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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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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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To: Dr. Sivana
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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To: RitchieAprile
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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To: MissNomer
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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To: MissNomer
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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To: Albion Wilde

When I first read your post, I thought you said Donald “Tramp”.

I didn’t bat an eyelash because it seemed accurate.


21 posted on 01/26/2012 8:04:03 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Sr., lived until 1935. He was President of the College of William and Mary for many years. His younger sister Pearl Tyler was born in 1860 and was thus a year or two old when former President Tyler died--she lived until 1947.

Between my grandfather's grandfather's birth and my grandfather's own death was a span of 197 years--not quite the record of Tyler's grandchildren. My grandfather had a younger sister who outlived him by 4 years--she died 201 years after her grandfather's birth.

22 posted on 01/26/2012 8:04:03 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As a child, I knew a man (born @ 1890) who claimed that his grandfather, as a baby, had been “bounced on the knee of George Washington.” I always thought the math was a stretch, but he knew approximate dates, places and certainly had the “old-Virginia” lineage to have made it possible.

I was only a young boy, but I thought - how cool! I know a man, who knows a man - who met George Washington!

We are still a young Republic!


23 posted on 01/26/2012 8:05:46 AM PST by PGR88
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As Matthew Spalding from the Heritage Foundation said at the Virginia Tea Party convention in 2010, “we are not that far from our founding.” I bet he didn’t realize how true those words are.


24 posted on 01/26/2012 8:10:48 AM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: PGR88

“I was only a young boy, but I thought - how cool! I know a man, who knows a man - who met George Washington!”

It is interesting how a single life can bridge eras. The great-grandmother that held me as a baby sat in Robert E. Lee’s lap!


25 posted on 01/26/2012 8:54:01 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: PGR88

“We are still a young Republic!”

We used to be a Republic. I have nfi what we are now.


26 posted on 01/26/2012 8:56:36 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yep, I understand that one of them lives not far from me in Franklin, TN. I should look him up one of these days...


27 posted on 01/26/2012 8:58:25 AM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: TexasRepublic

As a teenager, my Dad was fascinated listening to his great-grandfather - who lived to be 99 - talk about going downtown (Philadelphia) to see Lincoln’s funeral train. Dad became a lifelong Civil War buff. In this case, nobody was over 35 when their kids were born.


28 posted on 01/26/2012 9:10:03 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And from the Great Beyond, Strom Thurmond and John Tyler high-five...

}:-)4


29 posted on 01/26/2012 9:18:03 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And from the Great Beyond, Strom Thurmond and John Tyler high-five...

}:-)4


30 posted on 01/26/2012 9:18:26 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is actually one of my favorite points of the history of our young republic. I was telling somone about this a couple weeks ago.


31 posted on 01/26/2012 9:33:19 AM PST by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

My (living) mother in Houston, was daughter to one—Danial Webster L****— who fought FOR the STATE of Alabama in his
late teens/early 20s. She was 10 when he died at age 90 in 1933.


32 posted on 01/26/2012 10:33:17 AM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: urtax$@work

A few years ago I heard a talk by a man who was 97 years old (I don’t know if he is still alive) whose father had ridden with Nathan Bedford Forrest during the WBTS. Obviously his father was a pretty old man when he was born.


33 posted on 01/26/2012 11:07:19 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: kidd

My 45 year old husband’s grandfather was nursed by one of the family’s slaves. It’s a fact that has always amazed me. By the way, after the war all the freed slaves stayed with the family for years.


34 posted on 01/26/2012 11:38:52 AM PST by YoungCurmudgeon
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Far Out! Thanks for the research. I’d love to meet them.


35 posted on 01/26/2012 6:47:56 PM PST by bksanders (I think I just had my backslashed on a carriage return)
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To: Verginius Rufus
From John Tyler's birth in 1790 to his last child's death in 1947 is 157 years.

From my great-grandfather's birth in 1835 to his last child's death in 1981 is 146 years. A shorter span but not by much.

36 posted on 01/26/2012 7:01:59 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

That generational span doesn’t sound all that unusual to me. My grandfather was born in 1873. I’m in my late 40’s. His oldest daughter is still alive. His second oldest daughter just passed away on Tuesday of this week. His youngest son, my father, passed away in 2008.


37 posted on 01/26/2012 7:07:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
and another thing(s).......Perspective Am.Hist.

"Last" Confederate Widow Maudie White Hopkins, 93,(2008) died Sunday at age 93, ....Other Confederate widows are still living, but they don’t want any publicity, Martha Boltz of the United Daughters of the Confederacy said Tuesday.

Herman Lehmann , last captive rescued from the Comanche, was autographing pictures in a 1947 Houston movie theater.

