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Old 09-14-2014, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default 10th President John Tyler's Grandson Still Alive Today (WTF?)

John Tyler's Grandson's Interview in 2012

Born 1790 with a grandson alive in 2014

Article from Feb 2014; Two grandsons still alive!

Just to put it into perspective:
John Tyler was born in 1790. America declared independence from Britain in 1776.
He had a son in 1853 at the age of 63. That son, in 1928 at the age of 75, had a son! That other son is still alive today.
From when 10th president John Tyler was born in 1790 to now, the Tyler family has had 3 generations in 224 years. Most families have 8-9 generations within that same span.

Put it into more perspective:
- John Tyler was born when the USA was 14 years old.
- Slavery was abolished in John Tyler's son's lifetime.
- Tyler's son lived his life and interacted within the lifespans of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman and Pocahontas.
- Tyler's grandson was born before WWII started.
- John Tyler died in 1862. His grandson is still alive in 2014.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:07 AM   #2
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Default Re: 10th President John Tyler's Grandson Still Alive Today (WTF?)

John Tyler's grandson's name is Harrison Tyler

More Perspective:
John Tyler was 10th president of the USA; Barack Obama is the 44th president.
In the 3 generations between President Tyler and his grandson, every presidential assassination has occurred.
John was born before the Theory of Evolution was released by Charles Darwin; during the majority of his life, people still believed the Earth was only 6000 yrs old.
John witnessed the Abolishment movements; Harrison witnessed the Civil Rights movement.
John witnessed the Civil War; Harrison witnessed World War II.
My grandfather owned a television set in his youth; Harrison's grandfather owned slaves.
John witnessed Manifest Destiny; Harrison witnessed the moon landing.
John rode on horseback; Harrison drove a car.
John wrote letters; Harrison made phone calls.
John walked the Earth when only white males were allowed to vote; Harrison lived through Women's Suffrage.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: 10th President John Tyler's Grandson Still Alive Today (WTF?)

Goddamn Lizard people.
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Old 09-14-2014, 01:49 AM   #4
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That is pretty amazing.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:26 AM   #5
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That is pretty amazing.


They were born in 1924 and 1928. Tyler had 15 kids, and one them had kids at later age.
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Old 09-14-2014, 02:40 AM   #6
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It's crazier to me that this guy's father is still alive.



Born in 1916. Four years after the sinking of the Titanic.

Think of all the historic things he has lived through. Two world wars, Vietnam, the Spanish flu, the Hindenburg, Great Depression, 9/11, invention of the internet, television, toaster, the moon landing, JFK, MLK, Jonestown, Columbine, OKC bombing, Waco, Munich, Lindenburgh baby, Y2K, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq/Afghanistan, a black president, the Apple Watch.

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Old 09-14-2014, 04:24 AM   #7
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That's nuts Imagine a guy today saying my grandfather was born in 1790
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:57 AM   #8
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That's pretty cool. I was just looking at a list of Presidents the other day and I wanted to read up on some of the more obscure Presidents and Tyler was one of the guys I wanted to know more about. Interesting stuff.
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