Tombstone Tuesday: The Tylors

On Saturday, I posted about a mini research project that I did about the history of the house where I’m renting. The original owners of the 1880s Victorian mansion were Wilson M. and Elizabeth N. Tylor.

As I detailed, Wilson was the editor of the Easton, Md., newspaper for many years. Both he and his wife had longstanding ties to the region.

Both were Quakers and so were buried on the grounds of the Third Haven Meeting House, here in Easton. Turns out, that cemetery is practically across the street from where the house stands. I took a stroll over there this past Sunday.

Below are photographs of their gravesite:

Historical marker for the Third Haven Meeting House

Historical marker for the Third Haven Meeting House

Wilson M. (left) and Elizabeth N. Tylor's Headstones

Wilson M. (left) and Elizabeth N. Tylor's Headstones

Wilson M. Tylor Headstone

Wilson M. Tylor Headstone

Elizabeth N. Tylor's Headstone

Elizabeth N. Tylor's Headstone

Bessie T. Claggett (Daughter) Headstone

Bessie T. Claggett (Daughter) Headstone

J. Ellwood Tylor (Son) Headstone

J. Ellwood Tylor (Son) Headstone

The Tylors had five children, but I only found two of their graves in the vicinity of the parents at the cemetery.

Sadly, Laurence Claggett, a Tylor relative and historian who wrote the books I found over the weekend about the Tylor family, passed away only last month. The death notice I found online stated his service was to be held at the Third Haven Meeting House. I didn’t see his grave there, but I wasn’t looking for it at the time.

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4 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: The Tylors

  1. Michael Hait says:

    Great photos! I worked on a large project last year on the PARROTT family who were fairly prominent in that area in the colonial period. Several of them are buried in that cemetery. I loved going through those old records, some of which called the church and its vicinity “Tredhaven” (and other variants) – Old English is the best!

  2. baysideresearch says:

    Thanks, Michael! There’s a lot of rich history in Easton — Tredhaven sounds like a variation of Tred Avon, which is also the name of a river in the area. Interesting!

  3. Betty Miessner says:

    I have some info on a daughter of Wilson Moore Tylor and his wife Elizabeth Needles. Marian F., married Hall Wrightson.

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