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Heirs to the Chief

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John Tyler was born March 29, 1790, one year after the US Constitution was ratified and George Washington became president. He served as the 10th President, between 1841 and 1845. And somehow I just learned a short time ago that two of his grandchildren, born over 130 years after he was, are still alive!!?!

John Tyler had 15 children (the most of any president) with two wives; his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler was born in 1853, when John was 63 years old.

Lyon had six children with two wives; his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr was born in 1924 (when Lyon was 72) and Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928 (when Lyon was 75). Both Lyon and Harrison are still alive as of last year.



Written by camcarlson

March 5, 2014 at 9:19 PM

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