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Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper Tyler (June 14, 1816 - December 29, 1889) was the daughter in law of John Tyler, the tenth President of the United States. She served as official White House hostess and unofficial First Lady of the United States from September 10, 1842 to June 26, 1844. June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the tenth (1841-1845) President of the United States. ... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Martha Washington, 1st First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, current First Lady of the United States (2001-present) First Lady of the United States is the unofficial title of the hostess of the White House. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Background and early life

Priscilla Cooper was born in New York City in 1816. Her father Thomas Apthorpe Cooper was a successful stage actor and producer. Her mother Mary Fairlee Cooper was a New York socialite. Priscilla began to work as an actress at the age of 17. Thomas Apthorpe Cooper achieved great success in the theater business and they lived in a grand house on Broadway. The family's fortune were reversed during the Panic of 1837. The family lost their house and at one point were reduced to subsisting on radishes and strawberries . Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location [[Image:|250px|250px|Location of City of New York, New York]] Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R... A socialite is a person (male or female, but more often used for a woman) of social prominence who is considered to be an influential social figure. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Panic of 1837 was an economic depression, one of the most severe financial crises in the history of the United States. ... Binomial name Raphanus sativus L. bunch of radishes The radish is a root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family. ... Strawberries Promo Strawberries is an album by The Damned released October 1982 on Bronze Records (catalogue #BRON 542). ...


While playing Desdemona in a production of Othello in Richmond, Virginia she met Robert Tyler, the eldest son of wealthy plantation owner and former US Senator John Tyler. In Victorian America, acting was considered a scandalous profession and actresses had little social standing. The addition of the Cooper's financial woes seemed to conspire to make any match between the two unlikely. Despite their social differences, the couple wed in Bristol, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1839. John and Letitia Tyler warmly welcomed her into the Tyler family. Desdemona by Frederic Leighton Desdemona is a fictional character in the play Othello by William Shakespeare. ... Othello and Desdemona in Venice by Théodore Chassériau (1819–1856) Othello: The Moor of Venice is a tragedy by Shakespeare written around 1603. ... Nickname: River City Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra Official website: http://www. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of Great Britain is considered the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Bristol is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Letitia Christian Tyler (November 12, 1790 - September 10, 1842), first wife of John Tyler, was First Lady of the United States from 1841 until her death. ...


John Tyler was the successful candidate for the Vice-Presidency in the 1840 election. After the sudden death of President William Henry Harrison just one month after taking office, John Tyler became President of the United States. Dick Cheney 46th and current Vice President (2001- ) The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government, the person who is a heartbeat from the presidency. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ...


White House hostess

By the time John Tyler assumed the Presidency, his wife Letitia was a semi-invalid. She asked Priscilla to assist her in her duties as White House hostess. When Mrs. Tyler died on September 10, 1842, the President asked Priscilla to assume the duties of White House hostess and unofficial First Lady. Priscilla was described as extroverted, attractive, intelligent, and witty. She was also the first woman acting as First Lady to travel with the President as an official member of the Presidential party. September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Robert Tyler moved to Philadelphia in 1844 and Priscilla passed her duties as hostess of the White House to the President's daughter Letitia Tyler Semple. Philadelphia is a village located in Jefferson County, New York. ...


Later years

The Tylers resided in Philadelphia for 16 years. Robert practiced law and was active in the Democratic Party. When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Robert and Priscilla declared loyalty to the Confederacy. They moved to Richmond where Robert took a post as the register of the Confederate Treasury. The Democratic Party is one of the two major United States political parties. ... Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Abraham Lincoln+ Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee Strength 1,556,678 1,064,200 Casualties KIA: 110,100 Total dead: 359,500 Wounded: 275,200 KIA: 74,500 Total dead: 198,500 Wounded: 137,000+  The American... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1...


After the war, Robert became the editor of the Mail and Advertiser newspaper in Montgomery, Alabama. Priscilla remained in Montgomery after Robert's death in 1877. She spent the last twelve years of her life there. Montgomery skyline from the banks of the Alabama River Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama. ...

Preceded by:
Letitia Christian Tyler
First Lady of the United States
1842–1844
Succeeded by:
Julia Gardiner Tyler
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Julia Gardiner Tyler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (470 words)
Julia Gardiner Tyler (July 23, 1820 – July 10, 1889), second wife of John Tyler, was First Lady of the United States from June 26, 1844 to March 4, 1845.
Late in 1842 the Gardiners went to Washington, DC for the winter social season, and Julia became the undisputed darling of the capital.
After the Tylers' retired to their home at Sherwood Forest in Virginia, she bore him seven more children, (Tyler had eight children with his first wife, Letitia).
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