Benjamin Tyler came to Claremont, New Hampshire in the Spring of 1767 from Farmington, Connecticut. In March of that year the proprietors gave him two acres of land on the Sugar River for a mill yard. That summer he built the first dam across the Sugar River at West Claremont and in 1768 the first saw-and grist-mills. The same year he became a selectman in town and was reelected several times. Tyler also held other office in town. He was the grandfather of John Tyler.
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Identifier: MS 1384
Overview John Tyler (1818-1896), millwright and inventor. The collection contains patents related to water wheels, lathes, and rag washing machines. Includes two patens from his grandfather Benjamin Tyler, signed by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and John Adams.