The prompt this week is longevity. The ancestor that immediately springs to mind is John Summers. John Summer's provenance is a little sketchy, but I believe him to be my 6th great-grandfather. I have a clipping of unknown origin describing him here:
|John Summers at age 112|
I was able to locate another article, written after John's death at 116, that mentions him along with others:
|Final paragraph: John Summers lived to be 116|
This second clipping came from page 2 of The Evening Post, published in New York City on 18 Dec 1833. This article notes he died in Kentucky; however, I found a census listing in 1820 that I feel sure must be this man living in Delaware County, Indiana:
|1820 Federal Census Delaware County, Indiana, entry for John Summers|
I have a lot more work to do proving the statements about John Summers, but he is an interesting read if nothing else.