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Former President John Tylerís (1790-1862) grandchildren still alive
Yahoo! News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 01/26/2012 7:26:41 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Former President John Tyler, born 221 years ago, still has two living grandchildren. The one-term president isn't a well-known historical figure; he's probably best remembered for helping to push through the annexation of Texas in 1845, shortly before leaving office.

So, how is it possible that a former president who died 150 years ago would still have direct descendents alive today? As it turns out, the Tyler men were known for fathering children late in life. And that math is pretty outstanding when added up:

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.

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TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; johntyler
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 7:26:49 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That actually a pretty cool fact! Thanks for sharing.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 7:29:50 AM PST by freemama
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yikes!


3 posted on 01/26/2012 7:30:02 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Wow, interesting! They don’t make sperm like they used to, unless you’re Rod Stewart, of course.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 7:31:19 AM PST by mancini
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tippecanoe and Tyler too!!!

CA....


5 posted on 01/26/2012 7:32:43 AM PST by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I guess it goes to show that although there may be snow on the roof there's still fire in the furnace.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
6 posted on 01/26/2012 7:32:43 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Here's his "come hither" look--kinda cute; like "blue steel." Would fit right into a rock band.

Those grandsons should be researched. They might be carrying the genetic key to a natural form of Viagra.

7 posted on 01/26/2012 7:35:57 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: mancini
Actually they do - I have hardcore Papally consecrated Irish Catholic sperm - it's known to survive for long periods of time under the most adverse conditions.

Etiam non princeps sed usque ad genua, Principis Pacis!
8 posted on 01/26/2012 7:36:02 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: mancini
Wow, interesting! They don’t make sperm like they used to, unless you’re Rod Stewart, of course.
Or Tony Randall
9 posted on 01/26/2012 7:36:25 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

LOL!! Irish birth control = marry late. You can be sure you will have lots of children anyway.

But — Tyler was English. There must have been a Celt in the woodpile of his family tree.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 7:38:08 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Albion Wilde
This guy one of them? Photobucket
11 posted on 01/26/2012 7:40:05 AM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Albion Wilde

I wanna see what the Tyler women looked like.


12 posted on 01/26/2012 7:41:00 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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Or Tony Randall

Forgot him, LOL!

13 posted on 01/26/2012 7:42:42 AM PST by mancini
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My best friend in high school had a grandfather who was a slave.

He made it a point that his grandfather was a FREED slave.

Apparently his father was in his early 80s when he was born.


14 posted on 01/26/2012 7:42:56 AM PST by kidd
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To: ConorMacNessa

Actually, I’m more impressed with his wife.


15 posted on 01/26/2012 7:44:16 AM PST by MissNomer
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To: ConorMacNessa
it's known to survive for long periods of time under the most adverse conditions.

With the help of some Guinness, no doubt? ;-)

16 posted on 01/26/2012 7:45:36 AM PST by mancini
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This guy one of them?

LOL! Nah -- his name was originally Tallarico.

17 posted on 01/26/2012 7:47:07 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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Actually, I’m more impressed with his wife.

Probably like Donald Trump -- he gets older, but the parade of wives stay the same age.

18 posted on 01/26/2012 7:49:06 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Most amazing thing....preViagra!


19 posted on 01/26/2012 7:55:58 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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Actually, I’m more impressed with his wife.

Here are the gals, Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler! Fifteen children between them. Awesome!

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20 posted on 01/26/2012 7:56:59 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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