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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, NY.
        2.  Amos Tyler, b. November 27, 1798; d. April 24, 1889, Spokane, WA.
        3.  Susan Tyler, b. April 09, 1801.

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