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Thursday, February 9, 2012

"Former President John Tyler’s (1790-1862) grandchildren still alive!"

Former President John Tyler, born 221 years ago, still has two living grandchildren. So, how is it possible that a former president who died 150 years ago would still have grandchildren alive today? As it turns out, the Tyler men were known for fathering children late in life. John Tyler was born in 1790. He became the 10th president of the United States in 1841 after William Henry Harrison died in office. Tyler fathered Lyon Gardiner Tyler in 1853, at age 63. Then, at the age of 71, Lyon Gardiner Tyler fathered Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. in 1924 and four years later at age 75, Harrison Ruffin Tyler. Both men are still alive today.

The above comes from Yahoo News http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/former-president-john-tyler-1790-1862-grandchildren-still-191230189.html in an article by By Eric Pfeiffer. Read entire article by clicking link.

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