Things Are looking up!

Another gem from my genealogical work.

Astonishingly my father was the fourth generation of eldest sons to die younger than their fathers. I am very happy to say that the next generation has at last stopped a 100 year decline in longevity!

The last direct male ancestor on my father's side who lived longer than his father was;

                          John Stephens IV who lived to 89 yrs (1786-1875).
his son               John Stephens V lived 83 yrs (1819-1903)
his son               John Gilbert Stephens lived 79 yrs (1862-1942)
his son               John Sturge Stephens lived 63 yrs (1891-1954)
his son.              John Christopher Stephens lived 47 yrs (1928-1975)



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