Two of President John Tyler's grandsons are still alive!

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  1. Dayton Kitchens

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

    I find it amazing that two of the 10th presidents grandsons (John Tyler was born in 1790) are still alive today.

    Of course Tyler had more children than any other American president and some of them were pretty prolific as well.
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    Wow! That's pretty amazing.

    Tyler's son was obviously keeping it going well into his later years.
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    As was Tyler. IIRC one of his children was born when he was 75 years old.
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    Meh, my maternal grandfather knew Civil War vets. Hell, considering that my parents were both born in 1931 and that the last Civil War vet died in 1956, I'm probably less than four Bacon numbers from Tyler. Of course, now that I think about the research @Order2Chaos did on Congress, and one of my ancestors was friends with Thomas Jefferson (not to mention the fact that I met Reagan in '84), I'm pretty close to any significant figure in American history you might care to name.

    Tyler's grandkids were all born after he was maggot food, so it's not like they could comment much about him, and he was also the only President to be officially buried by the Confederacy, so fuck him.
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    My great uncle cared for a civil war veteran's wife as late as the mid 1970's, near Bristol, TN.
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    Isn't this a bit of a cheat though? "Pretty close"? I mean, I'm not American. I have no American blood in my lineage but I'd met two US Presidents and a first lady. :shrug:
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    Tell that to folks who obsess over the "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" thing.
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    Things have changed radically. IIRC back around the year 1800, the average American might meet 100 different people... in their entire lifetime.

    Now you can easily meet 100 people on a trip to the mall or Walmart (if you live out in the boonies). To say nothing of interacting with people on social media.
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    On the one hand, it is pretty cool that the grandchildren of a person born in 1790 are alive today. On the other hand, it's sad that those kids all lost their dad by about age 9.
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