Rolla A. Tyler is a son of the late William and Catherine (Utz) Tyler, long ago deceased and was born in Georgetown, Floyd Co., Ind., March 1, 1840. Sept. 21, 1865, he was married in Harrison county, Ind., to Catherine Mosier whose parents, Philip and Anna J. (Sears) Mosier, have passed away. The issue of this marriage is eight children, Clara B., Oliver O., Florence M, Alonzo E., Birdie E., Media J., Jesse H. and Nolie M. Comrade Tyler served in the Union army as a private in Co. C., 81st Ind. V.I., 4th A.C. He was engaged in farming when he was enrolled Aug. 13, 1862, at New Albany, Ind. He was never wounded or in hospital but was given a furlough of twenty days, in the spring of 1864 at Huntsville, Ala. With this exception, he was constantly with his command, taking part in the engagements of Stone River, Eaglesville, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta Campaign, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, Siege of Atlanta, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Nashville, Ashville and Triune; he was honorably discharged June 13, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. His brother, John H. served in Co. C, 81st Ind. V.I. An uncle, Jefferson Tyler served in the Mexican war; his wife had four brothers in the army, Theodore in the 12th and 144th Ind. V.I., Mordica in 66th Ind. V.I., David in 12th Ind. Bat. and George in 12th Ind. V.I. Her paternal grandfather fought in the War of 1812. Comrade Tyler belongs to Georgetown Post, 582, in which he has held the offices of P.P.C., Q.M., J.V.C. and O.G.; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Georgetown, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike