President John Tyler, 5th cousin 6x removed

President John Tyler is my is my 5th cousin 6x removed. That ancestor who connect both of us is Robert Booth, my 10th great grandfather. John Tyler was born on March 29, 1790, and died on January 18, 1862. He was, in fact, the tenth president of the United States from 1841 to 1845 after briefly serving as the tenth vice president (1841); he was elected to the latter office on the 1840 Whig ticket with President William Henry Harrison. Tyler ascended to the presidency after Harrison’s death in April 1841, only a month after the start of the new administration. He was a stalwart supporter of states’ rights, and as president, he adopted nationalist policies only when they did not infringe on the powers of the states. His unexpected rise towards the presidency, with the resulting threat to the presidential ambitions of Henry Clay and other politicians, left him estranged from both major political parties.

This is how President John Tyler appears on my genealogical chart to the ancestor we both share:

President John Tyler IV, 10th President of the United States (1790 – 1862)
5th cousin 6x removed

Mary Marot Armistead (1761 – 1797)
Mother of President John Tyler IV, 10th President of the United States

Robert Booth Armistead
Father of Mary Marot Armistead

Ellyson Armistead Captain (1690 – 1757)
Father of Robert Booth Armistead

Moss Booth (1682 – 1750)
Mother of Ellyson Armistead Captain

Robert Booth (1644 – 1695)
Father of Moss Booth

Robert Booth (1610 – 1657)
Father of Robert Booth

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