker of the House of Representatives; and
the Gentlemen the Members of the House,
                The petition of your humble petitioners residing on and near
the Congaree river, most Humbly sheweth;
                         That we your humble petitioners all men of staunch
Republican principles, which the whole tenor of our conduct sufficiently evinces, But at the
time when this part of the Country was over=run by it’s Implacable Enemies, Maxwell
the Commander of the Congaree=fort forced all the men of the vicinage within the fortifica=
=tion; where we remained until the place surrendered to the American army. It was then pro=
=posed to the prisoners, whether they should be sent to Charleston or serve ten months in the
cause of their Country, the latter was readily embraced by us and we proved our innate and
independant feelings by immediately entering under the Banner of General Sumter in Colonel
Wade Hampton’s Regiment of light Troops and by the Chearfulness and ______ with which we
went thro our Duty during the said term. We thereon your humble petitioners humbly hope that
this honorable house will be pleased to look on us in the same point of view as the rest of the
Regiment we served in, that we may receive the same Bounty as promised to others, Your petiti=
=oners also Humbly Represent to this house that the greatest part of us during our absence
from home and on Duty, were by the inroads of Foraging parties plundered of our Effects
and are Reduced to very indegent circumstances - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Your petitioners rest in humble hope this house will be pleased to order that we may receive
the Bounty and pay as the rest of the troop adequate to the time of our service or grant us such
relief in the premises as to the wisdom and humanity of the house shall seem meet - - - - - - -
                              And your humble petitioners will ever pray, ____
Saxa-Gotha, January, 24, 1791

Frederick Class [something crossed out]
George Slappey Martin Hook
[unable to read this one] John Gossert
Hen. Slappy Sergt.           Mash ___ adm. of the will
Barbara Lee, Executrix to Estate James Mashborn
of Adam Minick Jacob Bonner
Jacob Heily            Martin Hidle
Henry Geiger                Conrad Raff
Simeon Theus           Oliver Legran
Edw Wells            John Foust
John Tyler                Peter Foust.)1 
Will27 Aug 1794 John named as executor(s) on 27 Aug 1794.1 
1800 Census*1800 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Orangeburg District, South Carolina. P. 252. 
Will*5 Feb 1806 He made a will at Lexington District, South Carolina, on 5 Feb 1806.

His will, which follows, is courtesy of Genevieve Harris. It mentions his two children Ann Elizabeth, and Jacob Joseph: Exhibit A Filed 21st Feb. 1818 - In Equity Ninety Six District 1818 Joel Culpepper & Ann Elizabeth his wife vs Jacob Tyler & Joseph Culpepper Exhibit A Feb 22nd February 1819 - Equity case Jacob J. Tyler vs Jacob Tyler

In The Name of God Amen I John Tyler of Lexington District in the State of South Carolina planter, being weak in body tho of Sound mind, memory and understanding, thanked be God make publish and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say

First I direct that my body may be disposed of in that manner that may be most agreeable to my Executors herein after named and that all my just debts funeral expenses and charges of this my will be fully paid and satisfied by my said Executors-

Also - I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Anne Elizabeth Tyler, and to my beloved son Jacob Joseph Tyler, all my estate, to be equally divided between them, also - I declare that such property as should not be of present use to my said children to be sold at public vendue by my said Executors, to the highest bidder on a credit of one year with interest from the day of sale.

Likewise if either of my Negroes should not choose to live with my said children, it is my desire that he or they may be allowed to choose a master, and my executors to sell them to the best advantage for my said children. Likewise it is my desire that my said executors shall furnish each of my Negroes three hundred and fifty weight of pork for every year while they remain the property of my said children and bread sufficient.

And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my dear beloved brother Jacob Tyler, my beloved and undoubted friend John Wolfe and my dear beloved Uncle Joseph Culpepper executors of this my last will and Testament. And I do hereby revoke all former wills, codicils, or testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made by me.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and six. Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses - Frederick Class /signed/ J Denton /s/ John Tyler /signed/ State of South Carolina

Personally appeared before me Alexander Bell [from here down this part only on Ex .A copy for Jacob Joseph Tyler] Lexington District ordinary for said district Frederick Class and being duly sworn saith on his oath that he saw the within named John Tyler sign and seal this within instrument of___ as his last will and testament and that he in the presence cf John Denton dist sign the same as witness.____the 22nd of March 1806. - Frederick Class /s/ Alexander Bell A.L.D. --

Ordinary's office Lexington Districk 24th February 1819 I do hereby certify that the above is a correct and true copy from the orignal will as appears on record in my office. John McCrolss (?)1 
Death*Feb 1806 He died at Lexington District, South Carolina, in Feb 1806. 
Probate*22 Mar 1806 Probate action was taken on John's estate on 22 Mar 1806 at Lexington District, South Carolina


Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. E-mail written 1983-2011 to Lew Griffin from Mary Genevieve Taylor Harris (#48715), Dallas, TX, e-mail address.