This representative family has its roots deep in the colonial soil of New England, Virginia, New Jersey and Maryland, and all the numerous branches are supposed to have an English origin. Representatives of the Tyler family were in nearly every one of the original thirteen States at the time of the formation of the Union. In the early wars, in the War of the Revolution and in the War of 1812 they were conspicuous, and in the Civil War some of their achievements were brilliant. Socially, the Tylers have reached from the White House to the poor-house. Were their deeds stricken from the annals of our country the loss would be appreciable. There were several immigrant ancestors of the Tylers and therefore a number of independent lines. In detail, this history treats only of the New England lines, but a brief outline follows herewith of the numerous branches in America.