Letitia Christian Tyler (Political Wife)


Letitia Tyler, first wife of John Tyler, was the First Lady of the United States from 1841 until her death in 1842.

Born: Letitia Christian, Nov 12, 1790, Cedar Grove, Virginia, US
Died: Sept 10, 1842, Washington, D.C, US
Cause of death: Stroke
Resting place: Cedar Grove Plantation Cemetery, New Kent County, Virginia, USA
Children: 7, including Robert and Letitia
President: John Tyler
Preceded by: Anna Harrison, Jane Harrison
Succeeded by: Priscilla Tyler

About Letitia Christian Tyler

Wife of John Tyler who was First Lady from 1841 until her death. For most of her tenure in the White House she remained in the upstairs living quarters due to the fact ath she had suffered a paralytic stroke several years before.

Before Fame

She was devoted to her family and worked at the plantation they lived on.


She dated John for five years and it wasn’t until weeks before the wedding that she kissed him.

Family Life

She and John had four daughters and three sons.


Julia Gardiner Tyler was John Tyler‘s second wife.

Information related to Letitia Christian Tyler

  • John Tyler family
  • Second Ladies of the United States
  • First Ladies of the United States
  • 18th-century American people
  • 19th-century American women
  • Spouses of members of the United States House of Representatives

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