Okay, we know you aren't going to believe this, but it's true: John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States, has two grandchildren that are still living today. IT'S TRUE, WE SWEAR. Tyler served as President from 1841 to 1845 and has two grandchildren who are still alive some 173 years later.
But how could this be possible? Well, it turns out the answer is simpler than you think. President Tyler just never stopped having children. When he died in 1862, he had 15 children. The youngest of those 15 kids remarried and had children late in their lives, which resulted in our current situation.
Both my grandfather — the president — and my father, were married twice. And they had children by their first wives. And their first wives died, and they married again and had more children. And my father was 75 when I was born, his father was 63 when he was born.
1. John Tyler was 63 when his son Lyon was born (1853).— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) January 10, 2018
2. Lyon was 71 when Lyon Jr. was born (1924), and 75 when Harrison was born (1928).
3. Both sons are still alive.
People were so dubious about the claim that Snopes fact checked it and rated it "True!" Though Harrison has mentioned in past interviews that his older brother, Lyon Tyler, is "not doing good," both are reportedly still kicking in 2018, which is truly amazing.
Another way to think about this: There are people who could look at you today, in 2018, and say: “Yeah, my dad was 8 years old when the war started.”— Matt Smethurst (@MattSmethurst) January 10, 2018
“World War 2?”
“Oh wow, World War 1?”
“The Civil War.”
None of this is quite as astonishing to the Tyler boys themselves, however.
I don’t know, I don’t bring it up.
You read that right. He doesn't bring it up. Stone cold, Harrison.