The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 699, Harrison Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"S. R. TYLER is a native of New Jersey, was born August 18, 1836, and is the son of NATHANIEL and ABIGAIL (SCULL) TYLER, natives of New York and Pennsylvania. In about 1837, the family moved to Ohio, and a few years later came to Tippecanoe County, this state (Indiana), where our subject was left an orphan at the age of eight. For a few succeeding years he resided with a sister in Clay County, (Indiana), and then began the battle of life unaided. October 4, 1859, he married MISS ROXIE V. USHER, a native of Madison County, New York, born August 21, 1839, and daughter of MOSES and ISIS (BURDICK) USHER, both natives of New York, and residents of Clay County, Indiana, to which point they came in 1841. MR. USHER died in 1854; MRS. USHER is still living on the home farm at the age of sixty-seven. To MRS. TYLER have been born four children, two now living - RUSS and CARRIE B. MR. TYLER moved to Edgar County, Illinois, in 1860, farmed two years and then returned to Clay County; five years later he bought eighty-four acres in Caldwell County, Missiouri, remained one year, and then came to this township in September, 1868. Here he owns a farm of 140 acres, on which he lives, and he has, besides, a farm of 165 acres in Clay County, and is worth upward of $15,000, all made through his own industry and enterprise. He is a Republican, and in the spring of 1882 was elected Road Commissioner."