Biography of Amos H. Tyler
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Tyler, Amos H., was born in Boonville, Oneida county, N. Y., November 12, 1833. He was a son of Amos and Elizabeth Tyler, he born in Woodstock, Vt., and she in Fairfield, Herkimer county, N. Y. The family is of English descent, and his ancestors came on the Mayflower. Mr. Tyler was reared in Boonville, and attended select schools under Harvey P. Willard and Holland Patent Academy and Watertown Academy. He began teaching school and followed farming until about eighteen years old; he then began as clerk at Fórestport, Oneida county, and clerked about three years for Jackson & Blake, formerly of New York city. He was afterwards in company with Jackson & Co; dissolving partnership, he purchased another store and had a successful business. For about five years he assisted in filling the quotas. He was nearly killed two or three times by men who wished to prevent drafting. He then formed a copartnership with N. B. Foot of Rome, N. Y., and followed the wholesale and retail business at Lyons Falls, Lewis county. N. Y., under the firm name of A. H. Tyler & Co.; he was also postmaster at Lyons Falls. After four years he dissolved partnership and came to Troy, N Y., and engaged in the shoe business on River street for a few years. He lived in Troy for about three years, then sold out and came to Bath-on-the-Hudson, where he engaged in the grocery business for about two years, and was then a traveling salesman for Wolf & Co. of Philadelphia, and has since engaged in real estate business. He married about 1866 Laura E. Hale, of North Granville, Washington county, N. Y., and has had five children: Arthur (deceased), Mary B., Hattie Blinn, Bessie L. and Edith H.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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