John Tyler was like 4 or 5 presidents BEFORE Lincoln.

At the NHS battlefield in Wyoming , there is silent film of Am.Indians hand signing about their roll in the great battle of the Greasy Grass (Custer Last Stand)

At GWTW movie premier in Atlanta, 1939, in attendance were vets. of WBTS. They were in the newsreels.

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2009/05/the_lowdown_on_bonnie_and_clyd.html

go to link here to read about descendants of Bonnie &Clyde

38 posted on 01/26/2012 7:28:27 PM PST by urtax$@work (The only kind of memorial is a Burning memorial !)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
That is amazing. Imagine being alive in 2012 and able to claim that your grandfather was born in 1790!

Just to put it in perspective, your grandfather was born when George Washington, Wolfgang Mozart and Benjamin Franklin were still alive! Your own father was old enough to remember the Civil War!

39 posted on 01/26/2012 7:36:10 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 7 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That is cool!

Did you know the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War died in 1959?


40 posted on 01/26/2012 7:38:22 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks rightwingintelligentsia.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


41 posted on 01/28/2012 2:17:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Squantos; humblegunner; Eaker; sit-rep

I guess ol’ Tyler didn’t forget how to find the little man in the canoe! (Maybe that’s where the saying came from).


42 posted on 01/28/2012 2:30:07 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Six months ago I was all "Go away Newt." Now I'm "Eh, he's the best we got, so 'Go Newt.'")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyon_Gardiner_Tyler

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Harrison Tyler [the grandson] is a retired businessman who owns his grandfather’s Sherwood Forest Plantation in Charles City, Virginia and oversees its charitable foundation. In January 2012, he denounced Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich as a “big jerk,” citing his discomfiture with Gingrich’s three marriages.

*********

Oh, well.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 2:34:44 PM PST by Larry Lucido (Six months ago I was all "Go away Newt." Now I'm "Eh, he's the best we got, so 'Go Newt.'")
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To: Albion Wilde

He had 2 wives.
(from wiki)
With his two wives, Tyler fathered more children than any other president in history.[94] His first wife was Letitia Christian Tyler (November 12, 1790 – September 10, 1842), with whom he had eight children:[95]
1.Mary Tyler (1815–47)
2.Robert Tyler (1816–77)
3.John Tyler, Jr. (1819–96)
4.Letitia Tyler Semple (1821–1907)
5.Elizabeth Tyler (1823–50)
6.Anne Contesse Tyler (1825)
7.Alice Tyler (1827–54)
8.Tazewell Tyler (1830–74)

Tyler’s wife Letitia died in the White House in September 1842.

Tyler’s second wife, Julia Gardiner Tyler.
His second wife was Julia Gardiner Tyler (July 23, 1820 – July 10, 1889), with whom he had seven children:[96]
1.David Gardiner Tyler (1846–1927)
2.John Alexander Tyler (1848–83)
3.Julia Gardiner Tyler Spencer (1849–71)
4.Lachlan Tyler (1851–1902)
5.Lyon Gardiner Tyler (1853–1935)
6.Robert Fitzwalter Tyler (1856–1927)
7.Pearl Tyler (1860–1947)


44 posted on 01/28/2012 2:46:35 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Larry Lucido

lmao...


45 posted on 01/28/2012 2:54:37 PM PST by sit-rep
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To: Albion Wilde

My grandmother, who was Scots-Irish from Belfast, had 22 children.


46 posted on 01/28/2012 9:17:17 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

**** “Did you know the last surviving veteran of the US Civil War died in 1959?” ****

I remember where I lived and what I was dong that day... I asked my Mom “ Do you think he knew Davy Crockett? “

TT


47 posted on 09/05/2012 5:50:27 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: PGR88
I knew a woman (my cousin) who knew a man (her great uncle) who's father was a Revolutionary War vet who crossed the Delaware with Washington's troops. Does that count? BTW My Cousin (1st cousin once removed) was 104 in 1979 when she passed. She new quite a few Civil War vets growing up.

Funny thing is longevity runs in my family, but not particularly late childbearing. I was born in the early 60’s and all of my grand parents were born in the 1800’s.

48 posted on 09/05/2012 6:30:24 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: YoungCurmudgeon
By the way, after the war all the freed slaves stayed with the family for years.

Must have been crowded!
49 posted on 09/05/2012 6:33:18 PM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Folks that know me here know this trait runs in my own patrifamilia

And I do get ribbed with fembot motivated old tadpoles being defective canards a bit

I’ve only fathered at 50....unlike old greatx1 grandpa and other grands who did in their 70s


50 posted on 09/06/2012 9:55:45 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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