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Skip Tyler's Genealogy Page


Description: image003HI! When I (Ward E. Tyler III aka. Skip) was 11 years old; my grandmother told me the story of my great-great-grandfather, Warden Tyler, who had served in the Civil War. He was a member of the Forty-Fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (Read the regimental history for the 45th PA Volunteers and see the roster of the Regiment's Company I.) The oral tradition, which has been backed up by historical evidence, is Warden had been held captive by the Confederacy. After he had been imprisoned for a week, there was a prisoner exchange. One of the Union captives who were to be set free had died, so Warden assumed the identity of that soldier and was released. My grandmother showed me his picture in a civil war uniform and a ring he had made out of a soup bone while imprisoned.


NEW! After 5 years, it is probably time to reboot this page. I have updated the email address and removed the obsolete links. I should be making more updates soon. NEW!


The story inspired me to find out more about my Tyler family history, especially when my Tyler Line (see my Tyler Line) came to North America.


        Read about the William Tyler Mystery

        View a comprehensive list of the Descendants of William Tyler

        See Families with Direct Links to our Tyler family.

        Read about my great grandfather, Mikko Kiviniemi (Mike Carlson)

        My Irish Ancestors Martin Burke and Mary Conniff

        If you think we may be related or you have a comment email me (address updated 1 Nov 16)


My Tyler Line. To find out more about an individual, click on their name.




1. William Tyler (1644 - Abt 1692)

Abigail Terrell (1644 - 1692)

2. John Tyler (Abt 1667 - 1741)

Abigail Hall (1673/4 - 1741)

3. Isaac Tyler (1712/3 - 1801)

Abigail Chauncey (1725 - Unknown)

4. Miles Chauncey Tyler (1764 - 1854)

Sarah Sanford (1772 - 1861)

5. Amos Tyler (1798 - 1889)

Annice Bartle (1801- 1873)

6. Warden E. Tyler (1839 - 1903)

Catherine Orr (1839 - 1916)

7. William George Tyler (1876 - 1936)

Anna Caroline Lewis (1881 - 1936)

8. Ward Erwin Tyler Sr. (1907 - 1988)

Genevieve Patricia Burke (1908 - 1984)

9. Ward Erwin Tyler Jr. (1931 - 1989)



Families with Direct Connection to the Tyler Family


        Johannes Bartle (1735/6 - 1808)

        Charles Chauncey (1592 - 1671/2)

        John Hall (1606 - 1676)

        John Loomis (1562 - 1619)

        Robert Orr (1807 - 1891)

        Richard Sanford (1533 - 1591)


My Favorite Genealogy Web sites:

  - The Oldest and Largest Free Genealogical Web Site.

        Tyler Family Genealogy Forum - A place to post messages to gather information on the Tyler surname.

        National Archives and Records Administration Genealogy Page - It is what it sounds like, the US Government Archive. There is lots of information here for the researcher who is just getting started, especially if you have ancestors who served in the Civil War. The site explains how to order pension files. Also, has lots of good genealogy links.

        Cemetery Records On Line - If you are looking for some dead people, this is a good place to start.

        Social Security Death Index Interactive Search - A good place to look for people who died after 1940, especially to find birth and death dates.