The 10th president of the U.S. has 2 grandsons still alive

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    I did a double take when I saw this headline.

    Grandsons of tenth president John Tyler are STILL ALIVE...


    and were born 140 YEARS after their grandfatherJohn Tyler's wife Julia was 30 years his junior
    Their son Lyon Tyler remarried in his 70s and had two sons in 1920



     
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    Thank you for that fascinating bit of trivia.
     
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    Im sorry. I have to be skeptical when they are claiming that Napolean Bonaparte was conquoring Europe that late. Especially when Napolean was doing that when John Tyler was a child.
     
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    A FAMILY SPANNING THREE CENTURIES: TIMELINE OF JOHN TYLER AND HIS PROGENIES
    29 March 1790: John Tyler born in Greenway, Virginia
    1807: graduated from William and Mary; Passed the Bar Exam and became lawyer two years later
    March 1813: Married first wife Letitia Christian
    1811-1839: Served as United States representative, state governor and senator
    1841: Became president, known as ‘His Accidency’ after the sudden death of William Henry Harrison
    1853: Lyon Gardiner Tyler born; becomes historian
    18 January 1862: John Tyler dies, aged 71
    10 July 1889: Julia Gardiner Tyler dies, aged 69

    1923: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Sr., marries second wife Sue Ruffin, two years after first wife dies
    1925: Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. born
    1928: Harrison Ruffin Tyler born
    12 February 1935: Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr. dies, aged 81


    Read more: US president John Tyler's grandsons are STILL ALIVE | Mail Online
     
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    Leading up isn't exactly a definite time period, so I'm assuming they mean when he started his political career(1811), Napoleon was still going strong.
     
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    The Tea Party would have considered him Acting President Tyler, not President Tyler.
     
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    Don't be a dick.
     
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    Too late.
     
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    Based on what exactly?
     

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