J. C. TYLER, farmer, P.O. Mount Vernon, is a native of Jefferson County, Ill., born on the 28th day of March, 1829. His father, James H. TYLER, was a native of Sumner County, Tenn., and was one of the early settlers of this county. He died here in the spring of 1877, having been a resident of the county for about sixty years. His wife, Catherine (CASEY) TYLER, is one of the oldest living settlers of this county. She was born December 15, 1809, and is the mother of five children, of whom two sons and one daughter are now living. Our subject was raised on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is one of the successful farmers of Jefferson County, and is the owner of 185 acres of good land. He was married October 30, 1850 to Miss Martha H. MAXEY, who has borne him six children,all of whom are now dead except Ida M. Mr. TYLER is now serving his third term as Township Supervisor. He is a Republican in politics, an active member of the A F & A M and 
I O O F, and with his wife, unites with the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Source: "History of Jefferson County, Illinois" Wm. Henry Perrin
Submitted by Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Nov 2, 1997 

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