Blantyre man, John Searg was noted as passing away in 1864, aged 86. What may be quite common these days, definitely wasn’t back then. What was remarkable at the time was his 4 living brothers that year had an average age of 82! Long life was certainly within this family.
I’ve never really touched on “old age” on this website, but would love to hear from families who have long life in their genes. Whilst my own grandparents lived into their late 80’s, my parents weren’t so lucky passing away young in their early 60s.
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