Thursday, January 26, 2012

Former President John Tyler (1790-1862) Grandchildren Still Alive

The following article is from Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter and is copyright by Richard W. Eastman. It is re-published here with the permission of the author. Information about the newsletter is available at

John-Tyler1How many people born in 1790 have living grandchildren today? Not great-grandchildren, but second generation descendants?

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.

You can read the details in an article by Eric Pfeiffer in Yahoo News at

My thanks to Michael Murphy for telling me about the article

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