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Old 09-07-2017, 12:10 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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I have a five generation family. I have a great-granddaughter and my mother is very much still alive in her 90's. Even though my mother says she's going to make it to 105, I don't think we're going to be able to squeeze in a sixth generation.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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My mom's oldest sister is married to a man whose maternal grandmother is still alive. She's currently 99 years old and is due to turn 100 in a few months. My mom's sister and her husband have three grandchildren already, and my uncle's grandma has many other great-great-grandchildren.

Have you ever met anyone who's lived to see their great-great-grandchildren?
My grandmother lived to be 104, she had several gg grandkids and a couple ggg grandkids.
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I only ever had one grandparent and she passed away when I was 16. I come from a looooong line of people who waited to start families. The average age of first time parents in my family tree is in the mid 30's. Going back centuries.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Great, great gramdma's are very common where I live. They used to marry very young in this area of Ky 40-50 years ago. They still marry very young around here sometimes just 16 years old.

I have a friend who is 51 and has a great granddaughter who is a year old now. She could very well live to be a great x3 gramma.
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: State of Denial
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My mother is 92 and has a great-great-grandbaby, my great-granddaughter. We have a great five-generation family portrait.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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My mom is 88, dad is 90, they have 17 grands,
18 g grands and 1 gg grand. The 1 gg grand is a teen birth, but the rest were born in the parents 20's.
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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My grandson has a great great grandmother on my daughter in laws side.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:27 PM
 
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My late mother never became a grandmother, sadly as she would have been absolutely wonderful, but she was a great-great-great aunt, something which rather amazed her. She dearly loved her nieces and nephews and all the greats.
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:17 AM
 
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My great grandmother met my daughter (and a cousin's son) before she passed. Honestly, no one in the family line had children before age 21, so I don't think they need to reproduce particularly young to get that gg connection.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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My great grandmother met my daughter (and a cousin's son) before she passed. Honestly, no one in the family line had children before age 21, so I don't think they need to reproduce particularly young to get that gg connection.
While that certainly is true, it also helps to be the oldest child, of the oldest child, of the oldest child, of the oldest child ALL having children at age 21.


As an example, in my family, my father was the baby of his family (born when his parents were 38 & 40) and his youngest child was born when my parents were also 38 and 40. So by the time that my brother was 21 (and possibly ready to have a child), his/my parents were 59 and 61 and his/my late grandparents would have been 99 and 101. It would have been mighty hard for my brother's imaginary newborn baby to grow up enough to have a child, resulting in five generations (unless my father's parents lived to be 120 and 122 years old)
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