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Re: TYLER Family in KY Fort -- Fayette Co.?
Posted by: Margaret H. Kannensohn Date: January 30, 2002 at 11:20:43
In Reply to: TYLER Family in KY Fort -- Fayette Co.? by Pat Obrist of 847

This is serendipity! I am the Fayette County Attorney, and I'm still working on an inventory of county cemeteries at the request of the state Attorney General.

The Tyler Family Burying Ground has given me fits! It is located on the north side of Spurr Road, back on a farm. I do not know who currently owns the property, but in 1979, according to a local Historic Department study (FA-381)one Pope McLean owned it.

At the time of the survey, four gravesites were identifiable: Mrs. Susan Tyler (your Susan Shores) 1787-1866 (w/o Benjamin Tyler); Benjamin Tyler 1783-1870; Mrs. Letty Tyler (your Letitia George)d. 1848, age 93; William Tyler 1747-1843. There could well have been additional grave sites at this location.

I hope the above is of as much assistance to you as your posting was to me. I had the Tylers just dangling in thin air. I do not think the Fort alluded to was Boonesborough per a follow up post to you. Spurr Road is located off Leestown Pike, which is on the western side of the county, while Boonesborough was to the east and across the county line.

Because of the location of the cemetery, I can also eliminate Bryan[t]'s Station. I'll ask around.

Also, there is a Gorham Family Burying Ground here in Fayette County, and I'd be happy to send you a listing of the identifiable graves. Just let me know.

Finally...the Tyler mystery has been solved! I was even wondering if the surname might be Taylor...

If you'd like a copy of the above historic survey, I'll be happy to get you a copy. I'm always looking for an excuse to wander up the street to the library, county clerk's office, and historic office.

Best regards,

Margaret A. H. Kannensohn
Fayette County Attorney

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