President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive
We've talked about President Tyler's grandsons before, but after I posted about them on our Tumblr page the other day, it's become the talk of the web. In case you missed it on Yahoo!, Slate, Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Flavorpill, Kottke, or various local newspaper sites, here's the most amazing thing you'll ever read about our 10th president:
Born in 1790, John Tyler was our 10th President. He took office in 1841 after William Henry Harrison died. And he has two living grandchildren!
Not great-great-great-grandchildren. Their dad was Tyler’s son.
How is this possible? The Tyler men have a habit of having kids very late in life. Lyon Gardiner Tyler, one of President Tyler’s 15 kids, was born in 1853. He fathered Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. in 1924, and Harrison Ruffin Tyler in 1928.