President (Tyler) - Richmond, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 37° 32.024 W 077° 27.382
18S E 282961 N 4156919
Quick Description: The grave of the 10th President of the United States. John Tyler is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. This column is part of his gravestone.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2021 5:46:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM14YGQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching
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Long Description:
The statue itself is about 1 1/2 feet by 1 1/2 feet if it was a square box. The statue is a depiction of his face. John Tyler assumed the presidency after William Henry Harrison died in office. He was the first president to die in office, only being the 9th president of the United States. This was due to that he had gotten pneumonia from not wearing a jacket on his inauguration day in March, 1841. John Tyler was the 10th president of the United States of American during 1841 to 1845. He only served one term and was one of only a few presidents who served without a Vice President. He was born in Charles City County, Virginia on March 20th, 1790 and died in the city of Richmond on January 18th, 1862. John Tyler was an diplomat before he moved up the latter in politics. He also annexed the state of Texas from an independent country, to a united state.

From the Smithsonian website:

Inscription:
(On west side of base:) PRESIDENT JOHN TYLER MARRIED FIRST LETITIA CHRISTIAN BORN NOVEMBER 12, 1790, DIED JANUARY 12, 1842 INTERRED AT CEDAR GROVE NEW KENT CO. VA MARRIED SECOND JULIA GARDINER BR JULY 23, 1820 DIED JULY 10, 1889 INTERRED BY HIS SIDE UNDER THIS MONUMENT (On east side of base:) JOHN TYLER, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 1841-1845 BORN IN CHARLES CITY CO, VA MARCH 29, 1790 DIED IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND JANUARY 18, 1862 signed Founder's mark appears.

Description:
A bronze bust of John Tyler is mounted on the side of a tall granite shaft topped by a bronze ornamental urn. On the north side of the shaft is a relief depicting an allegorical figure of Memory holding a laurel wreath in her proper left hand and a tree of the republic in her proper right hand. On the south side of the shaft is a relief depicting an allegorical figure of the republic holding a shield bearing the seals of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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The grave is a roughly 25 foot tall obelisk and features both relief and bronze aspects. There's a bust of Tyler above the text of the monument. The relief section features a roman goddess of an unknown name. The top features a bronze sculpture of two eagles around the rim of what appears to be an amphora, likely referring to the Liberty Bell.

Text: John Tyler
President
of the
United States
1841-1845
Born
In Charles City County
March 20, 1790
Died
In the City of Richmond
January 18 1862
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