The Tyler Family
Cemetery and The William Tyler Cemetery were read by Lowell and Sandy
Griffin in 1995. Genealogical
and/or historical notes (*) were contributed by 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
those dates marked with a plus sign are birth dates added by your
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born 31 Sep 1755 +, died 23 Sep 1836, aged 80 years, 11 months, 23 days.
Billy,” son of Edward Tyler III and his wife, Ann Langley. In
December 1777 William joined the army, served two years as a
private under George Rogers Clark, and was with Clark at the
capture of Kaskaskia and Vincennes.
After leaving the army in December 1779 William returned to
his parents’ home above Redstone in present Penn. before coming
with them to Louisville in spring of the following year.
He was called Walking Billy because he made many flatboat
trips to New Orleans to sell, among other things, the whiskey that
was being made by Zachariah Tyler in association with several
other members of his generation.
The flatboats were also sold at New Orleans and Billy
walked home over the Natchez Trace.
born about 1769 +, died 03 Sep 1834, aged about 67 years.
wife of William, married about 1785.
They had ten children including those buried here.
born 13 Apr 1805, died 28 Jul 1873.
*Son of William and
inherited his father’s farm and lived here until he died.
born 14 Jul 1799, died 31 Aug 1854.
*Daughter of William
and Sarah, Nancy had a twin sister also named Sarah. Neither girl ever married.
It is probable that Sarah is also buried in this cemetery,
all the stones were moved in about 1935 when Silver Springs
Swimming Pool and Resort was established on this property.
It is possible that the actual cemetery lies west of the
present location of these tombstones, just beyond the present
driveway to the house.
born 30 May 1832 +, died 16 Oct 1840, dau of Wm. & L. Tyler, age 8 years, 4
months, 16 days.
*Daughter of William
Tyler Jr. and his wife Letitia Jennings who married 22 Dec. 1825
in Spencer Co., Ky. Letitia
was the sister of Denchy Jennings who married Zachariah Tyler.
Both were daughters of William Jennings, who died 1827 in
Joseph, born 19 Apr 1820 +, died 31 Dec 1853, aged 33 years, 8 months, 12 days,
consort of Eliz. Ann.
*Dr. Landrum was the
husband of Elizabeth Ann Barr who was the daughter of Eleanor
Tyler and her husband John Barr.
Eleanor was the daughter of William “Walking Billy” and
his wife Sarah. Elizabeth
Barr Landrum lived after her husband’s death on her father’s
farm with her Uncle Benjamin and her aunts.
She raised her three children here and never remarried.
A fourth child, John S. Landrum, apparently died in
childhood. Although there is no tombstone for Elizabeth it is probable
that she is buried here also.
Joe and Mary Ellen “Molly” Landrum never married but
lived on this farm until the 1930s making William and Sarah’s
homestead the Tyler Settlement farm continuously owned and
occupied longest by members of the original family.
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