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John Tyler’s 15 Children

John Tyler: 10th president & 15 children

John Tyler became the unexpected 10th president of the United States upon the sudden death of William Henry Harrison.

He wasn’t a particularly impressive commander-in-chief, but he was notable for at least one thing: having more legitimate children than any other U.S. president.

He married this first wife, Letitia Christian, in 1813. They had eight children:

  • Mary (b. 1815)
  • Robert (b. 1816)
  • John (b. 1819)
  • Letitia (b. 1821)
  • Elizabeth (b. 1823)
  • Anne Contesse (1825-1825) – John Tyler’s paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Contesse.
  • Alice (b. 1827)
  • Tazewell, called “Taz” (b. 1830) – He “was named by the older children after the Tyler family’s close friend, Littleton W. Tazewell.”

Letitia had a stroke in 1839, and died in 1842.

John married his second wife, Julia Gardiner, in 1844. They had seven more children:

  • David (b. 1846)
  • John (b. 1848)
  • Julia (b. 1849)
  • Lachlan (b. 1851) – Julia’s mother’s maiden name was McLachlan.
  • Lyon (b. 1853) – Probably named in honor of Julia’s ancestor Lion Gardiner.
  • Robert Fitzwalter, called “Fitz” (b. 1856) – He was “[n]amed Robert Fitzwalter in honor of Julia Tyler’s ancestor of thirteenth-century England.” (I found several contenders, but my guess is this guy.)
  • Pearl (b. 1860) – She “was originally to be named Margaret, but she was christened Pearl instead.”

The grand total? 15.

Which of the Tyler kids’ names do you like best?


Unusual Names: Epaphroditus, Orchard, Speedy, Waddy

Here’s a batch of unusual male names that belonged to various U.S. Representatives:

  • Bolling Hall (1767-1836) – U.S. Representative from Georgia.
  • Calvary Morris (1798-1871) – U.S. Representative from Ohio.
  • Chesselden Ellis (1808-1854) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Chittenden Lyon (1787-1842) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
  • Denver Church (1862-1952) – U.S. Representative from California.
  • Epaphroditus Champion (1756-1834) – U.S. Representative from Connecticut.
  • Montague Lessler (1869-1938) – U.S. Representative from New York.
  • Orchard Cook (1763-1819) – U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.
  • Smedley Darlington (1827-1899) – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. (Grandfather of Smedley Darlington Butler.)
  • Speedy Long (1928-2006) – U.S. Representative from Louisiana.
  • Tazewell Ellett (1856-1914) – U.S. Representative from Virginia.
  • Waddy Thompson (1798-1868) – U.S. Representative from South Carolina.
  • Wingfield Bullock (died in 1821) – U.S. Representative from Kentucky.