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Julia Gardiner Tyler, First Lady 1844-1845, Second wife of John Tyler

Oil portrait of Letitia Tyler, first wife of John Tyler, by an unknown artist

Letitia Christian Tyler, First Lady 1841-1842, First wife of John Tyler

Letitia Tyler 1790-1842~ letter to her from her husband, John Tyler) “Whether I float or sink in the stream of fortune I shall never cease to love you” ~~John Tyler’s first wife was a stroke victim and the first president’s wife to die in the White House. Their daughter Letty Tyler Semple and daughter-in-law Priscilla Cooper Tyler served as White House hostesses until Tyler eloped with his second wife, Julia (1820-1889), who became the first photographed first lady.~

Julia Gardiner Tyler second wife of Pres. John Tyler; first lady 1844-1845

Letitia Christian Tyler First Lady - 1841-1842 - 1st Wife of John Tyler

10: Letitia Christian Tyler (November 12, 1790 – September 10, 1842) was the first wife of John Tyler. Letitia died while Tyler was in office and the position of First Lady was later given to Tyler's second wife, Julia Tyler.

Julia Gardiner Tyler - second wife of President John Tyler - married in 1844 at the age of 24. (First family children resented & never accepted her).

Letitia Christian Tyler First Lady 1841–1842 First wife of John Tyler