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Edward Tyler Family Cemetery

   This cemetery was read in 1995 by Lowell and Sandy Griffin, and Joellen Tyler Johnston.   Please email Joellen or one of your coordinators if you have any additional information to add regarding this cemetery.  Ms. Johnston's cemetery contributions are very much appreciated, and it is hoped it is useful to other descendents.

This cemetery is located in eastern Jefferson County

 The Edward Tyler Family Cemetery is located on the north side of Taylorsville Road east of Jeffersontown and west of the Snyder Freeway.  It is surrounded by a 19th century professionally quarried stone wall measuring 50’ by 70’ and made of large slabs, some nearly nine feet in length. 

  There are 26 marked graves, all for individuals who died before 1850.  Of those buried here, 16 lived in Kentucky prior to 1800.  Three served in the War of 1812, two of those fought at the Battle of the Thames, one at the Battle of New Orleans, and have military markers.  Two others are designated as patriots in the Revolution – one for having donated goods and services, the other for an oath of allegiance.  These two have patriots markers placed by the Sons of the American Revolution.

  The patriarch of this family is Edward Tyler who died in 1802 at age 85.  He and his wife Ann “Nancy” Langley, who died in 1820 at age 88, are the g-g-g-grandparents of Harry S. Truman, a relationship proven with primary documentation.  They are also the g-g-grandparents of Henry Tyler who served as mayor of Louisville in the 1890s.  Of their ten children, one daughter and two sons are buried here including Moses Tyler, 1755 – 1839, whose late 18th century homestead is today part of the nearby Blackacre State Nature Preserve.

In addition to the area enclosed by the stone wall, the original deed - Edward Tyler to Levi Tyler, 31 Aug 1837, Jefferson County Deed Book 49, pages 444 & 445 - made provision for the burials of friends, other descendants, and servants, outside the wall.  Although the same deeds grants the cemetery over one acre of ground, considerably less than that is enclosed.  Any graves outside the wall are unmarked.  

* those dates marked with asterick are birthdates added by your coordinator with the use of the Birthday Calculator

 Burial  Birth  Death  Note
 Rose, Allen  10 Jan 1782  17 Nov 1842  Age 50y, 10m, 7d, consort of Mary, PVT KY Mtd Vol Militia, War of 1812
 Rose, Mary

 29 Mar 1796 *

 20 Oct 1841  Aged 45 years, 6 months, 21 days, consort of Allen
 Rose, Infant  13 Sep 1838      - - - - -   Son of A. & M. Rose
 Rose, Charles W.  18 Nov 1834 *  25 Aug 1838  Aged, 3 y, 9 m, 7 d, son of A. & M. Rose
 Rose, Levi T.  10 Aug 1818 *  15 Aug 1837  Aged 19 years & 5 days, son of A. & M. Rose
 Rose, John E.  03 Aug 1825 *  19 Jul 1829  Aged 3 y, 11m, 16 d, son of A. & M. Rose
 Rose, Samuel T.    abt 1826 *     08 Jul 1829  Aged 3 years, son of A. & M. Rose
 Rose, Elizabeth K. S.  26 Dec 1823 *  08 Jun 1824  Aged 5 months, 13 days, dau of A. & M. Rose
 Tyler, Edward    abt 1717 *  20 May 1802  85 years, Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Grave Marker
 Tyler, Ann    abt 1732 *  31 Jul 1820  Aged 88 years, consort of Edward Taylor
 Allison, Nelly    abt 1770 *  27 Feb 1797  Aged 27 years, consort of William Allison
 Tyler, infant      - - - - -   26 Jul 1835  Son of Presley & Frances J. Tyler
 Tyler, Edward    17 Mar 1813 *  25 Mar 1840  Aged 73 Years & 8 Days
 Tyler, Nancy  29 Nov 1766 *  31 Mar 1817  Aged 50 y, 4 m, 2 d, consort of Edward Tyler
 Tyler, Nelly  31 Sep 1800 *  20 Nov 1802  Aged 2 years, 1 month, 20 days
 McHatton, A.      - - - - -       - - - - -   shares stone with J. & W., no dates
 McHatton, J.      - - - - -       - - - - -   shares stone with A. & W., no dates
 McHatton, W.      - - - - -       - - - - -   shares stone with A. & J., no dates
 Tyler, M.    abt 1785 *   June 1811  Aged 26 years (hand lettered field stone)
 Tyler, Zachariah  11 May 1786  06 Sep 1826  (death date should read 1827)  PVT KY Mtd Vol Militia, War of 1812
 Tyler, Phebe  31 Jan 1758 *  31 Aug 1831  Aged 73 years & 7 months, consort of Moses Tyler
 Tyler, Moses  01 Jan 1755  27 Jan 1839  Aged 84 y & 27 d, Son of the American Revolution Patriot grave marker
 Tyler, Charles P.  10 Aug 1811  08 Oct 1835  Aged 24 years, 1 month, 28 days
 Tyler, Edward Jr.  10 May 1794*  14 Dec 1822  Aged 28 years, 7 months, 4 days
 Sturgeon, Elizabeth   25 Dec 1791  13 Jul 1833  Aged 41 years, 6 months, 18 days, wife of Thomas
 Sturgeon, Thomas  11 Sep 1793  05 Sep 1822  Aged 28 years, 11 months, 25 days
 Tyler, Samuel  06 Jun 1803 *  02 Sep 1823  Aged 20 years, 2 months, 27 days
 Tyler, Absalom       1793       1827  PVT KY Detached Militia, War of 1812
 McKonn, Leah      - - - - -        - - - - -   Consort of Robert McKonn, stone broken in pieces

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