Miles Chauncey Tyler (1764 - 1854)
Miles Chauncey Tyler was born December 13, 1764 in Wallingford, CT, and
died June 08, 1854 in McDonough, NY. He married Sarah Sanford, daughter
of John Sanford and Sarah Wilmot. She was born October 06, 1772, and died May 14, 1861.
Miles Chauncey Tyler is one of my favorite ancestors, primarily because of
the difficulty of tracking him down. Apparently his first name come from
the surname of his father's first wife Miles, and his middle name Chauncey come
from Isaac's second wife (Miles' mother), Chauncey. Since most records
show him as M. Chauncey or Chauncey, it appears he used his middle name most
often. However, he appears in the 1800 US
Census as Miles C Tyler residing in New Haven
County. Chauncey did serve in
the Revolutionary War. Nelson Tiffany of Norwich spent hours documenting and
locating graves of these soldiers in all the towns of Chenango County lists him
in Revolutionary War Vets Chenango County N, however there is no record he ever
applied for a pension and he is not in the DAR index. Chauncey Tyler
apparently moved to Smithville, NY
after 1800. Chauncey was in NY during the 1810 census The first settlements in
Smithville occurred around 1799, but Chauncey is not listed as an early settler
in the History of Chenango and Madison
Counties. According to Helen
Reed Tuttle in her history on McDonough and Vicinity, Chauncey came from Wallingford,
CT to Smithville to build corduroy roads.
He is buried in Union Cemetery
in McDonough, NY.
Children of Miles Chauncey Tyler and Sarah Sanford are:
1. Thomas Tyler, b. Abt.
1793; d. April 26, 1879, McDonough,
2. Amos Tyler,
b. November 27, 1798; d. April 24, 1889, Spokane,
3. Susan Tyler, b. April 09, 1801.
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